Atomic Time Clock
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Power Requirements For Clock Input: For AC Adapter: 16.5 VDC, 60Hz, 0.6A (Max.) 100 VAC ± 10%, 50/60Hz 120 VAC ± 10%, 60Hz230 VAC ± 10%, 50/60Hz Lithium Battery for Memory Backup in case of power failure (factory installed). -10°C to 45°C (14°F to 113°F) 10% to 90% (non-condensing) 6-11/16"(170 mm) Wide X 6- 7/16”(163 mm) High X 6-5/8"(168 mm) Deep. Approximately 3.6 lbs. (1.63 kg) Indoor use only; dust-free environment. Keep out of direct sunlight. Internal View
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The PROGRAM button is used to enter and exit the Program Mode. The CHANGE button is used to change the information on the display. The ENTER button is used to accept the information shown on the display and save it in memory. The HOUR button advances the hour in the display by increments of 1. The MINUTE button advances the minutes inthe display by increments of 1. TCX-45 www.amano.com/time 1-800-253-9836 1
The LCD Display contains an Ink Capacity gauge. This gauge indicates the amount of ink remaining in the ribbon cartridge using four bar segments, from E (Empty) to F (Full). The TCX-45 calculates the ink capacity of the ribbon cartridge from the number of imprints made. As the ink capacity decreases, thebars in the gauge will disappear. When the ribbon capacity drops below 25%, the “E”, “F” and “INK” characters will blink until the ribbon is replaced and the ink counter is reset.
Removing the Cover and Packing Material
1. 2. 3. Insert the key provided and turn clockwise to unlock the cover. Lift the cover to remove. Remove the spacer between the Ribbon Cartridge and the Printer Carriage.Making a Test Print
1. Make sure the TCX-45 is plugged in. 2. Insert a piece of paper or time card into the TCX-45. The clock will automatically print YEAR, MONTH, DATE and TIME with AM or PM.
3. If the imprint is satisfactory, the TCX-45 is ready for use.
Setting the Time (If Displayed Time is Incorrect or In Different Time Zone)
1.Unlock and remove the cover. 2. Press the HOUR advance button until the correct hour appears. 3. Press the MINUTE advance button until the correct minute appears. Note – You must follow this procedure if you are installing the TCX-45 in a different Time Zone from where it is currently programmed.
Setting the Month and Date
1. Press the PROGRAM button until dA E PI appears, then release. Next...