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Powering On the System

You can switch power on for the complete system for duplex or simplex mode use. You can also switch power on for only one printer and its associated control unit in simplex mode when one of the two system printers is not operable and needs repair. In either mode and with the use of either printer, you must switch the AFCCU power on.

How you switch power on for the system depends on whether power control is set to Local or Remote.

Notes:
  1. To switch power on for Printer 1 with Printer 2 powered-off, the AFCCU frame must still have power on.
  2. The Unit Emergency switch in each printer must be in the Power Enable position before you can switch power on to that printer.
  3. If a D208 error occurs after you switch power on for the system, do the following:
    1. Switch power off for the system.
    2. Wait two minutes.
    3. Switch power on for the system again.

If you are operating the system in dual simplex mode and leave one printer powered-off, the D208 error remains on the powered-off printer window.

In Host-Controlled Remote Mode

For duplex systems: When the system master power control is from the host system console, set the Local/Remote switches as shown in Table 10 for the various combinations of elements you want to be powered-on.

Table 10. Remote System Power Control - Duplex Models
Elements To Be Powered-On Local/Remote Switch Setting
AFCCU Frame Printer 2 Frame PUM Frame Printer 1 Frame
AFCCU, Printer 1, PUM, Printer 2 Remote Remote Remote Remote
AFCCU, Printer 2 Remote Remote Local Local
AFCCU, PUM, Printer 1 Remote Local Remote Remote

For simplex systems: When the system master power is from the host system console, set the Local/Remote switches to Remote.

When the Local/Remote switch is set to Remote, do the following:

  1. Ensure that both printers in a duplex system are connected to a three-phase electrical outlet that is reserved for the printers.
  2. Ensure that the printer in a simplex system is connected to a three-phase electrical outlet that is reserved for the printer.
  3. Inform the host system console operator that the system is ready to be powered-on.
  4. Respond to any error or intervention messages that appear on the Display/Touch Screen during the power-on sequence.

    At the completion of the power-on sequence, the Display/Touch Screen displays a Printer Status window. In duplex mode, the Printer Status window is overlaid with a Thread/Align Forms procedure window.

  5. Load forms. See Loading Forms (Simplex or Dual Simplex Mode) or Loading Forms (Duplex Mode) for details.
  6. If you are printing in duplex mode, do the Thread/Align Forms procedure. See Threading and Aligning Forms for details.
  7. Enable host attachments, as required. See Enabling and Disabling Attachments for details.
  8. Make the system ready.

In Local-Controlled Mode

For duplex systems: When the system master power control is to be controlled locally, set the Local/Remote switches as shown in Table 11 for the various combination of elements for which you want power on.

Table 11. Local System Power Control - Duplex Models
Elements To Be Powered-On Local/Remote Switch Setting
AFCCU Frame Printer 2 Frame PUM Frame Printer 1 Frame
AFCCU, Printer 1, PUM, Printer 2 Local Remote Remote Remote
AFCCU, Printer 2 Local Remote Local Local
AFCCU, PUM, Printer 1 Local Local Remote Remote

For simplex systems: When the system master power is to be controlled locally, set the Local/Remote switches to Local.

When the Local/Remote switch is set to Local, do the following:

  1. Ensure that both printers in a duplex system are connected to a three-phase electrical outlet that is reserved for the printers.
  2. Ensure that the printer in a simplex system is connected to a three-phase electrical outlet that is reserved for the printer.
  3. Press the AFCCU frame Control Unit Power On switch for any of the preceding combinations of elements listed.
  4. Respond to any error or intervention messages that appear on the Display/Touch Screen during the power-on sequence.
  5. At the completion of the power-on sequence, the Display/Touch Screen displays a Printer Status window. In duplex mode, the Printer Status window is overlaid with a Thread/Align Forms procedure window.
  6. Load forms. See Loading Forms (Simplex or Dual Simplex Mode) or Loading Forms (Duplex Mode) for details.
  7. If you are printing in duplex mode, do the Thread/Align Forms procedure. See Threading and Aligning Forms for details.
  8. Enable host attachments, as required. See Enabling and Disabling Attachments for details.
  9. Make the system ready.