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ALERTMASTER® AM-100
WIRELESS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
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Instructions
Important Safety Instructions .................................1
Installation ..........................................................8
Door Bell Battery .................................................9
Operations........................................................10
Phone...............................................................10
Door ................................................................10
Channel Setting .................................................11
In Case of Difficulty ............................................14
Regulatory Compliance.......................................15
Warranty ..........................................................23
Optional Accessories ..........................................24
Español ............................................................26
Français............................................................54
Important
ImportantSafety
Safety
Instructions
Instructions
When using your Ameriphone
AM100, basic safety
precautions should always
be followed to reduce the
risk of fire, electric shock
and persons including the
following:
1.Read and understand
all instructions.
2.Follow all warnings
and instructions
marked on the
product.
3.Do not use this product
near a bathtub, wash
basin, kitchen sink or
laundry tub, in a wet
basement, near a
swimming pool or
anywhere else there
is water.
4. Avoid using a telephone
(other than a cordless
type) during a storm.
There may be a remote
risk of electrical shock
from lightning.
5. Do not use a telephone
to report a gas leak in
the vicinity of the leak.
6.Unplug this product
from the wall outlets
before cleaning. Do
not use liquid cleaners
or aerosol cleaners on
the product. Use a
damp cloth for cleaning.
7.Place this product on
a stable surface.
Serious damage
and/or injury may
result if the product
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falls.
8.Do not cover the slots
and openings on this
product. This product
should never be placed
near or over a radiator
or heat register. This
product should not be
placed in a built-in
installation unless
proper ventilation is
provided.
9.Operate this product
using the electrical
voltage as stated on
the base unit or the
owner’s manual. If you
are not sure of the
voltage in your home,
consult your dealer or
local power company.
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10. Do not place
anything on the power
cord. Install the
product where no
one will step or trip on
the cord.
11. Do not overload wall
outlets or extension
cords as this can
increase the risk of fire
or electrical shock.
12. Never push any
objects through the
slots in the product.
They can touch
dangerous voltage
points or short out
parts that could
result in a risk of fire
or electrical shock.
Never spill liquid of
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any kind on the
product.
13. To reduce the risk of
electrical shock, do not
take this product apart.
Opening or removing
covers may expose
you to dangerous
voltages or other
risks. Incorrect
reassembly can cause
electric shock when
the appliance is
subsequently used.
14. Unplug this product
from the wall outlets
and refer servicing to
the manufacturer
under the following
conditions:
A. When the power
supply cord or plug
is frayed or
damaged.
B. If liquid has been
spilled into the
product.
C. If the product has
been exposed to
rain or water.
D. If the product
does not operate
normally by
following the
operating
instructions. Adjust
only those controls
that are covered by
the operating
instructions.
Improper adjustment
may require
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extensive work by a
qualified technician
to restore the
telephone to
normal operation.
E. If the product has
been dropped or
the case has
been damaged.
F. If the product
exhibits a distinct
change in
performance.
15. Never install telephone
wiring during a
lightning storm.
16. Never install telephone
jacks in wet locations
unless the jack is
specifically designed
for wet locations.
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17. Never touch uninsulated
telephone wires or
terminals unless the
telephone line has
been disconnected at
the network interface.
18. Use caution when
installing or modifying
telephone lines.
19. Use only the power
cord and batteries
indicated in this
manual. Do not
dispose of batteries in
a fire. They may
explode. Check with
local codes for
possible special
disposal instructions.
Important Safety
Instructions
ADDITIONAL SAFETY NOTES
FOR CANADIAN USERS
The following items are
included as part of the
CS-03 Requirements. The
standard connecting
arrangement for the
equipment is CA11A. This
product meets the applicable
Industry Canada technical
specifications.
NOTICE: The Canadian
Department of
Communications label
identifies certified equipment.
This certification means that
the equipment meets certain
telecommunications network
protective operational and
safety requirements. The
Department does not
guarantee that the
equipment will operate to
the user’s satisfaction.
Before installing this
equipment, users should
ensure that it is permissible
to be connected to the
facilities of the local
telecommunications
company. The equipment
must also be installed using
an acceptable method of
connection. In some cases,
the company’s inside wiring
associated with a single line
individual service may be
extended by means of a
certified connector assembly
(telephone extension cord).
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The customer should be
aware that compliance with
the above conditions may
not prevent degradation of
service in some situations.
Repairs to certified
equipment should be made
by an authorized Canadian
maintenance facility
designated by the supplier.
Any repairs or alterations
made by the user to this
equipment, or equipment
malfunctions, may give the
telecommunications
company cause to request
the user disconnect the
equipment.
Users should ensure for their
own protection that the
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electrical ground
connections of the power
utility, telephone lines and
internal metallic water pipe
system, if present, are
connected together. This
precaution may be
particularly important in
rural areas.
CAUTION: Users should not
attempt to make such
connections themselves, but
should contact the appropriate
electric inspection authority,
or electrician, as
appropriate. The Ringer
Equivalent Number is an
indication of the maximum
number of terminals allowed
to be connected to a
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telephone interface. The
termination on an interface
may consist of any
combination of devices
subject only to the
requirement that the sum of
the Ringer Equivalent
Number of all the devices
not exceed five.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Installation
Do not put any of the
Alertmaster components
on or next to metal
surfaces, computers,
televisions, microwaves,
or other areas with
electrical equipment that
can cause interference to
the wireless system.
Antenna should be fully
extended without
interference.
(See Figure 1.)
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Alertm
(Figure 1- Installation of
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Door Bell Battery
The door bell transmitter
operates on one “23A”
size “cigarette lighter”
battery (included). It
normally lasts 8-16 months
and can be tested by
watching the red power
indicator light illuminate
when the door bell button
is pressed. If the power
indicator is faint or off,
replace the battery. (See
Figure 2 for installation.)
(Figure 2- Door bell battery
installation and mounting)
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Operations
When the Alertmaster
AM-100 is activated, the
lamp flashes for 24
seconds, or until the
RESET/LAMP CONTROL
button is pressed. The
lamp flashes in these
patterns:
1. Phone
The phone indicator
light illuminates when
the phone rings. The
lamp will flash for two
seconds, off for four
seconds, and repeat.
2. Door
The door indicator light
illuminates when the
door bell button is
pressed. The lamp will
flash for two seconds,
off for two seconds, and
repeat. This function is
also activated when a
signal is received from
the optional Door
Announcer (Model AM-DX).
(Figure 4)
(Figure 3)
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Use the RESET/LAMP
CONTROL button to turn the
lamp on and off.
Channel Setting
The Alertmaster AM-100
uses radio signals to
communicate between the
console unit and all of its
accessories. For the
accessories (Door bell,
Door Announcer) to
activate the base unit,
they all have to be on the
same “channel.” A “DIP
switch” is used for
channel selection.
Your system and all
accessories have been
preset in the factory to a
standard channel setting.
Under normal operating
conditions, there is no
adjustment necessary.
If your system encounters
interference and
repeatedly activates by
itself for no obvious
reasons, it may be
triggered by a system
nearby in your
neighborhood.
If interference from
another Alertmaster
Notification System or
other wireless source is
present, change channel
switch settings on all
components.
1. Unplug AC cord and
locate DIP switches on
the underside of the
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AM-100 base unit.
(See Figure 5)
2. Open the battery
compartment of the
door bell to access DIP
switches.(See Figure 2)
to open door bell
cover.)
3. Change the switch
position of each switch
on both units using a
ball point pen to slide
the switches to different
settings. All settings
need to be identical for
the system to work.
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4. Unplug and change
the switch settings on
each of your other
accessories (Remote
Receiver, Door
Announcer, etc.) to
match the new channel
setting of the AM-100
base unit and door
bell.
5. Replace covers and
re-turn accessories to
their proper place.
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Use a pen or
pencil to set
DIP Switches
to match
exactly
AM-100
Base Unit
Door bell
(Figure 5 - Channel setting)
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In Case of Difficulty
In case of difficulty, review the “Symptom and Remedy” list below.
Make sure no part of the Alertmaster system is on or near metal
surfaces or electrical equipment. Should the difficulty persist,
contact Ameriphone or your authorized dealer for assistance.
WARNING! DO NOT open the unit. You may be exposed to
hazardous high voltage electricity.
Symptom
RESET/LAMP CONTROL
button doesn’t work
Cause and Remedy
Lamp is not turned on prior to
plugging it into Alertmaster.
Replace bulb if necessary.
Phone rings,
lamp doesn’t flash
Check all phone line connections.
Make sure you can turn the lamp
on or off with the lamp control
button on the AM-100 console.
Door bell doesn’t work
Dead battery. Depress door bell
button, red indicator light should
light up. Replace if necessary.
The DIP switches may be
incorrectly set. See section on
“Channel Setting”.
It may be out of range. Make
sure door bell is within a range
of 80 feet of the AM-100 base
unit.
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Regulatory
Compliance
Part 68 of FCC Rules
Information
This AM-100 Notification
System complies with Part
68 of the FCC rules and the
requirements adopted by
the ACTA. On the bottom
of this equipment is a label
that contains, among other
information, a product
identifier in the format
US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. If
requested, this number must
be provided to the
telephone company.
A plug and jack used to
connect this equipment to
the premises wiring and
telephone network must
comply with the applicable
FCC Part 68 rules and
requirements adopted by
the ACTA. A compliant
telephone cord and
modular plug, RJ11 USOC,
is provided with this
product. It is designed to be
connected to a compatible
modular jack that is also
compliant. See installation
instructions for details.
The REN is used to
determine the number of
devices that may be
connected to a telephone
line. Excessive RENs on a
telephone line may result in
the devices not ringing in
response to an incoming
call. In most but not all
areas, the sum of RENs
should not exceed five
(5.0). To be certain of the
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number of devices that may
be connected to a line, as
determined by the total
RENs, contact the local
telephone company. For
products approved after July
23, 2001, the REN for this
product is part of the
product identifier that has
the format US:AAAEQ##TXXXX.
The digits represented by
## are the REN without a
decimal point (e.g., 03 is a
REN of 0.3). For earlier
products, the REN is
separately shown on the
label.
If this telephone equipment
causes harm to the
telephone network, the
telephone company will
notify you in advance that
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temporary discontinuance
of service may be required.
But if advance notice isn’t
practical, the telephone
company will notify the
customer as soon as
possible. Also, you will be
advised of your right to file
a complaint with the FCC if
you believe it is necessary.
The telephone company
may make changes in its
facilities, equipment,
operations or procedures
that could affect the
operation of the equipment.
If this happens the
telephone company will
provide advance notice in
order for you to make
necessary modifications to
maintain uninterrupted
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If trouble is experienced
with this telephone
equipment, for repair or
warranty information,
please contact Walker /
Ameriphone, 1-800-8743005. If the equipment is
causing harm to the
telephone network, the
telephone company may
request that you disconnect
the equipment until the
problem is resolved.
This telephone equipment is
not intended to be repaired
and it contains no
repairable parts. Opening
the equipment or any
attempt to perform repairs
will void the warranty. For
service or repairs, call
1-800-874-3005.
Connection to party line
service is subject to state
tariffs. Contact the state
public utility commission,
public service commission
or corporation commission
for information.
If your home has specially
wired alarm equipment
connected to the telephone
line, ensure the installation
of this telephone
equipment does not disable
your alarm equipment. If
you have questions about
what will disable alarm
equipment, consult your
telephone company or a
qualified installer.
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Regulatory
Compliance
This telephone equipment is
hearing aid compatible.
Customer-Owned
Coin/Credit Card Phones:
To comply with state tariffs,
the telephone company
must be given notification
prior to connection. In some
states, the state public utility
commission, public service
commission or corporation
commission must give prior
approval of connection.
cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must
accept any interference
received, including
interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Part 15 of FCC Rules
Information
Your AM-100 Notification
System has been tested and
found to comply with the
limits of a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15
of FCC rules. These limits
are designed to provide
reasonable protection
against harmful interference
in residential installation.
