Use the steps below to set up and start using your Star TSP00III USB receipt printer (model TSP134IIIU) with Green Bits.
Note: The similar Star TSP100 Eco USB receipt printer (model TSP143IIU) is not compatible with iPads or with Green Bits.
Connect to power and load paper
- Connect the power cord to the back of the printer, but don't turn the printer on yet.
- Open the top cover and insert the paper roll as shown below.
- A small, starter roll of paper is included with the printer. Additional receipt paper is available from Green Bits Support as well as many other online sources. This printer uses thermal paper, roll size 3.125" by 230'.
Connect the printer to your iPad
Connect your iPad's charging cable (also known as a "Lightning" cable) to the USB port labeled "5V" on the back of the printer. This cable handles communication between your iPad and printer, and also provides power to the iPad.
Connect the printer to your cash drawer
The receipt printer controls the automatic opening of your cash drawer when you complete a transaction in Green Bits, even when you don't print a receipt.
- Locate the cable (type CD-101A) that was included with your cash drawer, and connect the narrower end of this cable to the port on the back of the printer labeled "DK".
- Connect the wider end of the cable to the corresponding port on the underside of the cash drawer.
Note: Although the DK port appears identical to a standard landline phone jack, a phone-type cable is not compatible with the printer or cash drawer. Please ensure you're using a type CD-101A cable (included with the cash drawer).
Connect the printer to Green Bits
- Sign in to the Green Bits Register app.
- Tap on menu icon .
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Receipt Printer.
- Allow several seconds for the app to recognize the printer. Tap TSP143IIIU GY to select and connect to the printer. A check mark appears on the right to indicate the printer is selected.
- Tap Test Print to confirm.
Tip: to help prevent your USB receipt printer from disconnecting when the iPad is locked, go to the iPad Settings, select Touch ID & Passcode, then turn on USB Accessories under Allow Access When Locked.