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  • Brand: Panasonic
  • Product: Beard Trimmer
  • Model/name: ER-GB40
  • Filetype: PDF
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Table of Contents

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Operating Instructions
(Household) Rechargeable Beard/Hair Trimmer
Model No. ER‑GB40
Before operating this unit, please read these instructions completely and save them for future use.
English	 2
Deutsch	 10
Français	 18
Italiano	 26
Nederlands	 34
Español	 42
Dansk	 50
Português	 58
Norsk	 66
Svenska	 74
Suomi	 82
Polski	 90
Česky	 98
Slovensky	 106
Magyar	 114
Română	 123
Türkçe	 131
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Thank you for choosing a Panasonic trimmer. Please read
all instructions before use.
This trimmer has a built-in rechargeable battery. Do not throw into
fire, apply heat, or charge, use, or leave in a high temperature
►	Before use
This WET/DRY trimmer can be used for wet trimming or for dry
trimming.You can use this watertight trimmer in the shower and
clean with water. The following symbol means suitable for use in
a bath or shower.
►	Using the trimmer
•	Check that the blades are not damaged or deformed before
•	Terminate usage when there is an abnormality or failure.
•	Turn off the appliance before changing the trimming length or
removing the comb attachment.
•	Before and after each use, apply oil at the places marked with
arrows. (See page 8.)
•	The appliance should not be used on animals.
•	Do not press the blade against the skin.
•	Do not use the trimmer for any purpose other than trimming.
•	This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities,
or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for their safety. Children
should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the
►	Charging the trimmer
•	Never use the AC adaptor in the bathroom or shower room.
•	Use the dedicated AC adaptor (RE7‑69) (RE7‑74 for the
United Kingdom) only. Do not use the dedicated AC adaptor to
charge other appliances.
•	Charge the appliance in a location where it will not be exposed
to direct sunlight or other heat sources, at temperatures of
0 °C to 35 °C.
•	Plug in the AC adaptor into a household outlet where there is
no moisture and handle it with dry hands.
•	The trimmer may become warm during use and charging.
However, this is not a malfunction.
•	Hold the plug when disconnecting it from the household outlet.
If you tug on the power cord, you may damage it.
•	Do not use the trimmer if the power cord or the AC adaptor is
worn, or if the plug does not fit snugly in the outlet.
•	Do not damage or deform the power cord. Do not place heavy
objects on the power cord or trap it between objects.
•	The supply cord cannot be replaced. If the cord is damaged,
the AC adaptor should be scrapped.
►	Cleaning the trimmer
Disconnect the plug from the household outlet before
cleaning to prevent electric shock.
•	The housing should not be taken apart as this can affect the
watertight construction of the appliance.
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•	If you clean the trimmer with water, do not use salt water or
hot water. Do not soak the trimmer in water for a long period of
•	Clean the housing only with a soft cloth slightly dampened
with tap water or soapy tap water. Do not use thinner, benzine,
alcohol or other chemicals.
•	Do not wash the AC adaptor with water.
•	Clean the power plug regularly to remove any dust or dirt.
►	Storing the trimmer
•	Store the trimmer in a place with low humidity after use.
•	Do not store the trimmer where it will be exposed to direct
sunlight or other heat sources.
•	Remove the trimmer from the AC adaptor when storing it.
•	Do not bend the power cord or wrap it around the AC adaptor.
•	Store the AC adaptor in a dry area where it is protected from
•	Keep the oil away from children.
Parts identification
A	Main body
1	Trimming height indicator
2	Dial (Height adjustment
3	Side terminals
4	Power switch
5	Water inlet
B	Blade block
6	Cleaning lever
7	Moving blade
8	Stationary blade
9	Mounting hook
C	Comb attachment
(1 mm to 10 mm)
D	AC adaptor (RE7‑69)
(RE7‑74 for the United
	Charging terminals
	Charge indicator lamp
	Power cord
E	Oil
F	Cleaning brush
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Charging the trimmer
Perform the following steps to charge the trimmer if it seems to
lose the speed.
1 Turn off the trimmer and insert
it in the AC adaptor until it
clicks as illustrated.
•	The trimmer will not charge unless the
side terminals are in contact with the
charging terminals.
•	Wipe off any water droplets on the side
•	If you charge the trimmer with power
switch turned on, it will start working when
you remove from the AC adaptor.
2 Put the plug into a household outlet.
The charge indicator lamp glows red.
•	Charging time differs depending on the rated voltage.
(See page 9.)
•	When charging the trimmer for the first time or when it has not
been in use for more than 6 months, the charge indicator lamp
may not glow for a few minutes, or the operating time may
shorten. Please charge it for more than 18 hours in such cases.
3 Disconnect the plug after charging is
•	To keep charging the battery will not affect battery performance.
•	Recommended ambient temperature for charging is 0 ‑ 35 °C.
The battery may not charge properly or not at all under extreme
low or high temperatures.
•	The charge indicator lamp glows and stays on until the plug is
disconnected from a household outlet.
•	A full charge supplies enough power for approximately
50 minutes of use.
You cannot operate the trimmer while charging.
Using the comb attachment
Make sure that the trimmer is turned off.
1 Turn the dial to the “1” position.
2 Mount the comb attachment to the
main body until it clicks.
3 Turn the dial to move the comb attachment to
the desired trimming length (between 1 mm
and 10 mm).
Trimming length (mm)
1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5
Indicator 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5
Trimming length (mm)
6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10
Indicator 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10
•	Actual hair length will be a little longer than the height you set.
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Using the trimmer
Make sure there is no damage to the blade.
We recommend using the trimmer in an ambient temperature
range of 0 - 35 °C. If used outside this range, the appliance may
stop operating.
Dry trimming
Trimming with the comb attachment
Do not use with shaving creams applied or when the beard is wet.
