Radio Shack | ET-686 | Owner`s manual | Radio Shack ET-686 Owner`s manual

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Cat. No. 43-686
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
2-Line 900 MHz Cordless
Speakerphone
ET-686
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FEATURES
Your RadioShack ET-686 2-Line 900MHz Cordless Speakerphone uses advanced cordless telephone technology
to give you superior audio quality and
extended range. The ET-686 lets you
make and receive calls on two separate
telephone lines. Its features include:
Paging/Two-Way Intercom System —
lets you send a signal from the base to
the handset, or from the handset to the
base, to page someone or locate the
handset when it is away from the base.
If someone answers, you can use the
ET- 686 as an intercom.
900 MHz Operation — provides longer
range and less interference than many
other cordless phones.
Volume Controls – let you adjust the
volume you hear through the handset
and speakerphone.
Two-Line Telephone System — lets
you easily handle two telephone lines at
the same time. You can use both lines to
make 3- or 4-way conference calls, or
one line for data communication while
you are talking on the other.
Adjustable Ringer — lets you choose
high or low volume for each line’s ringer
on the handset, or turn the base’s ringer
off.
Dual Keypads — a full set of keys on
both the ET-686’s handset and base let
you use either keypad to make and answer calls or use the phone’s features.
Speakerphone — lets you make or answer calls without using the handset.
Ample Talk and Standby Time — the
supplied battery pack provides 7 hours
of continuous talk time or 7 days of
standby time (when fully charged).
20-Number Memory Dialing — lets you
store up to 20 numbers in memory (10
each in the handset and base) for easy
dialing.
Wall Mountable — you can mount the
ET-686 on the wall to save space on
your desk top.
Headset Jack — lets you make or answer calls with hands-free convenience
using an optional headset.
Facedown or Faceup Handset Charging — you can place the handset on the
base facedown or faceup.
40 Channels — automatically selects a
clear channel when you make or answer
a call.
Security Access-Protection Code —
automatically prevents other cordless
phone users from using your phone line
while the handset is off the base.
© 1999 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
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Line Status Indicators — show if a line
is available, in use, or on hold.
Auto Talk — lets you set the ET-686 so
you can answer a call by lifting the handset from the base.
Any Key Answer — lets you set the ET686 so you can press any key to answer
a call on the base or on the handset
when it is away from the base.
Redial — lets you quickly redial the last
number dialed.
Flash — sends an electronic switchhook signal for use with special phone
services, such as Call Waiting.
We recommend you record your
phone’s serial number here. The number is on the bottom of the base.
Serial Number: ___________________
WARNING: To reduce the risk of 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.
Tone/Pulse Dialing — lets you use
your phone with either type of service,
and you can easily switch from pulse to
tone dialing for long-distance, bank-byphone, or other special services.
Hearing-Aid Compatibility — lets you
use your phone with hearing aids that
have a T (telephone) switch.
This telephone has been tested and
found to comply with all applicable UL
and FCC standards.
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This symbol is intended to inform
you that important operating and
maintenance instructions are
included in the literature accompanying this product.
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Important:
• Cordless phones such as this one
require AC power to operate. When
the AC power is off, you cannot dial
out or receive incoming calls using
your ET-686. To be safe, you should
also have a phone that does not
need AC power to operate (not a
cordless phone) so you can still
make and receive calls if there is an
AC power failure.
• When AC power is lost, the ET-686
loses the security access-protection
code connection between the base
and the handset. When power is
restored, put the handset on the
base briefly to restore this connection so you can use the handset.
READ THIS BEFORE
INSTALLATION
We have designed your phone to conform to federal regulations and you can
connect it to most phone lines. However,
each device that you connect to the telephone line draws power from the line.
We refer to this power draw as the
phone's ringer equivalence number, or
REN. The REN is on the bottom of your
phone.
If you use more than one phone or other
device on the line, add up all the RENs.
If the total is more than five (three in rural areas), your phones might not ring. If
ringer operation is impaired, remove one
of the devices from the line.
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FCC STATEMENT
Your 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 bottom of the
base.
