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  • Published in issue 4/2006 on page 0
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RS232 Controlled Switch

Design Tip

RS232 Controlled Switch
If you want to apply computer control to a solenoid valve or another DC load there is no need to start looking for an expensive measurement card. If just one ‘control channel’ is required, a power transistor on the PC interface can do the job equally well and at much lower cost. The example shown here employs the RS232 serial interface.
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