Advantech USB-5830 USB 3.0 Digital I/O Module

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The USB-5800 series are industrial isolated digital input and output USB 3.0 I/O modules. Its compact size and DIN-rail mount kit can install easily in a cabinet. Built in USB hub can support daisy chain topology. Euro type pluggable terminal blocks and LED indicator help users to maintain and set up their system. All digital input and digital output channels are protected by 2,500 VDC isolation.


The USB-5800 Series modules include:

  • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connectivity
  • DIN rail module mounting
  • Supports Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Free download of DAQNavi configuration, driver, and utility software

The USB-5800 Series also includes these features on the face of the modules:

  • 2 USB ports with thumb screw secured USB connectors
  • A built in USB hub which supports daisy chain USB connection
  • 8 to 32 channels of digital output

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  • 8 to 32 channels of digital input (30 VDC maximum, 100 µs fast opto-isolation)
  • 2,500 VDC isolation on all I/O channels
  • Pluggable Euro style cage clamp I/O connectors
  • Redundant power supply connection (10-30 VDC)
  • LED power, communication status, and I/O status indicators

The USB-5830 has 16 inputs and 16 transistor outputs.Additional Information,prepare,unpack,make,test,&run_with_USB-5830.mp4

Important Dates

Enrollment Begin: May 3 1018

Enrollment Ends: Jun 11 2018

RoadTesters Selected: June 29 2018

Product Shipped: July 2 2018

RoadTesting Begins: July 9 2018

Reminder/Update Email: Aug 9 2018

Submit Reviews By: Sept 9 2018


*The element14 RoadTest Staff will send this reminder/update email.

**If a RoadTester is unable to meet the deadline, please notify the RoadTest Program Lead, , as soon as possible before the deadline.


The following applicants have been selected as official roadtesters:


Terms and conditions


Terms and Conditions

These are the terms and conditions which govern the Advantech USB-5830 USB 3.0 Digital I/O Module RoadTest contest. This Contest requires participants to submit an application indicating their previous experience with this type of equipment/component, information on what they would do to test the equipment/component, and the applicant’s desire to post a thorough review of their experience with images, photos, or other supplemental materials. Participants will be required to meet the Conditions for Participation.  The winners of this RoadTest will receive the item(s) listed below. RoadTest Reviews are due no later than 60 days after the receipt of the item(s). No other prizes are offered.

The Principal terms of the Competition:

The following words and phrases are used in these terms and conditions and have the meanings given to them below.

Advantech USB-5830 USB 3.0 Digital I/O Module

(RoadTest or Contest)

Key dates:

Applications Close: midnight (GMT) on June 11 2018

Announcement of Winner (estimated): June 29 2018 2018


Prize: Advantech USB-5830 USB 3.0 Digital I/O Module

Additional Prizes: none

Competition Site:

Site or element14 Community:

Judges: members of the element14 community team chosen at the Organiser’s discretion.

Judging Criteria, All of the following which will have equal weighting:

· Demonstrated competence with the technologies including links or descriptions of past projects

· Qualifications as indicated by current job role and/or schooling/vocational training;

· A thorough description of how the prize would be tested;

· Likelihood that the Applicant will blog about the prize and provide a review on;

· Originality;

· Innovation.

Organiser: Premier Farnell plc (registered in England and Wales under company number 876412) whose registered office is at Farnell House, Forge Lane, Leeds, UK

Conditions for Qualification: in addition to meeting the requirements of these terms, all persons applying to take part in the Contest (each one an Applicant) must:

· Provide a RoadTest application describing what he/she would do if awarded the Prize including similar previous projects, product experience and qualifications

Terms: these terms and conditions which govern the Competition and to which the Organiser reserves the right to make changes from time to time and the latest version of these Terms from time to time will be posted to the Site.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Applications:
  3. Selecting Winners:
  4. Liability:
  5. General:

1.1 Save as set out in these Terms, the Contest is open to any natural or legal person, firm or company or group of natural persons or unincorporated body.

1.2 All Applicants must be aged at least 18 at the time of their application.

1.3 Applicants must not enter the RoadTest if doing so or taking part may:

1.3.1 cause the Organiser and/or themselves to be in breach of any agreement (including but not limited to any contract of employment) to which they are a party or in breach of any law, regulation or rule having the force of law to which the Organiser or the Applicant may be subject or any policy of the Organiser or the Sponsor;

1.3.2 Require the Organiser to obtain any licence, authorisation or permission to deal with the Applicant; or

1.3.3 Be in breach of any policy or practice of their employer. Some employers prohibit or restrict their employees from taking part in competitions such as these or receiving prizes under them and the Organiser respects those policies and practices.

The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any Application made in breach of these Terms and to reject any Application which it reasonably believes may be or become in breach. The Organiser reserves the right to require evidence in such form as the Organiser may reasonably require of any Applicant’s compliance with any of these Terms and to disqualify any Applicant or Participant who cannot provide such evidence reasonably promptly.

