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Safety Precautions; Setting Up The Telephone For Use; Step 1: Connecting The Base Station - Siemens Gigaset A160 Instructions Manual

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Safety precautions

Read the user guide and the safety precautions
carefully before use. Explain their contents to your
children, and the potential hazards associated
with using the telephone.
Only use the mains unit supplied.
Fit only the approved rechargeable battery
pack! Never use a conventional (non-recharge-
able) battery pack as this could damage your
health and cause injury. Use the battery pack as
directed in this user guide (page 3).
The operation of medical appliances may be
affected. Be aware of the technical conditions
within the particular environment (e.g. doctor's
Do not hold the rear of the handset to your ear
when it is ringing or when the handsfree func-
tion is activated. This can cause severe, perma-
nent hearing damage.
The handset may cause an unpleasant hum-
ming noise in hearing aids.
Do not install the phone in a bathroom or
shower room. The handset and base station
are not splashproof.
Do not use the telephone in environments
subject to explosion hazard (e.g. auto paint
If you give your Gigaset to someone else,
make sure you also give them the user guide.
All electrical and electronic equipment should
not be disposed of separately from general
household waste using the sites designated by
local authorities.
If this symbol showing a crossed-out rubbish
bin appears on a product, this product is subject
to European Directive 2002/96/EC.
The appropriate disposal and separate collec-
tion of used equipment serve to prevent poten-
tial harm to the environment and to health. They
are a precondition for the re-use and recycling
of used electrical and electronic equipment.
For further information on disposing of your
used equipment, please contact your local
authority, your refuse collection service or the
dealer you purchased the product from.
Emergency numbers cannot be dialled if the key lock
(page 1) is activated!
Not all of the functions described in this user guide are
available in all countries.
ECO DECT reduces power consumption by using a
power supply with low power consumption and
also reduces the transmission power of the base
The transmission power of the base station is
switched off when just 1 handset is registered on
the base station!
Your handset also reduces the transmission power
depending on the distance to the base station.

Setting up the telephone for use

Step 1: Connecting the base station

Base station without answering machine
Base station with answering machine
First connect the mains unit (230 V) to power
and then connect the phone jack to phone
, as shown above. Place the cords in the cord
recesses. The two cords must be plugged in at all
Only use the mains unit supplied.
If you ever purchase another phone cord from
a store, ensure that the phone conductors are
correctly connected: 3-4 connection of the tele-
phone conductors/EURO CTR37.


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