The RPBZUXPR85DPDTPROXR is a refurbished board that is backed by our normal 30-day return policy. Each board has completed the
normal testing process before being released to us for sale and are 100% functional in every way and have the current ProXR firmware
Add the Interface of Your Choice
The price listed for the RPBZUXPR85DPDTPROXR does not include a communication interface. The interface is how you will communicate to the
board. There are 3 different interfaces available and you can choose any of these that fit your application for an added cost.
- Fully Tested and Working Board
- Returnable Within 30-Days
8 5-Amp Relays Installed
- Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Relay
- Highly reliable Under Almost any Conditions
- Temperature Rating -40° C to 85° C
- Expandable up to 256 Relays
Onboard USB Interface Module
- Plugs Directly into USB Port
- 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
Interfaces are not included with this board. An interface is how you will communicate to the board. This board is controlled by sending commands to the board through a computer. Without one of the interfaces below there will be no way to communicate to the board. Below are the interface options available. Because of the new power requirements of the Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules, this board does not have the ability to have these modules installed.
There are limited quantities of this sale board. Quantity available should be listed unter the sale price above.
Refurbished boards have the most current firmware and face the same strict testing procedures that all our boards undergo. This B-Stock or Refurbished board is a fully working board that may have slight scratches or blemishes that do not effect the operation of the board. The board may be an overstock or returned from a customer.
Where We Get 'Em
The sale boards come to us in various ways, we get them from customer returns that have slight varations where we feel they can't be sold as new (usually the Break-A-Way tabs have been removed). We also get boards directly from National Control Devices to be sold as Refurbished Boards because of those tabs being broken off, missing lights or the boards didn't clean up well after the manufacturing process. All the boards a fully tested before we list them on this page and are covered by our 30-day return policy.
This board may not have a communication interface installed and you have the ability to select the interface you would like at checkout. Because of the new power requirements of the Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules, boards manufacturered before 2020 do not have the ability to have these modules installed. If these modules are not offered as an option then they cannot be used with this board. Look for the gray Interface Options tab above for an overview of each interface available and a quick start guide for each. The interface must be selected of you will not be able to communicate to the board.
ProXR Expandable Board
This Board includes the XR Expansion Port for adding additional relays to the board. The XR Expansion Boards can be added to control up to 256 relays on this board!
We've looked at the interface now let's take a look at the board design and programming. The ProXR series controllers are manufactured by hand for a highly accurate and reliable design. Equipped with the XR Expansion Port additional relays can be easily added. Fully tested before they leave the production facility each ProXR 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!
Easy Software Development
Most of our customers write their own program for controlling these devices. Since you can use almost any programming language, you can use one that is most familiar to you so you don't have to learn a new language. These boards support the Serial Port Profile, meaning they will mount to the computer as a virtual com port. This makes it very easy to send commands to the device.
Plug-In for Visual Studio
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 full customization to your needs. Over 40 samples included with this free download! Component Library.
Base Station Software
Base Station Software was designed to help you learn the ProXR command set. Explore ProXR features using it's Graphical User Interface. Watch data bytes flow to and from the board, so you easily understand the command execution process. There is no faster or easier way to learn how to automate than Base Station, as it was designed to work with the complete array of communication modules. Base Station software supports every feature of this device - no other controller manufacturer even comes close to offering this type of software.
UXP is a new standardized data port, specifically for the purpose of speaking to various expansion modules. If the controller you are considering is equipped with a UXP port, you can take advantage of extended commands to speak to our growing line of I/O expansion modules. You will find the UXP port on models with UXP in the part number.
Summary of UXP Modules
Compatible with UXP Series Controllers ONLY
Not a stand-alone controller - MUST be used with a UXP Series Controller
UXP Expansion Boards have no on-board brains. They are entirely reliant on the brains of a "master" device. A master device is an NCD controller with a UXP expansion port and a microprocessor of some kind. Most master UXP devices have on-board relays. If you need to add A/D, Contact Closure Inputs or Digital Potentiometers just plug in the appropriate expansion module. You cannot daisy chain different types of modules to the same controller however. In other words if you plug in a potentiometer you will not be able to plug a contact closure or A/D module also. For controllers that are equipped with a UXP Expansion port (and are suitable master devices for UXP Series Expansion) simply look for UXP in the part number. All UXP Expansion Modules have an input and an output so you can simply daisy chain the boards together until you reach the number of contacts you are looking for.
XR Expansion Port
Most UXP controllers (Master Devices) have an XR expansion port and therefore can accommodate XR Expansion Boards. Typically the XR Expansion port is used to add relays to the main controller (Master Device). Like the UXP Expansion boards the XR Expansion Boards have no on-board brains. They are entirely reliant on the brains of a "master" device. When you run out of relays, just plug in an XR expansion board that is equipped with the kind of relays you need. You can add up to 256 relays including the relays that are on the main controller (Master Device). All XR Expansion modules are compatible with each other so if you want to add different types of relays you can. For controllers that are equipped with an XR Expansion port (and are suitable master devices for XR Series Expansion Controllers) simply look for PROXR in the part number.
