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AR-16, EX-16 and EX-32 Options ADC-16 and ADC-4 Options STA-16 Options Options for Relay Cards



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/A485 Option......................$ 10.95 Quantity   

/E Temperature Input Option....$ 49.95 Quantity   

/F Temperature Input Option....$ 49.95 Quantity   

TS-8 Temp Sensor (Pack of 8)$ 19.95 Quantity   



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AR-16 Options

Options for the AR-16 may be ordered by adding the proper suffix. The following options may be ordered for the AR-16 Relay Interface:

/A422 Option: The AR-16 serial input is configured for the RS-422 interface. (available for the AR-16, ADC-16 and STA-16)*

/A485 Option: The AR-16 serial input is configured for the RS-485 interface. (available for the AR-16, ADC-16 and STA-16)*

* allowing up to a 4,000 foot distance between the PC and ADC-16 or ADC-4

/C Option: Opto isolators are installed on the AR-16, EX-16 or EX-32 to electrically isolate relay output signals. This option includes the installation of (16) 6 pin sockets (16) limiting resistors, (16) diodes and (16) opto isolators. Opto Isolators are recommended if the relays are located more than 3 feet from the AR-16 or if the AR-16 is connected to equipment other than the relay cards described on the enclosed data sheet (to prevent possible damage or malfunction of the AR-16 or connected equipment).

/T OPTION: A TransZorb with self resetting Polyfuse is installed. (available for the AR-16, AR-8X, ADC-16, ADC-4, STA-16, PS-4, VA-1, VC-1, RD-8, RG-8, RH-8, RN-8, RJ-8, RI-8, RYD-8, AR-2, AR-2S, DA-1, CO-420, CO-485 and others) more

ADC-16 Options

Options for the ADC-4, ADC-8 and ADC-16 may be ordered by adding the proper suffix. The following options may be ordered for the Analog to Digital Converters:

/A422 OPTION: The ADC-16 serial I/O is configured for the RS-422 interface*

/A485 OPTION: The ADC-16 serial I/O is configured for the RS-485 interface*

* allowing up to a 4,000 foot distance between the PC and ADC-16 or ADC-4

/E OPTION: Port #1 is configured for temperature input (-40 degrees to 146 degrees F) using the TE-8 temperature input conversion*** (for use with the ADC-16 and AD-16). Includes 8 temperature sensors and terminal block.

/F OPTION: Port #2 is configured for temperature input*** (same as above, for use with the ADC-4/I, ADC-16 and AD-16).

/G OPTION: Port #1 is configured for 10 bit resolution (for use with the ADC-8, ADC-16 and AD-16). 10 bit resolution will allow you to have up to 1,024 increments in the range of measurement.**

/H OPTION: Port #2 is configured for 10 bit resolution (for use with the ADC-4/I, ADC-16 and AD-16).

/I OPTION: Optional port #2, 8 channel analog input port for use with ADC-4.

/T OPTION: A TransZorb with self resetting Polyfuse is installed. (available for the AR-16, AR-8X, ADC-16, ADC-4, STA-16, PS-4, VA-1, VC-1, RD-8, RG-8, RH-8, RN-8, RJ-8, RI-8, RYD-8, AR-2, AR-2S, DA-1, CO-420, CO-485 and others) more

**WHAT IS RESOLUTION?

The selection of the analog resolution needed for a particular application is generally based upon the accuracy of the sensor or device connected to the analog input.

An 8 bit analog to digital converter will divide the measurement range into 256 increments. A 10 bit analog to digital converter will divide the measurement range into 1,024 increments. A 12 bit converter will divide the measurement range into 4,096 increments. Since most temperature sensors are only accurate to about 1 degree, an 8 bit analog to digital converter will be suitable for measurement of outdoor temperature since the 8 bit converter will allow up to 256 degrees of measurement in one degree increments.

Another example might be a pressure transducer with a working range of 0 to 1000 PSI. An 8 bit converter would present this information in approximately 4 PSI increments... 0 PSI, 4 PSI, 8 PSI, 12 PSI, etc. (1000 divided by 256 equals about 4 PSI). A 10 bit converter will present this information in about 1 PSI increments... 0 PSI, 1 PSI, 2 PSI, 3 PSI, etc. A 12 bit converter will present this information in about quarter PSI increments.

