As a member of the Zebra 3600 Ultra-Rugged Series of scanners, the practically indestructible 1D/2D DS3608-SR corded and DS3678-SR cordless scanners are ready for the world’s toughest environments — the warehouse and manufacturing floor. Designed to capture virtually any barcode from near contact to as far as 5 ft./1.5 m away, these scanners are loaded with features that deliver truly unstoppable performance, redefining reliability and management simplicity. The result? The dependable, fast and accurate scanning you need to take the quality of your products and your customer service to the next level.



You get the ultimate in scanning performance — period. Your workers can scan virtually any 1D or 2D electronic or printed barcode in any condition, as fast as they can pull the trigger. With 30 percent more working range, it’s easy to capture barcodes that are farther away. Even if barcodes are under shrinkwrap or damaged, dirty or poorly printed, no problem — this intelligent scanner can handle it all.


The manufacturing plant floor is as tough as its gets — and the cost of unplanned downtime on the production line is astronomical. That’s why we created a new product category — the ultra-rugged scanner. The corded and cordless models are the only scanners in this class that are dust-tight, sprayproof and waterproofed to IP67, with an IP65-sealed cradle for a complete rugged cordless solution.


With our complimentary industry-best tools, managing these scanners couldn’t be easier. You can remotely configure and upgrade your scanners, format data properly for instant transmission into your business applications, monitor battery statistics for your cordless models and more.


In addition to superior scanning performance, an ultra-rugged design and unparalleled manageability, you get more features that make this scanner easier than ever for your workers to use, including a special mode that simultaneously captures all or specific barcodes on a label with many barcodes; an aiming pattern for first-time accurate capture of barcodes on pick lists; mix-and-match feedback modes so workers can see, hear or feel successful scans; an extreme temperature rating for freezer use and more.

Introducing the Zebra 3600 Ultra-Rugged Series, a new class of scanner designed to work in the toughest conditions.

In manufacturing plants, warehouse aisles, outdoor yards and seaports, the success of your business rests heavily on the scanners in the hands of your workers. The quality of your products and your ability to deliver the right products to the right customer on time is heavily dependent upon the fast and accurate capture of many barcodes throughout the day.

Wait times between scans, barcodes that can’t be read and downtime when a scanner fails create unacceptable delays. Every minute lost reduces productivity, potentially impacting labor costs, order delivery times, profitability, customer satisfaction — and customer retention. You need technology that you can count on, every minute of the day.

Introducing the Zebra 3600 Ultra-Rugged Series — a new class of handheld scanner built to deliver the unstoppable performance you need in your most demanding business environments. The 3600 Series delivers:

Introducing ZEBRA’s 3600 Ultra-Rugged handheld scanners :

DS3608-SR CORDED /DS3678-SR CORDLE SS 1D/2D Standard Range Scanning

Designed for near-range capture of 1D/2D barcodes, from near contact to nearly 5 ft./1.5 m.
Ideal for shipping and receiving on the loading docks, small item pick and pack, plus manufacturing work-in-process.

LI3608 CORDED / LI3678 CORDLESS 1D Linear Imager

Designed for near-range reading of 1D barcodes.
Ideal for shipping and receiving on the loading docks, small item pick and pack, plus manufacturing work-in-process.

DS3608-HD CORDED / DS3678-HD CORDLESS 1D/ 2D High Density Barcodes

Designed to capture high-density 1D/2D barcodes — including tiny dense codes that are barely visible to the naked eye.
Ideal for protecting product quality on the electronics and medical equipment production line — ensures workers use the right product components at the right time, every time.

DS3608-DP CORDED / DS3678-DP CORDLESS 1D/2D Direct Part Marks

Designed to capture virtually every type of direct part mark (DPM) and 1D/2D barcode
Ideal for track and trace, maintenance, warranty service and product authentication on the industrial manufacturing production line

DS3608-HP CORDER / DS3678-HP CORDLESS ID/2D High Performance fOr Barcodes and More

Designed for mid-range reading of 1D/2D barcodes 40 percent farther than the DS3608-SR/DS3678-SR — up to 7 ft./2.1 m away — with the flexibility to capture photos, documents, signatures and OCR.
Ideal on the loading docks for fast processing of incoming and outgoing shipments — from reading shipment labels for instant reconciliation to capturing signatures for proof of delivery and photos for proof of condition.

