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MEI CASHFLOW® VN2500 Bill Validator

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VN2500 bill acceptors from MEI provide accurate, reliable acceptance of $1, $2 and $5 U.S. bills. Low jam rates.  Coupon capability includes free vend and $1, $5 value coupons.

MEI series 2000 Bill Acceptor Product Features

User Friendly

It's the device your customers can trust to perform reliably-time and time again. The low jam rate, high acceptance rate, and increased bill capacity mean more transactions, less customer frustration and greater vend profits.

High, Four-Way Acceptance Rate
Accepts torn, wrinkled, faded, damp, dirty, limp, folded, spindled or mutilated bills.
Bills can be fed 4-ways (in either direction, face up or down).

Low Maintenance
The streamlined recognition system features sensors embedded under a sealed plastic bill path and elimination of the magnetic head and pinch roller-dramatically reducing debris build-up and the need for cleaning. The Series 2000's enclosed sensors are designed to divert the liquid from "salting" attempts. If "salted", the bill acceptor normally recovers without the need for a service call-continuing to operate and satisfy customers. faded, damp, dirty, limp, folded, spindled or mutilated bills. Little or no bill preparation is required and bills can be fed 4-ways (in either direction, face up or down).

Easy, Time-Saving Set-Up
The Series 2000 bill acceptor's design ensures convenient access to all switches. Easy-to-read labels explain switch settings. With the VN2500, options can be easily customized on-location via a simple-to-use configuration coupon. The unit is designed to fit the same space as the VFM and is available with a VFM bezel. A compact bezel option on the VN2500 allows bottling machines to maximize bill capacity. The unit can handle all VFM3 interfaces, plus MDB with more spacious mounting areas making installation easier.

Enhanced Security
Borrowing from our gaming industry expertise, we've applied the same hi-security technology to the Series 2000 Bill Acceptor. Our enhanced multi-wavelength optics and sophisticated data processing combine to make the VN2500 a superior value. Also, the fully-encased, optical sensors ensure consistent, high-quality recognition. While no system can claim complete security, the Series 2000 bill acceptor's sensors greatly reduce vulnerability to both "yank cheating" and invalid bills.

MEI FLASHPORT™ For Future Flexibility
The VN2500 accepts all $1, $2, and $5 bills in circulation. Also, the unit's re-programmable flash memory enables quick, easy updates of software files such as new currency designs or value coupons.

Technical Specifications

Acceptance Rate

  • 95% or greater for $1, $2 and $5 U.S. bills

Bill Insertion

  • Lengthwise, four way (face up or down, either direction)

Transaction Speed

  • Approximately 4 seconds (from bill insertion to completed bill-stacking)


  • MEI Serial Protocol
  • MDB
  • Multiple Pulse-Vending

Power Sources

  • 90 to 135 VAC, 60 Hz or 18 to 28 VAC, 60 Hz, 22 to 45 VDC

Power Consumption

  • Standby: 5 Watts, Acceptance: 10 Watts, Full Stack Max: 50 Watts


  • One bill

Shipping Weight

  • 4 pounds 2


  • Operating temperature: -15° C to 60° C
  • Storage temperature: - 40° C to 70° C

Series 2000 Options/Accessories

Part Number
250066027 Series 2000 Locking Hasp Kit (two per box)
250061038 Armored Bezel
250062041 Sealed Cover (five per box)

Series 2000 Magazine Options

Part Number Description
250063015 200 Bill Magazine
250061016 300 Bill Magazine
250069017 500 Bill Magazine
250068021 700 Bill Magazine