FAQ
CASH.DLL v4.1.1.6

CASH-Interface

1. Which coin or bill acceptors are working with the CASH-Interface?
All devices that work in PARALLEL, PULSE or BINARY mode! The pinning of the connectors are designed for coin acceptors of the type NRI G13 and for bill acceptors of the type NV7/NV8/NV9/NV10.

2. How do i create a interface cable for other bill validators than NV7-10?
The pinning of the connectors can be found in the CASH-Interface manual. Then get the manual of your device and look for the pinout. Now you can see which pins you need to connect. You have to connect this pins: +12Volts, GND, channel 1-4, inhibit. If you need 6 channels you can connect the bill acceptor also to the coin acceptor plug. The bill acceptor must work with PARALLEL, PULSE or BINARY mode!

3. Which currencies are supported?
All. You can get currency datasets from the manufacter. It is also possible to use more than one currency at the same time.

4. Is the coin or bill acceptor supplied with current thru the card?
Yes, the power supply of the devices is carried out directly via the CASH-Interface.

5. How can the acceptance of coins or bills be changed?
To change validator settings the software from the manufacturer is needed. Most manufacturers offer the software for changing settings as a free download on their website. There are also coin acceptors with selfprog mode available, that means coins can be changed without a PC or programming device (for example RM5).

6. Can the CASH-Interface reprogram coin or bill acceptors?
No! To change validator settings the software from the manufacturer is needed, see point 5.

7. Must the software be changed on exchange of a coin or bill acceptor?
No, the software stays always the same. If you connect a different type from a other manufacturer you maybe need to create a interface cable.

8. Which programming languages can be used to work with the CASH.DLL?
Every language that supports DLLs.

9. Is it possible to pay out changes?
Yes, you need a seperate HOPPER-Interface. The HOPPER-Interface can be controlled thru the CASH.DLL

10. Is it possible to have a wake up line?
Yes, with the CASH.DLL you can set certain pins of the COM-port.

11. Is the CASH-Interface working with a Laptop?
Yes, but you need a real COM-Port. For example a USB to Serial converter does not work! The CASH-Interface is not using the RS232 protocol. The lines of the Com-Port are used to control the electronic of the CASH-Interface and that converters do not work correctly here.

12. Use PARALLEL, PULSE or BINARY Mode?
We suggest to use always the PARALLEL mode because then there is only one impulse from the bill or coin validator per bill or coin, see CASH-Interface manual! If you need more bills/coins we suggest the BINARY mode. Using the BINARY mode with bill and coin validator there are i.e. 15 different bills and 31 different coins possible at the same time! Depending on the validator type up to 63 different bills or coins can be evaluated.

13. Somtimes a bill or coin is not counted
Either you set the timer in your software that calls the CASH_READ function to a shorter time (down to 10ms), or you set the signal length of the bill and coin acceptor to a higher value. The signal length of the bill acceptor can be changed with the (free) software from the manufacter. To change the signal length of the coin acceptor you need the programming device from the manufacter. We suggest to use a signal length of 150ms or even 200ms. When you order new validators you can tell you want a signal length of 200ms so the manufacter delivers the validator with that setting!

14. Can i connect the board to the computer cables, or do you recommend a external power supply?
To connect the board to the PC power supply you have to use the YELLOW and BLACK cable! The YELLOW cable is +12V and the BLACK beside is GROUND. Be sure the power supply is strong enough!

15. What can the inputs used for?
One possibility is for example to monitor a key switch and add credits or do other actions. Or monitor external credit signals from other credit boards. You can also store different bill/coin settings and select them with IN1/IN2. For wiring the inputs IN1 + IN2 you may use only dry contact / potential-free contact like a switch or relay contact. The monitoring of the inputs is only working if the CASH-Interface is ACTIVE!

16. Can the CASH.DLL be used with Linux?
No, the CASH.DLL was developed for Windows. But the boards can be used also with Linux. If you want to use Linux please send us your inquiry via the E-Mail Form.



HOPPER-Interface

1. Which hoppers are working with the HOPPER-Interface?
All devices that work in PARALLEL (mode 1) mode! The pinning of the connectors are designed for hoppers of the type Azkoyen U-II, the solderless lugs for hoppers of the type Cube MK-II with driver cable.

2. How do i create a interface cable for other hoppers than Azkoyen or Cube MK-II?
The pinning of the connectors can be found in the HOPPER-Interface manual. Then get the manual of your device and look for the pinout. Now you can see which pins you need to connect. You have to connect this pins: 12 or 24 Volt DC, GND, MOTOR, COIN. The hopper must work with PARALLEL mode, mostly described as mode 1!

Example for a adapter cable UNIVERSAL HOPPER MK3 / MK4 :
MK4 Pin1 (GND motor) => HOPPER-Interface BLK
MK4 Pin2 (GND hopper logic) => HOPPER-Interface BLK
MK4 Pin3 (Coin signal) => HOPPER-Interface ORG
MK4 Pin4 (set hopper to mode 1) => HOPPER-Interface BLK
MK4 Pin8 (set hopper to mode 1) => HOPPER-Interface BLK
MK4 Pin9 (+24V DC motor) => HOPPER-Interface RED
MK4 Pin10 (+24V DC hopper logic) => HOPPER-Interface RED
MK4 Pin12 (Motor run) => HOPPER-Interface WHT

3. Which currencies are supported?
All. Important is the diameter and thickness of the coin. Depends on the hopper type you need a special payout disk for the coin! The Azkoyen hopper allows to payout a coin whose dimensions are between 12 and 32 mm in diameter and 1,2 to 3,5 mm thick.

4. Is the hopper supplied with current thru the card?
Yes, the power supply of the devices is carried out directly via the HOPPER-Interface.

5. Must the software be changed on exchange of a hopper from a diffrent manufacturer?
No, the software stays always the same. If you connect a different type from a other manufacturer you maybe need to create a interface cable.

6. Which programming languages can be used to work with the CASH.DLL?
Every language that supports DLLs.

7. Is it possible to have a wake up line?
Yes, the HOPPER-Interface as a seperate input that can be read with the HOPPER_IN1 function of the CASH.DLL.

8. Is the HOPPER-Interface working with a Laptop?
Yes, but you need a real COM-Port. For example a USB to Serial converter does not work! The HOPPER-Interface is not using the RS232 protocol. The lines of the COM-Port are used to control the electronic of the HOPPER-Interface and that converters do not work correctly here.

9. Payed out too much coins
- Stop all other programm stuff while doing payouts
- Use a high resolution timer of 10ms to poll the HOPPERx_READ function (no default timer!).
- Maybe set the program priority to HIGH

10. Can i connect the board to the computer cables, or do you recommend a external power supply?
To connect the board to the PC power supply you have to use the YELLOW and BLACK cable! The YELLOW cable is +12V and the BLACK beside is GROUND. Be sure the power supply is strong enough!

11. What can the input used for?
One possibility is for example to monitor the "full" state of the hopper. For wiring the input IN1 you may use only dry contact / potential-free contact like a switch or relay contact.




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