AXDIO128-03 Discrete I/O

12 Discrete Inputs, 8 Form C Relay Outputs

The Discrete I/O Module reads 12 discrete inputs and sets 8 Form C relay outputs while networking with other CAN devices (SAE J1939) in a machine control system. The unit is a battery powered device with the ability to withstand engine cranking, reverse polarity and transient power conditions. In engine applications, information is provided to the engine control system using single-frame J1939 application-specific PDU2 type messages. Outputs can be controlled by any input or CAN message. A bi-colour LED indicates operational status.

The AXDIO128 has a number of setpoints that allow the user to configure it for their application. The Windows-based Electronic Assistant® can be used to configure the module over the CAN line. The setpoints can also be saved to a file and flashed into other AXDIO128 modules over the CAN bus. Alternatively, a RS-232 interface allows for quick user configuration adjustments using Windows HyperTerminal or other similar terminal software. Settings are saved to non-volatile memory upon command. A CANopen® model is available.

The AXDIO128 features rugged packaging and watertight Deutsch IPD connectors for an IP65 rating. The module is UL recognized for UL508 (FTPM2) – Controls for Stationary Engine Driven Assemblies and has a cUL recognition as well. The control carries a CE mark for the EMC and RoHS Directives. The DIO Module meets the environmental, EMC and vibration requirements of generator set applications in marine installations and has type approvals from several marine societies (LR, DNV, ABS, RINA, RS, CCS, GL, BV, and IRS).


  • Power Generator Sets
  • Diesel Engine Control Systems