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Cobra Intenna CP-2530 Operating Instructions Manual

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Category: Cordless Telephone
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CORDLESS TELEPHONE 

WITH CALLER ID

“The antenna is in the phone, 

not in your way…and the sound is incredible.”

MODEL CP-2530

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR

COBRA ELECTRONICS CORPORATION

6500 W. Cortland Street

Chicago, Illinois 60707

PRINTED IN HONG KONG

@ 1997 COBRA ELECTRONICS CORPORATION       480-172-P-001

Please note that Caller ID and Call Waiting services from 

your local carrier are required for proper operation.

 


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SUBJECT

Important Safety Instructions ..............................................................................3-4
Introduction ..............................................................................................................5
Installation Information ..........................................................................................6
Quick Set-Up Guide ................................................................................................7
Wall-Mounting Instructions ....................................................................................8
Using Your Phone ....................................................................................................9

Answering/Placing Calls at the Base ....................................................9
Answering/Placing Calls Away from the Base....................................9

Cordless Phone Operational Features ..................................................................9

Battery Saver Circuitry ............................................................................9
Caller ID ..................................................................................................10
Caller ID Log............................................................................................11
Making a Call From the Caller ID Log ................................................11
Special Calling Situations ......................................................................11
Deleting an Entry in the Caller ID Log................................................12
Channel Selection....................................................................................12
Compander Noise Reduction................................................................12
Digital Security........................................................................................12
Electronic Directory ..........................................................................13-15
Find ..........................................................................................................16
Flash ..........................................................................................................16
Hearing Aid Compatibility....................................................................16

Intenna

®

System ......................................................................................16

Last Number Redial................................................................................16
Message Indicator ..................................................................................17
Out-of-Range Signal ..............................................................................17
Power Protector

ª

System ......................................................................17

Private Call

¨ 

Voice Scrambling System ................................................17

Pulse/Tone Switch..................................................................................18
Ringer Switch ..........................................................................................18
Secur-Loc

¨

................................................................................................18

Rechargeable Handset Battery Information........................................................19

Handset Battery Recharging ................................................................19
Replacing the Handset Battery ............................................................20
Handset Battery Disposal ......................................................................20

Cordless Telephone Model CP-2530 

Table of Contents

1

Cleaning the Charging Contacts ..........................................................................20
About Cordless Phone Performance....................................................................21

Intenna

®

Cordless Telephone Troubleshooting Guide ......................................22

If You Think You Need Service ............................................................................23
Registered with the FCC........................................................................................23
Limited One-Year Warranty ..................................................................................24
Cordless Phone Accessories ......................................................Inside Back Cover

2

 


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Important Safety Instructions (continued)

The cordless handset operates on batteries, please read and follow instructions:

A. Use only the battery pack supplied with the unit or identical replacement.
B. Do not dispose of battery pack in a Þre. The cells may explode. Check with

local codes for possible disposal instruction.

C. Since released electrolyte is corrosive and may cause damage to eyes or

skin and may be toxic if swallowed:
C1.  Do not open or mutilate battery pack.
C2.  Always replace the entire battery pack rather than reusing one or more
cells.
C3.  Do not expose batteries to heat or ßame.

D. Exercise care in handling the battery pack in order not to ÒshortÓ the

battery contacts with conducting materials such as rings, bracelets, and
keys. The battery or conductor may overheat and cause burns.

The base also has a back-up battery, please read and follow these instructions:

A. Do not attempt to recharge the battery provided with or identiÞed for use

with this product. The battery may leak corrosive electrolyte or explode.

B. Do not attempt to rejuvenate the battery provided with or identiÞed for

use with this product by heating it. Sudden release of the battery
electrolyte may occur causing burns or irritation to the eyes or skin.

C. Remove the battery from this product if the product will not be used for a

long period of time (several months or more) since during this time the
battery could leak in the product.

D. Properly dispose of ÒdeadÓ batteries as soon as possible since ÒdeadÓ

batteries are more likely to leak in a product.

E. Do not store this product or the battery provided with or identiÞed for use

with this product in high-temperature areas. Batteries that are stored in a
freezer or refrigerator for the purpose of extending shelf life should be
protected from condensation during storage and defrosting. Batteries
should be stabilized at room temperature prior to use after cold storage.

15. Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
16. Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is speciÞcally

designed for wet locations.

17. Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone

line has been disconnected at the network interface.

18. Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.

Save These Instructions

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Important Safety Instructions

When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always
be followed to reduce the risk of Þre, electric shock and injury to persons,
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
cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.

4.

Do not locate base unit near water, for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl,
kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.

