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ABOUT THIS MANUAL
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THE MR400 TAXIMETER
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2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
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This Section
Applying Power to the Meter
The Internal “Battery”
“On” and “Off” Modes – When the taxi is not for hire
“FOR HIRE” Mode – For when the taxi is for hire
“HIRED” Mode – For charging for Time and/or Distance
“STOPPED” Mode – At the end of the journey
Flowchart of the MR400’s Basic Operations
Using the MR400 with a Receipt Printer
What Next?
Flowchart of the MR400’s Advanced Operations
TARIFFS AND FEATURES WHICH ARE OPTIONAL 12
3.1 Tariffs
3.2 Tariff Code Number
3.3 What Does all of This Mean?
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PIN NUMBERS
4.1 How are PIN Numbers Formed?
4.2 The MR400’s Built-In PIN Numbers
4.2.1 The “Disable” PIN
4.2.2 The “Totals” PIN
4.2.3 The Clock Set PIN
4.3 The “User” PIN
4.4 Entering a PIN
4.5 Setting a New PIN
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THE MR400’S “INFO” MENU
5.1 Accessing the “Info” Menu
5.2 Navigating the “Info” Menu
5.3 Driver Log On/Log Off
5.4 Time Options
5.4.1 Time
5.4.2 Date
5.4.3 Disable Feature
5.5 User Options
5.5.1 Display Brightness
5.5.2 Sounder Setting
5.5.3 Automatic Turn Off Feature
5.5.4 User PIN
5.5.5 The User PIN Submenus
5.5.6 Comms Options
5.5.7 Baud Rate
5.5.8 Parity
5.5.9 MDT Mode
5.6 Tariff and Software Information
5.6.1 Serial Number
5.6.2 Tariff Code
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5.6.3 Receipt Code
5.6.4 Contact Information
5.6.5 Software Information Sub-Menu
5.7 Vehicle Options
5.7.1 Calibration
5.7.2 Pulse Check
5.7.3 Speedometer
5.7.4 Speed Alarms
5.7.5 Hire Sign Detection
5.7.6 Payment Lamp
5.7.7 Door Handle Illumination
5.8 “Totals Config”
5.8.1 Totals System
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TOTALS AND CONDITIONAL ACCESS
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.6
6.7
6.8
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Totals
Conditional Access
The Totals Systems
The Totals Information Stored by the MR400
Totals “Banks”
Reading the Totals
Displaying/Printing Journey Summary Information
Clearing the Totals
Totals Reorganisation
THE TOTALS/CONDITIONAL ACCESS SYSTEMS
7.1 Basic System
7.2 Log on with Totals PIN
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OTHER FEATURES
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
8.6
8.7
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Multiple Extras
Totalling the Fare and Extras
The Time Charging Symbol
Progress Indicator
“Tariff Year” Indicator
Tip/Gratuity
Rate Selection
Movement Warning in STOPPED Mode
Real Time Clock (“Calendar Control”) Override
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1 About this Manual
❢ MR400 should also have been provided with a record of its PIN Numbers.
Please keep these for future reference.
The Section headed “The MR400 Taximeter” shows you how to switch it on
and use it in your taxi. We recommend that you read Section 2 of this manual
to at least get to know your taximeter before you begin to work with it.
If, however, you need to use some of the more advanced features of the
MR400, later sections help you with this. These sections can also be used for
reference later on.
The MR400’s features are dependent on the software installed and on the
options selected in the particular tariff installed at any one time. The behaviour
of your particular MR400 may differ in detail from that described in this User
Guide and this may mean that some of the operations shown here may not be
available to you. The MR400 helps you, however, by only illuminating the
buttons that have a function, and by giving easy-to-understand messages when
something unexpected happens.
❢ While every effort is made to make this manual as accurate and as
informative as possible, Cygnus Automotive reserves the right to change
the function and specification of the MR400 Taximeter without notice.
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2 The MR400 Taximeter
“Rate
Window”
Used to show
the rate being
charged. Also
used for other
purposes.
Tariff Programming
Connector (Covered
by Seal Retainer)
Mode
Indicator.
Here Showing
that the meter
is in “Hired”
mode.
“Extras Window”
Shows the Extras
being charged. Also
used for other
purposes.
Operating Buttons:
SELECT
REVERT
MODE
TOTAL
EXTRAS
Figure 1: Front Panel Features
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“Fare Window”.
Shows the Fare
being charged.
Also used for
other purposes.
Seal to prevent
unauthorised
tampering with the
Taximeter
Seal to prevent
unauthorised
removal and
replacement of
the taximeter in
the vehicle.
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2.1 This Section
This section contains the basics of operating the MR400 Taximeter. There are
many other features, which can be accessed by pressing the buttons other than
those shown here. Please consult later sections for details of these.
2.2 Applying Power to the Meter
The MR400 is designed for permanent installation in your taxi.
However, when you first connect power to the meter after a power interruption
(for example if your taxi battery is disconnected) it completes a series of
power-up tests.
During these tests, the display illuminates (all “stars”) for several seconds.
When the checks are complete, a message scrolls across the display to show
that the meter is working.
Figure 2: Display during Power-Up self test
2.3 The Internal “Battery”
❢ The MR400 has an internal “rechargeable battery” which maintains the
internal clock when power is removed. The battery recharges in a few
hours once power is restored.
The MR400’s clock may need to be reset if power is removed for a continuous
period of more than 4 weeks.
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2.4 “On” and “Off” Modes – When the taxi is not for hire
When in “Off” mode, the meter’s display is blank. In “On” mode, there is a dot
shown in the Rate Window. There may also be a clock display in the Fare
Window.
If the meter is in “On” mode and your vehicle does not move for 30 seconds, it
changes automatically to “Off” mode. If the meter is in “Off” mode and your
vehicle moves, it changes to “On” mode.
Press “REVERT” to
revert to “Off” Mode.
Figure 3: On Mode
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Press “MODE”
to enter “FOR
HIRE” mode.
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2.5 “FOR HIRE” Mode – For when the taxi is for hire
From “On” or “Off”, press “MODE” to get into “FOR HIRE”.
The MR400 may display warning messages in this mode, a clock display, or
text programmed as part of your tariff.
The charging
rate selected.
Press “SELECT” to choose
the rate to charge. The
MR400 may only allow some
of the available rates to be
selected if your tariff is
“Calendar Controlled”. It
may not allow any manual
rate selection at all.
The information in this part
of the display depends on
how your MR400 has been
programmed.
Press “REVERT”
to turn the MR400
off.
Press “MODE”
to go to
“HIRED” mode.
Figure 4: For Hire Mode
❢ Your taxi’s “TAXI” roof sign is driven by the MR400. In FOR HIRE
mode, it is normally turned ON. This depends, however, on how your
meter has been programmed.
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2.6 “HIRED” Mode – For charging for Time and/or Distance
In “HIRED” mode, your MR400 calculates a fare based on a combination
of the distance travelled by your vehicle and the time taken. At the start of
a journey in FOR HIRE mode, press the “MODE” button to get into
“HIRED” mode.
If your MR400 will not enter HIRED mode, and displays an error
message instead, please refer to the “Error Messages and Warnings”
section.
The Rate
being
charged.
“Time Charging”
symbol. Appears
when the meter is
charging for time.
Press “SELECT”
to select a new
rate to charge if
allowed by your
tariff.
The Fare so
far.
Press “MODE” to
go to “STOPPED”
mode.
The Extras
so far.
