RFID 13.56MHz Starter Kit with Keyfob, Code Card, RC522


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RFID Starter Kit contains the Transceiver Module with RC522 chipset, one 13.56 MHz Keyfob, and one 13.56 MHz Chip Card (S50 standard).

This kit is designed for Arduino and other microcontroller platforms, and it communicates via SPI.

The NXP RC522 is a 13.56MHz integrated chip card reader. It is using an advanced modulation and demodulation concept, integrating all types of 13.56MHz passive contactless communication methods and protocols. It supports 14443A compatible transponder signals (ISO14443A framing and error detection). It also supports CRYPTO1 encryption algorithms for MIFARE products, wireless two-way data transfer rates up to 424kbit/s, and fast SPI communication of max. 10Mbit/s.

The NXP MF522-AN adopts Philips MFRC522 original reader circuit chip design; easy to use, low cost, and suitable for equipment development. NXP RC522 is a 3.3V device, please make sure to use a voltage divider in case you will connect it to a circuit with a higher (e.g. 5V) logic level.


  • Operating Current: 13-26mA @ 3.3V
  • Idle Current: 10-13mA @ 3.3V
  • Sleep current: <80uA
  • Peak current: <30mA
  • Operating Frequency: 13.56MHz
  • Supported card types: mifare1 S50, mifare1 S70, mifare UltraLight, mifare Pro, mifare Desfire
  • Dimensions: 40mm 60mm
  • Operating temperature: -20 to +80 degrees Celsius
  • Relative Humidity: 5% to 95%

You will find everything you need to start for example with an Arduino controller on websites like arduino.cc or instructables.com

Additional information

Weight 0.025 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 10 mm






1 review for RFID 13.56MHz Starter Kit with Keyfob, Code Card, RC522

  1. 5 out of 5

    Andrew (verified owner)

    Simple to use and works as expected. This isn’t a professional RFID reader, but it does give a good starting point with the technology (think “Baby’s first RFID”).

    I hooked it up with seven dupont connectors to an Arduino Uno, installed the RC522 library through the Arduino library manager, uploaded the “dumptest” example to my Uno and I was scanning RFIDs. Total time investment: 15 minutes.

    Time I’m now going to spend reading up on RFID and all the different standards? Months and months. Perfect!

    The only heads up, this comes with two different header pin sets (as shown in images) that requires some minor soldering.

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