Pyramid 5000+HD Product specifications

APEX SERIES 5000 & 7000 BILL ACCEPTOR
INSTALLATION/OPERATION MANUAL
Pyramid Technologies, Inc.
1718 North Quail
Mesa, Arizona 85205 USA
480-507-0088 FAX: 480-507-1922
www.pyramidacceptors.com
Rev. V 06/28/11
NEW: Apex Model Expansion – the Apex 7000
The Apex 7000 has been added to the Apex Series, featuring a Dual Configuration mode: The 8position DIP switch on the bottom of the unit can be used for quick configuration. By turning all
switches to the “OFF” position, the Apex 7000 may also be configured via PC or Configuration Card
just like the Apex 5000.
Product Overview
The Pyramid Technologies, Inc. (PTI) Apex Series bill acceptors are designed for indoor use in the
amusement, gaming, lottery and kiosk markets. Based on the model, the Apex acceptors can accept:
$1 & $5 bills,
$1, $5, $10 and $20 bills,
or $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills.
Note: “VFM, VFM3S, VFM5S, GL5, LE3000 and Mars” are Trademarks of Mars Electronics, International. “HSV-300” is a Trademark of Gamemax.
“Smiley” is a Trademark of Innovative Technologies. Palm is a Trademark of Palm, Inc. Coinco is a Trademark of Coinco Inc. Atronic is a Trademark of
Atronic Inc. IGT is a trademark of IGT Inc.
Apex Acceptor Features
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Lighted arrows on bezel and lighted bill entry area.
High security against fraudulent bills.
Flash downloadable software using a PRO1 handheld programmer or Windows PC.
On-board pushbutton/LED and advanced diagnostics via PC.
Many interfaces available: Pinouts compatible with other manufacturers’ bill acceptors.
Dual-stage optical anti-stringing.
Simple configuration and setup (including DIP Switch Configuration on Apex 7000).
12 VDC (+/- 10%) operation is standard. Optional 120 VAC operation available.
Removable bill path for easy cleaning.
Can handle bills up to 72 mm wide for foreign applications.
200, 500 and 1000 bill cassettes available (stackered model).
Auto-calibration - Never needs to be calibrated.
Product Specifications
Operating Voltage: 12 VDC (+/- 10%) standard, optional 120 VAC or 24 VAC supply available.
Operating Currents: Idle: 180 mA Accepting: 500 mA Stalled: 1.50 A.
Operating Temperature: 0C – 60C, 90 % non-condensing humidity.
Acceptance Rate: Greater than 95%, including second time insertion of a rejected bill.
Acceptance Speed: Approx. 20 bills per minute.
Sensor Array: 8 Optical Sensors, one Magnetic Head. Mag. Head is standard on $50, $100 acceptor
only.
Bills Accepted: Up to 12 bills in all four directions.
Net Weight: Stackered Model……………………….. 2.3 lbs./1.04 kg.
Stackerless Model……………………… 1.0 lbs./0.45 kg.
Warranty: 2 years, parts and labor (see Warranty Section).
Explanation of Apex Model Numbers
To order any Apex 5000 or 7000 Series acceptor, use the following order information:
Series
or
APEX
APEX
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Model
Type
Cashbox
5X0X7X0X-
X
X
X
X
P.S./Comm.
X
X
Country
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XXX
XXX
Model
5200 or 7200 - No Mag. Head ($1,$5 bills or 2 bills for foreign applications).
5400 or 7400 - No Mag. Head ($1-$20 for US model and some foreign models)
5600 or 7600 - Mag. Head ($1-$100 for US model, full note set for foreign model)
Bezels
5X00 or 7X00 - #0- Standard Bezel
5X01 or 7X01 - #1- “Coinco” Style Bezel
5X02 or 7X02 - #2- “VFM” Style Bezel
Type
S- Stackerless
U- Upstacker
D- Downstacker
Cashbox
N- None (Stackerless only)
2- 200 Bill Cassette
5- 500 Bill Cassette
7- 700 Bill Cassette
1- 1000 Bill Cassette
A- 200 Plastic Bill Cassette
C- 500 Plastic Bill Cassette
D- 500 Plastic Lockable Cassette
P.S./Comm. (Power Supply/Communication Options)
1- 12 VDC (No harness supplied)
2- Standard Cost 120 VAC supply (Ships with 9-pin AC harness)
3- 120 VAC high level operational supply (Ships with 9-pin AC harness.)
4- MDB Option (Ships with MDB harness)
5- True RS-232 Option, 12VDC operation (Ships with DB-9/hard drive connector or USB harness)
6- IGT ID022 (Ships with IGT ID022 Harness)
7- Atronic Harness (Minor cabinet modification necessary)
8- 12VDC Rear Exit Harness (Used in tight side to side mounting for 12VDC unit only)
9- 24 VAC Version. (Ships with 9-pin 24 VAC harness)
Country Code
Follows ISO three (3) digit Country Code- Example USA = United States
Serial Number Description
Example Serial Number: S/N 0838 00001
In this example, the first two digits are the year of manufacture (2008). The week of manufacture is
week 38 of 2008. The sequential production serial number is 00001.
Dimensional Drawings- Stackered and Stackerless Cassette Styles
The stackered Apex bill acceptor can be ordered with either a 200, 500, 700 or a 1000 bill cassette. Locking
cassettes are also available. The cassette has a cover that can easily be opened to retrieve the bills without
removal of the cassette from the acceptor. For Dimensional Drawings, please visit our website at
www.pyramidacceptors.com in the Bill Acceptors section.
Accessories
The following is a list of optional accessories available from Pyramid Technologies, Inc. See our website for
additional items, photos, and information about accessories.