Press “EXTRAS” to
add more extras. (Or
see “Multiple Extras”
in Section 8.1)
Figure 5: HIRED Mode
❢ Your taxi’s “hired” lamp is driven by the MR400. In HIRED mode, it is
normally turned ON. This depends, however, on how your meter has been
programmed.
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2.7 “STOPPED” Mode – At the end of the journey
At the end of the journey, select “STOPPED” mode. The MR400 will now no
longer increase the fare due to time. However, it may increase it due to
distance travelled. In “STOPPED” mode you can also add the fare and extras
together to show a Total Fare.
Press “SELECT”
to change the rate
being charged.
Press “TOTAL”
Press “REVERT”
to add the fare
to go back to
and extras
“HIRED” mode
together.
to continue the
journey if
allowed.
Press “MODE” to
end the journey and
go back to “FOR
HIRE” mode.
Press “EXTRAS”
to add extras.
(See section 8.1
for alternatives)
Figure 6: Stopped Mode
❢ “STOPPED” mode can be used by authorities to test the meter, as it
calculates the fare based on distance alone. It is not appropriate to use
HIRED mode for this purpose.
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2.8 Flowchart of the MR400’s Basic Operations
Figure 7: Flowchart of basic operations.
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2.9 Using the MR400 with a Receipt Printer
The MR400 supports the use of a printer to produce receipts and to create
copies of the totals (see section 6 for more information on the MR400’s totals
facility).
• To print a Receipt press the SELECT button on the meter whilst in
STOPPED mode.
• To print the Totals press the EXTRAS button on the meter whilst viewing
the totals to be printed.
❢ For more information please read the Cygnus Receipt Printer User’s
Reference Guide.
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2.10 What Next?
This section has shown you the most important parts of operating the MR400,
namely:
• Switching it on.
• Working out the fare for a journey.
• Finding out the amount to charge the customer at the end of the
journey.
The MR400, however, has many more options and features available to you if
you want to use them.
From “FOR HIRE” and “ON” Modes, you can access two “menus”. These are:
• The “Info” Menu.
• The “Totals” Menu.
These allow you to set up options and view information.
Firstly, however, there are some important ideas, which need to be explained
before going into the detail. The next sections will deal with these.
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2.11 Flowchart of the MR400’s Advanced Operations
FOR HIRE
or ON Mode
Press
“TOTAL”
Press
“EXTRAS”
TIME OPTS
Section 5.4
Section 6
Press
“SELECT”
Select Next Set
of Totals
Press
“TOTAL”
Display Next
Total
“EXTRAS”
USER OPTS
Section 5.9
“EXTRAS”
TRF/SW INFO
Section 5.15
“EXTRAS”
VEHICL OPTS
Section 5.20
“EXTRAS”
TOTAL CONF
Section 5.26
“EXTRAS”
DRIVER LOG
ON/OFF
Section 5.3
“EXTRAS”
Figure 8: Flowchart of Advanced Operations
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3 Tariffs and Features Which Are Optional
The rules affecting taximeters can be confusing and vary greatly from one area
to another.
Fortunately, the MR400 taximeter has been designed to be simple to
understand and use. However, this does mean that the programming of your
MR400 depends on where you work and on what your local authority requires
taximeters to do. This is how the MR400 deals with this problem:
3.1 Tariffs
In order to work correctly, the MR400 needs to be programmed with a Tariff.
As well as containing the charges, times, distances etc, it also contains
information such as:
• The times and days of the week when particular rates are being
charged.
• The times and dates (e.g.: Bank Holidays) when particular rates are to
be charged.
• The amounts of money allowed to be added as “Extras”.
• When to activate the circuits to control the Hire Sign and other
external equipment.
• Other options governing the behaviour of the meter.
❢ If your MR400 has no tariff programmed into it, it cannot function
effectively as a Taximeter, since it does not know what to do!
If your MR400 somehow gets into this position (for example, if something
goes wrong during “Tariff Programming”), it will give messages to
explain the problem.
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3.2 Tariff Code Number
You will see later on that you can find out the tariff code number of the tariff
in your MR400. When the information in the tariff is programmed, it is given a
unique number.
From your tariff code number we can find out how your meter has been
programmed and deal with any queries you may have.
3.3 What Does all of This Mean?
It means that your MR400 may behave differently from another one, if that
unit is subject to different rules and regulations to you. From now on in this
User Guide, we have put a note against every feature to warn you that there
may be differences from your unit.
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4 PIN Numbers
We have borrowed the term “PIN” from the banking industry. It stands for
“Personal Identification Number”.
The MR400 uses PINs, or as we frequently call them “PIN Numbers”,
extensively to control functions that are important to the security of the
information in the meter and in controlling its use.
The use of the specific PINs is explained in later sections. However, this
section contains an overview.
4.1 How are PIN Numbers Formed?
• A PIN number for an MR400 may contain only the digits 1,2,3,4 or 5.
This makes a PIN number easy to enter into the front panel of the
meter by using the five buttons.
• PIN numbers may be either 3 or 6 digits long.
4.2 The MR400’s Built-In PIN Numbers
The MR400 has three PIN numbers, which are programmed into it when it is
first manufactured. These cannot be changed. These are all six-digit numbers,
which provide 15,625 possible combinations.
A record of these numbers is provided with your new MR400.
The numbers are:
4.2.1 The “Disable” PIN
This PIN allows you to control the use of your MR400 by only allowing it to
work for a pre-set period of time before it is disabled. See section 5.4.3 for
details.
❢ The “Disable Feature” is dependent on the settings in your Tariff. It may
not, therefore, be available on your MR400.
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4.2.2 The “Totals” PIN
This PIN allows the use of the “access control” and “driver management”
facilities of the MR400.
4.2.3 The Clock Set PIN
This is used to set the clock of the MR400 if required, perhaps due to the
internal battery going flat. The MR400 will prompt you if this is required.
4.3 The “User” PIN
If you do not want to have to remember the factory set “Disable” and “Totals”
PIN numbers, you can set your own numbers and use these instead.
The MR400 allows you to set a number to use for the Disable PIN, and another
number to use for the Totals PIN. Once these two PINs have been set, you
cannot change them. However, both your “User” PINs, and the original factory
set ones will also work.
Section 5.5.4 explains how to set the User PIN’s.
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4.4 Entering a PIN
At various points, your MR400 will need you to enter a PIN Number. This is
how it is done:
The dashes change
to stars as you enter
the PIN number.
1
2
3
4
5
Use the buttons as if
they were numbered 1
to 5 from left to right.
Figure 9: Entering a PIN Number
If you do not press a button for 20 seconds, the MR400 times out and goes
back to its previous state.
4.5 Setting a New PIN
Whenever you need to set a new PIN Number, the MR400 always gets you to
enter it twice to make sure that you have not made any typing errors.
If you enter a different number the second time, you will have to start the
whole operation again.
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5 The MR400’s “Info” Menu
The “Info” menu gives you access to most of the options and features available
to you, and in some cases allows you to get information out of the MR400.
❢ Remember that the MR400 is controlled by the information programmed
in the “tariff”, so some of the options may not be available on your unit.
5.1 Accessing the “Info” Menu
To get into the MR400’s Info. Menu, just press “EXTRAS” (As in “Extra”
features)
You will then see the first of the “Info” menu items. This may be the one
shown below, but this will depend again on your tariff set-up.
Press
“SELECT” to
go to the next
level in the
menu.
Press
“REVERT” to
go back to the
previous level
in the Menu.
