The R420PL_ZBMESH Mesh Network Relay is equipped with a Mesh Networking interface that will allow you to add relay control to your existing
mesh network. Once connected to your network you can send commands to the board to control the relays. The
R420PL_ZBMESH can also use a Mesh Networking Coordinator connected to the USB port of your computer to communicate if you are
starting a new mesh network.
R420PL_ZBMESH for Existing Mesh Networks
The R420PL_ZBMESH Mesh Network Relay will integrate into an existing mesh network as a router or endpoint and you will have to choose this at
checkout. Because of it's complexity we don't recommend first time users learning Mesh Networking with these devices.
Due to it's complexity we do not offer any mesh networking support for this device or your network.
4 20-Amp Relay Installed
- Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Relay
- Normally Open 20-amps, Normally Closed 10-amps
- Temperature Rating -40° C to 85° C
Onboard Digi Series 2 Interface
- Mesh Networking Module
- Integrates in Existing Mesh Network
Coordinator Required for New Networks
- Mounts as a Virtual COM Port
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
For the Advanced User
ZigBee Mesh networking can be slow, but extremely powerful and very reliable when you follow all the rules. We offer the mesh networking interface for the experienced user and not for someone who is starting a mesh network. The R420PL_ZBMESH will integrate into an existing mesh network as a router or endpoint and you will have to choose this at checkout. If you have an existing mesh network and want to add relay control our customers have had great success integrating these boards into their network and controlling the relays.
Data Travels Over Mesh Network
Experienced users can also design a mesh network from the ground up using the Mesh Networking Coordinator available at checkout. Plug a
Coordinator into the USB Port of your computer. The Coordinator will communicate to your wireless ZB ZigBee Mesh Network. The Coordinator will mount as a COM port on your PC. Open the COM port and start sending data to the Coordinator. The Coordinator will forward your data to any or all devices on the ZB ZigBee Mesh Network.
ProXR Command Set
By combining the power of ZB ZigBee Mesh Networking with our ProXR series relay controllers, you can take advantage of our powerful ProXR command set for data collection and control, in combination with many wireless ZB ZigBee Mesh Networking features. ZB ZigBee is a perfect integration of good speed and excellent reliability.
ZB Mesh Network
A ZB ZigBee Mesh Network consists of up to three components:
Coordinator is Required, it allows your computer to communicate to the ZB ZigBee Mesh Network. Use only ONE coordinator in your ZB ZigBee Mesh Network.
A Router allows data to hop to another part of the ZB ZigBee Mesh Network. It helps contribute to the network, and it can serve as an Endpoint device. In other words, if a relay controller has the Router firmware installed, you can talk to this device directly, or data can be forwarded from this device to another device that may be too far away for the Coordinator to reach directly. Routers are slower than endpoint devices, so use routers wisely.
An Endpoint device can also be a relay controller or many other types of NCD devices. However, endpoint devices cannot forward data to other parts of the ZB ZigBee Mesh Network. Endpoint devices are faster than router devices, so it is always wise to use Endpoint devices when possible, and router devices when required.
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.
Essential Power Requirements
Applying Good clean power to the board is essential for the operation of the board. Not only for the switching of the relays but the firmware that processes the commands. Without good steady clean power from a regulated power supply the board simply will not function correctly. All boards on the site require 12 VDC power. 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 Female R/A barrel connector. We also carry an international power supply with interchangeable adapters for international customers. Learn More
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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ZB Mesh Coordinator
Coordinator mounts as a
Virtual COM Port on your computer. All of your software will be written as though you are talking to a COM port at 115.2K Baud.
AT and API Coordinators are available and you will need to choose this option at checkout if you are setting up a new mesh network.
If you have an existing mesh network the coordinator is not necessary and does not need to be purchased.
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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.
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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 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 an 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.
Quick Timer R4X
supports turning on/off each relay automatically during the predetermined duration. First set the duration that you want the sequence to be active.
