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AP-510/520 Intelligent Magnetic Stripe Card Reader

The AP-510 or AP-520 card reader, with its RS-485 communication interface, is connected to AAN or AAM series controllers. The AP-550 system is significantly more cost effective than competitive access systems because it does not require installation and wiring of any access control panels.




  • Wide input voltage range (+6 to +24 Vdc)
  • Low power/surface mount/1 million pass read head
  • Small, rugged, die cast aluminum (mullion mount)
  • Complete array of coordinated mounting hardware
  • Mounts with security screw/tamper switch
  • Attractive, weatherized finishes
  • 3 LEDs for access and reader status
  • 12 position keypad, with audible feedback
  • Interfaces to AP-550, AAM-16/20/80 controllers
  • RS-485 multi-drop (4,000 ft/1,200 m)
  • Bi-directional card swipe/Digital strike control
  • 4 Supervised inputs: door contact, exit push button, and 2 alarm inputs/4 outputs
  • Installs easily with plug-in connectors


The AP-510/520 reads the user’s encoded card, accepts a PIN input from the keypad (AP-520), buffers the data and sends it to the master  controller when interrogated. The controller makes an access decision then sends the access granted/denied to the AP-510/520 slave reader. If access is granted, the AP-510/520 sends an encoded digital signal to the door where an ADA-10/11 door strike receiver releases the strike. The reader also collects the status of the door contact, tamper, exit push button, and auxiliary input, and then sends the changes of status to the master reader upon interrogation.


  • Dimensions: 5.6"L x 1.98"W x 1.5"H (14.2 x 5 x 3.8 cm)
  • Weight: 0.4 lb. (0.18 kg)
  • Operating Temperature Range: -40 to +85º C (-40 to +185º F)
  • Humidity Range: 0 to 95%, non-condensing
  • Power Requirements: +6 to +24Vdc @ 25mA

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