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AP-501/502 Magnetic Stripe Slave Card Readers

The AP-501 and AP-502 card readers, available with industry standard Wiegand and clock/data output, are compatible with many OEM access control systems. These readers provide DIP switch selected output data formats.




  • 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
  • Easy installation with quick-disconnect connectors
  • Audible indicator of access grant/deny
  • Card and PIN data share same output lines
  • Custom finishes/overlays available
  • Bi-directional swipe/Wide temperature range
  • DIP switch selected Wiegand data output formats
  • DIP switch selected output: Data 0/Data 1 (Wiegand) or Clock/Data
  • Distance to access system controller up to 500 ft. (150M) with Wiegand output


The AP-501/502 card readers read low energy (credit card) or high energy magnetic stripe cards. The reader translates card information to selected Wiegand formats as required by the OEM’s controller. Data output formats are switch selectable. The AP-501/502 card reader operates as a slave to the a reader interface module, and can be located up to 500 ft. (150 m.) away, using its standard Wiegand interface.


  • Dimensions: 5.6"L x 1.98"W x 1.4"H (14.2 x 5 x 3.6 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 +24 Vdc @ 10 mA

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