DS3608-ER CORDER / DS3678-ER CORDLESS ID/2D Extended Range Scanning

Designed to capture standard and extra-wide 1D/2D barcodes over an industry-leading extraordinary range — from 3 in. to 70 ft. — 35 percent farther and 60 percent closer than competitive models.
Ideal in warehouses and ports, where workers need to capture small to very wide barcodes on items at close range as well as items on upper warehouse shelves or stacked containers in a rail yard or port.


Physical Characteristics

DimensionsCorded: 7.3 in. H x 3.0 in. W x 5.2 in. D
18.5 cm H x 7.6 cm W x 13.2 cm D
Cordless: 7.3 in. H x 3.0 in. W x 5.6 in. D
18.5 cm H x 7.6 cm W x 14.2 cm D
Weight Corded: 10.8 oz./305 g; Cordless: 14.4 oz./407 g
Input Voltage RangeHost powered: 4.5 VDC min., 5.5 VDC max.
External power supply: 11.4 VDC min., 12.6 VDC max
Operating CurrentDS3608-SR (corded): 340 mA (typical)
Standby CurrentDS3608-SR (corded): 100 mA (typical)
ColorIndustrial Green
Supported Host InterfacesUSB, RS232, Keyboard Wedge
BatteryPowerPrecision + 3100 mAh Li-Ion rechargeable battery
User IndicatorsDirect decode indicator; LEDs; beeper; vibration

Performance Characteristics

DScans per Full Charge70,000+
IlluminationOne (1) Hyper Red 660nm LED
Imager Field of View Horizontal: 42°, Vertical: 28°
Image Sensor1,280 x 800 pixels
Minimum Print Contrast15% minimum reflective difference
Skew/Pitch/RollSkew: ± 60°; Pitch: ± 60°; Roll: ± 360°

decode capabilities***

1DCode 39, Code 128, Code 93, Codabar/NW7, Code 11, MSI Plessey, UPC/EAN, I 2 of 5, Korean 3 of 5, GS1 DataBar, Base 32 (Italian Pharma)
2DPDF417, Micro PDF417, Composite Codes, TLC-39, Aztec, DataMatrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, Micro QR, Chinese Sensible (Han Xin), Postal Codes

User Environment

Operating TempCorded: -22° F to 122° F/-30° C to 50° C
Cordless: -4° F to 122° F/-20° C to 50° C
Storage Temp.-40° F to 158° F/-40° C to 70° C,
Humidity 5% to 95% condensing
Drop Specification Withstands multiple 8.0 ft. / 2.4 m drops to concrete
Tumble Specification 5,000 tumbles @ 3.3 ft. (1 m)
Sealing Scanner: IP65 and IP67; FLB cradle: IP65
ESD Per EN61000-4-2, ±25 KV air discharge, ±10 KV direct discharge, ±10 KV indirect discharge

Utilities and Maintenance

123Scan2 Programs scanner parameters, upgrades firmware,provides scanned barcode data and prints reports. For more information, visit
Scanner SDK Generates a fully-featured scanner application,including documentation, drivers, test utilities andsample source code. For more information, visit
Scanner Management Service (SMS)Remotely manages your Zebra scanner and queriesits asset information. For more information,

Wireless Connectivity

Bluetooth Radio Bluetooth Class 1, Version 4.0 (LE), serial port and HID profiles
Data Rate3 Mbit/s (2.1 Mbit/s) for Classic Bluetooth
1 Mbit/s (0.27 Mbit/s) for Low Energy
Radio RangeDirect line of sight in open air :
Class 1: Up to 300 ft. (100.0 m)
Class 2: Up to 30 ft. (10.0 m)


EnvironmentalRoHS EN 50581: 2012
Electrical Safety EU Safety: EN 60950-1: 2006 + A11: 2009 + A1: 2010 + A12: 2011 + AC 2011 + A2: 2013; International
Safety: IEC 60950-1: 2005 + A1: 2009 + A2: 2013 US/Canada Safety: UL 60950-1, second edition, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-07
LED SafetyInternational LED Safety: IEC 62471: 2006 (Ed.1.0); EN 62471: 2008 (LED)
EMI/RFIIT Emissions: EN 55022: 2010/AC: 2011 (Class B) IT Immunity: EN 55024: 2010 Heavy Industrial: EN 61000-6-2: 2005/AC:2005 Harmonic Current Emissions: EN 61000-3-2: 2006 + A1: 2009 + A2: 2009 (Class B) Voltage Fluctuation and Flicker: EN 61000-3-3: 2013 Medical Electrical Equipment: EN 60601-1-2: 2007/AC: 2010, IEC 60601-1-2: 2007 (Modified) Radio Frequency Devices: 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B, Class B Digital Apparatus: ICES-003 Issue 5, Class B

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