Amazon kindle DX User guide

PageBot for Kindle DX
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PageBot for Kindle DX User Guide
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Origin Instruments is not responsible for any problems caused by unauthorized modification of PageBot for
Kindle and will not be responsible for direct or consequential damages associated with any use of PageBot for
Kindle.
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EN 55022 Class B Emissions (Radiated Emission)
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Origin Instruments Corporation has tested the PageBot and found that it complies 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.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
If this product is suspected of causing interference to a radio or television receiver, remove and apply power to
the equipment and determine whether it is the cause of the disturbance. If a problem exists, the user is
encouraged to try and correct the problem by one of the following measures:
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4.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Reorient the equipment cables.
Consult the dealer or Origin Instruments for additional suggestions.
Origin Instruments is not responsible for any problems caused by unauthorized modification of this equipment.
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Table of Contents
Legal Notices..................................................................................................................................................... 2
FCC / CE Notice ................................................................................................................................................ 2
Introduction........................................................................................................................................................ 4
Features ............................................................................................................................................................ 4
Package Contents ............................................................................................................................................. 5
Installation Steps ............................................................................................................................................... 5
Powering PageBot ............................................................................................................................................. 6
Attaching Power Cord to PageBot .................................................................................................................. 6
Attaching Universal Mounting Arm ..................................................................................................................... 7
Positioning Kindle DX in PageBot ...................................................................................................................... 8
Adjusting the Universal Mounting Arm ............................................................................................................... 9
PageBot DIP Switch Settings.......................................................................................................................... 10
Adaptive Switch Connection and Operation ..................................................................................................... 11
Two Switch Operations ................................................................................................................................ 11
Single Switch Operation ............................................................................................................................... 11
USB Mouse and Wireless Mouse Connection and Operation .......................................................................... 12
Two Mouse Button Operations ..................................................................................................................... 12
Single Mouse Button Operation ................................................................................................................... 12
Landscape Viewing and Font Adjustment ........................................................................................................ 13
General Care and Maintenance ....................................................................................................................... 13
Customer Support ........................................................................................................................................... 13
Warranty Information ....................................................................................................................................... 14
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Introduction
Thank you for being a PageBot for Kindle DX customer!
The Kindle by Amazon.com is one of the most popular ebook readers on the market. While thin and portable,
the navigation buttons on the Kindle can be problematic for those with motor disabilities and/or those who
experience limited dexterity in their hands.
PageBot for Kindle DX is designed to enable independent reading for people who love to read on their Kindle
but struggle with finger, hand and/or motor challenges.
PageBot for Kindle DX is a combined stand and adaptive switch interface providing both single and dual switch
control to the Next Page and Previous Page buttons on the Kindle device enabling independent reading
enjoyment in a variety of settings.
NOTE:
In this User Guide, “PageBot for Kindle DX” is often abbreviated as “PageBot” and “Kindle DX” is often abbreviated as “Kindle”.
Features
1. Versatile Viewing
PageBot’s combination universal mounting arm enables the Kindle to be positioned in a variety of
settings for reading comfort.
2. Standard Switch Interface for Page Operations
PageBot includes two standard 1/8-inch (3.5mm) input jacks for connecting one or two adaptive
switches for activating Next Page and Previous Page.
3. Adaptable Power
PageBot can be powered using the AC power adapter that comes with the Kindle or an auxiliary USB
battery pack for portable reading.
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Package Contents
The PageBot for Kindle for DX package contains the items listed below:
1. PageBot frame
2. Universal mounting arm
3. User Guide
NOTE: If any items are missing from your PageBot for Kindle package, please contact the Authorized Origin Instruments Channel Partner where you
purchased the product or contact Origin Instruments directly.
Installation Steps
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Attach universal mounting arm to PageBot
Position Kindle in PageBot
Adjust to a comfortable reading position
Double-check DIP switch settings
Attach power cord to PageBot
Attach switch(es) to PageBot
Open book on Kindle to desired page
Begin reading with your PageBot for Kindle
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Powering PageBot
External power is required for PageBot operations and can be provided by:
1. The Amazon power adapter that came with the Kindle plugged into the PageBot
power connector.
2. A portable USB battery pack plugged into the PageBot power connector.
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(NOTE: Portable USB battery packs are available from many 3 party suppliers and can be purchased
separately from Origin Instruments. Sample shown.)
Attaching Power Cord to PageBot
(Sideview of PageBot’s connector panel)
Attach power cord to PageBot here.
Important: Clean power is required for reliable PageBot operations,
so be sure to use either the Amazon Kindle power adapter or a quality
portable USB battery pack. The USB power from a computer or
laptop is not sufficient for PageBot operations.
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Attaching Universal Mounting Arm
The universal mounting arm ships unattached from the PageBot frame. Attach the mounting arm to the back
of PageBot using the mounting screw on the mounting arm. Turn to firmly attach then position to hold the
Kindle in an upright position on a flat surface or use the clamp to attach to tray, rail, etc.
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Positioning Kindle DX in PageBot
1. Loosen slider screws on the back of PageBot.
2. Extend sliders open.
3. Place Kindle DX inside of PageBot.
4. Slide Kindle DX to the right so it fits securely under the
clamps and paddles.
