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LG Electronics
BLUETOOTH ® Hands-free Car Kit
HFB-500 User manual
All rights reserved.
LG Electronics Inc., 2008
Note : For the best performance and
to prevent any damage to, or misuse of
the HFB-500, please read all of the information
carefully prior to using the HFB-500.
Any modifications or changes to this manual
due to typographical errors or inaccuracies of stated
information shall only be made by LG Electronics Inc.
Introduction
Table of Contents
Introduction
- Included in package
Part description
How to use
- Recommended installation
- Charging
- Low battery
- Battery status
- Power on
- Power off
- Pairing
•Easy Pairing
•Manual Pairing
- Auto Reconnect
- Volume control
- Calling
•Answering a call
•Making a call
•Voice dialing*
•Last number redial*
•Ending a call
•Transferring a call*
•Call waiting*
•Call reject*
•Mute
Multipoint
- Multipoint Connect
Summary of button functions
LED indication and signal sound
Troubleshooting
Specification
Precautions
Declaration of confirmation
Additional information
Limited warranty
Important safety information
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The LG Bluetooth® Hands-free car kit HFB-500 is a solar-powered wireless
hands-free car kit utilizing Bluetooth technology with a slim and fashionable
design. This product can be used as an audio accessory for devices
supporting the Headset or Handsfree Bluetooth profiles.
Included in package
HFB-500 Hands-Free
Car Kit
Window mount
User manual
Suction cups
Car charger
Warranty Card
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How to use
Part description
Recommend installation
Front
Volume Down Button
CALL Button
Power Button
& Status LED
Speaker
Charging Port
* WARNING :
1. The HFB-500 must be positioned on the windshield in a way so that it
does not obstruct the driver's view of the road.
2. Do not position the HFB-500 in the way of any of your vehicle's airbags.
Charging
Back
Mic
Volume Up Button
Solar Panel
- For the best performance, the HFB-500 should be positioned and installed
on the windshield in front of the driver's seat.
- Using the car charger
•Remove the cover on the charging port and connect the included LG charger.
•When the HFB-500 is charging the LED indicator flashes slowly.
•It takes 2 hours to fully charge the hands-free car kit.
•When charging is complete, the LED indicator will turn off.
Note: The LED indicator only indicates the charging status if the hands-free
car kit is turned off.
- Using solar power
•Direct the solar panel on the back of the hands-free car kit toward the sun.
(Please refer to the recommended installation position, as mentioned above.)
•If the car kit receives sufficient sunlight for 2 hours, you can talk for a duration
of up to 1 hour. When using solar power to charge the HFB-500, the talk time
and standby time will be extended, without any need to plug in the charger.
* WARNING : Do not attempt to charge the HFB-500 with any charger other
than the one provided in the box. Using another charger may
damage the HFB-500.
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How to use
How to use
Low battery
1) Easy Pairing
- The LED indicator will flash once every 3 seconds when the battery status is
lower than 10 % of the full charge.
Battery status
- By pressing the volume up and volume down button simultaneously and then
quickly releasing them, the battery status is indicated by the number of red
flashes and beeps.
Number of red flashes
4 flashes
3 flashes
2 flashes
1 flash
and beeps
Talking time
More than 12 h More than 8 h More than 4 h Up to 4 h
Power on
- Press and hold PWR button for 2 seconds.
- You will hear a startup tone and the LED indicator will rapidly flash 5 times.
Power off
- Press and hold PWR button for 2 seconds.
- You will hear a shutdown tone and the LED indicator will rapidly flash 5 times.
Pairing
- Prior to using the hands-free car kit for the first time, you must pair it with a
Bluetooth-enabled handset.
- There are 2 pairing mode methods with the HFB-500.
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• With the power off, press and hold the PWR button for 2 seconds, to turn on
the HFB-500.
• The hands-free car kit will enter Auto-Reconnect mode, for 5 seconds (If your
hands-free car kit has been previously paired to the handset, the hands-free car
kit will automatically reconnect to the handset, when the HFB-500 is powered on.)
