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PhoneSaver FAQs

1. How Do I install the PhoneSaver?

The PhoneSaver includes three DC adapter tips.  Carefully examine the inside and outside diameters of each of the provided PhoneSaver DC adapter tips.  Select the closest replacement match for the block transformer adapter tip supplied with your cordless phone or answering machine.  The selected Phonesaver DC adapter tip will replace the block transformer adapter.  The original block transformer adapter will no longer be required.

Determine the polarity, positive or negative, of the cordless phone or answering machine.  The polarity identification marking is located near the input power jack, usually found on the back or bottom of the phone or answering machine.  Look for one of the following two symbols:

Connect the two-prong end of the selected DC adapter tip to the DC voltage output cord from the PhoneSaver? unit.  The arrow on the DC adapter tip should point directly to the correct polarity symbol on the DC voltage output cord. NOTE: The DC voltage output cord has both positive and negative polarity symbols on opposite sides. CAUTION: A reversed polarity connection may cause damage to the cordless phone or answering machine.

Determine the DC input voltage required for your cordless phone or answering machine.  The DC input voltage rating is located near the input power jack, usually found on the back or bottom of the phone or answering machine. One of the following voltage levels will be stated: 6V, 7.5V, 9V or 12V.

Set the DC output voltage regulator switch on the back of the PhoneSaver to match the DC input voltage (6V, 7.5V, 9V or 12V) of the cordless telephone or answering machine.

Plug the DC adapter tip into the input power jack of the cordless phone or answering machine.

Connect the telephone line cord from the modular wall jack to the IN port on the PhoneSaver.  Connect the second telephone line cord from the OUT port on the PhoneSaver to the cordless phone or answering machine as shown below.

Plug the power cord (AC Voltage Input) of the PhoneSaver into a 120V/60Hz grounded wall outlet.

Press the Power On/Off Button on the top of the PhoneSaver to activate the unit.

To maintain optimal battery charge, leave the PhoneSaver plugged into an AC grounded outlet at all times.


 2.  Why doesn't the utility light turn on when i have a power outage?

The most likely cause is the light on/off button on the rear of the PhoneSaver is in the off position. Press the button until it is in the depressed position and the light will turn on. If this fails to resolve the problem you may have a bad bulb and should contact Technical Support.


 

3.  Why can't I connect the DC adapter tips to the power cord?

The adapter tip prongs may be hard to insert into the adapter cord. Hold each side firmly and apply enough pressure to connect the two plugs.


 

4.  How can I test my PhoneSaver?

You can test your PhoneSaver by unplugging the AC power cord from the wall and placing a call using your attached cordless phone.