Read Head

Optical Read Head for Data Communication

The Read Head, a wired cohort accessory for EDMI meters with a data rate of 57,600 bits per second, is developed to meet the needs of meter communications as technology evolves. The optical probe’s power is supplied by the computer’s host port, hence, eliminating the need for battery packs and/or AC power supply. It has been known for a practical approach in meter reading and programming.

Product Available In:

  • Africa & Middle East
  • Americas
  • Asia
  • Australasia
  • Europe

Standards and Compliance

  • IEC-62056-21
  • ANSI C12.18-1996

Key Specifications

  • Data output interface: USB 2.0 full speed device (12Mbps)
  • Power requirements: Lower power device per USB 2.0 – requires 1 unit load<100mA (4.75-5.25V nominal); Power supplied through device’s type A USB port
  • Data optical rate: Default 9,600 bps adjustable from 1,200 to 38,400 bps
  • Operating & storage temperature: -20°C to +85°C
  • Meets or exceeds the requirements for: Therma, shock, humidity & water resistance, RF susceptibility, ESD, drop and random vibration, solar radiation, salt fog, low pressure