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Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase and welcome
to Philips! To fully benefit from the support that
Philips offers, register your product at
www.philips.com/welcome.
IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS
Warning: READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USE
When using electrical products, especially when
children are present, basic safety precautions
should always be followed, including the following:
DANGERS
To reduce the risk of electrocution:
1Always place and store the charger at a safe
distance from water.
2 Do not reach for a charger that has fallen into
water. Unplug immediately.
3 Never use a charger with a damaged cord or
plug.
WARNINGS
To reduce the risk of burns, electrocution, fire or
physical injury:
1Do not use attachments other than those
recommended by the manufacturer.
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2 Do not plug the adapter into an outlet with a
voltage other than specified on the bottom
of the adapter. This product is designed to
operate within a range of 100 to 240 volts.
Voltage converters do not warrant voltage
compatibility.
3 Never force the adapter into an outlet; if the
adapter does not easily fit into the outlet,
discontinue use.
4 Discontinue use if the product appears
damaged in any way (brush head, handle,
charger or adapter).
5 The mains cord cannot be replaced. If the
mains cord is damaged, discard the charger.
6 Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
7 Do not use the adapter outdoors.
8 This product contains no user-serviceable
parts. Refer to ‘Warranty and support’ if the
product no longer works properly or needs
repair.
9 Use this product only for its intended
use as described in this document or as
recommended by your dental professional.
10This product is not intended for use by
persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory, or mental capabilities, or
lack of experience and knowledge, unless they
have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
11Children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the product.
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12Philips Sonicare is a personal care device and
is not intended for use on multiple patients in a
dental office or institution.
13Use UL Listed computer, USB Hub or USB
duplex receptacle when charging the
toothbrush handle in the travel case.
14When using a computer to recharge the
toothbrush handle, the computer should be
located away from sources of water (i.e. sink or
tub) so as to avoid electrical shock.
15In order to effectively charge your Philips
Sonicare do not place your charger base on a
magnetic metal surface.
16The adapter is certified according to the
relevant safety standard UL1310.
17The adapter is not intended to be repaired
by service personnel in case of failure or
component defect (unit can be thrown away).
18For connection to a supply not in the U.S.A., use
an adapter of the proper configuration for the
power outlet.
MEDICAL WARNINGS
1Consult your dental professional before you
use this product if you have had oral or gum
surgery in the previous 2 months.
2 Contact your dental professional if excessive
bleeding occurs after using this product or
bleeding continues to occur after 1 week of use.
3 Discontinue use of this product and contact
a physician/dentist if discomfort or pain is
experienced.
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4 This product complies with the safety standards
for electromagnetic devices. If you have a
pacemaker or other implanted device, contact
your physician or the device manufacturer prior
to use.
5 Consult your physician if you have other
medical concerns.
Electromagnetic fields (EMF)
This Philips device complies with all applicable
standards and regulations regarding exposure to
electromagnetic fields.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
Your Philips Sonicare (Fig. 1)
1 Hygienic travel cap
2 Brush head with unique identifier
3 Handle with ergonomic shape
4 Recessed power on/off button
5 Hidden brushing mode display
6 Charge indicator
7 Charging glass (select models)
8 Charging base
9 Charging travel case
10 USB wall adapter
11 USB cord
Note: The content of the box may vary based on
the model purchased.
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Getting started
Attaching the brush head
1 Align the brush head so the bristles point in the
same direction as the front of the handle.
2 Firmly press the brush head down onto the
metal shaft until it stops.
Note: Philips Sonicare brush heads are imprinted
with icons to easily identify your brush head.
Note: It is normal to see a slight gap between the
brush head and the handle.
Charging your Philips Sonicare
1 Plug the charger into an electrical outlet.
2 Place charging glass (select models) on top of
the charging base and place handle in glass.
-- The charge indicator flashes green until fully
charged.
-- Rapid yellow flashing indicates charge is
extremely low (fewer than 3 uses left).
Note: It takes at least 24 hours to fully charge
the battery.
This charger is designed to properly charge
only one handle at a time. This charger is not
compatible with other models of Sonicare.
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Using your Philips Sonicare
Brushing instructions
1 Wet the bristles.
2 Apply a small amount of toothpaste on
the bristles.
3 Place the toothbrush bristles against the teeth
at a slight angle (45 degrees), pressing firmly to
make the bristles reach the gumline or slightly
beneath the gumline.
Note: Keep the center of the brush in contact
with the teeth at all times.
4 Press the power on/off and mode button to
turn on your Philips Sonicare.
