ViewSonic A110 User guide

A110
Color Monitor
User Guide
Guide de l’utilisateur
(International Spanish)
(Brazilian Portuguese)
With Plug & Play
21" (20" Viewable Diagonal)
Contents
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Electronic Warranty Registration..............................2
For Your Records.....................................................2
Getting Started
Package Contents....................................................3
Precautions ..............................................................3
Quick Installation......................................................4
Using the Monitor
Setting the Timing Mode ..........................................5
Adjusting the Screen Image .....................................6
Other Information
Specifications .........................................................12
Troubleshooting .....................................................13
Customer Support ..................................................14
Cleaning the Monitor ..............................................15
Limited Warranty ....................................................16
Appendix
Power Cord Safety Guidelines ...............................17
FCC Information.....................................................18
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Getting Started
Congratulations on your purchase of a ViewSonic A110 color monitor.
Important! Save the original box and all packing material for future shipping
needs.
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NOTE: This product was designed for operation in the magnetic fields of the
hemisphere where it was purchased.
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Package Contents
Your A110
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Quick Installation
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1 Connect video cable
4 Install INF and ICM files
Make sure both the monitor and computer
are powered OFF.
Connect the video cable to the computer,
then to the monitor.
Macintosh users: Models older than G3
require a Macintosh adapter. Attach the
adapter to the computer and plug the video
cable into the adapter.
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To order a ViewSonic® Macintosh adapter,
contact ViewSonic. See Customer Support
in this user guide.
2 Connect power cord
Connect the power cord from the monitor to
a properly grounded AC outlet.
3 Power-ON monitor and computer
Power-ON the monitor, then power-ON the
computer. This sequence (monitor before
computer) is very important.
NOTE: At this point Windows 98 users may
receive a message asking them to install the
A110 INF file.
For CD-ROM: Insert your auto-start CDROM, select “Monitor Drivers,” and follow
the on-screen instructions.
For diskette: Insert your diskette and run
install.exe. Follow the on-screen
instructions.
5 Windows users: Set the Timing
Mode (resolution and refresh rate)
Example: 1024 X 768 @ 75Hz.
For instructions on changing the resolution
and refresh rate, see the user guide for your
computer's graphics card.
Installation is complete. Enjoy your new
A110 monitor!
To be best prepared for any future customer
service needs:
Write the serial number (see back of the
monitor) in “For your Records” on page 1 of
this guide.
Register the warranty of your monitor on the
Internet at:
www.viewsonic.com/registration/
Video Cable
AC Outlet
Power Cord
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Using the Monitor
Setting the Timing Mode
Setting the timing mode is important for maximizing the quality of the
screen image and minimizing eye strain. The timing mode consists of the
resolution (example 1280 x 1024) and refresh rate (or vertical frequency;
example 75 Hz). After setting the timing mode, use the OnView ® controls
to adjust the screen image.
The recommended timing modes for this monitor are:
VESA 1024 x 768 @ 75 Hz and VESA 1600 x 1200 @ 75 Hz.
To set the Timing Mode:
Set the resolution: Right-click on the Windows® desktop > Properties >
Settings > Desktop or Screen Area > set the resolution.
2 Set the refresh rate: See your graphic card's user guide for instructions.
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NOTE: To minimize the adjustments required for an optimal screen image,
select a timing mode from the Preset Timing Modes table below.
Preset Timing Modes
VGA 640 x 400 @ 70 Hz
VGA 640 x 480 @ 60 Hz
VESA® 640 x 480 @ 75 Hz
VESA 800 x 600 @ 75 Hz
VESA 800 x 600 @ 85 Hz
VESA 1024 x 768 @ 60 Hz
VESA 1024 x 768 @ 75 Hz
VESA 1024 x 768 @ 85 Hz
VESA 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz
VESA 1280 x 1024 @ 85 Hz
VESA 1600 x 1200 @ 75 Hz
Macintosh 832 x 624 @ 75 Hz
Macintosh 1152 870 @ 75 Hz
WARNING: Do NOT set the graphics card in your computer to exceed the
maximum refresh rate for each resolution (see below). Doing so may result in
permanent damage to your monitor.
