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e280 user manual

Get started with the e280 payment terminal.

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Supplied components

  • e280 payment terminal
  • USB cable

A charger is not included.
Use a 5V DC, 1A charger to recharge the battery. The battery can't be replaced.

Get started

These are the steps to get your new e280 payment terminal up and running. Some steps include a link to more detailed instructions.

  1. Inspect the terminal.
  2. Turn on the terminal by connecting it to a power source. During startup the display turns on and off a few times. Let the battery charge for at least four hours while you continue with the next steps.
  3. Select Configure network. Then connect the terminal to your network.
  4. Select Board the terminal, select your store, and select Confirm. Boarding can take up to 30 minutes.

    If Board the terminal doesn't show, wait until the next synchronization with the Adyen platform (on average three hours) and try again.

  5. Test the connection with the Adyen platform.
  6. Test the connection with your POS system.

When you have completed these steps, you are ready to process payments!

Inspect the terminal

Because payment terminals process sensitive card data, you must verify that the terminal you received is the correct one, supplied by Adyen, and hasn't been tampered with.

  1. Verify that the box containing the terminal hasn't been opened and that the security seal is intact.
    The security seal is a red label with a bar code and a number, stuck across the lid of the box.

  2. If you have access to the Adyen Customer Area, log in and under Point of sale > Orders and returns find the order for your terminal. Then:

    • Verify that the serial number (S/N) on the box is the same as in the Customer Area.
    • Verify that the security seal number on the box is the same as in the Customer Area.
    • Using the track & trace link, track the order with the carrier to verify that they confirm having delivered the payment terminal.

  3. Break the security seal, take the terminal out of the box, and verify that the serial number (S/N) on the terminal is the same as the serial number on the box.

  4. Inspect the terminal for tampering. Check for missing seals or screws, additional wires or labels, holes in the device, and anything inserted in or attached to any part of the terminal.

If any of the above checks fails, contact our Support Team immediately.

Connect to your network

Connect your terminal to the internet so that it can communicate with the Adyen payments platform.

Connect to Wi-Fi

  1. On the terminal display, select Configure network.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
  3. Turn on the Wi-Fi toggle switch.
  4. Select the + icon to add a network. The terminal scans for Wi-Fi networks.
  5. Choose the desired network from the list and enter the Wi-Fi password, or select Add manually and enter the name (SSID) of the Wi-Fi network and the Wi-Fi password.
  6. Select the check mark to confirm.
    The terminal sets the network as default automatically, and connects to it.
    You'll now see a Wi-Fi icon at the top of the display.

After the terminal is boarded

If you need to change Wi-Fi usage after the terminal is boarded:

  1. Select Settings > Network.
  2. Enter your passcode.
  3. Select Wi-Fi. You can now:
    • Turn Wi-Fi on or off using the Wi-Fi toggle switch.
    • Change IP settings.
    • Add another network as described above.

Test the payments platform connection

Payments are processed on the Adyen payments platform. To test the connection with that platform:

  1. Select Settings > Diagnostics > PSP connection.
  2. Check if the Status is Successful.
    You can also View results and check if all items have a green check mark -white_check_mark-.
    Don't worry if Receiving data has a red cross -x- and the result is No Error; the terminal successfully connected with our platform.

Test the POS system connection

To test the connection with your POS system:

  1. Select Settings > Diagnostics > Terminal API.
  2. Check if the Status is Successful.
    You can also View results and check if all items have a green check mark -white_check_mark-.
  3. Select the Back button to go back to Diagnostics, and select Endpoints.
    The terminal runs tests on four URLs and then shows a final screen.
  4. Check if the Status is Successful or select View results to check whether all four URLs in the final screen have a green check mark -white_check_mark-.

Turn on/off

If you turn on the payment terminal for the first time or after it was off for a long time, it may make a maintenance call to synchronize the configuration and update the software. This can take 10 to 20 minutes.
When connected to a power supply, the battery charges. An icon at the top of the display indicates the battery charge level.

Turn on the terminal:

  • Connect the terminal to a power supply.
  • Press and hold the power button until the display turns on. The battery charge level needs to be high enough for the terminal to turn on.

During startup the display turns on and off a few times.

Turn off the terminal:

  1. Go to Settings and select Power.
  2. Enter your passcode.
  3. Select Power off and confirm.
    You can also press and hold the power button until (after 5 - 20 seconds) the display turns off.

Use the USB-C charging cable

The e280 payment terminal is supplied with a USB-C charging cable. This cable is compliant with the USB industry and UL standards.

Always use the charging cable provided by Adyen.

To prevent damage to the USB-C charging cable and the USB-C socket on the payment terminal, follow these guidelines:

  • Insert and remove the USB-C charging cable by holding the end that connects to the terminal or the power plug.
  • Don't insert or remove the USB-C charging cable in an upward, downward, left, or right direction.
  • Don't bend or fold the USB-C charging cable.
  • Don't use excessive force to insert or remove the USB-C charging cable.
  • Always inspect the USB-C charging cable and the USB-C socket on the payment terminal for foreign objects.
  • If the terminal operates in areas of high humidity, dust, or food residue, consider getting a charging station.

Payment terminal menus

Your payment terminals have a menu with options related to payments, and a menu with options related to configuration. The access to some menu options is protected by passcodes.

Menu/Button Description Passcode

  • Device info: view information about the payment terminal, like the serial number, configuration version, and store details. Update the software version. Scan the QR code to connect external devices to the terminal.
  • Network: enable and configure network connections.
  • Software: view and update the software version.
  • Configuration: view, update, or remove the configuration version.
  • Diagnostics: run network connection tests or send us a diagnostic report.
  • Power: restart or power off the terminal.
  • No passcode required:
    • Device info
    • Diagnostics
  • Admin & Settings passcode:
    • Configuration
    • Network
    • Software
    • Power

  • Totals: view, print, or reset the transaction totals report. Reset transaction totals. View the last known totals report.
  • History: view transactions stored on the terminal. Re-print the merchant/shopper receipt for an approved transaction.
  • Normal payment: start a normal payment when used as a standalone terminal.
  • The special payments menu when used as a standalone terminal: Refund, Manual key entry, MOTO payment, MOTO refund, Bypass PIN, Bypass AID prio, Cashback.
  • Transactions passcode required:
    • History
    • Totals
    • Normal payment
    • Special payments menu
  • Refunds passcode required:
    • Refund
    • MOTO refund

  • No passcode required.

From software version 1.90, all Android and non-Android payment terminals use the same menu structure. If your terminals are on an earlier version, they might be still using the old non-Android terminal menus.

Device info

To view information about the terminal:

  • Select Settings > Device info.

The Device info screen shows:

  • Model, serial number, and IP address of the terminal.
  • Software version and configuration version that the terminal currently uses.
  • Merchant account and store that the terminal belongs to.
  • A button to show a QR code with device info.
    When you contact our Support Team, they may ask you to scan this QR code.



If there is an issue with your payment terminal, first try to diagnose and solve the issue yourself, using our Troubleshooting documentation. In many cases, this is the quickest solution.

Ask for assistance

If you can't resolve the issue using the Troubleshooting documentation, contact to our Support Team.

Provide the following information:

  • Merchant account.
  • PSP reference of the transaction, if applicable.
  • Terminal serial number. This number is available in the Device info and also printed on the back of the terminal (for example, S/N:123-456-789).

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