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Jameco Part no. 2109464
Manufacturer PARALLAX INC.
Manufacturer no. 28340
  RoHS compliant
   NCNR (Non-Cancelable, Non Returnable)
Catalog 121 , page 178
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RFID Card Reader USB

Designed in cooperation with Grand Idea Studio, the Parallax RFID Reader Module USB is a low-cost solution to read passive RFID transponder tags. The RFID Reader Module USB can be used in a wide variety of hobbyist and commercial applications, including access control, automatic identification, navigation, inventory tracking and payment systems.

  • Easy USB connection to PC
  • 2400 bps serial interface through USB virtual COM port
  • Powered by USB (no external power required)
  • Bi-color LED for visual indication of activity

    Key Specifications:
  • Power requirements: 5 VDC (powered by USB port)
  • Communication: 2400 bps serial through virtual COM port
  • Dimensions: 2.45" W x 3.25" H (62.2mm W x 82.5mm)
  • Operating temp range: +32°F to +158°F (0°C to +70°C)

    Note: There are a variety of transponder tags that come in different packages. Each tag has a specific range that is within 10% of the given distance for each type of tag. The reason for the 10% is due to environmental conditions and RFID modules. Parallax carries several types of tags.
  • 54x85mm Rectangle Tag (#28141) ISO Card: 6.3cm (2.5") ±10%
  • 50mm Round Tag (#28142) World Tag 50mm: 6.8cm (2.7") ±10%
  • RFID Blue Eye Key Fob Tag - (#28161) (Range: ~5 cm)
  • 25mm Disk Tag (#32397) (Range: 2-5 inches)

    No tags are included with the RFID Reader Module USB. A USB-A to Mini-B cable is required for connection to the PC.

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