CITIZEN PD-24 User Manual

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Handy Printer
User’s Manual
PD-24PD-24
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Latest Information

Printer Drivers, Servicing and Consumables
For the latest information on your PD-24 printer:
where to obtain service inside or outside of the warranty period
additional consumables and accessories
please contact Citizen’s office in your region:
United States, Canada, South America:
Citizen Systems America Corporation
www.citizen-systems.com
363 Van Ness Way, Suite 404 Torrance, CA 90501. USA
Tel: (310) 781-1460
Europe, Middle East & Africa:
Citizen Systems Europe GmbH
www.citizen-europe.com
UK: Park House, 643–651 Staines Road, Feltham, Middlesex, TW14 8PA
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8893 1900
Germany: Mettinger Strasse 11, D-73728, Esslingen.
Tel: +49 (0) 711 3906 420
Asia
Citizen Systems Japan Co., Ltd.
www.citizen-systems.co.jp
6-1-12, Tanashi-cho, Nishi-Tokyo-shi, Tokyo 188-8511. JAPAN
Tel: +81 (0) 424 68 4771
CITIZEN is a registered trade mark of CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD., JAPAN
Company names and product names in this manual are trademarks or
registered trademarks of relevant companies.
Copyright © 2005 CITIZEN SYSTEMS JAPAN CO., LTD.
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FCC Declaration of Conformity..................................................... 4
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY ................................................ 5
Compliance Statements ................................................................ 6
Safety Instructions........................................................................ 7
1. Confirming the Accessories..................................................... 13
Included Accessories......................................................................................... 13
Optional Accessories ........................................................................................ 13
External Appearance and Part Descriptions............................. 14
Front view of the printer .................................................................................. 14
LED panel............................................................................................................. 16
Inside the Printer ............................................................................................... 18
Back of Printer .................................................................................................... 19
Printer Underside............................................................................................... 19
2. Installing the Battery Pack ...................................................... 20
Battery Pack Charging Method ............................................... 21
Charging with the External Charger Option ................................................ 23
About the Power Source ......................................................... 24
Turning the Power On ....................................................................................... 24
Turning the Power Off....................................................................................... 24
Loading the Paper .................................................................. 25
Recommended Papers ....................................................................................... 25
Loading Roll Paper ............................................................................................. 26
Loading cut sheet paper .................................................................................. 27
3. Connecting the printer to a PC or other communication device.. 28
Connecting with the Infrared Interface......................................................... 29
Connecting with a Cable .................................................................................. 30
Connecting with a Bluetooth Interface (Optional).................................... 32
4. Setting the Modes .................................................................. 33
Self print mode................................................................................................... 33
HEX Dump Print Mode ..................................................................................... 34
Menu Setting Mode ........................................................................................... 35
Interface Selection Mode................................................................................. 42
5. Care and Maintenance ............................................................ 43
Troubleshooting ..................................................................... 44
Specifications ......................................................................... 45
Printer................................................................................................................... 45
Interfaces ............................................................................... 49
Serial Interface ................................................................................................... 49
Infrared interface................................................................................................ 50
USB Interface...................................................................................................... 51
Wireless (Bluetooth) Interface (Option) ...................................................... 51

Contents

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FCC Declaration of Conformity

We, the Responsible Party: Citizen Systems America Corporation
363 Van Ness Way, Suite 404
Torrance, CA 90501. USA
Tel: (310) 781-1460
declares that the product:
Trade Name: CITIZEN
Product Name: Printer
Model Number: PD-24
confirms to the following specifications:
Regulation: FCC Part 15B, Class B
Test Method: ANSI C63.4-2003
and therefore is in compliance with the protection requirement of FCC
Rules relating to electromagnetic compatibility.
issued on 1, April, 2005
Authorized Signature:
Toru Morimoto
President
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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

We, Citizen Systems Europe GmbH
Park House
643-651 Staines Road
Feltham, Middlesex
TW14 8PA. United Kingdom
declare under our sole responsibility that the product:
Product Type: Thermal Printer
Model Name: PD-24
manufactured by : Crown Young Industries Ltd
Block 10, Tong Fu Yu Industrial Zone
Long Tian Residents Committee
Keng Zi Subdistrict Office, Long Gong District
Shenzhen 518122, P.R. China
in 2005, to which this declaration relates is in conformity with the following standards:
EMC: EN 55022 / 1998, EN61000-3-2 / 2000, EN61000-3-3 /
1995, EN 50024 / 1998
Following the provisions of EMC (89/336/EEC) based on the following documents:
SAFETY: EN60950-1
1. EMI Test Report issued by ORIX Rentec Corporation
2. Immunity Test Report issued by ORIX Rentec Corporation
(European Representative)
London, 1, April, 2005
Norimitsu Katoh
Managing Director
Citizen Systems Europe GmbH
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Compliance Statements

