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WBP-212
WIRELESS DUAL CHANNEL MANAGER BELTPACK
WB-200 SERIES WIRELESS INTERCOM SYSTEM
OWNERS MANUAL
ISSUE 29J10
AUDIO ELECTRONICS DESIGN
EQUIPOS EUROPEOS ELECTRÓNICOS, S.A.L
Avda. de la Industria, 50. 28760 TRES CANTOS-MADRID (SPAIN).
34-91-761 65 80
34-91-804 43 58
www.altairaudio.com
altair@altairaudio.com
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1. INTRODUCTION.........................................................................................................................................3
2. SWITCHES, CONTROLS, ADJUSTMENTS AND CONNECTORS....................................................................4
2.1 UPPER PANEL..........................................................................................................................................................4
2.2 FRONT PANEL.........................................................................................................................................................4
2.3 REAR PANEL...........................................................................................................................................................4
3. OPERATION..............................................................................................................................................5
3.1 HEADSET CONNECTION..........................................................................................................................................5
3.2 MIC ON/OFF/PUSH TO TALK SWITCH (TALK)........................................................................................................6
3.3 CHANNEL SELECTION SWITCHES...........................................................................................................................6
3.4 STAGE ANOUNCE (SA) KEY....................................................................................................................................6
3.5 CALL SWITCH.........................................................................................................................................................7
3.6 OLED DISPLAY........................................................................................................................................................7
3.7 MENU SWITCH.......................................................................................................................................................8
3.7.1 MICROPHONE GAIN.......................................................................................................................................8
3.7.2 MICROPHONE PHANTOM POWER................................................................................................................8
3.7.3 MICROPHONE EXTRA GAIN...........................................................................................................................8
3.7.4 SIDETONE GAIN ADJUSTMENT......................................................................................................................9
3.7.5 CHANNEL LISTENING BALANCE.....................................................................................................................9
3.7.6 VIBRATOR ON/OFF........................................................................................................................................9
3.7.7 HEADSET BEEP REGULATION.........................................................................................................................9
3.7.8 CHANGING THE BELTPACK NAME...............................................................................................................10
3.7.9 OLED CONTRAST ADJUSTMENT...................................................................................................................10
3.7.10 LED BRIGHT ADJUSTMENT.........................................................................................................................10
3.7.11 KEYBOARD LOCK CONFIGURATION............................................................................................................10
3.7.12 KEYBOARD LOCK.........................................................................................................................................11
3.7.13 TWIN MODE.................................................................................................................................................11
3.7.14 STAND BY MODE.........................................................................................................................................11
3.7.15 BELTPACK REGISTRATION............................................................................................................................11
3.7.16 BELTPACK DEREGISTRATION......................................................................................................................12
3.8 ON/OFF SWITCH...................................................................................................................................................12
3.9 VOLUME UP/DOWN SWITCHES...........................................................................................................................13
3.10 SELECT SWITCH...................................................................................................................................................13
3.11 USB DC-IN CONNECTOR......................................................................................................................................13
4. SPECIAL OPERATIONS ............................................................................................................................14
4.1 AUXILIARY BATTERY..............................................................................................................................................14
4.2 RESET BUTTON......................................................................................................................................................14
5. SPECIAL RECOMMENDATIONS................................................................................................................14
6. TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE....................................................................................................................15
7. BATTERY CHARGER ALTAIR WBPC-210....................................................................................................16
7.1 CHANGING THE FUSE............................................................................................................................................16
7.2 CONNECTING TO THE MAINS...............................................................................................................................16
7.3 BELTPACK BATTERY CHARGE................................................................................................................................17
8. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS...................................................................................................................18
9. WARRANTY ...........................................................................................................................................19
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1. INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on your purchase of the ALTAIR single channel wireless beltpack WBP-212 of
the WB-200 series wireless intercom system. There are a lot the characteristics that make of the
ALTAIR WB-200 series one of the most highlighted in the audio professional market, some are
enumerated here:
Dual channel Manager beltpack allowing simultaneous or private conversation with 2 different
wireless or wired intercom channels.
Stage Announce (SA) function, allowing direct messages to the PA system.
Dual pre-amble diversity antenna system detects and selects the higher radio signal ensuring
better coverage and minimum dropouts.
Digital encryption process allows high security conversations.
Beltpack uses internal antennas for a more comfortable belt fitting.
As a battery dependent device, special care has been taken as battery status indication, low
consumption “call receive” mode and general low power circuitry.
Out of range indication, helps the user to understand radio coverage and anticipate to possible
communication failures.
More than 15 HOURS battery life in full duplex. Secondary battery (AA alkaline), provides extra time:
4-6 hours.
