Philips QT4090 Pro manual

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  • Brand: Philips
  • Product: Beard Trimmer
  • Model/name: QT4090 Pro
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English, German, French

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Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to
Philips!To fully benefit from the support that Philips offers,
register your product at
This maintenance-free Philips vacuum beard trimmer
combines innovative technology and outstanding comfort
of use. It is excellently suited for cutting and contouring
your beard and sideburns.
The integrated vacuum system absorbs cut-off hairs
during use and gives you a cleaner washbasin after use.
The trimming comb, the self-sharpening cutting unit
and the adjustment ring to select hair lengths from 1 to
18mm ensure excellent cutting results and time-saving
operation.The ergonomic shape of the appliance allows
pleasant and comfortable handling.
QT4070 comes with a trimming comb that has been
specially designed to offer you a better view when you
want to create a stubble look.
QT4090 comes with a contour-following trimming comb
that has been specially designed to trim longer beards. It
also has a high-quality precision trimmer that guarantees a
precise and defined cut.
General description (Fig. 1)
A	 Detachable cutting unit
B	 Lid of hair collection chamber
C	 Hair-collection chamber & filter
D	 Adjustment ring (Precision Zoom Lock `)
E	 Hair length indicator
F	 Charge level indicator
G	 Travel lock indicator
H	 On/off button
I	 Turbo button
J	 Socket for appliance plug
K	 Storage pouch (QT4090 only)
L	 Appliance plug
M	 Adapter (2.5V/1500mA)
N	 Cleaning brush
O	 Precision trimmer (QT4090 only) 
P	 Contour-following trimming comb (QT4090)
Q	 Trimming comb (QT4070) 
Read this user manual carefully before you use the
appliance and save it for future reference.
- Make sure the adapter does not get wet.
- Check if the voltage indicated on the appliance
corresponds to the local mains voltage before you
connect the appliance.
- The adapter contains a transformer. Do not cut
off the adapter to replace it with another plug, as
this causes a hazardous situation.
- 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 appliance.
- Charge, use and store the appliance at a temperature
between 5°C and 35°C.
- Do not charge the appliance in the storage pouch
- Do not immerse the appliance in water or any other
liquid, nor rinse it under the tap.     (Fig. 2)
- Only use the adapter supplied.
- If the adapter, the cutting unit or one of the trimming
combs is damaged, always have it replaced with one
of the original type in order to avoid a hazard.
- The adapter transforms 220-240 volts to a safe low
voltage of less than 24 volts.
- Do not use the appliance if one of the trimming
combs or the cutting unit is damaged or broken, as
this may cause injury.
- This appliance is only intended for trimming the
human beard. Do not use it for any other purpose.
Electromagnetic fields (EMF)
- This Philips appliance complies with all standards
regarding electromagnetic fields (EMF). If handled
properly and according to the instructions in this
user manual, the appliance is safe to use based on
scientific evidence available today.
Preparing for use
Charge the appliance fully before you use it for the first
time and after a long period of disuse.
Charging takes about 60 minutes if the appliance is
completely empty.
	 1	 	Make sure the appliance is switched off.
	 2	 	Insert the appliance plug into the appliance and put
the adapter in the wall socket (Fig. 3).
, When you start charging the empty appliance,
the bottom segment of the charge level indicator
flashes orange.When the battery contains enough
power for one trimming session of approx. 7
minutes, the bottom segment starts flashing blue.
, First the bottom segment of the charge level
indicator flashes blue, then the second segment and
so on, until the appliance is fully charged.  (Fig. 4)
, When the appliance is fully charged, all segments of
the charge level indicator light up blue continuously.
, If the fully charged appliance is still connected to
the mains after 1 hour, the segments of the charge
level indicator go out.
Battery low
When the battery is almost empty (when there are
approx. 7 or fewer trimming minutes left), the bottom
segment of the charge level indicator turns orange.When
you switch off the trimmer, the bottom segment flashes
for a few seconds. 
Corded trimming
When the rechargeable battery is low, you can also run
the appliance from the mains.
To use the appliance connected to the mains:
	 1	 	Switch off the trimmer and connect it to the mains.
	 2	 	Wait a few seconds and then switch on
the appliance.
Note: If the battery is completely empty, wait a few minutes
before you switch on the appliance.
Using the appliance
Display indications
The display is activated when you press the on/of button
and when you turn the adjustment ring.
- During trimming, the display provides the following
information: (Fig. 5)
, ’-’ when no comb is attached to the appliance. 
, The selected hair length (i.e. the remaining hair
length after trimming) in millimetres.
, The remaining charge level.
, Travel lock indicator if the appliance is locked (see
section ‘Travel lock’ in this chapter).
, ’E’ if the cutting unit is blocked.
Beard trimming
Always comb your beard or moustache with a fine
comb before you start trimming.
Trimming with trimming comb
The hair length settings are indicated in millimetres on the
display of the appliance.The settings correspond to the
remaining hair length after cutting. 
The trimming comb cuts hair to a length of 1-18mm.
If you trim for the first time, start with the maximum
hair length setting (18mm).
	 1	 	Slide the trimming comb onto the appliance (Fig. 6).
	 2	 	Turn the adjustment ring (Precision Zoom Lock `)
to the desired hair length setting.  (Fig. 7)
, The display shows the selected hair length.
	 3	 	Switch on the appliance (Fig. 8).
Note: During trimming, you can use the turbo function for
extra suction power and trimming speed (see section ‘Turbo
function’ below).
	 4	 	To trim most effectively, move the appliance against
the direction of hair growth (Fig. 9).
Note: Make smooth and gentle movements and make sure
the surface of the trimming comb always stays in contact
with the skin.
Note: Do not move the appliance too fast.
