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PSC PowerScan RF User's Manual

Psc handheld bar code scanner user's guide powerscan rf.

 
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PowerScan
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Handheld Bar Code Scanner
User's Guide
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Summary of Contents

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    ® PowerScan Handheld Bar Code Scanner User’s Guide...

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    However, PSC reserves the right to change any specification at any time without prior notice. PSC is a registered trademark of PSC Inc. The PSC logo is a trademark of PSC. All other trademarks and trade names referred to herein are property of their respective owners.

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    (“designated PSC Product”), in machine-readable form only, solely for End User's internal business purposes. This Agreement does not convey own- ership of the Software to End User. Title to the Software shall be and remain with PSC or the third party from whom PSC has obtained a licensed right.

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    PSC Inc., Legal Department, 111 SW Fifth Ave. Suite 4100, Portland, OR 97204-3644. In the defense or settlement of any such claim, PSC may, at its option, 1) procure for End User the right to continue using the PSC Product, 2) modify the PSC Product so that it becomes non-infringing, 3) replace the PSC Product with an equivalent product not subject to such claim, or 4) provide End User an opportunity to return the PSC Product and receive a refund of the purchase price paid, less a reasonable allowance for use.

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    Risk of Loss Customer shall bear risk of loss or damage for product in transit to PSC. PSC shall assume risk of loss or damage for product in PSC’s possession or product being returned to Customer by PSC, except such loss or damage as may be caused by the negligence of Customer, its agents or employees. In the absence of specific written instructions for the return of product to Customer, PSC will select the carrier, but PSC shall not thereby assume any liability in connection with the return shipment.

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    NOTES...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Connecting the Base Station to the Host Terminal ...3 Linking the Scanner to a Base Station ...5 Verifying Scanner-to-Base Station Using the PowerScan RF System ...8 Battery Charging and Maintenance ...8 Tips for Extending Battery Life ...9 Disposing of Batteries ...9 Four Station Charger ...10...

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    ® PowerScan RF Scanner...

  • Page 9: Unpack And Inspect Your Scanner, References, Quick Start Instructions

    Quick Start Instructions The basic steps below must be performed to set up the RF scanner. Each of these steps is detailed in this manual. •...

  • Page 10: Installing The Battery

    Battery NOTE Orient the battery as shown in Figure 1, then push it into the scanner until it snaps in place. To remove the battery, push in on the release tabs on both sides of the battery’s base and pull it straight out of the scan- ner.

  • Page 11: Verifying Scanner Operation, Connecting The Base Station To The Host Terminal

    Base Station are programmed to respond (see LED and Beeper Indications for details). If your scanner fails to read a sample bar code of a symbology it’s programmed to read, turn to the section titled, Trouble- shooting.

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    Consult your Host Terminal manual to determine the required communication parameters for the Host Terminal (e.g., baud rate, parity, etc.) and, if necessary, modify the programmed parameters to be compatible with those requirements. Scanner and Base Station programming is performed using one of the following: - Configurator Express™...

  • Page 13: Linking The Scanner To A Base Station

    Figure 3. Connecting Power to the Base Station Linking the To link a scanner to a Base Station, simply scan the Base Station ID bar code located on the top of the desired Base Station. As the scanner Scanner to a...

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    The existing Base Station system configuration can be automatically downloaded to the scanner. This automatic download feature is config- urable and can be disabled. See the Systems Manual for more informa- tion about this feature. If downloading occurs, a slight delay with link verification announcement will occur.

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    "good read" tone. If a transmission error beep (warble) is heard follow- ing a "good read" tone instead of the single acknowledgement tone, communication between the devices may have failed tions Using the PowerScan RF System, and Troubleshooting for possible remedies, should this occur. CAUTION 1.

  • Page 16: Battery Charging And Maintenance

    Charging and Maintenance NOTE Seat the scanner in the Base Station as shown in Figure 4, ensuring that the battery fully engages the station’s metal contacts. The CHARGE LED on the Base Station should flash, indicating the battery is charg- ing.

  • Page 17: Disposing Of Batteries

    Battery Life occur to obtain the maximum number of charge/discharge cycles in the battery. If a battery is removed from the scanner and stored, it should be fully charged when stored. Batteries will lose the ability to hold a charge when stored for long periods of time (weeks, months, or longer).

  • Page 18: Four Station Charger

    Batteries must be at 0°C or higher to charge. Do not attempt to charge cold batteries, since plac- ing them in the charger will curtail the charging of other batteries already present in the unit. Station Charge LEDs ® PowerScan RF Scanner...

  • Page 19: How To Scan

    Figure 6 illustrates some tips to help get the best scanning results: User’s Guide The scanner must be pointed at a slight angle to the bar code. Do not hold the scanner perpendicular to the bar code. The laser beam must cross the entire bar code. The scanner cannot correctly read if the entire bar code is not scanned.

  • Page 20: Depth Of Field

    Depth of Field There are currently four different range models for the scanner. Depending upon the model type of your scanner, you’ll need to hold the unit at a given distance from the bar code to achieve optimum scan- ning results. The following diagrams provide depth of field informa-...

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    NOTE Depth of Field Paper Labels (HD decoded model, Code 39) User’s Guide See the section titled, Definition of a "mil" for more information about reading this chart. Measurements are based on HD models set with the standard 28° scan width (as opposed to the Half Angle setting of 14°).

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    40 mil 55 mil FEET 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 200 210 220 230 240 250 260 270 280 CENTIMETERS 40 mil 55 mil 70 mil 100 mil FEET CENTIMETERS ® PowerScan RF Scanner...

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    NOTE Depth of Field Paper Labels (XLR decoded model, Code 39) Reflective Labels (XLR decoded model, Code 39) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 User’s Guide See the section titled, Definition of a "mil"...

  • Page 24: Led And Beeper Indications

    LED and Beeper Indications The Base Station LED indicators and the scanner’s LEDs and beeper are used to announce system status and perform other useful signals. The tables below list the default function of each of the various indica- tors.

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    Good Read Beep Partial Read Base Station Acknowledge- ment Beep User’s Guide Table 2. Scanner YELLOW LED Functions DURATION On Steady Table 3. Scanner BEEPER Functions DURATION Six beeps consisting of 20 ms on, 20 ms off 100 ms on (short)

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    Varies. Consists of a long flash followed by multiple short flashes. COMMENT Indicates unsuccessful transmission to the host. Indicates a scanner has been successfully linked to a base station. Indicates a scanner has been successfully unlinked from a base station.

  • Page 27: Active Symbologies

    • Your scanner should be pre-programmed with these standard factory default settings, unless..it was shipped to you programmed with unique, customer con- ...you or another user have made changes to scanner program- User’s Guide DURATION Continuous flashing Lit Constantly...

  • Page 28: Enhanced Scanning For Hard-to-read Bar Codes

    Quadralogic II™ Decoding. To Scanning for select this feature, see the Programming Guide. Hard-to-Read Bar Codes Scanner programming can also be performed using your PC and the Configurator Express™ On-Screen Programming Kit. NOTE Figure 11. Scanner Labeling and Nomenclature Trigger...

  • Page 29: Laser Cautions

    NOTE Laser Cautions The PowerScan RF bar code scanner is certified in the U.S. to conform to the requirements of DHHS/CDRH 21CFR Subchapter J for Class II laser products (SR and LR) and Class IIIa (XLR). Class II and IIIa products are not considered to be hazardous.

  • Page 30: Radio Frequency Interference

    Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. ® PowerScan RF Scanner...

  • Page 31: Maintenance

    To ensure optimal performance, clean the Scan Window using a soft cloth or lens tissue dampened with isopropyl alcohol (or equivalent). See Figure 12. The scanner body can also be cleaned using this method. Figure 12. Cleaning the Scan Window...

  • Page 32: Troubleshooting

    (wrinkled, smudged, or torn) may cause the scanner to read poorly or not at all. If bar code quality seems to be the problem, check to see if the scanner will read a sample bar code from the following pages.

  • Page 33: Sample Bar Codes

    Sample Bar Codes Use these test bar codes to check the scanner’s ability to read the vari- ous symbologies represented. Code 128 Code 39 Interleaved 2 of 5 Standard 2 of 5 Codabar Code 93 User’s Guide C o d e...

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    0 8 0 2 9 5 1 0 4 1 9 9 8 8 7 5 0 0 2 1 0 1 2 6 1 1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 ® PowerScan RF Scanner...

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    DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY PSC hereby declares that the Equipment specified below has been tested and found compliant to the following Directives and Standards: Directives: Standards: Equipment Type: Product: Brad West Vice President Quality and Process Manage- ment PSC, Inc. 959 Terry Street Eugene, OR 97402 U.S.A.

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    Asia Pacific PSC Hong Kong Hong Kong Telephone: [852]-2-584-6210 Fax: [852]-2-521-0291 Australia PSC Asia Pacific Pty Ltd. North Ryde, Australia Telephone: [61] 0 (2) 9878 8999 Fax: [61] 0 (2) 9878 8688 France PSC S.A.R.L. LES ULIS Cedex, France Telephone: [33].01.64.86.71.00 Fax: [33].01.64 46.72.44...

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