4G LTE Universal IO Module TCG140-4

Universal IO Modules Supplier TCG140-4 | 4G LTE

TCG140-4 stands as a versatile 4G LTE universal IO module. It offers LTE Cat.1 connectivity with a maximum upload speed of up to 5 Mbit. Additionally, the device boasts compatibility with 3G and 2G wireless communication, extending its data connectivity capabilities across a range of networks, including LTE-FDD, DC-HSDPA, HSPA+, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA, EDGE, and GPRS. This extensive network coverage ensures its usability in locations worldwide with cellular network coverage.

While the 4G LTE universal IO module can operate independently, it has been optimized for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The primary communication option for M2M purposes is through the use of HTTP API. The device supports HTTP and HTTPS Post methods with XML or JSON file formats.

The module offers a multitude of analog inputs, supporting both 0 to 10 volts and current loop inputs ranging from 0 to 20mA. Furthermore, it is compatible with the MODBUS RTU interface, enabling seamless integration with various industrial devices, including all Teracom sensors.

The standard analog input ranges, coupled with the MODBUS RTU interface, simplify the integration of this unit into industrial applications.

TCG140-4 is an upgraded version of the popular TCG140, with the main difference being the technology and communication ranges. However, the entire input-output peripherals and digital interfaces remain identical. This makes migrating from the 2G device to the 4G LTE module a straightforward process, particularly in areas where 2G services are being phased out.

Initial device setup is accomplished through an intuitive graphical interface using a standard web browser. Additionally, remote configuration is possible in the field, either through SMS or HTTP API commands. Firmware updates can also be executed over-the-air.

The 4G LTE universal IO module is housed in a robust metal enclosure and includes accessories for DIN-Rail mounting, ensuring durability and ease of installation.

Key Specifications:

  • Versatile multi-band connectivity options.
  • Convenient setup methods via USB, SMS, or HTTP(S) API.
  • Incorporates 2 digital inputs for 'dry contact' operation.
  • Supports up to 8 Teracom 1-Wire sensors.
  • Accommodates up to 8 MODBUS RTU sensors/devices.
  • Features 4 relay outputs with both Normally Open (NO) and Normally Closed (NC) contacts.
  • Offers up to 4 analog inputs within a voltage range of 0 to 10VDC.
  • Supports up to 2 current loop inputs (0-20mA).
  • Utilizes HTTP(S) API commands for flexible control.
  • Periodically sends HTTP/HTTPS Posts with the current status in XML or JSON format.
  • Features a data logger capable of storing up to 70,000 records.
  • Periodically sends HTTP/HTTPS Posts with logger data in CSV format.
  • Sends SMS alarm notifications to a maximum of 5 phone numbers.
  • Delivers email alarm alerts to up to 5 email recipients, with SMTP support featuring TLS encryption.
  • Ready for DIN-rail mounting for easy installation.
  • Facilitates firmware updates via USB or the Internet.

Use Cases:

  • Data logging in pharmaceutical and food manufacturing facilities.
  • Remote environmental monitoring.
  • Efficient management of remote facilities.
  • Remote monitoring of industrial processes.
  • Control of irrigation systems from a distance.
  • Smart city street lighting management systems.

Supported devices

Humidity and temperature sensor with MODBS RTU interface TSH300
MODBUS RTU S0 pulse counterTDI340
Precision temperature sensor with MODBUS RTU interface TST300
Third party MODBS RTU sensors
1-Wire Pt100 transmitterTST200
1-Wire galvanic isolated AC/DC current sensor TSC200
Galvanic isolated voltage sensor with 1-Wire interface TSV200
1-Wire galvanic isolated 0/20mA current loop transmitter TSA200
Humidity and temperature sensor with 1-Wire interface TSH206
Temperature sensor with 1-Wire interface TST103