Before beginning operation it is important to read this manual. This manual will help you to
install and use your new beltpack. It is very important to read it carefully, mainly the paragraphs
marked as NOTE, PRECAUTION and DANGER, for your security.
Save the original packing, you can re-use it to transport the unit. NEVER SHIP THE ALTAIR
WBP-212 WITHOUT ITS ADDECUATE PACKAGE.
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2. SWITCHES, CONTROLS, ADJUSTMENTS AND CONNECTORS
Switches, controls, adjustments and connectors that you can find in your ALTAIR intercom
beltpack. The description and explanation of each one will be found in the corresponding section.
2.1 UPPER PANEL
- MIC SWITCH.
- CHANNEL SELECT / STAGE
ANOUNCE SWITCH
2.2 FRONT PANEL
- CALL SWITCH.
- OLED DISPLAY.
- MENU SWITCH.
- SELECT SWITCH.
- ON/OFF SWITCH.
- VOLUME UP/DOWN SWITCHES.
2.3 REAR PANEL
- USB BATTERY CHARGER
CONNECTOR.
- HEADSET CONNECTOR.
- HEADSET CONNECTOR.
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3. OPERATION
The WB-200 series intercom system are designed to allow maximum easy communications
operation between the different control areas in music or theatre live performances, television,
cinema, conference halls, and whatever broad events where multiple and fast communications are
required, by means of its simultaneous listening-speaking operation system.
The Dual Channel Manager Beltpack WBP-212 unit was designed for intensive use in portable
applications. An unbreakable plastic belt clip enables easy and secure suitability. Call signalling is
Triple, visual, audible and with a vibration for improving adaptability. The unit can be configured for
dynamic or electret microphones enabling the use of different types of headsets and hands-free
earpieces in the market.
This beltpack is designed for operation under the new Altair WBS-202 dual channel base station
in order to obtain full operation functionalities.
A maximum number of 1 WBP-212 unit per Radio 1 and another unit per Radio 2 is allowed.
New performances are incorporated to ease the use in stress conditions: Headset connector by
standard size XLR-4 for a higher durability and compatibility, long life Li-Ion battery, secondary battery
supply for emergency uncharged main batteries, keyboard lock to prevent inadvertent operations,
bigger illuminated switch buttons, and many others.
Internal preset configurations, battery remaining time, coverage and another information is
provided by a helpfull colour screen. General keyboard operation is enabled by direct keystrokes in
both upper and front panels.
Other general specifications are maintained over the classic WBP-200/202 beltpacks: internal
dual diversity antennas, high listening level, number of beltpacks per base station, coverage, etc. This
new beltpacks can be combined with the classic size WBP-200/202 on the same installation.
In order to begin to use its new beltpack ALTAIR WBP-212, turn on the base station on which the
beltpack is registered (if it is not registered to any base, goes to the registry section).
Once turn on the base station, push and hold the on/off switch
of the beltpack for two
seconds. All the beltpack leds light on and last a little while it will
sound the buzzer (if
buzzer is turn on) and will vibrate (if the vibrator is turn on), indicating
that it is operative.
If the base on which it is registered finds within its range, the led of the ON/OFF switch will
begin to blink, the range indicator
placed at the upper left corner of the OLED display will
begin to blink and the audio will be opened. At this moment you can begin to use your beltpack
ALTAIR WBP-212.
If the beltpack ALTAIR WBP-212 remains turned on during a period of ten minutes without
connection to the base station (the base station is turned off, outside range, or the beltpack is not
registered to any base station), it will be turned off automatically to conserve batteries.
3.1 HEADSET CONNECTION
A TINY Q-G and a standard XLR-4 connectors allows to connect a headset to the beltpack. The
headset impedance must be of 200 Ω or higher (up to 2 KΩ) and the microphone may be dynamic
or electret type.
For the electret microphone type it is necessary to enable the phantom power of 9 VDC with a
key combination or with a MENU selection.
The next list shows the TINY Q-G and the XLR-4 pins correspondence:
PIN 1
PIN 2
PIN 3
PIN 4
HEADSET
0 V (MICROPHONE)
SIGNAL (MICROPHONE)
0 V (HEADPHONES)
SIGNAL (HEADPHONES)
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NOTE: Headphones could be with a double or single muff. In case of using a double muff
headphone, the two speakers should be wired in parallel mode.
3.2 MIC ON/OFF/PUSH TO TALK SWITCH (TALK)
The MIC switch
allows to enable/disable the
microphone, so that
we are able to speak with other
units connected to
the same intercom channel.
