Optical Pickup

This Optical Pickup (Catalog No. 1037-DTS) is specifically designed for TESCO’s Next Generation Test Boards.

TESCO introduces a new optical pickup (Catalog No. 1037-DTS) for one way meter communication through the calibration LED found on most solid state meters. The pickup senses infrared pulses from ANSI compliant meters for complete, automatic testing.

The TESCO optical pickup has the ability to connect to any meter (without the need of an adapter). Using magnets and two adjustable suction cups (one that swivels a full 360°), our pickup is designed to accommodate multiple surfaces and working heights on the meter cover. The TESCO optical pickup has also been designed to operate in all ambient sunlight conditions (i.e. mid-day, direct sunlight), and in extreme testing conditions (i.e. cold weather), while continuously maintaining constant, accurate results. Additionally, TESCO developed the pickup to be resistant to RF noise from established and emerging AMI technologies.

To operate the TESCO optical pickup, simply attach it to a meter and testing will begin automatically begin when powered. A red LED on the head of the pickup indicates a pulse reading. A green LED indicates power to the pickup.



Equipment Documentation


Catalog No. 1037-DTS – Optical Pickup

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