Bacharach Infrared Printer Printer User Manual

Portable Wireless
Infrared Printer
(w/ Disposable Batteries)
Part No. 24-1400
Instruction 24-9450
Operation & Maintenance
Rev. 1 – December 2004
Product Leadership • Training • Service • Reliability
WARRANTY
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and manufacture and will conform substantially to Bacharach Inc.’s applicable specifications. Bacharach’s
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IrDA Printer
Contents
Contents
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indicator LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pushbuttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Technical Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Self Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set-Up Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Battery Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Paper Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Cleaning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Parts & Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Service Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
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IrDA Printer
Description
Description
General
Bacharach’s portable wireless printer uses infrared technology to communicate with other Bacharach instruments that are capable of transmitting
data using either the Infrared Data Association (IrDA) standard, or HP
protocol.
The printer is designed around a patented easy-loading paper mechanism,
which consists of a main cavity into which a paper roll is dropped for loading. The thermal print head is at the front of the cavity and a rubber roller
is attached to the lid of the mechanism. When the lid is closed, the paper is
pinched between the rubber roller and the print head to give a close alignment and a consistent pressure.
Features
• Wireless printing
• IrDA or HP protocol
• Small, quiet, and fast printing
• Direct line thermal printing
• Easy loading paper
• Easy maintenance and head cleaning
• User setable printer parameters using external pushbuttons
• Self-test function
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Description
IrDA Printer
Power Switch
The Power switch, located on the left side of the printer, is used to turn the
unit ON and OFF.
Indicator LEDs
• Power LED (Green): Glows steady when the printer is turned ON.
• Error LED (Red): Flashes when:
- Out of paper
- Paper cover is open
- Set-up mode is selected (refer to Section Set-Up Mode).
- Buffer is full
- Print head temperature exceeds 140°F (60°C)
Pushbuttons
• FEED:
- Momentarily press this button to advance the paper. Press and hold
down to feed paper continuously.
- This button in conjunction with the ON/OFF switch is used to start
the printer’s self test function (refer to Section Self Test).
- When the printer is in its set-up mode, this button is used to modify
the selected printer parameter (refer to Section Set-Up Mode).
• SEL:
- Used in conjunction with the ON/OFF switch to place the printer into
its set-up mode (refer to Section Set-Up Mode).
- With the printer in its set-up mode, use this button to select the desired printer parameter.
Sensors
• Paper Out: When the paper roll runs out, or when the paper cover is
opened, the printer is disabled to prevent damage to the print head. This
condition is indicated by the Error LED flashing red.
• Infrared Sensor: Located at the front of the printer, this sensor
receives the infrared output of an external instrument.
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Description
FEED Button:
1) With printer already ON,
press to advance paper.
2) Enter Self-Test Mode by
holding down this button
and turning ON the
printer.
3) With printer already in its
Set-Up Mode, press to
change value of printer
parameter as selected by
the SEL button.
Paper
Cover
Power
ON
OFF
Infrared Sensor
Window
Battery Cover
(bottom of printer)
SEL Button:
1) Enter Set-Up Mode by
holding down this button
and turning ON the
printer.
2) With printer already in its
Set-Up Mode, press to
select printer parameter.
Change value of selected
parameter by pressing the
FEED Button.
Top View of
FEED Button
Power LED (Green):
Glows steady when
printer is turned ON.
Error LED (Red):
Flashes when:
• Out of paper
• Paper cover is open
• Set-up mode is selected
• Buffer is full
• Print head temperature
exceeds 140°F (60°C).
Figure 1. Component Locations and Functions
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Description
IrDA Printer
Technical Characteristics
Printing Method . . . . . . . . . . . . Direct thermal
Character Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.06 x 0.12 in. (1.5 x 3.0 mm)
Line Pitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.1 in (4.0 mm)
Paper Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25 in. (57.5 mm)
Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Infrared
Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IrDA or HP
International Characters . . . . . U.S.A., Turkish, Denmark2, Norway,
Japan, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Denmark1,
U.K., Germany, France
Buffer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 kB
Baud Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2400 – 11,5200 bps
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 ‘AA’ Alkaline Batteries
Weight w/ batteries . . . . . . . . . 0.8 lb (0.4 kg)
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2W x 5.6L x 1.6H in.
(81 x 142 x 41 mm)
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Operation
Operation
Precautions
To ensure the proper operation of the printer and prevent the possibility of
voiding the warranty, be sure to observe the following precautions:
• Avoid dirty or dusty locations, or those with excessive heat or humidity
• Choose a stable level surface to place the printer
• Use only alkaline batteries
• Use only the supplied thermal paper or its replacement part
Self Test
The self-test mode checks the printer’s control circuit functions, setup
parameters, software version, and print quality.
1. Before running the self test, make sure there is sufficient paper to run
the test (18" [46 cm]); the paper cover is closed; and that the printer is
switched OFF.
2. With the printer initially switched OFF, press and hold down the FEED
pushbutton, and then switch ON the printer to begin the test.
Note: The test can be aborted by switching OFF the printer.
3. The following typical information is printed, followed by the printer’s
complete character set:
Version
Data bit
Parity
Baud rate
Handshaking
Country
Print mode
Paper
Density
IrDA
Buffer size
Head volt
Head temp.
