Connecting Power and I/O


Tutorial overview

This tutorial covers the connection of DC motor power and the I/O points.

The following is covered in this tutorial

  1. Power supply specification
  2. Sinking I/O
  3. Sourcing I/O
  4. Cabling best practices

What you need:

  1. DC power supply
  2. Optional: +5 to +34 VDC Auxiliary supply
  3. +5 to +24 VDC I/O supply (if using sourcing outputs).
  4. Input and/or output devices
  5. Cabling: 22 AWG shielded twisted pairs for I/O, Shielded twisted pair for power, AWG determined by length and current.
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