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Uniden DX15686 Series Owner's Manual

Uniden cordless telephone owner's manual
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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Welcome/Accessibility..2 Terminology/Manual.Conventions...3 Product.Overview...4 Controls.and.Functions...5 Installing.the.Phone...7 Choosing the Best Location ... 7 Installing the Rechargeable Battery Packs into the Handsets ... 8 Installing the Base Unit and Charging Cradles ... 9 Mounting the Base Unit on a Wall ...  Installing the Belt Clip ...
  • Page 3: Welcome/Accessibility

    AutoTalk, AutoStandby and UltraClear Plus are trademarks of Uniden America Corporation. Accessibility Uniden provides a customer service hotline for accessibility questions. If you have a disability and need customer service assistance or if you have any questions about how Uniden’s products can accommodate persons with disabilities, please call the accessibility voice/TTY line: -800-874-934.
  • Page 4: Terminology/Manual.conventions

    Terminology Base The main part of the phone that connects to your phone line and lets you make and receive calls. Charger A cradle that charges the handset battery. It connects to power but does not connect to a phone line. Caller ID is available from your telephone provider.
  • Page 5: Product.overview

    Product.Overview Main.Phone.Features • 5.8 GHz Extended Range Technology • Multi-Handset System (Extra Handset(s) & Charger(s) Included) • Call Transfer from Handset to Handset • Caller ID/Caller ID on Call Waiting • 3-Line Backlit LCD • Trilingual Menu Displays (English, Spanish, or French) •...
  • Page 6: Controls.and.functions

    Controls.and.Functions Handsets . Handset antenna 2. Belt clip hole 3. Jack for optional headset 4. Handset ringer speaker 5. Handset battery compartment 6. Handset earpiece 7. LCD display 8. [ ] and [ ] (volume & ringer up/down) keys 9. [cid/menu] key 0.
  • Page 7 Main.Base.Unit 20. charge/in.use LED / Voice mail waiting indicator (flashing) 2. Base antenna 22. Base charging contacts 23. [find hs] key 24. Base DC.IN.9V jack 25. TEL.LINE jack Extra.Charging.Cradle 26. Charging contacts (charge) LED 28. Charging cradle DC.IN.9V jack...
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    Installing.the.Phone Choosing.the.Best.Location Before choosing a location for your new phone, here are some important guidelines you should consider: Avoid heat sources, such as radiators, Avoid heat sources, such as radiators, air ducts, and sunlight air ducts, and sunlight Avoid television sets and other Avoid television sets and other electronic equipment electronic equipment...
  • Page 9: Installing The Rechargeable Battery Packs Into The Handsets

    3) Make sure you have a good connection by slightly pulling on the battery wires. If the connection is secure, the battery jack will remain in place. 4) Place the battery case cover back in the handset by sliding it upwards until it clicks into place. Note:.Use.only.the.Uniden.(BT-905).rechargeable.battery.pack.supplied.
  • Page 10: Installing The Base Unit And Charging Cradles

    Installing.the.Base.Unit.and.Charging.Cradles ) Connect each AC adapter to the DC.IN.9V jack and to each standard 20V AC wall outlet. Note:. •..Use.only.the.supplied.AD-314.AC.adapter.for.the. base.unit.and.AD-310.or.AD-1010.for.the.charging. cradle(s)..Do.not.use.any.other.AC.adapter. • fire or electrical hazard. 2) Charge the handsets by placing one handset in the base unit and other handset(s) in the charging cradle(s) with the keypad facing forward.
  • Page 11 3) Make sure that the charge/in.use LED and does not illuminate, check to see that the AC adapter is plugged in and that the handset makes good contact with the cradle’s charging contacts. Note:. • • extension.cords. •.
  • Page 12: Mounting The Base Unit On A Wall

    Mounting.the.Base.Unit.on.a.Wall Standard.wall.plate.mounting This phone can be mounted on any standard wall plate. ) Plug the AC adapter to the DC.IN.9V jack. 2) Plug the AC adapter into a standard 20V AC wall outlet. 3) Plug the telephone line cord into the TEL.LINE jack. 4) Plug the telephone line cord into the telephone outlet.
  • Page 13: Headset Installation

    Your phone may be used with an optional headset. To use this feature, insert the headset plug into the headset jack. Your phone is ready for hands-free conversations. (Headsets may be purchased by visiting our website at or by calling our Parts Department. See back cover page.)
  • Page 14:! Each handset will need to be registered to the main base unit before use. Whichever handset you choose to charge in the base unit will automatically register to the base unit. The handset charging in the extra charging cradle MUST also be registered to the base unit before use.
  • Page 15: When To Re-Register Handsets In some cases, it may be necessary to re-register your handsets. To re-register your handsets, please follow registration steps outlined on page 3. Re-registration is required in the following scenarios: ) Each time the digital security code is changed. (Refer to page 32 for details regarding the Digital Security Code.) 2) When there is a power failure for more than one hour.
  • Page 16: Basic.setup