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 cabinet and the bottom or back are provided for
ventilation, to protect it from overheating; these openings must not be blocked or
covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product in the bed,
sofa, rug or other similar surface. This product should never be placed near or
over a radiator or heat register. This product should not be placed in a built-in
installation unless proper ventilation is 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 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.

9.

Do not overload outlets and extension cords as this can result in the risk of Þre or
electric shock.

10. Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they

amy touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a risk
of Þre or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.

11. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product, but take it to

qualiÞed servicemen when service or repair work is required. Opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltages or other risks. Incorrect
reassembly can cause electric shock when the appliance is subsequently used.

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

There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightening.

13. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
14. Unplug this product from the all outlet and refer servicing to qualiÞed service

personnel under the following conditions:
A.  When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
B.  If liquid has been spilled into 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 because improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage
and will often require extensive work by a qualiÞed technician to restore the
product to normal operation.
E.  If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
F.  If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.

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Installation Information

Maximum range is obtained by installing the base unit in the highest living area
of your home. The location you choose must be near an electrical outlet and a
telephone wall jack.

RINGER ON/OFF

SWITCH

TALK BUTTON

SCROLL BUTTONS

STORE  BUTTON

DELETE  

BUTTON

OFF BUTTON

REDIAL

BUTTON

EDIT BUTTON

6

Introduction

Thank you for your purchase of a Cobra

¨

Intenna

®

Cordless TelephoneÑ

the

world’s first and only full-range-power cordless telephone without any ex-
ternal antennas!

No more extending, bending, or breaking the antennas found on other cordless
phonesÑyou Cobra 

Intenna

conceals its antenna systems 

inside the handset and

base,

where they should be, out of your way.

Now you can install your new Cobra 

Intenna 

cordless phone virtually anywhere.

Without cumbersome external antennas to worry about, put your new phone
anywhere a corded phone can go! Then enjoy the freedom of using your new
cordless phone all over the house as well as outside in your yard.

Your new Cobra Model CP-2530 features the Opti Scan

ª 

system with 25 selectable

channels (the maximum number available) for optimum interference-free use,
and a 30 name and number electronic directory. The CP-2530 allows you to keep
the phone away from the base for up to 14 days between recharges, is equipped
with Clear Call

¨

PLUS Circuitry with compander noise-reduction system to

ensure corded-phone sound quality, Private Call

¨

voice scrambling, and Power

Protector

ª

reserve power for operation during power outages. Caller ID allows

you to see whoÕs calling before answering.

Please take a moment to review this booklet and become familiar with all of the
many user-friendly convenience features built into your new Cobra 

Intenna

Cordless Phone.

If you need further assistance installing or using your new 

Intenna

Cordless

Telephone, please 

call our consumer “hotline” at 1-773-889-3087.

NOTE:

Some cordless telephones operate at frequencies that may cause inter-

ference to nearby TVÕs and VCRÕs. To minimize or prevent such interference, the
base of the cordless telephone should not be placed near or on top of TVÕs or
VCRÕs. If interference is experienced, moving the cordless telephone base further
away from the TV or VCR will often reduce or eliminate the interference.

CAUTION:  Any changes or modiÞcations not expressly approved by Cobra
could void the userÕs authority to operate the equipment.

NOTE: Caller ID and Call Waiting services are required for proper operation.

Cordless Telephone Model CP-2530

U.S. PATENT 4876709
U.S. PATENT 5351284

How To Use Your

5

CHANNEL

BUTTON

FLASH

BUTTON

POWER PROTECTOR™

LOW BATTERY

INDICATOR

POWER 9V

DC JACK

POWER PROTECTOR

BATTERY

FIND BUTTON

LOC CALL

BUTTON 

MEMORY

BUTTON

NEW CALLS 
INDICATOR

MESSAGES

INDICATOR

CHARGE

INDICATOR

DISPLAY 

PULSE/TONE

SWITCH

 


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Wall Mounting Instructions

The following steps enable installation on a new or existing telephone wall-
mounting plate or directly onto a wall. (Your Cobra 

Intenna

is designed to be used

with any AT&T, GTE, local phone company or other wall-mounting plates that
can be purchased from most local electronics stores.)
¥

Use the separate wall mounting
bracket.

¥

Place the telephone line cord so
the last inch (near the modular
connector) is in the center
opening (as shown).

¥

Wrap the cord counter clockwise
around the center until the cord
is totally contained in the
bracket.

¥

Place the bracketÕs top two tabs
into the top two openings in the base back panel.

¥

Carefully snap the bottom two tabs into the bottom two openings in the
base back panel.

¥

Plug the modular connector into the telephone wall jack.

¥

Align the mounting studs on the wall plate to the holes in the cord wrap
bracket. Push the base onto the studs and slide it down into a locked
position on the wall plate.

