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6400 Hand-Held Computer

USER’S GUIDE

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PN: 961-047-093

Revision E

December 2001

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CONTENTS

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SECTION 1

General Information

About this User’s Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-1

Summary of Sections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-1

Unpacking and Inspecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-2

Hand-Held Computer Main Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-3

Hand-Held Computer Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-6

41-Key Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-6

51-Key Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-7

Key Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-8

ENT (Enter) Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-8

SCAN Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-8

Period [.] Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-8

Minus [--] Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-8

Numeric Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-9

Alphabetic Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-9

Backspace [] Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-9

Shift Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-9

Using Shifted Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-11

Display Annunciator Locations on Display Window . . . . .

1-13

Annunciator Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-14

Display Annunciators (Messages) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-14

Display Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-17

Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-17

Window Scrolling Arrows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-17

[l/O] Suspend or Resume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-18

Handstrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-18

Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-20

Infrared (IrDA) Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-20

Battery Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-20

Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-21

Main Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-21

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Backup Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-23

Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-23

Main Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-23

Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-24

Diagnostic EEPROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-24

Resetting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-24

Batch Terminal Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-25

Terminal Emulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-25

Accessories and Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-25

Internal Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-25

Internal Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-25

Communication Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-26

Scanner Handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-27

Adjustable Handstrap and Adjustable Wriststrap . . .

1-29

Hand-Held Computer Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-31

Configuring Terminal Emulation over IP . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-34

SECTION 2

 

Operation

 

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-1

Before Using Your Hand-Held Computer for the First Time . . . . .

2-2

 

Rechargeable Battery Labelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-4

Installing the Main Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-5

Removing the Main Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-6

Measuring Battery Pack Charge Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-7

Charging Your Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-8

In Your Hand-Held Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-8

In An External Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-9

Battery Charger LED and Error Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-10

Charging Indicator Error Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-10

Backup Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-11

Downloading Programs To Your Hand-Held Computer . .

2-12

Programming the Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-12

Turning Your Hand-Held Computer On and Off

 

(Suspending) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-13

Turning On Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-13

Suspending Your Hand-Held Computer . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-13

Understanding the Key Clicks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-14

Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using an Integrated Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-15

Installing the Optional Scanning Handle . . . . . . . . . . .

2-17

Using a Tethered Bar Code Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-18

Tethered Scanner Supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-18

Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-19

Setting Terminal Emulation to Accept Tethered Laser

 

Scanners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-20

Setting Your DOS Application to Accept Tethered Laser

 

Scanners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-21

Setting Up Your LS3203 or LS3603 RS-232 Serial

 

Scanner Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-21

Setting Up Your Intermec 1551 Series RS-232 Serial

 

Scanner Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-26

SECTION 3

 

Terminal Emulation Menu Screens

 

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

Keyboard Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

Yellow and Blue Shift Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

Enter [ENT] Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-2

Number Keys [0] Through [9] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-2

Y Up and B Down Arrows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-3

Display Annunciators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-3

Display Position 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-3

Display Position 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-3

Display Position 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-4

Display Position 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-4

Display Position 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-4

Display Positions 5--8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-5

Setting the Operating Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-6

Opening the Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-6

Opening the Set-Up Parms Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-11

Protocol Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-26

Display Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-36

Radio Comm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-37

Cold Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-39

More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-39

Print Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-40

LCD Parms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-40

Screen Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-41

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Screen Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-42

Annunciators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-44

Key Uppercase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-45

Scroll Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-45

Beeper Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-46

Key Click . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-46

Error Tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-47

Beeper Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-47

Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-48

Peripherals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-48

Memory View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-56

Packet Driver Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-56

Histogram Opts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-58

Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-59

Timed Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-59

Version Info (Information) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-59

Exit Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-60

More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-60

Keyboard Opts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-60

Save Parms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-61

Session Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-61

To Exit Emulation Mode and Return to DOS . . . . . . . . . . .

3-63

SECTION 4

 

Maintenance and Troubleshooting

 

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-1

Low Battery Indication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-1

Cleaning Your Hand-Held Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-3

Case and Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-3

Docking Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-3

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-4

Troubleshooting Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-4

Diagnostic Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-10

Repair Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-11

APPENDIX A

 

Connector Pin-Outs

 

8-Pin Docking Connector (standard) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Optional Communication Adapter 9-Pin D-Sub Connector

4-2

APPENDIX B

 

NorandR Utilities Program

 

Entry Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-1

Pop-Up Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-2

Drop-Down Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-2

Alphanumeric Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-3

Title Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-4

Language Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-5

Communications Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-6

Option 1 BEGIN COMM SESSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-7

Option 2 COMM SETTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-15

Option 3 UNIT ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-18

Option 4 NETWORK PARAMETERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-18

