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Products: AO-8, AO-V-8, Automation Server, DI-16, DO-FA-12, DO-FC-8, AS-P, PS-24V, RTD-DI-16, UI-16, UI-8/AO-4, UI-8/AO-V-4, UI-8/DO-FC-4
Functionalities: Central IO , Hardware
Product version: 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1
5/18/2018

I/O Bus Parts

The I/O bus consists of the following parts:

  • Power bus

  • Address bus

  • Communication bus

 
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I/O bus parts

Power bus

The power bus distributes 24 VDC power from the power supply to the SmartX server and the I/O modules. The SmartX server can be either a SmartX AS-P server or an Automation Server.

Use the power budget to calculate the maximum number of devices that the power supply can supply. If more devices are used, additional power supplies must be added to the I/O bus.

For more information, see Power Budget .

Address bus

The address bus is used to pass the address from the terminal base backplane to the electronics module that is installed on the terminal base to the next terminal base on the I/O bus. Typically, the physical position (address) of the devices on the I/O bus should match the module IDs in the EcoStruxure Building Operation software. For more information, see Device Addressing .

Electronics Module

Physical Position Number

EcoStruxure Building Operation Module ID

Power Supply

1

Number is hidden in WorkStation

SmartX AS-P server or Automation Server

2

Number is hidden in WorkStation

I/O module

3

3

I/O module

n

n <=32

Communication bus

The communication bus enables serial (RS-485) communication between the SmartX server and the I/O modules. The SmartX server can be either a SmartX AS-P server or an Automation Server. The SmartX server controls and supervises the communication on the communication bus. The I/O modules also monitor their communication status. When a new I/O module is configured and connected to the I/O bus, the SmartX server automatically detects the new I/O module.

Note:

All the buses use a common ground, which is connected to the signal return paths with terminals called "RET". The signal return path is also called signal ground.

  • Terminal Bases
  • I/O Bus
  • I/O Bus Restrictions
  • Device Addressing
  • Backplane Board
  • Power Budget
  • Configuring an I/O Module