The HR-E LCD encoder comes standard as factory programmed to customer specifications, with the option for field programming the unit of measure, meter type, meter model, digit resolution from the encoder, billing units, and rate-of-flow time and units. Programming is performed through the IR port via a computer.
The standard encoded output from the HR-E LCD is nine digits. Status Indicators: Status indicators are sent as part of the encoder’s extended message to AMR/AMI systems such as ORION Cellular, Fixed Network, and Migratable endpoints that are capable of receiving an extended message. The details can also be read through an IR interface.
Icons on the HR-E LCD encoder face indicate encoder status and alarm conditions. The fully potted encoder assembly has a bayonet mount compatible with all Recordall Disc, Turbo Series, Compound Series, Combo Series, and Fire Series meters and assemblies. The bayonet mount positions the encoder in any of four orientations for visual reading convenience. The HR-E LCD encoder can be removed from the meter without disrupting
Magnetic Drive Communication:
The HR-E LCD encoder detects the movement of the wet side meter magnet with magnetic sensors to provide reliable and dependable encoded communication.
Unauthorized removal of the HR-E LCD encoder is inhibited by a tamper-resistant Torx® seal screw. Torx seal screws are provided as standard accessories. Optional proprietary tamper-proof screws are also available.
Magnetic sensors detect and report an attempted encoder removal. In addition, the HR-E LCD encoder is resistant to magnetic tampering. The encoder detects an attempted tamper—as well as encoder removal—and sends a tamper alarm in either situation. Approved endpoints capable of receiving the alarms, such as ORION Cellular, Fixed Network, and Migratable endpoints, can then report the tamper condition to the meter reading software
The housing of the HR-E LCD encoder is constructed of an engineered polymer enclosure and a polycarbonate lens. For long-term performance, the enclosure is fully encapsulated, weatherproof, and UV-resistant to withstand harsh environments and to protect the electronics in flooded or submerged pit applications. An epoxy potting (patented design – 8,482,908) comprises the encoder bottom. Due to this unique sealing, the HR-E LCD exceeds all applicable requirements of AWWA Standard C706 and C707.
The HR-E LCD encoder is available with an in-line connector for easy connection and installation to AMR/AMI endpoints. It is also available with a flying lead for a field splice connection, or fully prewired to an AMR/AMI endpoint.