VC5090 Vehicle Computer
Quick Reference Guide


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  • Page 1 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Quick Reference Guide...
  • Page 2: Warranty

    VC5090 Vehicle Computer © 2007 MOTOROLA, INC. All rights reserved. Motorola reserves the right to make changes to any product to improve reliability, function, or design. Motorola does not assume any product liability arising out of, or in connection with, the application or use of any product, circuit, or application described herein.
  • Page 3: About This Guide

    Quick Reference Guide Introduction The VC5090 Vehicle Computer is a vehicle or fixed-mount computer consisting of two configurations: a full-screen computer with optional keyboard and a half screen configuration with a integrated keyboard. You can enter data using the touch screen, the keyboard, an optional bar code scanner, or a combination of the three.
  • Page 4 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Features Mounting Bracket Quick Access Panel Optional Keyboard Antenna Port for Optional External Antenna Main Power Switch Display WLAN COMM LED Power LED Power Button Backlight Control Button Backlight Control LED Built-In Keyboard...
  • Page 5: Optional Accessories

    Connector Connector Keyboard Connector Unpacking The following items are contained in the box: • VC5090 vehicle computer • mounting bracket • hardware kit • desiccant door kit • power cable • this guide. The hardware kit contains items that might not be used during NOTE installation.
  • Page 6: Installation

    • Protective keyboard cover • Replacement screen protector. Installation Installing the Desiccant Door Motorola recommends installing the desiccant bags in NOTE environments where extreme temperature changes occur, such as applications where the device may be continuously moved between a freezer and a hot/humid area. Temperature changes would occur more often in the hot/humid months of summer and less frequently in cold/dry months of winter.
  • Page 7 Quick Reference Guide Installing the Optional UPS To install the optional UPS: Use ESD precautions when installing the UPS. CAUTION Place the Main Power switch on top of the vehicle computer to the off position. Remove and discard the eight screws securing the UPS/Memory Card door on the back of the vehicle computer.
  • Page 8: Installing A Memory Card

    VC5090 Vehicle Computer Installing a Memory Card A memory card (Secure Digital) provides secondary non-volatile storage. The card holder is located on the back of the VC5090 under the UPS/Memory Card door. To install the memory card: Place the Main Power switch on the top of the vehicle computer to the off position.
  • Page 9: Mounting Bracket Installation

    The vehicle computer and bracket must be firmly secured to a NOTE surface that can support the vehicle computer’s weight. Motorola requires that the supplied mounting bracket be CAUTION used when mounting the vehicle computer. Assemble the mounting bracket onto the vehicle computer as shown below.
  • Page 10: Installing The Vc5090 In A Forklift

    Improper installation can injure the operator or damage the vehicle and/or VC5090. Follow the instructions below to properly install the VC5090 in a forklift. • Determine the best location for mounting the vehicle computer taking into consideration the driver’s field of view and ease of accessing the vehicle computer.
  • Page 11 Quick Reference Guide Check that the position of the vehicle computer does not adversely obstruct vehicle controls. Check that the vehicle computer does not adversely obstruct the driver's view. Check the position of the vehicle computer for user comfort over long periods. Check positioning to avoid extreme wrist angles that may cause injury.
  • Page 12 • When installing the vehicle computer, care must be taken to ensure that the mounting bracket footprint is fully supported. Additional plates may be required to achieve this. Mounting Bracket Template Refer to the VC5090 Product Reference Guide for mounting template.
  • Page 13 Quick Reference Guide Mounting onto an Over-Head Cross-Beam Example The diagram below illustrates a typical installation where the vehicle computer is mounted onto a cross-beam. Nuts Lock Washers Flat Washers Vehicle Cross-Beam Flat Washers Lock Washers Mounting Bracket Cap Screws Mounting onto an Over-Head Cage Example The diagrams below illustrates a typical installation where the vehicle computer is mounted on an overhead cage.
  • Page 14 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Nuts Customer Supplied Lock Washers Mounting Plate Flat Washers Flat Washers Lock Washers Mounting Bracket Cap Screws Mounting on Flat Overhead Beams Nuts Customer Supplied Lock Washers Mounting Plate Welded to Beams Flat Washers Flat Washers Lock Washers...
  • Page 15 • Ensure cables do not swing or chafe on the structure. This often requires using cable ties approximately every foot, and ensuring the cables do not flex often, especially where they connect to the VC5090. However, if you must re-position the VC5090 occasionally, ensure there is enough slack in the cable to accommodate movement without putting tension on the cable.
  • Page 16 VC5090 Vehicle Computer • DO NOT wind a cable in and out of the mesh on a cage. • On electric vehicles, take the power from as close to the battery as possible, but not directly from the battery terminals, and not before any main fuse.
  • Page 17 Yellow Switch 20A Fuse Power Cable Vehicle 25-71919-01 Battery Black VC5090 20A Fuse Green Connecting the Power Cable See the vehicle Owner's Manual for specific wiring NOTE information. Disconnect the vehicle battery. Connect the green wire to the vehicle’s negative power source.
  • Page 18: Installing The Vc5090 On A Desktop

