16-Channel 8W 12V FET Driver Proportional Valve Controller

  • 16-Channel Variable Voltage Outputs Rated for Use with Inductive Loads
  • PCA9685 12-Bit 16-Channel 8W 12V Outputs 4096 Output Levels per Channel
  • Provides 12-Bit PWM Proportional Valve Control and Speed Control DC Motors
  • Solid-State PWM Control of 12V Incandescent or High-Power LED Lighting
  • 16 N-Channel BUK98150-55A 12V 5.5A 8W Power Fets
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  • Regular price $148.95

Description

This 16-Channel power FET driver allows 12-bit proportional control of high-current loads using I2C communications, making it compatible with all computing platforms--including Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Particle Photon, BeagleBone, and much more.

This device uses sixteen BUK98150-55A power FETs, allowing PWM cloud control of 16 channels.

Control DC motor speed, vary the opening of proportional valves, adjust brightness of LEDs or incandescent lighting using the I2C data bus.

The BUK98150-55A is capable of controlling up to 12VDC and 5.5 Amps of current (8 Watts of Heat Dissipation), making it an ideal choice for most low-voltage DC lighting applications.

The PCA9685 chip is used as a driver for this controller, making communications easy and expandable to up to 62 devices on a single I2C port.

Take control of your DC lighting applications from any computing platform. Plug this device into a Particle Photon or Particle Electron for worldwide access using Mobicle.io and the Particle Cloud infrastructure. Plug this device into an Arduino for easy programming and quick development. Plug into a Linux using Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone for cost sensitive applications that require some computing power. We are always developing GitHub libraries for Java, Python, and Arduino to help get you started. Our development library makes it easy to control this device with minimal coding. I2C expansion port makes it easy to add sensors or more controllers to the I2C bus.

Technobabble:

This controller is equipped with 16 12VDC outputs, which may be proportionally controlled with 4096 levels of voltage output (12-Bit) using I2C communications. This device is suitable for proportional control of inductive or resistive loads, and may be used for pumps, valves, DC motor speed control, LED and incandescent light dimming, and much more. Integrated induction suppression capacitors and flyback diodes ensure a long life under heavy loading applications. See our wiring diagram for connection examples. Not for use with AC power applications. This device requires an external 12VDC Power Supply.

Compatibility

This is a general purpose I²C device compatible with all computing platforms and IoT technologies, including Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Arduino, Particle, BridgeX5, and many more.  All ControlEverything.com devices support a strict +5V I²C Bus standard.

Arduino Nano and Micro Interfaces:
Plug this Device into the Arduino Nano I²C Shield
Plug this Device into any Arduino Nano Master Device
Plug this Device into any Arduino Micro Master Device
Plug this Device into the Arduino Uno Interface Adapter

ESP8266 IoT Interfaces:
Use our ESP8266 Module and the PEI2C Interface Adapter
Use our ESP8266 Adapters for Adafruit and Huzzah

Onion Omega 1 & 2 IoT Interface:
Use our Onion Omega Adapters

Raspberry Pi Interfaces:
Use the Raspberry Pi I²C Interface Adapter
Use the Raspberry Pi 2/3 I²C Interface Adapter
Use the Raspberry Pi Zero I²C Interface Adapter

Particle IoT Interfaces: 
Plug this Device into the Particle Photon I²C Shield
Use as Expansion for any Particle Photon Device
Use as Expansion for any Particle Electron Device
Note: All devices above are compatible with Bluz Bluetooth Interface

Pycom IoT Interface:
Plug this Device into the WiPy I²C Shield

BeagleBone Interface:
Use the BeagleBone I²C Interface Adapter

Windows 8/10 PC Interface:
Use the Bridge Series Controller

Resources

Dimensions:
Datasheets
Mechanical drawing
Wiring diagram

Code Libraries

Official Libraries

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