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© ZIH Corp. 2008
UMAN-P4T-001 Rev.B
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Proprietary Statement
FCC Compliance Statement
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Radio Regulatory
Information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits or
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 or circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING: Exposure to Radio Frequency radiation. To conform to FCC RF
exposure requirements this device shall be used in accordance with the operating
conditions and instructions listed in this manual. Note that there are several radio
options available with this printer. Additional regulatory information is contained
in later sections devoted to each radio individually.
NOTE: This unit was tested with shielded cables on the peripheral devices.
Shielded cables must be used with the unit to insure compliance.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by Zebra
Technologies Corporation could void the user’s authority to operate this
equipment.
Canadian Compliance Statement
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme á la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
“IC:” before the equipment certification number signifies that the Industry Canada
technical specifications were met. It does not guarantee that the certified product
will operate to the user’s satisfaction.
Agency Approvals and Regulatory Information
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• FCC part 15
• Canadian STD RSS-210
• NOM-ETL (Mexico)
• EN60950: 2000 Safety Standard
• EN55022:1998 Class B European • C-Tick (Australia)
Electromagnetic Radiation Standard
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Caution • Advises you that failure to take or avoid a specific action could result in physical harm to the hardware.
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Specifications
Thank you for choosing one of our Zebra P4T Series Mobile Printers. The P4T Series consists of two models. The P4T can print
on direct thermal or thermal transfer media. The RP4T can print
on direct or thermal transfer media and also encode special RFID
media.
Because these printers are made by Zebra Technologies, you’re
assured of world-class support for all of your bar code printers,
software, and supplies.
• This User’s Guide gives you the information you’ll need to
operate and maintain both the P4T and RP4T models.
• P4T Series printers use the CPCL programming language. To
create and print receipts and labels using the CPCL language,
refer to our Label Vista™ label creation program or the Mobile
Printing Systems CPCL Programming Manual which are both
available on our Web site at: www.zebra.com/manuals .
• P4T Series printer software also includes interpreters for the
ZPL II® programming language (up to Version 30.8.4). Manuals
for the ZPL label design programming language are also available on our Web site. Refer to Appendix “F” of this manual
for more information on accessing and downloading manuals
and other user information.
Unpacking and Inspection
Inspect the printer for possible shipping damage:
• Check all exterior surfaces for damage.
• Open the media cover (refer to “Loading the Media” in the
Printer Preparation section) and inspect the media compartment for damage.
In case return shipping is required, save the carton and all packing material.
Reporting Damage
If you discover shipping damage:
• Immediately notify and file a damage report with the shipping
company. Zebra Technologies Corporation is not responsible
for any damage incurred during shipment of the printer and
will not cover the repair of this damage under its warranty
policy.
• Keep the carton and all packing material for inspection.
• Notify your authorized Zebra re-seller.
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Always refer to the Important Safety Information data sheet
shipped with each printer and the Technical Bulletin shipped
with each battery pack. These documents detail procedures
to ensure maximum reliability and safety while using this
printer.
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Figure 1a: P4T/RP4T Bottom View
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Platen Roller
Bar Sensor
Media Support
Printhead
RFID Reader/Encoder (RP4T only)
Ribbon Cartridge Cover
Control Panel
Ribbon Cartridge Cover Latch
Media Cover Latch
Media Support Disks
Label Peeler
Media Cover
External Media Access (optional)
Battery
Battery Charging Receptacle
RS232 Communications Port
USB Port
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P4T Series Technology
The P4T Series introduces several new technologies to the Zebra
For ease of installation, P4T Series thermal transfer film is supplied
Mobile Printer product line.
as a cartridge. Typically a thermal transfer film cartridge will be
able to print two rolls of media before needing replacement. This
Smart Battery
The P4T Series battery pack contains electronics which allow the ratio may vary considerably based on the amount of label stock
printer to monitor its operating parameters. Among these are the per roll.
battery’s charge state, the number of charge cycles it has under- RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)
gone, and its date of manufacture. Using these parameters, the
A P4T Series printer equipped with an RFID encoder allows it to
P4T Series’ software can monitor the battery’s condition and alert encode information on special label media using radio frequenthe user when to recharge, re-condition or remove the battery from cies in addition to using conventional thermal transfer technology.
service.
These printers are identified as RP4T printers.
RFID encoded information can be retrieved using an RFID scanner
Use of any battery pack other than the one manufactured by from a distance of inches to several yards from an encoded label.
Zebra specifically for use with P4T Series printers will not
Zebra’s implementation of RFID follows accepted industry stanbe able to use the diagnostic features of the Zebra Smart dards. As an example, the RP4T verifies the information encoded
Battery and will not work with the printer.
on the label media after it is transmitted and voids the label if the
data is incorrect. More information concerning RFID may be found
Printing Technology
The P4T Series uses two methods to print human readible text, in Zebra’s RFID Programming Manual, available for download on
Zebra’s Web site.
graphics and barcodes: Direct Thermal, and Thermal Transfer
Direct Thermal
Direct thermal printing uses heat to cause a chemical reaction on
specially treated media. This reaction creates a dark mark wherever a heated element on the printhead comes in contact with the
media. Since the printing elements are arranged very densely at
203 d.p.i. (dots per inch) or 8 dots per mm, highly legible characters
and graphic elements may be created a row at a time as the media
is advanced past the printhead. This technology has the advantage
of simplicity, as there is no requirement for consumable supplies
such as ink or toner. However, since the media is sensitive to heat,
it will gradually loose legibility over long periods of time, especially
if exposed to environments with relatively high temperatures.
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Thermal transfer printing uses the same basic technology as direct
thermal, except that the printhead elements react with a transfer
film which passes between the printhead and the media. The printing process fuses the thermal transfer material to the media being
printed and creates characters and graphic images that are very
dark, and more permanent than those created by direct thermal
printing. Offsetting this advantage is the extra cost of the thermal
transfer film and printing speeds slower than those required for
direct thermal printing.
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Battery Safety
The Battery Packs used on Zebra Mobile Printers contain a great deal of energy and can cause personal injury or start a fire if used
improperly or carelessly. Please observe the following safety practices:
Caution • Avoid accidental short circuiting of any battery. Allowing battery terminals to contact conductive material will
create a short circuit which could cause burns and other injuries or could start a fire.
Caution • Batteries can explode or catch fire if improperly charged or exposed to high temperatures or fire. Do not disassemble,
crush or expose batteries to water.
Caution • Use of any charger not approved specifically by Zebra for use with its batteries could cause damage to the battery
pack or the printer and will void the warranty.
Read carefully and always observe the safety guidelines for Li-ion batteries provided with each Battery Pack.
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Charger Safety
Do not place a charger in locations where liquids or metallic objects may be dropped on the charger or, in the case of the
UCLI72-4 Quad Charger, into the charging bays.
Use care in locating any of the approved P4T Series single chargers, the AC Adapter or the UCLI72-4 Quad Charger. Do not
block the ventilating slots on the top and bottom covers. Ensure that the Charger is plugged into a power source which won’t
accidently be turned off if you will be charging batteries overnight.
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Required Regulatory Text for Argentina
Only certified adaptors with the following electrical characteristics shall be used. The use of different adaptors could damage
the device, present hazards to the user and declare the correspondent guaranty void.
LI72:Input ratings: 100-240 VAC 50/60Hz 200mA., Class 2
Output ratings: 8.4 VDC, 800 mA
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The following table lists battery chargers approved for use with the P4T Series Printer. Use of chargers not approved by Zebra specifically for use with the P4T Series will void the warranty and could cause damage
to the printer or the battery pack. Zebra is not responsible for any damage to equipment caused by the improper use of
unauthorized equipment.
Description
LI72 single
charger)
AC Adapter/US
Line Cord
UCLI72-4 Quad
Charger
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Approved Chargers
Part no
AT17696-xx1
AK18913-002
AC18177-xx1
Notes.
Must be used with battery
removed from printer
Must be used with battery
installed in printer
Must be used with battery
removed from printer
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1. Full part number is determined by the AC mains adapter appropriate for the region of intended use. Consult your Zebra
sales representative or the factory for the appropriate part number.
Single Battery Charger
The LI72 Charger
LI72 charger is a wall mounted fast charger with a universal 110 to
230, 50-60 Hz. VAC input. Multiple AC plug configurations comply
with most international standards. This charger is intended for use
with the P4T Series printers which are equipped with Lithium Ion
(Li-ion) batteries.
Full part numbers are determined by the AC mains connectors.
Consult Zebra or your authorized re-seller for full part number information.
The LI72 will charge a battery pack as fast as its charge level will
allow, and then switch over to a maintenance charge to keep the
charge at its maximum.
Figure 2: LI72 Single Charger
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Yellow
Green
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LI72 Charger
AT17696-tab
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Figure 3: Charging the P4T Series Battery with the LI72
Battery Charging
Receptacle
Mains connector will
vary with country of
intended use.
LI72 Battery
Charger
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Battery Pack
Charging Battery Packs with the AT17696-xx LI72 Single Charger
Plug the LI72 into the appropriate AC wall receptacle, then insert the charge cable into the battery pack charger jack.
The yellow/green charge indicator LED will indicate the status of the charger as per the following table.
Indicator
Steady yellow indicator
Slow (1 Hz) flashing
yellow indicator
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Fast (4 Hz) flashing
green indicator
Slow (1 Hz) flashing
green indicator
Fast (4 Hz) flashing
yellow indicator
Steady green indicator
Slow (1 Hz) flashing
alternate yellow and
green indicator
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Charger
Function
Standby
Pre-Charge
Rapid
Charge
Maintain
Error
Ready
Wait
Charger Status
AC power on; no battery being charged
Charger is applying trickle charge current
(5% of maximum) to bring a cold battery
temperature up to 0°C before starting a
full charge cycle
Charger is applying the maximum charge
rate to the battery
Charger is in trickle charge mode(10% of
nominal charge value).
The battery may have an internal short,
or its charge monitoring circuitry may be
malfunctioning. The battery pack should
not be used any further.
No charge is being applied to the battery
Battery temperature is too hot. Charging
will not begin until battery temperature
reaches 45°C.
Notes: The battery pack must be removed from the printer when using the AT17696-xx LI72 Single Charger.
Charging will cease three (3) hours after the charger has entered the “Maintain” mode.
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Charging the P4T Series Battery with the AT18646-1 AC Adapter
Figure 4: Charging the P4T Series Battery with the AC Adapter
AC Power Cord
(varies with
location)
P4T Series AC
Adapter
p/n AT18646-1
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Open the
protective cover
for access to
the charger
receptacle
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• Open the protective cover on the P4T Series printer to expose the charger jack and the communication ports.
• Plug the barrel plug from the AT18646-1 AC adapter into the charger jack on the printer.
• Connect the appropriate AC power cord for your location to the adapter and then plug the power cord into an AC receptacle.
The following table details how the AC Adapter and P4T Series printers interact:
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Status
Off
On
Charging
Status
Off
Off
On
On
Off
On
Printer LCD
Power Button Operation
Off
Normal display operation
Normal display operation, plus
battery icon will cycle through
level bars. Charging will continue
as required..
Battery icon will cycle through
level bars. Printer turns off at end
of charge cycle.
Pressing turns printer On
Pressing turns printer Off
Pressing switches printer to limited
operation: only battery charging &
LCD functional
Pressing turns printer On. Printer
will run normally
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Note: If the battery is out of its safe charging temperature range (either too hot or too cold) the printer will display the following:
“Charging will resume when battery is in the range 0-40 degrees C (32-104 degrees F)” and the battery icon will alternately flash
and
. Once the battery reaches a safe charging temperature, normal charging will automatically resume.
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The UCLI72-4 Quad Charger is designed to
charge up to four battery packs simultaneously. Charging times are as follows:
Figure 5- UCLI72-4 Quad Charger
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Battery Status
80% charged
Full charge
Slide Battery Pack
into a Charger bay
Power Supply
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Rock Battery
Pack into place
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Amber
Indicator
Green
Charger
Indicator Bay
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Power Indicator
Charging Time
2.5 Hrs.
5 Hrs.
• Ensure that the charger has been installed
properly per the Quad Charger instruction
manual. Ensure that the power indicator on
the front panel is on.
• Remove any protective shrink-wrap and
labels from all battery packs prior to first use.
Plug a battery pack into any one of the four
charging bays as shown opposite in Figure _,
noting the orientation of the battery pack.
• Slide the battery pack into the charging
bay until it stops.
• Rock the battery pack back until it snaps
into place.
The amber indicator directly under the battery being charged will turn on if the battery
is properly inserted.
The indicators under each battery will allow
you to monitor the charging process per the
table below:
Amber
On
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Important • A fault condition (flashing amber indicator) is caused by a problem with the battery
pack. The charger may indicate a fault because the battery is too hot or too cold to charge
reliably. Try to charge the battery again when it returns to the room’s ambient temperature. If the amber indicator starts flashing on the second charging attempt, the battery should
be discarded. Always dispose of batteries in a proper manner. Refer to Appendix E of this
manual.
Green
Off
On
Flashing
Off
On
Flashing
Off
Battery Status
Charging
80% charged
(O.K. to use)
Completely
Charged
Faulty Battery
Notes: For more information regarding the installation and use of the UCLI72-4 Quad Charger refer to the instructions included
with the product.
The UCLI72-4 Quad Charger has a safety feature which stops charging a battery after six hours regardless of its charge state.
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Installing the P4T Series Battery Pack
Important • New battery packs are shipped
uncharged. Remove any protective shrinkwrap and labels from a new battery pack
prior to use.
Additional battery packs may be ordered
using Zebra p/n AK18913-001.
Figure 6: Installing the P4T Series Battery Pack
If you are using an LI72 single charger
or the LI72-4 Quad Charger, you must
charge the battery prior to installing it in
the printer.
•.Insert the battery pack into the printer as
shown in Figure 6 .
•Rock the battery pack into the printer as
shown until it locks in place.
If you are using the AC adapter, you should
allow the battery pack to charge completely
prior to using it for the first time.
When a new battery pack is first installed, the
Control Panel indicators may briefly turn on and
then go off, indicating the battery is not fully
charged. Refer to the Charging the Battery and
Operator Controls topics in this manual.
Charger port
for use with the
AT18646-1 AC
Adapter
Insert this side of the
battery pack into the
bottom of the printer as
shown.
Rock the battery pack
until it clicks into place.
P4T Series
Battery Pack
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P4T series printers are designed to print either continuous (journal)
media or label stock. Figure 7.1 Opening the Media Cover
Figure 7.2 Loading the Media
Load Media Roll
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Note direction media
pulls off the roll.
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Load the Media
Pull Media Supports
apart where shown.
Press down on the Media
Cover Latch Lever
Media cover opens
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1. Open the Media Cover
Refer to Figure 7.1. •Press the latch release button on the side of the printer as
shown at “1” below. The media cover will open automatically
•Rotate the Media Cover back completely as shown exposing
the media compartment and the adjustable media supports.
2. Loading Media From An Internal Supply
Refer to Figure 7.2.
•Pull the media supports apart as shown.
•Insert the roll of media between them, and let the media supports close. Ensure that the media pulls off the core in the
direction shown in Figures 7.2 and 7.4. The supports will center
the media roll within the media compartment, and the media
roll should be able to spin freely on the supports.
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Figure 7.3- Loading Media From An External Supply
Media Spacer
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External Media
Source
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3. Loading Media From An External Supply
Refer to Figure 7.3. A P4T Series printer configured with the External Media
option has a loading slot in the rear of the media compartment allowing you to
use 4.0 in. (101.6 mm) wide fanfold or roll media from an external supply. The
external supply must be designed such that it does not exert excessive drag as
media is fed through the printer, which could result in distorted printing.
•Pull the media supports apart, insert a Media Spacer (Zebra part number
BA16625-1) between them, and let the media supports close.
• Insert the media from the external supply through the rear feed slot, between
the media guides and up through the media compartment as shown. Make
sure the side of the media you will be printing on faces the printhead.
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Figure 7.4-Close the Media Cover
Pull Media out of the
Printer. Use alignment
marks on the cover to
ensure alignment.
Figure 7.5- Insert Media into Peeler
Peeler Assembly.
Peeler Bar.
4. Press down on Peeler
Assembly where shown
and slide the media until it
emerges .
1. Remove enough
labels from the media
roll to create a 4” [100
mm] leader.
3. Feed the leader over
the peeler bar and into
the printer if you will be
peeling labels as you
print.
2. Align the edge of the
leader with the index marks
on the top cover to ensure it
will pass through the peeler
without wrinkling.
Close Media
Cover
4. Close the Media Cover:
Refer to Figure 7.4.
•Pull the media out of the printer as shown at “1.”
•Close the media cover as shown at “2”, ensuring that it latches
securely into place.
•Turn the printer on or press the Feed button if the printer is
already on.
•The printer will advance a short strip of media and will then
be ready for printing.
5. Using the Label Peeler
Optional Step for label stock only
Refer to Figure 7.5.
The label peeler feature allows automatic separation of the printed
label from its backing.
1.If you wish to use the label peeling feature, remove enough
labels from the media roll to create a leader approximately 4”
[100 mm.] long.
2.Align the media as it emerges from the printhead with the
index marks on the top cover to ensure it will pass through
the peeler assembly without wrinkling.
2.Feed the leader you created in step 1 over the peeler bar and
into the peeler assembly.
3Push on the peeler assembly where shown in Figure 6.5. Insert the leader into the label peeler as shown and push on
the media roll until it emerges from the slot at the rear of the
peeler assembly.
•Turn the printer on or press the Feed button if the printer is
already on.
•The printer will advance a short strip of media and will then
be ready for printing.
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Information
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Adjusting The Media Support Disks
Media Core Size
Media supplied for the P4T Series printers will have two possible core sizes, depending on
the media type. Journal media
and most label media is supplied
with a 0.75” [19.1 mm] diameter
core to maximize the amount of
media contained on a roll.
P4T printer media supports are
set at the factory for 0.75” diameter media cores.
RP4T printers (equipped with
the RFID encoder) are configured
for media with 1.38” [35.05 mm]
diameter cores since RFID media cannot be wound around
a small diameter core without
both degrading its ability to feed
properly past the printhead and
causing possible damage to the
embedded RFID circuitry.
Figure 8- Adjusting the Media Core Diameter
Changing The Media Support
Core Diameter Size
Remove Support Disk,
It may become necessary to
and flip it 180° to change
change the media core size in
core size.
the field to allow use of different
media.
The media support disks are
designed for both sizes of media
cores, and they can be adjusted
by removing them, flipping their
position and re-securing them to
the printer.
1. Open the Media Cover and
remove any label media.
2. Use Phillips head screwdriver
with a long blade to keep the
screw attaching the Support Disk
to the printer from turning.
3. Rotate the Support Disk while
keeping the attachment screw
from turning, and remove it.
4. Flip the Media Support Disk
so that the desired core diameter
ridge faces towards the inside of
the printer. Please refer to Figure 8.
5. Re-secure the Support Disk by tightening it onto the attaching screw. Do not over
tighten the Support Disk. It must be able to spin
freely.
Repeat this procedure on the other Support Disk.
Media Support Disk
(shown re-adjusted for
3/4” label media core)
Media Support Disk
(shown adjusted for 1 3/8”
label media core)
Always ensure that both Support Disks are adjusted for the
same size media core.
Replace the Media Support Disks if they have been adjusted
for different core sizes more than 5 (five) times.
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Load the Ribbon Cartridge
Figure 9.1-Open the Printer Covers
3. Press the Ribbon
Cartridge Cover latch.
Cover will slide open
1. Press down on the
Media Cover Latch Lever
If you are using media that requires Thermal Transfer media, perform
this step. If you are using journal stock, or media that uses direct
thermal technology to print labels, omit this step.
