ANSI Optical Port AP-210 for smart metering

The Optical Port AP-210 for smart metering is an interface for data exchange between a consumption meter (eg, electric meter, gas meter, heating meter, water meter, etc.) and a peripheral device via infrared optical waves. The optical reading head is manufactured in accordance with the standard ANSI C12.18 and is compatible with all consumption meters that support this standard.

Our optical port AP-210 has on one end an usb type A connector which can be connected to a peripheral device that supports USB-Host. There is a fix mounted magnetic ring on the other end of the optical reading head AP-210, which will be docked on your counter.

Please note that additional, specific software is necessary to exchange data between the consumption meter and your peripheral device.

Of course, we can customize the optical interface AP-210 to your individual needs.

optical head AP-210

Mechanical description of the optical port AP-210

  • Connector: USB 1
  • infrared filter against external light influences
  • Dimensions (Ø x H): appr. 32 x 26 mm
  • Magnetical holding force: > 15 N
  • Casing material : ABS
  • Cable: length 2 m, Ø 4,5 mm, four-wire cable LAPP GERMANY
  • Weight: approx. 90 gr

Electronical description of the optical port AP-210

  • Standard: ANSI C12.18
  • Power consumption: appr. 25 mA
  • Operating voltage: 5 V from the USB interface
  • Data baud rate: 19200 bit/s
  • Communication: Half duplex
  • Wavelength: 880nm
  • Echofilter: yes