Instruction manual | Fender P10W Headphones User Manual

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P10W Personal Wireless Sound System
Thank you for selecting the Fender Passport P10W Personal Wireless
Sound System. Fender’s Passport brand of products are known for their
portability, ease of use, innovative design, exceptional quality and value.
We think you will find the same qualities in your new P10W. Before
operating the P10W, please read this instruction manual thoroughly and
familiarize yourself with the features and operation of your new sound
Overview of Features
Your P10W was carefully packed at the factory. The carton should contain:
1 - P10W Main unit
1 - AC to DC power adapter
1 - AC cord (appropriate for country where P10 was purchased)
1 - Wireless electret-condenser microphone
(4) Power Switch/ Wireless Mic Volume Control.
A click-off position is located at the fully counter-clockwise
position. Rotating the control clockwise increases the output
volume of the wireless microphone.
If any items are missing, please contact the authorized Fender retailer
where you purchased the P10.
(1) Molded Carry Handle
(2) 5” Full-Range Loudspeaker
(3) 1/4” (6.3mm) Input Jack.
This is a mic level input jack. Use this jack to plug in a wired
microphone if necessary (second mic input).
(5) Power Indicator Light (glows red when power is on).
(6) 1/4” Input Level Control
Adjusts the level of the microphone plugged into the 1/4” jack
(7) Battery Charge Indicator.
- Red light indicates battery is low and needs charging.
- Green, blinking indicates charging in progress.
- Solid green indicates battery is fully charged.
(8) Line Out Jack.
Allows you to send the audio signal from the P10W to an external amplifier, mixer or recording device.
(9) 1/8” (3.5mm) Auxiliary Input (for connecting CD, Cassette, or
audio line output from another device like a computer sound
(10) DC Power Input Jack (plug in the battery charger here).
(11) Shoulder Strap.
(12) Battery Compartment (shoulder strap can be stored in here).
(13) Mic Stand Adapter.
The P10W is a battery powered, wireless personal portable sound system.
It is ideal for any situation where you need to raise the level of your voice
(or other audio source) to effectively communicate with a group of people. The P10W is perfect for teachers, tour guides, auctioneers, presentations, crowd control situations, emergency personnel, coaches, zoos,
museums... anyone, anywhere.
Very Important! - Before you use your P10, you must charge the battery for at least four hours (or until the Battery Charge Indicator indicates the battery is fully charged)
Using the wireless microphone
The wireless microphone runs off a 9v battery (not included). Unscrew
the cylindrical end of the mic to access the battery compartment.
- Turn on the P10W
- Turn on the wireless microphone
- Adjust the volume control (#4) to the desired volume.
The wireless microphone included with your P10W is a high-quality
microphone designed for use with voice or instruments. The receiver is
built into the P10W. The transmission range (how far away you can move
the microphone away from the receiver) is well over 60 feet. Keep in
mind that many household and office appliances, as well as overhead florescent lights, or lights on dimmer switches can cause interference with
your wireless transmission. If this happens, simply move the P10W or
move the microphone to an area where you receive clear transmission. In
most cases, this should be no more than a few feet.
Wireless Flexibility - The Passport Way
The P10W is available in two wireless frequencies - 169.505MHz and
171.905MHz. The wireless frequency of your P10W is printed on the bottom of the microphone and the bottom of the main unit. These same frequencies are available as wireless systems for other Passport products.
The output of the wireless microphone (the transmitter) is sent all around
you. This means that if you had several P10W’s (all the same frequency)
they would all receive the signal from your microphone. Think of it as a
paging system - put P10’s in every room of your house or office and
when you speak into the microphone, your voice comes out of all the
speakers - each with their own volume controls!
A powerful feature is that one microphone can send signals to different
Passport systems. For example, an airline ticketing agent is using a P10W
as a communication tool at thier gate. Larger Passport systems (P150 or
P250) equipped with wireless receivers are set up throughout the terminal. As the agent announces events taking place at that gate, everyone in
the terminal can also hear the information.
Using the secondary 1/4” microphone input
- You must use a microphone that has a cable with a 1/4” connector. Plug
the 1/4” end of the mic cable into the 1/4” Input Jack on the
P10W (#3).
- Adjust the 1/4” input level control (#6) to desired volume.
Connecting another audio source to the P10W
- The 1/8” Auxiliary input jack (#7) is available to connect a CD or
Cassette player to the P10W.
- Connect the device’s audio output to the 1/8” Auxiliary Input on
the P10W.
- Turn the Volume Control (#4) clockwise to turn on the P10W, and
adjust to desired volume.
Connecting the line output to another piece of equipment
The 1/8” line output is available to send the audio signal(s) from the
P10W to another piece of equipment. For example, if you want to
record a presentation (or you singing!) you can connect this output
jack to the input jack of a cassette recorder.
The level of the audio from this jack is adjusted with the wireless
mic (main) volume control (#4).
Charging the Battery
Very Important! - Before you use your P10W, you must charge
the battery for at least four hours (or until the Battery Charge
Indicator indicates the battery is fully charged).
