- Eight MOSFETS 8-Layer Stackable HAT for Raspberry Pi
- Status LEDs on each output
- Pluggable Connectors 26-16 AWG wires
- Four High Current Loads, 8A/24VDC
- Four High Voltage Loads, 2A/240VDC
- RS485 with TVS protection and MODBUS protocol
- Reverse polarity power supply protection
- General purpose pushbutton
- All mounting hardware included: brass stand-offs, screws and nuts
- Software self-test
- Uses only I2C port (address 0x20..0x27 or 0x38..0x3f ), all GPIO pins available
- Eight MOSFETS Raspberry Pi
- Command Line
- Python Drivers
- Node Red Nodes
- OpenPLC module
The 8-MOSFETS card is a stackable expansion card for Raspberry Pi. It has four high current channels which can drive 8A/24V loads and four high voltage channels which can drive loads of 2A/240V. Stackable to 8 layers, the card can provide up to 64 solid state outputs to each Raspberry Pi.
The card is compatible with all Raspberry Pi versions from Zero to 4. All stacked cards share the I2C bus using only two of the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pins to manage all eight cards. This feature leaves the remaining 24 GPIOs available for the user.
The 8-MOSFETS card needs 5V to operate and can be powered from Raspberry Pi or from it's own pluggable connector. The card draws about 10mA. If power is applied to the card, no other power supply is needed for the Raspberry Pi.
- Power supply: Pluggable connector
- Power consumption: 10mA
- On board resettable fuse: 3A
- MOSFETS 1-4: 125V, 7.5 mOhm
- MOSFETS 5-8: 250V, 280 mOhm
- Connector ratings: 250V/8A
- MOSFETS gate voltage: 12V
- Four M2.5x18mm male-female brass standoffs
- Four M2.5x5mm brass screws
- Four M2.5 brass nuts
- Plug your 8-MOSFETS card on top of your Raspberry Pi and power up the system using only one 5V/3A power supply.
- Enable I2C communication on Raspberry Pi using raspi-config.
- Install the 8-MOSFETS software from github.com:
- ~$ git clone https://github.com/SequentMicrosystems/8mosind-rpi.git
- ~$ cd /home/pi/8mosind-rpi
- ~/8mosind-rpi$ sudo make install
- ~/8mosind-rpi$ 8mosind -h
This board is fantastic, great for controlling a wide range of loads, trivially easy to interface with, comes with everything you need, scalable and flexible.
It's faster, they pretty much rectified all of the previous shortcomings of the past models, most notably the absolutely crippling front side bus bottleneck (making older versions very... Impractical to say the most). Interface throughput rates make sense now, resources are up, and critical features have been added.