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Symbol Barcode Scanner Cobra

Part Number: LS 1900
Price: $0


Symbol Barcode Scanner the Cobra™ LS 1900 Series

Value, Style and Performance

The Cobra LS 1900 Series of scanners from Symbol Technologies is designed to fit your hand and your budget. Its sleek, lightweight, ergonomic design is perfectly balanced to minimize operator strain while maximizing comfort. The Cobra LS 1900 is a premium scanner at an entry-level price with features you'd only expect to find on high-end solutions. A hands-free stand delivers the flexibility to operate as a presentation scanner for both triggered and triggerless configurations. Backed by Symbol´s five-year plus warranty, the Cobra LS 1900 Series offers the scanning quality and versatility that users have relied on for over 25 years.

Enhance User Productivity Across Multiple Scanning Applications

The Cobra LS 1900 Series offers a large, bright two-color LED plus a beeper with adjustable volume for audible confirmation of good decodes. Its highly visible scan line provides simple aiming, while the curved rubber nose makes it easy to orient the scan beam– even when scanning on contact. This ensures valid decodes the first time, every time. The result: fast, accurate data capture and the elimination of keyboard entry errors.

The Cobra LS 1900 Series offers a complete scanning and connectivity feature set making it the scanner of choice for a wide range of bar code data applications in grocery and specialty stores, video rental establishments, music stores and more. Beyond the checkout counter, the versatile Cobra LS 1900 Series is also a reliable solution for applications such as document tracking, tool crib management, time and attendance tasks, light industrial applications, and even lottery ticket scanning.

Maximize Your Investment for the Long Term

The decoded versions have multiple on-board interfaces plus universal cabling to provide flexible connectivity to future-proof your hardware investment. Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) capabilities allow scanned data to be modified prior to transfer ensuring compatibility with the application on the host system. The Cobra LS 1900 Series uses flash memory to facilitate post-purchase upgrades, change default settings or customize the device for singular applications. It even ships ready to read Reduced Space Symbology (RSS), an emerging symbology for smaller products where space is at a premium.

Backed by Symbol's five-year warranty, the Cobra LS 1900 Series will meet your bar code data capture needs well into the future. To find out how your company's workforce can increase productivity using the Cobra LS 1900 Series, visit us at

Product Configurations

The Cobra LS 1900 Series from Symbol Technologies is available in a number of configurations to enable you to match desired features to your specific application requirements:

  • LS 1900T: Undecoded, triggered scanner
  • LS 1902T/LS 1908T: Decoded, triggered scanner
  • LS 1902C/LS 1908C: Decoded, triggerless scanner



Triggered and triggerless (continuous on) configurations

Select the best configuration to maximize ease of use for your applications

Ergonomic design

Sleek, balanced form factor reduces user discomfort while scanning

Large 2-color LED and beeper with adjustable volume

Multiple modes of confirmation ensure positive feedback to the user

Decoded versions offer multiple interfaces on-board

Flexible connectivity allowing for host "future proofing"

Advanced Data Formatting (ADF)

Enables users to format data before it is sent to the host computer eliminating costly modifications to the host software

Flash memory

Facilitates updates/customization of product in the field

Reads Reduced Space Symbology (RSS)

Compatible with this emerging symbology to leverage your hardware investment

Mylar® scan element

Unsurpassed scanning performance without friction or wear; covered by a lifetime warranty

Hands-free stand

Enables automatic presentation scanning

Universal cables

Shares cabling with other Symbol scanners for easy replacement and/or upgrades

Supports 123Scan scanner setup utility

Flexible setup using PC utility download, or by scanning a sequence of bar codes

Cobra LS 1900 Series Specification Highlights

Physical Characteristics


5.3 in. H x 2.5 in. W x 2.2 in. D/13.4 cm H x 6.4 cm W x 5.7 cm D

Weight (without cable):

LS 1900T: 4.0 oz./115 gm
LS 1908T: 4.0 oz./115 gm
LS 1908C; LS 1902C: 4.2 oz./120 gm

