User-Manual
SERIES 7
2D IMAGER QUICKSTART GUIDE
Model shown: CHS 7Qi
Bluetooth Barcode Scanner
CHS 7Qi, 7Xi, 7XiRx
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
Product label
Scanner head
Blue/Green/Red
LED
Trigger button
Battery door
Power button*
Twist-lock
(horizontal/unlocked)
DC-in connector
Twist-lock
(vertical/locked)
Lanyard
Pins for
charging cradle
*Also used for keyboard Pop-up in iOS Mode (Basic (HID) Mode only)
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SCANNER SETUP
To view the Battery
Unlock the Battery door by using a
thin coin to turn the lock under the
CHS to a horizontal position (turn
90 degrees).
Lock
Unlock
Attach the Lanyard (optional)
Detach the string loop of the tether
from the lanyard. Then feed the
string loop through the slot in the
Twist-lock and then through the end of the
loop. Pull tight so the string loop is secure
to the Twist-lock, reattach the string loop
to the tether from the Lanyard.
If desired, attach the tether to a lanyard
or belt.
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CHARGE THE BATTERY
Charge the Battery
The CHS must be fully charged
before first use. Please allow 5
hours uninterrupted charging for
the initial battery charge.
For the 7Xi or 7XiRx, lift the rubber flap to
access the power connector.
5 Hours
•Red LED = Charging
•Green LED = Fully charged
Charging from a computer USB port
is not reliable and not recommended.
Charging with Cradle or QX Stand is
optional (available separately).
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POWERING ON/OFF
Power button
Powering On:
Press and hold down the small
power button until the LED
turns blue and the CHS beeps
twice (low-high).
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Powering Off/ Disconnecting:
Press and hold down the small
power button until the CHS beeps
twice (high-low). The CHS can
power off automatically if it is not
connected within 5 minutes and
it is connected within 2 hours of
inactivity.
SCANNING BARCODES
1D Barcode
Aim the scan beam straight
across the entire barcode.
2D Barcode
Aim at the center.
Trigger button
Scanning Barcodes
1.Hold the CHS a few inches from the barcode.
2.Aim, press and hold the trigger button.
By default, the CHS will beep, vibrate, and the LED will flash green to
confirm successful scan.
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BLUETOOTH CONNECTION MODES
Connect your CHS using one of the following Bluetooth connection modes:
Bluetooth Connection Profiles
Bluetooth Mode
Basic (HID)
(Default)*
Human Interface
Device Profile
SPP
Serial Port
Profile
Advance (iOS)
used for iOS
devices
Apple Specific
Serial Profile
Description
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•
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•
“NO” software installation needed
Connects to most devices
Good for barcodes containing small amounts of data
Scanner appears like a keyboard to host device
• Software installation required
• More efficient and reliable data communications for
barcodes containing lots of data
• Must use with an App developed to work with
iOS devices
• Apple MFI tested and certified
• If you have an application that supports Socket Mobile
Scanners this is the mode you want to use
*By default, the CHS is set to Basic (HID) Mode.
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BLUETOOTH CONNECTION MODES
Operating System Connection Options
Devices
Bluetooth
Basic (HID)
Support
Bluetooth
SPP
Support
Bluetooth
Apple Serial
Specific
(Advance
(iOS) Mode)
Android
Android 2.1 & later
Yes
Yes
N/A
Apple iOS
iPod, iPhone, & iPad
Yes
N/A
Yes
Windows
Mobile
Windows Mobile 6.x
Yes
Yes
N/A
Windows PC
Windows 7, 8, 10
Yes
Yes
N/A
Mac OS
Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.X
Mac Books, Mac Mini,
& iMac
Yes
No
N/A
Operating
Systems
(OS)
Note: To switch from one mode to the other you must remove the
pairing information from both devices - host computer and the CHS.
(see unpairing procedure on page 20)
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BASIC(HID) MODE
Android: Connect Android Device in Basic(HID) Mode
1.Power on the CHS. Make sure the CHS is discoverable (unpaired).
