BATTERIES & SWITCH SETTINGS
CHARGING THE BATTERIES
Charge the batteries for 12-15 hours before
using the cordless handset for the first time.
The handset is always charging while it is in
the base unit and cannot be overcharged.
From fully charged, you should get 7 hours
continuous use and 14 days use when the
handset is in the standby mode (charging in
Check the AC Adapter to see that it is
connected correctly to the base unit
and wall outlet.
Place the handset in the base CP-1260
face up or face down. Make sure that
the STATUS INDICATOR on the base
unit is lit to indicate that the
CP-1260 is charging.
The battery pack will gradually discharge over a
long period of time even when it is not being used.
For the best performance, return the handset to the
base unit after each telephone call to charge the
If you must replace the battery pack during a
telephone call, complete the replacement of the
battery pack within 30 seconds, and you can return
to the original call.
The CP-1260 has two switches. The TONE/
PULSE SWITCH and BASE RINGER ON/OFF
SWITCH are on the back side of the base
The TONE/PULSE SWITCH (on the back side
of the base unit) configures the unit to dial out
with either touchtone or pulse signals to
match the service supplied by your local
telephone company. The CP-1260 is shipped
with the TONE/PULSE SWITCH in the TONE
position for touchtone service. If you have
rotary or pulse service, set this switch to
PULSE = for Rotary dialing or Pulse
TONE = for Touchtone service
BASE RINGER ON/OFF
The CP-1260 is shipped with the base ringer
ON/OFF SWITCH set to "ON." To turn the
base ringer OFF, move the switch (located on
the left side of the CP-1260) to the "OFF"
BASE SPEAKER VOLUME
To control the speaker volume of the base,
adjust the VOLUME slide switch as desired.
FEATURES & PROGRAMMING
The CP-1260 features include AutoTalk™ and
AutoStandby™ . AutoTalk allows you to
answer a call by just removing the handset
from the base so you don't have to waste
time pushing buttons or flipping switches.
AutoStandby allows you to hang up by
simply returning the handset to the base.
The Ultra Clear
Noise Reduction Circuit
virtually eliminates background noise. This
innovative technology provides you with the
best possible reception during all your
To protect you against misbilled calls which
might result from your phone being activated
by other equipment, the CP-1260 has Random
Code™ digital security which automatically
selects one of over 65,000 digital security
codes for the handset and base. Also, the
AutoSecure™ feature electronically locks your
phone when the handset is on the base.
AUTOMATIC DIGITAL SECURITY
This identification code is used to connect the
handset and the base unit. It protects
communication between the handset and
base, preventing unauthorized access to your
base unit, so that other cordless handsets
cannot make calls through your base unit. A
random digital security code is automatically
assigned out of 65,000 codes, the first time
you charge the handset in the base. If you
need to reset the security code, see page 18.
Auto Talk, Auto Standby, Random Code, and Auto Secure are
proprietary trademarks of Uniden America Corporation.
THE HANDSET RINGER
VOLUME AND TONE
The handset ringer can be programmed to
ring with one of four ringer selections. There
are two distinct ringer tones in the handset
and each ringer tone has two different volume
In the standby mode, press
is pressed, the
ringer tone setting changes and the
handset will ring for two seconds
with the chosen ringer tone to verify
The handset will now use this ringer
tone and volume whenever it rings.