Field Memory Recorder (Chapter 2: Before using the FR-2LE)
To operate the FR-2LE with batteries, insert four commercially available AA alkaline, Ni-
Cd or Ni-MH batteries to the supplied battery case and set it to the unit, or set a Tamiya
battery to the unit.
<Notes on using batteries>
• When you operate the unit on commercially available AA batteries, use alkaline, Ni-Cd, or
Ni-MH batteries. Do not use manganese batteries.
• Use new batteries (or fully charged batteries) when replacing batteries.
• Do not mix old and new batteries together.
• Do not use leaked batteries.
<Notes on using rechargeable Ni-Cd/Ni-MH batteries or a Tamiya battery>
The FR-2LE does not provide battery charging facility. To charge rechargeable Ni-Cd, Ni-MH
batteries or a Tamiya battery, use an appropriate battery charger for the battery type and
follow the instructions of the charger to fully charge batteries.
Operating with batteries
Inserting four AA batteries to the battery case
<Important! (Do not forget to make the following setting.)>
After setting (or replacing) AA batteries and turning on the FR-2LE, be sure to select the
battery type (Ni-MH, Ni-Cd, Alkaline or Tamiya battery) to match the batteries inserted
using the "Battery Type" menu item on the Setup menu in the MENU mode. If the batteries in
the battery compartment do not match the battery type setting, the error tone function, etc.
may not work correctly because of the voltage difference. See page 107 for details about how
to set the battery type.
Insert four AA batteries to the supplied battery case. Make sure that the batteries are the
right way round (+ and -), as shown below.
Alkaline, Ni-Cd, or Ni-MH batteries
When you set the Tamiya battery to the unit, the unit automatically detects it and
sets the "Battery Type" item to "RC7.2V". When you replace the Tamiya battery with size
AA batteries (alkaline, Ni-Cd, or Ni-MH), set the "Battery Type" item manually to the
appropriate option. If you use size AA batteries while the "Battery Type" item is set to
"RC7.2V", the unit generates the alarm to minimize damaging the batteries. To stop the
alarm, set the "Battery Type" item appropriately.