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GPIO pins on 633

lcdud

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Is there a way to control the GPIO pins on the 633 independently of the ATX functions? If so, what kind of currents can they sink or source?
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CF Tech

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There is no "standard" support for the GPIOs right now. We will customize them to meet the needs of OEM customers on demand.

The pins are rated at + - 20mA.
 
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lcdud

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Bummer... ok, can I do the following:

A Fan connector at 0% is "off",
a Fan connector at 100% is "on",

is there any ripple from the PWM motor-speed control on there, or could I "abuse" these ports by connecting a 12V relay (400Ohms = 30mA) with appropriate diode?
 

CF Tech

Administrator
It should be fine to operate a relay using the fan connector. You might want to insert a "catch diode" just to be sure.

What are you trying to control?
 

lcdud

New member
CF Tech said:
It should be fine to operate a relay using the fan connector. You might want to insert a "catch diode" just to be sure.

What are you trying to control?
great, just found a 12V dip relay with built-in clamping diode and 1260 Ohms coil. Right now I have a couple of ideas... fueled by the knowledge that 19200 RS232 runs 100ft or better, I can see a number of spots in the house where an LCD might do well.

Can I run the module on a remote power supply (provided it's 5/12) and connect only the Rx/Tx/GND wires on the serial?

I know, lot's of questions. Thanks for the help in advance.
 

lcdud

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btw, if only the pwm duty-cycle was programmable, we could use the fan-connector directly to control an RC servo :)
 
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