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Limit Switches

Limit Switches 0607
These materials are printed on ECF pulp. These materials are printed with earth-friendly vegetable-based (soybean oil) ink.
Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.

Please contact..

Automation Controls Business Unit Head Office: 1048, Kadoma, Kadoma-shi, Osaka 571-8686, Japan Telephone: +81-6-6908-1050 Facsimile: +81-6-6908-5781
All Rights Reserved 2006 COPYRIGHT Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.
ARCT1B272E 200609-1YT Specifications are subject to change without notice. Printed in Japan.
CTi Automation - Phone: 800.894.0412 - Fax: 208.368.0415 - Web: - Email:
SL (AZ3) Micro Limit Switches
6. Long life By combining the excellent reliability and solvent proofing of the FS-T microswitch with the L shape spring, we have achieved a unit with both long life and high reliability (electrical life: 105 mechanical life: 107 7. Built-in safety features and excellent environment proofing The case uses 66 nylon glass fiber the doubly protect the switch. Also, the body and cap have been ultrasonically welded, creating a flush construction except for the terminals. Moreover, by adding a dedicated socket, the construction is drip-proof, dust-proof, and dirt-proof, creating a flush construction for the unit as a whole including the terminals. Rubber cover type: Equivalent to IP60 Socket with cord type: Equivalent to IP64
Quickly upgraded to limit switches with lamps by mounting an LED lamp socket.
2. A lamp can be easily added for operations checks An exposed terminal type model combined with a socket with cord for the built-in LED lamp (sold separately) easily become a limit switch with lamp. Convenient for maintenance checks such as operations checks.

LED lamp

SL exposed terminal type
Socket with LED lamp SL limit with lamp
Rubber cover type (roller lever)
RoHS Directive compatibility information


1. Subminiature limit switch Managed to miniaturize the comparative bulk with high density mountings in the equipments detector to approximately 1/3 of our own ML limit switches, or approximately 1/1.6 of the Z model microswitch.

Approx. 1/3

3. Operates with a light force Comes in two types: O.F. is a maximum of 1.18N {120gf} (light force model) and light force commensurate to the microswitch. 4. Terminal uses both solder and tab (#110) 5. Achieves stroke tolerance (O.T./T.T.) of 0.67 Plenty of scope for position fixing with long life. Because of the optimum design of the built-in limit switch and the original Lmodel spring for use in O.T. absorption, the total travel range has been enlarged, and both position fixing and the units lifespan have been improved a level. Stroke range: 3 times more than the ML limit


Dust proofing and oil resistance requirement.


1. Switch body
Actuator Hinge lever Operating Force (O.F.) 1.18N {120gf} 1.96N {200gf} 1.18N {120gf} 1.96N {200gf} 1.96N {200gf} 2.94N {300gf} 2.94N {300gf} 2.94N {300gf} Exposed terminal type AZ3012 AZ3022 AZ3013 AZ3023 AZ3024 AZ3025 AZ3026 AZ3027 Rubber cover type AZ3512 AZ3522 AZ3513 AZ3523 AZ3524 AZ3525 AZ3526 AZ3527 Socket with cord type* AZ3712 AZ3722 AZ3713 AZ3723 AZ3724 AZ3725 AZ3726 AZ3727

Roller lever One-way roller lever Hinge short lever Short roller lever One-way short roller lever
Notes) 1. Socket with cord type is combination of; Exposed terminal type + Socket with cord (cord length: 1m 3.281ft.) 2. UL reconized, CSA certified type available. (See page 14.)

2. Socket

Applicable limit switches Specifications L socket Socket with cord (1 m 3.281ft.) Exposed terminal types Socket with cord (2 m 6.562ft.) Socket with cord (3 m 9.843ft.) Socket with cord (5 m 16.404ft.) Part No. AZ3806 AZ3807 AZ3827 AZ3837 AZ3857

SL (AZ3)

3. Socket with LED (cord length: 1m 3.281ft.)
Applicable limit switches Lamp Connection Normally open (N.O.) connection Expoced terminal types Normally closed (N.C.) connection Notes) 1. Types with 24 to 48V DC lamp rating are recommended for PC input use. 2. The following cord lengths are also available and lot-produced upon request. Cord length 2m 3m 5m Part No. AZ76 AZ76 AZ76 The 5th digit (boxed) of part number denotes the length of cord. Numerals come in the asterisked () digits, which show the lamp specifications. The 7th digit: 1: N.O. connection, 3: N.C. connection The 9th: None: 24 to 48V DC, 1: 12V DC, 2: 6V DC Lamp rating 6V DC 12V DC 24 to 48V DC 6V DC 12V DC 24 to 48V DC Part No. AZ3807162 AZ3807161 AZ380716 AZ3807362 AZ3807361 AZ380736


Standards UL recognized product Applicable product File No.: E122222 Ratings: 105 rating 4A, 250V AC Product type: All products File No.: LR55880 Ratings: 105 rating 4A, 250V AC Product type: All products excluding types with socket and cord. Part No.
Add 9 to the end of the part No.

CSA certified product


1. Rating

Rated control voltage Resistive load (cos ]1) Inductive load (cos ]0.4) 125V AC 4A 2.5A 250V AC 4A 2.5A 30V DC 4A 2.5A 125V DC 0.1A 0.1A

2. Characteristics

Contact arrangement Initial contact resistance, max. Contact material Initial insulation resistance (At 500V DC) Initial breakdown voltage Between non-consective terminals Between dead metal parts and each terminal Between ground and each terminal Mechanical Electrical 1 From C 60 m (By voltage drop 5 to 6V DC 1A) AgNi contact Min. 100M 1000 Vrms for 1 min 1500 Vrms for 1 min 1500 Vrms for 1 min 107 (at 60 cpm) 105 (at 20 cpm, 4A 250V AC resistive) 20 to +60C -4 to +140F Max. 95% R.H. 120 cpm

Expected life (min. operations) Ambient temperature Ambient humidity Max. operating speed
3. Mechanical characteristics
Actuator Hinge lever Roller lever 1.96N {200gf} 196m/s2 {20G} 294m/s2 {30G} 10 to 55Hz 1.5mm.059inch One-way roller lever 1.96N {200gf} 147m/s2 {15G} 294m/s2 {30G} 10 to 45Hz 1.0mm.039inch Hinge short lever 2.94N {300gf} 294m/s2 {30G} 294m/s2 {30G} 10 to 55Hz 1.5mm.059inch Short roller lever 2.94N {300gf} 196m/s2 {20G} 294m/s2 {30G} 10 to 55Hz 1.5mm.059inch One-way short roller lever 2.94N {300gf} 147m/s2 {15G} 294m/s2 {30G} 10 to 55Hz 1.5mm.059inch
Operating Force (O.F.) 1.18N {120gf} 1.96N {200gf} 1.18N {120gf} 98m/s2 {10G} 294m/s2 {30G} 98m/s2 {10G} Shock resis- In the free position tance, min. In the full operating position 294m/s2 {30G} 294m/s2 {30G} 294m/s2 {30G} Vibration rate 10 to 55Hz 10 to 45Hz Vibration resistance Double amplitude 1.5mm.059inch 1.0mm.039inch
4. Operating characteristics
Characteristics Actuator Hinge lever Roller lever One-way roller lever Hinge short lever Short roller lever One-way short roller lever O.F.(N{gf}) max. 1.18 {120} 1.96 {200} 1.18 {120} 1.96 {200} 1.96 {200} 2.94 {300} 2.94 {300} 2.94 {300} R.F. (N{gf}) min. 0.24 {25} 0.49 {50} 0.24 {25} 0.49 {50} 0.49 {50} 0.59 {60} 0.59 {60} 0.59 {60} Movement Overtravel Pretravel (P.T.), (O.T.), Differential (M.D.), max. mm inch max. mm inch min. mm inch 3.0.118 1.5.059 6.0.236 3.0.118 1.5.059 6.0.236 3.0.118 1.5.059 6.0.236 2.0.079 1.0.039 3.5.138 2.0.079 1.0.039 3.5.138 2.0.079 1.0.039 3.5.138 Operating Position (O.P.) mm inch 30.71.5 1.209.059 40.51.5 1.594.059 27.71.5 1.091.059 36.71.5 1.445.059
Note) For the operating characteristics, refer to the TECHNICAL INFORMATION.
5. Protective characteristics
Protective construction IEC IP60 IP62 IP63 IP64 Rubber cover type Types with socket and cord