¥

Attach the power adapter to the POWER connection (on the base of the
phone) and plug into a household AC power outlet.

¥

To install directly on any wall, youÕll need to provide two screws and wall
anchors; follow these steps:

ÑDrill two holes 3

1

Ú

4

Ó apart and insert the wall anchors.

ÑDrive the screws into the anchors

until the head of each screw is
protruding about 

1

Ú

8

Ó from the wall.

ÑFollow the procedure outlined above,

except leave enough telphone cord to
reach the phone jack before wrapping
the cord.

ÑAlign the screws to the holes in the

cord warp bracket. Push the base
onto the studs and slide it down into
a locked position on the wall plate.

ÑPlug modular phone connector into

telephone wall jack; attach the power
adapter to the POWER connection
(on the base of the phone) and plug
into to a household AC power outlet.

Quick Set-Up Guide

The following basic steps enable quick and easy installation of your new Cobra

Intenna

® 

Cordless Phone for use on a desk or countertop. You are encouraged to

review this complete instruction manual to become familiar with all of the
operating instructions and features of your new phone.

NOTE: Before using, connect your new system to AC power (see instructions
below) to charge it overnight (at least 12 hours) for optimum conditioning of
the rechargeable battery inside the cordless handset.

1.

Insert round connector of power adapter into POWER jack (at side of
cordless phoneÕs base; see diagram below). Plug power adapter into a
standard 120 VAC household electrical outlet. Then place handset in base so
CHARGE indicator lights (see p. 19).

2.

After charging, remove the twist-tie from the phone cord and plug the
modular telephone connector into the phone jack on your wall (see above).

3.

Make sure that the RINGER switch is ON (located on handset; see p. 18 for
details).

4.

Set the PULSE/TONE switch (at the side of the base) for proper operation
(see p. 18  for details).

Note: Make sure you have charged
handset in base 12 hours before using.

5.

Install the 9V battery (supplied) for Power
Protecter

ª

operation. The battery door is

located on the bottom of the base. You 
will need a small Phillips screwdriver to
remove and replace the set screw.

6.

Snap the desk bracket into the base as shown in the illustration.

7

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Using Your Phone

After charging the handset batteries overnight (at least 12 hours), your Cobra

Intenna

cordless phone will be ready for use.

ANSWERING/PLACING CALLS AT THE BASE

ANSWERING/PLACING CALLS AWAY FROM THE BASE

¥

The display will illuminate and show Caller ID information with an
incoming call. To answer a call, just pick-up handset from base when the
phone rings. When call is completed, return handset to base without pressing
OFF button; your phone automatically disconnects.

¥

To place a call, pick-up handset from base and press and release the TALK
button. When you hear the dial tone, place your call. The dialed number will
appear in the display.

¥

The phone is ready to ring if a call is
received (RINGER Switch on the
handset must be in ON position).

¥

Press and release the TALK button to
answer or place a call.

¥

Press and release the OFF button
when Þnished with a call.

Cordless Phone Operational Features

The following features offer state-of-the-art performance and the ultimate in user-
friendly convenience with your new Cobra 

Intenna

cordless telephone.

BATTERY SAVER CIRCUITRY

The handset of this phone may be kept away from
the base up to 14 days at a time. In this condition, it
is ready for you to answer or place calls by pressing
and releasing the TALK button.
Note:  A warning beep tone will sound and the
LOBAT indicator will ßash when the handset battery
needs recharging (see p. 19). The duration of the
battery charge will depend on your actual use of the
phone in its remote location.

9

CALLER ID

NOTE: CALLER ID and Call Waiting services are required for proper operation.

Receiving A Call:

This phone will indicate the callerÕs name, telephone number, time, and date
typically after the Þrst ring. It is also compatible with Call Waiting, where the
second callerÕs information will be displayed. The display will be illuminated
upon receipt of the Þrst ring until the call is answered. Sometimes the display
may show one of the following messages:

The call originates from an area not served
by Caller ID.

Your telephone company has not sent data.

The caller has blocked their Caller ID data
from being transmitted.

You have not subscribed to a Caller ID
service with ÒnameÓ capability.

There has been an error in data reception.

If the incoming name is longer than 10 characters or the number is longer than
12 digits: 

Ò>Ó will appear as the last character of the Þrst line. Use the Ò

Ò button to scroll

left and the Ò#Ó button to scroll right to view the entire name or number. A
maximum of 15 characters for names and 16 digits for phone numbers can be
displayed.

PBX Connections:

The Caller ID system may not operate correctly when connected to a PBX system.
Please contact your telephone company for further information.

“New Calls” Indicators:

Base:

The NEW CALLS LED will be illuminated until you review the call in
the Caller ID log.

Handset: The word ÒNEWÓ and the number of new calls will be shown in the

display.

