This device is a USB-controlled watchdog timer. When installed across a DC power cable, it can cut and restore the power whenever the control application fails to contact it.
The typical application is to power-cycle a crashed computer. As long as the control application running on the the computer contacts the device on a regular basis, the power stays on. If, for some reason, the application stops contacting the device, the power is cut for a short time. This causes the computer to reboot.
The integration of this watchdog into existing solutions is easy, thanks to the fact that it does not require any device driver. The watchdog timer can be reset either using a command line, or using a simple function call to the Yoctopuce library. The Yoctopuce library is available in for most programming languages, in source code form.
You can also use this device as a cheap solid-state relay. Please note that this device is not isolated: the output and the USB share the same ground.
USB cables and enclosures to be ordered separately.
Max current (Cont.):4A
Max working voltage:12V
Protection class, according to IEC 61140:class III
Normal operating temperature:5...40Ðƒ
Extended operating temperature1:-30...85Ðƒ
Supported Operating Systems:Windows (PC + IoT), Linux (Intel + ARM), macOS, Android
Drivers:Driverless, no driver needed
API / SDK / Libraries:C++ Obj-C C# VB.NET UWP Delphi Python Java Android LabVIEW
RoHS compliance:RoHS III (2011/65/UE+2015/863)
Harmonized tariff code:9032.9000
1 The extended temperature range is defined based on components specifications and has been tested during a limited duration (1h). When using the device in harsh environments for a long period of time, we strongly advise to run extensive tests before going to production.
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|Most recent firmware||44334 (03/19/2021)|
|Programming libraries||44175 (03/12/2021)|
|Command line API||44175 (03/12/2021)|
|VirtualHub application||44029 (02/26/2021)|
- Brand: Yoctopuce
- Product Code: WDOGDC01