SII DPU-S series User`s guide

USER’S GUIDE
Thermal Printer
DPU-S445 SERIES
Read this user’s guide carefully before using the printer.
Keep this user’s guide in a place where it can be
accessed quickly.
Seiko Instruments Inc.
DPU-S445 SERIES THERMAL PRINTER USER’S GUIDE
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SII reserves the right to make changes in the specifications and materials contained herein without
notice and shall not be responsible for any damages (including consequential) caused by reliance on
the materials presented, including but not limited to typographical, arithmetic, and listing errors.
is a trademark of Seiko Instruments Inc.
BHT-Ir is a trademark of DENSO CORPORATION
Bluetooth is registered trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
IrDA Protocol Stack “μDeepCore(r)1.1” (c)ITX E-Globaledge Corp. All Rights Reserved.
All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.
This product complies with EU RoHS Directive(2002/95/EC).
Please refer to the page in Chinese for the information of the hazardous substances under China
RoHS(Management Methods for Controlling Pollution by Electronic Information Products).
For use in Turkey
Complies with Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive.
Türkiye’ deki Kullanıcılar için
EEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur.
Applicable EC Directive and Standards
Product:
Thermal Printer DPU-S445-01A-E
Directive: Title
1999/5/EC
EC Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive
Standards
EN 301 489-1 V 1.6.1
EN 301 489-17 V 1.2.1
EN 300 328 V1.7.1
EN 60950-1
This product may be used in following all EU and EFTA countries:
EU
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom
EFTA
Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein
Product:
Thermal Printer DPU-S445-00A-E, DPU-S445-01A-E
Directive: Title
2004/108/EC EC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
Standards
EN 55022 Class B
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
EN 55024
Product:
AC adapter PW-0904-W2-E
Directive: Title
2004/108/EC EC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
2006/95/EC
EC Low Voltage Directive
Standards
EN 55022 Class B
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
EN 55024
EN 60950-1
Product:
Battery Charger PWC-L07A1-W1-E
Directive: Title
2004/108/EC EC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
2006/95/EC
EC Low Voltage Directive
Standards
EN 55022 Class B
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
EN 55024
EN 60950-1
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) compliance statement
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 changes in this certified device could void your legal right to operate it.
RF exposure compliance
1) To comply with FCC/IC RF exposure compliance requirements, a separation distance of at least
20 cm must be maintained between the antenna of this device and all persons.
2) This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter.
Industry Canada (IC) compliance statement
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the DPU-S445 thermal printer.
This USER’S GUIDE explains how to handle DPU-S445 thermal printer (hereinafter
referred to as printer), specified AC adapter, specified battery charger, specified battery
pack and specified AC cable (hereinafter, omit “specified”).
Read through the SAFETY PRECAUTIONS and OPERATING PRECAUTIONS
carefully before using the printer. Also read the instruction manuals of the optional
equipment that you purchased with the printer.
Keep this user’s guide in a place where it can be accessed quickly.
For more detailed technical information on this printer, refer to the DPU-S445 SERIES
THERMAL PRINTER TECHNICAL REFERENCE.
The User’s Guide consists of the following sections.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ..............................................................................2
OPERATING PRECAUTIONS.......................................................................9
1
PREPARATION..................................................................................12
2
EACH PART OF PRINTER ................................................................13
3
POWER CONNECTION .....................................................................16
4
PAPER SETTING...............................................................................19
5
TEST PRINTING ................................................................................21
6
FUNCTION SETTING ........................................................................22
7
CONNECTING TO THE HOST DEVICE ............................................30
8
RECHARGING THE BATTERY PACK...............................................34
9
THERMAL HEAD MAINTENANCE ....................................................37
10
TROUBLESCHOOTING .....................................................................38
11
SPECIFICATIONS..............................................................................39
12
OPTIONS AND CONSUMABLE PARTS............................................42
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
The following symbols are used in this User’s Guide in order to make use of the printer
properly and prevent the printer from being damaged.
Follow the instructions marked with the symbol.
Failure to follow the guidelines marked with this
WARNING
symbol could result in severe personal injury or
death.
Failure to follow the guidelines marked with this
CAUTION
symbol could result in minor personal injury or
product and/or peripheral damage.
Symbol Examples
The symbol
indicates caution (including danger and warning).
The example on the left indicates warning or caution.
The symbol
indicates prohibition.
The example on the left means prohibition of disassembling.
The symbol
indicates requirement or what must be done.
The example on the left means “pull the power plug out of the outlet.”
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WARNING
DO NOT use the printer, the AC adapter, the AC cable and the battery
charger in countries where these items do not comply with the
regulations. See Section 11 SPECIFICATIONS, List of Compliance with
Regulation.
Doing so, we do not assure the safety of these products and you will be
responsible for violation of regulations.
POWER OFF the printer, unplug the power cable from the power outlet,
and remove the battery pack in any of the following cases:
 The printer does not recover from an error.
 Smoke, strange noise, overheat or smells erupt from the printer.
 A piece of metal or any liquid touches the internal parts or slot of the
printer.
 Case is broken.
Doing so may cause fire or electric shock. Please contact your vender to
repair the products.
DO NOT insert any foreign objects such as a piece of metal or any liquid
in the internal parts or slot of the printer.
Doing so may cause fire or electric shock.
DO NOT disassemble or remodel the printer. DO NOT REPAIR THE
PRINTER YOURSELF.
Doing so may cause fire, a failure or other accidents.
DO NOT use an AC adapter, AC cable, battery charger or battery pack
other than that which is specified.
Doing so may cause explosion, overheating or fire leading to serious
accidents.
DO NOT use any power supply of the AC adapter and the battery charger
other than specified range of one.
Doing so may cause fire, a failure or other accidents.
DO NOT touch the output terminal or metallic area of the connector to
avoid short-circuiting.
Doing so may cause fire, a failure or other accidents.
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DO NOT connect except specified battery pack with the battery charger.
