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el berto
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GPIO for remote installations, why not?

Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:40 pm

A lot of users install RB devices on remote sites, often connected to other devices.
To manage troubles I use external remote controllers (usually GSM controller or LAN controller) with relays to reset devices when it faults.
RouterOS allow me to make also complicated scripts, but why not provide a GPIO port (4-5 digital output/input pins) to allow remote devices management?
 
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Re: GPIO for remote installations, why not?

Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:52 am

why not provide a GPIO port (4-5 digital output/input pins) to allow remote devices management?
You could attach a device like the Ocean Controls "Relayduino USB/RS-485 IO Module" via USB to a suitably equipped router. https://oceancontrols.com.au/KTA-223.html If you also equip it with an ethernet interface you will have 2 ports of contact with it.
 
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Re: GPIO for remote installations, why not?

Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:45 am

You can use an arduino with ethernet shield to control any device through digital/analog pins with a web control pannel.
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Re: GPIO for remote installations, why not?

Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:29 pm

Of course, I already do something similar, but this is what MikroTik is missing to become the "perfect" device.
 
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Re: GPIO for remote installations, why not?

Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:36 am

user led can be used as gpio. just be sure to not draw current beyond what the led does.
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Re: GPIO for remote installations, why not?

Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:10 am

Yup, GPIO would be cool.

I've been meaning to find some time to try and see if I can hook something like a Digistump up to a RB's USB port.
http://digistump.com/products/1

Would give 4 controllable IO, that could have some otherwise basic logic via Arduino. The Digistump's also have small shields which could facilitate expansion.

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Re: GPIO for remote installations, why not?

Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:06 pm

I power my Routerboards from a battery backed power supply that has dry relay contacts for AC and low battery. I was planning on using the serial port lines DTR/DSR and RTS/CTS to monitor those inputs until I realized that those lines don't exits on the serial port.

I'm wondering if either of these USB devices would work. More specifically if the driver would load.

USB IO Board Stick
https://electronics-diy.com/product_details.php?pid=756

MCU FT232H High-Speed Multifunction USB to JTAG UART/ FIFO SPI/ I2C Module CE
https://www.amazon.com/CJMCU-FT232H-Hig ... B077W76L7C
 
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Re: GPIO for remote installations, why not?

Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:13 am

I used the adtran ta 5000 alarms inputs for our central offices for a while. Every thunderstorm we would loose a backplane or strange stuff would happen in the adtran network. We now use moxa dio and isolate with a fiber link.

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