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Connect Recommended Hardware to Square Terminal

Square Terminal makes it easy to connect compatible hardware accessories. To connect accessories to your Square Terminal, you’ll need to purchase a Hub for Square Terminal.

Check out our complete hardware compatibility list to ensure your hardware is compatible with your terminal.

Connect Hardware to Square Terminal

  1. Connect your Square Terminal to the USB hardware hub, power adapter, and power adapter cable.

  2. Once you have plugged in the power cable, power the terminal on.

  3. Begin to connect your USB accessories or Ethernet cable.

  4. When a piece of hardware is properly connected, Square Terminal will confirm with an on-screen notification as well as with an audio indication.

To test your hardware accessories:

  1. Tap More from the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Scroll to Hardware and tap the hardware you’d like to test from the list (e.g., Cash Drawers, Printers).

From here, you’ll see your USB connected cash drawers, bar code scanners, and/or network connected printers.

Learn more about connecting hardware to your Square Terminal:

Troubleshoot the USB Bar code Scanner:

If you have any trouble connecting your bar code scanner to Square Terminal. Please give the following troubleshooting tips a try:

  • Make sure Square Terminal is plugged into the hardware hub, and the hub is plugged into the power adaptor. Ensure the power adaptor is plugged into an outlet.

  • Clear the Square Terminal accessory port of debris and dust.

  • Plug the bar code scanner into a different port on the USB hardware hub.

If you connect your bar code scanner and you receive the error message “USB DEVICE IS NOT COMPATIBLE”, you’ll need to reset your bar code scanner.

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