The Optical Probe, Optical Head for meter reading and writing

All the heads of our optical probes communicate with the meters via infrared optical waves in the same way and are developed according to the standard IEC 62056-21 (formerly IEC1107:1996) and ANSI C12.18.

Which product or output signal (RS-232, RS-485, TTL, USB und Bluetooth) is suitable for you, depends mainly on the reading method and the readout device itself.

S0 Portable Scanning Head PC-100 for smart metering

PC 100 is a lightweight portable scanning head. It is designed for detecting LED flashing in electricity meters. It can detect typical colors of LED: Red, orange, yellow, green and infrared. A permanent ring magnet is built into the scanning head to be magnetically attached to the meter and test in the correct position in front of the light emitting diode. The output pulse rate could be divided to 10 or 100 via a user selectable push button. In addition a LED shows the state of output pulse division.

The Bluetooth optical probe for meter reading

Bluetooth optical probe (OP-700) is a 2-way optical interface compliant with IEC62056-21 international standard for data transmission with all types of IEC meters. Data transmission between meter and the probe is done via infra-red and data transmission between the probe and the reader device is via bluetooth.

optical probe OP-700

Bluetooth optical probe OP-700

Standard: IEC 62056-21 mode C, E
Radio Type: Bletooth
Module Ver. 2.0 + EDR

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The optical probe for meter reading with RS-485 signal

The optical probe for meter reading is an interface for a bidirectional data exchange between a meter such as power meter, gas meter, heat meter, water meter etc. and periphery device such as and a handheld via infrared optical waves.

The output of optical probe OP-400 is based on serial connection standard RS-485.

optical probe OP-400

Optical Probe OP-400

Standard: IEC 62056-21
Connector: Without Connector
Output signal: RS-485

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optical probe OP-410

Optical Probe OP-410

Standard: IEC 62056-21
Connector: RJ-10
Output signal: RS-485

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The Optical Probe for meter reading with TTL voltage level

The optical probe for meter reading is an interface for a bidirectional data exchange between a meter such as power meter, gas meter, heat meter, water meter etc. and periphery device such as and  a handheld via infrared optical waves.

The output of optical probe OP-500 is based on serial connection standard with TTL voltage level (0V to 3.3V).

optical probe OP-500

Optical Probe OP-500

Standard: IEC 62056-21
Connector: Without Connector
Output signal: TTL voltage level

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The optical head for meter reading with RS-232 Signal

The optical head or probe for meter reading is an interface for a bidirectional data exchange between a meter such as power meter, gas meter, heat meter, water meter etc. and periphery device such as and a handheld via infrared optical waves.

The output of optical probe OP-333 is based on serial connection standard RS-232.

optical probe OP-333

Optical Probe OP-333

Standard: IEC 62056-21
Connector: Without Connector
Output signal: RS-232

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optical probe OP-300

Optical Probe OP-300

Standard: IEC 62056-21
Connector: D-Sub 9 Pol - female
Output signal: RS-232

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optical probe OP-305

Optical head OP-305

Standard: IEC 62056-21
Connector: D-Sub 9 Pol - male
Output signal: RS-232

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optical probe OP-310

Optical Probe OP-310

Standard: IEC 62056-21
Connector: HP Standard 22 Pin
Output signal: RS-232

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optical probe OP-320

Optical Probe OP-320

Standard: IEC 62056-21
Connector: Palm universal
Output signal: RS-232

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optical probe OP-330

Optical Probe OP-330

Standard: IEC 62056-21
Connector: DIN 5 Pin male
Output signal: RS-232

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optical probe OP-345

Optical Probe OP-345

Standard: IEC 62056-21
Connector: RJ-10
Output signal: RS-232

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optical probe OP-340

Optical Probe OP-340

Standard: IEC 62056-21
Connector: RJ-45
Output signal: RS-232

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The optical probe for meter reading with USB

The optical probe for meter reading is an interface for a bidirectional data exchange between a meter such as power meter, gas meter, heat meter, water meter etc. and periphery device such as a handheld via infrared optical waves.

optical probe OP-210

Optical Probe OP-210

Standard: IEC 62056-21
Connector: with USB 1

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optical probe OP-205

Optical Probe OP-205

Standard: IEC 62056-21
Connector: with Micro-USB-B

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The ANSI optical probe or head for meter reading

The optical probe or head for meter reading is an interface for a bidirectional data exchange between a meter such as power meter, gas meter, heat meter, water meter etc. and periphery device such as and a handheld via infrared optical waves.

optical probe AP-333

Optical Probe AP-333

Standard: ANSI C12.18
Connector: Without Connector
Output signal: RS-232

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optical probe AP-400

Optical Probe AP-400

Standard: ANSI C12.18
Connector: Without Connector
Output signal: RS-485

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optical probe AP-500

Optical Probe AP-500

Standard: ANSI C12.18
Connector: Without Connector
Output signal: TTL voltage level

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optical probe AP-210

ANSI Optical Port AP-210

Standard: ANSI C12.18
Connector: with USB 1

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