BOOST FUNCTION - AMPLIFY INCOMING
INSTALLING YOUR XL45
FEATURE LIST & OVERVIEW
FEATURE LIST & OVERVIEW
FEATURE LIST & OVERVIEW
Install the backup batteries (optional) by removing the battery cover as shown
1. While on a call, press the BOOST button to engage the amplifier.
MENU Screen: press to show the CID information, check the
(Ringer) Volume +/-: press the keys to increase/decrease the
in Figure 1. Connect your telephone as shown in Figure 2.
The XL45 has a BOOST button that controls the loudness of the receiver.
memory records, get information about the volume and tone levels, etc.
volume of the incoming ring.
See Figure 6. Once the BOOST button is pressed, an extra level of
Connect one end of the phone cord into the (square) LINE port on
ENTER Button: press to confirm choices listed on the screen.
(Ringer) ON/OFF Switch: use this switch to turn the ringer on
the back of the phone; connect the other end of the phone cord into your wall
amplification is added over the entire range of the Volume Control. During
or off. When the switch is set to OFF, the light at the top of the phone
Arrow Buttons (UP/DOWN): press to navigate through the menu
a call, the BOOST button can toggle the Clarity Power function on or off
choices, CID and memory records.
according to the user's needs. The BOOST button will reset automatically
Connect one end of the (curly) handset cord into the handset jack on
Headset Port: insert a standard headset (2.5mm plug) to use instead
the left side of your base; connect the other end of the handset cord into the
MENU Button: press to access the menu for CID/memory checking
every time the phone is hung up for at least five seconds. The BOOST light
bottom of the handset. Place handset in cradle.
and language setup.
will illuminate (blue) while the BOOST function is activated.
Outgoing Speech Amplification (OSA) Switch: use the switch to
Connect the DC adapter cord into the (round) DC 9V 500mA port
DELETE Button: press to delete CID/memory records and to edit
Warning: Volume may be at a high level. To protect hearing, lower the
set the level of the outgoing speech amplification level. To enable/disable
on the back of your phone; plug the adapter into your wall's electrical outlet.
Clarity Power Volume Control before using the phone.
the OSA switch, press and hold the BOOST/OSA button for three
When finished, lift handset to test. If you hear a dial tone, your telephone is
MEMORY Buttons: for saved numbers (see MEMORY STORAGE).
2. Adjust the VOLUME slider to achieve the desired sound level (up
seconds (see OSA section).
with DCP™ and CID
ready for use. If not, check all connections again.
to 50dB of amplification). The Clarity Power Volume Control adjusts the
SPKR (Speaker) Button: press SPKR to engage the speakerphone
Neckloop Port: insert a standard neckloop (mono, 3.5mm plug) to
level of volume in the handset both in Boost or non-Boost modes. The
function; press again to turn the feature off.
use with your T-coil equipped hearing aid. We recommend the Clarity
volume dial provides up to 16dB of volume before the BOOST button is
FLASH Button: use this button to engage the Call Waiting/Call
activated. Once the BOOST button is pressed, the XL45 will provide up to
Talk Keypad Switch: set to ON if you wish to hear the numeric
Waiting Caller ID function (feature provided by local phone company).
50dB of gain. See Figure 7.
keys pressed during dialing - both in handset and speakerphone modes.
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VOLUME Slider: move to right or left in order to increase or
3. Adjusting the TONE switch allows you to customize your hearing
NOTE: The "star" and "pound" keys are not part of this feature.
decrease the volume of the incoming voice.
experience. Since we all have different hearing preferences, we suggest
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Boost Override Switch: set to ON if you wish for the BOOST
exploring each setting to find the one most comfortable for you. These
thin object (like the tip of a pen)
BOOST/OSA Button: press BOOST to engage the extra
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function to be enabled at the beginning of all calls.
four settings, along with our volume amplification, are part of the Digital
to push down the tab shown by
amplification. In BOOST OFF mode, the phone has a volume range of up
the arrow above.
Missed Call Switch: set to ON if you wish to have the Missed Call
Clarity Power (DCP™) technology. See Figure 8. The available settings are:
to 16dB of amplification. In BOOST ON mode, the phone has a volume
If there is a power outage, the XL45 will maintain its full amplification for up
1 - Low frequency emphasis: best used to hear low pitched sounds;
range of up to 50dB of amplification. When active, the BOOST button
to 48 hours with four AA alkaline backup batteries (not included).
2 - Flat frequency response: best for hearing aid users;
Voicemail Switch: set to ON if you wish for the light at the top of
is backlit. Press BOOST again to turn off the extra amplification. Press
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The phone operates as a regular phone if there is no power or backup
3 - Clarity Power/High frequency emphasis response: best used to hear
the phone to turn green when you have voicemail (service from your
and hold the button for three seconds to engage the OSA function (to
Clarity, the amplification device, Clarity and the amplification device combined, Clarity
batteries. In this case, the indicator lights, the loud ringer, the lighted keypad
high frequency sounds;
phone service provider).
enhance the level of your voice). See OSA section for details.
