User Guide: RS-232C/RS-422 Serial Interface Option

User Guide: RS-232C/RS-422 Serial Interface Option
User Guide:
RS-232C/RS-422 Serial
Interface Option
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How This Guide is Organized
Chapter 1 - Installing the Serial Interface
This chapter explains the procedure for installing the RS-232C/RS-422 Serial Interface option
in OKI B6100 Laser Printers.
Chapter 2 - Using the RS232-C/RS422 Serial Interface
This chapter lists the Serial Interface setup features and available selections via the control
panel menus. The Serial Interface connector pinouts are listed. Troubleshooting error messages appearing on the printer’s control panel are also discussed.
Chapter 3 - Troubleshooting
This chapter discusses troubleshooting error messages appearing on the printer’s control
panel. Sources of help, information and technical support are also discussed.
Features of the RS-232C/RS-422 Serial Interface
The RS-232C/RS-422 Serial Interface for your printer provides the following:
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RS-232C or RS-422 support
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Baud rate support from 1200 bps to 115200 bps
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DB-25 female connector
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Quick and easy installation requiring no tools
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Control panel menus enable fast and easy configuration and troubleshooting.
Printer Requirements
Before installing the RS-232C/RS-422 Serial Interface option, you will need to make sure of the following two requirements:
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Make sure that your printer has a free network port access slot.
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Make sure that your printer’s “Product Version” is V2.03a or later. If you are unsure of your
printer’s version of code, print a Configuration Summary as described in the user’s guide that came
with your printer. If your printer has an earlier version of code contact your point of purchase.
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Safety Precautions
Safety Precautions
CAUTION: Handling ESD-Sensitive Parts
Many electronic parts use parts that are known to be sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD). To
prevent damage to ESD-sensitive parts, follow the instructions below in addition to all the usual
precautions, such as turning off power before removing logic boards:
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Keep the ESD-sensitive part in its original shipping container (a special “ESD bag”) until you are
ready to install the part into the machine.
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Make the least-possible movements with your body to prevent an increase of static electricity from
clothing fibers, carpets, and furniture.
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Use an ESD wrist strap on your wrist if available. Connect the wrist band to the system ground
point. This discharges any static electricity in your body to the machine.
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Hold the ESD-sensitive part by its edge connector cover; do not touch its pins. If you are removing
a pluggable module, use the correct tool.
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Do not place the ESD-sensitive part on any metal surface; if you need to put down the ESD-sensitive part for any reason, first put it into its special bag.
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Metal surfaces are electrical grounds. They increase the risk of damage because they make a discharge path from your body through the ESD-sensitive part. (Large metal objects can be discharged
paths without being grounded.)
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Prevent ESD-sensitive parts from being accidentally touched by other personnel.
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Take extra care working with ESD-sensitive parts when cold weather heating is used because low
humidity increases static electricity.
WARNING: To prevent the danger of electric shock, before installing any options be sure to
turn the power switch of the printer to the off [O] position and disconnect the power cord from
the wall outlet.
Contents
How This Guide is Organized iii
Features of the RS-232C/RS-422 Serial Interface iii
Printer Requirements iii
Safety Precautions iv
Chapter 1
Installing the Serial Interface in
OKI B6100 Printers1-1
About this Chapter 1-2
Installing the RS-232C/RS-422 Serial Interface in
OKI B6100 Printers 1-2
Chapter 2
Using the RS-232C/RS-422
Serial Interface 2-1
About this Chapter 2-2
Control Panel MENU structure 2-2
SERIAL SETUP Menu 2-4
Interpreter 2-4
Format 2-4
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Serial Mode 2-4
Baud Rate 2-4
Data Bits 2-4
Stop Bits 2-4
Parity 2-5
DTR Ready/Busy 2-5
DTR Onl/Offl 2-5
DTR Error 2-5
RTS Ready/Busy 2-5
RTS Onl/Offl 2-5
RTS Error 2-5
XON Ready/Busy 2-5
XON Onl/Offl 2-6
XON Error 2-6
DTR Polarity 2-6
RTS Polarity 2-6
Robust XON 2-6
Disabling the Serial Interface 2-6
Serial 2-6
References for OpenVMS users 2-7
RS-232C Serial Cable Pin Assignments 2-7
RS-422 Serial Cable Pin Assignments 2-7
Chapter 3
Troubleshooting 3-1
About this Chapter 3-2
Control Panel Error Messages 3-2
Example 3-2
Obtaining Help and Information 3-2
Your Point of Purchase 3-3
Your Application Vendor 3-3
Technical Support 3-3
Chapter 1
Installing the Serial Interface in
OKI B6100 Printers
In this Chapter . . .
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“About this Chapter” on page 1-2
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“Installing the RS-232C/RS-422 Serial Interface in OKI B6100 Printers” on page
1-2
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Installing the RS-232C/RS-422 Serial Interface in OKI B6100 Printers
About this Chapter
This chapter explains the procedure for installing the RS-232C/RS-422 Serial Interface option in OKI
B6100 Printers.
