TP-USB Optical Probe for Meter Communication

TP-USB optical probe is designed by Tespro in 2005 and patented. As an ideal device for both utilities and manufacturers, it is widely used in electric energy meter parameterization and data reading. It generates some Sub-models and one works with gas meter and thermal meter.



  • TP-USB-ANSI-N: Compatible with ANSI C12.18 (Normal Standard)
  • TP-USB-ANSI-S: Compatible with ANSI C12.18 type two, 2007(Sub-standard)
  • TP-USB-ANSI-U: Compatible with ANSI C12.18 (Universal, can be switch between N and S)


  • IEC 62056-21 standard.
  • ANSI C12.18-1996 & ANSI C12.18 type two-2007 standard
Interface:Infrared optical
Connector:USB connector with USB 2.0 standard
Maximum B.R.:Up to 38400bps
Fastening:Strong magnetic adhesion complied with IEC62056-21 or ANSI C12.18
Computer compatibility:Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Cable:2 meters (6.5 feet) straight cable.
Enviroment:-15°C ~ 80°C (5°F - 176°F)


Extended Temp. Cable:-35°C ~ 80°C (-31°F - 176°F)
Spiral cable is available.
Cable:Extended length upon request.


Download the USB driver
Supported OS
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux
  • Android
  • Windows CE

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