Murphy PowerCore® Intelligent Xpansion™

Power Distribution Module For Integrated Machine and Equipment Control

Written by
The MurCal Blogster
Published on
January 27, 2023 at 1:17:17 PM PST January 27, 2023 at 1:17:17 PM PSTth, January 27, 2023 at 1:17:17 PM PST

Murphy by Enovation Controls’ PowerCore® Intelligent Xpansion™ Power Distribution Module (PDM) expands CAN bus control networks by replacing existing relay and fuse boxes with more reliable, solid-state switches that can directly drive work lights, wiper motors, cooling fans, directional DC motors and other high-current loads. 

Featuring digital switching and up to 15-amp outputs, the module is housed in a compact, fully sealed enclosure which can be mounted remotely on the equipment to greatly reduce wiring costs.

More Reliable Than Fuse and Relay Technology

Compact, Sealed, Robust Enclosure

Enhanced Diagnostics and Protection

Cuts Wire Harness Costs


Some of the other features include:

- Directly drives lights, cooling fans, wiper motors, directional DC motors and other high current loads  

- Each of the 12 PDM outputs can switch or proportionally control 15A loads in 2.5A increments

- Features built-in over-current detection and shutdown capability

- Outputs are paired to run up to six electric motors with H-bridge direction control

Twelve digital inputs monitor switched battery, ground and floating inputs

- Eight analog inputs are available with a 5V sensor supply

- Remotely locating PDM module near signals and loads reduces wiring length and cuts costs by up to 60%

- I/O is multiplexed using a CANbus network, which allows engineers to greatly simplify harness design for ease of installation and greater reliability

- Inputs can directly trigger outputs for applications not requiring a CANbus, eliminating need for separate microcontroller

- Fully sealed and potted to withstand wash-down and dust


Operating Voltage: 8-32V (IX3212-24) for 12V and 24V Systems

Total Current: 70 A maximum continuous

Dimensions: 245 mm (L) x 140 mm (W) x 50 mm (H)

Mass: 0.9 kg (2.0 lb)

Operating Temperature: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)

Storage Temperature: -40°F to 275°F (-40°C to 135°C)

Electrical and EMI/EMC:

2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC directives

IEC 61000-4-3, -4-6 and -4-8

EN 60945 / CISPR 11

EN 61326-1

Shock: 30G, 3 cycles

Vibration: 5-25g, 50-2,000Hz, 72 hrs per axis


IP66 and 67

SAE J1455 4.5.3 (10,300 kPa @ 50°C and 100 mm away for 15 min)

12 Outputs:

(1-6) 15 A max per channel, 500 Hz PWM Rate

(7-16) 15 A max, 100 Hz PWM Rate

Channel overload set in 2.5 A increments

High-side, open-loop PWM and directional DC motor control (H-bridge) modes

Off-state leakage current <0.1 mA

20 Inputs:

12 digital, tri-state, input impedance 7.7 kΩ

6 analog, 0-5 V, input impedance 100 kΩ pull-down

2 analog, resistive, input impedance 2.2 kΩ pull-up

10 bit resolution on all analog inputs

Sensor Supply: 5V @ 70 mA

Communications: 1 CAN 2.0B, 250 kbps, J1939 proprietary messaging

Matin)g Connectors:

Deutsch DTHD, DT, and DTP Series

J1, J2 – DTHD06-1-4S

J3 – DT06-12SA (Gray)

J4 – DT06-12SB (Black)

J5 – DT06-12SC (Green)

J6 – DTP06-2S

Certifications: CE mark


Sales Bulletin

Reference Manual

PDM Service Bulletin


Click Below to see the IX3212 in our store!


Contact Us

Phone: 661-272-4700

Email: Sales@MurCal.Com

Follow Us On Social Media