1. Open the Printer Covers
Refer to Figure 9.1. •Press the latch release button on the side of the printer as shown at
“1” in figure 9.1. The media cover will open automatically
•Press on the Ribbon Cartridge Cover latch. The cover will slide
open.
2. Media cover
opens
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Specifications
2. Load the Ribbon Cartridge.
Refer to Figure 9.2.
2. Drop the cartridge in place
Select the correct Thermal Transfer cartridge for the media you will be usover the printhead as shown.
ing. Consult a Zebra sales representative for information regarding proper
media selection for your application.
•Remove the tape holding the transfer ribbon in place.
1. Remove tape and pre-tension
•Pre-tension the transfer ribbon to remove wrinkles by turning the takethe media to remove wrinkles.
up roll until the media is stretched flat between the two rolls of the
Ribbon Cartridge cartridge.
•Drop the appropriate cartridge in place. The locating pins on either
side of the cartridge must be secured in the printer frame.
Figure 9.2-Load the Ribbon Cartridge
3. Locating pins
on the cartridge
must lock into the
printer frame.
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Information
The Ribbon Cartridges are protected by a security device which
verifies compatiblity with P4T Series printers. Use of third party
cartridges will cause the printer to malfunction, and will void the
factory warranty.
Figure 9.3-Close the Printer Covers
2. Slide the Ribbon Cartridge Cover closed until it
locks in place.
1. Ensure Media is
pulled out of
Printer
3. Close the Printer Covers
Refer to Figure 9.3.
•If you have not done so, load label media into the printer as detailed
previously, ensuring that the media has been pulled out of the printer
past the printhead.
•Slide the Ribbon Cartridge cover closed until it latches in place.
Index
Always close the Ribbon Cartridge cover before closing the media
cover.
3. Close the
Media Cover
•Close the media cover and ensure it latches in place.
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Operator Controls
The printer control panel has buttons for the power on/off and media feed functions and a display which provides information regarding printer functions and application prompts. Two navigation keys provide easy selection of menu options.
The “Scroll Forward” button allows scrolling through the various options and settings. The “Scroll Back” button allows scrolling back
through previously viewed menus. Pressing the “Select” button selects the currently highlighted option or function.
The status icons at the top of the screen indicate the state of various printer functions per the table below. Refer to the Troubleshooting section for more information on the printer status icons.
Indicates a Bluetooth connection is established. This icon is functional only on P4T Series printers with a
Bluetooth wireless option installed.
Indicates that the printer is associated with a wireless Local Area Network (LAN) using an 802.11b/g
compliant radio. This icon is functional only on a P4T Series printer with a WLAN wireless option installed.
A flashing icon indicates that the printer does not detect any label media. This could indicate an out of
media condition, or improperly loaded media.
A flashing icon indicates that the thermal transfer film is depleted.
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Troubleshooting
Printer Preparation
A flashing icon indicates that data is being transferred to the printer.
A flashing outside element of the battery icon indicates low charge status. You should suspend any printing
operations and recharge or replace the Battery Pack as soon as is convenient.
Cycling charge level elements within the battery icon indicate the P4T Series battery is being charged by
the AC Adapter. Refer to Charger section of this manual.
Specifications
Connecting the
Printer
Figure 10 -P4T Series Printer Controls & LCD Icons
Scroll Back Button
Press to scroll to the previous
menu choice on the display.
.
Select Button
Press to select a menu choice on
the display.
Scroll Forward Button
Press to scroll to the next
menu choice on the display.
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Power Button
Press to turn unit on.
Press again to turn unit
off.
Printer Status
Icons
Refer to the Troubleshooting section for
more information on
the status icons.
Index
Feed Button
Display
Indicates status messages and menu
prompts..
Press to advance a
blank label or a predetermined length of
journal media.
If the printer displays:
“Please Recondition the Battery”
and beeps five times, the user
should recondition the battery to
return it to optimal operation.
To recondition the battery, charge
the battery fully overnight and then
use the printer until the printer
shuts down due to a low battery
condition.
Charge the battery again until it
is fully charged. At that point the
battery will be reconditioned. If the
battery is not reconditioned properly the indicated battery charge
level will indicate that there is more
charge remaining in the battery
pack than is actually available. Reconditioning performed as prompted by the printer will ensure accurate capacity indication throughout
the serviceable life of the battery.
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Programmable LCD Settings
In addition to the status icons, the LCD on the control panel can display many of the printer’s settings and functions as text as determined by the printer’s application. Applications can be written to allow the user to view and /or modify these settings using the scroll
and select keys on the display. Refer to the following tables for a partial set of printer features that can be programmed to display on
the LCD.
The LCD has a backlighting option which allows viewing of the screen in a dark environment, or provides better contrast in a very bright
environment. Use of the display backlight will decrease the time the printer will run between charges. Refer to the section “Extending
Battery Life” for more information.
Extended LCD Functions
Troubleshooting
Printer Preparation
Specifications
Connecting the
Printer
Appendices
Radio Regulatory
Information
Function
Default setting
Sensor Type
Bar
Baud Rate
19200
Data Bits
8
Parity
N (none)
LCD Contrast
8
No-activity Timeout
120 sec.
Audio Volume
3
Media Type
Journal
LCD Backlight3
Momentary On
Factory Reset (Resets
all to factory set
values)
No
Scroll & Select Options
• Bar
• Gap
• 9600
• 19200
• 32400
• 57600
• 115200
•7
•8
• E (Even)
• N (None)
• O (Odd)
• Increase (15max.)
• Decrease (15 max.)
• Decrease (0 min.)2
• Increase (120 max.)
• 1 – Low
• 2 – Medium
• 3 - High
• Journal
• Label
• Momentary On w/ time delay
• Off
• No
• Yes
NOTES:
1: LCD menu options are under specific application control. Not all options may be available In your printer’s application.
2: A No-activity timeout value of “0” means the printer will remain on until powered off by the operator.
3: LCD Backlight turns on when any key other than FEED is pressed.
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Function
WLAN ID
Default setting
Factory Set Value
Tear-off Position (Top of Form)
00
Network & RF Settings
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Display Functions Not Controlled from the Keypad
While the parameters in this table can appear on the display they can be set only by using a PC running Zebra’s Label Vista label creation program and a data cable link to the printer.
Printer Preparation
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Information
Appendices
Bridge Mode
Off
DTR/VBUS-Power Off
Off
Present-at
000
Bluetooth parameters
802.11g operating parameters
n/a
n/a
Media Type
Journal
Scroll & Select Options
N/A
• Increase (max. = +10)
• Decrease (min. = -120)
• All protocols On
• Protocols On or Off individually
• Off
• On
• On
• Off
• Increase (max.= +120)
• Decrease (min. = 000
Displays current Bluetooth operating parameters
Displays current 802.11g WLAN parameters
•Journal
•Label
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Adjustable Shoulder Strap
Figure 11- Shoulder Strap
Hold Buckle
Pull Strap here
to lengthen
Pull Strap here
to shorten
Snap into feature on
printer
Index
Refer to figure above. Snap each end of the shoulder strap into the retaining features on top of the printer. Hold the buckle and adjust
the strap as shown until you achieve the desired length.
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Information
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User Guide
Verify the Printer Is Working
Before you connect the printer to your computer or
portable data terminal, make sure that the printer is in
proper working order. You can do this by printing a configuration label using the “two key reset” method. If you
can’t get this label to print, refer to the “Troubleshooting”
section of this manual
Printing a Configuration Label
1.Turn the printer off. Load the media compartment
with journal media (media with no black bars printed
on the back)
2. Press and hold the Feed Button.
3. Press and release the Power button and keep the
Feed button pressed. When printing starts, release
the Feed button.
The unit will print a line of interlocking “x” characters
to ensure all elements of the printhead are working, print
out the version of software loaded in the printer and then
print two reports.
The first report indicates the printer model, ROM version, serial number, baud rate, etc. The second report
prints out more detailed information on the printer’s configuration and parameter settings. If no second report
appears, there is no application loaded.
See the Troubleshooting Section for a further discussion
on how to interpret the configuration label as a diagnostic
tool.
Figure 12 -Sample P4T Series Configuration Label
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The printer must establish communications with a host device which sends the data to be printed. Communications occur in three
basic ways:
• By a cable between the printer and its host terminal using either RS232C or USB protocols
• By means of a Bluetooth short-range radio frequency link
• By means of a wireless LAN (Local Area Network) per 802.11b/g specifications
Cable Communications
Maintenance
P4T Overview
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
Connecting the Printer
Caution • The printer should be turned off before connecting or disconnecting any communications cable.
Note • All P4T series printers can communicate by cable; the specific cable used with your printer can vary with the host
terminal. Figure 13: P4T Series Communication Ports
Troubleshooting
Printer Preparation
Battery Charging
Receptacle
USB Port
Specifications
Connecting the
Printer
Appendices
Radio Regulatory
Information
Align Locking Plug
features with these
cutouts.
Rotate clockwise
to lock the cable
in place; counterclockwise to unlock the cable.
RS232/USB Port
Serial (RS232C) or USB Port
The 10- pin modular connector on your communications cable plugs into the combination RS232C/USB communications port on the
side of the printer. Signals and pin assignments for both communications ports are in the Specifications section of this manual.
Index
The protocol used with this port is determined by the communications cable you are using. Refer to Appendix A for more information
on the communications cables offered with the P4T Series.
Plug the connector into the RS232 port and ensure its locking device has clicked into position. The other end of the cable must be plugged into the host terminal as shown in Figure 14, or to a serial port on a computer as shown
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USB
P4T Series Printers also have a USB type B port located directly above and to the right of the RS232C port. (Refer to Figure 13)
The USB port is configured with the USB Open HCI interface driver allowing it to communicate with Windows® based devices. USB
drivers are included in the Zebra Universal Driver which can be downloaded from www.zebra.com. Other terminals or communications
devices may require the installation of special drivers to use the USB connection. Consult your Zebra re-seller or the factory for further
details.