Professional, XL45, Digital Clarity Power and DCP are trademarks or registered
and the amplification will be disabled; you will still be able to make and receive
4 - Multi Band Compression with high frequency emphasis response:
trademarks of Plantronics, Inc.
NOTE: when OSA is enabled, the light at the top of the phone turns
Tone/Pulse Switch: set this switch to the desired dialing method.
phone calls, but the extra amplification will not be engaged. We recommend
best setting for speech intelligibility.
installing batteries if you live in an area with frequent power outages.
orange when the phone is engaged in a call.
Rev. L (09-10)
BEDSHAKER Port: insert the optional bedshaker (sold separately).
NOTE: The screen displays the volume and tone levels.
RD/P (Redial/Pause) Button: use this button to redial the last
It will vibrate to indicate incoming rings.
CONTENTS & PARTS CHECKLIST
WALL MOUNTING YOUR XL45
number dialed (up to 32 digits). When in programming mode, press this
LINE: see INSTALLING YOUR XL45 section.
Your package includes all the items as shown here. If there is anything missing,
button to insert a two second pause.
1. Pull the handset hook out of the base and reverse its position so that the
POWER Port (9V 500mA): see INSTALLING YOUR XL45
please contact our Customer Care Department immediately.
TONE Switch: use this switch to pick one of the four tone settings
hook points up and will hold the handset when you hang up. See Figure 3.
NOTE: PLEASE RETAIN A COPY OF PROOF OF PURCHASE
FOR YOUR RECORDS.
2. Plug one end of the short flat telephone line cord into the jack marked
HOLD Button: during a call, use this button to put the call on hold;
LINE located on the back of the telephone. Then run the cord through the
press the button again to release the call from hold.
groove on the back of the phone. Insert the tabs of the mounting bracket into
the slots in the back of the phone. Push the mounting bracket in and down
Missed Call Light: light turns on when there was an unanswered call.
NOTE: Boost button is not active in speakerphone mode.
Ampli cation (OSA)
firmly until it snaps into place. See Figure 4.
with DCP™ and CID
(Active when Missed Call switch is ON - located on bottom of phone.)
3. Plug the flat telephone line cord into the wall plate jack, then align the
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Visual Ringer Lights: lights turn on and off when the phone rings.
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On the bottom of the XL45, there is a Boost Override switch.
mounting bracket's keyhole slots with the wall plate studs and slide the base of
Low Battery Indicator: light turns on when the backup batteries are
When this is set to ON, the Boost function is automatically enabled
(one long cord and
the phone downward to secure it on the wall. See Figure 5.
one short cord)
every time the phone is picked up. In standard use, when the Boost
TIME Indicator: the time is displayed if you have CID service (from
Voicemail/Ringer/OSA Light: a. Light turns GREEN when there is
Override switch is set to OFF, the Boost function will turn off after
a voicemail left with your voicemail feature (from local phone company).
your local telephone service provider). The time is updated every time a
the phone is hung up. Setting this switch to ON is suggested if all the
b. Light turns RED when the ringer switch is in the OFF position. c. Light
CID call is received.
users of the phone need the amplification. Setting this switch to OFF
turns ORANGE when the OSA feature is active.
is useful when people with varying hearing ability use the phone. See
Backup Battery Level Indicator: indicates the level of charge in
(Ringer) TONE: press this button to choose the desired incoming
your backup batteries (if installed).
Handset coil cord
ring tonality. Choose one of the six available ring tones to select the
DATE Indicator: the date is displayed if you have CID service (from
PLEASE REFER TO THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: VOLUME MAY BE LOUD.
most favorable ringer.
your local telephone service provider).
(SECTIONS 12-13) FOR IMPORTANT PRODUCT SAFETY
PROCEED WITH CARE.
Blue ClarityLogic Button: press the blue button for direct access to a
INFORMATION PRIOR TO INSTALLATION OR USE OF
Customer Care Representative.
CALLER ID OPERATIONS
Formatting and Calling from CID
There are three main menu options on the XL45: CID, Memory Dial
Phone numbers can be stored into a phone's memory to enable one button
During Talk Mode
Static On The Line
dialing. The phone directory allows space for four different phone numbers.
To format and/or make a call from the CID entry, select the desired CID
While on a call, the screen will display a timer and volume level. If you make
No Dial Tone/Phone Will Not Operate
1. Your phone may be located near a touch lamp, microwave, refrigerator
entry and press the ENTER button. PICK FORMAT will appear on screen
It is important to not program 911 into your phone. This will prevent
the call, the screen will also display the number dialed.
