Electronic Vehicle Controls - Valve Drivers - General Purpose


Plug-in style, dual output valve driver, general purpose



A compact plug-in style, microprocessor based, valve driver designed for use in hydraulic proportional valve applications. Configurable to drive either one or two coils using SAE J1939 CAN input or an independent signal. TheEVDR-0201A proportionally controls one or two coils to a user-defined metering profile. The profile provides either a straight-line or multi-sloped output that you configure with HF-Impulse software: an easy to use, web-accessible configuration tool available as a free download at www.hydraforce.com/electronics. Two output LEDs are located on the front.


The controller accepts inputs from commonly available analog or J1939 CAN operator interface devices (joystick, potentiometer, sensors, etc.). The input signal drives the output current to the user-defined ramp rate, enabling accurate and proportional metering of the hydraulic valve. As the input changes, the output follows the defined metering profile, allowing optimum system response. You can configure the unit for direct valve operation. Built-in diagnostics detect fault conditions that automatically deactivate the outputs.

Diagnostic Features

  • Any supply voltage below 8.5 Vdc causes the controller to default to the valve-off mode.
  • The driver output drops and holds at the inactive stand-by condition.
  • Any short or open circuit condition is automatically detected as an error.
  • When the fault is corrected, the controller returns to standard operation.

Multiple Personalities

The EVDR controller is available in multiple configurations (personalities) to suit the needs of specialized applications. Choose the one that best fits your needs.

EVDR-0201A - General Purpose.

EDFR-0201A - Fan Control.

ECDR-0201A - Configurable.

Electrical Parameters
Power requirements:
  • 9 to 32 Vdc
Output current:
  • 0 to 2000 mA Continuous
Processor and Memory
  • ARM 32-bit Cortex™-M3 CPU, 72 MHz
Flash memory:
  • 64 kB
  • 20 kB
Mating connectors:
  • Deutsch DT06-8SA Input
  • DT04-2P Output
Output indicator:
  • 2 Red LEDs
Environmental rating:
  • IP69K
Operating temperature:
  • –40 to 85 °C (–40 to 185 °F)
Unit weight:
  • 0.079 kg (0.175 lb) without connectors
Number of inputs:
  • 1
Number of outputs:
  • 2
  • 0 to 5 Vdc
  • 0 to 10 Vdc
  • 0 to 20 mA
  • 4 to 20 mA
  • 0 to 6000 Ohm
  • ERT 120 (HydraForce temperature sensor)
  • Switch to battery
  • Switch to open
  • Switch to ground
  • 0 to 100% 60 to 5000 Hz
  • 60 to 10 000 Hz
SAE J1939:
  • PGNs 61440 to 65535
Current control:
  • 0 to 2000 mA
PWM control:
  • 0 to 100% Duty cycle
PWM frequency range:
  • 40 to 400 Hz
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Dual Valve Driver Model EVDR-0201A: Part No. 4204700

Configuration Software for EVDR-0101A — HF-Impulse: Free download from www.hydraforce.com/electronics.

Mating Connector Kit: Part No. 4001955

Test Harness: Part No. 4000304 (For testing and bench operation)

USB-CAN Programming Adapter: Kvaser Leaf Lite HS — Part No. 4000371, also available from www.kvaser.com

Temperature Sensor — ERT 120: Part No. 4206200

Mating Connector Kit for ERT 120 Temperature Sensor — Deutsch Model DTM06-2S: Part No. 4001970

Conversion Harness - to convert from EVDR1: Part No. 4000426

For remote mounting, use connectors: DT04-2P (Part No. 4001958) and DT06-2S (Part No. 4001417)