Option 4 MODEM PARAMETERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-20

Option 5 PHONE NUMBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-24

Option 6 ADVANCED UTILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-25

APPENDIX C

 

Keyboard Overlays

 

41-Key DOS/PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-2

51-Key DOS/PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-3

41-Key 5250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-4

51-Key 5250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-5

41-Key 3270 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-6

51-Key 3270 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-7

41-Key VT/ANSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-8

51-Key VT/ANSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-9

41-Key NATIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-10

51-Key NATIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-11

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FIGURES

 

Figure 1-1 Computer Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-3

Figure 1-2 Computer Back View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-4

Figure 1-3 Top End View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-5

Figure 1-4 Bottom End View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-5

Figure 1-5 41--Key Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-6

Figure 1-6 51--Key Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-7

Figure 1-7 Annunciator Locations On Display . . . . . . . . . .

1-13

Figure 1-8 Bottom End Handstrap Attachment . . . . . . . .

1-19

Figure 1-9 Top End Handstrap Attachment . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-19

Figure 1-10 Communication Adapter Scanner Connector

1-26

Figure 1-11 Communication Adapter Charger Connector

1-27

Figure 1-12 Scanner Handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-28

Figure 1-14 Adjustable Handstrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-29

Figure 1-15 Adjustable Wrist Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-30

Figure 2-1 Resetting Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-3

Figure 2-2 Installing Main Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-5

Figure 2-3 Removing Main Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-6

Figure 2-4 Main Battery Pack Capacity Contacts . . . . . .

2-7

Figure 2-5 Multipack Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-9

Figure 2-6 Single Pack Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-9

Figure 2-7 Optional Scanner Handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-17

Figure 2-8 Connecting a Tethered Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-19

Figure A-1 8-Pin Docking Connector Pinouts . . . . . . . . . . .

4-1

Figure A-2 9-Pin D-Sub Connector Pinouts . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-2

TABLES

 

Table 2-11 Charging Indicator Error Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-10

Table 2-2 Solution Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-11

Table 3-1 Possible RF Link Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Table 3-2 Supported Transmission Rates for the High

 

Speed Lucent Radio’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-51

Table 4-1 Basic Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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About this User’s Guide

This user’s guide is divided into four sections and three appendixes.

Summary of Sections

Section 1

Contains general information about your computer.

Section 2

Describes how to prepare for using.

Section 3

Shows the terminal emulation menu screens for setting parameters. This section only applies if you are running terminal emulation software.

Section 4

Steps you through some procedures to use when troubleshooting. This section also includes information for routine maintenance. Routine maintenance includes recharging the main battery pack; replacing the handstrap; and cleaning various components.

Appendix A

Pin-outs for the external connectors.

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Appendix B

NorandRROM Utilities Programs are intended for your system administrator for setting parameters to support your application.

Appendix C

Contains terminal emulation overlays offered for your computer.

Unpacking and Inspecting

1.Remove the hand-held computer from its shipping container and inspect for any visible damage.

2.If your hand-held computer was damaged in shipping, record the model number, part number, and serial number. These numbers can be found on the back side of the computer.

3.Save all paperwork pertaining to shipment, and immediately notify the transport company of the damaged item(s). Follow their instructions for filing a claim on the damaged items.

Authorized repair of products is available only at Intermec Service Centers. Unauthorized repair voids any and all warranties.

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Hand-Held Computer Main Components

Display

Buzzer

Keyboard

Figure 1-1

Computer Front View

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Product Label

Battery Pack Latch

Battery Pack

Figure 1-2

Computer Back View

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Radio Card Slot

Scanner (option)

Figure 1-3

Top End View

IrDA Interface

Docking Connector

and Communication

Adapter Connector

Figure 1-4

Bottom End View

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Hand-Held Computer Keyboard

41-Key Keyboard

Function and numeric keys are single keystrokes. Alphabetical characters are entered using the green, blue, or yellow shift keys.

ENTER Key

Backspace Key

Space Key

Blue Shift Key

Scan Key

ENTER Key

Window Scrolling Keys

Numeric Keys

Green Shift Key

Function Keys (F1-F12)

Specially Defined Function Keys (depending on keyboard overlay used)

I/O (Suspend/Resume) Key

Yellow Shift Key

Figure 1-5

41Key Keyboard

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51-Key Keyboard

Alphabetic and numeric keys are single keystrokes. Special function keys are entered using the green, blue, or yellow shift keys.

