The NEW Intelliprobe iBT-600 Bluetooth Optical Probe is designed for reading and programming electric meters with portable devices, handhelds or laptop PCs equipped with Bluetooth wireless connectivity. The iBT-600 probe is designed to work with most utility meters that employ the ANSI C12.18-1996 and IEC 62056-21 (1107) standards (See illustrations below)
This optical probe eliminates the use of interface cables between the meter and the handheld or PC as it provides a WIRELESS solution for gathering data from the meters. This probe has a wireless operating range of 20 meters so giving the operator more flexibility and range of motion.
The iBT-600 optical probe has a “Power Switch” at its face that powers up the unit when attached to a meter. Once attached to a meter, a green LED on the back of the probe lights up and stays blinking until it “syncs” with the host handheld or PC that will be used to gather the data. Once the probe finds the Bluetooth wireless host device and “syncs” with it, the LED will change state to SOLID green. Then the probe will be ready to start communicating with the meter via the meter reading software being used.
The iBT-600 optical probe is powered by a rechargeable NiMH or NiCad “AA” battery and allows the user to probe meters for a full working day or up to 10 hours on a fully charged battery. This optical probe can be charged from a USB port on a PC, wall mount charger or car charger via the USB cable provided with the unit.
The iBT-600 optical probe attaches to the optical port of the meters by magnetic adhesion so avoiding to be held while reading the meter. It supports both ANSI Type 2 (“D” shaped) and IEC (“Round” shaped) optical ports. For ANSI meters, the probe attaches in a normal way. For IEC meters, the probe is attached upside down (or turned 180 degrees from its normal position). This feature eliminates the need to carry two different optical probes in applications that require reading both types of meters (See illustrations below)
- A WIRELESS Optical Probe
- 2 probes in 1: ANSI C12.18 and IEC-62056 (1107) compatible design
- Works with Integrated Bluetooth Handhelds or PCs
- 880nm Bi-Directional IR Optical Communication
- Rechargeable NiMH or NiCad Battery
- Rugged PC/ABS design
- Powerful Magnetic Retention
- Bluetooth Operation Range up to 20 meters
- Charge via PC USB port, Wall-mount charger or Car charger
- Loop for attaching Key Ring or Belt Clip
Weight: Complete assembly weighs 4.80 oz
Construction: Polycarbonate/ABS – Blue
Finish: Fine Texture
Port: ANSI Type C12.18 and IEC 62056-21 (1107)
Lens: Polycarbonate RED filter
Data Output: Bluetooth Class 2
Power Requirements: One AA battery – NiMH or NiCad rechargeable
Battery Charge: USB connection or USB charger
Battery Life: 10 (Ten) hours continuous use on fully-charged battery
Charging Time: 8 hours min. 12 hours recommended
Data Rate: 9600 baud or adjustable by meter type
Radio Type: Bluetooth v2.0+EDR, Integrated antenna, 2402 – 2480 MHz
Effective Range: 20 meters
Temperature: Operating -40C to +85C, Storage -40C to +85C.
Meter Types: ANSI and IEC compatible meters