Installing the RS-232C/RS-422 Serial Interface in OKI B6100 Printers
1. Carefully review the safety precautions in the front of this guide before starting this installation
procedure.
2. Ensure that the printer power switch is set to the OFF [ O ] position and unplug the power cord
from the AC outlet.
3. Loosen the thumbscrews at the top and bottom of the left side cover by turning them in a
counter-clockwise direction.
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4. Slide the cover towards the rear of the printer and then downwards to remove it.
5. Turning thumbscrews counter-clockwise, remove the blank metal plate covering one of the available network ports on the controller bracket.
NOTE:
It is not necessary to remove the controller from your printer to install the serial interface. For
clarity, the following illustrations depict a controller removed from the printer. When facing the
front of the controller as shown below, network port 1 is on the right and network port 2 is on the
left. However, when installed in the printer, network port 1 is on the bottom and network port 2 is on
top. In the following few steps, a serial network interface is being installed in network port 2.
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6. While aligning the front bracket of the serial interface assembly to the two respective thumbscrews
on the controller assembly bracket, firmly seat the 80-pin male connector on the underside of the
interface to the 80-pin female connector on the controller assembly.
7. Secure the serial interface assembly to the controller bracket by tightening the two smaller thumbscrews in a clockwise direction.
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8. Insert the top part of the left side cover into the printer. Ensure the locking tab aligns with the hole
in the printer’s side.
9. Slide the side cover towards the front of the printer to install it.
10. Tighten both thiumbscrews in a clockwise direction.
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11. Connect the power cord to the wall outlet and turn the printer power switch to the ON [ I ] position.
The installation of your RS-232C/RS-422 serial interface option in your OKI B6100 printer is now complete. Proceed to Chapter 2 Using the RS-232C/RS-422 Serial Interface.
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Chapter 2
Using the RS-232C/RS-422
Serial Interface
In this Chapter . . .
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“About this Chapter” on page 2-2
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“Control Panel MENU structure” on page 2-2
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“SERIAL SETUP Menu” on page 2-4
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“Disabling the Serial Interface” on page 2-6
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“References for OpenVMS users” on page 2-7
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“RS-232C Serial Cable Pin Assignments” on page 2-7
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“RS-422 Serial Cable Pin Assignments” on page 2-7
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Control Panel MENU structure
About this Chapter
This chapter lists the Serial Interface setup features and available selections via the control panel menus.
The Serial Interface connector pinouts are listed. Troubleshooting error messages appearing on the
printer’s control panel are also discussed.
Control Panel MENU structure
When the RS-232C/RS-422 serial interface is installed, the printer control panel menu structure is
enhanced as shown in the following table. The shaded areas denote additional features and settings relevant to the RS-232C/RS-422 interface.
Menu
Paper Menu
Interface Menu
Port
Parallel
Serial
Parallel Setup
Serial Setup
On
Off
Interpreter
Auto Switch
PCL
Postscript 3
Format
Normal
Binary
Raw
Serial Mode
RS232
RS422
Baud Rate
1200
2400
4800
9600
19200
38400
57600
115200
Data Bits
7
8
Stop Bits
1
2
Parity
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None
Even
Odd
DTR Ready/Busy
On
Off
DTR Onl/Offl
On
Off
DTR Error
On
Off
RTS Ready/Busy
On
Off
RTS Onl/Offl
On
Off
RTS Error
On
Off
XON Ready/Busy
On
Off
XON Onl/Offl
On
Off
XON Error
On
Off
DTR Polarity
High
Low
RTS Polarity
High
Low
Robust XON
On
Off
PS Menu
PCL Menu
System Menu
NOTE:
The structure of your display menus may vary slightly depending on the options installed in your
printer.
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SERIAL SETUP Menu
SERIAL SETUP Menu
The following selections becomes available within a SERIAL SETUP submenu of the INTERFACE
menu when the RS-232C/RS-422 serial interface is installed.
Interpreter
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
Auto Switch
PCL
Postscript 3
DEFAULT
Auto Switch
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
Normal
Binary
Raw
DEFAULT
Raw
Format
Serial Mode
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
RS232
RS422
DEFAULT
RS232
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
1200
2400
4800
9600
19200
38400
57600
115200
DEFAULT
9600
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
7
8
DEFAULT
8
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
1
2
DEFAULT
1
Baud Rate
Data Bits
Stop Bits
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Parity
Parity
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
None
Even
Odd
DEFAULT
None
DTR Ready/Busy
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
Off
On
DEFAULT
Off
DTR Onl/Offl
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
Off
On
DEFAULT
Off
DTR Error
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
Off
On
DEFAULT
Off
RTS Ready/Busy
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
Off
On
DEFAULT
Off
RTS Onl/Offl
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
Off
On
DEFAULT
Off
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
Off
On
DEFAULT
Off
RTS Error
XON Ready/Busy
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
Off
On
DEFAULT
Off
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Disabling the Serial Interface
XON Onl/Offl
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
Off
On
DEFAULT
Off
XON Error
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
Off
On
DEFAULT
Off
DTR Polarity
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
High
Low
DEFAULT
High
RTS Polarity
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
High
Low
DEFAULT
High
Robust XON
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
Off
On
DEFAULT
Off
Disabling the Serial Interface
The following selection becomes available within the PORT submenu of the INTERFACE menu when
the RS-232C/RS-422 serial interface is installed.
