ImageWriter DIP Switch Settings (2/95)


This article contains the DIP switch settings for the ImageWriter printer.

This article has been archived and is no longer updated by Apple.
FACTORY DEFAULT
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SW2 1 2 3 4
. Open Open Closed Closed

SW1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
. Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Open Closed Closed


CHARACTER SETS
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English (US) -> SW1-1:Open, SW1-2:Off, SW1-3:Off
English (UK) -> SW1-1:Closed, SW1-2:Closed, SW1-3:Closed
Italian -> SW1-1:Closed, SW1-2:Open, SW1-3:Open
German -> SW1-1:Open, SW1-2:Open, SW1-3:Closed
Swedish -> SW1-1:Closed, SW1-2:Open, SW1-3:Closed
French -> SW1-1:Open, SW1-2:Closed, SW1-3:Closed
Spanish -> SW1-1:Closed, SW1-2:Closed, SW1-3:Closed


PAGE LENGTH
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72 Line -> SW1-4:Closed
66 Line -> SW1-4:Open


EIGHTH DATA (PARITY) BIT
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Ignore -> SW1-5:Closed
Recognize -> SW1-5:Open

NOTE:
For parity explanation search on HTS and SEVEN OR EIGHT BIT ASCII)


CHARACTER PITCH
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Pica (10 characters per inch) -> SW1-6:Open, SW1-7:Open
Elite (12 characters per inch) -> SW1-6:Closed, SW1-7:Open
Ultracondensed (17 characters) -> SW1-6:Open, SW1-7:Closed
Elite proportional -> SW1-6:Closed, SW1-7:Closed


ADD LINE FEED AFTER CARRIAGE RETURN
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yes -> SW1-8:Open
no -> SW1-8:Closed


BPS (BAUD) RATE
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300 -> SW2-1:Open, SW2-2:Open
1200 -> SW2-1:Closed, SW2-2:Open
2400 -> SW2-1:Open, SW2-2:Closed
9600 -> SW2-1:Closed, SW2-2:Closed


FLOW CONTROL PROTOCOL
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XON/XOFF -> SW2-3:Closed
DTR -> SW2-3:Open

NOTE:
For flow control explanation search on HTS and FLOW CONTROL.


EXPLANATIONS
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ADD LINE FEED AFTER CARRIAGE RETURN is used when the device sending data to the printer is not already sending a carriage return after every line of data (check application software on computer or interface PCB DIP switch positions). If the device is already sending a carriage return after every line, setting this switch will cause the ImageWriter to generate a line feed, resulting in two carriage returns after every line.


Article Change History:
09 Feb 1995 - Added factory default settings.
21 Dec 1994 - Corrected switch settings.

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Published Date: Feb 19, 2012