Time periods can then be set where the relay is energized within the set duration. Look for Quick Timer R4X during checkout.
Not a programmer and think these boards look great, not to worry we have software to help get you connected and even control the relays with a button on your desktop or by a time schedule!
Free Software for Board Connection
Base Station Software is our reference tool for designing and testing all currently manufactured NCD Devices. Base Station will assist you in learning how any NCD device functions and will provide valuable diagnostic tools to help determine if your controller is functioning as designed. Base Station software exercises every supported feature of every supported device. It is the ultimate reference tool for learning, diagnosing, and testing NCD devices.
A window will open labeled "Device Identification Data". This window contains important "Read-Only" information about your device. Note the "Documentation Related to this Controller" field. This is a compilation of all articles relevant to your device. Click on an item in the list to view. You will need an Internet connection to access this information.
Board Command Sets
Base Station software asks the controller which command sets are supported. The supported command sets are listed when you run the Base Station software application. Some controllers may show more command sets while other controllers may show fewer command sets. The Base Station program will decide which command sets apply to your particular controller. This allows our software to scale with the product line.
N-Button is software that allows you to configure buttons to control relays and read the status of those relays without programming using point-and-click action. You can also create meters for reading variable input sensors connected to the board in real time!
USB and Network Compatible
N-Button Lite supports Serial Port/ USB and Network connection between the PC and the relay board. Add any type of included N-Button Lite widgets with N-Button Lite Manager. It's also very easy to modify the widget's properties to get the button and configuration you are looking for using the full command set!
Lite vs. Pro
N-Button Lite has all the buttons and widgets of the full version but is limited to 16 widgets. Created for users with smaller needs to save money, N-Button Lite is a powerful tool for controlling relays or reading A/D inputs with up to 16 widgets. If you want to add more than 16 widgets, a Pro version is available and supports up to 255 widgets.
Create Desktop Meters
Desktop Meters can be created for real time level readings of any variable input sensor. "It's like having a meter right on your desk for constant monitoring". Meters can be created for temperature sensors, moisture sensors, light meters and others. Read the sensor and create relay buttons that will allow at-a-glance determination of the relay status. Best of all the increments on the meter can be fully customized to fit your needs. Choose an Analog to Digital controller (look for AD in the part number) purchase a copy of N-Button or N-Button Lite and you can read the A/D levels right on your desktop! If you have an application where you need to track sensor levels you will have a live real time meter right on your desktop!
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Time Schedule Control
Relay Timer 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 an accurate relay control.
Control relay in recurrent time sequence
Thanks to protocol of ProXR & ProXR Lite boards it is possible to update 8 relays at one time. If speed is a requirement it only take about 30 ms to update 8 relays. In
multiple relay applications Relay Timer calculates all relays’ status together, even though each of them work separately.
Take Manual Control
You can take manual control of any relay at any time to interrupt the schedule and control a relay. Automatically switch back to Auto Mode and resume the schedule manually or set a fixed time to return to the schedule.
Time Sequence Control
Quicktimer Software supports turning on/off each relay automatically during the predetermined duration. First set the duration that you want the sequence to be active. Time periods can then be set where the relay is energized within the set duration.
Control Relays by Time Duration
Quick Timer is a software program specifically developed for the relay boards on our site. The software will allow you to control the duration the relays will be energized. This software is not designed to control relay at a specific time of day but rather a time duration. The time sequence is manually started and can run through a set sequence and stop of be set to loop until manually stopped.
Control Within a Predetermined Duration
Quick Timer Software supports controlling each relay automatically during the predetermined duration. A duration can be set first then each relay on the board can then be controlled with their own time sequence within the set time duration.
Visual Studio Samples
The NCD Component Library is a plug-in for the Visual Studio 2005/2008 that greatly simplifies the communications to the NCD product line. The samples can be run in Visual Studio and fully customizable to your needs. Over 40 fully functional fully working samples are included in this free download.