The NEW iP503-330 ‘2S’ ANSI USB Optical Probes are designed for reading and programming ANSI electrical power meters.Their new design features a Bi-Color LED on the probe cover to indicate the TX and RX communication signals that turn RED and GREEN, respectively, while communicating with the meter. In addition, 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 and Tablets employing USB 1.1 or 2.0 compatible interface ports. Their optical circuitry supports ANSI C12.18-1996 or 2006 communication protocols. 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 iP503-330 ‘2S’ ANSI 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 designed with a Straight PVC molded cable 6 feet long (2 meters) that withstands the outside rugged environment. This claim is backed with an aggressive warranty and service policy.
**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 Bi-Color LED Indicator for TX / RX communication signals
- New Smaller Housing design made of Polycarbonate with Glass Fiber Reinforcement
- Compatible with ANSI C12.18-1996 or 2006 standards
- Designed for Desktop / Laptop computers and Tablets
- USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 communication
- Compatible with virtually all utility meters, registers and recorders
- Powered by computer’s USB port
- Straight cord, 6 feet long (2 Meters)
- Even lighter weight for reduced fatigue, wear and tear
- Polycarbonate filter to enhance infrared (IR) communications
- Powerful magnets in probe head for attaching to meter’s optical port
Cable Type: Straight, PVC Jacket
Cable Length: 6.0 Feet (2 Meters) Long
Connector: USB 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
Compatibility: ANSI C12.18-1996 or 2006
Power Req: +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: FTDI chip Drivers for multiple platforms; Windows 98/2000/XP/VISTA/Win7, Mac OS-9, Mac
OS-X, Linux 2-40 and greater
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.
Aptech/Robinton: LPR1, LPR2, LPR3, SR500, TR403, TR804
General Electric: KV, KV2, KV2-C, others
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
Nexus: 1262 Series, others
PSI: S100, S200, Quad 4
Pwr Measurement: ION 7000 series, 8000 series
Itron (Schlumbergẽr): Datastar,Fulcrum, MT100,MT200,Quantum, Q1000,Sentinel Centron,Vectron
Transdata: EMA, Mark V
Others: Not listed – to be added later