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Supported Hardware for iPads

Square Point of Sale is compatible with a wide variety of third-party hardware accessories. Below, you’ll find a list of supported accessories with iOS devices, where to purchase them and information on getting set up. For a full overview of hardware with iOS, Android and other devices used with Square, visit Hardware Compatibility by Device.

What hardware can I use with any iOS device?

Ethernet Interface Receipt Printers 

Ethernet printers are ideal for stationary businesses with access to a wireless router with at least one Ethernet port. You’ll need a wireless router for this set-up and your printer must have an Ethernet interface. You’ll need an Ethernet port for each printer you’ll be connecting. 

Note: Supported Ethernet interface printers are compatible with 80mm/3” receipt paper. To order compatible receipt rolls, visit the Square Shop.

Ethernet Interface Impact Kitchen Printer 

Impact printers only print kitchen tickets. For example, if you own a restaurant, you can send your customers’ orders directly to your kitchen. The kitchen crew can see incoming orders in real time, printed from the kitchen printer.

These printers are not affected by heat and can withstand hot environments, like kitchens. They require heat-sensitive paper and will not work with non-thermal receipt printer paper. 

Wireless Interface Receipt Printers (WLAN)

This printer can connect to your local area network via Wi-Fi, meaning it can connect to multiple devices at once.

Bluetooth Receipt Printers 

Bluetooth receipt printers can only pair with one device at a time.

These printers are ideal for stationary businesses who wish to place the printer within 8-10 metres of their iPad, without access to a wireless router.

These Bluetooth receipt printers are mobile and ideal for receipt printing on the go or in environments where you don’t have access to an Ethernet port. Mobile Bluetooth receipt printers do not support a direct cash drawer connection.

What additional hardware can I use with an iPad?

Cash Drawers 

Star Micronics receipt printers are compatible with most 24V cash drawers. Square can guarantee compatibility with the following cash drawers:

  • VPOS EC410 24V cash drawer

  • VPOS EC350 24V small cash drawer

  • VPOS 6 note 8 coin 24V fliptop cash drawer

  • Star Micronics SCD-100

  • Star Micronics SMD2-1617

  • Star Micronics SMD2-1317

Supported cash drawers are powered by Ethernet interface receipt printers. For a cash drawer to open automatically after a sale, it must be connected to an Ethernet printer with the CD-014A MultiPRO interface cable. Otherwise, you’ll need to open the drawer manually, using the cash drawer key. 

Barcode Scanner 

  • Socket Mobile 7Ci

Combined Bluetooth printer & cash drawer 

Stands

What hardware can I use with an Android device?

USB Receipt Printers 

To connect your Android device and USB receipt printer, you’ll need a Micro USB OTG (On-The-Go) adapter. 

Ethernet Interface Receipt Printers 

Ethernet printers are ideal for stationary businesses with access to a wireless router with at least one Ethernet port. You’ll need a wireless router for this set-up and your printer must have an Ethernet interface. You’ll need an Ethernet port for each printer you’ll be connecting. 

Note: Supported Ethernet interface printers are compatible with 80mm/3” receipt paper.

Ethernet Interface Impact Kitchen Printer 

Impact printers only print kitchen tickets. For example, if you own a restaurant, you can send your customers’ orders directly to your kitchen. The kitchen crew can see incoming orders in real time, printed from the kitchen printer.

These printers are not affected by heat and can withstand hot environments, like kitchens. They require heat-sensitive paper and will not work with non-thermal receipt printer paper. 

Cash Drawers 

Star Micronics receipt printers are compatible with most 24V cash drawers. Square can guarantee compatibility with the following cash drawers:

  • VPOS EC410 24V cash drawer

  • VPOS EC350 24V small cash drawer

  • VPOS 6 note 8 coin 24V fliptop cash drawer

  • Star Micronics SCD-100

  • Star Micronics SMD2-1617

  • Star Micronics SMD2-1317

Barcode Scanner 

  • Honeywell 1900

  • Honeywell 1300G

  • Honeywell Voyager 1200G

  • Honeywell Voyager 1250G

  • Symbol LS2208

  • Symbol DS6707

Where can I purchase hardware?

To order hardware compatible with Square, such as printers and cash drawers, visit the Square Shop.

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