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UPC Barcodes and EAN Barcodes

Issue

UPC Barcodes and EAN Barcodes

Environment

Site ordering parts from Schneider-Electric

Cause

What are UPC Barcodes and EAN Barcodes

Resolution

The EAN contains a 13 digit number and the UPC contains a 12 digit number.

EAN = 0012345678905
UPC = (0)012345678905 or 012345678905
GS1, the original source for barcodes has created the confusion between UPC (Universal Product Codes) and EAN (European Article Numbers also called International Article Numbers)

Below is an example of a Schneider Electric SHR110 room RH/Temp sensor:

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