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 
Color
Pin Name
Function
Comments
1
Black
POWER
(Firewire
camera only)

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

Maximum current available from
this pin is 250 mA.

1
Black
Power
(USB2
camera only).

+5.5 VDC
(internally generated by camera).

Maximum current available from
this pin is 50 mA.

2
Brown
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.

3
Red
GP2-
Negative terminal
of optically isolated
General Purpose Output 2

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

4
Orange
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.

5
Yellow
GP1-
Negative terminal
of optically isolated
General Purpose Output 1

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

6
GreenTRIGGER+
Positive terminal
of optically isolated
trigger input.

See Trigger notes below chart.
7
Blue
TRIGGER-Negative terminal
of optically isolated
trigger input.

See trigger notes below chart.
8
Violet
(no connection)(not used)

9
Grey
GROUND
Logic and chassis ground.