When you're getting ready to purchase a credit card terminal,you can choose to go with a traditional terminal or a wireless system.The exact cables you need for a wired credit card terminal vary depending on the manufacturer and model of your device.However,all terminals have the same basic components: a communication port,a few ports for peripherals and a power input.
Phone or Ethernet Cable
The most important aspect of your credit card machine is the communications cable -- typically a standard phone line,though some card readers use Ethernet cables instead of phone cables.This setup allows your card reader to communicate with the server and process the card information for payment.You can use the same phone and Ethernet cords that you use with your standard household lines.
While you don't need to add peripherals to your credit card machine to run standard credit cards,you can still choose to add them.These can include external printers and PIN pads.The ports vary between models but tend to be the TIA/EIA standard,一种串行连接。These types include RS-232 and RS-422.Check your credit card machine and peripherals to confirm that they are compatible.
Unless your credit card terminal can run on batteries -- as some do -- you'll need a power cable.The type of power cable you need varies,depending on the brand and model of card machine.Generally,they use an AC adapter.If you've lost yours,you can replace it with a generic AC adapter with the same wattage requirements.
While the credit card terminal is the most common method for taking card payments in a store,it's not your only option.Through smartphone and tablet adapters like Square and PayPal Here,you can take credit card payments using your phone,anywhere you have an Internet or cellular connection.Some businesses have even opted to replace their traditional point-of-sale systems with the iPad and Square.
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