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: 8 bit
: None
: 9600 bps
: DTR
: U.S.A.
: Text (upright)
: Normal paper
: 100%
: IrDA-SIR
: 7000Byte
: 6.0V
: 31°C
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Operation
IrDA Printer
Set-Up Mode
The printer has been set up at the factory with the following default
parameters:
Baud rate
Handshaking
Country
Print mode
Paper
Density
IrDA
: 9600 bps
: DTR
: U.S.A.
: Text (upright)
: Normal paper
: 100%
: IrDA-SIR
If necessary, the default parameters can be changed as follows:
1. With the printer initially switched OFF, press and hold down the SEL
pushbutton, and then switch ON the printer.
2. The printer now goes into its set-up mode as indicated by the red LED
flashing. At this time all of the printer’s current parameter settings are
printed, followed by the first parameter that can be modified.
Note: If no button is pressed within 15 seconds, the set-up
mode is automatically terminated without changing the
original parameters.
3. Baud rate is the first parameter printed. Pressing the FEED button
causes the value of that parameter to change in the sequence shown in
the following table.
SEL Button
FEED Button
Baud rate
115200, 57600, 38400, 19200, 9600, 4800, 2400,
1200, 600, 300
DTR, X-on/X-off
U.S.A., Turkish, Denmark2, Norway, Japan, Spain,
Italy, Sweden, Denmark1, U.K., Germany, France
Text(upright), Data(inverted)
Normal paper, Reprint paper
50 – 150% in 5% steps
HP-Ir, IrDA-Sir
Handshaking
Country
Print mode
Paper
Density
IrDA
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Operation
4. Press the SEL button to print the next parameter, and then use the
FEED button to change that parameter to the desired value.
5. Repeat Step 4 as necessary to change all desired parameters.
6. Once all parameters have been set, press and hold down the SEL button,
and then press the FEED button to save the new settings; after which,
the message “Data Keeping, Setting mode END !!” should be printed.
Using the Printer
See Figure 2. Turn ON the printer and observe that the Power LED should
glow green.
Align the printer’s infrared sensor to the infrared output of the external
instrument. The printer should not be more than 18 inches (45 cm) away
from the instrument, at an angle of no more than 30 degrees.
Begin printing as described in the instrument’s instruction manual.
Tip: If the printer does not print, or if random characters
are printed, then check that the baud rate and communication protocol (IrDA-SIR or HP-Ir) settings of both the
printer and instrument are set to the same values.
Power LED (Green)
ON
Power
OFF
Align the printer’s infrared sensor to the
infrared output of the external instrument.
The printer’s sensor should not be more
than 18 inches (45 cm) away from the
instrument, at an angle of no more than
30 degrees.
Figure 2. Using the Printer
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Maintenance
IrDA Printer
Maintenance
Battery Installation
Install four ‘AA’ alkaline batteries as follows:
1. Turn OFF printer.
2. Unlatch and remove battery cover from bottom of printer.
3. Remove old batteries and dispose of them properly.
4. Insert four ‘AA’ alkaline batteries, observing the polarity marked inside
the battery compartment.
5. Install battery cover.
Paper Installation
When the printer runs out of paper as indicated by the front panel red
LED flashing, install a new paper roll as follows:
1. Lift up paper-cover latch, and then open paper cover as shown in
Figure 3.
2. Remove spent paper core.
3. Drop in a new paper roll so that it will rotate in the direction shown.
4. Close paper cover so that the paper is pinched between the paper roller
and print head. Remove any slack by pulling out about ½ inch of paper
from printer.
Note: If there was unprinted data in memory when the
paper ran out, and the printer was not shut OFF, then the
printer will automatically print the remaining data 5 seconds after closing the paper cover.
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Maintenance
Paper Roller
Paper-Cover
Latch
Close Paper Cover so
that paper is pinched
between the Paper
Roller and Print Head
Paper Cover
Paper Roll
Print Head
Red LED flashes
when paper runs out
Battery Cover
(bottom of printer)
Figure 3. Maintenance
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Maintenance
IrDA Printer
Cleaning the Printer
External surfaces of the printer may be kept clean by simply wiping with
a damp cloth. Do not use any solvents that may attack the plastic case. Be
sure that the inside surfaces are kept dry at all times.
Cleaning the Print Head
To maintain a good print quality, it is recommended that the print head
be cleaned at least once a year or up to once a month if the printer is used
heavily. The print head should be cleaned immediately, however, if the
print becomes visibly fainter due to contamination of the print head.
Material Required:
• Isopropyl Alcohol
• Cotton swabs
Procedure:
1. Switch OFF printer.
CAUTION: Allow the print head to cool before cleaning,
otherwise damage to the print head may occur.
2. Open paper cover and remove paper roll.
3. Using a cotton swab dampened with alcohol, wipe the heating dots
of the print head. Be careful not to touch the heating dots with your
fingers.
4. Allow the alcohol to dry.
5. Reload the paper and close the paper cover.
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Parts & Service
Parts & Service
Replacement Parts
Part No.
Paper, thermal:
1 roll ................................................................................................. 06-8733
5 roll pack ......................................................................................... 24-1310
Battery Cover .......................................................................................24-1405
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