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The Symbol LS3478 FZ is a new, rugged wireless bar code scanner with fuzzy logic technology, which allows reading of soiled, smudged or otherwise damaged bar codes. Warehouses, industrial facilities and retail stockrooms require higher standards of dirt and moisture protection, so the LS3478 FZ was designed with an IP65-rated seal, keeping the electronics performing properly for years. The LS3478 FZ reads all linear bar code, has a comfortable grip and features both bright LED and beeper positive scan notifications - never worry you missed a scan again!
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LS3478 FZ Options
Part # DescriptionAvailabilityPriceOrder
LS3478-FZBU0100UR LS3478 FZ, Scanner with Radio/Charging Cradle, 7 ft. Straight USB Cable and US Power supply. See Replacement Call for Details
LS3478-FZBU0100U LS3478 FZ, Scanner with Radio/Charging Cradle, 7 ft. Straight USB Cable and US Power supply. See Replacement Call for Details
LS3478-FZBR0100U LS3478 FZ, Scanner with Radio/Charging Cradle, 7 ft. Straight RS-232 Cable and US Power supply. See Replacement Call for Details
LS3478-FZ20005WW LS3478 FZ, Scanner only (Bluetooth, FZY, M-Interface, Cordless Scanner and CL 2) - Color: Yellow. Cradle and cables not included. See accessories. See Replacement Call for Details
LS3478-FZ20005WR LS3478 FZ, Scanner only (Bluetooth, FZY, M-Interface, Cordless Scanner and CL 2) - Color: Yellow. Cradle and cables not included. See accessories. See Replacement Call for Details
LS3478-FZBR0100UR LS3478 FZ, Scanner with Radio/Charging Cradle, 7 ft. Straight RS-232 Cable and US Power supply. Check Availability Call for Details

Symbol LS3478 FZ Details

Symbol's rugged LS3478 FZ cordless scanner provides fuzzy logic technology so you're able to rapidly and accurately read the often damaged, dirty and poorly printed one-dimensional (1D) bar codes found in your industrial environment.

In the yard, warehouse, distribution center, manufacturing plant or retail store, these cordless handheld devices offer superior performance and reliability, as well as a user-friendly form factor to help your employees comfortably operate the scanner even over eight-hour shifts. Multiple onboard interfaces ensure you'll be able to use the data capture devices with existing hosts, while giving you the flexibility to upgrade your systems without having to buy new scanners. You'll lay the foundation for an advanced data capture and management solution that grows with you as your business needs evolve.

Eliminate the cord, not performance

Your warehouse, manufacturing and even retail employees operate more efficiently when you eliminate the cable between the device and the host. Your production line technician is able to scan damaged and dirty bar codes without being cabled to the host, enabling you to save time and create more accurate data. And, you've probably noticed the cable is a common point of failure in handheld devices operating in industrial facilities. Having no cord translates into less downtime from cable breakdowns.

Minimize equipment downtime

As innovative as it is rugged, the LS3478 FZ delivers the ergonomic and operational features for scan-intensive industrial applications under the harshest operating conditions. During industry tumble tests, it continued to provide reliable performance even when subjected to multiple drops of 6.5 feet (2 meters) to concrete. An IP65-rated seal makes it impervious to dust and water, and its exit window is scratch-resistant and recessed for the highest level of durability. As a result, you avoid unnecessary equipment downtime or expensive equipment replacement costs.

Provide versatility for your industrial applications

When you require quick scanner access and convenient out-of-the-way storage, such as on a forklift in a warehouse, the LS3478 FZ features a built-in metal hook for attachment to a pulley. Workers will be able to access the scanner easily and stow it quickly when they're finished. Working around noisy machinery and in poorly lit areas, your operators aren't always able to see or hear scanner feedback to quickly determine if scans have completed. Bright LEDs and an adjustable-volume beeper on the LS3478 FZ ensure that decode feedback is clearly visible and audible to users, saving valuable worker time.

