Freestyle 300 is a cordless telephone comprising a matched handset and mains powered base unit conforming to CT1 requirements and offering the following facilities:-

Digital security coding (Handshake)
Approved as prime instrument on DEL with base battery back-up.
PABX compatible (Earth or Timed Break recall)
Companding noise reduction chip which reduces background noise and gives higher quality reception.
Single wire base unit antenna
Dual signalling
10 digit LCD display on handset
10 memory stores (each can store up to 21 digits)
Full Intercom
Desk/wall mountable
Last number redial
Secrecy (microphone mute button)
Battery low warning (handset battery)
Auto Standby (automatically releases the line when handset is put back on the base unit).
Up to 100 Metres radius range between handset and base unit Range test, enables user to check if handset is "in range" of base unit.

(N.B storable characters include all the digits 1-0, *, #, pause and recall, each character counts as one digit in the memory store).

Made by Maxon Ltd (Korea)

Distributed by British Telecom

Freestyle 300 is approved as supplied under approval numbers S/1000/3/N/502630 for use on Direct Exchange Lines and PBXs in categories 1,3,5,7,9 & 11.

REN, Freestyle 300 has a REN of 1.

Freestyle 300 is designed for residential or normal office use, they should be installed away from sources of direct heat, excessive humidity, dust and vibration.
Approximate overall dimensions are 15Omm x 23Omm x 84mm: Weight, 1.8Kg. A phone socket and 240 Volt, 13 Amp mains socket are required within 3.0 Metres of the base unit, mains power consumption is approximately 5 Watts.

For maximum radio range the base unit should be mounted away from any sources of Radio Frequency Interference or structures which may affect radio signals. In domestic premises locating the base unit in an upstairs room will give better range than at ground level.

Under trial conditions, no problems were encountered with Freestyle 300 when connected to any small, medium or large PABXS. If problems occur in the field, a 1.7 Mhz Medium Wave RF filter (e.g. BT Plug in RF filter Item Code 87 7596) may need to be connected between the cordless telephone and the PBX/KTS.

Cordless telephones can be affected by interference. e.g. from fluorescent lights or electrical appliances and range can be reduced by the screening effects of building structures. e.g. steel framework, foil backed wallboards.

There are 8 pairs of frequencies allocated for CT 1 cordless telephony use, interference or overhearing may occur where other cordless telephones on the same or adjacent channels are located nearby. In such cases Freestyle 300 should be selected to have the greatest (at least two) channel difference from any other nearby CT1 cordless telephones.

Freestyle 300 was intended for retail sale and customer installation only. Installation instructions are included in the product user guide and involve:-

Inserting (user provided) batteries in base unit (if to be used as prime instrument)

Siting the base unit within reach of a phone socket and mains socket where it will give maximum range.

Setting the channel switch (A or B. Base and handset to same setting).

Setting mode switch on base unit (E for Earth recall PBXs or TB for Timed Break recall PBXs or for Star Services on DELs).

Although the handset batteries may have enough power to make a simple functional test, the handset should be charged for 24 hours before full use.

The customer is responsible for provision and replacement of the (4 x AA size) Base Unit batteries.

New Freestyle 300 carry an 18 Month manufacturer's warranty to BT from the date of manufacture as shown on the base of the instrument (year and week marking forming the first four digits of the serial number).

Description					BT Item Code
Freestyle 300            			870522
Aerial (for handset)           			870524
Batteries (rechargeable for handset)	        870461
Freestyle  300 AC adapter 			870526
Plug in RFI Filter        			877596
BT 80A RF2                			870157

N.B Freestyle 300 is intended for customer installation. The radio channel number is identified by labels on the box, handset and base (but not by item code number which is the same for all channels).

On Freestyle 300 the channel will be marked by a number in the range 1 - 8 (the 8 channels are available for all CT1 telephones, other models may be marked in the range A - H instead). The channel labelling must be checked where a particular frequency is requested e.g. to avoid interference from a neighbouring CTI telephone.

Idle - Normal capacitor loop. Freestyle 300 do not draw on-hook current.
Seized - Normal loop.

Security codes
Freestyle 300 handset and base units are matched together by their security code signal handshake. The security coding prevents unauthorised access to the line by other cordless telephone users, the handshake is repeated at approximately ten second intervals during calls to ensure that only the matched handset controls the call. There are over 65,000 security codes, these are fixed on manufacture hence handsets and base units should be regarded as matched pairs and not separated, additional or replacement handsets are not available.

Use on PBXs and Key Telephone Systems (with 2-wire ports).
Freestyle 300 is approved for use as extensions to switching systems (PBXs approval in categories 1,3,5,7,9 & 11).

As with other CT1 cordless telephones, some of the 1.7MHz signal from the base unit may be picked up by the switching system causing system mis-operation.

NO problems have been found when used on Medium & Large PBXS.

Incoming ringing signal
To comply with user safety requirements for prevention of acoustic shock, the tone caller out put is regulated and builds up in volume over 4 bursts of ringing. Freestyle 300 has been designed to cadence-follow when ringing.

Base unit batteries
It is a condition of CT1 approval that if used as the sole (prime) instrument on a DEL, outgoing emergency calls must be possible in mains fail, to enable this 4 AA size cells (Leakproof Alkaline type preferred) must be fitted (customer's responsibility) in the base unit.

Radio power output
To comply with CT1 requirements, the effective radiated power (ERP) transmitted by the handset or base unit must not exceed 10 milliwatts, the Base unit transmits 1.7Mhz signals from the loose wire aerial to the ferrite aerial inside the handset and the handset transmits 47Mhz signals from the telescopic aerial to the base unit wire antenna.

Calls on any CT1 telephones are not secure from overhearing and may be picked up by other cordless telephones operating on the same frequencies or by Medium Wave radio receivers, Freestyle 300 will cleardown calls if the 'handshake' is affected by an interfering call.

Intercom regulations
Intercom call duration is limited by regulations. A warning bleep will be heard 30 Seconds before an Intercom call is automatically cut off at 2 Mins and 50 Secs. If an intercom call is timed out, further intercom calls may not be made until 60 seconds has elapsed. Intercom calls not following timed out calls may be made immediately.

Battery charging
Freestyle 300 requires 24 hours for a full charge, fully charged batteries should, in practice, give 12 hours use in talk mode 30 Hours in standby Mode. If batteries need recharging, the handset will emit a warning tone and BATT will be displayed on the LCD. This occurs in either talk or standby mode. Users are recommended to leave the handset on charge over night in normal use. Battery capacity can be expected to reduce after 2 years use.

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Last revised: December 18, 2010