The R45PL_ETHERNET Ethernet Relay has an Ethernet interface that plugs intro a router using a standard CAT5 cable where it is
assigned an IP address. Once on the network, commands can be sent to control the relay from within the network or from outside
through the internet. The board supports virtual COM port over ethernet, direct TCP/IP communications, DHCP and fixed IP Address.
R45PL_ETHERNET The Ideal Choice
The R45PL_ETHERNET Ethernet Relay is an ideal choice for controlling relays over a network. The main method of communication
is a standard TCP Socket This communication protocol makes use of Network Sockets to create point to point tunnels that data
can flow through bidirectionally. Commands can be sent to the board and shortly thereafter receive a response through the
4 5-Amp Relay Installed
- Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Relay
- Temperature Rating -40° C to 85° C
Onboard Ethernet Interface Module
- Plugs Directly into Router
Network Communication Options:
- Virtual COM Port over Ethernet
- Direct TCP/IP Communications
- Supports DHCP
- Supports Fixed IP Address
Industry Leading Command Set
- Send Specific Commands to Trigger Relays
- Trigger Any or All Relays
- Program in Almost any Language
Ethernet Relay Control
Our Ethernet Relay make it easier than ever to add computer controlled switching to your network or over the internet for your most demanding applications. Simply connect this controller to your router and the router will assign it an IP address. Once the IP address has been assigned the Lantronics XPort firmware will give you powerful communication options for full network relay control.
This board is equipped with a Lantronix XPort Module. The Lantronix communications module adds Ethernet communications to the board. The module will connect to a your router with a standard CAT-5 cable. The board itself will require 12 volts of power and can be hard wired or you can purchase a "wall wart" type Power Supply at checkout. Lantronix XPort Datasheet
When using this board over the internet and outside the Local Area Network, Port Forwarding will be required. Port Forwarding is a protocol used by your router to allow incoming requests for connections to get through to a specific device on a specific port. Below is an example of how it works. In this example a router has been setup to forward incoming requests for port 2101 to the device at the IP Address 192.168.2.19 on port 2101. Now when any device that tries to access this Port on the External IP Address the router will see the request and automatically forward the request to the device at the IP Address of 192.168.2.19 on port 2101. If this Port Forwarding rule was not in place and a request came in on port 2101 the router would not know which port or device to forward it to and the request for connection would be denied. Note: Port Forwarding will not be necessary when using this within a Local Area Network. For more on Port Forwarding with detailed instructions for every router visit: https://portforward.com/ .
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 ProXR 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.
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.
Ethernet 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.
Read Analog Sensors
We did NOT skip the Analog Input portion of the ProXR Lite. All ProXR Lite controllers offer a 8-Channel 8/10-Bit Analog to Digital Converter in addition to relay control. Read and control from 8 sensors per board from 0 to 5 volts! 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.
Power Supply Available
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.
The DFL Enclosure is an undrilled, non-waterproof enclosure and is available at checkout for this controller.
Spec Sheet and Drawings:
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.
this Ethernet Relay Wi-Fi compatible by simply connecting the Netgear WNCE2001 Universal Wireless Adapter. The WNCE2001 will
connect Ethernet Relay to an existing 802.11 wireless network. The Netgear WNCE2001 can be purchased on your own or
select the Wi-Fi Adapter at checkout to add to your order.
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!
Limited Time Offer!
Order the N-Button Lite with this controller and get it for the unbelievable discounted price of just $29.00!
Relay Timer R4X
Software allows you control each relay independently from a time schedule you create! The software can be installed on a server or PC and uses the
computers time for accurate relay control. Enter the board's IP address in the software and access it over the network.
Change and override the time schedule from anywhere on the network the software is loaded. Look for Relay Timer R4X 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.