1.4 Multiple applications are not permitted.

1.5 Applications may not be submitted by an agent whether acting on behalf of an undisclosed principal or otherwise.

1.6 The Contest is NOT open to:

1.6.1 Any person or entity who is a resident or national of any country which is subject to sanctions, embargoes or national trade restrictions of the United States of America, the European Union or the United Kingdom;

1.6.2 Any employee, director, member, shareholder (as appropriate) or any of their direct families (parents, siblings, spouse, partner, children) (“Direct Families”) of the Organiser and Sponsors; or

2.1 Each Applicant must fully complete and submit a RoadTest Application by the Application Close.

2.2 By submitting a Registration Form, each Applicant:

2.2.1 Authorises the Organiser to use his or her personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) for the purposes of running and promoting the RoadTest;

2.2.2 Authorises the Organizer to copy, reproduce and publish their application should they be accepted as a Participant;

2.2.3 Will be deemed to have read, accepted and agree to be bound by these Terms. Applicants are advised to print and keep safe these Terms;

2.2.4 Authorises the Organiser to copy, reproduce and use the Application and/or Review for the purposes of the RoadTest and as otherwise contemplated by these Terms. The Organiser will not be responsible for any inaccuracy, error or omission contained in any reproduction or use of the Project Blogs.

2.2.5 Licenses the Organiser to use the intellectual property in the Project (IP) for the purposes of this Contest. As between the Applicant and the Organiser the IP remains owned by the Applicant.

2.2.6 Grants the Organiser the right to use his or her likeness, photographs, logos, trademarks, audio or video recordings without restriction for the purposes of Contest or the promotion of it or the Site;

2.2.7 Agrees to participate positively in all publicity surrounding the Contest;

2.2.8 Agrees to be responsible for all expenses and costs incurred by him or her in preparing for, entering and participating in the Contest (save for any expenses expressly agreed by the Organiser to be borne by it in these Terms);

2.2.9 Confirms that he or she owns all IP used in his or her application or Project or Blogs and indemnifies the Organiser from any claim by a third party that use of any material provided by an Applicant to the Organiser infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party;

2.2.10 Agrees not to act in any way or fail to act in any way or be associated with any cause or group which would have a negative impact on the reputation of the Organiser and/or the RoadTest.

2.3 All applications submitted to this RoadTest must meet the following criteria:

2.3.1 Applicants must be the author, creator and owner of the proposed review idea. Applicants must not submit someone else’s idea;

2.3.2 The proposed application must be reasonably achievable by the within the time constraints of the Contest;

2.3.3 Applications must not include or propose any of the following, the inclusion of which shall render any proposed application ineligible:

(a) Applications which relate to socially taboo topics, such as illicit drug use or sexual gratification;

(b) Applications that are or could reasonably be considered to be illegal, immoral, discriminatory or offensive as determined by the Organiser;

(c) Applications in relation to them which if accepted would infringe or breach any of the policies or terms of access or use of the Site.

2.4 No Application may contain any of the hazardous substances identified by Article 4 of Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament on the Restrictions on the Use of Substances in Electronic and Electrical Equipment ("the Directive") or the use of such hazardous substances in the in any such Project must not exceed the maximum concentration values set out in the Directive.

3.1 Winners will be selected by the Organiser on the basis of the quality of his or her application and its adherence to these Terms.

3.2 The total number of Winners selected will be at least the minimum number set out above but the actual number is at the sole discretion of the Organizer and/or the Sponsor, if applicable.

3.3 The Organiser will use all reasonable efforts to announce the Winners via an update to the RoadTest page by the date listed above.

3.4 Winners agree to take part in all publicity which the Organiser or the Sponsor wishes to use to promote the RoadTest, the Products featured or other Contests with which the Organiser may be connected from time to time.

3.5 Details of the Winners may also be published in the media.

3.6 Winners are responsible for all applicable taxes, duties or other charges payable in relation to any prize.


4.1 The Organiser hereby excludes all and any Liability arising out of the Contest or the acceptance, use, quality, condition, suitability or performance of any Prize, even where that Liability may arise from the Organiser’s negligence.

4.2 Nothing in these Terms will affect any Liability of the Organiser for death or personal injury arising from its negligence, for breach of Part II of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (in the event that any entrant is entitled to claim rights under the Consumer Protection Act 1987) or for any matter in relation to which it would be illegal for the Organiser to exclude or to attempt to exclude its Liability.

4.3 Subject to 4.2, neither the Organiser, any parent company nor any subsidiary of the Organiser or such parent company or any of their directors, officers and employees (together referred to in these terms and the ‘Associates’) makes any guarantee, warranty or representation of any kind, express or implied, with respect to this Competition or the Prizes potentially available under it. Neither the Organiser nor any of its Associates shall be responsible for any Liability that may arise out of or in connection with person’s participation in this Competition, the claiming, redemption or value of any prizes under it, the use or enjoyment of such prizes or any events or circumstances arising out of or in connection with any of them. Any implied warranties of condition, merchantability or suitability or fitness for purpose of any of them are hereby expressly excluded. Wherever used in these Terms, ‘Liability’ shall mean any and all costs, expenses, claims, damages, actions, proceedings, demands, losses and other liabilities (including legal fees and costs on a full indemnity basis) arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with the matter concerned.