Using XR and UXP Together
If you select a board that is equipped with both XR and UXP port you can use both ports simultaneously. This allows you to add and control more relays through the XR port plus add A/D, Contact Closures or Potentiometers to the same board through the UXP port. This can all be controlled through the same virtual COM port on your computer. These Expansion Boards can be purchase with the controller or purchased at a later time when you have a need to expand. To use both ports together you will need to select a controller that has UXP and PROXR in the part number to have bothports available on the controller (Master Device).
ProXR Enhanced Firmware Installed
This board has ProXR Firmware installed that responds to the full ProXR Command Set. 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 is the newly released enhance version of the ProXR Firmware with more commands, more functionality and better control than ever before! 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
DPDT Relays Installed
This board has DPDT relays installed. A single DPDT relay is made up of 2 SPDT switches. Each relay acts as two switches that are activated at the same time. This allows two independent signals to be switched at one time. In effect, there are two independent switches on a single DPDT relay - they will always switch together.
There are two connectors with Normally Open, Normally Closed and Common for each relay allowing two separate connections. The picture above shows the 4-channel connectors. The diagram to the right shows the how the arms of the common connector swing from the Normally Closed to the Normally Open positions when energized. Wiring to either the NO or NC can produce your desired results.
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 RoHS Compliant
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.
Add Relays as Your Needs Grow
The ProXR series controllers are expandable up to 256 total relays. The controller is fitted with an XR Expansion Port where you can add expansion boards to this relay. Expansion boards can be added until you reach 256 total relays. The Expansion Boards get their logic from the main board and will require 12 VDC power. Expansion boards do not need to be the same relay amperage as the main board or other expansion boards.
16 User-Programmable Timers
The ProXR Series controllers have 16 user-programmable timers. Each independent timer can be assigned to any relay, and can be programmed to hold the relay in the On state, or to pulse the relay at the end of the timer. The ProXR timing features are ideally suited for Watchdog, Keep Alive, and Server Reboot applications, as well as sprinkler systems, gate openers, and lighting applications. Relay Timing Features support two modes of operation: Duration and Pulse. Duration timing is ideally suited where a device should be activated for a period of time. Pulse timing mode is designed specifically for server reboot applications, whereby, if the timer is not reset periodically by your software, the timer will run out and reboot your computer.
5-Year Warranty/Money Back Guarantee
ProXR Lite series controllers are guaranteed against manufacturing and functionality defects for a full 5 years! 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.
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 board requires an induction suppression capacitor for each relay being used. 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 interferes with the logic of the board, causing relay banks to shut down unexpectedly. For more information view our Induction Suppression Video.
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 with UXP Control 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
"Wall Wart" or direct power capability
Relay status light bar
XR Expansion Port - easily add more relays
Easy screw terminal connections
DPDT Relays with 2 connections per relay
- Each Connection has Common, Normally Open & Normally Closed
Highly reliable relay with industry leading command set
16 programmable timers available
ProXR Command Set
The ProXR Command Set is the industry leading command set for controling relays! You can find the complete command set in the ProXR Quick Start Guide.
The ProXR Command Set
The ProXR Series Controllers allow you to control up to 2048 relays depending on your controller model. Relays are divided into groups of 8 called banks, and
are addressed by their bank number. For instance, a ProXR series controller with 32 on-board relays has four on-board banks, the on-board relays respond to bank
values of 1-4. If you use the XR Expansion port to add another bank of 24 relays, then you will need to specify bank values of 5-7 to control the extra relays. The
firmware doesnt actually know how many relays are attached to the relay controller, it is up to the user to define how many relays are attached to the
controller using Base Station Software. The ProXR CPU will assume you have connected the maximum number of supported relays to your controller. In the ProXR Quick Start Guide, you will see two commands that appear to do the same thing, for example:
254 0-7 Turn Off Individual Relays 254 100-107 Bank# Turn Off Individual Relays in Bank 254 8-15 Turn On Individual Relays 254 108-115 Turn On Individual Relays in Bank 254 16-23 Get the Status of an Individual Relay 254 116-123 Bank# Get the Status of an Individual Relay in Bank
While the outcome is the same, these commands function in slightly different ways.
254 8 Turn On Relay 1
To make this command work, you will send a 254, then a 8 to activate a relay. By default, relay bank 1 will be affected by this command. However, you can redirect
this command to a different relay bank using the following command:
254 49 2 Direct Commands to Relay Bank 2
Then you can send:
254 8 Turn On Relay 1 in Bank 2
Here are a few more Bank Specified Examples: 254 49 1 Direct Commands to Relay Bank 1 254 8 Turn On Relay 1 in Bank 1 254 49 2 Direct Commands to Relay Bank 2 254 8 Turn On Relay 1 in Bank 2 254 9 Turn On Relay 2 in Bank 2 254 10 Turn On Relay 3 in Bank 2 254 49 3 Direct Commands to Relay Bank 3 254 8 Turn On Relay 1 in Bank 3 254 11 Turn On Relay 4 in Bank 3 254 12 Turn On Relay 5 in Bank 3 254 13 Turn On Relay 6 in Bank 3 254 14 Turn On Relay 7 in Bank 3 254 49 0 Direct Commands to All Relay Banks 254 8 Turn On Relay 1 in All Relay Banks
This command structure has the advantage of being very fast and efficient. However, if power to the controller is ever lost, commands will automatically be
directed to bank 1 when power to the controller has been restored. This command methodology is generally advisable for ProXR controllers with 8 or
fewer relays. When working with more than 8 relays, we generally advise users to use Bank Directed commands as shown in the following examples.
