ScanPal™ EDA56 Series
powered by Android™
Quick Start Guide
EDA56 series: EDA56-0
Note: EDA56 mobile computers come with either a six-pin I/O connector or a two-pin connector with a USB-C port, depending on the model. Due to variations in model configurations, your computer may appear different than illustrated.
Out of the Box
Make sure that your shipping box contains these items:
- EDA56 mobile computer
- Rechargeable Li-ion battery
- 10-watt power adapter (Two-pin model only)
- Replaceable adapter plugs (Two-pin model only)
- USB charging cable (Two-pin model only)
- Hand strap (optional)
If you ordered accessories for your mobile computer, verify that they are also included with the order. Be sure to keep the original packaging in case you need to return the mobile computer for service.
Memory Card Specifications
Honeywell recommends the use of Single Level Cell (SLC) industrial grade microSD™ or microSDHC™ memory cards with mobile computers for maximum performance and durability.
Contact a Honeywell sales representative for additional information on qualified memory card options.
Note: Hand strap not shown.
* Six-pin connector or Two-pin with a USB port, depending on the model.
Install a microSD Card (Optional)
Note: Format the microSD card before initial use.
Note: Always power off the computer before attempting to install or remove a card.
About the Battery
The mobile computer ships with a 3.8 VDC, 17.1 watt-hour Li-ion battery manufactured for Honeywell International Inc.
Before you attempt to use, charge or replace the battery in the device, carefully read all labels, markings, and product documentation provided in the box or online at sps.honeywell.com. To learn more about Battery Maintenance for Portable Devices, go to honeywell.com/PSS-BatteryMaintenance.
We recommend the use of Honeywell Li-ion battery packs. Use of any non-Honeywell battery may result in damage not covered by the warranty.
Ensure all components are dry prior to placing the battery in the computer. Mating wet components may cause damage not covered by the warranty.
Install the Hand Strap
Charge the Mobile Computer
The mobile computer ships with a partially charged battery.
Charge the battery with an EDA56 charging device for a minimum of 3.5 hours.
Note: Using the computer while charging the battery increases the time required to reach a full charge. If the mobile computer is drawing more current than supplied by the charging source, charging will not take place.
We recommend the use of Honeywell accessories and power adapters. Use of any non-Honeywell accessories or power adapters may cause damage not covered by the warranty.
EDA56 series mobile computers are designed for use with EDA52 charging accessories. For more information, see the EDA52 Series Accessory Guide available for download at sps.honeywell.com.
Ensure all components are dry prior to mating the computers and batteries with peripheral devices.
Mating wet components may cause damage not covered by the warranty.
About the USB Type C Connector
On EDA56 models equipped with a USB port, you can use a USB cable to charge the mobile computer from a host device (e.g., laptop or desktop computer). The connected host device must supply minimum power output of 5V, 0.5A to the EDA56 or the battery will not charge.
Turn Power On/Off
The first time you power on the computer, a Welcome screen appears. You can either scan a configuration barcode or use the Wizard to manually set up the computer. Once setup is complete, the Welcome screen no longer appears on startup, and Provisioning mode is automatically turned off (disabled).
To turn the computer on:
- Press and hold the Power button for approximately 3 seconds and then release.
To turn the computer off:
- Press and hold the Power button until the options menu appears.
- Touch Power Off.
Before removing the battery, always power off the computer.
Improper battery replacement or incompatible device usage may result in a risk of burns, fire, explosion, or another hazard. Dispose of batteries according to local regulations.
The screen timeout (sleep mode) automatically turns the touch panel display off and locks the computer to save battery power when the computer is inactive for a programmed period of time.
- Press and release the Power button to wake the computer.
Adjust the Screen Timeout
To adjust the amount of time before the display sleeps after inactivity:
- Swipe up on the touch screen.
- Select Settings > Display > Advanced > Screen Timeout.
- Select the amount of time before the display goes to sleep.
About the Home Screen
For button locations, see Computer Features on page 2.
|Back||Return to the previous screen.|
|Home||Return to the Home screen.|
|Recent Apps||View and switch between recently used apps.|
|Scan||Touch the front (on-screen) Scan button to trigger the scanner.|
|Volume||Press the top of the button to raise the speaker volume.
Press the bottom of the button to lower the speaker volume.
|Scan||Press the left or right Scan button to trigger the scanner.|
|Power||• Turn Power On/Off
•Enter/Exit Screen Timeout (sleep).
• Access options menu, including Power off and Restart.
About Provisioning Mode
After completing the out-of-box setup process, Provisioning mode is automatically turned off. Scanning a barcode to install applications, certificates, configuration files, and licenses on the computer is restricted unless you enable Provisioning mode in the Settings app. To learn more, see the user guide.
Scan a Barcode with the Scan Demo
For optimum performance, avoid reflections by scanning the barcode at a slight angle.
- Swipe up on the screen.
- Select Demos > Scan Demo.
- Point the computer at the barcode.
- Touch Scan on the screen or press and hold any Scan button.
Center the aiming beam over the barcode.
The decode results appear on the screen.
Note: In the Scan Demo app, not all barcode symbologies are enabled by default. If a barcode does not scan, the correct symbology may not be enabled. To learn how to modify the default app settings, see the user guide.
To move files between your EDA56 and a computer:
- Connect the EDA56 to your computer using a USB charge/ communication accessory.
- On the EDA56, swipe down from the top of the screen to see the notifications panel.
- Touch the Android System notification twice to open the options menu.
- Select either File Transfer or PTP.
- Open the file browser on your computer.
- Browse to the EDA56. You can now copy, delete, and move files or folders between your computer and EDA56 as you would with any other storage drive (e.g., cut and paste or drag and drop).
Note: When Provisioning mode is turned off, some folders are hidden from view in the file browser.
Restart the Mobile Computer
You may need to restart the mobile computer to correct conditions where an application stops responding to the system or the computer seems to be locked up.
- Press and hold the Power button until the options menu appears.
- Select Restart.
To restart the computer if the touch panel display is unresponsive:
- Press and hold the Power button for approximately 8 seconds until the computer restarts.
Note: To learn about advanced reset options, see the user guide.
To search our knowledge base for a solution or log into the Technical Support Portal and report a problem, go to honeywell.com/PSStechnicalsupport.
Product documentation is available at sps.honeywell.com.
For warranty information, go to sps.honeywell.com and click Support > Warranties.
For patent information, see www.hsmpats.com.
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Documents / Resources
|Honeywell ScanPal EDA56 Mobile Computer [pdf] User Guide|
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