You must not connect your phone to any
of the following:
• coin-operated systems
• party-line systems
• most electronic key phone systems
This equipment complies with the limits
for a Class B digital device as specified
in Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits
provide reasonable protection against
radio and TV interference in a residential
area. However, your equipment might
cause TV or radio interference even
when it is operating properly. To eliminate interference, you can try one or
more of the following corrective measures.
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the distance between the
equipment and the radio or TV.
• Use outlets on different electrical circuits for the equipment and the
radio or TV.
Consult your local RadioShack store if
the problem still exists.
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CONTENTS
Installation ............................................................................................................... 6
Mounting the Phone ........................................................................................... 6
Connecting to the Phone Lines .................................................................... 6
On a Desk Top ............................................................................................. 6
On a Wall or Wall Plate ................................................................................ 7
Connecting and Charging the Battery Pack ..................................................... 10
Setting the Dialing Mode .................................................................................. 11
Adjusting the Ringer ......................................................................................... 12
On the Handset .......................................................................................... 12
On the Base ............................................................................................... 12
Operation ............................................................................................................... 13
Using the Handset ............................................................................................ 13
Making a Call ............................................................................................. 13
Answering a Call ........................................................................................ 13
Setting the Handset Volume ...................................................................... 13
Changing the Channel ............................................................................... 13
Using the Speakerphone .................................................................................. 14
Making a Call ............................................................................................. 14
Answering a Call ........................................................................................ 14
Adjusting the Speakerphone Volume ......................................................... 14
Using Mute ................................................................................................. 15
Using Hold ........................................................................................................ 15
Switching Between the Handset and Speakerphone ....................................... 15
Using Both the Handset and Speakerphone .................................................... 16
Making a Conference Call ................................................................................ 16
3-Way Conferencing .................................................................................. 16
4-Way Conferencing .................................................................................. 16
Using the ET-686 with Extension Phones ........................................................ 17
Using Redial ..................................................................................................... 17
Using Flash ...................................................................................................... 18
Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line ............................................................... 18
Using the Paging/Intercom Features ................................................................ 18
Memory Dialing ................................................................................................ 19
Storing a Number in Memory ..................................................................... 19
Entering a Pause ....................................................................................... 20
Dialing a Memory Number ......................................................................... 20
Chain-Dialing Service Numbers ................................................................. 20
Testing Stored Emergency Numbers ......................................................... 20
Using a Headset ............................................................................................... 21
Troubleshooting .................................................................................................... 22
Care and Maintenance .......................................................................................... 24
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INSTALLATION
MOUNTING THE PHONE
You can place the ET–686’s base on a
desk or table, or mount it on a standard
wall plate or directly on a wall. Choose a
location that is:
• near an accessible AC outlet
• near a modular telephone line jack
• out of the way of normal activities
• away from electrical machinery,
electrical appliances, metal walls or
filing cabinets, wireless intercoms,
alarms, and room monitors
• away from other cordless phones
The base’s location affects the handset’s range. If you have a choice of several locations, try each to see which
provides the best performance.
Connecting to the Phone Lines
To take full advantage of the ET-686’s
capabilities, you must have two phone
lines with separate phone numbers. If
you have only one line, you can order a
second from your phone company.
You can connect the ET-686 to the lines
in one of these ways:
• connect two lines through a two-line
modular phone jack
• connect two lines through two oneline modular phone jacks
• connect one line through a one-line
modular phone jack
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Notes:
• Your phone connects directly to a
modular phone line jack. If your
phone wiring does not have a modular jack, you can update it using
jacks and adapters available at your
local RadioShack store. Or, you can
have the phone company update it
for you.
• The line that connects a two-line
phone jack to the phone company
wiring must be twisted-pair cable.
Otherwise, you might hear interference (crosstalk) between the two
lines.
• The USOC number of the two-line
jack to be installed is RJ14C
(RJ14W for a wall-plate). The USOC
number of a single-line jack is
RJ11C.
Caution: The supplied RadioShack
adapter was designed specifically for
your ET-686. Use only the supplied
adapter.
On a Desk Top
1. To connect the phone to a two-line
phone jack, plug one end of the supplied long two-line modular cord into
the TEL LINE 1/2 jack on the back of
the phone.
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Note: If you connect the phone to a
two-line phone jack with a two-line
cord, do not connect a cord to the
TEL LINE 2 jack or the phone will not
operate properly. Instead, you can
connect another phone device, such
as a fax machine or modem.
3. Route the adapter’s cord through
the strain relief slot on the bottom of
the bracket.
4. Plug the adapter into a standard AC
outlet.
5. Connect the phone cord(s) to the
modular phone line jack(s).
To connect the phone to two oneline phone jacks, plug one end of
the supplied long two-line modular
cord into TEL LINE 1/2 and plug
another cord (not supplied) into the
TEL LINE 2 jack.
To connect the phone to a single
one-line phone jack, plug one end of
the supplied long modular cord into
the TEL LINE 1/2 or TEL LINE 2 jack.
Note: If you connect the phone to a
single one-line phone jack, do not
press the unused line button or you
might hear feedback.
6. Raise the base’s antenna to a vertical position.
On a Wall or Wall Plate
Note: To mount the base directly on the
wall, you need two screws (not supplied)
with heads that fit into the keyhole slots
on the bottom of the bracket. Drill two
holes 315/16 inches apart. Then thread a
screw into each hole, letting the heads
extend about 5/16 inch from the wall.
2. Plug the supplied AC adapter’s barrel plug into the DC IN 9V jack on the
back of the base.
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1. Insert the two tabs at the top of the
narrow end of the supplied bracket
into the base’s upper tab slots as
shown, then press down on the
bracket’s latches and insert them
into the clip slots.
To connect the phone to two oneline phone jacks, plug one end of
the supplied short two-line modular
cord into TEL LINE 1/2 and plug
another cord (not supplied) into the
TEL LINE 2 jack.
2. To connect the phone to a two-line
phone jack, plug one end of the supplied long modular cord into the TEL
LINE 1/2 jack on the back of the
phone.
To connect the phone to a single
one-line phone jack, plug one end of
the supplied long modular cord into
the TEL LINE 1/2 or TEL LINE 2 jack.
Note: If you connect the phone to a
single one-line phone jack, do not
press the unused line button or you
might hear feedback.
3. Insert the supplied AC adapter’s
barrel plug into the DC IN 9V jack on
the back of the base.
Note: If you connect the phone to a
two-line phone jack with a two-line
cord, do not connect another (third)
phone line to the TEL LINE 2 jack or
the phone will not operate properly.
Instead, you can connect another
phone device such as a fax machine
or modem.
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4. Route the adapter’s cord through
the narrow groove on the bracket.
If you are using two phone cords,
route the second cord through one
of the wide grooves on the bracket.
5. To mount the phone on a wall plate,
plug the other end of the short modular cord into the wall plate jack,
then align the bracket’s keyhole
slots with the wall plate studs and
slide the base downward to secure
it. If you are using two phone cords,
plug the second cord into the second phone jack.
To mount the phone directly on a
wall, align the bracket’s keyhole
slots with the mounted screws and
slide the base downward to secure
it. Connect the phone cord(s) to the
modular phone line jack(s).
6. Plug the adapter into a standard AC
outlet.
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7. Press and lift out the handset
holder, flip it over as shown, then
snap it back into place.
2. Plug the battery pack’s connector
into the socket in the compartment.
The connector fits only one way.
8. Raise the base’s antenna to a vertical position.
3. Replace the battery pack and the
cover.
CONNECTING AND
CHARGING THE BATTERY
PACK
The ET-686 comes with a rechargeable
nickel-cadmium battery pack in the
handset but not connected. Before using
your phone, you must connect the battery pack, then charge it for about 24
hours.
Recharge the battery pack when the
handset beeps every 3 seconds or its
line indicators flash every 3 seconds.
To charge the battery pack, place the
handset either faceup or facedown on
the base. The CHARGE indicator on the
base lights.
1. Slide open the battery compartment
cover and lift the battery pack out of
the compartment.
Important: Be sure the battery pack is
properly connected before you try to
charge it. The CHARGE indicator lights
whenever the handset is on the base,
even if the battery pack is not connected.
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Notes:
• When you first use the phone after
charging or recharging the battery
pack, the phone might not work and
you might hear an error tone when
you press LINE 1 or LINE 2. If this
happens, return the handset to the
base for about five seconds. This
resets the security access-protection code.
• If the battery pack gets weak during
a call, the handset beeps every 3
seconds and the line indicators
flash. When this happens, you cannot make another call on the phone
until you recharge the battery pack.
• Use a pencil eraser to clean the
charging contacts on the handset
and the base about once a month.
• About once a month, fully discharge
the battery pack by keeping the
handset off the base until the low
battery indications (flashing line indicators and beeping) appear. Otherwise, the battery pack loses its
ability to fully recharge.
• The supplied battery pack should
last for about a year. When the battery pack loses its ability to fully
recharge, order a replacement battery pack at your local RadioShack
store (see “Replacing the Battery
Pack” on Page 25).
SETTING THE DIALING
MODE
Set PULSE-TONE on the back of the
base for the type of service you have. If
you are not sure which type you have,
do this test.
1. Be sure PULSE-TONE is set to
TONE.
PULSE-TONE
• If the battery pack becomes completely discharged or the base loses
power while the handset is away
from it, the security code might be
lost. To reset the code, return the
handset to the base. If it was the
handset that lost power, leave the
handset on the base to charge the
battery pack.
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2. Press LINE 1 on the base. The LINE
1 SPEAKER indicator lights. Then
listen for the dial tone.
LINE 1
LINE 2
can choose from a high or low ringer
setting for the base and the handset.
On the Handset
At any time except during a call, press
VOLUME to set the handset’s ringer volume. The phone rings at the selected
volume.
3. Press any number other than 0 on
the base keypad.
Note: If your phone system requires
that you dial an access code (9, for
example) before you dial an outside
number, do not press the access
code either.
If the dial tone stops, that line has
tone service.
If the dial tone continues, that line
has pulse service.
4. Press LINE 2, listen for the dial tone,
and repeat Step 3.
If you have tone service on both
lines, leave PULSE-TONE set to
TONE.
If you have pulse service on either
line, set PULSE-TONE to PULSE.
ADJUSTING THE RINGER
The ET-686 lets you control its base and
handset ringer volume separately. You
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VOLUME
On the Base
Set RING VOL for each line (L1 or L2) on
the back of the base to HI, LO, or OFF.
With RING VOL set to OFF, the base’s
ringer does not sound when a call is received, but the handset still rings when it
is off the base (as does any other phone
connected to the same line). The handset does not ring when it is on the base.
RING VOL
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OPERATION
Note: You can use the keypad on either
the handset or the base to operate the
ET-686. To make a call with the speakerphone, you must use the base’s keypad; to make a call with the handset,
you must use the handset’s keypad.
USING THE HANDSET
Making a Call
To make a call using the handset, lift the
handset from the base and press LINE 1
or LINE 2, then dial the number. When
you press a line button on the handset,
that line’s indicator on the handset
lights. The same line’s indicator on the
base flashes to show that someone is
using that line at the handset.
Note: If a line indicator on the handset is
flashing, someone is using that line at
the base. Press the other line button.
To end a call, press LINE 1 or LINE 2 on
the handset or place the handset on the
base.
Answering a Call
that is ringing, or press any key to answer a call. The indicator for the line you
are using lights at the handset and flashes at the base.
If you receive a call on one line while
you are using the handset to talk on the
other, you hear three ring tones through
the handset. Press the line button for the
incoming call’s line. The current call is
automatically placed on hold.
If both lines have an incoming call,
pressing a key answers the line that received a call first.
Setting the Handset Volume
To increase or decrease the handset’s
volume during a call, press VOLUME.
Each time you press the button, the volume setting changes to low, medium,
high, or loud.
Changing the Channel
If you hear interference, static, or noise
during a call, you can press CH to find a
clearer channel.
When a call comes in, the line indicator
for that line flashes at the handset and
base.
Note: To help you tell which line is ringing, each line has a distinctive ring tone.
CH
To answer a call, lift the handset from
the base. If the handset is away from the
base, press the line button for the line
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The ET-686 changes to a different channel each time you press CH.
lights at the base and flashes at the
handset.
Note: If the handset is too far from the
base, the channel might not change and
the phone sounds the error beeps. Move
closer to the base and try again.
If you receive an incoming call on a line
while you are talking on the speakerphone on the other, the new call’s line
indicator flashes and you hear a low ring
if you have set the RINGER VOL to HI or
LO. Press the line button for the incoming call. The current call is automatically
placed on hold.