Press “MODE”
to leave the
“Info” mode and
go back to “On”
or “For Hire”
mode.
Press “EXTRAS”
to go to the next
item in the menu.
Figure 10: Navigating the "Info" Menu
Some MR400s also have a time-out that causes them to automatically drop-out
of the Info Menu if you do not press a button for a pre-set time period.
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5.2 Navigating the “Info” Menu
Figure 7: Navigating the Info Menu
The Info Menu is arranged in a tree structure:
• To move to the next item at the same level, press EXTRAS.
• To move up a level, press SELECT.
• To move back down a level, press REVERT.
• To leave the Info Menu altogether, press MODE.
• If, at any time, you get lost in the Info Menu structure, just press
MODE to leave it
The rest of this Section describes what each of the Info Menu items are for,
and how to use them. Some of the features are described more fully later in this
User Guide.
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5.3 Driver Log On/Log Off
❢ This option is not present for all “Totals Systems”. Where it is present, its
exact behaviour depends on the options selected in the Tariff. If this item
does not appear on your meter, then you do not need to log on and off to
make it work. See sections 5.8.1 and 6.3
This menu entry allows a driver to log on and off the taximeter. If there is no
driver logged on to the meter, it will not allow you to enter HIRED mode at the
beginning of the journey but will instead give an error message.
Flashing
between
these two
Press SELECT to
log On or Off.
Figure 12: Logging a Driver On or Off
Logging Off
• If the display says, DRIVER LOG/OFF, it means that you are already
logged on to the meter. Press SELECT once to log off. The display
will then change to DRIVER LOG/ON.
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Logging On
• If the display says, DRIVER LOG/ON, it means that you are not
logged on. Press SELECT to log on. The next stage depends on the
totals system you are using.
Log On/Off System
The MR400 prompts you for a PIN number. You can use any one of two PINs
to log on:
• The Totals PIN
• The User Totals PIN
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5.4 Time Options
❢ Important: The time and date setting of the MR400 can be very
important, particularly if your tariff is “Calendar Controlled”. An error
in the date setting, for example, can make the meter charge the wrong
fare on a particular date or time. We recommend that you check your
MR400’s time and date setting periodically. If there is an error, you may
be able to correct it with a minor “User Adjustment”. If not, your dealer
will need to re-set the time.
The “Time Options” are a group of menu items generally to do with the time
or date. To go into these options, press SELECT once. You can then move
around the options by pressing the EXTRAS button.
Press “SELECT” to
enter the “Time
Options” sub-menu.
Figure 13: Time Options
The sub-menu entries accessed from “Time Options” are:
5.4.1 Time
This menu entry gives you the time of day according to the MR400’s internal
clock. From here you can also set the clock display to 12 or 24 hour format, or
make minor adjustments to the MR400’s clock setting.
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From this option you can make minor adjustments to the MR400’s internal
clock. You can adjust the time forwards or backwards by up to 3 minutes, to
allow for the accuracy of the clock.
❢ The meter periodically resets this adjustment (about every 24 days), and
allows you to make a further change of up to 3 minutes either way.
If an error in the clock cannot be corrected with this facility, you will
need to contact your dealer to remove the “Tariff Seal” and re-set the
time and date.
To change between 12 and 24 hour formats.
• Press and hold down the “SELECT” button, and:
• Press the “EXTRAS” button to change between the two formats.
Press and hold down
“SELECT” to change
between 12 hour and
24 hour clock.
See “Adjusting the
time for the
functions of the
“MODE” and
“TOTAL” buttons.
With the “SELECT”
button held down,
press “EXTRAS” to
change the clock
between 12 and 24
hour.
Figure 14: "Time" Menu Entry: Showing 12 Hour Clock
Changing the clock format here affects the display of times in all other modes
of operation, except for:
• When the time is being set in “Program Mode” or when you set the
time on power up.
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In this case, the display is always in 24-hour format.
Adjusting the Time
• Press and hold down the “SELECT” button.
• Use the “MODE” button to adjust the time backward by up to 3
minutes.
• User the “TOTAL” button to adjust the time forwards by up to 3
minutes.
Number of minutes by which
the time has been adjusted.
This will be periodically reset
automatically.
Seconds are shown in
the Rate window
Hold “SELECT”
down while
adjusting the time
setting.
Press “MODE” to
adjust the time back
1 minute (up to limit
of 3 minutes).
Press “TOTAL” to
adjust the time
forwards 1 minute
(up to limit of 3
minutes).
Figure15: Adjusting the Time
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5.4.2 Date
This entry shows the date according to the MR400’s internal clock. The
display is for information only.
Figure16: Date Menu Entry Showing Tuesday 12th July 2011
❢ Important Note: The MR400 was put into manufacture in 1998. It
therefore handles dates before year 2000. The year is shown as 2 digits.
Any years from 90 to 99 represent the years 1990 to 1999. Any years from
00 to 89 represent the years 2000 to 2089.
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5.4.3 Disable Feature
❢ This option may not be present for some Tariff set-ups. If the Disable
Feature menu entry does not appear on your MR400, then the feature is
not available. The disable feature is an example of a “Dealer Option”
which may be enabled by your dealer.
This feature is sometimes known as “Date Stop”.
The Disable Feature allows you to tell the MR400 to work only until a certain
date. After that date it will not allow you to enter “HIRED” mode from “FOR
HIRE” mode.
This means that you can allow someone else to use your MR400 until a date of
your choice. Beyond this date they will have to return the meter to you to get
the Disable Feature turned off or another date entered into it.
The date shown represents the date from which the MR400 will no longer
work. For example, if the date shown is “23 OCT 08”, then the meter will
work until 11.59PM on 22nd October 2008 From 12.00 AM onwards, it will be
disabled.
❢ To use the Disable Feature, you need to know the MR400’s “Disable PIN
Number”. You can use either this or the “User Pin Number”. If you do
not have the PIN number then you can only view the information here.
Please see section 4 for more information.
The menu entry shows the Disable date if it is set. If the fare window says
“Off”, then there is no disable date set.
Press “SELECT”
to change the
Disable setting.
Figure17: Disable Feature Setting
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To change the disable setting:
• Press “SELECT”
• Enter either the “Disable PIN” or the “User PIN” – Please refer to
Section 4.4 for details on entering PIN’s.
Press and hold down
“SELECT” to
change the Disable
Feature setting.
Press
“MODE” to
change the
Month.
Press
“REVERT”
to change the
date.
Press
“TOTAL” to
change the
year.
Press “EXTRAS”
to turn the feature
on or off.
Figure 18: Setting the Disable Date
Points to note about the Disable Feature
• If the Disable Feature is in use, and the Disable date is approaching,
the MR400 may scroll a warning message across the display when you
switch it to “FOR HIRE” mode from “Off” or “On”.
• If the Disable Feature is in use and you try to change the Tariff or set
the time and date (by following the instructions in the “Tariff
Programming” section), you may require the Disable PIN or User PIN
numbers.
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5.5 User Options
The “User Options” are a group of menu items, which allow you customise the
way in which the MR400 operates.
Press “SELECT” to
enter the User
Options sub-menu.
Figure 19: User Options
The sub-menu entries accessed from “User Options” are:
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5.5.1 Display Brightness
This Menu Option allows you to change the brightness of the MR400’s
display.
There are 6 settings, with “1” being the dimmest and “6” being the brightest.
Press and hold
“SELECT” to
change the
brightness setting.
Figure 20: Brightness Setting
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Press “TOTAL” to
reduce the
brightness setting.