Doing so may cause explosion, overheating or fire leading to fire or
injury.
DO NOT put the printer into water in a place where it could get wet.
Doing so may cause fire, a failure or other accidents.
DO NOT touch the printer by wet hand.
If not, it might cause electric shock.
POWER OFF the printer before removing/inserting the battery pack.
If not, it might cause electric shock.
UNPLUG the AC plug from the outlet when there is any AC cable of the
AC adapter or the battery charger damaged.
Doing so may cause fire, a failure or electric shock.
Keep the AC plug of the AC adapter or the battery charger away from
dust and metallic materials.
If not, it might cause fire or electric shock.
PLUG the AC plug of the AC adapter or the battery charger completely.
If not, it might cause fire or electric shock.
DO NOT destroy the AC cable or plug of the AC adapter or the battery
charger. Moreover, DO NOT bend, pull or twist the AC cable forcibly, or
place heavy object on the cable.
Doing so may cause fire, a failure or electric shock.
UNPLUG the AC cable of the AC adapter or the battery charger from the
outlet, do not pull on the cable but hold onto the plug.
Exposure or disconnection of the cable might cause fire or electric shock.
The antenna(s) used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a
separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must not be
co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter.
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CAUTION
If the printer is not used for a long time, unplug the AC plug from the
outlet and remove the battery pack from the printer.
If not, it might cause fire or electric shock.
When cleaning the printer, unplug the AC plug from the outlet and
remove the battery pack from the printer.
If not, it might cause fire or electric shock.
Keep the printer out of the reach of children.
If not, it might cause injury.
DO NOT subject the printer to the following places as it may lead to fire,
a failure or injury.
 Places of direct sunlight or high temperature
 Places of extreme humidity or any place where it can possibly be
splashed by any liquids.
 Places with strong vibration or is inclined.
DO NOT cover the printer with any clothes.
Doing so may cause fire or a failure.
NEVER touch the thermal head immediately after printing because it
becomes very hot. Make sure that the thermal head is cool before
clearing a paper jam or cleaning the thermal head.
Doing so may cause injury.
NEVER touch the portions such as the thermal head or the paper sensor
or the platen roller directly while opening the paper cover to install the
paper for example.
Doing so may cause injury or other accidents.
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DO NOT touch the cutter.
Doing so may cause injury.
Be sure to hold the battery cover to the printer when the battery pack is
inserted in the printer.
Fall of the battery pack due to the battery cover slid off may cause injury
or any damages.
DO NOT make your hair, etc. which are easily entangled in the printer
approach to the printer during the operation
Doing so may cause injury.
For Model PWC-L07A1-W1-E CAUTION;
CHARGE ONLY WITH LITHIUM-ION RECHARGEABLE BATTERY
TYPE BP-L0720-A1-E. OTHER TYPES OF BATTERIES MAY BURST
CAUSING INJURY TO PERSONS AND DAMAGE. RISK OF FIRE AND
ELECTRIC SHOCK. DRY LOCATION.
For North American – Use only CSA/UL Certified power supply cord set,
Polarized, Type SPT-2 or heavier, minimum No. 18 AWG copper, rated
125 or 250 V, minimum 1 A, minimum 6 ft (1.8 m), maximum 10 ft (3 m)
long.
For Other Country – Must comply with requirements set out by the Safety
Approval/Certification Organization in each country of use.
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Precautions in the Battery pack (Option)
WARNING
If you find any of the following abnormalities in the battery pack, remove
the battery pack from the printer and keep away from fire.
 When the battery pack gave out a nasty smell, reached an
extraordinarily high temperature or showed any unusual sign.
 When the battery pack case was broken.
 When leakage was found.
Doing so may cause liquid leakage, explosion, overheating or fire leading
to fire or injury.
NEVER disassemble, remodel, or solder the battery pack.
Doing so may cause liquid leakage, explosion, overheating or fire leading
to fire or injury.
DO NOT charge the battery pack except by specified battery charger.
Doing so may cause liquid leakage, explosion, overheating or fire leading
to fire or injury.
DO NOT touch the metallic area of the battery pack to avoid
shortcircuiting.
Doing so may cause overheating, fire or electric shock leading to fire or
injury.
DO NOT throw the battery pack into fire and DO NOT heat it.
Doing so may cause liquid leakage, explosion, overheating or fire leading
to fire or injury.
DO NOT charge the battery pack in a place at 35 °C / 95 °F or more
under burning scorching or in the close vicinity of fire.
Doing so may cause liquid leakage, explosion, overheating or fire leading
to fire or injury.
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DO NOT apply strong impact to the battery pack with a hammer or a nail,
and DO NOT crush it.
Doing so may cause liquid leakage, explosion, overheating or fire leading
to fire or injury.
DO NOT put the battery pack into water. Always keep it away from rain
and water.
Doing so may cause liquid leakage, explosion, overheating or fire leading
to fire or injury.
DO NOT touch the battery pack by wet hand.
Doing so may cause electric shock or a failure.
CAUTION
If liquid inside the battery pack reaches the eyes, immediately wash it
away with clean water and take a physician's medical treatment.
If not, the eyesight might be damaged.
Keep the battery pack away from children.
If not, it might cause injury.
DO NOT subject the battery pack to the following places as it may lead to
liquid leakage, explosion, overheating or fire leading to fire or injury.
 Places of direct sunlight or high temperature
 Places of extreme humidity or any place where it can possibly be
splashed by any liquids.
 Places with strong vibration or is inclined.
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OPERATING PRECAUTIONS
Please follow the precautions below to enjoy and maintain the full performance of the
printer.
Using the Printer
 Be careful not to drop or bump the printer on a hard surface.
 DO NOT install the printer in direct sunlight or such areas. Suitable environment for
the use of the printer is as follows:
· Ambient temperature: 32 to 122F (0 to 50C)
· Relative humidity: 30 to 80RH (noncondensing)
See the Technical Reference for details of applicable humidity at each temperature.
