Plugging in the display [Note: Always make certain that the power is off to the computer or monitor when plugging-in / unplugging the display]
- Touch PC install – You will have to locate COM4 (the port that is labled “12v” just above it). This RJ45 serial port is a powered port and is the only one that will power the display.
- Touch Monitor install – There will only be one RJ45 port to choose from. Before proceeding to plug in the customer display, ensure that the cable has not been put on backwards.
- If you look at the RJ45 serial cable, one side will have black wrapping (RD2-VFD ONLY) (heat shrink tubing), and the other side will be bare. Ensure that the side with the wrapping, is the side that is plugged into the VFD and not the computer / monitor.
Determining The Command Type
- First, click here to download / open the VFD2 user’s manual and refer to page 2 (Command Type Selection). You will need to know what command type your software supports. e.g. CD5220, UTC/S, Epson, etc. You may need to contact your software vendor to determine the list of command types supported.
Configuring The VFD
- RD2 VFD Configuration – After you’ve determined the required command type, you will notice a small removable hatch on the bottom of the VFD2 that will reveal a bank of dip switches. You only need to concern yourself with switches 1-3 to alter the command type, of course, you are more than welcomed to make sure all others are at the default position and check against the manual.
- RD4 VFD Configuration – Download the configuration utility found here. After you’ve downlaoded the file, unzip it to a directory of your choice, run the setup file (P07303II_AIO.exe) and you should come to a menu. Select the Scan Device category, and click on the Auto-Scan function. Once the utility knows where the device is located, select the Change Settings category and look for a Command Type field. Select the desired command type determined in Step 2 and select Set To Device to upload the changes.