Press “EXTRAS”
to increase the
brightness setting.
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5.5.2 Sounder Setting
As you will have noticed, the MR400 makes various sounds when you press
buttons, change modes etc.
If you prefer your meter not to make these sounds, you can turn them off here.
Press and hold
“SELECT” while
changing the sound
setting.
Press “EXTRAS” to
change the setting
between “ON” and
“OFF”
Figure 21: Sound Setting
❢ Note: Turning the sound off here does not affect the sounding of some
alarms and warnings, including the Speed Alarms.
5.5.3 Automatic Turn Off Feature
The MR400 has an optional facility designed to prevent excessive drain on
your vehicle’s battery if you accidentally leave the meter in FOR HIRE mode
for an extended period of time.
With the feature turned ‘ON’, the meter will time out after 2 hours if left in
FOR HIRE mode with no signal received from the pulse input and no button
operations. The meter will warn you for 1 minute before actually switching off
to give you the opportunity to cancel the facility.
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Press and hold down
“SELECT” while
changing the setting.
Figure 22: Automatic Turn Off
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Press “EXTRAS”
to change between
ON and OFF.
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5.5.4 User PIN
As you will have seen from Section 4.3, the MR400 has a series of PIN’s that
are pre-set when the unit is first manufactured. However, it is possible to
define your own PIN numbers for two of these: the Disable and Totals PIN
Numbers. This means:
• You can use PIN numbers that you can remember more easily.
• If you own a number of MR400’s, you can give them all the same user
PIN numbers.
❢ Warning: The User PIN numbers can only be set once, so it is important
that you keep a record of them. If you lose the numbers, we will not be
able to find them again. However the factory set PIN’s will continue to
work.
Also, we recommend that you do not choose numbers which are easy to
guess, like “111111”.
Press “SELECT”
to enter the User
PIN options.
Figure 23: User PIN
• To enter the User PIN sub-menu, press the “SELECT” button.
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5.5.5 The User PIN Submenus
These two sub-menus both work in the same way. If the user pin has not
already been set, the MR400 allows you to set it here.
Press “SELECT” to set
(in this example) the
User Disable PIN.
Press “EXTRAS” to
go to the User Totals
PIN.
Figure 24: Setting a User PIN
If you are given a message like “- PRESS SELECT TO SET THE USER
DISABLE PIN –“, the PIN has not yet been set. To set it:
• Press “SELECT”
• Enter, in the example above, the Disable PIN for the MR400. In the
case of the Totals User PIN, use the meter’s Totals PIN.
• Then enter the new User PIN when prompted.
• The MR400 will then ask for the same number to be entered again for
verification. If the same number is entered again, the MR400 will
enter the User PIN and tell you that it has done so.
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5.5.6 Comms Options
This menu allows the serial communications interface options to be
configured.
Press “SELECT”
to enter the
Comms options.
Figure 25: Comms Options
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5.5.7 Baud Rate
This option allows the speed of the serial communication link to be selected.
The most common setting is 9600.
Press and hold
“SELECT” while
changing the baud
rate setting.
Press “EXTRAS” to
change the setting
between “9600” and
“4800”
Figure 26: Baud Rate
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5.5.8 Parity
This option allows the parity of the serial communication link to be selected.
The available settings are None, Even, Odd and Space
Press and Hold
“SELECT” to
change the parity
setting
Press “EXTRAS” to
scroll through the
setting between
NONE, EVEN,
ODD, SPACE
Figure 27 Parity
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5.5.9 MDT Mode
❢ This option may not be present on your version of MR400.
Mobile Data Terminals (MDT) are often installed in taxis. They are used to
receive information about jobs from a fleet control/booking centre. Many
MDT types can interface to the Cygnus MR400 taximeter via the serial
communications link. By means of the comms link the MDT is able to obtain
information from the meter about the fare, extras, etc.
Press and hold
“SELECT” while
changing the MDT
Mode setting.
Press “EXTRAS” to
change the setting
between AB and D
Figure 28: MDT Mode
Please consult the MDT provider to determine the appropriate setting for their
system.
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5.6 Tariff and Software Information
The “Tariff and Software Information” items are a group of menu items that
provide information on the software version of your MR400 and the Tariff
programmed into it.
Press “SELECT” to enter
the Tariff and Software
Info sub-menu.
Figure 29: Tariff and Software Information
5.6.1 Serial Number
❢ This item tells you the Serial Number of your MR400. The number shown
here should be the same as the one printed on the front panel of the unit.
If this is not the case then you should contact Cygnus Automotive for
advice.
Figure 30: Serial Number
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5.6.2 Tariff Code
In Section 3.1 we described the use of Tariffs to configure the MR400 for your
particular area and application.
This Menu Entry allows you to find out the code of your current tariff.
Figure 31: Tariff Code
❢ Some tariffs have an “End Date” after which they are no longer valid. To
see the End Date, press “SELECT”.
5.6.3 Receipt Code
A receipt file tells the meter how to format the appearance of fare receipts and
totals printouts. It is loaded from a tariff card in the same way as a tariff.
This Menu Entry allows you to find out the code of your current receipt file.
Figure 32: Receipt Code
❢ This option may not be present for some Tariff set-ups.
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5.6.4 Contact Information
❢ The Contact Information Menu item contains information programmed
by a dealer. It is optional and therefore may not be present on your
MR400.
This entry contains a short piece of text, which was designed to contain
information about how to get in touch with your local dealer.
It is an example of a “Dealer Option” and may contain any sequence of
characters entered by your dealer when the “Tariff Transfer Card” was
originally programmed. (Please see the “Tariff Programming” section for
further details.)
The text scrolls past
in the “Fare
Window”.
Figure 33: Contact Information
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5.6.5 Software Information Sub-Menu
Figure 34: Software Menu
This sub-menu contains a series of pieces of information that allow your dealer
to identify:
• The Software Version of your MR400. This identifies which features
your MR400 has.
• The Software Date of your MR400. This is the date your meter’s
software was “built”.
• The Load Date of your software. This is the date your MR400 was
programmed with its software.
• The Tariff Programmer used to program your meter’s software.
• The Firmware Version of your MR400. This is another part of the
software that identifies further features of your unit.
• The Tariff Programmer used to program your meter’s tariff.
In the case of a query, you may need to provide this information to your dealer
or Cygnus.
Press “SELECT” to access the items and “EXTRAS” to move between them.
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5.7 Vehicle Options
The “Vehicle Options” are a group of menu items generally to do with your
vehicle.
Press “SELECT”
to enter the
“Vehicle Options”.
Figure 35: Vehicle Options
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5.7.1 Calibration
The MR400 receives a series of voltage pulses from your taxi’s electrical
system in order to work out the distance it has travelled. In order for this to
work correctly, the meter needs to know the number of these pulses generated
per mile or kilometre travelled.
This is known as the calibration.
❢ The calibration number of a taxi varies between make and model of
vehicle. It is important that the calibration is set correctly for the MR400
to charge correct fares and record distances accurately. If the calibration
needs to be changed you should consult your dealer.
Calibration Value (k).
Figure 36: Calibration
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Units of measurement (Pulses
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5.7.2 Pulse Check
❢ The “Pulse Check” facility can be a very useful tool for checking the
pulse signal from your taxi without having to remove any seals.
This entry allows you to display a count of the pulses received from the
vehicle. To count pulses:
• Press “SELECT” to start the count.
• At any time during the count, you can press “SELECT” again to reset
it to zero.