If the microphone is activated, its associated LED will light up and this icon, will show in the
display: ,and
on the other hand, if it is disabled, its associated LED will turn off and will not
show the icon
in the display.
The MIC switch has two operation modes. When this switch is pressed quickly the microphone
changes its state, if it was enabled, upon being pressed it gets disabled and turns off the
associated LED, and if it was disabled, upon being pressed gets enabled and turns on the
associated LED.
When the MIC switch is pressed and held, the unit will enter in the special function PUSH TO
TALK, this means that the microphone will be enabled until the switch is released.
The unit provides a MIC-KILL (turns off the MIC) system, so that when the mic is enabled it is
possible to muted it by the MIC-KILL function of the base station ALTAIR WBP-200 or a master station
EF-200, connected to the base station. This MIC-KILL system is compatible with other intercom
systems of the market.
The state of the MIC (on/off), it is stored in the unit.
3.3 CHANNEL SELECTION SWITCHES
The main function of this switch is to select the
operation channel you want to communicate.
Selected channel is indicated on the indicator lamps A/B and the
OLED Display:
. Pressing this switch, if it was selected, deselected and vice versa, with the
condition that should always be selected a channel (A or B, or both at the same time), so if you only
have selected A and press A, not deselect as always should be selected at least one channel.
Channel selection affects the beltpack functions as described:
MIC: The beltpack mic signal is feed to the selected channel indicated by the lamps. You can adjust
your mic level by menu or by pressing the mic switch and change its gain with the up-down
arrows.
LISTENING The listening channel depends also of the selected channel indicated by the lamps and
by the OLED display:
. By selecting AB, you can listen both channels simultaneously. A balance
listening between channels is allowed in each of the 3 possible selections A, AB and B. By using
this balance, you can listening the opposite channel at a small, say 20 % level, helping
management of both channel crews at a time.
CALL The sending Call channel is the indicated on the lamps and in the OLED display. When AB is
selected, a Call is sent to both channels. The receiving channel Call is also shown on the AB lamps
by flashing accordingly. As the selected channel is obviously not automated, you must go to that
channel if you are in the opposite channel in order to communicate with him.
3.4 STAGE ANOUNCE (SA) KEY
With this function, you can send a message to the PA
(Public Address) system from your beltpack at any time.
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Press and hold the Channel Select switch and when the AB lamps flashes (wait 2 seconds),
start your message from the headset microphone. When done, release the switch.
On the WBS-202 base station, the front panel SA led will glow for the time you are depressing
this switch and the message is carried out from the SA output to the external PA equipment. This
function is very useful for timing events, fire alarms, or general announces.
Intercom mic signal is not interrupted in this mode and remains in the selected channel.
3.5 CALL SWITCH
When this
switch is pressed, a call
signal is sent to the
system and to the
intercom channel in
which it is connected
the base station. The call signal makes the LED
associated with the switch to start blinking; the OLED
display lights in red with the word CALL showed
intermittently and the number associated with the
wireless beltpack that is calling at this time (if the call is
from the base station does not indicate any number
associated); if the vibrator is enabled (see vibrator on/off section for more information) will be
vibrate; if the buzzer is enabled (see buzzer on/off section for more information) an intermittent
sound takes place during about three seconds, the same as in all the units (wireless beltpacks,
beltpacks, base stations, desk stations, master stations, etc.), connected to the same intercom
channel.
If the CALL switch is pressed continuously, the duration of the call signal will be higher (the
time that the switch is pressed, and approximately 3 seconds more).
If a call signal is generated in an external unit (wireless beltpacks, beltpacks, base stations,
desk stations, master stations, etc.), the LED associated with the CALL switch will start blinking, the
OLED display lights in red with the word CALL showed intermittently and the number associated
with the wireless beltpack that is calling at this time (if the call is from the base station does not
indicate any number associated), if the vibrator is enabled (see vibrator on/off section for more
information) will be vibrate, and if the buzzer is enabled (see buzzer on/off section for more
information) an intermittent sound will take place during about three seconds.
3.6 OLED DISPLAY
The wireless beltpack has a colour OLED display
of 96x64 pixels to show the
messages and the configuration of the unit at a
glance.
The display, in idle mode, indicating the base
station coverage
, the
time that the beltpack remain on
, the battery level of the trunk
, if it is on the
microphone
, phantom power
, microphone extra gain
, buzzer
, the
registration
number of the beltpack
, the name of the
beltpack
, the beltpack
selected channel
the vibrator
and
the volume level of the headphones
.
After thirty seconds of inactivity, the display and the LEDs of the wireless beltpack, lower its
brightness to save power, and after another thirty seconds the display goes off and the LEDs down
light intensity again.