10 bit resolution will extend the temperature range of the /E and /F options to -40 degrees F up to 212 degrees F (-40C to 100C) or up to -67 degrees F to 302 degrees F (-55C to 150C) with extended range sensors.

***ADC-16 TEMPERATURE INTERFACE...The ADC-16 Temperature Interface has proven to be an extremely reliable industrial grade temperature interface for connection to RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 or USB. It's low cost and proven performance make it the ideal choice for a wide variety of temperature monitoring applications and is for use with all types of computers which provide an RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 or USB connection.

The following temperature interface products are available:

ADC-8/E Analog to Digital Converter...(provides 8 temperature inputs)*
ADC-16/E/F Analog to Digital Converter...(provides 16 temperature inputs)*
ADC-16/E/F with the AD-16/E/F Analog Expansion Card...(provides 32 temperature inputs)*
ADC-16/E/F with the AD-32/E2/F2 Analog Expansion Card...(provides 48 temperature inputs)*

*the above products are available with an extended temperature range by adding the 10 bit /G and /H options and/or extended range sensors (see below). The E and F options for the ADC-16 and AD-16 specify that the TE-8 temperature conversion is added in groups of 8 temperature inputs. The E option indicates that the TE-8 temperature input conversion is added to the first 8 channels on the A/D card. The F option indicates that the TE-8 temperature input conversion is added to the second 8 channels on the A/D card.

The TE-8 temperature input conversion provides (8) temperature sensing inputs (with temperature sensors) for use with the ADC-16 Analog to Digital Converter the ADC-4 Analog to Digital Converter or the AD-16 Analog Expansion Card. A terminal block is provided for connections to the temperature sensors using a single twisted pair wire. The temperature sensors may be located up to several thousand feet from the TE-8. The TE-8 connects directly to the analog input port with the ribbon cable provided (four TE-8's will provide 32 temperature inputs with an AD-16 expansion card). Includes (8) precision temperature sensors, (8) trimmer potentiometers (for manual calibration, but not required), resistors, capacitors and voltage reference (if the TE-8 is purchased as a kit, the components must be installed on the ADC-16 or AD-16 cards). The temperature sensors are linear temperature sensing IC's supplied in a TO-92 plastic package. The ADC-16 or AD-16/32 may be ordered with the TE-8 installed by adding the suffix /E or /F (see options) or the ADC-16 may be shipped back to us for installation of the TE-8 at no charge. Temperature range is -40 degrees F to 146 degrees F (-40C to 64C) when used with 8 bit converters or -40 degrees F to 212 degrees F (-40C to 100C) when used with 10 or 12 bit converters. Extended range sensors are also available with a temperature range of -67 degrees F to 302 degrees F (-55C to 150C). Accurate to 1 degree F over the entire temperature range. Includes technical reference, software examples and ADC-16 Data Acquisition Software for Windows which allows you to label, display temperatures, log temperatures and perform other functions (for use with Windows versions 3.0, 3.1, Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME, NT, XP, Vista and Windows 7, 8). Software is also provided that allow the temperature inputs and/or relays to be controlled or monitored over a network (LAN, Internet, Wi-Fi, etc.).TE-8 ribbon cable length is 15". Dimensions are 1" by 3".


STA-16 Options

Options for the STA-16 may be ordered by adding the proper suffix. The following options may be ordered for the STA-16 Status Input Card:

/A422 Option: The STA-16 serial I/O is configured for the RS-422 interface. (available for the AR-16, ADC-16 and STA-16)*

/A485 Option: The STA-16 serial input is configured for the RS-485 interface. (available for the AR-16, ADC-16 and STA-16)** allowing up to a 4,000 foot distance between the PC and STA-16.

/D Option: Touch tone input is installed on the STA-16. The touch tone signal is connected using a Molex connecter (located on the top right hand side of the card).

/M Option: Input voltage limiting resistors of a specified value are installed on the STA-16. The desired resistance value should be added to the part number after /M. A part number of STA-16/M0 is used to specify no resistor installed.