Description
Part Number
PRO-1 Handheld Programmer
PRO-1
For Apex5000 Only
The PRO-1 makes it easy to update Apex 5000 Bill Acceptors. (A PRO-2 programmer is currently under
development to support both Apex 5000 and 7000 Models.) Simply pre-load the PRO-1 with the desired
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firmware version, plug it into the Apex, and the update happens automatically. The PRO-1 is powered by the bill
acceptor when connected, so there is no need for a battery or power supply.
USB Flash Download Cable
P/N 05AA0026
The USB Flash Download Cable is used to update bill acceptors with new firmware via Windows PC, and
perform Configuration and Diagnostic functions using the Acceptor Tools software (free download from
http://www.pyramidacceptors.com).
Wall Plug Harness
P/N 05AA0012
For acceptors with the 120VAC power supply, this will adapt the 9-pin connector to a wall plug to power the
acceptor using a standard 120VAC wall outlet.
Acceptor I/O Harness, Generic
P/N 05AA0002
This is an 18-pin harness to interface to the Apex bill acceptor I/O. All 18 wires are present. Harness is 36” long.
HSV-300™ Compatible I/O Harness
P/N 05AA0007
This harness plugs into our 18-pin I/O connector on the Apex bill acceptor and allows the user to connect the
acceptor directly to a harness originally intended for an HSV-300 acceptor. This harness is a seven (7) pin
connector and is 6” long
Flash Download (Palm) Interface Harness
P/N 05AA0011
This harness is used to interface a Palm to the Apex bill acceptor. This harness is used for acceptor diagnostics
and flash software downloading. Please visit http://www.pyramidacceptors.com and go to the “Download”
section to download the Palm program. For complete Palm documentation, see the “Support “ section of the
web site. These files are also available upon request.
Adapter Bracket Kit
P/N 95AB0001
This kit mounts the Apex bill acceptor to a wood door, and comes with all necessary mounting hardware.
RS-232 Communication Harness
P/N 05AA0009
This harness is needed for true RS-232 communication. The harness comes with a DB9 connector on 36” of
cable, as well as a hard drive connector on 36” of cable to obtain 12 VDC power for the bill acceptor from the
PC. Order Document “RS232” for more details (or visit our web site). The “Download” section of our web site
has a demo program which you can download to try out the PC interface.
USB Communication Harness
P/N 05AA0023
This harness is needed for USB communication. The harness comes with a USB connector on 36” of cable, as
well as a hard drive connector on 36” of cable to obtain 12 VDC power for the note acceptor from the PC. Order
Document “RS232” for more details (or visit our web site). The “Download” section of our web site has a demo
program which you can download to try out the PC interface.
MDB Communication Harness
P/N 05AA0010
APEX MDB Communication Board
P/N 04AA0007
Both the harness and board are needed for MDB communication. The harness comes with an MDB style connector.
Please visit our website (www.pyramidacceptors.com) for more harness options.
Limited Warranty
Apex bill acceptors are warranted for a period of two (2) years from date of original invoice. This warranty
extends to the original purchaser of the warranted product and each transferee owner of the product, during the
term of the warranty. During the warranty period, manufacturer will repair or replace (at manufacture’s option)
any parts, up to and including the complete acceptor, which fail to function properly because of defects in
material or workmanship. This warranty covers bill acceptors only, which are designed to accept genuine
currency.
Manufacturer is not responsible for any consequential damage or performance degradation that results from
counterfeit currency or foreign objects inserted into the bill acceptor. The product to be repaired under warranty
must be delivered, inbound freight prepaid to an authorized service center. Upon request, the owner must show
proof of purchase when submitting equipment for service during the warranty period. Repair or installation at the
owner’s location is not included in warranty. During the warranty period, manufacturer will pay all outbound
ground freight charges to the owner’s location. Special handling or shipping charges must be assumed by the
owner. Manufacturer will not be liable for any consequential damages as a result of defects in material or
workmanship. Any written or applied warranty of this product is strictly limited to the refund of the cost of goods
purchased.Damage due to negligence, accidents, electrical overload, misuse, abuse, vandalism, or an act of
God, is not covered by this warranty. Any alteration of the product after manufacture voids the warranty in its
entirety.
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Shipping Damage
When a product is returned to the owner after service, only consignee (the person or company
receiving the bill acceptor) can file a claim against the carrier for concealed damages. Therefore,
unpack immediately. Notify the delivery carrier of damages and request immediate inspection. Send
a letter of intent to file claim to the carrier within 72 hours from the time of receipt. Send a copy of this
letter to the shipper.
Service
For service information, please contact Pyramid Technologies, Inc. for a Service Center near you. For
any items returned under warranty or for repair, complete written information including the serial and
model number as well as a description of the malfunction or defects must be submitted to the Service
Center when requesting a Return Material Authorization number (RMA number). Owner accepts full
responsibility for any return without prior authorization. The RMA number must be displayed on the
exterior of the returned product carton(s).
Unpacking the Bill Acceptor
Immediately inspect the bill acceptor for damage when unpacking it. If the acceptor is damaged, place
it back in its original carton along with the packing materials. Notify the carrier of damages and request
an immediate inspection of the package. Send a letter of intent to file a claim to the carrier within 72
hours from time of delivery. Please also send a copy of this letter to the shipper. Only the person or
company receiving the bill acceptor can file a claim against the carrier for concealed damages.
Installation/Mounting
The Apex bill acceptor has been designed to easily mount onto existing studs in OEM equipment. If
you are mounting the acceptor to a wood panel or door, you may require our optional Adapter Bracket
(P/N 95AB0001).
To install the acceptor, disconnect all power to the machine. Connect the interface cable from the machine
to the acceptor. (On 120 VAC units, connect the 9-pin power plug to the machine. Install the green ring
terminal ground wire to a stud that is part of the grounded frame). Secure the harnesses in place using the
provided tie wraps.