Figure 14- Connecting to a Terminal
Figure 15- Connecting to a PC
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Troubleshooting
Connecting the
Printer
Specifications
Radio Regulatory
Information
Appendices
Communications Ports
Communications Ports
RS-232C or USB
Communications Cable to
Computer
Terminal
RS232C or USB
Communications Cable
to Terminal
RS232
Connector
USB
Connector
Refer to Appendix A for part numbers.
RS232
Connector
USB
Connector
RS232
Connector
USB
Connector
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Information
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Connect the Printer by Radio
If your P4T Series printer has a radio option, you can connect wirelessly to either a terminal or a wireless network (WLAN.) Refer to the
Mobile Printer Wireless Configuration Guide available on the product CD or at www.zebra.com/manuals for help on setting up wireless
communications with your printer.
Figure 16- Connecting Wirelessly to a Terminal
P4T Series printer with
Wireless option
Terminal with wireless
communications
capability
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Information
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Wireless Communications
Wireless Communications with Bluetooth®
“Bluetooth” is a worldwide standard for the exchange of data
between two devices via radio frequencies. Bluetooth radios are
relatively low powered to help prevent interference with other devices running at similar radio frequencies. This limits the range of
a Bluetooth device to about 10 meters (about 32 feet).
Both the printer and the device it communicates with must follow
the Bluetooth standard.
Dual radio equipped P4T units will have a Bluetooth radio FCC
ID “T.B.D.” and 802.11b Compact flash radio FCC ID “T.B.D.”.
The FCC ID numbers and other regulatory information for both
radios are also located on the serial number label of printers
built for the North American region.
Refer to Appendix D of this manual for more information on
locating the Product Configuration Code.
Index
Printers equipped with either of the 802.11b/g radio options allow
wireless communication as a node within a WLAN and its wireless
Bluetooth Networking Overview
Each Bluetooth enabled P4T series printer has a unique Bluetooth capabilities allow communications from any point within the WLAN’s
Device Address (BDA) loaded into its radio module when manu- perimeter. P4T printers equipped with the dual Bluetooth/802.11b/g
WLAN radio configuration can be linked to both a WLAN and a
factured.
Bluetooth software is always running in the background, ready to Bluetooth network simultaneously.
Methods of establishing communications to P4T Series printrespond to connection requests. One device (known as the master
or the client) must request a connection with another. The second ers will vary with each LAN application. General information on
device (the slave or the server) then accepts or rejects the connec- establishing WLAN communications can be found in either the
tion. A Bluetooth enabled P4T series printer will normally act as ”CPCL Programmers Manual” or the “Quick Start Guide for Mobile
a slave creating a miniature network with the terminal sometimes Wireless Printers” both available on-line at the Zebra Web site
www.zebra.com/manuals. More information and LAN configurareferred to as a “piconet.”
For the most part, communications using Bluetooth are initiated tion utilities may also be found in Zebra’s Label Vista™ program
(version 2.8 and later). The latest version of Label Vista may be
and processed without any operator intervention.
P4T Series printers can be equipped with both a Bluetooth and downloaded from Zebra’s Web site.
an 802.11b/g radio, allowing communications with both Bluetooth Setting Up the Software
enabled devices and a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) (see
P4T Series printers use Zebra’s CPCL Programming language
discussion below).
which was designed for mobile printing applications. CPCL is fully
described in the ”CPCL Programmers Manual”, available on-line
Wireless Local Area Network Overview
P4T Series printers can be equipped with several radio options at the Zebra Web site.
You can also use Label Vista™, Zebra’s Windows based label crewhich use the industry standard 802.11b or g WLAN protocols.
• P4T Series Wireless Network Printers with the Zebra 802.11b/g ation program which uses a graphical interface to create and edit
WLAN radio module can be identified by the Product Con- labels in the CPCL language.
All P4T Series printers support an interpreter for the ZPL II profiguration Code (PCC) on the serial number label on the back
of the printer. Printers with this option will have a “K” as the gramming language. RP4T printers (with RFID encoding/reading
seventh character of the PCC Code. Printers with this option capabilities) use the ZPL programming language’s extensive set of
may also be identified by the FCC ID: TBD on printers built for RFID commands.
the North American region.
If you plan to use ZPL II , refer to the appropriate Programming
• P4T printers with both an 802.11b/g WLAN radio and a Guides available on-line from Zebra’s Web site.
Bluetooth radio running in the same unit are considered to be
If you have a printer with wireless capabilities, you can refer to
dual radio devices. Printers with this option will have an “A” the “Wireless Configuration Guide.” also available on the Zebra
as the seventh character of the PCC Code.
web site.
If you choose to use a third party label preparation system, follow
RP4T model printers cannot be configured with the 802.11g/ the installation instructions included in the package.
Bluetooth dual radio option.
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Bluetooth ZBR4 Radio
WLAN Module Using 802.11b/g Radio
The following section only applies when the Bluetooth ZBR4 module is installed in a P4T
series printer. This radio configuration has demonstrated compliance to FCC regulations.
P4T series printers with this configuration sold in North America will have the FCC ID
number for this radio module on a label on the back of the printer.
The following section only applies when the 802.11b/g WLAN module is installed in a P4T
series printer. Other than conditions specified elsewhere in this manual, only one of the
radio options can be installed in the printer at one time and the antenna used for these
transmitters must not be co-located or must not operate in conjunction with any other
antenna.
P4T Series printers for sale in North America will have the 802.11b/g radio FCC ID number
on a label on the back of the unit.
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User Guide
Radio Regulatory Information
Caution • Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation.
The radiated output power of this internal Bluetooth radio
is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. The
internal Bluetooth radio operates within guidelines found
in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations.
Do not use the printer in an unauthorized manner.
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Troubleshooting
Connecting the
Printer
Specifications
Note • The following section only applies when the ZBR4
Bluetooth Radio is installed in a P4T Series printer. Unless
specified elsewhere in this manual, the antenna used for this
transmitter must not be co-located or must not operate in
conjunction with any other antenna.
Caution • The radiated output power of this internal 802.11b/g
WLAN radio is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure
limits. The internal radio operates within guidelines found
in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations.
Do not use the printer in an unauthorized manner.
European Regulatory Information for this Radio
AT BE CY CZ
EE FI FR DE
HU IE IT LV
LU MT NL PL
SK SI ES SE
European Regulatory Information for the ZBR4 Bluetooth Radio
This device is intended for use in all EU and EFTA member states.
Europe – EU Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with the essential requirements of the R&TTE Directive
1999/5/EC. The following test methods have been applied in order to prove
presumption of compliance with the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC:
• EN 60950: 2000 Safety of Information Technology Equipment
•EN 300 328-2 V1.4.1 (2003-04) Technical requirements for spread-spectrum
radio equipment
• EN 301 489-1/-17 V1.4.1/1.2.1 (2002-08) EMC requirements for spreadspectrum radio equipment.
This device is a 2.4 GHz wireless LAN transceiver, intended for indoor home and
office use in all EU and EFTA member states.
DK
GR
LT
PT
GB
Note: -Member states in the EU with restrictive use for this device are crossed out!
This device is also authorized for use in all EFTA member states (CH, IS, LI, NO)
0336
Important Notice:
This device is a portable RF printer
intended for commercial and industrial use
in all EU and EFTA member states except in
France where restrictive use applies
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Information
Important Notice:
This device is a portable RF printer intended
for commercial and industrial use in all EU
and EFTA member states.
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Europe – EU Declaration of Conformity
Republic of China Regulatory Information for the 802.11b/g Radio
This device complies with the essential requirements of the R&TTE Directive
1999/5/EC. The following test methods have been applied in order to prove
presumption of compliance with the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC:
• EN55022:1998
European Emissions Standard
• EN 60950: 2000
Safety of Information Technology Equipment
• EN 300 328-2 V1.2.1 (2001-12)
Technical requirements for spread-spectrum radio equipment
• EN 301 489-17 V1.2.1 (2002-08)
EMC requirements for spread-spectrum radio equipment.
This device is a 2.4 GHz wireless LAN transceiver, intended for indoor home and
office use in all EU and EFTA member states, except in France where restrictive
use applies.
The use of this frequency band in France is subject to restrictions. You may only
use channels 10 and 11 (2457 and 2462 MHz) on French territory, except in those
French departments as listed in the table below where channels 1-13 (24122472 MHz) may be used. For more information see http://www.anfr.fr/ and/or
http://www.art-telecom.fr
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01
02
03
05
08
09
10
Ain
Aisne
Allier
Hautes Alpes
Ardennes
Ariege
Aube
36
37
39
41
42
45
50
11
Aude
54
12
16
19
2A
2B
21
24
Aveyron
Charente
Correze
Corse Sud
Haute Corse
Cote d’Or
Dordogne
55
57
58
59
60
61
63
25
Doubs
64
26
Drome
65
27
Eure
66
32
35
Gers
Ille et Vilaine
67
68
Indre
Indre et Loire
Jura
Loir et Cher
Loire
Loiret
Manche
Meurthe et
Moselle
Meuse
Moselle
Nievre
Nord
Oise
Orne
Puy de Dome
Pyrenees
Atlantique
Hautes Pyrenees
Pyrenees
Orientales
Bas Rhin
Haute Rhin
69
70
71
72
75
77
78
Rhone
Haute Saone
Saone et Loire
Sarthe
Paris
Seine et Marne
Yvelines
79
Deux Sievres
82
84
86
88
89
90
91
Tarn et Garonne
Vaucluse
Vienne
Vosges
Yonne
Territoire de Belfort
Essonne
92
Hauts de Seine
93
Seine St Denis
94
Val de Marne
經型式認證合格之低功率射頻電機,非經許可,公司、商號或使用
者均不得擅自變更頻率、加大功率或變更原設計之特性及功能。
低功率射頻電機之使用不得影響飛航安全及干擾合法通信;經發
現有干擾現象時,應立即停用,並改善至無干擾時方得繼續使用。
前項合法通信,指依電信法規定作業之無線電通信。低功率射頻
電機須忍受合法通信或工業、科學及醫療用電波輻射性電機設備
之干擾。
According to “Administrative Regulations on Low Power Radio Waves Radiated
Devices” Without permission granted by the DGT, any company, enterprise, or
user is not allowed to change frequency, enhance transmitting power or alter
original characteristic as well as performance to a approved low power radiofrequency devices. The low power radio-frequency devices shall not influence
aircraft security and interfere legal communications; If found, the user shall
cease operating immediately until no interference is achieved. The said legal
communications means radio communications is operated in compliance with
the Telecommunications Act.
