Ethernet Relay 4-Channel 5-Amp DPDT + UXP Expansion PortZUXPR45DPDTPROXR_ETHERNET
Ethernet RelayThe ZUXPR45DPDTProXR_ETHERNET Ethernet Relay has the New 3rd Gerneration Ethernet interface installed 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 over the internet. The NCD5500 Ethernet module was customized specifically for use with NCD devices to ensure optimal compatibility.
ZUXPR45DPDTProXR_ETHERNET The Ideal ChoiceThe ZUXPR45DPDTProXR_ETHERNET Ethernet Relay can be configured to automatically close the socket after a programmable timeout or to leave the socket open. A blue LED light indicates an open socket connection. Program the Baud Rate from 9600 to 115.2K Baud and communicate over the default TCP port 2101. This device also supports Static IP Addresses, DHCP, and has the ability to recover back to factory default settings with a simple press of a button!
Ethernet Relay - ProXRThis is a ProXR board meaning that it has the industry leading command set and the board can be expanded to include up to 256 relays. Adding relays is as easy as easy as adding expansion boards as your needs arise.
Ethernet Relay 4-Channel 5-Amp DPDT + UXP Expansion PortZUXPR45DPDTPROXR_ETHERNET
Ethernet Relay at a Glance
- 4 5-Amp Relay Installed
- Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Relay
- Wire to Normally Open or Normally Closed Positions
- 12 Guage Solid Core Wire Capacity
- Temperature Rating -40° C to 85° C
- Expandable to 256 Relays
- 3rd Generation Ethernet - New for 2020
- Supports DHCP & Fixed IP Address
- Web Interface for Configuration Settings
- Programmable TCP Port and IP Address
- Windows App for Configuration and Recovery
- Working Web Pages - New for 2020
- Pages Already Created
- Basic Control Functions
- Use with Any Browser
- Industry Leading Command Set
- Send Specific Commands to Control Relay
- Program in Almost any Language
- UXP Expansion Port for Adding Additional:
- Contact Closure Modules - up to 256 Inputs
- Digital Potentiometers - up to 48 Inputs
- Analog to Digital Conversion - up to 256 Outputs
Network Relay Control
Send commands to the board over your network to control relays using the industry leading command set. Configure the module and upload web pages that can be accessed by any browser to control relays!
Gen3 Ethernet Relay
Ethernet Relay ControlIntroducing the NCD5500 Ethernet to Serial Converter. NCD's 3rd Generation Converter setting new standards for reliability, low-cost, and ease of use! Connect the complete line of NCD Industrial Devices to your Ethernet Network using this modular communications module from NCD. Based on the their next generation Ethernet to Serial Converter, the NCD5500 was customized specifically for use with NCD devices to ensure optimal compatibility with our complete line of products. This Ethernet communications module essentially converts TCP/IP data into serial data bytes, and sends these bytes to the complete line of NCD devices via Serial Communications. This Ethernet communications module is suitable for use with endNode, ProXR*, ProXR Lite*, Fusion, Reactor*, and Taralist* series controllers as well as a broad range of IoT connected devices. This Ethernet to Serial Communication Module is also Compatible with Alpha Station and Base Station, Making it Easy to Discover the IP Address. Please note the Default Web Page Login Password is admin and may be changed by the user.
Ethernet to Serial Communications ModuleThis Ethernet to Serial Communications Module converts TCP packets to Serial data and vise versa. This device can be configured to automatically close the socket after a programmable timeout or to leave the socket open. A blue LED light indicates an open socket connection. Program the Baud Rate of this Device from 9600 to 115.2K Baud and communicate to this device over the default TCP port 2101. This device also supports Static IP Addresses, DHCP, and has the ability to recover back to factory default settings with a simple press of a button!
DHCP and Static IP AddressesThis module supports both DHCP and static IP Addressing. For communications reliability, especially via Remote Access, we recommend using a Static IP Address when you feel comfortable doing so. This will ensure that the device will always be where you expect it to be when you try to connect to it.
TCP/IP CommunicationsThe main method of communication to the Ethernet modules is a standard TCP Socket. This communication protocol makes use of Network Sockets to create point to point tunnels that data can flow through bi-directionally. In this way the computer that is controlling the relay can send commands and shortly thereafter receive the response through the same Socket.
3rd Generation Hardware Now ShippingThis is NCD's 3rd generation hardware for Ethernet to Serial communications, representing giant steps forward in reliability, easy of use, recover-ability, and LOW COST. Yes, we are actually LOWERING the price of this device as costs have shrunk considerably from previous generation Ethernet to Serial conversion technologies. Other significant improvements include new recovery options. Not only is a web UI supported (as in previous generations), but also a new Windows application may be used to change settings and recover modules with an unknown IP address! New firmware upgrade options are now available, allowing users to upgrade firmware as new features are released.