Configuration using a Windows PC
This method allows you to change the configuration of the Apex acceptor easily. For Apex 7000, all DIP
Switch positions must be set to OFF for PC Configuration. Please visit our website under the Support
Section for more details. Requires Acceptor Tools software (free download), and 05AA0026 USB Cable.
Configuration using the DIP Switches (Apex 7000 only)
For Apex 7000 models equipped with an 8-position DIP Switch, it is possible to
set most configuration options quickly by toggling the switch positions.
If any of the 8 positions are set to the “ON” position, the DIP Switch settings will
override any configuration settings established by PC or Configuration Card.
If all of the DIP Switch positions are set to the “OFF” position (factory default),
the DIP Switch Configuration is disabled, and the acceptor will revert to any
configuration settings previously established by a Configuration Card, or by the
Acceptor Tools PC Software.
Enabling Bill Denominations
Toggle DIP Positions 1 through 4 ON or OFF to enable or disable the first four
bill denominations. For 7600 ($1 through $100) models, the $50 and $100 bills
(Bills 5 & 6) will become enabled whenever Bill 4 ($20) is enabled.
Example: An Apex 7400 for USA normally accepts the $1, $5, $10, and $20
bills. To turn off the $10 and $20 so that only the $1 and $5 are accepted,
simply toggle DIP Positions 1 & 2 to the ON position, and set 3 & 4 to OFF.
Limiting Acceptance Directions
To accept bills in all four insertion directions, toggle DIP Position 5 to the ON position. To limit acceptance to
left-end, face-up only insertion, toggle DIP Position 5 to the OFF position.
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Acceptor Enable Mode
To operate in Always Enabled Pulse mode, toggle DIP Position 6 to the ON position. For other interface
modes in which the acceptor is enabled or disabled by equipment (Standard Pulse Mode, $1&$5 Credit
Line, MDB, 600-Baud Serial, etc.), toggle DIP Position 6 to the OFF position.
Pulses Per Dollar Setting (only valid if DIP 6 is ON)
For Quarter-based equipment (in which one pulse is worth $0.25), toggle DIP Position 7 to ON to set 4
Pulses per Dollar. Toggle DIP 7 to OFF for one pulse per dollar.
Pulse Speed Setting (only valid if DIP 6 is ON)
Toggle DIP Position 8 to ON for Fast Pulse (50ms on, 50ms off), or OFF for Slow Pulse (50ms on, 300ms
off).
Configuration using the Configuration Card
The Apex acceptor can be configured using a Configuration Card. A Configuration Card is printed on the
last page of this manual. To use this card, first make a copy using a standard black and white laser or
bubble jet copier. Make sure the copy is printed on white copier paper and is the same size as the original
card. Note: Copiers occasionally change the size of printed materials. This is why you should compare the
copied card to the original card. Once you have copied the card in the manual, carefully cut it out along the
edge lines.
The Configuration Card below is an example only! Use the card in the back of this manual!
Once configured with the card, the acceptor will remember these settings, even if power is removed. When
you fill in the card, use a black felt tip marker and fill the selected block completely making sure no marks
are outside the block. Note: As a service to our customers, Pyramid Technologies, Inc. will configure each
acceptor to your requirements free of charge. Just ask!
Fill out the Configuration Card according to the table below:
Section Number on Configuration Card
Section 1
These lines select the type of Interface that you
want to use. If you are unsure about your
selection, see the Interface Section of this
manual.
You can select only one interface type.
Section 2
These lines select the Pulses Per Dollar.
For Pulse mode, fill in the Blocks to add up the
total number of Pulses Per Dollar that you
desire.
Fill out “None” if you are not using any type of
pulse mode.
Section 3 (Pulse Speed)
This line selects the Slow or Fast Pulse. The
Slow Pulse is a 50 msec on, 300 msec off
pulse. The Fast Pulse is a 50 ms on, 50 ms off
Description
Pulse/Serial- Mars™ - Pulse or 600 baud serial.
RS-232- True RS-232 or TTL RS-232 interface.
Always Enabled- Acceptor always enabled mode.
MDB- Multi-Drop Bus
$1/$5 Credit Line
Parallel - Similar to Smiley™ Parallel mode.
Others- Not Used.
Fill in the Blocks to add up the total number of Pulses
Per Dollar that you desire. For example, if you want ten
(10) pulses per dollar, fill in the “8” and “2” Blocks.
Note: If you wish to use the Mars 600 baud serial
mode instead of Pulse, then fill in the “None” Block.
If you select a number for Pulses Per Dollar, the
acceptor always assumes Pulse Mode (this
eliminates the need for the usual “Jumper Plug”).
Fill in the appropriate Block. Note: If you are not using
the pulse mode, don’t fill out this section.
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Section 3 (Lighted Bezel)
This line selects how the Bezel lighting will
appear to the customer. The Bezel can be
selected to be always on or can set to be
flashing when the acceptor is enabled. In either
case, the Bezel is off when the acceptor is
disabled,or when the acceptor has a problem.
Section 4 (Enable Bills)
These lines determine which bills you want
enabled. Please remember that if you ordered a
$1-$5 acceptor, it cannot be enabled to accept
$10, $20, $50 or $100 bills, etc.
Section 5 (Security Level)
This line is used to select the security of the bill
acceptor. Select either low or high security.
Section 5 (Insert Direction)
This line is used to select the direction of bill
acceptance. Bills can be accepted in all four
directions or “Face up, left” which means face
up, black seal first.
Fill in the appropriate Block. You must select one of the
options here.