This device complies with
part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) This device may not
This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in
accordance with the
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Regulatory
Compliance
instructions, may cause
harmful interference to
radio communications.
However, there is no
guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular
installation; if this equipment
does cause harmful
interference to radio or
television reception, which
can be determined by
turning the equipment off
and on, you are encouraged
to try to correct the
interference by one of the
following measures:
1.Where it can be done
safely, reorient the
receiving television or
radio antenna.
2.To the extent possible,
relocate the television,
radio or other
receiver with respect
to the telephone
equipment. (This
increases the separation
between the telephone
equipment and the
receiver.)
3.Connect the telephone
equipment into an outlet
on a circuit difference
from that to which the
television, radio, or
other receiver is
connected.
4.Consult the dealer or an
experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
CAUTION: Changes or
modifications not expressly
approved by the
manufacturer responsible
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This product meets the
applicable Industry Canada
technical specifications.
associated with a single
line individual service may
be extended by means of a
certified connector
assembly (telephone
extension cord). The
customer should be aware
that compliance with the
above conditions may not
prevent degradation of
service in some situations.
Before installing this
equipment, users should
ensure that it is permissible
to be connected to the
facilities of the local
telecommunications
company. The equipment
must also be installed using
an acceptable method of
connection. In some cases,
the company’s inside wiring
Repairs to certified
equipment should be made
by an authorized Canadian
maintenance facility
designated by the supplier.
Any repairs or alterations
made by the user to this
equipment, or equipment
malfunctions, may give the
telecommunications
company cause to request
for compliance could void
the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
Industry Canada Technical
Specifications
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the user to disconnect the
equipment.
Users should ensure for
their own protection that the
electrical ground connections
of the power utility, telephone
lines and internal metallic
water pipe system, if present,
are connected together. This
precaution may be particularly
important in rural areas.
CAUTION: Users should not
attempt to make such
connections themselves, but
should contact the appropriate
electric inspection authority,
or electrician, as appropriate.
The Ringer Equivalence
Number is an indication of
the maximum number of
terminals allowed to be
connected to a telephone
interface. The termination
on an interface may consist
of any combination of
devices subject only to the
requirement that the sum of
the Ringer Equivalence
Numbers of all the devices
does not exceed five.
[The term “IC:” before the
certification/registration
number only signifies that
the Industry Canada
technical specifications
were met.]
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Warranty
Ameriphone will repair
or replace your
Alertmaster AM-100 for
one year from date of
purchase if the unit is
defective in workmanship
or material.Proof of
purchase is required. All
applicable implied
warranties, including the
implied warranty of
merchantability and
fitness for a particular
purpose, given to you by
law are hereby limited in
duration of this warranty.
UNDER NO
CIRCUMSTANCES WILL
AMERIPHONE BE LIABLE
FOR ANY INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES.
You may also have other
warranty rights which
vary from state to state.
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Optional Accessories
The Alertmaster Model
AM-100 is designed to
work with optional
remote receivers
and transmitters, each
sold separately.
A. Alertmaster Remote
Receiver AM-RX2
Flashes a
connected
lamp to
notify you
wherever the receiver is
placed -kitchen, living
room, garage, bath
room, etc. up to 80 feet
from the Alertmaster
Model AM-100 base
console.
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B. Alertmaster Personal
Signaler AM-PX
Wear this
lightweight
receiver on
your belt
anywhere
around your house within
an 80-foot radius from the
Alertmaster Model
AM-100.
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C. Alertmaster Personal
Tactile Signaler AM-PXB
D. Alertmaster Door
Announcer AM-DX
Similar to
Model AM-PX.
This personal
receiver is
designed to
meet the needs of the deafblind, a touch switch allows
each alerting source to be
identified by tactile
indication.
Attach the Door
Announcer next
to your existing
door chime, or
intercom. It will
activate the door function
of the Alertmaster Model
AM-100 up to 80 feet
away.
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