USING THE
SPEAKERPHONE
Making a Call
To make a call using the speakerphone,
press LINE 1 (or LINE 2), listen for the
dial tone, then dial the number. When
you press a line button on the base, that
line’s SPEAKER indicator on the base
lights. The same line’s indicator on the
handset flashes to show that someone
is using that line at the base.
Note: If either SPEAKER indicator on
the base is flashing, someone at the
handset is using the line. Press the other line button.
If both lines have an incoming call,
pressing a number key answers the line
that received a call first, unless only one
line has its ringer on. In that case, pressing a number key answers the line with
its ringer on.
Adjusting the Speakerphone
Volume
To set the speakerphone’s volume, slide
VOLUME on the right side of the base.
To end a speakerphone call, press LINE
1 (or LINE 2) again.
Answering a Call
When a call comes in, the indicator for
that line flashes at the handset and
base.
To answer a call, press the line button
for the line that is ringing, or press any
number key. The indicator for that line
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Using Mute
While talking on the speakerphone, you
can temporarily turn off the ET-686’s microphone by pressing MUTE so the other
party cannot hear you. The SPEAKER
indicator flashes red when a line is muted. Press MUTE again to resume your
conversation.
MUTE
Note: If you are using a line on the
handset only, pressing HOLD on the
base will not place the call on hold and
vice versa.
While a call is on hold, you can temporarily place the handset on the base or
use the other phone line without disconnecting the current call.
To release a line from hold, press that
line’s button on the handset or base, or
pick up an extension phone. You can
also release a call from hold by lifting the
handset if the handset is on the base.
Pressing HOLD again while a call is on
hold does not release the hold.
Note: Mute is released when you press
INTERCOM or HOLD, or you press either
line button to switch the line.
USING HOLD
Note: If you put both lines on hold, lifting
the handset might not release the call. If
this happens, press the line button to release that line.
SWITCHING BETWEEN
THE HANDSET AND
SPEAKERPHONE
To switch to the speakerphone while
you are using the handset, press HOLD
on the handset, then press that line’s
button (LINE 1 or LINE 2) on the base.
HOLD
Press HOLD on the handset or base
(where a line is in use) to place a call on
hold. The indicator for that line flashes
on the handset and lights red on the
base.
To switch to the handset while you are
using the speakerphone, lift the handset
off the base. Or, if the handset is off the
base, press HOLD on the base, then
press that line’s button (LINE 1 or LINE 2)
on the handset.
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USING BOTH THE
HANDSET AND
SPEAKERPHONE
To use the handset to join a call at the
base, or to use the base to join a conversation at the handset, press the line
button for the line that is in use. You
hear a busy tone. Before the tone ends,
press the line button again.
During the call, one of you can hang up
and the call can continue. To end the
call, you must hang up both the base
and handset.
Note: If you hear a high-pitched noise
from the base’s speaker, the handset
and the base are too close together.
To talk with two parties using both lines,
see “4-Way Conferencing.”
MAKING A CONFERENCE
CALL
3-Way Conferencing
Follow these steps to use both phone
lines to set up a 3-way call. The procedure is the same for the handset and the
base.
1. Place the first call on hold.
2. Make or answer a call on the other
line.
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3. Once you have the second party on
the line, press CONF to bring in the
first party. Both line indicators light
steadily. You can now talk with both
parties, and they can talk with each
other.
CONF
4. To end the conference call, press
one line button, then the other. If you
want to hang up one line and continue talking on the other, press the
line button you want to hang up.
If you want to talk on one line without disconnecting the other, press
HOLD, then the button for the line
you want to talk on. To return to a 3way conversation, press CONF.
4-Way Conferencing
Follow these steps to use both lines and
the ET-686’s intercom function to set up
a four-way call (see “Using the Paging/
Intercom Features” on Page 18).
1. Make a 3-way conference call. (See
“3-Way Conferencing.”)
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2. Press INTCM on the handset or
INTERCOM on the base to page the
other keypad.
INTERCOM
To join the conversation from the handset or base, press the line button for the
line in use. You hear a busy tone: before
the tone ends, press the line button
again.
