ACS ACR1252U-MF USB Contactless *NFC* USB Type-C Smart Card Reader III

Sale price$56.00


The ACS ACR1252U-MF USB Contactless *NFC* USB Type-C Smart Card Reader III is a smart card reader that is highly secure with an included SAM slot, customizeable with a programmable LED & buzzer and has strong reliability thanks to its mean time between failure (MTBF) reaching up to 500,000 hours. 

With support for most major PC operating systems and smart card types, you can be certain that it will support your specific use case. 



  • ISO 7816
  • PC/SC
  • CCID
  • USB 2.0 Full Speed (12 Mbps)

Operating Frequency:

  • 13.56 MHz contactless technology
  • ISO 14443 Type A & B (T=CL)
  • NFC Certification Forum Mark
  • IEC/EN 62368
  • CE
  • UKCA
  • FCC
  • J-LIS
  • VCCI
  • KC
  • BIS
  • RoHS
  • REACH¬†
  • WEEE
  • Microsoft WHQL

Ideal For:

  • e-Government
  • e-Banking and e-Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Network Security
  • Physical and Logical Access Control
  • Loyalty Programs
  • Smart Poster/URL Marketing
  • P2P (Peer-to-Peer) Communication


  • SAM (Secure Access Module) slot for SAM Cards
  • USB length of 1 meter (Non-detachable)
  • Mono-tone buzzer (Programmable)
  • Red-Green LED (Programmable)
  • Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF): 500,000 hours
  • CT-API (Card Terminal Application Programming Interface)
  • Post-deployment firmware upgrade available
  • Reads up to 50 mm¬†(Tag types may differ)

Read/Write Speed:

  • 106/212/424 kbps (Programmable)
  • Anti-collision support

Supported NFC Mode:

  • NFC Reader/Writer
  • Peer-to-Peer
  • Card Emulation
  • Card Support:
  • SAM cards
  • ISO/IEC 18092 NFC
  • ISO 14443 Type A & B
  • FeliCa

OS Support:

  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • Windows Server 2003/2008/2008R2/2012/2012R2/2016R2
  • Linux
  • macOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
  • Android 3.1 or later (Honeycomb)

Utility Tools:



Steps for Downloading Drivers

  1. Click URL above titled ACS ACR1252U USB Contactless *NFC* Smart Card Reader III
  2. Select Downloads Tab
  3. Click and download relevant files based off operating system  
  4. Open file at the bottom of the web browser in the Download Bar (*Depending on browser i.e. Chrome, Edge or Firefox)

*To find out your operating system version for Windows, select File Explorer and right click This PC on the Quick Access left side panel and select Properties in the submenu. Underneath both Device specifications and Windows specifications, the OS version is stated.

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