6. LED rating

Rated operating voltage 6V DC 12V DC 24 to 48V DC Operating voltage range 5 to 15V DC 9 to 28V DC 20 to 55V DC Internal resistance 2.4K 4.7K 15K

1. Life curve

1,000 Resistive load 250V AC No. of operations ()401


2.Actual load life curve

No. of operations ()401


50 HP HG FC-10 VC 20

FC-35 FC-100

Various relay loads (VA)

Load current (A)
Note: The FC magnetic contactor series is 200V AC. The NK is 2 Form C 24V DC type.


1. Rubber cover Hinge lever
(PT) 3 max.2.402 19.7 27.776 1.063 4.30.1 dia. OP hole.315 15.591 280.2 5.197 24.5.965 8.315 16.630 7.276

3max. (PT).118
57 2.244 ion deflect Bracket e 90 angl

AZ3012 AZ3022

4.50.1 dia.177.004 mounting hole
OP 16.71.5 19.7 8.657.059.776.315 4.30.1 dia.169.004 mounting hole 3-tab (#110) terminals (t=0.5) 8 5.315.197 8.7.343
3 5.197 24.1.949 140.2.551.008 4.50.1 dia.177.004 mounting hole 4.157


27 1.063 8.315

10.394 16.630

43.5 1.713 OP 40.51.5 1.594.059 4.30.1 dia.169.004 mounting hole Vinyl cabtire cord (VCTF) 0.75E3 wire M3 mounting screw 14.8.583 16.630 8.7.343 23.906 8.315 Black: COM Red: NC White: NO
Note) The following types are also available. Roller lever: AZ3013, AZ3023 One-way roller lever: AZ3024 Hinge short lever: AZ3025 Short roller lever: AZ3026 One-way short roller lever: AZ3027
5.197 17.0.669 Approx. 1000 39.370
(Combination of the AZ3024 exposed terminal type and the AZ3807 socket with cord type) Note) The following types are also available. Hinge lever: AZ3712, AZ3722 Roller lever: AZ3713, AZ3723 Hinge short lever: AZ3725 Short roller lever: AZ3726 One-way short roller lever: AZ3727
1) Remove the rubber cover from the limit switch. 3) Connect lead wire to the receptacle terminals (#110) with insulating sleeve provided and insert it into the terminal of limt switch. (The lead wire can directly be soldered to the terminals without using receptacle terminals) 4) Push the rubber cover securely over the terminals.
2) After stripping the sheath from the appropriate cord (refer to table on the right) and removing the covering of the lead wires, insert the cord into the rubber cover.

Wire name

Conductor Wire strand
2 Vinyl cabtire 0.75mm cord (VCTF) 0.75mm2
Applicable wire Finished outside diameter 2-wire 6.6mm.260inch dia. 3-wire 7.0mm.276inch dia.


1. Ambient conditions 1) The use of these switches under the following conditions should be avoided. If the following conditions should become necessary, we recommend consulting us first. Use where there will be direct con tact with organic solvents, strong acids or alkalis, or direct exposure to their vapors. Use where inflammable or corrosive gases exist. Because these switches are not of water resistant or immersion-proof construction, their use in water or oil should be avoided. Also, locations where water or oil can normally impringe upon the switch or where there is an excessive accumulation of dust should be avoided. 2) To improve reliability during actual use, it is recommended that the operation be checked under installation conditions. 3) If OT is too big, the life of limit switch will be shortened switching friction. Use it with enough margin of OT. 70% of OT standard value will be good for use. 4) Do not use the switch in a silicon atmosphere. Case should be taken where organic silicon rubber, adhesive, sealing material, oil, grease or lead wire generates silicon. 5) Avoid use in excessively dusty environments where actuator operation would be hindered. 6) When used outdoors (in places where there is exposure to direct sunlight or rain such as in multistory car parks) or in environments where ozone is generated, the influence of these environments may cause deterioration of the rubber material. Please consult us if you intend to use a switch in environments such as these. 2. Mounting and wiring 1) Although SL limit switches have large over-travel (O.T.), excessive O.T. will occur wear and change in its characteristics. Specifically, where there is a need for long life, it is recommended that the proper O.T. as given below should be used. Specifically, where there is a need for long life, it is recommended that the proper O.T. as given below should be used. Within 1 to 3mm.039 to.118inch 2) When the operating object is in the free condition, force should not be applied directly to the actuator. 3) Use their own accessories when mounting and wiring SL limit switches so as to maintain their own characteristics. When the SL rubber cover type is used, there should absolutely be no tension applied to the cord. If there is the fear that tension may be applied, the L socket or socket with cord attached should be used. The maximum permissible tension with the above socket use is 98N{10kgF}. 4) The tightening torque when installing this limit switch should be 1.18 to 1.47 Nm (12 to 15 kgcm).

Screw terminal

Connector terminal
Vinyl cabtire cable (1m 3.281ft) Cabtire cable 25.4mm 1.000inch (M4 screw) P.33
Wiring Mounting pitch (Applicable screw) Available standards Page
Cabtire code 33mm 1.299inch (M4 screw) UL, CSA, TV, CE P.18
Cabtire cable 25.4mm 1.000inch (M4 screw) UL, C-UL, TV, CE P.33
Note: Excludes limit switch replacement parts


Push plunger Roller plunger Cross-roller plunger Roller arm Adjustable roller arm Adjustable rod Fork

Spring wire

Flexible rod

Hinge lever

Short Short Long Long Short Long
Classification Product name
Subminiature size vertical type QL (AZ4) Micro Limit Switches
Compact size vertical type DL (AZD1) Mini Limit Switches VL (AZ8) Mini Limit Switches
Vertical type AZ5 Limit Switches
Touch type VL-T Mini Touch Limit Switches
Door switch Compact Magnelimit Magnelimit

Appearance Head code

With lamps Protective construction
AZ4 AZD1 AZ8 AZ5 AZ84 AZC3 AZC1 A subminiature, highly accu- Excellent safety even if the In addition to the Built-in dedicated Operate just by Secured by magnet Secured by magnet rate limit switch with built-in contact point is welded, characteristics of circuit breaker touching lightly. environment-proof functions. due to the forced contact stand mounted limit (1 Form A Comes with sen- Built-in switch detection Built-in switch detection Cord extraction can be opening mechanism. switches, is com1 Form B). sitivity adjustment Dual-role switch in Dual-role switch in Feature changed in four directions, Block mount system makes pact, easily instal- Different types of function and indione unit. one unit. due to the dedicated L socket. parts replacement easy. lable, highly reliactuator availcates operations. Safe design prevents Construction possi LED lamp can also be Conforms to DIN stanable, lightweight, able. VL type touch operator making ble with 100V AC attached. dards. and economical. limit switch errors. power. L socket type Socket with cord type Dust-proof type IP60 Abrasion-proof type IP64 Surge-proof type IP65 Corrosion-proof type IP67 Oil-resistant type Neon LED 6A250V AC 6A380V AC 5A24V DC 107

Adjustable roller arm type
Lever length can be altered to allow rough operation detection using the roller lever characteristics.

