Belkin BITRONICS P72655 User manual

Belkin BITRONICS P72655 User manual
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Bitronics DualBus
Switch Kit
User Manual
P73075
F1U123-KIT
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Belkin Components Bitronics DataSwitch Kit!
Finally, you can share parallel-port devices and printers like never before.
Because it’s electronic, its completely safe for all printers and does not void
your printer’s warranty. And, since it operates like a manual switch, no
software is required or power adapter needed. Its advanced yet simple
design offers full IEEE 1284 communication in all modes for any and all
parallel port devices. Share your parallel-port Zip® Drive between two PCs,
or use a Laser Printer and a scanner on the same parallel port. All you have
to do is press a button.
Package Contents
(1) Bitronics DataSwitch:
F1U123
(1) 6 ft. (1.8m) Belkin Pro Series
IEEE 1284-compliant parallel cable,
DB25 M/M, straight-through:
F2A047-06
(1) Peripheral Sharing registration card
P72009
This manual
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Hardware Installation
The F1U123 Bitronics DataSwitch has three DB25 ports for connecting to
the devices and/or computers. Depending on your application, the Bitronics
DataSwitch Kit can be used in two different ways:
a)
One PC to two parallel port devices
b)
Two PCs to one parallel port device
Please refer to the figure below for your application. Note that the included
F2A047-06 cable can be used in any instance shown below.
Parallel
Printer
F2A047-XX Cable
(One F2A047-06
Included)
Parallel
Port Camera
PC
PC
Existing Cable
F2A047-XX
(One F2A047-06 included)
F2A046-XX
F2A047-XX
(One F2A047-06 included)
F2A046-XX
PC
Parallel Printer
a) One PC to two parallel port devices
b) Two PCs to one parallel port device
Usage
The Bitronics DataSwitch has two buttons on top shaped like arrows. When
depressed, these buttons instantly “connect” the middle DB25 port (common)
to the port adjacent to the button. An LED next to the button indicates which
port is currently active.
To select Port A, firmly depress the button next to
port A until the LED next to the button illuminates.
The connection between Port A and the
common port will remain active until
Port B is selected.
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Notice for Plug-and-Play Device Users
Plug-and-Play is a new technology that allows the operating system to
automatically recognize a device when the system boots up. However, if
the Plug-and-Play device is connected to the F1U123, it must be
“connected” to the PC when booting up for the operating system to
recognize it. This means that in Diagram “a”, the port the Plug-and-Play
device is connected to must be selected, or in Diagram “b”, the PC that is
booting up must be selected. Examples of Plug-and-Play devices are
removable-media hard disks, Parallel-to-SCSI adapters, and some brands
of scanners.
Recommended Cabling
Belkin recommends the use of IEEE 1284-compliant cables for maximum
signal transfer and integrity, especially in high-speed EPP and ECP
modes. Below are the three IEEE 1284-compliant cables Belkin
Components manufactures:
•F2A046-XX
Belkin Pro Series IEEE 1284-compliant parallel printer
cable, DB25 M/Cent 36M
•F2A047-XX
Belkin Pro Series IEEE 1284-compliant parallel cable,
DB25 M/M, straight-through
•F2A045-XX
Belkin Pro Series IEEE 1284-compliant parallel
printer cable, DB25 M/MicroCent 36M*
*Used in connecting to a HP 5P/6P or any parallel printer
that has a Micro Centronics 36 connector.
The “XX” is the length of cable in feet. Hence, an F2A047-06 is a
6 ft.1.8m cable.
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Troubleshooting
A Cables
•
•
•
Make sure you are NOT using file-transfer cables.
Special cables used in DOS Interlink™, LapLink®, or Win95 Direct Cable
Connection file-transfer cables are not wired “straight-through”. In
these cables, not all the pins are used, therefore they will not function
at all. Belkin’s F2A047-xx cables, such as the one included in this
package, are recommended for 100% reliable operation.
Make sure you are using high-quality IEEE 1284-compliant cables.
Most new printers and parallel port devices demand the use of these
cables mainly for signal integrity especially in high-speed data transfers.
Lower quality cables do not feature the required double-shielded and
twisted pairs, thereby increasing the chances of communication errors.
The special construction of Belkin’s IEEE 1284-compliant cables not only
reduce interference and retain a high signal-to-noise ratio, but also
provide a lifetime of superior performance.
