900MHz Wireless Relay 8-Channel 20 Amp with UXP PortZUXPR820PROXR_XSC
900MHz Wireless RelayThe ZADR820ProXR_XSC 900MHz Wireless Relay will allow you to wirelessly control the relays using a 900 MHz frequency band. The board uses a modem connected to the USB port of your computer to wirelessly communicate to the board. The modem mounts as a COM port on your PC, send your commands to the COM port and the modem wirelessly sends the command to the board. That's all there is to it!!!
ZADR820ProXR_XSC The Ideal ChoiceThe ZADR820ProXR_XSC 900MHz Wireless Relay is an ideal choice for applications that require fast, reliable wireless relay control using a computer. The 900 MHz frequency allows for better communication through walls and obstructions. While line-of-site is always vital for optimal range the 900MHz frequency is the best option when obstructions are unavoidable.
900MHz Wireless 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 adding expansion boards as your needs arise.
900MHz Wireless Relay 8-Channel 20 Amp with UXP PortZUXPR820PROXR_XSC
900MHz Wireless Relay at a Glance
- 8 20-Amp Relays Installed
- Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Relays
- Normally Open 20-amps, Normally Closed 10-amps
- Temperature Rating -40° C to 85° C
- Expandable up to 256 Relays
- Onboard 900MHz Wireless Interface
- Reliable 2-Mile Standard Module
- Requires 900MHz Modem
- Modem Mounts as a Virtual COM Port
- Industry Leading Command Set
- Specific Commands to Control Relays
- 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
900 MHz boards operate reliably and efficiently when the antennas can “see“ each other. Obstructions like walls, buildings and even trees and hills can diminish the signal or prevent communication altogether. Metal being the worst for any wireless signal to penetrate with stone and brick and being a close second. Positioning the antennas for line-of-site operation will greatly increase reliability.
Wireless Relay Control
Long Range Wireless Industrial MeshLong-Range Wireless Mesh networking is the ONLY communications technology NCD recommends on the factory floor, operating at a safe 900MHz. Mesh technology will hop data from one location to another to reach its intended destination, users do not need to do anything other than make sure wireless modules stay within hopping range of each other. We use the Digi 900HP-S3B module in many of our products, as this is the best industry has to offer. With a 2 mile range between modules and up to 8 hops, it is possible to cover 16 miles of wireless territory using this technology. Using high-gain antennas, this module is capable of communicating to a remote module up to 28 miles away! Please note that data hopping only works between live devices. Data will hop from sensors to gateways and modems. Data will also hop between gateways and modems.
Long Range WirelessXBee-PRO 900HP embedded modules provide best-in-class range wireless connectivity to devices. They are easy to setup and use, reliable and capable of transmitting a ling distance. You will need an 900MHz modem that plugs into your USB port of your computer to talk any number of boards with a standard range of 2-miles and up to 15 miles. You can choose the distance of the module installed at checkout.
XBee-PRO 900 RF ModuleThis board is equipped with an 900HP Module. The XBee-PRO 900 RF module is ideally suited for less power-hungry, low-latency point-to-multipoint networking applications. Capable of point-to-point, peer-to-peer and point-to-multipoint networking, The XBee-900 modules have a higher selectable transmitting power of 250mW. This higher TX power allows for line-of-sight range up to 28 miles with the right antenna. It is ideal for solutions where RF penetration and absolute transmission distance are paramount to the application.
Line-Of-Site OperationAs with any wireless technologies, for optimal performance it needs to be line-of-sight. In other words the antennas of the board and modem must "see" each other to get the optimal range or even be able to communicate at all. Mounting slots on the modem make it easy to attach to a wall to allow for line-of-site operation.
Standard Range AntennaThe XSC900SR Standard Range Antenna (distance of 2 miles) is included with the price of the controller. The included antenna is a 6" whip antenna with an RP-SMA threaded connection. The antenna will screw directly onto the wireless module. NCD has tested this device at 2 Miles with excellent results using smaller antennas than what would be required to achieve the 28-Mile range achieved by the manufacturer. All range tests are conducted in clear line-of-sight installations. It is not possible for us to accurately predict range prior to purchase. We cannot predict range inside buildings, using google map images, or predict interference that may be present at your location that would prohibit proper operation.
900MHz Wireless ModemPlug the UXSCMSR_ZIGMO short range modem or UXSCMLR_ZIGMO long range modem into the USB Port of your computer. The modem will mount as a COM port on your PC. Open the COM port and start sending data to the modem. The modem will forward your data to all Wireless XSC compliant devices within range (it is also possible to speak to a specific device when other controllers are in range). The modem is also available at checkout.
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 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.
For Use in North AmericaFor use in North America (United States, Canada, Mexico) Australia, Brazil, and Singapore also supported with changes to Channel mask settings.
Singapore:The labeling of equipment is per Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (Singapore IDA, www.ida.gov.sg/). This license is only for the Digi XB900HP radio and not the final product, so customers must be aware that they should find a consultant who is aware of the requirements and can guide them through the process of obtaining a license for their product with Singapore IDA. The license number is DA105737.
Canada Labeling Requirement:Contains IC: 1846A-XB900HP
ISED (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada) This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
900 MHz Relay Videos
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!
The ProXR Relay 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
- Add Digital 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.
SPDT Relay InstalledThis 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.
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.
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
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.
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 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
- 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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Enclosure AvailableThe SR151BK Enclosure is an undrilled, non-waterproof enclosure and is available at checkout for this controller.
Spec Sheet and Drawings:
Wireless ModemThe XBP24-AUI-EXT_ZIGMO modem is required. It plugs into the UPS port on your PC and will mount as a COM port. Next, send commands to the COM port as and the modem will forward the commands wirelessly to the board!. That's all there is to it!!! It is possible to communicate to many 802.15.4 devices within range. This modem is Powered by the USB Port and includes USB Cable and Enclosure. Click Here for More
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 R8XRelay 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 R8X during checkout.
Quick Timer R8XQUICKTIMER_R8X 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 R8X 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.
XSC Quick Start Guide
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ProXR Quick Start Guide
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Base Station Quick Start
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20-Amp Relay Data Sheet
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900HP Module Data Sheet
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Hardware Reference Guide
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