What do I need to power a Strike module?
Our Strike family of modules is designed to run off of a 12VDC (nominal) power supply, but can operate at any voltage in the range of 11 – 24VDC. A Strike I module consumes a maximum of 6W, so the power supply should be sized accordingly. For a Strike II module, the power supply wattage should be doubled. A 5VDC logic input is also required to enable the UV-LED on-demand. Please refer to the specs of the Strike modules which can be found here (https://acuvatech.com/embedded-technology)

What is the voltage range required to operate a Strike module?
The Strike family of modules has been designed to run off of a DC power supply in the range of 11 – 24VDC. Please refer to the specs of the Strike modules which can be found here (https://acuvatech.com/embedded-technology)

What is the minimum voltage required to operate a Strike module?
The Strike family of modules has been designed to run off of a DC power supply with an input voltage no lower than 11VDC. Please refer to the specs of the Strike modules which can be found here (https://acuvatech.com/embedded-technology)

What is the output power required from the power supply?
A Strike I family of modules consume a maximum of 6W, so the power supply should be sized accordingly. For the Strike II family of modules, the power supply wattage should be doubled. Please refer to the specs of the Strike modules which can be found here (https://acuvatech.com/embedded-technology)

What if I only have AC power available?
You can purchase an AC/DC power brick which has the correct input voltage/frequency specifications for your country of origin, and with the output voltage/power requirements mentioned in this document. Please refer to the specs of the Strike modules which can be found here (https://acuvatech.com/embedded-technology)

What if I do not have a logic 5VDC to enable the UV-LED?
You can purchase a simple analog control board from Acuva Technologies. The control board has been designed for a 12VDC (+/- 10%) [nominal] input, and has two connectors to accommodate the Strike II family of modules as well as the Strike I family. It also has an input connector for a flow switch, toggle/rocker/slide switch, or relay which can be used to activate the UV-LED. Alternatively, a jumper can be installed in place of the input switch, and the module can be switched on and off by switching the supply voltage to the control board.

What is the voltage range required for the 5VDC enable signal?
The enable signal needs to be between 2.5VDC and 5VDC to turn on the UV-LED. The absolute maximum voltage rating of the enable signal is 5.5VDC. The enable signal need to be 0.2VDC or less to turn off the UV-LED. Please refer to the specs of the Strike modules which can be found here (https://acuvatech.com/embedded-technology)

What is the minimum logic voltage required for the enable signal?
The enable signal needs to be at least 2.5VDC to turn on the UV-LED. A voltage of 0VDC turns off the LED. Please refer to the specs of the Strike modules which can be found here (https://acuvatech.com/embedded-technology)

What is the maximum logic voltage required for the enable signal?
The enable signal needs to be no greater than 5VDC to turn on the UV-LED. The absolute maximum that the enable can tolerate is 5.5VDC. A voltage no greater than 0.2VDC turns off the UV-LED. Please refer to the specs of the Strike modules which can be found here (https://acuvatech.com/embedded-technology)

What is the blue wire for?
The blue “indicator” wire is intended to indicate the health of the module. When the module is off or malfunctioning, an open-collector output drives this signal to ground (i.e. low, or 0VDC). When the module is on and healthy, a pull-up resistor pulls this signal up to the input [supply] voltage (i.e. 11 – 24VDC, depending upon the input voltage of the selected power supply).

What do I need to do with the indicator signal?
You do not need to do anything with the signal, if you do not care to use it. But this signal can be used as feedback to a microcontroller system, or to simply drive an LED to indicate the status of the health of a Strike module. The analog control board uses the indicator signal to drive signals on a number of connectors which can be tied into status LEDs, or a buzzer for audible fault indication.

Is the indicator signal compatible with TTL/CMOS logic?
No. For more information on the nature of this signal, see the above response for the question “What is the blue wire for?

Is the enable signal compatible with TTL/CMOS logic?
Yes. See the above response to the question “What is the voltage range required for the 5VDC enable signal?”

What type of signal is the enable?
The enable signal is intended to be driven by a TTL/CMOS logic level. For more information on the requirements for this signal, see the above response to the question “What is the voltage range required for the 5VDC enable signal?”

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