Wiegand to Serial

The Wiegand Converter integrates all standard Wiegand based reader technologies into other applications. The Converter has multiple uses. It serves as a WAVE ID ® card data converter, translating all major Wiegand data outputs to USB, RS-232, RS-485 or TTL. We offer models for Wiegand output from standard proximity and contactless smart card readers as well as FIPS201/TWIC 200 bit CHUID output readers. Provides the computer/terminal/PLC interface when using ID badges for more than door access. The converter output is sent to the serial port either as ASCII characters or through a callable DLL for software developers. Selectable card information can be configured in the converter’s flash memory using free software. Perfect for those requiring WAVE ID® Enroll functionality but require an outdoor reader with longer read range.

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Physical Characteristics

2.5 in × 4.2 in × 0.9 in(6.4 cm × 10.7 cm × 2.2 cm)
9.3 oz(264 g)

Two-state LED

Power Supply

Nominal input: 4-16V DC


USB model: supplied via USB cable

RS-232/485 model: supplied via terminal block

Software Development Kit (SDK)

Environmental Usage

Operating Temperature Range
-35℃ to 65℃ (238℉ to 339℉ )
Operating Humidity Range

5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing

General Information

Additional Information

Models: These work with the Wiegand output from the card reader. There is a specific model to work with readers reading TWIC, FIPS201 card that accept the 200 CHUID bits.

Relay: Normally open and normally closed

Configurable parameters

  • Number of parity bits to strip
  • Set the ID bit count
  • Fixing the decimal character data length
  • Define a card gone character
  • Define decimal or hex output

On the USB model

  • Add additional keystrokes before and after card data
  • Define a keystroke between the site code and ID number

On the RS-232/485 model

  • Send additional characters before or after card data
  • Send a character between the site code and ID