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  • Brand: Philips
  • Product: Baby Monitor
  • Model/name: SCD468
  • Filetype: PDF
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Table of Contents

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B. Parent unit
A. Baby unit
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A. Baby unit
A-1 ON/OFF button
A-2 Nightlight
A-3 DC 9V —
+ power supply jack
A-4 AC power adapter
A-5 Microphone
A-6 Power plug
A-7 POWER light
A-8 Microphone sensitivity switch
A-9 Channel selection switch
A-10 Battery compartment cover
B. Parent Unit
B-1 Sound level lights
B-2 Loudspeaker
B-3 AC power adapter
B-4 Power plug
B-5 Charging base
B-6 Charging light
B-7 DC 9V —
+ power supply jack
B-8 LINK light
B-9 ON/OFF switch / VOLUME control
B-10 POWER light
B-11 Channel selection switch
B-12 Battery compartment cover
B-13 LINK alarm switch
B-14 Rechargeable battery pack
B-15 Belt clip
C.What else you’ll need
– Coin (to open the battery compartment of baby unit).
– Small, flat screwdriver (to set the channel selection switches).
– 4 x 1,5 V AA batteries for the baby unit
(optional, we recommend Philips Alkaline batteries)
EN Legend of functions
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3 Illustrations
4 Legend of functions
4 Baby unit
4 Parent unit
4 What else you need
5 Contents
6 Welcome
6 Safety information
6 Getting your baby monitor ready
6 Baby unit
7 Parent unit
8 Using your baby monitor
9 Features
9 Avoiding interference
10 Adjusting microphone sensitivity
10 Monitoring baby silently
11 Switching the LINK alarm on and off
11 Connecting / disconnecting the belt clip
12 Troubleshooting
13 Frequently asked questions
14 Technical specifications
15 Important information
15 Replacing the parent unit battery pack
16 Environmental information
16 Maintenance
16 Need help?
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Philips is dedicated to produce caring, reliable products to give parents the reassurance they
need.With this baby monitor you can hear your baby from where ever you are in and around
your house.With sixteen different channels options you will experience minimal interference.
Philips Baby Care, taking care together
Safety information
Please read this user manual carefully before using your baby monitor and keep it for future
reference.This baby monitor is intended as an aid. It is not a substitute for responsible and
proper adult supervision and should not be used as such.
• Make sure the baby unit and adapter cable are always out of reach of the baby
(at least 1 meter / 3 feet away).
• Never place the baby unit inside the baby’s bed or playpen.
• Never cover the baby monitor (with a towel, blanket, etc.).
• Never use the baby monitor in moist places or close to water.
• Check if the voltage indicated on the type plate of the adapters (A-4, B-3) correspond to the
local power voltage before connecting to the AC power supply.
• Do not expose the baby monitor to extreme cold, heat or light (e.g. direct sunlight).
• To prevent electric shock, do not open the inside of the baby unit and parent unit
(except for the battery compartment cover).
• The antennas on both units are fixed; do not try to extend them.
EN Welcome
Getting your baby monitor ready
Baby unit
The baby unit can be mains or battery operated.When
batteries are installed, you have an automatic back up in case of
mains failure.
Mains operated use
1 Connect the power adapter cord to the power supply jack
(DC 9V —
+ - A-3) of the baby unit.
2 Connect the AC power adapter (A-4) to a wall outlet.
➜ The baby unit is now ready for mains operated use.
Battery operated use
1 Remove the battery compartment cover (A-10) of the baby
unit, using a coin.
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2 Insert four 1,5V AA batteries, noting the + and –
configuration inside the battery compartment (batteries are
not supplied, we recommend Philips Alkaline batteries).
3 Close the battery compartment cover (A-10), using a coin.
➜ The baby unit is now ready for battery operated use.
Parent unit
A rechargeable battery pack has already been installed in the
parent unit.
1 Connect the power adapter cord to the power supply jack
(DC 9V —
+ - B-7) of the charging base (B-5).
2 Connect the AC power adapter (B-3) to a wall outlet.
3 Place the parent unit in the charging base (B-5).
> The charging light (B-6) lights up red.
4 Leave the parent unit in the charging base (B-5) until the
batteries are fully charged (at least 14 hours).
> When the batteries are fully charged, the charging light
(B-6) will gradually dim.The parent unit can now be taken
out of the charging base and used cordlessly for up to
10 hours.
> When the POWER light (B-10) flashes red, battery power
is low. Place the parent unit in the charging base (B-5) to
recharge the batteries.
