CANOpen Monitoring and Power Board
I created the CO-RJ45-PWR so that I can easily monitor my RJ45 CANOpen network and, if needed, provide power to CAN_V+.
Since all of my other adapters provide CAN_V+ connections, I doubt I’ll use that capability often.Â I’ve already used the board several times to investigate CAN buses.
I used this board to try out Phoenix Contact’s PST/PT series of removable terminal blocks.Â The main reason I used them is the pin-strip header makes a great connecting post for grabber-type oscilloscope probes – but if you want to use discrete wires, just plug in the screw terminal socket.
The PT terminal block sockets areÂ very affordable, and some models, including the one I choose, can be mounted in three different positions.
On the down side, the polarized pin-strip isn’t readily available (so be careful when plugging the socket into the header) and the socket is only available with screw terminals (I prefer spring clamp).