Casio PhoneMate TC-520 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2: Technical Specifications

    Base Unit: AC9V 600mA Battery Life Standby: 7 days Talk: 6 hours Recharging Time: 12-15 hours (with power off) The TC-520 is hearing aid compatible. Design and specifications subject to change without notice. CASIO PHONEMATE, INC. 20665 Manhattan Place Torrance CA 90501...
  • Page 3 PAGE TABLE OF CONTENTS 38 38 38 38 38 Important Safety Instructions ... 2 Important Cordless Telephone Information ... 3 INITIAL SETUP Installation ... 4 Record an Outgoing Message ... 6 Check your Outgoing Message ... 6 Set Time & Day Stamp ... 7 Talking Clock ...
  • Page 4 ACCESSORIES To order accessories for your TC-520 answering machine, simply cut out this order form, fill in the appropriate information and send it with payment (check, money order or credit card information) to: CASIO PHONEMATE Parts Department Description Lightning Arrestor - Helps protect telephone answering machines from damage caused by lightning strikes to the telephone line.
  • Page 5 Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Any changes made by the user not approved by CASIO PHONEMATE can void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 6 After several attempts the TC-520 will not operate properly. Unplug the AC ADAPTER PLUG from the back of the TC-520 for 10 seconds. Remove the batteries from the handset. Plug the AC Adapter back into the base station and re-insert the batteries in the handset.
  • Page 7 You are unable to retrieve your messages using a touchtone phone. See "Remote Operation," page 27-29. The sound is distorted during playback or the TC-520 automatically shuts off and begins beeping. Check the tape. It may be damaged or worn. Also clean the tape head and capstan (See "Cleaning"...
  • Page 8 Canada. Subject to the following conditions, should this product prove defective by reason of improper workmanship of material: During the period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase, CASIO PHONEMATE will repair or, at its option, replace the product without charge for parts or labor. If CASIO PHONEMATE elects to replace the product, such replacement may be accomplished with a factory-reconditioned unit.
  • Page 9 MICROCASSETTE & GENERAL PAGE 32 32 32 32 32 BATTERY INSTALLATION REMOVING/REPLACING MICROCASSETTE If it becomes necessary to remove or replace the microcassette be sure to play messages first. Gently lift the tape out from the left side. INSTALL a new microcassette. ON/OFF Press to turn the machine on.
  • Page 10 CLEANING CLEANING THE BASE UNIT CAUTION: Play messages before cleaning and then disconnect the TC-520 from the power outlet. To assure high performance, periodically clean the tape heads and capstan whenever you notice an accumulation of dust and red- brown oxide particles. Use a cotton swab moistened with isopropyl alcohol.
  • Page 11 T-adapter for the TC-520 to operate correctly. will The T-adapter allows you to connect your machine to Line 1 or Line 2. The TC-520 will only answer one line. to play any Installations with more than two lines, such as business PBX or Key Systems, may require a separate RJ11 jack for answering machines.
  • Page 12 CONTINUED REMOTE ROOM MONITOR You can call the TC-520 and listen to the activity in your home or office. Press on a touchtone keypad. You will hear a beep. Listen to the activity in your home or office. WXYZ After 30 seconds you will hear:...
  • Page 13 REMOTE OPERATION PAGE 28 28 28 28 28 REMOTE VOICE MENU After all messages play, the TC-520 lists the remote menu. You can select a remote option immediately after hearing the option, or hang up and messages will be erased.
  • Page 14 The 3-digit Remote Access Number is printed on the inside of the TC-520 cassette lid. If you call from a rotary or pulse telephone, use CASIO PHONEMATE's “Touchtone Dialer.” Use the accessory order form on page 37 to order one. SCREEN...
  • Page 15 BASE SPEAKERPHONE & PAGING PAGE 26 26 26 26 26 The speakerphone allows you to conduct phone conversations without using the handset. TO ANSWER AN INCOMING CALL SPEAKERPHONE Press VOLUME CONTROL Adjust the Speak into the microphone. You will hear the outside party through the speaker.
  • Page 16 PROGRAMMABLE PAUSE Pause is convenient for use on a business telephone system (i.e.: PBX) when an 8 or 9 must be dialed to reach an outside phone line. This feature can also be used for a long distance service where you have to wait for a second dial tone before you continue dialing.
  • Page 17 MEMORY Press MEMORY Press the autodial station number you wish to dial (0-9 on the keypad.) The TC-520 will dial your number automatically. NOTE: To redial the same number again, press TALK and then press REDIAL . (CONTINUED) ERASE AUTODIAL...
  • Page 18 Continue steps 1-4 until you have entered all your autodial numbers. FLASH FLASH The TC-520 will automatically exit the autodial program mode. press a key, the unit will exit the programming mode 7 seconds after the last command was entered.
  • Page 19 PAGE 22 22 22 22 22 DIALING REDIAL The TC-520 remembers the last number you dialed. The redial memory will hold up to 15 digits. Every time you dial a new telephone number, the redial memory is updated with that new number.
  • Page 20 IF YOU DIALED A WRONG NUMBER TALK Press twice (“off” and “on.”) Wait for dial tone and dial the correct number. TALK TO RECEIVE A CALL When the phone rings, pick up the TALK cordless handset and press SPEAKERPHONE press .
  • Page 21 TALK up the phone (Standby Mode.) The TC-520 is now ready to receive a call and the Charging/Line In-Use Indicator lights to show the battery is charging.
