The 1762-L24BWA drive is an Allen-Bradley controller module. It is part of the Allen-Bradley 1762 series of drives that are designed and manufactured by Allen-Bradley. This controller module supports 10 digital inputs for 24 Volts DC supply voltage and it supports 4 inputs for a fast 24 Volts DC supply voltage. It can handle 10 relay outputs under normal working conditions. This drive is manufactured for factory and industrial purposes. This drive is a MicroLogix 1200 drive. The controller features 14 units by default with a power supply of 120 or 240 Volts AC voltage when it is connected in the Sink/Source architecture. It has an output current of 1.5 Amps of break current and 15 Amps of make current. The 1762-L24BWA has been manufactured in a compact and small size to fit different industry locations. It can even be fitted in small areas and tight cabinets. The module has dimensions of 3.5 inches in height, 4.33 inches in width, and a length of 3.43 inches. The controller module weighs 2 pounds. The drive can support a maximum load of 1440 VA with easy operation and regulation.
The 1762-L24BWA drive uses a relay output circuit and it has a mechanical relay lifespan of 20,000,000 cycles. The controller produces heat to some extent during its operation. The heat dissipation rate of the drive is 15.6 Watts. The controller module can only be operated with an ambient running temperature between 0 and 55 degrees Celsius. The 1762-L24BWA drive can be mounted in different locations by using a DIN Rail mounting base. The module features the DH485 Modbus RTU slave unit and it follows the ASCII protocols. The drive has been manufactured and tested to meet the EMC directives for electromagnetic compatibility under the Council Directive 89/336/EEC. The drive features the Master control relay for emergency machine shutdown. The 1762-L24BWA drive can be expanded with 1762 Expansion I/O. Remove the power before removing or inserting an expansion I/O module. If the power is still on, an electrical arc may occur and cause personal injury. Electrical arcing can also wear out the contacts on both the module and its connector. Worn contacts may create electrical resistance which may lead to reducing the product’s lifespan and reliability. Be sure also to disconnect the power to the controller system before installing and wiring any device.