To switch from one main menu option to the next, press the down arrow.
1. Check all phone cords and connections. Make sure they are plugged in
or other household appliances. Try relocating your phone to another area.
first, then PRESS UP/DN will appear. Using the arrow keys, choose the desired
inadvertently calling an emergency call center. Only store emergency numbers
NOTE: if you wish to return to the standby screens at any time, press the
If the Hold button is activated, "Call on hold" will be displayed.
such as a doctor, hospital, the local fire department or local police station
2. A cordless phone on your line may cause static. Try disconnecting the
format for the CID number, and press the ENTER button. See Figure 11 and
During Idle Mode
2. Plug unit into a different phone jack to help determine if the difficulty is
cordless phone, as this may eliminate the problem.
"Clarity XL45" will be displayed on screens during Idle Mode if the following
with the phone or the phone jack.
Programming/Editing the Memory Dial Buttons
3. Extra devices attached to the telephone, such as CID units and
NOTE: A seven digit number will not display the area code. A 10 digit
CALLER ID OPERATIONS
standby screens are not applicable. The number of calls will register to the
This feature will allow the user to program or edit numbers in the four
3. Switch out handset or telephone line cords.
answering machines, may cause static. Disconnecting the devices may
number will display the area code without the numeral one. The 11 digit
screen. (Example: "1 Call.")
Caller ID Operations
Memory Dial locations or make changes to the current programmed numbers.
eliminate the problem.
number will display the number, area code plus the numeral one.
4. Disconnect any other equipment that may be attached to the phone.
"No Ph Line" will appear if no phone line is plugged in. If there is no DC
Press the MENU button, then press the down arrow to the "View Mem Dial"
4. If there is also DSL service in the home, this will cause interference on
Caller ID is a service that is provided through your local telephone
power, "Batt Only" will appear and alternate with "No DC power."
Unable To Dial Out
screen. See Figure 15. You will have the option of choosing "Yes" or "No".
the line. That interference is then amplified by the phone, causing a less
company. This telephone will automatically display the incoming caller's
When another phone is being used, "Line In Use" will be displayed. If there is a
Select "Yes" by pressing the one (1) button.
than optimal quality of conversation. Install the phone line filter provided
name and number along with the date and time of the call. It will record
1. Make sure the TONE/PULSE switch is set correctly.
new voicemail message, "New VMail" will appear.
by the DSL service provider to reduce the amount of interference on the
up to 40 calls.
2. Phone may be at the end of a long line of phones (loop). Phone may not be
NOTE: If there is a new CID, "New VMail screen" and the number of new
getting enough power from the phone line. It may be necessary to wait for a
When there is a new incoming call, the CID information will display on the
CID entries screen (example: "2 Calls") will alternate.
few seconds after lifting the handset to begin dialing.
second ring. The first row on the display will have the caller's ID (name).
OUTGOING SPEECH AMPLIFICATION (OSA)
If there is no information, the row will be blank. The second row displays
3. The XL45 is not compatible with Digital PBX Systems. If a standard, single
VIEW MEM DIAL
1. Check cords and connections. Frayed or poorly connected cords
the incoming telephone number. If the number is longer than 11 digits, the
This function amplifies your speech so it becomes louder to the person on
line phone works on the system, your XL45 should as well.
1 YES 2 NO
can cause interference. Swap cords if necessary.
LCD will toggle the displayed number between the first 11 digits and the
the other end of the call. To enable this function, press and hold the BOOST/
The next screens that will display are CALL NUMBER? and 1 YES 2 NO with
4. There is an advanced computer running inside the XL45. Sometimes after
2. A RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) filter can be placed on the
OSA ON/OFF button for three seconds (see Figure 18). The phone beeps;
your chosen formatted number. See Figures 13 and 14.
the handset is picked up, it will take a little less than a second to engage the
Mem Dial 1 or the saved name and number will appear. (To go to the next
line to help minimize or eliminate radio or CB transmissions. Try
the function can be enabled/disabled while on a phone call or in standby mode.
NOTE: The time and date will automatically register after receiving your
phone. Since it is not immediate, if you dial a number before the computer
If you select "Yes" the CID entry will then be dialed. If you select "No" the
Mem Dial location press the DOWN arrow.)
relocating the telephone to another area.
To verify the function is active, lift the handset and check the light at the top
engages, it will not receive the entire phone number that is dialed.
