Electric Perkins Brailler

Why the Electric Perkins Brailler


  • Easier Typing: Reduces key force requirements to produce quality braille, allowing a person who has weak fingers, whose hands are not fully functional or who has arthritis to braille quicker and more comfortably.
  • Faster Production: Reduced key force also enables users to increase production.
  • Integrates with Mainstream Technology: Edits, saves and transfers brailled documents to digital text files via USB, letting sighted teachers or parents read the document on a computer.
  • Same great features as the Classic Perkins Brailler: Durable, can use for complex math and language, and time tested.
  • Reliable Support:
    One year warranty and repair service training availability, ensuring that any problem with your product is resolved quickly.

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Features & Specs


  • Electric power cord
  • Key Force of ~0.37kg, roughly a 70% reduction over the Classic Perkins Brailler
  • Full right and left margin adjustments to accommodate any paper size and line centering
  • Round paper-feed knobs to enable easy paper loading and unloading
  • Metal carrying handle
  • Fast response time between typing and output
  • Ergonomic design for ease of typing
  • Audible bell sound seven spaces before end of line
  • Carriage release, full horizontal movement between margin stops
  • Braille output conforms to American National Library Service for the Blind Size and Spacing Standard
  • Includes user manual in both print and braille
  • Includes leather dust cover
  • Extension keys available for purchase
  • Weight: 10.6 lb (4.8 kg)
  • Paper size maximum: 11.5 x 14 in (29.2 x 35.6 cm)
  • Recommended paper weight: 90 lb
  • Key pad: Ergonomic design for ease of typing; Perkins keyboard standard
  • Bell: Audible bell sounds 7 spaces before end of line

    Braille produced by the Perkins Brailler conforms to the American National Library Service for the Blind Size and Spacing Standard.

    Perkins Electric Brailler schematic showing dot spacing and height.

  • Dot height: .019 in (.5 mm)
  • Dot diameter: .057 (1.4 mm)
  • Dot spacing: .09 in (2.3 mm)
  • Character spacing: .24 in (6 mm)
  • Line spacing: .4 in (10 mm)

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Product Care & Repair


You should take care of the Electric Brailler the same way you’d take care of the Classic Perkins Brailler.

Repair Services

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Manuals & Downloads


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FAQs


Why would I buy an electric brailler?

  • It is significantly faster to produce braille on an electric brailler than on a standard brailler

Will the electric brailler work as a manual when it is not plugged in?

  • No, the keys will not depress when it is not plugged in.

How is the new electric brailler different from the old one?

  • The new Perkins Light-Touch Electric Brailler now operates on universal power and can utilize the electrical current in many parts of the world. It also comes in blue rather than gray.

Is the electric brailler covered under the US federal quota system?

  • Yes.

Does it work on any type of electrical power in every country?

  • Yes, with the correct adapter.
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