Timing Modes with Maximum Refresh Rates
1600 x 1200 NI @ 77 Hz
1280 x 1024 NI @ 90 Hz
1152 x 870 NI @ 105 Hz
1024 x 768 NI @ 118 Hz
800 600 NI @ 149 Hz
640 x 480 NI @ 180 Hz
(NI = Non Interlaced)
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Adjusting the Screen Image
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Beginning with the Main Menu shown below, use the buttons on the front
control panel to adjust the OnView® controls which display on the screen. The
OnView controls are explained in the four steps at the top of the next page and
are further explained on pages 8-11.
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Main Menu with OnView controls
Status line at the bottom of the menu
shows what to do next: Button [1] EXITs
this menu, or Button [2] SELECTs the
highlighted control (or pair of controls).
Displays Main Menu; also saves
changes/exits Main Menu.
Power Light
Power On/Off
Front Control Panel
Scroll Up/Down
menu options
Displays control screen for
highlighted control (or pair
of controls). Also, toggles
between pair of controls on
some control screens.
* The monitor automatically degausses each time you turn it on, removing the buildup of magnetic
fields that can affect color purity and convergence. To prevent possible damage, if you turn the
monitor off, then immediately on again, wait 20 minutes before doing this again. Do not turn the
monitor on and off repeatedly. To manually degauss the monitor, see the instructions on page 9.
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To adjust the screen image:
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To display the Main Menu (parts 1 and 2 shown below), press button [1].
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To select a control you want to adjust, press the arrow buttons on the front
control panel of your monitor (
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When the control you want to adjust is highlighted, press button [2].
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NOTE: Some controls on the Main Menu are listed in pairs, such as
Contrast/Brightness. Press button [2] to toggle between control pairs after
displaying a control screen.
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To adjust the selected control, press the arrow buttons (
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To save the control setting and Exit the menu, press button [1] twice.
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Main Menu Controls
The menu items shown below can be adjusted by using the arrow buttons (VW)
on the front of your monitor.
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Control
Explanation
Contrast adjusts the difference between the image
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background (black level) and the foreground (white level).
Shortcut: Before displaying the Main Menu, press or
to display the Contrast/Brightness control screen.
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Brightness adjusts the background black level of the screen
image.
Shortcut: Before displaying the Main Menu, press
to display the Contrast/Brightness control screen.
W or V
Horizontal Size adjusts the width of the screen image.
Horizontal Position moves the screen image left or right.
Vertical Size adjusts the height of the screen image.
Vertical Position moves the screen image up or down.
Pincushion straightens curves along the vertical edges of
the screen image that bow inward or outward.
Pin Balance straightens curves along the vertical edges of
the screen image that bow in the same direction.
Trapezoid makes the vertical edges of the screen image
parallel.
Parallel slants the vertical edges of the screen image.
Top Hooking straightens the top corners of the screen
image.
Bottom Hooking straightens the bottom corners of the
screen image.
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Explanation (Continued)
V. Linear (Vertical Linearity Center) adjusts the vertical
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distortion at the center of the screen image.
NOTE: Vertical Linearity Center is an advanced control and
should be used for setup and calibration only.
V. Linear Sym (Vertical Linearity Symmetry) minimizes the
distortion (squeezing or stretching) images between the top
and bottom of the screen image.
NOTE: Vertical Linearity Symmetry is an advanced control
and should be used for setup and calibration only.
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Hourglass straightens the slight curves along the top or
bottom of the vertical edges of the screen image.
NOTE: Use Hourglass and Cupid Bow only if Pincushion
and Pin-Balance do not completely straighten the vertical
edges of the screen image.
Cupid Bow straightens the slight curves along the vertical
edges of the screen image.
NOTE: Use Hourglass and Cupid Bow only if Pincushion
and Pin-Balance do not completely straighten the vertical
edges of the screen image.
H Focus (Horizontal Focus) adjusts the sharpness of the
screen image in the horizontal direction.
V Focus (Vertical Focus) adjusts the sharpness of the screen
image in the vertical direction.
Tilt rotates the entire screen image.
Degauss removes the build-up of magnetic fields that can
cause irregular colors to appear around the edges of screen
images. Your monitor will degauss automatically each time
you power it on.
To degauss your monitor manually, select Degauss on the
on-screen menu and press button [2].
Important: Do not degauss repeatedly. Doing so can be
harmful to the monitor. Wait at least 20 minutes before
using this control again.
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Control
Explanation (Continued)
OSD Position allows you to move the OnView menus and
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control screens horizontally and vertically.