 DO NOT install the printer near devices that generate strong electromagnetic fields
such as a copy machine.
 DO NOT install the printer in a location that is subject corrosive gas or siloxane and
so on.
 DO NOT connect the AC cables of the AC adapter and the battery charger to the
same outlet with devices that generate noise.
 DO NOT open the paper cover during printing.
 DO NOT remove or reinstall the interface cable during printing or transmission. DO
NOT touch the connectors of the interface cable during printing.
 DO NOT cut any cut paper or label paper with the paper cutter installed in the paper
outlet. Failure to follow this instruction may cause a cutting error or make the cutting
edge dull due to label paper adhesive sticking to the cutter.
 Switch the power off when not in use.
 Clean the printer using soft, lint-free cloth. DO NOT use alcohol or other solvent.
 Before use, always clean the terminals using a dry, soft, lint-free cloth. If the
terminals are dirty, it may not be possible to obtain proper contact.
 When cleaning the thermal head, wipe the thermal head with a cotton swab or other
soft material.
 Remove the battery pack from the printer if the printer is not used for a long time. If
not, it may cause overdischarge and shorten life span of the battery pack.
 Store the battery pack in cool place. DO NOT store the battery pack for long time
with fully charged condition because it may shorten life span of the battery pack.
 The battery pack should be recharged at 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C) for optimum
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performance.
 The AC adapter, the battery charger and the battery pack may become warm when
in use. This is normal and is not a malfunction.
 When the battery pack is used at low temperature, the length of time the printer can
be used may be shortened.
 High-print-rate printing or using the printer under low temperature condition might
cause irregular printouts or generate loud noise. This is not a failure in the printer,
but an inherent paper phenomenon.
 When using a Bluetooth interface, the radio environment around the printer may
cause a failure in communications. This is due to the specifications of Bluetooth,
which is a radio communications standard.
 When handling this product, be aware of static electricity. If the static electricity is
discharged, this could cause communication failure. When this problem occurs,
disconnect the USB connector that is connected to the host device and wait few
seconds before connect it again.
Thermal Paper Handling
 Store the thermal paper in a cool, dry, and dark place.
 DO NOT rub the thermal paper with hard objects.
 DO NOT leave the thermal paper near organic solvents.
 DO NOT allow plastic film, erasers, or adhesive tape to touch the thermal paper for
long periods.
 DO NOT stack the thermal paper with diazo copies immediately after copying or wettype copies.
 DO NOT use chemical glue.
 Always use the specified thermal paper. See Section 12, Options and Consumable
Parts, for details.
Precautions on Discarding
When discarding used printers, discard them according to the disposal regulations and
rules of each respective district.
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Notations Used in this User’s Guide
The following two types of notations are used throughout this User’s Guide to denote
items of caution and items to remember:
NOTE
-
Operation Precautions
This box contains items that when not followed may lead to a malfunction or to a
deterioration of performance.
HINT
 Items To Remember
This box contains helpful hints to remember when using the printer.
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1 PREPARATION
Once you have opened the carton, make sure it contains the printer and all accessories.
Printer
Printer User’s Guide/ SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS (CD-ROM) 1 (piece)
Keep the package and packing materials for future transportation or long-term storage.
The following are available as options:
Specified AC cable
Specified Battery charger
Specified AC adapter
Specified Interface cable
(USB)
Specified Battery pack
Specified Interface cable
(Serial)
The AC adapter and the battery charger is not bundled with an AC cable. Be sure to
purchase our specified options. Refer to 11 SPECIFICATIONS for using the options in
the countries which have complied with regulations.
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2 EACH PART OF PRINTER
④
⑦
③
⑫
⑧
⑩
⑪
⑤
⑨
②
①
⑭
⑥
⑬
⑮
⑯
(1) POWER switch
(3) POWER lamp
The POWER switch turns the printer ON
or OFF. To turn the printer on, hold down
the POWER switch until the POWER lamp
lights. To turn the printer off, hold down
the POWER switch until the POWER lamp
goes off.
(2) FEED switch
The POWER lamp lights when the printer
turns on. See the Lamp Display on the
next page for details.
(4) ERROR lamp
The ERROR lamp lights when something is
wrong with the printer. See the Lamp
In the Mark Roll Paper mode, the printer Display on the next page for details.
feeds the thermal paper until paper mark
detection by pressing this switch once. In (5) Infrared transmitter/receiver
the other condition, the printer feeds a The infrared transmitter/receiver is used to
small amount of thermal paper by pressing communicate with the host device having
this switch once and the switch is held the IrDA which conforms to the standards
down, the thermal paper is fed of the physical layer of IrDA (Ver1.2).
continuously.
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(6) Interface connector
(11) Paper cover
The interface connector connects with the The platen roller is released from the
interface cable. Open the rubber cover thermal paper after opening this cover.
and insert the connector.
Open this cover to replace the thermal
paper or to clean the thermal head.
(7) Paper outlet
(12) Platen roller
Paper port with a paper cutter.
The platen roller brings the thermal paper
in contact with the thermal head.
(8) Thermal head
The
The thermal head prints characters on the platen roller is turned to feed the thermal
thermal paper. Note that the thermal head paper.
is very hot immediately after printing.
(13) Power connector
The power connector connects the AC
(9) Paper sensor
The sensor that detects thermal paper adapter to this connector.
existence or paper mark.
(14) Paper slot
Paper inlet for the cut paper.
(10) Paper cover open button
The button that is used as opening the
paper cover when setting the thermal (15) Battery release lever
paper.
Releases the battery pack from the printer.
(16) Battery cover
The battery cover is attached on the
printer to secure the battery pack.
