idChamp RS3 Bluetooth RFID NFC Reader

Dual Band RFID and NFC Reader with BLE and HID+SPP Radios (HF and LF Prox)

If this is your first time purchase of this device, we highly recommend purchasing the configuration cables.


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The Most Versatile NFC Reader Available!

The idChamp RS3 is the latest addition to idChamp NFC/RFID reader family adding Bluetooth Smart connectivity (also know as BLE-Bluetooth Low Energy). Bluetooth Smart is available by itself, or with Bluetooth SPP & HID host support simultaneously.


The idChamp RS3 is offered in two base models:

  • idChamp RS3 HSE - Bluetooth Smart (BLE) and Keyboard (HID) + Serial Port Profile (SPP)
  • idChamp RS3 LE - BLE only

This device is custom made, so ask about lead times if urgent.

The idChamp RS3 features a DUAL frequency RFID engine

Reads virtually every tag type!

  • Prox HID tags (LF 125 kHz)
  • NFC tags (HF 13.56 MHz)
  • HID iClass ID/SE (optional)

Pair the device with our form fit durable case to protect your portable reader from water, dust, and shock. Inductive wireless charging is also available when you order the durable enclosure.

See specifications tab for full list (configuration may be requrired)


What's in the box

  • idChamp RS3 Bluetooth Low Energy NFC/RFID Reader (Default Bluetooth Configuration: HID for HSE & HS models)
  • idChamp RS3 Bluetooth Low Energy NFC/RFID Reader Quick Start Guide
  • Additional accessories may vary depending on model purchased.



Before purchasing the device call or contact us and tell us about your use case so we can recommend the right device and accessories. Please note, we only stock the HSE model. The HS and LE are special order and therefore will have longer processing times. Please inquire if it's urgent.

See this page for more details on setup options for idChamp RS3.

Additional Information

Operating System Support No
Frequencies used 125 KHz, 13.56 MHz
PROX tags Supported PROX tags (Partial List): Note: Read engine configuration must match card/tag type. e.g. PROX HID and AWID are different configurations. AWID1** Cardax* Casi-Rusco® Deister* EM410X/Rosslare G-Prox™ II* HID® Prox Hitag 1, S* Hitag 2* Honeywell Nexwatch IDTECK/RF Logics* Indala® 26 bit Indala® Custom Kantech ioProx™ Keri Systems* ReadyKey Pro* SecuraKey RadioKey® Supported Tags NFC (HF 13.56MHz, Partial List): Note: Read engine must match card/tag type. e.g. 14443A/15693, iClass, and Felica are different engines. Note: These readers read CSN only (Card Serial Number) not user data. To read user data area contact for options. 14443A/15693 CSN MIFARE® CSN iCLASS® CSN Sielox MIFARE® DesFire CSN XceedID® Felica2* *Validation with referenced manufacturer data pending **Special Order - Minimum Order Quantity 5 pcs
Device Compatibility Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod Touch, Android, Windows
Battery Internal rechargeable battery
Expected battery life PROX HID over 12 hrs; NFC-HF about 12 hrs; iCLASS about 10 hrs (with scanning frequency every 2 seconds)
Bluetooth Features Class 2 radio with Bluetooth (1.2) wireless technology has a maximum range of 30ft (10 m) Supports Bluetooth Serial Port profile (SPP), and Bluetooth Human Interface Device (HID) mode (HS and HSE models) Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE and HSE models) LE & HSE Model Supports Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 (BLE). BLE supported on Android 4.3+, iPhone 4S+, iPad 3+, all iPad Mini.
Humidity Range No
Charging Connectivity Micro USB
Can pop-up iOS Keyboard Yes
Operating Temperature 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)
Physical characteristics 100.90 x 51.40 x 22.25 mm (3.972 x 2.02 x 0.876 in)
Regular Charge Time Charge time from complete discharge about 4 hrs (1500mAh model)
Standby Time No
Warranty 1 year
ARW Brand No

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