ViewMeter® displays information about the video signal
coming from your computer’s graphics card. This includes:
the refresh rate (or Vertical Frequency, displayed as “FV”)
and the scan rate (or Horizontal Frequency, displayed as
“FH”).
Memory Recall returns adjustments to the original factory
settings if the product is operating in a Preset Timing Modes
(see the table at the bottom of page 12).
Exception: This control does not affect changes made with
the User Color control.
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Other Information
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Specifications
Type
CRT
Phosphor
Glass surface
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21” (20.0” viewable diagonal area). 0.21mm Horizontal, 0.14 mm Vertical, and 0.25mm diagonal dot
pitch,90o deflection
RGB, medium-short persistence
Anti-reflection, anti-glare, anti-static coating
Standard light transmission rate = 48.6%
Input Signal
Video
Sync
RGB Analog (0.7/1.0Vp-p, 75 Ohms
fH: 30-97kHz, fv: 50-180 Hz
HV Separate (TTL), Composite
Compatibility
PC
Macintosh1
VGA up to 1600 x 1200
Power Macintosh (may require Macintosh adapter)
1600 x 1200 @ 77 Hz
1280 x 1024 @ 90 Hz
1152 x 870 @ 105 Hz
Timing Modes with
Maximum Refresh
Rates2
1024 x 768 @ 118 Hz
800 x 600 @ 149 Hz
640 x 480 @ 180 Hz
Power
Voltage
AC 90-132V / 198-264V (auto switch) 50/60 Hz
Display Area
Default
Full scan
390 mm (H) x 290 mm (V) (Typical)
406 mm (H) x 305 mm (V) (Depends on signal timing)
Operating
Conditions
Temperature
Humidity
Altitude
32° F to 104° F (0° C to +40° C)
5% to 95% (no condensation)
To 9,000 feet
Storage Conditions
Temperature
Humidity
Altitude
-40° F to +140° F (-40° C to +60° C)
5% to 95% (no condensation)
To 39,000 feet
Dimensions
Physical
(monitor)
500 mm (W) x 442 mm (H) x 401 mm (D)
19.7” (W) x 17.4” (H) x 15.8” (D)
Weight
Net
23.5 kg (51.8 lb) (monitor only)
Regulations
UL, cUL, DHHS, FCC-B, CE, DOC-B, Energy Star® (VS), E2000, NOM, CB,
MPRII
Power Saving
Modes
On
DPMSTM Suspend
< NORMAL (Green LED)
< 15W (Orange LED)
< 15W (Orange LED)
Preset Timing Modes
(Recommended Timing Modes for this monitor are:
VESA 1024 x 768 @ 75 Hz and VESA 1600 x 1200 @ 75 Hz.)
VGA 640 x 400 @ 70 Hz
VGA 640 x 480 @ 60 Hz
VESA® 640 x 480 @ 75 Hz
VESA 800 x 600 @ 75 Hz
VESA 800 x 600 @ 85 Hz
VESA 1024 x 768 @ 60 Hz
VESA 1024 x 768 @ 75 Hz
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VESA 1024 x 768 @ 85 Hz
VESA 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz
VESA 1280 x 1024 @ 85 Hz
VESA 1600 x 1200 @ 75 Hz
Macintosh 832 x 624 @ 75 Hz
Macintosh 1152 870 @ 75 Hz
1 Macintosh models prior to G3 require a Macintosh adapter. To order a Macintosh adapter, contact
ViewSonic Customer Support. You will need to provide serial number of the product.
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Warning: Do NOT set the graphics card in your computer to exceed these Maximum Refresh Rates;
doing so could result in permanent damage to the monitor.
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Troubleshooting
No power
• Make sure power button (or switch) is ON.
• Make sure A/C power cord is securely connected to the back of the monitor
and to a power outlet.
• Plug another electrical device (like a radio) into the power outlet to verify that
the outlet is supplying proper voltage.
Power on but no screen image
• Make sure the video cable supplied with the monitor is tightly secured to the
video output port on the back of the computer. If the other end of the video cable
is not attached permanently to the monitor, tightly secure it to the monitor.
• Adjust brightness and contrast.
• Verify whether an adapter is required for proper signal continuity between
graphics card and monitor.
Flickering
• Not enough power supplied. Connect the monitor to a different outlet. If
using a surge protector, reduce the number of devices plugged in.
