Panasonic RF-TJ10 User Manual

Specifications, Disposal of the unit, Maintenance

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Owner’s Manual

FM-AM 2-Band Receiver

Model No.

RF-TJ10

Dear customer

Thank you for purchasing this product.
Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save
this manual for future use.

If you have any questions, visit: www.panasonic.com/support

The warranty can be found on page 1.
Register online at www.panasonic.com/register (U.S. customers only)

FCC Note:

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the conditions that this device does not cause harmful interference.
Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment would void the user’s
authority to operate this device.

-If you see this symbol-

Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union
This symbol is only valid in the European Union.
If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and
ask for the correct method of disposal.

Panasonic Corporation of North America
Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102-5490
http://www.panasonic.com
© Panasonic Corporation 2014
Printed in China

VQT5J80

M0214KZ0

Specifications

Power

Rechargeable battery DC 4.8 V 300 mAh (Equipped with 4 nickel–

metal hydride rechargeable battery pack)

Dry-cell battery DC 4.5 V (3 LR03 (AAA size) batteries)

Received

frequency

FM: 87.9 MHz to 107.9 MHz (0.2 MHz step)
FM: 87.5 MHz to 108.0 MHz (0.1 MHz step)
AM: 520 kHz to 1710 kHz (10 kHz step)

Speaker

2.8 cm (1-

3

/

32

in.) Round 16 Ω 2pcs (monaural)

Headphone

terminal

Recommended impedance 8 Ω Φ 3.5 mm (

1

/

8

in.)

(monaural)

Mobile phone

charging jack

DC OUT MAX 5 V 0.5 A
(For turn of the handle at a rate of about 120 revolutions per minute)

Max. effective

output power

250 mW (with rechargeable batteries in use)
230 mW (with dry-cell batteries in use)

Battery runtime

Power

Alkaline battery
When the Panasonic alkaline
LR03 (AAA size) battery is used∗

2

Rechargeable battery∗

1,

2

(built-in)

FM/AM

approx. 24 h.

approx. 14 min.

(At an output power of approx. 1 mW)

LIGHT

approx. 100 h.

approx. 3 h.

SIREN

approx. 20 h.

approx. 20 min.

1

For the handle turn at a rate of about 120 revolutions per minute for 1 minute.

2

Depending on the use conditions, the battery runtime may become shorter.

Max. outer

dimensions
(W x H x D)

144.5 mm x 55.6 mm x 59.0 mm
(5-

11

/

16

in. x 2-

3

/

16

in. x 2-

5

/

16

in.)

Main body

dimensions
(W x H x D)

140.4 mm x 54.4 mm x 52.0 mm
(5-

17

/

32

in. x 2-

5

/

32

in. x 2-

1

/

16

in.)

Mass (Weight)

Approx. 288 (10.2 oz) (with batteries)
Approx. 254 (9.0 oz) (without batteries)

Operating

temperature range

0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)

Operating

humidity range

20%RH to 80%RH (no condensation)

• Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Allergies

• Discontinue use if you experience discomfort with the earphones or any other parts

that directly contact your skin. Continued use may cause rashes or other allergic
reactions.

Precautions for listening with the Headphones or Earphones

• Do not play your headphones or earphones at a high volume. Hearing experts

advise against continuous extended play.

• If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use.

• Do not use while operating a motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is

illegal in many areas.

• You should use extreme caution or temporarily discontinue use in potentially

hazardous situations.

• Even if your headphones or earphones are the open-air type designed to let you

hear outside sounds, don’t turn up the volume so high that you can’t hear what’s
around you.

CAUTION

• Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with

the type recommended by the manufacturer.

• When disposing of the batteries, please contact your local authorities or

dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.

Disposal of the unit

How to remove rechargeable batteries

The illustration is intended to describe how to dispose of the unit
but not how to repair it. Once disassembled, it is impossible to
reassemble.

• Disassemble the unit after the rechargeable batteries are all used up.

• If dry-cell batteries are used, keep them removed.

• Using a screwdriver, follow the procedure below to disassemble.

(No screwdriver is supplied)

• Please contact the store where you bought the unit if you cannot remove

the batteries.

1

3

2

Screws on the back
of the unit

Front case

Board

Rechargeable
battery holder

Rechargeable
batteries

Connector

Keep disassembled
parts out of the
reach of infants or
young children.

Handling of used
rechargeable
batteries

• Insulate the

terminals with
cellophane tape
or similar tape.

• Do not

disassemble the
batteries.

1

Remove 4 screws on the back side of the unit

• Remove the front case.

2

Remove 3 connectors from the board and unscrew

2 screws in the board

• Remove the board.

