Paxar Monarch RF Link 7400 User Manual

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R F L I N K O P E R A T I N G

I N S T R U C T I O N S

The Monarch® RF link 7400ä radio frequency (RF) device provides a cableless solution to communications between the following Symbolâ data collection terminals:

¨PDT 3100 series

¨LDT/LRT 3800 series

¨PDT 6800 series

and the following Monarch® printers:

¨Rascal®

¨Sierra Sportä 2

¨Renegade® 4

RF link has one module for each unit (printer and terminal). The units can communicate up to 3 meters apart.

U n p a c k i n g R F l i n k

When you unpack RF link, save the box and packing material. You need these items if you return RF link to Monarch for service. See "Troubleshooting" for more information.

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M o d u l e / U n i t D i a g r a m s

Following are diagrams of the available units with RF link modules attached.

Renegade 4 Printer (also

Rascal Printer

available with an internal

 

module)

 

Sierra Sport 2 Printer (internal module only)

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LDT/LRT 3800 and PDT 6800

PDT 3100

I n s t a l l i n g R F l i n k M o d u l e s

The modules fit differently on their units because of each unit's unique

features. Therefore, the module installation instructions differ with each

unit.

LDT/LRT 3800 and PDT 6800

To install the RF link module onto the LDT/LRT 3800 and PDT 6800:

1.Insert a 9-volt(PP3) battery in the module. See “Inserting Batteries” for more information.

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2.Squeeze both sides of the module and snap it into the slots beneath the terminal (below the keyboard).

PDT 3100

Squeeze here (and on other side).

To install RF link onto the PDT 3100:

1.Insert a 9-volt(PP3) battery in the module. See “Inserting Batteries” for more information.

2.Hold the terminal in your hand so the keypad is facing down and the display is away from you.

3.Pull on the elastic hand strap and unlatch it from the slot just above the open connector.

4.Turn the terminal over so the keypad is facing up.

5.Hold the module in your other hand so the LEDs are facing up and the open connector is close to you.

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6.Insert the module onto the end of the terminal.

7.Turn the module/terminal unit over. Then, latch the end of the elastic hand strap into the slot above the open connector (at the end of the module).

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Printers

To install external RF link modules onto the printers:

1.Insert a 9-volt(PP3) battery in the module. See “Inserting Batteries” for more information.

2.Attach VELCROâ to the serial port sides of the printer and the external module. Place the VELCRO so the cable on the module can reach the serial port.

3.Using the VELCRO, attach the module to the printer. Note that on the Renegade 4 printer, you must place the module so the cable faces down. On the Rascal printer, place the module so the cable faces up.

9490 Printer

9450 Printer

4.Insert the cable from the module into the printer’s serial port.

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Inserting Batteries

To insert a battery into the external RF link module:

1.Carefully slide the battery door (located on the bottom of the terminal module and the non-VELCROside of the printer module) to the right. You will hear a click.

2.Open the door to the left. It does not detach from the module.

3.Keeping the door pulled out, insert the battery in the compartment. Orient the battery so the top faces right, and the + contact (the smaller one) faces up.

4.Close the door.

L i n k i n g R F l i n k U n i t s

Link procedures vary, depending on the printer you are using and whether the module is internal or external.

Before linking any units, set the communication parameters on the data collection terminal to:

DTR flow control

8 data bits

No parity

9600 baud

1 stop bit.

See the data collection terminal’s documentation to learn how to set these parameters.

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Sierra Sport 2 Printers

To link a Sierra Sport 2 printer to a data collection terminal:

1.Turn off the printer and the terminal’s RF link module.

2.Turn on the printer.

3.Turn on the terminal’s RF link module.

4.When a link is established, the RF link module’s LED blinks, and RF Ready appears on the printer’s screen.

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Renegade 4 Printers with Internal Modules

To link a Renegade 4 printer (with an internal RF link module) to a data

collection terminal:

1.Turn the printer, terminal, and the RF link modules off.

2.Turn on the printer. The green LED on the side of the printer turns on.

3.Wait for the printer's LED (near the trigger) to blink once.

4.Turn on the terminal's RF link module. The green LED turns on. Then, the LEDs on both modules start blinking.

5.Turn on the terminal.

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Renegade 4 Printers with External Modules

To link a Renegade 4 printer (with an external RF link module) to a data

collection terminal:

1.Turn the printer, terminal, and the RF link modules off.

2.Turn on the printer.

3.Wait for the printer's LED (near the trigger) to blink once.

4.Turn on the printer's RF link module. The green LED turns on.

5.Turn on the terminal's RF link module. The green LED turns on. Then, the LEDs on both modules start blinking.

6.Turn on the terminal.

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