➜ The parent unit is now ready for use!
Getting your baby monitor ready
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1 Position both units in the same room to test the connection.
Make sure the baby unit is at least 1 meter / 3 feet away from
the parent unit.
2 Press the ON/OFF button (A-1) to switch on the baby unit.
> The POWER light (A-7) lights up green.
3 Switch on the parent unit using the ON/OFF switch (B-9) and
adjust the volume to the level you prefer using the VOLUME
control (B-9).
> The POWER light (B-10) lights up green.
> When connection has been established between the units,
the LINK light (B-8) on the parent unit lights up green.
4 Position the baby unit at least 1 meter / 3 feet away from
your baby.
5 Position the parent unit at the desired place within the
operating range of the baby unit but at least 1 meter / 3 feet
away from the baby unit. For more information on the
operating range see ‘Technical specifications’.
➜Your can now monitor you baby!
EN Using your baby monitor
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Avoiding interference (channel selection)
Always make sure that the CHANNEL selection switches (A-9,
B-11) inside the battery compartments on both units are set to
the same position!
With the CHANNEL selection switches (A-9, B-11) you can
select sixteen different channel positions. If you experience
interference from other baby monitors, radio devices, etc. select
a different channel.
1 Open the battery compartment covers (A-10, B-12) of both
• Parent unit: slide down the cover (B-12).
• Baby unit: use a coin.
2 Lift up the rechargeable battery pack (B-14) of the parent
If you are operating the baby unit on battery power, remove
the batteries from the unit.
3 Use a small, flat screwdriver to rotate the inner circle of the
channel selection switches (A-9, B-11) to the desired position.
Make sure both units are set to the same channel.
4 Put batteries and battery pack back in place.
5 Close the battery compartment covers (A-10, B-12).
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Adjusting microphone sensitivity
With the microphone sensitivity switch (A-8) on the baby unit,
you can set the sound, coming from the baby unit, to the
desired level: low, mid or high.When set to the maximum level,
the baby unit monitors almost all sounds.You can only change
the microphone sensitivity if the connection between the baby
unit and the parent unit is established (when the LINK light
(B-8) lights continuously green).
• Use the microphone sensitivity switch (A-8) to adjust the
baby unit microphone sensitivity to the desired level.You can
use your own voice as a sound reference.
> The POWER light (A-7) on the baby unit lights up yellow
when a sound is picked up.
Monitoring baby silently
• Use the ON/OFF switch / VOLUME control (B-9) on the
parent unit to set the volume to the lowest level.
Do not switch off the parent unit completely!
> The sound level lights (B-1) on the parent unit visually alert
you to baby’s sounds.The more sounds your baby makes,
the more lights you will see.
> When no sound is detected all sound level lights (B-1) will
be off.
Switching the night-light on and off
1 Press the baby unit night light (A-2) to switch it on and off.
EN Features
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Switching the LINK alarm on and off
You can switch on the LINK alarm on the parent unit.The LINK
alarm will beep when connection between the units is lost.
1 Open the parent unit’s battery compartment (B-12) by sliding
down the cover.
2 Set the switch (B-13) inside the compartment to the ON ( )
3 Slide the battery compartment cover (B-12) back in place
until it clicks in position.
• To switch off the alarm, set the switch (B-13) to the OFF ( )
Connecting / disconnecting the belt clip
If the parent unit is operating on batteries, you can carry it in
and around your house, giving you freedom of movement while
still monitoring your baby.
Connecting the belt clip
• Insert the little spindle on the rear of the belt clip (B-15) into
the recess on the rear of the parent unit.
Turn the belt clip (B-15) to the left until it clicks in position.
Disconnecting the belt clip
• Turn the belt clip (B-15) to the right (TURN 2) and take it
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Problem Possible cause Solution
No sound on parent unit. Volume off or too low. Turn VOLUME control (B-9) on
parent unit downwards.
Units out of range. Move parent unit closer to baby
No connection Units are set to different Set channel selection switches
between units. channels. (A-9, B-11) to the same position
on both units.
Parent unit out of range of Move parent unit closer to baby
tansmitted signal. unit.
Battery pack does Battery life at an end. Replace battery pack (B-14) of
not charge. parent unit.
Interference or Mobile or cordless phone(s) Move phone(s) away from baby
poor reception. too close to baby monitor. monitor.
Interference from other Switch both units to another
baby monitors in the channel using the channel
neighborhood. selection switch (A-9, B-11)
Battery power running low. Recharge battery pack in time.
