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==Getting Started==
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== Part 2: Using Your Phidget ==
*Select the ''Voltage Output Range'' from the drop-down menu. You can choose between 0-5V output or ±10V output.
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===About===
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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.
  
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'''Note:''' The 10V terminal has a resolution of 4.9 mV DC. The 5V terminal has a resolution of 1.2 mV DC.
  
==Technical Details==
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===Explore Your Phidget Channels Using the Control Panel===
===Control Application===
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Some devices may require an analog voltage as a control input. The OUT1001 supplies a fixed voltage up to ±10V, which can be used to control such devices.
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In addition, this device is isolated and can apply its voltage anywhere in an application circuit, independent of USB ground.
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You can use your Control Panel to explore your Phidget's channels.
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===Transient Voltages===
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'''1.''' Open your Control Panel, and you will find the '''Isolated 12-bit Volage Output Phidget''' channel:
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 Primer|solid state relay]] to switch the output on once it has stabilized.
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===Current Sourcing and Sinking===
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To ensure maximum voltage precision across the device's full range, the OUT1001 Phidget should be subjected to a minimal current draw, ideally less than 5mA in ±10V mode. 5V mode should only be used to set a voltage in high-impedance applications.
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However, in the event you plan to power a small load with this device, it will either be sourcing or sinking current when in use. When it's connected to a circuit with a lower voltage potential than its own voltage setting, current will be flowing out from the OUT1001 into the circuit, so it will be sourcing current. When it's connected to a circuit with a higher voltage potential than the voltage it's set to, current will flow from the circuit into the OUT1001 for a current sinking situation.
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'''2.''' Double click on the channel to open an example program. This channel belongs to the '''Voltage Output''' channel class:
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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.  
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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.
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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.
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Latest revision as of 18:46, 21 April 2020


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.

Windows

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

macOS

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

About

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.

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":

OUT1001-VoltageOutput.jpg

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.