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Setting up your Cash Drawer for Mac

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Your cash drawer connects to your receipt printer, and is set to open automatically when a receipt is printed. This will guide you through the steps to set up your cash drawer for Mac.

Cash Drawer Setup for Mac

To connect your cash drawer to your printer, first plug the RJ12 connector cable (the one that looks similar to a phone line) from the cash drawer into your receipt printer.

Next, visit the following URL: http://localhost:631/printers/ This will take you to CUPS, which is a network printing service used by Mac computers.

Log into the site using the username and password you use to login to your computer.

Note: if you don’t know what your username is, go to System Preferences > Users & Groups.

Note: Receiving error messages? You may need to set up CUPS for your computer. For instructions on this, see below. 

Once in CUPS, click the Printers button at the top of the screen and select your printer model.

From the drop-down menu, select “Set Default Options”.

Select “Cash Drawer Control” and choose “”open after printing” for “Cash Drawer #1” and “Cash Drawer #2”.

When this is done, click the “Set Default Options” button.  This will complete your cash drawer setup.

Enabling CUPS on your Computer

If CUPS is not enabled on your computer, you will see the following screen:

First, select and copy “cupsctl WebInterface=yes” from the screen above. Then, click the magnifying glass in the top right corner of your screen and perform a search for “terminal.”

Once in terminal, paste in the “cupsctl WebInterface=yes” you copied earlier and click Enter. 

This will enable CUPS on your computer.

For a list of PayGo-compatible hardware (along with purchasing links), see our PayGo POS Hardware page.

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