3

Remove 2 screws from the part holding the

rechargeable batteries

• Remove the rechargeable batteries.

A nickel metal hydride battery that is recyclable powers the product
you have purchased. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information
on how to recycle this battery.

Maintenance

Clean this unit with a dry and soft cloth.

• If the unit becomes too dirty, wring a cloth moistened in water, wipe the

dirt with it and clean with a dry cloth.

• Do not use solvents including benzine, thinner, alcohol, kitchen detergent,

a chemical wiper, etc. This might cause the exterior case to be deformed
or the coating to come off.

Troubleshooting guide

Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt
about some of the check points, or if the remedies indicated in the chart do
not solve the problem, refer to “Customer Services Directory (United States
and Puerto Rico)” on page 1.

No operation.

The hold function is on. Switch the function off.

Poor reception status. A lot of noise or distortion.

• (For AM broadcasting) reorient the unit.

• (For FM broadcasting) change the length or reception angle of the rod antenna.

• You may have difficulty in listening to the radio inside a building or on a vehicle

because of weakened radio waves. Use as near a window as possible.

• If the unit is used near another radio or electronic equipment such as TV or video,

interference may occur, generating noise. Try turning off the power of the nearby
radio, TV, video, etc.

• If the unit is suddenly transported from a cool place to a warm place, it may

not operate normally. This is because condensation could have occurred in the
operating part of the unit. With the power turned off, leave the unit as it is until it
conforms to room temperature. After about 60 minutes, it is restored to normal.

• Moving a mobile phone close to the unit can cause noise. Use the unit away from

any mobile phone.

• When the remaining battery level becomes low, sound may result in low volume or

may be distorted. Crank the handle to charge or replace the dry-cell batteries.

No sound comes out of the unit.

The volume sets to the minimum. Adjust with the [VOL] button.

The unit was hand cranked and charged, but it cannot be operated.

The battery selector switch in the [DRY BATTERY] position. Switch to
[RECHARGEABLE BATTERY].

Dry-cell batteries were put in the unit, but it does not operate on the dry-cell
batteries.

The battery selector switch in the [RECHARGEABLE BATTERY] position. Switch to
[DRY BATTERY].

Even after the rechargeable batteries are charged, the runtime is shorter than usual.

• The runtime may become shorter if the rechargeable batteries are charged for the

first time or after hours of nonuse. They are restored to normal after repeated use.

• When battery runtime is extremely shorter than normal even if it is charged, it would

be considered to be at the end of its life.
The built-in rechargeable batteries are designed specifically for this unit. Please
contact the sales store where you bought the unit for replacement of the
rechargeable batteries.

The display panel light often flickers or goes out.

When the battery level becomes low, the display light tends to flicker or go out.
Crank the handle to charge or replace the dry-cell batteries.

Safety precautions

To reduce risk of radio interference caused by headphone- or earphone-
cables, only use adequate accessories with a cable length of less than 3 m
(9.8 ft.).

Unit

• The radio is not splash resistant or waterproof.

• Avoid using or placing this unit near sources of heat.

• To avoid product damage, do not expose this product to rain, water or other liquids.

• The unit’s speaker does not have magnetic shielding. Do not place the unit near

televisions, personal computers, magnetized cards (bank cards, commuter passes)
or other devices easily influenced by a magnet.

• If the unit and a mobile phone are being used in close proximity to each other, keep

the two away from each other.

• Check the operating status of the unit about once every 6 months.

Dry-cell battery

• Do not peel off the covering on batteries and do not use the batteries if the covering

has been peeled off.

• Align the poles and correctly when inserting the battery.

• Remove the battery if you do not intend to use the unit for a long time.

• Do not heat or expose to flame.

• Do not leave the battery(ies) in a car exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of

time with doors and windows closed.

• Battery mishandling can cause electrolyte leakage which can damage items the

leaked fluid comes into contact with. If electrolyte leaks from the batteries, consult
your dealer. Wash thoroughly with water if electrolyte comes in contact with any part
of your body.

• Keep the LR03 (AAA size) batteries out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.

Accidental swallowing of batteries can result in stomach and intestinal damage.

Rechargeable battery

This unit has a built-in rechargeable battery.
When disposing of the used product, remove the built-in rechargeable batteries (page 7),
and extend your cooperation to a recycling program.

Never disassemble the unit except when disposing of it.

The following is the caution for removing the battery when disposing of this unit.

• Do not heat or expose to flame.

• Do not short circuit.

• Do not disassemble, crush.

• Do not re-use.

• Do not place in microwave ovens.

• Do not touch leaking batteries with bare hands.