Adjustable rod type

Wide range of operations, and convenient for uneven mountings. Lightest operation among the revolving operation type of limit switches. Rod length is adjustable, and bending is also easy.
If operated up to 55 position, revolves automatically to retain 90 position. Two dog operation enables recovery operation through single dog, or for anything that has caused the roller position to slip. Excluding the thread direction, direction can be adjusted up to 360. Operating power is the lowest of the limit switches, and is effective in detecting when direction and conditions are uneven. In order to absorb the movements after operation in the actuator part, work slippage tolerances are also large. Using a low speed, low torque cam, the lever can assume various shapes suited to the operation. The lever is very sturdy.
Spring wire and flexible rod


Hinge lever type

Roller lever type

Suited to high speed cams through the attachment of a hinge roller lever.
One way roller lever type
Operation is possible with both hinge lever type and one way operation, but the roller will break if operated in the opposite direction, rendering the unit inoperable. Can be used to prevent opposite direction movement.
The roller position can be changed.


Standard glossary CONSTRUCTION

Fixed rating values

The values that guarantee the standards for the limit switch characteristics and functions. For example, the rated current and rated voltage, which are preset conditions (load type, current, voltage, frequency, etc.) Operating object The mechanism and mountings that operate the limit switch actuator. Used for mechanical operators such as cams and dogs. Detective object The unit other than mechanical mountings that operate the limit switch. Products, parts, jigs, etc. Reaction spring (movable spring) The mechanical part that switches the limit switch contact is called either the reaction spring or the moveable spring. Contact When the counter-spring revolves, power is switched on and off through the contact between metal parts Contact gap The effective clearance between the fixed contact and the moveable contact. Also called breaking distance. Contact arrangement The construction of the electrical input/output circuit depending on use. For example, the following two applications:


This part directly detects movement of the dog, cam, and so forth in the operating unit, and transmits external force to the changeover mechanism, thereby engaging the moveable contact and operating the switch. Headblock An independent part of the actuator mechanism of the Limit Switch. Wiring vent (cord vent) The seal on the wiring at the mouth of the wiring vent. Also called the conduit vent for the screw hole used in the wiring. Terminals The part of the wiring work in the wiring that forms the circuit for electrical input and output.

The maximum rated voltage for switch operation. This must never exceed the maximum ratings insulation voltage (Ui). Rated operational current (Ie) The maximum rated current for switch operation. Rated insulation voltage (Ui) The maximum rated current value which guards the switchs insulation functions, forming the parameters for the resistance values and the mounting distance.
(Uimp) The peak impulse current value which enables the switch to resist without insulation breakdown. Rated enclosed thermal current (Ithe) The current value that enables current to flow without exceeding the specified maximum temperature in the recharging contact switch. If the pins are made of brass, the maximum temperature limit is 65C 149F. Conditional short circuit current The current the switch can resist until the short circuit protection device is activated. Short circuit protection device A device that protects the switch from short circuits through a circuit break (breakers, fuses, etc.) Switching overvoltage The surge momentarily generated when a circuit is closed. Must be lower than the Uimp value.

Pollution degree

Expresses in levels the environment in which the switch is used. The four levels are shown below. Limit switches come under contamination level 3.
Contents No contamination or, even if contamination is present, only non-conducting contamination is generated. Normally, only non-conducting contamination is generated, but there remains the possibility of temporary conducting contamination when the circuit is formed. Conducting contamination is generated, or else dry non-conducting contamination is generated by circuits which can be anticipated. Permanent conducting contamination is generated by dust, rain, snow, and other conductors.

Pollution degree 1


Protective construction

Expresses the degree of protective construction that guards the level of functionability of the switch against ingress of solid objects, water, and oil. The standards are IEC529 (IEC: International Electrotechnical Commission) standards. IEC standards determine the level of protection against both water and solid objects, but not against oil.
Protection against both water and solid objects

Level Protection level

Protection level and test methods

No particular protection

Protection against rain fall 3 Rain-proof No damage incurred when sprayed with water continuously for 10 minutes at angles of up to 60 from the perpendicular. Protection against flying foam 4 Protection against water Protection against spray 5 Spray-proof
3m 9.843ft. Nozzle radius 6.3mm.248inch Water pressure 30kP
Foam-proof No damage incurred when sprayed with water continuously for 10 minutes at angles of up to 180 from the perpendicular across a wide area.
No damage incurred when sprayed with a jet of water for 3 minutes from all directions, as per the diagram on the left.
Nozzle radius 12.5mm.492inch Water pressure 100kP
Protection against waves 6 Water proof

3m 9.843ft.

Water does not invade the interior when sprayed with a jet of water for 3 minutes from all directions, as per the diagram on the left.
Protection against corrosion while immersed in water 7 Corrosionproof

1m 3.281ft.

Water does not invade the interior during immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1m 3.281ft.
Level Protection level Protection against solid objects exceeding 1mm.039inch in size. 4

1.0.039 dia.

A hard wire 1mm dia.039 inch dia. across cannot penetrate the inside. Protection against solid objects 5 The unit is left for 8 hours in an atmosphere in which 2kg of talcum powder per 1m3 is floating. No damage incurred from talcum powder penetrating the inside. Protection againt dust (dust does not penetrate) 6 Dust-proof The unit is left for 8 hours in an atmosphere in which 2kg of talcum powder per 1m3 is floating. The talcum powder does not penetrate the inside. Note: 1. All of the tests cited above were conducted with the cord vent (conduit vent) tightly shut. 2. The above protective constructions are based on IEC standard but major differences may arise due to length of use and operating environment. This should be thoroughly discussed and verified. 3. When the corrosion-proof model is immersed in water for 30 minutes or more, verify that no water has penetrated the inside before use. Protection against dust


Pay attention to the following points when designing the dog for limit switch operation. 1. Make the dog faceplate as smooth as possible. 2. Adjust both the dog angle and the set arm angle as below, depending on the operating speed. 3. The depth (h) of the dog effects the lifespan of the limit switch. Therefore, set the depth to a maximum of 80% of the Total Travel (T.T.) 4. The relationship between the speed of the dog (V = m/s) and the tip angle () is as follows: 1) V&0.2m/s

= 45 to 90 V h

3) 0.5m/s ! V&2m/s

5) Roller plunger type

30 25
Vmax (m/s) 0.7 0.9 1.3 2.0

20 30

Vmax (m/s) 0.5 0.25
h (0.5 to 0.7) T.T. (0.6 to 0.8) T.T.
The maximum tolerable speed can be extended by further reducing the dog rise angle from 45 when 0.5m/s ! V&2m/s. It is necessary to set the arm so that the dogs cutting surfaces are always parallel ( o = 90 ) 4) Overriding the dog (V&0.2m/s)

60 to 90

Vmax (m/s) 0.2 0.1 0.05
When V&0.2m/s, set the arm to perpendicular and set the arm rise angle to between 45 and 90. If the dog rise angle is reduced, the maximum tolerable speed is increased. As a rule, = 45 is optimum. 2) V&0.5m/s

V = 45 h F

Even if overriding the dog, set the forwards and rearwards motion exactly the same, and avoid any settings that make the actuator accelerate rapidly from the dog. 5. Operation speed 1) When the operation (acting and reverting) speed is exceedingly slow, switching of the contacts will become unstable and this could cause problems such as failure to make contact and welding. As a guide, the speed should be at least 1mm/s. 2) When the operation (acting and reverting) speed is exceedingly fast, be careful because the violent motion could cause breakage and with increased frequency, contact switching will not be able to keep up. As a guide, the switching frequency should be within 20 times per minute.
If overriding the dog, set the arm perpendicularly, so that =45. If the dog angle is reduced, the tolerable speed is increased.

o = 45

Because the arm jiggle is as a minimum at a comparative speed such as V&0.5m/s, setting both the dog angle so that it travels perpendicularly and the arm angle to 45 is optimum.


