Magnetic Stripe Reader MSR152

The MSR152 is a small footprint, light weight, low cost, large coin drop magnetic insertion reader. It is ideal for retail, time keeping, security and other card reader related systems. The MSR152 is designed to offer the user a card reader solution that can be used for many applications. Triple tracks of MSR152 are uniquely designed to read credit/debit/loyalty cards and driver licenses based on American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrator (AAMVA) and California standards.

The MSR152 is powered from the RS232 port and reads all three tracks as per ISO7811 standard. It is fully compliant to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Class A, European Conformity (CE) Class A standards, Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and Canadian Underwriters Laboratory (cUL) standards. It comes with additional optional plastic and metallic bezels, optional dual heads and optional LED. It is highly reliable, with a minimum of half a million insertions life span.

Features & Benefits

  • Port powered from RS232
  • Programmable track data output
  • Low power consumption
  • Read magnetic cards conform to ISO7811
  • Small high or low coercivity magnetic stripes (300-4000Oe)
  • Small footprint, light weight, low cost
  • Large coin drop
  • Optional plastic and metalic bezels
  • Optional dual heads
  • Optional LED

  • Port powered
  • Power Consumption: 10mA max.


  • RS232
  • TTL(optional)


  • Body Material: PC, UL94V-0
  • Dimensions: 107L x 60W x 26H mm
  • Weight: Approx. 65g
  • Card Handling Method: Manual insertion, uni-directional


  • Operating Temperature: -10°C to +55°C
  • Storage Temperature: -30°C to +70°C
  • Operating Humidity: 10% to 85%
  • Storage Humidity: 10% to 90%


  • FCC class A, CE class A, UL, cUL


  • Card Type: Magnetic card as per ISO7811, AAMVA
  • Read Card Format
    。Track 1: Bit Density 210 bpi
    。Track 2: Bit Density 75 bpi
    。Track 3: Bit Density 210 bpi
  • Card Media: Read 300~4000 Oe Magnetic stripe
  • Read Speed
    。Standard card: 4~40 ips
    。Jitter±15%: 5~35 ips
    。Amp.60%: 5~35 ips
  • Card Thickness: 0.76±0.08 mm
  • Error Rate: < 0.5%
  • Head Life: 500K, 1M life optional
  • Banking
  • Gaming
  • Vending
  • Hospitality
  • Petroleum
  • Parking
  • Retail
  • Transportation
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