5.1 The RoadTest is organised and sponsored by the Organiser. The Organiser reserves the right to delegate all or any of its powers, rights and obligations arising in relation to the RoadTest to any Associate and certain such rights and powers are assumed by the Organiser on behalf of itself and each Associate. Reference to “Organiser” shall be deemed to include reference to each Associate.

5.2 The RoadTest may be terminated at any time if there are, in the sole opinion of the Organiser, an insufficient number of entries, or if the Applications are not of an appropriate standard for a competition of this nature. The Organiser has the right to cancel or suspend the RoadTest at any time due to circumstances outside its reasonable control.

5.3 The Organiser shall have the sole discretion to disqualify (without correspondence or right of appeal) any Applicant it considers to be adversely affecting the process or the operation of the RoadTest or to be in breach of these Terms or to be acting in a disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Applicant or Participant.

5.4 The Organiser has the right to amend or add to these Terms from time to time. Revised Terms and Conditions will be posted on the Contest Site and it is a condition of entry to the RoadTest that Applicants agree to comply with these Terms and, if appropriate, such Terms as amended from time to time.

5.5 Headings are for convenience only and do not affect the interpretation or construction of these Terms and Conditions.

5.6 These Terms and the operation of the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and any claim or matter arising under these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Comment List
  • Hi Randall,

    Thanks for the RoadTest opportunity, it was interesting exploring this product, especially because the API is consistent across other Advantech modules too.

    The hardware was good, and the software was really great (and easy-to-use with perhaps 100 examples, surely a record..).

    I hope Advantech would like to see more products RoadTested in the future.

  • As much as i would like to road test it, I have decided to concentrate on my last 6 months at Uni before attempting any applications. It would have been suitable. I have been succonded to be a lab supervisor which is going to take on a lot of my time.



  • Thank you for clarification Randall.  Now I understand.

    Best Wishes,


  • For this roadtest, one of the roadtesters could not do the roadtest because a family emergency. And I could not find a roadtester for the last unit, that's why only 4 are showing. Right now, I'm looking for one more roadtester for the unit I have in my storeroom. I'm waiting on the last unit to be returned to me.



  • This roadtest is showing as open for enrollment but there are already four roadtesters selected.  Is this a bug in the website?




  • To All Roadtesters,


    I had a conversation with the sponsor regarding the applications. We both meant through them all and decided to only award 4 units, instead of 5.


    It came down to the applications. Most of them were very short and made us both have a concern about the applicant's capabilities.


    The sponsor went all out in trying to award the 5th unit. We even went so far as contact an applicant whom we felt knew what to do with the product but perhaps wasn't the best at explaining.


    It came down to me saying not to award a 5th unit. I'd like to remind everyone that we may not know you personally so your application is the primary way for you tell use who you are, what you know, and how you will test the product. A roadtest application is sort of like writing a report or a SOW.


    How do you start writing a better application. Here's what I would do:


    1. look at the documentation. Understand what the product does.

    2. Then look at its applications

    3. look at the breadcrumbs on the sponsor's product page:



    Clearly, your application should have something to do with I/0, data acquisition, an automation system, industrial or process automation. Given it is a USB 3.0, perhaps you want to comment on that in your application.


    To gain insight on how to write a better application, I created a short webinar on the topic. A recording of it is here:


    Webinar Recording: How To Write a Winning RoadTest Application.


    You don't have to be a great writer to be selected as an official roadtester. But you need to write the kind of application that technical people write everyday on their jobs.




    Randall Scasny

    RoadTest Program Manager

  • For NEW Roadtesters


    I believe there are some new roadtesters for this roadtest.


    Make sure you read through several roadtest reviews published already. They will give you an idea what we are looking for. The review should include your conclusions about the product, but more importantly, we want to see your experience of the project through a variety od media. Show us how you used it.


    Here are some examples of great reviews:!


    All reviews must be completed on the offical review form on Element14. A link to your personal blog does not count.


    If you have a problem, post a comment on the roadtest page. Comments functions as an informal support community.


    Finally, here is how to locate the official form:


    How To Locate the Official RoadTest Review Form






  • Important Dates Update


    Enrollment Begin: May 3 1018

    Enrollment Ends: Jun 11 2018

    RoadTesters Selected: June 29 2018

    Product Shipped: July 2 2018

    RoadTesting Begins: July 9 2018

    Reminder/Update Email: Aug 9 2018

    Submit Reviews By: Sept 9 2018


    *The element14 RoadTest Staff will send this reminder/update email.

    **If a RoadTester is unable to meet the deadline, please notify the RoadTest Program Lead, , as soon as possible before the deadline.



  • The following applicants have been selected as official roadtesters:






  • When this roadtest came out I looked up the specification on this Advantech unit as I wasn't entirely sure what it offered. After reading I too thought it would make an ideal companion for a DIN mounted RPi in a case similar to this below.


    Then mount the Advantech and RPi units side-by-side in a DIN rail enclosure along with a DIN mounting PSU ....that would be one professional project setup. The beauty is that any module can be unclipped from the DIN and swapped into another project (if you are short on parts).