Motorola VC6000 Series Quick Reference Manual

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  • Page 1 VC6000 Series Quick Reference Guide...
  • Page 2: Warranty

    The software is provided strictly on an “as is” basis. All software, including firmware, furnished to the user is on a licensed basis. Motorola grants to the user a non-transferable and non-exclusive license to use each software or firmware program delivered hereunder (licensed program).
  • Page 3 The VC6000 series offers low width and height and thin design for minimal driver obstruction and maximum space utilization. It has a rugged construction: IP64-sealed, aluminum rear housing and MIL-STD-810F military ratings.
  • Page 4 VC6000 Series Vehicle Computers It also provides RS232 and GPIOs connectivity with two RS232, 8 Digital Inputs, 8 Digital Outputs and 2 Analog Inputs for building flexible solutions. While the VC6090 model includes internal antennas, the VC6096 model external antennas and other accessories require a professional installation, performed by trained and licensed personnel.
  • Page 5: About This Guide

    • Mounting on page 12 • Operating the VC6000 series on page 25 • Troubleshooting on page 28 • Regulatory Information on page 28 For more information, refer to the VC6000 series Product Reference Guide, p/n 6802986C08-x available at:
  • Page 6: Model Configurations

    VC6000 Series Vehicle Computers Model Configurations This guide covers the configuration of the following VC6000 series models: Model VC6000 VC6096 VC6090 Configuration Operating System Windows Windows Mobile Windows Mobile Mobile 6.5 6.5 Professional 6.5 Classic Classic Bluetooth (BT) Wireless LAN Yes (802.11 a/b/g) Yes (802.11 a/b/g)
  • Page 7 Quick Reference Guide • Flexible power options: - Direct 10V to 33Vdc, with ignition sense for gas/diesel-powered lift trucks and vehicles with 12V or 24V battery. - External 18 to 75V DC-to-DC converter for electric-powered lift truck with 24V, 36V or 48V battery (VC6090 only). - External 100 to 240VAC power supply for AC-powered carts and sta- tionary installation.
  • Page 8 VC6000 Series Vehicle Computers Features Front Features 1. Power Button with System Indication LED 9. Call or Home key 2. Two green LEDs driven by application 10. End or Back key 3. Volume up/down key (6 levels) 11. Navigation key 4.
  • Page 9: Back Features

    Quick Reference Guide Back Features 1. PWR - Power connector 3, 4 8. Auxiliary port 2. GPS antenna connector 9. SIM card slot 3. WWAN antenna connector 10. SD memory card slot 1, 2 4. WLAN antenna connector 11. Host USB port, type A 5.
  • Page 10 VC6000 Series Vehicle Computers Unpacking The following items are contained inside the shipping box: • VC6000 series • Hardware Kit (including five M4 installation screws) • This guide A hardware kit that contains optional accessories is  NOTE provided separately inside the shipping box.
  • Page 11 Quick Reference Guide Optional Accessories for VC6090 Part Number Description RAM mount VESA100 C-size (1.5") ball, 4.75 SQ. Requires a RAM mount arm and base RAM-246U (sold directly by RAM mount). DC-to-DC converter, 18 to 75VDC, including a power cable with fuse. Use to power the PWRS-14000-251R VC6090 on electric lift trucks with 24V, 36V and 48V batteries.
  • Page 12 VC6000 Series Vehicle Computers Installing a SIM Card (VC6096 only) Before using the VC6096 in a cellular network, make sure that the VC6096 is equipped with a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card, obtained form your service provider. The SIM card is a small smart card that fits into the VC6096.
  • Page 13: Installing The Sd Memory Card

    Lift up the Protective Rubber Cap that covers the Memory Card Slot. Position the SD Memory Card with the contacts facing the back of the VC6000 series and insert into the Memory Card Slot. The corner notch of the SD Memory Card fits into the Memory Card Slot only one way.
  • Page 14 RAM Mounts. Vehicles equipped with air bags - An air bag inflates WARNING with great force. DO NOT install the VC6000 series or place objects, including other communication equipment, in the area over the air bag or in the air bag deployment area.
  • Page 15: Desk Mount