If you press any key, receive a call or plug the wireless beltpack charger, the display will
switch back on and the LEDs will return to their scheduled light intensity.
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3.7 MENU SWITCH
When the MENU switch
is pressed and there isn't active any message on the wireless
beltpack, appears the menu
of the beltpack, with which various parameters of the beltpack
can be configured. If any beltpack message or the
beltpack menu are active, the system
return to normal mode.
When the beltpack menu is activated, the VOLUME
switches move the cursor up/down the
options, the MENU (ESCAPE)
switch exit the
MENU and the SELECT (ENTER)
switch access the
parameter that is
currently selected.
3.7.1 MICROPHONE GAIN
The microphone gain adjustment menu allows
attenuating or amplifying the mic signal, from 1 (minimum
value) to 16 (maximum value).
The microphone gain can be adjust directly (without menu), pressing the MIC
ON/OFF
switch and at the same time the UP (to increase the gain) or DOWN (to
decrease
the gain) VOLUME switches.
The
MIC GAIN, it is stored in the unit. Press again to switch on if necessary.
FACTORY PRESET: to MAX position (Dynamic mic.)
3.7.2 MICROPHONE PHANTOM POWER
The microphone PHANTOM power could be activated or
disabled with the beltpack MENU. If an electret microphone
is used, the PHANTOM power must be enabled and if a
dynamic microphone is used, the PHANTOM power must be disabled. The microphone
PHANTOM power is 9 VDC.
The microphone phantom power can be enable/disable directly without accessing the
beltpack menu, pressing the MIC ON /OFF
switch , and at the same time the channel
A selection switch
.
If the
microphone phantom power is enabled, this
icon:
appears
near to the microphone icon
.
When using
electret type mics, MIC level
must be set to around
5 steps higher than minimum position as general recommendation. Set also the SIDE TONE
setting accordingly.
The state of the microphone phantom power, it is stored in the unit.
FACTORY PRESET: OFF (Dynamic mic.)
3.7.3 MICROPHONE EXTRA GAIN
The wireless beltpack has an additional 6 dB
microphone gain, so if it is necessary an additional microphone gain, we can activate the microphone extra gain. This
extra gain can be enabled/disabled via the appropriate menu, or directly without accessing the
FACTORY PRESET: OFF (Microphone extra gain disabled).
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3.7.4 SIDETONE GAIN ADJUSTMENT
The sidetone gain adjustment allows attenuating or amplifying
the own mic signal that we listen in our headphones. The sidetone
gain can be adjust with the appropriate menu, or directly without
accessing the beltpack menu,
pressing the SELECT (BUZZER)
switch and at the
same time the VOLUME
switches (UP to increase the
gain or DOWN to
decrease the gain).
The SIDETONE GAIN, it is
stored in the unit. Press again to switch on the buzzer.
FACTORY PRESET: 7.
3.7.5 CHANNEL LISTENING BALANCE
You can adjust the listening balance between channels A
and B in all the 3 possible
selections, A, B and
A+B. The system saves the
configuration of the
three settings independently.
This channel listening balance can be can be adjust with
the appropriate menu, or
directly without accessing the
beltpack menu, pressing one
of the channel selection switches
and at
the same time the VOLUME
switches.
If it is selected a single channel (A or B), we can adjust the listening
balance from the selected channel (A or B) to A + B, if instead it is selected A + B, the listening
balance can be regulated from A to B.
FACTORY PRESET:
Channel A:
Listen channel A only.
Channel B:
Listen channel B only.
Channel A+B:
Listen both channels A+B.
3.7.6 VIBRATOR ON/OFF
This beltpack vibrator can be enabled/disabled via the
appropriate menu, or directly without accessing the beltpack menu,
pressing the MIC ON/OFF
switch, and at the same time the SELECT (BUZZER)
switch (changing the
vibrator state, if it is on, turn to off mode and if the
vibrator it is turned off,
turn to on mode).
3.7.7 HEADSET BEEP REGULATION
Each time you depressed a key, the beltpack emits a beep onto
the headsets to confirm keystroke operation. Depending of the
ambient noise or personal preferences you can adjust or cancel out
that beeps.
This headset beep
volume can be changed via the appropriate menu, or
directly without accessing
the beltpack menu, pressing at the same time both UP and
DOWN front panel VOLUME
switches to select between 3 possible adjustments: HIGH,
LOW, OFF.
This headset beep
volume adjustment will remain on memory.
FACTORY PRESET: LOW
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3.7.8 CHANGING THE BELTPACK NAME
With the Name MENU, the user can change the beltpack
name that appears on the display
, under the
beltpack registration number, this
name has 7
characters, selected by the user.
