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Unitech MS 241

Magnetic Stripe Reader, Dual Track, USB, Black

Card Scanner
This part is replaced by MS246.
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Unitech MS 241 Card Scanner

Unitech's MS 241 magnetic card reader provides a simple and reliable magnetic stripe reading solution for a variety of situations. These intelligent magnetic card readers are the right tool for applications such as point of sale, access control, and self-service applications. MS 241 is available in dual and triple track configurations for reading ISO cards and driver's licenses. Readers can be affixed to most computer keyboards or to any flat surface, and connected to any PC or Mac via keyboard wedge or USB interface.

Full specifications (PDF)

Manufacturer part number: MS241-2UG

Technical Information

  • Magnetic Stripe Track Configuration: Dual Track
  • Minimum Swipe Speed: 3 in/s
  • Maximum Swipe Speed: 55 in/s
  • Magnetic Stripe Track Number:
    • Track 1
    • Track 2
  • Magnetic Head Life: 1000 Swipe

General Information

  • Product Type: Magnetic Stripe Reader
  • Brand Name: Unitech
  • Manufacturer: Unitech Electronics Co., Ltd
  • Product Model: MS241
  • Product Name: MS241 Magnetic Stripe Reader

Physical Characteristics

  • Height: 1.2"
  • Width: 1.4"
  • Depth: 3.9"
  • Color: Black
  • Length: 3.9"
  • Weight (Approximate): 9 oz


  • Interfaces/Ports: USB

Environmental Conditions

  • Humidity: 95% Non-condensing
  • Temperature:
    • 32°F (0°C) to 131°F (55°C) Operating
    • -22°F (-30°C) to 158°F (70°C) Storage


  • Green Compliant: Yes
  • Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS


  • Limited Warranty: 1 Year


  • MTBF: 125000 Hour