• After 5 seconds, the HFB-500 will automatically enter pairing mode.
• When the hands-free car kit enters Pairing mode, the LED indicator will flash
at 2 second intervals. (The LED indicator is on 2 seconds, and off 2 seconds.)
• Using your handset, find the Bluetooth menu and “search for” or “add” new
devices.
• Select “LG HFB-500” from the list of devices and pair it with your handset.
• When asked for the Pass/PIN code during the pairing procedure, please enter
“0000” (4 zeros).
• Once pairing has completed successfully, you will hear a beep.
• After pairing successfully, be sure to “Connect” to the LG HFB-500.
• If you want to pair with a different device in the future, the hands-free car kit
must be placed in pairing mode.
• If the hands-free car kit is in pairing mode for 3 minutes without being connected
to a handset, the HFB-500 will automatically turn off.
2) Manual Pairing
• With the power off, press and hold the CALL button for 5 seconds.
• When the hands-free car kit enters Pairing mode, the LED indicator will flash
at 2 second intervals. (The LED indicator is on 2 seconds, and off 2 seconds.)
• Using your handset, find the Bluetooth menu and “search for” or “add” new
devices.
• Select “LG HFB-500” from the list of devices and pair it with your handset.
• When asked for the Pass/PIN code during the pairing procedure, please enter
“0000” (4 zeros).
• Once pairing has completed successfully, you will hear a beep.
• After pairing successfully, be sure to “Connect” to the LG HFB-500.
• If you want to pair with a different device in the future, the hands-free car kit
must be placed in pairing mode.
• If the hands-free car kit is in pairing mode for 3 minutes without being connected
to a handset, the HFB-500 will automatically turn off.
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How to use
How to use
Auto Reconnect
- When the HFB-500 turns off (accidentally or intentionally) while connected to a
handset, the hands-free car kit will automatically reconnect when the HFB-500
is turned back on (as long as both devices are within the required range of 33ft.
of 10m).
[Out of range]
- When the HFB-500 and your handset are separated by a distance of 33 feet
(10 meters) or more, the HFB-500 and handset will disconnected. When the
handset and HFB-500 are brought back within the required distance, the HFB500 will automatically reconnect with the handset.
- If the HFB-500 and handset do not automatically reconnect when they are
back within the required range, briefly press the CALL button on the HFB-500
to reconnect manually.
NOTE: If the HFB-500 and handset are out of range for 30 minutes,
HFB-500 will automatically turn off, to help save power.
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Volume control
- Briefly press the VOL UP or VOL DOWN button to adjust the speaker volume.
- There are eight levels of speaker volume.
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Calling
Answering a call
- When there is an incoming call, the hands-free car kit will ring.
- Briefly press the CALL button to answer an incoming call.
Making a call
- If you make a call from the hands-free car kit, the call will (subject to phone
settings) automatically transfer to the hands-free car kit. If the call is not
automatically transferred, you can manually transfer the call by briefly pressing
the CALL button on the HFB-500 (handset and hands-free car kit must be paired).
Voice dialing*
- Briefly press the CALL button to activate “Voice Command”. You will get the best
results if you record the voice dialing tag through your hands-free car kit.
NOTE : If the handset does not support Voice Dialing, it is possible that
performing this action will activate Last Number redial.
Last number redial*
- Press and hold the CALL button for 1 second to activate “Last Number Redial”.
The hands-free car kit will beep, and call the last number dialed.
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Ending a call
- Briefly press the CALL button.
Transferring a call*
- While on a call on your handset, briefly press the CALL button to transfer the
audio to the hands-free car kit. (handset and hands-free car kit must be paired).
- And to transfer a call from the hands-free car kit to handset, press and hold
VOL UP button for 1 second.
Call waiting*
- Answer a second call without hanging up the first call by pressing the CALL
for 1 second. Press the CALL button for 1 second to return to the original call.
- Briefly press the CALL button to terminate both calls at once.
Call reject*
- Activate Call Reject by pressing the CALL button for 1 second when the handsfree car kit rings.