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CALLER ID (CONT’D)

The Caller ID log can store 30 names and numbers. When it becomes full, the
oldest will be deleted as new calls are received. You can store an entry from the
log into the Electronic Directory (please see Electronic Directory section for
instructions).

To review Caller ID log entries, press either the Scroll up or down button.
Scrolling up will move you up the list from 1 (newest) to 30 (oldest). Scrolling
down will move you down the list from 30 (oldest) to 1 (newest).

Use the Ò

Ò and Ò#Ó buttons to scroll left and right if the complete name or

number does not appear in the display.

To exit the log, press the OFF button.

11

12

THE CALLER ID LOG

You can make a call automatically from the Caller ID log. Scroll to the desired
entry and press the TALK button. ÒTALKÓ will appear in the display. The phone
will automatically dial the number shown.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Caller ID data includes an area code even if the call

originates within your local calling area. Since the area code should not be used
for dialing if the number shown is within your area code, press the 

Loc Call

button rather than the TALK button. The phone will not dial the area code.

MAKING A CALL FROM THE CALLER ID LOG

SPECIAL CALLING SITUATIONS

If your telephone company requires a “1” to be dialed before the main number
for a local call: Scroll to the desired entry and press the EDIT button. The
cursor will flash at the beginning of the phone number line. Press the “1”
keypad button. Press the TALK button. The phone will automatically add “1”
to the called number.

If you need to change the telephone number: The phone number may have
changed since it was first entered into the Caller ID log. To change it, scroll to
the desired entry and press the EDIT button. The cursor will flash at the
beginning of the phone number line.

To move the cursor to the right, press the Ò#Ó keypad button until the digit to be
changed is ßashing. Press the DELETE button, the digit will disappear and the
digit to its right will take its place. Press the keypad button for the new digit.
Press the TALK button to begin dialing.

To end the call, press the OFF button.

DELETING AN ENTRY IN THE CALLER ID LOG

Upon receipt of the 31st call, the oldest entry will be deleted.

To manually delete any entry:

1.

Scroll up or down to reach the entry to be deleted.

2.

Press the DELETE button. The display will show DELETE?

3.

Press the DELETE button again.

To manually delete all entries:

1.

Press either the scroll up or down button.

2.

Press the DELETE button for more than two seconds. The display will show
DEL ALL?

3.

Press the DELETE button again.

To cancel the delete operation, press the OFF button before pressing the DELETE
button for the second time. To return to standby mode, press the OFF button.

CHANNEL SELECTION

25 selectable channels are built into your Cobra 

Intenna

for optimum interference-free use.
If interference begins during a conversation:
¥

Press and release the CHANNEL button on the
handset. Your phone will automatically scan and
advance to the next clear channel.

¥

If an alert tone (3 beeps) sounds, channel change
was unsuccessful. In that case, move closer to the
phone base and press CHANNEL button again.

COMPANDER NOISE REDUCTION

Your Cobra 

Intenna

has the Cobra Clear Call

¨

PLUS compander noise-reduction

system to minimize background noise for optimum audio performance. The
sound of your phone will be comparable to the performance of a corded phone.

DIGITAL SECURITY

Your Cobra 

Intenna

features 65,000 combinations of digital security coding (in

accordance with FCC regulations) to reduce the chance of interference from your
neighborsÕ cordless phones. These inaudible, electronic codes are transmitted
automatically by your phone to establish a secure link between your cordless
handset and base.

 


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13

ELECTRONIC DIRECTORY

Your Cobra 

Intenna

cordless phone enables you to store thirty names and

numbers in an electronic directory. These directory memories are in addition to
the thirty Caller ID memories. Any memory from the electronic directory can be
automatically dialed.

To store a name and number from the keypad:

1.

Press the EDIT button.

2.

Enter the phone number using the handset keypad. A maximum of 16 digits
can be entered.

3.

Press the SCROLL up button to begin entering the name. If you do not want
to enter a name, skip to step #5.

4.

Keypad buttons are used enter the name.

NOTE:

Each button can be used to enter the upper and lower case letters
shown on the button. The Ò1Ó, Ò0Ó, ÒCHANNELÓ, Ò

Ò, Ò#Ó buttons can

also enter speciÞc symbols as shown in 

Table 1

. A maximum of 15

characters per name can be entered.

EXAMPLE:

Enter Ed Jones
1.)  Press Ò3Ó twice. ÒEÓ will appear.
2.)  Press Ò#Ó to move the cursor one space to the right
3.)  Press Ò3Ó four times. ÒdÓ will appear.
4.)  Press Ò#Ó.
5.)  Press Ò0Ó twice for a blank space.
6.)  Press Ò#Ó.
7.)  Press Ò5Ó once. ÒJÓ will appear.
8.)  Press Ò#Ó and Þnish entering Òo-n-e-sÓ using the
procedures above.

