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Overview

This page is intended to guide the user through the steps required to mount an F2 reader.  

The mounting kits vary, dependent upon mounting style and position. The different mounting types are outlined below:  

  • Front Mount: This refers to the machine face on which the reader is mounted.  It is intended to be used for standard height front-mounting on most equipment.
  • High Mount: This is similar to the front mount in that the card swipe is oriented vertically, but it requires the top mount kit to angle the screen correctly for customer use.
  • Top Mount:  This refers to the machine face on which the reader is mounted.  It is intended to be used for standard height top mounting of the reader.
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Disconnect any electrical device from power before performing any work on the device. It is recommended that the instructions contained herein be performed by individuals who are qualified to perform these tasks. Card Concepts Inc. takes no responsibility for the accuracy of this document or any damage that may occur to target equipment. Technical Support recommends using all appropriate safety equipment (such as hand and eye protection) during execution of the instructions below.


Part IDDescriptionImage
C-3001
LC WiFi Reader
Front/Vertical Mount
C-3002
LC WiFi Reader
Top/Horizontal Mount
C-5401
F2 FasCard Reader
Front Mount
C-5402
F2 FasCard Reader
High Front/Top Mount
C-5403
FLEX Reader
Front/Vertical Mount
C-5404
FLEX Reader
Top/Horizontal Mount

Universal Mounting Installation Kit

Part IDDescriptionImage
C-5414
F2 Standard Mounting Bracket
C-5416
Screw
C-5421
Screw
C-5702
Chase Nipple
C-5703
Lock Nut

Recommended Tools and Supplies (Not Included)

DescriptionLink/SourceImage
Champion CT7-1-1/8 Tungsten Carbide Tipped
1-1/8-Inch Hole Cutter-1-Inch Thick Metal
(Or Equivalent)

Amazon

9/64" Drill Bit
For drilling stainless steel
Amazon
Cutting OilAmazon
Heavy Duty Professional 3/8" Magnesium Drill
with #2 drill tip extension.
(Or Equivalent)
Harbor Freight
Right Angle Drill Attachment
(Or Equivalent, used on some dryer installs) 
Amazon
Center Punch
(Or Equivalent)
Amazon
HammerAmazon
Pliers
(Or Equivalent)
Amazon
No.2 Phillips Screwdriver
(Or Equivalent) 
Amazon
8/32" Torx Security DriverAmazon

Image result for torx security driver

Fine Point Sharpie Marker
(Or Equivalent)
Amazon
Tape Measure
(Or Equivalent)
Amazon
Cable Ties
(Or Equivalent)
Amazon
Electrical Tape
(Or Equivalent)
Amazon

Installation

When installing the F2 reader in the front mount configuration, the following parts will not be used in the installation process.

C-5421
Screw

Step 1 - Marking and Cutting the Mounting Area


C-5414C-6700-TEMP
F2 Standard Mounting Bracket
Drill Template

  1. Select a mounting position on the front face of the machine.
    1. Mounting position should consider proximity to coin drop (if applicable) and length of installation harnesses.
    2. Mount in a location that will not expose wiring to excessive heat or friction.
  2. Mark mounting position using C-6700-TEMP.
    1. Hole "C" is the pilot position for the chase nipple / primary mounting point.
    2. Holes "D" and "E" are positioned for optional use to ensure minimal "play" on card reader bracket position.
  3. Drill a 1-1/8" using a hole saw.
    1. Use caution to avoid damaging anything behind the face plate.
    2. Technical Support recommends drilling a pilot hole for stainless steel machines.
    3. Technical Support also recommends use of cutting oil on appropriate surfaces.

Step 2 - Attaching the Mounting Bracket


C-5414C-5702C-5703
F2 Standard Mounting Bracket
Chase Nipple
Lock Nut

  1. Align the center hole of the C-5414 mounting bracket to the newly drilled hole on the machine face.
  2. Slip the C-5702 chase nipple through the hole and secure with the C-5703 locknut.
    1. Tighten the chase nipple to prevent the bracket from rotating.
    2. Screws may be inserted through the smaller holes provided on the bracket and secured to the mounting face, if desired.

Step 3 - Connecting the Harnesses


  1. Pull necessary harnesses through the chase nipple. These harnesses are included in the model-specific installation kit.
    1. Power Harness
    2. Machine Start Harness
    3. Coin Harness(es) (if applicable)
  2. Connect the harnesses to the appropriate connection points (F2: FasCard Touchscreen Reader).

