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Specifications Specifications 5/25/2018
Products: AO-V-8
Functionalities: I/O Communication, Engineering, Hardware, Smoke Control
Product version: 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9

AO-V-8 and AO-V-8-H

I/O modules AO-V-8 and AO-V-8-H

I/O modules AO-V-8 and AO-V-8-H


The AO-V-8 and AO-V-8-H are analog output, 8 channel I/O modules.

The analog outputs are capable of supporting analog voltage point types. Therefore, analog outputs support a wide range of devices, such as actuators.


Modular and scalable system

The modules are part of a modular system that delivers power and communications on a common bus. Connecting modules is a one-step process: just slide the modules together using the built-in connectors.

Patented two-piece design

Each module can be separated from its terminal base to allow the site to be wired prior to the installation of the electronics. The patented locking mechanism serves as handles for removing the module from its base. All critical components have a protective cover that permits convection cooling to occur.

Two-piece design

Two-piece design

Hot-connect and Hot-swap

Because critical applications require 24-hour operation, Schneider Electric designed the I/O modules for hot-connection of terminal bases and hot-swapping of the modules to their bases. This design ensures continuous power and communication during service operations.


The auto-addressing feature eliminates the need for setting DIP switches or pressing commission buttons. Each module automatically knows its order in the chain and assigns itself accordingly – significantly reducing engineering and maintenance time.

Simple DIN-rail installation

Fasteners easily snap into a locked position for panel installation. The fastener has a quick-release feature for easy DIN-rail removal.

Efficient terminal management

The I/O module terminals are clearly labeled and protected by transparent covers. The input and output terminals are at the top and bottom of each module and are accessible for maintenance without removing the module. The StruxureWare Building Operation WorkStation software can generate custom as-built labels for each module. Pre-perforated letter and A4 size label sheets are available as an accessory.

Accommodates multiple row panel installations

The SmartStruxure devices use built-in connectors for single row connectivity, side by side. If a panel size requires multiple rows, extension cords are available.

LED status indicators

The I/O module has a status indicator that denotes the health and status of the module.

Hand/Off/Auto switches

The front panel of the AO-8-V-H includes Hand/Off/Auto (HOA) switches to provide override control of the outputs.

Each output also has a potentiometer to modulate the output signal when the switch is in the Hand position.

The position of the HOA switch is readable through user interfaces, such as the StruxureWare Building Operation WorkStation software, enabling more precise monitoring and control.


Protection components on the analog outputs protect against high-voltage short-duration transient events.

The analog outputs have current limits to protect against permanent short-circuit to ground.

Output channels
DC input supply power
0.7 W
DC input supply voltage
24 VDC
Ambient temperature, operating
0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)
Ambient temperature, storage
-20 to +70 °C (-4 to +158 °F)
Maximum humidity
95 % RH non-condensing
Plastic flame rating
Ingress protection rating
IP 20
Dimensions including terminal base
90 W x 114 H x 64 D mm (3.6 W x 4.5 H x 2.5 D in.)
Weight including terminal base
0.279 kg (0.61 lb)
Weight excluding terminal base
0.156 kg (0.34 lb)
Terminal base
Agency compliances
RCM; EN 61000-6-3; FCC Part 15, Sub-part B, Class B
EN 61000-6-2
EN 61010-1; UL 916 C-UL US Listed
EN 61326-1
Smoke control product safety
UL 864
Part numbers
AO-V-8, I/O module
8 analog voltage outputs
AO-V-8-H, I/O module with HOA switches
8 analog voltage outputs with Hand/Off/Auto override switches
TB-IO-W1, terminal base for I/O module
(Required for each I/O module)
Accessory part numbers
DIN-RAIL-CLIP, DIN-rail end clip
package of 25 pieces
PRINTOUT-A4-W1, printout sheets for terminal labels
A4 sheet size, 100 sheets, 18 labels per sheet
PRINTOUT-LTR-W1, printout sheets for terminal labels
Letter sheet size, 100 sheets, 16 labels per sheet
S-CABLE-L, S-cable extension cord for the I/O bus, L shaped connectors
1.5 m
S-CABLE-L, S-cable extension cord for the I/O bus, L shaped connectors
0.75 m
Analog outputs, AO
0 to 10 VDC
+/-100 mV
42 mV 
Minimum load resistance 
5 kohm 
Load range 
-1 to +2 mA 
Reliability check 

For protection from excess current that could be produced by field wiring, follow these instructions:

  • Connect one RET terminal on each of the I/O modules to a common chassis/power ground rail in the control panel using a size 16 AWG, 1.3 mm, or larger wire.

  • Individual 24 VDC power sources to the field must be current limited to maximum of 4 amps for UL compliant installations, and no more than 6 amps in other areas.

  • For more information on wiring, see Hardware Reference Guide.

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