ELECTRONIC DIRECTORY (CONT‘D)

5.

Press STORE. The display will show LOCATION?

6.

Enter a location number (01 to 30).
a.) If the location has not been used, the display will show STORE? Press

the STORE button. The display will show STORED.

b.) If the location is in use, the display will show REPLACE?

1.) If you do want to replace it, press the STORE button. The
display will show REPLACED.
2.) If not, select another location number and press STORE.
The display will show STORED.

7.

The phone will automatically revert to Standby mode in a few seconds.

To store a name and number from the Caller ID log:

1.

Locate the desired log entry using the SCROLL buttons.

2.

Press the EDIT button.

3.

Press STORE. The display will show LOCATION?

4.

Enter a location number (01 to 30). If the location has not been used, the
display will show STORE? Press the STORE button. The display will show
STORED. If replaceing an existing directory entry, please go to step #6b
above.

5.

The phone will automatically revert to Standby mode in a few seconds.

To change a directory memory:

1.

Press the Memory button. The display will show LOCATION?

2.

Either enter a the location number (01 to 30) or use the SCROLL up and
down buttons to Þnd the entry that you want to change. The display will
show the memory entry.

3.

Press the EDIT button. The Þrst digit of the number will ßash. If you do not
want to change the telephone number, press the SCROLL up button (the Þrst
letter of the name will ßash) and go to step #8.

4.

Change the telephone number by using the Ò#Ó and Ò

Ò buttons to move the

cursor to the digit(s) requiring change. Once at the digit, press the DELETE
button.

5.

Press the new digit on the keypad. The display will show the new telephone
number.

6.

Repeat step #5 for as many digits as necessary.

7.

A.) If you are now Þnished, go to step #8.
B.) If you also want to change the name, press the SCROLL up button. The

Þrst letter of the name will ßash. Repeat steps #4 through #6 to change
the characters in the name.

TABLE 1

Number of times key is pressed during character entry
Key

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

1

&

'

(

)

,

-

.

/

1

ABC 

2

A

B

C

a

b

c

2

DEF

3

D

E

F

d

e

f

3

GHI

4

G

H

I

g

h

i

4

JKL

5

J

K

L

j

k

l

5

MNO

6

M

N

O

m

n

0

6

PQRS

7

P

Q

R

S

p

q

r

s

7

TUV

8

T

U

V

t

u

v

8

WXYZ

9

W

X

Y

Z

w

x

y

z

9

OPER 

0

0

Blank

channel

*

#

*

To move the cursor to the left

#

To move the cursor to the right

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Each time you dial, the phone number youÕre calling is automatically saved in a
special REDIAL memory. To call that number again at a busy signal, press FLASH
(without hanging up) to get a new dial tone, then press and release the REDIAL
button. If you wish to try the call in a few minutes, use TALK to access the dial
tone, then press and release the REDIAL button. The number will automatically
be redialed.

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LAST NUMBER REDIAL

FLASH

This feature brießy interrupts the phone line so that you may access some of the
advanced featuresÑlike ÓCall WaitingÓ and ÒThree-way CallingÓÑthat may be
offered at extra cost by your local telephone company. Press and release the
FLASH button on the handset to answer a second phone call or place a conference
call if you subscribe to these services. This function is available on the handset
and base

HEARING AID COMPATIBILITY

Your cordless telephone handset is compatible with inductively coupled hearing
aids (HAC).

SYSTEM

The revolutionary, patented Intenna hidden-antenna system is a Cobra exclusive.
Intenna is the worldÕs Þrst and only full-range-power cordless telephone that
conceals the handset and base antennas inside the phone and out of the way. No
more antennas to extend, bend or break. CobraÕs hidden antennas are perfectly
matched to your phoneÕs microprocessor circuitry for optimum performance
offering the ultimate in user-friendly convenience.

FIND

Find the handset by pressing the Find button on the base. The handset will emit
a beeping sound for thirty seconds.

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8.

Press STORE. The display will show LOCATION?

9.

Enter the location number. It can be the current location or a new one. The
display will show REPLACE?

10. Press STORE. The display will show REPLACED.
11. The phone will automatically revert to Standby mode in a few seconds.

To delete a directory memory:

1.

Press the MEMORY button. The display will show LOCATION?

2.

Either enter the location number (01 to 30) or use the SCROLL up and
DOWN buttons to Þnd the entry you want to change. The display will show
the memory entry.

3.

Press the DELETE button. The display will show DELETE?

4.

Press the DELETE button again. The display will show DELETED.

5.

The phone will automatically revert to Standby mode in a few seconds.

