TSL 2173 - Wearable Bluetooth® LF/HF RFID Reader

779.46 €
Reference 2173-BT-LF-HF-A1

The 2173 Bluetooth® LF/HF RFID Reader enables a Bluetooth® host device to read and write to a wide variety of Low Frequency and High Frequency NFC Tags.

  • Without scanner
  • With 2D Scanner


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This reader can work in HID keyboard mode and scanned information can be ‘typed’ by the Reader into any application on the host device.

Alternatively, the Reader can be commanded from an app (to be developed on purpose) on the host device.

The optional 2D Imager version can also capture 1D and 2D barcodes.

Physical and Environmental Characteristics

  • Dimensions: 10.2 cm x 5.5 cm x 5.6 cm
  • Weight: 157 g
  • User feedback: Speaker, vibration motor, three LEDs
  • Power: Removable, rechargeable 3.7 volt Lithium Polymer 1130 mAh battery pack, 4.2 watt hrs
  • Enclosure materials: Polycarbonate

Performance Characteristics

  • Communication protocols: TSL® ASCII 2.0 parameterised command set
  • Memory: Supports up to 32 GB Micro SD/SDHC card
  • Compatible Host devices (Bluetooth®): Any Bluetooth® Host1 supporting the Serial Port Profile or HID profile
  • Compatible Host devices (USB): Any USB host with FTDI VCP driver support


  • Operating Temperature: -10°C to 40°C
  • Charging Temperature: 5°C to 40°C
  • Storage Temperature: Less than 1 month at at -20 to +60°C, Less than 3 months at -20°C to +45°C, Less than 1 year at -20°C to +30°C
  • Drop Spec: Multiple drops to concrete: 1.2 m ambient
  • Environmental Sealing: IP54

For further details please refert to the attached datasheet.


Data sheet

NFC Standard
ISO/IEC: 14443A/B, 15693
Protection class
Commodity code (HS)
Country of origin
United Kingdom

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