1. The ON/OFF circuit for the guidance load may suffer contact damage due to surges or inrushes when the power is turned either ON or OFF. Consequently, insertion of a protective circuit as per the following diagram is recommended, in order to protect the contacts.
Circuit Limit switch contact Cautions for use (1) r must be a minimum of 10; (2) When using AC power: Q Impossible when R impedance is large. W Possible when c, r impedance is sufficiently small compared with R impedance. Can be used with both AC and DC as appropriate. r~R C: 0.1 F

Load GOOD Load L

2. Do not connect either irregular poles or power sources to a switch contact. Power connection examples (irregular pole connection)


3. Avoid circuits where power may find a way between the contact points (as this may cause welding.)


Load Load connected to same pole

Limit switch contact

Example of unsuitable power connection (abnormal power connection)
Risk of AC and DC being mixed. NO GOOD Load L AC
(1) Dedicated DC use. (2) AC is impossible

ZNR Varistor

Can be used with both AC and DC as appropriate.

Load L

4. Using electronic switch circuits (low power, low current) 1) Bouncing and chattering are generated due to collision between the contacts when the limit switch is switching between them, and this sometimes causes such problems as white noises and error pulses in both the electronic circuit and the reverberation equipment. 2) If the generation of bouncing and chattering becomes a problem, it is necessary to consider installing a CR circuit or other absorption circuit given the circuit design. 3) This is particularly necessary when high contact reliability is needed, and is unsuitable for silver contact switches. Switches with gold contacts possess excellent performance.


1) Do not attempt to physically alter any part of the switch itself, such as the actuator, or switch attachment vent, as this may cause alterations to both characteristics and performance, and damage the insulation. 2) Do not pour any lubricants such as oil or grease onto the moving parts of the actuator, as there is a possibility that this will cause a malfunction due to seepage into the inside, and impair the motion. Silicon-based grease in particular affects the contact points badly. 3) If the switches are not to be used for an extended period of time, their contact reliability may be reduced due to oxidation of the contact points. Because accidents may result from the impaired conductivity, always implement a check beforehand. 4) Prolonged continuous use of the switch hastens deterioration of the parts (especially the seal rubber) and may cause a malfunction in the release. For this reason, always implement a check beforehand. 5) Usage in the vicinity of either the switch operating position (O.P.) or the release position (R.P.) results in unstable contacts. If using the NC contact point, set the actuator to return to the free position (F.P.) Also, is using the NO contact point, hold the ratings values down to 70 to 100% for the overtravel (O.T.) 6) If the actuator is forced beyond its total travel (T.T.), the internal mechanism may be damaged. Always use within the T.T. 7) Do not apply unreasonable force to the actuator, as this may result in damage and impaired movement. 8) The switch, if dropped, may break due to excessive vibration and impact. Therefore, please use extra caution when transporting and installing. 9) Condensation inside the switch may occur if there are rapid ambient temperature changes when the switch is in a high temperature and humidity. Since this occurs easily during marine transport, be extra cautious of what the environment will be when shipping. Condensation is the phenomenon in which water vapor condenses into switch-adhering water droplets when the temperature rapidly drops in a high-temperature, high-humidity atmosphere or when the switch is quickly moved from a low temperature location to a place of high temperature and high humidity. It is the cause of insulation deterioration and of rust. 10) Be careful of freezing in temperatures below 0C. Freezing is the phenomenon in which moisture adhering to the switch from condensation or when in unusually high-humidity environments freezes onto the switch when the temperature drops below the freezing point. Please extra caution because freezing can lock moving parts, cause operational delays, or interfere with conductivity when there is ice between the contacts. 11) In low-temperature, low-humidity conditions, plastic becomes brittle and the rubber and grease harden, which may lead to malfunction. 12) Long term storage (including during transport) in high temperature or high humidity environments or where the atmosphere contains organic or sulfide gas, will cause sulfide or oxide membrane to form on the contact surfaces. This in turn will cause unstable or failed contacting that may lead to functional malfunction. Please verify the atmosphere when storing and transporting. 13) Packaging should be designed to reduce as much as possible the potential influence of humidity, organic gas, and sulfide gas, etc. 14) Please avoid sudden changes in temperature. This is a cause of switch deformation and encourages the seal structure to breathe, which may lead to seal failure and operational malfunction. 15) If installing a thermoplastic resin case, the use of a spring washer tightened directly against the case will cause the case to collapse and become damaged. Therefore, please add a flat washer before tightening. Also, be careful not to install if the case is being twisted. 16) For the purpose of improving quality, materials and internal structure may be changed without notice. 17) When used outdoors (in places where there is exposure to direct sunlight or rain such as in multistory car parks) or in ambient temperature environments where ozone is generated, the influence of these environments may cause deterioration of the rubber material. Please consult us if you intend to use a switch in such environments.

Avoid using in silicon environments such as organic silicon-based rubber, solvents, sealants, oil, grease, or wiring.


Poor design Improved design Explanation
Problem Dog adjustment is difficult. Solution Separate each one until the dog can be adjusted.

Dog axle

Problem The dog axis is too long, and slips out during operation. For this reason, the limit switch operating position slips. Solution Firmly fix the dog plate to the base.


Printer Detector
Conveyer Conveyer Rotation axle
Problem The detector sinks, applying force to the limit switch. The limit switch O.T. cannot be set. Solution Relieve the pressure using an additional actuator, and the O.T. can also be set.

Rotation axle

Problem The area around the actuator coil is easily damaged. Friction generated during operation. Solution Relieve the friction by installing an additional actuator. Change the type of limit switch.
Problem Workers keep bumping the actuator. Solution Fit a protective cover to the side of the limit switch.

Protective cover

Problem Because the cord vent for the limit switch faces upwards, water droplets and so forth can easily penetrate the interior. The cord is constantly moving and thus easily damaged. Solution Fix the limit switch position on the stationary board. Fit a protective cover, so that water and oil cannot come into direct contact with the limit switch.
Problem The cord is not fixed, and gets pulled during work. Dog adjustment is ineffective. Solution Change the limit switch position, and fix the cord. Attach an adjustment mechanism to the dog.
High temperature High temperature
Problem The limit switch is near a high-temperature area. Dog adjustment is ineffective, and the dog keeps bumping the lever. Solution Move the limit switch further away. Make dog adjustment possible, and change the shape of the unit.
Poor design Improved design Explanation Problem The detector is scratched. Limit attachment adjustments are difficult The actuator is damaged. Specimen transfer is impeded. Solution Fix the limit position to behind the dumper to solve the above problems.


