Honeywell 3820i


Honeywell's 3820i Industrial-Grade Wireless Linear-Imaging Scanner

 designed to provide high-performance linear bar code scanning for applications that demand maximum reliability

The 3820i industrial wireless linear-imaging scanner is designed to provide high-performance linear bar code scanning for applications that demand maximum reliability in the harshest working environments.

Powered by Adaptus® Imaging Technology 5.0, the 3820i delivers fast, intuitive bar code reading across a range of high and low density codes—even those that are damaged or poorly printed. In addition, the solid state technology platform adds to the device’s overall durability and reliability.

Built for scan-intensive applications requiring a ruggedized solution, the 3820i features our highest drop specification and an IP54 rating to guarantee protection against the penetration of dust and liquid. However, unlike other industrial grade solutions, the 3820i features best-in-class ergonomics—ensuring maximum user comfort and productivity.


  • Built for Industrial Applications: Rugged housing is specified to withstand 50 drops from 6.5´ (2 m) and certified to IP54 standards, while still being ergonomic and easy-to-use
  • Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth v2.0 radio enables movement up to 33´ (10 m) from the base, and reduces interference with other wireless systems—up to seven imagers can communicate to a single base, reducing the total cost of ownership
  • High Performance Linear Bar Code Scanning: Adaptus Imaging Technology 5.0 provides reading of all linear bar codes—even those that are damaged or poorly printed
    Long-Lasting Lithium-Ion Battery: Powers up to 50,000 scans per full charge, ensuring maximum uptime
  • Tool-Free Access to Battery: Thumbwheel end-cap allows easy access to the battery, permitting employees to quickly swap batteries and keep working
  • Simplified Device Configuration: Visual Xpress™ software enables device programming and configuration on a host system through an easy-to-use Windows®based graphical user interface
  • User Feedback Designed for Extreme Environments: Adjustable, extra loud “good read” beeper and dual LED indicators ensure reliable and intuitive feedback, even in noisy environment



Radio/Range: 2.4 to 2.5 GHz (ISM Band) Adaptive Frequency – Hopping Bluetooth v2.0; Class 2:10 m (33’) line of sight
Data Rate: (Transmission Rate) 3 Mbit/s (2.1 Mbit/s)
Battery: 1800 mAh Li-ion (minimum)
Number of Scans: 57,000 scans per charge
Expected Hours of Operation: 16 hours
Expected Charge Time: 4 hours


Dimensions (LxWxH): 140 mm x 110 mm x 81 mm (5.5˝ x 4.3˝ x 3.2˝) 140 mm x 110 mm x 81 mm (5.5˝ x 4.3˝ x 3.2˝)
Weight: 261 g (9.2 oz) 250 g (8.8 oz)
Operating Power (Charging): N/A 9.9 W (825 mA @ 12 V)
Non-Charging Power: N/A 625 mW (125 mA @ 5 V); 1.2 W (100 mA @ 12 V)
Host System Interfaces: USB, TTL level RS232, Keyboard Wedge, IBM 46xx (RS485), Light Pen (Wand) Emulation


Operating Temperature: -10°C to 50°C (14°F to 122°F) 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F) -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F)
Humidity: 0% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing 0% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
Drop: Designed to withstand 2.0 m (6.5′) drops Designed to withstand 1.0 m (3.3′) drops
Environmental Sealing: IP54 Sealed to resist airborne particulate contaminants
Light Levels: 76,000 Lux

Scan Performance

Scan Pattern: Linear Image (CCD: 3648 pixels)
Scan Speed: 270 scans per second
Motion Tolerance: 5 cm/s (2 in/s) with 13 mil UPC at optimal focus
Scan Angle: Horizontal: 47°
Print Contrast: 20% minimum reflectance difference
Pitch, Skew: 65°, 65°
Decode Capabilities: Reads standard 1D and GS1 Databar symbologies.
Warranty: 3 year factory warranty (Note: battery warranty is 1 year)