XB-918RB User Guide

XB-918RB is an industrial 1D Bluetooth wireless barcode scanner capable of reading various 1D barcodes. It is able to work with mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, IOS, Android, Windows) using Bluetooth.

User Manual: Please download the XB-918RB User Manual for the configuration barcodes. A copy of the User Manual is in the barcode scanner box.

Connection modes

Please ensure that the barcode scanner is fully charged before using it.

You can use any of the three connection modes for XB-918RB.

Using wireless mode with USB dongle

  1. Connect the USB receiver (dongle) to the USB port of the computer.
  2. Ensure that Windows can detect the USB receiver in Device Manager.
    It should appear as a HID Keyboard Device under Keyboards.
  3. Turn on the barcode scanner by pressing the trigger.
  4. The USB receiver will attempt to pair with the barcode scanner.
  5. When pairing is successful, both the USB receiver and the barcode scanner will show a steady blue light.
  6. Open Notepad and attempt to scan a barcode with the barcode scanner. The scanned barcode will appear in Notepad.
How to pair
Please perform the following steps to pair the barcode scanner with the USB receiver.
Remember to cover the other configuration barcodes to prevent scanning of wrong barcodes.
  1. Disconnect the USB receiver from the USB port of the computer.
  2. Scan Factory Default barcodes in sequence – “Factory Default”, “RF Setting”, “Bluetooth Mode” with the barcode scanner.
  3. Scan Bluetooth Pairing barcodes I,II with the barcode scanner.
  4. Connect the USB receiver to the USB port of the computer. The USB receiver will attempt to pair with the barcode scanner. During the attempt, both the USB receiver and the barcode scanner will show blinking blue light.
  5. When pairing is successful, both the USB receiver and the barcode scanner will show a steady blue light.

Using bluetooth mode

  1. Turn on the barcode scanner by pressing the trigger.
  2. If the barcode scanner has already paired successfully with a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, IOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS), the device will attempt to pair with the barcode scanner.
  3. During the attempt, the barcode scanner will show blinking blue light.
  4. When pairing is successful, the barcode scanner will show a steady blue light.
  5. Open a Text Editor in the mobile device and attempt to scan a barcode with the barcode scanner. The scanned barcode will appear in the mobile device.
How to pair
Please perform the following steps to pair the barcode scanner to a mobile device.
Remember to cover the other configuration barcodes to prevent scanning of wrong barcodes.
  1. Scan Factory Default barcodes in sequence – “Factory Default”, “RF Setting”, “Bluetooth Mode” with the barcode scanner.
  2. Scan Bluetooth Pairing barcodes I,II with the barcode scanner.

  3. Access the Bluetooth settings of the mobile device to search for the barcode scanner “R&B40” and select pair to pair with the barcode scanner.
  4. When pairing is successful, the barcode scanner will show a steady blue light.

Using wired mode

  1. Connect the barcode scanner to the USB port of the computer with the USB cable provided.
  2. Ensure that Windows can detect the barcode scanner in Device Manager.
  3. Turn on the barcode scanner by pressing the trigger.
  4. Open Notepad and attempt to scan a barcode with the barcode scanner. The scanned barcode will appear in Notepad.
How to configure for direct USB connection with the computer
Please perform the following steps to configure the barcode scanner for direct USB connection with the computer.
Remember to cover the other configuration barcodes to prevent scanning of wrong barcodes.
  1. Scan Factory Default barcode with the barcode scanner.

  2. Scan wired mode barcode with the barcode scanner.

Other settings

The barcode scanner has the following scan modes.

  1. Manual (default): Press the trigger of the barcode scanner 
  2. Continuous mode: The barcode scanner scans continuously.
  3. Auto-flashing: Continuous mode with LED flashing once every second.
The default scan mode out of the box is the manual mode.
 
To change scan mode please scan the respective barcode.
 

The barcode scanner will automatically turn off after 1 minute (default) to conserve the battery power.  

To change the sleep time please follow the following steps:

  • Wired mode:
    1. Scan Factory default I, II, III barcodes.

    2. Scan the respective Sleep Time barcode.
  • Wireless or bluetooth mode: Scan the respective Sleep Time barcode.
 

Question: How do I turn off the barcode scanner?

Answer: Press the trigger for 20 seconds and a beep sound will be heard. Release the trigger.

Question: Why does the barcode scanner turn off immediately after it is turned on?

Answer: The battery of the barcode scanner is low. Please charge it with the power adapter provided.

Question: Why does the barcode scanner automatically turn off after some time?

Answer: The barcode scanner when functioning in Wireless or Bluetooth mode, will automatically turn off after 1 minute (default) to conserve the battery power. Please refer to the “Sleep Time” section above to disable sleep or configure a different sleep time duration.  

Question: What does the different color lights on the barcode scanner indicate?

Answer:

  • Red light: The barcode scanner is turned on.
  • Blinking blue light: The barcode scanner is attempting to pair.
  • Steady blue light: The barcode scanner is paired successfully.
  • Green light: The barcode scanner is charging.

Question: When used in wireless mode, why is there no data transmitted after some time? 

This may be due to the Windows “USB selective suspend” feature which suspends a USB port to save power. Please disable this feature using the method here.

Question: When used in bluetooth mode, why is the barcode scanner unable to auto re-pair with a mobile device?

Answer: If the barcode scanner is unable to pair, please turn off both the mobile phone and the barcode scanner. Turn on both devices again. This is to re-activate the Bluetooth connectivity of both devices.