AWID MM-6800 Installation Sheet

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These instructions are for AWID’s MM-6800 Reader, using compatible proximity credentials from AWID.

Parts List

(a) 1 Installation Sheet for MM-6800

(b) 1 Model MM-6800 Reader

(c) 2 #6-32 × 1” thread-cutting screw

(d) 3 Screw-hole plug (1 spare)


Reader Location: Select the reader’s mounting location. The MM-6800 Reader may be screwed to a

1-3/4 inch door frame, or to a wall or other surface. On a metal surface, read range is reduced about 20%.

The MM-6800 may be installed indoors or outdoors. The diagram for screw and cable holes is on page 2.

DC Power Supply: DC power for this reader is usually supplied from the +DC and Ground terminals of the

Wiegand reader port on the system’s panel. If this is not possible, use a separate power supply. Power may be shared with other readers if the supply has sufficient current capacity. The power supply should be close to +12 volts DC (as low as +5 volts is OK), 1 ampere capacity, linear-rated, regulated DC output.

Cable to Controller and Power Supply: 4 to 7 conductors from the reader to the system (2 wires for DC power,

2 wires for Wiegand data, and 1 to 3 wires for external LED, Beeper/Alarm, and Hold control, if used).

22-gauge stranded wires. Overall 100% shield for both power and data. 500 feet maximum length.

If the DC power supply is separated from the panel’s reader port, the reader’s black wire must be connected to both the DC power supply’s Negative terminal and the panel reader port’s Ground terminal.

If the separate DC power supply is close to the reader, run two 22-gauge cables – 2 wires for DC power, and 3 to 6 wires for Wiegand data (including Ground) and for the external control lines, if used.

Both cables must be overall-shielded and earth-grounded (at the end far from the reader).

Conduit: If cables are pulled through metal conduit, the conduit should be earth-grounded (like the cables).



Connector – Cut off the 10-pin in-line connector from the end of the reader’s cable. Discard the connector.


Wire Connections – Connect the reader’s wires to the cable(s) for power and data.

a. First, connect black to the panel port’s Ground terminal, and, if separate, to the power supply Negative.

b. Connect green to the Data-0 terminal. Connect white to the Data-1 terminal.

c. Connect the gray drain wire to the shield of the connecting cable.

If power and data are in separate cables, connect all three drains/shields together near the reader.

d. If the LED, Beeper/Alarm and/or Hold features are used, connect the brown , yellow and/or blue wires.

e. At the end of the cable(s) near the panel (and near the power supply, if separate), connect the verified earth-ground.

shield to a f. Last, connect red to the DC Positive terminal.


Reader Mounting – Feed the reader’s cable through the cable opening in the door frame or wall. Fasten the reader to the frame or wall, with screws through the holes from the front of the reader. Use the supplied screws or other fasteners for mounting. After final testing, push the screw-hole plugs over the screw heads.


Reader Test – When power is applied to the MM-6800, the LED initializes to steady-red for standby, and the beeper sounds. With every presentation of an AWID UHF card to the reader, the LED changes color momentarily, and the beeper sounds briefly. Read range with a compatible AWID card is up to 8 inches.


System Test – Wire the reader to the system’s controller. Program the code for the AWID proximity card or tag into the host system, with full priority, all doors groups, and all time zones. Present the card or tag to the reader. Observe door unlock or gate opening, indicating “Access Granted” by the system.

Technical Support ● Call 408-825-1100, option 1. E-mail [email protected]


MM-6800 has been evaluated to the following Access Control Performance Levels for UL standard 294:

1. Destructive Attack – Level I (No Attack).

2. Line Security –

3. Endurance –

4. Standby Power –

Level I (No Line Security).

Level IV (100,000 cycles).

Level I (No Standby Power).


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Frequently Answers and Questions

What is the maximum read range of the AWID MM-6800 Low-Frequency Card Reader?
The maximum read range of the AWID MM-6800 Low-Frequency Card Reader with a compatible AWID card is up to 8 inches.
What type of power supply does the MM-6800 Reader require?
The reader can be powered by a DC power supply with a voltage range of +5 volts to +12 volts DC, a current capacity of 1 ampere, and a linear-rated, regulated DC output.
What type of cable is required to connect the MM-6800 Reader to the controller and power supply?
A 4 to 7-conductor cable with 22-gauge stranded wires is required. The cable should have overall 100% shielding for both power and data and a maximum length of 500 feet.
How is the MM-6800 Reader mounted?
The reader can be mounted to a 1-3/4 inch door frame, a wall, or other surface using the supplied screws or other appropriate fasteners.
What is the LED color indication for standby mode?
In standby mode, the LED on the MM-6800 Reader is illuminated with a steady red color.
How do I perform a reader test?
To perform a reader test, apply power to the MM-6800 Reader. The LED should initialize to a steady red color, and the beeper should sound. When a compatible AWID UHF card is presented to the reader, the LED should change color momentarily, and the beeper should sound briefly.
How do I perform a system test?
To perform a system test, wire the reader to the system's controller. Program the code for the AWID proximity card or tag into the host system with full priority, all door groups, and all time zones. Present the card or tag to the reader and observe the door unlock or gate opening, indicating 'Access Granted' by the system.
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