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ClearSound A50E Installation Manual & User Manual

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Expandable Amplified


Installation Guide & User Manual

The ClearSounds A50E is an expandable ampli


ed handset for use with          

              ClearSounds A50 Ampli


ed  Cordless  Expandable  Telephone  System                                                     

from ClearSounds Communications



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Thank you for selecting the A50E Expandable Amplified Handset 
from ClearSounds Communications. This manual is designed to 
familiarize you with the A50E Expandable Handset setup, regis-
tration and basic functions. For detailed operational instructions, 
please refer to the ClearSounds A50 User Manual.

Keep this manual for future reference.

Please save your sales receipt as proof of purchase in the event you need warranty 

Please visit our web site at www.clearsounds.com to:


Register your product


It’s easy! Click on the Warranty Registration Tab, Complete the form and click    
“submit”. It’s that simple!


Download additional manuals and troubleshooting tips.


(See back cover for details on warranty service.)

If you need assistance, please contact our Customer Solutions Hotline at:  877-784-



1.  Read and understand all instructions.
2.  Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
3.  Unplug this product from wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or 

aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.

4.  Do not place this product near water (for example, near a bath tub, sink or swimming 


5.  Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. The product may fall, 

causing serious damage to the product.

6.  Slots and openings in the casing are provided for ventilation. To protect it from 

overheating, these openings must not be blocked by placing the product on the bed, 
sofa, rug, or other similar surfaces. This product should never be placed near or 
over a radiator or heat register.

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 supply to your home, consult your 
dealer or local power company.

8.  Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where the 

cord will be abused by persons walking on it.


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9.  Never push objects of any kind into this product through casing slots as they may 

touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a risk of fire or 
electric shock.

10.   Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
11.   Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in the risk of fire 

or electric shock.

12.   Avoid using telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There 

may be a remote risk of electrical shock from lightening.

13.   Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.

Installation & Operation

Component List

Your expandable handset system consists of an A50E HANDSET, CHARGER UNIT, 

Setup Of The A50E Expandable Handset

1.  No phone jack required.
2.  Choose a location for the charger near an electrical outlet.
3.  Plug the AC adapter into an electrical outlet and charger unit.
4.  Install the 3 AAA NiMH batteries provided, as described below.

Installation Of Batteries In Handset

(Diagram #1) – Installing the batteries

1.  Remove battery compartment cover by sliding it downwards.
2.  Install new batteries. Be sure to observe battery polarity as imprinted on the base of 

the compartment (See diagram #1). 

3.  Replace the battery compartment cover by sliding upward until it clicks into place.


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! Only use AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries. DO NOT USE REGULAR 


Handset Battery Charging

Handset batteries MUST be connected before beginning initial charging!

1.  Place the handset into the charger. The charge indicator LED on the charger will 

light RED.



 The batteries in the handset must be fully charged for 

24 hours


using the telephone for the first time.

3.  After the batteries are fully charged, check for dial tone by pressing the 


on the handset.

Fully charged batteries provide an average talk time of about 4 hours, or standby time of 
about 8 days. Talk time & standby time may vary depending on operating conditions.

Low Battery Indicators 

When the handset batteries get low during a call, there will be a warning tone and the 
low battery icon will appear on the Caller ID display. Simply place A50E handset into the 
charger to begin recharging. Make sure the contact points are touching and the charge 
indicator LED is lit RED.

The battery level can also be monitored via the battery charge icon. This icon appears 
while the phone is in standby mode and indicates the condition of the batteries. 

Belt Clip Installation

You may choose to use the optional belt clip provided with your handset

 (See diagram #2 


(Diagram #2) – Install and remove the belt clip


1.  To attach, slide the belt clip down onto the grooves. Press the tabs on the belt clip 

into the slots to attach.

2.  To remove, lift one side of the belt clip with your thumbnail and push back.


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1     Begin with handsets fully charged for 24 hours.  Remove 
all handsets from the charging bases, bringing all of them to the 
main base and setting them on the counter right next to the 
main charging base.   (The handsets cannot be registered while 
they are in the charging base).   Get ready for this 2-handed 
2     Put your one finger on the PAGE button on the main 
base.   Very important - - You must hold this button down 
during the whole registration process for all involved handsets 
without lifting it off.  If the button is released, you must start 


3     At the same time - - with your other hand, press and hold 
the "CH" button on the 1st handset until you hear 2 quick 
confirmation beeps.


4    Immediately move your hand to the next handset – without 
lifting the PAGE button, press and hold the "CH" button on the 
2nd handset until you hear 2 quick confirmation beeps.  
(Repeat for 3


 handset if applicable – without lifting the PAGE 



5   Release your hand from the PAGE button now on the main 
charging base.


6    Handset  1  should  now  show   "HS-1"  on  the  display.                              
Handset 2 should now show "HS-2" on the display.  (If you have 
a 3


 Handset, it will now show “HS-3”).


7  You should now have a dial tone on all the handsets. 


If any handset loses registration, then this process must be 
repeated for all handsets in order to bring all handsets back into 



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Handset Registration With Your ClearSounds A50

The following steps are for registration of additional handsets (model A50E): 

1.  Make sure the ClearSounds A50 base unit is connected into the AC outlet and phone 

jack. Your ClearSounds A50 handset will show 


 (Handset 1) on the LCD.

