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Bitronics DualBus Switch Kit

User Manual

Kit du commutateur Bitronics DualBus Guide de l’utilisateur

Bitronics DualBus Switch Set

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Bitronics DualBus Switch Kit

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Table of Contents

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Nederlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Italiano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

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Introduction

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Thank you for purchasing the Belkin Components Bitronics DualBus Switch Kit! Now, you and your colleagues can share and select between two different parallel devices from your desktop. And, if you are using Windows® 95, 98 or NT®, you will be able to take advantage of Bitronics Software, which allows you to print automatically even if you have more than one printer!

Features

Allows four computers to access any two parallel devices simultaneously and independently

Virtual Port printer driver software allows fully automatic printer selection through Windows® 95/98 and NT®

File-transferfeature between two PCs compatible with Windows® Direct Cable Connection, LapLink® and DOS Interlink

Includes two 6 ft. (1.8m) IEEE 1284-compliantcables to connect the computers

Includes power adapter

Adjustable timeout

Package Contents:

Bitronics DualBus Switch, 4-2

F1U128

Power Adapter, 9VDC, 600mA

F1D065-PWR-UK

2 x IEEE 1284-compliantcables

F2A047-06

User manual

P73406

Registration card

P72009

Other Parts Needed (if necessary)

IEEE 1284 printer cable, Belkin Part# F2A046-XX.You will need this cable to connect a printer to the autoswitch. Your current printer cables may work, butIEEE-compliantcables are recommended.

IEEE 1284 device cable, Belkin Part# F2A047-XX.You will need this cable to connect a computer to the autoswitch.

NOTE: "XX" is the length in feet.

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Technical Specifications

Compatible Standards:

IEEE 1284-1994Parallel Port Communication Standard

Electrical:

 

Input Voltage

9VDC

Max Input Current

600mA

Max Power Consumption

5.4W

Max Heat Dissipation

0.31 BTU/min

Dimensions:

 

Width:

7.0” (17.8cm)

Height:

3.75” (9.5cm)

Depth:

1.25” (3.2cm)

Weight:

7.1 oz. (202 g)

Storage Temperature:

-10ºCto 50ºC

 

(14ºF to 122ºF)

Operating Temperature:

0ºC to 40ºC

 

(32ºF to 104ºF)

Humidity:

0 to 95%

 

Non-condensing

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Product Detail

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Device activity LEDs

Connector to Device A

Connector to Device B

Connector

Connector

to PC1

to PC4

 

 

DC power jack

 

 

(side)

Connector to PC2

Connector to PC3

Computer button

PC activity LEDs

 

Printer button

DIP switch settings (located underneath switch):

ON DIP

SW1: Reset Switch

To reset, OFF→ON→OFF

1 2 3 4

ON is UP. SW4 is not used.

SW2 and SW3: TimeOut Setting

TimeOut is the amount of time the switch remains locked on a PC port after data transfer. Use a longer TimeOut when connecting to scanners, mass storage devices and for large print jobs.

SW2

SW3

TimeOut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

ON

5 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

OFF

10 seconds

 

 

Recommended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

ON

20 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

OFF

40 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Manual Mode and Port Monitoring

In manual mode, you can select a port manually through the buttons on the Bitronics switch. You can also use this mode in conjunction with software to see your switch in action!

Press COMPUTER to select which computer port you wish to configure or monitor. For the computer connected to Port 1, press the COMPUTER button until the LED on Port 1 is lit up either in red or green.

Press the PRINTER button until the LED of the appropriate device port you wish to use is lit up.

For example, if you want computer 2 to use the device on port B, press the COMPUTER button until the LED on "2" is lit up. Then, press the PRINTER button until LED "B" is lit up.

Printer button

Computer button

To use File Transfer mode, press the PRINTER button until the LED on the computer port turns green. When the LED turns green, the port is ready for file transfer mode. For file transfer mode to be successful for both PCs, both computer ports must be set to file transfer mode – which is evident when the LEDs next to 1 and 2 are green. For more information on File Transfer, please see page 25.

Note: Computer 1 can only file transfer to computer 2, and computer 3 can file transfer to computer 4. If you change the ports manually using the buttons, the changes made will not be reflected in the software.

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Choose your operating system

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Windows® 3.x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 6

MS-DOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 7

Windows® 95/98 and NT® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 8

NOTE: When installing software on any operating system, the software must be installed on all the computers connected to the Bitronics switch so that each machine can control the switch properly.

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Software installation: Windows® 3.x

Insert the diskette labeled P27236 in your floppy drive. In the Program Manager, click on FILE then click RUN. In the space, type in "a:\setup.exe".

Follow the installation instruction prompts. After the setup program is done, simply double-clickon the correct icon to run the port selection program.

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