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ScanSnap iX500

ScanSnap iX500 Wireless Desktop Scanner

General Technical Specifications

Scanner Type ADF (Automatic Document Feeder). Duplex color scanning
Scanning Modes Color / Grayscale / Monochrome / Automatic Detection
Image Sensor CIS (Color Image Sensor) X2
Light Source 3 color LED (Red/ Green / Blue)
Optical Resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi
Scanning Speed
(A4 portrait) (1) Auto Mode(2) Simplex or Duplex:
25 pages per minute
Normal mode Color 150 dpi, Grayscale 300 dpi:
25 pages per minute / 50 images per minute
Better mode Color 200 dpi, Grayscale 400 dpi:
25 pages per minute / 50 images per minute
Best mode Color 300 dpi, Grayscale 600 dpi:
25 pages per minute / 50 images per minute
Excellent mode (3) Color 600 dpi, Grayscale 1,200 dpi:
7 pages per minute / 14 images per minute
Document Size Normal Mode without Carrier Sheet:

A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Business Card, Post card, Letter, Legal and Custom Size. Max: 8.5 X 14.17 in. (216 X 360 mm), Min: 2 X 2 in. (50.8 X 50.8 mm). Automatically recognizes document size.

Normal Mode with Carrier Sheet:

Use of a Carrier Sheet permits the scanning of A3, B4, 11 x 17 in. and photographs as well as the document sizes listed above.

Long Paper Scanning (3)(4): 34 inches in length (863 mm)
Multi-feed Detection: Supported (standard) ultrasonic multi-feed detection sensor
Paper Weight (Thickness) 11 to 56 lb (40 to 209 g/m2), A8 size: 127 to 209 g/m or 24 to 56 lbs, Cards (ISO7810 ID-1 type conforming) can be used (thickness 0.76mm or less) Embossed card: useable (landscape only)
Paper Chute Capacity (6) Maximum 50 sheets (Letter size at 21 lb or 80 g/m2)
Interface Wi-Fi or USB 3.0 for PC or Mac (USB 2.0 / USB 1.1 Compatible)(6)(7)(10)
Driver (6) ScanSnap specific driver (TWAIN/ISIS® not supported) (3)
Power Requirement AC Adapter AC 100V to 240V, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption

USB Connected: Operating Mode: 20W or less
Sleep Mode: 1.6W or less
Auto Standby (Off) Mode: less than 0.4 watt

Wi-Fi Connected: Operating Mode: 20W or less
Sleep Mode: 2.5W or less
Auto Standby (Off) Mode: less than 0.4 watt

Operation Environment Temperature 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
Relative humidity 20 to 80% (non-condensing)
Dimensions (W x D x H)(8) 11.5 x 6.2 x 6.6 in. (292 x 159 x 168 mm)
Device weight 6.62 lb (3.0 kg)
Environmental Compliance ENERGY STAR® Compliant / RoHS (9)
Limited Warranty 1 year Limited Warranty. For full details, visit the warranties page or call (800) 626-4686.
In-warranty Upgrade: Advance Exchange. Post-Warranty: Advance Exchange Plus, Depot Plus, ScanAid Kit, Cleaning and Consumable Kit. For details on all service programs, visit
Part Number PA03656-B305
  1. Scanning speeds may vary due to the system environment used.
  2. Documents measuring 5.8 inches (148 mm) in length or less are scanned in "Best Mode", while other documents are scanned in "Better Mode".
  3. Only computer connection.
  4. ScanSnap iX500 is capable of scanning documents that exceed A4 size in length. ScanSnap iX500 supports the scanning of longer documents in all modes except in "Excellent Mode".
  5. Maximum capacity varies depending upon paper weight.
  6. Some computers do not recognize the ScanSnap when it is connected to USB 3.0 port. In this case, use USB 2.0 port.
  7. Mobile devices that can be connected include iPad/iPhone/iPod touch, Android and Kindle Fire devices. Refer to ScanSnap website for details.
  8. Excluding the stacker and other external attachments.
  9. PFU LIMITED, a Fujitsu company, has determined that this product meets RoHS requirements (2002/95/EC).
  10. IEEE802.1X Authentication is not supported.

Download the ScanSnap iX500 Wireless Scanner datasheet.