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Unitech MS 240

Magnetic Stripe Reader, Triple Track, USB, Black

Card Scanner
This part is replaced by MS246.
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Unitech MS 240 Card Scanner

The Unitech MS 240 features triple-track reading and can read cards swiped in both directions. An LED provides feedback to the user indicating ready to read or read error. The MS 240 is also easy to configure and use: No programming, software drivers, or external power is required. Just connect the reader to the keyboard and the keyboard port or a USB port on almost any PC or Mac and you're ready to read magnetic stripe cards. Data is read from the card and sent to the PC or Mac just as if it were entered from the keyboard. The MS 240 is low-power CMOS, so no external power source is required.

Manufacturer part number: MS241-3UG

Technical Information

  • Magnetic Stripe Track Configuration: Triple Track
  • Minimum Swipe Speed: 3 in/s
  • Maximum Swipe Speed: 55 in/s
  • Magnetic Stripe Track Number:
    • Track 1
    • Track 2
    • Track 3
  • 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: 1.4"
  • Color: Black
  • Length: 3.9"
  • Weight (Approximate): 9 oz


  • Interfaces/Ports: USB


  • Green Compliant: Yes
  • Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
  • Certifications & Standards: RoHS Compliance
  • Additional Information:
    • Magnetic Stripe Type:
    • <p>Magnetic Stripe Configuration:
    • <p>Swipe Speed:
    • <p>Magnetic Head Life:
    • <p>Reliability:
    • <p>Interfaces/Ports:
    • <p>Color:
    • <p>Magnetic Stripe Formats:
    • ISO 7811
    • AAMVA
    • CA DMV

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


  • Limited Warranty: 1 Year


  • MTBF: 125000 Hour