U3 and LabJack PS12DC

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Guatomallin
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U3 and LabJack PS12DC

Hi all, 

I'm a newbie to LabJack. I am planning to use a PS12DC to control some solenoid valves, but I've yet to come up with a way to interface with the power switching board. Is the U3 my asnwer? 

I am already using an Arduino Uno to interface with a couple of sensors for the same project. Would it be better to use and Arduino Uno to interface with the PS12DC? 

Thanks! 

- C 

LabJack Support
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A U3 would be very easy as

A U3 would be very easy as the PS12DC plugs right into it, but you can use digital outputs from about anything (including Arduino) to control the PS12DC if you prefer.  See "Other Compatible Devices" here:

https://labjack.com/support/datasheets/accessories/ps12dc

 

Guatomallin
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Awesome! 

Awesome! 

Do you happen to know which 14pin header connector they use to connect with the Uno? 

Thanks! 

LabJack Support
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The information for what

The information for what connectors/cables you need to connect a PS12DC to an arduino are in appendix-b of the PS12DC datasheet.  Take a look at the ISDCB812.  As for the Arduino connector, you just need to buy a strip of 2.54mm (0.100") pitch pin-headers like the M20-9992046 on digikey.

phill54
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U3 query

I am interested as to whether labjack(U3) could be used with the raspberry pi

Thanks

LabJack Support
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Yes, a U3 can be used on a

Yes, a U3 can be used on a Raspberry Pi. We only support Linux for it. The Linux driver with C/C++ examples can be found here (take a look at the "Linux notes" on that page for a Raspberry Pi mention):

https://labjack.com/support/software/installers/exodriver

We also have a Python interface here which uses the Linux driver:

https://labjack.com/support/software/examples/ud/labjackpython