3. HANDLING PRECAUTIONS INSTRUCTION MANUAL

3. HANDLING PRECAUTIONS
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
MEGAPHONES
ER-1215
ER-1215S
Thank you for purchasing TOA's Megaphones.
Please carefully follow the instructions in this manual to ensure
long, trouble-free use of your equipment.
1. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
• Before installation or use, be sure to carefully read all the
instructions in this section for correct and safe operation.
• Be sure to follow all the precautionary instructions in this
section, which contain important warnings and/or
cautions regarding safety.
• After reading, keep this manual handy for future
reference.
CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which,
if mishandled, could result in moderate or minor
personal injury, and/or property damage.
• Cautions on Use
Be sure to observe the following instructions. Failing to
observe may cause hearing impairment.
· Reduce the volume to its lowest setting before use.
· Never use the megaphone in close proximity to a
person's ear.
· Point the megaphone toward the ground when
conducting operational tests.
• Make sure to observe the following handling precautions
so that a fire or personal injury does not result from
leakage or explosion of the battery.
· Do not short, disassemble, heat nor put the battery into
a fire.
· Avoid using both new and old batteries together.
· Never charge batteries of the type which are not
rechargeable.
· Do not solder a battery directly.
· Be sure to use the specified type of batteries.
· Note correct polarity (positive and negative orientation)
when inserting a battery in the unit.
· Avoid locations exposed to the direct sunlight, high
temperature and high humidity when storing batteries.
2. GENERAL DESCRIPTION
15 W megaphones.
The ER-1215S is equipped with a siren switch.
Handle and mouthpiece with anti-bacteria treatment improve
hygiene and safety during use.
• The ER-1215/1215S megaphones are not waterproof.
Avoid exposure to rain or environments where it may be
splashed by water or other liquids.
• Immediately contact your TOA dealer if the following
irregularities should occur. To avoid unit failure, make no
further attempt to use the unit in these conditions.
· Smoke coming from the unit or a strange smell detected.
· Water or other foreign objects get inside the unit.
· No sound heard (after checking to be sure that the batteries
are loaded in correct orientation, and satisfactorily charged).
• Avoid storing the unit in humid or dusty locations, in locations
exposed to direct sunlight, near heaters, or exposed to sooty
smoke, as these conditions may result in unit failure.
• When batteries are left installed in the megaphone for extended
periods of time, be sure to check them periodically for charge
and leakage.
• Do not use the unit for extended periods of time with a distorted
sound output. This could cause the inner parts to become hot
and possibly result in unit failure.
• Noise may be produced when a mobile phone is used near the
unit. However, this is not a failure. Use the mobile phone as far
as possible from the unit.
• Use a tightly wrung-out damp cloth to clean the unit. If the unit
becomes extremely dirty, use a cloth moistened in a neutral
detergent and tightly wrung-out. Never use volatile liquids such
as benzene, thinner, or alcohol to clean the unit, as these may
deform or discolor its case.
4. SPECIFICATIONS
Model No.
Power Source
Output
Signal
Battery Life*2
(approx.)
Audible Range*3
(approx.)
Diaphragm
Anti-bacteria Treatment
Operating Temperature
Finish
Horn
Others
Dimensions
Weight
ER-1215
ER-1215S
C (R14P) battery x 6 (9 V DC)
Rated 15 W, Max. 23 W
–
Siren*1
Voice: 14 hours Voice: 14 hours
Signal: 20 minutes
Voice: 315 m
Voice: 315 m
Signal: 500 m
Polyimide film (voice coil, bobbin)
Mouth and handle
–10°C to +40°C
ABS resin, light gray
ABS resin, red
ABS resin, gray
210 (w) x 291 (h) x 346 (d) mm
1.1 kg
1.2 kg
(without batteries) (without batteries)
*1 Sounds at 5 seconds intervals.
*2 Battery life estimates assume 30 minutes of continuous use
per day.
*3 Audible range estimates assume use on a relatively quiet
street using new batteries and will vary depending on
remaining battery capacity, surrounding noise, wind direction,
obstacles and other environmental conditions.
Notes
• No accessory batteries are supplied.
• The design and specifications are subject to change without
notice for improvement.
5. NOMENCLATURE AND FUNCTIONS
7. HOW TO USE
3
CAUTION
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6
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8
5
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1. Speaker (outer horn)
2. Shoulder strap
Use this strap to hang the
unit from the shoulder for
transport or use.
(Length: approx. 50 cm)
3. Mouth
The battery compartment is
built inside. Turn the cover
counterclockwise to open it
and clockwise to close it.
4. Mouthpiece
Speak into the mouthpiece
at a distance of about 1 cm.
Anti-bacteria treated, the
mouthpiece helps make
such close contact during
use hygienic and safe.
5. Talk switch
Press to talk (power turns
ON). Release to turn the
power OFF.
6. Signal tone switch
(ER-1215S only)
A siren tone sounds when
this switch is pressed, and
stops when pressed again.
Note
Output volume is fixed, and
cannot be adjusted with the
volume control.
7. Volume control
Rotate right to increase
output volume.
Volume high
8. Handle
The handle with anti-bacteria
treatment improve hygiene
and safety during use.
• Before pressing the talk switch, fully turn down the
volume.
• Point the megaphone toward the ground when conducting
operational tests.
Step 1. Using the volume control, adjust the volume to an
appropriate level that does not generate feedback when
holding down the talk switch.
Howling is more likely to occur when using the
megaphone indoors or in other reverberant places.
Particularly when the batteries are new, it may be
impossible to adjust the volume to maximum without
causing howling. In such cases, set the volume to about
mid-level.
Step 2. Speak into the mouthpiece at a distance of about 1 cm.
Notes
• Speaking too far from the mouthpiece or in too soft
voice may result in insufficient volume.
• Moisture droplets collecting in the hole on the
mouthpiece may cause noticeably insufficient volume.
Wipe the droplets away with a cloth or other material
and allow the area to dry sufficiently before resuming
use.
[For ER-1215S]
When using the siren, pressing the talk switch will cause the
siren to stop sounding so that the voice announcement can be
heard. Releasing the talk switch allows the siren to resume.
6. REPLACING THE BATTERIES
Step 1. Rotate the mouth counterclockwise to remove it.
Note
If the megaphone is at all wet, be sure to dry it
thoroughly before opening it to replace the batteries.
Step 2. Insert six C batteries referring to the polarity diagram on
the inside of the battery compartment.
Step 3. Insert the tab on the inside of the battery cover into the
slot in the battery compartment as shown and turn the
battery cover clockwise until tight.
Close
Open
Mouth
Tab
Traceability Information for Europe
(EMC directive 2004/108/EC)
Battery case
Slot
Polarity diagram
Manufacturer:
TOA Corporation
7-2-1, Minatojima Nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Authorized representative:
TOA Electronics Europe GmbH
Suederstrasse 282, 20537 Hamburg, Germany
URL: http://www.toa.jp/
533-03-029-5B
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