Operating Conditions

Operating Frequency

Dual 125 kHz and 13.56 MHz

Typical Maximum Read Range

1.0” – 3.0” (2.5 – 7.6cm) depending on proximity card type and environmental conditions

Power Consumption

USB units: Typical 70 mA, maximum 100 mA

Serial units: Typical 75 mA, maximum 110 mA

Supported Card Types

For a full list of supported card types, click here 

Physical Characteristics

Housing/Form Factor


3.6 in × 2.1 in × 0.7 in(9 cm × 5.2 cm × 1.7 cm)
2.1 oz(59.5 g)
3.6 in × 2.1 in × 0.7 in(9 cm × 5.2 cm × 1.7 cm)
74.1 oz(2100 g)
Housing Color

Desktop — Black, Pearl

Surface Mount — Black, White

Hardware Integration Pocket — Jack Black

Mounting Options

Surface Mount housing can be easily mounted on panels, kiosks, and other indoor applications. It is designed for mounting with 1" #8 screws only (not included), at a maximum force of 6.25 in/lbs. The Desktop reader has an articulated cable for easy placement on desktops, counters, and more. The IP67 compliant readers must be installed according to the installation guide (enclosed with all units).

Cable Length

Desktop — 6 in, 16 in & 6 ft

Surface Mount — 13 in

Hardware Integration Pocket — Internal Mount is 2 ¾", External Mount is 6'’. (Custom Lengths Available. Call our Sales department at (866) 439-4884.)


Tri-state LED, dual tone beeper

Power Supply

USB Self-powered


Serial RS-232: several power options exist


USB, Serial RS-232, Ethernet

Software Development Kit (SDK)

Environmental Usage

Operating Temperature Range
-30℃ to 66℃ (-22℉ to 150℉ )
Operating Humidity Range

5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing

Storage Temperature Range
-40℃ to 85℃ (-40℉ to 185℉ )

General Information


FCC, United States; CE Mark, Europe; RCM, Australia; IC, Industry Canada. Environment:  RoHS, REACH. Please call rf IDEAS or information about other certifications.


One year for material/workmanship defects. See complete policy for details

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