Conveyer Conveyer Detector Detector
Problem The transfer path of the detector is not fixed, and it keeps bumping the actuator. The operating position is unstable. The actuator is damaged. Solution Stabilize the operating position by fitting an additional actuator. Make limit switch adjustment possible. Problem Stroke adjustment ineffective. Release the limit switch position, and ensure that the dog does not bump the lever. Solution Make dog adjustment possible. Change the limit switch position, and sure that the dog does not bump the lever. Problem The cam shape is unsuitable (especially during release and strike release.) Direction of limit switch attachment is unsuitable. Solution Render the cam shape smooth. Change the limit switch position.
Table of Recommended Substitute Products for Discontinued Products
Products to be discontinued AZ1 series Limit switches AZ2 series Limit switches Slitted type Limit switches (AZ6) New slitted type Limit switches (AZ66) Recommended substitute products ML (AZ7) Limit switches ML (AZ7) Limit switches ML (AZ7) Limit switches ML (AZ7) Limit switches Page P.33 P.33 P.33 P.33
Products to be discontinued AZ1
You cannot use this nut for panel installation.
Recommended substitute products AZ7


Please note that installation method and operation characteristics are different.
1. International Standards
IEC standard International Electrotechnical Commission By promoting international cooperation toward all problems and related issues regarding standardization in the electrical and electronic technology elds, the IEC, a non-governmental organization, was started in October, 1908, for the purpose of realizing mutual understanding on an international level. To this end, the IEC standard was enacted for the purpose of promoting international standardization.

3. Europe

EN standard European Standards/Norme Europeennee (France)/Europaishe Norm (Germany) Abbreviation for European Standards. A unied standard enacted by CEN/CENELEC (European Standards Committee/European Electrical Standards Committee). EU and EFTA member nations employ the content of the EN standards into their own national standards and are obligated to abolish those national standards that do not agree with the EN standards. (1) Germany VDE (Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker) The VDE laboratory was established mainly by the German Electric Technology Alliance, which was formed in 1893. It carries out safety experiments and passes approval for electrical devices and parts. Although VDE certication is not enforced under German law, punishment is severe should electrical shock or re occur; therefore, it is, in fact, like an enforcement. TV (Technischer berwachungs-Verein) TV is a civilian, non-prot, independent organization that has its roots in the German Boiler Surveillance Association, which was started in 1875 for the purpose of preventing boiler accidents. A major characteristic of TV is that it exists as a combination of 14 independent organizations (TV Rheinland, TV Bayern, etc.) throughout Germany. TV carries out inspection on a wide variety of industrial devices and equipment, and has been entrusted to handle electrical products, as well, by the government. TV inspection and certication is based mainly on the VDE standard. TV certication can be obtained from any of the 14 TVs throughout Germany and has the same effectiveness as obtaining VDE certication.


Epoxy-sealed terminal type With lamp QL limit switches Standard type VL limit switches With neon lamp DL limit switches Vertical limit switches Compact Magnelimit Magnelimit Standard type


Limit switches conforming to EN/IEC standards
The limit switches shown below conform to both EN and IEC standards, and may display the CE markings.
Product classification Product name HL ML VL DL Magnelimit Suitable standard EN60947-5-1 EN60947-5-1 EN60947-5-1 EN60947-5-1 EN60947-5-1 Approving body TV TV TV TV File No. J9650514/J9650515 J9551204 J9551203 J9551205
The EN standards were established as universal EU standards in order to facilitate EU directives. These standards were merged with the international IEC standards and henceforth reflect the standards in all countries. Also, the CE markings show that products conform to EC directives, and guarantee the free flow of products within the EC.
Note: Refer to the page for each individual product for detailed approval conditions and approved types. Moreover, the HL limit switch alone does not display the CE mark as standard. If the CE mark is necessary, add (CE) to the end of the part No. when ordering.

What are EN standards?

An abbreviation of Norme Europeenne (in French), and called European Standards in English. Approval is by vote among the CEN/CENELEC member countries, and is a unified standards limited to EU member countries, but the contents conform to the international ISO/IEC standards. If the relevant EN standard does not exist, it is necessary to obtain approval based on the relevant IEC standard or, if the relevant IEC standard does not exist, the relevant standard from each country, such as VDE, BS, SEMKO, and so forth.
CE markings and EC directives
The worlds largest single market, the European Community (EC) was born on 1 January 1993 (changing its name to EU in November 1993. It is now always expressed as EU, apart from EC directives.) EU member country products have always had their quality and safety guaranteed according to the individual standards of each member country. However, the standards of each country being different prevented the free flow of goods within the EU. For this reason, in order to eliminate non-tariff barriers due to these standards, and to maximize the merits of EU unification, the EC directives were issued concomitant to the birth of the EU.
Appropriate EC directives for control equipment products
The main EC directives that are to do with machinery and electrical equipment are the machinery directive, the EMC directive, the low voltage directive, and the telecom directive. Although these directives have already been issued, the date of their enactment is different for each one. The machinery directive was 1 January 1995. The EMC directive was 1 January 1996, and the low voltage directive was enacted from 1 January 1997. The telecom directive was established by the separate CTR (Common Technology references.)


Model No.

SL-J600V SL-SV553J SL-SV550

Portable CD player


Operating Instructions

The model number and serial number of this product can be found on either the back or the bottom of the unit. Please note them in the space provided below and keep for future reference.



Dear Customer

Thank you for purchasing this product. Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read these instructions completely. Please save this manual for future reference.
This manual was printed with soy based ink.


Note: SL-J600V and SL-SV550 models are not designed for use with a remote control. Panasonic Canada Inc. 5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3 C 2003 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Printed in Japan
References to battery recharging apply only to SL-J600V. References to the remote control apply only to SL-SV553J.
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America One Panasonic Way Secaucus, New Jersey 07094 Panasonic Sales Company, Division of Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc. (PSC) Ave. 65 de Infantera, Km. 9.5 San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985



Troubleshooting guide

The HOLD function is on (page 2). The disc isnt correctly set. The disc is scratched or dirty.(Tracks skipped.) The unit may not read MP3 correctly if it is shaken while it is reading the files. There is moisture on the lens. Wait for about an hour and then try again. The lens is dirty: clean it with a blower (recommended product: SZZP1038C).If the lens gets marked with fingerprints, gently wipe them off with a cotton swab. You may not be able to play MP3 if you have copied a multisession disc that has no data between sessions. Ensure the plugs are inserted firmly. Wipe the plugs clean with a clean cloth. Noise may occur when playing MP3 if recording quality is poor. The elapsed playing time disappears and sound is interrupted if bumps continue repeatedly. Separate this unit from mobile telephones. This doesnt work if you change discs. This doesnt work during random play. It may not work correctly under some conditions. Random play modes may be on (page 6). Play resumes from the track where you last stopped play. Use skip to return to the first track. Disconnect then reconnect all power sources (batteries and AC adaptor).
Before requesting service, make the below checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem: In the U.S.A., contact the Panasonic Customer Call Center at 1-800-211-7262, or e-mail, or the website ( In Canada, contact the Panasonic Canada Inc. Customer Care Centre at 905-624-5505, or visit the website (, or an authorized Servicentre close to you. SL-SV553J ONLY

No play.

The unit malfunctions when connected to other equipment. The remote control malfunctions.


Be sure to connect other equipment through the remote control. Speakers connected directly to the unit should have an impedance of 1 k or less. Use only the included remote control to operate this unit.
Cannot recharge. The AC adaptor becomes warm during recharging. The batteries are taking a long time to recharge. Play time is very short even after recharging. Play time is short after recharging.
You arent using the special rechargeable batteries (page 5). You must insert two batteries before you can recharge them. The unit must be off before you can recharge. This is normal. The batteries may take a maximum of 6 hours to recharge under some conditions. The batteries may have reached the end of their service life. Usually they can be recharged 300 times. This may occur after the first time you recharge the batteries or after you havent used them for a long time. Play time should be restored after a few recharges. The batteries can go flat if you leave the AC adaptor connected after recharging is complete.
No sound or there is a lot of noise.
Play doesnt resume from the track where play stopped at. Play doesnt start from the first track. The unit stops working. Cannot search through tracks. Cannot skip albums. The battery indicator fails to appear or is incorrect. Radio reception is noisy.