• Press “TOTAL” to hold the count. You can restart it again by pressing
“TOTAL” again, or reset it with “SELECT”
• When you have finished, press “REVERT” or “MODE”
Count of pulses
received so far.
Press “SELECT” to
start the pulse count.
Press it again to reset
the pulse count
Press “REVERT” to
finish counting pulses
and go back to the
“Info Menu”.
The text “PULS”
flashes when the
pulses are being
counted.
Press “TOTAL” to
hold the pulse count.
Press it again to
continue the count.
Figure 37: Pulse Check
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5.7.3 Speedometer
❢ This feature may not be present for some tariff or software set-ups
The MR400’s speedometer shows you the speed of your vehicle either in Miles
per Hour or Kilometres per hour, regardless of the units of measurement used
for the calibration or in the Tariff information.
Vehicle speed.
Press and hold down
“SELECT” while
changing between
KM/H and ML/H.
Figure 38: Speedometer
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Units of measurement:
Either Miles per Hour or
Kilometres per Hour.
With “SELECT” held
down, press “EXTRAS”
to change between KM/H
and ML/H.
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5.7.4 Speed Alarms
❢ This option may not be present on your version of MR400 or some Tariff
set-ups.
The MR400 has two speed alarms.
❢ If the “Movement Warning in STOPPED Mode” feature is in use, only
one speed alarm is available (See Section 8.8)
If you set the speed alarms, the MR400 will warn you if your vehicle exceeds
one of two different speed settings.
Press “SELECT”
to go to the
Speed Alarms.
Figure 39: Speed Alarms
Viewing and Setting the Speed Alarms
The two alarms are shown as “A1” and “A2”. To move between them, press
the “EXTRAS” button.
To set a speed alarm:
• Press and hold down the “SELECT” button.
• To turn the alarm on/off, press “REVERT”
• To move the alarm setting down and up, press “MODE” or “TOTAL”.
• To change the units of measurement, press “EXTRAS”.
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The ranges of values allowed are: 20 to 159 Km/h, or 10 to 99 ML/h.
“A1” indicates that this
is Alarm Setting 1.
Speed setting,
or “41”.
Press “REVERT”
to turn the alarm
“ON” or “OFF”.
Press and hold down
“SELECT” while
setting the speed
alarm.
Press
“TOTAL” to
increase the
setting.
Units of
Measurement.
Press “EXTRAS”
to change the
units of
measurement.
Press “MODE”
to reduce the
setting.
Figure 40: Setting a Speed Alarm
When the vehicle exceeds a speed alarm setting, you will hear a distinctive
long followed by a short “beep”.
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5.7.5 Hire Sign Detection
❢ This feature may not be present on your version of the MR400 or for
some Tariff set-ups.
The Hire Sign Detection feature automatically detects the failure of one or both
of the lamps in the taxi’s “TAXI” sign. This option allows you to turn the
feature on or off.
Press and hold down
“SELECT” while
changing the setting.
Press “EXTRAS” to
turn the feature on
or off.
Figure 41: Hire Sign Detection
If a failure is detected, a message scrolls across the display once every time
you enter FOR HIRE mode.
5.7.6 Payment Lamp
If the payment lamp feature is enabled, the MR400 automatically illuminates
your taxi’s “payment lamp” when the meter is in STOPPED mode and the
vehicle is stationary.
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Press and hold down
“SELECT” while changing
the setting.
Press “EXTRAS” to turn
the feature on or off.
Figure 42: Payment Lamp Feature
5.7.7 Door Handle Illumination
If the door handle illumination feature is enabled, the MR400 automatically
illuminates your taxi’s Door Handle lamps when the meter is in FOR HIRE
mode and the vehicle is stationary.
Press and hold down
“SELECT” while
changing the setting.
Figure 43: Door Handle Illumination
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Press “EXTRAS” to
turn the feature on
or off.
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5.8 “Totals Config”
❢ This section shows you how to use the menu options to access your
meter’s total system configuration. For a full explanation of the totals
schemes, however, please refer to Section 7. It may not be present for all
software and tariff setups.
The Totals Configuration menu allows you to choose the way the MR400
stores totals and how it controls access to your meter.
Before you can go to the sub-menu, you must enter either the Totals PIN
number, or the “User” Totals PIN number if it has been set.
Press select to enter the Totals
Config. Sub-menu. You will
need to use the Totals or User
Totals PIN.
Figure 44: The Totals Config Menu
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5.8.1 Totals System
❢ From here you can choose the system of totals to be used by your MR400.
Please refer to Section 6 for a full explanation of the totals systems
available.
To Choose the Totals System
Press and hold down the
“SELECT” button while
changing the totals
system.
Press “EXTRAS”
to change the
totals system.
Figure 45: Totals System
Totals Systems
The abbreviations used for the available Totals Systems are:
• “BASIC” – Basic Totals System.
• “Log On” – Log on to meter with PIN number.
❢ Note: If you change the totals system, any users or drivers are
automatically logged off.
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6 Totals and Conditional Access
❢ The behaviour of the Totals System in the MR400 depends on the settings
in your tariff and the option chosen in the Info Menu. There are several
possible settings for these features.
This Section gives you a brief overview of the way the MR400 handles totals.
It also shows you how to read the totals and how to reset them. For more
information on the Totals Systems available on the MR400, please refer to
Section 7.
6.1 Totals
The MR400 allows you to record totals for the use of your vehicle.
This means that you can keep a track on the use of your vehicle, the money
earned, distances travelled etc.
6.2 Conditional Access
If required, the MR400 will only allow access to its main functions (i.e.:
entering HIRED mode and actually charging a fare.) to user who have been
given a PIN number.
This control on the use of the meter is what we call conditional access.
6.3 The Totals Systems
The MR400 has 2 basic totals systems that you can use. Their availability
depends on the settings in your tariff and on the Software installed in your unit.
However, they are:
• Basic System: This is the simplest of the options, which allows your
MR400 to be used without any PIN numbers at all (except if you need
to reset the totals). The meter just records one set of totals for you.
• Log on with Totals PIN: This system records the same totals
information as the “Basic” version. However, you need to log on the
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meter by entering either the Totals PIN or the User Totals PIN before
using it. Sections 4.2.2 and 4.3 describe where these PINs come from.
This section will explain how the MR400 deals with totals information in
general.
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6.4 The Totals Information Stored by the MR400
The MR400 has a large internal memory, which it uses to record totals
information. The totals information that can be recorded, displayed or printed
are as follows:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
EXTR FARE
FARE
EXTR
PAID DIST
UNPD DIST
TOTL DIST
EARN RATE
JOUR TIME
UNPD TIME
WAIT TIME
WAIT FARE
FARE DIST
RATE CHNG
SPD AVG
MAX SPD
JOUR
Total of Fare and Extras combined
Total Fares
*
Total Extras
*
Total distance
*
Total unpaid distance
Total distance
*
Earn Rate
Total Journey Time
Total Unpaid Journey Time
Total Waiting Time
Total Waiting Fare
Total Distance Fare
Total Rate Changes During Hired Mode
Average Speed
Maximum Speed
Total Number of Journeys
*
In addition to the above, the individual journey information than can be
recorded and displayed or printed by the MR400 are:
•
•
•
•
•
STRT TIME
STRT RATE
END RATE
JOUR NUMB
RCPT NUMB
Journey Start Time
Journey Start Rate
Journey End Rate
Journey Number
Receipt Number
In EU countries, items marked with an asterisk(*) are required by the
Measuring Instruments Directive(MID). Therefore, they are always present
even if they are not selected by the tariff.
