Barcode Scanners

Xenon Extreme Performance (XP) 1952h-bf Battery-Free Wireless Area-Imaging Scanner for Healthcare

The Honeywell Xenon™ Extreme Performance (XP) 1952h-bf area-imaging scanner incorporates the latest in battery-free technology. It’s capable of achieving a full charge in under 60 seconds, putting the power of accurate patient care back in the caregiver’s hands. You’ll have the freedom of Bluetooth® wireless technology without the maintenance hassles or long recharge time associated with traditional batteries.

Data Sheet (PDF)





User Indicators
Good Decode LEDs, Rear View LEDs, Beeper (adjustable tone and volume), Vibration (optional and adjustable), Charge Status Indicator

Number of Scans (based on default settings)
Fully Charged: Typically more than 450 scans
Ready-to-Go Notification: At least 25 scans (@1 scan/sec)
First Recharge Alert (30%): Typically occurs after 300 scans ±10%
Second Recharge Alert (10%): Typically occurs after 400 scans ±10%

Expected Full Charge Time (completely discharged)
Standard USB: Typically under 120 seconds
Powered USB/External Wall Power Adapter: Typically under 60 seconds

Expected Ready-to-Go Charge Time
Standard USB: Typically under 25 seconds
Powered USB/External Wall Power Adapter: Typically under 15 seconds

Use Time (5 scans/transaction, 1 min/transaction):
Fully Charged: Typically 25 minutes of usage
Ready-to-Go Notification: Typically 5 minutes of usage left
First Recharge Alert (flashing yellow LED): Typically 10 minutes of usage left
Second Recharge Alert (flashing red LED): Typically 5 minutes of usage left

Charge Cycles (from completely discharged)


2.4 GHz (ISM Band) Adaptive Frequency Hopping Bluetooth v4.2; Class 2: 10 m (33 ft) line of sight


Operating Temperature: 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Humidity: 0 to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
Drop: Designed to withstand 50 1.8 m (6 ft) drops to concrete
Environmental Sealing: IP42
Light Levels: 0 to 100,000 lux (9,290 ft-candles)
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) (Scanners and Cradles): ±8 kV indirect coupling plane, ±15 kV direct air

Charge and Communication Base
Operating Temperature:
Charging: 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Non-Charging: 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)

Storage Temperature: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Humidity: 0 to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
Drop: Designed to withstand 50 1 m (3.3 ft) drops to concrete
Environmental Sealing: IP41
Light Levels: N/A


Dimensions: 104 mm x 71 mm x 160 mm (4.1 in x 2.8 in x 6.3 in)
Weight: 195 g (6.9 oz)
Operating Power: N/A
Non-Charging Power: N/A
Host System Interface: N/A

Charge and Communication Base
Dimensions: 132 mm x 102 mm x 81 mm (5.2 in x 4 in x 3.2 in)
Weight: 180 g (6.3 oz)
Operating Power: 5W (1A @ 5V)
Non-Charging Power: 0.5W (0.1A @ 5V)
Host System Interface: USB, Keyboard Wedge, RS-232, IBM 46xx (RS485)


Scan Pattern
Area Image (1280 x 800 pixel array)

Motion Tolerance
Up to 400 cm/s (157 in/s) for 13 mil UPC at optimal focus

Scan Angle
HD: Horizontal: 48°; Vertical: 30°
SR: Horizontal: 48°; Vertical: 30°

Symbol Contrast
20% minimum reflectance difference

Roll, Pitch, Skew
±360°, ±45°, ±65°

Decode Capabilities
Reads standard 1D, PDF, 2D, Postal Digimarc, DotCode, and OCR symbologies
(Note: Decode capabilities dependent on configuration.)

At Least 450 Scans Without Recharging

When fully charged, the scanner can typically scan over 450 UPC/EAN codes without the need for recharging.

Supercapacitors Hold Their Charge for Hours

Starting with a full charge, the scanner will work for hours. Forget to put the scanner in its charger before your break? It’ll still be ready to go when you return.

Recharge Alerts Save You From Unexpected Downtime

Two independently configurable recharge alerts remind clinicians to place the scanner back into the base for charging, ensuring continuous operation.

Capable of a Full Charge in Under 60 Seconds

Using a powered USB connection or base station, the scanner can reach a full charge in under 60 seconds – or under two minutes using a non-powered USB connection.

In a Hurry? Start Scanning in 20 Seconds

After placing the scanner in its base station, the ready-to-scan LED typically flashes in under 20 seconds, letting you know there is power for over 100 scans.

Disinfectant-Ready Housing

The scanner’s disinfectant-ready housing resists the harmful effects of harsh cleaning agents commonly used in healthcare environments.

Patient care and safety are your top priorities. The Xenon XP 1952h-bf healthcare scanner helps you make every second count.

This Bluetooth wireless scanner offers you fast, accurate barcode scanning – even on poor-quality or damaged barcodes – without the long recharge time, expense, and environmental impact of a battery.

Traditional cordless scanners are powered by batteries that can take hours to fully recharge. The Xenon XP 1952h-bf scanner is different. It runs on supercapacitors, small devices inside the scanner that store electrical energy. These supercapacitors can achieve a full charge in under 60 seconds when using a powered USB port, an external electrical outlet adapter, or a base station connected to an external power supply.

In addition to recharging in just seconds, the Xenon XP healthcare scanner provides hours of service – typically at least 450 scans without recharging. This makes it ideal for your clinician scanning applications at the bedside, such as administering medicine or collecting specimens.

You’ll also be able to minimize problems associated with dead batteries, like manual overrides and unnecessary IT support calls.

And because the Xenon XP 1952h-bf scanner is battery-free, it’s lighter and more environmentally friendly. It also eliminates the maintenance hassles and ongoing expense common to battery-powered scanners.