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Cash Drawer Installation


Why Do You Need a Cash Drawer

Installing a cash drawer is essential because it is one of the core components for all POS System. Although it may seem simple, the cash drawer does helps you to store your money and avoid unauthorised access. Cash drawers are mainly printer driven whereby it will open when receipt is being printed. All you need is proper cabling to connect your cash drawer to the receipt printer.

The USB interfaced cash drawers is commonly used and compatible with POS Market Point of Sales System

How to Install Cash Drawer

To setup and connect your cash drawer hardware with offline POS terminal, you must first install the driver. Below is a simple guide on how to install your cash drawer.

1. Go to POS Market Download Page. Scroll down to POS Terminal Devices Other Drivers and click "Download" on "Cash Drawer USB Trigger" driver or choose "Cash Drawer USB Trigger for Windows 8" if you are using Windows 8 Operating System. (Note: Other than Windows 8 Operating System such as Win7,XP,Vista Choose "Cash Drawer USB Trigger")

Illustration 1: Download Cash Drawer MK410 driver

2. Unzip the folder and there will be 3 different driver installer folders (depending on your computer OS version).

Choose "PL-2303 XP Driver Installer" if your point of sales system is Windows XP. Then follow the steps below which are shown from Illustration 2 to Illustration 4 to install it.

Illustration 2: Double-click on the "XP Driver Installer" folder
Illustration 3: Double-click on the "PL-2303 Driver Installer" folder
Illustration 4: Double-click on the installer

3. Then, "InstallShield Wizard" windows will be prompted. Click on "Next" button to start install it.

Illustration 5: Click on the Next button

4. Once it has been completely installed, click "Finish".

(Recommended: unplug the cash drawer cable and then plug in the cable again).

Illustration 6: Click on the Finish button

5. Finally, after plugging in the cable, you can go to "Device Manager" to check the hardware installation status under Ports.

Below is an illustration showing the example of cash drawer that has been installed successfully.

Illustration 7: Cash drawer is using COM9 port

6. Finally, you can now use your newly installed cash drawer.

Connect Cash Drawer to Thermal Printer

By connecting your cash drawer to a thermal printer, your cash drawer will be able to open during receipt printing whenever a transaction occurs.

1. Connect the cash drawer cable to the back of the printer.

Illustration 1: Cash drawer back
Illustration 2: Thermal printer back

2. Go to Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Printers. Right-click on your printer and choose "Properties". Then select "Device Settings".

Follow the screenshots closely.

Illustration 3: Right-click on your printer and choose Properties
Illustration 4: Configure cash drawer setting

3. Finally, your cash drawer should be functional after the setting is made.

USB Trigger

If you need to install a cash drawer without connecting to a thermal printer, we suggest you to use a USB trigger.

1. First connect the USB trigger to the PC via its USB cable.

Illustration 1: USB Trigger to PC

2. Then connect the cash drawer cable to the USB trigger.

Illustration 2: Setup Cash Drawer with USB Trigger

3. Click on POS Client "Setting". Fill in your login details and log in to the settings page.

Illustration 2: POS Terminal login to Settings

4. Check both "Auto Open Cash Drawer When Exact/Cash" and "Enable Cash Drawer Trigger" checkboxes.

By referring to #How to Install Cash Drawer section above, look for the cash drawer's port. Choose the right baud value. The standard rate is 9600.

Illustration 3: Check Cash Drawer Trigger Checkbox

5. Uncheck "Auto Open Cash Drawer When Exact/Cash" if you do not want the cash drawer to automatically open after each transaction is made.

6. Click "Save".

7. Finally, your cash drawer can be used now without connecting to a printer.

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