This module's user-friendly design is protected by industrial-grade ABS plastic. It has a built-in microprocessor, an address mode, LED data display, analog and digital I/O, and intelligent signal conditioning. It also includes eight different, independently configurable channels, online firmware update, a high noise immunity, and a power input range of (+10-48VDC). It has 1 kV surge protection on the power input, 3 kV ETF, and 8 kV ESD protection, plus it supports unipolar and bipolar inputs. It also supports a simple ASCII-based protocol, and Modbus/RTU protocol.
Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group
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