To delete all directory memories:

1.

Press the MEMORY button. The display will show LOCATION?

2.

Either enter the location number (01 to 30) or use the SCROLL up and
DOWN buttons to Þnd the entry you want to change. The display will show
the memory entry.

3.

Press the DELETE button for moe than two seconds. The display will show
DEL ALL?

4.

Press the DELETE button again. The display will show DELETED.

5.

The phone will automatically revert to Standby mode in a few seconds.

To automatically dial a name and number from the electronic directory:

1.

Lift the handset from the base.

2.

Press the Memory button. The display will show LOCATION?

3.

Enter the location number (01 to 30) or press the SCROLL up and down
buttons. The display will show the directory entries. Stop when you reach
the desired entry.

4.

Press the TALK button. The display will show TALK and the number dialed.

5.

Press OFF when the conversation is over or place the handset back into the
base.

ELECTRONIC DIRECTORY (CONT‘D)

 


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RINGER SWITCH

The OFF/ON switch controls your cordless
handsetÕs electronic ringer; no ring will sound in
the OFF position.

SECUR-LOC

®

This exclusive Cobra electronic circuitry is an added security measure to protect
your phone line from being accidentally accessed by a neighborÕs cordless phone.
Secur-Loc activates automatically when your cordless handset is placed into its
base.

PULSE/TONE SWITCH

Your Cobra 

Intenna

cordless phone can be used

with any phone system because it is switchable
from pulse to tone dialing (see switch on side of
base) depending on which service you are using.
Mixed PULSE and TONE dialing may be used 
(to access certain long-distance or computerized
banking services, for example) by selecting PULSE
with the base switch and then using the 

button

on the handset to temporarily switch to tone
dialing. Hanging up resets to PULSE.

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PULSE      TONE

ON         OFF

RINGER

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POWER PROTECTER™ SYSTEM

Although the handset is battery powered, the base obtains its power from the 
AC outlet. No AC, no power. This could be of critical importance should an
emergency occur during a power failure. Many homes are now exclusively cord-
less, leaving them without means to quickly contact emergency services in this
situation.

Power Protector helps solve that problem. In the 

Intenna

CP-2530, one 9 V battery

allows the base to continue working in the event of a power failure. The phone
will be usable for up to 2 hours continuously (and up to 3 hours with occasional
use)Ñlong enough in most cases for the power to be restored.

Replace the Power Protector battery with a fresh high quality alkaline battery
when the “BATT.LOW” indicator on the base is illuminated. Please refer to 
p. 7 for instructions.

PRIVATE CALL

®

VOICE SCRAMBLING SYSTEM

This feature is automatically activated whenever you use your phone. Built-in
voice scrambling allows complete calling privacy by scrambling the signals
between the handset and the base and between the base and the handset, making
it unlikely that an outside source such as another cordless phone, scanner or baby
monitor will pick-up a conversation from your phone. This ensures that you will
always have totally private telephone conversations.

OUT-OF-RANGE SIGNAL

If three beeps are heard after the TALK button is pressed, the handset is too far
away from the base. The handset and TALK indicator will automatically turn off.
Move closer to the base and then try your call again.

MESSAGE INDICATOR

The indicator on the base will illuminate if a caller has left a message in your voice
mail. You must subscribe to this sevice from your telephone company.

 


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REPLACING THE HANDSET BATTERY

The rechargeable NiCad battery in your cordless phone may need to be replaced
if the handset will not function when the TALK button is pressed after recharging
for 12 hours.
Replacement batteries are available direct from Cobra (see accessories order form
at the end of this booklet or call 1-773-889-3087).

1.

To remove the battery door, press
and slide downward.

2.

Carefully disconnect the battery
pack and dispose of it properly.
See BATTERY DISPOSAL below.

3.

To replace, observe connection
orientation and connect the new
battery and replace the door.
Return the handset to the base 
and charge the battery overnight
(at least 12 hours).

HANDSET BATTERY DISPOSAL

The rechargeable nickel cadmium (NiCad) battery in this product must be
recycled or disposed of properly in compliance with all applicable laws. It may
not be thrown in the trash. Certain states or municipalities require recycling and
have established collection programs. Please contact your local waste removal
authority for instructions, or return to Cobra for recycling. Wrap batteries
carefully and mail postage prepaid to: 

Cobra Electronics Corporation, 6500 W.

Cortland Street, Chicago, Illinois 60707, Attn: Battery Recycling.

Or contact the 

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) 

at 

1-800-8BATTERY 

for a local recycling center near you. For more information

about battery recycling, the RBRC has a web site at:
http://www.RBRC.com

CLEANING THE CHARGING CONTACTS

Clean the two metal charging contacts on the base and handset with a soft dry
cloth on a regular basis to ensure optimum performance of the battery-charging
system. Rubbing alcohol may be used if more thorough cleaning is required.