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Panasonic Products Limited Warranty

Limited Warranty Coverage (For USA and Puerto Rico Only)

If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic
Corporation of North America (referred to as “the warrantor”) will, for the length of the period indicated
on the chart below, which starts with the date of original purchase (“warranty period”), at its option
either (a) repair your product with new or refurbished parts, (b) replace it with a new or a refurbished
equivalent value product, or (c) refund your purchase price. The decision to repair, replace or refund
will be made by the warrantor.

Product or Part Name

Parts

Labor

FM-AM 2-Band Receiver

1 Year

1 Year

All included Accessories (Except Non-Rechargeable Batteries)

90 Days

Not Applicable

Only Non-Rechargeable Batteries

10 Days

Not Applicable

During the “Labor” warranty period there will be no charge for labor. During the “Parts” warranty
period, there will be no charge for parts. This Limited Warranty excludes both parts and labor for
non-rechargeable batteries, antennas, and cosmetic parts (cabinet). This warranty only applies to
products purchased and serviced in the United States or Puerto Rico. This warranty is extended only
to the original purchaser of a new product which was not sold “as is”.

Mail-In Service--

Online Repair Request

Online Repair Request

To submit a new repair request and for quick repair status visit our Web Site at
www.panasonic.com/repair.

When shipping the unit, carefully pack, include all supplied accessories listed in the Owner’s Manual,
and send it prepaid, adequately insured and packed well in a carton box. When shipping Lithium
Ion batteries please visit our Web Site at www.panasonic.com/BatteryHandling as Panasonic is
committed to providing the most up to date information. Include a letter detailing the complaint, a
return address and provide a daytime phone number where you can be reached. A valid registered
receipt is required under the Limited Warranty.

IF REPAIR IS NEEDED DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD, THE PURCHASER WILL BE
REQUIRED TO FURNISH A SALES RECEIPT/PROOF OF PURCHASE INDICATING DATE OF
PURCHASE, AMOUNT PAID AND PLACE OF PURCHASE. CUSTOMER WILL BE CHARGED
FOR THE REPAIR OF ANY UNIT RECEIVED WITHOUT SUCH PROOF OF PURCHASE.

Limited Warranty Limits And Exclusions

This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship, and DOES
NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage. The warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER
damages which occurred in shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied

by the warrantor, or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling,
misapplication, alteration, faulty installation, set-up adjustments, misadjustment of consumer controls,
improper maintenance, power line surge, lightning damage, modification, introduction of sand,
humidity or liquids, commercial use such as hotel, office, restaurant, or other business or rental use of
the product, or service by anyone other than a Factory Service Center or other Authorized Servicer,
or damage that is attributable to acts of God.
THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES EXCEPT AS LISTED UNDER “LIMITED WARRANTY
COVERAGE”.
THE WARRANTOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING
FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY.
(As examples, this excludes damages for lost time, travel to and from the servicer, loss of or damage
to media or images, data or other memory or recorded content. The items listed are not exclusive, but
for illustration only.)
ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY, ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state. If a problem with this product develops during or after the warranty period, you may contact
your dealer or Service Center. If the problem is not handled to your satisfaction, then write to the
warrantor’s Consumer Affairs Department at the addresses listed for the warrantor.
PARTS AND SERVICE, WHICH ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, ARE YOUR
RESPONSIBILITY.

Customer Services Directory (United States and Puerto Rico)

Obtain Product Information and Operating Assistance; locate your nearest Dealer or Service
Center; purchase Parts and Accessories; or make Customer Service and Literature requests
by visiting our Web Site at: http://www.panasonic.com/support
or, contact us via the web at: http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo

For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-877-833-8855

Accessory Purchases (United States and Puerto Rico)

Purchase Parts, Accessories and Owner’s Manual online for all Panasonic Products by visiting our
Web Site at: http://www.pstc.panasonic.com
Or, send your request by E-mail to: npcparts@us.panasonic.com
You may also contact us directly at: 1-800-237-9080 (Fax Only) (Monday-Friday 9am-9pm EST)
Panasonic National Parts Center
20421 84th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032
(We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express)

For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-866-605-1277

As of January 2014

Limited Warranty

The serial number of this product can be found in the dry-cell battery box.
Remove the dry-cell battery box lid to see it.
Please note them in the space provided below and keep for future reference.
MODEL NUMBER RF-TJ10
SERIAL NUMBER

Product Identification Marking is located on the bottom of the unit.

User memo:

DATE OF PURCHASE
DEALER NAME
DEALER ADDRESS
TELEPHONE NUMBER

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