Deafgard User Guide

Index

  1. Technical Diagram
  2. Inserting / Changing the Batteries
  3. LCD and Keypad
  4. How to Use the Deafgard
  5. Setting the Time
  6. How to Test Your Deafgard
  7. Sensitivity Adjustment
  8. Setting a Wake-up Alarm
  9. Error Messages

Technical Diagram

Front Battery Compartment Pillow Pad Cradle Strobe LED Status LED Pillow Pad 6 Button Keypad LCD Rear Battery Compartment

Inserting / Changing the Batteries

1

The four C size Procell Alkaline Batteries supplied should last at least 12 months. Deafgard continually checks the Battery life ensuring safe operation.

2

Open the battery compartments using a screwdriver.

3

Insert the batteries into the battery compartments (+) positive side facing out. Inserting the batteries the wrong way could cause damage.

4

When closing the battery compartments take care not to over tighten.

5

When “BATT” is first displayed on the LCD there are 7 days of battery life remaining, it is recommended the batteries are replaced immediately.

6

Note. Deafgard saves all of the wakeup alarm times after the batteries are removed. But ‘real’ time will need to be set. (Deafgard does not adjust automatically for daylight saving time.)

LCD and Keypad

1

ON / OFF Button

This turns the power On/Off.

Time Set

2

Used to set the time.

Increment

3

Adjust the clock and the wake-up alarm settings.

Mute / Snooze

4

Used to mute the wake-up alarm as well as test the Deafgard by holding the button down until the LCD displays “TEST”.

Alarm Set

5

Used to set the wake-up alarm.

Alarm ON / OFF

6

Used to turn the wake-up alarm on or off.

Common LCD Readouts

7

Fire alarm has sounded.

Deafgard is conducting a test after button 4 has been pressed.

Deafgard is conducting a self test.

Pillow pad cable has detatched or has a fault.

How to Use the Deafgard

1

To turn the unit on press button 1 “ON / OFF”.

2

The status LED will flash green every 15 seconds to show the unit is working correctly.

3

The LCD will show 00:00 at first power up or if the batteries have been removed, otherwise the time will be displayed.

4

To turn the unit off hold button 1 “ON / OFF” for 6 seconds, or until the LCD turns off. The Deafgard will not work as a wake-up device and the status LED will no longer flash.

Setting the Time

1

To set the time remove and then replace the batteries. You can set the time once the batteries have been re-inserted.

2

Press button 2 “TIME SET” and hold it down until only the hour numeral is shown on the LCD. Pressing this button again allows you to set the minute.

3

Use button 3 “INCREMENT” to adjust both the hour and minute settings.

4

Note. Deafgard operates a 24 hour clock and does not automatically adjust for daylight saving time.

How to Test Your Deafgard

1

Place your Deafgard where it is to be used i.e. on the bedside table. Place the pillow pad under the pillow.

2

Sound the alarm for a minimum of 30 seconds.

3

Deafgard activates within 20 seconds, upon hearing the fire alarm.

4

The Deafgard will remain in a fire alarm condition until the fire alarm ceases.

5

Should the Deafgard not respond to your fire alarm, it may be that your alarm is too quiet. See Sensitivity adjustment or contact the Technical Advice line.

6

Note: When the Deafgard activates “FIRE” will be displayed on the LCD, the Strobe LEDs on the top of the unit will flash and the pillow pad will vibrate.

Sensitivity Adjustment

1

On identifying a necessary adjustment, use a narrow electrical flat-headed screwdriver. Take care not to over-adjust as this will render the unit inoperative.

2

Note: Adjust the Sensitivity of the Deafgard if the unit does not respond to the fire alarm.

3

Carefully insert the screwdriver into the hole on the back of the unit.

4

Turn the screwdriver clockwise through no more than 5 degrees (a small adjustment is equivalent to a large alteration in sensitivity).

5

Test the Deafgard to the fire alarm.

6

If the same problem persists then repeat steps 1 - 3.

7

Note: The adjustment screw is limited in both directions. Once you can feel resistance against turning - stop to avoid damaging the unit.

8

If the Deafgard is too sensitive (responds to no apprent sound) follow steps 1 - 4, but turn anticlockwise in step 2.

Setting a Wake-up Alarm

1

Deafgard can be used as a wake-up alarm as well as a fire alarm for the deaf and hard of hearing. When the wake-up alarm activates the pillow pad will vibrate constantly and the LCD will become back-lit.

2

To set the alarm clock depress button 5 “ALARM SET” and hold it until only the hour numeral is shown on the LCD. Pressing this button again allows you to set the minute.

3

Use button 3 "INCREMENT" to adjust both the hour and minute settings.

4

Once set, the bell symbol will be displayed on the LCD to show the wakeup alarm function is set and active.

5

To toggle the alarm clock on or off, press button 6 ALARM ON / OFF.

6

Button 4 MUTE / SNOOZE will snooze the wake-up alarm for 8 minutes on first press, 4 minutes on second and 2 minutes on the third. Note: The strobe LEDs flash only when the fire message is recieved.

Error Messages

1

ER01 - Pad

Remove the pillow pad from the cradle and then remove the batteries, wait 20 seconds and re-insert the batteries. Next, press the “Mute/Snooze” button.

2

ER02 - Motor Jam

Remove the pillow pad from the cradle and unplug it from the Deafgard unit. Turn off the Deafgard by holding the ON/OFF button for over 6 seconds. Perform a self test by pressing the “Mute/ Snooze” button. The pillow pad should vibrate and the error should clear.

3

ER04 - Audio Error

Remove the pillow pad from the cradle then remove the batteries and wait 20 seconds. Next, re-insert the batteries and perform a self test by pressing the “Mute/ Snooze” button.

4

ER08 - Flash Error

Remove the pillow pad from the cradle then remove the batteries and wait 20 seconds. Next, re-insert the batteries and perform a self test by pressing the “Mute/ Snooze” button.

5

ER10 - Comms Error

Remove the pillow pad from the cradle then remove the batteries and wait 20 seconds. Next, re-insert the batteries and perform a self test by pressing the “Mute/ Snooze” button.

6

ER20 - Battery Pack Flat

Replace both battery packs and replace with new “C” size batteries.

7

Pillow Pad Vibrates in the Cradle

The pillow pad needs to be replaced.

8

Customer Services

If your error is still not resolved after trying these solutions then please call our customer service team on:

0800 612 6537