Serial
The Serial option enables you to turn off the serial port on the interface. This selections is often used to
permit uninterrupted communication to other ports such as the parallel or other network ports.
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS
On
Off
DEFAULT
On
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Serial
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References for OpenVMS users
You can print to your laser printer via the serial interface option from an OpenVMS system, either
directly connected to the system or through a network device such as a terminal server.
It is recommended that DECprint Supervisor (DCPS) be used for printing. Please see the "Setting Up
Printers" chapter of the DCPS System Manager’s manual for information on creating a DCPS print
queue.
If DCPS will not be used, please see the "Setting Up and Maintaining Queues" chapter of the OpenVMS
System Manager’s manual for information on setting up print queues using the OpenVMS print symbiont.
RS-232C Serial Cable Pin Assignments
Eight pins of the 25-pin serial cable are utilized for the RS-232C standard:
Pin No.
Signal
Direction
Description
1
GND
2
TXD
Out
Transmit Data
3
RXD
In
Receive Data
4
RTS
5
CTS
In
Clear To Send
6
DSR
In
Data Set Ready
7
GND
20
DTR
Frame Ground
Request To Send
Logic Ground
Out
Data Terminal Ready
RS-422 Serial Cable Pin Assignments
Five pins of the 25-pin serial cable are utilized for the RS-422 standard:
Pin No.
Signal
Direction
Description
1
GND
15
RXD -
In
Receive Data +
17
RXD +
In
Receive Data -
19
TXD -
Out
Transmit Data -
25
TXD +
Out
Transmit Data +
Frame Ground
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Chapter 3
Troubleshooting
In this Chapter . . .
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“About this Chapter” on page 3-2
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“Control Panel Error Messages” on page 3-2
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“Obtaining Help and Information” on page 3-2
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“Technical Support” on page 3-3
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Control Panel Error Messages
About this Chapter
This chapter discusses troubleshooting error messages appearing on the printer’s control panel. Sources
of help, information and technical support are also discussed.
Control Panel Error Messages
The format of control panel error messages is:
NETx: ERROR y
where x indicates the network slot where the serial interface is installed
and
where y reflects the error number as shown below:
Error No.
Description
Action Required
1
Overrrun Error
Verify that all DTS, RTS and XON settings within
the SERIAL SETUP menu are configured correctly.
Check the pinout assignments of cabling between
the printer and the host.
2
Parity Error
Verify that the PARITY setting within the SERIAL
SETUP menu is configured correctly.
Check the pinout assignments of cabling between
the printer and the host.
3
Framing Error
Verify that the SERIAL MODE, BAUD RATE,
DATA BITS, STOP BITS and PARITY settings
within the SERIAL SETUP menu are configured
correctly.
4
Flow Control Error
Verify that all DTS, RTS and XON settings within
the SERIAL SETUP menu are configured correctly.
Check the pinout assignments of cabling between
the printer and the host.
Example
An error message of:
NET2: ERROR3
indicates that the serial interface which is located in network slot 2 has experienced a framing error.
Obtaining Help and Information
Several sources of help and information are available, depending on the type of help you need:
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Your Point of Purchase
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Your Point of Purchase
Your local vendor from whom you purchased this printer may be best equipped to help you. Your vendor
has specially trained service technicians available to answer questions and the equipment to analyze your
printer problems.
Your Application Vendor
Often, “printing” problems have more to do with the application being used than with the printer. In this
case, the application manufacture is the best source of help.
OKI Resources
Available 24/7 (24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week)
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Visit our multilingual web site www.okidata.com
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Visit http://my.okidata.com
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Call 1-800-654-3282
Technical Support
Technical Support is available world-wide. Please refer to your point of purchase for the appropriate contact in your area.
When calling for assistance, please have the following information readily available:
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Your phone number, fax number and shipping address.
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A description of the problem.
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The printer model.
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The type of host computer you are using.
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The type and version of operating system you are using.
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The application and version you are using.
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The interface you are using (e.g., network, parallel, serial).
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If using the network interface, the network protocol (TCP/IP, EtherTalk, IPX/SPX, NetBIOS/NetBEUI).
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The printer emulation you are using (e.g., PCL or PostScript).
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A printout of your printer’s Configuration Summary. (Refer to your printer’s User manual).
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If you have a printer hardware problem you cannot resolve, provide the error message displayed on
the Control Panel. For a list of error messages, refer to your printer’s User manual.
NOTE:
To confirm that a problem is isolated to the RS-232C/RS-422 Serial Interface, you may want to
remove the serial interface from the printer and diagnose the printer using the User’s Manual that
came with your printer. If the condition persists, it can be assumed that the problem resides within
the printer and not necessarily the serial interface.
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