The impact of the working environment on the life of the POS machine

- Oct 10, 2019-

With the rapid development of technology, POS machines are upgraded on the basis of traditional cash registers, which not only support the payment methods of multiple mobile payment such as WeChat payment, Alipay, NFC payment, but also provide commodity management, card voucher marketing, order processing. , ordering, queuing, big data analysis, Internet financial services and other store services. Point-based cash registers are emerging industries, and application areas are not yet widely available, which means that technological innovation has become a core competitiveness. So what is the impact of the working environment on the life of a single cash register?


1.Working temperature


The ideal operating temperature of a POS machine should be 10-35 degrees Celsius. Too high or too low temperature will affect the life of POS accessories. The damage caused by high temperature to the single cash register is mainly caused by temperature-sensitive accessories such as CPU, display and motherboard. For example, CPU, the general working temperature should not exceed 80 degrees Celsius. If the CPU works at an ultra-high temperature for a long time, it will not only shorten the life of the POS machine, but may even burn it. Therefore, it is very important to cool the CPU of the POS machine. In addition, you need to install the temperature monitoring software. When using the POS machine in the summer, pay attention to indoor ventilation and cooling.


2. Vibration and impact


Vibration can cause the POS machine parts to interface and the circuit components to detach, resulting in poor contact. And this is a problem that is not easily detected. The impact will cause irreversible hardware damage to the POS and the parts must be replaced. In addition, the use environment of POS machines also avoids environmental factors such as oil stains, acid etching and exposure. Like a POS machine produced by a regular business, the service life of a POS machine can be as long as ten years without considering the replacement.


3. Ambient humidity


For POS machines, the relative humidity is 30%-80%. If the humidity of the POS machine is too high, it will not only affect the performance of the POS machine, but also cause dangerous situations such as short circuit due to moisture, which will seriously burn the motherboard. Therefore, in the case that the air is too humid or continuous rain, even if it is not necessary to use a POS machine due to certain circumstances, it is necessary to open the POS machine to operate at intervals. In addition, do not use a POS machine with wet hands or wipe the POS machine with a cloth dampened with water, especially at the line interface. Conversely, the weather is too dry and not good because it is prone to static electricity and is also harmful to POS accessories.


4. Environmental dust


Because the POS chassis is not completely sealed, and the static electricity generated when the POS is working has a vacuum effect, it is very susceptible to dust. When dust is attached to the surface of the integrated circuit board of the POS machine, it will cause poor heat dissipation, which will cause a short circuit of the motherboard circuit. For POS monitors, small dust may cause high voltage ignition inside the monitor and there is a danger of burning. In addition, like the POS machine manufacturer's soft keyboard, mouse, power supply fan wind, most accessories are also afraid of dust. The humidity of the machine is too high, which not only affects the performance of the POS machine, but also causes dangerous situations such as short circuit caused by moisture, which will seriously burn the motherboard. Therefore, in the case that the air is too humid or continuous rain, even if it is not necessary to use a POS machine due to certain circumstances, it is necessary to open the POS machine to operate at intervals. In addition, do not use a POS machine with wet hands or wipe the POS with a cloth dampened with water, especially at the line interface. Conversely, the weather is too dry and not good because it is prone to static electricity and is also harmful to POS accessories.


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