Franklin ET-4012 Electronic Accessory User Manual

Product Care
User’s Guide
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Please read the following safety warnings
and precautions before using your device.
Note: If this device is to be used by young
children, this User’s Guide should be read to
them by an adult and their use of the device
should be monitored. Failure to do so may
cause injury.
Battery Precautions
• Non-rechargeable batteries are not to be
re-charged. Never recharge batteries that
come with the device.
• Rechargeable batteries are to be removed
from the device before being charged.
• Rechargeable batteries are only to be
charged under adult supervision.
• Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbonzinc), or rechargeable (nickle-cadmium)
batteries. Different types of batteries or
new and used batteries are not to be
mixed.
• The supply terminals are not to be shortcircuited.
• Do not expose batteries to direct heat
or try to take batteries apart. Follow the
battery manufacturer’s instructions for
Your device is designed to be light, compact
and durable. However, it is an electronic
device and must be treated carefully. Putting
unneccessary pressure on it or striking the
device against other objects can cause
damage. In order to avoid damage to your
device, please:
• Keep the lid closed when you are not using
it. This will protect the screen from being
broken, scratched or marred in any way.
• Do not drop, crush, bend, or apply
excessive force to the device.
• Do not expose your device to moisture,
extreme or prolonged heat, cold, humidity,
or other adverse conditions. Avoid storing
it in damp, humid or wet places. It is not
waterproof.
• Clean the device by spraying a mild glass
cleaner onto a cloth and wipe its surface.
Do not spray liquids directly on your
device.
• Should the device’s display glass break,
properly dispose of the product avoiding
contact with your skin, then wash your
hands immediately.
• Please keep screen protectors and plastic
bags away from babies and children to
avoid danger of suffocation.
Product Registration
Visit www.franklin.com/de/registrierung for
product registration.
Installing the Batteries
Your device is powered by two AAA batteries.
Follow these easy instructions to install
or replace them. The batteries should be
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Advanced Global Translator
changed when you see a low battery warning.
Please have the new batteries at hand before
you remove the old ones.
Warning! If the batteries wear out completely,
or if you take more than a few seconds while
changing the batteries, any user entered
information may be erased. You should
always keep written copies of your important
information.
1. Turn the unit off and turn it over.
2. Slide the battery cover off by gently
pushing in the direction of the arrow.
3. Remove the old batteries.
4. Install 2 new AAA batteries following
the +/- markings in the compartment.
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battery use.
• Always remove a weak or dead battery
from the device.
• To avoid damage caused by leakage of
the battery fluid, replace the battery or
batteries once every two years regardless
of how much the device has been used
during that time.
• Should a battery leak, the device may
become damaged. Clean the battery
compartment immediately, avoiding
contact with your skin.
• Keep batteries out of reach of small
children. If swallowed, consult a physician
immediately.
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Important: Be sure that the batteries are
installed correctly. Wrong polarity may
damage the unit.
5. Replace the battery cover.
Resetting Your Device
If the keyboard fails to respond or if the
screen performs erratically, perform a system
reset by following the steps below.
1. Hold CLEAR and press
.
If nothing happens, try Step 2.
2. Use a paper clip to gently press the reset
button on your device.
The reset button is in a pin-sized hole on
the right side of the back of your device.
3. Press the letter of the message
language you want.
See “Message Language” for more
information.
The message “Erase All? Y/N” is displayed.
Note: This message refers to user-entered
information, not the text in the translator.
User-entered information includes the
databank and any settings you may have
changed.
4. Press N to save your information.
Press Y to erase your information.
Warning! Pressing the reset button with more
than light pressure may permanently disable
your unit. In addition, resetting the unit may
erase settings and other information you may
have entered.
Key Guide
Function Keys
Turns the device on or off.
Shifts letter keys to type
uppercase letters and special
marks.
Displays options for enhancing
your personal interactive
experience.
Displays text entry field. Search
the entire translation book by
typing a search term or phrase.
Displays a list of the most
commonly used phrases arranged
by topic.
Displays a menu of available
source languages (the language
you already know).
Displays a menu of available
target languages (the language
you do not know).
Displays a menu of available
games.
With each repeated keypress,
toggles through date and time
settings for your home city and
one world city you select from a
list of 50 world cities.