With the VOLUME
switches, we can change the character currently selected (in
black) with the SELECT
(ENTER)
switch, the beltpack select the next character (if we
are in the last
character, the beltpack name edition finished) ,
and with the MENU
(ESCAPE)
switch, the beltpack select the previous character
(when we are in the
first
character, the beltpack cancel the edition).
The beltpack
name appears below the beltpack
registration number: .
This name is stored in the unit
FACTORY PRESET: ALTAIR1.
3.7.9 OLED CONTRAST ADJUSTMENT
The display contrast can be changed using this menu,
between the values 1 and 10, to adapt to different ambient light
conditions. The OLED display it is visible from any angle, and the
contrast level does not affect the display viewing.
The display contrast is adjusted to its maximum intensity, and if the beltpack remain quiet
for thirty seconds, the display contrast level will fall, and if remain quiet for another thirty
seconds, the display shut off automatically, turning on when any key, or an external event
occurs.
This contrast display adjustment will remain on memory.
FACTORY PRESET: 5.
FACTORY PRESET: MEDIUM.
3.7.11 KEYBOARD LOCK CONFIGURATION
With this menu, it is possible configure the keys (TOP,
FRONT or ALL) that the beltpack lock when activate this feature
(see section 3.7.12). This means that when lock the keys in the
wireless beltpack, the beltpack lock the keys configured in this section of the menu.
This keyboard lock configuration will remain on memory.
FACTORY PRESET: ALL.
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3.7.12 KEYBOARD LOCK
The keyboard lock is useful to prevent unwanted use
and to avoid unwanted key press. With this menu option you
can lock the keys configured in the keyboard lock
configuration (see section 3.7.11) TOP Panel, FRONT panel or
all.
The keyboard lock can be enabled via the appropriate menu, or directly without accessing
the beltpack menu, pressing the ON/OFF
switch, and at the same time the MIC ON/OFF
switch (changing the vibrator state, if it is
on, turn to off mode and if the vibrator
it is turned off, turn to on mode). It can
only be disable by pressing the
ON/OFF switch, and at the same time the MIC ON/OFF switch unless the keyboard lock
configuration will be only the TOP panel keys, in which case it can be disabled by menu.
Whenever the keyboard will be locked, the following icon appears on the display:
.
3.7.14 STAND BY MODE
In this mode, the beltpack can receive CALLs, but the audio it
is disconnected. This mode is useful to save battery, since the
beltpack consumes 5 times less than in full duplex state.
at the same time
switch.
switch briefly.
3.7.15 BELTPACK REGISTRATION
Each beltpack can be registered in two different base stations,
so that if it loses the range of one, changes the operation to the other
base station. Each base station can register a maximum of four
beltpacks. See the WBS-200 owners manual for details.
With the base station turned on, press and hold the REGISTER base station switch during six
seconds. At this moment the base station will sound (if the
buzzer is turned on) and will blink the IN-RANGE (1-2-3-4) leds
corresponding where is going away to register the new
beltpack. If the base station has registered four beltpacks
already, the function will be reset, and new beltpacks will not be
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able to be registered until the deregistration of some beltpack is made or deregister all the
beltpacks registered in the base station (consult the base station WBS-200 manual for more
information).
If we do not do anything during 60 seconds the function will be reset.
If we pressed key REGISTER again the function will be reset.
The beltpack registration can be made through the menu, in witch we select the base
station that we want to register the beltpack (FIRST or SECOND), or with the beltpack that we want
to register turned off, turn on pressing the ON/OFF
switch maintaining pressed the
VOLUME UP/DOWN
switches (to register
it the FIRST base station) or
maintaining
pressed the VOLUME
UP/DOWN and the SELECT (BUZZER)
switches (to register
it the SECOND base station).
If you press
the MENU (ESCAPE)
switch, the register procedure will be
cancelled.
If everything
goes well, the base station base
will sound (if the buzzer it is turned on) and the beltpack also (if
the buzzer it is turned on), the corresponding base station IN
RANGE led will turn on and the ON/OFF switch LED of the
wireless beltpack start blinking, the base station range indicator
on the display will stop blinking
, indicating the range
level.
If the procedure fails, turn off the base station and the beltpack and start again.
Registering process must be near the base station and is not allowed during battery
charging.
3.7.16 BELTPACK DEREGISTRATION
Turn on the base station that you want to deregister the
wireless beltpack.