Other totals items may be added in future software revisions.
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6.5 Totals “Banks”
The MR400 provides each user with 2 sets of totals:
• The temporary “bank”, which he or she may reset as required. These
can be used for short term monitoring.
• The permanent “bank”. The Measuring Instruments Directive
(2004/22/EC) does not permit this bank to be reset.
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6.6 Reading the Totals
To read the MR400’s totals, press the “TOTAL” button in ON or FOR HIRE
modes. On some versions of the MR400, the display reverts back to the
previous mode if you do not press a button for a certain period.
This indicates
that these are
the “Resettable”
totals.
Press “SELECT”
to change the
“bank” of totals
being viewed.
The value of the totals
item being viewed.
The name of the
totals item being
viewed.
Press “TOTAL” to
move to the next
totals item (e.g.:
Extras).
Figure 46: Viewing the Totals
The display in the rate window can be one of the following:
• “RS” – This means that the “resettable” bank is being displayed.
• “t” – This means that the “permanent” totals are being displayed.
❢ The totals are not viewable until a tariff has been installed.
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6.7 Displaying/Printing Journey Summary Information
Individual journey information can be displayed on MR400 and printed out to
a printer. Up to 600 most recent journeys are available. The exact number
depends on factors such as the number of totals fields included in the tariff
options.
To display this information, press ‘SELECT’ and ‘TOTAL’ together whilst in
the Totals menu. The display will now alternate between the date and time of
the most recent journey stored. Press ‘SELECT’ to scroll through the journeys
and press ‘TOTAL’ to scroll through the information for the individual
journey. Press ‘EXTRAS’ to print out the information, if the current Totals
menu is in resettable bank ‘RS’, only current journey information will be
printed out, if the Total menu is in permanent bank ‘t’, all journeys information
stored will be printed out.
Press “SELECT”
to scroll through
Journeys
Figure 47. View Individual Journeys
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Press “TOTAL” to
scroll through
selected journey
information
Press “EXTRAS”
to print out the
journey
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6.8 Clearing the Totals
❢ You can clear the totals in the resettable ‘bank’ directly from the totals
menu.
❢ It is not possible to clear an individual total only a bank of totals.
To clear a bank of totals:
• From the Totals display, press and hold down “SELECT” and then
press “REVERT” as well.
• The meter then scrolls a message telling you to press “SELECT”
• If you are sure that you want to clear the Totals bank, press
“SELECT”.
First press and hold
down “SELECT” .
With “SELECT”
held down, press
“REVERT”.
Figure 48: Clearing the Totals
6.9 Totals Reorganisation
Because the MR400 stores its totals one-journey after another, eventually it
runs out of space.
When this happens, the meter runs a Totals Reorganisation during which it
adds up the totals so far and moves them to another area of memory. This
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process takes a few seconds and normally happens immediately the meter
enters FOR HIRE mode after a journey.
During the reorganisation, the meter makes an intermittent beeping noise and
scrolls the message “PLEASE WAIT >> REORGANISING TOTALS >>”
across the display.
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7 The Totals/Conditional Access Systems
This section describes the two systems possible on the MR400. You can
choose the system you want in the Totals System menu (Section 5.8).
7.1 Basic System
The basic system is designed for use either where only one person uses the
meter or where there is no need to log on or off the meter. When using the
basic system:
• Two sets of totals are provided, resettable and permanent banks.
• Log On/Off menu will be absent from the Info Menu.
7.2 Log on with Totals PIN
This system provides you with a simple way to control the use of your MR400
and/or your taxi.
In order to use the meter, you must first “Log On” to it using either the ‘Totals
PIN’ or ‘User Totals PIN’.
These methods are provided to give you the choice of how to manage the use
of your meter/vehicle.
Examples of ways to use the system are:
• Use the built-in Totals PIN yourself to log on and off. If you leave the
meter logged off when not in use, it can prevent the accidental
addition of extra totals. For example, it can prevent your children from
adding extra journeys to your totals.
• If you set the Totals User PIN, you can use a more easily remembered
number to log on and off as above.
• You can set the Totals User PIN to any value you like. This can then
be given to another user of the meter for 1 or 2 shifts and then changed
afterwards.
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8 Other Features
The MR400 includes some extra features that have not been mentioned yet in
this User Guide and some functions that need further explanation.
8.1 Multiple Extras
The MR400 supports up to four different named extras amounts which are
programmed as part of the tariff. If the feature has been enabled, it functions as
shown here.
Press one of remaining
4 buttons to add extras.
Hold down
extras button.
Figure 49: Multiple Extras
In HIRED mode or STOPPED mode, hold down the EXTRAS button. Then
press one of the remaining 4 buttons to add the extras required.
❢ One or more of the 4 buttons may be inactive, and one or more may be
programmed to “reset” the extras if an error is made.
❢ Limits can also be set on the total value and number of extras allowed.
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8.2 Totalling the Fare and Extras
❢ There are several options for totalling the fare and extras. These are set
in the Tariff.
As mentioned in Section 2.7, the MR400 can add the fare and extras together
to display a Total Fare.
To add the fare and extras together in “STOPPED” mode, press the “TOTAL”
button.
Figure 50: Totalling the Fare and Extras
The MR400 may do one of the following:
• When you release the “TOTAL” button, the fare and extras remain
added together until the movement of the vehicle causes the fare to be
increased. At this point they automatically separate.
• When you release the “TOTAL” button, the fare and extras remain
added together until the vehicle moves enough to generate 1 road
pulse, or timeout expires (settable in tariff), whichever happens first.
• When you release the “TOTAL” button, the fare and extras separate
immediately. Also, if the vehicle moves while you are holding the
button down, or timeout expires (settable in tariff), the figures separate
automatically.
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8.3 The Time Charging Symbol
The clock symbol on the MR400’s display indicates that it is charging for time
only, i.e.: the vehicle is travelling below the changeover speed between time
and distance charging.
8.4 Progress Indicator
❢ The Progress Indicator feature is an option selected in the Tariff.
Therefore, it may not be present in your unit.
The Progress Indicator shows you how far you are through the current fare
increment when in a charging mode (“HIRED” or “STOPPED” mode).
The Progress Indicator may be available in either “HIRED” or “STOPPED”
modes or both. It indicates “Progress” by a lit segment, which moves in a
clockwise direction until a star symbol is shown just before the next fare
increment.
“Progress” Symbol showing
approx. 25% of the way
through this fare increment.
Figure 51: Progress Indicator
The Progress Indicator is in the left-hand side of the Fare Window.
If the fare exceeds £999.99, then the Progress Indicator disappears.
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8.5 “Tariff Year” Indicator
The MR400 can be programmed in the tariff to show a “Tariff Year” indicator
when “FOR HIRE” mode is first entered from “On” or “Off” modes. The
flashing display in the Rate Window can be any two characters programmed
into your tariff.
Flashing Tariff
Year Indicator.
Figure 52: Tariff Year Indicator in FOR HIRE Mode
8.6 Tip/Gratuity
The MR400 allows you to keep a record of your tips received. If the feature is
enabled in your tariff, you can enter the amount of the tip in STOPPED mode,
and this value will be recorded in your totals.
To enter the tip:
• Add the fare and extras together by pressing “TOTAL” in STOPPED
mode (See section 8.2).
• Press the “EXTRAS” button.
