1 Getting Started In This Chapter. . . .

1 Getting Started In This Chapter. . . .
Getting Started
In This Chapter. . . .
Ċ About This Manual
Ċ Conventions Used
Ċ DL405 System Components
Getting Started
Getting Started
About This Manual
The Purpose of
this Manual
This manual is written for the user of
non-traditional CPU-slot controllers or I/O
controllers who are also using our DL405
I/O products. This manual shows you how
to install and wire the equipment. It
provides specifications for input and
output modules. It also helps you
understand how to interface these
products to other devices in a control
In addition to this manual, you will want to have the appropriate manual for your
CPU-slot controller and for the PC-based control software you will be using.
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Getting Started
The beginning of each chapter will list the
key topics that can be found in that
The main contents of this manual are organized into the following three chapters:
Getting Started
Installation and Wiring
I/O Wiring and
introduces the various components of a DL405 system. Also
includes tips on getting started and how to design a
successful system.
shows how to prepare for system installation, and gives
safety guidelines to help protect your personnel and
Includes system and I/O wiring diagrams, and discrete I/O
module specifications.
Conventions Used
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immediate right will give you a special tip.
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When you see the “exclamation mark” icon in the left-hand margin, the paragraph to
its immediate right will be a warning. This information could prevent injury, loss of
property, or even death (in extreme cases).
The word WARNING: in boldface will mark the beginning of the text.
Getting Started
Key Topics for
Each Chapter
Getting Started
Getting Started
DL405 System Components
Three base sizes are available in the system: 4 slot, 6 slot and 8 slot.
I/O Configuration
The CPU slot controllers can support up to 512 I/O points in an eight slot base with up
to three expansion bases.
I/O Modules
The DL405 family provides some of the most powerful modules in the industry.
There is a complete range of discrete modules which support 24 VDC, 125 VDC,
110/220 VAC and up to 10A relay outputs. Analog modules provide 12 and 16 -bit
resolution and several selections of input and output signal ranges (including
At this time, only the D4–HSC High Speed Counter Specialty Module is supported;
no other intelligent modules are supported.
The controllers available at the time this manual was printed are:
Ethernet Base Controller
− H4–EBC
− H2–EBC–F
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