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Print Buzzer / Drawer Alarm Setup and Configuration

 

Installation Overview

 

 


Connects to printer through the cash drawer port

Selecting Cash Drawer Alarm or Printer Alarm options

 

The POS Buzzer uses the  cash drawer (DM) port of the printer for its power and for its trigger of both cash drawer pulses. The POS Buzzer has a built-in push button alarm shut off option for the print receipt alarm function. Options are selected using the 4 dipswitches (numbered 1-4, L-R) located on the front of the unit.
 

Selecting Printer Alarm or Drawer Alarm Operation

Description SW # 1 SW # 2
Drawer Alarm option 1, alarm will sound when cash
drawer is left open for XX sec, Alarm will sound for 60 seconds and shut off. See Table 2 for value of XX
(DEFAULT)
ON ON
Drawer Alarm option 2, alarm will sound when cash
drawer is left open for XX sec. Alarm will sound until
drawer is closed. See Table 2 for value of XX
ON OFF
Printer Alarm option 1, alarm will sound for only XX
second(s) when the trigger for any drawer is sensed.
(no cash drawer is required). Push button to silence
alarm. See Table 3 for value of XX
OFF ON
Printer Alarm option 2, alarm will sound when the
trigger for any drawer is sensed. (no cash drawer is
required). Press button to silence alarm.
OFF OFF

Table 1 choosing printer alarm or drawer alarm mode

 

 

 

Printer Alarm option

Two selectable options are available for the printer alarm.

Option 1: Alarm will sound for a selected amount of time (1 to 10 seconds) when a receipt and then a drawer trigger option is printed. The alarm can be silenced early by pressing the push button located on the top of the POS Buzzer.
 

Option 2 is that an alarm is sounded when a receipt and the drawer trigger option is printed. This alarm will stay on until the push button on the top of the unit is pressed. Note that an external push button can be installed onto the POS Buzzer if desired.

Setting the length of beep using DIP switches 3, 4

Description SW # 3 SW # 4
Printer Alarm: alarm will sound for 1 second ON ON
Printer Alarm: alarm will sound for 2 seconds ON OFF
Printer Alarm: alarm will sound for 4 seconds OFF ON
Printer Alarm: alarm will sound for 10 seconds OFF OFF

Table 2 - Printer Alarm ON Timer for Printer Alarm option 1

Printer and buzzer

Print buzzer configuration

   
Cash Drawer Alarm option

Thru selectable options, the POS buzzer can notify employees with an electronic buzzer if a cash drawer is left open for more then a selectable amount of time (15 - 40 seconds). The electronic buzzer can be selected to stay on for 60 second or stay on until all the drawers are closed.

 

Setting the length of time the drawer can be open before alarming

Description SW # 3 SW # 4
Drawer Alarm: wait 15 seconds before alarm
will sound . (DEFAULT)
ON ON
Drawer Alarm: wait 20 seconds before alarm
will sound
ON OFF
Drawer Alarm: wait 30 seconds before alarm
will sound
OFF ON
Drawer Alarm: wait 40 seconds before alarm
will sound
OFF OFF

 Table 3 -Drawer Alarm ON Timer for Drawer Alarm option

 

Note that Push Button on the POS buzzer has no effect on any Cash Drawer Alarm options. The POS buzzer also splits the cash drawer port of the POS printer to support 2 cash drawer port connections (only if the POS printer supports 2 cash drawers.). The POS buzzer has  a built-in push button and status LED.

Printer, drawer and buzzer


Cash drawer buzzer configuration

Troubleshooting

How to configure Windows to open a cash drawer

Troubleshooting:

Alarm wont sound
Cash drawer command is not being sent

cable incorrect

drawer incompatible


Technical Specifications

Selectable modes using Dip Switches

  • Cash Drawer Alarm (until drawer is closed)

  • Cash Drawer Alarm (until drawer is closed or max 1 Min. On)

  • Print Receipt Alarm (selectable 1 - 10 seconds On)

  • Print Receipt Alarm (On until push button to Shut-off)

Power Power from RJ12 cash drawer port on receipt printer

  • The electronic Buzzer in the POSbuzzer is powered POS printer RJ12 port.
    A flashing LED indicates that an event is active ( drawer is open or in a timing loop).

Current 10 - 100 mA typical current used by device only

Drawer Connectors 2 x RJ12 , Drawer 1 & Drawer 2

  • The drawer solenoid is connected to + 24 VDC and to the Drawer Sink Signal. Typically pins 2 &
    4 is used for drawer # 1. The Drawer Status switch is connected to an Open Drawer Switch source
    pull up voltage and the switch is closed only when the cash drawer is OPEN, typically pins 3 & 6.
    Special Note: The drawer trigger # 2 for most POS Printers connects to the solenoid using Pin 4 &
    5. Since most cash drawers are wired to only use Pin 2 & 4, The POSbuzzer is designed to support
    the same type of cash drawer in both cash drawer port # 1 & # 2

Dimensions 80 x 45d x 28.5 mm (W x D x H), wight: 150 gm

RJ12 Cable Length 180 cm (6 Feet)

Humidity / Temp. 10% - 90% relative humidity , -20C to 55C

Printers Supported

  • Star/ Epson/ Citizen/ IBM and compatible printers with RJ12 drawer port

  • 2 drawer function is limited by printer function

Piezo Electric Buzzer 4.5 kHz @ 90 dBA at 30 cm, external buzzer connection option

Drawer Triggers

The Drawers are triggered by the Cash Drawer pulse from the RJ12of receipt printer cash drawer port. (2 Drawer function is limited to Printer options)

Drawer Alarm

Alarm will sound if either drawers are left open manually or by the printer trigger. Cash drawer must have an RJ12 cable with a drawer normally open switch for the Drawer Alarm to function

Printer Alarm

The printer alarm is triggered by the Cash Drawer pulse from the RJ12 of receipt printer cash drawer port. NO drawer needed, External Push Button Connection option

Operating System Not dependent on any operating system or software

Compliance: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limit for a class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rule. 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 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.

 


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