GPIO Terminal Block
IF5, IF30, IF61, IV7
User’s Guide
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Revised to include new information for connecting
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Contents
Contents
About the GPIO Terminal Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
What You Need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
About the Terminal Block Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
About the Input, Output, and Power Terminal Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Installing the Terminal Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Connecting To the IF5, IF30, and IF61 Readers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
About the Reader GPIO Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Connecting Devices to the Input Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Reader Powered Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Isolated Input Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Open Collector Input Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting Devices to the Output Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Switching the High Side Using Reader Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Switching the Low Side Using Reader Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Switching the High Side Using External Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Driving a DC Relay To Control an AC Load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Connecting Devices to the Power Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Sample System Diagram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Connecting To the IV7 Vehicle-Mount Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Where to Go From Here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Specifications and Pinouts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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About the GPIO Terminal Block
Use the GPIO terminal block (P/N 203-726-002) to connect industrial
controls such as motion sensors or lights to Intermec RFID readers.
GPIO Terminal Block
What You Need
You connect the terminal block to the reader with a GPIO cable:
•
For IF5, IF30, and IF61, use Intermec P/N 236-057-001.
•
For IV7, use Intermec P/N 236-089-001. This cable also connects
the IV7 to a host PC.
You supply your own cables or wiring for your industrial controls.
For more information on connecting industrial controls to the
terminal block, see “Connecting To the IF5, IF30, and IF61
Readers” on page 12.
Note: Using the terminal block with the IV7 Vehicle-Mount Reader
requires special considerations. For more information, see
“Connecting To the IV7 Vehicle-Mount Reader” on page 23.
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Some Intermec readers can also provide power for your external
controls. For more information, see “Connecting Devices to the
Power Terminal” on page 21.
About the Terminal Block Connections
Connect the terminal block to your Intermec reader through the serial
port. Cables from industrial controls are run through the strain relief
connector shown in the next illustration and connected to the screw
terminals on the main circuit board.
Serial port
Strain relief
connector body
Bushing
Split ring
Sleeve
Terminal Block Connections
About the Input, Output, and Power Terminal Connections
The terminal block provides standard screw terminals that you use to
connect industrial control wiring to the reader GPIO and power
interfaces.
Note: The IV7 cannot provide power to external devices. For more
information, see “Connecting To the IV7 Vehicle-Mount Reader”
on page 23.
The screw terminals are located inside the terminal block on the main
circuit board as shown in the next illustration.
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Inputs
4
+12 V
IN 1 PLUS
IN 1 MINUS
GND
3
+12 V
IN 1 PLUS
IN 1 MINUS
GND
2
+12 V
IN 1 PLUS
IN 1 MINUS
GND
1
+12 V
IN 1 PLUS
IN 1 MINUS
GND
Outputs
Jumpers
+12 V
OUT 1 PLUS
OUT 1 MINUS
GND
Jumpers
+12 V
OUT 1 PLUS
OUT 1 MINUS
GND
Jumpers
+12 V
OUT 1 PLUS
OUT 1 MINUS
GND
Jumpers
+12 V
OUT 1 PLUS
OUT 1 MINUS
GND
+12 V
Power
GND
Terminal Connections: This illustration shows the input, output, and power
terminal connections on the main circuit board.
Note: To use the terminal block with the IV7 reader, remove the
jumpers from the Output terminals. For more information, see
“Connecting To the IV7 Vehicle-Mount Reader” on page 23.
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Installing the Terminal Block
Note: For IP54 compatibility, mount the terminal block with the
connector side facing toward the floor.
You need these tools to install the terminal block:
•
Drill and drill bits appropriate for the mounting surface
•
Small straight-slot and Phillips screwdrivers
•
Wire crimping and stripping tool
Note: The terminal block includes four #6 x 2-inch wood screws you
can use for mounting, or you can supply your own mounting
hardware.
To install the terminal block
1 Choose a location for the terminal block.
2 Drill four mounting holes. Use the included drilling template
(P/N 931-008-001).
3 Remove the top cover from the terminal block.
4 Place the terminal block in the location and secure it to the
mounting surface with four appropriate fasteners.
Mounting
hardware
(4 places)
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5 Route the control wiring through the sleeve, split ring, and
bushing, and into the terminal block through the strain relief
connector body.
