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Card Acceptor

A device that will receive a credit or debit card. To obtain fuel through the dispenser, the user inserts his or her card into the dispenser’s card-acceptor opening. Through reliance on a computer network tie-in, the acceptor device verifies the validity of the card, authorizes the dispenser to release fuel, and records the details of the transaction for later billing or recordkeeping purposes.


When motorists use gasoline station dispensers equipped with card acceptors, they can purchase motor fuel on a direct basis, without contact with cashiers or other station personnel.