2.  Press and hold the 




 button on the base unit.  After 3 seconds, press the 


” button on the handset until you get a beep and the display will read 



3.  If you have more than two handsets, press the “


” button on the handset until you 

get a beep and the display reads 


. Release the  




  button from the 



: The 




  button on the base unit should be kept pressed during the whole 


Congratulations! You can now enjoy the benefits of your ClearSounds A50/A50E 
Cordless Expandable Amplified Telephone System.


Headset Operation

Your A50E handset is equipped with a 2.5mm headset jack for use with an optional acces-
sory headset for hands-free operation. If you choose to use the headset option, you must 
obtain an optional accessory headset, which is compatible with the handset.
Headsets are available at most retail outlets that sell telephone equipment or contact 
ClearSounds Communications at 800-965-9043 or visit www.clearsounds.com.


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Taking Care Of Your Telephone

Your cordless telephone contains sophisticated electronic parts, so it must be treated with 

Avoid Rough Treatment

Place the handset down gently. Save the original packing material to protect your telephone 
if you ever need to ship it.

Avoid Water

Your telephone can be damaged if it gets wet. Do not use the handset outdoors in the 
rain, or handle it with wet hands. Do not install your charger near a sink, bathtub, shower 
or pool.

IMPORTANT: If your charger unit should fall into water. DO NOT RETRIEVE IT UNTIL 
YOU UNPLUG THE POWER CORD. Then pull the unit out by the unplugged cord


Electrical Storms

Electrical storms can sometimes cause power surges harmful to electronic equipment. For 
your safety, use caution when using electrical appliance during storms.

Cleaning Your Telephone

Your telephone has a durable plastic casing that should retain its luster for many years. 
Clean it only with a soft cloth slightly dampened with water or mild soap. Do not use excess 
water or cleaning solvents of any kind.

For optimum performance, regularly clean the metal charge contact located in the charge 
cradle and on the bottom of the A50E handset. Gently rub the contacts with a clean pencil 


To order a headset call ClearSounds Communications at 800-965-9043 V or 800-814-
5359 TTY. 


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FCC Registration Notice


a)  This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules and the requirements adopted 

by the ACTA. ON the bottom of this equipment is a label that contains, among other 
information, a product identifier in the format US: AAAEQ##TXXXX.  If requested, 
this number must be provided to the telephone company.

b)  All applicable certification jacks Universal Service Order Codes (USOC) for the 

equipment is provided (i.e. RJ11C) in the package with each piece of approved 
terminal equipment.

c)  A plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and tele-

phone network must comply with the applicable FCC Part 68 rules and requirement 
adopted by the ACTA. A compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided with 
this product. It is designed to be connected to a compatible modular jack that is also 
compliant. See installation instructions for details.

d)  The REN is used to determine the number of devices that may be connected to the 

telephone line. Excessive RENs on a telephone line may result in the devices not 
ringing in response to an incoming call. In most but not all areas, the sum of RENs 
should not exceed five (5.00). To be certain of the number of devices that may be 
connected to a line, as determined by the total RENs, contact the local telephone 
company. [For products approved after July 23, 2001, the REN for this product is 
part of the product identifier that has the format US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. The digits 
represented by ## are the REN without a decimal point (e.g., 03 is a REN of 0.3). 
For earlier products, the REN is separately shown on the label.]

e)  If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will 

notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. But 
if advance notice isn’t practical, the telephone company will notify the customer as 
soon as possible. Also, you will be advised of your rights to file a complaint with the 
FCC if you believe it is necessary.

f)  The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operation 

or procedures that could affect the operation of the equipment. If this happens the 
telephone company will provide advance notice in order for you to make necessary 
modifications to maintain uninterrupted service.

g)  Should you experience trouble with the equipment, please contact: ClearSounds 

Communications Attn: Repair Center, 8160 S Madison St - Burr Ridge, IL 60527, 800-
965-9043 V/ 800-814-5359 TTY, 888-654-9219 FAX, e-mail: repairs@clearsounds.
com for repair or warranty information. If the equipment is causing harm to the 
telephone network, the telephone company may request that you disconnect the 
equipment until the problem is resolved.

h)  Please follow instructions for repairing if any (e.g. battery replacement section); 

otherwise do not alter or repair any part of device except as specified.

i)  Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the state public 


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utility commission, public service commission or corporation for information.

j)  NOTICE: If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the tele-

phone line, ensure the installation of the ClearSounds A50 does not disable your 
alarm equipment. If you have questions about what will disable alarm equipment, 
consult your telephone company or a qualified installer.

k)  This equipment is hearing aid compatible.

WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the 
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the 

NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B 
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These Limits are designed to provide 
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equip-
ment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and 
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio com-
munications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular 
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television recep-
tion, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged 
to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures.


Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.


Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.


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.

This product meets the applicable Industry Canada technical specifications.

The Ringer Equivalence Number is an indication of the maximum number of terminals 
allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface may 
consist of any combination of devices subject only to the requirements that the sum of the 
Ringer Equivalence Number of all the devices does not exceed five.

Should you experience trouble with this equipment, please contact:  

The Canadian 

Service Center

 is ClearSounds Canada, 1861 Welch Street, Suite 110, North Vancouver BC. 

V7P 1B7. Canada. Tel: 800-965-9043 Fax: 888-654-9219. 

The US Service Center 

is Clear-

Sounds Communications - 8160 S Madison St - Burr Ridge, IL 60527-5854 USA Tel No: 
800-965-9043 V or 800-814-5359 TTY Fax No: 888-654-9219 e-mail: info@clearsounds.
com Contact Name: Customer Service for repair or warranty information. If the equipment 
is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request that you 
disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved.


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