Industrial Quad Relay Bricklet 2.0

Features

  • 4 Channel Solid State Relay
  • Switch up to 30V with 1.2A
  • Galvanically isolated

Description

The Industrial Quad Relay Bricklet 2.0 can be used to extend Bricks by four galvanically isolated solid state relays. Each channel can switch currents of up to 1.2 Ampere with 30 Volt. Output isolation permits the usage without a direct electric connection, such that ground loops can be prevented and an additional degree of safety is added.

Typical applications are the interfacing of industrial control, such as PLC's or frequency converters, or the usage in environments were electrical ground levels can not be connected.

The Industrial Quad Relay Bricklet 2.0 has a 7 pole Bricklet connector and is connected to a Brick with a 7p-10p Bricklet cable.

Technical Specifications

Property Value
Current Consumption
31mW (6.2mA at 5V)
+ 3mW (0.6mA at 5V) per activated relay
   
Output Type Four galvanically isolated solid state relays
Maximum Switching Current 1.2A
Maximum Switching Voltage 30V
Isolation 1500Vrms (datasheet value)
   
Dimensions (W x D x H) 40 x 40 x 11mm (1.57 x 1.57 x 0.43")
Weight 9g

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Connectivity

The Industrial Quad Relay Bricklet has an 8 pole terminal. Please see the picture below for the pinout.

Industrial Quad Relay 4 Bricklet 2.0 connectivity

Channel Status LEDs

The Bricklet has the standard status LED with four additional LEDs (one for each channel).

By default the channel status LEDs are on if the corresponding channel is switched on and off otherwise. You can also turn each LED individually on/off and show other status information through the API.

Test your Industrial Quad Relay Bricklet 2.0

To test a Industrial Quad Relay Bricklet 2.0 you need to have Brick Daemon and Brick Viewer installed. Brick Daemon acts as a proxy between the USB interface of the Bricks and the API bindings. Brick Viewer connects to Brick Daemon. It helps to figure out basic information about the connected Bricks and Bricklets and allows to test them.

Connect the Industrial Quad Relay Bricklet 2.0 to a Brick with a Bricklet Cable. For a simple test we will connect a battery and a LED to test the Bricklet (see picture below).

Industrial Quad Relay Bricklet setup

If you connect the Brick to the PC over USB, you should see a new tab named "Industrial Quad Relay Bricklet 2.0" in the Brick Viewer after a moment. Select this tab.

If everything went as expected you can switch the LED by changing the output state with the Brick Viewer.

Industrial Quad Relay Bricklet 2.0 in Brick Viewer

After this test you can go on with writing your own application. See the Programming Interface section for the API of the Industrial Quad Relay Bricklet 2.0 and examples in different programming languages.

Case

A laser-cut case for the Industrial Quad Relay Bricklet 2.0 is available.

Case for Industrial Quad Relay Bricklet

The assembly is easiest if you follow the following steps:

  • Screw spacers to the Bricklet,
  • screw bottom plate to bottom spacers,
  • build up side plates,
  • plug side plates into bottom plate and
  • screw top plate to top spacers.

Below you can see an exploded assembly drawing of the Industrial Quad Relay Bricklet case:

Exploded assembly drawing for Industrial Quad Relay Bricklet

Hint: There is a protective film on both sides of the plates, you have to remove it before assembly.

Programming Interface

See Programming Interface for a detailed description.

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