Receipt printer control codes to open attached cash drawer.
Adding cash drawer function to your software.
Most cash drawers are attached to a recipt printer through what looks to be a phone jack. To open the cash drawer the POS software must send "control codes" to your printer which will then send an impulse to the cash drawer to pop it open.
The problem is that the POS software has to know the proper control code to send to the receipt printer that you are using. It seems like every receipt printer uses a different code.
You can find the "open cash drawer" code by looking in the printer's manual, calling the printer's manufacturer, or it may be listed at the bottom of this page.
We also need the control codes to activate the cutter bar that some receipt printers use to cut off the printed receipt. If you have that code there is a place to fill that in too. If you know the control codes for a printer that is not listed at the bottom of this page, could you fille in the form below so that it can be added?
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME CODES IF THEY ARE ALREADY LISTED BELOW!
Some printers will not use codes to open the cash drawer. They will open the drawer whenever they print anything. However you have to tell them to do so. The following is from Jeff.
For this type of printer you have to go into the properties and set the printer to allow codes to be sent to the cash drawer, I am sure the procedure is different for other versions of windows but the must be similar. Here is how it worked on Vista.
Right click printer Icon.
I put open after printing on both and it works good now.
|Open drawer #1||Open drawer #2||Autocutter
Citizen CBM-1000 II
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