2.Touch Home
| Menu
| Settings | Wireless & Networks |
Bluetooth settings
3.Make sure the device has Bluetooth “On” and scan for devices.
4.In the list of found devices, select Socket 7Xi [xxxxxx]. Tap Pair.
5.The CHS will connect to the Android device.
6.The CHS will beep once after it has connected and is ready to scan
barcodes.
Apple: Connect Apple iOS Device or Mac OS Device Basic (HID)
Mode
In this mode the scanner works and behaves just like a keyboard.
Therefore, CHS will work with Safari, Notes, and any other applications
that supports an active cursor.
1.Power on the CHS. Make sure the CHS is discoverable (unpaired).
2.Start a Bluetooth device search.
• iOS: Tap Settings | General | Bluetooth. Turn on Bluetooth. A
Bluetooth device search will begin.
• Mac OS: Click System Preferences | Internet & Wireless | Bluetooth.
In Bluetooth preferences, select the On checkbox. Click Set up New
Device... A Bluetooth device search will begin.
3.In the device list, tap on CHS [xxxxxx]. Tap Pair.
4.The CHS will connect to the Apple device.
5.The CHS will beep once after it has connected and is ready to scan
10 barcodes.
BASIC(HID) MODE
Windows: Connect Windows PC
Power on the CHS. Make sure the CHS is discoverable (unpaired).
1.Use your computer’s Bluetooth Settings to connect to the CHS.
2.Open Devices and Printers and select “Add a device”.
3.In the device list, select Socket 7Xi [xxxxxx]. Click Next.
4.If a passkey is requested, enter 0000 (four zeroes). Click OK.
Or Pair Now.
5.Follow the remaining screens to complete the wizard.
Note: On some computers the CHS will have to be configured as HID
Periferal. If not successful, scan this special barcode and repeat the
steps above.
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WINDOWS HID (PERIPHERALS) MODE
Windows: Connect Windows PC as a HID Peripheral
1.Power on the CHS and scan this barcode. The CHS will beep 3 times.
2.Turn on Bluetooth on your PDA or PC and start a device search. Make
sure it is discoverable.
3.Select Socket 7Xi. If prompted for a passkey, enter 0000 (four zeroes). If prompted to select services, select Input Device.
4.After the CHS connects and is ready to scan barcodes, it will beep
once.
Now you are ready to scan barcodes!
To connect to a new device or use a different profile (mode) on
the same device, you must first unpair the CHS See page 20.
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SPP MODE
Connect Android or Windows Mobile Device:
Highly recommended, allows two-way communications with Android,
Windows and Mobile Devices. SocketScan 10 software installation required.
1.Power on the CHS and scan this barcode. The CHS will beep 3 times.
Make sure the CHS is discoverable (unpaired).
2.Turn Bluetooth on for your device. Go to Settings > Bluetooth. A
Bluetooth Devices search will begin.
3.Tap Socket 7Xi[xxxxxx] in the list of Devices found. After a few
seconds the “Not Paired” status will change to “Connected” or
“Paired” and the CHS Blue LED will start blinking every 3 seconds
confirming the connection.
You are now ready to scan barcodes using your Scanner-enabled
Application.
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SPP MODE
Connect Android device in SPP Mode using EZ Pair
1. Go to Google Play Store, search for “SocketScan 10”.
2. Download & install. Follow the on screen instructions.
Note: If prompted, allow the app to access your Bluetooth settings /
USB storage / SD card / Coarse location.
3. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
4. Open SocketScan 10 application.
5. When prompted to set SocketScan 10 as the keyboard language, tap
Back .
6. Go to Settings on Android device / Language and Input
7. Under Keyboard Settings, select SocketScan 10.
8. Open SocketScan 10 on your device.
9. When prompted to enable SocketScan 10 as Input Method,
tap Back .
10.Tap the Menu
icon, then select Input Method.
11.On the next screen, select SocketScan 10 as input method.
12.Power on the CHS. Make sure the CHS is discoverable (unpaired).
