CAN Number Card Reader [PIC-347], USB HID Keyboard Wedge

CAN Number Card Reader for CEPAS (Ezlink or NetsFlashPay Cards) for Computer desktop. It connects up to your computer like a USB keyboard (HID Keyboard Wedge) and type out the CAN number that is read, each time a card is flash on the reader. It works like a barcode scanner where the number can be entered to your spreadsheet directly.

CAN no. reader, USB Keyboard connection

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Reading CAN number to Spreadsheet

Video demonstration of reading CAN number onto Excel spreadsheet, Openoffice Calc or online Google cloud spreadsheet.


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CEPAS CAN number card reader (USB Keyboard Wedge Version.)


  • Reads out CAN number from CEPAS (Ezlink and NetsFlashPay cards).
  • Simple Text output type out like a keyboard.
  • USB HID Keyboard Wedge. (no need to install software driver)
  • Small size 92 x 66 x 28mm
  • Buzzer sound (DIP switch select-able).
  • LED light indicator to indicate scan card.
  • <Enter> Keystroke at the end of the text string (DIP switch select-able).
  • Power up by a single USB mini-B cable.

Works like keyboard entry onto your spreadsheet

For example:
A spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice Calc) can be opened up. The CAN number reader simply capture each card’s CAN number and make an entry onto your spreadsheet application (behaves like your keyboard). Allow the spreadsheet to capture and record the CAN numbers. Entry to a simple notepad application works in a similar way.

Scanning CAN number directly to a spreadsheet on your computer.

CAN Reader Settings

Operation selection switch inside PIC-347
  • Disable Sound
  • Disable RETURN key

You can open up the casing to manually switch off the sound for quiet operation.

You can also choose to remove the <Enter> key or data byte append at the back of the data string that is scanned and return through the HID interface.

Solution to frequent encountered problems

When using spreadsheet (Excel, Calc or Google Sheet), it is important to change the cell format to “TEXT” so that the spreadsheet software is able to record the CEPAS card ID number correctly. You just need to change the column or rows of the cells that you are using it to record the CEPAS CAN card number using the reader.

If the cell on the spread is of type “General”, “Number”, etc… the data displayed on the cell will not be displayed correctly. This is because the spreadsheet software will interpret the CEPAS CAN card number as a mathematically equivalent numerical number.

CEPAS CAN number is actually of type ID (identification number), a string of text for identity purpose. It is important to change your cell type to “TEXT”.

In Microsoft Excel spreadsheet if you are using the default cell settings (“General” or “Number”), the software will attempt to change/force the last digit to a ‘0’ if the string of numbers is more than 15 digits. If you experience this problem, remember to set the cells to the type “TEXT”.

Last digits are changed to zeros when you type long numbers in cells of Excel.

You can contact us for guidance if you are experiencing this problem.

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Custom Solution

This product is a semi-custom solution to suit your dedicated application.
We can further customised this product to fit for your project use.

Available in both
USB Virtual Serial Communication [PIC-347-COM]
USB HID Keyboard Wedge [PIC-347-HID]

We can also provide the service to assist you in programming a custom spreadsheet document for your application, or develop a custom software for your business operation for use with a CAN number card reader.

Contact us today, tell us more about your project. We can customised the solution for your application.

Other references

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