ENTER Key

Backspace Key

Special Defined Function Keys (depending on keyboard overlay used)

Blue Shift Key

Figure 1-6

51Key Keyboard

Scan Key

ENTER Key

Window Scrolling Keys

Numeric Keys

Shift Key

Alphabetic Keys

I/O (Suspend/Resume) Key

Yellow Shift Key

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Key Descriptions

This section includes a description of how the shift keys work and the differences between a 41-key and 51-key keyboard. Your particular keyboard may have an overlay that has additional keys other than those described in this section. Refer to your application operation manual for descriptions of those keys. The following descriptions cover both the 41-key and 51-key computers using a DOS/PC overlay.

ENT (Enter) Key

Two Enter keys are provided for the convenience of both left and right handed users. These keys are the same as an (Enter) key on a PC. You use them to enter data, or as a “Yes” response to display prompts.

SCAN Key

This key is used with an integrated scanner to read bar code labels. If your application does not use a scanner or if you are using an optional tethered scanner, you probably will not use this key. Pressing this key also resumes operation (awaken your computer) if it is in the suspend mode.

Period [.] Key

Use the period [.] key as a period or a decimal point.

Minus [- ] Key

Use the minus [--] key to enter negative values or dashes in character fields. The minus key is also used for “No” responses to display prompts.

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Numeric Keys

Use the numeric keys as you would those on a calculator. Numeric values are single keystroke operations.

Alphabetic Keys

Your computer provides the full alphabet on both the 41and 51-key keyboards. Alphabetic characters are single keystroke operations with the 51-key keyboard but are two keystrokes on a 41-key keyboard. Alphabetic characters can be entered on the 41-key keyboard by using the blue shift key.

Backspace [ ] Key

Use the backspace key to back the cursor up one character at a time. Holding this key down causes the cursor to continuously move backwards until you stop or you run out of space to move.

Shift Keys

Your computer has three different “shift” function keys. These keys temporarily shift the function of the keyboard. Your keyboard has a green [SHFT] key, a blue key and a yellow key. The green shift key is a standard shift key. Both the blue and yellow keys work just like the shift key, and allow access to different alternate functions. Your keyboard may have up to three color-coded legends (words or characters) above some of the keys. The green, blue, or yellow “shift” keys correspond to those options.

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Green [SHFT] Key

Pressing the green [SHFT] key shifts the keyboard between uppercase and lowercase for a single keystroke entry. If the keyboard is set for uppercase character entry, pressing green [SHFT] followed by a character key enters a single lowercase character.

Blue Key

Use the blue shift key to enter single keystroke entries of that shifted option. The blue shifted function relates to the blue legends located above the keys.

Using a 41-Key Keyboard

On the 41-key keyboard, above the yellow shift key is Alphabetic Lock, illustrated by the symbol ALPHA. This locks the keyboard so only the alphabetical characters are entered. Press the blue key and then the yellow key.

The blue padlock is CAPS LOCK. This causes alphabetic characters to be capitalized. Press the blue key and then the space key.

ALPHABETIC or CAPS lock continues until the blue then yellow shift keys are pressed again.

Using a 51-Key Keyboard

On the 51-key keyboard, there is no ALPHA Lock key because the alphabetical letters are not shifted functions.

Yellow Key

Use the yellow shift key to enter single keystroke entries of that shifted option. The yellow shift functions relates to the yellow legends on your keyboard.

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Using Shifted Functions

This section explains the use of the shift keys.

The Rules

The green [SHFT] key is the same as the SHIFT key on a PC except that the green shift key also relates to those characters where green legends appear above the keys.

EXAMPLE: On a PC, SHIFT [3] produces the # character, and that is the same on the hand-held computer.

Contrast and backlighting are on the window scrolling arrow keys. The contrast control and backlight control are not the same as the PC shift. This hand-held computer uses shift left, shift right and shift up for contrast and backlight control. On a PC these key strokes produce a 4, 6, and 8. Numeric values 0--9 are available on all the 6400 HandHeld Computer versions, those keys are used for special controls without causing compatibility issues.

Using the Shifted Functions

If the function you want is printed on the keyboard overlay (in blue, yellow, or green) then you must first press that colored shift key immediately before the desired color function. That two-key combination always defines that key.

EXAMPLE: A 41-key DOS/PC keyboard has the letter S in blue over the [F9] key. Therefore, to produce a lowercase ’s’, press blue shift then the [F9] key.

To produce an uppercase S, press the green [SHFT] key, then blue shift, then the [F9] key.

‘S’ is always produced by pressing blue shift, then the [F9] key; if you want to modify this, you press a modifier first.

EXAMPLE: To produce CTRL-S, press the [CTRL] key, then blue shift, then the [F9] key for ‘S’.

To produce ALT-F9, press the [ALT] key, then the [F9] key.

