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Monarch® Renegade® 4

Printer

Operator’s Handbook

TC9490OH Rev. CB 3/01

©1995 Monarch Marking Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

Each product and program carries a respective written warranty, the only warranty on which the customer can rely. Monarch reserves the right to make changes in the product and the programs and their availability at any time and without notice. Although Monarch has made every effort to provide complete and accurate information in this manual, Monarch shall not be liable for any omissions or inaccuracies. Any update will be incorporated in a later edition of this manual.

WARNING

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

CANADIAN D.O.C. WARNING

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de la classe A prescrites dans le Réglement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicte par le ministère des Communications du Canada.

Trademarks

Monarch is a registered trademark of Monarch Marking Systems, Inc. 9490 is a trademark of Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Additional Optional Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1

Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2

Charging the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2

Loading and Removing the Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5

Connecting the AC Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6

Connecting the Shoulder Strap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7

Using the Trigger and LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8

Chapter 2. Loading Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Opening the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1

Loading Ribbon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4

Reloading a Ribbon Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5

Loading Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7

Loading for Peel Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7

Loading for Non-PeelMode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-11

Chapter 3. Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1

Establishing Communications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1

Connecting the Communications Cable . . . . . . . . . 3-1

Removing the Communications Cable . . . . . . . . . . 3-2

Communication Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3

Printing in On-DemandMode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-3

Printing in Continuous Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4

Interrupting a Print Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4

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Chapter 4. Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-1

Clearing Label Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2

Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3

Cleaning the Battery Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4

Chapter 5. Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Printing a Test Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1

LED Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2

Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3

Chapter 6. Using the Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Putting the Boot on the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1Taking the Boot off the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-3

Chapter 7. Using the Cable Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-1

Attaching the Cable Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1

Removing the Cable Cover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2

Chapter 8. Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-1

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1

Supply Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2

Accessories and Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2

Cable Pin Outs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3

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Chapter 1.

Getting Started

 

 

This printer is a portable, online-onlyunit used to print labels. The host must download data to the printer before the printer can print.

When you first receive the printer:

Charge and load the battery or load the AC power pack. See "Loading and Removing the Battery" or "Connecting the AC Power Supply."

Load supplies. See Chapter 2, "Loading Supplies."

Connect the printer to a host to receive print jobs. See Chapter 3, "Printing."

Make sure communication values at the printer and the host are the same. Ask yor System Administrator or see the MPCL II Programmer’s Manual for information on setting these values.

Additional Optional Manuals ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

MPCL II Programmer’s Manual (TCMPCL2PM): explains how to design labels, create formats, and use online commands to control the printer.

MPCL II Optional Fonts Manual (TCMPCL2OF): explains how to use the optional fonts you can purchase separately.

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Audience–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

The Operator’s Handbook is designed for the person printing and applying labels.

This chapter tells you how to:

charge, load, and remove the battery

connect the AC power supply

attach the shoulder strap

use the printer’s trigger and LED.

Charging the Battery––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

The printer is shipped with a 13.2VDC NiCd battery and an 8-hour"trickle" battery charger. The battery can be used and recharged daily for approximately two years. When the battery is not in use and not recharging, the battery loses2-3%of its charge per day. Environments with extreme heat increase the discharge rate.

Before operating the printer, you must charge the battery and load it into the printer. You can use any of these chargers:

8-hour"trickle" charger

1-hour"fast" charger

4-stationcharger.

See Chapter 6, "Specifications," for information on charger options.

wBefore using the charger, inspect the cord for bare wires.Do Not use a charger with bare wires. Only chargers approved for this printer should be used.

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Charge the battery:

before using it for the first time

before lengthy printing sessions

as soon as the LED indicates a "low battery" condition (slow flashing green for a low battery, fast alternating green/amber flashing for a "too low to operate" battery, or no LED for a dead battery).

n If you continue to print with a low battery, your print quality may deteriorate.

When using or storing the charger:

Do Not wrap the cord around the charger.

Do Not pull or put unusual stress on the cord.

c Before loading or removing the battery, turn the printer off.

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To charge the battery:

1.Turn the printer off. (|) indicates on and (O) indicates off.

2.The battery can be charged on or off the printer. Plug the connector on the charger cord into the socket on the battery as shown.

3.Plug the charger into a grounded electrical outlet of the correct voltage. Allow the battery to charge for a full 8 hours (when using the standard "trickle" charger).

n If you have a problem with short battery life, clean the battery contacts. See Chapter 4, "Care and Maintenance."

Battery

Charger

Battery

Contacts

Battery

Connector

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Loading and Removing the Battery––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

To load a battery:

1.Turn the printer off. (|) indicates on and (O) indicates off.

2.Turn the printer so the back of the printer faces you.

3.Insert the tabs on your battery into the slots of the battery well in the base of the printer. Push down until the latch clicks.

Latch

Tab

Finger

Depression

n To remove the battery, press down on the latch with your thumb while inserting your fingers into the depression. Lift the battery out of the well as shown.

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