Symbol LS4208 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner

 The Symbol LS4208 handheld laser scanner delivers exceptional performance in an accesible, intuitive package. Its single-circuit board design ensures sturdiness and an ergonomic shape maximizes user comfort. Continuous one-pass scanning, an innovative multi-line rastering scan pattern, a wide working range and superior motion tolerance make data capture easy, even for novices.

This scanner comes in two models: the LS4208-SR, which handles all 1D bar codes, and the LS4208-PR, which can also capture PDF417, microPDF and composite symbologies




1D, PDF and composite code scanning

Available in both 1D-only (SR model) and PDF/Composite (PR model) configurations.


Multi-line rastering scan pattern

Improves productivity by reducing the need to rescan bar codes or key in data.


Superior motion tolerance

Enables end users to quickly move from one bar code to the next.


Wide working range

Reads good quality as well as poor quality codes at similar ranges, reducing re-scanning.


Checkpoint Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS)

Offers dual functionality save critical counter space.


Durable construction and patented, single circuit-board design

Withstands multiple drops to concrete, minimizing downtime due to accidental drops.


Plug-and-play setup, intuitive scanning

Enables rapid deployment and immediate use without formal training.


Remote Scanner Management (RSM)

Reduces total cost of ownership by enabling remote, network-based device management.


Optional hands-free Intellistand

Enables presentation scanning, with automatic switching between hands-free and handheld modes.


GS1 DataBar bar code support

Supports the latest symbologies to future-proof your investment.




Color  Twilight black, Cash register white

Corded  Yes

Dimensions  6.7 in. H x 3.7 in. L x 2.7 in. W (17 cm H x 9.3 cm L x 6.8 cm W)

Handheld  Yes

Power source  Host power or external power supply; depends on host type

Voltage and current1  5 +/-10%VDC @ 140 mA (155 mA on PR configuration); Stand by: < 35 mA (60mAon PR configuration)

Weight  Approximately 6.4 oz. (181 g)


Decode capability  1D/PDF417, See data sheet for full list of supported symbologies

Depth of field  0 to 19 in. (0 to 48.25 cm) on 100% UPC/EAN

Interfaces supported  Synapse, Keyboard wedge, IBM, RS-232, USB, Wand

Minimum resolution 2 25% minimum reflectance

Scan pattern  Rastering

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Notices and Disclaimers3  See footnote.


EMC  EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 55022, ICES 003 Class B, EN 61000-3-3, FCC  Part 15 Class B

Electrical Safety UL 60950-1, C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1

Environmental RoHS  Directive 2002/95/EEC

Laser  Safety4 EN 60825-1, IEC 60825-1, 21CFR1040.10


Ambient light immunity  mmune to normal artificial indoor and natural outdoor (direct sunlight) lighting conditions

Drop specifications  Withstands repeated 6-ft. (1.8-m) drops to concrete

Environmental sealing  IP43

Operating temperature  32º to 122º F (0º to 50º C)

Storage temperature  -40º to 158º F (-40º to 70º C)


Lifetime scan element warranty  Yes

Scanner warranty  5 years (60 months) from the date of shipment. The Liquid Polymer Scan Element includes a limited lifetime warranty.