4/8-ch High Speed Counter Module
  • Supports multiple operating modes: (1) Up mode (2) Up/Down mode (3) Pulse/Direction mode (4) A/B Phase mode (5) Frequency mode
  • 4 or 8 counter channels depends on operating modes
  • 32-bit counter range with 1 bit overflow/underflow
  • 1 MHz counter frequency
  • 4 digital input channels with counter gate functionality
  • 4 digital output channels with counter alarm output functionality
  • Over voltage, short circuit and thermal protection design
  • 2500 VDC isolation protection (between channels and backplane)
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Advantech’s APAX-5080 Counter Module features up to eight channels and hot-swappable functionality. With its 4/8 counter channels, the APAX-5080 is capable of simultaneously taking counts from multiple sources using any of its five operating modes ( UP, UP/Down, Frequency, Pulse/Direction, and A/B Phase modes), therefore saving hardware installation costs and having greater scalability. The flexibility of the APAX-5080 is enhanced with the additional benefit of four DI counter gates to define when a counter is enabled, and four DO alarm output channels triggered by a specific counter value; so that the APAX-5080 can be configured to send an alarm message when certain criteria are met.


Part Number APAX-5080-AE
Digital Input/Output DI/O Channels 12 x DI (Sink/Source)
12 x DO (Sink)
Over Voltage
(DI channels)
Rated Current DI: 3 mA
DO: 0.5 A
Rated Load Voltage 24 VDC
Short Circuit
Yes (DO channels)
Thermal Shutdown Protection Yes (DO channels)
General Description 24-ch DI/O Modules