Getting Started

Turn off computer’s power before connecting the scanner, then power up the computer once the scanner is fully connected.

Power Supply Assembly (if included)
Connecting the Scanner USB

RS232 Serial Port:

USB Interface

By scan config barcode below, you can change to different USB type interface.

USB Keyboard
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USB Serial

RS232 Interface

By scan config barcode below, you can change to RS232 interface.
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Reading Techniques

The view finder projects an aiming dot that should be centered over the bar code, but it can be positioned in any direction for a good read.
Hold the scanner over the bar code, press the button, and center the aiming dot on the bar code.
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The aiming dot is smaller when the scanner is closer to the code and larger when it is farther from the code. Hold the scanner close to smaller bar codes, and farther away from large bar codes to get a proper read.
If the bar code is highly reflective (e.g., laminated), you may need to tilt the scanner at an angle so the bar code can be scanned.

Standard Product Defaults
The following bar code resets all standard product default set-tings.

Standard Product

Keyboard Country

Scan the appropriate country code that follows to program the keyboard layout for your country or language. By default, national character replacements are used for the following characters: # $ @ [ ] | ^ ` { } ~
Refer to the ISO 646 Character Replacements chart in your User Guide to view the character replacements for each country.

USA (Default)



Great Britain







Note: For a complete list of country codes, see the User Guide for your product.


The following bar codes will allow you to use the scanner in Manual Trigger – Normal Mode (need to press the button to read) or Presentation mode (the scanner is activated when it “sees” a bar code).

Manual Trigger – Normal (Default)
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Presentation Mode

Streaming Presentation Mode


If you want a carriage return after the bar code, scan the Add CR Suffix bar code. To add a tab after the bar code, scan the Add Tab Suffix bar code. Otherwise, scan the Remove Suffix bar code to remove the suffixes.

Add CR Suffix

Remove Suffix

Add Tab Suffix

Remove Suffix
Add Code ID Prefix To All Symbologies (Temporary)
Scan the following bar code if you wish to add a Code ID prefix to all symbologies at once.

Note: For a complete list of Code IDs, see the User Guide for your product.

Function Code Transmit

When this selection is enabled and function codes are contained within the scanned data, the scanner transmits the function code to the terminal. Charts of these function codes are provided in your User Guide. When the scanner is in key- board wedge mode, the scan code is converted to a key code before it is transmitted.

Enable (Default)


Data Format Editor Instructions
The following are abbreviated instructions for entering a data format. For complete instructions refer to your User Guide.
Step 1. Scan the Enter Data Format symbol.
Step2. Primary/Alternate Format: scan 0 for Primary Format
Step 3. Terminal Type: scan 099 for any terminal type
Step 4. Code I.D.: scan 99 for any bar code type
Step 5. Length: scan 9999 for any length bar code.
Step 6. Editor commands: use the Programming Chart that follows.
Step 7. Scan Save to save your entries.

Enter Data Format Save

Clear All Data Formats

Programming Chart


Programming Chart (0-9)

Programming Chart (A-F)



EZConfig for Scanning

To access additional features for the scanner, use EZConfig for Scanning, an online configuration software tool, available from our website.


To search our knowledge base for a solution or to log into the Technical Support portal and report a problem, go to
Product documentation is available at

Limited Warranty
For warranty information, go to and click Support > Warranties.

For patent information, see

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Documents / Resources

Honeywell Corded Area-Imaging Scanner [pdf] User Guide
Corded Area Imaging Scanner, HH490 Scanner


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