13.In SocketScan 10, tap the Menu
icon then select Socket EZ Pair.
14.Scan the barcode on the screen to switch or set your scanner in SPP
mode. The CHS will beep 3 times.
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SPP MODE
Connect Android device in SPP Mode
15.Select [On screen] button.
16.On the next screen, tap on the 7Qi or 7Xi button that is appropriate
for your scanner button.
17.Scan the barcode on the screen. The CHS will beep 3 times.
18.When notified of a pairing request, swipe the notification icon down
then tap Pairing request.
19.On the next screen, tap Pair.
20.The CHS will beep once to indicate connected state and is ready to
scan barcodes. Tap Back
to close Socket EZ Pair.
21.If you are connecting a scanner which is not registered, a CHS
registration icon will appear on top of the screen. Swipe the icon
down to open the registration pages. Follow the instructions
to register your CHS. Socket Mobile highly recommends that all
customers register their products, but registration is not necessary.
Now you are ready to scan barcodes!
Note: If you are unable to scan the barcode on screen, please use
the alternative Bluetooth Method to connect the CHS; refer to the
User Guide at Socket Mobile’s support web page.
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WINDOWS PC
Connect Windows PC in SPP Mode
Note: Make sure you have administrative privileges.
1.Download the latest SocketScan 10 software from Socket Mobile’s
support web page.
2.Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
3.In SocketScan 10 Settings, select an incoming Bluetooth serial COM
port.
Note: If there is none please click Ports to create at least one new
incoming COM port in Bluetooth settings.
4.Click Finish.
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WINDOWS PC
To pair the CHS with the PC using EZ Pair:
1. Power on the CHS. Make sure the CHS is available to be connected to
Bluetooth (unpaired).
2. Launch SocketScan 10 and click on the SocketScan 10 icon in the task
tray. In the pop-up menu, click Socket EZ Pair.
3. Scan the barcode on the screen to switch set your scanner in SPP
mode. The CHS will beep 3 times.
4. Click 2D Scanner accordingly.
5. Scan the barcode that appears on the screen.
6. The PC will automatically try to pair with the CHS. If prompted to
allow the pairing, click Yes. If prompted for a passkey, enter 0000
(four zeroes).
7. After the CHS connects, it will beep once. Close Socket EZ Pair.
8. If you are connecting a scanner which is not registered, a CHS
registration icon will appear on top of the screen. Follow the
instructions to register your CHS. Socket Mobile highly recommends
that all customers register their products, but registration is not
necessary.
9. The task tray icon will change to indicate the connection.
Now you are ready to scan barcodes.
Note: If you are unable to scan the barcode on screen, please use
the alternative Bluetooth Method to connect the CHS; refer to the
User Guide at Socket Mobile’s support web page.
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Advance (iOS) MODE
Connect Apple iOS device in Advance (iOS) Mode
Please check with your scanner application vendor or visit
www.socketmobile.com/appstore to confirm your Scanner-enabled
application supports the CHS.
If you are using the CHS with an Apple iOS device and a Scanner-enabled
Application that does not provide instructions how to connect with the
CHS, please use the following steps.
1. Power on the CHS. Make sure the CHS is discoverable (unpaired).
2. To change the profile to Advance (iOS) mode scan this barcode. The
CHS will beep 3 times.
Use with iPad, iPod touch, and iPhones.
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ADvance (iOS) MODE
3.Turn on Bluetooth on the Apple device. Go to Settings > Bluetooth.
A Bluetooth Devices search will begin.
4.Tap Socket 7Xi[xxxxxx] in the list of Devices found. After a few
seconds the “Not Paired” status will change to “Connected” or
“Paired” and the CHS Blue LED will blink every 3 seconds confirming
the connection.
Note: The characters in brackets are the last 6 characters of the
Bluetooth Address. The full Bluetooth address is printed on the Product
label.
5.Launch your Scanner-enabled Application. The CHS will beep once
indicating that it is connected to the appropriate application.
Now you are ready to scan barcodes.
