Credit Card Reader Magnetic Card Reader
Credit Card Magnetic Card Reader

Credit Card Reader Specs


Power +5 VDC +/-10% (50mV ripple maximum). Ground 0 VDC (GND). Chassis ground connected to GND and magnetic head case.
Operating Current:
15mA maximum for undecoded magnetic stripe only (3 tracks). 70mA additional for decoded with keyboard or RS-232 interface.
External Power Supply:
5 VDC/350mA (required for RS-232 version only).


Operating Temperature: 41 F to 131 F (+5 C to 55 C ).
Storage Temperature: -22 F to 149 F (-30 C to 65 C ).
Humidity: Maximum 95% non-condensing.


R e l i a b i l i t y

Electronics MTBF:
Read electronics, magnetic: 100,000 POH. Interface electronics, RS232/Keyboard: 50,000 POH.
Magnetic Head Life: 500,000 passes minimum.
Rail and Cover Life: 1,000,000 passes minimum.
Read Rate:
Less than one error in 100,000 bits on cards conforming to ISO 7811 1-5 (not induced by
operator error).
Warranty: One year, parts and labor.


M e c h a n i c a l

Magnetic Stripe Formats: ISO 7811, AAMVA, and CA DMV.
Swipe Speed: 5 to 55 inches per second, bi-directional.
Card Width: .01 to .055 inches.
Slot Width: Maximum card thickness: .055 (1.37mm).
RS232/Keyboard wedge (AT/XT, PS2)
TTL (undecoded magnetics).
Length: 3.54 inches (90mm). Width: 1.34 inches (34mm). Height: 1.10 inches (28mm).
Weight: Approximately 4.6 oz.
Cable Length: 6-foot straight cable.
Keyboard: Combination 5 pin/6 pin DIN.
TTL: 9 pin squeeze. RS232: DB9F.

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