VTech 2101 Cordless Telephone User Manual

Parts Check List:
1. Handset
2. Base Unit
3. Telephone line cord
4. Battery
5. Power Adapter
6. User s manual
When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire,electric shock and injury, including the following:
1. Read and understand all instructions.
2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
3. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or
aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
4. Do not use this product near water (for example, near a bath tub, kitchen sink
or swimming pool).
5. Do not place this product on an unstable surface, such as a table, shelf or
stand. The product may fall, causing serious damage.
6. Slots and openings in the back or bottom of the base unit and handset are
provided for ventilation. To protect them from overheating, these openings
must not be blocked by placing the product on a soft surface such as a bed,
sofa or rug. This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat
register. This product should not be placed in any area where proper ventilation
is not provided.
7. This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated
on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply in your
home, consult your dealer or local power company.
8. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not install this product
where the cord may have anyone walking on it.
9. Never push objects of any kind into this product through slots in the base or
handset as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that
could result in a risk of fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the
10. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product, but take
it to an authorized service facility. Opening or removing parts of the base or
handset other than specified access doors may expose you to dangerous
voltages or other risks. Incorrect reassembling can cause electric shock when
the product is subsequently used.
11. Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in the risk of
fire or electric shock.
12. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to an authorized
service facility under the following conditions:
A. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
B. If liquid has been spilled onto the product.
C. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
D. If the product does not operate normally by following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions, as improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and often requires extensive work by an authorized technician
to restore the product to normal operation.
E. If the product has been dropped and the base and/or handset has been
F. If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
13. Avoid using a telephone (other than cordless) during an electrical storm. There
is a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
14. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
15. Only put the handset of your telephone next to your ear when it is in normal talk
1. Slide the battery cover off by gently
pressing on the recessed area with
a downward motion.
2. Unplug and remove the old battery.
Do not dispose of the old battery in a
trash compactor or fire - it could
3. With the red and black wires at the
bottom of the battery, angle the top of
the battery into the compartment,
under the claws. Next, press the
lower end of the battery down, so it
is held in place by the lower claw.
Now, plug the connector into the
socket, located below the battery. Slip
the battery wires into the guide,
located below and to the left of the
4. Replace the battery cover by sliding
it into place.
To purchase replacement batteries,
call VTech Communications at 1-800-
595-9511. In Canada, call VTech
Electronics at 1-800-267-7377.
Important Safety Instructions
Installing/Replacing the Battery
5. The new battery must be charged before using your telephone. Place the
handset in the base unit to allow it to charge for over 16 hours. Maximum
battery life between charges is approximately 3.75 hours of talk time or 3.75
days of standby.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of fire or injury, read and follow these instructions:
1. Use only the VTech battery supplied, or equivalent.
2. Do not open or mutilate the battery. Released electrolyte is corrosive and
may cause damage to the eyes or skin. It may be toxic if swallowed.
3. Exercise care in handling batteries in order not to short the battery with
conducting materials such as rings, bracelets, and keys. The battery or
conductor may overheat and cause burns.
4. Do not dispose of the battery in a fire. The cell may explode.
Setting Up Your 2101
1. Choose an area near an electrical outlet and a telephone wall jack.
2. Plug the AC power adapter into an electrical outlet and the DC connector to
the power jack on the bottom of the base unit. Insert the cord in the channel
CAUTION: Use only the AC adapter shipped with your 2101. It is specifically
designed for this product.
NOTE: Connect power to the base unit before placing the handset in the
automatically whenever the handset is in the base unit cradle. The battery
must be charged for 15 hours before using your phone for the first time.
4. Connect the telephone line cord. Insert one end of the telephone line cord into
the phone jack on the bottom of the base unit. Plug the other end into a
telephone wall jack. Make sure the plugs snap securely into place. Insert
the cord in the channel guide.
5. CHECK FOR A DIAL TONE. After the battery is charged, pick up the
handset and press the ON key. You should hear a dial tone. If not, see IN
Lit when the handset is on an
active call.
Flashes in unison with an incoming
Flashes quickly during program-
ming mode.
Flashes slowly when the battery
is low.
Illuminates steadily when the
handset is charging in the base.
Press the ON key to make a call.
If you are currently on a call, and
hear a call waiting tone, press ON
to switch to the second call.
Press ON again to return to the
original call.
Adjusts the volume of what you
hear through the handset.
While on a call, press the
key to adjust the listening
volume. The handset will emit a
double beep when the maximum
or minimum volume level has been
Getting Started Handset Features
Press the OFF key to exit all
modes of operation.
When you hear the dial tone, press
REDIAL to call the last number
dialed on your phone.
It can also be used to store the
last number dialed into speed dial
memory. See Storing a Redial
Number into Speed Dial for
You can store pauses into your
speed dial numbers. See Storing
Pauses in Memory for details.
Pressing the CHAN key when the
handset is in use will activate a
channel change to the next free
This is used if you are
experiencing noise or interference
on the current channel.
Press the MEM key to enter
MEMORY mode.
The sequence for dialing out a
speed dial number in memory is:
ON, MEM, number button (0-9).
Press MEM/PROG to enter
programming mode. See
Programming Speed Dial
Numbers for more details.
In PULSE dialing mode, this key
is used to switch to temporary
TONE dialing mode.
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