    Quick Reference Guide Desk Mount RAM-246U (x4) The mount allows the VC6000 series to be easily placed on a desk and adjusted to a most comfortable screen view position. A single adjustment knob enables adjustment of both upper and lower ball joints simultaneously. The...
  • Page 16 VC6000 series. • If you must re-position the VC6000 series occasionally, ensure there is enough slack in the cable to accommodate movement without putting tension on the cable.
  • Page 17 Direct 10V to 33Vdc, with ignition sense for gas/diesel-powered lift trucks and vehicles with 12V or 24V battery. Connecting the Vehicle Power Cable DO NOT install the VC6000 series in a vehicle with a CAUTION positive ground electrical system. To connect the power cable: Disconnect the power terminals from the vehicle battery.
  • Page 18 Red Wire approximately 10 cm (4 inches) from the cable end. Connect and turn clockwise to lock the Power Plug to Power Con- nector (PWR) of the VC6000 series (See Back Features on page The length of the cable is 3 m (9.8 ft.).
  • Page 19 Quick Reference Guide Mounting the VC6090 on Electric-Powered Lift Trucks When installing the VC6090 on an electric-powered lift truck with 24V, 36V or 48V batteries, an external 18-75V DC-to-DC converter is required. Access Requirements Do not directly connect the VC6090 to the electric lift truck ...
  • Page 20 VC6000 Series Vehicle Computers • Check that any attached cables are routed so that they do not interfere with the operation of forks or other moving parts Electric Lift Truck Power Converter Cap Screws (4x) DC Cable Flat Washers (4x)
  • Page 21 Quick Reference Guide Connect the Power Converter to the vehicle battery as shown below: Fuse mount and fuse Vehicle Battery Power Converter Black 6 ft. (1.83 m) 6 ft. (1.83 m) Confirm the fuse is in the fuse mount: • For a 12V or 24V fork lift, use a 8A fast blow ceramic fuse. •...
  • Page 22 Connect a ground wire between the VC6000 series and the facility ground system. The ground wire ring lugs should be connected to the Ground Point (GND) on the back of the VC6000 series using M4 screw. Grounding the unit is optional. To ground the unit, use a ...
  • Page 23 3071815Y146). For detailed description of all telemetry cables, refer to VC6000 series Product Reference Guide, p/n 6802986C08-x. Telemetry Cable Plug the J1 connector into the Auxiliary port of the VC6000 series (See Back Features on page 7) and fasten the connection screws of the connector.
  • Page 24 VC6000 Series Vehicle Computers Connect the I/O Wires as required Telemetry Cable J2 - RS232 Connector J1 - To VC6000 series Auxiliary port I/O Wires: 8 digital inputs, 8 digital outputs, 2 analog inputs, Debug J3 - Deutsch 6 pin Telemetry (2 wires for debugging).
  • Page 25 Quick Reference Guide Mounting the Combination Antenna (VC6096 only) The Combination Antenna is an optional omni-directional WWAN and WLAN antenna used with the VC6096. The antenna mounts inside/outside the vehicle cabin or indoors/outdoors. The antenna has two external RF connectors that connect to the VC6096 via two low loss RF coax cables.
  • Page 26 VC6000 Series Vehicle Computers When mounting the antenna inside the vehicle, it is recommended to install the antenna at the top right hand side of the windshield. 1. Keep a minimum lateral distance of 20 cm (8 inches) WARNING between the driver/passenger and the antenna. Contact your professional installer, VAR, or antenna manufacturer for proper installation requirements.
  • Page 27: Controlling Screen Brightness

    To adjust the brightness of the screen, press the Brightness down button to decrease the brightness or the Brightness up button to increase the brightness. The VC6000 series automatically returns to normal operation after six seconds if the Brightness up/down key is not pressed.
  • Page 28: Standby Mode

    Standby mode is a power saving mode enabled only when the vehicle ignition key is switched to the OFF position. In Standby mode, the screen display and backlight illumination automatically turn off after a period of two minutes when VC6000 series is not active. Resume from Standby Mode...
  • Page 29: Function Keys

    Press and hold the Power Button for five seconds and release. Cold Boot Cold boot may become necessary when your VC6000 series is jammed and does not respond after performing warm boot. Cold boot restarts the VC6000 series by performing an ungraceful shutdown of all running applications and powering off the VC6000 series.
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting

    (-4 °F to 140 °F). Power Button. Regulatory Information All Motorola devices are designed to be compliant with rules and regulations in locations they are sold and will be labeled as required. This device is approved under Enterprise Mobility business of Motorola,...
  • Page 31 This device is approved under the Motorola, Inc (“Motorola”). Any changes or modifications to Motorola equipment, not expressly approved by Motorola, could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. Antennas: Use only the supplied or an approved replacement antenna.
  • Page 32: Vehicle Installation

    VC6000 Series Vehicle Computers Health and Safety Recommendations Ergonomic Recommendations In order to avoid or minimize the potential risk of CAUTION ergonomic injury follow the recommendations below. Consult with your local Health & Safety Manager to ensure that you are adhering to your company's safety programs to prevent employee injury.
  • Page 33 Quick Reference Guide Safety on the Road Do not take notes or use the device while driving. Jotting down a “to do” list or flipping through your address book takes attention away from your primary responsibility, driving safely. When driving a car, driving is your first responsibility - Give full attention to driving.
  • Page 34 VC6000 Series Vehicle Computers US, and 1-1-2 in Europe) or other local emergency number, as you would want others to do for you. Call roadside assistance or a special non-emergency wireless assis- tance number when necessary. If you see a broken-down vehicle...
  • Page 35 Indoor Power Supply Use only a Motorola approved power supply P.N 0102246H51, Input:100-240 V AC / 50-60 Hz, output rated: 12 V DC, 5 A maximum. The power supply is certified to EN60950-1 with SELV outputs. Use of alternative power supply will invalidate any approval given to this device and may be dangerous.
  • Page 36 VC6000 Series Vehicle Computers the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna • 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 •...
  • Page 37 Motorola for recycling. For information on how to return product, please go to: Dansk: Til kunder i EU: Alle produkter skal returneres til Motorola til recirkulering, når de er udtjent. Læs oplysningerne om returnering af produkter på:
  • Page 38 Español: Para clientes en la Unión Europea: todos los productos deberán entregarse a Motorola al final de su ciclo de vida para que sean reciclados. Si desea más información sobre cómo devolver un producto, visite:
  • Page 39 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 40: Service Information

    MOTOROLA, MOTO, MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS and the Stylized M Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC and are used under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2012 Motorola Solutions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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