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Printing MFD Touch Results with a Thermal Printer

This page covers how to connect the printer to the MFD Touch and how to use the printer.

You can print test results on a connected thermal printer. 

The printer contains an integral re-chargeable battery pack. Connect the printer to the top serial port on the MFD Touch and make sure that the battery pack is fully charged. Although the battery pack in the printer is trickle-charged while it is connected to the MFD Touch, we recommend that you charge the battery fully with the supplied mains charger before use. When the MFD Touch is powered up the printer should also automatically power up.

If the printer does not power up, press the green button above the LED. The printer will print results from the following test modes:

  • Deceleration tests
  • Trigger deceleration tests
  • Acceleration tests
  • Lap Timing tests

 Individual test results sets will print automatically when a test has been completed.

Loading Paper

Paper rolls must be 57.5 mm (±0.5 mm) wide, 36 mm maximum diameter and have a thermally sensitive coating on the outside.

Discard a few turns in case they have been damaged or have glue on them. Slide the Lid release button forwards until the Lid springs open. Simply insert the paper roll into the printer, close the Lid, and load the paper.

Pressing the paper feed button should advance the paper at 50 mm per second.

Check that the paper still advances properly, and tear off any excess by pulling the paper sharply towards you across the serrated edges.

LED Indicators

The LED indicator at the front of the printer has a number of colour combinations, which repeat in up to a 4-phase pattern to provide status information.

Generally, if the LED is flashing on and off it indicates that the printer is running from a battery pack; steady illumination means that the battery is charging. Green confirms that all is normal; orange advises that the paper is low or the printer is in spooling mode; red warns of a low battery. No light indicates that the unit is in sleep mode, has a flat battery or has no battery fitted.

Pattern Battery Paper Buffer
Green Charging OK Normal
Green Orange Green Orange Charging Low Normal
Orange Charging * Spooling
Green Off Green Off Running OK Normal
Green Off Orange Off Running Low Normal
Orange Off Orange Off Running * Spooling
Red Off Red Off Low OK Normal
Red Off Orange Off Low Low Spooling
No light Flat, or in sleep mode
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