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POWER JET Plotter Reference Manual

Start Up
1.1 USE OF A GROUNDED PLUG AND WALL SOCKET
The Power Jet plotter is shipped with a three pronged, grounded, power cord. The cord
should always be used with a wall socket that is equipped to receive the three pronged
plug. If the wall socket is only equipped to receive a two prong plug, Do NOT use a
three-to-two reduction adapter unless you are sure that the local circuit is grounded.
1.2 USE OF AN EXTERNAL SURGE PROTECTOR OR LOCAL UPS
WARNING:
The Power Jet plotter should be equipped with external surge
protection. Once surge protection has been installed, turn the plotter OFF before
connecting it to the power source.
External surge protectors are safety devices that are designed to stop over-voltage from
reaching the plotting system. Most surge protectors plug directly into the wall socket and
are equipped with two or more sockets.
While surge protectors offer some security against power problems, most UPS units
offer surge protection as well as on-line battery back-up. In the event of an undervoltage or a complete failure of power, the UPS provides back-up power, a feature that
is essential in guarding against data loss on PCs.
1.3 VERIFY THAT LINE VOLTAGE CORRESPONDS TO PLOTTERS VOLTAGE
The Power Jet serial number tag, located on the right side of the plotter indicates
whether voltage has been set at 100V, 115V or 230V.

Verify that local line voltage


corresponds to the plotters
voltage setting.

Power Jet Plotter Serial Tag

If you are not sure of the local line voltage, use a multimeter tester to gauge the voltage
and verify that it corresponds to the plotters voltage setting.
If the local line voltage does not correspond (+ 8 %) to the voltage indicated on the
plotters tag, contact the Algotex Hotline for instructions to change voltage settings.

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1.4 VOLTAGE SELECTION - FUSE POSITIONS CONNECTOR PANEL

F1 - Trident printhead heaters


(Classic Plotter)
= T 10 A
F2 - Paper advance motors
=T5A
F3 - Power supply Trident printheads
(Classic Plotter)
=T1A
F4 - Printhead carriage motor
= T 15 A
F5 - Paper feed and take-up motors
=T5A
F6 - Power supply MIT printheads
(Power plotter)
= T 500mA

REAR VIEW: Regulate the VOLTAGE SELECT switch


for 220V or 110V.

On/Off switch

Monitor connector

Serial connector

Serial connector

Parallel port (external CD)

Network connector

Keyboard connector

Monitor power connector

Main power connector

F8 (1 x 8 A) fuse

REAR VIEW: Fuse correspondances

REAR VIEW: Connectors Panel

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1.5 POWER ON - TROUBLE SHOOTING


When the plotter is turned ON,
the ON/OFF switch on the connector panel at the rear of the plotter should light up.
1.5.1

If the ON/OFF switch does not light up check the following:


continuity in the power cable
power in the wall socket
1 fuse (T 8A) under the external ON\OFF switch on the connector panel
2 fuses (T 10A) under the internal ON/OFF switch on the electronic rack
the connectors on the transformer
the connectors on the voltage board (J1 and J2)

If the ON/OFF switch on rear panel still does NOT light up contact Algotexs hotline.

Power Jet Plotter Onboard Electronics


A = 16 pin connector
C = Motors board
E = Voltage board

B = Internal ON/OFF switch


D = Transformer
F = PC power supply

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1.5.2 POWER JET plotter: Power ON Trouble Shooting - Onboard PC connections


When the plotter is turned ON:
the ON/OFF switch on the rear connectors panel should light up;
the PC should automatically begin boot up.
If the ON/OFF switch lights up, but the PC does NOT boot up, verify that the
following connectors are well seated:
the 12 pin AT Power Connector (M) on the motherboard
the connector on the transformer to the PC power supply (see F on preceding page)
the 4 pin power connector to the hard disk drive
the 40 pin IDE connectors (E) between the motherboard and the hard disk drive
the 2 pin connectors (A) between the motherboard and the front control panel.

Power Jet Plotter Motherboard Connections


A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K-L
M
N-O-P

= IDE LED
- Hard disk activity light connector
= ISA slot 2
- Plotter control board slot
= PCI slot
- Network slot
= Graphics port
- Video card slot
= IDE connector
- Hard disk connector
= IDE connector
- Floppy drive connector
= USB - PS/2
- Mouse connector
= Serial port
- External CD ROM connector
= Keyboard
= Serial port
- Mouse connector
= Dip Switches
= AT Power Connector- Motherboard power connector
= Dip Switches

- 2 pins

- 40-1 pins
- 34-1 pins
- 12 pins
- 5 pins female
- 2 pins
- 10-1 pins
- 12 pins

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1.6 PRELIMINARY OPERATIONS


Before proceeding with plotting operations:
1) Remove the tie wrap from the rail at the left side of the print carriage.
2) Manually move the print carriage laterally to the left across the entire print surface.
Visually verify that the distance between the faces of the printheads and the print
surface is at least one millimeter. If not, refer to section Regulating the printheads
position.
3) OPEN the two ink taps by turning the two screws counter-clockwise 4-5 turns.
4) OPEN the ink stopper. Close the stopper if the plotter remains inactive for long
periods of time.

A)
B)

Ink Reservoir stopper in OPEN position


Positions of the 2 Ink Flow Restraining Taps