Reverts to the main menu or
screen within a given mode. Clears
the text entry field or calculator.
Backs up or erases a letter.
With each keypress, cycles
through available type sizes. Not
available in all modes.
Turns the backlight on or off.
The backlight helps you view
the screen in temporary low
light conditions. The backlight
automatically turns itself off after
use to conserve power.
Displays the Databank menu for
organizing names and numbers.
Displays the calculator input field
for mathematical computations.
Refer to the numeric images on
the keypad when using letter keys
in this mode.
Displays the Conversions menu for
currency, distance, temperature,
weight, and liquid volume
conversions.
Inserts blank space, for example,
in between words of a phrase.
In lists and menus, jumps to the
next screen or page until the last
available item is selected.
When entering letters, press this
key to cycle through available
diacritical marks before selecting
one.
When entering letters, press this
key to cycle through common
punctuation marks before
selecting one.
Confirms the current selection,
input, or menu item, and
continues to the next screen
in a sequence. Also performs a
calculation and returns a result.
Scrolls up to the previous page in
a list.
Scrolls down to the next page in a
list.
Navigation Keys
Press the up ( ), down ( ), left ( ), or right ( ) portion of this key
to move in the direction indicated.
Note: Flashing arrows along the
right edge of each screen show
which navigation keys you can
press to move around menus or
view more text.
Calculator Keys
Q–P = 1-0, A = 1/x, S = √x, D = x2, F = %, G =
. (decimal point), H = +, J = –, K = x, L = ÷, Z
= +/-, X = (MC) clears the number stored in
memory, C = (MR) recalls the number stored
in memory, V = (M-) subtracts the currently
displayed value from the number stored
in memory, B = (M+) adds the currently
displayed value to the number stored in
memory.
Message Language
The first time you use this translator, you will
be prompted to set the message language
used for on-screen instructions and menu
items. Press the letter for the language you
want: English (E), Czech (C), Dutch (N), French
(F), German (D), Hungarian (M), Italian (I),
Polish (O), Portuguese (P), Russian (R), Spanish
(S), and Turkish (T).
5.Press
to return to the Translator
Entry screen.
Source and Target
Languages
Use your device to translate words from a
source language to a target language. Change
the source and target languages at any time
(see “Source and Target Languages” to learn
how).
1. Press
to go to the Translator Entry
screen. The entry language will be your
source language.
2. Type a word to look up.
If you type an inflected word form
(e.g., “went”) matching root entries
automatically appear (e.g., “go”).
You can type accents, umlauts, diacritical
marks, and capital letters, but they are not
required to find matches.
To type accents, umlauts and diacritic
marks, type a letter first then press or
repeatedly. To type a capital letter, press
and then the letter key.
Note: When typing Russian words, follow
the Cyrillic alphabet as indicated on the
keyboard. For keys with mulitple letters,
press the letter key and then press or
until you see the letter you want.
To type a punctuation mark, press SYMB
repeatedly until you see the one you want.
3. Press
.
The message “Found: n” flashes on the
screen followed by the list of words and/or
phrases. n is the total number of matches.
Note: If you enter a misspelled word
or a word not in this translator, a list of
corrections appears. Select the one you
want and then press
.
4. Press or to select the word or phrase
you want and press
to see its
translation.
Note: If there is more than one screen of
data, use or
to read.
5.Press to return to the list.
6. Press CLR to start a new search.
The source language is the language in which
you enter a word at the translator entry
screen. The target language is the language
in which you wish to view the translation.
The initial source and target languages
are assigned when you select a message
language. The source language is the same as
the message language. If you select English
message language, the target language
is French. If you select any other message
language, the target language is English. To
change the source and target languages, do
the following.
1.Press
.
The list of source languages is displayed.
2.Press or to select a source language.
Press
.
3.Press
.
The list of target languages is displayed.
4.Press or to select a target language.
Press
.
Changing Settings
At any time, you may adjust settings for your
device using the basic steps below:
1.Press .
2.Press or to select a menu item.
Contrast — adjust the light or dark
appearance of your screen.
Message Language — change the language
of the menus, prompts, and help messages
on your device.
Type Size — set the size of display text.
