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Isolated 12-bit Voltage Output Phidget

ID: OUT1001_0
Recommended for new designs: This product (or a similar replacement with a compatible form, fit and function) is estimated to be available for ten years or more.

Produce a voltage from -10 to +10 volts with this isolated voltage output module.


Quantity Available: 1000+

Qty Price
5 $28.50
10 $27.00
25 $24.00
50 $21.00
100 $19.50
250 $18.00
500 $16.50
1000 $15.00

The OUT1001 outputs a DC voltage between -10 and +10 volts. It is factory calibrated to ensure output accuracy and ideal for analog voltage-controlled devices. This Phidget connects to your computer through a VINT Hub.


  • Choose one:
  • ±10V mode (resolution of 4.9mV)
  • 0 to 5V mode (resolution of 1.2mV)

Technical Details:

  • Voltage Monitoring - The device will launch an event when the actual output voltage varies from the chosen voltage, for example, when the attached device is drawing too much current
  • Isolation - Protects your system from instability caused by unintentional ground loops
  • Failsafe Protection - Set the device to turn off automatically if your program becomes unresponsive


This Phidget is a smart device that must be controlled by a VINT Hub. For more information about VINT, have a look at the VINT Primer. You can use a Phidget Cable to simply and easily connect the two devices. Here's a list of all of the different VINT Hubs currently available:

Product Board
Image Part Number Price Number of VINT Ports Controlled By
HUB0000_0 $30.00 6 USB (Mini-USB)
HUB5000_0 $60.00 6 Local Network (Ethernet or Wi-Fi)
SBC3003_0 $120.00 6

Phidget Cables

Use a Phidget cable to connect this device to the hub. You can solder multiple cables together in order to make even longer Phidget cables, but you should be aware of the effects of having long wires in your system.

Product Physical Properties
Image Part Number Price Cable Length
3002_0 $2.00 600 mm
3003_0 $1.50 100 mm
3004_0 $3.00 3.5 m
3034_0 $1.50 150 mm
3038_0 $2.25 1.2 m
3039_0 $2.75 1.8 m
CBL4104_0 $1.75 300 mm
CBL4105_0 $2.00 900 mm
CBL4106_0 $2.50 1.5 m

Part 1: Setup

Welcome to the OUT1001 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:

Next, you will need to connect the pieces:

OUT1001 Functional.jpeg
  1. Connect the OUT1001 to the VINT Hub using the Phidget cable.
  2. Connect the VINT Hub to your computer with a USB cable.

Now that you have everything together, let's start using the OUT1001!

Phidget Control Panel

In order to demonstrate the functionality of the OUT1001, the Phidget Control Panel running on a Windows machine will be used.

The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines.


To open the Phidget Control Panel on Windows, find the Ph.jpg icon in the taskbar. If it is not there, open up the start menu and search for Phidget Control Panel

Windows PhidgetTaskbar.PNG


To open the Phidget Control Panel on macOS, open Finder and navigate to the Phidget Control Panel in the Applications list. Double click on the Ph.jpg icon to bring up the Phidget Control Panel.

For more information, take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system:

Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the OUT1001.

First Look

After plugging the OUT1001 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:

OUT1001 Panel.jpg

The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:

  • Serial number: allows you to differentiate between similar Phidgets.
  • Channel: allows you to differentiate between similar objects on a Phidget.
  • Version number: corresponds to the firmware version your Phidget is running. If your Phidget is listed in red, your firmware is out of date. Update the firmware by double-clicking the entry.

The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.

Part 2: Using Your Phidget


The OUT1001 can provide a DC voltage between -10V and +10V on the 10V terminal. The 5V terminal provides a voltage between 0V to 5V. This Phidget is ideal for analog voltage-controlled devices.

OUT1001 About.jpg

Note: The 10V terminal has a resolution of 4.9 mV DC. The 5V terminal has a resolution of 1.2 mV DC.

Explore Your Phidget Channels Using the Control Panel

You can use your Control Panel to explore your Phidget's channels.

1. Open your Control Panel, and you will find the Isolated 12-bit Volage Output Phidget channel:

OUT1001 Panel.jpg

2. Double click on the channel to open an example program. This channel belongs to the Voltage Output channel class:

Voltage Output: Produce a DC voltage for the connected circuit or device

In your Control Panel, double click on "Isolated 12-bit Volage Output Phidget":


Part 3: Create your Program

1. Setting up your Programming Environment

2. Phidget Programming Basics

Part 4: Advanced Topics and Troubleshooting

How do I know what channel, serial number, or hub port to use in my program?

Before you open a Phidget channel in your program, you can set these properties to specify which channel to open. You can find this information through the Control Panel.

1. Open the Control Panel and double-click on the red map pin icon:

The locate Phidget button is found in the device information box

2. The Addressing Information window will open. Here you will find all the information you need to address your Phidget in your program.

All the information you need to address your Phidget

See the Phidget22 API for your language to determine exact syntax for each property.

Current Sourcing and Sinking

The OUT1001 should be subjected to a minimal current draw to ensure maximum voltage precision across the device's full range (less than 5mA in ±10V mode). 5V mode should only be used to set a voltage in high-impedance applications.

However, in the event you plan to power a small load with this device, the OUT1001 will either be sourcing or sinking current when in use.

The device will be a sourcing current when the device is connected to a circuit with a lower voltage potential than its voltage setting. In this situation, the current will be flowing out from the OUT1001 into the circuit.

The device will be a sinking current when the device is connected to a circuit with a higher voltage potential than its voltage setting. In this situation, the current will flow from the circuit into the OUT1001.

Sourcesink diagram.jpg

The OUT1001 can source or sink up to 18mA of current depending on the selected output voltage and mode. The chart below shows the maximum available voltage for a given expected current draw.

Sourcesink1001 5v.jpg

Sourcesink1001 10v.jpg

For example, if the connected circuit is pulling 13mA of current, the OUT1001 will only be able to provide a maximum of 4V (in 0-5V mode), even if you try to set it to a higher value.

I’m seeing strange readings when I start my program or when switching voltage range

The OUT1001 may have an unpredictable output voltage for a very short time immediately after the device changes modes or is turned on. If this is a problem in your application, and you have no way to ignore it via software, we recommend using a solid-state relay to switch the output on once it has stabilized.

Product Specifications

Board Properties
Controlled By VINT
Electrical Properties
Current Consumption Min 35 mA
Current Consumption Max 85 mA
Voltage Outputs
Number of Voltage Outputs 1
Current Sourcing varies*
Current Sinking varies*
Voltage Outputs (±10V Mode)
Voltage Output Max ± 10 V DC
Output Voltage Resolution (12-bit) 4.9 mV DC
Voltage Output Noise ± 500 μV DC
Voltage Outputs (5V Mode)
Voltage Output Max 5 V DC
Output Voltage Resolution (12-bit) 1.2 mV DC
Voltage Output Noise ± 20 μV DC
Physical Properties
Recommended Wire Size 16 - 26 AWG
Operating Temperature Min -40 °C
Operating Temperature Max 85 °C
Customs Information
Canadian HS Export Code 8471.80.00
American HTS Import Code 8471.80.40.00
Country of Origin CN (China)

* Current sourcing and sinking capability varies based on selected output voltage. Please visit the technical section of the User Guide for details.


Product History

Date Board Revision Device Version Comment
June 2017 0 103 Product Release
May 2019 0 110 Added failsafe timer functionality
February 2020 0 111 Voltage can now be set before enable

Software Objects

Channel NameAPIChannel
Voltage Output VoltageOutput 0


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