PDUx6

The PDUx6 represents the latest advancements in microprocessor controlled power distribution systems. The PDUx range offers advanced features such as soft-starting power demanding components, Custom CAN configuration and real number (floating point) manipulation and comparison. Regarding power saving, PDUx range has the ability to sleep and wake via CAN bus messaging or by using hardware pins including the ability to wake/sleep upon the triggering of certain user-specified sensor inputs. The PDUx6 comes equipped with an impressive 64 programmable outputs in total, including 10 extremely capable multifunction outputs which can be defined by the user to operate in either discreet high-side or low-side switching, low-side PWM, Half or Full bridge operation. These flexible outputs, as well as the PDU's 16 input channels and additional 4 lowside PWMs, can be used to expand and enhance the I/O configuration of any Life Racing ECU.

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Features

  • Schematic based calibration including logic simulation tool
  • Custom CAN across 3 buses including mux frames and retransmission (gateway), configured with the help of a graphical display and import/export tool
  • Low power state woken on physical input, CAN activity, or specific CAN frame
  • Variable frequency operation of components in circuitry – “Expert Frequency Mode”

Outputs

  • 64 main Power Outputs
    • 10 multifunction high side, high side PWM (100Hz – 20kHz) outputs
      (40A continuous, soft-start inrush limiting 40A, hard-start inrush 60A)
    • 10 high side, 2 of which can be high side PWM (100Hz – 20kHz) outputs
      (40A continuous, hard-start inrush 60A)
    • 44 high side, 8 of which can be high side PWM (100Hz – 20kHz)outputs
      (15A continuous, hard-start inrush 17.5A)
  • Output linking (‘teaming’) to support very high current devices
  • 4 additional low side outputs (125Hz PWM)
  • All outputs short circuit and thermally protected with multi-stage in-rush control
  • All outputs additionally protected by physical fuses as required by worldwide regulations
  • Combined diagnostic output with reset input
  • 128 scaleable CAN (‘soft’) outputs
  • Custom datastream (CAN) – i.e. customisable channel current, channel state and device information




Inputs

  • 16 physical switch or 0-5Vinputs, including software selectable 3k ohm pull-up resistors
  • 4x inputs capable of programmable “wake up” functionality
  • Comparing and manipulating real numbers (floating point decimal) in schematic
  • Analogue inputs can be linearised, viewed as raw voltage or Boolean value
  • Dedicated wake pin
  • 128 CAN ‘soft’ inputs with configurable scaling, validation and debounce time

Interfaces

  • 2x 100Mbit/s full duplex Ethernet (can be used as Ethernet switch)
  • 3x CAN 2.0B – fully flexible
  • Option for galvanically isolated CAN bus (custom projects only)
  • RS232C serial interface (custom projects only)
  • LIN Bus (custom projects only)

Power Supply

  • 6.5V to 20V input voltage (12V option)
  • 6.5V to 30V input voltage (24V option)
  • Dedicated 12V logic power input
  • Regulated 5V sensor supply output with short circuit protection

Physical

  • 2 Leavyseal connectors with a total of 113 pins
  • Amphenol SurLok Power Stud
  • Machined Aluminium enclosure
  • 215x140x57mm (including connectors)
  • 1140 grams
  • Operating Temperature up to +85C

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