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Rechargeable Handset Battery Information

NOTE: Before using your new Cobra 

Intenna

cordless telephone for the first

time, you must charge the battery overnight (at least 12 hours) for optimum
long-life conditioning of the nickel-cadmium rechargeable handset battery.

BATTERY RECHARGING

When your cordless handset battery needs recharging, the 

following alerts will

remind you to immediately return the handset to the base for recharging

(this

normally requires at least 12 hours of continuous charging):

1.

The LOBAT indicator in the display
will ßash.

2.

A warning (2 beeps every 15
seconds) will sound while you are
using the phone. This indicates you
have only a few minutes of battery
power remaining to complete your
conversation before the phone
disconnects.

3.

When handset has been away from
the base and needs recharging, it
will beep at 15 second intervals for
two minutes. Return handset to
base for recharging.

NOTE: 

The CHARGE indicator will

remain on as long as the handset is in
the base, even after the batteries are fully
recharged. 

The batteries will not be

damaged if the handset remains in the
base continuously;

the charging system

is self-adjusting and will never
overcharge the batteries.

BEEP
BEEP

DO NOT PUT BATTERIES INTO
FIRE OR EXPOSE TO HIGH HEAT.
THEY MAY EXPLODE.

 


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Cordless Telephone

Troubleshooting Guide

If your cordless phone does not seem to operate properly, please check the
following and refer to the appropriate sections in this booklet for detailed
information:

• The phone is dead; no indicator lights are on:  

Are the power adapter 

and telephone cord connected?

• Handset beeps during conversations or when away from the base:

The

batteries need recharging; return the handset to the base for overnight
recharging.

• Hearing poor audio or added interference during calls:  

DonÕt cover the

top section of the handset with your hand or rest the phone on your
shoulder. This blocks the special internal Cobra 

Intenna

handset antenna.

• Handset disconnects, loses performance and/or beeps three times when

in use away from the base:

You may be out of range or your batteries

may need recharging. Move closer to the base and/or recharge batteries.

• Unable to make a call due to interference:

Select a new channel.

• Handset won’t work after a power outage or after disconnecting phone

from AC power and then reconnecting it:

Return the handset to the base

for about 15 seconds to automatically match the security coding.

• Handset seems “dead”:

Battery power has run out; return handset to base

and charge for at least 12 hours. If handset still seems dead, unplug the
handset battery for 15 seconds and plug back in and then place the
handset back on the base for at least 5 minutes. Check that charge LED
lamp is illuminated.

• Power Failure Reset:

Power Protectorª Circuitry will preserve the codes

set in the handset and base, however, if the battery in the base is low in
power, you must return the cordless handset to the base for about 15
seconds. This automatically matches the digital security codes.

• Caller ID does not work properly:

Make sure you have subscribed to

Caller ID service from your telephone company. Check to see if messages
shown in the display correspond with those on page 10.

• Caller ID works properly but does not display information from a

second caller:

Make sure you have subscribed to Call Waiting and conÞrm

that your telephone company provides Caller ID during Call Waiting.

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About Cordless Phone Performance

Your Cobra 

Intenna

cordless phone uses radio transmission to communicate

between the base and handset. It is thus subject to occasional interferenceÑstatic
or buzzing noises, for example. These conditions may be caused by electrical
motors on household appliances, ßuorescent lights, electrical storms and other
sources.
T

hese steps will enhance the maximum performance of your new phone:

• Change channels by pressing the CHANNEL button on the handset if you

experience interference.

• Don’t cover the upper section of the cordless handset with your hand

(see

diagram below). This may block the internal antenna located at the top of
the handset, possibly reducing the phoneÕs range and audio clarity. Always
hold the handset at the middle or close to the bottom

• Avoid resting the handset on your shoulder 

during conversations; this may

also block the performance of the internal antenna.

• Avoid plugging your phone’s power cord into an active AC

outlet that also

provides power for a major appliance or for charging units a for cordless
appliances (vacuums, screwdrivers, etc.) or other electronic devices.

Hold the cordless

handset at the middle

or bottom area of your

phone for best

performance and range.

INCORRECT

CORRECT

 


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Limited One-Year Warranty

In addition to its exclusive series of 

Intenna

cordless telephones and

answering systems, Cobra is also one of AmericaÕs leading brands of 

CB radios and accessories, and Safety Alert

¨

radar/laser detectors.