    Basic.Setup There are five basic options that you will need to set up: AutoTalk, CIDCW (Caller ID on Call Waiting), Area Code, Dial Mode and Language. CIDCW and Dial Mode options can only be set by using Handset . If you try to set by using other handset, you will not see these options listed on the LCD screen. (You can easily identify Handset  shows as HS1 will be seen in the display while the phone is charging.) AutoTalk, Area Code and Language options can be set by using any handset.
  • Page 17: Activating Caller Id On Call Waiting (Hs Only)

    Activating.Caller.ID.on.Call.Waiting.(HS1.only) Caller ID allows you to see the name and number of the calling party before you answer the phone. Caller ID on Call Waiting (CIDCW) lets you see the name and number of a call that comes in when you are on the line. You must subscribe to Caller ID service through your local telephone provider to use this feature.
  • Page 18: Choosing The Dialing Mode (Hs Only)

    2) Press [ ] to move the pointer to select AREA CODE. 3) Press [select/channel]. If an area code was already stored, the phone will display it. 4) Use the number keys ( [0] – [9] ) to enter the three-digit area code. If you make an error, use [delete/transfer] to backspace.
  • Page 19: Setting The Language

    2) Press [ ] to move the pointer to select DIAL. 3) Press [select/channel] to set the phone to pulse dialing. 4) Press [end] and return the handset to the base unit to complete the setting. The handset returns to standby. Note:.
  • Page 20: Using.the.speed.dial.memory

    Using.the.Speed.Dial.Memory Your cordless phone allows you to store up to ten names and numbers in each handset. You can dial these numbers with just a few key presses. The speed dial memory is not limited to phone numbers. You can store any number (up to twenty digits) that you need to enter once your call connects.
  • Page 21 4) Enter a name according to the instructions below, then press [select/channel]. If no name is required, go to step • The name can be up to thirteen characters. • Use [ /tone/ ] and [#/ ] to move the cursor to the desired location. •...
  • Page 22 Use [ /tone/ ] or [#/ ] to move the cursor to the incorrect character. Press [delete/transfer] to erase the wrong character. Then enter the correct character. To delete all characters, press and hold [delete/transfer]. 5) STORE NUMBER is displayed. The cursor flashes indicating that the phone is ready for the number to be entered.
  • Page 23: Storing Caller Id In Speed Dial Memory Caller ID names and numbers shown in the Caller ID list can be stored in speed dial memory. To store a caller id name/number to memory: ) With the phone in standby, press [cid/menu]. Select the phone number to be stored from the Caller ID list by pressing [ ] or [ ].
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    Using.Your.Phone Making.and.Receiving.Calls Handset.on.the.cradle ) Pick up the handset from the cradle. 2) Press [talk/flash]. 3) Listen for the dial tone. 4) Dial the number. ) Pick up the handset from the cradle. 2) Dial the number. Then press [talk/flash]. ) Pick up the handset from the cradle.
  • Page 25: Making A Call From The Caller Id List

    2) Enter the number ( [0] – [9] ), or press [ ] or [ ] to select the speed dial number you would like to dial. 3) Press [talk/flash]. CONNECTING changes to TALK, and the volume setting and the number selected appear on the display.
  • Page 26: Transferring A Call

    Transferring.a.Call Your cordless phone allows you to transfer outside calls from one handset to another. Only one handset at a time can talk with an outside caller. While one handset is in use, other handsets cannot go off hook to listen to conversations or make an outgoing call.
  • Page 27: Redialing The Last Dialed Number

    Redialing.the.Last.Dialed.Number ) Pick up the handset from the cradle. 2) Press [talk/flash]. 3) Listen for the dial tone. 4) Press [redial/pause]. Selecting.the.Ring.Tone.and.Volume Your phone has five different ringer tone/volume combinations you can choose from. To select the ringer: ) With the phone in standby, press [ ] or [ ]. 2) The phone will sound the different ring tones at different volumes.
  • Page 28: Using Call Waiting

    Using.Call.Waiting If you subscribe to Call Waiting through your local telephone company, you can receive calls while on the line. To answer a call waiting call: ) While on the phone, you will hear a call waiting tone. (If you have CIDCW service activated, you will see the name and number of the incoming caller.
  • Page 29: Tone Dialing Switch-Over

    Tone.Dialing.Switch-over If your telephone company requires pulse dialing, you can temporarily switch over to tone dialing after the call connects. This feature is useful when you need tone dialing to use automated such as telephone bank tellers, telephone prescription refills, customer support menus, etc.
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    Caller.ID.and.CIDCW.(Caller.ID.on.Call.Waiting) When the telephone rings, the Caller ID feature allows you to view the caller’s name, phone number, date and time of call. The incoming call information is stored in the Caller ID record. If the Caller ID service includes the caller’s name, the caller’s name appears on the display (up to fifteen letters).
  • Page 31: Caller Id On Call Waiting (Cidcw)

