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HP LaserJet Pro M501 - 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/ljM501.

Technical specifications

Model name
Product number
M501n
J8H60A
M501dn
J8H61A
Paper handling
Tray 1 (100-sheet capacity)
Tray 2 (550-sheet capacity)
1 x 550-sheet paper feeder
Optional
Optional
Automatic duplex printing
Not supported
Connectivity
10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN connection with IPv4 and IPv6
Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Memory
256 MB DDR3 memory
Control-panel display and input
2-line graphical display with 10-key keypad
Print
Prints 45 pages per minute (ppm) on letter and 43 ppm on A4-size paper
Job storage/PIN-protected printing
(Requires a 16 GB or greater USB flash drive.)

Supported operating systems

The following information applies to the printer-specific Windows PCL 6 and OS X print drivers.
Windows: The HP Software Installer installs the HP PCL.6, HP PCL-6, or HP PCL 6 driver depending on the Windows operating system along with optional software when using the full software installer. See the software installation notes for more information.
OS X: Mac computers are supported with this printer. Download HP Easy Start either from 123.hp.com or from the Print Support page, and then use HP Easy Start to install the HP print driver and utility. HP Easy Start is not included in the in-box CD.
  1. Go to 123.hp.com.
  2. Follow the steps provided to download the printer software.
Linux: For information and print drivers for Linux, go to hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html.
UNIX: For information and print drivers for UNIX®, go to www.hp.com/go/unixmodelscripts.
Operating system
Print driver installed
Notes
Windows® XP SP3 or later, 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 installation 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 installation is not supported for this operating system.
Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later, 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 installation is not supported for this operating system.
Use UPD drivers for 64-bit operating systems.
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 or later, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Windows Server 2012, 64-bit
The software installer does not support Windows Server 2012 but the HP PCL 6 and HP PCL-6 printer-specific print drivers do support it.
Download the HP PCL 6 or PCL-6 driver from the HP Web site www.hp.com/support/ljM501, 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 and HP PCL-6 printer-specific print drivers do support it.
Download the HP PCL 6 or PCL-6 driver from the HP Web site www.hp.com/support/ljM501, and use the Windows Add Printer tool to install it.
OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and OS X 10.11 El Capitan
The OS X print driver and print utility are available for download from 123.hp.com. The HP installer software for OS X is not included in the in-box CD.
Download HP Easy Start either from 123.hp.com or from the Print Support page, and then use HP Easy Start to install the HP print driver and utility.
  1. Go to 123.hp.com.
  2. Follow the steps provided to download the printer software.
note:
For a current list of supported operating systems, go to www.hp.com/support/ljM501 for HP's all-inclusive help for the printer.
note:
For details on client and server operating systems and for HP UPD PCL6, UPD PCL 5, and UPD PS driver support for this printer, go to www.hp.com/go/upd and click the Specifications tab.

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 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, and 10.11 El Capitan.
  • 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)
  • HP All-in-One Remote app for iOS and Android devices
  • Google Cloud Print
  • AirPrint
  • Android Printing

Printer dimensions

Dimensions for the base printer
    Figure : Dimensions for the base printer
  1. 289 mm
  2. Tray 2 dust cover closed: 376 mmTray 2 dust cover open: 444 mm
  3. 410 mm
  4. 11.6 kg
Dimensions for the printer with the 1 x 550-sheet paper feeder
    Figure : Dimensions for the printer with the 1 x 550-sheet paper feeder
  1. 419 mm
  2. Tray 2 dust cover closed: 376 mmTray 2 dust cover open: 444 mm
  3. 410 mm
  4. 15.4 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. 3.8 kg

Power consumption, electrical specifications, and acoustic emissions

Power consumption

Power consumption (average, in watts)1, 2
Printer Series3
Printing
Ready
Sleep
Auto-On/Auto Off
Off
HP LaserJet Pro M501
660 W
6.1 W
1.3 W
0.1 W
0.1 W
1Values subject to change.
2Power reported is highest value measured for all printer models using standard voltages.
3Speed is 43 ppm A4 size and 45 ppm Letter-size.

Electrical specifications

110-volt input voltage: 110 to 127 VAC (+/- 10%), 60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
220-volt input voltage: 220 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50 Hz (+/- 3 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 Pro M5011
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 = 25 dB(A)
1Acoustic values are subject to change. Configuration tested: HP LaserJet Pro M501n simplex 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 32.5°C
Relative humidity
30% to 70% relative humidity (RH)
10% to 80% RH
Altitude
Not applicable
0 to 3000 m

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