IT3800g General Purpose Linear Imager

IT3800g General Purpose Linear Imager

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From the global leader in imaging technology comes the 3800g, the newest member of the legendary 3800 family of linear imagers. The first in a new class of 3800 linear imagers, the g was built to deliver world-class performance for a broad range of market applications.

Featuring an ideal balance of performance, durability, ergonomics,and connectivity solutions, the 3800g delivers years of hassle free scanning for applications in retail, warehouse, manufacturing, distribution – and all points in-between.

The first linear imager to earn the Adaptus™ Imaging Technology brand, the new 3800g is powered by Adaptus 5.0, delivering breakthrough linear imaging performance and versatility. Fast, intuitive bar code reading across a range of high and low density codes, the 3800g quickly reads even damaged and poorly printed bar codes - all in a single device.

Sound, ergonomic design and class-leading durability, coupled with aggressive reading performance, makes the new 3800g the ideal choice for customers who appreciate best-in-class value in a handheld linear reader.
  • Connectivity: All popular interfaces are on board. Includes Visual Express™ software for ease-of-integration. Supports Unified POS standard and Windows® Embedded for Point of Service, for retail connectivity.

  • Common Cabling: Uses same cable solutions as our linear, 2D, and Cordless imagers – for easy ordering and efficient spares pools.

  • Future Proof Symbology Support: GTIN compliant, GS1 DataBar capable.

  • Intuitive Aiming Line: Thin, crisp aiming line for ease-of-use in scanning bar coded menus and densely populated documents.

  • Full Line Accessories: Includes presentation scanning, global power choice options, and purpose built mounting solutions.

  • Intuitive User Feedback: Fully programmable options for application-specific “good read” LED and beeper settings.
Illumination 630 nM Visible Red LED
Receiving Device 3648 element linear imager
Reading Distance From .5 in. (1.3 cm) to 18 in. (46 cm) on medium density bar codes
Reading Width

7.5 mil code: 7 in. (18 cm) from nose, 3.5 in. (8.9 cm) wide
13 mil code: 12.5 in. (31.8 cm) from nose, 8.0 in. (20.3 cm) wide

Resolution 3 mil. at 4 in. (10 cm) distance
Skew Angle


Pitch Angle +65º
Horizontal Velocity

20 in. (51 cm) per second

Minimum Symbol Contrast 20%
Scan Rate Up to 270 scans per second
Decode Rate 270 decodes per second
Length 4.4 in. (11.2 cm)

5.9 in. (15.0 cm)

Width 3.1 in. (7.9 cm)

5.6 oz. (158.8 g)

Housing UL 94V0 grade
Power Requirements

3800GX5E: 4.5 - 12Vdc at scanner
3800GX4E: 4.5 - 5.5Vdc at scanner

Current Draw (maximum): Input: 5V, 12V
Scanning: 235mA, 145mA
Idle: 86mA, 65mA
Power Supply
Noise Rejection Maximum 100mV peak to peak, 10 to 100 kHz

Operating: +32oF to +122oF (0oC to +50oC)
Storage: -40ºF to +140ºF (-40ºC to +60ºC)

Humidity 0 to 95%, non-condensing
Mechanical Shock Operational after 50 drops from 5 ft. (1.5 m) to concrete
Ambient Illumination

0 - 70,000 lux

ESD Protection Functional after 15kV discharge
Vibration Withstands 5G peak from 22 to 300 Hz
Agency FCC Class B, CE EMC Class B, CE Low Voltage Directive, IEC60825-1 LED Safety: Class 1, UL, cUL listed
MTBF per MIL-HDBK-217F Ground Benign exceeds 85,000 hours
Symbologies Codabar, Code 3 of 9 including PARAF, Interleaved 2 of 5, Straight 2 of 5 Industrial, Matrix 2 of 5, Code 11, Code 93, Code 128, UPC, EAN/JAN, China Postal Code, GS1 DataBar. 2005 Sunrise/GTIN compliant, and ISBT 128 Concatenation (requires a paid license).
Interfaces 3800GX5E: All popular PCs and terminals via keyboard wedge, keyboard replacement/direct connect, USB, TTL level RS-232, IBM