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Datalogic PowerScan M8300 Bar Code Reader.

Datalogic PowerScan M8300 Bar Code Reader

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Datalogic PowerScan M8300 Bar Code Reader Features

Datalogic Scanning’s PowerScan readers are the top rated industrial handheld data collection products on the market. Synthesizing knowledge and experience, Datalogic Scanning is evolving the PowerScan family to include the PowerScan 8300 series:corded and cordless laser bar code readers featuring state-of-the-art performance for rugged industrial use.

  • Standard Range (contact up to 3.3 ft / 1 m) and Auto Range (4 in / 10 cm to 33 ft / 10 m) optic models available
  • Drop resistance to 6.5 ft / 2 m
  • User interface: loud beeper and Datalogic 3GL™good read feedback
  • Built-in multiple interface (RS-232, Keyboard Wedge, Wand and USB)
  • Available with or without display
    • 433 MHz or 910 MHz radio system
    • Point-to-point and multi-point transmission
    • Seamless roaming
    • Paging function
    • 100% compatible with STAR Cordless System™
    • User replaceable Lithium-Ion battery

Designed for Productivity:
The PowerScan 8300 readers’ ergonomic enclosures are lightweight and well-balanced ensuring optimal operator comfort during scan intensive operations. Multiple good-read feedback features and a built-in metal tether hook for suspended applications ensure workplace productivity. The PowerScan 8300 readers’ superior reading performance is enhanced by Datalogic’s patented Puzzle Solver™ technology for fast and accurate reading of standard, poorly printed and damaged bar codes.

Superior Radio Features:
The Datalogic STAR Cordless System™ for narrow band radio communications represents the key to increased productivity and flexibility in the workplace. It offers scalable solutions to solve simple point-to-point applications as well as networking capability combined with seamless
roaming for complex projects. An optional display with a 3-button keypad provides time and battery status and enables interaction with the host.

Performance and Reliability:
The PowerScan 8300 readers’ mechanics have been developed and tested to withstand extreme environmental conditions maintaining consistent reading performance. Hard shocks (6.5 ft / 2 m drops), dust and water (IP65/IP64 sealed) and adverse temperature conditions
(operative at -22 ºF / -30 ºC) do not affect product performance or reliability.

Installation and Configuration Ease:
The PowerScan 8300 readers are offered with a full set of accessories: single and multiple battery chargers, desk/wall holder, belt and forklift holsters and a handsfree stand. All models have multi-interface capabilities built in featuring the most popular interfaces; RS- 232, Keyboard Wedge, Wand Emulation and USB. The Datalogic Aladdin™ configuration program provides user-friendly features that simplify the start-up procedure, even for inexperienced users.

Datalogic PowerScan M8300 Bar Code Reader Specifications


  • Display (M8300-D models only): Graphic with backlight, 32 x 96 dots, and font dimension can be selected by the user (with default selection, 4 lines x 16 columns)
  • Keypad (M8300-D models only): 3 keys
  • Weight: Approx. 13.9 oz / 395 g


  • 2/5 Family
  • Code 39 (plus Code 32, Cip 39)
  • EAN 128
  • Code 128
  • Code 93
  • Code 49
  • Code MSI
  • Code 11
  • Code 16K
  • ISBT 128
  • GS1DataBar™ (formerly RSS)


  • Light Source: Visible Laser Diode (VLD) 630 – 680 nm
  • Max. Scan Rate: 35 ± 5 scans/sec
  • Max. Resolution: 0.076 mm/3 mil (D/M83X0); 0.19 mm/7.5 mil (D/M83X0 Auto Range)
  • Print Contrast Ratio: (min) 15%
  • Reading Angle: Skew: ±60°; Pitch: 5 to 55°, -5 to -55°; Tilt: ±20°
  • Reading Indicators: Laser ON, 3 GL™ Feedback, Beeper, Good Transmission (M8300 only)


  • Ambient Light Conditions: Immune to light exposure in offices, facilities, and direct exposure to sunlight
  • Humidity: 90% non condensing
  • Operating Temperature: -4 to 122 °F / -20 to 50 °C
  • Storage Temperature: -4 to 158 °F / -20 to 70 °C
  • Drop Resistance: Withstands 50 drops from 6.5 ft / 2 m to concrete
  • Environmental Protection: IP65 (without display), IP64 (with display)


  • Battery Type: Li-Ion 2150 mAh
  • Recharge Time: External: max. 4 hrs / Host: max. 10 hrs
  • Operating Autonomy: Over 60,000 operations

CRADLE BC-8030 / BC-8060

  • Power Supply: External: 10 to 30 VDC, Host: 5 VDC ± 10%
  • Power Consumption: External: max. 10 W Host: max. 500 mA
  • Reading Indicators: Battery charging (red), Charge completed (green), Power/Data (yellow)
  • Interfaces: USB, RS-232, Keyboard Wedge, Wand Emulation and RS-485
  • Dimensions (without antenna): 9.44 x 4.25 x 3.75 in (240 x 108 x 95 mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 13.4 oz / 380 g


Programming Method:

  • Manual: Reads special bar codes
  • Automatic: Software commands through the RS-232 / USB interfaces
  • Datalogic Aladdin™: Windows configuration program
  • Enhanced Features: Puzzle Solver™, data editing and concatenation

Radio Specifications:

  • Radio Frequency: 433.92 MHz, 910 MHz
  • Bit Rate: 19,200 bauds (433.92 MHz), 36,800 (910 MHz)
  • Effective Radiated Power:
  • Radio Range: Up to 164 ft / 50 m (433.92 MHz); Up to 99 ft / 30 m (910 MHz), depending on the working area
  • Max. Number Coexisting Systems: Max. 32 readers per radio receiver; max. 2000 readers in the same area



  • Electrical: Complies to C-CSA-US (60950 to Canada and USA)
  • Emissions: Complies to FCC-A, EN 55022-B, AS/NZS 3548
  • Laser Classification: CDRH Class II, (Caution: Laser Radiation – do not stare into beam) IEC 60825-1 Class 2
  • Radio: ETSI-ETS 300220; FCC 15.249. For a complete list of approvals by country, contact your Datalogic Scanning Representative.
  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances: Complies with EU RoHS.


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