IO Modules

AE-120 CANbus IO Module
A12C CANbus Based IO Module
SSHB Two Output H-Bridge Microcontroller Relay
SS1 One Output Microcontroller Relay
SS8 Eight Outputs IO Microcontroller Wi-Fi
SS2 Two Output 10A Power Microcontroller Relay

AE-120 CANbus IO Module

A12C CANbus Based IO Module

SSHB Two Output H-Bridge Microcontroller Relay

The SS1HB module is idea for driving electric motors and actuators up to 5A/12VDC continuous duty. This compact module is housed inside of an automotive style relay enclosure and can be used in heavy-duty industrial applications such as: linear actuator control, proportional valve Control, DC electric motor control or as a Modbus RS-485 H-Bridge slave device.  The SSHB software can be customized by our engineering team with soft-start-stop, custom stepper function or even programmed with an automatic repeat timing function. SSHB modules includes 2x configurable inputs for adding addition functionality, and an optional Modbus RS-485 serial communication connections.  The SSHB is an extremely versatile product and uses the same PIC chip micro-controller used in the DXF’s SS1 and SS2 product offering.  Contact us today with your custom H-Bridge control requirement.

SSHB Custom Configurable Parameters

  • Actuator Soft Start / Stop, Stepper timing,
  • Debounce Timing
  • Input Signals: Digital: High-Side or Low-Side, Analog: 0-36 Volts, Analog: 0-5 Volts, Analog: 4-20 mA, Analog: Frequency
  • Input Function: Normally Open or Normally Closed

SSHB Technical Specification:

  • Operating Temperature: -40 to +85 Degrees C
  • Voltage: 8 to 32 Volts
  • Current Draw: 3.5 mA with Load Off and 8 mA with Load On
  • Output Quiescent Current (i.e. Leakage is 15uA Maximum)
  • Input Voltage Accuracy +/- 1%
  • Timing Accuracy: +/- 1%
  • Vibration and Shock Resistant
  • Solid State Inputs/Outputs
  • Output (5A Continuous, 35A for 1 Second)
  • Inputs: Maximum 2 (Digital or Analog)
  • Reverse Battery Polarity Protection
  • Housing Dimension: 1.18” x 1.18” x 2.36” (30 x 30 x 60mm)
  • Housing Material: PA 6.6 + 30% Glass Fiber
  • Environmentally Protected Waterproof Design
  • Accepts Standard 9-Pin Automotive Style Relay Socket
  • Contact Material: CuZn Tin Plated
  • Contact Size: 5x .250”(6.3mm) 4x .110” (2.8mm)
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty

SSHB Solid-State Relay Options:

  • Automotive Style 5-Pin Contact Base (Note: This option eliminates Modbus RS-485)
  • Private Labeling Name Branding
  • Custom Wire Harness
  • Modbus RS-485
  • PWM Output
  • DIN Rail Mounting Bracket
  • Custom Software

SS1 One Output Microcontroller Relay

The SS1 IO modules are ideal for applications requiring one output and up to two independently configured inputs. The SS1’s output can be configured with either a high-side signal, low-side signal or with an optional PWM output signal. The SS1 modular software design allows us to economically create custom software programs even for low volume prototypes. These compact modules are typically used for simple IO requirements such as: On-Delay Timer, Off-Delay Timer, Repeat Cycle Timer / Flashers, Interval Delay Timer, After-run Timer, Latching / Bistable Relay, Battery Voltage Sensing Relay, Current Sensing Relay or as a high power Modbus Relay.

SS1 Custom Configurable Parameters

  • Debounce Timing
  • Timing Duration
  • Input Signals: Digital: High-Side or Low-Side, Analog: 0-36 Volts, Analog: 0-5 Volts, Analog: 4-20 mA, Analog: Frequency
  • Input Function: Normally Open or Normally Closed
  • Digital Output Function: Normally Open or Normally Closed
  • Digital Output: High-Side 10A or Low-Side 1A

SS1 Technical Specification:

  • Operating Temperature: -40 to +85 Degrees C
  • Voltage: 8 to 32 Volts
  • Current Draw: 3.5 mA with Load Off and 8 mA with Load On
  • Output Quiescent Current (i.e. Leakage is 15uA Maximum)
  • Input Voltage Accuracy +/- 1%
  • Timing Accuracy: +/- 1%
  • Vibration and Shock Resistant
  • Solid State Inputs/Outputs
  • Output (10A Continuous, 70A for 1 Second)
  • Inputs: Maximum 2 (Digital or Analog)
  • Reverse Battery Polarity Protection
  • Housing Dimension: 1.18” x 1.18” x 2.36” (30 x 30 x 60mm)
  • Housing Material: PA 6.6 + 30% Glass Fiber
  • Environmentally Protected Waterproof Design
  • Accepts Standard 9-Pin Automotive Style Relay Socket
  • Contact Material: CuZn Tin Plated
  • Contact Size: 5x .250”(6.3mm) 4x .110” (2.8mm)
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty

SS1 Solid-State Relay Options:

  • Automotive Style 5-Pin Contact Base (Note: This option eliminates RS-485 and 5V Output)
  • Private Labeling Name Branding
  • Custom Wire Harness
  • Modbus RS-485
  • PWM Output
  • Low-side Ground Output 1A
  • DIN Rail Mounting Bracket
  • Custom Software

SS8 Eight Outputs IO Microcontroller Wi-Fi

Our SS8 is a heavy-duty industrial IO micro-controller with embedded IOT capabilities designed for controlling and monitoring applications requiring multiple inputs and outputs. The SS8 in its standard hardware configuration includes 8x low-side outputs, 3x analog / digital inputs and 2x serial communication ports for Modbus RTU RS-485 and CANbus.  These seral ports can be used for connecting an engine ECU, sensors, equipment HMI’s or other electronics to our controller.  This powerful IO module can be embedded with a fully certified Wi-Fi module or a cellular G3 modem giving the SS8 advanced IOT capabilities. An added benefit of the IOT embedded electronics is the ability to remotely monitor assets, remotely active outputs or make (OTA) over the air software updates without cables and without having to open the waterproof enclosure.  The SS8 is available in multiple custom configurations which can include custom software, custom hardware, plug and play wiring harnesses or even as an open source option where the customer can manage the software development.  When your company chooses DFX you not only obtain a reliable controller with many capabilities, but you also get an extension of our engineering team who will work with you to develop a custom products that meets and exceeds your applications requirement.

Example SS8 Pre-Configured products

  • CANbus J1939 to Modbus RS-485 Gateway
  • Fuel Polishing Controller
  • Modbus RTU RS-485 Master
  • Modbus RTU RS-485 Slave
  • IOT Gateway
  • IOT Workshop Air Compressor Controller
  • CANbus Multiplexer
  • CANbus IO Module

SS8 Technical Specifications

  • Built-in Power Supply 8-32VDC with Transient Protection
  • Heavy-Duty IP 67 Weather Resistant Enclosure
  • Operating Temperature: -40 to +85 Degrees C
  • Solid State Outputs: 8x Channel Low-Side Relay/Lamp driver
  • Inputs: 3x Digital/Analog Inputs (Overload Protected)
  • Serial Ports: 1x CAN Driver, 1x Isolated Modbus RTU RS-485 Driver
  • Sleep Mode Current Draw: 6.2mA @ 12VDC
  • Input Voltage Accuracy +/- 1% Timing Accuracy: +/- 1%
  • Vibration and Shock Resistant
  • Reverse Polarity Protection
  • System can be Integrated with Serial Switches, Sensors or HMI’s
  • Housing Dimensions: 4.7″ x 1.4″ x 5.24″ (W x H x D)
  • Connector: 2x Deutsch DTM 12-Pos Connectors (Sold Separately)
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Custom Hardware Designs Available on Request

SS2 Two Output 10A Power Microcontroller Relay

SS2-C Custom 2x Output Module in Relay Form Factor

Can’t find what you’re looking for with our standard product offering? DFX Technologies, LLC is all about providing solutions to your complex problems. The SS2 custom engineered modules are idea for applications requiring two outputs such as load sharing or when alternating outputs are needed. Outputs signals are independently configured and can often eliminate secondary relays by combining multi-functionality in one module. Since this module utilizes the latest in microprocessor technology, our products can be easily customized by our engineering team to meet your application’s specific requirements. Our modular software design allows us to economically create custom programs even for low volume prototypes. Please contact DFX Technologies, LLC technical support with your custom specification.

  • 2x Independently Configured High-side Outputs
  • 2x Independently Configured Inputs (Analog or Digital)
  • Ability to Combine Two SS1 Microcontrollers Into One Module
  • Optional Modbus 485 Communication Port
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Custom Software Engineering Specific to Customer Requirements

Technical Specification:

Operating Temperature: -40 to +85 Degrees C Voltage: 8 to 32 Volts Current Draw: 3.5 mA with Load Off and 8 mA with Load On Output Quiescent Current (i.e. Leakage is 15uA Maximum) Input Voltage Accuracy +/- 1% Timing Accuracy: +/- 1% Vibration and Shock Resistant Solid State Inputs/Outputs Outputs (10A Continuous, 70A for 1 Second) Inputs: Maximum 2 (Digital or Analog) Reverse Polarity Protection Housing Dimension: 1.18” x 1.18” x 2.36” (30 x 30 x 60mm) Housing Material: PA 6.6 + 30% Glass Fiber Environmentally Protected Waterproof Design Accepts Standard 9-Pin Automotive Style Relay Socket Contact Material: CuZn Tin Plated Contact Size: 5x .250”(6.3mm) 4x .110” (2.8mm) 2-Year Limited Warranty