    Caller.ID.on.Call.Waiting.(CIDCW) If you subscribe to CIDCW offered by your telephone company, you will hear a Call Waiting tone while you are on a call, and the Caller ID data will be displayed at the handset. To accept the waiting call, press [talk/flash] (see page 27).
  • Page 32: Deleting Information From The Caller Id List

    Deleting.Information.from.the.Caller.ID.List If the phone receives more Caller ID messages than it can store, the oldest one in the list is automatically deleted. Caller ID data can also be deleted manually. Deleting.a.Caller.ID.message ) With the phone in standby, press [cid/menu]. Find the message to be deleted from the Caller ID list by pressing [ ] or [ ].
  • Page 33:

    Changing.the.Digital.Security.Code To protect you against misbilled calls which might result from your phone being activated by other equipment, the cordless phone provides Random Code™ digital security which automatically selects one of over 262,000 digital security codes for each handset and the base. If the handset battery pack is completely discharged or the battery pack is removed, the digital security code will be lost.
  • Page 34: Maintenance

    Operating.temperature AC.Adapter Battery Frequency,.AD-310.or.AD-1010.and.BT-905.with. Specifications, features, and availability of optional accessories are all subject to change without prior notice. Power.Failure During the period that the power is off, you will not be able to make or receive calls with the telephone.
  • Page 35 Talk.and.Standby.Times With average use, your handset battery provides approximately six hours of talk time and approximately ten days of standby time. When your handset is not being used and is left off of the charging cradle the battery will gradually discharge.
  • Page 36 With normal usage, your battery should last about one year. To order replacement batteries, please contact Uniden’s Parts Department. The contact information is listed on the back cover page.
  • Page 37: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Traveling.Out-of-Range During a call, as you begin to move your handset too far from your base unit, noise increases. If you pass the range limits of the base, your call will terminate within one minute. Common.Issues If your phone is not performing to your expectations, please try these simple steps first. If these steps do not solve your problem, please call our Customer Hotline.
  • Page 38 Symptom Suggestion • Re-register all handsets (see page 3). • Check both ends of telephone line cord. • Make sure the AC adapter is plugged into the base and wall outlet. Can’t make or receive calls. • Disconnect the AC adapter for a few minutes, then reconnect it. •...
  • Page 39 Symptom Suggestion • The call was answered before the second ring. • The call was placed through a switchboard. The Caller ID does not • Charge the handset. display. • Your Caller ID service may not be active; contact your local telephone service •...
  • Page 40: Liquid Damage

    Liquid.Damage Moisture and liquid can damage your cordless phone. • If the handset or base is exposed to moisture or liquid, but only the exterior plastic housing is affected, wipe off the liquid, and use as normal. • If moisture or liquid has entered the plastic housing (i.e. liquid can be heard in the phone or liquid has entered the handset battery compartment or vent openings on the base), follow the steps below: Handset ) Remove the battery cover and leave it off for ventilation.
  • Page 41: Precautions

    • RBRC ® is a registered trademark of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation. Uniden works to reduce lead content in our PVC coated cords in our products and accessories. Warning! The cords on this product and/or accessories contain lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
  • Page 42: The Fcc Wants You To Know

    Important.Safety.Instructions When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons, including the following: . Do not use this product near water, for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.
  • Page 43 To minimize damage from these types of surges, a surge arrestor is recommended. Changes or modifications to this product not expressly approved by Uniden, or operation of this product in any way other than as detailed by the owner's manual, could void your authority to operate this product.
  • Page 44: Notice

    the unlikely event that you consistently hear other voices or distracting transmissions on your phone, you may be receiving radio signals from another cordless telephone or other source of interference. If you cannot eliminate this type of interference, you need to change to a different channel. Finally, it should be noted that some cordless telephones operate at frequencies that may cause interference to nearby TVs and VCRs.
  • Page 45:

    WARRANTOR: UNIDEN AMERICA CORPORATION ("Uniden") ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants, for one year, to the original retail owner, this Uniden Product to be free from defects in materials and craftsmanship with only the limitations or exclusions set out below.
  • Page 46: Index

    Index AC adapter information... 33 Basic setup ... 5 Battery pack Information ... 33 Installing ... 8 Preparing and charging ... 8, 9 Replacement and handling ... 35 Belt clip installation ... 2 Call waiting ... 27 Caller ID service ... 29 Caller ID on call waiting ...
  • Page 47 Thank you for purchasing a Uniden product. If you have any questions or problems, Our customer care specialists are here to help you! Visit our website at or Having.Trouble? call our Customer Hotline at 1-800-297-1023 during regular business hours.* To order headsets, additional handsets, replacement batteries or other accessories, visit our Need.a.Part?

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