2-channel digital output terminal 24…72 V DC with overexcitation, multi-timestamping EL2212
Error B
Warning B
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Error A 
Warning A 
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Power contact
+24…72 V DC
Power contact 0 V
Power contact PE
+24…72 V DC
0 V
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EL2212 | 2-channel digital output terminal 24…72 V DC with overexcitation, multi-timestamping

The EL2212 digital output terminal connects the binary control signals from the automation unit on to the actuators at the process level with electrical isolation. With multi-timestamping as many events can be read per channel in each EtherCAT cycle, as were pre-loaded in the internal buffer.

The EL2212 supports particularly fast switching of inductive loads, such as valves or relays. 24…72 V supplies are connected to the power contacts and passed through to the load when switched on. After an adjustable waiting period the terminal begins to control the current channel-wise in order to protect the load. The switch-off process is also accelerated considerably by the pole reversal of the voltage. Both channels can be activated independently of each other.

Technical data EL2212 | ES2212
Connection technology 4-wire
Number of outputs 2
Nominal voltage 24…72 V DC (-15 %/+0 %)
Load type inductive > 1 mH
Precision of timestamp in the terminal 10 ns
Resolution timestamp 1 ns
Distributed clocks yes
Distributed clock precision << 1 µs
Max. output current peak current: max. 10 A per channel,
holding current: 0.2…2.5 A per channel
Output stage full bridge (push-pull)
Short-circuit current typ. 12 A
Reverse voltage protection
Switching times without distributed clocks: typ. TON/TOFF 20 µs,
with distributed clocks: typ. TON/TOFF < 1 µs via internal compensation
Current consumption E-bus typ. 120 mA
Electrical isolation 500 V (E-bus/field potential)
Current consumption power contacts load-dependent
Configuration via TwinCAT System Manager
Special features Multi-timestamping, current-controlled outputs can be connected in high-resistance mode.
Weight approx. 50 g
Operating/storage temperature 0…+55 °C/-25…+85 °C
Relative humidity 95 %, no condensation
Vibration/shock resistance conforms to EN 60068-2-6/EN 60068-2-27
EMC immunity/emission conforms to EN 61000-6-2/EN 61000-6-4
Protect. class/installation pos. IP 20/variable
Pluggable wiring for all ESxxxx terminals
Approvals/markings CE
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