iP503-330 ANSI “USB” Optical Probe NEW PRODUCT


The NEW iP503-330 ANSI USB Optical Probes are designed for reading and programming ANSI electrical power meters. They feature a Bi-Color LED on the probe cover to indicate TX and RX communication signals that turn RED and GREEN, respectively, while communicating with the electric 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 2.0 compatible interface ports. Their optical circuitry supports ANSI C12.18-1996 or 2006 communications 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 support all Windows Operating Systems with downloadable windows Drivers that create a Virtual COM Port to communicate with the meter manufacturer’s windows based software. Windows drivers can be installed automatically upon connecting the probe to the PC.

The NEW iP503-330 ANSI USB 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 For: iP503-330 ANSI “USB” Optical Probe

**NOTE: Please follow the procedure “iP501/iP503 USB Probe Drivers Installation Instructions” to install the optical probe USB drivers in PC prior to using the 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 2.0 communication
  • Powered by computer’s USB port
  • Rugged, High-Quality, Flame Retardant Black Polyurethane Coiled cable (18” long Ext. to 6’)
  • Even lighter weight for reduced fatigue, wear and tear
  • Powerful magnets in probe head for strong magnetic adhesion to meter’s optical port
Head Physical size: Length 2.14”, Width 1.38”, Height 1.14”
Cable Type: Coiled, Black Matte, Flame Retardant Polyurethane, Polypropylene Conductor insulation, Rugged
Cable Length: 18” Coiled, extends to 6 Feet
Connector: USB standard “Type A” male plug
Weight: Complete assembly weighs a maximum of 4.8 ounces (0.30 lbs)
Finish: Probe Head Light Gray Polycarbonate
Reliability: One-year (1) warranty for parts and labor
Signal Spec: Acts as a device to a host PC USB port
LED Indicator: TX (Red), RX (Green)
Compatibility: ANSI C12.18-1996 or 2006
Power Req: +5V DC powered by USB port
Data Rate: 0 – 57,600 baud, controlled by meter
Optical: 890 nm wavelength bi-directional IR interface
Software: Drivers for multiple platforms; Windows 98/2000/XP/VISTA/Win7, Win 10, 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, A1R, A1R+, 2430, others
Aptech/Robinton: LPR1, LPR2, LPR3, SR500, TR403, TR804
General Electric: KV, KV2, KV2-C, I-210 and 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
Nexus: 1262/1272
PSI: S100, S200, Quad 4
Pwr Measurement: ION 7000 series, 8000 series
Itron (Schlumbergẽr): Datastar®, Fulcrum®, Quantum®, Sentinel®, Centron®, Vectron®, OpenWay®
Synergistics: B40
Transdata: EMA, Mark V
Others: Not listed – to be added later