Mute
- To activate the mute function, press the VOL DOWN button for 1 second; this
will mute your voice to the other party while on a phone call.
- To release the mute function, press the VOL DOWN button for 1 second again.
- When the mute function is activated, you will hear a beep periodically.
Note: The *Indicates that these functions are only available when the mobile phone
supports them. For additional information regarding these functions, refer
to the user manual of your Bluetooth mobile phone.
Multipoint
HFB-500 is capable of having two handsets connected to the hands-free car
kit at the same time. This will give you the freedom of having your hands-free
car kit to operate both of your handsets.
[Multipoint Connect]
- Pair the hands-free car kit with one of your Bluetooth-enabled handsets.
- Turn off the hands-free car kit.
- With the power off, press and hold the CALL button for 5 seconds to enter
Manual Pairing mode.
- Pair and connect the hands-free car kit with your other Bluetooth-enabled
handset.
- Go back and connect the first paired handset to the hands-free car kit.
*NOTE : Calling functions work with the most recently used handset.
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Troubleshooting
Summary of button functions
Power on
Power off
Volume up
Volume down
Transferring a call
HFB-500
Status
Power off
Power on
Talking
Talking
Talking
Answering a call
Ending a call
Call waiting
Last number redialing
Voice dialing
Call reject
Pairing (Manual)
Mute on
Ringing
Talking
Talking
Idle
Idle
Ringing
Power Off
Talking
Mute off
Mute on
Battery Status Check
Standby
Function
Action
Press the PWR button for 2 seconds
Press the PWR button for 2 seconds
Briefly press the VOL UP button
Briefly press the VOL DOWN button
- Handset to hands-free car kit
Briefly press the CALL button
(handset and HFB-500 must be paired)
- Hands-free car kit to handset
Press and hold the VOL UP button for 1second
Briefly press the CALL button
Briefly press the CALL button
Press the hold the CALL button for 1 second
Press the hold the CALL button for 1 second
Briefly press the CALL button
Press and hold the CALL button for 1 second
Press and hold the CALL button for 5 seconds
Press and hold the VOL DOWN button for
1 second
Press and hold the VOL DOWN button for
1 second
Briefly press and release the VOL UP and
VOL DOWN buttons simultaneously
Status
To check
Does not turn on
Check whether the battery of
the HFB-500 is fully charged.
Unable to
Check whether you mobile
communicate with phone supports the “Headset”
the LG Bluetooth and /or “Handsfree” Bluetooth
Hands-free car kit Profile(s).
Check whether the HFB-500
battery is low.
Unable to pair
Check and make sure
the HFB-500 with the HFB-500 is on.
Bluetooth device Check and make sure
the HFB-500 is placed in
pairing mode.
Extremely low or
loud speaker
volume
Check the speaker volume.
Corrective action
Charge the battery.
Determine whether your handset
supports the “Headset” or
”Handsfree” Bluetooth profiles(s).
Charge the battery.
Press and hold the PWR button for
1 second to turn on the HFB-500.
When the power is off, press and
hold the CALL button for 5 seconds
to manually place the HFB-500 in
the pairing mode.
Press either the VOL UP button or
the VOL DOWN button to control
the volume accordingly.
Specifications
LED indication and signal sound
HFB- 500 Status
Power on
Power off
Pairing
Handsfree / Headset
Profile connected
Handsfree / Headset
Profile Connected
Unintentional loss
of connection
Charging
Charging completed
Battery power is low
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Signal sound
LED indcation
Startup tone
The LED indicator flashes 5 times rapidly
Shutdown tone The LED indicator flashes 5 times rapidly
Beeps twice
The LED indicator flashes at 2 second
intervals. (The LED indicator is on 2 seconds,
and off 2 seconds.)
No beep
The LED indicator flashes twice every
5 seconds
Beeps once
The LED indicator flashes once every
5 seconds
Beep
The LED indicator flashes twice every
periodically
5 seconds
No beep
The LED indicator flashes slowly
No beep
The LED indicator turns off.