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EXAMPLE: Pressing the green [SHFT] key and then the [DEL] key produces a dot instead of deleting the character at the cursor. The nearby keys on that row [CTRL], [ALT], and [ESC] still behave normally when the green [SHFT] is pressed first.

This is why annunciators are absolutely crucial, since you must only press one key at a time. The annunciators tell you which shift key you are pressing and holding down. Refer to page 1-14 for locations and meanings of display annunciators.

Pressing more than one shift key along with another key may not always produce the result you expected. This happens as a result:

"Of the sequence of keys pressed, and

"The mode your computer is in at the time the key is pressed.

There is no problem when you press the green [SHFT] and the yellow key. But if you press the [SHFT] and either the blue or yellow shift key, you usually experience different results than you expect.

Summary of Shift Key Combinations

"Green [SHFT] and either blue or yellow shift key and another keystroke, no confusion

"Green [SHFT] and blue and yellow shift key along with another key, confusion can occur

This is similar to your PC, if the NUM LOCK or CAPS LOCK is engaged then pressing shift and a key usually produces something other than what you want. Therefore, just like with a PC, to get the result you want you have to change a mode or the sequence you press the keys.

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Display Annunciator Locations on Display Window

Annunciators are located at the extreme bottom of the display, in 20 separate positions. The following figure illustrates where each annunciator is positioned. Position 1 is located in the lower left hand corner and position 20 completes the row in the lower right hand corner.

Figure 1-7

Annunciator Locations On Display

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Annunciator Descriptions

Annunciators appear on the bottom line of the display.

Display Annunciators (Messages)

The symbols contained in this section are larger than actual size. The meaning of the annunciators is described below:

Shift mode: After holding down the green Shift [SHFT]

Skey, the next character will be uppercase or the alternative function.

Control mode: Generally you use the Control mode as it C is designed in by your particular application.

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A

S

Alt mode: Generally you use the Alt mode as required by your particular application.

Scroll lock mode: This mode locks the keyboard for scrolling only. By using the scroll arrows on the [WINDOW] keys you can continuously scroll through all data entered. Your application and keyboard definition show you which key is defined for scrolling. To unlock, press the key again.

NUM lock mode: Both the 41-key and 51-key DOS/PC

Nkeyboards have the option for locking the keyboard in numeric lock mode. Pressing the yellow shift then the number 8 key sets this function. To unlock, press the yellow shift then the number 8 key again.

CAPS lock mode: The keyboard is in CAPS lock mode

Cwhen this annunciator is displayed on the bottom row of the screen. All keystrokes are entered as uppercase characters. To unlock CAPS press the [CAPS] key (51-key keyboard) again or the blue shift and space key using the 41-key keyboard.

Alphabetic lock mode: Only the 41-key keyboards have

Athe option for locking the keyboard in alphabetic mode. Only those keys that have alphabetic characters in the blue shift mode are affected. The primary key function and the alphabetic are swapped in Alphabetic Lock. Pressing the blue shift and then the yellow shift toggles Alphabetic Lock on and off. The following example shows how by using the number 1 key you can produce characters 1 or A.

EXAMPLE:

Normal Operation: Pressing the [1] key produces the character ‘1’;

 

pressing the blue shift key and then the [1] key produces an ‘A’.

 

Using the Alphabetic Lock: Pressing the [1] key produces an ‘A’;

 

pressing the blue shift key and then the [1] key produces the charac-

 

ter ‘1’.

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Blue Shift Mode: This annunciator shows you that the keyboard is in the blue shift mode. Pressing a key enters the character or performs the function shown in blue on the overlay to the upper left of the key.

Yellow Shift Mode: This annunciator displays when the keyboard is in the yellow shift mode. Pressing a key enters the character or performs the function shown on the overlay in yellow to the upper right of the key.

Battery Pack Gas Gauge Icons:

These battery icons represent the charge level in your main battery pack.

"Four icons indicates more than 76 % charge level

"Three icons indicates between 51--75%

"Two icons indicates between 26--50%

"One icon indicates between 21--25%

Once your computer gets below the 20% range, the icons are replaced by “Ls” and after the charge level is less than 10% your computer emits a series of beeps.

"Four Ls indicates between 16--20% charge level

"Three Ls indicates between 11--15%. At the 15% charge level, your computer beeps once. The sound duration and frequency are at levels you have set for your computer.

"Two Ls indicates between 6--10%. At the 10% and 7% charge levels, your computer beeps once. The sound duration and frequency are at levels you have set.

"One L indicates between 0--5%. At this charge level, your computer beeps three times at its current setting level for both duration and frequency.

"NOTE: If you have the beeper turned off, you will not hear any of the low

battery beep warnings.

