Model CAR2020
Card Reader
User Manual
Model CAR2020 Card Reader
Thank you for purchasing the Califone® Model CAR2020 Card Reader.
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1. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Before using this product, read the instruction manual for important safety
information. Please retain this manual for future reference and warranty
information.
Troubleshooting & Servicing
Do not attempt to service or repair the device yourself. Refer all servicing
to qualified service personnel. Do not attempt to modify the device in any
way. Doing so could invalidate your warranty.
Moisture and heat sources
Do not use this apparatus near water (for example, sinks, baths, pools) or
expose it to rain, moisture, dripping or splashing liquids. Do not expose
the unit to high temperatures, high humidity or direct sunlight.
Cleaning
When cleaning the device, please use a soft, dry cloth. Never use
benzene, paint-thinner, or other chemicals on the device.
Location
Place the device in stable location, so it will not fall causing damage to
the device or bodily harm.
Intended use
The product may only be used with the original parts intended for it.
The product may only be used in closed and dry rooms. The intended
use includes adherence to the specified installation instructions. The
manufacturer accepts no liability for damage arising due to improper use.
WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
IMPORTANT
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
The unit’s circuitry may cause interference to nearby radios. To prevent
interference, either switch the unit off or move away from the affected
radio.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply within
the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for
help.
NOTE: Shielded cables may be required to be used with this unit to
ensure compliance with the Class B FCC limits.
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2. PACKAGE CONTENTS
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CAR2020 Card Reader
Dust Cover
Power Adapter
User Manual
3. PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS
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Top View
8. On/Off/Volume Control
9. Magnetic Card Slot
10. Headphone Jacks (1/4”, 3.5mm)
11. Microphone Jacks (1/4”, 3.5mm)
12. Aux Output (1/4”)
13. Battery Check Button
4. SETUP AND INSTALLATION
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DC Input Jack
Record Key
Teacher Track Key
Teacher Repeat Button
Student Repeat Button
Student Track Key
Built-in Microphone
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Side View
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4.1 AC OPERATION
1. Ensure the unit is off. To turn off the unit, adjust the On/Off/Volume
control to the OFF position.
2. Before operation please be sure that the voltage on the power
adapter corresponds to the AC voltage of your local area. Unravel
the AC Line Cord, insert one end into the DC input jack on the unit
and the other end into a standard AC outlet.
4.2 BATTERY OPERATION
1. Ensure the unit is off. To turn off the unit, adjust the On/Off/Volume
control to the OFF position.
2. IMPORTANT: Disconnect the power adapter from the AC main
power.
3. Open the BATTERY COMPARTMENT DOOR and insert four C (UM2) size batteries (not included) making sure that the indicated
battery polarity is observed.
4. Batteries can be tested by pressing the Battery Check Button. When
the batteries are in good condition, the LED will light red. If it does
not light, the batteries should be replaced.
4.3 CONNECTING HEADPHONES
1. Decrease the volume to minimum.
2. Connect the headphones to one of the H/P jacks.
3. Increase the volume to the desired listening level.
CAUTION: Avoid excessive volume for long periods of time as this can
result in hearing damage.
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5. BASIC OPERATION
5.1 RECORDING THE TEACHER TRACK ONTO A MAGNETIC
CARD
1. Slide the Teacher Record switch, located in the battery compartment
to the Unlock position.
2. Depress the Teacher Track Key.
3. Depress and hold down the Record Key.
4. With the other hand, insert a magnetic card with the magnetic strip
facing you into the right side of the Card Slot.
5. Sit in a normal upright position with the card reader on a flat surface
in front of you.
6. Push the magnetic card toward the Card Start Position Arrow.
7. Lean slightly forward and direct your voice towards the built-in
microphone. When the card reader activates and the magnetic card
begins to move, speak in a clear quiet voice. If you are using a
headphone with attached boom microphone, speak into the boom
microphone in a clear quiet voice.
8. If you wish to review the recording, reinsert the magnetic card into
the Card Slot or press the Teacher Repeat Button.
9. Reset the Teacher Record switch to the Lock position.
NOTES:
• Any previously recorded Teacher Track is automatically erased
when a new Teacher Track is recorded.
• When recording, hold the Record Key down until the magnetic
card stops moving through the unit.
• A boom microphone headset should be used to achieve the best
recording results.
5.2 LISTENING TO THE TEACHER TRACK
1. Depress the Teacher Track Key.
2. Set the Volume Knob between 4 and 6.
3. Insert a magnetic card with the magnetic strip facing you into the
right side of the Card Slot.
4. Push the magnetic card toward the Card Start Position Arrow until
the card reader activates and the magnetic card begins to move.
5. The magnetic card will automatically stop after passing the record
head and the transport mechanism will automatically shut off.
6. If you wish to review the recording, reinsert the magnetic card into
the Card Slot or press the Teacher Repeat Button.
5.3 RECORDING THE STUDENT TRACK ONTO A MAGNETIC
CARD
1. Depress the Student Track Key.
2. Depress and hold down the Record Key.
3. With the other hand, insert a magnetic card with the magnetic strip
facing you into the right side of the Card Slot.
4. Sit in a normal upright position with the card reader on a flat surface
in front of you.
5. Push the magnetic card toward the Card Start Position Arrow.
6. Lean slightly forward and direct your voice towards the built-in
microphone. When the card reader activates and the magnetic card
begins to move, speak in a clear quiet voice. If you are using a
headphone with attached boom microphone, speak into the boom
microphone in a clear quiet voice.
7. If you wish to review the recording, reinsert the magnetic card into
the Card Slot or press the Student Repeat Button.
8. Reset the Teacher Record switch to the Lock position.
NOTES:
• Any previously recorded Student Track is automatically erased
when a new Student Track is recorded.
• When recording, hold the Record Key down until the magnetic
card stops moving through the unit.
• A boom microphone headset should be used to achieve the best
recording results.
5.4 LISTENING TO THE STUDENT TRACK
1. Depress the Student Track Key.
2. Set the Volume Knob between 4 and 6.
3. Insert a magnetic card with the magnetic strip facing you into the
right side of the Card Slot.
4. Push the magnetic card toward the Card Start Position Arrow until
the card reader activates and the magnetic card begins to move.
5. The magnetic card will automatically stop after passing the record
head and the transport mechanism will automatically shut off.
6. If you wish to review the recording, reinsert the magnetic card into
the Card Slot or press the Student Repeat Button.
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5.5 USING THE INTERNAL RECORDING MEMORY
There are three different ways to retain a recording on the
Internal Memory.
Student Track
1. Follow the directions for Recording on the Student Track. Press the
Student Repeat Button to replay the recording.
2. Follow the directions for Listening to the Student Track. Press the
Student Repeat Button to replay the recording.
3. Depress the Student Track Key. Hold down the Record Key and
speak into the internal or an external microphone. Release the
Record Key and press the Student Repeat Button to replay the
recording. The Internal Memory will record for a maximum of twelve
seconds.
NOTES:
• The Internal Memory retains the recorded information until another
recording is made or until the card reader is turned off.
• The duration of the Electronic Memory is twelve seconds maximum.
• The Electronic Memory will not playback while a card is moving
through the mechanism.
Teacher Track
1. Follow instructions for Recording and Listening to the teacher
track. Make sure the Teacher Record switch located in the battery
compartment is in the “Unlock” position.
5.6 MAINTENANCE
1. To protect the card reader from dirt and dust, use the included dust
cover.
2. After approximately 2,000 passes of the taped cards or if the
sound quality has deteriorated due to the accumulation of dust, the
card reader heads should be cleaned. Fold a piece of blank copy
machine paper so that it is the approximate thickness of a magnetic
card. Apply isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol until the paper is just wet.
Run the paper through the card reader as you would a normal
magnetic card. Repeat several times. Proper maintenance will add
many hours of quality performance to your equipment.
CAUTION: DO NOT scrape the head surface with hard, sharp or
abrasive objects. This will permanently damage the heads.
6. TROUBLESHOOTING
No Sound /Low Volume
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7. SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES
Power Requirements
4 “C” size alkaline batteries OR 110240VAC -> 12VDC/1A power adapter
(included)
Power Output
2 Watts
Microphone
Built-in Electret
Output Jacks
2 Headphone (1/4”, 3.5mm), Aux 1/4”
Input Jacks
2 Microphone (1/4”, 3.5mm)
Internal Recording Memory
12 seconds
Product Dimensions
11.25” x 6.75” x 3.75”
Product Weight (incl.
accessories)
3 lbs 2 oz
8. WARRANTY
Califone warrants this product to be free from defective material
and workmanship for one year from the purchase date. Our “Project
Intercept” Customer Satisfaction program will replace defective parts and
repair malfunctioning equipment under this warranty when the defect
occurs under normal use.
All Damage Claims Must Be Made With the Freight Carrier
Notify the freight carrier immediately if you observe any damage to the
shipping carton or product. Repack the unit in the carton and await
inspection by the carrier’s claim agent. Notify your dealer of the pending
freight claim.
Returning Your Unit for Service or Repairs
Should your unit require service, contact our Customer Service
Department online at califone.com/techsupport or via email warranty@
califone.com or by phone at 800-722-0500 / 818-407-2400 to first obtain
an RA (Return Authorization) number before returning it to Califone. The
unit must be returned to our factory via prepaid transportation only after
the factory issues an RA number, which must be clearly written on the
outside of the box.
Ensure the power is connected and the
volume control is up.
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Califone® International, Inc.
1145 Arroyo Avenue, #A
San Fernando, CA 91340 USA
Toll Free 800.722.0500 | Toll Free Fax 877.402.2248
International Customers call 818.407.2400 or Fax 818.407.2405
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