PB100 Operation with HP Printers
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Using the PB100 Spirometer With An HP Printer
If you encounter printing problems with your PB 100 Spirometer when using an HP model printer, the problem may be the power-up sequence required for proper operation or the printer cable itself. Newer HP printers require that communication be initiated prior to their start-up. This simply means that the spirometer and base need to be powered up first; before you turn the power to your HP printer on and that the printer cable has enough conductors to provide the necessary communications.
To ensure consistent printing operation, follow the following sequence whenever you power up your system.
Turn off the power to your spirometer, base station and HP printer.
Be sure that the cable that connects the base station of your spirometer to the HP printer is an approved IEEE 1284 parallel printer cable. This designated cable is necessary to provide two-way communication between the spirometer base station and the printer. If you need a cable, one can be ordered from our parts department.
Connect the printer to the base with the above cable.
Turn on the base station and the spirometer (it should beep once). Be sure that the power to the HP printer is off.
Then turn on your HP printer (it should run its power up sequence).