Radio Shack ET-905 Owner`s manual

Radio Shack ET-905 Owner`s manual
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Cat. No. 43-1080
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
ET-905
900 MHz Cordless Telephone
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FEATURES
Your Radio Shack ET-905 900 MHz
Cordless Telephone uses the most
advanced analog cordless telephone
technology to give you superior audio quality. It uses the recently allocated 900 MHz band that virtually
eliminates interference caused by
other cordless phones using the
same frequency, while providing
clearer sound and greater range than
46/49 MHz cordless telephones. Its
cordless operation lets you move
freely about your home or office.
Paging System — lets you send a
signal from the base to the handset
so you can page someone or easily
locate the handset when it is away
from the base.
Privacy — prevents the person on
the other end of the phone line from
hearing your conversation with
someone in the room.
Flash — sends an electronic swichhook signal for use with special
phone services such as call waiting.
Its features include:
900 MHz Operation — provides better quality sound (over twice the
range of 46/49 MHz cordless
phones) and less interference than
many other cordless phones.
60 Channels — continuously scans
60 channels (frequency pairs used
between the base and the handset)
and selects the one with the least interference each time you make or receive a call.
20-Memory Dialing — lets you
quickly dial numbers you have stored
in memory.
DD — lets you quickly dial a number
you stored in direct dial memory by
pressing one button.
Redial — lets you quickly dial the last
number dialed.
Pause — lets you store a pause in a
memory number for use with a phone
system that requires an outside access number (for example, 9).
Ringer Volume — adjusts the
base’s ringer volume to three levels
— high, low, or off.
Touch Tone (DTMF) or Pulse Dialing — lets you use your phone with
either type of dialing.
Hearing Aid Compatible — lets you
use this telephone with hearing aids
that have a T (telephone) switch.
© 1995 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
Radio Shack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
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For your records, we recommend
you record the phone’s serial number
in the space below. The number is on
the base’s label.
Serial Number:
Warning: To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose this product to
rain or moisture.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
!
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
This symbol is intended to alert
you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the
product’s enclosure that might be
of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not
open the product’s case.
!
This symbol is intended to inform
you that important operating and
maintenance instructions are included in the literature accompanying this product.
READ THIS BEFORE
INSTALLATION
Your telephone conforms to federal
regulations, and you can connect it to
most telephone lines. However, each
device you connect to the phone line
draws power from the phone line. We
refer to this power draw as the device’s ringer equivalence number, or
REN. The REN is on the label on the
phone base’s back.
If you are using more than one phone
or other device on the line, add up all
the RENs. If the total is more than
five, your phone might not ring. In rural areas, a total REN of three might
impair ringer operation. If ringer operation is impaired, remove a device
from the line
Important: Cordless phones such as
this one require AC power to operate.
When AC power is off, you cannot
dial out or receive incoming calls using your ET-905. For this reason, the
ET-905 should not be your only telephone. To be safe, you should also
have a phone that draws its power
from the telephone line (not a cordless phone) so you can still make and
receive calls if there is an AC power
failure.
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FCC STATEMENT
This telephone complies with part 68
of FCC Rules. You must, upon request, provide the FCC Registration
Number and the REN to your phone
company. These numbers are on the
label on the phone base’s back.
You must not connect your phone to
any of the following:
• Coin-operated systems
• Party-line systems
• Most electronic key phone systems
Note: Your telephone operates on
standard radio frequencies, as allocated by the FCC. Even though the
access protection code prevents unauthorized use of your phone line, it
is possible for other radio units operating on similar frequencies within a
certain area to unintentionally intercept your conversations and/or
cause interference. This lack of privacy can occur with any cordless
phone.
