today we’ll start a blog-tour around the world to show you industrial applications of UDOO already in use. Every time we will come to know about interesting companies and startups that use UDOO we will showcase them on the UDOO blog. This obviously means that if you are a hardware/software company and you exploit UDOO capabilities with your product you can let us know, so we can make a blog post about it if it’s interesting.
Anyway, let’s quit the chit-chat: here it is HVDP.
What is it?
It is a power source designed in Milan (Italy) that solves a big problem: it guarantees that a hardware product can be fed by power sources used in various countries, regardless of which is the voltage of the used power source.
Let’s say you have a startup based in Berlin that produces a coffee machine like Moka and you are wondering how to feed it with, for example, average Japanese power sources. As you can view by yourself thanks to this practical table sheet, in Japan there is a well-defined plug and voltage standard: 100 V, 50 Hz / 60 Hz. In Germany instead the plug and voltage standard is 230 V,50 Hz. How can you discover if your product may be fed in Japan without burning the board?
HVDP provides a 7″ full color touch screen, controlled by UDOO, on the front panel to output information through an easy graphical interface. On the right of the display you’ll be able to see voltage, current and frequency, and they’re immediately settable.
In left position on the display, voltage and current values in outout to the HVDP are shown – if the HVDP is off these values are obviously set at zero. If you turn the device on, the values of current and voltage will be shown on the left. Depending on the load connected in output, one of the values, voltage or current, shown on the right of the display will be reached
– the set voltage will be reached if the current, for the connected load, is less than the current value set. In this case the HVDP works as a voltage generator
– the set current will be reached if the voltage, for the connected load, is less than the voltage value set. In this case the HVDP works as a current generator.
You can get a closer look by taking a look at these photo:
The UDOO moreover is used as a web server to control HVDP remotely, HVDP can be easily remote controlled: an ethernet network, cabled or wireless, is enough to accomplish this task. No need to install any program, just use your preferred browser on your PC, tabled or smart phone.
On the web page displayed in your device, you will see something very similar to the panel of the HVDP, in order to simplify the HVDP management. Voltage, current and frequency can be easily set. Also the output voltage and current are displayed with their wave forms.
It also talks in CAN Bus with the internal power sources through a custom shield made by the same company.
The OS is a minimal version of the ones available on our website in the Downloads section. The whole graphic interface is made out of Qt.
P.S.: do you want more information about HVDP? Visit the website!
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