• Set the value of the tip using the MODE, TOTAL and EXTRAS
buttons.
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• Accept the value with “SELECT”, or reject it with “REVERT”
Press “SELECT”
to accept the
value.
Press “MODE” to
change the major
currency units.
Press “TOTAL” to
change the tens of
minor currency
units.
Press “EXTRAS”
to change the
minor currency
units.
Figure 53: Entering a TIP
8.7 Rate Selection
In addition to the normal use of the “SELECT” button to select the active rate
in FOR HIRE, HIRED and STOPPED modes, the MR400 can be set up to use
other buttons to select the rate.
This can be used where there is a complex structure of rates in your local tariff.
8.8 Movement Warning in STOPPED Mode
If this option has been enabled in your tariff, the MR400 gives an audible
warning if your vehicle exceeds 6mph or 10km/h when in STOPPED mode.
If this feature is in use, only one Speed Alarm is available (See section 5.7.4).
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8.9 Real Time Clock (“Calendar Control”) Override
❢ In areas where “Calendar Control” is mandatory, this option is not
normally available.
If this option is enabled in your tariff, the MR400 can allow you to choose any
rate from the tariff, ignoring any date and time information.
To override the default rate (in FOR HIRE mode only):
Press and hold
down “SELECT”
Press “MODE”
Figure 54: Overriding the Real Time Clock
• Press “MODE” while holding down “SELECT”.
• Select the rate you require by repeatedly pressing “SELECT”.
• Press “MODE” to enter HIRED mode.
❢ If you do not enter HIRED mode within 10 seconds of pressing
“SELECT” for the last time, the MR400 will revert to its normal
“Calendar Controlled” mode.
❢ When the MR400 has finished the journey and re-enters FOR HIRE
mode, it reverts to its normal “Calendar Controlled” mode of operation.
To override the Real Time Clock for another journey, you will need to
repeat the above procedure.
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9 Messages/Glossary
If your MR400 produces a message or abbreviation that you do not understand,
use this table for help.
Text
12HR
24HR
A1
A2
ALRM
APR
AUG
AUTOMATIC TURN
OFF AFTER 2
HOURS IN FOR
HIRE
AVE
BASIC
BRIGHT
CAL
CHNG
CODE.
CONT-ACT
Notes
12 hour clock format.
24 hour clock format.
Speed alarm 1.
Speed alarm 2.
Alarm clock setting/Speed alarm setting
April
August
Prompt in INFO Menu for setting of Auto Turnoff
feature.
Average (Speed), Totals
Basic totals system setting.
Display brightness setting.
Calibration
Change. (Rate changes), Totals.
Code. (Tariff Code)
Part of 2-part “CONTACT” message flashing in
extras window.
DATE
“Date” from “End Date”. Indicates expiry date of
tariff.
DEC
December
DISABLE FEATURE Message in the Disable Feature menu entry when
– THE CLOCK IS
the clock is not set.
NOT SET SO THE
METER IS
DISABLED
DIST
Distance. (Totals)
DONE
Displayed during software programming. Indicates
that an operation is complete.
DOOR HANDLE
Prompt for user to set the Door Handle Illumination
LAMPS
option.
DSAB
“Disable”. Part of the Disable Feature Info menu
entry.
END
Tariff End Date.
ENTER PIN
Prompt to enter a Pin Number.
ERROR
Indicates an error condition.
ERR 0
On power up, the MR400 cannot recognise its
internal memory. Try re-applying the power.
ERR 1
Error during software upgrading. (Write failure)
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0
0
5.7.4
5.7.4
5.7.4
5.5.3
7.1,6.3
5.5.1
5.7.1
6.4
5.6.2
5.6.4
5.6.2
5.4.3
6.4
5.7.7
5.4.3
5.6.2
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ERR 2
ERR 3
ERR 4
ERR 5
ERR 6
ERR 7
ERROR - METER
DISABLED -
The software in the MR400 may be invalid. Try reapplying the power. (Invalid bank number.)
Error during software upgrading. (Invalid
command.)
The software in the MR400 may be invalid. Try reapplying the power. (Checksum failure)
The software in the MR400 may be invalid. Try reapplying the power. (Bad firmware version)
Error during software upgrading. (Erase failure).
Wrong memory type for the software installed.
An attempt has been made to enter HIRED mode
when the meter’s Disable Feature is in use and the
Disable Date has been reached.
An attempt has been made to enter HIRED mode
when the meter has no tariff installed in it.
ERROR - NO
TARIFF
INSTALLED
EXTR
“Extras”. (Totals).
FAILED AGAIN The meter has failed on its second attempt to set its
CONTACT DEALER internal clock on power up. This may indicate a
fault.
FAILED TO SET
The meter has failed to set its internal clock on
CLOCK - TRY
power up. Repeat the attempt.
AGAIN.
FARE
“Fare”. (Totals)
FEB
February
FIRM
“Firmware”. Part of the “Tariff and Software
Information” sub-menu.
FRI
Friday
GOOD
Standard greeting when FOR HIRE mode is first
AFTERNOON
entered on power up. These messages are designed
as a quick check that the meter is functioning
correctly and that the time is set correctly.
GOOD EVENING Standard greeting as above.
GOOD MORNING - Standard greeting as above.
HELD
Indicates that a pulse count is “HELD”, or
suspended.
HIGH
“High” brightness setting.
HIRE SIGN
Prompt in INFO Menu for setting the Hire Sign
DETECTION Detection feature.
IT IS NOT
The meter’s totals information has become
POSSIBLE TO LOG corrupted. This means that it has lost the driver
ON TO THE METER records etc. In order to use the meter again, you
AS THE TOTALS
need to re-format the totals memory by pressing the
ARE INVALID
SELECT button. This message is produced when
PRESS SELECT TO you attempt to enter HIRED mode.
CLEAR THE
5.4.3
2.6
6.4
6.4
5.6.5
2.4
2.4
2.4
5.7.1
5.5.1
2.5
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TOTALS JAN
JOUR
JUL
JUN
KM/H
LOAD
LOG ON
MAR
MAX
MAY
MED
ML/H
MON
NEXT
NO TRF
NOV
OCT
OFF
ON
P/KM
P/M
PAID
PAYMENT LAMP
PIN
PLEASE SET DATE
AND TIME "CLOCK SET" PIN
REQUIRED PLEASE SET THE
PIN NOW
PLEASE USE PIN
TO LOG ON
PLEASEWAIT
PRESS SELECT TO
CLEAR THE
TEMPORARY
TOTALS
PRESS SELECT TO
SET THE USER
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January
“Journeys”. (Totals).
July
June
Kilometres per Hour. (Speedometer, speed alarms)
Software “Load” date. This is the date when your
MR400’s software was programmed into it.
Prompt to Log On to the meter.
March
“Maximum” Speed (Totals)
May
Medium brightness setting.
Miles per Hour. (Speedometer, speed alarms)
Monday
Next Tariff Code (Deferred Tariffs)
“No Tariff”. Shown when there is no tariff currently
installed.
November
October
Feature turned Off, or “disabled”.
Feature turned On, or “enabled”.
Pulses per Kilometre. (Calibration)
Pulses per Mile. (Calibration)
Paid Distance. (Totals).
Prompt for user to set the Payment Lamp option.
PIN Number
Scrolling message when meter is first powered up.
This means that the internal rechargeable battery
has probably discharged and the clock needs to be
set. Enter the “Clock Set PIN” and set the time and
date.
Prompt for setting the User PIN.