You cannot search through MP3 files.
You cannot skip between the first and last albums during play. The indicator does not appear when the AC adaptor is connected. The indicator does not appear correctly under some conditions. Keep the unit away from other tuners and televisions. The AM antena is in the unit, so noise may increase if you hold the unit.


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The HOLD function is on (page 2). You havent inserted a disc or it isnt inserted correctly. You have inserted a disc this unit cannot play. The disc lid is open. Full: The program already contains 20 tracks. Reading MP3 files.
Location of controls/Connection to other equipment

Main unit

Hold switch Display panel Monaural/Stereo Memory/ Recall Tone selection Tuning mode selection Tuner on/Band selection Headphone jack
SL-J600V SL-SV550 SL-J600V SL-SV553J SL-SV550
Turn off this unit and the other equipment before connection.

To DC IN jack AC adaptor

Purchase (RP-AC46) for

SL-SV553J SL-SV550

Household AC outlet
Car power adaptor (SH-CDC9) (not included) SL-J600V You can recharge the batteries with this connection.

Car audio

Directly to headphone jack Through to Headphone jack
Some cannot be connected.
Connect remote control to main unit first.
Play/Pause Stop / Operation off Lens Open switch Tuning/Skip/Search Battery Volume control compartment Sensitivity control/Play mode selection
Car stereo cassette adaptor (SH-CDM10A) (not included) Set the units volume to 10.

Audio system

Audio cable (not included)
Set the units volume to 10. Use the main unit to avoid beep sounds heard when operating the remote control buttons. To CD or AUX terminals Adjust the volume on the audio system.

Remote control


Supplied Accessories

Check the packing carton for these accessories.
Volume control Play/Stop/ Operation off

For U.S.A.

Hold switch Tuning/Skip/Search Tuner on/off/Band select

For Canada

For U.S.A. 1 Pair of stereo headphones: L0BAD0000162 For Canada 1 Pair of stereo earphones: L0BAB0000123
1 Wired remote control: N2QCBDPair of stereo headphones: RFEV042P-SY 1 Jogger soft case: RFC0060-K
Actual headphones may be different from those shown in the illustration.
1 AC adaptor: RFEA403C-2S 1 Active speaker system (2 speakers and 1 unit base): RAPT0001-S

Use numbers indicated when ordering replacements or optional accessories from your Panasonic dealer.
In U.S.A. contact 1-800-332-5368 or the website (

Playing MP3

This unit can play MP3 files you have recorded to discs. MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licenced from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson multimedia.



jogger soft case

Fasten the belt securely.
Insert so buttons are facing away from your body.
This function causes the unit to ignore accidental button presses. Set to HOLD so the unit doesnt power on accidentally or play is interrupted.
The unit and remote control each have independent HOLD switches.

Note on CD-R and CD-RW

This unit can play CD-R and CD-RW recorded with CD-DA or MP3. Use an audio recording disc for CD-DA and finalize it when you finish recording. The unit may not be able to play some discs due to the condition of the recording. A process performed after recording that enables CDR/CD-RW players to play audio CD-R and CD-RW.
Before jogging with this unit, allow sufficient time for the memory buffer to fill up completely (CD-DA: 45 seconds, MP3: 100 seconds). This unit is designed for light jogging, but not for serious running. It may occasionally skip if used by an aggressive runner, or by someone with a heavy, jarring stride. Do not machine wash. Fading and loss of shape can occur. Do not drop the unit as the soft case cannot protect the unit and CD from damage.

Resume function

The unit stores the track where you stopped play. Replacing the disc cancels the function.


Auto power off function
If the unit is left in stop mode for approximately 10 minutes, the unit powers itself off automatically.
Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Follow the safety instructions on the unit and the safety precautions listed below. Keep these operating instructions handy for future reference.


Discontinue use if you experience discomfort with the earphones or any other parts that directly contact your skin. Continued use may cause rashes or other allergic reactions. Do not use in the car when the unit is connected to the speakers.


1. Power sourceConnect the unit to a power source of the type described in these instructions or as marked on the unit. 2. PolarizationThe unit is equipped with a polarized power plug where one blade is wider than the other. This safety feature ensures that the plug fits into your household AC outlet only one way. If the plug doesnt fit one way, try reversing it. If the plug still doesnt fit, contact an electrician to replace the obsolete outlet. Do not attempt to defeat the safety purpose of the plug. 3. Power cord protectionRoute the AC power supply cord so that it will not be walked on or pinched by items placed on or against it. Never take hold of the plug or cord with wet hands. Always grasp the plug body firmly when connecting and disconnecting it. 4. OverloadingWhen connecting the AC power supply cord, be careful not to overload the household AC outlet, extension cord, or outlet from any other device as this can result in fire or electric shock. 5. Nonuse periodsTurn the unit off when it is not in use. Unplug the unit from the household AC outlet if it is not to be used for a long time. Unplug the unit during lightning storms. Leaving the unit connected to a household AC outlet for extended periods can cause battery fluid leakage. 6. Attachments and accessoriesUse only the attachments and accessories recommended in these operating instructions.


Do not peel off the covering on batteries and do not use if the covering has been peeled off. Align the poles + and - correctly when inserting the batteries. Do not mix different types of batteries or old and new batteries. Remove the batteries if you do not intend to use the unit for a long time. Do not throw into fire, short-circuit, disassemble, or subject to excessive heat. Do not attempt to recharge dry cell batteries. When carrying batteries in a pocket or bag, ensure no metal objects such as necklaces are placed together with them. Contact with metal may cause short-circuiting which can cause a fire.
Do not use irregularly shaped CDs. Do not use non-specification discs. Do not use CDs printed with label printers available on the market. Do not use CDs with labels and stickers that are coming off or with adhesive exuding from under labels and stickers.




1. Foreign materialEnsure objects and liquids do not get into the unit. Avoid exposing the unit to excessive smoke, dust, mechanical vibration, and shock. 2. MagnetismSituate the unit away from equipment and devices that generate strong magnetic fields. 3. StackingDo not place anything on top of this unit. 4. Wall and ceiling mountingDo not mount the unit on walls or ceilings unless specified in the instructions.

EST. 1924

1. Water and moistureDo not use the unit near water, such as near a bathtub or swimming pool. Avoid damp basements. 2. HeatSituate the unit away from heat sources, such as radiators. Do not leave it in an automobile exposed to direct sunlight with the doors and windows closed as this may deform the cabinet. 2. Do not situate where temperatures fall below 5 eC (41 eF) or rise above 35 eC (95 eF).


Unplug the unit from the household AC outlet before cleaning. Clean with a damp cloth. Do not use abrasive pads, scouring powders, or solvents.
Do not play your headphones or earphones at a high volume. Hearing experts advise against continuous extended play. If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use. Do not use while operating a motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas. You should use extreme caution or temporarily discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations. Even if your headphones or earphones are the open-air type designed to let you hear outside sounds, dont turn up the volume so high that you cant hear whats around you. Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing comfort level adapts to higher volumes of sound. So what sounds normal can actually be loud and harmful to your hearing. Guard against this by setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts. To establish a safe level: Start your volume control at a low setting. Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and clearly, and without distortion. Once you have established a comfortable sound level: Leave it there.


Damage requiring serviceThe unit should be serviced by qualified service personnel if: (a) The AC power supply cord or AC adaptor has been damaged; or (b) Objects or liquids have gotten into the unit; or (c) The unit has been exposed to rain; or (d) The unit does not operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance; or (e) The unit has been dropped or the cabinet damaged. ServicingDo not attempt to service the unit beyond that described in these operating instructions. Refer all other servicing to authorized servicing personnel. 3. Replacement partsWhen parts need replacing ensure the servicer uses parts specified by the manufacturer or parts that have the same characteristics as the original parts. Unauthorized substitutes may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards. 4. Safety checkAfter repairs or service, ask the servicer to perform safety checks to confirm that the unit is in proper working condition. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 2.


