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Magnetic Stripe Encoder

Magnetic Card Writer Magstripe Encoder

Magnetic Card Reader Writer

Use the 3840-33HL magnetic stripe encoder to encode:

  • Membership cards
  • Visitor and employee badges
  • Identification and access control cards
  • Student identification cards
  • Gasboy Cards *

Our Magnetic Card Reader Writer 3840-33HL is designed to offer a card reading/writing solution for ISO formats. It reads and writes up to 3 tracks of data, decoding/encoding and verifying up to 3 tracks of data simultaneously. The 3840-33HL Magnetic Card Writer provides a standard USB interface to communicate with host system or other terminal computers.


  • Reading/Writing magnetic stripe card complied with ISO formats
  • Read/WriteHigh &Low Coercive (300~4000Oe)
  • High/Low Coercivity encoding circuitry selectable on screen
  • Program software for Windows 7/8/10
  • Programming software for various read/write performance
  • Sequential write function, up to 12 digits (1 up)
  • Manual Swipe to read and/or write card with USB output
  • Writing and verifying data on single, dual, or triple track in one swipe
  • +24VDC, 2.5A Max external power adapter attached
  • Dimensions of 210(L) x 60(W) x 62(H) mm
Power requirements +24VDC +/- 5%
Consumption Typical 350mA Max. 600mA plus for each writing track
Power supply External switching power 24V/2.5A
Communication Standard RS232 with USB cable
Ripple 50mVp-p or less
Dielectric strength 500 VDC for 1 minute
Read card Track1 Track2 Track3
Bit per density 210 bpi 75/210bpi 210 bpi
Coercive force Read/write 300-4000 oe Mag.card
Card thickness 0.76-1.2mm
Read speed STD card Jitter +/-15% Amp. 60%
5-55ips 5-50ips 5-50ips
Write speed 5-30ips
Write jitter Interval <+/- 10%, Sub-interval <+/- 12%
Error rate Read <0.5%
Write <0.8%
Head life Min. 1 million swipes for both read/write head
Heads Japan
Chips USA
Assembly China
Body material ABS 94V-0
Weight Approx. 1.5kg
Dimension 215.1L x 58W x 62H mm
Swipe Manual, single direction
Operation -10 to 60oC, 10 to 85% humidity, non condensing
Storage -30 to 70oC, 10 to 90% humidity, non condensing
Safety Approval
Rating FCC, CE, ROHS



3840-33HL Tracks I, II &III High/Low Coercivity Magnetic Card Writer with USB interface, software, programmer's manual and power supply.


500 Pack of Blank High Coercivity Cards.


* Please Note: Some newer GasBoy installations may require the customer to also install a PIN Calculator that will need to be acquired from GasBoy.

Also available, the EZW Encoder, our AMC 712/722 compatible magnetic card writer.

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