Range:

MXNET pairs can communicate to each other from anywhere in the world using an internet connection. No Static IP Address is required. Simply plug the Ethernet and Power Cords in and give them a few minutes to find each other. After you wire the controlled devices in, you can control billboard lights in India, Runway Lights at an Airport, or simply lock your front door from the office.

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Modes

MXNET Series Boards have two different modes that you can choose from, Smart Mode and Beacon Mode. Each has its own methods of how they send data and how they react to communication loss.

Smart Mode:

Smart Mode is the faster and lower energy option of the two. A board in Smart Mode only sends data to the paired device when a contact closure is detected. If communications are lost in Smart Mode all relays will turn off after a period of 30 seconds.

Beacon Mode:

A board in Beacon Mode constantly sends data to the paired device and waits for a change in the data being sent to it to change. If communications are lost the status of all relays will remain the same until communications are reestablished.

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Notes:

MXNET devices are only sold as a permanently married pair, pricing shown on our web site indicates pricing for the pair of controllers. Contact Closure Inputs may only be connected to switches, buttons, or sensors with Contact Closure capability. Not suitable for use in voltage detection applications. MXNET devices use Network Communications to ensure the remote device is properly functioning. The Busy LED is always used to indicate a properly functioning remote device. If you do not see the Busy LED flash, then the MirX controller is unable to communicate to the remote device. A flashing busy LED is your verification that all communications are functioning properly between MXNET controllers.

Inductive loads can lead to dropped communications between the two Devices. Customers who require inductive switching (such as motors, lights, pumps, solenoids, and Transformers) should visit the Induction Suppression portion of our web site.

Product Variations: MirC and MirX Series Controllers

NCD Currently offers two variations of this design: MirC and MirX.

MirX controllers have relays on both the remote and local device while MirC has relays on only one board which is controlled by a dedicated controller board.

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Solid State a Practical Alternative to Mechanical Relays

Mechanical Relays have a good home in low-cost control applications. But for some users, only solid state switching will do. Solid State Relays are ideal for users who require long term reliability, silent operation, or high induction tolerance. Many inductive control applications require a solid state relay. Inductive loads such as Motors, Valves, Pumps, Solenoids, and Large Transformers (including Fluorescent Lighting) benefit from the use of solid state relays because they reduce the chances of the inductive load interfering with the logic of the relay controller.

You can purchase this controller with the relays installed two ways.  You can have your choice of the same solid state relay installed in this board or you can choose different relays to be installed in each relay location.  Simply choose the controller with _MIX in the part number and you will be able to choose specific relays for each location.  If this controller is not a _MIX you can find it listed under Related Products on the right side of this page.

Attention: No Voltage Input

Please Note: Users must NEVER apply any voltage to an input on the Mir-X controller, these inputs are for Contact Closure connections only.