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CONTENTS
Installation ........................................................................................................ 6
Selecting a Location .................................................................................... 6
Setup on a Desktop ..................................................................................... 6
Mounting Directly on a Wall ......................................................................... 7
Preparation ....................................................................................................... 8
Charging the Handset’s Battery ................................................................... 8
Setting the Pulse/Tone Switch ..................................................................... 9
Setting the Ringer’s Sound Level ................................................................ 9
Operation ........................................................................................................ 10
Answering/Making a Call ........................................................................... 10
Using Redial .............................................................................................. 10
Using Flash ................................................................................................ 10
Using Privacy............................................................................................. 11
Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line ........................................................ 11
Using Direct Dialing ................................................................................... 11
Memory Operation ..................................................................................... 12
Storing a Number In Memory .............................................................. 12
Storing a Pause in Memory ................................................................. 13
Dialing a Stored Number ..................................................................... 13
Using Page ................................................................................................ 13
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................. 14
False Ringing ...................................................................................... 14
Noise Interference in Your Conversation............................................. 14
Telephone is Dead, or No Dial Tone.................................................... 14
Can Receive But Not Make Calls ........................................................ 14
Phone Still Does Not Work.................................................................. 14
Alert Tones .......................................................................................... 15
Maintenance.................................................................................................... 16
Replacing the Handset Battery .................................................................. 17
The FCC Wants You to Know .................................................................... 18
Lightning .................................................................................................... 19
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INSTALLATION
SELECTING A
LOCATION
You can place the base on a desk,
shelf, or table, or mount it directly on
the wall. The base’s location affects
the phone’s range. If you have a
choice of several locations, try each
to see which one provides the best
performance.
Select a location that is:
SETUP ON A DESKTOP
1. Insert the supplied AC adapter’s
barrel plug into the DC 9V jack
on the bottom of the base and
route the wire through the slot
on the back of the base.
(illus)
• Near an AC outlet
• Near a telephone line jack
• Away from electrical machinery,
electrical appliances, and metal
walls or filing cabinets
• Away from wireless intercoms,
alarms, and room monitors
If the phone line jack is not a modular
jack, you must update the wiring. You
can convert the wiring yourself, using
jacks and adapters available at your
local Radio Shack store. Or, you can
let the phone company update the
wiring for you.
Notes:
• The phone company charges for
the installation of the necessary
jacks.
• The USOC number of the necessary baseboard jack to be
installed is RJ11C.
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2. Plug one end of the supplied
modular cord into the LINE jack
on the bottom of the base and
route the wire through the slot
on the back of the base.
(illus)
3. Plug the adapter into a standard
AC outlet.
4. Plug the modular cord’s other
end into a modular phone line
jack.
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MOUNTING DIRECTLY
ON A WALL
Mounting the base directly on the
wall requires three screws (not supplied) with heads that fit into the
base’s keyhole slots.
1. Mark the location of the mounting holes using the supplied
template.
3. Insert the supplied AC adapter’s
barrel plug into the DC 9V jack
on the bottom of the base.
(illus)
4. Plug one end of the supplied
modular cord into the LINE jack
on the bottom of the base.
(illus)
(illus)
2. Drill a hole at each marked location, then thread a screw into
each hole, letting the heads
extend 1/8 inch from the wall
(about the width of two stacked
pennies).
(illus)
5. Align the keyhole slots with the
mounting screws and slide the
base downward to secure it.
(illus)
6. Plug the adapter into a standard
AC outlet.
7. Plug the modular cord’s other
end into a modular phone line
jack.
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PREPARATION
CHARGING THE
HANDSET’S BATTERY
Recharge the battery when the handset’s BATT LOW indicator lights (see
“Replacing the Handset Battery”).
You must charge the battery at least
24 hours before you use the phone
the first time or when you replace the
battery. To charge or recharge the
battery, simply place the handset on
the cradle. The CHARGE indicator
lights.
(illus - CHARGE indicator)
Note: If the CHARGE indicator does
not light or blinks continuously when
you place the handset on the cradle,
be sure the battery and AC adapter
are correctly and securely connected. Also, check the charging contacts on both the handset and base.
If the contacts are dirty or tarnished,
clean them with an eraser.
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(illus handset’s BATT LOW
indicator)
Notes:
• About once a month, fully discharge the battery. Otherwise, it
will lose its ability to recharge,
and you might have to recharge
and replace it more often.
To fully discharge the battery,
keep the handset off the cradle
until BATT LOW lights. Then
return the handset to the base
and fully recharge the battery.
