ANSI Optical Read-out Head AP-500 with TTL voltage level (0 V to 3.3 V)for Meter reading

The ANSI Optical Read-out Head AP-500 with serial TTL output is an interface that communicates via infrared waves with a peripheral device such as an electric meter, water meter, heating meter or gas meter. All devices that support the standard ANSI C12.18 work with this product.

The Optical Read-out Head AP-500 with serial TTL output and a four-wire cable without connector is suitable for you, if you would like to attach it directly to a microcontroller.

Please note that for the use of this optical head customized software is needed, it does not come with the product.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need an individual adjustment of our product.

Optical Read-out Head AP-500

Mechanical description of the Optical Read-out Head AP-500

  • Connector: Without Connector
  • infrared filter against external light influences
  • Dimensions (Ø x H): approx. 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 Read-out Head AP-500

  • Standard: ANSI C12.18
  • Power supply: 3.5 V to 5.5 V
  • Consumed current: approx. 10 mA
  • Signal level: TTL voltage level (0 V to 3.3 V)
  • Data baud rate: 19200 bit/s
  • Wavelength: 880nm
  • Echo filter: yes