FCC Compliance Statement for American Users

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which receiver is
connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION: Use shielded cables to connect this device to computers.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the grantee of this
device could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

EMI Compliance Statement for Canadian Users

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

CE Declaration for European Users

CE marking shows conformity to the following criteria and provisions.
Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC)/EN60950-1
EMC Directive (89/336/EEC)/EN55022, EN55024, EN61000-3-2 & EN61000-3-3
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Safety Instructions

The Symbols
Instructions that must be followed to prevent any risk to the user and other people and any
damage to property are indicated as shown below. The degree of risk and damage that will
occur if a user operates the machine improperly by failing to obey any of the indicated
instructions are categorized as follows. Read the User’s Manual after you fully understand this
categorization.
Indicates a situation where there is a high probability
of the death or serious injury of a person.
Indicates that if a person uses the machine improperly
by failing to obey this instruction, there is a possibility
of death or serious injury.
Indicates that if a person uses the machine improperly
by failing to obey this instruction, there is a possibility
of serious injury or of property damage.
Danger
Warning
Precaution
Meaning of symbols
This symbol indicates that something must be handled carefully.
This symbol indicates something that must not be done.
This symbol indicates something that must be done.
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Safety Instructions
Warning
7 Precautions to be followed when handling the printer
Do not use the printer if it becomes hot, produces smoke or a strange smell,
etc. as it could start a fire. Immediately switch off the printer and remove both
the AC adaptor and/or battery pack, if installed.
If any foreign (metal scraps, water, or other fluid) gets inside the printer,
immediately switch off the printer and remove both the AC adaptor and/or
battery pack, if installed. Then contact your service representative.
Failure to do so could result in fire.
Do not put on an unstable surface as it may fall or topple over causing some
injury.
Do not use it in any of the following locations, otherwise it will malfunction:
In a car that is exposed to the sun, in any place exposed to direct sunlight,
near a heater etc.
In a place where the temperature and humidity are very high or low or where
they fluctuate widely.
In an extremely dusty place
In a place exposed to water or other fluid
Do not drop or hit the printer as doing so will damage it or cause it to
malfunction.
Keep all foreign material out of the printer. This will cause it to malfunction.
Do not use a volatile fluid (thinner, benzine, etc.) or wet cloth to clean the
printer. If you do, it will be degraded or discolored. Clean it with a dry soft
cloth.
During printing or when it is in standby status, do not move, shake or hit the
printer. There is a danger that the power will be cut off, losing printing data.
Precaution
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7 Precautions to be followed when operating the printer
Be extremely careful not to touch the print head or serrated tear bar when
replacing the paper. After printing, the print head can become hot and there is
a danger of it burning your hand. Also, care should be taken when handling the
cutter as it might cut your hand.
Warning
If you use any paper other than the designated kind, the print quality will fall
and the service life of the print head (printing unit) will be reduced.
Do not perform printing and do not push the paper feed button while there is
no paper in the printer. The heat of the print head will deform the platen
(roller) and friction with the platen will damage the print head.
Do not tap or rub the print head with a sharp or hard object.
If moisture has condensed on the print head, be sure to wait until it is
completely dry before performing printing. If you print while the print head is
moist, there is a danger of damage to the print head.
Precaution
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Safety Instructions
Precaution
After charging, do not repeatedly charge it again. (We recommend that after
using it, you remove it from the printer and store it, then charge it the day
before you use it again.)
When you do not plan to use the printer for a long time, remove the battery
pack from the printer and store it in fully charged condition.
When carrying a spare battery pack removed from the printer, always carry it in
the protective cover included with the battery pack.
If the battery pack works for only a short time after it is charged, or if an error
occurs even though it is charged, it may have reached the end of its service life.
Buy a new battery pack.
Dispose of an unnecessary battery pack according to rules in the country
where you are using it.
If the terminals of the battery pack are dirty, clean them with a soft cloth.
The battery pack performs a chemical reaction, so use it considering this
characteristic.
Charge the battery pack where the temperature is in a range from 5°C to
40°C.
Store it in a dry place where the temperature does not rise. Storing it for a
long time in a hot place will shorten its service life and cause serious self-
discharging.
Because not using it for a long time may cause self-discharging, charge it
just before using it.
7 Precautions when using the battery pack
Danger
Do not use any battery pack other than the specified type.
Using a type other than the specified type may cause an explosion.
Use only the specialized charger.
Do not take it apart or modify it.
Do not short circuit the terminals.
Do not use, charge, or leave the battery pack near fire, out in the hot sun, or in
any other hot place.
Do not place it in a fire.
Do not hit or drop the battery pack.
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7 Precautions when using the specialized RS-232C cable and
USB cable
When connecting to the printer using a cable, ensure you do cross (short) the
pins or contacts of any of the connectors with the metal parts of the cable
assembly.
Precaution
Do not modify the charger nor remove its cabinet.
Do not damage or modify the power cord. This may cause a short circuit or
accident.
Do not drop the charger or apply a strong shock to it.
Use a household AC100-240V power source.
Be very careful to keep water, metal etc. out of the inside of the battery pack.
Do not use it in the following places.
Near a store or place where it is exposed to direct sunlight
Very humid places, and places where it would be exposed to oily smoke or
steam
Place where there is violent vibration or an unstable place
If it is used near a radio or similar appliance, it may cause noise. If this happens
use it further from the radio etc.
If the charger will not be used for a long time, remove its power plug from the
power outlet and store it.
7 Precautions when using the charger (optional)
Warning
Whilst the printer is protected from external damage as much as possible,
there is a danger that excessive static electricity damaging the internal circuits
of the printer. Take care to discharge items touching the printer before
connection or use.
Do not leave the cable wrapped around the product for a long time. If you do,
there is danger of breakage and discoloration of the cable.
Precaution
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Safety Instructions