• Some deeply discharged batteries take longer to charge. If
overnight charging is not sufficient, try charging for up to 48
hours.
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SETTING THE PULSE/
TONE SWITCH
Set PULSE/TONE for the type of service you have. If you are not sure
which type you have, do this test.
SETTING THE
RINGER’S SOUND
LEVEL
The RINGER OFF/LOW/HIGH switch
controls the base’s ringer volume.
1. Set PULSE/TONE to TONE.
(illus)
(illus)
2. Press TALK on the handset and
listen for a dial tone.
3. Press any number other than 0.
Set RINGER to OFF when you do not
want the ringer to sound. You can still
make calls, and you can answer a
call if you hear another phone on the
same line ring.
If the dial tone stops, you have
touch tone service. Leave
PULSE/TONE set to TONE.
Set RINGER to LOW in a quiet room,
such as a bedroom.
If the tone continues, you have
pulse service. Set PULSE/TONE
to PULSE .
Set RINGER to HIGH in a noisy room,
such as the kitchen.
Note: The handset will not ring if it is
on the base and the base’s ringer is
turned off. However, the handset will
ring if it is away from the base, even
if the base’s ringer is turned off.
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OPERATION
ANSWERING/MAKING A
CALL
To answer a call, if the handset is on
the base, simply lift the handset.
If the handset is not on the base,
press TALK on the handset before
speaking.
(illus include the TALK control
and the TALK and
IN USE indicators)
To end a call, place the handset on
the cradle or press TALK again. The
IN USE indicator on the base and the
TALK indicator on the handset turn
off.
USING REDIAL
To redial the last number dialed, lift
the handset, press TALK, then press
REDIAL/PAUSE. The phone automatically dials the last number dialed.
(illus)
Note: The IN USE indicator flashes
when you receive a call.
To make a call, pick up the handset
and press TALK . When the IN USE
indicator lights steadily and you hear
a dial tone, dial the phone number.
Notes:
• Before you get a dial tone, there
might be a slight delay while the
ET-905 searches through its 60
available channels to find the
clearest one. While the phone
searches, the TALK indicator on
the handset blinks.
• The IN USE indicator on the
base and the TALK indicator on
the handset light steadily while
the phone is in use.
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USING FLASH
You can use FLASH with special
phone services, such as call waiting.
If you have call waiting, press FLASH
to take an incoming call without disconnecting the current call. Press
FLASH again to return to the first call.
(illus)
Note: If you do not have any special
phone services, pressing FLASH
might disconnect the current call.
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USING PRIVACY
USING DIRECT DIALING
Press and release PRIVACY to talk to
someone else in the room without the
person on the other end of the phone
hearing your conversation.
This telephone lets you store one
phone number that you can dial by
pressing only one button.
(illus)
Press PRIVACY again to return to
your phone conversation.
USING TONE SERVICES
ON A PULSE LINE
If you have pulse service, you can
dial a number as usual, then temporarily switch to having your phone
send tones for banking services or
computer transactions.
Note: You must complete the steps
below within 10 seconds of each other or you will have to begin again at
Step 1.
1. Press MEMORY on the handset.
The TALK indicator on the handset blinks.
(illus)
2. Press DD (direct dial) on the
handset. The TALK and BATT
LOW indicators blink.
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Simply press
at the appropriate
place in the call to change to tone dialing. The phone automatically returns to pulse dialing when you hang
up the call.
(illus)
(illus)
3. Enter the phone number you
want to store (up to 21 digits).
Note: If you enter a number
longer than 21 digits, the phone
sounds two beeps and does not
store the number.
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4. Press MEMORY again. All indicators turn off, and a tone sounds
that means the number was successfully stored.
To dial the number, when you have a
dial tone, simply press DD on the
handset. The number stored in DD is
automatically dialed.
MEMORY OPERATION
You can store 20 numbers (up to 21
digits each) and then dial them by
pressing just a few buttons.
Storing a Number in
Memory
Note: You must complete the steps
below within 10 seconds of each other or you will have to begin again at
Step 1.
1. Press MEMORY on the handset.
The TALK indicator blinks.
