Wireless Mesh Network Relay 24-Channel 3-Amp DPDT with UXP Port
Wireless Mesh Network Relay
The ZUXPSR243DPDTProXR_ZBMESH Wireless 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
ZUXPSR243DPDTProXR_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.
ZUXPSR243DPDTProXR_ZBMESH for Existing Mesh Networks
The ZUXPSR243DPDTProXR_ZBMESH Wireless 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.
Wireless Mesh Network Relay - ProXR
This 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.
Wireless Mesh Network Relay 24-Channel 3-Amp DPDT with UXP Port
24 3-Amp Relays Installed
- Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Relay
- Temperature Rating -40° C to 85° C
- Expandable up to 256 Relays
Onboard Digi Series 2 Interface
- Mesh Networking Module
- Integrates in Existing Mesh Network
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
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 ZUXPSR243DPDTPROXR_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.
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 will assist you in learning how this device functions and is the ultimate reference tool for setting up, testing and controlling this device. Base Station software supports every feature of this device - no other controller manufacturer even comes close to offering this type of software. Base Station works by communicating with your controller to identify the model and provides the appropriate graphical user interface for setting up and testing the identified device. To help you get started and learn this controller Quick Start Guides are available for just about every feature. As you discover a feature in Base Station a link is provided where you can easily download the Quick Start Guide.
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 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.
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 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
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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Pro 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!
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 during checkout.
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 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.