RIM SS2 Signal Splitter

RIM SS2 Signal Splitter

 RIM SS2 Signal Splitter
RIM Tach 1250

Quick Specs...

  • Eliminates the need for two encoders
  • Routes signals to multiple locations, repeats and amplifies
  • Provides two independent, isolated 5-26 VDC line driver outputs
  • Compatible with virtually all incremental encoders

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Overview / Design Principle:

The RIM SS2 Signal Splitter will accept 4-26 VDC signals and provide two independent and completely isolated line driver outputs of 5-26 VDC based on user defined voltage levels. Its optically isolated inputs accept quadrature or single channel inputs, with or without their complements, from differential line drivers, open collector, and even from proximity probes. The Signal Splitter also has the ability to repeat and amplify signals.

Each output of the Signal Splitter is user definable from 5 to 26 VDC. In addition to short circuit protection, outputs are ESD protected according to MIL-STD-883. Each connector of the Signal Splitter is equipped with two positions for +VCC and common, as well as two extra field accessible tie points, making power supply connections simple and quick. Capable of driving the output signal up to 26 VDC, the Signal Splitter will also function with either output disconnected.

Features and Benefits:

  • Eliminates the expense and maintenance of two separate encoders
  • Optically isolated outputs can be sent to a motor drive and a display at the same time
  • Compatible with virtually every incremental digital encoder
  • Combats long distance and electrical interference problems


The NorthStar brand RIM SS2 Signal Splitter isolates and duplicates encoder outputs, It is designed to route one encoder’s signals to multiple, isolated

Standard Operating Characteristics
Input Signal: 2 or 3 channel quadrature signal, sine or square wave, open collector, differential, or single ended line driver

Input Signal Voltage: 4 - 26 VDC
Input Signal Current: 2.2 mA minimum, 3.5 mA typical
Input Impedance: Optically isolated, 1 kOhm at 4V, 6.8 kOhms at 24V typical. Current limited.
Frequency Range: 0 - 120 kHz
Output Signal: Two independent, isolated line driver output sets (A/A, B/B)
Supply Voltage: 5 - 26 VDC
Output Current: 150 mA (maximum per channel)
Wire Gauge Accepted: 26 -16 AWG
Output Protection: ESD to MIL-STD-883 and short circuit protected

Enclosure Material: PVC
Mounting Options: DIN 32 or 35

Operating Temperature Range: 0°C to 50°C
Storage Temperature Range: -20°C to 70°C
Operational Humidity: 98% non-condensing
Shock (Sensor Module): 1 meter drop test, 30 G’s Min
Vibration: 18 G’s @ 5-2000 Hz spectrum

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