(illus)
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2. Enter the memory location number where you want to store the
phone number. The TALK and
BATT LOW indicators blink.
(illus)
Note: You must press two digits
(01-20).
3. Enter the phone number you
want to store (up to 21 digits).
4. Press MEMORY again. You hear
a tone, and all indicators turn off.
To store additional numbers, repeat
Steps 1–4.
To change a number, simply store a
new one in its place.
Note: Record the name associated
with the stored phone number next to
the corresponding memory location
number on the memory directory
card. Use a pencil in case you want
to change the name later.
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Storing a Pause in Memory
USING PAGE
You can store a 3-second pause in a
number you are storing into memory.
While storing the number, press REDIAL/PAUSE where a pause is needed.
The PAGE button lets you page
someone in your home or office and
helps you locate the handset when it
is away from the base.
When you dial the stored number, a
3-second pause is automatically inserted at that point.
When you press PAGE on the base,
the handset rings.
Note: You can add more than one
pause, if necessary.
Dialing a Stored Number
When you hear a dial tone, press
TALK then MEMORY on the handset.
Then enter the memory location (01
through 20) where the number is
stored. The telephone number stored
in that location is automatically dialed.
Note: If you enter a memory location
number that does not have a phone
number stored in it, the phone
sounds three beeps.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
We do not expect you to have any
problems with your phone, but if you
do, first check another phone on the
same line to determine if the problem
is with the phone service. If it is not,
try the following suggestions.
If you cannot determine the cause of
the problem, take the phone to your
local Radio Shack store for assistance.
False Ringing
Cordless phones can receive false
ringing signals caused by other radio
devices. To help prevent false ringing, your phone has a digital security
system with over one million code
combinations. In the unlikely event
that false ringing does occur, move
the base or the interfering transmitter
to another location.
Telephone is Dead, or No
Dial Tone
Several situations can cause this. If
you have this difficulty:
• Be sure the handset’s battery is
fully charged and the handset is
in the talk mode.
• Be sure the phone line cord is
securely connected to the jack.
• Be sure the cord is not damaged.
• Be sure the jack is properly
wired.
• Be sure the handset’s battery
pack is securely connected.
Can Receive But Not Make
Calls
• Be sure you are in the talk mode
Noise Interference in Your
Conversation
If you experience interference, move
the handset closer to the base and
move the base away from sources of
interference (such as power lines,
large motors, etc.). Try not to plug the
base into a circuit that also provides
power to a major appliance.
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• Check if PULSE/TONE is set correctly
Phone Still Does Not Work
Reset your phone as follows:
1. Disconnect the adapter from the
AC outlet, then connect it again.
2. Disconnect the battery pack’s
wire from the handset, then connect it again (see “Replacing the
Handset Battery”).
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Alert Tones
The ET-905 sounds tones to alert you to various telephone conditions.
Tone
Cause
Remedy
A short repeating beep
No Channel Available
Simply press TALK again.
If the phone is unable to
find a channel after several tries, it does not mean
your telephone is not
working, but simply that
there are too many calls in
this band at the time. Simply use a corded telephone to make your call or
wait a few minutes before
trying again.
Continuous beeps
Out-of-Range
Move closer to the base
until the beeping stops.
Low Battery
Recharge the battery pack
by returning the handset
to the base.
Note: After 10 seconds of
beeping, the call disconnects.
Four beeps, repeating
every 20 seconds during a
call
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MAINTENANCE
Your Radio Shack ET-905 900 MHz Cordless Telephone is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestion will help you care for
your phone so you can enjoy it for years.
Keep the phone dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids
contain minerals that can corrode electronic circuits.
Handle the phone gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage
its circuit boards and cases and cause it to work improperly.
Use and store the phone only in normal temperature environments. Temperature extremes can shorten the life of electronic
devices, damage batteries, and distort or melt plastic parts
Keep the phone away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature wear of parts.
CLEANER
Wipe the phone with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking
new. Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong
detergents to clean the phone.
Modifying or tampering with the phone’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate its warranty and void your FCC authorization to operate it. If your phone is not performing as it should, take it to your local Radio
Shack store for assistance. If the trouble is affecting the phone lines, the phone
company might ask you to disconnect your phone until you have resolved the
problem.
