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RS-485 TEST ON Ardbox HF

RS-485 TEST ON Ardbox HF

In this post it is showed how to test the RS-485 on Ardbox HF version. The first thing that you need to know is that the  RS-485 HF version have full and half duplex communication. Controlling the dip switch you must select if you want to work on full or half duplex. There is internally installed a half duplex MAX485 and MAX485 transmitter. If you are working on full duplex you will use the MAX485 half duplex to receive data and MAX485…

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How to connect PLC to power supply

How to connect PLC to power supply

MDuino Family PLC are 12-24Vdc supplied. IMPORTANT: The polarity IS NOT REVERSAL! Ensure that the live and GND connector of the power supply match the PLC. Ensure that the power supply mains output is not higher than 24Vdc. Suggested power suppliers See also: M-DUINO CONFIGURATION SWITCH, TYPICAL CONNECTIONS FOR M-DUINO RELAY OR M-DUINO DIGITAL/ANALOG, TYPICAL CONNECTIONS FOR M-DUINO RELAY OR M-DUINO DIGITAL/ANALOG, M-DUINO MECHANICAL, M-DUINO RELAY, M-DUINO ANALOG/DIGITAL, ARDBOX ANALOG, ARDBOX RELAY

Installing Industrial Shields equipment to the Arduino IDE

Installing Industrial Shields equipment to the Arduino IDE

In order to be able to program our equipment even more easily, it is possible to install to Arduino IDE. Once installed will not be necessary to know witch Arduino board that includes each equipment, neither to consult the mapping between the pins of Arduino board and INs and OUTs of the PLCs, not even will be necessary to use our libraries: now all this information will be included in the Arduino IDE. When you select one of our PLCs,…

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RTC library for Arduino based PLC (DS1307 RTC)

RTC library for Arduino based PLC (DS1307 RTC)

The Industrial Shields PLCs use original Arduino boards. Then the PLCs can be used as individually Arduino boards by The Arduino IDE. To use the original boards let the users to programm the PLCs by others programs which can program Arduino boards too.  The Ethernet family PLCs (M-Duino) use an original Arduino Mega. The 20IOs PLC (Ardbox) use an original Arduino Leonardo. You can use different models of RTC with the PLCs. This example shows how tu use the DS1307 RTC board….

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Ardbox Analog

Ardbox Analog

  The Ardbox Analog is a PLC based on Open Source Hardware including Arduino Leonardo board. It has a 16MHz crystal oscillator and a micro USB connection.   Power This PLC can be powered at 12 – 24Vdc   Memory The Ardbox Relay has 32KB (4KB used for the bootloader). It also have 2.5KB of SRAM and 1KB of EEPROM (Wich can be read and written with the EEPROM library) all from the Arduino Leonardo.   Input and Output It has…

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Ardbox Relay

Ardbox Relay

The Ardbox Relay is a PLC based on Open Source Hardware including Arduino Leonardo board. It has a 16MHz crystal oscillator and a micro USB connection.   Power This PLC can be powered at 12 – 24Vdc   Memory The Ardbox Relay has 32KB (4KB used for the bootloader). It also have 2.5KB of SRAM and 1KB of EEPROM (Wich can be read and written with the EEPROM library) all from the Arduino Leonardo.   Input and Output It has…

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Ardbox Software Interface

Ardbox Software Interface

Software Interface: Arduino IDE is compatible to program these PLCs. You must download a start code in www.industrialshields.com at product page in “document files” section and then open it with Arduino IDE. Configuration of Arduino IDE: All Ardbox PLCs use an Arduino Leonardo and you need to choose these option in Arduino IDE.