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Digital Inputs: 2Digital Outputs: 8
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8 high current open collector outputs with automatic overload shutdown. 2 wide range digital input channels with high voltage transient protection.
The Stackable range is a truly novel innovative range of data acquisition and control units suitable for use with any RS232 equipped PC. You need only use those modules required for your task: whether it's digital I/O, analogue input or output, thermocouple input, relay boards, stepper motor drivers, frequency measurement, RPM measurement, pulse counters & timers, or a combination of all, we offer a full line of RS232 modules which can be plugged end-to-end on a single RS232 cable. Up to 32 different modules (or features) can be used on the same serial port simultaneously!All Stackable modules incorporate two EIA/TIA-232E serial ports which communicate at 9600 baud, no parity, 8 data bits and 1 stop bit. DB9 connectors are jumpered to satisfy hardware handshaking. The port labeled ‘‘HOST’’ is configured as a DCE device and should be connected to a PC’s serial port. The port labeled ‘‘SLAVE’’ is a DTE device and can be left open, or connected to another module’s host port. Up to 32 modules can be chained together in this fashion to form a network. Either plugged together end to end, or separated by a cable.Because a module contains two individual bi-directional ports which pass data through, it also acts as a repeater, extending the total allowable length of the RS-232 communications line.Each Module in a network should be set to a different address using the on-board 32-position DIP switch. A module will only respond to data packets that begin with its’ own unique header character, which is determined by this DIP switch setting. Data packets transmitted by a module will also begin with this header character. The host PC can use the header character to address each individual module in a network, and to identify a module which is talking.Modcom Software
By far, the most painless way to communicate with the Stackable Data Modules is to use ModCom; a
GUI-based HMI development tool designed specifically for these modules and written for the Windows™ operating system. Regardless of whether you plan on using ModCom as your final operational platform, or if your needs require a custom program, ModCom is so easy to use that most customers turn to it as a starting base to get a feel for the Stackable Data Modules' functionality, communications protocol, and features.
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