No beep
The LED indicator flashes once every
3 seconds
Name of product
Bluetooth® Specification
Supported profiles
Frequency
Transmitting output
Cover range
Battery
Standby time
Talk time
Charging time
Operation temperature
Dimension / Weight
A wireless device for wireless data
communication system (LG HFB-500)
V2.1
HFP, HSP, GAP, SDAP
2.402GHz ~ 2.480 GHz(ISM band)
Class2
Within 10m / 33ft
3.7V, Li-polymer, 780mA
Up to 1100 hours
Up to 16 hours
Using charger
Approximateely 2 h
Using solar power
Approximateely 33 h
(For a complete charge)
-20℃ ~ 60℃
94.3 x 50.35 x 14.4 (mm) / 72 (g)
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Precautions
Precautions
Do not drop the unit from high places.
Do not place heavy objects on the unit.
Do not modify, repair, or take apart.
Please only use the hands-free car kit with an
LG original charger. Otherwise the hands-free
might be damaged.
Do not expose directly to water, alcohol,
benzene, etc. for clearing.
•Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
•There is a risk of explosion if the battery is replaced by an incorrect type.
•Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.
Declaration of confirmation
Do not expose directly to flammables.
Do not place or keep the unit near flammables.
Keep unit away from humidity & dust.
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FCC NOTICE TO USERS :
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.
IMPORTANT NOTE :
To comply with the FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, no change
to the antenna or the device is permitted. Any change to the antenna or the
device could result in the device exceeding the RF exposure requirements
and void user's authority to operate the device.
CE NOTICE TO USERS :
Hereby, [LG Electronics Inc.], declares that this [HFB-500] is in compliance
with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive
1999/5/EC.
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Additional Information
1. Radio frequency exposure
This Bluetooth® Hands-free car kit, HFB-500, is a radio transmitter and receiver.
When in operation, it communicates with a Bluetooth® equipped mobile device
by receiving and transmitting radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields
(microwaves) in the frequency range 2.4 to 2.4835 GHz. The output power of
the radio transmitter is low, 0.001 watt. Your Bluetooth® Hands-free car kit is
designed to operate in compliance with the RF exposure guidelines and limits
set by national authorities and international health agencies when used any
compatible LG Electronics mobile phone.
2. Potentially explosive atmosphere
Turn off your electronic device when in any area with a potentially explosive
atmosphere. It is rare, but your electronic device could generate sparks. Sparks
in such areas could cause an explosion or fire resulting in bodily injury or even
death. Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often, but not always,
clearly marked.
3. Emergency calls
IMPORTANT!
This Bluetooth® Hands-free car kit and the electronic device connected to the
Hands-free car kit operate using radio signals, cellular and landline networks as
well as user- programmed functions, which cannot guarantee connection under
all conditions. Therefore you should never rely solely upon any electronic
device for essential communications (e.g. medical emergencies). Remember,
in order to make or receive calls, the Hands-free car kit and the electronic
device connected to the Hands-free car kit must be switched on and in a
service area with adequate cellular signal strength. Emergency calls may not
be possible on all cellular phone networks or when certain network services
and/or phone features are in use. Check with your local service provider.
4. Battery information
A rechargeable battery has a long service life if treated properly. A new battery
or one that has not been used for a long period of time could have reduced
capacity the first few times it is used. Do not expose the battery to extreme
temperatures, never above +60°(+140°F) or under -20°(-4°F). For maximum
battery capacity, use the battery in room temperature. If the battery is used in
low temperatures, the battery capacity will be reduced. The battery can only
be charged in temperatures between +10°(+50°F) and +45°(+113°F).
For your safety, do not remove the battery incorperated in the product. If you
need to replace the battery, take it to the nearest authorised LG Electronics
service point or dealer for assistance.
5. Recycling the battery in your Bluetooth® Hands-free car kit
The battery in your Bluetooth® Hands-free car kit must be disposed of properly
and should never be placed in municipal waste. The LG Electronics service
partner removing battery will dispose of it according to local regulations.
