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BHT-1500 Series

BHT-1500 Series

This lightweight, compact terminal is packed with user-friendly power. It’s an ideal choice for applications in warehousing, manufacturing, and retail settings. It comes with a free, three-year warranty when you register your purchase.

The Right Functions

Lightest in Class

Lightest in Class

At just 128 grams (4.5 ounces), the BHT-1500 is unrivaled for lowest weight among similar handheld competitors, supporting periods of extended use without operator fatigue.

Clarity in Color

Clarity in Color

The BHT-1500 has a generous 2.0-inch QVGQ LCD screen. Text, graphics, and images display clearly in color to support the operator’s efficiency and accuracy.

Scan and See, Quickly

Scan and See, Quickly

The high-performance reader and scanning angle allow users to make quick work of barcodes while viewing the screen.

Natural Feel

Natural Feel

The contoured, ergonomic design sits comfortably in your hand and enables one-handed use of the easy-access keyboard.

Durable Dependability

Durable Dependability

The highly durable, impact-resistant BHT-1500 achieves excellent impact resistance in multiple drop tests from a height of 2 meters (6.5 feet).

No Loss with Disconnect

No Loss with Disconnect

Should the battery become disconnected, no worries. The device automatically restores to the previous status in the application. Even without batteries, the flash file retains data so it is not lost.

External Memory Option

External Memory Option

When you need more storage capability for data, simply pop in a micro SDHC card.

Convenient, Simple Adoption

Works Well with Others

Works Well with Others

The BHT-1500 series is compatible with other terminals that operate with the BHT-BASIC system, such as BHT-900. For example, you can use applications developed for BHT-900 without changing the display settings.

File Transfer — USB or Bluetooth®

File Transfer — USB or Bluetooth®

Drag and drop files from the BHT-1500 right onto your PC using a USB cable. Or use Bluetooth connectivity to transfer files right to a tablet or smartphone.

Fast Charging

Fast Charging

Besides typical dry-cell batteries, BHT-1500 works with Eneloop® batteries. They are fully rechargeable in 5 hours—about half the time of previous models.

Instant Productivity

Hit the ground running with the preinstalled “Easy Pack Ad.” You can start data verification and other basic operations immediately.



Model NumberBHT-1505B


Operating SystemBHT OS
CPU32bit RISC microprocessor
Flash Memory32MB (Approx. 17 MB for user area) (1)
Card SlotMicroSD or MicroSDHC (32GB)


Resolution (2)2.0 in. QVGA (240 x 320 px)
Display SystemColor LCD
BacklightWhite LED


MethodAdvanced Scan Plus (CCD)
Readable 1D BarcodesEAN-13/8 (JAN-13/8), UPC-A/E, UPC/EAN (Add-on embedded), Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF), Standard 2 of 5 (STF), CODABAR (NW-7), CODE39, CODE93, CODE128, GS1-128 (EAN-128), GS1 Databar (RSS)
Minimum Resolution 1D Barcodes0.125mm
Reading Reference Position110mm
Scanning ConfirmationLED Light (blue, green and red), Sound and Vibration
Keypad21 keys (including power key) + cross-hair cursor key + a trigger key

Optical Interface Communication

ModeInfrared ray (IrDA Ver.1.2 [low power] physical signaling layer-compliant)
Transmission SpeedUp to 115.2kbps, 460.8kbps
DistanceApprox. 0.15m max.


Main BatteryThree Alkaline AAA batteries or Three AAA eneloop® rechargeable batteries
Operating Time - Alkaline Batteries (3)85 hours (4)
Operating Time - eneloop® Rechargeable Batteries (3)70 hours (4)

Operating Environment

IP RatingIP54
Temperature Range (5) (6)-5 to 50°C
Drop Test (7)2.0m drop on concrete floor, 1.2m height over a concrete floor with each of 6 sides of the enclosure facing down (60 times total)

Physical Characteristics

Weight (with eneloop® Rechargeable Batteries)Approx. 128g


Add'l FunctionalityClock, battery and voltage level indicators

(1) The user area includes font file area (approx 400KB).
(2) Properly operating pixel rate is 99.99%.
(3) Operating times shown are reference values at room temperature and may vary depending on working conditions.
(4) Scanning every 5 seconds. Backlight level is 1.
(5) Operation temperature of eneloop®.
(6) Zero to 40°C when batteries are recharging
(7) Result obtained in a test under regular temperature is shown and not meant as a guarantee.

**All specifications subject to change without notice.
eneloop is a registered trademark of SANYO Electric Co.

Optional Accessories – Sold Separately

Batteries and Accessories

Part #
AC AdapterOutput: DC 12V - 4.16A Input: 100 to 240 V AC ±10%. For Brazil and Europe.AD3-3012/3000
AC AdapterOutput: DC 12V - 4.16A Input: 100 to 240 V AC ±10%. For USA, Canada and Mexico.AD3-2012/300002
Four-slot Cradle Charger*Charge up to four terminals at the same time. AC adapter not included.CH-A4-15

Communication Station

AC AdapterOutput: DC 5V - 1.5A Input: 100 to 240 V AC ±10%. For Brazil only.AD2-3005/3000
AC AdapterOutput: DC 5V - 1.5A Input: 100 to 240 V AC ±10%. For USA, Canada and Mexico.AD2-2005/300003
CableStraight 14m USB cable. Type A Male - Type B MaleCB00US14004A4B1
CableStraight 15m RS-232CCB00RS1500/9901
Direct Connect CableFor the communication between the unit and PC. USB cable: Type A Male - BHT1500 connector. Charging through USB available.CB-1505B-DCUSB
Single-slot Ethernet Cradle*For communication and battery charging. Ethernet cable and AC adapter not included.CU-AL1-15
Single-slot Serial RS232C Cradle*For communication and battery charging. RS232C cable and AC adapter not included.CU-AR1-15
Single-slot USB Cradle*For communication and battery charging. USB cable and AC adapter not included.CU-AU1-15

Other Accessories

Belt HolsterBelt not includedWHBHT-900/1500
Soft CaseSCBHT-1500

Related Software – Sold Separately


Part #
Active USB-COM Port DriverUSB-COM port driverFree download
BHT-1500 EZ PackApplication development software made simpleFree download
BHT-BASIC 4.0 Development PackSoftware tool for developing applicationsSWBHT-BSC4-DEV
BHT-BASIC4.0 Transfer UtilitySoftware communication between BHT and PCSWBHT-BSC4-TRU
Transfer Utility DLL Pack (5)DLL for communication between BHT and PCSW-TUDLL5PACK

All software can be downloaded from DENSO Wave’s QBdirect. Free software and drivers can be used immediately. Other software packages are available as trials. Please contact DENSO ADC to purchase a full license.



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