ZT600 Series - Applicator Port Information

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ZT600 Series - Applicator Port Information

Applicable To

ZT610 ZT620

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This document links to the optional applicator port installation instructions and contains basic circuit information related to the port design and capabilities. 

For more info regarding:

  • Applicator Port Installation Details
  • Applicator Interface Option
  • Output Voltage selections
  • Applicator External pinouts
  • Jumper Configuration
  • Applicator Signals

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The printer's start signal can be altered
This can be done by using the ^JJ ZPL command or by making use of the following SGD command:

This command can be send to the printer to set the printer's start signal to "Pulse mode"
! U1 setvar "device.applicator.start_print_mode" "pulse"<CR/LF>

This is the equivalent ZPL string: 

To enable "Level mode" the printer can be configured using:
! U1 setvar "device.applicator.start_print_mode" "level"<CR/LF>

This is the equivialant ZPL string: 

One can retrieve the current value with the following SGD command:
! U1 getvar "device.applicator.start_print_mode" ""<CR/LF>

Please refer to the ZPL Manual for more details about these commands.

Zebra Setup Utilities -- Sending Printer Commands and Receiving Data​


Energy Star Effect on the Applicator Board 

If the Energy Star feature is enabled and the printer goes to sleep, the applicator board shuts down. 
If the applicator board needs to remain on at all times, disable the Energy Star feature in one of the following ways: 

  • Setting the Energy Star user menu item to OFF: 


  • Sending the Energy Star disabling SGD command: 

! U1 setvar "power.energy_star.enable" "off"

To re-enable Energy Star, send the SGD command with the value "on". 


+ Applicable Products

  • ZT600 Series Industrial Printers