  • Page 22 MEMO CONV SAVE REWIND PAGE TONE OPER VOLUME MEMORY CHANNEL REDIAL (PAUSE) The TC-520 allows you to record important telephone conversations. SCREEN REMOTE MESSAGE PLAY ERASE FAST FWD FLASH FLASH NOTE: In certain states, it is unlawful and may lead to criminal penalties to record any telephone conversation without prior consent of all parties.
  • Page 23 18 18 18 18 18 ANSWER A CALL DURING PLAYBACK If a call comes in while you are playing your messages through the handset, the answering machine will not answer the call, but your phone will ring. TALK Press to answer the incoming call.
  • Page 24 OPER VOLUME MEMORY CHANNEL REDIAL (PAUSE) CALL SCREENING When the phone rings, the TC-520 will answer the call. You may use the handset to screen your phone calls. Be sure the INDICATOR Press from the cordless handset. You will hear the TC-520 play your outgoing message and your caller leave a message.
  • Page 25 PLAY Press on the keypad) after the last message is played. PLAY Messages will be saved within 7 seconds after you hear the last message. The TC-520 will key) automatically reset to answer new calls, after saving messages. REWIND TONE Messages may be erased within 7 seconds after hearing the last message.
  • Page 26 YING MESSAGES HOLD TALK LO BATT MEMO CONV SAVE REWIND PAGE TONE OPER VOLUME MEMORY CHANNEL Press the handset. Press to increase the sound level. Press fifth time and the sound level returns to normal. SCREEN RETRIEVE MESSAGES REMOTE MESSAGE PLAY You can play messages through the handset.
  • Page 27 Check the AC Adapter to see that it is connected correctly. Place the handset in the base unit. The CHARGING/LINE IN-USE INDICATOR on the base unit lights to indicate the TC-520 is charging. TALK When the battery pack needs is not lit.) recharging, the INDICATOR on the handset will flash.
  • Page 28 ANSWERING A CALL DURING MESSAGE PLAYBACK If you receive an incoming call during message playback: Pickup the handset and press SPEAKERPHONE press unit. The tape stops playing messages. TALK After completing your call, press PAUSE to listen to messages. MEMO RECORD You can record a memo for another household member or a reminder for yourself.
  • Page 29 PLAYING MESSAGES PAGE 12 12 12 12 12 PAUSE MESSAGE PLAYBACK You can temporarily pause message playback up to 5 minutes. The TC-520 will not answer calls or record phone messages in the “pause” mode. PLAY/PAUSE Press MESSAGE playback. The INDICATOR will flash slowly.
  • Page 30 YING MESSAGES PLAY MESSAGES When messages have been recorded the MESSAGE INDICATOR synthesized voice will announce the time and day each message was received if the time/day stamp has been set. VOLUME CONTROL Adjust the (located on the right side.) PLAY/PAUSE Press The tape will reset to the beginning of...
  • Page 31 CALL SCREENING & PLA PAGE 10 10 10 10 10 CALL SCREENING When your phone rings, the TC-520 will answer the call (be sure the base unit is on.) You can hear your outgoing message and your caller's message through the speaker in the base unit.
  • Page 32 OFF. A "ring" indicates the ringer is ON. Press TONE/ The TC-520 is preset to answer on the 4th ring. The unit may be programmed to answer on the second or fourth ring, or to answer using the Tollsaver (2-4) setting. When calling to check for...
  • Page 33 AUTO EXTENSION DISCONNECT You can answer a call from any extension phone connected to the same line as the TC-520. Pick up any extension phone after the TC-520 has answered the call. The unit will automatically stop playing your outgoing message or recording a message.
  • Page 34 TIME & DAY STAMP SET TIME & DAY Set the current time and day. The TC- 520 will "stamp" each message with the time and day. TIME SET Press (under the lid.) You will hear: F FWD Press and hold to move the day forward or to reverse the day.
  • Page 35 Press RECORD again after you have finished speaking. The tape will rewind. The outgoing message replays automatically and the TC-520 resets to answer phone calls. You will hear: OUTGOING MESSAGE You can listen to your outgoing message anytime. Press RECORD The TC-520 will play your outgoing message and reset to answer new calls.
  • Page 36 (See page 9.) Fully extend the base unit antenna for clear reception. Before use, place the handset in the base unit for 12-15 hours to charge the batteries. The TC-520 is ready to record your outgoing message. Turn the page. GENERAL...
  • Page 37 GENERAL INSTALLATION PAGE 4 4 4 4 4 CONNECT YOUR TC-520 CONNECT the AC Adapter Outlet on the back of the TC-520. the Cord Holder to prevent accidental disconnection. PLUG the AC Adapter into an electrical wall outlet. USE ONLY WITH...
  • Page 38 The Digital Security Coding System automatically resets a new personal security code to one of over 256 combinations every time you return the TC-520 handset to the base unit. (Whenever the handset is returned to the base unit you will hear a beep.) The security code prevents unauthorized use of your telephone line, false rings and false dialing.
  • Page 39: Installation Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY GENERAL PAGE 2 2 2 2 2 INSTRUCTIONS INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 1. Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm. 2. Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations. 3. Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface.
  • Page 40 MESSAGES - from Handset Retrieve Messages from the Handset ... 15 Rewind Messages ... 16 Fast Forward Messages ... 16 Replay All Messages ... 16 Save Messages ... 16 Erase Messages ... 16 Automatic Erase (Tape Reset) ... 16 Call Screening ... 17 Answer a Call During Playback ...

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