PRECAUTIONS
PMR446 TRANSCEIVER
Iç-F29SR
EXPLICIT DEFINITIONS
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DEFINITION
Personal death, serious injury or an
R DANGER!
explosion may occur.
Personal injury, fire hazard or electric
R WARNING!
shock may occur.
CAUTION
NOTE
Equipment damage may occur.
If disregarded, inconvenience only. No risk
of personal injury, fire or electric shock.
RECOMMENDATION
CLEAN THE TRANSCEIVER THOROUGHLY IN A BOWL
OF FRESH WATER after exposure to saltwater, and dry
it before operating. Otherwise, the transceiver’s keys,
switches, and controllers may become unusable, due to salt
crystallization, and/or the charging terminals of the battery
pack may corrode.
NOTE: If the transceiver’s waterproof protection appears
defective, carefully clean it with a soft, damp (fresh water)
cloth, then dry it before operating. The transceiver may
lose its waterproof protection if the case, jack cap, or
connector cover is cracked or broken, or the transceiver
has been dropped. Contact your Icom distributor or your
dealer for advice.
ABOUT CE AND DOC
H
ereby, Icom Inc. declares that the versions of
IC-F29SR which have the “CE” symbol on the
product, comply with the essential requirements
of the Radio Equipment Directive, 2014/53/EU, and the
restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in
electrical and electronic equipment Directive, 2011/65/EU.
The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available
at the following internet address:
http://www.icom.co.jp/world/support
PRECAUTIONS
R DANGER! NEVER short terminals (or charging terminals)
of the battery pack. Also, current may flow into nearby metal
objects such as a key, so be careful when placing the battery
packs (or the transceiver) in handbags, and so on. Simply
carrying with or placing near metal objects such as a key,
and so on may cause shorting. This may damage not only
the battery pack, but also the transceiver.
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Thank you for choosing this Icom product.
READ ALL PRECAUTIONS carefully and completely
before using this product.
R DANGER! Use and charge only specified Icom battery
packs with Icom transceivers or Icom chargers. Only Icom
battery packs are tested and approved for use with Icom
transceivers or to be charged by Icom chargers. Using thirdparty or counterfeit battery packs or chargers may cause
smoke, fire, or cause the battery packs to burst.
R WARNING! NEVER hold the transceiver so that the
antenna is very close to, or touching exposed parts of the
body, especially the face or eyes, while transmitting. The
transceiver will perform best if the microphone is 5 to 10 cm
away from the lips and the transceiver is vertical.
R WARNING! NEVER operate the transceiver with a
headset or other audio accessories at high volume levels.
The continuous high volume operation may cause a ringing
in your ears. If you experience the ringing, reduce the
volume level or discontinue use.
R WARNING! NEVER operate the transceiver while driving
a vehicle. Safe driving requires your full attention—anything
less may result in an accident.
CAUTION: MAKE SURE the flexible antenna, battery pack
and jack cover are securely attached to the transceiver,
and that the antenna and battery pack are dry before
attachment. Exposing the inside of the transceiver to dust or
water will result in serious damage to the transceiver.
DO NOT operate the transceiver near unshielded electrical
blasting caps or in an explosive atmosphere.
DO NOT push [PTT] when you do not actually intend to transmit.
DO NOT operate or place the transceiver in direct sunlight
or in places with temperatures below –30°C or above +60°C.
The basic operations of the transceiver are guaranteed
within the specified operating temperature range.
DO NOT modify the transceiver. The specifications may
change and then not comply with the requirements of a
corresponded regulation. The transceiver warranty does not
cover any problems caused by unauthorized modification.
DO NOT use harsh solvents such as benzine or alcohol when
cleaning because they will damage the transceiver surfaces.
BE CAREFUL! The transceiver may become hot when
operating it continuously for long periods of time.
BE CAREFUL! The transceiver meets IP67* requirements
for dust-tight and waterproof protection. However, once the
transceiver has been dropped, dust-tight and waterproof
protection cannot be guaranteed because of possible
damage to the transceiver’s case or the waterproof seal.
* Only when the jack cover or the optional HM-168LWP,
HS-94LWP, HS-95LWP is attached.
MAKE SURE to turn OFF the transceiver before connecting
the supplied or optional equipment.
Even when the transceiver power is OFF, a slight current still flows
in the circuits. Remove the battery pack from the transceiver when
not using it for a long time. Otherwise, the installed battery pack
will become exhausted, and will need to be recharged or replaced.
A7150H-4EU-2
Printed in Japan
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PRECAUTIONS (continued)
••Battery caution
Misuse of Li-ion batteries may result in the following
hazards: smoke, fire, or the battery pack may rupture.
Misuse can also cause damage to the battery pack or
degradation of battery performance.
R DANGER! DO NOT hammer or otherwise impact the
battery pack. Do not use the battery pack if it has been
severely impacted or dropped, or if it has been subjected
to heavy pressure. The damage may not be visible on the
outside of the case. Even if the surface of the battery pack
does not show cracks or any other damage, the cells inside
may rupture or catch fire.
