Multifunctional

POWERSHIELD 6+6 T800

for Arduino

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    What is T800 6+6 & How It Works?

    Accessory that allows Arduino boards the ability to handle “large” loads such as DC motors, solenoid valves. It makes those boards far more relevant to the industrial Controls, Edge computing, Building Automation, and related markets.

    How it works?

    How to start?

    Specifications

    NANO 6.5...32V LEDs 5V DC/DC Protections Headers 6 PWM ON/OFF Headers

    Aplications

    Quick Start Guide

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    User Manual

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    Specifications:

     

    1. Wide operating input voltage range 6.5…32V (32V is the absolute maximum).

    2. Each output can control independent voltage sources in the range of 1…32V.

    3. High output frequencies:

    Without heat sinks: at full load 0…2kHz, fully covering Arduino board’s default PWM speed.

    With additional heat sinks on transistors: 4…25kHz at full power. 25…100kHz with smaller currents.

    4. Dozens of protections for beginners and professionals:

    ● FlashBack ® (FlyBack) protection ● Five-level overcurrent protection! ● Overtemperature protection

    ● Power input polarity protection ● Too low logic +5V supply warning & protection ● Logic input & analogue output ESD protection

    ● Logic circuit overvoltage protection (TVS & PPTC) ● Logic circuit overcurrent protection with 0.5A PPTC

    5. Three FeedBack outputs to Arduino’s analogue (user selectable) inputs. Current measure expression 1V/10A.

    6. Four coloured status LED indicators on the PCB.

    7. Input/output logic levels are universal 5.0/3.3/2.5V and work with many boards.

    8. Integrated high efficiency step-down DC/DC converter 0.5A to supply Arduino +5V pins and the module itself.

    9. Pins compatible with most popular Arduino boards (including NANO, UNO, and MEGA).

    10. High quality components and power connectors with spring-cage technology (instruction – how to connect terminals right).

    11. Maximum continuous total output power up to 800W. Maximum output power when stacked up to 1.5kW.

    12. Operating ambient temperature: -20…+50° degrees Celsius.

    Quick Start Guide

    document's preview

    Demo sketches

    code's preview

    User Manual

    code's preview

    Specifications:

     

    1. Wide operating input voltage range 6.5…32V (32V is the absolute maximum).

    2. Each output can control independent voltage sources in the range of 1…32V.

    3. High output frequencies:

    Without heat sinks: at full load 0…2kHz, fully covering Arduino board’s default PWM speed.

    With additional heat sinks on transistors: 4…25kHz at full power. 25…100kHz with smaller currents.

    4. Dozens of protections for beginners and professionals:

    ● FlashBack ® (FlyBack) protection ● Five-level overcurrent protection! ● Overtemperature protection

    ● Power input polarity protection ● Too low logic +5V supply warning & protection ● Logic input & analogue output ESD protection

    ● Logic circuit overvoltage protection (TVS & PPTC) ● Logic circuit overcurrent protection with 0.5A PPTC

    5. Three FeedBack outputs to Arduino’s analogue (user selectable) inputs. Current measure expression 1V/10A.

    6. Four coloured status LED indicators on the PCB.

    7. Input/output logic levels are universal 5.0/3.3/2.5V and work with many boards.

    8. Integrated high efficiency step-down DC/DC converter 0.5A to supply Arduino +5V pins and the module itself.

    9. Pins compatible with most popular Arduino boards (including NANO, UNO, and MEGA).

    10. High quality components and power connectors with spring-cage technology (instruction – how to connect terminals right).

    11. Maximum continuous total output power up to 800W. Maximum output power when stacked up to 1.5kW.

    12. Operating ambient temperature: -20…+50° degrees Celsius.

    FAQ

    Most frequent questions and answers
    Can I plug it into main outlet?

    No, It can be supplied only with DC Voltage from 6.5V to 32V. AC surces (Like 110V or 230V) wil burn Shield instantly.

    What does low side switching technology means?

    Typical example of low side mosfet swiching - after activating controll signal ground is feeded to load circuit.

    Is it solid state switching?

    Yes, absollutely, because of used MOSFET semiconductors. No mechanical relays at all.

    Can it be used for industrial use?

    Yes of course. We used reliable components and spring loaded input/output terminals (Phoenix contacts) and profesional headers too.

    Can it be esed for education purposes?

    Yes , It has well prepared manual with examples. Dozen integrated protections (if you will connect something wrong) also we supporting schools and technical colleges or universities - just write an email with short description.

    Can I use other standard bords etc., Raspberry Pi, Arduino MKR family?

    Yes, you can, just you need to buy special adapter/bridge to Arduino UNO or NANO board.

    Can I program own code

    It is easy as 123. Simplest code is LED Blink sketch. Just choose which one channel/output you wanna to control.

    Can I parralel output channels?

    Yes. If you want to control PWM paralelled channels, you should make sure they work with same frequencies. Read about concrete microcontroller's board you are use.

    Are boards functionaly tested before shipment?

    Yes. Board are tested with tracebility and unique SN.

    Why product price is bigger than others cheap power boards?

    Because: it is industrial quality, have dozen of protections, certified, has full documentation with application examples, higher power and intended for reuse many times (you can do safetly dosens of projects reusing single shield).

    Can it be used in IoT applications?

    Sure, drive things in your smart house using Arduino WIFI or NANO WIFI boards or use external IoT shield.

    Can it drive multi voltade loads?

    Yes, th single board you can drive up to 6 different voltages between range DC 0...32V

    Can I drive dc motor in opossite direction?

    There are two methods for driving DC Motor in two dirrections: A - read read user manual's page 15 ; B - use circuit example with relay (bellow):

    How many motors can I use with this shield?

    You can use up to 6 DC motors (with no direction control) and up to 3 DC motors (with direction control) or 1 unipolar stepper motors and 2 DC motors that run on 0-32VDC with one board.

    Can I connect more motors?

    Yes, by stacking 2 shields and using one controller you can controll up 12 DC Motors or other devices

    What Arduinos is this shield compatible with?

    It is tested to work with UNO, MEGA, NANO type boards. But normaly it will work with any microcontroller board with 3.3V or 5V voltage logic levels.

    My board doesn't start when I connect inductive lode etc., halogen bulb, what I am doing wrong?

    It is normal operation, because of inrush current and 10--15x bigger currents. Try to add capacitor no les thant 10kuF on input and voltage which you are using

    What pins are/are not used on the power shield?

    Not used: 0 andl 1 digital pins also analog pins A1..A6 depends from (S1 switch) settings. Using pins: 3,5,6,9,10,11 or 2,4,7, 8, 12, 13 depend from (S2 switch) settings too.
    Note that pins A4 and A5 are connected to SDA and SCL for compatibility with classic Arduinos. These pins are not available for use on other processors.

    Can this shield control small 3V motors?

    Yes. Please see more details in user manual.

    Flash back protection - what does it means?

    It measures flyBack currents from inductive loads (motors) & if current is dangerous, then protection is activates. It very useful if user forgets to connect flyBack diode and it saves your board.

    Users reviews

    5/5