Philips 5250 Cordless Telephone User Manual

telescopic antenna
manual channel skip key
talk key
phoneline indicator light
recall (for use with Network
services or attached to a PABX)
and programming key
redial key
direct memory
base station antenna
phoneline / power indicator light
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mains power supply cable
telephone cable
Thank you for purchasing a
Philips Icana 5250 cordless telephone
Your Icana 5250 cordless telephone incorporates advanced Philips cordless technology for even greater simplicity
and user-friendliness.
Your Icana 5250 is fitted with a multi-channel radio system, which allows you to avoid any interference during
calls using the D2NS system (Dual Dynamic Noise Suppressor) to elimimate hiss.
When you make or you receive a call, your telephone searches for a free channel. This operation takes 5 sec "max".
This instruction manual will help you to discover your product’s features and get to know its wide range of functions.
The only way to cut off the power supply to the telephone is to disconnect the power supply block from the mains
outlet. Be sure that the mains outlet is located near the telephone and is easily accessible.
Important! This telephone must be used in conjunction with a remote-powered main telephone (not requiring electrical
The mark
on the product certifies its compliance with all applicable technical regulations, as of the date of
authorisation, concerning user safety and electromagnetic interference according to directives 73/23/EEC, 89/336/
EEC and 93/68/EEC.
Mains power supply 230 volts, single-phase AC, except for installations with the IT diagram as defined in standard
EN 60-950. Important ! The voltage of the network is classified as hazardous according to the criteria of standard
EN 60-950.
The voltages used on this network are classified as TNV-3 (telecommunications network voltages), defined in
standard EN 60-950.
Your Icana 5250 has a Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) of 1.0 To determine the maximum number of telephone
that can be connected to your line, add together the individual RENs of all the apparatus you wish to connect. If this
total exceeds 4, one or all of your telephones may not ring correctly.
This product may be used legally in the country where the appropriate authority has given its specific
authorisation. This authorisation appears on a label at the back of the base station.
In the interest of improving our products and services. Philips reserves the right to alter the specifications
contained in this document at any time without prior notice.
Package contents
1 cordless handset equipped with a telescopic antenna and a battery.
1 base station.
1 power supply block which provides the base with electrical power.
1 telephone cable.
1 user’s manual.
Your telephone’s operating capacity
Your telephone works from a battery located inside the handset.
Battery charging starts as soon as you place the handset on its base. A completely discharged handset will take
about 24 hours to charge.
With a fully charged new battery, your handset will be able to operate for about 8 hours on-line and about 8 days
on stand-by (in other words when not communicating).
To recharge your telephone, the base must be connected to a power supply. Only use the mains adaptor supplied
with your phone.
You can place your handset on the base station with the keypad face up or face down.
Protecting your telephone
Fraudulent use of your telephone line by another cordless phone is unlikely as the base station assigns the handset
one of a possible 65,535 identification codes.
This code means that only your handset is authorised to use your line for making calls.
In the event of a power failure
In the event of a power failure, your Icana 5250 cordless telephone will lose:
the Redial memory.
any unconfirmed number in course of memorisation.
But will save:
the numbers in your phonebook.
Helpful hint
To ensure maximum handset charge, replace the handset on the base station regularly.
Your telephone’s indicator lights
Lit when the base station is powered up by the mains adaptor.
Flashes in the following cases:
during a call (line busy).
Unlit when the base station is not powered up.
Lit when the handset is on-line.
Flashes in the following cases:
when receiving a call.
while establishing a radio link for an outgoing call.
during a programming phase.
Unlit in all other cases.
The sounds your telephone makes
Your telephone makes the following sounds:
a unique ringing tone, if a call is incoming.
1 short beep, when you press a key.
1 long beep, when the radio link between the base station and the handset has been lost.
1 beep, when replacing the handset on the base station.
3 beeps, to confirm any programming changes you have made to your telephone.
5 beeps, to tell you that your handset needs to be recharged on its base station.
Recommendations and precautions
Take care not to install the base close to electrical appliances (heater, TV, domestic appliance, etc.) or
metal supports (doors/windows, partitions, etc.), which could impair the quality of communication and restrict
the range of your phone.
Do not install the base in a humid room or close to a strong source of heat.
Do not get the handset wet.