Voltage & Current:

LS 1900T: 4.8-14 VDC @ 80 mA nominal
LS 1908T: 5 VDC @ 90 mA nomina
LS 1908C; LS 1902C: 4.5 - 5.5 VDC @ 140 mA nominal

Power Source:

LS 1900T; LS 1908T: Power supplied by interface controller
LS 1908C; LS 1902C: Power supplied by host or power supply


Cash Register White (shown) or Twilight Black

Performance Characteristics

Scanner Type:

Bi-directional retrocollective

Light Source:

650± nm visible laser diode

Scan Rate:

Approximately 44 scans per second (bi-directional)

Nominal Working Distance:

See Decode Zone

Minimum Element Width:

5 mil (0.127 mm)

Print Contrast Minimum:

25% minimum reflectance differential measured at 650 nm

Skew Angle:

±60° from normal


±65° from normal

Decode Capability:

Decoded scanners: UPC/EAN/JAN, UPC/EAN with supplementals, Code 128, Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 93, MSI, Interleaved 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, UCC/EAN 128, Codabar, Code 11, Coupon Code, Bookland EAN, RSS variants

Interfaces Supported:

LS 1908T, LS 1908C: RS-232, Keyboard Wedge, USB, IBM 468X/469X, Wand Emulation and Synapse LS 1902T, LS 1902C: RS-232, Keyboard Wedge, Wand Emulation and Synapse

User Environment

Operating Temperature:

32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)

Storage Temperature:

-40° to 140° F (-40° to 60° C)


5% to 95% noncondensing

Drop Specifications:

Withstands multiple 5-ft./1.5-m drops to concrete

Ambient Light Immunity:

Light Indoor: 450 ft.-candles (4,842 LUX)
Outdoor: 8,000 ft.-candles (86,112 LUX)


Electrical Safety:

Certified to UL1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950, EN60950/IEC950


FCC Part 15 Class B, ICES-003 Class B, European Union EMC Directive, Australian SMA

Laser Safety:

CDRH Class II, IEC Class 2


Desktop/Counter Stand:


Battery Box:



The Symbol Cobra LS 1900 Series is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 60 months from date of shipment, provided that the product remains unmodified and is operated under normal and proper conditions. The Mylar® scan element is covered by Symbol's limited lifetime warranty. The Mylar scan element consists of a Mylar strip, frame, mirror assembly and magnet. See the complete warranty for details.

Symbol's 5-Year Plus Warranty

Symbol Technologies is a global leader in scanning solutions by providing the best scanning products for all your different needs. Being a leader in the industry, Symbol has added the 5-Year Plus Warranty to the Cobra LS 1900 Series. The 5-Year Plus program will warrant the products against manufacturer's defects and includes an unprecedented limited lifetime warranty on the Mylar scan element. When purchasing a Symbol scanner, you are purchasing the best value and service in the market.

  • For Warranty & Service Information within the North America, Call: 1-800-653-5350
  • For Warranty & Service Information outside North America, contact your local Symbol Technologies representative

Symbol Technologies, Inc. manufactures its hardware products in accordance with industry standard practices. Symbol warrants the Cobra LS 1900 Series for a period of sixty months (5 years) from date of shipment, products will be free from defects in materials and workmanship.

This warranty is provided to the original owner only and is not transferable to any third party. It shall not apply to any product (i) which has been repaired or altered unless done or approved by Symbol Technologies. (ii) which has not been maintained in accordance with any operating or handling instructions supplied by Symbol Technologies, (iii) which has been subjected to unusual physical or electrical stress, misuse, abuse, power shortage, negligence or accident or (iv) which has been used other than in accordance with the product operating and handling instructions. Preventative maintenance is the responsibility of customer and is not covered under this warranty.

The Mylar Scan Element has a limited lifetime warranty. It consists of a Mylar Strip, frame, mirror assembly and magnet.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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