PDU34A


A total of 34 output channels with a max current capacity of 400A

Robust and Ultra Compact

Clear and Powerful Fully Graphical Logic Programming Software - Easy to read and follow with full logic simulation ability, complete operational logic schematics can be physically printed giving quick and easy reference material for engineers working on building or maintaining the vehicle wiring.

Inputs - 16 flexible input channels capable of support 0-5v, Thermister, Bi-polar and Frequency type signals

Slave Link - enables Life Racing ecu units to directly claim access to the PDU34A's input and output channels in order to receive data from or else control those channels with ultra low latency

Flexible outputs - 10x extremely flexible output drivers configurable to operate as high power High side power switching, as Half-bridge or paired into 5x Full-bridges, these 10 outputs can also be configured to operate as low-side PWM drivers.

The PDU34A's combined flexibility allows racing vehicle system designers the freedom to use these robust PDU output channels to perform high speed control tasks managed by any Life Racing ecu. Some examples of are, direct closed loop power control of electric engine coolant pumps, fuel and oil pump power, VVT position actuators (both motors and solenoids), direct control of DBW systems.

The PDU34A is capable of configurable soft starting of electrical loads as well as closed loop current limitation, this can be used to reduce large short duration inrush current which can be generated when switching on large electrical loads such as high power radiator cooling fans.

Powerful Networking - 3x CAN 2.0b, 1x LIN as well as a two port Ethernet switch

Advanced Power Management - the PDU34A can be user configured with options for simple on/off operation with the units main supply voltage. But is also capable of automatic wake/sleep operation which can be set to be triggered either by switching dedicated "wake" pin, or can be configured to wake on activation of inputs channels 12 to 16.

The wake and sleep operation of the unit can also be controlled by CAN bus operation, wake on bus activity or upon receipt of a specific CAN message, all with fully user configurable address's and operational parameters as well as timeout settings for auto sleep.

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General

  • Microprocessor controlled power switching, monitoring and fusing unit
  • Fully configurable input to output schematic mapping with latch, flash, and logic functions
  • Fully configurable inrush current, high current and low current trips
  • Control and diagnostic communication with ecus, datalogging or telemetry equipment
  • Current monitoring on all outputs available on datastream or pc

Outputs

  • 34 switched power outputs with individual trip configuration, fusing and alarms
  • Maximum current per output 30A continuous, 45A for transient conditions
  • 64 soft outputs via CAN

Inputs

  • 16 voltage level inputs
  • 64 soft inputs via CAN with configurable validation time and debounce time

Fault Pin

  • Single pin fault indicator lamp output and reset input

Interfaces

  • Two port ethernet for PC configuration and monitoring connection
  • Two CAN 2.0B interfaces for communication with other controllers or logging systems
  • RS232 serial interface for communication with other controllers or logging systems

Power Supply

  • 6 to 26V or 10 to 36V input voltage range

Physical

  • Deutsch AS connectors
  • CNC machined, ‘O’ ring sealed, anodised aluminium case
  • Operating Temperature -25 to +85C

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