The rugged NovaTech Distributed Combination I/O Module (DCIO) can help reduce wiring and costs in substation monitoring and control applications. Its hardened design, small form factor, and distributed communications capability allow it to be installed virtually anywhere in the substation. DCIO modules can be wired back to any RTU or PLC supporting the DNP3 protocol using an RS-232, RS-485, fiber optic or Ethernet connection. The DCIO is available with eight inputs, eight outputs, and eight transducer inputs. The DCIO also offers high resolution (1ms) time-stamping, an IRIG-B port, and independent input circuits in an enclosed package. Customized input and output labels can be inserted into the front panel. The DCIO, along with the Distributed Discrete I/O module (DDIO), provides security features to meet NERC CIP requirements, including strong passwords, user groups, encrypted protocols and firewall.
Environmental and Immunity Operating Temperature Range: -20° to + 70°C; Tested to IEEE C37.90.1, 2 and 3 surge
Communication Protocol Configuration DNP3 to module for status and control. Unsolicited Report-by-Exception (URBE) supported; Set Time on module supported; Serial baud rate set up to 57.6kb, Ethernet 10/100M Baud rate. Simple Mode: Set address and comm parameters with DIP switches. Advanced Mode: Set advanced comm parameters through webpages served from module
8-in / 8-out @ 12, 24, 48 or 125V dc (+/- 20%).
Other configurations available by special order.
Input circuit draw: 2mA
Output relays: Heavy duty protective relay-grade 10A for direct connection to circuit breaker trip coils
Removable Phoenix Type Screw Terminals, 12 – 24AWG
Mechanical 10 Million no load operations Make 30A @ 180V dc per IEEE C37.90 Breaking Capacity (10,000 operations) .3A at 125V dc per IEC 60255-0-20:1974 Cyclic Capacity (2.5 cycles/second) .3A at 125V dc per IEC 60255-0-20:1974 Analog Inputs individually selectable per point with slide switch
+/- 2mA for “-1mA to +1mA” and “0 to 1mA” applications
The Orion Family of Substation Automation Platforms and I/O perform an expanding array of automation and security applications in electric utility substations, with minimal setup and maintenance. A single Orion can replace multiple legacy boxes in a substation, reducing hardware, design, wiring, and panel costs.
NovaTech Orion I/O™ is an extension of the family of OrionLX™ Automation Platforms for substation automation and incorporates the same security features, software tools and “NCD” configuration as the OrionLX. It is a rack-mountable I/O assembly with four slots—A, B, C, and D—that can be filled with any combination of I/O cards: currently 16-Point Discrete Input Card,
At DistribuTECH 2017, NovaTech is exhibiting the new Orion I/O™ for substations. It delivers NERC CIP-compliant security, the highest I/O density (up to 64 in 2 RU) and the lowest cost per point (under $20). Orion I/O is a member of the OrionLX™ family, which means the right combination of flexibility and ease-of-use.
Rep. Kevin Yoder (3rd Congressional District of Kansas) presented NovaTech a letter of recognition from and an American flag that flew over the Capitol. This award was in recognition of shipping over 20,000 American manufactured products worldwide.
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