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1 Product Overview

1.1 Introduction

The TS-ENC550 metal enclosure is made to house the TS-5500 Single Board Computer and two PC/104 peripheral boards. The switching power regulator efficiently converts 12-38 VDC to regulated +5 VDC required by the SBC.

1.2 Features and Benefits

  • 12-38 VDC input provides +5VDC to the SBC
  • COM ports adapted to standard 9-pin Sub-D
  • PCMCIA slot in front panel
  • 2 USB ports available at back panel
  • DB25 connector allows 4th COM port or 8 A/D channels or 12 DIO signals to be available at back panel
  • Status LED's for Ethernet ports are visible
  • Power Good LED visible at back panel
  • Reset button recessed into back panel
  • Surge suppression on DC power input
  • Sturdy metallic design reduces noise
  • Dimensions 2-3/8" x 5-3/8" x 7"
  • Related Products

The TS-ENC550 enclosure is designed for the TS-5500 Single Board Computer and two PC/104 peripheral boards.

1.3 Software and Support

  • Free system software and documentation updates available on our web site
  • Free technical support by phone, fax, or email
  • 30-day, money back guarantee on evaluation units
  • One-year, full warranty

2 Installing the Enclosure

2.1 Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) precautions

Before performing any set up or placement procedures, take the precautions outlined in this section.

WARNING: Be sure to take appropriate Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) precautions.
Disconnect the power cable at the rear panel of the enclosure before moving, cabling, or performing any set up procedures.

2.2 Setup and Installation Instructions

Follow these guidelines for safety and maximum product performance:

  • Observe local health and safety requirements and guidelines for manual material handling.
  • Set the enclosure on a level surface with adequate ventilation.
  • Ensure the rubber feet are used for protection and stability on level surfaces.
  • Wall-mount the unit if placement on a level surface is not available, or desired.

2.2.1 Setup Tools

Depending on the placement and cabling of the enclosure, you may need the following tools:

  • Small flat-blade screwdriver
  • Small Phillips screwdriver

2.2.2 Setup Procedure

After locating, setting up, grounding, and cabling the enclosure: 1. Apply power to the unit.
The amber-colored LED on the rear panel should be lit. 2. Monitor COM2 using a terminal emulator to verify that the enclosure is operating properly.

2.2.3 Disconnecting AC Power

1. Unplug the power cord from the power source. 2. Disconnect the power cord from the rear panel of the enclosure.

3 Components

3.1 Standard Headers and Connectors

3.1.1 Front Panel

See Appendix A for a view of the enclosure’s front panel.

3.1.2 Rear Panel

TS Enclosure 550 Rear Panel Connectors

The rear panel of the metal enclosure has four connectors and two additional elements, as indicated in the above view. Identifiers, and a description for each, are listed in the tables below.

Identifier Connector Description
1 Ethernet 0
4 COM1
5 COM2
6 COM3

3.1.3 Additional Elements

Identifier Description
7 12-38VDC and
Power Indicator LED
8 Chassis Grounding Lug
Enclosure TS-ENC550 Ethernet Port 0 Left and Right LEDs highlighted
  • Ethernet: The Ethernet connector is a standard RJ-45 socket. It can be used to connect a standard 10/100 Ethernet cable into the enclosed EPC.
Note: The right side LED above the Ethernet port indicates a 100-Mbit link, while the left side LED indicates network activity. Both LEDs are highlighted red in the above graphic.
Enclosure TS-550 COM1 Port
  • COM 1: COM1 is brought in from the base SBC. This 9-pin SubD connector is industry standard for a PC. The TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, and ground pins are supported for RS-232 communications.

3.2 COM1 9-Pin SubD Outs Table

9-Pin SubD Signal
2 Receive data
3 Transmit data
5 Ground
7 Request to Send
8 Clear to Send
Enclosure TS-550 COM2 Port, Pin 1
  • COM 2: COM2 is brought in from the base SBC. This 9-pin SubD connector is industry standard for a PC. The TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, and ground pins are supported for RS-232 communications.

3.3 COM2 9-Pin SubD Outs Table

9-Pin SubD Signal
2 Receive data
3 Transmit data
5 Ground
7 Request to Send
8 Clear to Send
Enclosure TS-550 COM3 Port, Pin 1 highlighted
  • COM3: COM3 is brought in from the enclosed SBC. This 9-pin SubD connector is industry standard for a PC. The TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, and ground pins are supported for RS-232 communications.
    See the table below for RS-485 operation.

