This 16-Channel power FET driver allows high-current loads to be controlled using I2C communications, making it compatible with all computing platforms, including Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Particle Photon, BeagleBone, and much more. This device uses sixteen BUK98150-55A power FETs, allowing control of 16 channels of High-Power LED or incandescent lighting using the I2C data bus. The BUK98150-55A is capable of switching up to 55VDC and 5.5 Amps of current (8 Watts of Heat Dissipation), making it an ideal choice for most low-voltage DC lighting applications. The MCP23017 GPIO chip is used as a driver for this controller, making communications easy and expandable to up to 8 devices on a single I2C port.
Take control of your DC lighting applications from any computing platform. Plug this device into a Particle Photon or Particle Electron for worldwide access using the Particle Cloud infrastructure. Plug this device into an Arduino for easy programming and quick development. Plug into a Linux using Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone for cost-sensitive applications that require some computing power. We are always developing GitHub libraries for Java, Python, and Arduino to help get you started.