Features                                   Benefits

High-performance scanner with fuzzy logic decode capability

Quickly and accurately scans all 1D bar codes on the first scan, including poorly printed, dirty, damaged or low-contrast bar codes

Cordless scanning

Enables real-time bar code data collection unrestricted by a cable, reducing repairs made necessary by cable failure

Rugged design withstands multiple 6.5-ft. (2-m) drops to concrete; 2,500  3.5-ft. (1-m) tumbles (5,000 hits)

Ensures maximum reliability with less downtime resulting from accidental drops.

IP65-rated seal (electronic enclosure)

Protects against water and dust to ensure reliable performance in harsh industrial conditions, reducing unplanned downtime because of equipment failure

Bright LED and beeper with adjustable volume

Ensure positive user feedback in noisy environments with multiple modes of confirmation, so employees don't waste time trying to determine if a scan has been completed

Multi-point communication

Four scanners communicate to a single cradle for increased productivity

Bright 650 nm laser aiming dot

Delivers clearly visible line for more accurate scanning

Supports reduced space symbologies (RSS)

Ensures compatibility with emerging symbologies to protect your hardware investment

Advanced data formatting

Eliminates costly modifications to the host software

Flash memory

Simplifies updates and customization of product in the field

Simplifies updates and customization of product in the field

Allows for easy replacement and upgrades

Multiple on-board interfaces

Ensures flexible connectivity with different hosts, enabling you to maximize use of your existing technology

LS3478 FZ specification highlights

Physical Characteristics


7.34 in. L x 4.82 in. W x 2.93 in. D
(18.65 cm H x 12.25 cm W x 7.43 cm D)


(without cable) 14.6 oz. (414 gm)

Power Source:

2200 mAh Lithium Ion Battery

Battery charge time:

Fully charged (100%) in 3 hours


Twilight Black  and Yellow

Performance Characteristics

Scanner type


Light Source:

650 nm visible laser diode

Scan repetition

36 scans per second typical

Minimum element width:

5 mil (0.127 mm)

Nominal working distance :

See decode zone

Print contrast :

25% minimum reflective difference

Roll (Tilt):

+/- 20 degrees from normal


+/- 65 degrees from normal

Skew (Yaw):

+/- 50 degrees from normal

Decode capability:

UPC.EAN, UPC.EAN with Supplementals, UCC.EAN 128, JAN 8 & 13, Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 39 Trioptic, Code 128, Code 128 Full ASCII, Codabar (NW7), Interleaved 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, Code 93, MSI, Code 11, Code 32, Bookland EAN,IATA, UCC/EAN RSS and RSS variants

Interfaces supported:

RS232, Keyboard Wedge, Wand Emulation, Scanner Emulation, IBM 468X/469X, USB and Synapse

User Environment

Operating Temperature:

-4° to 122°F (-20° to 50°C)

Storage Temperature:

-40° to 140°F (-40° to 60°C)


5% to 95% noncondensing


Sealed to IP65 specifications

Ambient Light Immunity:

Immune to direct exposure of normal office and factory lighting conditions, as well as direct exposure to sunlight:

Indoor: 450 foot candles/4,842 LUX
Outdoor: 8,000 foot candles/86,080LUX

Electrostatic discharge:

Conforms to 20 kV air discharge and 8 kV of contact discharge


STB 3408 and FLB 3408

STB 3478 and FLB 3478

Power requirements:  

 4.75 ? 14 VDC

4.75 ? 14 VDC

Typical current draw


Not charging 

10 mA

105 mA @5V
45 mA @9V

Fast rate charge 

915 mA @5V
660 mA @9V

915 mA @5V
660 mA @9V

Slow rate charge

480 mA @5V
345 mA @9V

480 mA @5V
345 mA @9V

Radio link


Bluetooth class 1 (2.4 GHz), Class 2

Radio specification

Radio range:

100 meters direct line of sight

Frequency :

2.4 GHz


Input transient protection IEC 1000-4-(2,3,4,5,6,11)
EMI/RFI FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003 Class B, European Union EMC Directive, Japan VCCI/MITI/Dentori
Laser safety IEC825-1 Class 2


The LS3478 FZ is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 3 years (36 months) from date of shipment, provided that the product remains unmodified and is operated under normal and proper conditions. See fullwarranty for details.

The Symbol LS3478 FZ is also known as the Symbol Technologies LS3478 FZ .