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REPLACING THE
HANDSET BATTERY
3. Turn the steel strap clockwise
and pull back to release it.
When the handset’s battery no longer recharges, replace the battery.
Use only a 3.6V, 650 mA battery with
a connector that fits the connector in
the battery compartment. You can
order a replacement battery from
your local Radio Shack store.
1. Press down on top of the handset’s battery compartment cover
(on the three raised bars on the
lower back) and slide it off.
2. Using a Phillips screwdriver, turn
the stainless steel strap’s screw
counterclockwise to loosen it
slightly.
4. Remove the battery pack and
pry out the battery wires’ plug
using a small flat-blade screwdriver.
5. Insert the new battery pack’s
plug into the receptacle and
firmly push down to make sure it
is properly connected.
6. Insert the steel strap’s hooked
end into the slot beside the battery connector and hold it up
while you place the new battery
pack in the compartment.
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Note: Make sure the excess
wires are between the battery
pack and the back cover.
7. Replace the screw in the strap
and tighten it, then replace the
battery cover.
Notes:
• You must charge a new battery
at least 24 hours before you use
it the first time.
• The phone uses one rechargeable nickel-cadmium battery
pack. At the end of the battery’s
useful life, it must be recycled or
disposed of properly. Contact
your local, county, or state hazardous
waste management
authorities for information on
recycling or disposal programs
in your area. Some options that
might be available are: municipal curbside collection, drop-off
boxes at retailers, recycling collection centers, and mailback
programs.
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THE FCC WANTS YOU
TO KNOW
In the unlikely event that your phone
causes problems on the phone line,
the phone company can temporarily
discontinue your service. The phone
company normally attempts to notify
you in advance. If advance notice is
not practical, the phone company notifies you as soon as possible and advises you of your right to file a
complaint with the FCC.
Also, the phone company can make
changes to its lines, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the operation of this telephone.
The phone company normally notifies you of these changes in advance, so you can take the
necessary steps to prevent interruption of your phone service.
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Your phone might cause TV or radio
interference even when it is operating properly. To determine whether
your phone is causing the interference, turn off and unplug your phone
and disconnect the handset battery.
If the interference goes away, your
phone is causing the interference.
LIGHTNING
Your phone has built-in protection
circuits to reduce the risk of damage
from surges in phone line current.
These protection circuits meet or exceed FCC requirements. However,
lightning striking the phone lines can
damage your phone.
Try to eliminate the interference by:
• Moving your phone away from
the receiver
• Connecting your phone to an AC
outlet that is on a different electrical circuit from the receiver
• Contacting your local
Shack store for help
Lightning damage is not common.
Nevertheless, if you live in an area
which has severe electrical storms,
we suggest that you unplug your
phone during storms to reduce the
possibility of damage.
Radio
If you cannot eliminate the interference, the FCC requires that you stop
using your phone.
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RADIO SHACK LIMITED WARRANTY
This telephone product is warranted against manufacturing defects in material and
workmanship for one (1) year from the date of purchase from Radio Shack company
owned stores and authorized Radio Shack franchisees and dealers. Within this period
bring your Radio Shack sales slip as proof-of-purchase date to any Radio Shack
store.
This warranty does not cover damage or failure caused by or attributable to Acts of
God, abuse, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, faulty installation, improper maintenance, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage, or any repairs other than those
provided by a Radio Shack Authorized Service Facility, or transportation costs. Radio
Shack is not responsible or liable for indirect, special, or consequential damages
arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of the product or
other damages with respect to loss of property, loss of revenue or profit, or costs
of removal, installation or reinstallation.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RADIO SHACK MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN. Some states
do not allow the limitation or exclusion of incidental or consequential damages and
some states do not allow limitation or exclusion of implied warranties; therefore, the
aforesaid limitation(s) or exclusion(s) may not apply to the purchaser. There will be
charges rendered for repairs to the product made after the expiration of the aforesaid
one (1) year warranty period.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
We Service What We Sell
9/94
RADIO SHACK
A Division of Tandy Corporation
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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