Fill in the appropriate Block to enable a bill. The other
lines labeled “Bill 7” through “Bill 12” are for special bills
or custom configurations only.
Low security should be used when the user knows that
the likelihood of counterfeiting is low. High security
should be used when the acceptor is configured to
accept high denomination currency. You must select
one option.
Select the appropriate direction of insertion. You must
select one option.
Configuring the Bill Acceptor using the Configuration Card
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Make sure power is applied to the bill acceptor. For Apex 7000, make sure all DIP Switch positions
are set to OFF.
Press and hold the Diagnostic Pushbutton located at the left rear of the bill acceptor (looking at the
acceptor from the rear). Hold the Diagnostic Pushbutton for at least ten (10) seconds, then release.
The bezel lighting on the front of the acceptor will flash ten (10) times.
Insert the Configuration Card into the acceptor, arrows first, printed side face up.
The acceptor will hold the Configuration Card for a second or two, then feed it back to you.
If the bezel lights are flashing rapidly, the acceptor has read the Configuration Card correctly. The
configuration is now in permanent memory in the bill acceptor. The acceptor will reset itself. You can
now begin using the acceptor.
If the bill acceptor has not read the Configuration Card correctly, the bezel lights will flash slowly a
certain number of times. The number of flashes will tell you which Section of the card it cannot read
correctly. If this occurs, make sure that Section is filled in neatly. The bill acceptor will stay in the
Configuration Mode until it has correctly read a Configuration Card, or if you remove power to the
acceptor.
Flash Programming Primer
Downloading new software to the Apex bill acceptor is accomplished using a Pro-1 Handheld Programmer
or Windows PC with Acceptor Tools Software (free download on website) with 05AA0026 USB Cable.
Instead of using an EPROM to hold the bill acceptor software, Pyramid Technologies, Inc. chose to use a
Flash Device installed on the Apex bill acceptor’s Microprocessor Board. Using this device, there is no need
to open the acceptor to change software. To change the acceptor’s software, you will plug the PC Flash
Download Cable, or Pro-1 Handheld Programmer, into the six (6) pin connector located next to the
Diagnostic Pushbutton (left rear of the acceptor as seen from the back). After loading the required software
onto the PC or Pro-1, you can download new software to any bill acceptor at any location. The only
requirement is that the acceptor has power applied. The PC software has the added benefit of performing
advanced diagnostics on the bill acceptor, and setting the configuration.
Our web site (www.pyramidacceptors.com) has the latest available software located in our “Download”
Section, and documentation is available upon request, or from the “Support” section of our web site.
Bill Acceptor Testing
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Apply power to the machine. The bill acceptor will cycle its motor and stacker, if so equipped.
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Check the bezel lighting. Based on the configuration you programmed, the bezel lights should be on
solid or flashing at a one second rate. This will indicate that the acceptor is ready to take bills.
Insert one of each denomination that can be accepted and verify that proper credit is given to the
machine.
If the acceptor does not accept a particular bill or does not credit the machine properly, re-check the
configuration that you programmed using the Configuration Card.
The Apex Series bill acceptors have built in diagnostic abilities. These can be accessed using the
Diagnostic Pushbutton, located at the left rear of the bill acceptor (viewed from the back).
Pushbutton Operation
The Diagnostic Pushbutton on the Apex bill acceptor is utilized for two functions. They are:
1. Diagnostics of the acceptor using the front bezel lighting.
2. Configuration of the acceptor using the Configuration Card.
Refer to Configuration/Configuration Card Section for details on configuring the acceptor.
Diagnostic Features
To enter the Diagnostic Mode, the acceptor must have power. The front bezel lighting is used to flash a
certain number of times to indicate an error, if one exists.
To enter the Diagnostic Mode, push and hold the Diagnostic Pushbutton located at the left rear of the
acceptor (viewed from the back). Hold it for at least one (1) second, but no more than five (5) seconds, then
release.
Note: Holding it longer than 10 seconds will put the acceptor into a Configuration Mode and it will
expect to have the Configuration Card inserted next. If you have accidentally entered this mode, cycle
the acceptor power and start again.
Look at the front bezel of the bill acceptor. It will be flashing the bezel lights on and off. The number of
times the lights flash corresponds to the error code listed on the next page.
To exit this mode, either let the acceptor sit (it will automatically exit this mode after thirty (30)
seconds), or press the button again for 1-5 seconds. (Remember, don’t hold for longer than five (5)
seconds.)
Maintenance
The Apex Series bill acceptor is relatively maintenance free. An occasional cleaning is all that is needed to
keep the acceptor in top operation. Please Visit the “service” section of our website to view videos
explaining how install, clean, program, and troubleshoot the Apex bill acceptor.
To clean the acceptor:
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Remove power from the machine.
If equipped with a stacker, unlatch the cassette by pushing in the top latch and lifting the cassette up
and out.
Unplug the I/O connector and/or power connector from the right side of the acceptor.
Remove the Lower Transport by pushing in the latch located on the bottom of the acceptor
at the rear. Gently pull the Lower Transport out of the assembly.
Clean the bill path using a soft cloth or towel. Do not use any cleaners other than a 50/50
mixture of water and isopropyl alcohol.
NOTE: Pay particular attention to the gray oval pieces of plastic in the lower and
upper transport area. They must be cleaned well for proper operation.
Do not use any oils or silicon spray on the acceptor!
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Front Bezel Lighting Flash Codes
The flash codes shown correspond to the Apex bill acceptor error. The acceptor will flash the
error code, then wait 3 seconds and flash it again.
Flashing Code
Meaning of Flashing Code
Corrective Action
LED’s always OFF
The acceptor has no power.
LED’s always ON
1 Flash
No error exists- acceptor is OK.
Something is in the bill path.
2 Flashes
Something is obstructing the
stacker.
