Having bought a pre-owned Sony FM stereo tuner through eBay, it came without any manuals. It soon became clear that to get the best from this excellent tuner I needed a decent manual because much of the operation was not intuitive to a newboy to hi fi like me. I managed to download the official Sony multi-lingual manual from Owner-Manuals.com with no problem at all - a really quick and easy service. I'm very glad I did because I found out all the operations of the tuner and was then able to not only set it up quickly but also to get much more from it that poke-and-hope trialling would ever achieve. In my book $4.99 very well spent.
This manual is immaculate in it's accuracy. Everything is written very clearly and easy to understand. Written by a professional who wants to convey a clear and easy to understand message!!
Text excerpt from page 5 (click to view)
At the time of shipment, the batteries are not charged. To charge, place the handset on the base unit. Please charge the batteries for about 7 hours before initial use. During charging, the battery icon is as shown below.
Battery life is dependent on use and conditions but in general when using fully charged Ni-MH batteries (700 mAh): Talk time: 10hrs approx. Standby time: 120hrs approx. When using Ni-Cd batteries (250 mAh): Talk time: 4hrs approx. Standby time: 40hrs approx. (Times indicated are for peak performance.) The batteries reach peak performance after several full charge/discharge cycles. The batteries cannot be overcharged unless they are repeatedly removed and replaced. If battery life is shortened then please check that battery and charge terminals are clean. For maximum battery life, it is recommended that the handset is not recharged until battery icon flashes .
High Medium Low Needs to be charged
The handset, when powered off will be turned on automatically when it is placed on the base unit. In normal use, the handset and the base unit should be powered on at all times.