Top positive review
Destroyer of batteries
13 April 2013
Don't be tight, and buy an adapter with it. It will bankrupt you in batteries otherwise. Really, these should have been manufactured as mains only. You'll fit a new set of batteries, print a couple of labels, and then it will start complaining about the batteries getting weak. It's pretty amazing really just how quick this will eat a set of batteries.
So anyway, I thought as I had a lot of spare power adapters kicking about, I would use one of those. But beware, these printers use negative tip, positive shell for the connector. Most adapters these days are the other way round. So my advice is to buy the proper adapter, or just buy a multi voltage one and configure it accordingly.
Regarding the printer, it prints nice labels, but finding most of the symbols can be a challenge. Each is substituted for a code such as A11. I might be going blind, but I could not find a chart of these in the book. You have to print out the chart on long labels. I guess these could be stuck to the back of the unit for reference. I never managed to print a whole one out though to see what length it was as the batteries ran out !!
Apart from the pointless battery option, these are nice printers.