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Amplifier, M8 Connector, Expansion unit, NPN LV-N12CN

LV-N12CN - Amplifier, M8 Connector, Expansion unit, NPN

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1 output




M8 connector

Main/Expansion unit

Expansion unit


Control outputs

1 output

External input

1 input

Monitor output


Output selection

LIGHT-ON/DARK-ON (switch-selectable)

Timer function

Timer OFF/OFF-delay timer/ON-delay timer/One-shot timer,
Timer duration selectable: 1 ms to 9,999 ms,
Maximum error against the setting value: ±10% max.

Control outputs

NPN open collector 30 V, Residual voltage 1 V or less (Output current: 10 mA or less) / 2 V or less (Output current: 10 to 100 mA)
(Stand-alone) 1 output max: 100 mA or less, 2 output total: 100 mA or less
(Multiple connections) 1 output max: 20 mA or less

Response time

80 µs (HIGH SPEED)/250 µs (FINE)/500 µs (TURBO)/1 ms (SUPER)/4 ms (ULTRA)/16 ms (MEGA) *1

Monitor output


External input

Input time 2 ms (ON)/20 ms (OFF) or more*2

Number of interference
prevention units

Connected to other than LV-S31: 0 for HIGH SPEED; 2 for FINE/TURBO/SUPER; 4 for ULTRA/MEGA,
Connected to LV-S31: 2 for FINE; 4 for TURBO/SUPER/ULTRA/MEGA*3

Case size

H 32.6 mm 1.28" × W 9.8 mm 0.39" × L 78.7 mm 3.1"

Unit expansion

Up to 17 units can be connected in total (two-output type is treated as two units)

Protection circuit

Reverse polarity protection, Over-current protection, Surge absorber


Power voltage

24 VDC (operating voltage 10 to 30 VDC (with ripple)), Ripple (P-P) 10 % or less, Class 2 or LPS*4*5


Normal: 830 mW or less (at 30 V. 30 mA at 24 V, 56 mA or less at 12 V)*6
Eco on mode: 710 mW or less (at 30 V. 26 mA at 24 V, 48 mA or less at 12 V)*6
Eco Full mode: 550 mW or less (at 30 V. 21 mA at 24 V, 40 mA or less at 12 V)

Environmental resistance

Ambient temperature

-20 to +55 °C -4 to 131 °F (No freezing)*8

Relative humidity

35 to 85 % RH (No condensation)

Vibration resistance

10 to 55 Hz, Double amplitude 1.5 mm 0.06", 2 hours in each of the X, Y, and Z directions

Shock resistance

500 m/s2, 3 times in each of the X, Y, and Z directions





Main unit and cover material: Polycarbonate


Approx. 20 g

*1 80 µs cannot be selected when the LV-S31/S62/S63 is connected
*2 Input time is 25 ms (ON)/25 ms (OFF) when external calibration time is selected.
*3 These numbers double when "DOUBLE" is selected.
*4 Use with the over current protection device which is rated 30 V or more and not more than 1 A.
*5 To connect more than 9 units, the power voltage must be 20 V or more.
*6 Increases 30 mW (1 mA) for HIGH SPEED mode.
*7 It increases by 15% when connected to the LV-NH100/NH110/NH300. It does not include the power consumption of the load.
Power consumption when expansion units are connected is the total power consumption of each amplifier unit. Example: When one main unit (LV-N11N) is connected to 2 expansion units (LV-N12N) and they are used with LV-NH100 heads in HIGH SPEED mode.
(1.15 × 860 mW × 1) + (1.15 × 860 mW × 2) = 2967 mW max.
*8 If more than one unit is used together, the ambient temperature varies with the conditions below. Mount the units on the DIN rail with mounting brackets and check that the output current is 20 mA or less for a unit.
One or two more units connected: -20 to +55 °C -4 to 131 °F; 3 to 10 more units connected: -20 to +50 °C -4 to 122 °F; 11 to 16 more units connected: -20 to +45 °C -4 to 113 °F. When using 2-outputs, one unit is counted as two units.

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