Note: If you hang up the ET-686 and
someone is still on that line on an extension, the ET-686’s line indicator(s) might
not stay lit.
INTCM
The two outside lines are automatically placed on hold, but the parties
on both lines can talk with each
other.
3. To answer the page, press INTCM
on the handset, or INTERCOM on the
base, then press CONF.
USING REDIAL
You can quickly dial the last number dialed on either line 1 or line 2. When you
hear a dial tone, press REDIAL/PAUSE
on the base or REDIAL on the handset.
REDIAL/PAUSE
4. To end the conference call, press
LINE 1 and LINE 2 on one keypad,
then press LINE 2 on the other keypad.
If you want to hang up one line and
continue talking on the other, press
the line button that you want to hang
up.
Note: You can also make a conference
call using both the ET-686 and an extension phone. (See “Using the ET-686 with
Extension Phones.”)
USING THE ET-686 WITH
EXTENSION PHONES
The ET-686 detects when an extension
phone is in use, and the corresponding
line indicator flashes.
REDIAL
Notes:
• Each keypad has a separate redial
memory. You cannot redial a number you dialed on one keypad using
the redial key on the other.
• The redial memory is common to
both lines. You can redial the number you originally dialed on Line 1
using Line 2, as long as you use the
same keypad you dialed the number
on earlier.
• The redial memory holds up to 32
digits, so you can redial long distance as well as local numbers.
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USING FLASH
FLASH performs the electronic equiva-
4. After you complete the call, the
phone automatically resets to the
pulse mode when you hang up.
lent of a switchhook operation for special services, such as Call Waiting.
For example, if you have Call Waiting,
press FLASH to answer an incoming call
without disconnecting the current call.
Press FLASH again to return to the first
call.
FLASH
Note: If you do not have any special services, pressing FLASH might disconnect
the current call.
USING TONE SERVICES
ON A PULSE LINE
Some special services, such as bankby-phone, require tone signals. If you
have pulse service, you can still use
these special tone services by following
these steps.
1. Be sure PULSE-TONE is set to P.
2. Dial the service’s main number.
3. When the service answers, press
TONE/ . Any additional numbers
you dial are sent as tone signals.
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USING THE PAGING/
INTERCOM FEATURES
You can use the ET-686 as a two-way
pager and intercom between the base
and the handset. This is useful if the
handset is away from the base and you
want to locate it, or if you want to have a
conversation between the handset and
the base.
To page the handset from the base,
press INTERCOM. The CHARGE indicator on the base flashes and the base
and handset ring. Press INTCM on the
handset to answer the page. The
CHARGE indicator on the base blinks.
To page the base from the handset,
press INTCM. The base rings, even if
RING VOL is set to OFF. Press INTERCOM on the base to answer the page.
Both line indicators on the handset light,
and the CHARGE indicator on the base
lights.
To end an intercom call, press INTCM on
the handset, press INTERCOM on the
base, or hang up the handset.
During a call, you can page someone at
either the base or the handset to join the
conversation. Press INTERCOM or INTCM. The current call is placed on hold.
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• To transfer the call, press INTERCOM or INTCM again when the person at the base or handset answers.
• To start a 3-way call, tell the person
at the base or handset to press the
line button for the call, then press
the same button twice on your keypad when they answer the page.
Notes:
• You cannot page the base or handset if it is already in use. A warning
tone sounds.
• If a call comes in during an intercom
conversation, either of the intercom
parties can answer the call as they
normally would. press the ringing
line’s button. The intercom call automatically disconnects.
MEMORY DIALING
You can store up to 20 numbers in
memory (ten each in the handset’s and
base’s memory), then dial a stored number by pressing a one-digit memory location number.
bers. Peel the backing from the stickers
and attach them to the handset and
base.
Notes:
• Each number you store can be up to
16 digits long.
• You cannot dial a number stored in
one memory location (the base or
the handset) using the keypad on
the other.
• An error tone sounds and the phone
exits the storing process if you wait
more than 20 seconds between key
presses.
Storing a Number in Memory
1. To store a number in the handset’s
memory, lift the handset. To store a
number in the base’s memory, skip
to Step 2.
2. Press MEM. The CHARGE indicator
blinks or the line indicators on the
handset flash.
