AMC1700GEL - 2G GSM/GPRS communications modem specifically designed for use with the Elster A1700 3-Phase Smart electricity meter

The AMC1700GEL is a quad-band smart modem communications interface that enables the Elster A1700 smart meter to access 2G cellular networks utilising GSM, GPRS and SMS text services.

The Alpha Micro AMC1700GEL is a 2G GSM/GPRS communications modem that has been designed specifically for use with the Elster A1700 3-Phase remote disconnect Smart electricity meter.

The AMC1700GEL smart modem forms part of the AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) that allows meter data to be passed back to the utility company at regular intervals or upon request.

The Alpha Micro AMC1700GEL can be used as a simple CSD modem (Circuit Switched Dialling), over GSM for dial up modem connections, and where supported by the network provider, a fixed IP connection for packet data transfer using GPRS is also available.

Using the AMC OTAP (Over the Air Programming) service the AMC1700GEL smart modem supports remote downloads of firmware updates so that the device can be maintained remotely.

Nominal Voltage

2-wire

12V DC

Antenna

GSM/GPRS
Frequency

Peak Gain
VSWR

Polarisation

Azimuth beam-width

Internally mounted Antenna
880-960MHz, 1710-1990MHz

+1 dBi

Less than 2.5:1

Linear 
Omni-directional

External Antenna (Optional)

Connection by SMA connector

Reinforced isolation to 3.75KV

Interface AMC1700

Physical connection

25 Pin RS232 connector

User interface

Indication

3 LED's (Green, Amber, Red)

Temperature, conditions

Operating
Storage
Humidity

-10C to +70C

-40C to +85C

0 to 95 rel humidity. non condensing

Power consumption

AMC1170GEL

<80mA @ 12V DC

Housing

Material

Polycarbonate, flame retardant, self extinguishing plastic, recyclable

Weight

AMC1170GEL Modem

<0.4kg (with internal antenna)

  • Remote Meter Reading

Model Number

Description

AMC230GEL

GSM/GPRS wireless modem for Elster AS230 single-phase meter.

AMC1140GEL

GSM/GPRS wireless modem for Elster A1120/A1140 3-phase meter.

AMC1440GEL

GSM/GPRS wireless modem for Elster AS1440 3-phase meter.

AMC1700GEL

GSM/GPRS wireless modem for Elster A1700 3-phase meter.

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Last updated: 10 April 2017