OptoNews: Now sense & switch industrial loads with your Raspberry Pi

Posted by Jean Femia on Nov 30, 2016 4:08:05 PM

Opto 22 Digital I/O Carrier Board for Raspberry PiDid you ever think a Raspberry Pi® could monitor or control real-world electrical loads like industrial motors, sensors, and pumps?

Well, now it can!

The new Digital I/O Carrier Board for Raspberry Pi (part number OPTO-P1-40P) makes it possible.

Plug the carrier board's interface cable into your Pi's 40-pin GPIO connector, and snap the board onto a compatible Opto 22 I/O mounting rack (see table below).

Then choose the industrial quality Opto 22 digital I/O modules you need for whatever you want to do.

Opto 22 Digital G4 I/O system for Raspberry PiUse your favorite Pi-supported programming language (Python, Node-RED, Pi Terminal, Pi Filesystem GPIO, or others). Code samples are on developer.opto22.com

Your Pi with industrial I/O is perfect for prototyping, proofs of concept, and environments in which an industrially hardened controller is not required.

Opto 22 Digital SNAP I/O system for Raspberry Pi

Compatible digital I/O families and racks (G4 or SNAP recommended):

Family Racks Number/type of modules
8 single-channel I/O modules
16 single-channel I/O modules
SNAP I/O SNAP-D4M 4 four-channel I/O modules
Quad Pak PB16HQ 4 four-channel I/O modules
4 single-channel I/O modules
16 single-channel I/O modules

For lots more information and a list of compatible G4 and SNAP I/O, see Now you can have your Raspberry Pi...and industrial I/O, too.

See I/O module list

Raspberry Pi is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Topics: Discrete control, optonews, New products, I/O, IIoT, OptoNews 2016-11-30

Written by Jean Femia

Jean Femia writes about technical subjects and has focused on automation and control systems for more than 15 years. She likes learning about technology and taking corners in her Honda S2000.
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