No. of channels: 2 (left and right, stereo) Frequency response: 20 to 20,000 Hz (j10 dB to 0 dB) DA converter: 1 bit, MASH Headphone output level: RMS max. 8 mWi8 mW/ 16 (adjustable) SL-J600V ONLY Speaker output level: RMS max. 450 mWi450 mW
References to battery recharging apply only to SL-J600V.


Radio frequency: FM; 87.90107.90 MHz (0.2 MHz steps) 87.50108.00 MHz (0.1 MHz/0.05 MHz steps) AM; 5201710 kHz (10 kHz steps) 5221629 kHz (9 kHz steps)


Power supply:


DC input (via included AC adaptor): DC 4.5 V AC adaptor input: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Play time: [Approximate operating time in hours (playing MP3 at the recommended bitrate of 128 kbps, with HOLD on and S-XBS canceled, at 25 eC (77 eF) on a flat and stable surface)]

Batteries used

2 optional alkaline batteries
DC input (via optional AC adaptor):DC 4.5 V Operational temperature range: 0 eC40 eC (32 eF104 eF) ONLY Rechargeable temperature range: 5 eC40 eC (41 eF104 eF) Recharging time: 4 to 5 hours Power consumption: Using AC adaptor: Using headphones/earphones (MP3/CD-DA/RADIO): 3.1 W/ 2.9 W/ 2.1 W Using speakers(MP3/CD-DA/RADIO): 6.5 W/ 6.4 W/ 3.6 W Recharging: Without speakers : 5.4 W With speakers : 5.9 W

MP3 disc 35 14

CD-DA RADIO disc (FM BAND) 75 30
2 optional rechargeable batteries
Supported bit-rates: 32 kbps to 320 kbps (128 kbps is recommended) Supported sampling frequency: 48 kHz/44.1 kHz/32 kHz Maximum number of items (sum of albums and tracks): 999 Maximum album levels: 100


Light source: Wavelength: Semiconductor laser 780 nm Power consumption in standby mode: Without speakers : 2.1 W With speakers : 2.8 W
The play time may be less depending on the operating conditions. Play time will be considerably reduced when playing CD-RW. Dimensions (WaHaD): CD player: 135a25.8a135 mm (55/16za11/32za55/16z) Including components (SL-J600V ONLY): 135.5a286a185 mm (511/32za118/32za79/32z) Mass: CD player: 223 g (7.9 oz.)(with batteries) 177 g (6.2 oz.)(without batteries) Including components (SL-J600V ONLY): 391 g (13.8 oz.) Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice. Mass and dimensions are approximate.



Product service

1. Damage requiring serviceThe unit should be serviced by qualified service personnel if: 1. (a) The AC power supply cord or AC adaptor has been damaged; or 1. (b) Objects or liquids have gotten into the unit; or 1. (c) The unit has been exposed to rain; or 1. (d) The unit does not operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance; or 1. (e) The unit has been dropped or the cabinet damaged. 2. ServicingDo not attempt to service the unit beyond that described in these operating instructions. Refer all other servicing to authorized servicing personnel. 3. Replacement partsWhen parts need replacing ensure the servicer uses parts specified by the manufacturer or parts that have the same characteristics as the original parts. Unauthorized substitutes may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards. 4. Safety checkAfter repairs or service, ask the servicer to perform safety checks to confirm that the unit is in proper working condition.




Use only car adaptor, Model: SH-CDC9 manufactured by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

Marking sign is located on bottom of the unit. THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A.

Product information

For product information or assistance with product operation: In the U.S.A., contact the Panasonic Customer Call Center at 1-800-211-7262, or e-mail, or the website ( For assistance in the continental U.S.A. in obtaining repairs please ship the product to: Panasonic Services Company - Customer Servicenter Suite B 4900 George McVay Drive McAllen, TX 78503 In Puerto Rico contact the Panasonic Sales Company. Tel. (787) 750-4300 Fax. (787) 768-2910 When shipping the unit carefully pack and send it prepaid, adequately insured and preferably in the original carton. Include a letter detailing the complaint and provide a day time phone number where you can be reached. IF REPAIR IS NEEDED DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD THE PURCHASER WILL BE REQUIRED TO FURNISH A SALES RECEIPT/PROOF OF PURCHASE INDICATING DATE OF PURCHASE, AMOUNT PAID AND PLACE OF PURCHASE. CUSTOMER WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE REPAIR OF ANY UNIT RECEIVED WITHOUT SUCH PROOF OF PURCHASE. Also, the purchaser will be responsible for shipping the unit to the above address. In Canada, contact the Panasonic Canada Inc. Customer Care Centre at 905-6245505, or visit the website (, or an authorized Servicentre close to you. User memo: DATE OF PURCHASE DEALER NAME DEALER ADDRESS TELEPHONE NUMBER
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment would void the users authority to operate this device. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America One Panasonic Way Secaucus, New Jersey 07094


Panasonic Sales Company, Division of Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc. Ave. 65 de Infantera, Km. 9.5 San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985
Panasonic Portable Audio Products Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty Coverage
If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company or Panasonic Sales Company (collectively referred to as the warrantor) will, for the length of the period indicated on the chart below, which starts with the date of original purchase (warranty period), at its option either (a) repair your product with new or refurbished parts, or (b) replace it with a new or a refurbished product. The decision to repair or replace will be made by the warrantor. Product or Part Name Parts Labor All Portable Audio Products except item listed One (1) Year One (1) Year below Rechargeable batteries Ten (10) Days Not applicable (in exchange for defective item) During the Labor warranty period there will be no charge for labor. During the Parts warranty period, there will be no charge for parts. You must mail-in your product during the warranty period. This Limited Warranty excludes both parts and labor for batteries, antennas, and cosmetic parts (cabinet). This warranty only applies to products purchased and serviced in the United States or Puerto Rico. This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser of a new product which was not sold as is. IF REPAIR IS NEEDED DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD THE PURCHASER WILL BE REQUIRED TO FURNISH A SALES RECEIPT/PROOF OF PURCHASE INDICATING DATE OF PURCHASE, AMOUNT PAID AND PLACE OF PURCHASE. CUSTOMER WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE REPAIR OF ANY UNIT RECEIVED WITHOUT SUCH PROOF OF PURCHASE.
Limited Warranty Limits And Exclusions
This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship, and DOES NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage. The warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which occurred in shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied by the warrantor, or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication, alteration, faulty installation, set-up adjustments, misadjustment of consumer controls, improper maintenance, power line surge, lightning damage, modification, introduction of sand, humidity or liquids, commercial use such as hotel, office, restaurant, or other business or rental use of the product, or service by anyone other than a Factory Servicenter or other Authorized Servicer, or damage that is attributable to acts of God. THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES EXCEPT AS LISTED UNDER LIMITED WARRANTY COVERAGE. THE WARRANTOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. (As examples, this excludes damages for lost time, travel to and from the servicer, loss of or damage to media or images, data or other memory or recorded content. The items listed are not exclusive, but are for illustration only.) ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. If a problem with this product develops during or after the warranty period, you may contact your dealer or Servicenter. If the problem is not handled to your satisfaction, then write to the warrantors Consumer Affairs Department at the addresses listed for the warrantor. PARTS AND SERVICE, WHICH ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Mail-In Service

