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How can I change the automatic Power Off setting on my Epson product?

RELATES TO:


  • Expression Home, Premium and Photo Series Printer and All-In-One models without fax capabilities
  • Changing the printer's Power Off Timer setting
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Mac OS X

EXPLANATION:

Due to Epson's environmental commitments some products are enabled by default to automatically power off after four hours of inactivity, this can be changed to a different time setting or disabled completely. Use the instructions below to adjust the time before power management is applied.

Note:

Any increase will affect the product's energy efficiency, please consider the environment before making any change.

Microsoft Windows

  1. Start with the printer powered on and connected to the computer.
  2. Open the Devices and Printers folder.
  3. See article How to open the Printers or Printers and Faxes folder in Windows for help with this step.
  4. Right-click on the Epson printer icon, then left-click on Printing Preferences in the menu that appears.
  5. Click the Maintenance tab, and then click the Printer and Option Information button.
  6. Select Off, 30 Minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours, or 12 hours as the Power Off Timer setting.

  7. Click the OK button.

macOS/Mac OS X

  1. Click on the Apple menu, and select System Preferences and open Print & Fax / Print & Scan / Printers & Scanners.

    Double-click on the Epson printer icon in the list:

    Print and Fax

  2. Click on the Utility icon. If prompted, select the printer from the Printer List, then click OK.

    For 10.6 or higher: click on Printer Setup. A screen opens on the General tab, click on the Utility tab and then click on Open Printer Utility.

  3. Click the Printer Settings button and the Printer Settings screen appears.
  4. Select Off, 30 Minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours, or 12 hours as the Power Off Timer setting.

  5. Click the Apply button.

Standalone (using the printer's control panel)

  1. Enter Setup mode from the Home menu.
  2. Select Printer Setup.
  3. Select Power Off Timer.
  4. Select Off, 30 Minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours, or 12 hours.

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