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Slimline Rail, OEM MagStripe Reader
(IDT3303 Series)
Slimline Rail Specifications

The Slimline magnetic stripe reader rail is just a quarter of an inch wide. This narrow reader is perfect for any width limited MagStripe OEM application. It comes with Data and Clock signals for each decoded MagStripe track. Two countersunk holes are provided for easy mounting. Designed for heavy duty and versatile applications, the rugged Slimline rail has a stainless steel wear surface to ensure long life and accurate data registration. It also reliably reads up to three tracks of information, bi-directionally. There are multiple cable pin-out options.




  • Narrow width and small footprint

  • Reads 1, 2, or 3 tracks of magnetic information

  • Swipe speed of 3 to 60 inches per second

  • Operating life exceeds 1,000,000 card swipes

  • Superior reading of high jitter, scratched, and worn MagStripe cards

  • Rugged with a durable stainless steel wear plate

  • Bi-directional read capability

  • One year warranty

  • Easy to mount; multiple cable pin-outs options



Interface Decoded Clock & Data (TTL)


Magnetic Operation from 2.7 to 5.5 VDC. Ground 0 VDC (GND).
Chassis Ground connected to GND and magnetic head case.
True Automatic Gain Control (AGC) handles signal amplitudes from 1 mV to 1 V peak-to-peak.
Operating Current 1.1mA per track maximum when reading a card. Less than 30 μA when in “sleep” mode (15 μA typical)
Communication TTL levels CMOS level outputs of decoded serial bits


Operating Temperature -40 F to 185 F (-40 C to 85 C)
Storage Temperature -40 F to 185 F (-40 C to 85 C)
Humidity 10% to 98% relative humidity, non-condensing
ESD 2000 V Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) protection


Magnetic Head Life 1,000,000 card cycles
Rail Life 1,000,000 card cycles
Read Rate Less than one error in 100,000 bits on cards conforming to ISO 7811 1-5 (not induced by operator error)


Standard Decoding Densities Tracks 1 and 3: 210 BPI.
Track 2: 75 or 210 BPI.
Swipe Speed 3 to 60 inches per second, bi-directional
Card Thickness 0.015 to 0.045 inches
Slot Width 0.050 (1.27mm)
Dimensions Length: 3.54 inches (90mm)
Width: 0.63 inches (16 mm)
Height: 1.10 inches (28 mm)

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