Strain relief
connector body
Bushing
Split ring
To industrial
controls
Sleeve
6 Connect the control wiring to the appropriate terminals inside the
terminal block. For more information, see the next section,
“Connecting To the IF5, IF30, and IF61 Readers.”
7 Install the bushing, split ring, and sleeve on the strain relief
connector body (finger tighten only).
8 Install the top cover.
9 Connect the GPIO cable to the terminal block serial port and to
the reader as follows:
•
For the IF61, connect the cable (P/N 236-057-001) to the GPIO
port.
•
For the IF5 or IF30, connect the cable (P/N 236-057-001) to the
Control Port.
•
For the IV7, connect the cable (P/N 236-089-001) to the Data
Port on the IV7 and to the COM port on the host PC.
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IF61
Terminal
block
GPIO cable
To industrial controls
Connecting to the Reader: This example shows an IF61 Fixed Reader
connected to the terminal block.
Connecting To the IF5, IF30, and IF61 Readers
This section explains how the terminal block connects to the IF5,
IF30, and IF61 reader GPIO interfaces, and how you connect devices
to the terminal block input, output, and power terminals.
Note: Connecting the terminal block to the IV7 requires special
considerations. For more information and a schematic, see
“Connecting To the IV7 Vehicle-Mount Reader” on page 23.
About the Reader GPIO Interface
The IF5, IF30, and IF61 readers have four general purpose input and
output interfaces. Each interface is electrically isolated from the
reader and designed for low voltage DC loads. The readers can also
supply 12 VDC at 0.5 A to external devices.
For more information, see “About the Input, Output, and Power
Terminal Connections” on page 8.
Connecting Devices to the Input Terminals
Each input terminal has four terminal posts:
12
•
12 V
•
+Input
•
-Input
•
Gnd (Ground)
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The input terminals access the four general purpose inputs on the
reader. Each of the inputs is compatible with input signals of 10 to 48
VDC. Each input terminal includes a green indicator LED that lights
up when the input circuit is energized.
12 VDC
- +
Reader
Interface
+12 V
Reader
CPU
+Input
-Input
Ground
Input Terminal Schematic: This illustration shows a reader input terminal. The
–Input post is shorted to the Ground post by a jumper.
How the inputs are used depends on the RFID application being used
in the system. Typically, the reader senses input from an external
control like a switch and then starts a Read operation. You need to
coordinate the wiring of input controls with the software developer.
There are three ways to connect input controls to the terminal block:
•
Supply the input interface with power from the reader.
•
Isolate the reader from the input power source.
•
Use an open collector solid-state drive from a remote device to
control the inputs.
For more information, see the next examples.
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Reader Powered Input
Supplying the input interface with power from the reader is the
easiest way to connect a control to an input terminal. Each input
terminal ships with a jumper wire between the -Input and Ground
posts. If the input device is a switch closure, connect the other side of
the switch to the +12 V post as shown in the next illustration.
Reader interface
+12 V
Input
RTN
+Input
External
input switch
Reader Powered Input
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Isolated Input Interface
Use this method to minimize noise caused by distance or grounding
characteristics. The isolated input avoids induced noise by referencing
a remote input to chassis return of the reader.
Use a twisted pair cable to connect the input device to the terminal
block to further suppress noise. Remove the jumper between the
-Input and Ground posts so there is no connection to either the 12
VDC power from the reader or the reference chassis ground. The next
illustration shows how this input method is wired.
Reader interface
External
input
switch
Input
+Input
RTN
-Input
- +
10-48 VDC
Twisted
pair
Isolated Input Interface
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Open Collector Input Interface
You can connect the input to an open collector interface of an
external device, which suggests that the grounds are tied together for
the two systems. Because the common ground can be a source of
input noise, follow good grounding practices for both the reader and
the input device.
The illustration shows the reader providing power to the pull-up
resistor for the open collector. Remove the jumper between the -Input
and Ground posts, and use it to short out the +12 V and +Input posts.
Reader interface
12 V
Input
RTN
Input (< 6 mA)
Ground
Open collector
interface
Open Collector Input Interface
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Connecting Devices to the Output Terminals
Each output terminal has four terminal posts:
•
12 V
•
+Output
•
-Output
•
Gnd (Ground)
The output terminals allow you to access the four general purpose
outputs on the reader. Each output is optically isolated from the
reader, polarized, and rated for 5 to 48 VDC at 0.25 A. All reader
outputs include internal thermal fuses that trip if the load exceeds
0.25 A, and the fuses are self-recovering once the excessive load is
removed.