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The battery pack icons on your computer display reflect the same status as the LEDs on the battery pack. However, there may be a one minute delay for updating the icons on the display when the battery pack is replaced.

Display Contrast

You can adjust the contrast of your display. Display contrast adjustment is a green [SHFT] function. To increase the contrast, press the green [SHFT] key and then the [] key (the window scroll-right arrow). To decrease the contrast, press the green [SHFT] key and then the [] key (the left window scroll arrow).

Backlight

Your hand-held computer display has a backlight feature. Backlighting the display helps when using your hand-held computer in poorly lit working areas. To toggle the backlight on and off press and hold the green [SHFT] key then the backlight [] key (the window scroll-up arrow).

Window Scrolling Arrows

Use the window scrolling arrows while in the blue shift mode to adjust the area of the screen that is visible. Pressing the blue shift key and then one of the arrow keys moves the display one row or column at a time until the arrow key is released. This allows you to pan across the entire virtual CGA screen.

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[l/O] Suspend or Resume

Pressing the [I/O] key does not turn the computer off completely, but instead puts it into a suspend mode. Suspend mode enables the computer to conserve power but also enables it to respond quickly to data entry. Your hand-held

computer responds to the scan key, the trigger on the scanner handle, or the [I/O] key. To force your computer into suspend, press the [I/O] key. Opening the battery pack door

latch also puts your computer into suspend.

Thecomputer puts itself into suspend mode if no activity has occurred for a set period of time. The time that elapses before it suspends is determined by the parameters you set using your application software, AUTOEXEC.BAT or CONFIG.SYS files.

Handstrap

An elastic handstrap is included for your hand-held computer. Using the handstrap provides comfort to you and also helps prevent you from accidentally dropping your computer.

Whether you are left or right handed, the handstrap can be secured to accommodate your need. Figure 1-8 and

Figure 1-9 on page 1-19 show how to fasten the handstrap to the top and bottom of your computer.

Available as options and accessories are an adjustable handstrap and an adjustable wriststrap. These are shown in NO TAG and NO TAG on pages 1-29 and NO TAG and can be attached for either left or right handed use.

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Handstrap Attachment Hole

Handstrap Attaching Hole

Handstrap Screw

Figure 1-8

Bottom End Handstrap Attachment

1

Handstrap Clip Fastner

Handstrap Attachment Bushings

2

3

Figure 1-9

Top End Handstrap Attachment

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Buzzer

 

The buzzer sounds when you press a key (the “key click”) or

 

make a good scan, or when certain error conditions occur.

 

Refer to Figure 1-1 on page 1-3 for the location of the

 

buzzer.

BCAUTION:

Keep all foreign material out of the buzzer opening. The buzzer

 

opening is not a pencil or pen holder. The buzzer is sealed but

 

could be punctured by sharp objects which harm the buzzer

 

and allow rain, dirt, or other materials to get inside your

 

hand-held computer.

 

You can adjust the frequency and length of time of the buzz-

 

er tones through your parameter settings. The parameter

 

settings are detailed in Section 3.

Infrared (IrDA) Port

The IrDA port provides for the transmitting of an infrared signal to:

"A printer equipped with an IrDA adapter

"A personal computer with IrDA serial adapter

"Any other IrDA compatible device

Battery Management

The normal charge time for the main battery pack is 1.5 hours for a 2 cell pack and 3 hours for a 4 cell pack.

You should charge the battery pack until the green LED on the charger comes on, indicating a fully charged pack.

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A fully charged battery pack, left outside of a charger or your computer, self discharges in about 20 days. It is best to take batteries directly from the charging device and install them into your computer.

Your battery packs are rated for 500 full charge/discharge cycles after which they have 50% of their original capacity. The main and backup batteries will not charge below 32_F (0_C) and above 104_F(40_C). The battery life of the cells is reduced when running in cold temperatures.

EXAMPLE: Your computer should be used only two shifts a day in a below 0_C environment to allow eight hours for the internal backup battery to recharge in room temperature.

It is always a good idea to check the capacity of your battery pack before inserting it into your computer, and charge accordingly. Refer to Measuring Battery Pack Charge Level on page 2-7 for instructions.

Battery

Main Battery Pack

There are this options for rechargeable lithium ion main battery packs:

"Two cell

"Four cell

"Four cell in optional scanner handle

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WARNING:

The battery can explode if it is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent kind.

AVERTISSEMENT: La batterie au lithium peut exploser si elle est replacée de manière incorrecte. Elle ne doit être remplacée que par une batterie identique ou similaire.

WARNING:

The lithium battery can explode if placed incorrectly in the charger.