3 Flashes
4 Flashes
5 Flashes
6 Flashes
The cassette is full of currency.
The cassette has been removed.
The acceptor is defective.
The acceptor is not enabled.
10 Flashes
Configuration Mode has been
entered.
Rapid Flashing
During Operation
The acceptor has detected a
stringing attempt, or the optical
anti-stringing sensor is dirty.
Check that power has been
applied.
None.
Remove the cassette and Lower
Transport to inspect for foreign
objects. Clean if necessary.
Remove the cassette and Lower
Transport to inspect for foreign
objects. Clean if necessary.
Remove the cassette and empty it.
Replace the cassette.
Replace the acceptor.
Verify that the host has enabled
the acceptor.
Configuration Card must be
inserted into the acceptor or cycle
power to the acceptor to exit this
mode. See Configuration Section
for details.
Remove the Lower Transport and
clean the optical anti-stringing
sensor pair openings. These
sensor openings are located on
the Lower Transport, about ½ “
behind the round, white plastic
rollers, and to the far left and right
of the bill path. It is a good idea to
clean all of the sensors at this
time, both the entire upper and
lower halves of the bill path.
Reinstall the Lower Transport and
cycle the power.
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Connection Details
Figure 1
18-pin I/O connector
(looking at the acceptor)
9-pin 120 VAC or 24 VAC connector
(view of connector)
18-pin Mating Connector
Molex P/N 22-55-2182 (Housing)
Molex Female Contact P/N 16-02-0086
Pin
9-pin Mating Connector
Amp Mate-N-Lock 9-pin P/N 172169-1
Amp Female Pin P/N 170362-1
18-Pin Connector Function (wire color)
Pin
9-Pin Connector Function
1
$1 Low-level credit line output (Brown)
1
120 VAC Neutral Inhibit
2
~INT line for Mars 600-baud mode (Orange)
2
120 VAC Neutral Enable
3
Serial/~Pulse or (Yellow)
3
120 VAC Hot Enable
4
DC Power Ground (Black)
4
120 VAC Hot Power (Not used for 24 VAC
model)
5
TXD for Mars 600 or TTL RS232 (Green)
5
No Connection (24 VAC hot for 24 VAC model)
6
Not Used (Blue)
6
120 VAC Neutral Power (24VAC Neutral for 24
VAC model)
7
Not Used (Gray)
7
Bill Acceptor Relay Contact (Normally Open)
8
Not Used (Pink)
8
Bill Acceptor Relay Contact (Common)
9
Not Used (White)
9
No Connection
10
Out of Service line (pulled low) (Tan)
11
+12 VDC Power (Red)
12
~Acceptor Enable (Pull low to enable) (Violet)
13
330 Ohm resistor to +5 VDC for LED
(White/Orange)
14
~Send line for Mars 600 (White/Blue)
15
Not Used (White/Yellow)
16
RXD for TTL RS232 (White/Red)
17
Not Used (White/Green)
18
Not Used (White/Gray)
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Modes of Operation
Pulse/Serial Mode
Note: To enable this mode on the Apex bill acceptor, make sure the Configuration Card has been
configured for “Pulse/Serial” mode.
These modes are compatible with the Mars VFM style bill acceptors that use the Pulse/Serial modes.
Figure 1 (above) shows the connectors to be used for this mode of operation.
Pulse Mode
The pulse interface mode can be operated in two ways. The first is a “High Level” mode that uses 120 VAC
as the control signals. The second is a “Low Level” mode that uses low voltage signals.
High Level Pulse Mode
This interface is typically used in can vending machines. It uses 120 VAC to enable/disable the acceptor.
The output of the bill acceptor is a pulse output via relay contacts. You must be using Pyramid
Technologies, Inc. optional 120 VAC power supply for this mode to work.
High Level Pulse Mode- Inputs and Outputs
The inputs and outputs (I/O) are located on the 9-pin connector and 18-pin connector (See Figure 1 above)
for the High Level Mode.
The I/O descriptions for the 9-pin connector are as follows:
Pin 4- 120 VAC Hot (Black wire). Connect to 120 VAC Hot (for AC power).
Pin 6- 120 VAC Neutral (White wire). Connect to 120 VAC Neutral (for AC power).
Pin 3- 120 VAC Hot Enable (Red wire). Connect to 120 VAC Hot to enable acceptor. Leave floating to
disable acceptor. (Note: Low cost 120 VAC supply does not have this connection. It is a no-connect.)
Pin 2- 120 VAC Neutral Enable (Orange wire). Connect to 120 VAC Neutral to enable acceptor. Leave
floating to disable acceptor. (Note: Low cost 120 VAC supply does not have this connection. It is a noconnect.)
Pin 1- 120 VAC Neutral Inhibit (Green wire). Connect to 120 VAC Neutral to disable acceptor. If left floating,
may disable acceptor, based on the state of the 120VAC Hot Enable line. (Note: Low cost 120 VAC
supply does not have this connection. It is a no-connect.)
Pins 7 and 8- (Brown wire-7, Blue wire-8) Bill acceptor relay contacts capable of 1 amp resistive load at
120 VAC. Based on how you configured the acceptor, they will put out a 50 msec on/50 msec off pulse, or a
50 msec on/300 msec off pulse. Due to relay contact bounce, it is recommended that the software engineer
incorporate a 10 msec software delay to debounce the relay contacts.
The Input/Output descriptions for the 18-pin connector are as follows:
Pin 3 (Yellow wire)- Serial/~Pulse Line. Pull low (Connect to Pin 4 (Black wire), which is Ground) to enable
the Pulse mode of operation. Note: You do not need to make this connection if you have selected
“Pulse/Serial” on the Configuration Card and you have specified some number for the Pulses Per Dollar. By
selecting some number for Pulses Per Dollar, you have told the acceptor that you are in Pulse mode, not
Mars Serial Mode. This eliminates the need for this connection, commonly called a “Pulse Jumper Plug”.
