PowerScan Industrial Handheld Bar Code Scanner


PowerScan: Setting a New Standard
The PowerScan family of handheld laser bar code scanners has been specifically designed "from the ground up" to meet the demands of industrial users. In this tough environment, the right tool makes all the difference. With a Datalogic PowerScan scanner on the job, you'll have one of the toughest, most reliable tools around.

You can rely on the PowerScan scanner for fast, accurate bar code reading, from up close to over 65" (165cm) away. Even labels previously thought to be unreadable can now be read using Datalogic's new superior decoding software, QuadraLogic. The scanner will auto-discriminate all standard bar code symbologies and automatically adjust to read a wide range of code densities.

Dependable In The Harshest Conditions
Even in the most harsh working environments, you can depend on the PowerScan scanner to keep on working. Designed to meet the most stringent drop specification in the industry, the scanner will withstand multiple 6' (183cm) drops to concrete.

Even dust and moisture won't faze it. In fact, the PowerScan scanner has a rating of IP54, which means it meets or exceeds the sealing rating of every portable host terminal on the market. And don't worry about weather conditions -- the PowerScan scanner operates over a wide temperature range, from below freezing to over 120F (49C).

Built Rugged To Stand Up To Abuse
As we all know, handheld scanners often are dropped and abused, so this scanner has been designed with high impact-resistant material and incorporates protective rubber cushioning at every point of impact. The frictionless scan mechanism, with a limited life-time warranty, and all internal optical components, are shock mounted to maintain precise alignment under high shock loads. The scan window is made of shatter-proof material and is diamond coated to resist scratching. Even the replaceable interface cable is protected with an integrated metal strain relief.

Innovative Host Connectivity
The PowerScan scanner also has a broad range of communication options using unique multi-interface modules, which allow for connection to most host computer systems. Our AutoSelect™ feature allows you to quickly move between different hosts and applications by simply changing cables. Finally, PowerScan's low current draw, combined with its low power mode, make it ideal for use with battery operated terminals.



  1. QuadraLogic decoding software for superior scanning performance
  2. Environmentally sealed, with the best IP rating of any handheld scanner
  3. Multi-interface modules provide ultimate flexible connectivity
  4. Positive trigger feedback for gloved hand operation
  5. Integrated metal tether hook
  6. Programmable scan angle, beeper tone and volume
  7. Field upgradable Flash Memory
  8. A variety of flexible mounting and storage accessories available

Product Applications

The PowerScan is ideal for:


Mechanical Specifications

4.4in L x 2.7in W x 7.2in H
(11.2cm L x 6.9cm W x 18.3cm H)
9.6 oz. (272 g)
32.0in ( 81cm) (collapsed)
72.0in (183cm) (maximum working)
6.2 oz. (176 g)
80.0in (203cm) (collapsed)
120.0in (305cm) (maximum working)
*Note: Other cable lengths are also available


Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature:
-4 to 122 F (-20 to 50 C)
with excursions:
-22 to 122 F (-30 to 50 C)
Storage Temperature:
-40 to 158 F (-40 to 70 C)
Relative Humidity:
5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Water and Dust:
IEC529 rating IP54DW (resistant)
Withstands multiple six-foot (183cm) drops onto concrete
*Note: drop tests performed at 73 F (23 C)


Electrical Specifications

Operating Voltage:
4 to 14 VDC
Operating Current (nominal):
70 mA @ 5 VDC (undecoded)
100 mA @ 5 VDC (decoded)
Idling Current (maximum):
0.05 mA @ 5 VDC (low power mode)


Optical Specifications

Scan Rate (nominal):
35 scans per second
Scan System:
Frictionless lifetime flexture mechanism
Scan Angle:
Light Source:
650 nm (VLD) visible laser diode (extra bright)
Ambient Light Immunity:
artificial light:
1,200 foot-candles
8,000 foot-candles
Print Contrast Ratio (minimum):


Depth of Field

Narrow Width               High Density*
------------      -------------------------------
   3.0 mil        1.0 -  2.0 in ( 2.5 -   5.1 cm)
   4.0 mil        0.8 -  3.5 in ( 1.9 -   8.9 cm)
   5.0 mil        0.5 -  4.0 in ( 1.3 -  10.2 cm)
   7.5 mil        0.5 -  5.0 in ( 1.3 -  12.7 cm)
  12.0 mil        0.5 -  6.0 in ( 1.3 -  15.2 cm)
  20.0 mil        1.5 -  7.5 in ( 3.8 -  19.0 cm)
Narrow Width              Standard Range*
------------      -------------------------------
   5.0 mil        3.0 -  6.0 in ( 7.0 -  15.0 cm)
  12.0 mil        1.0 - 15.0 in ( 3.0 -  38.0 cm)
  15.0 mil        0.0 - 20.0 in ( 0.0 -  51.0 cm)
  20.0 mil        0.0 - 35.0 in ( 0.0 -  89.0 cm)
  55.0 mil**      6.0 - 65.0 in (15.0 - 165.0 cm)
*Printing resolution, contrast and ambient light dependent.
**Barcode on paper stock


Symbologies Decoded

EAN-8 / EAN-13
JAN-8 / JAN-13
P2, P5, Code 128 EAN add-ons
Industrial Codes:
Interleaved 2 of 5
Standard 2 of 5
Code 128
Code 39
Code 39 Full ASCII
Pharmacode 39
Code 93
MSI / Plessey
*Note: Available upon request



RS232C & US Keyboard Wedge & Wand Emulation
RS232C & Universal Keyboard Wedge
*Note: Interchangeable:
the AutoSelect cable determines the active interface



Laser Safety:
CDRH Class II, IEC 60825 Class 2
(Caution: Laser Radiation - do not stare into the beam)
Complies with: FCC-A, EN 55022-B, AS/NZS 3548, BCIQ CNS13438, VCCI-B
Complies with: TV, GOST R, UL, cUL

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