Key Fobs

Key Fobs are available in seven sizes from a 1-button through 8-button models.  The key fobs are paired with the controllers.  This way you can set multiple key fobs to one board or have one key fob control multiple boards.  The options are endless, plus the key fobs are relatively inexpensive so everyone in the office can have one.  See all the Available Key Fobs.
Configuration Utility Input Key Fobs are available in seven sizes from
1-button through 8-button models
Available Key Fobs

Simple Toggle to Complex Commands

The KFX Key Fob Series controllers, allow users to control any device from a hand-held remote.  The KFX Series opens up numerous possibilities, including relay control, time delays, toggle functions, relay flashing on/off, and much more.

Key Fob Range

The absolute maximum rated range of the MS series Key Fobs is 750 feet. The MS 8-Button Key Fob with an external antenna is rated at 1,000 feet (maximum).  Key Fob range can depend on many factors.  The maximum ratings are achieved in an outdoor environment with clear line-of-sight and minimal radio interference (in the country).  The ranges provided are in absolute best possible conditions for radio communications.

KFX ModuleKey Fob KFX Module

This board is equipped with a KFX Module.  The KFX communications module adds key fob capabilities to the board.  The KFX module is powered from the board.  The board itself will require 12 volts of power and can be hard wired or you can purchase a "wall wart" type Power Supply at checkout.

Up to 40 Key Fobs

With a single KFX receiver module, users may associate up to 40 key fobs, including 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8-Buttons (available at checkout).  KFX modules reach working distances of up to 750 feet, with superior responsiveness over previous generations of Key Fob receivers.  Every Key Fob paired with a KFX Receiver will perform the exact same function as another Key Fob paired with the same KFX Receiver.  It is not possible for each remote to be separately identified and generate different data for.  Put simply, every remote does exactly the same thing when paired with the same KFX Receiver.

How it Works

When a button is pressed on the Key Fob, the KFX Receiver will send the command to the board.  You will configure what this command is!  It can be a simple toggle command or complex commands including delays.  The KFX Receiver can be configured for button press and button release events. 

Key Fob ConfigurationKey Fob KFX Module

The KFX Receiver Module is configured using Base Station Software (a free download), and must be plugged into the ZIGMO Configuration Board only during configuration.  Only one ZIGMO is needed regardless of the number of KFX Receivers you intend to use.  The ZIGMO acts as an interface between your computer and the KFX Receiver, allowing you to define the Baud Rate, and Data Bytes that are transmitted for each Key Fob button Press.  The ZIGMO is included with the KFX Integration Kit and available at checkout.  Key Fob Configuration

Pairing the Key Fob & Module

The key fobs will need to be paired to a specific module/board.  Each module can be paired with up to 40 key fobs.  Since the key fobs are paired to a specific module/board you can have multiple key fob boards within range and they will not interfer with each others operation.  A great feature if you need multiple boards in a small area and each performing a separate task.  Multiple key fobs can be paired to a specific module/board and multiple boards can be used without interfering with each other.

Who's Qualified to Use the Key Fob Series?

Some computer skills required.  The Key Fob Relays do not require programming, simply configure the module with the included Base Station Software.  While programming is not required and simple functions can be done rather easily with basic computer skills, complex events can be configured which will require some understanding and patience.

Induction Suppression

Induction CapacitorPerhaps 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 controller 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.  In the case of Ethernet devices, customers may experience loss of communications until the device is reconnected.  Capacitors that we offer are available at checkout, for more information view our Induction Suppression Video.