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Lamp Display
Lamp display
POWER lamp
(Green)
ERROR lamp
(Orange)
Power OFF
Power ON (Print-ready)
Initializing
Out-of-paper
Paper cover open
Battery low, power failure
Thermal head temperature error
Recharging
Function setting mode
Function setting mode shifting
FLASH memory accessing
Hardware error
Off
On
On
On
On
Blink
Blink twice
Blink
Off
Blink
Short blink
Off
Off
Off
On
Blink
Blink twice
On
On
Off
On
Blink
Short blink
Blink
Display Pattern ○: On, ─: Off
Items
Blink
Short blink
Blink twice
Pattern
─
○
─
○
─
○
─ ........
○─○─○─○─○─○─○─○─○─○........
○─○ ─
○─○ ─
○─○ ─ .......
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3 POWER CONNECTION
The printer can be powered with a battery pack or an AC adapter.
Always refer to Section 11 SPECIFICATIONS before using the battery pack and the AC
adapter.
Installing a Battery Pack
The battery pack should be fully recharged. See Section 8, Recharging the Battery
Pack, for details on the recharging method.
NOTE
- Before installing or removing the battery pack, turn the printer off.
- If the printer is not used for a long time, remove the battery pack from the
printer.
Installing the battery pack
Remove the battery cover.
Insert the battery pack in the direction of the arrow
so that the printer connection terminal contacts
the connection terminal of the battery pack.
Be sure to lock the battery release lever and
the battery pack.
Battery release lever
Removing the battery pack
Turn the printer off.
Take the battery cover off and slide the battery
release lever in the direction of the arrow.
So the spring in the printer pushes the battery pack out.
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HINT
 If the battery pack starts to run out soon, it means that the battery life has
expired. Purchase a new battery pack.
 When used in the condition of low temperature, operation time of the
printer is shorter than average.
 Even if the battery pack is not used, its performance will deteriorate with
time.
 If the Auto Power Off is Enabled, the printer turns off automatically when
it is not operated for 30 minutes to save the battery. See Section 6,
Function Setting, for details on settings.
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Connecting the AC Adapter
(1) Connect the AC cable to the AC adapter.
(2) Insert the DC jack of the AC adapter to the power connector of the printer.
(3) Insert the AC plug of the AC cable to an electric outlet.
(3)
(2)
(1)
NOTE
-
Before installing or removing the AC adapter, turn the printer off.
-
If the printer is not used for a long time, unplug the AC cable from the
outlet.
HINT
 If the Auto Activation by AC is Enabled, the printer turns on automatically
when the AC cable of the AC adapter inserts to the outlet. See Section 6
Function Setting for details on settings.
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4 PAPER SETTING
This printer can feed cut paper and paper roll. The printer function setting for cut paper
is different from that for paper roll. See Section 6 Function Setting for details.
Setting Cut Paper
Place a cut paper with the paper
position detection mark facing up.
(1) Turn the printer on.
(2) If the printer has been stored without
thermal paper, open and close the
paper cover (see Section 2 EACH
PART OF PRINTER) before setting the
cut paper.
(3) Insert the cut paper into the paper slot in
the printer until it stops with its printable
surface facing down.
(4) The printer detects the thermal paper
and loads it automatically.
(5) To discharge the thermal paper from the printer, hold down the FEED switch.
CAUTION
 Take care not to get your fingers caught in the printer when loading the
thermal paper.
NOTE
-
Insert the thermal paper into the paper slot straight. If it is askew, a
paper feed error occurs.
-
DO NOT block the paper outlet or hold the thermal paper that is being
loaded. Otherwise, it may cause a paper jam.
HINT
 Marks for paper position detection are printed on the back of the
specified paper. When the printer detects the mark, it enters print-ready
mode.
 If the printer does not detect a mark, the ERROR lamp blinks. Press the
FEED switch once or turn the printer off and on again to clear the error.
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Setting Paper roll
(1) Press the paper cover open button to open the paper cover in the direction of the
arrow.
(2) Install the paper roll to the paper holder and make sure that the tip of the thermal
paper 5 cm or longer appears from the paper outlet and straighten the paper setting.
(3) Certainly press both sides of the paper cover to set the printer.
(4) If the paper roll with mark is used, press the FEED switch once for feeding to home
position.
Certainly press both sides of the
paper cover to set the printer.
NOTE
-
DO NOT block the paper outlet or hold the thermal paper that is being
loaded. Otherwise, it may cause a paper jam.
-
DO NOT touch the platen roller or the printer gear. If doing so, this may
result in poor print quality or malfunction of the printer.
HINT
 When using the printer with the label that is in the thermal head and
platen roller for a long time, it may cause paper feeding error. Open and
close the paper cover to release the thermal head and label, and then
press the FEED switch to feed the label home position before using.
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5 TEST PRINTING
After loading thermal paper in the printer, perform test printing. In test printing, the
printer's function setting and character strings for testing are printed.
(1) Make sure that the thermal paper is loaded in the printer and the printer is off. If the
thermal paper is not loaded, load the thermal paper as instructed in Section 4, Paper
Setting, and turn the printer off.
(2) Press the POWER and FEED switches at the same time. When the POWER lamp
lights, release the POWER switch, then the FEED switch.
(3) Several dozens of lines of text are printed.
DPU-S445
[Ver.*.**] **.***.****
Copyright (C) : SII
**************************
.
.
.
(4) After test printing, the printer goes into print-ready mode.
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6 FUNCTION SETTING
This printer can be set various function according to operating conditions or uses.
The settings are stored in the software DIP switches (hereinafter referred to as “SWDIP
switch”) in the FLASH memory of printer. They can be set by using switches or by
entering commands.
This manual describes how to set functions by using switches.
NOTE
- Be sure to set the directed value as "Fixed" according to 0 or 1 in list so
that the printer works correctly.
HINT
 See the Technical Reference for details on function setting with
commands.
Function Setting Mode
The printer must be in the function setting mode to set functions with switches.
To enter the function setting mode, do as follows:
(1) Make sure that the thermal paper is loaded in the printer and the printer is off. If the
thermal paper is not loaded, load the thermal paper as described in Section 4, Paper
Setting, and then turn the printer off.
