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ACF 30
ACF 30

This floppy-based reader will fit into any standard drive slot, making it an integral part of your PC. It has the same functions as that of the ACR30 without the need for an extra accessory at your desktop.

Casing: 3,5 ". Available in black color only.

Order Information

Product Number: AC.ACF30.U
Price per unit: 87.95 US $
63.95 £
79,95 €
10 units and more: 83.95 US $
60.95 £
75,95 €
100 units and more: 76.94 US $
55.96 £
69,95 €
12 months

Colour: BLACK
Prod. number AC.ACF30.U
Prod. number AC.ACF30.S



higher volumes up on request
ACF 30 Alle Preise sind Netto-Preise. Verkauf nur an gewerbliche Abnehmer. Ask for project-pricing.

Product Information

The ACF30 is the ideal solution for easy integration of a smart card reader into the desktop environment. It uses the same electronic circuit as the ACR30, and has the same versatility and cost-effectiveness that have always been associated with ACS smart card readers. Available in both USB and RS-232 serial interface, it uses the PC’s internal power supply, and can be configured in several ways to suit the customer’s preference. Similar to ACR30, ACF30 Smart Card Reader/Writer is also very simple to use and install. It is ideal for electronic commerce, home banking or e-purse

facilities, secure computer access or any of a multitude of other applications.


For further technical details refer to the ACR30 discription.

Standard Features

Read and write all microprocessor cards (MCU) with T=0 and T=1 protocols 

Read and write popular memory card types 

Certificate of conformance: ISO 7816-1/2/3, PC/SC, CE, FCC, Microsoft WHQL, EMV certified, and NETS 

ISO7816-1/2/3 compatible smart card interface 

Supports commonly used memory cards (I2C, SLE4406, SLE4418/28, SLE4432/42) 

Support PPS (Protocol and Parameters Selection) with 9600 – 96000 bps in reading and writing smart cards 

RS-232 interface or USB interface to PC with simple command structure 

Technical Specifications

Supported card types: 

MCU Cards 

The ACR30 can operate MCU card with T=0 and T=1 protocol. The table presented in Appendix A (reference manual) explains which card type selection value must be specified for the various card types supported by the reader. 



Memory-based smart cards (synchronous interface) 


'104' type EEPROM non-reloadable token counter cards, including: 


GPM103, SLE 4406, SLE4436, SLE5536, ST1305, ST1335 


Cards following the I2C bus protocol (free memory cards) such as 


Atmel AT24C01/02/04/08/16, SGS-Thomson ST14C02C,14C04C 


SLE4432/4442 intelligent 256 bytes EEPROM with write protect function: SLE 4432, SLE 4442 


SLE 4418/4428 intelligent 1K bytes EEPROM with write-protect function: SLE 4418, SLE 4428 


ACF30 Floppy Bay Smart Card Reader 






Power supply: 


Supply voltage 

Regulated 5V DC 

Supply current 

< 100mA (without smart card) 



Serial Communication Interface: 



RS-232C, five lines: RxD, TxD, CTS, DTR, GND 

Power source 

From PS/2 mouse interface 


9600 – 115200 bps 



Universal Serial Bus Interface: 



USB v1.1, four lines: +5V, GND, D+ and DPower 


From USB 


1.5 Mbps (Low Speed) 



Smart Card Interface: 



ISO 7816 1/2/3, T=0 and T=1 

Supply current 

max. 50mA 

smart card read / write speed 

9600 – 96000 bps 

Short circuit protection 

+5V / GND on all pins 


The presence of the smart card power supply voltage is indicated through a green LED on the reader 

CLK frequency 

3.6864 / 4 MHz 

Card connector 

sliding contacts (8 contacts) 

Card insertion cycles 

min. 100,000 











Operating Conditions: 



0 - 50° C 


40% - 80% 



Standard / Certifications: 


EMV Level 1, ISO7816-1/2/3, PC/SC, CE, FCC, NETS, Microsoft WHQL 98, ME, 2K, NT, XP 




Windows 98, ME, 2K, NT(serial), XP 



OEM-Logo possible, customer-specific colors, casing, and card connector 

Interfacing Scheme

The floppy-based reader is designed to be mounted or integrated into a tandard PC Chassis. So the top plastic cover is not required. The power of the reader is obtained through the internal switching power supply of the PC. basically, the floppy-based reader is the same as an ACR30 reader. The size is the same as a standard 3”1/2 floppy driver. No top plastics cover. Screw holes will be provided.


A “4 pins mini power socket (M)” is provided on the PCB reader for the power interface. (The socket is the same as the one used in a 3”1/2 floppy driver). A 2x5 pins header socket is provided on the PCB of the reader for connecting to the communication port through the use of an appropriate extension cable.

Serial Interface is supported. USB Interface can also be supported provided that an USB extension cable is provided. But it only applies to Scheme 4.The ACR30 circuitry is used. Memory Cards and SAM are not supported. There are four possible interface schemes for the floppy-based reader.


Scheme 1:

RS232 reader, using one extension cable coming out from the back of PC.

One extension cable is required:

  • A flat cable with a “2x5 pins plug, 2.54mm pitch” on the one side while the other side is connected to a “DB9(F) connector”.
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Scheme 2:

RS232 reader cable linked to a metal panel, another cable linked to the RS232 port.

Two extension cables are required:

  • A flat cable with a “2x5 pins plug, 2.54mm pitch” on the one side while the other side is connected to
    a “DB9(F) connector with metal panel”.
  • A serial extension cable “DB9(F) to DB9(M)”


Scheme 3:

RS232 reader, using an additional RS-232C Card

An extension cable and a RS-232C card are required:

  • A flat cable with “2x5 pins plug, 2.54mm pitch” on both sides.+
  • An additional RS-232C Card is required.


Scheme 4:

USB reader, using one extension cable coming out from the back of PC

One extension cable is required:

  • A cable with a “USB Plug A” on the one side while the other side is connected to a “USB Plug B”.
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