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general description (Fig. 1)
Charging light (HQ916: with battery-low
Socket for small plug
Wheel of retaining frame
12 Release button
13 Cleaning brush
15 Small plug
16 Philips Cleaning Spray (HQ110)
Read this user manual carefully before you use
the appliance and save it for future reference.
Warning: Keep the adapter dry.
This symbol means: Forbidden to rinse
the adapter under a running tap (Fig. 2).
The adapter contains a transformer. Do
not cut off the adapter to replace it with
another plug, as this causes a hazardous
This washable shaver is not suitable for
shaving in the shower (Fig. 3).
Warning: Do not use this appliance close
to a bathtub, shower or other containers
filled with water.
This appliance 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
Children should be supervised to ensure
that they do not play with the appliance.
Do not use the shaver or the adapter if it
Only use the adapter supplied.
If the adapter is damaged, always have it
replaced with one of the original type in
order to avoid a hazard.
Charge, use and store the shaver at a
temperature between 5°C and 35°C.
Warning: Remove the detachable cord
from the handheld part before cleaning
this part in water.
Be careful with hot water. Always check if
the water is not too hot, to avoid burning
Do not immerse the shaver in water or
Do not use the shaver in combination
with pre-shave lotions, creams, foams, gels
or other cosmetic products.
This shaver can be safely cleaned under
This symbol means: Suitable to be cleaned
under a running tap (Fig. 4).
The adapter transforms 100-240 volts to
a safe low voltage of less than 24 volts.
Compliance with standards
This Philips appliance complies with all
standards regarding electromagnetic fields
(EMF). If handled properly and according
to the instructions in this user manual, the
appliance is safe to use based on scientific
evidence available today.
This shaver complies with the applicable
IEC safety standards.
Make sure the shaver is switched off when you
start to charge it.
When you charge the shaver for the first time
or after a long period of non-use, let it charge
continuously for 16 hours. Charging normally
takes approx. 8 hours.
For optimal performance, only charge the
shaver when the battery is low.
Do not leave the appliance connected to the
mains for more than 24 hours.
When the shaver is charging, the charging
light lights up green continuously (Fig. 5).
HQ916: the charging light lights up orange
HQ988/HQ915/HQ912: the motor stops
or starts running slower.
Charging the appliance
Charge the appliance when the charging
light lights up orange (HQ916) or when the