Nice Video. Questions: Q1: what does the "Din" in DinRPi, stand for? Q2: RS232?, RS485? are these interfaces still in-use nowadays? I guess maybe if you have equipment/instruments that have them as an Interface.
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The "DinR" stands for DIN Rail. RS232 and RS485 interfaces are used in many industrial systems, for example most photovoltaic inverters have an RS485 interface. My opinion about RS232/RS485: Legends never die! ;-)
Couple of points:
- The 5V/1A solution is barely enough for practical use.
- Your Din looks a lot like https://www.rapidonline.com/phoenix-contact-rpi-bc-raspberry-pi-din-rail-enclosure-563669 at higher costs(?)
- What relay are you using? Since this does not allow higher voltage that other dins already support, I would stick to IOT2020 from Siemens.
These are my views here. Good luck on your project.
Thank you for your feedback!
I measured the powerconsumption of my RaspberryPi B+ with about 250mA! I also tested a RaspberryPi 3B with this powersupply and it works great. But you are right if you want to supply some external components you should choose the 5V/2A version.
The phoenix contact solution does not have an internal powresupply or IOs so you can't compare the price.
For the IOs I use SFH615 optocouplers because I think this solution is more flexible.
What about CE / UL and other certifications, Industrial companies require this in many situations and also in many regions it is required to have it to even sell the products. ?
The CE and UL certificate should arrive when the Kickstarter campaign ends.
I have developed a new enclosure for the Raspberry Pi. Integrated features include a powersupply, IOs, RS232 and RS485 ports.
The projet is now live on Kickstarter: