Dell Active Pen User Manual

Dell Active Pen User Manual

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Dell Active Pen
User's Guide
Regulatory Model: PN556W
June 2020
Rev. A02


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  • Page 1 Dell Active Pen PN557W User’s Guide Regulatory Model: PN556W June 2020 Rev. A02...
  • Page 2 A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. © 2018-2020 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Dell, EMC, and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Chapter 1: What’s in the box......................4 Chapter 2: Features........................5 Chapter 3: Setting up your Dell Active Pen..................6 Installing batteries..................................6 Installing the AAAA battery.............................6 Removing the AAAA battery............................6 Installing the coin-cell batteries............................7 Removing the coin-cell battery holder.......................... 8 Pairing with a Bluetooth device............................
  • Page 4: Chapter 1: What's In The Box

    What’s in the box Figure 1. Contents in the box 1. Dell Active Pen 2. lanyard 3. coin-cell batteries (2) 4. AAAA battery 5. manuals NOTE: For warranty purpose, note down the PPID number on the box or retain the box.
  • Page 5: Chapter 2: Features

    Control Panel, see Installing Active Pen Control Panel. The new Active Pen Control Panel enables the top button to be programmed to launch specific applications listed in the content menu, the default applications launched from the top button are: •...
  • Page 6: Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Dell Active Pen

    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.
  • Page 7: Installing The Coin-Cell Batteries

    2. Remove the coin-cell battery holder from the top cover. NOTE: For more information, see Removing the coin-cell battery holder. 3. Install the coin-cell batteries into the coin-cell battery holder. 4. Replace the coin-cell battery holder. 5. Replace the top cover. Setting up your Dell Active Pen...
  • Page 8: Removing The Coin-Cell Battery Holder

    Pairing with a Bluetooth device About this task NOTE: You can use Dell Active Pen only with selected Dell computers and tablets. For the list of supported devices, see NOTE: If the pen is already listed under Bluetooth devices, remove the pen from the list before pairing with your device.
  • Page 9 The Bluetooth-pairing light turns solid white for few seconds to indicate the pairing is complete and then the light turns off. After the pen and a device are paired, they connect automatically when bluetooth is enabled and they are within the bluetooth range. Setting up your Dell Active Pen...
  • Page 10: Chapter 4: Active Pen Control Panel

    9. Under Active Pen Control Panel, tap or click Download. 10. Save the file. 11. After the download is complete, open the file and follow the instructions on the screen to install the Active Pen Control Panel. Active Pen Control Panel...
  • Page 11: Using Active Pen Control Panel

    Using Active Pen Control Panel Figure 6. Active Pen Control Panel Table 4. Dell Active Pen features Top Pen Button Select Enable Presentation Mode to use the button to navigate through a PowerPoint presentation. Top Barrel Button Enables you to select one of the following functions when you click the button: •...
  • Page 12 System Application: Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary, Windows Ink Workspace Change the Active Pen Control Panel software context menu settings for Single Press, Double Press and Long Press to Defined by System. . This sets Microsoft Ink Workspace as the default configuration for button press features.
  • Page 13: Chapter 5: Holding The Dell Active Pen

    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.
  • Page 14: Chapter 6: Specifications

    Specifications Table 5. Dell Active Pen specifications Model PN557W Length 160.59 mm (6.32 in.) Diameter 9.50 mm (0.37 in.) Weight 20 g (0.044 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 (0.20 in.
  • Page 15: Chapter 7: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting NOTE: You can use Dell Active Pen only with selected Dell computers and tablets. For a list of supported devices, see Table 6. Dell Active Pen troubleshooting Problems Possible causes Possible solutions Pen does not work. • Batteries are installed incorrectly.
  • Page 16 Table 6. Dell Active Pen troubleshooting (continued) Problems Possible causes Possible solutions Bluetooth-pairing light does not turn on. Coin-cell batteries may be out of charge. Change the coin-cell batteries. For more information, see Installing coin-cell batteries. Pressing and holding the top button or...
  • Page 17: Chapter 8: Statutory Information

    Dell-branded products that are sold and used are subject to applicable national consumer legal rights, the terms of any retailer sale agreement that you have entered into (which will apply between you and the retailer) and Dell’s warranty terms. Dell may also provide an additional hardware warranty—full details of Dell’s warranty terms can be found by going to, selecting your country from...
  • Page 18: Chapter 9: Regulatory Statement

    FCC notices (U.S. only) and other regulatory information For FCC notices and other regulatory information, see the regulatory compliance website located at regulatory_compliance. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1.
  • Page 19: Chapter 10: Getting Help And Contacting Dell

    If you do not have an active internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog. Self-help resources You can get information and help on Dell products and services using these online self-help resources: Table 7. Getting help and contacting Dell Information about Dell products and services

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