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HP LaserJet Enterprise M506 - Printer specifications

note:
The following specifications are correct at the time of publication, but they are subject to change. For current information, see www.hp.com/support/ljM506.

Technical specifications

Model name
Product number
M506n
F2A68A
M506dn
F2A69A
M506x
F2A70A
Paper handling
Tray 1 (100-sheet capacity)
Tray 2 (550-sheet capacity)
1 x 550-sheet paper feeder
note:
Each printer model accepts up to three optional 1 x 550-sheet feeders (Trays 3, 4, and 5). Tray 3 is included with the x model.
Optional
Optional
Printer cabinet/stand
Optional
Optional
Optional
Automatic duplex printing
Not supported
Connectivity
10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN connection with IPv4 and IPv6
Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Easy-access USB port for printing without a computer and upgrading the firmware
Hardware Integration Pocket for connecting accessory and third-party devices
Not supported
HP Internal USB Ports
Optional
Optional
Optional
HP Jetdirect 3000w NFC/Wireless Accessory for printing from mobile devices
note:
For use in the Hardware Integration Pocket. The HP Jetdirect 3000w NFC/Wireless Accessory requires the HP Internal USB ports accessory
Optional
Optional
Not supported
Integrated HP near-field communication (NFC) and Wi-Fi Direct functionality for printing from mobile devices
Not supported
Not supported
HP Jetdirect 2900nw Print Server accessory for wireless connectivity
Optional
Optional
Optional
Memory
512 MB base memory
note:
The base memory is expandable to 1.5 GB by adding a DIMM memory module.
Mass storage
4 GB embedded Multi-Media Controller (eMMC)
500 GB FIPS hard-disk drive
Optional
Optional
Optional
Security
HP Trusted Platform Module for encrypting all data that passes through the printer
Optional
Optional
Optional
Control-panel display and input
4-line graphical display with 10-key keypad
Not supported
Color touchscreen control panel
Not supported
Not supported
Print
Prints 45 pages per minute (ppm) on letter and 43 ppm on A4-size paper
Easy-access USB printing (no computer required)
Store jobs in the printer memory to print later or print privately

Supported operating systems

The following information applies to the Printer-Specific Windows PCL 6 and OS X print drivers and to the in-box software installation CD.
Windows: The HP Software Installer CD installs the “HP PCL.6” version 3 print driver, the “HP PCL 6” version 3 print driver, or the “HP PCL-6” version 4 print driver, depending on the Windows operating system, along with optional software when using the full software installer. Download the "HP PCL.6" version 3 print driver, the "HP PCL 6" version 3 print driver, and the "HP PCL-6" version 4 print driver from the printer-support Web site for this printer: www.hp.com/support/ljM506.
Mac computers, OS X, and iOS devices: Mac computers and Apple iOS mobile devices are supported with this printer. The OS X print driver and print utility are available for download from hp.com and may also be available via Apple Software Update. The HP installer software for OS X is not included in the in-box CD. Follow these steps to download the HP installer software for OS X:
  1. Select Support Options, under Download Options select Drivers, Software & Firmware, and then select the printer bundle.
  2. Click the operating system version, and then click the Download button.
Supported operating systems and print drivers
Operating system
Print driver installed (from the software installer CD for Windows, or the installer on the Web for OS X)
Notes
Windows® XP SP3, 32-bit
The “HP PCL.6” printer-specific print driver is installed for this operating system as part of the basic software installation. The basic installer installs the driver only.
The full software installer is not supported for this operating system.
Microsoft retired mainstream support for Windows XP in April 2009. HP will continue to provide best effort support for the discontinued XP operating system.
Windows Vista®, 32-bit
The “HP PCL.6” printer-specific print driver is installed for this operating system as part of the basic software installation. The basic installer installs the driver only.
The full software installer is not supported for this operating system.
Windows Server 2003 SP2, 32-bit
The “HP PCL.6” printer-specific print driver is installed for this operating system as part of the basic software installation. The basic installer installs the driver only.
The full software installer is not supported for this operating system.
Microsoft retired mainstream support for Windows Server 2003 in July 2010. HP will continue to provide best effort support for the discontinued Server 2003 operating system.
Windows 7 SP1, 32-bit and 64-bit
The “HP PCL 6” printer-specific print driver is installed for this operating system as part of the full software installation.
Windows 8, 32-bit and 64-bit
The “HP PCL-6” printer-specific print driver is installed for this operating system as part of the basic software installation. The basic installer installs the driver only.
The full software installer is not supported for this operating system.
Windows 8 RT support is provided through Microsoft IN OS Version 4, 32- bit driver.
Windows 8.1, 32-bit and 64-bit
The “HP PCL-6” printer-specific print driver is installed for this operating system as part of the basic software installation. The basic installer installs the driver only.
The full software installer is not supported for this operating system.
Windows 8.1 RT support is provided through Microsoft IN OS Version 4, 32- bit driver.
Windows 10, 32-bit and 64-bit
The “HP PCL-6” printer-specific print driver is installed for this operating system as part of the basic software installation. The basic installer installs the driver only.
The full software installer is not supported for this operating system.
Windows Server 2008 SP2, 32-bit
The “HP PCL.6” printer-specific print driver is installed for this operating system as part of the basic software installation. The basic installer installs the driver only.
The full software installer is not supported for this operating system.
Windows Server 2008 SP2, 64-bit
The “HP PCL 6” printer-specific print driver is installed for this operating system as part of the basic software installation. The basic installer installs the driver only.
The full software installer is not supported for this operating system.
Windows Server 2008 R2, SP 1, 64-bit
The “HP PCL 6” printer-specific print driver is installed for this operating system as part of the basic software installation. The basic installer installs the driver only.
The full software installer is not supported for this operating system.
Windows Server 2012, 64-bit
The software installer does not support Windows Server 2012 but the “HP PCL 6” version 3 and “HP PCL-6” version 4 printer-specific print drivers do support it.
Download the driver from the HP Web site, and use the Windows Add Printer tool to install it.
Windows Server 2012 R2, 64-bit
The software installer does not support Windows Server 2012 but the “HP PCL 6” version 3 and “HP PCL-6” version 4 printer-specific print drivers do support it.
Download the driver from the HP Web site, and use the Windows Add Printer tool to install it.
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X 10.10 Yosemite
The OS X print driver and print utility are available for download from hp.com and may also be available via Apple Software Update. The HP installer software for OS X is not included in the in-box CD.
For OS X, download the installer from the support Web site for this printer.
  1. Select Support Options, under Download Options select Drivers, Software & Firmware, and then select the printer bundle.
  2. Click the operating system version, and then click the Download button.
note:
For a current list of supported operating systems, go to www.hp.com/support/ljM506 for HP's all-inclusive help for the printer.
note:
For details on client and server operating systems and for HP UPD driver support for this printer, go to www.hp.com/go/upd. Under Additional information, click the links.
Minimum system requirements
Windows
Mac computers and OS X
  • CD-ROM drive, DVD drive, or an Internet connection
  • Dedicated USB 1.1 or 2.0 connection or a network connection
  • 400 MB of available hard-disk space
  • Internet connection
  • 1 GB of available hard-disk space

