User ManualMobile Computer MC 9090ex-GType 17-A129-0G.0/H .Mobile Computer MC 9090ex-KType 17-A129-0K.0/H .UL VersionVersion 3.00Status: June, 19th 2007Technical data subject to change!GmbHMax-Eyth-Straße 1697980 Bad MergentheimGermanyPhone: 49 7931 597-0Fax: 49 7931 597-183Contact:[email protected]

IndroductionBefore commissioning the devices, please read through the relevant documents carefully.Target group:60079-17.Experienced and trained specialists acting in compliance with the NEC 500, IEC 60079-19 and IECThis user manual contains important information, safety instructions and test certificates that are necessary for perfectfunctioning when operating and handling the Mobile Computer. If the information and safety instructions for the devices arenot observed, its use to the intended purpose in hazardous (potentially explosive) zones can no longer be guaranteed.Device modifications that are not expressly approved by BARTEC may invalidate the operating permit for the respectivedevice. Non-conformance will also rule out claims under guarantee. The warranty will be rendered invalid if the delivereditem is harmed because of inappropriate handling, excessive strain, inadequate servicing, abnormal operating conditions ortransport damage. Natural wear is also excluded from warranty.BARTEC reserves the right to alter the contents of the document without notice. No guarantee is given for the correctnessof the information. In case of doubt the original German version of the safety information will apply because it is notpossible to rule out errors in translation or in printing. In the event of a law case, the “General Terms and Conditions“ of theBARTEC Group will apply in addition.If any differences emerge between the contents in the documents from Motorola and those from BARTEC, the informationin this Mobile Computer MC 9090ex user manual shall apply.The respective up-to-date versions of data sheets, manuals and certificates may be downloaded from the “Ex Visualisationand Communication Systems“ product page at, or ordered directly from BARTEC GmbH.Information from the Manufacturer SYMBOL/MotorolaNo licence is granted explicitly or implicitly or by tacit permission or in any other way in the context of a patent right or apatent referring to a combination, a system, a device, a machine, material, a procedure or a process in which products fromSymbol could be used. There is merely an implicit licence for devices, electrical systems and subsystems that arecontained in Symbol/Motorola products.DocumentationThe documents are available in English, German and French. Visit our web site and find outabout your special product.Page 5

ContentsMobile Computer MC 90901.Product description .101.1General .101.2Use.111.3Advantages .112.Safety instructions.122.1Warnings about the Mobile Computers .122.2Warnings for battery.152.3Warnings about Laser Devices .162.4Notes on installation.162.5Electromagnetic Fields.182.5.1International .182.5.2Portable Devices .182.5.3Handheld Devices .182.6Health and Safety Recommendations.192.6.1Ergonomic Recommendations .192.6.2Vehicle Installation .192.7Warnings for Use of Wireless Devices .202.7.1Safety in Aircraft.202.7.2Pacemakers .202.7.3Hearing Aids.202.7.4Other Medical Devices .202.7.5Radio Frequency Interference Requirements-FCC.212.7.6Radio Transmitters (Part 15) .212.7.7Radio Frequency Interference Requirements – Canada .212.7.8Radio Transmitters.213.Technical data .223.1Explosion Protection .223.2General data .223.3Technical data Scan Engine and decode zone .243.3.1Scan Engine for type 17-A129-0GJ0/H. (Long Range Scan Engine).243.3.2Scan Engine für Typ 17-A129-0KA0/H. (Standard Range Scan Engine).253.3.3Scan Engine for type 17-A12.-0KK0/H. (Imager) .263.4Technical data WLAN / WPAN.273.5Technical data Battery .283.6Product Marking .293.6.1Mobile Computer MC 9090ex .293.6.2Battery 17-A1Z0-0002.293.7Laser Labels.303.8WLAN / Bluetooth.313.8.1Radio Modules .313.8.2Products equipped with Bluetooth Wireless Technology .31exPage 7

Inhaltsverzeichnis4.Commissioning .334.1Mobile Computer.334.2Display .334.3Battery.344.3.1Cradles.344.3.2Charging station .344.3.3Power supply.354.3.4Charging the Battery .354.4Installing Battery.365.Handling.375.1Mobile Computer MC 9090ex-K .375.2Mobile Computer MC 9090ex-G .385.3Battery.395.3.1Battery Informationen.395.3.2Charging Processes.395.3.3Tips on Optimising the Operating Time.415.4Software Settings .415.4.1Changing the Power Settings.415.4.2Changing the Display Backlight Settings.425.4.3WLAN on Windows Mobile 5.0.425.4.4Bluetooth on Windows Mobile 5.0 .425.4.5Waking the Mobile Computer .435.4.6Connection with the PC via Active Syne .435.5Mobile Computer booten.445.5.1Windows Mobile 5.0 Devices .445.5.2Performing a Warm Boot.445.5.3Performing a Cold Boot.446.Additional components .466.1Keypad and CD Card .466.1.1Keypad with blue overlay .466.1.2SD cards .466.1.3Removing/Changing the Keypad.476.1.4Inserting/replacing the SD card .496.2Stylus .506.2.1Stylus for MC 9090ex-K.506.2.2Stylus for MC 9090ex-G .506.3Headset or other audio devices.50Page 8

ContentsMobile Computer MC 90907.Maintenance .517.1Care of the Battery .517.2Cleaning the Battery Contacts.517.3Information about Repairs.518.Additional information.528.1Links.528.2Accessories.538.3Order numbers .559.Transport and shipment .5710.Certificates .58exPage 9

User ManualMobile Computer MC 90901.Product description1.1GeneralexThe MC 9090ex-G and MC 9090ex-K Mobile Computers each form a compact unit for high-standard barcode scanning inhazardous (potentially explosive) areas. The comfortably positioned scan trigger and the ergonomic design of theMC 9090ex device series allow the acquisition of data with one-hand operation.The MC 9090ex device series is available in various versions.MC 9090ex-GMC 9090ex-KBoth the MC 9090ex-G Mobile Computer (Gun version) and also the MC 9090ex-K Mobile Computer (Brick version) allowdata to be exchanged with the host system in real time.The devices in the innovative MC 9090ex series are powerful hand-held mobile computers that combine the advantages ofthe Microsoft Pocket PC platform and the strengths of the Intel XScaleTM PXA270 processor with 624 MHz.They feature a large easy-to-read 1/4 VGA colour display with attractive touchscreen technology. The radio standard usedis IEEE 802.11a/b/g (direct sequence).Page 10

Mobile Computer MC 90901.2exUseThe Mobile Computer is a hand-guided electrical device used for the mobile acquisition, processing and radio transmissionof data in hazardous areas. The Mobile Computer is used in areas of Class I Div 1.The MC 9090ex series is specially intended for use in Class I Div 1, Group C, D.It is not allowded to use the MC 9090ex in Class Ι Div 1 Groups A and B, Class II and Class III.1.3Advantages Data access is possible in real timeLithium-ion storage batteries allow maximum operating time between chargingsBattery replaceable in Ex areaWLAN radio technology IEEE 802.11a/b/gBluetoothAdditional memory with an SD cardDifferent scan engines allow different barcode applicationsReplaceable keypads in three 3 variantsPage 11

User ManualMobile Computer MC 90902.Safety instructions2.1Warnings about the Mobile ComputersWARNINGS The device may not be opened by the user outside the hazardous area either! The user may notmake any alterations to the device. Do not exchange or replace components and do not retrofitany components on internal plug connectors or slots. If components other than those specifiedare used, the protection against explosions can no longer be assured.Exception:Page 12Keypad and SD card (see Chapter 6.1 "Keypad and SD card") Substitution of components may impair intrinsic safety. To prevent igntion of flammable or combustible atmospheres disconnect power before servicing!ex

Mobile Computer MC 9090exCAUTION Do not open or charge the device and do not exchange any data through the "cradle contacts" onthe battery in the hazardous area! Operating the 17-pin data interface (see Chapter 3.5 "Technicaldata Battery, Article "External battery contacts") is only permissible outside the hazardous area andonly with devices specified by the manufacturer! Protect the device from impact effects! Do not expose the operating equipment to anycaustic/aggressive liquids, vapours or mist! In the event of malfunctioning or damage to theenclosure, take the equipment out of the potentially explosive atmosphere immediately, bring it intoa safe area and decommission it by removing the battery! If on account of adverse effects or conditions (e.g. penetration of water, fluids, exposure totemperatures outside the specified range etc.) there is a danger of not being able to operate theequipment safely, switch off the equipment instantly and remove the battery. Avoid the influence of heat that is higher or lower than the specified temperature range (seeChapter 3.2 "General Data"). Do not place the devices anywhere near sources of heat, such as forexample heaters, air exit openings in air-conditioners, or near cookers or other devices (includingamplifiers) that radiate heat. Avoid the effects of moisture. Do not put any objects into the device, into the enclosure or other openings in the mobile computer.Openings in the device may not be blocked, obstructed or covered. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein mayresult in hazardous radiation exposure.Page 13

User ManualMobile Computer MC 9090ATTENTIONEquipment that is damaged in any way or that does not function proberly must instantly beremoved from the hazardous area and sent in for inspection/repair! Take the device out of the hazardous areas before wiping it with a dry cloth or cleaning it! General statutory regulations or directives on safety at work, accident prevention regulations andenvironmental protection legislation must be complied with, e.g. Ordinance on Industrial Healthand Safety (BetrSichV) or the national ordinances. Ensure safe handling of the equipment during operation by making sure the device in a steadyposition and the user has sufficient space to move! When transporting the equipment in vehicles, it must be placed in appropriate compartments orfittings so that it can neither fall off during the drive nor be exposed to extreme vibrations. The rules for hazardous areas (see NEC Artikel NFPA 70) must be observed. In particular,appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn in view of the risk of dangerous electrostaticcharges. Do not wear rubber gloves or suchlike during operation!Page 14ex

Mobile Computer MC 90902.2exWarnings for batteryWARNING The battery may only be charged outside the hazardous area! It must be ensured that only original batteries of the type 17-A1Z0-0002 with 7.4 V/2200 mAh areused in safety-oriented operation. The use of imitation batteries or batteries from othermanufacturers will render the type of ignition protection ineffective and there will then be a risk offire or explosion. Keep away from children. The battery may explode if disposed of in fire. DO NOT short circut or disassemble battery.CAUTION The battery may only be used for the purposes stated in the user manual and is only suitable foruse in the MC 9060ex-G, MC 9060ex-K (type 17-A126-xxxx), MC9090ex-G and MC9090ex-K (type17-A129-xxxx). If used incorrectly, there is a risk of burning. The battery may not be disassembled over atemperature higher than 50 C (122 F). If the battery is damaged, battery acid can escape fromthe cells and cause corrosion. For that reason, extreme care must be taken in handling anddisposing of a damaged or leaking Li-ion battery. Defective batteries must be disposed of immediately, whereby the battery disposal regulations thatapply to the respective region must be observed.Page 15

User Manual2.3Mobile Computer MC 9090exWarnings about Laser DevicesDevices equipped with Symbol lasers conform to the US 21CFR1040.10 and IEC 825-1:1993, EN 60825-1:1994 A11:1996standards. The laser classification is marked on one of the labels on the device. Class 1 laser devices are rated nothazardous when used in the manner intended. The following declaration is required to comply with US and internationalregulations:The use of controls and adaptations or procedures other than those specified in these instructions maylead to a hazardous exposure to laser radiation.Class 2 laser devices operate with a visible low-voltage light diode. As with any bright source of light, for example the sun,the user should avoid looking directly into the light beam. Momentary exposure to a Class 2 laser is not considered harmful.2.4Notes on installation The relevant installation and operating regulations for electrical systems must be observed!(e.g. NEC and special for the hazardous area, articel NFPA 70 as or the respectivenational ordinances. The operator of an electric plant in a potentially explosive environment must keep the operatingequipment in an orderly condition, operate it correctly, monitor it and do the required maintenanceand repairs.The device may only be opened in the factory!The device is factory-sealed. Do not open!Exception: Keypad and SD card (see Chapter 6.1 "Keypad and SD card")MaintenanceWhen doing maintenance or servicing or when checking associated equipment, comply with theapplicable regulations in accordance with Directive IEC 60079-19 and EN 60079-17!Installation/dismantling, operating and maintenance work may only be carried out by trainedspecialists. Statutory regulations and other binding directives on workplace safety, accidentprevention and environmental protection must be adhered to.Observe the national waste disposal regulations when disposing of the equipment.Page 16

Mobile Computer MC 9090ex ServicingRegular servicing is not necessary if the equipment is operated correctly in accordance with theinstallation instructions and environmental conditions. InspectionIn accordance with IEC 60079-19 and EN 60079-17, the owner-operator of the electricalinstallations in potentially explosive areas has an obligation to have these installations checked bya qualified electrician to ensure that they are in a proper condition. RepairsRepairs on explosion-protected operating equipment may only be done by authorised personsusing original spare parts and working in accordance with the latest developments of technology.The relevant applicable regulations must be observed. Please direct any questions you may haveto BARTEC GmbH. Installation DirectivesThe safety and accident prevention regulations applicable to the respective application must beadhered to. The units must be completely assembled before they may be operated. CommissioningBefore commissioning the devices, check that all components and documents are there.(Scope: 1 x MC 9090ex, 1 x battery, 1 x stylus, 1 x User Manual and Poster Quick-Start Guide) For software installation and adjustment possibilities refer to the Motorola manual:www.symbol.comunder- Support and Resources- Product manuals- Mobile Computers- MC 9090 WMPage 17

User Manual2.5Electromagnetic Fields2.5.1InternationalMobile Computer MC 9090exThe device complies with Internationally recognised standards covering human exposure to electromagnetic fields fromradio devices.Reducing RF Exposure - Use ProperlyOnly operate the device in accordance with the instructions supplied.2.5.2Portable DevicesThis device was tested for typical body-worn operation. Use only BARTEC tested and approved beltclips, holsters, andsimilar accessories to ensure FCC Compliance. The use of third-party belt-clips, holsters, and similar accessories may notcomply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, and should be avoided.The Mobile Computer must be switched off before it may be carried on the body.2.5.3Handheld DevicesTo comply with FCC RF exposure requirements, this device must be operated in the hand with a minimum separationdistance of 20 cm or more from a person's body. Other operating configurations should be avoided.Page 18

Mobile Computer MC 90902.6exHealth and Safety RecommendationsUse only the accessories, batteries and battery chargers approved by BARTEC. Do not attempt tocharge damp/wet Mobile Computers or batteries. All components must be dry before beingconnected to an external power supply point.2.6.1Ergonomic Recommendations 2.6.2Reduce or eliminate repetitive motionMaintain a natural positionReduce or eliminate excessive forceKeep objects that are used frequently within easy reachPerform tasks at correct heightsReduce or eliminate vibrationReduce or eliminate direct pressureProvide adjustable workstationsProvide adequate clearanceProvide a suitable working environmentImprove work proceduresVehicle InstallationRF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded electronic systems in motor vehicles (including safetysystems). Check with the manufacturer or its representative regarding your vehicle. You should also consult themanufacturer of any equipment that has been added to your vehicle.An air bag inflates with great force. DO NOT place objects, including either installed or portable wireless equipment, in thearea over the air bag or in the air bag deployment area. If in-vehicle wireless equipment is improperly installed and the airbag inflates, serious injury could result. Position your device within easy reach. Be able to access your device withoutremoving your eyes from the road.Page 19

User Manual2.7Mobile Computer MC 9090exWarnings for Use of Wireless DevicesPlease observe all warning notices with regard to the usage of wireless devices.2.7.1Safety in AircraftSwitch off your wireless device whenever you are instructed to do so by airport or airline staff. If your device offers a 'flightmode' or similar feature, consult airline staff as to its use in flight.2.7.2PacemakersIf you have a cardiac pacemaker and are working with the Mobile Computer, you must maintain a minimum distance of15 cm between a portable wireless device and the pacemaker to prevent any faults occurring in the pacemaker. Theserecommendations are consistent with independent research and recommendations by Wireless Technology Research.Electromagnetic waves, such as occur with the MC 9090ex when using the WLAN or Bluetooth functions can cause faultsand endanger your health! As it is not possible at this point of time to make any definite statement with regard to theinterference immunity of pacemakers, we recommend that people wearing pacemakers should in general refrain fromhandling radio systems (transmission operation)!Persons with Pacemakers: 2.7.3Should ALWAYS keep the device more than 15 cm (6 inches) from their pacemaker when turned ONShould not carry the device in a breast pocketShould use the ear furthest from the pacemaker to minimize the potential for interference.If you have any reason to suspect that interference is taking place, turn OFF your deviceHearing AidsThe wireless device may interfere with some hearing aids. In the event of interference you may want to consult yourhearing aid supplier to discuss solutions.2.7.4Other Medical DevicesPlease consult your physician or the manufacturer of the medical device, to determine if the operation of your wirelessproduct may interfere with the medical device.Page 20

Mobile Computer MC 90902.7.5exRadio Frequency Interference Requirements-FCCNote: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class Bdigital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to providereasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. Thisequipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installedand used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radiocommunications. However there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipmentdoes cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off andon, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:2.7.6 Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna I

User Manual Mobile Computer MC 9090ex Page 10 1. Product description 1.1 General The MC 9090ex-G and MC 9090ex-K Mobile Computers each form a compact unit for high-standard barcode scanning in hazardous (potentially explosive) areas. The comfortabl