In addition, both the 120 VAC model and 12 VDC model have an “Out of Service” output located on Pin 10
(Tan wire) of the 18-pin connector. It is a normally high, open-collector output transistor that is pulled low
when the acceptor is Out of Service. (5-12 VDC at 40 mA Max.) Pin 13 (White/Orange wire) of the 18-pin
connector has a 330 ohm resistor tied to +5VDC to power an LED.
Low Level Pulse Mode
The Low Level Pulse Mode can operate using either the optional 120 VAC power supply, or by using 12
VDC applied to the bill acceptor. Using the optional 120 VAC power supply, the output can be taken from
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the relay contacts (Pin 7 and 8 on the 9-pin connector). Without the 120 VAC power supply, the output is
on the 18-pin connector and is a normally high, open-collector transistor output.
Low Level Pulse Mode- Connections:
Power
120 VAC Model- Connect 120 VAC power to Pins 4 (Black wire) and 6 (White wire) on the 9-pin connector
(see Figure 1).
24VAC Model- Connect 24 VAC power to Pins 5 (Black wire) and 6 (White wire) on the 9-pin connector
(see Figure 1).
12 VDC Model- Connect +12 VDC to Pin 11 (Red wire) on the 18-pin connector (see Figure 1). Connect
DC ground to Pin 4 (Black wire) on the 18-pin connector.
Inputs (0-5 VDC Operation Only)
Pin 12 (Violet wire) on the 18-pin connector- Accept Enable line. Bring low to enable the acceptor. (Tie to
DC ground, Pin 4 (Black wire) on the 18-pin connector to always enable the acceptor.)
Pin 3 (Yellow wire) on the 18-pin connector- Serial/~Pulse Line. Pull low (connect to Pin 4 (Black wire),
which is DC Ground) to enable the Pulse Mode of operation. Note: You do not need make this connection
if you have selected “Pulse/Serial” on the Configuration Card and you have specified some number for the
Pulses Per Dollar. By selecting some number for Pulses Per Dollar, you have told the acceptor that you are
in Pulse Mode, not Mars Serial Mode. This eliminates the need for this connection, commonly called a
“Pulse Jumper Plug”.
Outputs
120 VAC or 24 VAC Model- You can use the relay output on Pins 7 (Brown wire) and 8 (Blue wire) of the
9-pin connector, or you can use the normally high, open-collector output transistor on Pin 1 (Brown wire) on
the 18-pin connector. (5-12 VDC at 40 mA Max.)
12 VDC Model- Use the normally high, open-collector output transistor on Pin 1 (Brown wire) on the 18-pin
connector (5-12 VDC at 40 mA Max.).
In addition, the 120 VAC model, 24 VAC model and 12 VDC model have an “Out of Service” output located
on Pin 10 (Tan wire) of the 18-pin connector. It is a normally high, open-collector output transistor that is
pulled low when the acceptor is Out of Service. (5-12VDC at 40 mA Max.) Pin 13 (White/Orange wire) of
the 18-pin connector has a 330 ohm resistor tied to +5VDC to power an LED.
Serial Mode- (Works with 12 VDC, 120 VAC and 24 VAC models of the Apex Bill Acceptor.)
This Interface is Mars compatible. This interface is a non-isolated interface. (TTL/CMOS compatible.) This
interface operates at 600 baud, 1 start bit, 1 stop bit and 8 data bits. The Apex bill acceptor will pull the
Interrupt line low when it has a serial message to send to the host. The host machine will pull the Send line
low when it can receive this serial message. The Apex will then output a Credit Message if the bill is
recognized. A Reject Message is sent if the bill is not recognized. After the Credit message is sent to the
host, the Enable line is to be pulsed high within 5 msec if the host wants to return the bill to the customer. If
the Enable Line remains low, the acceptor will accept the bill and send a Vend Message to the host. The
Host machine can tell the acceptor to resend any particular message by bringing the Send Line high and
pulse it low within 2-4 msec.
Serial Mode- Connections
120 VAC Model- Connect 120 VAC power to Pins 4 (Black wire) and 6 (White wire) on the 9-pin
connector
(see Figure 1).
24VAC Model- Connect 24 VAC power to Pins 5 (Black wire) and 6 (White wire) on the 9-pin
connector
(see Figure 1).
12 VDC Model- Connect +12 VDC to Pin 11 (Red wire) on the 18-pin connector (see Figure 1).
Connect DC Ground to Pin 4 (Black wire) on the 18-pin connector.
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Inputs and Outputs for Serial Interface. (Inputs are 0-5V DC Operation Only)
Pin Number wire Color
Pin 2 Orange wire
Pin 3 Yellow wire
Signal Name
~Interrupt Line
Serial/Pulse Mode Select Line
Pin 4 Black wire
Pin 5 Green wire
Pin 10 Tan wire
Ground
TXD (Data Output)
Out Of Service
Pin 11 Red wire
+12 VDC Power
Pin 12 Violet wire
Acceptor Enable
Pin 13 White/Orange wire
LED Power
Pin 14 White/Blue wire
~Send Line
Function
Request to send data to host.
Must be left floating to enable serial
mode. (No Connect.) Also make
sure you have selected “None”
for Pulses Per Dollar selection
on the Configuration Card.
DC ground
Transmit Data Line from acceptor.
Pulled low by the acceptor when
the acceptor is out of service or
when the stacker (if so equipped),
is full. (5-12 VDC at 40 mA Max.)
