Like all barcode scanners, you can do some basic configuration by powering it up and ‘scanning’ in special barcodes in the manual. For example you can change the delay between ‘typed’ characters, or what the terminating character, if any, should be. Check the download tab for the printable manual. If you’d like to set up the scanner to be different than the default, print it out on plain white paper and scan each ‘configuration’ code. The config will be saved to non-volatile memory so you only have to do it once.
Nearly all microcontrollers have existing PS/2 keyboard examples that would work fine with this barcode scanner For Arduino users, we tried out PJRC’s PS2_Keyboard library with great success — just check the ‘simple text’ example for which pins you can connect to on your ‘duino (on an Uno we used digital pins 2 and 3). We suggest our PS/2 adapter cable to make the wiring easy. Point the scanner’s red image line at the barcode for automatic detection, data will be emitted automagically
This reader will read a wide variety of barcode standards. The most common ones such as CODE39 and UPC are supported out of the box. To enable some of the rarer standards, check the manual as you may have to ‘scan configure’ to enable it.
- Light Source: Visible Red light 632nm LED
- Depth Of Field: 230mm @ 20mil/0.5mm, PCS90%
- Resolution: 5mil/0.127mm, PCS90%
- Ambient Light: 5000 Lux Max
- Voltage: DC +5V ±5%
- Power Consumption: 80mA
- Reading Indicator: Beeper
- Scan Rate: 100 scans/sec ±10%
- Operating Temp: 0 oC to 50 oC (32 oF to 122 oF)
- Storage Temp: -20 oC to 70 oC (-4 oF to 158 oF)
- Relative Humidity: 20% to 95%(Non-condensing)
- Mechanical Shock: 2000G, 0.7ms, 3 axes
- Interface: PS/2 Keyboard Wedge
- Cable: Straight 5 ft.
- Connector: MOLEX 11P Pitch 1.25
- Weight: Approx. 0.56 oz(17 g)(w/o cable)
- Dimension: 44 mm W x 30 mm D x 19.2 mm H