HINT
 If an error occurs in the function setting mode, the POWER and ERROR
lamps blink 3 to 4 times and the power is turned off.
(2) Press the POWER and FEED switches at the same time. When the POWER lamp
and the ERROR lamp light, and six seconds later the POWER and ERROR lamps
start blinking, release your fingers from both of the switches.
(3) If the message shown at the following is printed, press the FEED switch.
Select Function
Setting Mode: Feed SW / HEX Dump Mode: Power SW
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HINT
 The printer enters the HEX Dump mode by pressing the POWER switch.
This mode can be checked to see the printer's transmission status. See
the Technical Reference for details.
 If you do not press any switch within 30 seconds after a message is
printed, the printer turns off.
 When the POWER and ERROR lamps start to blink, release your finger
from the POWER and ERROR switches within 5 seconds. If it is ongoing,
the printer exits function setting mode. In such a case, turn the power off
and try the procedure from (1) again.
(4) If the message shown at the following is printed, press the FEED switch.
[SETTING MODE]
Yes: Feed SW / No: Power SW
HINT
 If the POWER switch pressed, the printer exits the function setting mode
and turns the power off.
 If you do not press any switch within 30 seconds after a message is
printed, the printer turns off.
The printer is now in the function setting mode. You can set functions by pressing
switches.
Changing Settings
In the function setting mode, you can initialize or modify settings. To set the settings to
defaults, perform operation (1). To change settings, perform operation (2).
(1) Initializing SWDIP switch settings
1. When the message shown at the following is printed in the function setting mode,
press the FEED switch.
Load Default Setting?
Yes: Feed SW / No: Power SW
2. When the message shown at the following is printed, the printer turns off. The
settings are set to defaults. Initialization is complete.
Default Setting Saved.
Setting Mode Finished.
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(2) Changing SWDIP switch settings
When the message shown at the following is printed in the function setting mode,
press the POWER switch.
Load Default Setting?
Yes: Feed SW / No: Power SW
HINT
 There are SWDIP switches from 1 to 4 in the printer, so set 8 bits within
SWDIP switches respectively.
 In function setting mode, the POWER lamp blinks once by pressing
either the POWER switch or the FEED switch. Be sure to confirm the
POWER lamp blinking in order to ensure proper operation.
Operation 1: SWDIP switch selection
If you press the FEED switch when the message shown at the following is
printed, you can perform operation (2).
If you press the POWER switch instead of the FEED switch, the details of the
printed SWDIP switch (SWDIP switch 1) are not changed, and the next
SWDIP switch is selected (operation 1).
DIP Switch setting mode.
DIP SW-1=******** Change Setting? Yes: Feed SW / No: Power SW
HINT
 "********" in the message indicates the setting of the SWDIP switch. The
leftmost bit is the most significant bit (SWDIP*-8) and the rightmost bit is
the least significant bit (SWDIP*-1).
 If SWDIP switches 1 to 4 are skipped, the function setting mode can be
terminated (operation 3).
Operation 2: SWDIP switch setting
(1) When the message shown at the following is printed, set the bits from the most
significant bit (SWDIP*-8) to the least significant bit (SWDIP*-1).
Input 8 bits.
1: Feed SW / 0: Power SW
To set 1: Press the FEED switch.
To set 0: Press the POWER switch.
For example, to set 10101110, press the switches in the following sequence:
FEED, POWER, FEED, POWER, FEED, FEED, FEED, POWER.
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(2) When the switches are pressed eight times (for eight bits), the following
message is printed.
DIP SW-1=******** Save Setting?
Yes: Feed SW / No: Power SW
When the FEED switch is pressed, the message shown at the following is
printed, and the setting is saved.
DIP SW-1=******** Saved.
When you press the POWER switch instead of the FEED switch, the message
shown at the following is printed and the setting is not changed.
DIP SW-1 Not Changed.
After this operation, you can select the next SWDIP switch (operation 1).
After setting SWDIP switch 4, you can exit function setting mode (operation 3).
HINT
 "********" in the message indicates the setting of the SWDIP switch. The
leftmost bit is the most significant bit (SWDIP*-8) and the rightmost bit is
the least significant bit (SWDIP*-1).
Operation 3: Exiting function setting mode
If you press the FEED switch when the message shown at the following is
printed, you can return to operation (1) and set SWDIP switch 1 again.
DIP Switch setting mode.
Continue: Feed SW / Quit: Power SW
If you press the POWER switch, the message shown at the following is printed.
The printer leaves the function setting mode and turns off. The function setting is
now complete.
Setting Mode Finished.
HINT
 You can confirm the settings by performing test printing after the function
setting.
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SWDIP Switch Setting List
: Default settings
SWDIP switch 1
SW
DIP
Function
1-8
Data
control
1-7
Stop Bit
1-6
1-5
Parity
Setting
1 Busy
0 Xon/Xoff
1 1 bit
0 2 bits
0
0
Bit length
1-3
0
Baud Rate
0
(bps)
0
1-1
0
1
1
Odd
0
1
None
1
Even
1 8 bits
1-4
1-2
None
0 7 bits
*1
0
0
*1
0
1
1
1
1
1200 0 2400 1 4800 1 9600 0 19200 0 38400 1 57600 1 115200
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
*1: This setting is enabled only when Serial is selected as the communication mode with SWDIP
switch 2.
When BHT-Ir is selected as the communication mode with SWDIP switch 2, the baud
rate is set to 2400 bps automatically.
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SWDIP switch 2
SW
DIP
Function
2-8
Auto Status
Output
2-7
Kanji Code
2-6
Font Size
2-5
Auto Power
Off
2-4
Character Set
2-3
Auto Loading
2-2
Data Input
Mode
2-1
Setting
1 Disable
0 Enable
1 JIS code
0 Shift-JIS Code
1 24 dots
0 16 dots
1 Disable
0 Enable
1 ANK
0 IBM Compatible
1 Enable
0 Disable
0 BHT-Ir/
0 USB
0 Serial/
1 USB
1
0
IrDA/USB
1 Bluetooth/
*1
1 USB
*1: Bluetooth-supporting model only.
