BT-680D Bluetooth Scanner and Pairing Up with Phone / Tablet

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The SHOPLINE POS system is equipped with a BT-680D Bluetooth scanner. Please refer to the following instructions for the installation steps.

 

1. Product overview

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2. Charging

  1. Connect the cradle.
  2. Place the scanner on the cradle.
  3. The battery begins to charge when the scanner LED indicator starts flashing green. LED turns off when the charging is complete.
    Approximate charging time: 5 hours
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3. Function key instruction

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  1. Turn on/off iOS keyword: Press FN (Function) key.
  2. Enter Memory Mode: Hold the FN key for 5 seconds until 3 beeps. The scanned barcode information will be stored in the memory of the scanner but not the iPad.
  3. Transmit stored data: Press the scan button and FN key at the same time for 5 seconds until 1 beep to transmit data.
  4. Disable memory mode: Hold the FN key for 5 seconds until a long beep. 

 

4. Settings

Please scan the following two QR Codes to facilitate subsequent use of the scanner. 

Step 1

Turn the scanner on to the non-dormant mode so it doesn't turn off when you place it back on the charger, and it will be ready for immediate use next time.

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Step 2

Enable the vibration feature. 

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5. Other settings

  • Clear the previous pairing
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  • Exit memory mode
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  • Feature barcode scan
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  • Forced shutdown
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  • Turn off vibration feature
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6. Troubleshooting

Q1: I heard a beep while connecting the scanner. Why did it not pair up with the iPad successfully?
A1: Press and hold the function key for 5 seconds, and until you hear a long beep, then you can use it normally.


Q2: How to enter Memory Mode?
A2: Hold the FN key for 5 seconds until 3 beeps.

 

Q3: When scanning the product barcode, I didn't hear a "beep" sound but a higher-pitched and a lower-pitched "ding", and the product was not added to the shopping cart.

A3: It means the scanner has been powered off (sleeping mode). Please press and hold the scan key for 5 seconds until you hear 3 beeps, then retry. 

 

Q4: I have already connected the BT-680D to the POS app of iPad A, why does it still connect to iPad B automatically? Does the BT-680D have a device-binding function?

A4:

The BT-680D is a Bluetooth Low Energy that adopts the "broadcast pairing mode," which is different from the S700 Bluetooth scanner, which uses the traditional Bluetooth connection mode. Traditionally, before connecting to the iPad, you need to go to [Settings] > [Bluetooth] to pair the new device. After pairing, the iPad will remember the settings until the user unbinds and will not connect to other devices during the process. The user also needs to go to [Settings] > [Bluetooth] > [My Devices] to unbind.

A Bluetooth Low Energy device emits a signal, and the iPad will scan and receive the signal for pairing. During the process, you do not need to bind or unbind manually in the [Settings] > [Bluetooth].

Therefore, even if iPad A has been paired and connected to the BT-680D, as long as the iPad A is not nearby, the BT-680 will find the iPad closest to it (within around one meter) for connection, so BT-680D might be connected to iPad B.

To connect BT-680D to iPad A again, you can turn off the Bluetooth of iPad B first, and disconnect iPad B from BT-680D (you will hear three beeps). Turn on the Bluetooth of iPad A, open the POS app, and make sure it is within a one-meter distance from BT-680D. When you hear two beeps, it means that the reconnection to iPad A is successful.

 

7. Scanner indicator 

Indicator Status Blue Red Orange Green Vibration Buzzer
Start   On       Start buzz
Sleeping Mode Off Off       1 beep
Unconnected Flashing slowly          
Pairing Flashing fast           
Paired successfully On         2 beeps
Disconnect pairing           3 beeps
Decode successfully     1 blink   1 time 1 beep
Decode successfully but out of connecting range Flashing   4 blinks   4 times

4 beeps

Decode successfully in memory mode     2 blinks   2 times 2 beeps
Charging       On    
Fully charged       Off    
Low battery           beep

 

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