1 Press the power switch to turn off the trimmer.
2 Mount the attachment and adjust the dial.
(See page 4.)
3 Press the power switch to turn on
the trimmer.
4 Hold the trimmer with the power
switch facing downward, and cut
the beard by moving the trimmer
back against the flow of the beard.
•	Hair trimmings may collect inside the
attachment when a large volume of beard
is cut, so discard hair trimmings after each
Trimming without the comb attachment
Shaping your moustache
■	 Above the lips
Place the trimmer at a right angle to your
skin with the power switch facing upwards
and trim around your moustache.
To round out the shape, trim around your
moustache by holding the main body
■	 Trimming the edge of beard
Cut your beard gradually with the power
switch facing your skin, taking care not to
cut too much.
Shaping your sideburns
Place the trimmer at a right angle to your skin
and cut your sideburns.
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3 Press the power switch to turn on
the trimmer.
4 Cut your beard slowly, moving
upward from the bottom with the
power switch facing your skin.
•	Do not use any shaving creams as these may cause a
decrease in cutting performance due to scoring of the blades.
•	Make sure to rinse the main body with water and apply the oil
to the blades after wet trimming.
Shaping the hair around your ears
Trim the hair around your ears by holding the
main body sideways.
Cutting your vellus hair
Cut your vellus hair slowly, moving upward
from the bottom with the power switch facing
your skin.
•	Trimming your beard or moustache without an attachment will
trim hair length to approx. 0.5 mm.
Wet trimming
Trimming without the comb attachment
Cut your beard or vellus hair with water or face-wash cleanser on
your face.
Wet trimming will decrease the friction, allowing a smooth touch.
Wet trimming is recommended to trim a fuller beard to a length of
0.5 mm without an attachment.
1 Remove the comb attachment.
2 Apply water, soap, etc., to your face.
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Cleaning the trimmer
It is recommended to clean at every use.
1.	Remove the trimmer from the AC adaptor.
▼ ▼
To remove light dirt For heavy dirt
2.	Remove the comb
attachment and turn the
trimmer on.
3.	Run water down the water
inlet at the back of the main
body, rinse thoroughly for
approximately 20 seconds,
and then turn the trimmer
•	Rinse with water and
shake up and down
several times to remove
the water.
2.	Remove the comb
attachment and blade.
3.	Clean the trimmer and the
blade with running water.
•	Rinse with water and
shake up and down
several times to remove
the water.
▼ ▼
4.	Wipe off the water with a towel and let it
dry naturally.
•	It will dry faster with the blade removed.
5.	Apply the oil to the blade after drying.
6.	Attach the comb attachment and blade
to the trimmer.
Cleaning with the brush
1.	Remove the trimmer from the
AC adaptor.
•	Make sure that the trimmer is
turned off.
2.	Remove the comb attachment.
3.	Hold the main body, place your
thumb against the blades and
then push them away from the
main body.
4.	Brush off any hair trimmings from the
main body and from around the blade.
5.	Brush any hair trimmings out from
between the stationary blade and the
moving blade while pressing down the
cleaning lever to raise the moving blade.
6.	Apply the oil to the blade.
7.	Attach the comb attachment and blade to the trimmer.
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Apply the oil to the trimmer
before and after each use.
Apply a drop of the oil to the
points indicated by the arrows.
Remounting the blade
Fit the mounting hook into the
blade mounting on the trimmer
and then push in until you hear
a click.
Blade life
Blade life varies according to the frequency and length of use of
the trimmer.
For example, the blade life is approximately 3 years when using
the trimmer for 5 minutes 10 times a month. Replace the blades if
cutting efficiency reduces substantially despite proper
Battery life
Battery life will vary according to the frequency and length of use.
If the battery is charged once every 2 weeks, the service life will
be approximately 3 years.
•	It is recommended that the trimmer be recharged at least every 6
months even when not in regular use because the charge will
drain from the battery and its service life may be shortened.
Removing the built-in rechargeable battery
Remove the built-in rechargeable battery before disposing of the
trimmer. Please make sure that the battery is disposed of at an
officially designated location if there is one. Do not dismantle or
replace the battery so that you can use the trimmer again. This
could cause fire or an electric shock.
Please contact an authorised service center.
•	Remove the trimmer from the AC adaptor when removing the
•	Perform steps 1 to ; and lift the battery, and then remove it.
•	Please take care not to short-circuit the battery.
 
For environmental protection and recycling of materials
This trimmer contains a Nickel‑Metal Hydride battery.
Please make sure that the battery is disposed of at an officially
assigned location, if there is one in your country.
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Power source See the name plate on the AC adaptor.
Motor voltage 1.2 V
Charging time
RE7‑69 230 V Approx. 8 hours
RE7‑74 for
the United
240 V Approx. 8 hours
230 V Approx. 10 hours
Airborne Acoustical
53 (dB (A) re 1 pW)
This product is intended for household use only.
Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old
Equipment and used Batteries
These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or
accompanying documents mean that used electrical
and electronic products and batteries should not be
mixed with general household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old
products and used batteries, please take them to
applicable collection points, in accordance with your
national legislation and the Directives 2002/96/EC and
By disposing of these products and batteries correctly,
you will help to save valuable resources and prevent
any potential negative effects on human health and the environment
which could otherwise arise from inappropriate waste handling.	
For more information about collection and recycling of old products
and batteries, please contact your local municipality, your waste
disposal service or the point of sale where you purchased the items.	
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste, in
accordance with national legislation.
For business users in the European Union
If you wish to discard electrical and electronic equipment, please
contact your dealer or supplier for further information.
[Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the
European Union]
These symbols are only valid in the European Union. If you wish to
discard these items, please contact your local authorities or dealer
and ask for the correct method of disposal.
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