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Credit Card / Gift Card / Membership Card reader that can be used for DIY payment systems or DIY keyless entry projects.

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Tinkersphere

TS2574

$59.88

Features:

  • Read magnetic stripe cards such as credit cards, gift cards, access cards and membership cards
  • Reads all 3 tracks!
  • PS/2 Connector so you have one connection for both power and data
  • 2 pin data transmission so it is also easy to interface with microcontrollers
  • When plugged in to a computer, it acts like a keyboard
  • Decoder & parity checker built in
  • Outputs the magnetic stripe data as if it were typed on a keyboard
  • Can be swiped in either direction and data will be output in correct order regardless
  • For Arduino use digital pins 2 & 3 and the PJRC PS2_Keyboard library (with the 'simple text' sample code, you will see the credit card data appear in the serial monitor)

 

Specifications:

  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 3.54" (90mm)
    • Width: 1.1" (28.1mm)
    • Height: 1.02" (26.1mm)
  • Operating Voltage: 5V
  • Max Current: 40mA
  • Card Types: ISO7811/7812
  • Recording Density:
    • Track 1: 210 BPI
    • Track 2: 75 BPI
    • Track 3:210 BPI
  • Recording Capacity:
    • Track 1: 79 characters (7 bits)
    • Track 2: 40 characters (5 bits)
    • Track 3: 107 characters (5 bits)
  • Card Thickness: 0.76mm +/- 0.08mm
  • Speed: 10-150cm/second
  • Life expectancy: 500,000 card passes
  • Accuracy rate: >95.5%
  • Operating Temperature: -20C to 70C
  • Operating Humidity: 20% to 95%
  • Storage Temperature: -30C to 70C
  • Storage Humidity: 0% to 95%
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