M-INOC-8s: Module with eight bi-state inputs and eight OC outputs



The image above is for illustration purpose only. The actual module may vary from the one presented here.

Technical data

Supply voltage
11 — 16V DC
Current consumption
25mA
Number of OC outputs
8
Maximum current of a single OC output
8A

Technical data cont.

Maximum total current of all OC outputs
32A
Maximum switched load voltage
40V
Number of ground detecting inputs
8
1-Wire
up to 6 sensors

Dimensions

Width
105mm, 6 spaces/modules in DB
Height (incl. plugs)
110mm
Depth
59mm

Environment

Temperature
-40 — 50°C
Humidity
≤95%RH, non-condensing

General features

Module M-INOC-8s is a component of the Ampio Smart Home system. Required voltage to power the module is 11 — 16V DC. The module is controlled via CAN bus.

The module has eight ground-detecting inputs, eight OC outputs, and a 1-Wire interface.

OC outputs

The module has open-collector outputs allowing for smooth control of resistive loads supplied with voltage of up to 40V DC. It is also allowed to control loads of moderate inductive nature, in particular relays. Control is performed by the method of pulse-width modulation (PWM). Internally, each of the outputs allows the connected line to be short-circuited to the module’s ground.

Ground detecting inputs

The module has inputs that go into the active state when they are shorted to ground. They can be used in the case of any devices with potential-free contact outputs, e.g. wall switches, reed switches, buttons, switches, etc. They can also be used for integration with devices with potential-free relay outputs or optocoupler outputs with a collector voltage greater than 12V.

Temperature sensors

The module is equipped with a 1-Wire interface connector that allows to connect up to 6 digital Dallas DS18B20 temperature sensors. The temperature measurement result is available for all devices operating within the building automation bus. It may turn out to be particularly useful for purposes related to temperature regulation, or to present the measurement result on touch panels and in a mobile application.

The total length of the 1-Wire bus cable to which the temperature sensors are connected cannot exceed 15m.

Typical application

  • Control of resistive loads supplied with voltages up to 40V DC, e.g.:
    • LED lighting,
    • piez- buzzers,
    • heating mats;
  • control of relays;
  • connecting classic light switches or other devices with potential-free contact outputs;
  • integration with devices with potential-free relay outputs;
  • integration with devices with optocoupler outputs;
  • room temperature measurement.

Installation

The module is designed for mounting on a 35mm DIN rail. The module’s width is 105mm, 6 spaces/modules in DB. In order to start the module, it must be connected to the CAN bus. The bus of the Ampio Smart Home system consists of four wires - two for power and two for communication between the modules.

In addition to the CAN bus interface, the device has two connectors with screw terminals. They allow for the connection of eight signal lines to ground detecting inputs, eight resistive loads to open-collector outputs, and up to 6 digital Dallas DS18B20 temperature sensors.

When using the open-collector outputs functionality, it should be borne in mind that the supply circuits of the connected loads are closed by the mass of the module. Therefore, it should be ensured that the mass of the device is connected to the mass of the power supply with a cable of appropriate thickness.

If the current consumed by all loads connected to the open-collector output is lower than 16A, it is sufficient to connect one ground terminal to the external power supply. With two terminals connected, the maximum current is 32A.

Device status LEDs

On the front of the module there are signalling LED indicators. The green LED with the label CAN indicates the status of communication on the CAN bus:

  • one regular flash every 1 sec. – CAN bus communication is working properly,
  • two regular flashes every 1 sec. – the module is not receiving information from other Smart Home modules,
  • three regular flashes every 1 sec. – the module cannot send information to the CAN bus;

Apart from the LED that indicates the communication bus status, on the front of the device there are 8 red LEDs indicating the status of the OC outputs.

Programming

The module is programmed with a special programmer, available for authorised technicians, and the Ampio Smart Home CAN configurator software. It allows you to modify the parameters of the module and define its behaviour in response to signals directly available to the module as well as general information coming from all devices present in the home automation bus.

Module dimensions

Dimensions expressed in millimeters.

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Connection diagram

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