Re: Fitting TS with Printer

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Tue Aug 08 2006 - 00:29:56 CDT

THe HP Deskjet 460cb includes a built-in Lithium Ion battery that
automatically recharges with the printer's built-in charger when the
printer is plugged in. It lists for $269.

Best regards,
Arthur

At 3:37 PM -0700 8/7/06, Alan Dechert wrote:
>I have pointed out that the technology write for the Baltimore Sun, Mike
>Himowitz, suggested that the Diebold TS machines they have there be
>converted to ballot printer a la OVC.
>
>http://www.openvotingconsortium.org/ad/balt-sun-326.pdf
>
>While discussing this with others, it occurred to me that backup power for
>the printer might be an issue. The TS can run for 5 hours or so on its
>internal 12v battery. A printer for ballot printing might require its own
>UPS. However, it might also be possible to tap into the TS's built-in UPS.
>
>If we add the external printer, we could disconnect the little cash register
>style thermal printer and use the connectors for that. The pictures of the
>system board we released show the [red] printer power connector. Anybody
>want to guess if that's 12v? I believe there are 12v inkjet printers out
>there. Could we avoid the hassle and expense of an external UPS?
>
>Does this seem feasible to any of you?
>
>Specs on the battery say 12V, 7.2Ah. Need to figure how many pages could be
>printed over what period of time.
>
>Alan
>
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