The R15PL_ZBT Bluetooth Relay is equipped with a bluetooth interface that will allow you to pair the board with your bluetooth device and control
the relay. Pair the board with your Android phone, tablet or computer to send commands over a wireless Bluetooth connection directly to the
board or use the free Android App.
R15PL_ZBT The Ideal Choice
The R15PL_ZBT is a great choice if you are looking for a direct wireless connection from your device to the board and are within a 200' to 300' range.
Using the Bluetooth Configuration Kit, pin numbers can be assigned to the Bluetooth module making the connection to the board secure.
1 5-Amp Relay Installed
- Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Relay
- Temperature Rating -40° C to 85° C
Bluetooth Wireless Interface
- 200 to 300 Ft. Wireless Range
- Mounts as a Virtual COM Port on PC/Laptop
- Pair with Android Phone or Tablet
- Free Android App Available
Industry Leading Command Set
- Send Specific Commands to Trigger Relays
- Trigger Any or All Relays
- Program in Almost any Language
- Read 0 to 5 Volt Sensors
Bluetooth is an ideal wireless platform relay control within a short range. Bluetooth Relays will be paired with your computer, smart phone or tablet using the Bluetooth connection on your device. This involves traditional pairing methods you are already familiar with. Once paired, the R15PL_ZBT will appear in your Bluetooth control panel, and a new COM port will be available for computer users. Once the connection has been established Android users can download the free app from Google Play and start controlling the relay installed.
This board is equipped with a ZBT Module. The ZBT communications module adds Bluetooth communications to the board. There are two module options available, for more on each module see Bluetooth Module Options The ZBT module is powered from the board. The board itself will require 12 volts of power and can be hard wired or you can purchase a "wall wart" type power supply.
Configuration is easy with the optional Bluetooth ZigMo Modem. Simply connect it to the USB port of your computer with the supplied cable. The Bluetooth ZigMo is available as an option when you purchase your Bluetooth controller. The ZBT module will pull off the board and can be installed in the ZigMo for configuration. You can then configure the baud rate and password settings if you require a secure wireless control. After configuration the ZBT module can be re-installed in your board and it's ready to pair with your device.
For computer users Base Station Software is available at no charge to get you up and running fast (more on Base Station below). Once powered up, the controller waits for a command. A command consists of a few bytes of data in numerical format (ProXR Enhanced Command Set) usually between 2 and 6 bytes. Once the command has been received, the controller processes the command, and sends you back ASCII character code 85 to signal the completion of your command. If a command was sent to read the status of the relay the status is sent back.
Android App Available
For Android users a free app is available for your phone or tablet and can be downloaded from the Google Play. Control up to 32 relays and set each with an individual name. All you have to do is download the app and pair with this Bluetooth Board. This free app was programmed to control these boards and offer a reliable alternative to computer control.
Custom Smartphone App Design
Looking for an app for your Android or iPhone? Need something that our existing app can't do or need a different look? Contact our app development team to discuss your needs and see how a custom app can be written for your project. Our developers are familiar with this relay and it's command set and can build you an app quicker than other developers, this saves you time & money. Our existing apps can also be modified to fit your needs saving you even more time & money! Contact us today and see just how affordable an app can be! Email Travis at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of relay control is proper handling of inductive loads. Inductive loads can best be defined as anything with a magnetic coil, such as a motor, solenoid, or a transformer. Controlling a inductive load using this relay controller requires the use of induction suppression capacitors. The purpose of this capacitor is to absorb the high voltages generated by inductive loads, blocking them from the contacts of the relay. Without this capacitor, the lifespan of the relay will be greatly reduced. Induction can be so severe that it electrically interferes with the microprocessor logic of our controllers, causing relay banks to shut themselves down unexpectedly. In the case of Ethernet devices, customers may experience loss of communications until the device is reconnected. Capacitors that we offer are available at checkout, for more information view our Induction Suppression Video.
Bluetooth on Apple Computers
Communicating to to this board on a Mac is possible, although it can be a bit tricky. The Bluetooth Mac Terminal video below shows the steps to establish Bluetooth communication and controlling the relay on a Mac.
Bluetooth on iPhone or iPad
Unfortunately the iPhone and iPad are a different matter. Apple encrypts the Bluetooth signal on an Iphone and iPad and therefore this board will not communicate with the iPhone or iPad. We recommend the Web-i browser based interface for the iPhone or iPad users.
Bluetooth Relay Videos
ProXR Lite Relay
In this tab we'll take a look at the board design itself. The ProXR Lite series controllers are machine manufactured for a highly accurate and reliable design. Fully tested before they leave the production facility each ProXR Lite controller is ready to stand up to rigorous demands from heat, cold or vibration. The best test of all is the numerous boards in the field from customers all over the world in all sorts of conditions. Take it from us, these controllers will hold up!
Unlike it's big brother, the ProXR Series, the ProXR Lite series controllers are NOT expandable. The firmware still thinks 256 relays are available but the relay portion of the controller only responds to the first 1, 2, 4 or 8 relays in Bank 1.
Full ProXR Enhanced Firmware Installed
This board has ProXR Firmware installed that responds to the full ProXR Command Set - it's just not expandable. The ProXR Firmware is the industry leading firmware for controlling relays with more commands and functionality than any other board on the market. The list of commands and parameters this board is capable of is extensive. ProXR Enhanced firmware has more commands, more functionality and better control than any other manufacturer! For a detailed list of all the commands with descriptions see our ProXR Enhanced Command Set.
Reading Switches/Variable Resistance Signals
The A/D inputs on this board allows users to monitor sensors and switches. A/D inputs should never be left “floating,” which simply means all inputs MUST connect to something such as a voltage or ground. To prevent inputs from floating, a 10K Resistor connects each input to +5 or Ground using the pull up/down jumper. While this 10K resistor does slightly interfere with the signal, its benefits far outweigh the consequences of leaving inputs floating. A/D inputs are ideal for reading the on/off status of switches. Simply position the Up/Down jumper in the UP Position and connect a switch between input and ground, software may then be used to monitor the contact closure status of your switch. AD inputs can also be used for reading variable resistance signals. Position of Up/Down jumper should also be in UP position for reading variable resistance signals. The board will then will return a value between 0-255.
SPDT Relay Installed
This device has SPDT relays installed. SPDT Single Pole Double Throw Relays have three connections - Common, Normally Open, and Normally Closed. When the relay is off, the common is connected to the normally closed connection of the relay. When the relay coil is energized, the Common swings over to the Normally Open Connection of the Relay. You can wire the device you are switching to either the Normally Open or the Normally Closed position.
ProXR series controllers are designed for long life, you should expect to get years of service from your controller and literally 2-million cycles from the relays on board. With a 5-year warranty and a money back guarantee you have nothing to loose! Place your order now, while everything is in front of you.
This board is led free and RoHS Compliant. If your requirements are for RoHS compliant parts this board is manufactured with RoHS compliant led free parts and solder.
Break-A-Way Tabs for a Smaller Design
The ProXR Lite relays have a great feature where space is a premium - Break-A-Way Tabs. The Break-A-Way Tabs allow most boards to fit in an optional undrilled plastic enclosure. Snap off the Break-A-Way Tabs and you have a controller with a smaller profile when you need to fit in a tight space.
30-Day Warranty/Money Back Guarantee
ProXR Lite series controllers are guaranteed against manufacturing and functionality defects for a full 30 days! Not to mention a 30-day money back guarantee! If for any reason you are not happy with a relay purchased from Relay Pros, simply return it within 30 days and we will give you your money back! Controllers that are damaged by our customers will not of course be warranted under any circumstances.
The boards sold are brand new units shipped from our office conveniently located in Missouri. These boards are completely tested before they are released for shipping With so many boards on our site it is impossible to stock boards, please allow two to three days production time for your order to ship. If you have any questions please feel free to call our office at 800-960-4287 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
ProXR Lite Is Here!
A more streamlined manufacturing process brings a more durable, reliable and better relay board to the market. Here's a lists of great features:
User Friendly Board Design
Surface mount allows for a smaller more reliable board
Break-A-Way Tabs lets you decide the board's size
Screw terminal or direct relay connections makes connecting to the board easy
Highly reliable relay with industry leading command set
ProXR Lite Limitations
This controller cannot be expanded
Easy Software Development
Most of our customers write their own program for controlling these devices and use almost any language to do this. This boards supports the Serial Port Profile, meaning they will mount to the computer as a virtual com port making it very easy to send commands to the device. This board will support almost any programming language you are comfortable with.