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BLUETOOTH UNPAIRING
Note: This procedure will put the CHS in discoverable mode.
Step 1: Unpairing the CHS: Delete the Bluetooth Pairing
If the CHS is paired with a device, unpair it before trying to
connect to a different device.
1. Power on the CHS.
2. Press and hold down the trigger and power button.
3. After you hear 3 beeps, release both buttons.
The CHS will unpair and automatically power off. The next time you
power on the CHS, it will be discoverable.
Step 2: Remove the CHS from the Bluetooth list on the host device
Important: Both steps above must be done to complete the unpairing.
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BLUETOOTH CONNECTION
Automatic Reconnections
Each time you power on the CHS, it will automatically try to connect
to the last device it was connected to.
• Make sure the device is in range with Bluetooth On.
• If using HID mode, pressing the trigger button will force or trigger
the connection.
• If using Advance (iOS) mode, make sure the Scanner-enabled
Application is active.
• If using SPP mode, make sure SocketScan 10 software or an
application developed with SocketScan 10 SDK is running.
Make sure the device is on and in range. While the CHS is attempting
to connect the Blue LED will blink every second.
• If a connection is made, the Blue LED will blink every 3 seconds.
• If a connection is not made after 30 attempts, the CHS will emit a
long beep.
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COMMAND BARCODES
Scan command barcode(s) to quickly configure the CHS.
Make sure the CHS is not connected to a device before scanning a
command barcode! See page 20 for unpairing instructions.
For a complete set of command barcodes, download the Command
Barcodes Sheet: http://www.socketmobile.com/support/downloads
The web link is also provided in the below QR Code. To open the web
page, scan this QR Code using a QR Code Reader App in your iOS device.
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COMMAND BARCODES (CONTINUED)
Important! Make sure the CHS is not connected to a host computer or
device before scanning a command barcode!
Bluetooth Connection Modes
HID-Keyboard (default)
Configures the CHS to Human
Interface Device (HID) mode
as a Keyboard class device
SPP Mode
Changes the CHS to Serial
Port Profile (SPP) mode
Advance (iOS) Mode
Changes the CHS to Advance
(iOS) mode for Apple iOS
Devices
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COMMAND BARCODES (CONTINUED)
Important! Make sure the CHS is not connected to a host computer or
device before scanning a command barcode!
Beep Settings
Beep after CHS
Decodes Data ON
(default)
Enables CHS to
beep to indicate
successful scans.
Beep after CHS
Decodes Data OFF
Disables CHS from
beeping to indicate
successful scans.
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COMMAND BARCODES (CONTINUED)
Vibrate Settings
Vibrate “ON” (default)
Enables CHS to vibrate to
indicate successful scans.
Vibrate “OFF”
Disables CHS from
vibrating to indicate
successful scans.
Factory Default
Factory Reset
Revert all settings to
factory defaults. The CHS will
power off after scanning this
barcode.
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STATUS INDICATORS
Status
LED Activity
Meaning
Bluetooth
1 Blue blink every
second
Bluetooth is On but not
connected
1 Blue blink every 3
seconds
CHS is connected to device
Good Read
Green Constant
(while scanning)
Data successfully scanned
Battery Status
Red Blinking
(while scanning and
no AC power)
20% or less battery
capacity remaining
Red Constant
(while AC power)
Battery is charging
Off (no light)
(while AC power)
Battery is fully charged
Off (no light)
(while no AC power)
CHS is Off
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STATUS INDICATORS (CONTINUED)
Beep Pattern
Meaning
Low-high tone
Power On.
High-low tone
Power Off.
1 low beep
Keyboard Pop-up Enable.
1 beep
CHS connected to device and ready to scan
barcodes.
1 beep with
Green LED blink
Data successfully scanned.
2 beeps, same
tone
CHS disconnected from device.
1 long beep
CHS tried multiple times unsuccessfully to
connect to the last device it paired with. After 5
minutes the CHS will power off.
3 beeps with
escalating tone
CHS recognized the Command Barcode and
implemented the change.