Shutoff — specify the length of idle time
permitted before the device automatically
powers off. This feature prolongs battery
life if you forget to turn off your device
after use.
Demo — view a brief on-screen
demonstration about your device.
3.Press
.
4.Press or to adjust the selected
setting. Press
to confirm.
Or, press to leave the setting
unchanged. The demo will auto-play. Press
CLR to stop it.
Translating Words
Translating Phrases
The common phrases in this product are
always listed in the current source language.
Follow these steps to translate a phrase from
the source language to the target language:
1.Press
.
2.Press or to select a category and
press
.
3. Press or to select the phrase you
want to translate.
You can also type a word you are looking
for, or just the first letter to see the first
phrase starting with that letter. With
each letter you type, the resulting list of
matching phrases refreshes itself.
4. Press
to see the translation.
If there is more than one screen of data,
press or
to read.
5. Press to return to the list.
6. Press CLR when done.
Using the Databank
Use the databank to save as many as 100
names and phone numbers. The number of
contacts you can save depends on the total
number of characters you enter.
Adding a New Contact
1.Press .
You see the Databank menu.
2.Press or to select New Entry. Press
.
3. Type a name and then press
.
Names are all capital letters, and can
contain up to 30 characters, including
spaces. Accented characters are not
supported in the databank.
To type punctuation, press
and then
press repeatedly until you see the one
you want.
To delete a character, press .
4. Use the numbered keys to type a phone
number and then press
.
You cannot type letters in a phone
number.
To type punctuation, first press SYMB
repeatedly until you see the one you want.
Warning! Your phone list information is
safely stored in memory as long as the
battery supplies power. However, if the
battery loses all power, this information
will be permanently lost. Always keep
backup copies of your important
information.
Viewing the List of Contacts
1.Press .
You see the Databank menu.
2. View: n Entries appears first in the
menu. Press
to view the list.
n is the number of entries.
3. To view an entry from that list, press
or to select it, or type a name to jump
to matching entries.
To view an entry that is too long to fit on
the screen, press .
Editing a Contact
1.Press .
You see the Databank menu.
2.Press to select Edit Entry. Press
.
3.Press or to select an entry, or type a
name to jump to matching entries. Press
.
4. Edit the name field, then press
to
move to the number field.
Press to delete a character to the left of
the cursor.
5. Edit the Number field, then press
to
save all changes.
Or, press CLR to return to the Databank
menu without saving your changes.
Deleting a Contact
1.Press .
You see the Databank menu.
2.Press to select Delete Entry. Press
.
3.Press or to select an entry, or type a
name to jump to matching entries. Press
.
4. Press Y to delete the entry or N to cancel
the deletion.
Note: Y and N represent “Yes” and “No”
and change with the selected message
language. For example, if French is the
selected message language, the choices
would be O and N.
Erasing All Contacts
Warning! This procedure permanently erases
all the names and numbers in your phone list.
1.Press .
You see the Databank menu.
2.Press to select Erase All Data. Press
.
3. Press Y to erase all the entries or N to
cancel the deletion.
Using a Password
Use a password to protect private information
in the databank. The password is requested
when the unit is turned on and in Databank
mode.
Warning! After you set the password, you
must enter it to access the databank for the
first time during a session. Always record your
password and keep it in a separate place.
If you forget the password, you must reset the
unit to access the databank. See “Resetting
Your Device.” If the unit does not reset after
pressing the reset button, remove the battery,
wait at least two minutes, and then re-install
it. For battery instructions, see “Replacing the
Battery”.
Warning! Resetting the unit erases all userentered information. Always keep written or
backup copies of your data.
3.Type 32, press K(x), type 12, and then
press
.
4. Press B(m+) to add the result to memory.
m indicates a number stored in memory.
5.Type 8, press K(x), type 8, and then press
.
6. Press V(m-) to subtract the result from
the number stored in memory.
7. Press C(mr) to retrieve the number from
memory.
It is 320.
8. Press CLR to clear the calculator.
Setting a Password
Converting Metric Units
1.Press .
You see the Databank menu.
2.Press to select Set Password. Press
.
3. Type a password and press
.
Passwords can have up to 8 letters. You will
be prompted to retype your password.
4. To verify the change, type your
password again exactly as you did the
first time.
5.Press
to confirm and enable your
password.