COBRA ELECTRONICS CORPORATION warrants that its COBRA cordless
telephone products, and the component parts thereof, will be free of defects in
workmanship and materials for period of one (1) year from the date of Þrst
consumer purchase. This warranty may be enforced by the Þrst consumer
purchaser provided that the product is utilized within the U.S.A.
Cobra will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, defective cordless
telephone products or component parts upon delivery to the Cobra factory
Service Department, accompanied by proof of the date of Þrst consumer
purchase, such as a duplicated copy of a sales receipt.
You must pay any initial shipping charges required to ship the product for
warranty service. The return charges will be at CobraÕs expense if the product is
repaired or replaced under warranty. For further details concerning procedures
for obtaining service, see the ÒIf You Think You Need ServiceÓ section of this
OwnerÕs Manual.
Exclusions: This limited warranty does not apply 1) to any product damaged by
accident, improper line voltage or weather related circumstances; 2) in the event
of misuse or abuse of the product or as a result of unauthorized alterations or
repairs; 3) to non-defective original equipment Nickel Cadmium rechargeable
batteries; 4) if the serial number has been altered, defaced or removed; or 5) if the
owner of the product resides outside the U.S.A.

All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for
a particular purpose, are limited in duration to the length of this warranty.

Cobra shall not be liable for any incidental, consequential or other damages,
including, without limitation, damages resulting from loss of use or cost of
installation.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts
and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

This limited warranty gives you speciÞc legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.

COBRA ELECTRONICS CORPORATION

6500 W. Cortland Street

Chicago, Illinois 60707

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For technical assistance, please call our Automated Help Desk which can assist

you by answering the most frequently asked questions about Cobra products.

(773) 889-3087 

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A Consumer Service Representative can be reached through this same

number 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday, CST.

Technical assistance is also available on-line in the Frequently Asked

Question (FAQ) section at www.cobraelec.com or by e-mail to

productinfo@cobraelec.com

IF YOU THINK YOU NEED SERVICE CALL 1-773-889-3087

“If your product should require factory service please call Cobra first before sending
your unit in. This will ensure the fastest turn-around time on your repair.” 

You may be asked to send your unit to the Cobra factory. It will be necessary to furnish the
following in order to have the product serviced and returned.
1.

For Warranty Repair include some form of proof-of-purchase, such as a mechanical
reproduction or carbon or a sales receipt. If you send the original receipt it cannot be
returned.

2.

Send the entire product. For exampleÑmust include base, handset, cords and power
adapter furnished with the product.

3.

Enclose a description of what is happening with the unit. Include a typed or clearly
printed name and address of where the unit is to be returned.

4.

Pack unit securely to prevent damage in transit. If possible, use the original packing
material.

5.

Ship prepaid and insured by way of a traceable carrier; such as United Parcel Service
(UPS) or First Class Mail; to avoid loss in transit to Cobra Factory Service, Cobra
Electronics Corporation, 6500 W. Cortland St., Chicago, IL 60707.

6.

If the unit is in warranty, upon receipt of your unit it will either be repaired or
exchanged depending on the model. Please allow approximately 3 to 4 weeks before
contacting us for status. If the unit is out of warranty a letter will automatically be sent
informing you of the repair charge or replacement charge. If you have any questions,
please call 1-773-889-3087 for assistance.

REGISTERED WITH THE FCC

Please note: This cordless telephone operates under part 15 and part 68 of FCC rules.
Operation is subject to two conditions: 1) It may not interfere with radio communications,
and 2) It must accept any interference received, including that which may cause
undesirable operation. See the Operational Features section of this booklet for ways to
reduce interference.
Your telephone company is required by the Federal Communications Commission to allow
you to connect FCC registered telephones to their lines.
The FCC requires you to provide information, if requested by the local telephone company,
about the connection of an FCC registered telephone to their lines. They may ask you for
the FCC registration number and ringer equivalence number (REN), both of which are on
the bottom of the base. They may also ask for the Universal Service Order Code (USOC)
number which is RJ-11C. It is illegal to use this phone on a party line or to connect it to a
coin-operated telephone.

 


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Cobra Cordless Phone Accessories

Please print clearly:

Name

Address (Not P.O. Box)

City                      

State

Zip

Credit Card No.

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Customer Signature

Circle One:

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Allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. Offer valid in Continental U.S. only.

★★

Illinois residents add 7%

★★

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★★

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Total 

Make check or money order (no stamps) payable to:

Cobra Accessories Dept.

6500 W. Cortland St., Chicago, IL 60707

Call 1-773-889-3087 or FAX 1-773-622-2269 (for credit card orders)

Description

Part No.

Cost Ea. X Qty. = Amount

Nickel-Cadmium Battery Pack Assembly
with Connector
For use with model CP-2530

213-013-9-001

$15.00

AC Power Adapter
For use with model CP-2530

768-026-N-001

$15.00

(Prices subject to change without notice)

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Notes: