How to set up a cash drawer for Star TSP100 / TSP 113 / TSP143 printers

A cash drawer can also be connected to your the  Star TSP100/TSP113/TSP143 printer. 

You can then ask the printer to open the cash drawer, whenever a receipt is printed.

  1. I'm using a Windows PC or computer.
  2. I'm using a Apple or Mac computer.

1

Setting up the cash drawer on a PC

  1. Connect the connector cable (the one that looks similar to a phone line) from the cash drawer into the receipt printer.
  2. Connect the printer to the computer.
  3. Open the Control Panel and select Devices and Printers.
  4. Right click the Star TSP100/TSP113/TSP143 printer (depending on which you have) and select Properties.
  5. Click the Device Settings tab.
  6. Under Peripheral Unit Type, select Cash Drawer from the list:
  7. Under Peripheral Unit 1, select Document Top from the list:
  8. Click OK to complete the process.

2

Setting up the cash drawer on an Apple (Mac) computer

  1. Connect the connector cable (the one that looks similar to a phone line) from the cash drawer into the receipt printer.
  2. Connect the printer to the computer.
  3. Open Safari and go to this URL: http://localhost:631/printers/

    This will take you to CUPS. CUPS is a network printing service used by Mac computers. It allows you to setup your printers on a network, and customise options such as cash drawer setup. (If you get a message saying "Web Interface is Disabled" or a "Server can't be reached" then you'll need to enable the CUPS web interface.

    Getting a "server can't be reached" message? Check out our How to enable CUPS web interface guide.

  4. Select the Star TSP100/TSP113/TSP143 printer (depending on which model you have):

  5. Click Set default options from the list:

  6. Click Cash Drawer Control from the options:

  7. Choose Open Drawer 1 from the list: 

  8. Click the Set default options button to complete the process.

Getting a server can't be reached message? Check out our How to enable CUPS web interface guide.

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