Bluetooth-supporting model is shipped with this setting (Bluetooth/USB) at factory
shipment.
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SWDIP switch 3
SW
DIP
Function
3-8
Reserved
1 Fixed to 1
3-7
Print
Density *3
0
3-6
3-5
3-4
Paper
Select*1 *3
3-3
3-2
3-1
Paper
Mode
Setting
0
95%
0
1
100%
1
0
105%
1
1
110%
0
0
0
0
0 PD160R-N
0 TC98KS-LH
1 P350
0
1
0
1 Reserved
1
1
1
1
1
0 KT55F20
0 TF8067
1 TL69KS-HW76B
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
Cut Paper
0
1
Roll Paper
TF50KS-E2D
(TP-341L-1)
1 Mark Roll 1
Reserved
*2
0 Paper
1
*1 : See Section 12 OPTIONS AND CONSUMABLE PARTS for details of papers.
*2 : For details, see DPU-S445 SERIES THERMAL PRINTER TECHNICAL REFERENCE.
*3 : If too much energy is applied to the thermal head, it would shorten its life span and cause the
paper feed problem. Set an accurate thermal paper selection and print density.
If selecting the thermal paper that is different from the one specified in the thermal paper
selection or in case of not setting the print density in 100%, verify the performance with your
actual device before printing.
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SWDIP switch 4
SW
DIP
Function
Setting
Bluetooth Link Key 1 Disable
selection*4
(Bluetooth Link Key) 0 Enable
Reserved
4-7
1 Fixed to 1
4-8
4-6
Busy Output When 1 Busy
Error Occurs (Error) 0 UnBusy
1 Disable
Mark Position
Correct*1
0 Enable
4-3
Bluetooth Baud
Rate*2
0 230400
0 bps
4-2
CTS Control
4-5
4-4
4-1
Auto Activation by
AC *3
0 57600
1 bps
1 115200
0 bps
1 230400
1 bps
1 Disable
0 Enable
1 Disable
0 Enable
*1 : When Paper Mode of SWDIP switch 3 is set as Mark Roll Paper, the printer operates paper
feeding to backward approximately 5 mm just before printing process after operations such as the
power on, resetting, FEED switch or page feed. If the function sets to Enable, be sure to send
printing pattern that is longer than 5 mm. If the function sets to Enable while using the label
paper, the length of label should be 40 mm or longer.
*2 : This setting is enabled only the Bluetooth-supporting model. Generally, select Bluetooth baud
rate to 230400bps.
*3 : If this setting is enabled, the printer turns on automatically when the AC cable of the AC adapter
inserts to the outlet.
*4: Bluetooth-supporting model only. If this function is set to Enable, the printer saves the link key for
Bluetooth connection. Saving the link key can connect to the host device without PIN code
authentication.
Even if PIN code is not specified in advance, the printer processes PIN code as '0000'.
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7 CONNECTING TO THE HOST DEVICE
This printer supports serial and USB communication through an interface cable and
infrared
communication
which
conform
to
IrDA
(Ver1.2).
Moreover,
the
Bluetooth-supporting model supports Bluetooth (Ver.2.0+EDR) conformity wireless
communication.
The printer function setting differs depending on the printer model and the
communication method which shall be used. See Section 6 FUNCTION SETTINGS for
details.
An interface cable is required to perform serial or USB communication. See Section 11
SPECIFICATIONS for details of interface specifications.
The communication speed might be reduced depending on data processing by
software as well as print type and size.
NOTE: Bluetooth-unsupporting model does not support wireless communication via
Bluetooth. (but only wireless communication via IrDA).
HINT
 As soon as the USB interface cable connects the printer and the host
device, USB communication mode is chosen automatically by the printer
regardless of the communication mode set in the function setting.
To use the communicate in other modes, do not connect the USB
interface cable.
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Serial/USB Communication with an Interface Cable
(1) Turn the printer off.
(2) Open the interface connector cover and connect the interface cable. The connector
of serial interface cable has lock for preventing from falling off.
(3) Turn the printer on and send data from the host device to the printer.
(4) Verify that the data is printed correctly.
(5) The serial interface cable connector has a lock. To remove the cable, pull it out,
while holding the lock. Pulling the connecter by force may cause connector
damaged.
Lock
USB interface cable
Serial interface cable
NOTE
-
When connecting or disconnecting the interface cable, hold the
connector, not the cable.
-
DO NOT connect the serial and USB interface cable at the same time.
If doing so, the USB communication mode has priority over the serial
communication.
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Infrared communication by IrDA
(1) Turn the printer off.
(2) Turn the printer on without connecting the interface cable to it.
(3) Place the infrared transmitter/receiver of the host device and the infrared
transmitter /receiver of the printer as shown in the figure.
(4) Check communication status from the host device.
(5) Send data from the host device to the printer. Verify that the printer prints it
correctly.
Keep the host device and the infrared
transmitter/receiver of the printer horizontal.
15°
15°
10~15cm
NOTE
-
The host device must conform to IrDA (Ver. 1.2) or BHT-Ir protocol.
HINT
 The positions shown in the figure are for reference. The best positions
depend on the model and environmental conditions.
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Bluetooth-based Wireless Communication
(Bluetooth-supporting model)
(1) Turn the printer off.
(2) Turn the printer on without connecting the USB interface cable to it.
(3) Check communication status from the host device.
(4) Send data from the host device to the printer. Verify that the printer prints it
correctly.
WARNING
 The printer may affect medical or other electronic devices.
Obtain
information and data concerning influence due to radio interference from
the respective manufacturers or dealers.
 When using the printer in medical institutions, follow their guidelines.
 POWER OFF the printer in an airplane for safety.
 DO NOT use the printer in any area or district where its use is prohibited.