3 beeps with
escalating tone
followed by a
long tone
CHS recognized the Command Barcode, but could
not implement the change. Verify the Command
Barcode is valid and retry.
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STATUS INDICATORS (CONTINUED)
Vibrate
Meaning
Vibrate
Power On or data successfully
scanned.
Command Barcodes are available on pages 23-25 to modify the
LED, beep, and vibrate settings.
If you are using a Scanner-enabled Application, typically the
application provides settings for LED, beep, and vibrate settings.
Bluetooth Mode Sequence
Time after powering on CHS
Bluetooth mode
0-5 minutes
Discoverable and connectable
5 minutes
If a connection is not made the
CHS will power off.
If a device connects to the CHS, it stays on for 2 hours then turns
off if a button is not pressed. If a button is press the timer is
reset to expire in another 2 hours.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Specifications
CHS 7Qi
CHS 7Xi
CHS 7XiRx
Dimensions
5.07 x 1.57 x 1.36
in. (129 x 40.1 x
34.6 mm)
5.2 x 1.77 x 1.49 in. (132 x 45.1 x
37.9 mm)
Total Mass
1.6 oz (45 g)
3.2 oz (90.7 g)
Antimicrobial
Antimicrobial additive in all external surfaces
Operating Temp
+32 to +122°F (0 to + 50°C)
Battery Life
~10 hours or 5,000 scans per charge
Charge Time
5 hours fully charged
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR with 56 bit data encryption
Wireless Range
10 m (33 ft) Line of sight
Scanner Type
Omni-directional Imager (2D)
Symbologies
All major 1D and 2D barcodes
Supported
Language Settings
(in Basic (HID)
mode)
English, French, German, Spanish
Supported
Language Settings
(in Advance (iOS)
mode)
All languages supported by Apple
100 m (330ft) Line of sight
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HELPFUL RESOURCES
Technical Support & Product Registration:
http://support.socketmobile.com
Phone: 800-279-1390 +1-510-933-3020 (worldwide)
Warranty Checker:
http://www.socketmobile.com/support/warranty-checker
Socket Mobile Developer Program:
Learn more at: http://www.socketmobile.com/developers
The User’s Guide (full installation and usage instructions) and Command
Barcodes (Advanced Scanner Configurations) can be download at:
http://www.socketmobile.com/support/downloads
This web link is also provided in the below QR Code. To open the
web page, scan this QR Code using a QR Code Reader App in your
iOS device.
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REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of
the following measures:
•Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
•Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CANADIAN DOC STATEMENT
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
for digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques
dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de las classe
B prescrites dans le Réglement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté
par les ministère des Communications du Canada.
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REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
CE MARKING AND EUROPEAN UNION COMPLIANCE
Testing for compliance to CE requirements was performed by an
independent laboratory. The unit under test was found compliant with
all the applicable Directives, 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC.
WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
The WEEE directive places an obligation on all EU-based
manufacturers and importers to take-back electronic products at the
end of their useful life.
ROHS STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE
This product is compliant to Directive 2011/95/EC.
NON-MODIFICATION STATEMENT
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance.
RoHS
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Socket Mobile Incorporated (Socket) warrants this product against
defects in material and workmanship, under normal use and service,
for one (1) year from the date of purchase. Product must be purchased
new from a Socket Authorized Distributor or Reseller. Used products and
products purchased through non-authorized channels are not eligible for
this warranty support.
Warranty benefits are in addition to rights provided under local
consumer laws. You may be required to furnish proof of purchase details
when making a claim under this warranty.
Consumables such as batteries, removable cables, cases, straps,
and chargers: 90 day coverage only
For more warranty information, please visit:
http://www.socketmobile.com/support/downloads
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NOTES
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NOTES
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Extend Your Warranty...
Receive Priority Service and Personal Care.
You have 60 Days from purchase date to enroll in a SocketCare Service
Program! Please provide your device serial number from the label below
when enrolling:
Serial Label Here
For detailed information visit:
http://www.socketmobile.com/socketcare
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