• Check the ViewMeter® from the main menu to verify the refresh rate (vertical
frequency) is 75 Hz or higher. See “Specifications” on page 12.
• Remove any devices from the area around the monitor that emit magnetic
fields such as radios, surge protectors, unshielded speakers, fluorescent
lights, AC power converters, desk fans, etc.
• Make sure the graphics card in your computer can use non-interlaced mode at
the desired frequencies. To enable your graphics card to support higher
refresh rates, try selecting fewer colors or running lower resolutions.
Wrong or abnormal colors
• If any colors (red, green, or blue) are missing, check the video cable to make
sure it is securely connected. Loose or broken pins in the cable connector
could cause an improper connection.
• Connect the monitor to another computer.
• Select Degauss from the Main Menu. Do this only once.
• If you have an older graphics card, contact ViewSonic® Customer Support.
Entire screen image (rolls) vertically
• Make sure video input signals are within the monitor's specified frequency range.
• Try the monitor with another power source, graphics card, or computer system.
• Connect the video cable securely.
Control buttons do not work
• Press only one button at a time.
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Customer Support
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For the most expedient answer to your question, do the following:
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Check Troubleshooting (on the previous page).
For assistance contact your reseller.
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Cleaning the Monitor
• MAKE SURE THE MONITOR IS TURNED OFF.
• NEVER SPRAY OR POUR ANY LIQUID DIRECTLY ONTO THE
SCREEN OR CASE.
To clean the screen:
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Wipe the screen with a clean, soft, lint-free cloth. This removes dust and
other particles.
If still not clean, apply a small amount of non-ammonia, non-alcohol based
glass cleaner onto a clean, soft, lint-free cloth, and wipe the screen.
To clean the case:
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Use a soft, dry cloth.
If still not clean, apply a small amount of a non-ammonia, non-alcohol
based, mild non-abrasive detergent onto a clean, soft, lint-free cloth, then
wipe the surface.
DISCLAIMER
ViewSonic® does not recommend the use of any ammonia or alcohol-based
cleaners on the monitor screen or case. Some chemical cleaners have been
reported to damage the screen and/or case of the monitor. ViewSonic will not be
liable for damage resulting from use of any ammonia or alcohol-based cleaners.
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Limited Warranty
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VIEWSONIC MONITORS
What the warranty covers:
ViewSonic® warrants its products to be free from defects in material and workmanship during the
warranty period. If a product proves to be defective in material or workmanship during the warranty
period, ViewSonic will, at its sole option, repair or replace the product with a like product. Replacement
product or parts may include remanufactured or refurbished parts or components.
How long the warranty is effective:
ViewSonic color monitors, including the display tubes, are warranted for three (3) years for all parts
and three (3) years for all labor from the date of the first consumer purchase.
Who the warranty protects:
This warranty is valid only for the first consumer purchaser.
What the warranty does not cover:
1. Any product on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed.
2. Damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from:
a. Accident, misuse, neglect, fire, water, lightning, or other acts of nature, unauthorized product
modification, or failure to follow instructions supplied with the product.
b. Repair or attempted repair by anyone not authorized by ViewSonic.
c. Any damage of the product due to shipment.
d. Removal or installation of the product.
e. Causes external to the product, such as electrical power fluctuations or failure.
f. Use of supplies or parts not meeting ViewSonic’s specifications.
g. Normal wear and tear.
h. Any other cause which does not relate to a product defect.
3. Removal, installation, and set-up service charges.
How to get service:
1. For information about receiving service under warranty, contact ViewSonic Customer
Support. You will need to provide your product's serial number.
2. To obtain service under warranty, you will be required to provide (a) the original dated sales slip, (b)
your name, (c) your address, (d) a description of the problem, and (e) the serial number of the
product.
3. Take or ship the product freight prepaid in the original container to an authorized ViewSonic
service center or ViewSonic.