Mobile printing solutions

The printer supports the following software for mobile printing:
  • HP ePrint software
    note:
    The HP ePrint Software supports the following operating systems: Windows 7 SP 1 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit); and OS X versions 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks, and 10.10 Yosemite.
  • HP ePrint via email (Requires HP Web Services to be enabled and the printer to be registered with HP Connected)
  • HP ePrint app (Available for Android, iOS, and Blackberry)
  • ePrint Enterprise app (Supported on all printers with ePrint Enterprise Server Software)
  • HP Home and Biz app (Available for Symbian/Nokia devices)
  • Google Cloud Print 1.0 (Requires the printer to be registered with HP Connected and then registered with Google Cloud)
  • AirPrint
  • Android Printing

Printer dimensions

Dimensions for the n and dn models
    Figure : Dimensions for the n and dn models
  1. 296 mm
  2. Tray 2 dust cover closed: 376 mmTray 2 dust cover open: 444 mm
  3. 410 mm
  4. 12 kg
Dimensions for the x model
    Figure : Dimensions for the x model
  1. 415 mm
  2. Tray 2 dust cover closed: 376 mmTray 2 dust cover open: 444 mm
  3. 410 mm
  4. 13.4 kg
Dimensions for the 1 x 550-sheet paper feeder
    Figure : Dimensions for the 1 x 550-sheet paper feeder
  1. 130 mm
  2. Tray closed: 376 mmTray opened: 569 mm
  3. 410 mm
  4. 1.4 kg
Dimensions for the cabinet/stand
    Figure : Dimensions for the cabinet/stand
  1. 381 mm
  2. Door closed: 632 mmDoor opened and rear castors rotated: 865 mm
  3. Door closed: 600 mmDoor opened and rear castors rotated: 630 mm
  4. 9.0 kg
Dimensions for the printer with three 1 x 550-sheet paper feeders and the cabinet/stand
    Figure : Dimensions for the printer with three 1 x 550-sheet paper feeders and the cabinet/stand
  1. 1067 mm
  2. 632 mm
  3. 600 mm
  4. 25.2 kg

Power consumption, electrical specifications, and acoustic emissions

Power consumption

Power consumption (average, in watts)1, 2, 3
Printer Series4
Printing
Ready
Sleep
Auto-Off
Off
HP LaserJet Enterprise M506
741.9 W
13.7 W
2.5 W
0.08 W
0.08 W
1Values subject to change.
2Power reported is highest value measured for all printer models using standard voltages.
3Default time from Ready mode to Sleep = 0 minutes.
4Speed is 43 ppm A4 size and 45 ppm Letter-size.

Electrical specifications

110-volt input voltage: 100 to 127 VAC, 60 Hz
220-volt input voltage: 200 to 240 VAC, 50 Hz
  caution:
Power requirements are based on the country/region where the printer is sold. Do not convert operating voltages. This will damage the printer and void the printer warranty.

Acoustic emissions

HP LaserJet Enterprise M5061
Sound power level
Printing (43 ppm)
Ready
Declared per ISO 9296
LWAd = 6.8 Bels (A) [68 dB(A)]
LWAd = 4.0 Bels (A) [40 dB(A)]
Sound pressure level - Bystander position
Printing
Ready
Declared per ISO 9296
LpAm = 54 dB(A)
LpAm = 24 dB(A)
1Acoustic values are subject to change. Configuration tested: HP LaserJet Enterprise M506dn printing on A4-size paper at 43 ppm in simplex mode.

Operating-environment range

Operating-environment specifications
Environment
Recommended
Allowed
Temperature
17° to 25°C
15° to 30°C
Relative humidity
30% to 70% relative humidity (RH)
10% to 80% RH
Altitude
Not applicable
0 to 3000 m

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