I/O Breakout Boards from Opto 22

Friday, January 29, 2016 @ 05:01 PM gHale

New SNAP-UDC-HDB-G4 and SNAP-UDC-HDB breakout boards from Opto 22 boost the capabilities of 32-point SNAP digital I/O modules, simplify field wiring, and save panel space.

With the SNAP-UDC-HDB-G4 breakout board, OEMs, machine builders, and automation professionals can connect 32-point SNAP digital I/O modules to higher loads and gain the reliability of fused outputs and isolated inputs, while the space-saving SNAP-UDC-HDB breakout board provides convenient spring-clamp connectors for up to 32 field devices, all in a small footprint. Both new breakout boards are part of Opto 22’s SNAP PAC System, which includes programmable automation controllers (PACs), Ethernet-based I/O systems, and PAC Project automation software.

The SNAP-UDC-HDB-G4 breakout board holds up to 32 popular and guaranteed-for-life Opto 22 single-point G4 digital I/O modules (sold separately). These modules can provide up to 3 amps current switching or sensing per point, fused outputs, isolated inputs, and per-point LED indicators, depending on the G4 modules selected. For example, using G4 digital output modules on the breakout board lets a SNAP-ODC-32-SNK 32-point module switch up to 12 times its regular current load of 0.25 amps. Spring-clamp connectors secure field wiring and reduce installation time.

The SNAP-UDC-HDB breakout board consolidates wiring for a 32-point SNAP digital I/O module into a compact 4.0 in. x 3.3 in. (101 mm x 83 mm) board, which simplifies installation, reduces labor costs, and saves valuable space inside enclosures and machines. The SNAP-UDC-HDB board includes convenient per-point LED indicators that show point status and are invaluable for troubleshooting and maintenance. Easy-to-use spring-clamp connectors hold field wiring securely in place.