12 VDC
- +
Reader interface
+12 V
+Output
-Output (125 mA max.)
Ground
Indicator
LED
Reader Output Terminal Schematic: This illustration shows an output
terminal. The +Output and +12 V posts are shorted by a jumper.
Each terminal block output terminal includes a green indicator LED
that you can enable or disable depending on system requirements.
How the outputs are used depends on the RFID application software
being used in the system. For example, the outputs can control
indicator lamps that indicate good reads or errors. You need to
coordinate the wiring of any output controls with the software
developer.
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Because the outputs are optically isolated, you can configure each one
to switch the high side or the low side of the load. You can power the
load directly from the reader or from an external power supply.
The next examples illustrate several ways to connect controls to the
output terminals:
•
Switching the high side, with the load powered by the reader.
•
Switching the low side, with the load powered by the reader.
•
Switching the high side, with the load powered externally. If the
load being switched requires more than 6 W, you need to provide
external power.
•
Driving a DC relay that controls an AC load.
Switching the High Side Using Reader Power
The terminal block is factory configured for high side switching, with
power coming from the reader. Only the single output being switched
is affected if the interface cable fails. This configuration supports
many indicator lamp applications.
By default, the LED indicator for each output terminal is wired in
parallel with the output load, giving visual feedback to users when the
output from the reader has changed state.
Each output terminal includes a jumper that shorts the +12 V and
+Output posts. Connect the output load to the -Output and Ground
posts as seen in the next illustration.
Reader interface
12 V
500 mA max.
External
indicator lamp
0.25 A maximum
Input
Ground
Switching the High Side
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Switching the Low Side Using Reader Power
For low side switching applications, lamp power is routed to all the
lamps in common and the low side of the load is routed to the switch.
To configure an output terminal for low side switching, use the
jumper to short the -Output and Ground posts together as shown in
the next illustration.
External
indicator lamp (max. 2)
0.25 A maximum
Reader interface
+12 V
+Output
Switching the Low Side of the Output Load
Note: In this configuration the indicator LED for the output terminal
is disabled and may create some confusion with maintenance activity.
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Switching the High Side Using External Power
To switch the high side of an externally powered load, remove the
output terminal jumper. You should also connect the reader ground
to the ground system of the external power supply, which enables the
output terminal LED (not shown in the illustration). When the
output is turned on, the LED lights up.
Connect the external power source as shown in the next illustration.
250 mA
max.
External power
5-48 VDC
+ -
+Output
External
indicator lamp
-Output
Ground
Switching the High Side With External Power
Note: If the reader ground is not connected to the external power
ground, the output terminal LED will behave unpredictably, but will
light up if there is a sneak path in the chassis ground.
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Driving a DC Relay To Control an AC Load
The reader outputs can only switch DC loads, but can drive relays that
control AC loads as seen in the next illustration.
AC motor
-Output, 250 mA max.
120-230
VAC
Ground
External
relay
Driving a DC Relay: The external relay provides dry contacts for controlling the
AC motor.
Note: In many installations, the relay and AC wiring must be placed in
an enclosure that meets local fire code regulations.
Connecting Devices to the Power Terminal
The power terminal provides access to DC power from the reader
(except for IV7). The GPIO interface provides a total of 12 VDC at 0.5
A for powering external inputs and loads, eliminating the need for an
external DC supply and simplifying the system installation.
Each GPIO interface power has an internal thermal fuse that trips if
the load exceeds 0.3 A, and the fuse is self-recovering once the
excessive load is removed.
The total load on the GPIO interface power must stay within the 0.5
A limit. When you design a system that uses this supply, be sure to
complete a power budget assessment to ensure that the supply is
adequate for the system.
On the power terminal, two posts are available for +12 VDC and
Ground. These posts are tied to each of the +12 V and Ground posts
on the input and output terminals.
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If your system needs more than +12 VDC at 0.5 A, you can connect an
external power supply to the +12 V and Ground posts on the power
terminal. The external supply will power the external loads, and that
power will be available at all +12 V posts on the input and output
terminals.