/T OPTION: A TransZorb with self resetting Polyfuse is installed. (available for the AR-16, AR-8X, ADC-16, ADC-4, STA-16, PS-4, VA-1, VC-1, RD-8, RG-8, RH-8, RN-8, RJ-8, RI-8, RYD-8, AR-2, AR-2S, DA-1, CO-420, CO-485 and others) more

EXAMPLE: use STA-16/D ... to order the STA-16 with the touch tone input use STA-16/A485 ... to order RS-485 use STA-16/D/M5K ... to order the touch tone input and 5K limiting resistors


Relay Card Options

Options for relay cards may be ordered by adding the proper suffix. The following options may be ordered for relay cards:

/L OPTION: LED Indicator Lamps (8 LED lamps are installed)

/S OPTION: Relay Sockets (8 relay sockets are installed to allow simple removal and installation)

/T OPTION: A TransZorb with self resetting Polyfuse is installed. (available for the AR-16, AR-8X, ADC-16, ADC-4, STA-16, PS-4, VA-1, VC-1, RD-8, RG-8, RH-8, RN-8, RJ-8, RI-8, RYD-8, AR-2, AR-2S, DA-1, CO-420, CO-485 and others)

/M1 OPTION: Heavy Duty Terminal Blocks with 250 volt rating*

/M2 OPTION: Detachable (plug in) Terminal Blocks*

/M3 OPTION: Detachable Ribbon Cable (at relay card)*

/M4 OPTION: Ribbon Cable to Terminal Block (for remote applications)*

/M5 OPTION: Auxiliary Terminal Blocks (for RI-8 relay card)*

* please contact technical support for more information


The TransZorb TVS

The primary purpose of the TransZorb is to absorb harmful voltage transients which are created during electrical storms and other events such as power company brownouts and short duration interruptions. Other events that may cause harmful voltage transients are static electricity, heavy load start-up and high inductive loads (such as electric motors, contactor coils and solenoid coils (used in valves and other devices).

HISTORY OF THE TRANSZORB: Most electronic equipment, whether for use at the office or at home, is manufactured with semiconductor-based components. These components are designed with the latest technology to provide consumers with the smallest and most cost-effective products. The smaller size and advanced technologies of these components contain dense micro-circuitry making them inherently vulnerable to a destructive phenomenon called transient voltages. American businesses have lost up to $10 billion a year in lost time and productivity due to problems caused by transient voltages.

Transient voltages are short duration (less than a few micro-seconds) voltage disturbances on the power or data lines that can short-circuit or disrupt sensitive components. These transient voltages can be caused by a number of different sources, including on/off switching of motors, power load switching, power outages, lightning and static electricity. The solution to the problems caused by transient voltages is transient voltage surge suppressors (TVSS).

Most sources of transient voltages are difficult to capture, much less define adequately. However, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), in conjunction with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) have been able to characterize the lightning threat at major locations in a power distribution network within a structure. This standard divides the electrical overstress environment into three major categories: A and B for indoor applications and C for outdoor applications. It also provides information on surge characteristics, wave shapes and source impedances for branch circuits and feeders.

For optimum protection of sensitive micro-circuits, a TVSS device is recommended in all category locations. To help the end-user make an optimum selection, Underwriters Laboratory (UL) has adopted portions of the ANSI/IEEE transient conditions in their TVSS standard, UL 1449. This standard defines safety requirements for TVSS devices. In addition, UL 1449 provides guidelines for clamping performance. It objectively measures the maximum voltage that can pass through the surge suppressor after clamping takes place. The lower the clamping voltage, the better the UL 1449 rating.

GSI TVSS products are UL listed where required. Although the above standard is just for AC power lines, transients can occur on data and signal lines, making it necessary to protect all connections. Therefore, for complete protection, it is important to install a TVSS device on AC power, signal, data and telephone lines. For over 20 years, General Semiconductor Industries has been the worldwide leader in transient voltage suppression technology. The road to GSI's success in becoming the industry leader has been a result of its commitment to excellence, innovation in technology, and attention to customer needs. It was this philosophy that led to the technology breakthrough of the first silicon avalanche device...the TransZorb TVS.

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