IDEC 12VDC OI Touchscreens for Solar, Oil, Gas & Mobile Applications

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, IDEC announces a new 5.7” HG2G model with 12V DC power, the perfect solution for customers with solar applications including traffic and road sign controls, or tracking systems where an OI touchscreen is used to monitor and control. The 12V DC HG2G is also ideal for remote water pumping stations and injection systems, especially those limited to battery-power or low-voltage solar energy. The lower voltage also makes it safer for use in the gas and oil industry. Mobile applications such as utility trucks can use the OI touchscreen for engine management or controlling lights, heat, air and accessories. Applications are endless with the 12V DC model, especially since it eliminates the need for DC-to-DC converters, which can compromise performance.

With a vivid screen and competitive pricing, the 5.7” HG2G offers more functionality for less. A super-bright LCD screen provides crisp images and superior visibility making touchscreens easy-to read even in intense light or at an angle. Behind the screen, panel depth is only 36mm, making HG2G the best choice for limited spaces.

The HG2G 5.7” LCD touchscreen is available as a monochrome (500cd/m2, the brightest in the market) or 256-color (350cd/m2) display. An optional built-in Ethernet port (10/100 BaseT) allows remote communications with PLCs by using a supported Network Driver in 1:1 or 1:N Communications. Supported drivers include IDEC (using the Web Server module), Allen Bradley, Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP/IP. Uploading, downloading and monitoring projects and data over the Ethernet means customers save time and money by working remotely.

HG2G is RS232/RS485/RS422 compatible and supports IDEC PLCs, as well as all major PLC manufacturers. In addition, HG2G supports a wide range of other communication capabilities including 1:N PLC, O/I Link (HG2G Series only), User and Sub Host communication.

HG2G is programmed using IDEC WindO/I-NV2 software, which is intuitive using drag-and-drop functionality. A free 30-day demo is available at

All HG2G models are CE-marked, c-UL-us listed, NEMA 13 rated and have IP65 protection.