The beltpack deregister can be made through the menu,
and with the wireless beltpack connected to the base station on
which you want to delete the registration, the beltpack ask if you're sure to delete the register,
and once confirmed the register will be deleted immediately, or turning on the beltpack pressing
the ON/OFF
switch maintaining pressed the MENU
and the SELECT
switches,
the
beltpack will start normally, but when
it is connected
to the
base
station, this one will be reset and the beltpack will be deregistered. We can
cancel the deregistration procedure, before the wireless beltpack connect with the base station,
by pressing the MENU (ESCAPE) switch.
If the procedure fails, turn off the base station and the beltpack and start again.
3.8 ON/OFF SWITCH
When the beltpack is power off, and the beltpack’s ON/OFF
switch it is pressed and
hold for two seconds, all the beltpack LEDs light on and last a
little while it will sound
the buzzer (if buzzer is turn on) and will vibrate (if the vibrator is
turn on), and the display
will turn on, indicating that it is operative.
If the base on which it is registered finds within its range, the ON/OFF switch LED will begin to
blink, the base station range indicator
in the display will stop to blink and the audio will be
opened. At this moment you can begin to use your ALTAIR WBP-212 wireless beltpack.
To turn off the beltpack, press and hold two seconds the ON/OFF switch when the beltpack is
turned on. In this moment will sound the buzzer (if the buzzer is turn on), a
GOODBYE message appears in the display and when the ON/OFF switch
it is depressed, the beltpack it is turned off.
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If the wireless beltpack is turned on, and you press the ON/
OFF button for a while, the beltpack shows the battery status.
3.9 VOLUME UP/DOWN SWITCHES
The volume switches allows attenuating or amplifying the
signal sent to the headphones. This switches adjusts the listen level
to the headphones as you wish.
When volume UP/DOWN switches are pressed, appears in the
volume level indication allow us change this volume level. There are
10), and this is indicated in the OLED display with the next icon:
The VOLUME, it is stored in the unit.
FACTORY PRESET: 7.
OLED display the
10 steps of volume (1.
3.10 SELECT SWITCH
This switch
, in normal mode, enables/disables the buzzer sound
when the unit
receives a call and when the user press a key. Whenever this switch is
pressed, and the buzzer is enabled, it will be disabled, and the LED indicator will turn off. On the
other hand, if the buzzer was disabled, it will be enabled and the LED indicator will lighten up, and
appears this icon in the display.
The buzzer also sounds when any switch is pressed, emitting a short hoot, when it is enabled.
The unit provides a BUZZER-KILL (turns off the BUZZER) system, so that when the buzzer is
enabled it is possible to muted it by the BUZZER-KILL function of the base station ALTAIR WBS-202 or
a master station ALTAIR EF-200, connected to the base station. This BUZZER-KILL system is
compatible with other intercom systems of the market.
The BUZZER could be disabled with an internal preset. In order to obtain more information,
consult the special operation section.
The state of the BUZZER (on/off), it is stored in the unit.
3.11 USB DC-IN CONNECTOR
The Li-Ion 1800 mA/h battery of the wireless beltpack must be charged with the ALTAIR
WBPC-210 charger by the USB connector.
Charging time is four hours with the batteries empty.
The estimated battery life, in full duplex mode is 15 hours and 100 hours in standby mode,
with full charged batteries.
The Li-Ion batteries have a protection system that disconnects the load when a short circuit or
when the battery down a voltage level, to re-enable the battery it is necessary plug it to the
charger.
The battery is discharging even with the beltpack off, so
for extended periods without using the wireless beltpack, the
battery may enter into a self-protection state, and start
charging very slowly (the LED charger does not turn yellow),
showing a critical battery message, do not worry, leave the unit
charging until it starts to charge normally (approximately 10
minutes). As a general rule, charge the unit before using the system.
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4. SPECIAL OPERATIONS
In order to set-up some of the wireless beltpack possibilities, the unit must be opened removing
the bottom auxiliary cover, removing a screw.
NOTE: This type of operations takes place with the unit is opened; the best thing should be to carry it
out by a qualified technician. Care must be taken to avoid short circuit between battery holders, etc.
DANGER: Before opening the unit, turn it off. Use of protective glasses when operating batteries.
CAUTION: Protect the wireless beltpack from the rain and moisture, mostly if it is open. If liquid is
spilled into the unit, disconnect it from the mains and consult a qualified service technician.
4.1 AUXILIARY BATTERY
The wireless beltpack has a battery holder to place an
alkaline battery, Ni-MH battery 2500 mA/h or lithium battery
of AA size, which gives us a range of 3/4/5 hours
respectively with the main battery discharged.
Be very careful, do not insert the battery in reverse
polarity, as it may break the circuitry of the wireless beltpack.
