Description

The Trigger Accessory with blunt-cut wire is a connector with a 2 meter wire that can be used to interface to trigger and control equipment when using the PixeLINK PL-B Machine Vision Cameras.  It consists of a nine-pin micro-d cable receptacle connected by a 2-meter cable.   The pin positions are shown in Figure 1 below.



Pin Assignment

Pin Wire ColorPin NameFunctionComments 
1
Red
POWER
(Firewire
camera only)

Firewire cable power,
8-30 VDC (typically 12 V)

Maximum current available from
this pin is 250 mA.

2
Red
POWER
(USB2
camera only)

+5.5 VDC
(internally generated by camera).

Maximum current available from
this pin is 50 mA.

3
Orange
GP2+
Positive terminal
of optically isolated
General Purpose output 2.

Optical isolator open collector output.
 Provides current sink to pin 3
when GP2 is active.
Also see GPO notes below chart.

4
Blue
GP2-
Negative terminal
of optically isolated
General Purpose Output 2.

Optical isolator emitter output.
Typically connected externally
to pin 9 (Ground).
5
Brown
GP1+
Positive terminal
of optically isolated
General Purpose Output 1.

Optical isolator open collector output.
Provides current sink to pin 5
when GP1 is active.
Also see GPO notes below chart.

6
Yellow
GP1-
Negative terminal
of optically isolated
General Purpose Output 1

Optical isolator emitter output.
Typically connected externally
to pin 9 (Ground).

7
Black
TRIGGER+
Positive terminal
of optically isolated
trigger input.

See trigger notes below chart.
8
White
TRIGGER-
Negative terminal
of optically isolated
trigger input.

See trigger notes below chart.
9
--
(no connection)
(not used)

10
Green
GROUND
Logic and chassis ground.