Sample System Diagram
This illustration shows how to connect a system that uses position
detection sensors as inputs and indicator lamps as outputs. All are
connected to the power terminal on the terminal block and powered
by the reader.
Outputs
Inputs
Output #2
indicator
lamp
+12 V
+Input
Position
detection
sensor
-Output
Ground
TB6
TB2
Position
detection
sensor
Output #1
indicator
lamp
+12 V
+Input
-Output
Ground
TB1
TB5
+12 VDC
Ground
TB9
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Connecting To the IV7 Vehicle-Mount Reader
Connecting GPIO devices to the IV7 reader requires special
considerations. The IV7 GPIO:
•
inputs are limited to 40 mA total.
•
outputs are limited to 50 mA total.
•
does not provide 12 VDC for powering external devices.
To connect the terminal block and GPIO devices to the IV7, use a
voltage conditioning network as shown in this sample schematic:
External +12 VDC To light
From sensor
Gnd
Serial port
TB5-8
TB1-4
+12V
Out +
In +
In -
Out -
Parts on
main circuit
board
Gnd
10K
PFET
10K
NFET
TB9
+12V
Gnd
High out from IV7
closes 12V switch
to output
2K
(if 12V input)
Customer-supplied
parts for voltage
conditioning network
Sample Voltage Conditioning Network for Connections to the IV7
The IV7 is connected to the GPIO terminal block only through
the Out PLUS and In MINUS terminals. Do not connect the IV7
to any other terminals in the terminal block.
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Where to Go From Here
For information on configuring and operating the reader, see the
reader user’s manual.
You may need additional information when working with the reader
in your data collection system. To download PDF files of our current
manuals, visit www.intermec.com and choose Support > Manuals.
Specifications and Pinouts
Dimensions:
17.4 cm x 12.4 cm x 7.4 cm
(6.88 in x 4.88 in x 2.94 in)
Weight:
510 gm (1.12 lbs)
Input terminal ratings:
10 to 48 VDC
Output terminal ratings:
5 to 48 VDC @0.25 A
Power terminal ratings:
+12 VDC @0.5 A (total for all external loads)
Serial interface:
DB25
Operating temperature:
25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Operating humidity:
10 to 90%, non-condensing
Environmental rating:
IP54. Terminal block must be mounted with
the connector side facing down.
Pinouts for Terminal Block Serial Port
Pin 1
Pin 14
Pin 13
Pin 25
Pinouts for IF5/IF30 Control Port and IF61 GPIO Port
Pin 13
Pin 25
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Pin 14
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Port Pin Assignments for Terminal Block, IF5, IF30, and IF61
Pin
Description
Active Polarity
1
–Input 1
Low-RTN
2
–Input 2
Low-RTN
3
–Input 3
Low-RTN
4
–Input 4
Low-RTN
5
Ground
6
Ground
7
+Output 1
8
Ground
9
+Output 2
High, 10 to 48 V
High, 10 to 48 V
10
Ground
11
+Output 3
12
Ground
13
+Output 4
High, 10 to 48 V
14
+Input 1
High, 10 to 48 V (10 to 36 V for IF61 only)
15
+Input 2
High, 10 to 48 V (10 to 36 V for IF61 only)
16
+Input 3
High, 10 to 48 V (10 to 36 V for IF61 only)
17
+Input 4
High, 10 to 48 V (10 to 36 V for IF61 only)
18
12 VDC
19
–Output 1
20
12 VDC
21
–Output 2
22
12 VDC
23
–Output 3
24
12 VDC
25
–Output 4
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High, 10 to 48 V
Low-RTN
Low-RTN
Low-RTN
Low-RTN
25
Pinouts for IV7 Data Port
3
2
1
5
4
6
7
8
9
10
13
12
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
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Data Port Pin Assignments for IV7
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Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
TXD from IV7
11
GPIO Return 1
2
RXD to IV7
12
GPIO Return 2
3
Ground
13
GPIO Return 3
4
CTS from IV7
14
GPIO Return 4
5
RTS to IV7
15
GPIO Return 5
6
+5VDC
16
NC
7
GP Input 0
17
GP Output 0
8
GP Input 1
18
GP Output 1
9
GP Input 2
19
GP Output 2
10
GP Input 3
20
GP Output 3
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