LucidIoT Network I/O Module for Analog and Digital IO
LucidIoT Secure IoT Network I/O Module
  • 16 analog and digital IO channels
  • SSL/TLS secured
  • Data logging function
  • Compatible with LucidControl software
  • DIN-Rail enclosure
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  • Multi-Protocol
USB Analog and Digital IO Modules

LucidControl USB IO Modules

  • Data acquisition and control
  • Cost effective and flexible
  • Platform independent
  • Windows® and Linux
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi
  • Clippable on DIN-Rail
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  • Industrial & home automation
LucidControl USB Digital I/O - Input Output Module

USB Digital Input Output Module

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LucidControl Product Series

  • 4 insulated digital input channels
  • Counters, filters, edge detectors
  • Pulse width modulation and timers
  • 4 solid-state-relay output channels
USB Digital Input Module

USB Digital Input Module

LucidControl Product Series

  • 4 / 8 digital input channels
  • For 5V, 10V and 24V signals
  • Opto insulated contacts
  • Counters and edge detectors
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USB Digital Output Module

USB Digital Output Module

LucidControl Product Series

  • Opto insulated option
  • 4 / 8 digital output channels
  • Relay module option
  • Pulse width modulation and timers
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  • Switching and power control
USB RTD Input Module Pt100, Pt1000

USB Analog Input Module

LucidControl Product Series

  • Measurement range options
  • 4 / 8 analog input channels
  • e.g. 0-10 V or 0-20mA
  • 14 bit resolution
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  • Acquisition of sensor signals
USB Analog Output Module

USB Analog Output Module

LucidControl Product Series

  • 4 analog output channels
  • Output range options
  • e.g. 0 - 10 V or 4 - 20 mA
  • 12 bit resolution
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  • 4 - 20 mA current interfaces
USB RTD Input Module Pt100, Pt1000

USB RTD Input Module

LucidControl Product Series

  • 4 / 8 Pt1000 / Pt100 RTD channels
  • Temperature range: +/- 180 °C, 360 °C
  • 0.1 °C resolution
  • Heat control applications
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  • Logging of temperatures

Digital Output Module Configurations

The digital outputs of the LucidControl USB IO Module are used for many purposes and because of this they are carried out in different manners.The LucidControl USB Digital Output Module has 4/8 outputs channels available in 3 options.

LucidControl USB Digital Output Module with Solid State Relays

Solid State Relays

For most applications solid state relays (SSR) are the best option since they are optically and potentially insulated and allow fast and continuous switching which is e.g. necessary when a pump has to be controlled in order to regulate the water flow through a hydraulic system. The power of pumps can be controlled this way.

The Output Module can create a pulse width modulation i.e. a portion of time it is switched on then is is switched off. The figure beside shows the schematic of the DO4-I USB Digital Output Module with it 4 solid state relay outputs.

The power consumers are represented by lamps. Solid state relays are preferable because they insulate the load to switch and the USB device including the host computer optically. This ensures a higher protection of the computer. Moreover all outputs of the DO4-I/DO8-I USB Digital Output Module are completely independent and there are no common contacts and polarity of the signal does not play a role.All outputs of the LucidControl DO4-I module are rated with 0.7A and 30V DC.

LucidControl USB Digital Output Module with SPDT Relays

Mechanical Relays (SPDT Switch)

The pictures beside show the principle of mechanical SPDT “single pole double throw” relays.

These relays allow switching of power consumers as well as of signals. Since the lifetime of mechanical relays is limited regarding switching cycles they are not suited for continuous switching.SPDT relays are insulated and potential free. Any output can be seen as a complete independent unit.One of the advantages of SPDT relays is the fact that they are real mechanical switches and it is possible to switch measurement signals like RTD Pt100 / Pt1000 sensors without distortion.

Moreover, the picture shows that the DO4-S module has a 12 pin IO terminal. The reason for this is that each output provides 3 terminals. The common contact is toggled between the normally opened (NO) and the normally closed (NC) contact. This makes it possible to select one out of two signals.

LucidControl USB Digital Output Module with Solid State Relays

Open Collector Outputs

open collector
Open collector outputs use a transistor which connects a terminal to ground. These switches have a single ground connection common for all 4 outputs of the DO4-O module and they do not provide an optical insulation like the two other options do.
All outputs share a common ground.Beside of these drawbacks open collector outputs have one important advantage – they are very fast. This makes them a good option e.g. for dimming lamps and LEDs. For this purpose the DO4-I module is not fast enough, since the solid state relays are limited in timing which would result in detectable flickering of the light.By using the DO4-O module LEDs and lamps can be switched on and for only a few microseconds which avoids flickering.