AVERTISSEMENT: Les batteries au lithium peuvent exploser ou prendre feu si elles sont trop chargées à cause d’une mauvaise installation de la station d’accueil.

When your computer goes into suspend mode because of low main battery condition, the data is protected by the backup battery. Your computer will not accept data or process transactions until you deal with the low battery condition. The backup battery protects the data that you have entered for at least 100 hours.

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Backup Battery

Your hand-held computer contains a rechargeable nickelmetal hydride backup battery. This backup battery recharges when needed from either an external charging source (like a printer or dock) or from the main battery pack. If the backup battery is completely run down it takes a minimum of 8 hours to completely recharge but it is better to recharge it for a full 12 hours.

The backup battery remains ready to protect the computers data whenever the main battery pack is removed or needs recharging. The backup battery should last about 500 cycles (discharge and recharge equals a cycle). This battery should last for about 5 years before it needs to be replaced. If your computer fails to hold data for at least 100 hours in the suspend mode, send your computer to the Intermec Customer Support Center for replacement.

Memory

This hand-held computer design uses these types of memory:

"Main Memory DRAM

"Flash

Main Memory

Your main memory DRAM options available are 2, 4 or 8 Megabytes. The main memory was ordered at the time your unit was purchased. To add additional memory, send your computer into your Intermec Customer Support Center.

The main memory is protected by the backup battery during low or dead main battery conditions or when the main battery pack is removed.

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Flash

Flash memory is available in 2 or 4 Megabytes. Flash stores the BIOS and DOS. Software stored in flash is copied into DRAM for execution. Your application may also store information in flash memory. Flash memory retains data even if all power sources are depleted.

Diagnostic EEPROM

The hand-held computer collects and stores diagnostics. They can provide useful information to an Intermec Customer Support Specialist, should your computer fail to operate. You will be instructed by Intermec service personnel to complete the necessary steps while they are troubleshooting your system with you.

Resetting

In the rare event that your hand-held computer fails to respond to your input, it may be necessary to “reset.” A “hard” reset of your computer is done by holding down the Blue, Yellow and both ENT (Enter) keys all at the same time, until your computer starts beeping. This usually takes about 1--2 seconds. This method is equivalent to powering off and on with a PC. Resetting (also called rebooting) can up to 45 seconds.

Depending on the type of overlay your computer is programmed for, usually a “soft” reset is done by pressing Ctrl, Alt, and Delete.

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Batch Terminal Operation

Your hand-held computer contains internal memory so it can collect and store data and then at the end of a day or shift, transmit (send) it to a centrally located host computer. Many applications do this upload and download of information daily, but sometimes this may happen several times a day, or only occur weekly.

Terminal Emulation

In Terminal Emulation you are using your hand-held computer to imitate the appearance and operation of another terminal (usually a particular IBM or DEC display monitor). The keyboard overlays for the emulated terminals supported by this computer are contained in Appendix B.

Accessories and Options

Internal Scanner

Your hand-held computer can be ordered with an internal integrated scanner. An integrated scanner provides the convenience of having a computer and scanner in one, for the freedom of one handed operation.

Internal Radio

Your hand-held computer can be factory equipped with either a 902 MHz or 2.4 GHz spread spectrum radio. This computer with a radio provides for both batch (store and forward data transfer later) and real-time (right now) interaction with your host computer or network for flexibility of operation.

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Communication Adapter

BCAUTION: The pins on the external connectors of the hand-held computer are fragile. Attach or disconnect cables with care to prevent damaging the connectors.

External Scanner Connector

The Communication Adapter contains a 9-pin connector for attaching a tethered scanner. Appendix A on page A-2 contains the pinouts for this connector.

Scanner Connector

Figure 1-10

Communication Adapter Scanner Connector

Charge Jack

The Communication Adapter contains a charge jack on the side for connecting and charging your hand-held computer using an optional AC wall charger or DC cigarette charger accessory.

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Infrared Transceiver Lens

External Charge Jack

Communication Adapter Attachment Screws

Figure 1-11

Communication Adapter Charger Connector

Scanner Handle

If you do a lot of scanning, using the optional scanning handle gives you a means for point and shoot scanning. The scanning handle offers these advantages:

"Lightweight

"Easy to connect and use

"Optional four cell battery pack

"Can easily detach so the batteries can be charged separately from the hand-held computer.

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Scanning Trigger

Two Cell Battery Pack in Hand-

Held Computer

Figure 1-12

Scanner Handle

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Adjustable Handstrap and Adjustable Wriststrap

You can order an optional adjustable handstrap (Figure 1-13) or wrist strap (Figure 1-14).