3.4 COM3 9-Pin SubD Outs Table

Duplex RS-485 RS-232 Full Duplex RS-485
9-Pin SubD Signal 9-Pin SubD Signal 9-Pin SubD Signal
1 RX/TX+ 1 1 TX+
2 2 Receive data 2
3 3 Transmit data 3
4 4 4 RX+
5 Ground 5 Ground 5 Ground
6 RX/TX- 6 6 TX-
7 7 Request to Send 7
8 8 Clear to Send 8
9 9 9 RX-

Enclosure TS-ENC550 DI0/ADC/COM4 Port

3.5 DIO/ADC/COM4 25-Pin SubD Outs Table

RS-232 Analog to Digital Digital I/O
25-Pin SubD Signal 25-Pin SubD Signal 25-Pin SubD Signal
2 Transmit data 9 Ground 1 DIO0
3 Receive data 10 AD0 2 DIO1
4 Request To Send 11 AD1 3 DIO2
5 Clear to Send 12 AD2 4 DIO3
6 Data Set Ready 13 AD3 5 DIO4
7 Ground 22 AD4 6 DIO5
8 Data Carrier Detect 23 AD5 7 DIO6
20 Data Terminal Ready 24 AD6 8 DIO7
22 Ring Indicator 25 AD7 14 Ground
15 DIO8
16 DIO9
17 DIO10
18 DIO11
19 DIO12
20 DIO13
21 +5V @ 250mA
  • DIO/ADC/COM4: COM4 for the ENC550 can be connected internally to one of three functions.
  • COM4 RS-232
  • Analog to Digital Converter inputs
  • Digital I/O points

The DIO is a standard feature of all Technologic Systems SBCs. By default the 25-pin connector is plugged into DIO1. If the ADC or COM4 options are purchased, the 25-pin connector is plugged into the purchased option. Only one of the headers on the TS-ENC550 power supply board may be connected at one time. Plugging more than one of the headers in may damage the circuitry.

Enclosure TS-550 12-38 VDC Connector
  • 12-38VDC: The three-pin connector accepts 12-38 VDC of external power to supply power to the board.
Power Indicator Light
  • Power Indicator Light: The amber-colored LED indicator on the rear panel, shown highlighted above in red, is the power LED. It is lit whenever power is applied to the unit.
Chassis Grounding Lug
  • Chassis Grounding Lug: The lug labeled with the chassis ground symbol is used to

ground the chassis (optional).

Note: Connect this to earth ground during installation.

4 Product Specifications

4.1 Dimensions

The TS Enclosure 550 measures 2-3/8" x 5-3/8" x 7"

4.2 Cabling

  • A mating power connector is supplied with the enclosure
  • A null modem cable is available as CB7-05

4.3 Environmental

To ensure optimum product operation you must maintain the operational environmental specifications listed in the table below.

Environmental Specifications Standard Temp Products Extended Temp Products
Ambient Temperature 0 - 60°C
The internal temperature
must not exceed +70°C
Allow for a much greater range.
Note: Refer to your product manual,
or contact Customer Service at
Technologic Systems if the
environmental temperature of the
location is in doubt.
Relative Humidity Not to exceed 90%
Not to exceed 90%

5 Options and Other Features

  • RS-485 is optional on COM1
  • A wall-mounted power supply is available for this product

6 Limited Warranty

Technologic Systems warrants this product to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase.

6.1 Repairs

During this warranty period Technologic Systems will repair or replace the defective unit in accordance with the following process:

A copy of the original invoice must be included when returning the defective unit to Technologic Systems, Inc. at the address below.

6.2 Not Covered

This limited warranty does not cover damages resulting from lighting or other power surges, misuse, abuse, abnormal conditions of operation, or attempts to alter or modify the function of the product.

WARNING: This warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of the defective unit. In no event shall Technologic Systems be liable or responsible for any loss or damages, including but not limited to any lost profits, incidental or consequential damages, loss of business, or anticipatory profits arising from the use or inability to use this product.

6.3 Out-of-Warranty Repairs

Repairs made after the expiration of the warranty period are subject to a repair charge and the cost of return shipping.

Please contact Technologic Systems to arrange for any repair service and to obtain repair charge cost information.

16525 East Laser Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
TEL 480.837.5200
FAX 480.837.5300


7 Regulatory Notices

7.1 FCC Advisory Statement

This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used properly (that is, in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions), may cause interference to radio and television reception. It has been type tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device in accordance with the specifications in Part 15 of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference when operated in a commercial environment. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference, in which case the owner will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

If this equipment does cause interference, which can be determined by turning the unit on and off, the user is encouraged to try the following measures to correct the interference:

Reorient the receiving antenna. Relocate the unit with respect to the receiver. Plug the unit into a different outlet so that the unit and receiver are on different branch circuits. Ensure that mounting screws and connector attachment screws are tightly secured. Ensure that good quality, shielded, and grounded cables are used for all data communications. If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. The following booklets prepared by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may also prove helpful:

How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems (Stock No. 004-000-000345-4) Interface Handbook (Stock No. 004-000-004505-7) These booklets may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.

8 Appendix A: Enclosure Views

Enclosure TS-550 Front-Top View
Enclosure TS-550 Rear Panel View

9 TS-ENC540 Board

TS-ENC550 Board Diagram and Dimensions