Vtech VM321-2 Video & audio monitor Manual
What’s in the box
Install the battery
Install the baby unit battery
You can power up the baby unit by connecting it to AC power or installing four AA alkaline batteries. Even if the baby unit is connected to AC power, we recommend you also install four AA alkaline batteries. This guarantees continual operation in case of a power outage. Install four AA alkaline batteries (not supplied) into the battery compartment, matching the polarity markings (+ and -) inside the battery compartment. Make sure the ribbon attached inside the battery compartment is put under the batteries and the excess ribbon is tucked in properly. Install the battery as shown below.
- Do not mix old and new batteries.
- Do not mix alkaline and standard (carbon-zinc) batteries.
- The operating time for using AA batteries is short, only for a few hours. If you want to monitor your baby for a long time, we recommend you connect your baby unit to AC power.
- If the baby unit will not be used for a long time, disconnect and remove the battery to prevent possible leakage.
- You can use rechargeable AA batteries for the baby unit, but the baby unit cannot charge rechargeable batteries.
Replace the baby unit battery
To replace the battery, gently pull the ribbon and lift up to remove the batteries, then follow the step above to install the battery.
Install the parent unit battery
The parent unit runs on a rechargeable battery or AC power. To continuously monitor your baby, make sure you use both battery and AC power at the same time. With the battery alone, the parent unit can cordlessly run for a short time only.
Replace the parent unit battery
To replace the battery, pull out the battery compartment. Press down on the large tab of the battery and pull it out of the battery compartment, then follow the steps above to install the battery.
The operating time for using the rechargeable battery is short. If you want to monitor your baby for a long time, we recommend you connect the parent unit to AC power. If the parent unit will not be used for a long time, disconnect and remove the battery to prevent possible leakage.
Connect the baby monitor
- Use only the power adapters supplied with this product.
- Make sure the electrical outlets are not controlled by wall switches.
- The power adapters are intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical or floor mount position. The prongs are not designed to hold the plug in place if they are plugged into a ceiling, under the table, or cabinet outlet.
- Make sure the parent unit, the baby unit, and the power adapter cords are out of reach of children.
This baby monitor is intended as an aid. It is not a substitute for proper adult supervision, and should not be used as such.
Test your baby monitor
You may test the baby monitor before initial use, and at regular times thereafter. For hearing protection, make sure the parent unit is more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from both baby units. If you hear any high-pitched noise, move the parent unit further until the noise stops. You can also press /VOL- on the parent unit to lower or mute the noise.
The operating range of the baby monitor is up to 300 meters (1,000 feet) outdoors or 50 meters (160 feet) indoors. The actual operating range may vary depending on the environmental conditions and other interferences such as walls, doors and other obstructions.
Using the baby monitor
Set the language
You can select a language (English, French or Spanish) to be used in all screen displays. The screen display language is preset to English.
Adjust the sound sensitivity of the baby unit
You can choose to hear sounds from the baby unit all the time, or to hear sounds that exceed a certain level. You can use the parent unit to adjust the microphone sensitivity of your baby unit from Level 1 to Level 5. The higher the sensitivity level, the more sensitive the baby unit is in detecting sounds for transmitting to the parent unit. The sound sensitivity level is preset to Level 3.
Important safety instructions
When using your equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury, including the following:
- Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
- Adult setup is required.
- This product is intended as an aid. It is not a substitute for responsible and proper adult supervision and should not be used as such.
- This product is not intended for use as a medical monitor.
- Do not use this product near water. For example, do not use it next to a bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, or swimming pool, or in a wet basement or shower.
- CAUTION: Use only alkaline batteries (not included). There may be a risk of explosion if the wrong type of battery is used for the parent unit. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.
- Do not open or mutilate the batteries. Released electrolyte is corrosive and may cause burns or injury to the eyes or skin. The electrolyte may be toxic if swallowed.
- Use only the adapters included with this product. Incorrect adapter polarity or voltage can seriously damage the product. Baby unit power adapter: Input 117V AC 60 Hz; output: 6V AC 300 mA Parent unit power adapter: Input 100-120V AC 60 Hz; output: 6V DC 400 mA
- The power adapters are intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical or floor mount position. The prongs are not designed to hold the plug in place if it is plugged into a ceiling, under the table, or cabinet outlet.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
- Use and store the product at a temperature between 32oF and 104oF.
- Do not expose the product to extreme cold, heat, or direct sunlight. Do not put the product close to a heating source.
- The batteries should not be exposed to excessive heat such as bright sunshine or fire.
- Make sure the baby unit and the adapter cord are always out of reach of the baby, at least 1 meter (3 feet) away from the baby or crib, to avoid a possible strangulation hazard.
- Other electronic products may cause interference with your audio monitor. Try installing your audio monitor as far away from these electronic devices as possible: wireless routers, radios, cellular telephones, intercoms, room monitors, televisions, personal computers, kitchen appliances, and cordless telephones.
- Never place the baby unit inside the baby’s crib or playpen.
- Never cover the baby unit or parent unit(s) with anything such as a towel or a blanket.
FCC and IC regulations
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the requirements for a Class B digital device under Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. These requirements are intended to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment 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 communications. 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 reception, 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 the receiver.
- Connect the equipment to 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.
Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
- this device may not cause harmful interference, and
- this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
RF radiation exposure statement
The baby unit complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. The baby unit should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 cm (8 inches) between the baby unit and all persons’ bodies. Use of other accessories may not ensure compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. This equipment complies also with Industry Canada RSS -102 with respect to Canada’s Health Code 6 for Exposure of Humans to RF Fields.
What does this limited warranty cover? The manufacturer of this VTech Product warrants to the holder of a valid proof of purchase (“Consumer” or “you”) that the Product and all accessories provided in the sales package (“Product”) are free from defects in material and workmanship, pursuant to the following terms and conditions, when installed and used normally and in accordance with the Product operating instructions. This limited warranty extends only to the Consumer for Products purchased and used in the United States of America and Canada.
What will VTech do if the Product is not free from defects in materials and workmanship during the limited warranty period (“Materially Defective Product”)? During the limited warranty period, VTech’s authorized service representative will repair or replace at VTech’s option, without charge, a Materially Defective Product. If we repair the Product, we may use new or refurbished replacement parts. If we choose to replace the Product, we may replace it with a new or refurbished Product of the same or similar design. We will retain defective parts, modules, or equipment. Repair or replacement of the Product, at VTech’s option, is your exclusive remedy. VTech will return the repaired or replacement Products to you in working condition. You should expect the repair or replacement to take approximately 30 days.