Step 4 - Securing the FasCard Reader to the Mounting Bracket


C-5401C-5416
F2 FasCard Reader
Screw

  1. Slide the notched ridges of the C-5401 reader housing over the top bezel of the C-5414 mounting bracket.
  2. Press the base of the C-5401 reader gently downward until it meets the machine face.
  3. Secure C-5401 reader to the C-5414 mounting bracket with the C-5416 security screws.

When installing the F2 reader in the high-front mount configuration, the following parts will not be used in the installation process.

C-5414C-5416
F2 Standard Mounting Bracket
Screw

Parts Needed

Part IDDescriptionImage
C-5402
F2 FasCard Reader
High Front/Top Mount
Coins, Credit/Debit, Loyalty

OR

Part IDDescriptionImage
C-5404
FLEX Reader
Top/Horizontal Mount

Part IDDescriptionImage
C-6700-TEMP
Drill Template
F2


STEP 1:  Marking and Cutting the Mounting Area

  1. Select location towards the top of machine to mount the card reader.  It's recommended that you mount the card reader as close to the coin drop as possible. 
  2. Place (C-6700-TEMP) template on the front of the machine with strait edge of the template aligned with the top of machine, parallel with the edge.
    1. Align template center with center of coin drop.
    2. Template should be approximately 3/4" from the edge of machine. (This is a suggestion, installer discretion)
  3. Using sharpie marker, mark the target drill location for the reader base, use hole C. 
  4. Using a 9/64" drill bit, drill a 1-1/8" hole through the machine facing.

  5. The center large hole is where the harnesses will be pulled through and attached to the reader.  Follow the instructions below in the next section.
Step 2 Detach the Base from the Reader


  1. You'll need to remove the back of the reader for these next steps.
  2. Remove the screws from the top of the reader to detach the base.
  3. Set the screws aside as they will be needed later in the process to reattach the reader.
STEP 3 Connecting the Harnesses


  1. You need to access the inside of the machine for this step. 
  2. Once you're able to access the machine's internal wiring, thread the harnesses through the locknut (C-5703) on the inside of the machine.

  3. Thread the wires through the drilled center hole. 
     
  4. On the outside of the machine, thread the harnesses through the F2 Reader base first, then the chase nipple.

  5. Attach the base to the machine by tightening the chase nipple to the locknut on the inside of the machine.

  6. Attach the harnesses to the reader.
  7. Using the screws that were previously set aside, reattach the base to the reader.

  8. You've completed the F2 Reader High Front-Mount Installation.

When installing the F2 reader in the top mount configuration, the following parts will not be used in the installation process.

C-5414C-5416
F2 Standard Mounting Bracket
Screw

Parts Needed

Part IDDescriptionImage
C-5402
F2 FasCard Reader
High Front/Top Mount
Coins, Credit/Debit, Loyalty

OR

Part IDDescriptionImage
C-5404
FLEX Reader
Top/Horizontal Mount

Part IDDescriptionImage
C-6700-TEMP
Drill Template
F2

Installation Steps

Step 1 - Marking and Cutting the Mounting Area


  1. Select location on the top of the machine to mount the card reader.  It's recommended that you mount the card reader as close to the coin drop as possible.  
  2. Place (C-6700-TEMP) template on the top of the machine with edge of the template aligned parallel with the front edge of machine.
  3. Align the template center with center of coin drop.
     
  4. Using a sharpie marker, mark the target drill location for the reader base, using hole C. 
  5. Using a 9/64" drill bit, drill a 1-1/8" hole through the machine facing.


Step 2 Detach the Base from the Reader


  1. You will need to remove the back of the F2 Reader for these next steps.
  2. Remove the screws from the top of the reader to detach the base.
  3. Set the screws aside as they will be needed later in the process to reattach the reader.
STEP 3 Connecting the Harnesses


  1. You need to access the inside of the machine for this step. 
  2. Once you're able to access the machine's internal wiring, thread the harnesses through the locknut (C-5703) on the inside of the machine.

  3. On the outside of the machine, thread the wires through the reader base first, then the chase nipple.

  4. Tighten the chase nipple to the locknut so that the reader base is secured to the machine facing.
  5. Attach the harnesses to the reader.
  6. Use the two screws set aside earlier to reattach the base to the reader.

  7. You've completed the F2 Reader Top-Mount (High-Mount) Installation.