Low cost RFID readers for purchase in India

Looking for purchasing a RFID reader/writer for using in your project? Here is a compiled list of cheap low cost LF and HF RFID readers for online purchase in India. The features of the modules along with the online pricing is also given, 


NSK-EDK-125-TTL 

NSK-125 as the name itself suggests is a low cost Low frequency(LF) RFID reader from NSK Electronics, Bangalore. Its the cheapest, as it is engineered and manufactured entirely by NSK electronics itself. 

Features :

  • LF 125KHz carrier frequency
  • Built-in Antenna with external antenna option
  • Supports UNIQUE and TK5530 read only transponders over the air
  • UART-TTL and Wiegand26 outputs
  • 10cm Reading range 
  • Operates voltage : +5V DC
  • Can be directly connected to microcontroller
  • Buzzer beeps when a tag is read 

This RFID reader is available for online purchase at NSK electronics website at Rs. 150/-


RFID reader module with antenna

I guess the origin of this black boxed RFID reader is China as i am unable to find any source of information anywhere else. 

Features :

  • LF 125KHz carrier frequency
  • Built-in Antenna
  • UART-TTL and Wiegand26 outputs
  • 10cm Readiing range 
  • Operates voltage : +5V DC with less than 50mA 
  • Can be directly connected to microcontroller
  • Buzzer beeps and LED blinks when a tag is read

 This RFID reader is available for online purchase at Robokits website at Rs. 850/-


Rhydolabz RFID-1320 LF reader

The rhydoLABZ RFID reader supports EM4100 family transponder tags with serial port output @ 9600bps fixed baud rate.

Features : 

  • Supports RFID EM4100 family transponder tags
  • Reading Distance : 10-15CM of the reader (Depends on card shape)
  • 125kHz read frequency
  • 9600 baud serial interface
  • Enable input allows module to be enabled/disabled externally 
  • Standard 2.54mm Pitch Bergstrip connector
  • Bread Board compatible
  • Power supply : 4.5V to 5V@ 120mA
  • Built in Antenna
  • No components at PCB bottom side ( easy to stick to any surface like wood,glass etc.)
  • Status LED for card detection

This RFID reader is available for online purchase at Rhydolabz website at Rs. 990/-


Robokits USB RFID reader 

RFID reader with an on board USB to UART converter which is detected as virtual serial port on PC. The board comes with USB type B connector and a free USB cable.

Features :  

  • 125KHz LF reader
  • USB Type B connector interface(Is detected as Virtual Serial Port on PC)
  • UART and Wiegand26 output selection
  • 10 to 15 cm range

This part is available for online purchase at Robokits website at the price of Rs. 1100 /-


 DT135IC SLI 13.56 MHz HF RFID reader with Read/Write feature

This RFID read/write module available with NSK electronics is a High frequency(HF) 13.56 MHz RFID cards reader/writer and comes with a serial port interface. Not really low cost (Rs. 2600/-) because of write feature.

Features : 

  • 13.56MHz operating frequency
  • Supports Read/Write ICLODESLI type tags
  • UART output
  • Integrated / External antenna
  • +5V DC operation 

This RFID reader is available for online purchase at NSK electronics website at Rs. 2600/-


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