Software Definable I/O

Cell Modules

Cell I/O. Meet the Modules.

PassiveLogic's Cell modular I/O are the building blocks of the PassiveLogic platform. Mix and match, reconfigure, and meet any project's interface requirements.

Plug & Play. Literally.

Cell modules are plug and play. Just push a Cell into the Hive controller and it automatically locks into place. Eject with just the push of a button.

Each Cell module is built around our exclusive tool-less lever lock terminals that securely connects almost any wire, from 10 to 26 gauge.

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One Box. 48 Points. You Choose.

No more building control panels! The Hive provides all power and communication bussing for up to 8 Cell modules — 48 software defined points in one controller.

Mix and match the I/O you need. Whether high voltage or low voltage — customize a Hive controller configuration in 60 seconds... then daisy chain as many as you need. Days of panel building saved.

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Free Range I/O. Wired or Wireless.

Need remote I/O points or a smarter VAV controller? No need to home run wires, the Hive Satellite can holster two Cell modules, providing up to 12 points anywhere in your building — airflow pickup included.

With spanning tree IP support and on-board bluetooth mesh, you have the choice of wired or wireless.


various user interfaces as well as the hive controller and hvac equipment

Smart Wiring. Everywhere.

PassiveLogic's Cell modular I/O are the building blocks of the PassiveLogic platform. Mix and match, reconfigure, and meet any project's interface requirements.

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Power Monitoring. Every Point.

Every Cell module terminal has built in voltage, current and power monitoring. Whether you're controlling a valve, pump, motor, or fan, with PassiveLogic everything in your building has continuous power monitoring and fault detection — all automatically.

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Real-Time Line Testing. Every Wire Commissioned.

Each terminal has a built in multimeter to ensure your wires are installed correctly in real time. During the Hive controller's self-commissioning sequence, Cell modules test each wire for short circuits, cut wires, and proper sensor and equipment connection.

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BACNet, 24VAC, or 4-20ma. All from One Point. Really.

Finally "whole building" automation. All your systems working together in coordinated control. PassiveLogic's Hive control is based on the real world physics of their building interactions.

Conventional control systems blindly manage each sub-system separately, and are unable to address the complex interconnected reality of real-world buildings.

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Digital Labeling. No Sharpie® Required.

Drag and Drop point mapping enables instant wire changes without programming.

The Wiring heads-up display provides permanent digital labeling of your system.

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Power Cell

  • 2X Power Control Blocks
  • 120/240 VAC output- 2 Amps
  • 24 VAC output- 2 Amps
  • AC motor control
  • Dimmable lighting
  • Real-time current monitoring
  • Real-time voltage monitoring
yellow cell that you connect wires into

Power Cell

  • 2X Power Control Blocks
  • 120/240 VAC output- 2 Amps
  • 24 VAC output- 2 Amps
  • AC motor control
  • Dimmable lighting
  • Real-time current monitoring
  • Real-time voltage monitoring

Relay Cell

  • 2x Dry Contact Blocks
  • SPDT relays (10A)
  • Up to 240 VDC/VAC
  • Real-time current monitoring
  • Real-time voltage monitoring
  • Overcurrent/torque protection
blue cell that you connect wires into

Relay Cell

  • 2x Dry Contact Blocks
  • SPDT relays (10A)
  • Up to 240 VDC/VAC
  • Real-time current monitoring
  • Real-time voltage monitoring
  • Overcurrent/torque protection

Motor Cell

  • 2X DC Motor Control Blocks
  • 12/24 VDC motor drivers
  • PWM speed control
  • Real-time current monitoring
  • Real-time voltage monitoring
  • Overcurrent/torque protection
  • Optional tachometer feedback
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Motor Cell

  • 2X DC Motor Control Blocks
  • 12/24 VDC motor drivers
  • PWM speed control
  • Real-time current monitoring
  • Real-time voltage monitoring
  • Overcurrent/torque protection
  • Optional tachometer feedback

Multi Cell

  • 6X Universal Ports
  • Thermistors, RTD, 1-Wire
  • 0-10 V Input/Output
  • 0-20 mA Input/Output
  • 0-480 VAC Input
  • 24 VAC Output
  • Modbus / RS485 Interface
red cell that you connect wires into

Multi Cell

  • 6X Universal Ports
  • Thermistors, RTD, 1-Wire
  • 0-10 V Input/Output
  • 0-20 mA Input/Output
  • 0-480 VAC Input
  • 24 VAC Output
  • Modbus / RS485 Interface