Always remember to remove the empty battery.
4.2 RESET BUTTON
The unit has a RESET button near the auxiliary battery
holder in order to reset the unit in case of malfunction
NOTE ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION:
After the implementation of the
European Directive 2002/96/EU in the
national legal system, the following
applies:
Electrical and electronic devices may
not be disposed of with domestic waste. Consumers are obliged by law to
return electrical an electronic devices at the end of their service lives to the
public collecting points set up for this purpose or point of sale. Details to this
are defined by the national law of the respective country.
This symbol on the product, the instruction manual or the package indicates that a product is
subject to this regulations.
By recycling, reusing the materials or other forms of utilising old devices, you protecting our
environment.
5. SPECIAL RECOMMENDATIONS
Don’t place the unit in close proximity to metallic surfaces and/or other electronic equipment in
order to avoid interferences.
In case of lose of range, reorient your body position to face up the base unit position.
Take special attention to the placement of the base station when trying to reach all the possible
placements of the beltpacks specially when concrete walls or other absorbing materials are in
between.
In order to have the units ready to operate, it is a good practice to make a full charge of all the
units every two month.
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6. TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
WHEN:
1) Abnormal low range.
POSSIBLE CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS
a) With the beltpacks on, switch off the base station, wait for 30 seconds and
then switch on to reorganize links.
2) Beltpack switch on but does a) Beltpack is not registered. If the base station have free registers, register it
not link with the base station. normally.
b) If you have more than a system it is possible that this beltpack correspond
to another system.
c) When beltpack comes from a service, it is possible that the registers are
changed so it is necessary to register the whole system again. Refer to
manual.
3) Beltpack switch off
immediately after switch on.
a) Batteries are low. Check battery status. Charge it.
4) Beltpack refuse to switch off. a) Reset the beltpack with the reset switch.
5) Poor charge.
a) Disconnect the charger and try it again. Check charge time to be around 4
hours.
6) Suddenly Beltpack switch
off. Very sensitive to lateral
strikes.
a) Base unit has been switched off or base out of range.
b) Batteries can be low, check beltpack battery status. Charge it if
necessary.
7) Charger led always is green a) Check charger plug contacts. Try with another plug. Try to charge another
when charging.
beltpack verifying charger.
b) Batteries are so low that the unit is not able to start charging. Wait for 10
minutes connected on charger and try it again.
8) Unit refuse to charge after a a) Wait for 10 minutes connected on the charger to verify charging normally.
long period of not in use.
9) Bad coverage in some
areas.
a) Try another better position of the base unit.
b) Study the possibility of installing a higher gain directional antenna on the
base unit.
10) Mic or headphone failure.
a) Check volume or mic gain settings.
b) Check beltpack with another headset.
11) Mic failure.
a) When using headsets with electret microphones it is necessary to enable
the phantom power and configure mic gain accordingly. Refer to the manual.
12) Vibrator does not run.
a) Press simultaneously Mic and Select keys to activate it.
13) Buzzer does not work.
a) Check the base station is on Buzzer Kill mode
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7. BATTERY CHARGER ALTAIR WBPC-210
The battery charger ALTAIR WBPC-210 allows to
charge up to four beltpacks ALTAIR WBP-210/WBP-212
simultaneously. The charge time is approximately of
four hours with the batteries totally discharged.
7.1 CHANGING THE FUSE
The battery charger ALTAIR WBPC-200 is set to operate from 100 VAC, 50-60Hz to 240VAC,
50-60Hz.
Make sure that the unit is disconnected of the mains.
In the unit rear panel, is placed the mains connector, and the fuse holder. The box bellow this
mains connector is called fuse holder. Take out the fuse holder.
Upon extracting the fuse holder, the fuse will appear, take out it and
change for the new one.
Insert the fuse holder into the mains connector again.
Make sure that the fuse is the right one for the selected voltage:
FUSE
T2A/250VAC.
CAUTION: Always make sure upon changing the fuse, that this is the adequate for the selected
mains voltage (T2A/250VAC).
7.2 CONNECTING TO THE MAINS
The connection of the battery charger ALTAIR WBPC-210 power supply to the
mains takes place by the cord included in the box.
Make sure that the beltpack are disconnected from the battery charger.
Insert the female I.E.C. connector of the tripolar cable into the unit power supply
male connector, placed at the rear panel
Insert the male connector of the tripolar cable into the mains plug.
In that moment the charge LEDs indicators will light in green colour, indicating
that the unit is turned on.
CAUTION: Make sure that the mains voltage is the correct as well as their fuse is the adequate.
