FAQ – Mini Keyboard

Usage

How do I get Penclic Mini Keyboard to work with my computer?
Simply connect the corded Penclic Mini Keyboard C2 to the USB port. To setup the wireless Penclic Mini Keyboard K2 insert the rechargeable batteries and start charging with the included micro-USB charging cable. Insert the Nano-USB receiver into the USB port, then set the keyboard power switch on the bottom of the keyboard to ON. The wireless connection activates automatically.
For both models the driver installation starts automatically.

How is Penclic Mini Keyboard suited for my needs?
The compact size and low keys allows a more centred and healthy working position. Penclic Mini Keyboard’s normal size keys provide a good tactile feeling which results in a quick response when typing, creating a relaxed and efficient time in front of the computer. The contemporary and relaxing colours make the keyboard as easy on your eyes as it is on your fingertips. This is a visual ergonomic improvement, implemented to enhance user experience.

What problems may Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) cause?
RSI is an injury of the musculoskeletal and nervous system that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, sustained or awkward positions. Problems with the neck, shoulders and hands can occur due to highly controlled, static, monotonous, repetitive work.

Technical

Which operating systems does Penclic Mini Keyboard work with?
The supported platforms for Penclic Mini Keyboard are all operating systems that support HID 1.1. These includes Windows XP or later, Mac OSX version 10.1 or later and most Linux/BSD flavors. MAC operating systems do not support all the special functions.

Do you need any extra software?
No extra software/driver installations are needed.

What features does Penclic Mini Keyboard have?
It is a slim, 5 mm in profile keyboard with normal sized scissor keys. The keys are also low Quiet-touch. The corded Penclic Mini Keyboard has 2 USB-port. For the wireless keyboard rechargeable batteries and a micro-USB charging cable are included.

How do I easily work with numbers?
As with an ordinary sized keyboard you have all the numbers above the letters. Also, the smaller orange numbers is the numpad and you activate them by pressing Fn and Num Lock (F11) at the same time.

Do the keyboard have any extra functions?
Everything in blue text is special functions and is activated by holding the Fn key and then pressing the key. See the different functions below.

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When I am typing letters, numbers shows instead. Why is that?
When NumLock is activated the letters with red numbers on turns to numbers instead of letters. To deactivate NumLock press Fn and NumL (F11) together.

There is a possibility to change computer settings for NumLock not to start automatically when the computer is turned on (as standard settings). However, this is not recommended to change unless you have advanced computer skills since changing this might affect other settings too. Contact us for help atcontact@penclic.se

What do the LEDs on the keyboard indicate?
The corded keyboard has 3 LEDs and the wireless has 1 LED indicating the battery status. See there functions below.

Corded

corded-led

Wireless

wired-led

How do I know when the batteries need to be recharged?
When the battery needs recharging the LED on the keyboard will flash red. When the battery is fully charged a constant green light will be displayed. With everyday usage the battery will last approximately 2 months before recharging is needed. Remember to recharge the battery before you use the keyboard the first time.

What kind of battery is it?
A rechargeable AAA 1.2V NiMH battery is included with the wireless Penclic Mini Keyboard. None rechargeable AAA batteries can be used as well, LR 03/AAA/1.5V Alkaine. NOTE: Do not try to charge non rechargeable batteries.

How far away does the wireless keyboard work?
The wireless Penclic Mini Keyboard minimum reaches 5 metres.

How long is the cable for the corded keyboard?
The cable for the corded Penclic Mini Keyboard is 1.4 metres in length.

What can I do if I lose my recharging cable?
It is a standard micro USB cable and the keyboard will work with your standard one.