You can adjust the sleep timer for the idChamp RS3 Reader to allow for a longer timeout period or disable it completely. To do so, you will need a USB-RS232 adapter and a terminal program such as TeraTerm or PuTTY. Follow the steps below to configure this timeout period (all typed commands will be without the quotes and followed by the enter key):
For DIP switch banks S3 and S2:
For DIP switch banks S4 and S5:
1. Set the DIP switches for Windows Bluetooth configuration mode (S2/S3 left, S4/S5 right)
2. Plug the RS2 into your USB-RS232 adapter and connect to your terminal tool
3. Type '
$$$' to enter CMD mode
4. Type '
,65535' to set the sleep timer to the max - you should see an
AOK response (this command is used to enter the timeout period in seconds - 65535 will disable the timer)
5. Validate the settings by typing '
o' - results of
o command below
• Profile= SPP
• CfgChar= $
• SniffEna= 100
• LowPower= 0
• TX Power= 0
• IOPorts= 0
• IOValues= 0
• LowBatt= 1899
• DebugMod= 0
• RoleSwch= 0
6. If these settings are correct type '
r,1' to save the settings and reboot the device
The following two cables (or proper substitutes) are required to make the update outlined on this page:
BlueSnap Bridge cable MicroUSB to RS-232 DB9 female
Adapter USB to RS-232 with power on PIN9 option