Password ProtectionThe Gen3 Module has security built-in. Under the management tab users have the ability to assign a password to the module for security.
Port ForwardingWhen 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/ .
Sending CommandsBase 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.
Control relays from any device with a browser using the IP address of the board! The Gen3 Module can be configured to upload HTML pages that can be accessed by your smart phone, tablet or computer.
Gen3 Web Page Control
3rd Generation EthernetOnce seperate modules the Gen3 Module have the added capability to configure the module for use with a browser. The New Gen3 Ethernet module has the ability to store web pages that can be used to control the relays! The web pages are already created and can be uploaded to the modules through the free configuration software. You can upload the already existing working pages ready to use or you can modify them in your favorite HTML editor and upload the custom pages. There are pages created for the specific number of relays installed on the board you are using.
Connectivity OptionsOnce configured the web pages can be accessed remotely through an Internet connection using any device with an embedded web browser such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Since it is browser based you can use any operating system from Andriod, iOS, Windows and any browser!
Working Web PagesThe Gen3 Module has working web pages for the specific amount of relays tha tyou have on the board. there is also a page for reading the analog inputs on the ProXR Lite boards. You can also set passwords and create macros all through the IP address of the controller.
Read Analog SensorsAll ProXR Lite controllers offer a 8-Channel 8/10-Bit Analog to Digital Converter! The ADC page was creatred to read the variable resistance AD inputs and will then will return a value between 0-255. Meters on the page and will display the value of the inputs for a live look at the inputs right on your phone, tablet or computer!
Smart Phone ControlOnce the Web-i web page appears on your smart phone, bookmark the page so you can access your relays just like an App on your home screen of your smart phone. Using this method, you can be anywhere in the world and still monitor and control relays as long as your mobile device has an internet connection. It even works using 3G and 4G internet services, so you can be in your car and stay in control of your relays.
LAN or Internet ControlControl relays from your local internet only when you are connected to your local area network or control from the internet from anywhere outside your network. Once your router is properly configured for port forwarding, users may access the web pages built into the Web-i interface from anywhere in the world just like it were a normal web site. Simply use the Web-i web pages to monitor and control your electronics or customize the pages for your own needs.
Web-i SetupThere is a bit of configuration that will need to be done in the module in order to upload and use the web pages. In the configuration software you will select the Web-i option. Once selected you will have the ability to upload the web pages to the module through the same software. You will upload HTML pages with controls that match the number of relays on your board. We reccommend setting a static IP address which will be used in your browser to access the web pages.
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!
ProXR RelayWe'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 DevelopmentMost 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 StudioThe 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 SoftwareBase 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 ExpansionUXP 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
- Add Contact Closure Inputs
- up to 256 Inputs
- Add Analog to Digital Inputs
- up to 48 Inputs
- AddDigital Potentiometer Outputs
- up to 256 Outputs
UXP Expansion ModulesUXP 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 PortMost 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 TogetherIf 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 InstalledThis 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 RequirementsApplying 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 InstalledThis 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.
2-Million CyclesProXR 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 CompliantThis 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 GrowThe 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 TimersThe 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 GuaranteeProXR 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.
Induction SuppressionPerhaps 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.
ShippingThe 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 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
- ProXR Features
- Works with the full ProXR Enhanced Command Set
- UXP Expansion Port
- Highly reliable relay with industry leading command set
- 16 programmable timers available
Power Supply AvailableThe 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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Induction SuppressionControlling 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. Click Here for More
N-Button LiteN-Button 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 R4XRelay 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. 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 R4XQUICKTIMER_R4X 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. Look for Quick Timer R4X during checkout.
The software on this tab is from NCD or a 3rd Party Software Developer specifically developed for the boards on this site.
Software OptionsNot 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 SoftwareBase 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!
Board IdentificationA 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 SetsBase 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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Point-And-Click SoftwareN-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 CompatibleN-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. ProN-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 MetersDesktop 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 ControlRelay 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 sequenceThanks 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 ControlYou 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 ControlQuicktimer 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 DurationQuick 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 DurationQuick 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 SamplesThe 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.
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Data Sheets & Quick Start GuidesBelow are the Data Sheets Quick Start Guides for this board. These are the guides that will help you communicate and configure this board.
Ethernet Quick Start Guide
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Web Quick Start Guide
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ProXR Quick Start Guide
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5-Amp DPDT Data Sheet
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PWR12 Power Supply
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Base Station Quick Start
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Hardware Reference Guide
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Relay Timer Guide
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Quick Timer Guide
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