HINT
 The distance of communication is approx. 10 m. However, that distance
may differ depending on the radio interference and environment.
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8 RECHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
The battery pack is partially charged prior to shipping, and provides sufficient power to
check the printer operation. To use the printer for an extended time, fully recharge the
battery pack.
This battery pack does not need to be used up or discharged before recharging.
The battery pack can be recharged when it is installed in the printer connected with an
AC adapter. The battery pack can also be recharged with the specified battery charger.
Recharging the Battery Pack in the Printer
An AC adapter and an AC cable are required to recharge the battery pack in the printer.
(1) Turn the printer off.
(2) Install the battery pack in the printer.
(3) Connect the AC adapter to the printer.
(4) Plug the AC plug of the AC cable to the outlet.
(5) Turn the printer on. After initialization, the POWER lamp starts blinking after lighting,
recharging begins.
(6) The POWER lamp will continue to blink during recharging. When recharging is
complete, the POWER lamp lights continuously. At this time, when the thermal
paper is not set or the paper cover is opened, the ERROR lamp lights. The
recharging time depends on the ambient temperature and the voltage level of the
battery pack. Normally, it takes about 3 hours to recharge after running down a
battery pack.
NOTE
-
DO NOT remove the battery during recharging. If it is removed during
recharging, remove the AC plug from the outlet immediately. Never
touch the battery terminal.
Remove the interface cable from the
connector during recharging.
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HINT
 The printer can print or receive data while it is recharging the battery
pack. During printing or receiving data, the POWER lamp lights
continuously and the printer pauses to recharge. The printer recharges
the battery again after printing and receiving data are completed.
 To stop recharging, press the POWER switch. The printer will turn off.
To recharge the battery pack again, repeat the steps shown in (5).
 The battery pack should be recharged at 32 to 95F (0 to 35C) for
optimum performance.
 If the Auto Activation by AC is Enabled, the printer turns on automatically
when the AC cable of the AC adapter inserts to the outlet. See Section 6
Function Setting for details on settings.
Recharging with Specified Battery Charger
(1) Connect the AC cable to the battery charger.
(2) Plug the AC plug of the AC cable to the outlet.
(3) Install a battery pack in the battery charger. Make sure that electrodes of the
battery pack contact the terminals of the metal on the battery charger.
(4) The battery charger CHARGE lamp (red) will light and the battery charger will start
recharging.
(5) When the CHARGE lamp turns its lamp to green color, the battery pack is fully
recharged.
(6) When recharging is complete, remove the battery pack.
(7) Unplug the AC plug of the AC cable to the outlet.
Battery pack
Battery charger
AC cable
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NOTE
-
When the battery charger is connected to the outlet, do not bring any
metal object into contact with the metal terminal.
-
Unplug the battery charger from the outlet after using. Remove the
recharged battery pack from the battery charger within 24 hours.
HINT
 The battery pack should be recharged at 32 to 95F (0 to 35C) for
optimum performance.
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9 THERMAL HEAD MAINTENANCE
The thermal head of this printer does not require user maintenance.
If paper dust accumulates, clean the thermal head to maintain maximum print quality for
an extended time.
Cleaning the Thermal Head
(1) Turn the printer off.
(2) Unplug the AC plug of the AC cable to the outlet.
(3) Removed the battery pack from the printer.
(4) Open the paper cover.
(5) Clean the thermal head or the platen roller with a cotton swab moistened with a small
amount of ethyl alcohol.
(4) Wait until any ethyl alcohol remaining on the thermal head and the platen roller
evaporates completely, then close the paper cover.
NOTE
-
Clean the thermal head after it cools.
-
Wipe the thermal head with a cotton swab or other soft material.
-
DO NOT touch the gear of the platen roller. Doing so may cause loss of
printing quality or a failure.
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10 TROUBLESHOOTING
Check the following points before you make a request for repair.
The power does not turn on.
· Is specified AC adapter or battery pack being used ?
· Are the AC cable and AC adapter connected correctly ?
· Is the AC adapter connected to the printer correctly ?
· Is the battery pack sufficiently recharged?
The printer does not print.
· Is the interface cable connected correctly ?
· Is the specifications of interface cable conformed to its specifications of the User’s
Guide being used ?
·
Are used communication method and the function setting of the printer correct?
· Is the Bluetooth or IrDA communication status good ?
· Are the communication conditions for the printer and the host device correct ?
· Is specified paper being used ? Is the paper orientation (surface/back) correct ?
The ERROR lamp lights or the POWER lamp blinks.
· See the Lamp Display on page 15.
· Is the printer function setting correct ?
The battery pack cannot be installed.
· Is the battery pack correctly oriented ?
· Is the correct battery pack being used ?
The battery runs out soon even if recharged.
· Has the battery been recharged correctly ?
· If the battery pack is recharged correctly, but does not last for a long time, it is almost
dead. Replace it with a new one.
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11 SPECIFICATIONS
Printer Specifications
Item
Specified Battery Pack
Specifications
(Option)
Specification
Model DPU-S445-00A-E
(Bluetooth-unsupporting model)
DPU-S445-01A-E
(Bluetooth-supporting model)
Printing method
Thermal
Characters per line 52*1
Character size
Item
(H  W) Standard size: 24 dots  12 dots
(H  W) Kanji size: 24 dots  24 dots
Dots available
832 dots
Dot density
8 dots/mm
Printing width/paper width
104/112mm
Printing speed
90 mm/s maximum
Operating temperature 32 to 122F
0 to 50C
Related humidity*2 30 to 80%RH
(no condensation)
Dimensions (W  D  H)
145  135  58mm*3
Mass
Approx. 490 g (include battery pack)
*1
Specified Battery Charger
Specifications
(Option)
Item
Standard size characters, character spacing is
See the Technical Reference for details of
*3
Excluding projections
applicable humidity at each temperature.
