- Operating Voltage: DC 9～15V
- Operating Current: 100MA
- Compatible Card: IC
- Format: Wiegand 26
- Distance: >10cm
- Color: Champagne
- Dimension: 123.5 x 72 x 22.5mm / 4.86 x 2.83 x 0.89in(L x W x H)
- It is a high-performance reader with a compact, portable design
How to Use a Card Reader in Windows XP:
Most digital cameras and camera phones write pictures to portable flash media. These compact cards can then be removed from the device and inserted into a card reader to transfer the pictures to your computer. These card readers use a USB interface to communicate with the computer. This provides relatively fast transfer speeds that can download several gigabytes of pictures in a short period of time.
There are no specific minimum computer requirements to support a card reader. As long as your Windows XP-based PC has at least one functioning USB port, the card reader will be compatible. All readers are not compatible with all memory cards, so make sure your media type is listed on the card reader's box before purchasing it.
- Insert the memory card into the reader. If the card reader supports multiple types of cards, look at each slot to see which one is closet to the size of the one you are trying to read. If you encounter resistance, do not force the card, simply turn it around until it fits properly. It will only go in one way, and when facing the right direction, the card will slide right in with little force.
- Plug the card reader's USB cable into a free USB port on your computer. If you have no available ports, you will have free one up by unplugging one of the devices that is currently connected. Another alternative is to install a USB hub, which splits one port into several. The USB cable will only insert in one direction, so if it doesn't go in, flip it around and try again.
- Windows will take a moment to recognize the new device, then will automatically initialize it as a USB card reader. When it is done configuring the device, a message balloon will pop up near the lower right corner of the screen telling you that the device is ready to be used. The installation is entirely automatic, so no input by you is required.
- Depending on your settings, a window offering to display the contents of the memory card should appear. If it does not, click "Start," then "My Computer," then double-click on "Removable Disk." If your card reader supports multiple media types, it may install more than one listing titled as "Removable Disk." Try each one to see which contains the contents of your card. If it is the wrong listing, it will display an error message telling you to insert a disk into the drive.
- The pictures will now appear on the screen. You can view them by double-clicking on them, send them as email attachments, or copy and paste them to the hard drive. You can also delete any unwanted pictures. When you are finished, simply unplug the card reader and put the memory card back into the portable device.