Top Handstrap Clip Fastener

Computer Attachment Screw Hole

Handstrap Adjustment Buckle

Handstrap Attachment Screw Hole

Bottom Handstrap Attachment Screw

Figure 1-13

Adjustable Handstrap

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Computer Wrist Strap

Attachment Screw Hole

Wrist Strap Attachment Screw Hole

Wrist loop

Adjustable Knob (push button in, slide knob down strap)

Wrist Strap Attachment Screw

Figure 1-14

Adjustable Wrist Strap

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Hand-Held Computer Specifications

Size:

8.8 inches (22.35 cm) long

 

3.3 inches (8.4 cm) wide at display; 2.9 inches

 

(7.4 cm) at keyboard

 

2.2 inches (5.6 cm) tall

Temperature:

 

Recommended

 

Operating:

--4 to +122_F (--20 to +50_C) Open Air and 900

 

MHz

 

32 to +113_F (0 to +45_C) 800.11 DSSS

Storage:

--22 to +158_F (--30 to +70_C)

Weight:

17--20 ounces (481--567 g) depending on options

 

added

Humidity:

0 to 100% noncondensing

Static

 

Protection:

20 kV

Power source:

 

Main battery:

2 cell Lithium Ion battery pack (standard)

 

4 cell Lithium Ion battery pack (optional)

 

4 cell Lithium Ion pack in scanner handle (option-

 

al)

Backup battery:

Charging rate:

0 to +40 _C:

(32 to 104 θF)

150 mA nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery (standard)

Fast charge (fully charge 1.5 hours for a 2 cell pack and 3 hours for a 4 cell pack)

Communication:

Physical

Asynchronous RS-232 and RS-485, IrDA, Wireless

devices:

Local Area Network

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Protocol:

RS-232 protocols like xmodem, ymodem, zmodem,

 

and Kermit; IrDA through an IR adapter.

 

For RF applications: TCP/IP, any Ethernet

 

network protocol that can operate with the ODI

 

specification

System Components:

FLASH:

1, 2, or 4 megabytes (MB)

DRAM:

2, 4 or 8 megabytes (MB)

Processor:

AM386SC300, mixed 3.3 and 5 volt, 33 MHz.

Display:

 

Type:

CGA compatible LCD

Size:

160 (wide) by 128 (long) pixels;

Radio Module:

2.4 GHz Spread Spectrum Open Air

Interface:

Internal

Range:

Up to 500 feet (152 meters)

Data Rates

800 kbps or 1.6 Mbps, auto selecting

(throughput):

 

Modulation:

Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS)

Frequency

2400-2483 GHz

Band:

 

Output Power

100 mW

Regulatory

FCC 15.247; Industry Canada RSS 210; European

Compliance

Union ETS 300--328; Japan MPT

Radio Module:

2.4 GHz 802.11 Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum

Interface:

Internal

Range:

Up to 800 feet (244 meters)

Data Rates

1 or 2 Mbps, auto selecting

(throughput):

 

Modulation:

802.11 Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (FHSS)

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Frequency

2400-2483 GHz

Band:

 

Output Power

32 mW

Regulatory

FCC 15.247; Industry Canada RSS 210; European

Compliance

Union ETS 300--328

Radio Module:

902 mHz Spread Spectrum

Interface:

Internal

Range:

Up to 1200 feet (366 meters) line of sight

Data Rates

90,225,450 kbps, programmable

(throughput):

 

Modulation:

Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)

Frequency

902--928 MHz, 915--928 MHz (Australia)

Band:

 

Output Power

250 mW

Regulatory

FCC 15.247; Industry Canada RSS 210

Compliance

 

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Configuring Terminal Emulation over IP

For TE/IP, the host is usually specified by an IP address (unless you are using a domain name server). This can cause a problem because often the 6400 computer needs to know which port the host application is residing on. The default port number (23) is automatically assumed in TE/ IP. Therefore, if the default port is where the application is residing, only the host IP address needs to be entered for the TE program’s Host Name parameter.

If your application resides on a port other than 23, you must configure the 6400 computer’s PCTCP.INI file and host table file, and then configure the TE program’s Host Name parameter.

 

1.

Open the PCTCP.INI file and enter:

 

host-table = c:\<pathname>\<host table filename>

 

2.

Open the host table file and enter:

 

127.0.0.1

LOCALHOST

 

<host IP address>

<variable>

EXAMPLE:

127.0.0.1

LOCALHOST

 

192.168.5.40

X

3.Enter the Terminal Emulation menus and go to the Host Name parameter. Enter the variable located in the host table file followed by a space and then the port number to which the terminal connects to the host. For example x 15

"NOTE: You cannot enter the host IP address, a space, and then the port

number for the Host Name parameter, because the length of the Host Name field is not long enough.