CID will format and show the CID information.
of the phone. If the light is orange, the function is active. To adjust the level of
Use the Delete button and delete Mem Dial 1 or name stored. Next, type
Unable To Access Automated Systems
NOTE: Saving a CID record to a MemDial button that is not blank will
amplification for your voice, use the switch on the side of the phone labeled
in the name of the number you wish to store. Then press the ENTER
The Person On The Other End Cannot Hear You
"Outgoing Speech Amplification" (OSA). You can choose between three levels:
overwrite the previously saved name/number without prompting.
button. Use the Delete button to delete the number to be edited. If there
Automated systems used by banks, long distance voicemail and other
To view CID information press the MENU button. "View CID?" will
1. Too many phones or phone devices on the line may affect your
Low, Med and High (see Figure 19).
is no number stored, type in the number you wish to store. Press ENTER
applications require that a phone be set to "TONE" dialing. Check the
display with the options of "1 Yes 2 No." Select "Yes" by pressing the one
phone's transmission. As a guideline, more than five phones or phone devices
To return to the default setting for your voice volume level, press and hold the
once again. The number has now been stored into the M1 button. The menu
switch on the back of the phone labeled "T/P" and set to "T." This will
(1) button and the most recent incoming call will be displayed. Press the
may overload the phone line. Disconnect one or two devices to see if that
BOOST/OSA ON/OFF button again for three seconds. You will hear a beep
will advance to the next memory location – Mem Dial 2. (NOTE: To enter a
enable the phone to be compatible with these automated systems.
down arrow to view the next CID entry.
eliminates the problem. If not, contact your local phone company for load
confirming that the function is disabled. To verify, the light at the top of the
space, press "1".) Repeat these steps to program Mem Dial 2.
If there are no new calls, the screen will display "No Calls". You can
phone should not be orange when you are on a phone call.
If No Power Is Being Supplied To The Phone
1 YES 2 NO
NOTE: To view the saved records under the Memory Dial buttons, you have
also access the CID records by pressing UP or DOWN keys from the
NOTE: In order to experience the best audio quality for both parties during
2. You may not be speaking directly into the transmitter. Always speak
1. If the power goes out, or the AC Adapter is not properly connected to
to press MENU, then the DOWN key twice to arrive at "View Mem Dial?"
standby screen. See Figure 10.
a call, we recommend you turn on this function only if your voice is too quiet.
directly into the mouthpiece in your normal tone of voice.
the phone, several functions of the phone will not work. The amplification,
submenu. Pressing the memory keys from standby (or while on a call) will
The screen briefly displays "OSA ON" or "OSA OFF" when the changes are
NOTE: The display will time out and go to the standby screen if you have
Unable To Hear Phone Ringer
extra loud ringer and the lighted keypad will not function properly.
dial the numbers directly without further prompting (one-touch dial).
made. OSA is not active in speakerphone mode.
not made a selection within 30 seconds.
1. Too many phone or phone devices on a line may cause your phone to not
2. The phone will drain the backup batteries very quickly. This will cause
NOTE: You can view the CID list by pressing either the UP or DOWN
ring. Disconnect one or two of the devices to see if the problem is eliminated.
the need for the batteries to be changed frequently and the Low Battery
To store any CID record to one of the memory keys, do the
key from standby (idle) mode.
If not, contact your local phone company for load guidelines.
indicator light to constantly illuminate.
The user will have the option to select English, French or Spanish. Press the
2. If power is not being supplied to the phone, the extra loud ringer will not
Do I Need To Install Batteries?
1. Pick the correct dialing format by following the steps above;
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MENU button and press the down arrow until "Language" appears. Press
2. Press ENTER;
1 (one) for English, press 2 (two) for Spanish, press 3 (three) for French. See
Batteries are optional. They provide backup in case of a power outage.
3. Check the Ringer ON/OFF switch to see if the ringer is off. If it is, move it
3. Choose "2" (No) when asked if you want to dial the number. The record
Figures 16 and 17.
They are recommended in areas of frequent power outages. This phone
to the ON position.
with the correct dialing format will be displayed on the screen;
uses four alkaline batteries. They will sustain the amplification function.
Amplified dB Level: 50dB/124dBSPL
4. Press and hold the memory key you wish to use for this record.
Tone control range: From 300 to 3000Hz using one slide control
Volume Control Does Not Work
Still Not Working?
1 YES 2 NO
1. BOOST must be activated to turn on the additional amplification.
You are able to change the name of the record before storing it in the
If, after going through this checklist, the XL45 is
Size: 9 3/4" x 7" x 3 1/2" (24.765cm x 17.78cm x 8.89cm)
2. Check power connections. BOOST will not work without power or
memory keys. Press DEL to delete the displayed name, then use the keypad
1 EN 2 SP
Weight: 2.52 lbs. (1.14 kg)
still not functioning properly, call ClarityLogic at
to enter your custom name. (To introduce a space, press "1.")
1-877-LOGIC24 (1-877-564-4224) or Clarity at 1-800-
AC Adapter: 9VDC, 500 mA
The phone beeps, the display shows "Num Stored," and the record is stored.
Batteries: 4 AA alkaline batteries (not included)