Motorola DS9808 Barcode Scanner

Designed to deliver a new level of versatility, functionality and performance, the Symbol DS9808 features a one-of-a-kind hybrid form factor that provides superior comfort and ease of use in both handheld and hands-free scanning modes. Inside, the DS9808 offers the latest scanning technology, delivering record swipe speeds for 1D and 2D barcodes, as well as the ability to capture images and signatures. Available in standard and long range models, the hands-free decode range on both can be adjusted to meet your needs, for example, to match EAS deactivation range or prevent inadvertent scanning of items nearby.

The Symbol DS9808 is also known as the Symbol Technologies DS9808

DS9808 Specifications

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions: 8 in. (max) H x 5.4 in. L x 3.4 in. W

20.3 cm (max) H x 13.7 cm L x 8.6 cm W

Weight: 12 oz./340 g

Voltage and


Nominal (without optional RFID module):

5 ±10%VDC @ 450 mA

Nominal (with optional RFID module):

5 ±10%VDC @ 1.2 A

Color: Twilight Black


Performance Characteristics

DS9808-SR and DS9808-LR. Imager mode

Light Source: Aiming Pattern: 650nm laser diode

Illumination: 630nm LED

Imager Field of View: 39° H x 25° V

Roll/Pitch/Yaw: 360°, ±65°, ±60°

Swipe Speed : Programmable up to 100 in./254 cm per second

(Horizontal Read Rate)

DS9808-LR. Laser scanner mode

Light Source: 650nm LED

Scan Angle: 40° ±3° nominal


Symbology Decode Capability


JAN-8/JAN-13 plus supplementals, ISBN

(Bookland), ISSN, Coupon Code), Code 39

(Standard, Full ASCII, Trioptic), Code 128

(Standard, Full ASCII, UCC/EAN-128, ISBT-128

Concatenated), Code 93, Codabar/NW7,Code

11 (Standard, Matrix 2 of 5), MSI Plessey, I 2 of

5 (Interleaved 2 of 5 / ITF, Discrete 2 of 5, IATA,

Chinese 2 of 5), GS1 DataBar (Omnidirectional,

Truncated, Stacked, Stacked Omnidirectional,

Limited, Expanded, Expanded Stacked, Inverse),

Base 32 (Italian Pharmacode)


(and variants):

PDF417 (Standard, Macro), MicroPDF417 (Standard,

Macro), Composite Codes (CC-A, CC-B, CC-C)

2-D: TLC-39, Aztec (Standard, Inverse), MaxiCode,

DataMatrix/ECC 200 (Standard, Inverse), QR

Code (Standard, Inverse, Micro)

Postal: U.S. Postnet and Planet, U.K. Post, Japan Post,

Australian Post, Netherlands KIX Code, Royal

Mail 4 State Customer, UPU FICS 4 State Postal,


Nominal Working Range


See chart on back.

Nominal Working Range

(Hands free):

See chart on back.

Minimum Resolution: Code 39 – 4 mil, UPC – 7.8 mil (60%),

PDF417 – 5 mil, Datamatrix – 5 mil


Imaging Characteristics

Graphics Format Support: Images can be exported as Bitmap, JPEG or TIFF

Image Transfer Speed: USB 2.0: Up to 12 Megabits/second

RS-232: Up to 115 kb/second

Image Transfer Time: Typical USB application is ~0.2 seconds with a

compressed JPEG of 100kb

Image Quality: 120 DPI on a 4 x 6 in./10.2 x 15.2 cm document

@ 6.5 in./16.5 cm


User Environment

Operating Temperature: 32° to 104° F /0° to 40° C

Humidity: 5% to 95% RH (Non-Condensing)

Drop Specification: Withstands multiple 5 ft./1.5m drops to concrete

Ambient Light Immunity: Incandescent – 150 ft. candles (1,600 Lux)

Sunlight – 8,000 ft. candles (86,000 Lux)

Fluorescent – 150 ft. candles (1,600 Lux)

Mercury Vapor – 150 ft. candles (1,600 Lux)

Sodium Vapor – 150 ft. candles (1,600 Lux)

Immune to normal or artificial light



Interfaces Supported: USB, RS-232, RS-485 (IBM 46xx Protocols),

Keyboard Wedge, Synapse

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