PWR12 Power Supply
Reliable Power Means Reliable Switching
The PWR12 is regulated power supply providing clean power necessary for
the performance of these boards. The PWR12 US power supply is a 120VAC to 12VDC 1.25A 60Hz regulated
power supply and it plugs into the barrel connector on the board. The output connector is a 2.1mm I.D. x 5.5mm
O.D. x 9.5mm R/A barrel connector.
Bluetooth Configuration Kit
Configuration Kit (ZigMo) plugs into the UPS port on your PC and will mount as a COM port. The ZBT module will pull
off the board and can be installed in the ZigMo for configuration. You can then configure the baud rate and password settings if you require
a secure wireless control. Configuration is done with Base Station Software, a free download.
Module 200' (60 Meters) Range with Internal Antenna. The ZBT communications module adds Bluetooth communications to the board.
Reliable 200' Range
Internal Integrated Antenna
- Cannot be Removed/Replaced w/External Antenna
Line-Of-Site Operation for Optimal Range
Module 300' (91 Meters) Range with External Antenna. Use When Board is in an Enclosure or when Antenna Needs to be Positioned to "See" Computer/Smart Phone/Tablet
for better range & reliability.
Reliable 300' Range
Snap-On 5" Pigtail
Antenna Screws Onto Pigtail
The CFL Enclosure is an undrilled, non-waterproof enclosure and is available at checkout for this controller. CFL Spec Sheet and Drawings: CFL Spec Sheet
CAD Drawing: CFL CAD Drawing
3D Model: CFL_3D
an inductive load using our relay controllers requires the use of induction suppression capacitors. The purpose of this capacitor
is to absorb the high voltages generated by inductive loads, blocking them from the contacts of the relay. Without this capacitor,
the lifespan of the relay will be greatly reduced. Induction can be so severe that it electrically interferes with the microprocessor
logic of our controllers, causing relay banks to shut themselves down unexpectedly.
Lite is software that allows you to configure buttons to control relays and read the status of those relays without programming. You
can also create meters for reading variable input sensors connected to the board in real time!
Relay Timer R1X
Software allows you control the relay from a time schedule you create! The software can be installed on a server or PC and uses the
computers time for an accurate relay control. Pair the board with your computer and set a COM Port, send schedule out the COM Port.
Look for Relay Timer R1X during checkout.
For customers that don't want to do the programming themselves N-Button creates widgets or buttons to control up to eight relays without any programming knowledge. A new button will be created and placed on the desktop of your PC for each relay you want to control. N-Button supports Serial Port/ USB and Network connection between PC and relay board and can be installed on up to three computers.
Analog to Digital meters can also be added to your desktop to instantly read the status of any sensor connected to the board. Each meter is customizable and can be changed without any programming knowledge.
N-Button Lite has the same great features as N-Button Pro the difference is that N-Button Lite only supports 16 buttons/widgets. Purchase N-Button with this board for a discount.
Relay Timer Software Allows you control relays from a time schedule you create! The software can be installed on a server or PC and uses the computers time for and accurate relay control. Sync your shift change bells, school bells and more with such as time clocks by installing this software on the same computer! Easy interface makes timing control simple for everyone! Look for the Relay Timer at checkout.
Base Station Software
Base Station will assist you in learning how this device functions and is the ultimate reference tool for setting up, testing and controlling this device. Base Station software supports every feature of this device - no other controller manufacturer even comes close to offering this type of software. Base Station works by communicating with your controller to identify the model and provides the appropriate graphical user interface for setting up and testing the identified device. Download Base Station.
The NCD Component Library is a plug-in for the Visual Studio 2005/2008 that greatly simplifies the communications to the NCD product line.&nbp; The samples can be run in Visual Studio and fully customizable to your needs. Over 40 samples included with this free download. Download Now.
Data Sheets & Quick Start Guides
Below are the Data Sheets Quick Start Guides for this board. These are the guides that will help you communicate and
configure this board.