6. Mid-size series

HANDSFREE

 
  RRP € 239,00
excl. VAT
  • FM reception with RDS station information
  • DAB+ Digital Radio reception
  • Aux-in for external MP3 player
  • 5V USB power-out for charging a mobile phone
  • Chargeable with NiMH batteries (6 x D)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 receiver for music streaming and phoning hands free
  • Separate tone control (Treble and Bass)

RADIO

  • FM reception with RDS station information
  • DAB+ Digital Radio reception
  • 10 station presets FM and DAB+

EXTRA MEDIA

  • Aux-in for external MP3 player
  • Bluetooth 4.0 receiver for music streaming and phoning hands free

AUDIO

  • 2 X 4 inch Big Magnet speaker, 2 x 10 Watt
  • Stereo
  • Sound box volume 4.8 litre
  • Separate tone control (Treble and Bass)
  • Dynamic Loudness function

POWER SUPPLY/CURRENT

  • Mains current (230V) - 27 Watt
  • Batteries (6 x D)

CHARGING

  • Chargeable with NiMH batteries (6 x D)
  • Also charges while playing
  • Charge indicator in the display

EXTRA FUNCTIONS

  • 5V USB power-out for charging a mobile phone
  • ATP PIN code lock (protection from unauthorized use and theft)
  • Name function
  • User interface available in 4 languages
  • (Dutch, French, German or English)
  • Adjustable display backlight

FEATURES

  • Durable ABS plastic body
  • Backlit LCD display
  • Metal speaker grill
  • Rugged controls
  • Roll-cage protected
  • 2.9 m neoprene-rubber power cable with IP44 plug
  • Plug holder on back
  • Cable storage at the back of the radio
  • Holder on the back for MP3 player or mobile phone
  • LED “Bluetooth connection” indication
  • Flexible, collapsible antenna (type: KDAB1)
  • + extra metal, telescopic antenna (type: MA1)
  • for improved reception in places
  • where the radio signal is weak
  • Water-resistant microphone

ALSO INCLUDED

  • Supplied with 6 x NiMH 8000mAh batteries (type: PP-D6) included
  • Extra metal telescopic antenna (type: MA1)

SIZE/WEIGHT/COLOUR

  • Weight excl. batteries 4.5 kg
  • Weight incl. batteries 5.2 kg
  • WxHxD 41 x 25 x 22 cm
  • Colour: black

CLASSIFICATIONS

  • Shockproof
  • Rain, dirt and dust resistant (IP65 standard)
  • TÜV/GS certified

ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE

  • Big Mouth - Radio & tool bag
 
Frequently asked questions


The Handsfree is rechargeable. How long does it play for on a full charge?
The length of time a rechargeable radio plays for on a full charge can never be given precisely as it depends on a number of factors, including the type of music played (e.g. music with more bass requires more power), the volume selected (the higher the volume, the more power used), the ambient temperature (a battery produces less power in low temperatures), the age of the rechargeable batteries, etc.
The Handsfree plays for up to approximately 2 working days on a full charge
 (at an average volume level of 20/40, at room temperature – depending on radio reception and music type).

Won’t my phone’s battery be drained quickly when connected by Bluetooth?
Bluetooth is more energy efficient than Wi-Fi, for example. Bluetooth energy consumption depends on the Bluetooth version installed on the telephone. The 4.0 version, developed since 2010 and used in the more recent models of iPhone and Samsung Galaxy, is very energy efficient.
If you so wish you can charge your mobile phone using the USB charger on the side of the Handsfree, even if the radio is running on battery power. The Bluetooth function can also be used as normal then too.

How far away can you be without being disconnected from Bluetooth?
An average of 10 metres or more in open spaces. But this greatly depends on the type of mobile phone (the strength of the Bluetooth signal emitted by this telephone) and the presence of any intervening walls and doors. Via the “connected” LED on the front of the DigiTube you can always see immediately whether your telephone is still connected or not. If you become disconnected from Bluetooth when leaving for a moment, as soon as you return within range connection will be restored automatically.

How do I connect my mobile phone to the Handsfree radio when doing so for the first time?
Simply via your mobile phone’s Bluetooth menu. Select "PPHANDSFREE" in your mobile phone’s Bluetooth menu. No PIN codes or similar are required.

Can someone else connect to my radio via Bluetooth with their mobile phone at the same time?
No. Once it is connected the radio only recognizes your mobile phone. Only if you purposefully disconnect in the radio’s Bluetooth menu can another mobile phone be connected to it.

I want to stream music via Bluetooth, but do not want my incoming phone calls being heard over the Handsfree radio (e.g. for privacy or excess noise). Is this possible?

Yes, it is. If you accept an incoming call on your mobile phone then the call goes through your mobile phone and not via the Handsfree radio.

Can I also play internet radio or Spotify via the Handsfree radio?
Yes, this is possible, no problem.

Is there also a telephone list in the radio to make calls with, can I read text messages via the radio, can I receive photos via the radio, etc.? 
No, the Handsfree is a unique problem-solver to ensure you remain contactable while working but it is not a telephone or data exchange. However, by holding the radio’s telephone button down for a moment you can redial the last number you called. 
So I can phone hands free via the radio, but I can’t see a microphone.
Yes, you can phone hands free via the radio. The water-resistant microphone is located at the bottom of the radio, just below the Handsfree logo.

In addition to the (installed) flexible antenna the Handsfree also has a long, metal, telescopic antenna (supplied separately in the box). Why is this? 
You can use this long, metal antenna as an alternative antenna for your radio in areas or locations where the radio signal (FM/DAB/DAB+) is weak or very weak and you wish to have better or the best possible reception.
For installation instructions see the radio’s directions for use.

Does the 5 Volt USB power-out also work if the radio is running on battery power?Ja, Yes, the 5 Volt USB power-out works both on mains current and on batteries.

Sometimes if I move my DAB+ radio even just 50 cm indoors I have better reception.
With DAB+ signal reception, moving the radio a short distance, even just a few dozen centimetres, can make a huge difference to the signal level. This is typical of DAB+ radio reception.

 

SKU: HF1
EAN Code: 8717774762042
Intrastatcode: 85271900
Number in outer box: 2
Number on pallet: 36
Weight of radio (excl. batteries) 4,5 kg
Weight of radio (incl. batteries) 5,2 kg
Weight including packaging 6,2 kg
Weight of outer box: 13 kg
Radio’s dimensions (WxHxD): 41 x 25 x 22 cm
Packaging’s dimensions (WxHxD): 44 x 26,5 x 23,5 cm
Outer box’s dimensions (WxHxD): 45 x 30 x 49,5 cm

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