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Additional Information
6. Conditions
- The warranty is valid only if the original receipt issued to the original purchaser
by the dealer, specifying the date of purchase and serial number, is presented
with the product to be repaired or replaced. LG Electronics reserves the right
to refuse warranty service if this information has been removed or changed
after the original purchase of the product from the dealer.
- If LG Electronics repairs or replaces the product, the repaired or replaced
product shall be warranted for the remaining time of the original warranty
period or for ninety (90) days from the date of repair, whichever is longer.
Repair or replacement may involve the use of functionally equivalent
reconditioned units. Replaced parts or components will become the property
of LG Electronics.
- This Warranty does not cover any failure of the product due to normal wear
and tear, or due to misuse, including but not limited to use in other than the
normal and customary manner, in accordance with instructions for use and
maintenance of the product. Nor does this warranty cover any failure of the
product due to accident, modification or adjustment, acts of God or damage
resulting from liquid.
- This warranty does not cover product failures due to improper repair
installations, modifications or service performed by a non-LG Electronics
authorized person. Tampering with any of the seals on the product will void
the warranty.
- THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL,
OTHER THAN THIS PRINTED INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY. IN NO EVENT SHALL LG ELECTRONICS OR ITS VENDORS BE
LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE
WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS OR
COMMERCIAL LOSS, TO THE FULL EXTENT THOSE DAMAGES CAN BE
DISCLAIMED BY LAW.
* Some countries/states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, or limitation of the duration of implied warranties, so
the preceding limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. The warranty
provided does not affect the consumer's statutory rights under applicable
national legislation in force, nor the consumer's rights against the dealer
arising from their sales/purchase contract.
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Limited Warranty
Subject to the conditions of this Limited Warranty, LG Electronics warrants this product
to be free from defects in design, material and workmanship at the time of its original
purchase by a consumer, and for a subsequent period of one (1) year. Should your
product need warranty service, please return it to the dealer from whom it was
purchased or contact your local LG Electronics contact center to get further information.
Important safety information
Avoiding hearing damage Permanent hearing loss may occur if you use your
headset(Hands-free car kit) at a high volume. Set the volume to a safe level. Over
time you can become accustomed to a higher volume that may sound normal but
can be damaging to your hearing. If you experience ringing in your ears or muffled
speech, stop listening and have your hearing checked. The louder the volume, the
less time is required before your hearing could be affected. Hearing experts suggest
that to protect your hearing:
•Limit the amount of time you use the headset(Hands-free car kit) at high volume.
•Avoid turning up the volume to block out noisy surroundings.
•Turn the volume down if you can't hear people speaking near you.
For information about how to set a maximum volume limit on your handset (Handsfree car kit), please refer to the features guide for your handset.
Using headsets(Hands-free car kit) safely Use of headsets(Hands-free car kit) to
listen to music while operating a vehicle is not recommended and is illegal in some
areas. Be careful and attentive whilst driving. Stop using this device if you find it
disruptive or distracting whilst operating any type of vehicle or performing any other
activity that requires your full attention.
WARNINGS
WARNINGS - The failure to avoid the following hazardous situations could
result in an accident or collision resulting in death or serious injury.
Never let your use of this HFB-500 Hands-Free Car kit, or use of a device cradled
within the HFB-500 Hands-Free Car kit, divert your attention in any way from the safe
operation of your vehicle. Always observe safe driving rules and obey all traffic laws.
All adjustments to or repositioning of the HFB-500 Hands-Free Car kit or any device
cradled within the HFB-500 Hands-Free Car kit should be done when the vehicle is
safely parked or stopped.
When installing the unit in a vehicle, make sure the unit is secure and does not
obstruct the driver's view of the road or interfere with vehicle operating controls.
Do not mount this product near or over an airbag cover panel within an airbag
deployment zone.
In some states certain operations of devices capable of use with this unit, including
video functionality, while driving is illegal. In addition, some states prohibit or restrict
the manner in which drivers may suction mount devices to their windshields. Please
consult your local laws to determine whether any of the foregoing regulations apply.
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