To test the password, press
twice,
press
, select Databank, press
, type
the password, and press
.
To disable the password, repeat Steps 1 to
3 above, and press
at the “Enter New
Password” prompt.
Easily convert weights and measures.
1. Press CONV.
You see the Conversions menu.
2.Press or to select a conversion
category. Press
.
If there is a sub-menu, repeat Step 3.
3. Type a number after one of the units.
Press or to move between the lines.
Press to delete a number.
4.Press
to convert it.
5. Press CLR when finished.
Using the Calculator
Performing a Basic Calculation
1.Press .
You see the calculator.
2. Type a number, up to 10 digits.
3. Press H(+), J(-), K(x), L(÷) to add,
subtract, multiply, or divide.
4. Type another number.
5.Press
.
6. Press CLR to clear the current
calculation.
Using Calculator Memory
Try the following equation to practice using
the calculator memory: (32 x 12) - (8 x 8) = 320
1.Press .
2. Press X(mc) to clear the calculator
memory, if necessary.
Converting Currency
The converter allows you to convert currency.
1. Press CONV.
You see the Conversions menu.
2.Press to select Currency. Press
.
3. Enter a conversion rate and press
.
The rate should be in units of the other
currency per one unit of the home
currency (n other/1 home). For example,
to convert between U.S. Dollars and Euros,
enter an exchange rate of 1.256. This
means that 1.256 U.S. Dollars is equivalent
to 1 Euro.
4. Type a home or other currency amount.
Press or to move between the lines.
Press to erase a number.
5.Press
to convert it.
Using the Clocks
Selecting a Game
The clock lets you set a home time and view
local times in 50 cities around the world. You
must set the home time before viewing world
times as world times are based on home time.
1.Press
2. Press
3.Press
Setting the Home Time
1.Press
.
You see “Home City” on the screen.
2. Press S to enter the setting mode.
3. Press
to select Set Time Format.
Press or to cycle through the 12- and
24-hour Day/Month/Year formats. Press
to save your selection.
4.Press to select Set DST and press
.
Press or to toggle between DST On or
DST Off. Press
to select your choice.
5.Press to select Set Time and press
.
Press or until the current hour is
displayed. Press to move to minutes,
then press or until the current minute
is displayed. Press
to set the time.
6.Press to select Set Date and press
.
Press or to move to the next or
previous field. Use or to scroll to the
current day/month/year.
Press
to set the date.
7.Press to select Set Home City. Press
.
Press or until your local city is
displayed. Press
to select it.
8. Press CLR or to exit setting mode.
Viewing World Times
1.Press
until you see “World City”.
2. Press or to view the date and time in
the list of available cities.
You can also set a city to be the World City
you first view when you enter World Time:
1.Press
until you see “World City”.
2. Press S to enter setting mode.
3.Press to select Set World City and press
.
Press or until the city you want is
displayed. Press
to select it.
4. Press CLR or to exit setting mode.
Playing the Games
There are five (5) fun games for you to choose
from: Hangman, Quiz, Chance, Keyboard Wiz,
and Memory Challenge.
.
or to select a game.
.
Setting a Skill Level
You can select the degree of difficulty for
the games: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced,
Expert, or Wizard.
1.Press
.
2. Press to select Skill Level. Press
.
Tip: Press
to select Skill Level with one
key stroke.
3. Press or to select a skill level.
4.Press
to return to the Games menu.
the screen.
1. Select to play Keyboard Wiz.
2.Press
to start.
3. Press the letter key for the first letter
you see, and then the next, from left to
right.
Each correct letter removes it from the pile.
If you allow 20 letters to fill the screen, you
lose the game.
4.Press
to play another round.
Playing Memory Challenge
Hangman selects a mystery word and
challenges you to guess it letter by letter.
The letters of the mystery word are hidden
by question marks. The number of guesses
remaining is indicated by #’s.
1. Select to play Hangman.
2. Type a letter you think is in the word.
If you are correct, the letter appears in
place of the question mark. If you are
wrong, it replaces an # on the screen and
another part of the man appears.
3. Press
to show the word and end the
round.
4. Press
to play a new round.
This game tests your memory. As words
appear on the screen, try to remember them
in sequence.
