Zebra - RFD8500
Portable UHF RFID Reader

The Zebra RFD8500 UHF RFID Sled brings industry-leading RFID technology to select Zebra and compatible third-party mobile devices, tablets and smart phones with enterprise-class UHF RFID and 1D/2D bar code scanning technology, whenever and wherever you need it . This versatile accessory makes these mobile devices state-of-the-art handheld RFID readers that are at home in the storefront, business operations or out in the field. With its light weight, solid design and well-balanced, gun-style grip, the RFD5800 is suited to the most read-intensive applications. And the advanced, high efficiency Zebra RFID reader engine gives you fast read rates, high throughput and improved productivity in your operation.

Zebra's patented antenna gets you the maximum read/write speeds and coverage required to maximize workforce efficiency. And a unique power-optimizing algorithm delivers the superior battery cycle times that ensure full-shift power, even with intensive usage.

Easy to deploy, attach and remove in seconds with standard Quad Lock mounts and custom-tailored adapters. Just twist to lock onto or remove the RFD8500 from any Zebra or third partymobile computer via a Quad Lock or slide-on/slide-off Zebra custom tailored adaptor.

Capture any printed or electronic 1D/2D bar code with Zebras enterprise-class imager even if they are dirty, damaged or poorly printed. Easily toggle between RFID and bar code scanning with a simple button tap to switch between RFID and bar code scanning on the fly, maximizing ease of use and productivity.


  • Lightweight solid design
  • RFID UHF frequency band (1W)
  • Omnidirectional antenna for superior read range and area coverage
  • 12 Month Return to Base Warranty


Physical Characteristics
Height 130mm
Width 80 mm
Length 185mm
Weight 430-453g
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature -10C to 40C
Storage Temperature -40C to 70C
Humidity 5 to 85% Non-Condensing
Drop Spec. 1.2m drop to concrete
Tumble Spec. 1000 0.5m tumbles
Battery Type LiIon
Battery Capacity 4410mAh
Recharge Time Upto 5 Hours
Frequency UHF
Antenna Omnidirectional
Bluetooth Version 2.1 (SPP profile, HID Profile, Apple iAP2/MFi), Class 2
Device Compatibility Devices with Android 4.4 or iOS 8
External e MicroUSB Connector and ChargingCradle based charging
Ordering Information and Pricing
Part Number Model Number Description RRP
[A] Zebra RFD8500 RFID Reader Sled
[B] Charging Dock
Single Bay
2-5199-020-0 CA199-2 IEC Power C13 to AU 3 pin Plug - 2m $9.26 U1
[C] Adapter (device dependent)
[D] Accessories
[E] After Sales Support