7 Precautions when using thermal paper (printing paper)

When using thermal printing paper, take the following precautions. Thermal
printing paper becomes discolored or degenerates, resulting in faint printing.
Do not put printed paper in bright light for a long period.
Avoid high temperature, humidity, fluids, and sunlight.
Do not use glue, adhesive, or adhesive tape containing a volatile organic
solvent to retain printed thermal paper by applying it to ground paper.
When you want to retain the paper for a long time, we recommend that you
either use deterioration-resistant type thermal paper or make a copy on a
copier and retain the copy.
Do not keep the paper in contact with a PVC film etc. for a long time.
Avoid ammonia. Keep it away from paper copied on a copier that uses
ammonia.
Do not let perspiration on your hands or oil touch the printed surface of
thermal printing paper (surface to be printed or surface that has been
printed).
When the thermal printing paper will be stored, store it in a dark place where
the average temperature is 25°C or less and the humidity is 65% or less.
7 Precautions when installing the printing paper
Begin printing only after you have made sure that the printing paper is straight
where it is ejected from the printing (thermal) head. If it is not straight, the
paper will jam.
To prevent the paper from being bent as it is fed into the printer, make sure
that the front end of the paper is as shown below.
Precaution
Precaution
Good Bad Bad
Bad
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Confirming the Accessories

Included Accessories

After opening the package, confirm that the printer and the following standard accessories
have been included.

Optional Accessories

The following optional accessories are available for use with this printer. Purchase as needed.
& Specialized RS-232C cable
(PD79921-0S)
& Specialized USB cable
(PD79920-0S)
& Specialized battery pack charger
(PD69923-0S for USA/CANADA)
(PD69926-0S for EUROPE)
& Roll Paper
(PD79920-0S)
& Battery pack
(PD69910-2S)
& Sample Roll Paper& AC adaptor
(PD79910-0S)
& User's Manual
(This Volume)
& AC adaptor use power cord
(PD79912-0S for USA/CANADA)
(PD79913-0S for EUROPE)
* The shape of the plug of the AC adaptor cord
varies according to the country where it is sold.
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Before use

External Appearance and Part Descriptions

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1 FEED Button (paper feed)
If it is pressed once, it feeds one line. If it is held down, it feeds approximately 300 mm
(1 feet) then stops. But even if it is continuously held down, it feeds a specified length of
paper then stops. It will not feed if there is no paper.
2 MENU Button
It is used to set the menu.
If you turn on the power while pressing this MENU button, it enters menu setting mode.
It will not function if it is pressed while the power is on.

Front view of the printer

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3 Serial Interface
To receive data serially, connect the specialized RS-232C cable (option).
4 USB Interface
To receive data from the USB interface, connect the specialized USB cable (option).
5 Strap Holder
6 Optical Receiver
Receives data transmitted by infrared transmission. (see page 29).
7 AC Adaptor Terminal Cover
This cover is used to protect the AC Adaptor terminal.
Be sure to always close the cover when not using the AC adaptor.
8 AC Adaptor Terminal
Use this terminal to connect the accessory AC adaptor.
9 Paper Check Window
Use this to check that the roll paper is properly set and check the remaining quality of
the paper roll.
0 Serrated Tear Bar
Tear the paper by pulling it toward you. Be careful not to cut yourself when tearing the
paper.
- Cover Open Button
Push buttons at two locations to open the roll paper cover to load roll paper in the
printer.
= Cover Close Unit
To close the roll paper cover, push the two locations.
External Appearance and Part Descriptions
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1 POWER LED
2 STATUS LED
3 ERROR LED
Functions of the LED
Each LED is illuminated continuously or flashing according to the status of the printer.
The POWER LED and the STATUS LED emit either green, orange, or yellow, and the ERROR
LED emits red in combinations that indicate the status of the printer. (See the following
page.)

LED panel

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