Battery Indicators and Controls
Battery Indicators and Controls
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Battery Indicators and Controls

The battery uses the printer's power supply and its single control button.
The optional printer battery accessory has a simple, one-button, four LED indicator light user interface to control and display battery status and health. The battery acts as a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) for the printer. For more information on using the battery with the printer and power-saving modes (such as sleep or shutdown), see Printing with the Attached Battery Base and Battery Option.
Battery Controls
Shows the battery indicators, power, and the control button.Shows the battery indicators, power, and the control button.
Rear view of the battery
Battery Health indicator
Charge Level indicators
Battery Control button

Battery Control

The button helps you control the battery, both inside and outside of the printer.
  • Battery On
    - Press and release.
    • Wakes up (activates power) the battery from Sleep or Shutdown Modes
      . The battery health and charge status are checked. The battery indicators all flash on and off together 3 times. The operator now has one minute to turn the printer on before the battery reverts back to the previous Sleep or Shutdown Mode.
    • Battery displays the battery level charge during the first 10 seconds
      after internal battery health checks are complete
    • Shutdown Mode
      - Press and hold the button for 10–11 seconds and release. The battery begins shutdown and approximately 3 seconds later all of the battery LEDs will flash three times to let you know the battery has shut down.

Battery Health

Displays the battery’s charging status and health of the battery.
  • Green
    - Good health, charge complete, and ready to operate.
  • Amber
    - Charging (printer is OFF).
  • Red
    - Battery has an internal error. Remove the battery and see Troubleshooting.
  • Flashing Red
    - Charging error, over or under temperature, internal monitoring error, etc.

Charge Level

Displays the battery’s charging status and health of the battery.
  • Three green bars
    on, no flashing - Battery is fully charged. The battery stopped charging.
  • Two green bars
    on with the top bar flashing. Less than a full charge.
  • One green bar
    flash - Time to charge your battery.
  • No bars
    illuminated - Battery needs charging, but the
    Battery Health
    indicator flashes when the
    Battery Control
    button is pressed. The printer can not be turned on.
  • Amber
    - Charging.