5 Gently keep the bristles placed on the teeth
and in the gumline. Brush your teeth with small
back and forth motion so the bristles reach
between the teeth.
Note: The bristles should slightly flare.
Do not scrub.
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6 To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth,
tilt the brush handle semi-upright and make
several vertical overlapping brushing strokes on
each tooth.
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7 Begin brushing in section 1 (outside top teeth)
and brush for 30 seconds (45 seconds in
Deep Clean mode) before moving to section 2
(inside top teeth). Continue brushing in section 3
(outside bottom teeth) and brush for 30 seconds
(45 seconds in Deep Clean mode) before
moving to section 4 (inside bottom teeth).
Note: To make sure you brush evenly
throughout the mouth, divide your mouth into
4 sections using the Quadpacer feature
(see chapter ‘Features’).
Note: After you have completed the brushing
cycle, you can spend additional time brushing
the chewing surfaces of your teeth and areas
where staining occurs. You can also brush your
tongue, with the toothbrush turned on or off,
as you prefer.
Your Philips Sonicare is safe to use on:
-- Braces (brush heads wear out sooner when
used on braces).
-- Dental restorations (fillings, crowns, veneers).
Brushing modes
1To toggle through modes press the on/off
button twice in less than 5 seconds.
2 To turn off your Philips Sonicare press the
on/off button again after 5 seconds.
Your Philips Sonicare comes with the Clean mode
activated.
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Note: When the Philips Sonicare is used in clinical
studies, it must be used in the default 2-minute
Clean mode or in the Deep Clean mode with Easy
Start turned off.
Clean mode
The ultimate in plaque removal (default mode).
Clean mode lasts for 2 minutes and includes four
30 second Quadpacer intervals.
White mode
2 minutes to remove surface stains and
30 seconds to brighten and polish your front teeth.
Sensitive mode
Extra gentle 2 minute mode for sensitive teeth
and gums.
Gum Care mode
Complete whole mouth cleaning (2 minutes)
plus gentle cleaning for problem areas and along
the gumline (1 minute).
Deep Clean mode
Provides an invigorating 3 minutes of alternating
cleaning and massaging to deliver an exceptionally
clean experience.
Features
Quadpacer
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The Quadpacer is an interval timer that has a
short beep and pause to remind you to brush
the 4 sections of your mouth. Depending on the
brushing mode you have selected, the Quadpacer
beeps at different intervals during the brushing
cycle. The Quadpacer works in all 5 modes.
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Smartimer
The Smartimer indicates that your brushing cycle
is complete by automatically turning off the
toothbrush at the end of the brushing cycle.
Dental professionals recommend brushing no less
than 2 minutes twice a day.
Easy-start
The Easy-start feature gently increases the power
over the first 14 brushings to help you get used
to the brushing with the Philips Sonicare. The
Easy-start feature only works in Clean and White
modes. This Philips Sonicare model comes with
the Easy-start feature activated.
Activating or deactivating the Easy-start
feature
1 Place the handle in the plugged-in charger.
To activate Easy-start:
Press and hold the power on/off for 2 seconds.
You hear 2 beeps to indicate that the Easy-start
feature has been activated.
To deactivate Easy-start:
Press and hold the power on/off for 2 seconds.
You hear 1 beep to indicate that the Easy-start
feature has been deactivated.
Note: Using the Easy-start feature beyond the
initial ramp-up period is not recommended and
reduces Philips Sonicare effectiveness in removing
plaque.
Note: Each of the first 14 brushings must be at least
1 minute in length to properly move through the
Easy-start ramp-up cycle.
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Traveling with your Philips Sonicare
Charging via wall outlet
1 Place the handle in the charging travel case.
2Plug the USB cord into the wall adapter
provided and plug into an electrical outlet.
-- The charge indicator flashes green until fully
charged.
Charging via USB
1Remove the USB cord from the travel plug and
insert the USB plug into an USB port.
-- Only use Philips USB wall adapter and USB
cable provided.
Use Only UL Listed devices as an alternate method
of charging the toothbrush handle in the travel
case (i.e. UL Listed Computer, USB Hub).
The charger is not compatible with previous
models of Philips Sonicare.
Cleaning
Note: Do not clean the brush head, handle,
charging base or USB travel case in the
dishwasher. The glass is dishwasher safe.
Toothbrush handle
1 Remove the brush head and rinse the metal
shaft area with warm water. Make sure you
remove any residual toothpaste.
Note: Do not push on the rubber seal on the
metal shaft with sharp objects, as this may
cause damage.
2 Wipe the entire surface of the handle with a
damp cloth.