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7.3 BELTPACK BATTERY CHARGE
The battery charger ALTAIR WBPC-210 has four connectors to allow the charge up to four
wireless beltpacks at the same time.
Take any of the battery charger connector and insert it in a wireless beltpack connector. If the
battery charger is connected, the connector associated LED of the battery charger will change from
green to orange, indicating that the wireless beltpack batteries are charging. The internal battery
bargraph indicator
on the beltpack display top left will begin to move from right to left
indicating the connection of the charger.
After about four hours if the batteries are fully discharged, otherwise
less time, the beltpack indicate that the battery is charged.
If a problem appears in one of the connectors, and the
consumption increases, the battery charger ALTAIR WBPC-210 will
protect itself, and the LED associated to this connector will turn to red
colour.
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8. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
PREAMPLIFIER
MICROPHONE TYPE:
INPUT IMPEDANCE:
NOMINAL LEVEL:
PHANTOM VOLTAGE:
•
•
•
•
Dynamic or electret.
4K7.
-45 dBu.
+9 VDC (internal preset ).
200 Ω (nominal), 2KΩ (maximum).
OUTPUT POWER:
•
•
•
FREQUENCY RESPONSE:
•
HEADSET AMPLIFIER
IMPEDANCE:
MAXIMUM LEVEL:
14 Vpp (200 Ω).
200 mW (200 Ω).
250 Hz - 3500 Hz.
RADIO
FREQUENCY:
MODULATION:
TRANSMIT POWER:
RECEIVE SENSITIVITY:
•
1900 MHz band.
GFSK/TDMA
+22 dBm typically.
-92 dBm typically.
•
•
•
•
Li-Ion, 3,7 Volts, 1800 mAh.
4 hours. Fast charging mode.
External charger WBPC-210.
Adjustable —12 — 30 dB @ 1 KHz
•
•
•
BATTERY
TYPE:
CHARGING TIME:
CHARGER:
SIDETONE CANCELLATION
BUZZER
CONTROLS
INDICATORS
CALL SYSTEM
DIMENSIONS
WEIGHT
90 dBA.
Call, Volume level, Mic On/Off/PTT,
Buzzer
On/Off, Vibrator On/Off.
• Call, Battery status, Low Batt, Mic On/Off,
Buzz On/Off, In range led.
• Light, Vibration and Buzzer.
•
•
•
120x80x25 mm.
•
175 gr. Net.
NOTE: Technical specifications are subject to variation without previous notice.
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9. WARRANTY
This unit is warranted by Equipos Europeos Electrónicos to the original user, against flaws in
the manufacturing and in the materials, for a period of two years (one year depending on some
countries), starting from the date of sale.
Flaws due to wrong use of the unit, internal modifications or accidents, are not covered by this
warranty.
There is no other warranty expressed or implicit.
Any faulty unit must be sent to the dealer or the manufacturer. The serial number of the unit
must be included for any request to the technical service.
Equipos Europeos Electrónicos reserves the right to modify the prices or the technical
specifications without further notice.
BELTPACKS:
SERIAL NUMBER
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SERIAL NUMBER
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SERIAL NUMBER
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SERIAL NUMBER
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BELTPACK CHARGER:
SERIAL NUMBER
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AUDIO ELECTRONICS DESIGN
EQUIPOS EUROPEOS ELECTRÓNICOS, S.A.L
Avda. de la Industria, 50. 28760 TRES CANTOS-MADRID (SPAIN).
34-91-761 65 80
34-91-804 43 58
www.altairaudio.com
altair@altairaudio.com
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European Union
Waste Electronics Information
Unión Europea
Información sobre residuos electrónicos
Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive
The WEEE logo signifies specific recycling programs and procedures for
electronic products in countries of the European Union. We encourage the
recycling of our products. If you have further questions about recycling, contact
your local sales office.
Directiva sobre Residuos de Aparatos Eléctricos y Electrónicos (RAEE)
El logotipo de la Directiva RAEE se refiere a los programas y procedimientos
específicos de reciclaje para aparatos electrónicos de países de la Unión
Europea. Recomendamos el reciclaje de nuestros productos. Si tiene alguna
consulta, póngase en contacto con su Distribuidor.
Information based on European Union WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC
Información basada en la Directiva de la unión europea RAEE 2002/96/EC y el Real Decreto 208/2005
AUDIO ELECTRONICS DESIGN
EQUIPOS EUROPEOS ELECTRÓNICOS, S.A.L
Avda. de la Industria, 50. 28760 TRES CANTOS-MADRID (SPAIN).
34-91-761 65 80
34-91-804 43 58
www.altairaudio.com
altair@altairaudio.com
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