NOTE: This document is provided for information purposes only. The manufacturer’s recommended information should still be adhered to and also the laws, specifications and standards for the area where the equipment is being installed.
The RS-232 connector provides wiring for 2-off RS-232 serial connections.
Serial port 1 (left): connect to 1, 2 & 3
Serial port 2* (right): connect to 4, 5 & 3
*Only if a second scanner is to be used
Wiring connections are:
XL1 -> Phoenix 2
XL2 -> Phoenix 3
XL3 -> Phoenix 5
NOTE: The default configuration settings do not need changing, the system will simply plug in and work,
Administer -> Configure Device -> Communication -> Serial
Default Configuration Settings
NOTE: If using a second barcode scanner, connected via RS-232 to serial port 2, change the settings so that they are the same as port 1.
NOTE: If using a RS-422 / RS-485 device, this must be connected to the connector to the right, dipswitch 5 must be set to the UP position and the configuration changed accordingly.
Is there power to the unit?
The system bleeps when connected and emits a red light when the trigger is pressed. If not, there is either no power to the unit or the unit has been damaged.
Does the scanner recognise scans?
When scanning, if the scanner can decode the barcode, it will bleep as an acknowledgement (this does not mean that it is connected to the XL correctly) to indicate a valid read.
In the Quick Start Guide (p44), supplied with each new XL device, there is a barcode to test functionality – scan this and the XL unit will respond.
Barcode Scanner Does not Work
If the system is powered, the system recognises the code as being valid but the XL does not respond, the likely causes are:
- Communication cable not correct specification e.g. control cable used (too thick), wrong connections used, ground not connected
- Communication cable exceeds RS-232 specification length
- Cable subject to interference (screen / protect / re-route)
- XL configuration issue – not configured to respond as operator expects
As a simple test, use a short length of CAT5 ethernet cable (a patch lead) and wire 3 cores from the XL RS-232 port to the Phoenix connector as per the wiring diagram.