The SDM-IO16A has 16 ports that expand the digital input and/or output capability of Campbell Scientific data loggers. This module offers similar functionality to the control ports of the majority of Campbell Scientific data loggers.
The SDM-IO16A was designed to replace the SDM-IO16. The SDM-IO16A is more compact in comparison and has gas-discharge tubes fitted on all inputs for improved surge protection. It is fully software-compatible but also includes an option to run in a special high-speed mode that allows pulse measurements up to 8 kHz on all channels and four times more resolution on some timing measurements.
Benefits and Features
16 digital I/O ports
When configured as an input, each port can monitor logic state, count pulses, measure signal frequency, and determine duty cycle
Consumes less than 1 mA power in most applications
Compact package with spring-loaded, vibration-resistant terminals
Connects to the data logger via three ports that can be shared with up to 15 other SDM devices
Multiple different functions for programming each input and different function assignments for different ports on the same module
Capability of each terminal to directly drive low-voltage valves or relays
I/O lines protected against high-level surges with gas discharge tubes
Function: Expands the digital input and/or output capability of a data logger.
Operating Temperature: -40° to +70°C
Number of Channels: 16
SDM and I/O Port: 0/5 V logic-level ports (for connecting to the data logger’s control/SDM ports)
EMC Status: Complies with EN 61326:2013
Operating Voltage: 12 Vdc (nominal 9 to 18 V)
Minimum Frequency: 0 Hz is reported if there are less than two high-to-low signal transitions in the measurement interval.
Minimum Pulse Width: 244 μs (61.04 μs in high-speed mode)
Default Switch Debounce Timing: Input and ground must remain closed for 3.17 ms then remain open for 3.17 ms to be counted as a closure. (0.7925 ms in high-speed mode)
Internal Clock Accuracy: ±0.01%, worst case (-40° to +70°C)
Maximum Pulse Measurement Interval: 4096 seconds (1024 seconds in high-speed mode)
Dimensions: 188 x 64 x 22 mm (7.4 x 2.5 x 0.9 in)
Weight: 175 g (6.2 oz)
NOTE: Current consumption is roughly proportional to input-signal frequency and number of ports used. Current drawn from any output must be added to the quiescent level to obtain the total current drain.
Typical Standby: 600 µA (all ports high, no load, excludes pulse counting)
3 mA (active with all 16 ports counting pulses at 2 kHz and no output load)
4.5 mA (in high-speed mode, counting up to 8 kHz)
Maximum Frequency (with 50/50 duty cycle)
Switch Debounce-Mode Turned Off: 2.0 kHz on all channels simultaneously (8.0 kHz in high-speed mode)
Default Switch Debounce-Mode Enabled: 150 Hz on all channels
NOTE: For information regarding the output current at other voltages, refer to the product manual.
ON/HI Voltage (no load):
5 V (nominal)
4.5 V (minimum)
OFF/LO Voltage (no load):
0 V (nominal)
0.1 V (maximum)
Sink Current: Output will sink 8.6 mA from a 5 V source.
42 mA (@ 3 V)
133 mA short-circuited to ground
4.0 V minimum threshold (high)
1.0 V maximum threshold (low)
Protection: Input clamped at -0.6 V and +5.6 V relative to ground (via a 33 Ω resistor to withstand a continuous current flow of 200 mA)
Impedance: Biased to +5 V relative to ground (by a 100 kohm resistor)