If you are using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and TE/IP, you do not need to specify a host IP address and a port number for the Host Name parameter in the terminal emulation menus.

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Section 2

Operation

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Introduction

This section tells you how to:

"Install and remove the main battery pack

"Charge the battery pack

"Download applications and parameters

"Program the Flash memory

"“Power-up” your hand-held computer

"Understand the key clicks

"Scan using integrated (internal) or tethered (external) scanners

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SECTION 2

Before Using Your Hand-Held Computer for the First Time

Your hand-held computer is shipped with uncharged batteries for safety reasons. Charge your computer for 12 hours before using it the first time. This ensures that both the main and backup batteries are fully charged. For complete charging instructions refer to Charging Your Battery Pack beginning on page 2-8.

"NOTE: After the initial charging of 12 hours, the normal charge time for the main battery pack is 1.5 hours for a 2 cell pack and 3 hours for a optional scanner handle with 4 cell pack.

If you use batteries and external battery pack chargers but do not use docks to charge the batteries, you need to fully charge your backup battery. To ensure the backup battery is fully charged:

1.Insert a fully charged main battery into your computer.

2.Perform the four finger reset (both Enter keys, blue shift, and yellow shift keys) simultaneously. See Figure 2-1 (page 2-3) for location of keys.

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Operation

41-Key Keyboard

51-Key Keyboard

ENTER Key

ENTER Key

ENTER Key

ENTER Key

Blue Shift Key

Yellow Shift Key

Blue Shift Key

Yellow Shift Key

Figure 2-1

Resetting Your Computer

3.Allow your computer to “boot” up and leave it suspended for 10 hours.

"NOTE: Suspend means to press and hold the I/O key until the display goes

blank.

4.Insert a new and fully charged battery pack to begin operations.

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Rechargeable Battery Labelling

9

WARNING:

The battery can explode if it is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent battery type.

AVERTISSEMENT: La batterie au lithium peut exploser si elle est replacée de manière incorrecte. Elle ne doit être remplacée que par une batterie identique ou similaire.

WARNING:

The lithium battery can explode if placed incorrectly in the charger.

AVERTISSEMENT: Les batteries au lithium peuvent exploser ou prendre feu si elles sont trop chargées à cause d’une mauvaise installation de la station d’accueil.

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Installing the Main Battery

1.Position the battery pack with the contacts facing into the battery compartment and the four protruding keys hooking under the bottom end lip of the compartment (see Figure 2-2).

2.Press in on the battery pack until it snaps into place.

Release Latch

2

1

Rechargeable Battery Pack (contacts on underside)

Battery Compartment

Figure 2-2

Installing Main Battery Pack

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SECTION 2

Removing the Main Battery

Before you remove the main battery pack, ensure that your

computer is in a “Suspend” mode, meaning that the display is blank. To suspend press the [I/O] key.

The steps on this page and NO TAG detail how to remove the main battery and check how much power remains. Refer to Installing the Main Battery on page 2-5 for replacing the battery.

1.With your thumb, firmly push the release latch forward. Battery pops up and out of the compartment.

2.Lift battery out.

Release Latch

Rechargeable Battery Pack (contacts on underside)

Figure 2-3

Removing Main Battery Pack

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Operation

Measuring Battery Pack Charge Level

1.Touch your finger across the first two contacts.

2.Charge level is displayed from right to left. The higher the battery charge level the more LEDs light.

Contacts For Measuring

Charge Level

LEDs Display Charge Level (see below for meaning)

= LED on = LED off

one LED = 21-25% charge level; two LEDs = 26-50% charge level; three LEDs = 51-75% charge level; four LEDs = 76-100% charge level

Figure 2-4

Main Battery Pack Capacity Contacts

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3.Once your computer gets below the 20% range, the icons are replaced on the display with Ls and after the level is less than 10% your computer emits a series of beeps. Refer to Section 1 page 1-16 for the explanation of these Ls and beeps.

Charging Your Battery Pack

Charging your battery pack can be done either in your hand-held computer or in a charger. The following devices provide charging while your computer is inserted into them:

In Your Hand-Held Computer

"6400 Series multidock

"6400 Series single dock

"6400 Series vehicle dock

The multidock, single dock, and vehicle dock installation and instructions are contained in a separate publication

6400 Series Docks Installation Instructions NPN:

962-020-004.

Using the optional Communication Adapter allows you access to charging your computer by using:

"An ac wall charger

"A cigarette lighter adapter

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