iP501-300 Dual ANSI/IEC “RS232” Optical Probe



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programming ANSI and IEC electrical power meters. NOW, THERE IS NO NEED TO CARRY 2 OPTICAL PROBES FOR READING OR PROGRAMMING METERS THAT EMPLOY EITHER TYPE OF OPTICAL PORTS. 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 and laptop computers with Serial RS232 Communication (DB9) Ports ad derive power form eihter the PC’s PS/2 mouse, or USB ports. Their optical circuitry supports ANSI C12.18-1996, IEC 62056-21(1107) and General Electric OPTOCOM communications protocols by switching automatically from one to the other depending on the meter type being read. This design feature makes them universally compatible to read virtually all utility meters, registers, and recorders.

For reading and programming ANSI meters, the optical probe is attached to the meter’s optical port in the standard position (cable facing downwards) and for IEC meters the probe is attached to the meter’s optical port inverted (cable facing upwards).

The NEW iP501-300 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 high-endurance polyurethane molded cable 18” long that withstand the outside rugged environment. This claim is backed with an aggressive warranty and service policy.

Download datasheet iP501-300 Dual ANSI/IEC “RS232” Optical Probe.

  • 2 probes in 1: ANSI and IEC compatible design
  • New smaller housing design made of Polycarbonate with Glass Fiber Reinforcement
  • Compatible with either ANSI C12.18 or IEC 62056-21 (1107) meters as well as GE OPTOCOM
  • New Advanced Optical circuitry
  • 880 nm Bi-Directional IR Optical Communications
  • Serial RS232 & EIA232D communication
  • Powered by computer’s PS/2 mouse port or USB port
  • Rugged, high-quality and long lasting Gray Polyurethane coiled cord (18” long extends to 10′)
  • Even lighter weight for reduced fatigue, ware and tear
  • Powerful magnets in probe head for attaching to meter’s optical port
Physical size: Height 1.14”; Length 2.14”; Width 1.38”
Cable Type: Coiled, Gray Polyurethane and Hytrel construction, Flexible and Rugged
Cable Length: 18” Coiled, extends to 10’
Connector: DB9 9-pin connector with housing, 6-pin min-DIN (PS/2 mouse), or USB Type A Male
Weight: Complete assembly weighs a maximum of 5.6 ounces (0.35lbs)
Finish: Probe Head Light Gray Polycarbonate
Reliability: Two-year (2) warranty for parts and labor
Signal Specifications: Serial RS232, EIA232D, V28, V32
Power Requirements: Operating supply Voltage: 4.5 to 6.0 VDC (From computers’s PS/2 or USB port)
Data Rate: Controlled by meter for OPTOCOM interface, 0 to 19,200 baud for Non-OPTOCOM meters
Optical: 880 nm bi-directional IR interface, ANSI C12-18, IEC 62056-21 (1107), GE OPTOCOM
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.
PC Interface: Serial RS232 (DB9)
ABB (ELSTER): 2550, 2650, All Alpha, Alpha T, A3, Alt, Alr-al, 2430, others
Aptech/Robinton: LPR1, LPR2, LPR3, SR500, TR403, TR804
General Electric: DR87, KM901, M90-AE, Phase 3, T80, T91, Tm80, TM81, TMR82, TM92, KC901, KTC-901, 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
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