Introducing UEI’s 12-channel electromechanical relay output interfaces

New to the Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) DAQ product range are United Electronic Industries’ (UEI) (Walpole, MA) DNA/DNR-DIO-452/462. The 12-channel, electromechanical relay boards are designed for use with UEI’s ‘Cube’ and RACKtangle I/O series respectively.

The DIO-452/462 boards are designed for use in a wide variety of switching and digital control applications. Each channel is configured as a standard Form C (SPDT) relay and switches voltages up to 100 VDC or 150 VAC. Each channel is rated for continuous operation at 2 Amps at 30 VDC and 0.75 Amp at 125 VAC with an output voltage of less than 200 mV (<200 mOhm).

All relays default to ‘off’ on power-up/reset; switching rates up to 125 Hz are supported. Each relay is protected by an on-board 2 Amp slow-blow fuse.

All connections are made through a convenient 37-pin D connector ensuring no problems obtaining mating cables or connectors. Users may also connect the DNx-DIO-452/462 boards to UEI’s popular DNA-STP-37 screw terminal panel via the DNA-CBL-37S cables. The cables are fully shielded and are available in 1, 3, 10 and 20 foot lengths.

The DNx-DIO-452/462 series includes software drivers supporting all popular operating systems including: Windows, Linux, QNX, VXWorks, RTX and other popular Real-Time Operating Systems. Windows users may take advantage of the powerful UEIDAQ Framework which provides a simple and complete software interface to all popular Windows programming languages and data acquisition and control applications (eg LabVIEW, DASYLab, MATLAB).

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the World’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.


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