4. For additional information or the name of the nearest ViewSonic service center, contact ViewSonic.
Limitation of implied warranties:
THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE
DESCRIPTION CONTAINED HEREIN INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Exclusion of damages:
VIEWSONIC'S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE COST OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE
PRODUCT. VIEWSONIC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR:
1. DAMAGE TO OTHER PROPERTY CAUSED BY ANY DEFECTS IN THE PRODUCT, DAMAGES
BASED UPON INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT, LOSS OF TIME, LOSS OF
PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF GOODWILL, INTERFERENCE WITH
BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS, OR OTHER COMMERCIAL LOSS, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
2. ANY OTHER DAMAGES, WHETHER INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHERWISE.
3. ANY CLAIM AGAINST THE CUSTOMER BY ANY OTHER PARTY.
Effect of state law:
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state. Some states do not allow limitations on implied warranties and/or do not allow the exclusion of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.
Sales outside the U.S.A. and Canada:
For warranty information and service on ViewSonic products sold outside of the U.S.A. and Canada,
contact ViewSonic or your local ViewSonic dealer.
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Release Date: 10-15-1999
Appendix
Power Cord Safety Guidelines
CAUTION: Use a power cable that is properly grounded. Always use the AC cords listed for each country.
In other areas, use an AC cord which meets local safety standards.
USA................. UL
Canada............. CSA
Germany .......... VDE
Switzerland ..... SEV
Britain ............. BASE/BS
Japan ............... Electric Appliance Control Act
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AC PLUG CORD PRECAUTIONS FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM
FOR YOUR SAFETY PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TEXT CAREFULLY.
IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE FOR THE SOCKET OUTLET THEN THE PLUG SHOULD BE
CUT OFF AND DISPOSED OF SAFELY.
THERE IS A DANGER OF SEVERE ELECTRICAL SHOCK IF THE CUT OFF PLUG IS INSERTED INTO AN APPROPRIATE
SOCKET.
If a new plug is to be fitted, please observe the wiring code as shown below.
If in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
IMPORTANT: The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green-and-Yellow: Earth
Blue: Neutral
Brown: Live
If the coloured wires of the mains lead of this appliance do not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured GREEN-AND-YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by
the letter E or by the Earth symbol or coloured GREEN or GREEN-AND-YELLOW.
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter N or
coloured BLACK. The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked
with the letter L or coloured RED.
IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING POWER CORD SELECTION
The power cord set for this unit has been enclosed and has been selected according to the country of
destination and must be used to prevent electric shock. Use the following guidelines if it is necessary to
replace the original cord set, or if the cord set is not enclosed.
The female receptacle of the cord set must meet CEE-22 requirements and will look like (Figure A1 below):
For the United States and Canada
In the United States and Canada the male plug is a NEMA5-15 style (Figure A2), UL Listed, and CSA
Labeled. For units which are mounted on a desk or table, type SVT or SJT cord sets may be used. For
units which sit on the floor, only SJT type cord sets may be used. The cord set must be selected according
to the current rating for your unit. Please consult the table below for the selection criteria for power cords
used in the United States and Canada.
Cord Type
Size of Conductors in Cord
Maximum Current Rating of
Unit
SJT
18 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
10 Amps
12 Amps
12 Amps
SVT
18 AWG
17 AWG
10 Amps
12 Amps
For European Countries
In Europe you must use a cord set which is appropriate for the receptacles in your country. The cord set is
HAR-Certified, and a special mark that will appear on the outer sheath, or on the insulation of one of the
inner conductors.
If you have any questions concerning which proper power cord to use, please consult with the dealer from
whom you have purchased the product
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FCC Information
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Warning
To assure continued FCC compliance, the user must use grounded power supply cord and the provided
shielded video interface cable with bonded ferrite cores. If a BNC cable is going to be used, use only a
shielded BNC(5) cable. Also, any unauthorized changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this device.
Notice for Germany
The x-rays generated in this unit are shielded sufficiently. High voltage: Max. 30 kV. Also, for ergonomic
reasons, we recommend that you do not display blue characters on a dark background. Doing so may
produce insufficient contrast that could lead to eye strain.
Notice for Japan
This is a Class B product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference from
Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If this is used near a radio or television receiver in a domestic
environment, it may cause radio interference. Install and use the equipment according to the instruction
manual.
CE Conformity
The device complies with the requirements of the EEC directive 89/336/EEC as amended
by 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC Art.5 with regard to “Electromagnetic compatibility,” and 73/
23/EEC as amended by 93/68/EEC Art.13 with regard to “Safety.”
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ViewSonic“ Corporation
381 Brea Canyon Road
Walnut, CA 91789
Tel (909) 869-7976
Tel (800) 688-6688
Fax (909) 468-1202