iP300-124 (G5, FC200, FC300) IEC Optical Probe

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OVERVIEW

The iP300-124 Optical Probe is designed for reading and programming electric power meters employing the IEC (FLAG) optical ports. This probe is specifically configured for use with the Itron G5, G5R and FC200 handheld computers. The probe obtains its power directly from the handheld computer and it is controlled by the meter reading software.

The iP300-124 Optical Probe uses advanced optical sensors to collect meter data and transmit it to the Itron hand-held computer. This allows metering data to be recorded more simply, accurately and efficiently. In addition, the iP300-124 incorporates a universal compatibility design to read virtually all utility meters, registers and recorders designed for the European Standard IEC 1107.

The iP300-124 Optical Probe solves 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. This probe is designed with an almost indestructible aluminum head that contains powerful magnets that ensure a good retention when attached to the meter’s optical port. It is also designed with a high-endurance polyurethane molded 18” long cable that withstands the outside rugged environment.   This claim is backed with an aggressive warranty and service policy.

Download datasheet iP300-124 (G5, FC200, FC300) IEC Optical Probe.

** We recommend special care when attaching the probe connector to the handheld communications port (receptacle) to avoid bending or damaging the connector contacts.   Please refer to the “Hirose Plug Connections Procedure” to view proper probe connection to handheld**    

• COMPATIBLE WITH VIRTUALLY ALL UTILITY METERS, REGISTERS AND RECORDERS
THAT EMPLOY EUROPEAN STANDARD IEC 62056-21 (IEC 1107) COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOL
• DESIGNED FOR USE WITH ITRON G5, G5R, AND FC200 HANDHELDS
• PUSH-PULL HIROSE CONNECTOR
• RUGGED DESIGN WITH ALUMINUM HOUSING
• MOLDED CABLE CONSTRUCTION WITH HIGH-ENDURANCE POLYURETHANE
• POWERFUL RETENTION MAGNETS FOR ATTACHING TO METER’S OPTICAL PORT
• PLYCARBONATE FILTER TO ENHANCE INFRARED (IR) COMMUNICATIONS
• OPERATES OVER WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGE (-30° C TO +60° C)
Physical size:  Height 2.44”; Length 1.68”; Width 1.38”
Cable Type:  Coiled, Polyurethane and Hytrel construction, Flexible and Rugged
Cable Length:  18” Coiled, extends to 10’
Connector:  Hirose, 12-pin, male, push-pull mechanism, gold-plated contacts
Weight:  Complete assembly weighs a maximum of 9 ounces
Finish:  Probe Head has either a Clear Anodized Outer Coating per MIL-A 68625 Type 2 or a Hard Black Anodized Outer Coating per MIL-A 8625 Type
Signal Specifications:  TTL, Handheld Serial port
Power Requirements:  Operating Supply Voltage: 4.5 to 6.0 VDC (from computer’s host port)
Data Rate:  0 to 19,200 baud
Optical:  880 nm bi-directional IR interface, IEC 1107
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.
Itron G5, G5R, FC200, FC300
ABB: 2550, 2650, All Alpha, Alpha T, A3, Alt, Alr-al, 2430
Aptech/Robinton: LPR1, LPR2, LPR3, SR500, TR403, TR804
General Electric: KV, KV2, KV2-C
IEC (Flag): Virtually All
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
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