For assistance in the continental U.S.A. in obtaining repairs please ship the product to: Panasonic Services Company Customer Servicenter Suite B 4900 George McVay Drive McAllen, TX 78503 For assistance in Puerto Rico call Panasonic Sales Company (787)-750-4300 or fax (787)-768-2910. When shipping the unit carefully pack and send it prepaid, adequately insured and preferably in the original carton. Include a letter detailing the complaint and provide a day time phone number where you can be reached.
Customer Services Directory For Product Information, Operating Assistance, Literature Request, Dealer Locations, and all Customer Service inquiries please contact: 1-800-211-PANA (7262), MondayFriday 9 am9 pm; SaturdaySunday 9 am7 pm, EST. or send e-mail: For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-877-833-8855 Web Site: You can purchase parts, accessories or locate your nearest servicenter by visiting our Web Site.
Service in Puerto Rico Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc. Panasonic Sales Company/Factory Servicenter: Ave. 65 de Infanteria, Km. 9.5, San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985 Phone (787) 750-4300 Fax (787) 768-2910 Accessory Purchases:
1-800-332-5368 (Customer Orders Only) For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-866-605-1277 Panasonic Services Company 20421 84th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032 (6 am to 5 pm MondayFriday; 6 am to 10:30 am Saturday; PST) (Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, Check)


Power Supply
Dry cell batteries (not included)
Rechargeable batteries (not included)


Close securely. LR6, AA, UM3
If rechargeable batteries are to be used, rechargeable batteries manufactured by Panasonic are recommended. This unit cannot recharge batteries. The battery indicator will not function correctly when using rechargeable batteries.
As a safety precaution this unit is constructed so it is impossible to recharge ordinary batteries. For details, check with your dealer.
Special rechargeable Ni-Cd batteries P-3GAVA/2B (set of 2) Ordinary dry cell batteries/ rechargeable batteries
Fit the battery lid so it is secure and flush with the battery compartment. The
disc may be damaged if the lid becomes loose or is displaced.

The battery indicator

This indicator appears when the unit is on. Recharge before initial use. Make sure the unit is off when recharging. Insert the same way as the dry cell batteries.
Connect the AC adaptor supplied.
The unit switches off shortly after the indicator starts flashing.
Before playing starts the battery indicator may flash although the batteries are not drained. It appears correctly once you start play. The remaining time may differ when listening to a CD or the radio.

AC adaptor DC IN jack

Removing batteries Play time

Specifications, page 3

The battery indicator ( ) scrolls while recharging and disappears when finished (4 to 5 hours). You can recharge the batteries before they are fully discharged. Conserving power
To save power when the unit is not to be used for a long time, unplug the AC adaptor from the household AC outlet. The unit consumes a small amount of power, even when it is turned off. Without speakers: approx. 2.1 W With speakers: approx. 2.8 W

Listening to CDs


Basic Play

References to the remote control apply only to SL-SV553J.
Open the lid and insert a CD.

Release HOLD.

Press again to restart play.

Not available.

Plug in firmly. Track number Elapsed playing time of track
Plug type: 3.5 mm (1/8 in.) stereo
Press and hold during play.
You cannot search while playing MP3. You can search only within the current track during program, one track repeat, or random play modes ( page 6).

Main unit Remote control

Press. Press.
Press [: ] twice to skip to the previous track during play.
Adjust the volume. (0 - 25)
MP3 files take a little longer to be read. MP3 lights on the display during play.
Number of tracks Total play time
Press and hold to turn the unit off.
Press again to turn the unit off.

10-- 72

Number of albums Number of tracks

Program Play

Other Play methods

Play modes

When playing MP3
Press [j :, 9 i] while stopped to select the tracks.
You can skip albums when programming MP3 tracks ( below).
Each time you press [MODE]

- - 01

Sequence number


Album number Track number
One track repeat All track repeat Random

Random repeat

Press [MEMORY/RECALL] to register.
To confirm the contents of the program Press [MEMORY/RECALL] while

the disc is playing.

No display (canceled) You cannot select RND while playing MP3. You cannot skip back to other tracks during random play.

3 -- 01

Track number Sequence number
To delete the entire program Press [ OPR OFF].

Anti-Skip System

This system reduces the skipping caused by vibration to a minimum. You can change the anti-skip memory time for CD-DA to improve sound quality.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to register up to 20 tracks. Press [1/;] to start play.
Each time you press and hold [MODE]
Changing the sound quality
Each time you press [S-XBS]
No display (canceled) Better sound quality, Normal sound quality, 10-second anti-skip 45-second anti-skip memory memory You cannot change the memory time for MP3. It is a maximum of 100 seconds for data recorded at 128 kbps.
Boosts the bass The effect may differ between different kinds of music.
Starting play from an album (Album skip)
Press and hold [j :, 9 i] until the album you want appears.
This unit can play MP3, a method of compressing audio without overtly hurting audio quality.
When creating MP3 files to play on this unit
Disc formats: ISO9660 level 1 and level 2 (except for extended formats) It is better not to create folders (album) within folders (004album below).

CD-ROM drive

Naming tracks and albums
Prefix with 3-digit numbers in the order you want to play Extension
001track.mp3 002track.mp3 003track.MP3





3 - - 10

Album number Number of tracks
004track.mp3 005track.mp3
Up to 27 characters for tracks and 30 for albums


008track.MP3 009track.MP3
Playing only the tracks in a selected album (Album mode)


006track.mp3 007track.MP3
If you created an album such as 004album on the left, the files may not play in name order. The albums would play in the order 1, 2, 3, 4.

Limitations on MP3


No display (canceled)

You cannot turn album mode on during program play. You can select another album with album skip.
This unit is compatible with multi-session but if there are a lot of sessions it takes more time for play to start. Keep the number of sessions to a minimum to avoid this. This unit cannot play files recorded using packet write. If the disc includes both MP3 and normal audio data (CD-DA), the unit plays the type recorded in the inner part of the disc. If the disc includes both MP3 and other types of audio data (e.g. WMA or WAV), the unit plays only the MP3. Depending on how you create MP3 files, they may not play in the order you numbered them or may not play at all.

Listening to the Radio

You can tune directly to a station in Free Mode by finding the stations frequency, or you can store stations in Memory Mode to make tuning simpler.


Press Press to choose the modes.

Free Mode

Memory Mode

107 10

1107 10

Memory number

( Storing stations into the memory)
Press to change the band.
Each time you press the button; FM (----. AM

3 only on the main unit

Press to select the station.
Press for a moment to change rapidly. TUNED appears when tuned.

Adjust the volume.

To turn off the radio Press [ OPR OFF] (main unit) or press and hold [RADIO] (remote
Storing stations into the memory
Store the frequencies of up to 30 stations; 20 FM and 10 AM. To erase unnecessary stations Preparation: Press [TUNING MODE] to set to Memory Mode. Press [RADIO/BAND] to select the band.
Press. Press to set to Memory Mode.
5 Store stations into the memory as desired.


Press [j : , 9 i] to select the memory number to be erased.
Press [MEMORY/RECALL]. The frequency number flashes. Do each of the following within 10 seconds. Press and hold [MEMORY/RECALL] until - - - - flashes. Press [MEMORY/RECALL] to erase the memory number. The next memory number appears.
Do each of the following within 10 seconds. 2Press [j :, 9 i] to select the frequency. 1Press [j :, 9 i] for a moment to change rapidly. 3Press [MEMORY/RECALL]. FM
4Press [j :, 9 i] to select the memory number. 1Press [j :, 9 i] for a moment to change rapidly. 5Press [MEMORY/RECALL] to confirm the setting.

To obtain good reception

Try various directions to obtain optimum reception.


When using overseas
Change the frequency step according to the area. Preparation: Press [RADIO/BAND] to switch on the power.




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