+12V Acceptor Power. Note: Do
not connect if the optional 120 VAC
supply is used!
Pull low to enable the acceptor.
LED Power can be obtained here.
This output is a 330 ohm resistor
tied to +5V.
Host Ready Signal.
The table below shows the Data that can be sent from the Apex bill acceptor to the Host.
Message
$1 Credit
Not Used
$5 Credit
$10 Credit
$20 Credit
$50 Credit
$100 Credit
Reserved
Vend
Return
Reject
Failure
Full or Jam
Bit 7
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Bit 6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Bit 5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Bit 4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Bit 3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
Bit 2
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
Bit 1
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
Bit 0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
Hex
V l
81H
82H
83H
84H
85H
86H
87H
88H
89H
8AH
8BH
8CH
8DH
Always Enabled Mode of Operation
This mode of operation is the simplest to understand. In this mode, the acceptor is always enabled. It will
accept all valid bills that are programmed to be accepted by the Configuration Card. Note: to enable this
mode on the acceptor, make sure the Configuration Card has been configured for “Always Enabled” mode.
The output of the bill acceptor is either the relay contacts (if a 120 VAC optional supply is used), or the Low
Level Non-Isolated Credit Line (see below for details).
Always Enabled Mode- Connections:
Power
120 VAC Model- Connect 120 VAC power to Pins 4 (Black wire) and 6 (White wire) on the 9-pin connector
(see Figure 1).
24VAC Model- Connect 24 VAC power to Pins 5 (Black wire) and 6 (White wire) on the 9-pin
connector
(see Figure 1).
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12 VDC Model- Connect +12 VDC to Pin 11 (Red wire) on the 18-pin connector (see Figure 1).
Connect DC Ground to Pin 4 (Black wire) on the 18-pin connector.
In addition, both the 120 VAC model and 12 VDC model have an “Out of Service” output located on Pin 10
(Tan wire) of the 18-pin connector. It is a normally high, open-collector output transistor that is pulled low
when the acceptor is Out of Service. (5-12 VDC at 40 ma Max.) Pin 13 (White/Orange wire) of the 18-pin
connector has a 330 ohm resistor tied to +5VDC to power an LED.
Outputs
120 VAC or 24 VAC Model- You can use the relay output on Pin 7 (Brown) and Pin 8 (Blue) of the 9-pin
connector, or you can use the normally high, open-collector output transistor on Pin 1 (Brown wire) on the
18-pin connector. (5-12 VDC at 40 mA Max.)
12 VDC Model- Use the normally high, open-collector output transistor on Pin 1 (Brown wire) on the 18-pin
connector (5-12 VDC at 40 mA max.)
All outputs will send the number of pulses and pulse speed as set by the Configuration Card.
RS-232 Mode (True RS-232 and TTL RS-232)
Note: To enable this mode on the acceptor, make sure the Configuration Card has been configured for “RS232” mode. In this mode, the user has a choice of True RS-232 levels or TTL levels.
TTL (5 VDC) levels are available in the 120 VAC model, 24 VAC and 12 VDC model of the Apex bill
acceptor. Order our Acceptor I/O Harness, Generic (P/N 05AA0002). With this cable, you must manually
connect the wires to your machine.
True RS-232 levels are available only in the 12 VDC Model of the Apex bill acceptor. In the 12 VDC
version, the harness has a DB-9 connector and hard drive connector installed to ease customer installation.
Order RS-232 Communication Harness (P/N 05AA0009) to have this ability if you use RS-232. If you use
USB, order USB Communication Harness( P/N 05AA0023).
This RS-232 mode uses a three wire interface. This interface uses a Transmit Line (TXD), a Receive Line
(RXD) and DC ground (Gnd).
This RS-232 Interface is compatible with the interface used on Mars™ GL5™ style acceptors. It is a polled
interface where the host machine is the Master and the bill acceptor is the Slave. For RS-232
communication protocol details, see the “support” section of our website.
TTL RS-232 Mode Power and I/O Connections (Refer to Figure 1 for Pinouts)
Pin Function & Location
DC Ground- Pin 4 (Black
wire) on the 18-pin connector.
+12VDC- Pin 11 (Red wire)
on the 18-pin connector.
120 VAC Hot- Pin 4 (Black
wire) on the 9-pin connector.
24 VAC Hot- Pin 5 (Black
wire) on the 9-pin connector.
120 VAC or 24 VAC NeutralPin 6 (White wire) on the 9pin connector.
TXD Line- Pin 5 (Green wire)
on the 18-pin connector.
RXD Line- Pin 16 (White/Red
wire) on the 18-pin connector.
Apex 12 VDC Version
DC communication ground and
DC power ground.
12VDC acceptor power.
Do not use this pin for 12 VDC
version.
Do not use this pin for 12 VDC
version.
Do not use this pin for 12 VDC
version.
TXD- Apex Transmit Line.
Connect to Receive line on your
equipment.
RXD- Apex Receive Line.
Connect to Transmit line on your
equipment.
True RS-232 Mode Power and I/O Connections
Pin Function and Location
DC Ground- Pin 2 (Black wire) on the
Hard Drive connector.
Apex 12VDC Version
DC power ground.
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Apex 120 VAC or 24 VAC Version
DC communication ground.
Do not use this pin for 120 VAC or 24
VAC version!
120 VAC hot.
24 VAC hot.
120 VAC neutral or 24 VAC neutral.
TXD- Apex Transmit Line. Connect
to Receive line on your equipment.
RXD- Apex Receive Line. Connect to
Transmit line on your equipment.
+12VDC- Pin 1 (Yellow wire) on the
Hard Drive connector.
Communication Ground- Pin 5 (Black
wire) on the DB-9 connector.
TXD Line- Pin 3 (Green wire) on the
DB-9 connector.
