Laboratory Experiments > Three Tank System > Adapter Box

Adapter Box V2 for
TTS20 Three-Tank-System

Adapter Box V2 with converter electronics to
connect the control valves for
Systems to a PC.

The task of the Adapter Box with converter electronics is to convert a digital TTL-signal to the power signal (24VDC/1A) for the motor of the control valve, to generate a digital signal for the right and the left limit of the valve and to map the potentiometer output to a voltage range of -10V...+10V.

The Adapter Box consists of a 19“ housing with 2 power supplies (24VAC/6A and +/-15VDC, +5VDC) as well as 6 independant converter electronics. For the new version 2 of the adapter box a software extension is available, which allows the exact positioning of the control valves. To this end, the controller program from Opt. 20-02 of the laboratory experiment „TTS20 Three-Tank- System“ is extended by the software module for positioning the control valves.

Opt. 20-04 includes the extension of the controller program as well as a second PC plug-in card (requires Opt. 20-02). With the PC plug-in card from Opt. 20-02, the PC now contains 2 PC adapter cards, which together have the corresponding number of inputs/outputs to control the Three-Tank-System and up to 6 control valves. When using the Adapter Box V2, the Three-Tank-System is connected to the Adapter Box with a 37pol. DSUB cable. The connection to the PC-adapter cards is provided by two 37-polar DSUB connectors on the rear panel of the Adapter Box.

An electrical control valve can easily be connected with its special cable to the corresponding socket on the front panel of the Adapter Box. One switch is located on each panel section of the converter electronics for the operation mode with PC (automatic) and manual mode (open/close). 4 LEDs indicate that the valve is completely closed/opened and the direction of rotation of the motor (right/left).

Order Codes

As accessory for the laboratory experiment “TTS20 Three-Tank-System”:
Opt. 20-04 Software extension to control the electrical control valves incl. additional A/D-D/A card for PC with PCIe slot (requires Opt. 20-02, Opt. 20-07, Opt. 20-09)
Opt. 20-09 Adapter Box for 6 control valves

Technical data are subject to change (Date 18-December-2018)