Mounting Plate, Front
Reposition the mounting plate over the mounting holes and secure using the supplied fasteners (as
appropriate for the surface material).
NOTE Mount the reader with the cable connections up or down, depending on the installation requirements.
Use a hand screw driver to install the mounting plate (do not use a power driver). Do not use
excessive torque, and tighten the screws so that they are just snug on the screw head stops (see
Position the reader by aligning the markers on the metal base plate and the wall bracket, with the key-slot
holes over the mounting screws. Gently slide the reader down (see
To remove the reader, press the release tab and slide the reader up while gently pulling out.
Direct Mounting (Without the Mounting Plate)
Not using the mounting plate can affect read performance at elevated temperatures. Also, if not using
the mounting plate, secure the reader to prevent it from coming off of the mounting screws.
To mount the unit without using the mounting bracket:
Use the mounting bracket as a template to locate the holes, or locate and mark the holes on 4 3/16" centers,
For wood surfaces, drill two 1/8" diameter by 7/8" deep holes on 4.192" centers. For drywall/masonry surfaces,
drill two 3/16" diameter by 7/8" deep (min) holes on 4.192" centers and install using the provided anchors.
Position the reader with the key-slot holes over the mounting screws and gently slide the reader down to lock
3-1). If the reader does not engage the mounting plate, loosen the screw(s) 1/8 to 1/4 turn and
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Screw Head Stops
3-1) to lock into place.
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