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Symbol LS4008i Scanner

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It is replaced by the Symbol LS 4208.
LS4008i Options
Part # DescriptionAvailabilityPriceOrder
LS4008I-I300U0200Z LS4008i, USB kit. Includes USB cable & product reference guide. Color: black. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4008I-I300R0200A LS4008i, RS-232 kit: Scanner, RS-232 cable, power supply, & product reference guide. Color: black. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4008I-I300M0200Z LS4008i, Use LS4208-SBZM0200Z Port 9B cable (25-32753-21).Color: Black Check Availability Call for Details
LS4008I-I300K0400A LS4008i, Keyboard wedge kit with Power supply. Color: Black Check Availability Call for Details
LS4008I-I300K0200Z LS4008i, Keyboard wedge kit: Scanner, PS/2 Y-cable & product reference guide. Color: black. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4008I-I300 LS4008i, Scanner only. Requires cable. Color: black. See Replacement Call for Details
LS4008I-I200U0200Z LS4008i, USB kit: Scanner, USB cable & product reference guide. Color: white. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4008I-I200S0300Z LS4008i, Synapse Kit without STI, Includes 25-32463-21 Synapse Adapter Cable. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4008I-I200R0200A LS4008i, RS-232 kit: Scanner, RS-232 cable, power supply, & product reference guide. Color: white. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4008I-I200M0200Z LS4008i, Kit with 8.5 ft. coiled 9B Port cable. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4008I-I200K0200Z LS4008i, Keyboard wedge kit: Scanner, PS/2 Y-cable & product reference guide. Color: white. Check Availability Call for Details
LS4008I-I200 LS4008i, Multi-Interface kit. Order cables separately. See accessories. See Replacement Call for Details

Symbol LS4008i Details

? Versatile, High-Performance Handheld Scanner

Value, Innovation and Performance

Based on the highly successful LS 4000 Series platform from Symbol Technologies, the LS4008i showcases our experience in the design of innovative, high performance scanning solutions. The LS4008i combines superior bar code scanning performance and flexible host connectivity with maximum user comfort at a highly attractive price—backed by Symbol's 5 Year Plus warranty.

The LS4008i scan line is visible even in bright light, so aiming is simple. A wide working range—from contact out to more than 19 in./48 cm on 100% UPC symbols—makes the LS4008i ideal for a wide variety of applications. Adaptive Logic Signal Processing decodes even poorly printed or damaged bar codes so there is no impact on productivity or throughput. And it even ships ready to read emerging Reduced Space Symbology (RSS) and Composite Codes—so your hardware investment is "futureproofed".

Flexible Host Connectivity

The LS4008i ensures connectivity to virtually any host with universal cabling and multiple onboard interfaces, including USB, RS-232C, IBM468X/9X, Keyboard Wedge, Wand and Synapse. Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) capabilities allow scanned data to be modified prior to transfer, ensuring compatibility with the application on the host system.

Ergonomic Design

Symbol knows that ergonomics are just as important as scanner performance—so the rugged LS4008i is packed with features designed to enhance operability. The LS4008i is lightweight to maximize user comfort, with a handle optimized to fit comfortably into hands of all sizes. The patented two-finger trigger reduces finger fatigue—even over extended periods of use. A hands-free Intellistand enables the convenience of presentation scanning for increased throughput. LS4008i scanners feature a large, bright two-color LED plus a beeper with adjustable volume for audible confirmation of good decodes. An over molded rubber "chin" and "foot" achieve dual functionality of absorbing shock and raising the scanner off the counter for easy pickup and placement.

The Mark of a Top Performer—Application Versatility

The LS4008i offers a complete scanning and on-board connectivity set, making it the perfect scanner for a wide variety of retail and commercial applications—from small neighborhood businesses to major retailers and corporations. LS4008i scanners can be used anywhere where efficiency needs to be improved through the use of bar code data capture. In retail environments, the LS4008i is ideal for applications such as point-of-sale scanning, price markdowns and verifications, and in-store inventory management for warehouse clubs, mass merchandisers, and department, grocery, and specialty stores. In warehouse and manufacturing environments, the LS4008i improves productivity and accuracy in shipping and receiving by streamlining inventory management, assembly lines and document tracking processes. And the healthcare industry benefits from more efficient tracking of patient information, management of medical inventory, and more.

For More Information

To find out more about how your company can benefit from Symbol's scanners, contact us at any of our offices, or visit us at code.

LS4008i Features

LS4008i Benefits

Reads RSS and Composite Codes

Compatibility with emerging symbologies "futureproofs" your hardware investment

Multiple interfaces on-board

Ensures flexible connectivity to virtually any host

Lightweight, sleek ergonomic design

Maximizes user comfort and productivity

Universal Cables

Shares cabling with other Symbol scanners for easy replacement and/or upgrades

Adaptive Logic Electronics

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

Supports 123Scan scanner setup utility

Flexible set up via PC download, or by scanning a sequence of bar codes

Advanced Data Formatting (ADF)

Ability to modify scanned data prior to sending to host eliminates costly host software modifications

Flash Memory

Facilitates custom settings and future upgrades

Mylar® scan element

Unsurpassed scanning performance without friction or wear, covered by a lifetime guarantee

LS4008i Specification Highlights

LS4008i Physical 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

Voltage & Current:

4.5 – 5.5 VDC @ 180 – 200 mA (nominal 5V) USB: Low Power Mode <500 uA (nominal 5V)


Cash Register White or Twilight Black

LS4008i Performance Characteristics

Light Source:

650 nm laser diode

Scan Rate:

100 scans per second bi-directional


+/- 25º


+/- 55º


+/- 55º

Nominal Working Distance:

13 mil (100% UPC/EAN): 0 to 19 in. (48 cm) Refer to the Decode Zone charts

Print Contrast:

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

Decode Capability:

1D: 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, Bookland EAN, Code 11, and RSS variants 2D: PDF417, UCC/EAN Composite Codes, Micro PDF

Interfaces Supported:

LS4008i features on-board Multiple Interface ASIC with: RS-232C (Standard, Nixdorf, ICL, & Fujitsu); IBM 468x/469x; Keyboard Wedge; USB (Standard, IBM SurePOS, Macintosh); Laser/Wand Emulation. In addition, Synapse Adaptive Connectivity allows for connectivity to all of the above plus many non-standard interfaces.

User Environment

Operating Temperature:

32º to 104º F / 0º to 40º C

Storage Temperature:

-40º to 140º F / -40º to 60º C


5% to 95%, noncondensing

Drop Specifications:

Withstands multiple 5 ft./1.5 m drops to concrete

Ambient Light Immunity:

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

EAS Support:

Optional Checkpoint Electronic Article Surveillance EAS


Electrical Safety:

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

Laser Safety:

CDRH Class II, IEC Class 2


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


Mounting Options (Accessories):

Intellistand with adjustable height: 5–10 in. 12.7–25.4 cm and adjustable angle: 0º–90º


The LS4008i Series 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® 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.

Decode Zone

LS4008i 1-D Bar code Decode Zone

LS4008i 2-D Bar code Decode Zone

The Symbol LS4008i is also known as the Symbol Technologies LS4008i .