Turns Off Relays in the Currently Selected Relay Bank
This command will control the Off status of specified relays in the Currently Selected Relay Bank. This command has optional parameters <1-7> for controlling the Off status of the remaining relays, 1 being the next relay in sequence, 2-7 being all possible subsequent relays in the selected relay bank. A value of 0 refers to the first relay in the specified relay bank, 7 being the 8th and final relay of the selected Relay Bank. This command sends byte value 85 back to the user when the operation has been completed.
0x00 - 0x07
0x01 - 0x07
Turns On Relays in the Currently Selected Relay Bank
This command will control the On status of specified relays in the Currently Selected Relay Bank. This command has optional parameters <1-7> for controlling the On status of the remaining relays, 1 being the next relay in sequence, 2-7 being all possible subsequent relays in the selected relay bank. A value of 0 refers to the first relay in the specified relay bank, 7 being the 8th and final relay of the selected Relay Bank. This command sends byte value 85 back to the user when the operation has been completed.
0x08 - 0x0F
0x01 - 0x07
Read the Status of Relays in the Currently Selected Relay Bank
This command will report the On/Off status of Relays 0-7 in the Currently Selected Relay Bank. This command sends byte value of 0 of 1 back to the user
when the operation has been completed, 0 reporting an Off status and 1 reporting an On status.
0x10 - 0x17
0 or 1
0x00 or 0x01
Full Command Set
These are only a few examples from the ProXR Command set so you can get an idea of the command structure. Download the ProXR Quick Start Guide to view the full command set ProXR Quick Start Guide.
Base Station Software
Base Station Software was designed to help you learn the ProXR command set! No other relay board manufacturer even comes close to offering this type of software! Explore ProXR features using it's Graphical User Interface. Watch data bytes flow to and from the board, so you easily understand the command execution process. There is no faster or easier way to learn how to automate than Base Station, as it was designed to work with all the communication modules we offer! You only need a Windows 8 or 10 Computer to Run Base Station.
Base Station Features
There are some useful features to look for when using Base Station Software to control, test, or configure your device:
At the bottom left corner of each window there is a link to relevant documentation for your device
In the Control Command Set Window, and many others, there is a MORE or LESS option at the top right corner. Selecting MORE allows you to view specific communication details
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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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 software allows you to create buttons to control relays and show the status without programming. Create buttons to quickly control
the relay. Create meters for reading
the variable input sensors connected to the AD inputs of this board in real time! Enter the COM ports of the board and you are communicating
through the USB port the board is plugged into!
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Relay Timer R8X
Software allows you control the relay from a time schedule you create! The software can be installed on a PC and uses the
computers clock for an accurate time control. Enter the board's COM port and the software will communicate
through the USB port the board is plugged into. Look for Relay Timer R8X during checkout.
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Quick Timer R8X
supports controlling each relay in sequence 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. Loop for unlimited durations until stopped. Look for
Quick Timer R8X during checkout.
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USCS16 Contact Closure Expansion
USCS16 is a contact closure (no voltage) expansion module that connects to the UXP expansion port of this board. By sending a command
to the controller the controller will report back a value indicating the current status of the inputs.
UPOT16 Potentiometer Expansion
UPOT16 adds 16 programmable potentiometers in 10K, 50K, or 100K values to the board through the UXP expansion port. Each output has a
programmable resolution of 256 steps. Simply plug the UPOT16 into the UXP Port to add potentiometer output to this board.
UAD1216 A/D Expansion
UAD1216 is an 8-Bit/12-Bit 16-Channel Analog to Digital Converter Expansion Module that will connect to the UXP Expansion Port of this board.
Send a few command bytes to your the board, which will communicate to this expansion module and respond with 8-Bit/12-Bit data. UThis
is capable of reading a single channel at a time or all 16 channels at once.
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!
Base Station Software
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. Base Station Software was designed to help you learn the ProXR command set. Explore ProXR features using our Graphical User Interface. Watch data bytes flow to and from the board, so you easily understand the command execution process. There is no faster or easier way to learn how to automate than Base Station, it is designed to work with our complete array of communication modules, including Wireless, Ethernet, USB, RS-232, and more. You only need a Windows 8 or 10 Computer to Run Base Station, no other relay control board even comes close to offering this type of software!
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.
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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.