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Tower Lamp Project (Advise to me)

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  1. champasit

    champasit

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    Dear all

    My project have to check the status of machine tower lamp,
    connect to PC for monitoring.

    please advise to me how to do.


    IT's have Equipment for support or not?


    Thank you
    Champasit from Thailand

    Lamp.PNG
     
  2. KMoffett

    KMoffett

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    What is a "machine tower lamp"?

    Ken
     
  3. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    If those lights are powered by 24V, then perhaps the easiest way is to use that 24V (with an appropriate series resistance) to turn on an optocoupler.

    The output of the optocoupler can be used to generate a logic level which is interfaced to your PC by any one of many methods. You could use a parallel port (hard to find these days) or some form of USB data logger, or roll your own using one of the many USB connected microcontroller development boards (arduino is one).
     
  4. CDRIVE

    CDRIVE Hauling 10' pipe on a Trek Shift3

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    You could use a serial port or USB/Serial dongle too.

    Chris
     
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