The low power radio-frequency devices must be susceptible with the
interference from legal communications or ISM radio wave radiated devices.
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User Guide
802.11b/g and Bluetooth Co-located Radio
Modules
The following section only applies when the CF (Compact Flash) WLAN module and
Bluetooth ZBR4 module are installed in a P4T printer. This co-located radio configuration
has demonstrated compliance to FCC regulations. P4T printers with this configuration
sold in North America will have the FCC ID numbers for both radios on a label on the back
of the printer.
Caution • Use of a P4T printer with the co-located ZBR4
Bluetooth radio module and the 802.11b/g WLAN radio
module meets the FCC requirements for radio frequency (RF)
radiation exposure in the standard body worn configuration
with no minimum separation. In this configuration, which
applies whether the belt clip or shoulder strap is used, the
face of the printer from which paper is transported is facing
away from the user’s body. The standard configuration must
always be used when the printer is body worn.
Troubleshooting
Printer Preparation
P4T printers with this radio option have been SAR tested.
The maximum SAR value measured was TBD W/kg averaged
over 1 gram.
European Regulatory Information for the Compact Flash 802.11b Radio
and Bluetooth Co-located Radio Modules
Specifications
Connecting the
Printer
AT BE CY CZ
EE FI FR DE
HU IE IT LV
LU MT NL PL
SK SI ES SE
DK
GR
LT
PT
GB
Note: -Member states in the EU with restrictive use for this device are crossed out!
This device is also authorized for use in all EFTA member states (CH, IS, LI, NO)
Europe – EU Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with the essential requirements of the R&TTE Directive
1999/5/EC. The following test methods have been applied in order to prove
presumption of compliance with the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC:
• EN 60950: 2000
Safety of Information Technology Equipment
• EN 300 328-2 V1.2.1 (2001-12)
Technical requirements for spread-spectrum radio equipment
• EN 301 489-17 V1.2.1 (2002-08)
EMC requirements for spread-spectrum radio equipment.
This device is a 2.4 GHz wireless LAN transceiver, intended for indoor home and
office use in all EU and EFTA member states, except in France where restrictive
use applies.
The use of this frequency band in France is subject to restrictions. You may only
use channels 10 and 11 (2457 and 2462 MHz) on French territory, except in those
French departments as listed in the table below where channels 1-13 (24122472 MHz) may be used. For more information see http://www.anfr.fr/ and/or
http://www.art-telecom.fr
Appendices
Radio Regulatory
Information
01
02
03
05
08
09
10
Ain
Aisne
Allier
Hautes Alpes
Ardennes
Ariege
Aube
36
37
39
41
42
45
50
11
Aude
54
12
16
19
2A
2B
21
24
Aveyron
Charente
Correze
Corse Sud
Haute Corse
Cote d’Or
Dordogne
55
57
58
59
60
61
63
25
Doubs
64
26
Drome
65
27
Eure
66
32
35
Gers
Ille et Vilaine
67
68
Indre
Indre et Loire
Jura
Loir et Cher
Loire
Loiret
Manche
Meurthe et
Moselle
Meuse
Moselle
Nievre
Nord
Oise
Orne
Puy de Dome
Pyrenees
Atlantique
Hautes Pyrenees
Pyrenees
Orientales
Bas Rhin
Haute Rhin
69
70
71
72
75
77
78
Rhone
Haute Saone
Saone et Loire
Sarthe
Paris
Seine et Marne
Yvelines
79
Deux Sievres
82
84
86
88
89
90
91
Tarn et Garonne
Vaucluse
Vienne
Vosges
Yonne
Territoire de Belfort
Essonne
92
Hauts de Seine
93
Seine St Denis
94
Val de Marne
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The following section only applies when the RFID encoder is installed in an RP4T printer. The RFID encoder may be installed in conjunction with either the Bluetooth or 802.11g radio options detailed
previously, but may not be installed with the Bluetooth/802.11g
dual radio option.
P4T Series printers will have the fifth character of the Product
Configuration Code (PCC) per the following table:
RFID option
No RFID
US
EU
Japan
China
Korea
Maintenance
P4T Overview
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
RFID Encoder
PCC digit “4”
0
1
2
3
4
5
Printer Model
P4T
RP4T
RP4T
RP4T
RP4T
RP4T
Printer Preparation
Troubleshooting
Connecting the
Printer
Specifications
Radio Regulatory
Information
Appendices
Units built for the North American region will have the RFID
encoder FCC ID number on a label on the back of the unit.
Caution • Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation.
The radiated output power of this RFID encoder is far below
the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. The RFID encoder
operates within guidelines found in radio frequency safety
standards and recommendations. Do not use the printer
in an unauthorized manner.
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Maintenance
Printer Preparation
Troubleshooting
Connecting the
Printer
Specifications
Radio Regulatory
Information
Appendices
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
Model RP4T RFID Encoder
The information in this section is provided for your
convenience only and is subject to change. Go to
h t t p://w w w.e p c g l o b a l i n c .o r g fo r the la te s t E PC
information.
The RP4T printer is equipped with an RFID encoder/reader, which
is integrated into the printer’s printhead assembly. The RP4T encodes (writes) information on ultra-thin UHF RFID transponders
that are embedded in “smart” labels, tickets, and tags. The printer
encodes the information; verifies proper encoding; and prints bar
codes, graphics, and/or text on the label’s surface. The RP4T printer
uses Zebra’s extensive set of RFID commends running under ZPL
programming language emulation.
The RFID transponder is sometimes called the RFID tag or an inlay.
The transponder is usually made of an antenna that is bonded to
an integrated circuit (IC) chip. The IC chip contains the RF circuit,
coders, decoders, and memory. If you hold an RFID label up to the
light, you can see the transponder’s antenna, and you can feel a
bump in the label where the IC chip is located.
The RP4T can encode and verify EPC (Electronic Product Code)
Generation 2 Class 1 UHF passive RFID tags, in addition to printing
human readable text and conventional 1 and 2-D barcode information on Zebra supplied RFID thermal transfer media.
EPC is a product numbering standard that can be used to identify
a variety of items by using RFID technology. EPC Generation 2 tags
offer advantages over other tag types. The tag identification (TID)
memory in a Generation 2 tag includes the chip manufacturer and
model number information, which can be used to identify which
optional features are present on the tag. These optional features
include those for data content and security.
Gen 2 tags typically have a 96-bit EPC identifier, which is different
from the 64-bit identifiers common in early EPC tags. The 96-bit
EPC code links to an online database, providing a secure way of
sharing product-specific information along the supply chain.
Gen 2 tags also support much larger data structures. The size of
user memory available (if any) varies by the model and manufacturer of the tag.
Generation 2 Class 1 UHF Passive Tags Supported By The P4T
Alien Squiggle
Avery Dennison
Raflatac Onetenna
Omron Wave
Encoding and printing of an RFID label usually are completed on the
first try, but some failures may occur. If you experience consistent
encoding failures, it may signal a problem with the RFID tags, your
label formats, or with the transponder placement.
If an RFID tag cannot be encoded, “VOID” will be printed on the
label. The printer then attempts to read/encode “n” labels before
the next format is attempted, where “n” is specified by the ZPL
programming language “^RS” command. Acceptable values of “n”
are 1 to 10 and the default is 3. After printing the defined number of
voided RFID labels, printer will go into an error mode. The printer
response to an error is defined by the RFID Setup command and
will allow:
1. No Action (Label format causing the error is dropped)
2.Notification to the Host of the details of the error (Label format
causing the error is dropped).
The user has control of where on the label the VOID is printed.
More information on the “^RS” command may be found in Zebra’s
RFID Programming Guide available on the corporate Web site.
Index
Print quality will be reduced when attempting to print over
the transponder portion of an RFID label. It is recommended
that RFID label layouts should not allow printing over the
RFID transponder portion of a label.
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Extending Battery Life
• Avoid exposing the battery to direct sunlight or temperatures
over 104 °F (40 °C).
• Always use a Zebra charger designed specifically for LithiumIon batteries. Use of any other kind of charger may damage
the battery.
P4T Overview
Maintenance
Printer Preparation
Troubleshooting
Connecting the
Printer
Specifications
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
Preventive Maintenance
Caution • Do not print while an LI72 Single Charger is
plugged into the unit. Unreliable battery charging can
result.
• Use the correct media for your printing requirements. An authorized Zebra re-seller can help you determine the optimum
media for your application.
• If you print the same text or graphic on every label, consider
using a preprinted label.
• Choose the correct print darkness and print speed for your
media.
• RP4T printers (with the RFID encoder/reader): adjust the encoder settings to use the minimum power required for the
RFID media in use.
• Use software handshaking (XON/XOFF) whenever possible.
• Use the LCD display backlight only when necessary. Turn it
off whenever it is not needed.
• Remove the battery from the printer if it won’t be used for a day
or more and you’re not performing a maintenance charge.
• Consider purchasing an extra battery.
• Remember that any rechargeable battery will lose its ability
to maintain a charge over time and can be recharged only a
finite number of times before it must be replaced. The “Smart
Battery” feature of the P4T Series monitors the battery pack’s
condition and will prompt you when a battery pack is nearing
the end of its useful life.
Always dispose of used batteries properly. Refer to Appendix E
for more information on proper battery disposal.