    Install the mounting bracket to the desktop using four cap screws, eight washers and four nuts. The VC5090 ships with four cap screws (3/8” - 16 - 2”) for NOTE securing the mounting bracket. If the supplied cap screws are not long enough, use 3/8”...
  • Page 19 Quick Reference Guide Screws Nuts Washers Insert the DC power cable into the DC connector on the universal power supply. Plug the other end of the cable into the vehicle computer’s power port. Insert the AC line cord into the AC connector on the universal power supply.
  • Page 20: Installing The Optional Keyboard

    • four caps screws with captive washers • two locking knobs, two flat washers and two lock washers. Attach the keyboard brackets to both sides of the VC5090, using the caps screws with captive washers, as shown below: Left Hand...
  • Page 21: Powering The Vc5090 On/Off

    Everything stored in RAM is lost. Main Power Switch Use the Power button on the Quick Access Panel to place the VC5090 into Suspend mode or wake the VC5090 from Suspend mode. Power Button...
  • Page 22: Calibrating The Touch Screen

    Calibrating the Touch Screen The VC5090 prompts you to calibrate the touch screen when you first power on the VC5090 or after a cold-boot. Do not use sharp objects when touching the screen. Use CAUTION your finger tip or a stylus when touching the screen.
  • Page 23: Resetting The Vehicle Computer

    Quick Reference Guide Resetting the Vehicle Computer If the vehicle computer stops responding to inputs, perform a warm boot or cold boot. Performing a Warm Boot A warm boot restarts the vehicle computer and saves all stored records and entries. Files that remain open during a warm boot may not be retained.
  • Page 24: Connecting Accessories

    VC5090. Cables are available from Motorola. You may also use the USB port for ActiveSync connection, if the serial ports are used for another purpose. This cable is also available from Motorola. Refer to the VC5090 Product Reference Guide for information of additional accessories. Maintenance The vehicle computer is factory-sealed (except for the desiccant door and UPS/Memory Card door) and contains no user-serviceable parts.
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    Electrical Cables on page Cannot see VC5090 not powered on. Check that the Main Power switch characters on the top of the VC5090 is in the on display. on position. Press the Power button. Screen is too bright or too Adjust the brightness;...
  • Page 26: Regulatory Information

    This device is approved under the Symbol Technologies brand; Symbol Technologies, Inc., is the Enterprise Mobility business of Motorola, Inc (“Motorola”). Regulatory Information is available in French, Italian, German, Spanish (Spain), Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
  • Page 27: Country Approvals

    Quick Reference Guide ® Products Equipped with Bluetooth Wireless Technology This product contains Bluetooth Complimentary Subsystems: • BT ID:B01825 • BT ID:B02413 Country Approvals Regulatory markings are applied to the device signifying the radio(s) are approved for use in the following countries: United States, Canada, 1, 2 Australia, Japan, China and Europe Please refer to the Symbol Declaration of Conformity (DoC) for details of...
  • Page 28 VC5090 Vehicle Computer • Maintain a natural position • Reduce or eliminate excessive force • Keep objects that are used frequently within easy reach • Perform tasks at correct heights • Reduce or eliminate vibration • Reduce or eliminate direct pressure •...
  • Page 29: Fcc / Eu Rf Exposure Guidelines

    Quick Reference Guide FCC / EU RF Exposure Guidelines Safety Information The device complies with Internationally recognized standards covering Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields from radio devices. Reducing RF Exposure - Use Properly It is advisable to use the device only in the normal operating position. Remote and Standalone Antenna Configurations To comply with FCC RF exposure requirements, antennas that are mounted externally at remote locations or operating near users at...
  • Page 30: Wireless Devices - Countries

    VC5090 Vehicle Computer Wireless Devices - Countries Country Roaming This device incorporates the International Roaming feature (IEEE802.11d) which will ensure the product operates on the correct channels for the particular country of use. Ad-Hoc Operation Ad-Hoc operation is limited to Channels 36-48 (5150-5250 MHz). Use of this band is restricted to Indoor Use Only, any other use will make the operation of this device illegal.
  • Page 31: Radio Frequency Interference Requirements - Canada

    Quick Reference Guide interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Radio Frequency Interference Requirements - Canada This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
  • Page 32: Battery Information

    VC5090 Vehicle Computer Statement of Compliance Symbol Technologies, Inc., hereby, declares that this device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directives 1999/5/EC. Declaration of Conformities may be obtained from Other Countries 2.4GHz Radio Devices: Mexico Restrict Frequency Range to: 2.450 - 2.4835 GHz.
  • Page 33: Waste Electrical And Electronic Equipment

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  • Page 34 Italiano: per i clienti dell'UE: tutti i prodotti che sono giunti al termine del rispettivo ciclo di vita devono essere restituiti a Motorola al fine di consentirne il riciclaggio. Per informazioni sulle modalità di restituzione, visitare il seguente sito Web:
  • Page 35 Suomi: Asiakkaat Euroopan unionin alueella: Kaikki tuotteet on palautettava kierrätettäväksi Motorola-yhtiöön, kun tuotetta ei enää käytetä. Lisätietoja tuotteen palauttamisesta on osoitteessa Svenska: För kunder inom EU: Alla produkter som uppnått sin livslängd måste returneras till Motorola för återvinning. Information om hur du returnerar produkten finns på
  • Page 36: Service Information

    1-800-927-9626 MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo and Symbol and the Symbol logo are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their registered owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2007...

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