The P10W has an auto turn-off protection circuit. When the battery
charge is weak, the unit will automatically turn off to prevent damaging
the battery. If this happens, turn off the unit and recharge the battery.
AC to DC power adapter
A power adapter is supplied with your P10W. This adapter is used to
recharge the battery. It is not designed to power the P10W from an AC
source. Make sure the P10W is turned off when recharging the battery.
The power adapter converts AC power to DC power. The output of the
power adapter is 18V DC. (The inner section of the connector is positive).
Charging the Battery
Plug the barrel end of the cord into the DC power input jack (#10) and
plug the AC end into your AC power source.
Charging will begin immediately and the Battery Charge Indicator (#7)
will show a blinking green light.
Battery Charge Indicator.
- Red light indicates battery is low and needs charging.
- Green, blinking indicates charging in progress.
- Solid green indicates battery is fully charged.
If the indicator does not immediately start to blink green, it may be due to
excessive power drain of the battery. This is normal. The indicator should
begin to blink after 10 to 15 minutes. If the battery charge indicator fails
to light, it may be due to a faulty battery.
Replacing, or using a second Battery
With proper care and charging, it is unlikely that it will be necessary to
replace the battery in the P10W. If you plan on using the P10W for
extended periods of time, you may want to purchase a second battery.
The battery is a standard 12 volt 2.7 amp gel cell and is available from
Fender directly, or from Authorized Fender Audio dealers. (Part number
To replace the battery:
- Open the battery compartment by pressing down on the two tabs at the
top of the battery compartment. The door will hinge down.
- The battery is “spring loaded” behind an interior rear panel. Remove
this panel by sliding it upwards.
- Remove the battery by pulling it out of the compartment. Replace the
battery with another. The terminals on the battery should be on
the “top” as you slide it into the compartment.
- Press the battery into the unit and replace the interior rear panel.
- Close the compartment door. Lift up the two tabs until they “click” into
Tips on correctly using the microphone
Getting good results with a microphone is largely due to proper microphone technique. Hold the microphone directly in front of your mouth.
Picture yourself eating a lollipop. The lollipop stick is the “body” of
the microphone. This is the proper angle you should be holding the
microphone in relation to your mouth.
The distance the microphone is held away from your mouth is largely
dependent on how loud you speak. It is common for performers or presenters to “eat the mic”. This is term used for someone who keeps the
microphone grill in contact with their lips at all times. You will find
that if you use the microphone this way, you can speak in a normal
voice and be heard clearly. Speaking loudly can cause your voice to
Experiment with what is most comfortable for you. Keep these few
items in mind.
- The closer the mic is to your mouth, the louder you will be.
- The closer the mic is to your mouth, the “fuller” your voice will be
(this is called “proximity effect” where bass frequencies
increase when you move closer to a microphone).
- The closer your mouth is to the microphone, the lower you can set the
overall output. This lessens the opportunity for feedback to
occur (that awful squealing that occurs when a microphone gets
too close to a speaker).
Product Specifications
Replacement parts
Replacement parts are available through your Authorized Fender Audio
dealer, Service Center or from Fender Musical Instruments directly.
Passport P10W 120v 169.505MHz
120v 171.905MHz
Euro 230v 169.505MHz
Euro 230v 171.905MHz
230v 169.505MHz
230v 171.905MHz
(only difference is AC line cord plug style)
169.505MHz or 171.905Mhz VHF
Max. Deviation 15 kHz
Built in
12dBmV @ S/N > 80dB
Power Output
27 watts (RMS)
< 1%
Freq. Response
50Hz - 15kHz +/- 3dB
Audio Input
Built in wireless receiver, 1/4” mic, 1/8” line
Speaker type
5” full-range, 4 ohm
Power Supply
Intelligent charger 90-260VAC input
18V DC +2.5A output (inner contact is posi
12v/ 2.7amp hour rechargeable gel cell
Charging Time
4 hours
Operating Time
Up to eight hours talk time
Dimensions (In)
11.2 L x 6.3 W x 7.0 H
285 L x 160 W x 178 H
6.5 lbs. / 2.95 Kgs (with battery)
Be sure to register your purchase at
Wireless Microphone 169.505MHz
Wireless Microphone 171.905MHz
Shoulder Strap
Universal Power Adapter
AC Power Cord
230v Euro
230v UK
Rechargeable Battery
Recommended Accessories
(for more information go to
Microphone Kit (wired mic)
Executive Transmitter Kit 169.505MHz
Executive Transmitter Kit 171.905MHz
Includes a headset mic, a lavaliere mic, an instrument
cable- all interchangeable with a belt pack transmitter (also
Custom Docking Wireless Receivers for Passport P150 and P250 systems
(for equipping larger Passport systems with a wireless receiver on the
same frequency as your P10W system).
Passport Docking Receiver 169.505MHz
Passport Docking Receiver 171.905MHz
A Product of
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
Corona, CA USA
Crafted in Taiwan
Pt # 005-7537-000
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