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SA, STA, and DC Readers Wiring Options


Fixed Mount Versions:

Most SA and STA readers are ordered as fixed mount readers, where the readers are permanently mounted to a wall or door. Standard fixed mount SA and STA readers contain an internal relay, and 2 wires which can exit the reader either on the side (option "S") or the rear (option "R"). The "R" option, (rear exit) means that if the reader is mounted on a wall, the wire comes out the back of the reader and is hidden in the wall, so that the wires are not exposed. There are 2 wires which come out of the fixed mount versions - 1 wire for the power and communications, and another wire for the relay control. Non-standard wiring is also available. Contact IBC for more information on non-standard wiring.

Most DC readers are not ordered as fixed mount readers, however they can be ordered as fixed mount readers, and are used in many cases as Time & Attendance readers. This is because the DC series readers are meant as data collection devices, and work well for Time & Attendance applications, where verification of the ID number is not required.

Fixed mount readers can be ordered with the weatherproofing option (for outdoor use). 

Portable Versions:

Portable versions are available in 3 types - option "J", "I", or "A".

Option "J" contains 2 jacks on the side of the reader; 1 for connecting power and 1 for communications. To provide power, you must connect 9 or 12 volts to the power jack on the side of the reader. We provide a 9-volt battery cable for this purpose - so that you can connect a 9-volt battery for powering the reader. The 9-volt battery can then be velcro'ed to the side of the reader. You can also power the reader using an IBC AC adaptor, which will connect directly to the jack on the side of the reader. To upload or download with the reader, you connect the supplied communications cable to the other jack on the side of the reader. This cable has a DB9 female on the computer end, for direct connect into a serial port on the pc. With this option, the reader can be placed table top, or held in the hand. Readers with this option can also be permanently mounted in a similar fashion as the fixed mount readers, using the standard screw mount inserts located on the back of the reader.

Option "I" contains an internal battery housing, where a 9-volt battery is used for powering the reader. This version does not have any jacks on the side of the reader. The 9-volt battery is contained in the housing which has a sliding door for replacing the battery. The housing is located under the reader, so the reader height is larger by about 3/8". The jack for communications to the PC is also located on the underneath of this housing. There is also an on/off switch.

Option "A" is the same as option "I", except that there is also a jack on the side of the reader, for external power. With this option, you can use the 9-volt battery for hand-held portable use, and also use an AC adaptor for table top use.

None of the portable versions can be weatherproofed. They can be used outdoors but use in rain or snow is not recommended because these versions cannot be sealed like the fixed mount versions are. Option "I" (internal battery) is the best version to use if you need to use the reader in the rain because there is only one external jack which is on the bottom of the reader and therefore not directly exposed, if the reader is hand held. Common sense should be applied when using these portables in rain or inclement weather, to insure that water does not enter the reader.

When SA or STA readers are ordered as portables, they do not contain an internal relay. Portable SA and STA readers are normally used for "monitored" access control, such as at a guard shack, where the guard scans your card and then notifies you if access is granted. Access granted or denied is signaled by the leds on the front of the reader, in the same way as standard SA or STA readers would.

Most DC series readers are ordered as portables. SA and STA readers may also be ordered as portables.