Your Square Terminal should come with a partially charged battery when you receive it. If you plan to use your Terminal for an extended period of time away from a power cable, it’s always a good idea to ensure you have a full charge.
Square Terminal comes with two cables, the power adapter cable and power adapter. You can purchase a Hub to connect hardware accessories.
Power adapter cable: The power adapter cable plugs directly into your wall socket and connects to the power adapter block.
Power adapter: The power adapter has both a power adapter block and a cable that connects directly to Square Terminal or to the included accessory hub.
Accessory hub: The accessory hub is an optional adapter that you can use to connect to your Ethernet network or accessories. You can tell the accessory hub apart as it has 3 USB ports and an ethernet port.
Both the accessory hub and power adapter have magnets on the bottom so you can attach them to each other or another surface like a cash drawer or a metal countertop.
If you have an Ethernet connection, you can connect to Ethernet by plugging in your Ethernet cable to the accessory hub. If you do not have an Ethernet connection or your entire internet connection is down, you can tether Square Terminal to your smartphone or other portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
Keep in mind, to connect your Square Terminal via an Ethernet cable, you’ll need to purchase Hub for Square Terminal.
While Square Terminal doesn’t come with a mount to attach to your countertop, you can buy one on Square Shop or use Terminal with other commercially available camera mounts.
The 1/4” mount receptacle on the bottom of your Terminal is designed to fit many widely available camera-style mounting accessories. Simply follow the mount’s instructions to secure it to your counter or another surface, then screw Terminal onto the mount using the receptacle on the bottom of Terminal.