Specified AC Adapter
Specifications
(Option)
Item
Specification
Model
Input voltage
PW-0904-W2-E
100-240 VAC,
50/60 Hz
Rated output
9.0 VDC, 4A
Operating temperature
32 to 104F
0 to 40C
Dimensions (W  D  H)
111  52  32mm*
Mass
Approx. 280 g
*
Specification
Model
PWC-L07A1-W1-E
Input voltage 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Rated output
8.4VDC,1A
Specified battery BP-L0720-A1-E
Operating temperature 32 to 95F
0 to 35C
Dimensions (W  D  H)
70  120 41mm
Mass
Approx. 140g
4 dots.
*2
Specification
Model
BP-L0720-A1-E
Battery
Lithium ion
Rated voltage
7.4 VDC
Rated capacity
2000mAh
Operating temperature
32 to 122F (discharging)
0 to 50C (discharging)
32 to 95F (recharging)
0 to 35C (recharging)
Excluding cable
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Interface Specifications
· Infrared interface
· Serial interface
Item
Synchronous
Baud rate
Asynchronous system
1200, 2400, 4800,
9600, 19200, 38400,
57600 or 115200bps
7 or 8 bits
None, Even or Odd
Busy or Xon/Xoff
Data length
Parity
Data control
· Connector signals
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Item
Specification
NC
TxD
RxD
connected to pin 6
GND
connected to pin 4
CTS
RTS
Version
Item
I/O
O
I
I
O
· USB interface
Specification
Version
Ver 2.0 conformity
Printer data transmission mode
Bulk transfer (12M bps)
 Connector signals
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
Vbus
DD+
NC
GND
Specification
Version
Ver 2.0+EDR conformity
Transmitted electric power class
Class 2
Connection mode Peer-to-peer
Profile
Serial port
corresponsive product.
Pin
IrDAVer 1.2 conformity
BHT-Ir protocol conformity
· Bluetooth interface
3260-8S3 HIROSE ELECTRIC CO.,LTD. or
Item
Specification
Mini B type
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List of Compliance with Regulation
Please check the list below to see if the printer and its accessories can be operated in
destination countries and comply with the regulations.
○: Compliance with regulation
Regulation
*1
under countries
DPU-S445-00A-E
DPU-S445-01A-E
PW-0904-W2-E*2
PWC-L07A1-W1-E*2
(Bluetooth-unsupporting
(Bluetooth-supporting
(Specified
(Specified
model)
model)
AC adapter)
battery charger)
Japan
USA
Canada
EU, EFTA
Australia
New Zealand
China
Republic of Korea
Taiwan
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
-
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
-
*1: Please ask your SII sales representative if you want to operate the products in other countries
than listed above.
*2: The compliant AC cables differ from country to country. Please refer to the list below to find out
which cable you need to connect in destination countries.
List of Specified AC cable
· For Specified AC Adapter (PW-0904-W2-E) and specified battery charger
Countries
Model *1
Maker
Japan
USA, Canada
EU, EFTA
United Kingdom
Australia,New Zealand
China
Republic of Korea
Taiwan
CB-JP04-18A-E
CB-US04-18A-E
CB-CE01-18B-E
CB-UK01-20A-E
CB-AU01-20A-E
CB-CH01-20A-E
KKP-419K+KKS-15K *2
*3
SII
SII
SII
SII
SII
SII
KMH
* 1: Use the model only in countries listed above.
* 2: We do not offer this product. Please contact our sales representatives or our dealers.
* 3: Use the AC cable of 2.0 meters long that comply with Taiwan safety standards.
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12 OPTIONS AND CONSUMABLE PARTS
Options
Name
Model
Specified Battery pack
BP-L0720-A1-E
Specified AC adapter
PW-0904-W2-E
Specified Battery charger
PWC-L07A1-W1-E
Specified AC cable
(for specified AC adapter: PW-0904-W2-E and specified battery charger) *
For Japan
CB-JP04-18A-E
For USA, Canada
CB-US04-18A-E
For EU, EFTA
CB-CE01-18B-E
For United Kingdom
CB-UK01-20A-E
For Australia, New Zealand
CB-AU01-20A-E
For China
CB-CH01-20A-E
Specified Serial cable
IFC-S01-1-E
Specified USB cable
IFC-U01-1-E
*: The shape of the outlet differs in countries. Please confirm it before using.
Thermal Paper line
Model
Specification
TP-341L-1
112 mm width, 48mm diameter roll
Specified Thermal Paper line *1
Model
Maker
Remark *2
PD160R-N
TF50KS-E2D
P350
KT55F20
TF8067
TC98KS-LH
TL69KS-HW76B
Oji Paper Co., Ltd.
Nippon Paper Industries Co.
Kanzaki Specialty Papers
Papierfabrik August Koehler AG
Mitsubishi Hi-Tech Paper
Nippon Paper Industries Co.
Nippon Paper Industries Co.
Use as the paper roll
Use as the paper roll
Use as the paper roll
Use as the paper roll
Use as the cut paper
Use as the cut paper
Use as the label paper
*1: We do not offer these models.
*2: Refer to the technical reference for more details.
If using the thermal paper that is not specified, quality of printing or specified life span of the thermal
head would not be guaranteed.
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Seiko Instruments Inc.
1-8, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi,
Chiba 261-8507, Japan
Print System Division
Telephone:+81-43-211-1106
Facsimile:+81-43-211-8037
Seiko Instruments USA Inc.
Thermal Printer Div.
2990. Lomita Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505, USA
Telephone:+1-310-517-7778 Facsimile:+1-310-517-8154
Seiko Instruments GmbH
Siemensstrasse 9, D-63263 Neu-lsenburg, Germany
Telephone:+49-6102-297-0 Facsimile:+49-6102-297-222
Seiko Instruments (H.K.) Ltd.
4-5/F, Wyler Center 2,200 Tai Lin Pai Road, Kwai Chung, N.T., Kowloon,
Hong Kong
Telephone:+852-2494-5160 Facsimile:+852-2424-0901
(Specifications are subject to change without notice.)