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Laser Show Systems - Pinouts

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Tropel single channel scan amp card

Tropel scan amp diagram
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Card edge connector pinout and controls on the Tropel single channel scan amp. This amp is a 'clone' of the GS amplifier and is found in the used/surplus market. This is NOT an official Tropel document - for the latest info, contact Tropel directly.

 

Card edge connector

Tropel Amp Pinouts (Revision B - 44 pin edge card connector).

  • Letters go from Z to A from left to right with the component side UP and the edge connector toward you.
  • Numbers go from 1 to 22 from left to right with the component side DOWN and the edge connector toward you.

Pins not listed can be presumed to have no connection.

Pin Number Signal description
A, B and Z Power ground
3 Position Sensor minus (-)
4 Position Sensor plus (+)
8 Position Sensor - Ground
6 Position Sensor Power
18 Signal Input
N External Offset Input (leave open if not used)
M Servo error output for testing (oscilloscope tuning)
5 Position error output for testing (oscilloscope tuning)
17 Velocity error output for testing (oscilloscope tuning)
11 Galvo coil Output (high side or positive)
L Galvo coil Return (low side or negative)
A +20 VDC Power Input
20 -20 VDC Power Input
   

NOTES

1/ Connect Galvo AGC lead to position sensor ground. Note on some cards position sensor ground is not connected, connect instead to normal ground.

2/ Fuse one and fuse two are 2A long AGC type.

 

CONTROLS

Trimmer controls, going from edge of card towards heatsink (L to R) viewed from the component side.

1 Damping control
2 Gain control (input attenuation - image size control)
3 Offset control
4 Servo control

 

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