• When the printer displays “Please Recondition The Battery”
and beeps five times, the user should recondition the battery
to return it to optimal capacity Refer to the Operator Controls
section of this manual for information in reconditioning the
battery.
General Cleaning Instructions
Caution • Always turn the printer off before cleaning.
To avoid possible personal injury or damage to the printer, never insert any pointed or sharp objects into the printer.
Appendices
Radio Regulatory
Information
Use care when working near the Tear Bar. The edges are very sharp.
Caution • The printhead can become very hot after prolonged printing. Allow it to cool off before attempting any cleaning
procedures.
Caution • Use only cleaning agents specified in the P4T Series cleaning instructions. Zebra Technologies Corporation will not
be responsible for damage caused by any other cleaning materials used on this printer.
Clean the printer with either the cleaning pen supplied with the printer or a cotton swab saturated with alcohol.
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P4T Overview
Maintenance
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
P4T Series Cleaning
Caution • To avoid possible personal injury or damage to the printer never insert sharp or pointed objects into the printer
mechanism.
Figure 17.1- P4T Series Cleaning
Tear Edge
Printhead
Elements
Printer Preparation
Troubleshooting
Connecting the
Printer
Specifications
Gap Sensor
Media
Support Disks
Bar
Sensor
Peeler Bar
Platen Surface
Appendices
Radio Regulatory
Information
Figure 17.2- Cleaning the P4T Series Peeler Assembly
Label Presence
Sensor
Area
Cleaning Method
Use the supplied cleaning pen to clean the print
Printhead Elements elements from end to end (the print elements are
located in the thin gray line on the printhead).
Platen Surface
Index
Peeler Bar
Tear Edge
Exterior
Interior
Rotate the platen roller and clean it thoroughly with the
cleaning pen.
Interval
After every five rolls of media (or more often,
if needed)
Clean thoroughly with the cleaning pen.
Wipe with water-dampened cloth
Brush/air blow. Ensure the Bar Sensor, Gap Sensor and
Label Present Sensor windows and the Media Support
Disks are free of dust.
As needed
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LCD Control Panel
The top of the display shows icons indicating the status of various printer functions. Check the icon’s status and refer to the referenced
Troubleshooting topic on the following pages.
Icon
Indication
Ref. to Troubleshooting
Topic
On
Bluetooth link established
n/a
Off
No Bluetooth link
6,8
802.11b/g RF Link established
n/a
Off
No 802.11b/g RF Link
6,8
Printer Preparation
On
Number of bars indicates 802.11g signal strength
n/a
Troubleshooting
Status
Maintenance
P4T Overview
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
Troubleshooting
Outer icon element flashing
4, 6,
Specifications
Connecting the
Printer
Blank Screen
Low Battery
Number of bars indicates battery charge level.
Display will cycle through the battery icons if it is undergoing a charge
from the AC Adapter.
n/a
Flashing
Battery too hot or too cold to charge
2
Flashing
Out of Media
9
Flashing
Ribbon Cartridge depleted
9
Flashing
Data transfer in process
n/a
n/a
Battery voltage too low to turn printer
on or no application loaded
1,14
Appendices
Radio Regulatory
Information
Troubleshooting Topics
1. No power:
Index
•Check that battery is installed properly.
•Recharge or replace battery as necessary.
•If the battery voltage is outside of the range at which the printer
will turn on and the AC Adapter is plugged into printer, the
printer will not turn on. The battery will start to charge, but
the user will have no indication that the battery is charging.
When the battery reaches a valid operating voltage range, the
printer will still not turn on unless the user manually turns it
on, or unplugs and re-plugs the charge cable.
2. AC Adapter is plugged in and the battery icon is
alternately flashing
and
.
•Indicates that the battery is out of its safe charging temperature
range. Charging will resume when the battery reaches a safe
charging temperature.
3. Media does not feed:
•Be sure printhead is closed and latched.
•Check media support components for any binding.
•If unit is equipped with label presence sensor, ensure the most
recently printed label is removed.
•Ensure label sensor is not blocked.
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4. Poor or faded print or low battery icon (
flashing:
)
•Clean printhead.
•Check battery pack. Recharge or replace as necessary. Always dispose of used battery packs properly. Refer to
Appendix E for more information.
Maintenance
P4T Overview
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
Troubleshooting Topics (continued)
•Check quality of media.
5. Partial/missing print:
•Check Ribbon Cartridge and/or label media alignment.
•Clean printhead.
•Ensure printhead is properly closed and latched.
6. No print:
Printer Preparation
Troubleshooting
7. Reduced battery life:
Connecting the
Printer
Specifications
•Replace battery pack.
•Check cable to terminal.
•Wireless units only: Restore wireless connection.
•Units using Thermal Transfer media: Ensure Ribbon Cartridge
has been installed.
8.
free operation when loading media into the peeler assembly.
Correct media alignment if necessary.
12. Prints multiple “Void” messages:
•RP4T printers only: Ensure you have installed RFID media. Printer cannot verify RF encoding on non-RFID media and will
print “Void” on a pre-set number of labels before stopping.
13. Communication Error:
•Check media is loaded, head is closed and all error indicators
are off.
•Replace cable to terminal.
14. Screen blank
•No application loaded. Attempt to re-load application and
restart printer.
•No power. See Topic “1” of this section.
•Check battery pack date code. If battery is one to two years
old, short life may be due to normal aging.
•Check printer display. If battery has exceeded a factory set
number of charge cycles the printer will display a message
that the battery needs re-conditioning or replacing.
•Replace battery pack.
or
icon off:
•Units with Bluetooth or 802.11g option only: indicates no radio
link has been established.
Appendices
Radio Regulatory
Information
9.
or
flashing:
•Check that label media is loaded.
•Replace Ribbon Cartridge if depleted.
•Check that the printhead is closed and securely latched.
10. Skips labels:
•Ensure correct media is being used.
•Ensure bar/ or gap sensor is not blocked.
•Ensure label design does not exceed actual media length.
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11. Prints “wrinkle pattern” or partial characters:
•Ensure Ribbon Cartridge has been tensioned prior to installation. Problem will self-correct after printing a few labels.
•Ensure label media tracks properly when emerging from printer. Use the alignment marks on the printer cover to ensure wrinkle
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Maintenance
P4T Overview
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
Troubleshooting Techniques
Printer Preparation
Troubleshooting
Connecting the
Printer
Specifications
Radio Regulatory
Information
Appendices
Printing a Configuration Label
To print out a listing of the printer’s current configuration follow
these steps:
1.Turn the printer off. Load the media compartment with journal
media (media with no black bars printed on the back)
2. Press and hold the Feed Button.
3. Press and release the Power button and keep the Feed button
pressed. When printing starts, release the Feed button.
4. The printer will create two reports. The first report is a basic
functional test of the printer. It prints a series of interlocking
“X” characters which acts as a test of the printhead elements
and reports on basic features of the printer including memory
installed.
The second report is a detailed list of the printer’s configuration, including any options installed (such as radios) and current status of system settings.
Refer to Figures 18.1 through 18.2 for a sample configuration
label printout.
Performing a Forced Shutdown
It the printer has locked up and is not responding to any operator
inputs or external commands, from either a connected terminal or
a linked LAN, you can perform a forced shutdown.
•If the printer software locks up during normal operation, force
the printer to shut down by pressing and holding the Power
Button for 3 seconds.
•If you try to turn the printer off normally and the software
locks up, the printer will automatically shut itself off after a 10
second delay.
•If you try to turn the printer off and it does not respond, you
can force an immediate shut down by pressing and holding
the Power Button again within 10 seconds.
A forced shutdown will preserve the printer’s data and settings.
Communications Diagnostics
If there’s a problem transferring data between a terminal or WLAN,
placing the printer in the Communications Diagnostics Mode (also
referred to as the “DUMP” mode) will allow diagnostic analysis. The
printer will print transmitted data as ASCII characters and their text
representation (or a period “.” if not a printable character) for any
data received from the host terminal or network
“Press FEED key to enter DUMP mode.”
3. Press the FEED key. The printer will print: “Entering DUMP
mode.”
Note • If the FEED key is not pressed within 3 seconds, the
printer will print “DUMP mode not entered” and will resume
normal operation.
4. At this point, the printer is in DUMP mode and will print the ASCII
hex codes of any data sent to it, and their text representation (or
“.” if not a printable character).
Additionally, a file with a “.dmp” extension containing the ASCII
information will be created and stored in the printer’s memory. It
can be viewed, “cloned” or deleted using the Label Vista application. (Refer the Label Vista documentation for more information.)
To terminate the Communications Diagnostics Mode:
1.Turn the printer OFF.
2.Wait 5 seconds.
3.Turn the printer ON.
The printer will resume normal operation.
Calling Technical Support
If the printer fails to print the configuration label, or you encounter
problems not covered in the Troubleshooting Guide, contact Zebra
Technical Support. You will need to supply the following information:
•Model number/type (e.g. P4T, RP4T)
•Unit serial number (14 digit number, including dashes) and
Product Configuration Code (PCC) (15 digit number, including
dashes). Refer to Appendix D for the location of these numbers.
•Technical support contact information may be found in Appendix D of this manual.
Index
To enter Communications Diagnostics Mode:
1. Print a configuration label as described above.
2. At the end of 2nd diagnostics report, the printer will print:
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Print Head Test
First diagnostic report for all P4T
Series printers
End of First Report
Maintenance
P4T Overview
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
Figure 18.1- P4T Series Configuration Label Sample
Unit Serial Number
Printer Preparation
Troubleshooting
Connecting the
Printer
Specifications
Wireless Communications section for a
P4T Series with an
802.11 radio installed
Installed software and
firmware
Settings for RS232
and USB communications via cable
Appendices
Radio Regulatory
Information
Wireless
Communications
section with a
Bluetooth radio
installed.
Units with no
wireless options will
print an empty line
and resume printing.
Information on TCP/
IP and LAN addresses and settings.
Information on
any installed
802.11b/g wireless devices.