Technical Properties

  • Physical characteristics
    Dimensions: 158 x 119 x 34 mm
  • Weight: 470 g
  • Mounting: wall and DIN rail
  • Environmental limits
  • Operating temperature: -20 to 55°C
  • Operating temperature for USB setup: 0 to 40°C
  • Storage temperature: -25 to 60°C
  • Ambient Relative Humidity: 5 to 85% (non-condensing)
  • Standards and Certifications
    Safety: EN 62368-1:2014 + EN 62368-1:2014/AC1-3:2015 + EN 62368-1:2014/A11:2017 +
    EN 62368-1:2014/AC:2017-03:2017, EN 62311:2008
    EMC: EN 55032: 2015 + EN 55032: 2015/AC:2016-07 + EN 55032: 2015/A11:2020
    EN 55024: 2010 + EN 55024: 2010/A1:2015
    EN 61000-3-2: 2014
    EN 61000-3-3: 2013 + EN 61000-3-3: 2013/A1:2019
    RFU: EN 301 489-19 V2.1.1, EN 301511 V12.5.1, EN 301 908-1 V11.1.1,
    EN 301 908-13 V11.1.2, EN 301 908-2 V11.1.2, EN 303 413 V1.1.1
  • Green: RoHS
  • Warranty
  • Warranty period: 3 years
  • Power supply
  • Operating voltage range (including -15/+20% according to IEC 62368-1): 10 to 28 VDC
  • Current consumption: 0.37A @ 12VDC
  • Cellular interface
  • Standards: LTE-FDD, WCDMA, EDGE and GPRS
  • TCG140-4E (h2.xx) bands:
    4G LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20
    2G: B3/B8
    TCG140-4G (h2.xx) bands:
    4G LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28/
    3G: B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19
    2G: B2/B3/B5/B8
  • Attention!
  • The device can be used only in networks that support IPV4 addresses (IPV6 is not supported).
    The device exclusively relies on the IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) for SMS functionality.
    We recommend contacting your mobile operator to verify IPv4 and IMS support.
  • SIM card size: Micro
  • Antenna connector: SMA-F
  • Digital inputs
  • Isolation: Non-isolated
  • Type: Dry contact
  • Sampling rate: 10ms
  • Digital filtering time period: 30ms
  • Analog inputs
  • Isolation: Non-isolated
  • Type: Single-ended
  • Resolution: 10 bits
  • Mode (Analog inputs 1 and 2): Voltage
  • Mode (Analog inputs 3 and 4): Voltage / Current (WEB interface selectable)
  • Input Range: 0 to 10 VDC, 0 to 20 mA
  • Accuracy: ±1%
  • Sampling Rate: 500ms per channel (averaged value of 250 samples)
  • Input Impedance: 1 mega-ohm (min.)
  • Built-in resistor for current mode: 410 ohms
  • Relay outputs
  • Type: Form C (N.O. and N.C. contacts)
  • Contact current rating: 3 A @ 24 VDC, 30 VAC (resistive load)
  • Initial insulation resistance: 100 mega-ohms (min.) @ 500 VDC
  • Mechanical endurance: 10 000 000 operations
  • Electrical endurance: 100 000 operations @ 3 A resistive load
  • Contact resistance: 50 milli-ohms max. (initial value)
  • Minimum pulse output: 0.1 Hz at rated load
  • CAUTION: The device does not contain any internal overcurrent protection facilities on the
    relays’ contact lines.
    External fuses or short circuit current limiting circuit breakers, rated to 3 Amps, are to be
    used for overcurrent protection of the connecting lines.
  • Digital sensor interfaces (1-Wire and RS-485)
  • Output voltage: 5.0 ± 0.3 VDC
  • Maximum output current (for both interfaces): 0.2A
  • Internal FLASH memory
  • Endurance: 100 000 cycles (any save command or full scroll (70000 records) of the logger)
  • Lithium battery
  • Type: CR1220
  • Caution! Risk of explosion if the battery is replaced by an incorrect type.