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Overview

This page is intended to provide the user with an overview of the features and functions of the F2 FasCard Reader.

Features and Functions

Part IDDescriptionImage
C-5401
F2 FasCard Reader

The F2 FasCard reader is the second generation of FasCard readers and includes the features detailed below.

Full Color Touchscreen

An improvement over the button pad selection method of the F1 reader, the F2 reader features a full color touchscreen, as shown below.

Full Color Touchscreen

Modular Hardware

The F2 reader features a modular approach to hardware, allowing for easy replacement of individual components in the field.  Instructions for replacing modular components may be found in the F2: FasCard Reader Field Replaceable Components Guide.  

Dual Coin Input

The F2 reader utilizes dual coin inputs, allowing two individual coin drops to be used with one reader.  Coin drops may be independently configured to recognize one coin denomination per drop.  More information on the coin input modes may be found on the FasCard Admin Site - Equipment Setup page.  The location of the coin inputs is shown here.

LED Status Lights

The F2 reader utilizes a row of internal LED lights that illuminate in different colors and patterns to indicate changes in reader/machine status.  A list of the colors and patterns is included below, as well as some example images.

Idle Status (Blue Bar)Disabled Status (Red Bar)

LED ColorStatus DescriptionAnimation Description
BlueMachine is idle or ready to accept paymentBlue light begins at the top of the light bar and gradually illuminates downward until bar is completely blue, then repeats.
GreenMachine is in use / runningGreen light begins at top of light bar and gradually illuminates downward, then darkens from bottom to top and repeats.
YellowMachine is almost finishedYellow light pulses along entire length of the light bar.
RedMachine is disabled or out of serviceRed light along length of bar, no animation.

Integrated NFC Hardware

Please note that NFC hardware is present but utilization of this feature is firmware dependent and may not necessarily be immediately available for all systems.

The F2 FasCard reader integrates near field communication (NFC) capable hardware intended to allow laundry customers to pay via smartphone or smartcard.  

Integrated Power Converter

The F2 FasCard reader can accept both 12vdc and 24vac power natively and does not require the C-5602 power converter when these options are available. 110/220vac applications require the C-5602 power converter.

Internal Connections 

Item No.ComponentNotes
1Power Connection PortUtilizes the same power harnesses as the first generation FasCard reader.
2Pulse Connection PortConnection point for pulse machine start harnesses.
3Coin 1 Connection PortThis is the connection point for the harness input associated with Coin 1.
4Coin 2 Connection PortThis is the connection point for the harness input associated with Coin 2.
5Serial Connection PortThis is the connection point for serial machine start harnesses.
6Mag-Stripe Reader Connection PortThis is the connection point for the field-replaceable magnetic stripe reader.
7C-5430 Mag-Stripe ReaderThis is the magnetic stripe reader handling all card interactions with the F2 reader.
8Touchscreen Graphic ConnectionThis connects to the LCD touchscreen and transmits display data.
9Touchscreen Input ConnectionThis connects to the LCD touchscreen and transmits user input (touch) data.
10Stack Add-on Pulse PortSecondary port for pulse machine start harnesses. Requires C-6400.
11Stack Add-on Serial PortSecondary port for serial machine start harnesses. Requires C-6401.

Additional Information