MEM
3. Enter the number and any tone or
pause entries (see “Using Tone Services on a Pulse Line” on Page 18
or “Entering a Pause” on Page 20).
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Note: Each tone or pause entry
uses one digit of memory.
4. Press MEM again, then enter the
memory location number (0–9)
where you want to store the number.
A tone sounds to indicate that the
number is stored.
Note: If the phone sounds five quick
beeps, you have made an entry error,
and the number was not stored. Start
again.
To replace a stored number, store a new
number in its place. To erase a number
from a memory location, press MEM
twice. Then press the memory location
number (0–9) you want to clear. A tone
sounds.
Entering a Pause
In some telephone systems, you must
dial an access code (9, for example) and
wait for a second dial tone before you
can dial an outside number. You can
store the access code with the phone
number. However, you should also store
a pause after the access code to allow
the outside line time to connect.
To enter a 2-second pause, press REDIAL/PAUSE (REDIAL on the handset).
Press REDIAL/PAUSE or REDIAL repeatedly for a longer pause.
Dialing a Memory Number
To dial a number stored in the handset’s
memory, lift the handset from the base
20
and press either line button. When you
hear a dial tone, press MEM and enter
the memory location number for the
number you want to dial.
To dial a number stored in the base’s
memory, press either line button. When
you hear a dial tone, press MEM and enter the memory location number for the
number you want to dial.
Note: If you select an empty memory location, the base beeps 5 times.
Chain-Dialing Service Numbers
For quick recall of numbers for special
services (such as alternate long distance or bank by phone), store each
group of numbers in its own memory location.
To use the stored special service numbers, dial the service’s main number
first. Then, at the appropriate place in
the call, press MEM and the number for
the memory location where the additional information is stored.
Testing Stored Emergency
Numbers
If you store an emergency service’s
number (police department, fire department, ambulance) and you choose to
test the stored number, make the test
call during the late evening or early
morning hours to avoid peak demand
periods. Also, remain on the line to explain the reason for your call.
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USING A HEADSET
You can make or answer calls with
hands-free convenience using an optional headset (available at your local
RadioShack store) that has a 3/32-inch
plug.
You can use a handset holder (available
at your local RadioShack store) to hang
the handset on your belt for greater convenience.
When you finish using the headset, disconnect it from the handset and close
the rubber cover to protect the jack.
To connect the headset, pull open the
rubber cover marked
on the side of
the handset, then insert the 3/32-inch plug
into the jack.
Notes:
• Connecting a headset disconnects
the handset’s earpiece and microphone, but it does not affect the ET686’s speakerphone.
• VOLUME on the handset also controls the connected headset’s volume.
• If you place the handset on the base
facedown to recharge it while the
headset is connected, be sure the
handset seats properly.
With a headset connected, you make or
answer calls as usual, using the keys on
the handset.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
We do not expect you to have any problems with your phone, but if you do, the following suggestions might help.
Problem
The phone does not work or works
poorly.
Suggestion
Be sure the base’s phone line cord and AC adapter
are correctly and securely connected.
Be sure the handset’s battery pack is connected and
charged.
Return the handset to the base for a few seconds to
reset the security access-protection code.
The handset stops working or
works poorly during a call.
Move the handset closer to the base.
Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical position.
Be sure the handset’s battery pack is charged.
Low volume or unusual sounds.
Someone has picked up another phone on the same
line. Hang up the other phone.
Severe noise interference.
Keep the handset and base away from computers,
remote control toys, wireless microphones, alarm
systems, intercoms, room monitors, fluorescent
lights, and electrical appliances.
Move to another location or turn off the source of
interference.
Hang up and redial the number.
The phone cannot be operated at a
useful distance from the base
because the signal becomes weak
or noisy (handset’s range has
decreased).
Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical position.
The handset battery pack does not
charge.
Check the charging contacts on the handset and
base. If they are dirty, clean them with a pencil
eraser.
Be sure neither antenna is touching a metal surface.
Recharge the battery pack.
Be sure the battery pack is connected correctly.
Be sure the handset is properly seated on the base.
Replace the battery pack (see “Replacing the Battery
Pack” on Page 25).
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Problem
Handset does not ring or receive a
page.
