Radio Shack MICRO-36 Microcassette Recorder User Manual

A Quick Look at Your Recorder


To protect the recorder during shipment, a piece of paper is attached to the cassette door. Remove this paper before you use the recorder.


You can power your recorder from internal battery power, AC power (with an optional

AC adapter), or your vehicles battery

(with an optional DC adapter).

Using Batteries

Your recorder requires two AA batteries

(not supplied) for power. For the best performance and longest life, we recommend

RadioShack alkaline batteries.

Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended

Do not mix old and new batteries, different types of batteries (standard, rechargeable),


rechargeable batteries of different capacities.

If you do not plan to use the recorder for several days, or if you plan to use only AC or vehicle battery power, remove the batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts.

1. Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow until it stops, then lift up the cover.

Caution: The battery compartment cover is attached to the recorder. Do not try to remove it.

2. Place the batteries in the compartment as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and ) marked inside.

3. Replace the cover.

Warning: Dispose of old batteries

promptly and properly. Do not burn or bury them.

Using AC or DC Power

To power the recorder from an AC outlet or your vehicles battery power, you need an AC or DC adapter and an Adaptaplug


(neither supplied, available at your local

RadioShack store).

You must use a (Class 2 for

AC) power source that supplies 3 volts DC power and delivers at least 200 mA. The center tip of the Adaptaplug must be set to positive, and the plug must properly fit the recorders DC3V jack. Using an

AC adapter and plug that do not meet these specifications could damage the recorder, the adapter, or the plug.

Always connect the adapter to the recorder before you plug it into the power source, and unplug the adapter from the power source before you unplug it from the recorder.

1. If necessary, set the adapters voltage switch to 3V.

2. Attach the Adaptaplug to the adapters cord with the tip set to positive (+).

3. Insert the barrel plug into the recorders DC3V jack. This disconnects the internal batteries.


4. Plug the other end of the adapter into the power source.


You can use an optional mono earphone with a submini (3/32-inch) plug to listen to a tape in privacy.

You can also use an earphone to monitor what the recorder picks up through the internal microphone or