Transmitted signal is out of Move parent unit closer to baby
range; e.g. there are too many unit.
walls and/or ceilings between
baby unit and parent unit.
Parent unit located too close Move parent unit away from
to a window and picking up window.
interfering signals from other
LINK light (B-9) Units are out of range. Move units closer together.
flashing red / LINK
alarm (B-8) beeps. Interference from another Switch to a different channel
baby monitor. (A-9, B-11).
Interference from another Remove other FM source.
FM source.
EN Troubleshooting
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Why does a new rechargeable
battery pack has no full
operating time capacity after
the first charge?
My rechargeable battery pack
has very short duration, why?
The charging light (B-6) on the
parent unit charging base (B-5)
remains lit red, even after the
full charge duration.Why?
When installed on the
charging base, the parent unit
cannot be switched on
Parent unit reacts too slow/
late on baby's cry.
Parent unit reacts too quick
on other ambient sounds.
The link is lost every now and
then, sound interruptions etc.
Frequently asked questions
It takes about 3 times full recharge and discharges before the
rechargeable NiMH batteries have their full capacity available.
Leaving the rechargeable battery pack continuously connected
to a charging unit can shorten it’s lifetime. If the product is not
used for some time, the charged battery pack slowly looses it’s
load.This is normal; a short recharge will bring it back to it’s
full capacity again.
The charging light (B-6) is always activated as soon as the
parent unit is installed. It gradually dims when the batteries are
fully charged but remains lit, indicating that the parent unit is
At this point your battery is probably completely empty.
After some 30 minutes of charging it will be possible to switch
the parent unit on, while installed on the charging unit.
Set microphone sensitivity on the baby unit to a higher level
and/or move the baby unit closer to the baby (keep minimal
distance of 1 meter / 3 feet).
Set microphone sensitivity on the baby unit to a lower level
and/or move the baby unit closer to the baby (keep minimal
distance of 1 meter / 3 feet).
You are probably approaching the outer boundaries of the
practical range.Try a different location or reduce the distance
slightly. Please note that it takes about 30 seconds each time
before a new link is established.
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– Battery pack: rechargeable NiMH for parent unit (included).
– AC power adapter 230V AC, 50 Hz (two included).
Output voltage 9V DC, 200mAh.
– Up to 250 meters / 750 feet in open air. Depending on the
surroundings and other disturbing factors this range may be
Dry materials Material Loss of
thickness range
Wood, plaster, plaster < 30cm / 12” 0-10%
cardboard, glass (without
metal or wires, no lead)
Brick, plywood < 30cm / 12” 5-35%
Reinforced concrete < 30cm / 12” 30-100%
Metal grids, bars < 1cm / 0.4” 90-100%
Metal, aluminium sheets < 1cm / 0.4” 100%
For wet and moist materials reduction can be as up to 100%.
0 °C - 40 °C
40.665 MHz, 40.680 MHz, 40.695 MHz
EN Technical specifications
Power supply
Operating range
Operating temperature
Transmission frequencies
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Replacing the parent unit battery pack
If the battery pack needs to be recharged more often than
usual, replace it with a new battery pack. Only use rechargeable
NiMH batteries.
1 Open the battery compartment cover (B-12) of the parent
unit by sliding down the the cover.
2 Disconnect the old battery pack (B-14) from it’s power plug
and remove it.
3 Carefully connect the new battery pack to the power plug
and place inside the battery compartment.
4 Close the battery compartment cover (B-12).
Important information
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Environmental information
Disposal of your old product
Your product is designed and manufactured with high quality
materials and components, which can be recycled and reused.
When this crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is attached to a
product it means the product is covered by the European
Directive 2002/96/EC.
Please inform yourself about the local separate collection
system for electrical and electronic products.
Please act according to your local rules and do not dispose of
your old products with your normal household waste.
The correct disposal of your old product will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the environment and
human health.
• Clean the baby monitor with a damp cloth
• Dispose of used batteries in an environmentally friendly
• Do not mix old and new batteries or different types of
• If the batteries are left in the unit when it is powered from
the mains, check them for leakage every six months.
EN Important information
Online help:
For interactive help, downloads and frequently asked questions
Contact line:
If you have any questions about the SCD468, please contact our
helpline for assistance! You can find the number in the separate
Guarantee leaflet.
Before you call, please read this manual carefully.
You will be able to solve most of your problems.
You will be asked for:
• A description of the problem and when it occurs
• The type number on the label of your product
• The date of purchase
Need help?
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