This product utilizes a high-performance, low-power USB 2.0 isolator with an operating temperature rated for industrial grade environments. Being able to operate at industrial grade temperatures, the USB-ISOLATOR offers its functionality to a wider range of user applications that many competitors' isolators can't provide.
Careful attention has been paid to isolation design, including extensive keep-out zones and hand-routed circuit paths, as well as component and material selection. Robust EFT, Lightning, and ESD protection at ±20kV on all signal pins (air and contact). See the Isolation specification in user manual for full details.
Our Tru-Iso™ products are designed under IPC-2221B, UL1577, and UL60950-1. The circuit is isolated with a ≥ 300mil gap between all signal and plane layers (upstream to downstream port). These gaps are rated under IPC-2221B at 1500V (upstream to downstream).
Our circuit uses a chip-level high-frequency DC-DC isolator which is rated at 5000Vrms for 1 minute under UL 1577. This isolation component has an over 50 year isolation lifespan even if the isolation voltage potential is in excess of 846 volts AC. Under UL60590-1 the card design meets or exceeds the DC-DC isolator specification.
The USB-ISOLATOR has an LED that indicates the presence of power from the upstream port. It can be powered from the USB upstream host port providing up to 380mA of isolated power to the downstream port. External power can be used if the downstream port needs more current with our optional medical grade external isolated supply. The USB-ISOLATOR uses a smart switch DC jack to automatically switch between upstream power or external power upon insertion of the power supply plug.
The USB-ISOLATOR is designed to be used in rugged industrial environments but is small enough to fit nicely onto any desk or testing station. The module’s enclosure is 2.5" x 3.5" x 1".