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Discontinued On Mar. 2015

V500-R521B2 / C2

Compact Laser Bar Code Reader

V500-R521B2 / C2

A compact design with easy installation and setup. High-speed reading at 500 scans per second.

* Information in this page is a reference that you created on the basis of information in the product catalog before the end of production, may be different from the current situation, such as goods for / supported standards options / price / features of the product. Before using, please check the compatibility and safety system.

General Specifications

bar codes
Type of bar code Code 39, NW-7, ITF,
STF (2 of 5 bars), Code 93, Code 128 (including EAN128), EAN/UPC (A
and E)
Number of read digits EAN128), EAN/UPC (A and E)
Resolution 0.15 mm (for PCS0.9)
Contrast (PCS value) 0.45 min. (70% white reflectance min.)
Reading distance 60 to 270 mm (with 1.0-mm thin bar)
Reading angle Within 40° (including left and right margins)
Skew angle ±50° (excluding the upper 10° and lower 5° ranges)
Pitch angle ±25° (25° right and left)
Light source Red laser diode (wavelength: 650 nm)
Optical output 1.0 mW max.
Scan type Raster scan
Number of scans 500 scans/s
Number of read repetitions 2 to 6 times
Reading verification Buzzer and LED indicators
Interfaces Communications
OK/NG output
(V500-R521B2 only)
30 mA at 24 VDC, NPN open-collector output
Function setting method Menu sheet reading or host commands
Read trigger External trigger (transistor input)
Trigger by command (RS-232C)
Test read trigger with the TEST Button on the Reader
Read results
RS-232C output Read data is output.
OK/NG signal
(V500-R521B2 only)
The OK signal turns ON when reading is successful.
The NG signal turns ON when reading fails.
LED indicators The OK indicator lights when reading is successful.
The NG indicator lights when reading fails.
Buzzer The buzzer sounds when reading is successful. (The buzzer can be
Power supply
Power supply voltage 5 VDC ±10% *2
Current consumption 220 mA typ. (330 mA max.)
Inrush current 2.5 A max.
Environment Ambient temperature Operating: 0 to 45°C, Storage: -10°C to 60°C (with no icing or
Ambient humidity Operating and storage: 30% to 85% (with no icing or condensation)
Vibration resistance 12 to 100 Hz, 19.6 m/s2 acceleration in X, Y, and Z directions for 3
hours each
Allowable ambient light 3,000 lx max. (fluorescent light; excluding inverter fluorescent lighting)
Enclosure rating IP54 (IEC 60529 standard)
Weight 80 g (excluding cable and connector)
I/O connector V500-R521B2: Cable output
V500-R521C2: DIN 8-pin connector
Cable length 2 m

*1. Unless otherwise specified, specifications are for a bar code set to JAN 1× with an MRD of 63% or higher (a PCS
       value of 0.9 or higher) is used with the pitch angle (α) set to 0°, the skew angle (β) set to 15°, the tilt angle (γ) set to 0°,
       and the curvature (R) set to infinity.
*2. The power supply voltage is specified at the I/O connector of the Bar Code Reader