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Craig_H

Add "Power Up Delay DIP Switch" to PXI Power Supply Shuttle

Dear NI, please consider a future hardware feature addition:

 

Add a "Power Up Delay DIP Switch" to the back of the PXI Power Supply Shuttle.

 

It would allow end users to reliably sequence the powering-up of multi PXI chassis solutions. It could also be handy to sequence any other boot-order sensitive equipment in the rack or subsystem. This would also be a world-voltage solution since this capability already exists in the power shuttle. We are seeing the need for more input-voltage-agnostic solutions. I'm sure you are too.

 

It might offer time delay choices of 1,2,4,8,16 seconds, etc.

 

We run into this problem on every multi-chassis integration. We have solved it several ways in the past like: human procedure (error prone), sequencing power strips ($$$ and not world-voltage capable), custom time-delay relays ($$$).

 

Imagine never having your downstream chassis(s) disappear. Or worse yet, having them show up in MAX, but act strangely because of not enough delay time between boots.

 

Thanks for reading this, and consider tossing me a Kudos!

 

 

3 Comments
Dennis_Knutson
Knight of NI

This has nothing to do with LabVIEW. You should have posted to the Data Acquisition Idea Exchange.

Craig_H
Member

This has nothing to do with LabVIEW. You should have posted to the Data Acquisition Idea Exchange.

 

I agree. Any way for me to move it?

JordanG
NI Employee (retired)