In this example,
an 802.11b WLAN
card has been
detected.
Index
Second diagnostic report for a printer with a
Bluetooth radio
Second diagnostic report for a printer with an
802.11b/g radio
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P4T Overview
Maintenance
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
Figure 18.2- P4T Series Configuration Label Sample
Command languges
supported. P4T
Series supports
both CPCL languge
and emulates ZPLII.
Configuration
settings for
ZPL language
emulation
Printer Preparation
Troubleshooting
Connecting the
Printer
Specifications
Radio Regulatory
Information
Appendices
Flash Memory Size
RAM Size
End of Configuration Report
Maximum label
dimensions and
label sensor
settings
End of second diagnostic report
Resident Fonts
Installed
Files Loaded in
Printer Memory.
Will include file for
LCD prompts (.wml
format)
Second diagnostic report continued
Amount of Memory
Available
Index
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Note.- Printer specifications are subject to change without
notice.
Figure 19- P4T Series Communication Ports
Printing Specifications
Maximum Print Width
1
4.09 in. [103,8 mm]
2.0 in. /sec. [50,8 mm/second ]
Direct Thermal mode
1.5 in/sec. [38,1 mm/second]
Thermal Transfer mode
Print Speed @ 30% density
Maintenance
P4T Overview
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
Specifications
Distance from Print Element to Tear
Edge
Print Head Life
Print Density
5
USB
0.39 in. [9,91 mm] 41 dots
RS232/USB
Combination
Port
1,000,000 inches (25.4 Km) min.
203 dots/inch (8 dots/mm)
Memory/Communications Specifications
Troubleshooting
Printer Preparation
Flash Memory
RAM Memory
Standard Communications
Specifications
Connecting the
Printer
Optional Wireless Communications
Real Time Clock (RTC)
Appendices
Radio Regulatory
Information
8 MB flash (standard)
16 MB RAM)
RS-232C serial port (RJ-45 connector) Configurable
Baud rate (from 9600 to 115.2 Kbps), parity and data
bits. Software (X-ON/X-OFF) or hardware (DTR/STR)
communication handshake protocols.
Two USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface connections:
(1) a “B” type USB connector, and
(2) USB signals are also integrated into the RJ-45
connector.
Refer to the Communications Ports specifications and
Appendix A for information on USB cables.
Bluetooth 2.0 compatible 2.4 GHz SRRF link
Wireless LAN capabilities comply with 802.11b or 802.11g
protocols
Co-located Bluetooth 2.0 + 802.11b/g radios (P4T only)
Time and date under application control. Refer to CPCL
Programming Manual, available at www.zebra.com for
RTC commands.
1
10
Communications Ports
USB
Signal
Pin#
1
2
3
4
5
Name
VBUS
USB USB +
USB _ ID
Return
Type
bi-directional
bi-directional
Description
USB Bus Power
I/O signals
I/O signals
Identifies A/B connector
Ground
RS232/USB
Signal
Index
Pin#
1
2
3
4
5
Name
USB DUSB D+
RXD
TXD
DTR
Type
bi-directional
bi-directional
input
output
output
6
7
8
GND
DSR
RTS
input
output
9
10
CTS
VBUS
input
Description
I/O signals
I/O signals
Receive Data
Transmit Data
Data Terminal Ready- set high
when printer is on.
Ground
Data Set Ready- low to high
Request To Send- set high when
printer is ready to accept a
command or data
Clear To Send from host
USB Bus Power
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Media Width
Max. continuous receipt (w/std. memory)
Inter-label Gap.
Label Thickness
RFID Label Thickness (RP4T only)
Max. Label Roll diameter.
P4T Overview
Maintenance
Printer Preparation
Troubleshooting
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
P4T Series Media Specifications
Label Inner Core
Black Mark Dimensions
Media Requirements
2.0 in. to 4.12 in. (50,8 to 104,6 mm)
Continuous, dependent on installed memory
0.08 in. to 0.16 in. (0.12 in. preferred)(2 mm to 4 mm
[3 mm preferred])
0.032 in to 0.007” (0,064 mm to 0,165 mm)
032 in to 0.007” (.064 mm to .165 mm), Thickness
over RFID element- .023 in. [0,58 mm]
2.25 in. (57 mm) O.D.
.75 in. (19 mm) minimum diameter;
1.38 in. (35 mm) RFID Media
The reflective media black marks should extend past
the centerline of the roll.
Minimum mark width: 1.0 in. (25,4 mm)
perpendicular to edge of media, centered within the
width of the roll.
Mark length: 0.094 in. (2,4 mm) parallel to edge of
media
P4T Series Font and Bar Code Specifications
Linear & 2-D Bar
Codes Available
Use Zebra brand direct or thermal transfer media that is outside wound. Media may be
reflective (black mark) sensing, or transmissive (gap) sensing, die-cut, or continuous. P4T
Series units configured with the External Media option will accept fanfold media used
with an external media supply.
For die-cut labels, use only full auto dies.
Rotation Angles
Connecting the
Printer
Specifications
Radio Regulatory
Information
Appendices
Fonts Available
Codabar (NW-7)
UCC/EAN 128
Code 39
Code 93
EAN 8/JAN 8, 2 and 5 digit extensions
EAN 13/JAN 13, 2 and 5 digit extensions
EAN 14/JAN 14, 2 and 5 digit extensions
lnterleaved 2 of 5
MSI/Plessey
FIM/POSTNET
UPC-A, 2 and 5 digit extensions
UPC-E, 2 and 5 digit extensions
QR Code
MaxiCode
PDF 417
Aztec
DataMatrix (using ZPL emulation)
RSS (Reduced Space Symbology®):
RSS-14 Truncated
RSS-14 Stacked
RSS-14 Stacked Omnidirectional
RSS Limited
RSS Expanded
TLC-39/Micro PDF
0°, 90°, 180°, and 270°
Standard Fonts: 25 bit-mapped fonts; 1 scalable (CG Trimvirate
Bold Condensed*)
Downloadable optional bit-mapped & scalable fonts via Label
Vista software
International character sets:
Chinese 16 x 16 (trad.), 16 x 16 (simplified), 24 x 24 (simplified);
Japanese 16 x 16, 24 x 24
Korean Myang 16 x 16
Greek
Hebrew/Arabic
*Contains UFST from Agfa Monotype Corporation
*Contains UFST from Agfa Monotype Corporation
Index
Section Continues
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Manual
Introduction
P4T Series
2.9 lbs. (1,32 Kg.)
Weight w/ battery, and TT ribbon
excluding media and radio option
Operating Temperature
Charging Temperature
Storage Temperature
Maintenance
P4T Overview
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
Physical/Environmental/Electrical Specifications
Relative Humidity
Battery
Intrusion Protection (IP) Rating
Direct Thermal: -4 °F to 122 °F (-20 °C to 50 °C)
Thermal Transfer: 32 °F to 113 °F (0 °C to 45 °C)
32 °F to 104 °F (0°C to 40 °C)
-22 °F to 149 °F (-30 °C to 65 °C)
Operating: 10% to 90%
(non-condensing)
Storage: 10% to 90%
(non-condensing)
7.4V Lithium-Ion 4.2 AHr.
14
(54 w/ optional soft case)
Appendices
6.53 in.
[165,9 mm]
8.68 in.
[220,5 mm]
Specifications
Radio Regulatory
Information
#8-32 x .30 DP.
x2
3.38 in.
[85,9 mm]
0.57 in.
[14,5mm]
Troubleshooting
Connecting the
Printer
2.92 in.
[74,2 mm]
3.16 in.
[80,2 mm]
Printer Preparation
Figure 20-P4T Series Overall Dimensions
Index
External Media
Supply Loading Slot
1.60 in.
[40,6 mm]
4.25 in.
[108,0 mm]
3.14 in.
[79,7 mm]
Appendix A
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Manual
Introduction
RP4T Printers
P4T Overview
Maintenance
Printer Preparation
Troubleshooting
Connecting the
Printer
Specifications
Radio Regulatory
Information
Appendices
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
Appendix A
Interface Cables
RS232 Download Cable
USB Cable
Part Number AK17463-008; RW Mod Plug to 9-Pin DB PC Cable
Part Number AT17010-1; USB A to USB Mini B Cable
PIN 9
(TXD) 3
(RXD) 2
(DSR) 6
(GND) 5
(DTR) 4
(CTS) 8
PIN 1 (RTS) 7
SHIELD
10 PIN MOD Plug
(Printer Signals)
3 (RXD)
4 (TXD)
5 (DTR)
6 (GND)
7 (DSR)
8 (RTS)
9 (CTS)
SHIELD
PIN 1
USB Download Cable
Part Number AK18666-1; RW Mod Plug to USB A Cable
4 PIN USB
(Type A Plug)
1 (VBUS)
2 (USB D-)
3 (USB D+)
4 (GND)
Contact the Factory or your Zebra Sales Representative
for more information on interface cables to most major
manufacturer’s data terminals.
PIN 10
10 PIN MOD Plug
(Printer Signals)
10 (VBUS)
1 (USB D-)
2 (USB D+)
6 (GND)
PIN 1
You may also visit the Zebra Web site at www.zebra.com
for a listing of interface cables for all series of Zebra mobile
printers
PIN 10
Index
Appendix B & C
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Introduction
RP4T Printers
P4T Overview
Maintenance
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
Appendix B
Appendix C
Media Supplies
Maintenance Supplies
To insure maximum printer life and consistent print quality and
performance for your individual application, it is recommended
that only media produced by Zebra be used.
Advantages include:
• Consistent quality and reliability of media products.
• Large range of stocked and standard formats.
• In-house custom format design service.
• Large production capacity which services the needs of many
large and small media consumers including major retail chains
world wide.
• Media products that meet or exceed industry standards.
