PLC discrete I/O modules allow monitoring and control of ON/OFF signals and devices that switch DC/AC power, such as limit switches and other sensors, indicating lights, power relays, pumps, motor starters and contactors. Twelve different discrete modules including DC in, AC in, DC out, and relay out are available for the DirectLOGIC 05 micro PLC.
Expansion I/O using option modules
Add up to 16 more discrete I/O points to the DL05 by installing an option module. Choose from twelve different discrete modules, including DC in, AC in DC
out, DC in/out, and relay out.
AC, DC sink/source and relay I/O available
12 discrete modules available
Panel mount and DIN-rail mounting for all PLC units
Removable terminal blocks (standard)
Built-in high-speed I/O for simple single axis motion
applications (not available on all models)
ZIPLink compatibility with 16-point discrete
I/O option cards
The 16-point option modules can connect
to a variety of ZIPLink modules, including
the low-cost feedthrough terminals,
optional fuse, LED and even ZIPLink
relay modules. The powerful 10A ZIPLink
relay system will allow a DL05 to connect
to high-current loads like contactors,
solenoids and hydraulic valves.
(See ZIPLink section for our �five-second
What kinds of discrete control can the DL05 handle?
Control a small material positioning machine using built-in
high-speed counting or pulse output I/O for cut-to-length,
pick-and-place, speed monitoring, and more.
Create a sequence controller using the drum instruction and
discrete I/O for piece counting, sortation, stamping, filling, level
control, and more.
Build an events recorder using sensors and discrete I/O with
the real-time clock option module installed.
Use the 10-30 VDC-powered units in remote locations for data
monitoring and control.
Discrete I/O Modules
NOTE: New option modules may not be supported by CPUs purchased prior to the modules release.
Be sure to check for the latest firmware for your PLC. You can refer to the module specification page on our Web site for
this information, or find it in our free catalog.
Here is the direct link to the
section of our Web site where you can find the firmware revision histories, the latest files and tools required to download the
firmware into your CPU.