At a Glance
- 24V PLC Sourcing Logic Compatible
- Positive-edge Triggering
- System Fail-safe FORM C Output
- Compact Encapsulated Design
- -40 to +85 deg. C Operation
- 3 Year Limited Factory Warranty
- 2 Second Fixed Timeout
- Power and Output LEDs
- 8-pin Octal Socket Compatibiilty
Brentek P8-WDT24/PLC Watchdog Timers monitor controller integrity as a “System Watchdog” in industrial controls, including PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), SBC (Single-board Controller) applications. Watchdog Timer Modules monitor the control system’s activity by detecting on/off transitions of a control line. During normal operation, the watchdog’s internal timer is continually reset by control line activity and its FORM C DRY Contact output remains energized. When control is lost (control line stops toggling), the timer times-out and de-energizes the output contact, indicating “Loss of Control”. If power is lost, the output also de-energizes. (See P8D-ISM for a Watchdog Timer with Power Supply Voltage Monitoring)
Loss of Control is caused by problems such as CPU latch-up, control system faults, wiring/cabling failure, unauthorized tampering, unanticipated software conditions, communications problems, or power failures. The system designer can use the watchdog timer's output contact to address Loss-of-Control by energizing an alarm, shutting down the system, or providing a reset signal to the CPU/controller.
The standard P8-WDT24/PLC has 24VDC operation, a 2 second fixed timeout, a FORM C (8 Amp / 2000 VA) SPDT Dry Contact output relay, and an internal input pull-down for direct connection of the watchdog's input to PLC 24V sourcing logic. Optional timing configurations of the P8-WDT24/PLC are available with 5 different adjustable timeout ranges or fixed timeouts ranging from 0.075 Seconds (75 milliseconds) to 60 seconds. Input options include optical-isolation and an input state indicator LED.
The P8-WDT24/PLC Watchdog Timer's Low Profile packaging is a direct plug-in to industry standard 8-pin octal sockets, such as Brentek's DIN8 which can be either DIN rail or panel mounted.
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