Your comments

Hi Damir, I also have tried the M7011 and agree it is impossible to get the video feed on the MD4. Strangely enough, I have no problem with the M7104 or the Q7401 encoders, they both work very well. I has to be something different in the way the video output boundaries are defined.

Hi Mike, emailed you the STP file. Plan to get on the web soon.

Hi Jean-Marc

All of the latest versions of IQANrun also install IQANrun 2. That way, if you connect to an older machine in the field, it recognizes that the machine has version 2 operating system and will open IQANrun 2 to be able to communicate.

The XA2/XS2 are mature products introduced in 2005.

They are supported in IQAN 5.04 (soon to be 5.05), but because the old hardware does not support CAN FD or high speed, and SIL2 expansion requirements - it is not in IQAN 6.

The 15 year age of the modules does mean that we must plan for components used in their manufacture to go EOL in the near future.

The MC2 and MD3 are of similar age and have similar technology limitations. A planned phase-out timeline will be announced when it becomes necessary to retire these hardworking modules.

For any new design I would recommend moving to IQAN 6 and the MD4/MC4x/XC4x group of products.

The Pulsar valve can still be used, but you need to specify the PF type coil. It is a 90Hz solenoid that is not the digital poppet design that requires the negative spike. The PF version Pulsar works very well with the MC4x controllers. As for the salt spray note, it is always included because of the aluminum enclosures, if the finish were marred, the salt will start reacting with the aluminum.

Hi Pradeep

The PEAK adapter is supported from IQAN 4.06 and later. In my experience, you only need pins 2 and 7. I have built DB9 connectors to interface with only those 2 wires, I also have used just the CAN wires with Deutsch DTM sockets and slipped them over the pins in the adapter connector.

There are probably others that will work. We chose the 1.5k value because it is a common address idTag from Parker (address 3). The purpose is to limit the current in the RTC wire so it could not be shorted to another wire that is controlled by the ignition and inadvertently power up the module. The resistor should be as close to the battery as possible to protect the entire length of the RTC wire.

The +BAT is tied inside the module, so if one of the wires were to break or be damaged you would pull all the current to handle the outputs through a single 20 A fuse. We prefer the 40 A fuse close to the module and then a Y splice to the +BAT pins.