In addition to using quality media provided by Zebra, it is recommended that the printer be cleaned as prescribed in the Maintenance section. The following items are available for this purpose:
• Cleaning Pen (12 pack), Reorder No. AN11209-1
• Cleaning Kit with Cleaning Pen, and Cotton Swabs, Reorder
No. AT702-1
Printer Preparation
Troubleshooting
Connecting the
Printer
Specifications
Radio Regulatory
Information
Appendices
For more information about standard or custom media contact your
re-seller or Zebra Technologies Corporation at +1.866.230.9495
(U.S., Canada and Mexico) and ask to speak to a Media Sales Representative.
Index
Appendix D
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P4T Overview
Maintenance
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
Appendix D
Product Support
When calling with a specific problem regarding your printer, please
have the following information on hand:
• Model number/type (e.g. P4T, RP4T)
• Unit serial number
• Product Configuration Code (PCC)
For on-line product support and the most recent versions of downloadable user documentation, firmware and software utilities, go
to the Zebra Web site: www.zebra.com
Serial and PCC Number Locations for P4T Series Printers
In the Americas, contact
Printer Preparation
Troubleshooting
Connecting the
Printer
Specifications
Regional Headquarters
Zebra Technologies International, LLC
333 Corporate Woods Parkway Vernon
Hills, Illinois 60061-3109 U.S.A
T: +1 847 793 2600
Toll-free +1 800 423 0422
F: +1 847 913 8766
Technical Support
T: +1 847 913 2259
F: +1 847 913 2578
Hardware:
ts1america@zebra.com
Software:
ts3america@zebra.com
Customer Service Dept
For printers, parts, media,
and ribbon, please call your
distributor, or contact us.
T: +1 877 275 9327
E: clientcare@zebra.com
P4T Series Product
Configuration Code
(PCC)
P4T Series Serial
Number
In Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India, contact
Regional Headquarters
Zebra Technologies Europe Limited
Zebra House
The Valley Centre,
Gordon Road
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire HP13 6EQ, UK
T: +44 (0)1494 472872
F: +44 (0) 1494 450103
Technical Support
T: +44 (0) 1494 768298
F: +44 (0) 1494 768210
Germany:
Tsgermany@zebra.com
France: Tsfrance@zebra.com
Spain/ Portugal:
Tsspain @zebra.com
All other areas:
Tseurope@zebra.com
Internal Sales Dept.
For printers, parts, media,
and ribbon, please call your
distributor, or contact us
T: +44 (0) 1494 768316
F: +44 (0) 1494 768244
E: cseurope@zebra.com
In the Asia Pacific region, contact
Appendices
Radio Regulatory
Information
Regional Headquarters
Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific, LLC
Go to www.zebra.com/contact for
complete contact information
T: +65 6858 0722
F: +65 6885 0838
Technical Support
T: +65 6858 0722
F: +65 6885 0838
E: (China):
tschina@zebra.com
All other areas:
tsasiapacific@zebra.com
Customer Service
For printers, parts, media,
and ribbon, please call your
distributor, or contact us
T: +65 6858 0722
F: +65 6885 0836
E: (China)
order-csr@zebra.com
All other areas:
csasiapacific@zebra.com
Index
Appendix E
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P4T Overview
Maintenance
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
Appendix E
Battery Disposal
The EPA certified RBRC® Battery Recycling Seal on the
Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) battery supplied with your printer
indicates Zebra Technologies Corporation is voluntarily
participating in an industry program to collect and recycle
these batteries at the end of their useful life, when taken
out of service in the United States or Canada. The RBRC program
provides a convenient alternative to placing used Li-ion batteries
into the trash or the municipal waste stream, which may be illegal
in your area.
Product Disposal
Do not dispose of this product in unsorted municipal waste.
This product is recyclable. Please recycle according to your
local standards. For more information, please see our web
site at: http://www.zebra.com/environment
Insulate depleted battery terminals with tape before
disposal.
Printer Preparation
Troubleshooting
Connecting the
Printer
Specifications
Radio Regulatory
Information
Appendices
Please call +1 800 8BATTERY for information on Li-ion battery
recycling and disposal bans or restrictions in your area. Zebra
Technologies Corporation’s involvement in this program is part of
our commitment to preserving our environment and conserving
our natural resources.
Outside North America, please follow local battery recycling
guidelines.
Index
Appendix F
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Manual
Introduction
Using zebra.com
The following examples use the search functions on Zebra’s Web
site for finding specific documents .
Example 2: Find the Label Vista Download page:
Go to www.zebra.com/software and select “Label Vista”, then click “Submit”.
Example1: Find the Mobile Printer Wireless Configuration Guide.
Go to www.zebra.com/manuals.
Select as a manual type “Networking Manual” then click on “Submit”.
Maintenance
P4T Overview
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
Appendix F
Troubleshooting
Printer Preparation
Select manual
type
Click on
“SUBMIT”
Select the
“Label Vista
demo
At the resulting screen, select Wireless Mobile as the networking type. Then select the
desired language. (Best choices are “All” or “English”)
Specifications
Connecting the
Printer
At the resulting window select “Download a free Label Vista demo now “
Select networking
type (Wireless Mobile
in this example)
Appendices
Radio Regulatory
Information
Select
language
Click on
“SUBMIT”
At the resulting screen, select “Zebra Mobile Printers - Wireless Configuration Guide” then
click on “Download” to begin the download process.
Index
Appendix G
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Introduction
RP4T Printers
P4T Overview
Maintenance
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
Appendix G- Patents
This product and/or its use may be covered by one or more of the
following US patents and corresponding international patents
worldwide
D275,286
5,113,445
5,399,846
5,726,630
6,261,009
D347,021
5,140,144
5,408,081
5,768,991
6,261,013
D389,178
D430,199
D433,702
Printer Preparation
Troubleshooting
Connecting the
Printer
Specifications
D549,768
3,964,673
4,019,676
4,044,946
4,360,798
4,369,361
4,387,297
4,460,120
4,496,831
4,593,186
4,607,156
4,673,805
4,736,095
4,758,717
4,816,660
4,845,350
Appendices
Radio Regulatory
Information
4,896,026
4,897,532
4,923,281
4,933,538
4,992,717
5,015,833
5,017,765
Index
5,021,641
5,029,183
5,047,617
5,103,461
5,132,709
5,142,550
5,410,139
5,410,140
5,790,162
5,791,796
6,267,521
6,270,072 B1
5,168,149
5,180,904
5,229,591
5,230,088
5,235,167
5,243,655
5,247,162
5,250,791
5,250,792
5,262,627
5,267,800
5,280,163
5,280,164
5,280,498
5,420,411
5,436,440
5,444,231
5,449,891
5,449,893
5,468,949
5,479,000
5,479,002
5,479,441
5,486,057
5,503,483
5,504,322
5.519,381
5,528,621
5,820,279
5,848,848
5,860,753
5,872,585
5,874,980
5,909,233
5,976,720
5,978,004
5,995,128
5,997,193
6,004,053
6,010,257
6,020,906
6,034,708
6,364,550
6,379,058 B1
6,409,401 B1
6,411,397 B1
6,428,227 B2
6,480,143
6,530,705
6,540,122
6,540,142
6,607,316
6,609,844
6,655,593
6,784,787
6,874,958
5,149,950
5,157,687
5,168,148
5,304,786
5,304,788
5,321,246
5,335,170
5,364,133
5,367,151
5,372,439
5,373,148
5,378,882
5,396,053
5,396,055
5,412,198
5,415,482
5,418,812
5,532,469
5,543,610
5,545,889
5,552,592
5,570,123
5,578,810
5,589,680
5,612,531
5,642,666
5,657,066
5,680,459
5,806,993
5,813,343
5,816,718
6,036,383
6,057,870
6,068,415
6,068,415
6,095,704
6,109,801
6,123,471
6,147,767
6,151,037
6,285,845 B1
6,292,595
6,296,032
6,899,477
6,908,034
7,126,716
7,137,000
7,172,122
7,190,270
6,201,255 B1
6,231,253 B1
Index
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Manual
Introduction
B
Media, loading
Battery pack
installing 12
life, tips for extending 32
reconditioning 18
Smart Battery, features 6
Maintenance
P4T Overview
P4T/RP4T
User Guide
Index
C
Cable Communications 23
Combination Port 23
USB 24
Charger, battery
AC Adapter 10
Troubleshooting
Printer Preparation
LI72 single charger 8
AT17696-xx 9
List of approved 8
UCLI72-4 Quad Charger 11
battery charge times 11
indicators 11
Cleaning
adjusting for core diameter 16
external media
media Spacer, use of 14
Internal roll 13
thermal transfer film 17
use of label peeler 15
using external supply 14
P
Programming language
CPCL 4
ZPL II 4 , 31
Specifications
Connecting the
Printer
802.11b/g Radio 27
Republic of China 28
Bluetooth radio (ZBR4) 27
Co-located 802.11b & Bluetooth 26 , 29
Appendices
Radio Regulatory
Information
L
Label, Configuration 22
use as a diagnostic tool 22
Label Vista
setting WLAN parameters with 26
M
Index
Manual
CPCL Programming 26
RFID Programming Guide 31
Wireless Configuration Guide 25
printing a configuration label 22 , 36 , 37, 38
thermal transfer film 6
Bluetooth 26
RFID 5 , 6
LCD Control Panel 34
Thermal Transfer 6
802.11 b/g 26
Encoder option
forced shutdown 36
Loading thermal transfer film 17
Communications, Wireless
E
entering communications diagnostic mode 36
thermal transfer
Radio Regulatory Information
LCD functions, extended 19
Troubleshooting
Direct Thermal 6
methods & intervals
functions illustrated 18
contacting 36
P4T Media 40
Printing Method
R
Controls, Operator
Technical Support
Troubleshooting Topics 34
general instructions 32
table of 33
T
RFID Encoder 30
RFID
label types supported 31
Model RP4T 6
S
Safety
Battery 7
Charger 7
Shoulder Strap, Adjustable 21
Specifications
Font/bar Codes 41
Media 40
Memory/communications 39
communications ports 39
Physical 41
overall dimensions 41
printing 39
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