Electrical Interfaces & Connectors

Engines are usually shipped with the mating connector for the interlock with appropriate electrical connections plugged in for the laser to turn ON.

Benchtop
Standard OEM
Small Form Factor OEM
Standard OEM with EDAQ
Standard OEM with Cameralink DAQ

The Benchtop engine is provided with a 100-240 VAC external auto-switching power supply which supplies 12 V/3.3 A. The external power supply is plugged into the power socket on the rear panel of the system.

The OEM engine is provided with a 100-240 VAC external auto-switching power supply which supplies 12 V/3.3 A. The external power supply is plugged into the power socket of an adapter cable provided with the OEM engine.

The SFF engine is provided with a 100-240 VAC external auto-switching power supply which supplies 12 V/3.3 A. The external power supply is plugged into the power socket of an adapter cable provided with the SFF engine.

The OEM engine with EDAQ is provided with a 100-240 VAC external auto-switching power supply which supplies 12 V/3.3 A. The external power supply is plugged into the power socket of an adapter cable provided with the OEM engine.

The OEM engine with EDAQ is provided with a 100-240 VAC external auto-switching power supply which supplies 12 V/3.3 A. The external power supply is plugged into the power socket of an adapter cable provided with the OEM engine.

For safety reasons, there is a hardware-mediated interlock with NO firmware interaction.

Once Interlock Pin 2 is tripped (disconnected from 3.3V), the laser emission will stop in less than 2 us.

As an additional failsafe for instances where there could be noise on Pin 2, the driver board has been designed to NOT automatically re-enable laser emission when this Pin 2 gets reconnected back to 3.3V. Rather, both of the following needs to be done:

1) reconnect interlock Pin 2 to 3.3V

AND

2) issue the Laser Emission ON command (AFTER Pin 2 is at 3.3 V), which can be achieved either:

  • via SW interface over USB (StartScan() in API or Run button in OCTHost)

OR

  • via toggling the digital input on Pin 1

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