R DANGER! NEVER use or leave the battery pack in areas
with temperatures above 60°C. High temperature buildup in
the battery pack, such as could occur near fires or stoves,
inside a sun heated vehicle, or in direct sunlight for long
periods of time may cause the battery pack to rupture
or catch fire. Excessive temperatures may also degrade
performance or shorten battery life.
R DANGER! DO NOT expose the battery pack to rain,
snow, seawater, or any other liquids. Do not charge or use
a wet battery pack. If the battery pack gets wet, be sure to
wipe it dry before using.
R DANGER! KEEP battery packs away from fire. Fire or heat
may cause them to rupture or explode. Dispose of an used
batterypack according to local ordinances and/or regulations.
R DANGER! NEVER solder the battery pack terminals, or
modify the battery pack. This may generate heat in the battery,
and the battery pack may burst, emit smoke or catch fire.
R DANGER! Use the battery pack only with the transceiver for
which it is specified. Never use a battery pack with any other
equipment, or for any purpose that is not specified in this sheet.
R DANGER! If fluid from inside the battery pack gets in
your eyes, blindness can result. Rinse your eyes with clean
water, without rubbing them, and see a doctor immediately.
R WARNING! Immediately stop using the battery pack
if it emits an abnormal odor, heats up, or is discolored or
deformed. If any of these conditions occur, contact your
Icom dealer or distributor.
R WARNING! Immediately wash, using clean water, any
part of the body that comes into contact with fluid from
inside the battery pack.
R WARNING! NEVER put the battery pack in a microwave
oven, high-pressure container, or in an induction heating
cooker. This could cause a fire, overheating, or cause the
battery pack to rupture.
CAUTION: Always use the battery pack within the specified
temperature range, for the transceiver (–30°C to +60°C) and
the battery pack itself (–20°C to +60°C). Using the battery
pack out of its specified temperature range will reduce the
performance and the life. Please note that the specified
temperature range of the battery pack may exceed that of
the transceiver. In such cases, the transceiver may not work
properly because it is out of its operating temperature range.
Icom is not responsible for the destruction, damage to, or
performance of any Icom or non-Icom equipment, if the
malfunction is because of:
• Force majeure, including, but not limited to, fires, earthquakes,
storms, floods, lightning, other natural disasters, disturbances,
riots, war, or radioactive contamination.
• The use of Icom transceivers with any equipment that is not
manufactured or approved by Icom.
CAUTION: Shorter battery life could occur if the battery
pack is left fully charged, completely discharged, or in
an excessive temperature environment (above 50°C) for
an extended period of time. If the battery pack must be
left unused for a long time, it must be detached from the
transceiver after discharging. You may use the battery pack
until the remaining capacity is about half, then keep it safely
in a cool and dry place at the following temperature range:
–20°C to +50°C (within a month)
–20°C to +40°C (within three months)
–20°C to +20°C (within a year)
BE SURE to replace the battery pack with a new one
approximately five years after manufacturing, even if it still
holds a charge. The inside battery material will become
weak after a period of time, even with little use. The
estimated number of times you can charge the battery is
between 300 and 500.
Even when the battery appears to be fully charged, the
operating time of the transceiver may become short when:
••Approximately five years have passed since the battery was
manufactured.
••The battery has been repeatedly charged.
••Charging caution
R DANGER! NEVER charge the battery pack in areas with
extremely high temperatures, such as near fires or stoves,
inside a sun-heated vehicle, or in direct sunlight. In such
environments, the safety/protection circuit in the battery
pack will activate, causing the battery to stop charging.
R WARNING! NEVER charge the transceiver during a
lightning storm. It may result in an electric shock, cause
a fire or damage the transceiver. Always disconnect the
power adapter before a storm.
R WARNING! NEVER charge or leave the battery pack in
the battery charger beyond the specified time for charging.
If the battery pack is not completely charged by the
specified time, stop charging and remove the battery pack
from the battery charger. Continuing to charge the battery
pack beyond the specified time limit may cause a fire,
overheating, or the battery pack may rupture.
R WARNING! NEVER insert the transceiver (the battery
pack attached to the transceiver) into the charger if it is wet
or soiled. This could corrode the battery charger terminals
or damage the charger. The charger is not waterproof.
NOTE: Charge the battery pack within the specified
temperature range of 10°C to 40°C. Otherwise, the
charging time will be longer, but the battery pack will not
reach a full charge. While charging, at a point after the
temperature goes out of the specified range, the charging
will automatically stop.
DISPOSAL
The crossed-out wheeled-bin symbol on your
product, literature, or packaging reminds
you that in the European Union, all electrical
and electronic products, batteries, and
accumulators (rechargeable batteries) must
be taken to designated collection locations
at the end of their working life. Do not dispose of these
products as unsorted municipal waste. Dispose of them
according to the laws in your area.
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