1. Select to play Memory Challenge.
2. You see the first word briefly before
it disappears. At the “Enter Word:”
prompt, type the word. Press
.
3.Press
to continue with the game,
adding another word to the growing
list.
Or, press
to view the translation.
Press until you return to the game.
4. Each time you press
to continue,
another word briefly displays.
At each “Enter word:” prompt, you
must remember to type the first word
again, then the second one, and so on,
challenging your memory more as the list
grows.
5. Press CLR or when finished.
Playing Chance
Playing Quiz
Chance generates up to 10 random numbers
within a range you define. Try to guess the
results or use them for random drawings or
lotteries.
1. Select to play Chance.
2. Enter the starting low number for the
range. Press .
3. Enter the ending high number for the
range. Press .
4. Enter the number of random
generations, up to 10 in total.
5.Press
repeatedly to view the
generated numbers.
Quiz tests your translation skills from source
to target language. To change the languages
for Quiz, see “Source and Target Languages”.
1. Select to play Quiz.
A word appears on the screen.
2. Pronounce and try to translate the
word.
3. Press
to see the translation.
4. Press
to play another round.
Playing Hangman
Playing Keyboard Wiz
This game tests your hand-eye coordination.
As letters race across the screen, try to tap
their corresponding letter keys in sequential
order before they fill up the entire width of
Specifications
Model: ET-4012 12-Language Advanced
Global Translator
Batteries: two AAA (included)
Size: 5.35 x 3.66 x 0.77 in (13.6 x 9.3 x 2 cm)
Weight: 7 oz (200 g) (without batteries)
©2002-2011 FRANKLIN ELECTRONIC
PUBLISHERS, INC. Burlington, N.J 08016-4907
U.S.A. All rights reserved.
ISBN 978-1-59074-647-9
Recycling and Disposal
Device Disposal
This device should be disposed through
your local electronic product recycling
system - do not throw in the trash bin.
Packaging Disposal
Please save this User’s Guide and all packing
materials, as they contain important
information. In case of disposal, please refer
to your local recycling system.
Battery Disposal
Do not dispose of batteries with
normal household waste. Please obey
your local regulations when disposing
of used batteries. Please visit www.franklin.
com to contact Franklin or its distributors to
get info for battery disposal and/or
replacement. However, shipping and handling
expenses might apply.
This unit may change operating modes,
lose information stored in memory, or fail
to respond due to electrostatic discharge or
electrical fast transients. Normal operation
of this unit may be re-established by
pressing the reset key, by pressing , or by
removing and replacing the batteries.
FCC NOTICE
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.
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.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with 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:
- 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: This unit was tested with shielded
cables on the peripheral devices. Shielded
cables must be used with the unit to insure
compliance.
NOTE: The manufacturer is not responsible
for any radio or TV interference caused
by unauthorized modifications to this
equipment. Such modifications could void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Except as specifically provided herein,
Franklin makes no warranty of any kind,
express or implied, with respect to this
product.
Limited Warranty (EU and
Switzerland)
Notwithstanding the disclaimer of warranties
above, this product, excluding batteries and
liquid crystal display (LCD), is guaranteed
by Franklin to be free of defects in materials
or workmanship for a period of two years
from the date of purchase. It will be repaired
or replaced with an equivalent product (at
Franklin’s option) free of charge for any defect
in workmanship or materials during that time.
This warranty explicitly excludes defects
due to misuse, accidental damage, or wear
and tear. This warranty does not affect the
consumer’s statutory rights.
Limited Warranty (outside
U.S., EU and Switzerland)
Notwithstanding the disclaimer of warranties
above, this product, excluding batteries and
liquid crystal display (LCD), is guaranteed
by Franklin to be free of defects in materials
or workmanship for a period of one year
from the date of purchase. It will be repaired
or replaced with an equivalent product (at
Franklin’s option) free of charge for any defect
in workmanship or materials during that time.
Products purchased outside the United States,
the European Union and Switzerland that are
returned under warranty should be returned
to the original vendor with proof of purchase
and description of fault. Charges will be made
for all repairs unless valid proof of purchase is
provided.
This warranty explicitly excludes defects
due to misuse, accidental damage, or wear
and tear. This warranty does not affect the
consumer’s statutory rights.