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For superior bar code scanning performance and maximum user comfort at a highly attractive price the LS4004i Series from Symbol Technologies establishes a new standard of excellence. LS4004i scanners inherit the leadership legacy of Symbol's best-selling handheld laser scanners. Symbol has leveraged its in-depth capabilities for innovation design and advanced technology to set the LS4004i apart from anything else on the market.
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LS4004i Options
Part # DescriptionAvailabilityPriceOrder
LS4005I-I100 LS4005i, Scanner Only, IBM, 100S-S, 650NM PDF417 Capability. See Replacement Call for Details
LS4005I-I100-7700Z LS4005i, Scanner with Synapse Adapter Cable. Order other cables separately. See accessories. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4005I-I100-0200Z LS4005i, RS-232 Cable and Product Reference Guide. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4005I-I100-0000Z LS4005i, Scanner Only. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4004I-I100-7700Z LS4004i, 1D/PDF417, 9-Foot Coiled Synapse Adapter Cable-25-16458-20 and Product Reference Guide-25-16458-20. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4004I-I100-0800Z LS4004i, With RS-232 Direct Connect ICL 9520 - 25-16969-01, 8 ft. Coiled and No Power supply. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4004I-I100-0500Z LS4004i, RS-232 kit. Includes RS-232 cable and 9-Pin Female Cable. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4004I-I100-0500A LS4004i, RS-232 kit. Includes RS-232 cable, power supply, & product reference guide. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4004I-I100-0400A LS4004i, RS-232 kit. Includes RS-232 cable, Adapter, Power supply and Product Reference Guide. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4004I-I100-0300A LS4004i, RS-232 kit. Includes RS-232 cable, Adapter and Power supply. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4004I-I100-0200A LS4004i, RS-232 kit. Includes RS-232 cable and Power supply. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4004I-I100-0000Z LS4004i, Scanner. Includes product reference guide. Order cables & power supply separately. See accessories. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4004-I049-7705Z LS4004i, With PS/2, Synapse and Adapter Cables. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4004-I049-7705A LS4004i, Scanner with PS/2 cable, Synapse Adapter Cable and US Power supply. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4004-I049 LS4004i, ISBT 128 Symbology - Scanner Only. Check Availability Call for Details


Part # DescriptionAvailabilityPriceOrder
23844-00-00R US AC Line Cord, Grounded, 7.5', Three wire for power supplies (Part# KT-14000-148R) and (Part# 50-14000-241R) and (Part# PWRS-14000-148R). Ships Free Today $15.69
50-16000-182R AC Power Line Cord, 2 Wire, 6', ungrounded, NEMA 1-15P Plug. (For use with 2 Wire, ungrounded Power Supplies) Ships Free Today $12.84

Symbol LS4004i Details


Performance, Comfort and Reliability for Retail and Commercial Applications


5-Year Plus Warranty View details of warranty


The Benchmark in Handheld Laser Scanners: Nothing Else Measures Up to the LS4004i

For superior bar code scanning performance with maximum user comfort at a highly attractive price, the LS4004i from Symbol Technologies establishes an award-winning standard of excellence that's backed by a 5 Year Plus warranty.

More Innovation for More Performance

The LS4004i in its cradle/base station
The LS4004i is the result of Symbol's experience in the design of innovative, high-performance scanning solutions. The LS4004i incorporates a 650 nm laser that provides a bright scan line ensuring easy aiming even in high ambient light conditions. Combine this with a robust working range of contact out to more than 16 in. (40 cm) on 100% UPC codes and bar code data capture is a snap. Plus built-in Adaptive Logic Signal Processing decodes poorly printed and damaged bar codes.

System integration is facilitated with Advanced Data Formatting (ADF), a Symbol innovation that enables the bar code data string to be modified before sending it on to the host computer. This enhances compatibility between bar coded data and the applications software by allowing the scanner to be programmed rather than modifying the host application–which could be costly.

Symbol's onboard interfaces: USB, RS-232C, IBM468x/9x, Keyboard Wedge, and the exclusive Synapse "Smart" technology simplify connection to virtually every host. In addition, Flash programming facilitates custom settings on specific applications enabling future upgrades and increasing the value and life of the scanner.

Award-Winning Ergonomics

Adjustable IntelliStand provides maximum flexibility at point-of-sale.
Symbol knows that ergonomics are just as important as scanner performance. The LS4004i not only feels different, it looks different. You'll see at a glance that Symbol designed it to be rugged while adding features to enhance operability.

To maximize user comfort, the LS4004i features a lightweight design with the handle optimized to fit comfortably into hands of all sizes. Reduced finger fatigue, even over extended periods of use, is achieved with a patented two-finger trigger. An overmolded rubber "chin" and "foot" on LS4004i achieves dual functionality of absorbing shock and raising the scanner off the counter for easy pickup and placement. Plus, a removable rubber cable boot guards the bottom of the scanner's handle providing superior cable and strain relief.

Designed and Built for Maximum Reliability

With an installed base of millions of scanners, Symbol stands by its LS4004i with a 5 Year Plus warranty. The Plus includes a limited lifetime warranty on the patented Mylar scan element*, which eliminates engine wear with near frictionless motion.

Scanners in the LS4004i are designed to stand up to everyday abuse such as accidental drops to the floor, impacts against counters, and the fluctuations of backroom temperatures. During the development of the LS4004i , the product was subjected to a wide variety of demanding tests simulating everyday abuse with aggressive shock, vibration, temperature and tumble tests. Symbol's engineers have pushed this product beyond its design limits to identify and reinforce potential areas of concern. This ensures long-lasting use of the LS4004i in a wide variety of applications from point-of-sale to back room.

The Mark of a Top Performer – Application Versatility

Improves productivity and enhances customer satisfaction.

