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About this project

Why DinRPi?

The Raspberry Pi is a great platform for electronics projects. But most projects need some IOs and communication ports for controlling and communicating with other devices. A power supply is indispensable for any project. All these features are integrated in the DinRPi. 

In more the detail the DinRPi includes:

  • Integrated 5V/1A or 5V/2A power supply powered by 100-240V~ 50/60Hz
  • Four optocoupled inputs
  • Four optocoupled IOs - flexibly configurable as input, open collector output or open emitter output
  • RS232 or RS485 transceiver routed to the Raspberry Pi's serial port by software
  • A prototyping area 28x30mm
  • Space for an expansion board 102x64mm
  • Mountable on 35mm DIN rail or direct on wall

The DinRPi can be used for most Raspberry Pi projects especially when you want to install your project on a 35mm DIN Rail.

DinRPi overview

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Datasheet

The datasheet can be found at:

http://www.dinrpi.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Datenblatt-V1.0.pdf

IO Configuration

The configuration of the four IOs can be managed by placing the optocouplers in the desired position (see figure below).

Configuring the IOs - just place the optocoupler in the right position!
Configuring the IOs - just place the optocoupler in the right position!

Communication

The DinRPi has one RS232 and RS485 transceiver onboard, the routing to Raspberry Pi's serial port can be configured in the software.

The DinRPi's functions can be extended using your own expnasion board which can be connected to the onboard expansion header. You can use several GPIOs, powersupply, SPI, etc.

Available Versions

There are two different versions of the DinRPi available:

  • The DinRPi 5W including 5V/1A power supply, which works with Raspberry Pi 1 Model B and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.
  • The DinRPi 10W has a more powerful 5V/2A power supply. This version should be used for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and if you want to supply further external components and devices (e.g. UMTS sticks, etc.).

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Shipping

Worldwide shipping is possible! If your country is not listed please let me know and we will find a solution.

Possible DinRPi applications

DinRPi used for home automation
DinRPi used for home automation

 

Energymeter datalogger - DinRPi is able to read up to 16 S0 interfaces
Energymeter datalogger - DinRPi is able to read up to 16 S0 interfaces

 

Risks and challenges

To minimize project risks we have built and tested a limited quantity of DinRpi enclosures that we are using ourselves for about one year. We have tested the DinRpi in temperatures from -20°C to +35°C and it is working great and we really can't wait to get it into your hands.

We have manufacturing partner located in the EU, but there is always the risk that unforeseen obstacles may get in the way. If an issue does arise that will slow down production or shipment of your order, we will let you, our backers know immediately.

Please note: Backers will be responsible for any custom fees, duties, import taxes or any special delivery fees administrated by your government. These are not included in the shipping cost.

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