SparkFun Opto-Isolator Breakout - Pimoroni
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SparkFun Opto-Isolator Breakout

BOB-09118
  • £5.50

    24 in stock

This board is helpful for connecting digital systems (like a 5V microcontroller) to a high-voltage or noisy system.

This board electrically isolates a controller from the high-power system by use of an opto-isolator IC. This IC has two LEDs and two photodiodes built-in. This allows the low-voltage side to control a high voltage side.

We often use this board to allow a microcontroller control servos or other motors that use a higher voltage than the TTL logic on the (3.3V or 5V) micro, and may cause electromagnetic interferance with our system as the motors turn on and off. This board will isolate the systems, creating a type of electrical noise barrier between devices.

  • Uses the ILD213T opto-isolator and discrete transistors to correct the logic.
  • Comes with two channels.
  • Great for use in noisy circuits where signal lines require electrical isolation.

A normal LED opto-isolator will invert the logic of a signal but transistors on this board correct the inversion. What you put into the IN pins, will be replicated on the the OUT pins, but at the higher voltage (HV).

For more details, try SparkFun's schematic, Eagle files and datasheet

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