Contents What’s in the box................. 4 Features..................5 Setting up your Dell Active Pen..........7 ....................7 Installing batteries ................7 Installing the AAAA battery ..............8 Installing the coin-cell batteries .............10 Removing the coin-cell battery holder ..............11 Pairing with a Bluetooth device Active Pen Control Panel............13...
Features Feature Functionality Move the tip over a touch screen to move the pointer. Allows you to write, draw, select objects, and so on. Bottom barrel- Press and hold this button and move the tip over the button area you want to erase. To change the functionality of this button, see Active Pen Control Panel.
installing the Active Pen Control Panel, see Installing Active Pen Control Panel.
Setting up your Dell Active Pen Installing batteries Dell Active Pen uses one AAAA battery and two coin-cell batteries. The AAAA battery provides power for the tip and the barrel buttons. The coin- cell batteries provide power for Bluetooth functionality and top button quick- launch features.
Installing the coin-cell batteries CAUTION: Incorrectly installing the coin-cell batteries may damage the pen. NOTE: Pairing information is lost when you remove the coin-cell batteries. To pair the pen with your device, see Pairing with a Bluetooth device. Remove the top cover from the pen. top cover Remove the coin-cell battery holder.
Insert the coin-cell batteries with the negative side facing in. coin-cell batteries (2) battery holder Replace the coin-cell battery holder. Replace the top cover.
Pairing with a Bluetooth device NOTE: You can use Dell Active Pen only with selected Dell computers and tablets. For a list of supported devices, see www.dell.com.
From the list that appears, tap or click Bluetooth Settings. Ensure that the Bluetooth is enabled. From the list of devices, tap or click Dell PN556W Pen→ Pair. NOTE: If Dell PN556W Pen is not listed, ensure pairing mode is enabled on the pen.
Go to www.dell.com/support/drivers. Tap or click View products. Tap or click Electronics & Accessories. Tap or click Stylus. Tap or click Dell Active Pen 5000 Series. Scroll down the page and expand Application. Tap or click Download File. Save the file.
Using Active Pen Control Panel Top Pen Button Select Enable Presentation Mode to use the button to navigate through a PowerPoint presentation. Top Barrel-Button Allows you to select one of the following functions when you click the button: • Context Menu (right-click) •...
Bottom Barrel-Button Allows you to select one of the following functions when you click the button: • Erase (press and hold to erase) • Context Menu (right-click) • Page up • Page down • Copy • Paste • Undo • Redo NOTE: Select Enable barrel buttons while hovering to enable the selected Bottom Barrel-Button...
Holding the Dell Active Pen Hold the Dell Active Pen as you hold a pencil or pen. Adjust the grip so that you can use the barrel button easily. Ensure not to accidentally press the barrel buttons while drawing or positioning the Dell Active Pen.
Troubleshooting NOTE: You can use Dell Active Pen only with selected Dell computers and tablets. For a list of supported devices, see www.dell.com. Problems Possible causes Possible solutions Pen does not work. • Batteries are • Ensure the batteries installed incorrectly.
Microsoft website. Unable to pair the pen • Unsupported device. • Dell Active Pen with your device. works only with Dell devices. • Bluetooth driver on • Install the latest your device is Bluetooth driver for outdated.
Problems Possible causes Possible solutions or tablet from on Dell website for a list connected standby. of supported devices.
Specifications Model PN556W Length 145 mm (5.71 in) Diameter 9.5 mm (0.37 in) Weight 18 g (0.04 lb) Wireless Bluetooth Smart Low Energy 4.0 Wireless operating range 10 m (32.80 ft) Pen tip detectable height 5 mm to 10 mm (0.2 in to 0.39 in) Batteries •...
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Dell system, it will follow the system warranty. For U.S. customers: This purchase and your use of this product are subject to Dell’s end user agreement, which you can find at www.dell.com/terms. This document contains a binding arbitration clause.
FCC notices (U.S. only) and other regulatory information For FCC notices and other regulatory information, see the regulatory compliance website located at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference.