Hello i am using an Epson TM88IV Kitchen Printer and i am not able to make it beep, i dont know if it has an internal buzzer, i tried switching the DIP1 pin nr. 2 to ON and also DIP2 pin nr. 5 to ON as indicated in the manual i also tried enabled just one at a time and still not working ( this is maybe because i dont have a buzzer included ). I also both a buzzer from a store and tried it out but dont know if its good for my printer ( i connected it to the drawer port ) i also dont know on witch pin i need to link the 2 wires from the buzzer as the connector from the printer has 4 pins.
Please guys help me if you know what to do thanks.
There was a link elsewhere in the past to a nifty kick drawer buzzer.
Also sure I saw one online which had a light and buzzer triggered from the kick port - liked the light addition for additional notification is noisy kitchen.
The link on the forum a while back was a ‘hack a day’ type link to a diy solution.
In theory, with some basic circuitry you could add a button to press to stop if it had a permanent power supply and was just switched/triggered by the kick port.
Arduino would be one way to go, either triggered by kick port (posibly need to be via a relay as kick would be 12 or 24v and think arduinos work on 3/5v but been along time since I looked.
Would be fairly simple to program.
Kick relay starts bleep/flashing, button stops (press button when grabbing ticket)
Should be possible with just circuitry, a timed/triggered relay with permanent power supply, kick drawer power cycle trigger relay to on powering buzzer, button power cycle to turn relay off.
Although to big for the job had an adjustable 240v relay which did exactly that but in delay mode to fix/compensate for an oversensitive thermostat on one of our fryers (would flicker on and off when got to temperature - the 30 second delay on prevents the stat from flickering the main relay allowing a heat/cool cycle that the stat should do)