Chapter 16 - Digital I/O and PSL Configuration
ASSIGNING THE OUTPUT RELAYS
Relay contact action is controlled using the PSL. DDB signals are mapped in the PSL and drive the output relays.
The driving of an output relay is controlled by means of a relay output conditioner. Several choices are available for
how output relay contacts are conditioned. For example, you can choose whether operation of an output relay
contact is latched, has delay on pick-up, or has a delay on drop-off. You make this choice in the Contact
Properties window associated with the output relay conditioner.
To map an output relay in the PSL you should use the Contact Conditioner button in the toolbar to import it. You
then condition it according to your needs. The output of the conditioner respects the attributes you have assigned.
The toolbar button for a Contact Conditioner looks like this:
The PSL contribution that it delivers looks like this:
Contact Conditioners are only available if they have not all been used. In some default PSL schemes, all Contact Conditioners
might have been used. If that is the case, and you want to use them for something else, you will need to re-assign them.
On the toolbar there is another button associated with the relay outputs. The button looks like this:
This is the "Contact Signal" button. It allows you to put replica instances of a conditioned output relay into the PSL,
preventing you having to make cross-page connections which might detract from the clarity of the scheme.