5. Push sliders into place securing Kindle DX.
6. Gently tighten slider screws on the back of PageBot.
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Adjusting the Universal Mounting Arm
The Universal Mounting Arm can be used as a back leg of a tripod stand, and for mounting in various
situations. To fine-tune the PageBot angle to a comfortable reading position, adjust the pan, tilt and angular
adjustments.
Adjust to function as a stand for comfortable reading
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PageBot DIP Switch Settings
PageBot integrates a compact four-position DIP Switch for setting user options. DIP Switch settings can be
readily changed using one end of an extended paper clip. The factory default settings are all DIP Switches UP
to support the following configuration:
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Two switch mode - one switch for Next Page and one switch for Previous Page
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Keep Awake mode – this keeps the Kindle from going to sleep by automatically performing a Next
Page, Previous Page combination every nine (9) minutes.
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Enable USB Host – this enables the optional use of buttons on a USB mouse or USB wireless mouse
for paging.
Switch 1
Switch 2
Operation
ON
ON
Two switch mode: One switch for Next Page, One switch for Previous Page
OFF
ON
Single switch mode: Brief tap for Next Page, Hold 1.0 second for Previous Page
ON
OFF
Single switch mode: Brief tap for Next Page, Hold 1.4 seconds for Previous Page
OFF
OFF
Single switch mode: Brief tap for Next Page, Hold 2.0 seconds for Previous Page
Switch 3
Operation
ON
Enable Keep Awake mode. PageBot will automatically initiate a Next Page, Previous Page combination
every 9 minutes to keep Kindle from going to sleep.
OFF
Disable Keep Awake mode
Switch 4
Operation
ON
Enable USB Host. This enables the optional use of a USB mouse or USB wireless mouse.
OFF
Disable USB Host. (Note: This setting can save power if PageBot is operating from an auxiliary USB
battery pack.)
DIP Switches – “UP” position is ON
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Adaptive Switch Connection and Operation
Kindle’s Next Page and Previous Page functions can be accessed using two adaptive switches or just a single
switch.
Adaptive switch(es) can be attached to PageBot via the 3.5mm connector ports labeled NEXT and PREV.
Attach one or two adaptive switches via 3.5mm connector to
PageBot here.
Adaptive switches come in many shapes, styles, sizes and colors to meet the needs and capabilities of the
user. The most prevalent connector type for adaptive switches is a standard 3.5mm plug which can be easily
attached to PageBot.
For information on the Sip/Puff Switch and Tap Switch offerings from Origin Instruments and to reference a
resource list of adaptive switch vendors, see www.orin.com.
Two Switch Operations
A two switch configuration can be achieved on PageBot by either connecting two physically separate adaptive
switches or one dual-switch. For operating PageBot with two separate adaptive switches, connect one switch
into the NEXT port and the second switch into the PREV port on PageBot.
For single dual-switch operations (e.g., The Sip/Puff Switch from Origin Instruments) connect the stereo cable
of the dual-switch into either the NEXT or PREV ports on PageBot.
NOTES: DIP Switches 1 and 2 should be in ON position for two switch mode
Single Switch Operation
You can also page forward and page back on PageBot using one single switch. To use one switch, connect
the switch to either the NEXT or PREV port on PageBot.
Example: Connect a single switch into NEXT port and set DIP Switch 1 to OFF with Switch 2 in ON position.
In this configuration, a brief tap will turn to the next page, and a switch “hold” for 1.0 second will turn to the
previous page.
NOTES: Both mono or stereo cables work in either configuration and the detection and operation is automatic. Set the single switch
hold time via DIP Switch settings.
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USB Mouse and Wireless Mouse Connection and Operation
PageBot can also receive events from either USB wired and wireless mouse button operations to page forward
(Next Page) or back (Previous Page).
Attach either a USB wired or wireless mouse adapter to PageBot here.
IMPORTANT: Unplug and re-attach power cord to PageBot after changing the USB Dip Switch settings.
Two Mouse Button Operations
When a USB mouse or wireless mouse is connected to PageBot, both left and right mouse buttons can be
used for paging.
With DIP Switches 1 and 2 in the ON position, a left click will activate Next Page and a right click will activate
Previous Page.
Single Mouse Button Operation
You can also page forward and back with PageBot using the just the left or right mouse button, similar to single
switch operation described above.
Example: Set DIP Switch 1 to OFF with Switch 2 in ON position. In this configuration, a brief mouse click will
activate Next Page, and a click-and-hold for one second or longer will activate Previous Page.
NOTE: Adjust single switch hold time via DIP Switch settings.
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Landscape Viewing and Font Adjustment
PageBot also supports the Kindle
when viewing in a landscape mode.
Remember you can also adjust the
font size on the Kindle to enlarge text
on the screen.
General Care and Maintenance
1. To clean PageBot wipe gently with a damp microfiber cloth.
2. Be careful not to allow any liquid into or around the connector enclosure on the back of PageBot.
Customer Support
Customer support is provided by Origin Instruments during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central
Standard Time, Monday through Friday.
Please email support@orin.com or call 972.606.8740.
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Warranty Information
Origin Instruments warrants that PageBot for Kindle will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for
a period of one (1) year from the date of shipment. If the product proves defective during this warranty period,
Origin Instruments will, at its option, repair or replace the defective product.
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or inadequate maintenance and care. Origin Instruments will not be obligated to furnish service under these
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