	 5	 	Switch off the appliance after use and clean it (see
chapter ‘Cleaning’).
Creating a stubble look
- Use the trimmer with the trimming comb set to a
hair length of 1mm to create a stubble look (Fig. 10).
- If you want even shorter stubble of 0.5mm, use the
trimmer without the trimming comb attached.
Trimming without trimming comb
Use the trimmer without trimming comb to trim full
beards and single hairs.
	 1	 	Remove the trimming comb (Fig. 11).
Note for QT4090: Never pull at the flexible top of the
trimming comb.Always pull at the bottom part.
	 2	 	Make well-controlled movements and touch the
hair lightly with the cutting unit.
Shaping with the precision trimmer
(QT4090 only)
You can use the precision trimmer to shape your
moustache and sideburns, to define contours and to cut
single hairs.
	 1	 	Remove the trimming comb (Fig. 11).
Note: Never pull at the flexible top of the trimming comb.
Always pull at the bottom part.
	 2	 	Pull the cutting unit off the appliance (Fig. 12).
	 3	 	Place the precision trimmer on the
appliance (Fig. 13).
	 4	 	When you use the precision trimmer, hold the
appliance in such a way that the trimmer points
upwards and make downward strokes (Fig. 14).
Turbo function
You can use the turbo function for greater suction power
and increased cutting speed.
	 1	 	Switch on the appliance (Fig. 8).
	 2	 	Press the turbo button (Fig. 15).
When you switch off the appliance, the turbo function is
deactivated automatically.
Absorbing cut hairs
The vacuum system is activated automatically as soon as
you switch on the appliance. It absorbs cut hairs during
every kind of use, i.e. trimming with and without trimming
comb and contouring.
We advise you to empty the hair-collection chamber after
each trimming session.When you trim long, dense beards,
it may also be necessary to empty the hair-collection
chamber during the trimming session in order to maintain
optimal suction performance (see chapter ‘Cleaning’,
section ‘Hair-collection chamber’).
Note:To ensure optimal functioning of the vacuum system,
do not cut off more than approx. 7mm of your overall beard
length at a time. If you want to cut your beard shorter,
repeat the process one or more times.
Travel lock
You can lock the appliance when you are going to
travel.The travel lock prevents the appliance from being
switched on by accident.
Activating the travel lock
	 1	 	Press and hold the on/off button for at least 6
, The display counts down from 3 to 1.Then the
travel lock indicator appears on the display to
indicate that the appliance is locked (Fig. 16).
Deactivating the travel lock
	 1	 	Press and hold the on/off button for at least 6
, The display counts down from 3 to 1.
Then the travel lock indicator disappears from
the display to indicate that the appliance is
unlocked (Fig. 16).
Note:The travel lock is deactivated automatically when you
connect the appliance to the mains.
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Never use scouring pads, abrasive cleaning agents or
aggressive liquids such as alcohol, petrol or acetone to
clean the appliance.
Do not immerse the appliance in water or any other
liquid, nor rinse it under the tap.
Hair-collection chamber
	 1	 	Switch off the appliance.
	 2	 	Open the lid of the hair-collection
chamber (Fig. 17).
	 3	 	Shake the hairs out of the hair-collection chamber
and/or remove them with the cleaning brush
supplied (Fig. 18).
	 4	 	Clean the filter inside the hair-collection chamber
with the cleaning brush supplied (Fig. 19).
Never use sharp or hard objects to clean the filter, to
avoid damaging it.
	 5	 	Close the lid of the hair-collection chamber.
	 1	 	Pull the trimming comb off the appliance (Fig. 11).
	 2	 	Pull the cutting unit off the appliance (Fig. 12).
	 3	 	Clean the cutting unit and the inside of the
appliance with the cleaning brush supplied (Fig. 20).
	 4	 	Put the cutting unit and the trimming comb back
onto the appliance (‘click’) (Fig. 21).
	 1	 	QT4090 only: Put the appliance in the storage
pouch supplied.
	 2	 	Store the appliance in a safe and dry place.
- Do not throw away the appliance with the normal
household waste at the end of its life, but hand it in
at an official collection point for recycling. By doing
this, you help to preserve the environment (Fig. 22).
- The built-in rechargeable battery contains substances
that may pollute the environment.Always remove
the battery before you discard and hand in the
appliance at an official collection point. Dispose of
the battery at an official collection point for batteries.
If you have trouble removing the battery, you can
also take the appliance to a Philips service centre.
The staff of this centre will remove the battery for
you and will dispose of it in an environmentally safe
way.  (Fig. 23)
Removing the rechargeable battery
Do not connect the appliance to the mains again after
you have opened it.
Follow the steps below to remove the rechargeable
	 1	 	Disconnect the appliance from the mains and let
the appliance run until the motor stops.
	 2	 	Open the lid of the hair-collection
chamber (Fig. 17).
	 3	 	Remove the 4 screws inside the hair chamber with
a screwdriver (Fig. 24).
	 4	 	Pull the hair-collection chamber out of the
appliance with some force (Fig. 25).
	 5	 	To remove the front panel, wedge a screwdriver
between the front panel and the inside of the
appliance (Fig. 26).
	 6	 	Remove the 4 screws on the inside of the
appliance (Fig. 27).
	 7	 	Remove the inner panel (Fig. 28).
	 8	 	Remove the printed circuit board with the
rechargeable battery connected to it (Fig. 29).
	 9	 	Cut the wires between the printed circuit board
and the rechargeable battery.
Guarantee and service
If you need service or information or if you have a
problem, please visit the Philips website at or contact the Philips Consumer
Care Centre in your country (you find its phone number
in the worldwide guarantee leaflet). If there is no
Consumer Care Centre in your country, go to your local
Philips dealer.
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