Note: Do not use isopropyl rubbing alcohol,
vinegar or bleach to clean handle as this may
cause discoloration.
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Brush head
1 Rinse the brush head and bristles after
each use.
2 Remove the brush head from the handle and
rinse the brush head connection with warm
water at least once a week.
Charging base
Use a damp cloth to wipe the surface of the
charging base. Make sure you remove any
toothpaste or other residue from the surfaces.
Storage
If you are not going to use your Philips Sonicare
for an extended period of time, unplug the charger
from the electrical outlet, clean it and store it in a
cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.
Replacement
Brush head
Replace Philips Sonicare brush heads every
3 months to achieve optimal results. Use only
Philips Sonicare replacement brush heads.
Disposal
This appliance contains a rechargeable battery
which must be disposed of properly. Contact your
local town or city officials for battery disposal
information. You can also call 1-800-8-BATTERY
or visit www.rbrc.com for battery drop-off locations.
For assistance, visit our website www.philips.com/
support or call 1-800-243-3050 toll free.
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Removing the rechargeable battery
Warning: Only remove the rechargeable battery
when you discard the appliance. Make sure the
battery is completely empty when you remove it.
To remove the rechargeable battery, you need
a towel or cloth, a hammer and a flat-head
(standard) screwdriver. Observe basic safety
precautions when you follow the procedure
outlined below. Be sure to protect your eyes,
hands, fingers, and the surface on which you work.
1To deplete the rechargeable battery of any
charge, remove the handle from the charger,
turn on the Philips Sonicare and let it run until it
stops. Repeat this step until you can no longer
turn on the Philips Sonicare.
2 Remove and discard the brush head. Cover the
entire handle with a towel or cloth.
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3 Hold the top of the handle with one hand and
strike the handle housing 0.5 inch above the
bottom end. Strike firmly with a hammer on all
4 sides to eject the end cap.
Note: You may have to hit on the end several
times to break the internal snap connections.
4 Remove the end cap from the toothbrush
handle. If the end cap does not release easily
from the housing, repeat step 3 until the end
cap is released.
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5 Holding the handle upside down, press the
shaft down on a hard surface. If the internal
components do not easily release from
the housing, repeat step 3 until the internal
components are released.
6 Remove the rubber battery cover.
7 Wedge the screwdriver between the battery
and the black frame at the bottom of the
internal components. Then pry the screwdriver
away from the battery to break the bottom of
the black frame.
8 Insert the screwdriver between the bottom of
the battery and the black frame to break the
metal tab connecting the battery to the green
printed circuit board. This will release the
bottom end of the battery from the frame.
9 Grab the battery and pull it away from the
internal components to break the second metal
battery tab.
Caution: Be aware of the sharp edges of the
battery tabs so as to avoid injury to your
fingers.
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10 Cover the battery contacts with tape to
prevent any electrical short from residual
battery charge. The rechargeable battery can
now be recycled and the rest of the product
discarded appropriately.
Warranty and support
Philips warrants its products for two years after the
date of purchase. Defects due to faulty materials
and workmanship will be repaired or replaced at
Philips’ expense provided that convincing proof
of purchase in the qualifying period is provided.
Philips recommends use of genuine Sonicare
brush heads for optimal performance. Use of
other brush heads may damage your Sonicare
toothbrush and limit your warranty protection.
Contact our Consumer Care Center at
1-800-682-7664 (North America), outside North
America contact your local Philips Consumer Care
Center. Internet information: www.sonicare.com
(North America) or www.philips.com/support
(outside North America).
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS
What is not covered under warranty:
-- Brush heads.
-- Damage caused by use of unauthorized
replacement parts or unauthorized brush heads.
-- Damage caused by misuse, abuse, neglect,
alterations or unauthorized repair.
-- Normal wear and tear, including chips,
scratches, abrasions, discoloration or fading.
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IMPLIED WARRANTIES
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL
BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS
WARRANTIES SET FORTH ABOVE. IN SOME
STATES LIMITATIONS ON DURATION OF IMPLIED
WARRANTIES DO NOT APPLY.
LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
IN NO EVENT SHALL PHILIPS OR ANY OF ITS
AFFILIATED OR SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES BE
LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES BASED UPON
BREACH OF WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT,
NEGLIGENCE, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL
THEORY. SUCH DAMAGES INCLUDE, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, LOSS OF SAVINGS OR REVENUE;
LOSS OF PROFIT; LOSS OF USE; THE CLAIMS OF
THIRD PARTIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, DENTISTS AND DENTAL HYGIENISTS;
AND COST OF ANY SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR
SERVICES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
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