TEC-8A-15V-PID-HC-RS232 with DC-DC converter
This is an improved digital temperature controller with the possiblity to change parameters and read them using UART port.
This version can COOL only.
The device is equipped with the DC-DC converter which allow to adjust the TEC voltage in the 3 - 32V range.
Manufacturer: Opt Lasers
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|Capability for Cooling or Heating||Yes|
|Dimensions||59 x 44 mm|
|Input Voltage||7 - 32 V|
|Max. TEC Current||8 A|
|Recommended Power Supply Unit||Yes - LED diode|
|Temperature Sensor Type||10k NTC B3950|
|Temperature Stabilization Accuracy||±0,1 °C|
This version of a controller can COOL only.
The subject of the auction is an improved digital temperature controller with the possiblity to change parameters and read them using UART port.
It has also open collector output which allows to use it as signal for other devices. Additional LED diodes show cooling activity. Also the dimensions of the PCB are smaller and mounting holes has been added.
The device is equipped with the DC-DC converter which allow to adjust the TEC voltage in the 3 - 32V range. Input voltage range for whole device is in 7 - 32V range.
Its small size, simplicity of regulation and versatility make it widely used in many areas. It is dedicated to work with 3 - 32 V thermocouples (Peltier modules) .
The controller operates in PWM mode (Pulse Width Modulation) and can control currents of up to 8 A. For the temperature sensor, it uses a standard 10 k NTC thermistor. By default the temperature setpoint is set to 20 degrees Celsius.
Due to the possibility to set the parameters of a PID controller, the driver can be adapted to almost any system. Depending on the inertia of the system, properly adjusted driver is able to maintain the desired temperature with an accuracy of up to +- 0.05*C.
In normal work (when SJ1 jumper is not shorted/soldered), you can use UART port to read the temperature setpoint, actual temperature and PID parameters values. To this end just use the GND, TXD and RXD outputs. To read proper value of the temperature you have to use thermistor with BETA value of 3950. Adjustment is made with use of four trimmers. Trimmers allows to set P I D parameters, as well as to set Temperature working point.
When SJ1 is soldered/shorted user gets control on the regulator. Using PC and USB->RS232 TTL it is possible to send and read parameters to/from the regulator. To this end just use the GND, TXD and RXD outputs. To read proper value of the temperature you have to use thermistor with BETA value of 3950 which is also included with the driver. While using this mode, trimmers are not working, but user get full control of any of the parameters. Additonally it is possible to set lower/upper threshold which is checking by the driver (OC). Setting this parameters ensure that device will be working in ceratin range of temperature
The current flowing through the Peltier cell depends on the supply voltage used. Most of the common modules should be supplied with the voltage of 12 to 15V, and the maximum current that flows through them is defined by a cell symbol. For example, the 12708 symbol means that the cell should be supplied with the voltage of 0 to 12V, and a maximum current which can be used amounts to 8A.
Recommendations and requirements
We recommended the use of power cables with minimum cross-section of 0.5mm2.
The system detects a lack of connection with a thermistor and then switches WARNING LED on. As long as the connection is lost, the driver will not take any action and the open colector output is grounded. When measured temperature back to Tmin/Tmax range OC become disconnected and warning diode is OFF
If the temperature is higher than 45 degrees Celsius, WARNING LED starts to blink but the driver is working normally.
If the temperature is higher than 70 degrees Celsius, WARNING LED is ON and driver will not power the Peltier module. Also the open collector output is grounded.