The Symbol LS4004i are the scanners of choice for a wide variety of retail and commercial applications, from small neighborhood businesses to major retailers and corporations.

They are ideal for Point-of-Sale scanning, price markdowns and verification, and in-store inventory management in retail segments such as mass merchandise, specialty retail, department stores, warehouse clubs and grocery stores.

In Warehouse and Manufacturing applications LS4004i improve productivity and accuracy in shipping and receiving, performing applications such as inventory management, assembly line processes and document tracking.

LS4004i can be used anywhere where efficiency needs to be improved. For example, in Healthcare for patient information tracking, medical inventory management and also for Office use with staff time and attendance.

Accessories and More


Symbol's IntelliStand for "hands-free" presentation scanning maximizes user comfort and productivity. The stand's height as well as scan angle are adjustable. Placing the scanner in the IntelliStand turns it on; there is no need to trigger the scanner for operation. A Multi-Mount Holder is available for countertop or wall-mount use. Easily installed, the wall-mount version adapts to suit a variety of workplace needs.

Ideal for scanning items too heavy or bulky to place on the checkstand.

LS 407X Scanning Systems, comprising an LS4004i cordless scanner, base station, cable and power supply, broaden the LS4004i product line by enabling mobility and flexibility without cable restrictions. With the ability to freely move around the workplace, lifting heavy or bulky items is virtually eliminated making the workplace more convenient for both customers and workers.

LS4004i Features

LS4004i Benefits

5 Year Plus warranty

Lower cost of ownership

Superior ergonomic design with patented two-finger trigger

Design permits triggering by index or middle fingers and provides user comfort even over extended periods of use

Flash memory

Facilitates custom settings and future upgrades

Advanced Data Formatting

Provides capability to modify scanned data before sending it to the host computer virtually eliminating software modifications

Adaptive Logic electronics

Improves productivity by ensuring good decode on both damaged and poorly printed symbols

Hands-free operation with Intellistand

Presentation scanning optimizes user's comfort and increases throughput

2-D PDF417 capable

Versatile decode capability enables adoption of PDF applications such as age verification and customer loyalty programs

Ease of hose connectivity

Ease of system integration is provided with 4 versions: LS 4004i – RS-232 LS 4005i – IBM 468x/9x LS 4006i – Keyboard Wedge LD 4007i – USB In addition, each version incorporates Synapse interface technology to adapt to almost any host

Rugged construction

Stands up to everyday abuse such as accidental drops and bumps in a wide variety of user environments from point-of-sale to back room

Cordless operation

LS 407X cordless version enables tether-free operation increasing productivity and reducing cable maintenance costs

LS4000i Series Accessories and Specification Highlights

Phisical Characteristics


6.3 in. H x 5 in. L x 2.8 in. W (16 cm H x 12.7 cm L x 7.1 cm W)


Approximately 6 oz. (170 gm)

Cable Support:

Removable rubber cable boot for superior cable and strain relief

Mounting Options: (Accessories)

Adjustable IntelliStand with user adjustable height: 5-10 in. (12.7-25.4 cm) and angle: 0-90° Desktop & wall-mount holders

LS4004i Performance Characteristics:

Light Source:

650 nm laser diode

Roll (Skew):

± - 25°


± - 55°


± - 55°

Print Contrast:

1D: 25% minimum reflectance 2-D (PDF): 35% minimum reflectance differential

Decode Capability:

1-D: UPC/EAN and with supplementals, Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Tri-optic Code 39, Code 93, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 128, UCC/EAN 128, Discrete 2 of 5, MSI/Plessey, Bookland EAN 2-D: PDF417


LS 4004i: RS-232C (Standard, Nixdorf, ICL, Omron & Fujitsu) LS 4005i: IBM 468x/469x LS 4006i: Keyboard Wedge LS 4007i: USB (Standard, IBM SurePOS, Macintosh) LS 4074: RS-232C on the Base Station LS 4075: IBM 468x/469x on the Base Station In addition, Synapse Adaptive Connectivity allows for connectivity to all of the above plus Laser/Wand Emulation, OCR, & OCIA


Withstands multiple 4-ft./1.2-m drops to concrete

LS4004i User Environment

Operating Temperature:

32° to 10° F (0 to 40° C)

Storage Temperature:

-40° to 140° F (-40 to 60° C)


5% to 95%, noncondensing

Ambient Light:

Immune to normal artificial indoor and natural outdoor (direct sunlight) lighting conditions

Electrical Requirements:

IBM 46xx, RS-232C, and Keyboard Wedge: 4.8-14 VDC @ 180-200 mA. (nominal 5V) USB: 4.625-5.25 VDC @ 200 mA. (nominal 5V)

Input Transient Protection:

IEC1000-4- (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11)

LS4004i Regulatory:

Electrical Safety:

Certified to UL1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950, EN60950/IEC950

Laser Safety:

CDRH Class II, IEC Class 2


FCC Part 15 Class A, ICES-003 Class A, European Union EMC Directive, Australian SMA


Symbol's LS4004i is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 60 months from date of shipment, provided that the product remains unmodified and is operated under normal and proper conditions. The Mylar&174; scan element is covered by Symbol's limited lifetime warranty. The Mylar scan element consists of a Mylar strip, frame, mirror assembly and magnet. See the complete warranty for details.

*The Mylar scan element consists of a Mylar strip, frame, mirror assembly and magnet. The entire unit carries Symbol's standard warranty. All Symbol warranties apply to the original owner and do not cover repair due to misuse or physical abuse. Standard warranty and warranty service information are described on the warranty card enclosed with each product or can be obtained directly from Symbol.

Mylar is a registered trademark of the DuPont Company.

The Symbol LS4004i is also known as the Symbol Technologies LS4004i .