ACARS functions

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Re: ACARS functions

Post by Marty » 10 Nov 2011, 22:31

ProSim737 controls the printer. ACARS is available in the latest prerelease and release. The xml configuration of the pages is not done yet.

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Re: ACARS functions

Post by markusr » 11 Nov 2011, 07:20

Hello Marty,

thanks for the answer. That means, we can not test the printing function right now without the XML configuration ?

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Re: ACARS functions

Post by NAX » 12 Nov 2011, 10:22

Tried to install the printer yesterday, but I culd not get windows to recognize them.
Have to wait untill after the weekend to hear with the chineese to get new ones.
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Re: ACARS functions

Post by markusr » 14 Nov 2011, 10:06

So i will wait with my order from the E19U model until you got yours working.
Can you please keep me updated on the progress, that would be very nice.
Thanks alot,
Markus

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Re: ACARS functions

Post by NAX » 14 Nov 2011, 14:24

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Re: ACARS functions

Post by belgianguy » 19 Nov 2011, 11:37

Good news this time.
Nax, as you already knew, I also bought the Brightek E19 thermal printer with USB connector.
At first, I had no result and printing seem to be impossible.

After a whole week of testing every evening, I found out that maybe my power supply for the printer was not strong enough.
I had no good documentation and on the printer I noticed that it works with a 5V power supply.
This was not enough and after contact with Jane, the contact person where i bought the printer, she told me that 7,5 - 8,5 V was needed.

Today I connected it to a 7V / 3.1 Amp power supply and here you can see the result:
Less current is not an option. The printer will interrupt and fail.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66N6D47QtkA

This is how I installed the printer:

- First connect the printer to the USB of your pc and add the power to the printer.
- Hardware will be detected and after a while you get the message that the hardware can be used.
- Go to your device manager and check in "Universal Serial Bus controllers"
- Here you should see a line "Support for USB printing". This is your printer.

- Now go to "Printers" and add a new printer.
- Select "Add a local printer"
- Now you need to select an existing printer port. For our printer, it should be something like "USB001 (Virtual printer port for USB)"
- Now you have to select a printer. Here you have to search in the folder where you did put the printer driver that you got with your printer.
- So choose "Brightek Thermal Printer"
- Now you can continue the installation with some other questions like share or not share the printer, .....
- Finally finish the installation.

- If you go back now to the list of installed printers, you should see the newly installed printer.
- Disconnect the usb connector and you should see that the printer will grey out.
- Reconnect the printer and it should be back available.
- Done and you can start printing.

I noticed that you always have to connect the printer to the usb, and then you can connect the power to the printer.
Also if you disconnect the usb and reconnect it, I think you should disconnect the power and reconnect it before printing.
If I first connected the power and then the usb, the printer didn't work and i got errors.

Nax, I hope you and your friends can get them to work this way.

I received a white version of the printer. Normally there is also a black version, but that model was not available at this time.
At this moment it still prints the default length of the page which is about 21 cm but i suppose I can change that somewhere in the page settings.

I tested the printer on a Windows XP and Windows 7 installation and both installations worked very good.
Both were 32 bit versions. There seem to be no 64 bit drivers available but I don't have a 64 bit version of windows so can't test these drivers on a 64 bit machine.

Nax, the drivers you sended me were the same drivers that Jane sended to me. I used the "Brightek_drv_80_Win7" driver. I didn't try the "Brightek_drv_80_Win7_AA16" version.

Regards,
Gert.
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Re: ACARS functions

Post by NAX » 19 Nov 2011, 12:17

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good work Gert.

The Norwegians salute you!
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Re: ACARS functions

Post by belgianguy » 19 Nov 2011, 12:19

NAX wrote:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good work Gert.

The Norwegians salute you!
You're welcome!!! ;)
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Re: ACARS functions

Post by belgianguy » 20 Nov 2011, 09:21

First impression when the printer is installed in the pedestal.
The size of the printer is perfect to fit in the cockpit.

Marty, we are ready to test the ACARS! ;)

UPDATE: Today I tested it with a 5V / 4 Amp power supply and that also did the job so I think that this is better than the 7V power supply.
The 2V extra will be transformed into heat and this can have an effect on the lifetime of the printer.
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Re: ACARS functions

Post by markusr » 21 Nov 2011, 18:28

Hello Gert,

which print head model did you take?
WH723 od the Fujitsu ?

thanks and best regards,
Markus

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