iP501-330 ANSI USB Optical Probe


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programming ANSI electrical power meters. They incorporate a new smaller housing design that make them even lighter weight but still rugged with their Polycarbonate Glass Fiber Reinforcement material.

These probes are configured for use with Desktop/Laptop computers ad Tablets employing USB 1.1 or 2.0 compatible interface ports. Their optical circuitry supports ANSI C12.18-1996 or 2006communications protocols as well asGE OPTOCOM. They are compatible with virtually all ANSI utility meters, registers and recorders. They derive power from the USB ports so there is no need for external Battery Packs or AC Adapters.

These probes come with Windows Device Drivers Software that create a Virtual Serial Port to communicate with the meter manufacturer’s windows based software. Installation and configuration instructions are included with the probes.

The NEW iP501-330 ANSIUSB Optical Probes solve problems relating to mechanical wear-out due to the demanding environment under which probes are constantly subjected to. We address this problem using the most rugged mechanical and electrical design in the industry. These probes are designed with an almost indestructible Polycarbonate head that contains powerful magnets that ensure a good retention when attached to the meter’s optical port. They are also designed with a high-endurance polyurethane molded cable 18” long that withstands the outside rugged environment. This claim is backed with an aggressive warranty and service policy.

Download datasheet iP501-330 ANSI/IEC “USB” Optical Probe.

**NOTE: Please follow the procedure “iP501 USB Probe Drivers Installation Instructions” to install the optical probe Windows driver software in PC prior to using the IP501 USB optical probes.**

  • New ANSI compatible design
  • New Smaller Housing design made of Polycarbonate with Glass Fiber Reinforcement
  • Compatible with ANSI C12.18-1996 or 2006 and GE OPTOCOM standards
  • Designed for Desktop and Laptop computers
  • Compatible with virtually all utility meters, registers and recorders
  • USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 communication
  • Powered by computer’s USB port
  • Rugged, High-Quality and long lasting Gray Polyurethane Coiled cable (18” long Ext. to 10’)
  • Even lighter weight for reduced fatigue, wear and tear
  • Powerful magnets in probe head for attaching to meter’s optical port
Physical size: Length 2.14”, Width 1.38”, Height 1.14”
Cable Type: Coiled, Gray Polyurethane and Hytrel construction, Flexible and Rugged
Cable Length: 18” Coiled, extends to 10 Feet
Connector: DUSB standard “Type A” plug
Weight: Complete assembly weighs a maximum of 5.6 ounces (0.35 lbs)
Finish: Probe Head Light Gray Polycarbonate
Reliability One-year (1) warranty for parts and labor
Signal Specifications: Acts as a device to a host PC USB port
Compatibility ANSI C12.18-1996 or 2006 and GE OPTOCOM
Power Requirements: +5V DC powered by USB port
Data Rate: Controlled by meter for OPTOCOM interface, USB 1.1 (250K bps), USB 2.0 (12M bps) for non-OPTOCOM meters
Optical: 880 nm bi-directional IR interface
Software Drivers for multiple platforms; Windows 98/2000/XP/VISTA/Win7, Mac OS-9, Mac OS-X, Linux 2-40 and greater
Temperature: Operating -30º to 60º C; Storage -40º to +85º C
Ruggedness: Meets the requirements of a numbers of tests including those for Thermal Shock, Humidity, Water Resistance, RF Susceptibility, ESD, Drop, Random Vibration, Solar Radiation, Salt, Fog and Low Pressure.
USB 1.1 or 2.0 Port
Elster (ABB): 2550, 2650, All Alpha, Alpha T, A3, Alt, 2430, others
Aptech/Robinton: LPR1, LPR2, LPR3, SR500, TR403, TR804
General Electric: KV, KV2, KV2-C, others
IUSA Various
Siemens (Landis&Gyr): CTR101, CTR102, DC, DCR, DD, DG100, DT, DX, DXR, SD100, SM101, SM301, TMC101, LINC, DCRMA, DDMA, S4 family, AX series, RX series, MAXSYS 2410, MAXSYS 2510, Quad 4, others
Metricom: C
PSI: S100, S200, Quad 4
Power Measurement: ION 7000 series, 8000 series
Itron (Schlumbergẽr): Datastar, Fulcrum, MT100, MT200, Quantum, Q1000, Sentinel, Centron, Vectron
Synergistics: B40
Transdata: EMA, Mark V
Others: To be added