Select a Communication Interface
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Figure 12 • Communicating Using a USB Port
Optional Print Servers Ethernet-based print servers also are available to connect your
printer to a data source. Both wired and wireless options are available.
• With the ZebraNet Wireless Print Server board installed, a wireless PCMCIA card can be
used to communicate with a network. For more information on this option, see the
ZebraNet Wireless Print Server User Guide.
• ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server (10/100 PS). For more information on 10/100 PS, see the
ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server User and Reference Guide.
Data Cable Requirements
Data cables must be fully shielded and fitted with metal or metallized connector shells.
Shielded cables and connectors are required to prevent radiation and reception of electrical
To minimize electrical noise pickup in the cable:
• Keep data cables as short as possible.
• Do not bundle the data cables tightly with the power cords.
• Do not tie the data cables to power wire conduits.
1“B” male connector, attaching to printer
2“B” male connector, detail
3“A” male connector, attaching to computer
4“A” male connector, detail
5Maximum cable length = 16.4 ft. (5 m)
Print er Comput er
Note • Zebra printers comply with FCC Rules and Regulations, Part 15 for Class B
Equipment using fully shielded, 6.5 ft. (2 m) data cables. Use of unshielded cables may
increase radiation above the Class B limits.