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Understanding Different Types of Pulse Outputs

Intellimeter Canada Inc.
Publication date:
June 17, 2021
Article Summary: 

The article "Understanding Different Types of Pulse Outputs" explains the concept of pulse outputs in metering systems and the different types of pulse outputs that are available. Pulse outputs are used to transmit data from the meter to a monitoring system or data logger.

The article provides a detailed explanation of different pulse outputs types, including reed switch, solid-state, and open collector. It explains how each type works and their advantages and disadvantages. The reed switch is a simple and reliable option but has limitations in terms of frequency. The solid-state option is more versatile, but it may require additional components to work correctly. The open collector option is best for long-distance transmission of data but requires an external power source.

The article also discusses the importance of pulse rate and how it can affect the accuracy of data collected. It explains how to calculate the pulse rate for a particular meter and provides an example to illustrate the process.

Overall, the article provides a comprehensive overview of pulse outputs in metering systems and the different types available.


pulse outputs, metering systems, reed switch, solid-state, open collector, pulse rate, and data transmission.

Source Citation: 
Intellimeter Canada Inc.
Understanding Different Types of Pulse Outputs
June 17, 2021
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