RXD Line- Pin 2 (White wire) on the
DB-9 connector.
12 VDC acceptor power.
DC communication ground.
Connected to TXD line from your PC. (PC TXD line)
Connected to RXD line from your PC. (PC RXD line)
MDB Mode of Operation
Note: To enable this mode on the acceptor, make sure the Configuration Card has
been configured for “MDB” mode. Our MDB interface uses the standard MDB
connector (see Below) for communication.
MDB Mode Power and I/O Connections
Pin Location
Pin 1
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 4
Pin 5
Pin 6
Pin Description
+34 VDC Power
DC power return
Not used
Master Receive
Master Transmit
Communications Common
Parallel Mode of Operation
Note: To enable this mode on the acceptor, make sure the Configuration Card has been
configured for “Parallel” mode. The Parallel mode is compatible with the Innovative
Technologies™ “Smiley™ bill acceptor.
In this mode, a single output is applied to one of four Vend lines to show which bill has been
accepted. This allows you to have up to four denominations of bills to be accepted. Also provided
in this interface is an Alarm line to indicate an abnormal condition. An Escrow line is also provided
to allow more control over which bill is accepted by the Apex bill acceptor.
This mode can be used in our 12 VDC models as well as our 120 VAC and 24 VAC models.
Interface Operation
The Inhibit line is used to enable the Apex bill acceptor. Pull it low to enable the acceptor, high to
disable. The Alarm output will go low for 100 msec to signal an abnormality or error. A Vend Line
will go low for 100 msec when a particular bill is recognized. Vend Lines 1-4 correspond to US bills
$1, $5, $10 and $20. If the Escrow Line is not held low, the acceptor will accept a bill and send the
appropriate signal via the Vend Line. If the Escrow Line is held low and a bill is inserted, the Apex
bill acceptor will send out a “Credit” signal telling you what the value of the bill is (by toggling the
appropriate Vend Line). If the Escrow Line is not brought high or the Inhibit Line goes high during
a 30-second period, the bill will be rejected. If the user brings the Escrow Line high (and leaves the
Inhibit line low) during the 30 second period, the acceptor will accept the bill and send out a “Vend”
signal on the appropriate Credit Line. The Vend signal will not be issued if the bill jams or a
“Stealing” attempt is seen by the acceptor. In this case, the bill will be rejected and the acceptor
will toggle the Alarm Line.
Parallel Mode Power and I/O Connections (Refer to Figure 1 for Pinouts)
Pin Function & Location
DC Ground- Pin 4 (Black wire) on the
18-pin connector.
Apex 12VDC Version
DC communication ground and
DC power ground.
Apex 120 VAC or 24 VAC Version
DC communication ground
+12 VDC- Pin 11 (Red wire) on the 18pin connector.
12 VDC acceptor power
Do not use this pin for 120 VAC
version.
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120 VAC Hot- Pin 4 (Black wire) on the
9-pin connector.
Do not use this pin for 12 VDC
version.
120 VAC Hot
24 VAC Hot- Pin 5 (Black wire) on the 9pin connector.
Do not use this pin for 12 VDC
version.
24 VAC hot.
120 VAC or 24 VAC Neutral- Pin 6
(White wire) on the 9-pin connector.
Do not use this pin for 12 VDC
version.
120 VAC or 24 VAC Neutral
Alarm- Pin 13 (White/Orange wire) on
the 18-pin connector.
Normally high, pulled low for 100
msec to show abnormal event. (05V DC operation).
Normally high, pulled low for 100
msec to show abnormal event. (0-5V
DC Operation).
Escrow- Pin 14 (White/Blue wire) on the
18-pin connector.
Input used to control the Escrow
function (0-5V DC operation).
Input used to control the Escrow
function (0-5V Operation).
Inhibit- Pin 12 (Violet wire) on the 18-pin
connector.
Input used to Enable (low) or
disable (high) the acceptor (05VDC operation).
Input used to Enable (low) or disable
(high) the acceptor. (0-5VDC
operation)
Credit/Vend Line 1 ($1)- Pin 1 (Brown
wire) on the 18-pin connector.
Open-collector, normally high
output. Pulled low for 100 msec
when this bill is recognized.
Open-collector, normally high output.
Pulled low for 100 msec when this bill
is recognized.
Credit/Vend Line 2 ($5)- Pin 2 (Orange
wire) on the 18-pin connector.
Open-collector, normally high
output. Pulled low for 100 msec
when this bill is recognized.
Open-collector, normally high output.
Pulled low for 100 msec when this bill
is recognized.
Credit/Vend Line 3 ($10)- Pin 10 (Tan
wire) on the 18-pin connector.
Open-collector, normally high
output. Pulled low for 100 msec
when this bill is recognized.
Open-collector, normally high output.
Pulled low for 100 msec when this bill
is recognized.
Credit/Vend Line 4 ($20)- Pin 5 (Green
wire) on the 18-pin connector.
Open-collector, normally high
output. Pulled low for 100 msec
when this bill is recognized.
Open-collector, normally high output.
Pulled low for 100 msec when this bill
is recognized.
Configuration Card
The Configuration Card is to be copied from
this manual using either a laser or a bubble jet
copier. Use standard photocopy paper. After
copying it, make sure that it matches the
original size of 6.0 x 2.6 inches (152 x 66
mm).
Note: Copiers occasionally change the size of
printed materials. This is why you should
compare the copied card to the original card.
To use your copy, fill in the desired selections
with black felt-tipped ink and cut the
Configuration Card out along the solid line. If
you are printing this manual from a PDF file
(which may be downloaded from our web site),
you must turn off any “shrink” or “expand”
settings from within the print menu to be
sure the card is printed at the proper scale.
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