6.4
5.7.3,5.7.4
5.6
5.3
6.4
5.5.1
5.7.3,5.7.4
5.6.2
5.7.1
5.7.1
6.4
5.7.6
2.3
5.5.5
An attempt has been made to enter HIRED mode
when the Log ON with PIN system is in use, and
there is no user logged on.
Message displayed during a “Totals
Reorganisation”.
5.3,5.8.1,7.2
Confirmation message before clearing the
temporary totals. This gives you the chance to
change your mind by pressing “REVERT”.
6.78
Prompt to set the Disable User PIN.
5.5.4
6.9
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DISABLE PIN
PRESS SELECT TO
SET THE USER
TOTALS PIN
PULS
READY
REORGANISING
TOTALS
SAT
SEP
SET
SOFT/TPU
SOFTWRINFO
SOUND
SPEED
SrNo
SUN
THE TOTALS ARE
NOT READABLE PRESS SELECT TO
INITIALISE THE
TOTALS
THE TOTALS ARE
NOT READABLE
AS THERE IS NO
TARIFF
INSTALLED THE USER
DISABLE PIN HAS
ALREADY BEEN
SET THE USER TOTALS
PIN HAS ALREADY
BEEN SET
THU
TIME OPTS
TIP
TOTALSCONF
TRF
TRF/TPU
Prompt to set the Totals User PIN.
5.5.4
Pulse Check
5.7.1
Message displayed when the meter is connected to a
Tariff Programming unit. Shows that the meter is
waiting for a command.
Scrolling message displayed when a “Totals
Reorganisation” is taking place.
Saturday
September
“Set” indicates that you can set an option. Used in
various menu entries.
Tariff Programming unit used to program the
meter’s software.
Software Information sub-menu
Sounder On/Off Info menu entry.
Speed Alarms
Serial Number
Sunday
An attempt has been made to read the totals.
However, the totals information is not readable. In
order to use the meter you need to re-format the
Totals memory. Press SELECT.
6.9
5.6.5
5.6.5
5.5.2
5.7.4
5.6.1
6.6
In order to understand the totals information, the
MR400 needs to have a tariff installed. This is
because the tariff defines which items are stored
and where (e.g.: Fare, Extras etc.). You need to get
a dealer to install a tariff.
Once a user PIN has been set, you cannot change it.
5.5.4
Once a user PIN has been set, you cannot change it.
5.5.4
Thursday
Time Options Info Menu entry.
A tip or gratuity is being added.
Totals Configuration Info Menu entry.
“Tariff”
Tariff Programming Unit used to program the Tariff
in the MR400.
6.4
5.4
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5.8
5.6.5
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TRF/SWINFO
TUE
UNPD
USER
USER MUST BE
LOGGED ON TO
VIEW TOTALS
USER OPTS.
USER PIN
USER PIN
ENTERED
USER PIN NOT
ENTERED
VEHICLOPTS
VERF
VERS
WAIT
WARNING CLOCK NOT SET AUTOMATIC
RATES NOT
AVAILABLE WARNING DISABLE AT
MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT –
WARNING DISABLE IN 10
DAYS
WARNING DISABLE
TOMORROW
NIGHT AT
MIDNIGHT WARNING - HIRE
SIGN FAILURE
WARNING METER DISABLED
WARNING –
METER TURNING
OFF IN 10
SECONDS – PRESS
A BUTTON TO
CLEAR.
WARNING - NO
TARIFF
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Tariff and Software Information Menu entry.
Tuesday
Unpaid Distance. (Totals)
User PIN Number
When using the “Log On with PIN” Totals System,
you must be logged on to view the totals.
5.6
User Options Info Menu entry.
User PIN Info menu entry
Confirmation that the User PIN has been entered.
5.5
5.5.4
5.5.4
Confirmation that the User PIN has not been
entered. This is probably due to a different number
being entered at the “Verify” stage.
Vehicle Options Info Menu Entry.
Prompt for verification of a new PIN number.
Software Version.
Fare in Waiting Mode (Totals)
If you have not set the MR400’s clock, it cannot
select “Calendar Controlled” or “Automatic Rates”.
The clock also flashes if it is not set.
5.5.4
5.7
4.5
5.6.5
6.4
Warning that the disable date is approaching.
5.4.3
Warning that the disable date is approaching.
5.4.3
Warning that the disable date is approaching.
5.4.3
Hire sign failure warning.
5.7.5
Warning that the Disable Feature date has been
reached.
2 hours has elapsed with the meter in FOR HIRE
mode with no button pressed or speed pulses
received. The Auto Turnoff feature is about to
activate. Press any button to cancel it.
5.4.3
Warning that the meter has no tariff in it.
3.1
6.4
5.8.1,7.2
5.5.3
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INSTALLED WARNING PRESSING SELECT
NOW WILL CLEAR
ALL OF THE
TOTALS
WED
WR
Confirmation message before clearing the totals.
6.8
Wednesday
Message displayed during software programming.
Indicates that data is being written to the memory.
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12 hour format (time), 22
24 hour format (time), 22
Automatic Turn Off, 29
Battery, 3
Brightness,28,
buttons, 2
Calendar Control
Override, 65
Calibration, 42
changeover speed, 62
clock, 3
adjusting, 22
clock symbol, 6, 62
Conditional Access, 51, 59
Contact Information, 39
Date Stop, 26
Dealer Option, 26, 39
Disable date, 26
Disable Feature, 14, 25
and changing the tariff, 25
Warning, 25
Display Brightness, 28
Door Handle Illumination, 48
End Date, 38
Extras, 2, 6, 53
window, 2
Fare, 2, 6, 53
window, 2
Firmware Version, 40
For Hire Mode, 5
Gratuity, 63
Hire Sign Detection, 47
Info Menu, 10, 17
accessing, 17
Navigating, 18
journeys, 53
Load Date, 41
Log Off, 19
Log On, 20, 59
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For Hire, 5
HIRED, 6
indicator, 2
Off, 4
On, 4
STOPPED, 7
Movement Warning, 64
Off mode, 4
On mode, 4
Options, 12
outputs, 47
Overriding
Real Time Clock, 65
Paid distance, 53
Payment Lamp, 47
Permanent totals, 53, 54
PIN Number
Clock Set, 15
Disable, 14, 25
totals, 15
Totals, 53
User Disable, 27, 32
PIN Numbers, 14
built-in, 14
Entering, 16
Setting, 17, 32
User, 15, 27, 32
power, 3
Program Mode, 23
Progress Indicator, 62
Pulse Check, 43
Rate
window, 2
Real Time Clock
Override, 65
Reorganisation, 57
seals, 2
Selecting a Rate, 64
software, 37
Software Date, 40
Software Information, 40
Software Version, 40
Sounder, 29
Speed Alarms, 45
Speedometer, 45
Tariff, 37
End Date, 38
Tariff Code, 13, 38
Tariff Programmer, 40
tariff programming connector, 2
Tariff Year, 63
Tariffs, 12
Temporary totals, 53, 54
Time, 21
Options, 21
Time Charging Symbol, 62
Tip, 63
Total Fare, 7, 61
Totalling the Fare and Extras, 61
Totals, 53, 59
Basic, 59
clearing, 57
Log On,59
reading, 55
Reorganisation, 57
Totals Banks, 53
Totals Config, 49
Totals Menu, 10
Totals System, 50
Basic, 50
Log On, 50
Totals Systems, 19, 51
Unpaid distance, 53
User Options, 28
Vehicle Options, 41