Suggestion
Lift the base’s antenna to a vertical position.
Move the handset closer to the base.
Move the handset and base away from other electrical devices.
Recharge the battery pack.
If the base loses power while the handset is off of it, the security access-protection
code might change. Restore power to the base, then place the handset back on the
base and leave it there for a few seconds.
If you still have problems, disconnect the phone. If other phones on the same line
work properly, the fault is in this phone or its installation. If you cannot find the problem, take your phone to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your RadioShack ET-686 2-Line 900 MHz Cordless Speakerphone is an example
of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care
for your ET-686 so you can enjoy it for years.
Keep the ET-686 dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids
might contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.
Use and store the ET-686 only in normal temperature environments.
Temperature extremes can shorten the life of electronic devices, damage batteries, and distort or melt plastic parts.
Keep the ET-686 away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature
wear of parts.
Handle the ET-686 gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage circuit
boards and cases and can cause the ET-686 to work improperly.
Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type.
Batteries can leak chemicals that damage your ET-686’s electronic
parts.
Wipe the ET-686 with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.
Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to
clean the ET-686.
Modifying or tampering with the ET-686’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate its warranty and void your FCC authorization to operate it. If your ET-686 is not performing as it should, take it to your local RadioShack
store for assistance. If the trouble is affecting the telephone lines, the phone company can ask you to disconnect your ET-686 until you have resolved the problem.
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REPLACING THE
BATTERY PACK
If you follow the instructions in “Connecting and Charging the Battery Pack” on
Page 10, the battery pack should last
about a year. If the battery pack will not
hold a charge for more than 2 hours after an overnight charge, replace it with a
new 3.6 V, 600 mAh battery pack with a
connector that fits the socket in the battery compartment. You can order a replacement battery pack through your
local RadioShack store.
Follow these steps to install the new battery pack, then charge the battery pack
for about 14 hours before you use it.
Note: To avoid losing phone numbers
stored in memory on the handset, try to
install and begin charging the new battery pack within 1 minute after removing
the old one.
1. Slide open the battery compartment
cover and lift the battery pack out of
the compartment.
Cautions:
• You must use a replacement battery
pack of the same size and type.
• Do not dispose of the battery pack in
a fire because it might explode.
• Do not open or mutilate the battery
pack.
• Be careful not to short the battery
pack by touching it with conducting
materials, such as rings, bracelets,
and keys. The battery pack or conductor might overheat and burn.
Important: This product contains a rechargeable nickel-cadmium battery
pack. At the end of the battery pack’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 curb-side collection,
drop-off boxes at retailers such as your
local RadioShack store, recycling collection centers, and mail-back programs.
2. Gently pull on the battery connector
to disconnect it, then remove the
battery pack.
3. Insert the fresh battery pack inside
the compartment, plug its connector
into the socket inside the battery
compartment.
4. Replace the cover.
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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. If this happens, the
phone company 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.
If you cannot eliminate the interference,
the FCC requires that you stop using
your phone.
Some cordless phones operate at frequencies that might cause interference
to nearby TVs and VCRs. To minimize
or prevent such interference, the base of
the cordless phone should not be placed
near or on top of a TV or VCR.
LIGHTNING
Also, the phone company can make
changes to its lines, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the
operation of this telephone. The telephone company notifies you of these
changes in advance, so you can take
the necessary steps to prevent interruption of your telephone service.
Your telephone has built-in lightning protection to reduce the risk of damage
from surges in telephone line and power
line current. This lightning protection
meets or exceeds FCC requirements.
However, lightning striking the telephone or power lines can damage your
telephone.
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 your phone. If the interference goes
away, your phone is causing the interference.
Lightning damage is not common. Nevertheless, if you live in an area that has
severe electrical storms, we suggest
that you unplug your phone during
storms to reduce the possibility of damage.
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 RadioShack
store for help
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NOTES
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Limited One-Year Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for one (1) year from the date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned
stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING
THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED
IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED
HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY
LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS
OF TIME, DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack
sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without charge for parts and
labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase
price. All replaced parts and products, and products on which a refund is made, become the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products may be used in the performance of
warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the
original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of the product made after the
expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse,
accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or
maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs
other than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as
fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs
of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
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