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MCR-EVO-K keypad diagram MCR-EVO-K vs MCR-100 MCR-EVO-K full connection

The best and smallest magnetic stripe card reader with keypad facility, and interrupted swiping support!

Size: 1mm / 7mm / 15mm

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With MCR-EVO-K our goal was to do the impossible: engineer a full-size experience into the smallest and most compact MCR with keypad facility. That meant reengineering every element to make it not only smaller and thinner but also better from every point of view. The result is a very reliable brand new MCR with keypad facility, and now, with a very fast processor, improved reading performance, faster and bigger memory storage, the smallest controlled power consumption, the MCR-EVO-K is truly the smallest and best magnetic stripe card reader on the market with keypad facility.




MCR-EVO-K device size:


      1 mm - THIN    7 mm - WIDTH    15 mm - LENGTH


Very compact small design which make it more solid.

However, please note that it is still a 1mm thin device!




Power consumption : 0.13mAh/h


Tests with 3.7V batteries
test 1 - 15mAh bat + 5,000swipes      test 2 - 9mAh bat + 2,000 swipes    test 3 - 4mAh bat + 900 swipes
113hrs         68hrs          30hrs


Tests with 3V battery
test 4 - Coin Battery CR2016 + 8,000swipes
277hrs - or -11.5 days






Optional keystrokes and swipes download

The device can be setup to download only the keystrokes or the swipes. In this case there are 2 different decryption keys for each file for extra security.

It can also be set back to download the keystrokes and the swipes - all one file for which only one decryption key is used.


MCR-EVO-K thin




Large memory: 8Mb or 128,000 swipes

Working current: 1.8V - 5.9V.

This means that it can be powered with 2 very small 1.5V watch batteries, and also from a 5V USB socket for continuous power.


Data saved into the memory is verified that it has been saved correctly. This prevents data loss like sometimes happens to other devices on the market.

We have added a Firmware Update feature directly from our computer software.

MCR-EVO-K diagram 

Working minutes feature

 It records how long the device has been turned on. This is very helpful for testing how long will work with a battery. All you have to do is turn the device on and let it work until the battery discharge. After that just connect the device to the new software, and you can see for how many minutes it worked before.



It can read all the 3 tracks from a magnetic stripe card, it has the interrupted swiping feature with every swipe being time stamped. The swiping speed can vary from as low as 7.62cm/s to as high as 254 cm/s and it also have access password protection, plus every magnetic card reader device is encrypted and has a different encryption key.

Packaging Information:

Micro Switch - 0.6mm thin

MCR-EVO-K User Manual: Click here


Software Information:

MCR-Evolution PRO- friendly user interface that runs on all Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)

Cick here to download it from our download page





Warranty information:

This product is guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for 30 days since the date of purchase. will, without charge, repair or replace at our option, any device returned for warranty work and found to be defective by us.