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Connecting your iDynamo Credit Card Reader

Once you receive your MagTek iDynamo Credit Card Reader in the mail, connecting it to your iPad can be done with the following steps. If you are using the newest model of iPad with a Lightning connector, you will need an Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter to connect your credit card reader to your iPad.

Items Needed

  • Apple iPad
  • iDynamo Credit Card Reader
  • Apple 12W USB Power Adapter (usually included with a new iPad)
  • Micro USB to USB Cable
  • Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (only required if the iPad has a Lightning connector port)

Connecting a Credit Card Reader to an iPad with a 30-pin Connector

Connect your credit card reader directly to the port on your iPad. Your iPad and reader must both be powered to work.

  1. To start using your iDynamo Credit Card Reader, attach the plastic clip for iPad to the iDynamo Credit Card Reader
  2. Attach the reader to the 30-pin connector port located on side of the iPad below the Home Button
  3. Attach a smaller end of a Micro USB to USB Cable to the micro USB port located behind the reader
  4. Attach the larger end of the USB cable to an Apple 12W USB Power Adapter
  5. Plug the Apple Power Adapter into an outlet to power both your iDynamo Credit Card Reader and iPad

Connecting a Credit Card Reader to an iPad with a Lightning Connector

Connect your credit card reader to an Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter before connecting to the port on your iPad. Your iPad and reader must both be powered to work.

  1. To start using your iDynamo Credit Card Reader, attach the plastic clip for iPad to the iDynamo Credit Card Reader
  2. Attach the 30-pin connector side (wider opening) of an Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter to the reader
  3. Attach the Lightning side (smaller protruding end) to the Lightning port located on side of the iPad below the Home Button
  4. Attach a smaller end of a Micro USB to USB Cable to the micro USB port located behind the reader
  5. Attach the larger end of the USB cable to an Apple 12W USB Power Adapter
  6. Plug the Apple Power Adapter into an outlet to power both your iDynamo Credit Card Reader and iPad