If the 3.3V digital output mode of your hub's VINT port is not powerful enough, or if you just need more digital outputs, this cost-effective output module has you covered. This board adds four 5V digital outputs to your VINT hub, allowing you to control LEDs, relays, and other logic-level electronics.
Each digital output is capable of pulse-width modulation, allowing you to select a duty cycle between 0% and 100% power. This is particularly useful for dimmable electronics such as LEDs or fans. Wiring is simple since each output terminal has a ground terminal beside it, leading to the board's shared ground.
|Number of Digital Outputs||4|
|Series Resistance||127 Ω|
|Digital Output Voltage Min||0 V DC|
|Digital Output Voltage Max||5 V DC|
|Digital Output Current Max||16 mA|
|PWM Frequency||16 kHz|
|PWM Resolution||0.1 %|
|Current Consumption Min||23 μA|
|Current Consumption Max||150 mA|
|Recommended Wire Size||16 - 26 AWG|
|Operating Temperature Max||85 °C|
|Operating Temperature Min||-40 °C|
|Digital Output||DigitalOutput||0 - 3|
|DigitalOutput||Visual Basic .NET||Windows||Download|
|Date||Board Revision||Device Version||Comment|
|June 2017||0||100||Product Release|
Welcome to the OUT1100 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:
Next, you will need to connect the pieces:
Now that you have everything together, let's start using the OUT1100!
In order to demonstrate the functionality of the OUT1100, 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. If you would like to follow along, first 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 OUT1100.
After plugging the OUT1100 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:
The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:
The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.
Double-click on a Digital Output object in order to run the example:
General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:
The digital outputs on the OUT1100 are slightly different than the digital outputs on Phidget InterfaceKit boards.
Here are a few things you can do with the OUT1100 Digital Output Phidget
To drive an LED with the OUT1100, simply attach the anode to one of the digital output terminals, and the cathode to the the corresponding ground terminal. The built-in series resistance will limit the current and keep the LED from burning out.
To control an SSR with the OUT1100, attach the positive + terminal to the output terminal, and the ground - terminal to the corresponding ground terminal on the OUT1100.
An inexpensive mosfet and flyback diode circuit can be used to control larger loads (such as relays) from the OUT1100. Be sure to use a Logic-Level MOSFET so that the +5V Digital Output is able to turn it on. Similarly, an NPN transistor could be used in place of the MOSFET, in cases where they may be easier to obtain.
In some applications, particularly where there is a lot of electrical noise (automotive), or where you want maximum protection of the circuitry (interactive installations, kiosks), electrical isolation buys you a huge margin of protection. Driving the LED causes the output transistor to sink current.
The maximum current through the transistor will depend in part on the characteristics of the optocoupler.
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:
|Image||Part Number||Price||Number of VINT Ports|
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.
|Image||Part Number||Price||Number of Digital Outputs||Digital Output Current Max||Digital Output Voltage Max|
|1010_0||$80.00||8||16 mA||5 V DC|
|1011_0||$50.00||2||16 mA||5 V DC|
|1018_2||$80.00||8||16 mA||5 V DC|
|1019_1||$115.00||8||16 mA||5 V DC|
|1073_0||$140.00||8||16 mA||5 V DC|
|1203_2||$125.00||8||16 mA||5 V DC|
|HUB0000_0||$30.00||6 (Shared)||—||3.3 V DC|
|OUT1100_0||$15.00||4||16 mA||5 V DC|