Read this user guide and the safety precautions carefully
before use. Explain their contents and the potential haz-
ards associated with using the telephone to your chil-
Only use the mains unit supplied.
Fit only the recommended, rechargeable
tional (non-rechargeable) battery or other bat-
tery types as this could result in significant
health risks and personal injury.
The operation of medical appliances may be
affected. Be aware of the technical conditions
in your particular environment, e.g. doctor's
Do not hold the rear of the handset to your ear
when it is ringing. Otherwise you risk serious
and permanent damage to your hearing.
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 your phone in environments with a
potential explosion hazard, e.g. paint shops.
If you give your Gigaset to someone else, make
sure you also give them the user guide.
Please remove faulty base stations from use or
have them repaired by our service, as they could
interfere with other wireless services.
Batteries should not be disposed of in general
household waste. Observe the local waste dis-
posal regulations, details of which can be
obtained from your local authority or the dealer
you purchased the product from.
All electrical and electronic equipment must be
disposed of separately from general household
waste using the sites designated by local
If a product displays this symbol of a crossed-out
rubbish bin, the product is subject to European
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 recy-
cling of used electrical and electronic equip-
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 keypad lock
p. 1) is activated!
Not all of the functions described in this user guide are
available in all countries.
p. 12), i.e. never use a conven-
Wipe the base station, charging cradle and handset
with a damp cloth (do not use solvent) or an anti-
Never use a dry cloth. This can cause static.
Contact with liquid
If the handset has come into contact with liquid:
1. Switch off the handset and remove the bat-
tery pack immediately.
2. Allow the liquid to drain from the handset.
3. Pat all parts dry, then place the handset with
the battery compartment open and the keypad
facing down in a dry, warm place for at least
72 hours (not in a microwave, oven etc.).
4. Do not switch on the handset again until it is
When it has fully dried out, you will normally be
able to use it again.
You are helping to protect the environment with
your Gigaset AL180/AL185/AL280/AL285.
Reduced energy consumption
Your telephone has an energy-saving adapter
plug and uses less energy.
Reduced transmission power
The transmission power of your telephone is
The handset's transmission power is reduced
depending on the distance to the base station.
The transmission power on the base station is
reduced to virtually zero when only one handset
is registered and the handset is in the base sta-
You can reduce the transmission power of the
handset and base station even more by using
Eco Mode/Eco Mode+ (see Menu tree
Eco Mode: 80% transmission power reduc-
tion in standby mode and during a call (the
range of the base station is reduced).
Eco Mode+: 100% transmission power deac-
tivation in standby mode (top left display
). Press and hold the talk key
check that the base station can be reached.
You will hear the ringing tone if the base
station can be reached.