Ultra-Compact Digital Barcode ReaderBL-1300 series


Ultra Small Digital Barcode Reader, Standard Type, Front Single


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Standard type


Reading direction


Scanning method



Light source

Visible semiconductor laser (wavelength: 660 nm)

Control output

85 µW

Pulse duration

112 µs

Laser class

Class 2 Laser Product (IEC60825-1, FDA (CDRH) Part1040.10*1)


Supported codes

CODE39, ITF, Industrial2of5, Standard2of5, COOP2of5, CODABAR, CODE128, GS1-128, CODE93, UPC/EAN, GS1 DataBar

Number of readable digits

74 digits (148 digits for CODE128 with start character C)

Readable bar width

0.125 mm0.005"

Reading distance

65 to 500 mm 2.56" to 19.69"*2 (narrow bar width 1.0 mm 0.04")

Focal point

120 mm 4.72"

Largest readable label width

339 mm 13.35"*2 (distance: 350 mm 13.78", narrow bar width: 1.0 mm 0.04")


0.4 or more

Scanning rate

500 to 1,300 scans/sec. (in units of 100 scans)

I/O specifications

Input terminals

Number of inputs

2 (IN1 and IN2)

Input format

No-voltage input

Output terminals

Number of outputs

4 (OUT1, OUT2, OUT3, and OUT4)


NPN open collector

Rated load

24 VDC, 30 mA

Leakage current (at OFF)

0.1 mA or less

Residual voltage (at ON)

0.5 V or less

Serial interface

Communication method

Conforms to EIA RS-232C

Communication speed

600, 1,200, 2,400, 4,800, 9,600, 19,200, 31,250, 38,400, 57,600, 115,200 bps

Synchronization between the transmitter and receiver


Data bit length

7 or 8 bits

Stop bit length

1 bit or 2 bits

Parity check

None, odd, even


Power voltage

5 VDC ±5 %

Voltage consumption

400 mA or less

Environmental resistance

Enclosure rating


Ambient light

Sunlight: 10,000 lux, Incandescent lamp: 6,000 lux

Operating environment

No dust or corrosive gases present

Ambient temperature

0 to +45 °C 32 to 113 °F

Storage temperature

-20 to +60 °C -4 to 140 °F

Relative humidity

35 to 85 % RH (No condensation)

Vibration resistance

10 to 55 Hz, Double amplitude 1.5 mm 0.06", 2 hours in each of the X, Y, and Z directions


Approx. 115 g

*1 The laser classification for FDA (CDRH) is implemented based on IEC60825-1 in accordance with the requirements of Laser Notice No.50.
*2 Specifications for 500-scan/second operation
Use the Limited Power Source defined in UL/IEC60950-1 to comply with UL/IEC60950-1.
Internal body settings are written in the internal memory area (can be rewritten 100,000 times).

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