Make sure your cables are not too long.
Data transferred through the parallel port is reliable with 1.8m cables. If
IEEE 1284-compliant cables are used, 3m cables may also be used.
However, cables longer than 3m begin to degrade the signal, and signal
loss is apparent by the much lower transmission speed and increased
errors in the application.
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Troubleshooting (continued)
B. Application Errors
•
•
•
•
Check that the proper port is selected.
To achieve a link between the PC and the device, the LED of the correct
port must be illuminated.
Connect the devices directly to the PC.
If the device does not properly respond when connected directly to the
PC, the device may be damaged, not the F1U123 switch. Consult with the
manufacturer’s tech support for assistance.
Try rebooting the computer.
By rebooting, the operating system checks the ports for the presence of
the device. Make sure the correct port is selected so that the drivers are
loaded, and the device is fully operable.
Not enough power is being supplied to the switch.
The F1U123 does not require power in normal instances. However, some
parallel port devices and computers do not provide enough power to the
switch. Therefore, an optional power adapter must be used. We
recommend using Belkin part number F5B001-PWR. It is a special 7VDC
200mA power supply, and simply plugs into the power connector on the
side of the F1U123 switch. Use of other power supplies providing more
than 7VDC will significantly compromise the life of the switch.
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Other Belkin Products
• Sleek ergonomic design
• Unique thumb cradle
for added support
• Includes CursorWare®
software for
custom settings
• Three functional
MicroSwitch buttons
• Connects to PS/2 port
or standard RS-232
serial port
ErgoMOUSE™
OmniView™ KVM Switch Family
• Dedicated processors
for flawless boot-up
• 1600 x 1200 maximum
video resolution
• Serial Mouse
Conversion
(OmniView™ SE and
PRO models)
• DB25 Expansion ports
• Microsoft®
IntelliMouse® support
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Other Belkin Products (continued)
ErgoPAD™
Pump
Pump
and
Play
Technology
• Comfort zone
provides flexible
ergonomic support
• Curved design allows
natural wrist
movement
• Cable management
system tucks away
mouse cable
• Also available
ErgoPAD™ Gel with a
GelFlex™ comfort zone
ErgoPAD™ Premiere
with AirFlex™
comfort zone
• Available in black,
blue and gray
• Provides full IEEE
1284 Bi-directional
communication
• Connect up to 4
computers to
2 devices
simultaneously
• Works with Zip ®
drives, scanners,
printers, cameras or
any parallel device
• File-transfer feature
• Comes with 2
IEEE 1284
switchbox cables
Family
Bitronics
DualBus
Switch Kit
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Information
FCC Statement
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY WITH FCC RULES FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC
COMPATIBILITY
We, Belkin Components, of 501 West Walnut Street, Compton CA 90220, declare under our sole
responsibility that the product:
F1U123-KIT
to which this declaration relates:
Complies with Part 15 of the FCCRules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:(1)
this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
CE Declaration of Conformity
We, Belkin Components, declare under our sole responsibility that the F1U123-KIT, to which this declaration relates, is
in conformity with Generic Emissions Standard EN50081-1 and with Generic Immunity Standard EN50082-1 1992.
Belkin Components One Year Product Warranty
Belkin Components warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship for one year. If a defect is
discovered, Belkin will, at its option, repair or replace the product at no charge provided it is returned during the
warranty period, with transportation charges prepaid, to the authorized Belkin dealer from whom you purchased the
product. Proof of purchase may be required.
This warranty does not apply if the product has been damaged by accident, abuse, misuse, or misapplication; if the product
has been modified without the written permission of Belkin; or if any Belkin serial number has been removed or defaced.
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHERS, WHETHER
ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. BELKIN SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
No Belkin dealer, agent, or employee is authorized to make any modification, extension, or addition to this warranty.
BELKIN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM
ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST
PROFITS, DOWNTIME, GOODWILL, DAMAGE TO OR REPROGRAMMING, OR REPRODUCING ANY PROGRAM OR
DATA STORED IN OR USED WITH BELKIN PRODUCTS.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or exclusions of implied
warranties, so the above limitations of exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
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Belkin Components
Belkin Components, Ltd.
Belkin Components B.V.
501 West Walnut Street
Compton • CA• 90220 • USA
Tel: 310.898.1100
Fax: 310.898.1111
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