Do not open the telephone, as this could expose you to high voltages. Contact the customer support service for
any repairs.
Avoid all contact between the battery and any conducting materials (keys, paper clips, rings, bracelets, etc.).
Avoid all contact between the charge terminals (base or handset) and any conducting materials (keys, paper
clips, rings, bracelets, etc).
Before cleaning your telephone, disconnect the power supply cable and the telephone cable. Use a cloth or
chamois leather moistened with a light soapy water solution, then wipe off with a dry cloth. This will ensure that
your telephone stays looking as good as new.
Never spray the phone with cleaning products or solvents.
We recommend periodical cleaning the charge terminals on the base and the handset with a dry, lint-free cloth.
Setting up your Icana 5250
1 On the top side of the base station, connect
the telephone cable to the smaller of the
sockets and then to the telephone socket in
the wall.
2 Connect the power supply cable to the larger
of the sockets on the base station and then
to the power outlet.
The indicator light on the base station lights up. Your
telephone is now correctly connected.
3 Fully extend the base station antenna.
4 Place the handset on its base station and
leave it to charge for at least 15 minutes.
Your telephone is now ready to make or receive calls in “Tone
dialling” mode.
To charge the battery completely, leave the
handset on its base station for 24 hours.
Mains power supply Telephone line
Changing the dial mode
Your telephone has two possible dial modes: "tone" or "pulse". The factory setting for your telephone is "tone". If you
are not connected to an electronic central exchange, you need to use "pulse".
To set the dial mode from "tone" to "pulse":
1 Pick up the handset and press
The indicator light on handset starts flashing.
2 Press the
3 Press the
Your handset emits 3 beeps to confirm. The telephone is now ready to dial in "pulse" mode.
To set the dial mode from "pulse" to "tone":
1 Pick up the handset and press
The indicator light on handset starts flashing.
2 Press the
3 Press the key.
Your handset emits 3 beeps to confirm. The telephone is now ready to dial in "tone" mode.
When your telephone line is connected to an electronic exchange, the "tone" mode provides faster dialling and
access to special telephone network services.
Loop Disconnect Signalling:
Although this equipment can use either loop disconnect or DTMF signalling (Tone dialling), only the performance of
the DTMF signalling (Tone dialling) is subject to regulatory requirements for correct operation.
It is therefore strongly recommended that this equipment is set to use DTMF signalling (Tone dialling) for access to
public or private emergency services. DTMF signalling (Tone dialling) also provides faster call set up.
Making a call
1 Pick up the handset and fully extend the
NOTE! The handset battery must be charged.
2 Press the
key on the handset.
The search for a free channel starts.
The base station and handset indicator lights flash.
As soon as the link is established, the handset indicator
light stops flashing and remains lit. The indicator light on
the base station continues flashing and you will hear the
dial tone.
3 Dial the number you want.
4 To hang up, press the
key on the
handset, or just replace the handset on the
base station.
Answering a call
Redialling the last number dialled (Redial)
1 Pick up the handset.
2 Press the
key on the handset.
Wait for the tone.
3 Press the
key on the handset.
The last number dialled (maximum of 23 digits)
is automatically redialled.
1 To answer: pick up the handset, fully extend
the antenna, and press the key.
2 To hang up: press the key again, or just
replace the handset on the base station.
Talk key
Saving a number in the direct memory
With your Icana 5250, you can memorise a number that you regularly dial. This function allows you to dial it
The direct memory function is only available if the base station is powered by the mains supply and if the handset
battery is charged.
To ensure correct operation, stay close to the base station during the programming phase.
1 Press the direct memory key
on the handset.
The phone indicator light flashes.
2 Dial the number to be memorised (maximum of 23 digits).
If this number contains an area or other code, insert a pause after the code by pressing
on the handset.
If you insert a wrong number, you will have to start the procedure again.
3 Press the key.
This key now corresponds to the telephone number you just dialled.
The phone indicator light goes out and the handset emits the 3 confirmation beeps.
If you do not hear the 3 confirmation beeps, the number you just dialled has not been
saved. Start the procedure again from step .
Calling the number associated with the
direct memory key
1 Extend the handset antenna, press the TALK key on the handset and wait for the
dial tone.
2 Press the key on the handset.
The telephone number is dialled automatically.