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Web Relays from NCD
Our Web Relay makes it easy for you to control relays and monitor inputs using any web browser or software. Our Web Relay allows you turn relays on or off, create macros to send multiple commands, monitor inputs, and write your own software to do any of these things and more with your own software. This Web Relay is a ProXR Lite series controller which is a widely adopted standard used by industry for many years. Equipped with your choice of 1, 2, 4, or 8 on-board relays, the ProXR Lite series Web Relays suit the needs of most of our customers. Integrated Analog to Digital Converters may be used to manually control the relays, or they may be used to read external sensors. Equipped with 8 or 10-Bit resolution, the ADC built into Web Relays add tremendous flexibility for various application requirements.
Getting Started with Web Relays
Start by downloading Base Station at https://ncd.io/start. Connect your Web Relay to your network and run Base Station. Start up base station from a computer on the same network as your Web Relay and you can see the connection information for your Web Relay. If you enter the IP Address into a Web Browser or double click on the Web Relay in Base Station you should be brought to the Web Page for that board. From there you can configure the interface, control relays, or read inputs.
Additionally the Web Relay Module can be controlled over a simple TCP socket. You can do this through Base Station, N-Button, or your own custom software. Be aware however that the device can’t take commands over the web interface if a TCP socket is open to it.
How to Order our Web Relay
Start by clicking the “Buy Now” button on the right. Next, choose how many on-board relays you need (up to 8 in this series). Select the relay options in the red box for 5 or 10-Amp mechanical relays. Choose the type of Web interface you require and add a power supply if needed.
Need more Relays?
No Problem! We have expandable ProXR Relay controller available if you need more relays, just click here. Simply choose the Web option during checkout. NCD ProXR series controllers are field serviceable with a very long production history adopted by the largest companies in the world!
ProXR Analog to Digital Inputs are used to Read External Sensors or Manually Control On-Board Relays
AD8 8-Channel 8/10-Bit Analog to Digital Converters
This controller is equipped with 8-Channels of 8/10-Bit Analog to Digital Converters, capable of reading analog voltages from 0 to 5 Volts DC. The ADCs on this controller allow monitoring of external sensors or contact closure input detection. Connect external temperature sensors, light sensors, current sensors, buttons, switches, or anything else that generates a 0-5VDC analog or contact closure output. With 8-bit resolution, analog inputs will convert 0-5 Volt signals into a value from 0 to 255. With 10-bit resolution, values of 0 to 1023 may be measured. Input resolution is software selected. Simply ask the controller for the analog value of each input, and the controller instantly responds.
Use the Relay Activator to Configure Analog Inputs for Direct Control of Relays
Relay Activator and Analog Inputs
The Relay Activator control panel allows analog inputs to directly control relays. Simply connect the analog inputs to buttons or switches and trigger basic relay on or off functions to take manual control of the on-board relays. The Relay Activator control panel allows you to define 8 functions for each of the 8 inputs. Functions include turning relays on or off, toggling the state of relays, momentarily flash a relay, momentarily toggle the flashing function of a relay, turn all relays on, turn all relays off, and push notification events. When push notification events are configured, the controller generates a packet of data every time the inputs change state.
Base Station Software Controlling NCD Relay Controllers
Base Station Software
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, as it was designed to work with our complete array of communication modules, including Wireless, Ethernet, USB, RS-232, and many more. You only need a Windows 8 or 10 Computer to Run Base Station. Base Station was written in Visual Studio, and we even provide the source code to help you on your way!
LabVIEW Relay Control Support Coming in 2018
We are pleased to announce that official LabVIEW relay control drivers will be supported beginning January of 2018. This is our first official release of LabVIEW drivers for ProXR series Relay controllers! We are finalizing the drivers and resources now. We will post in the News section as well as the Learn section of our site as soon as we are ready.
LabVIEW ProXR Relay Drivers
ProXR Lite vs. ProXR Series
ProXR Lite controllers are smaller, surface-mounted variants of the ProXR Series relay controllers. The firmware is nearly identical between the series with ProXR Lite being limited to 8 relays. Only the ProXR series includes a XR expansion port for relay expansion. ProXR Lite controllers are a lower-cost alternative to ProXR because they are machine manufactured in larger quantities. ProXR series controllers are currently manufactured with through-hole technology and socketed chips, making them field serviceable. ProXR Lite controllers are available with little as 1 or 2 relays while ProXR Series focuses on applications that require 4 or more relays.
ProXR Lite Communication Options
We take communications seriously, as we believe in a modular communications and firmware that properly supports scalability into future interface technologies. ProXR controllers support API communications, which effectively wrap every command with a header, payload, and checksum to ensure reliability. NCD API commands increase processing speed because no serial timeout is required prior to command processing. NCD API commands increase reliability, as only a proper checksum will authenticate a command and allow it to process. When we first implemented API, internet communications via a TCP/IP socket could be realized because the timing problems of internet communications were eliminated. While API is optional, it is strongly advised. Our Base Station software uses API communications, so it’s possible to control a ProXR controller over the internet after configuring port forwarding on your router.
ProXR series controllers are the world’s most adaptable controllers, capable of communicating with a wide variety of communication options. Pick any of your favorite communication technologies: Bluetooth, USB, WiFi, Ethernet, Ethernet Web-i WebRelay, 802.15.4 Wireless, ZigBee Mesh, Key Fob, or RS-232. ProXR easily adapts to the communication technologies you need most. We are committed to modular communications, so your ProXR series controllers can easily be retrofitted for other applications as your needs change. ProXR controllers are never obsolete, as we are actively releasing new communication technologies that greatly enhance the connectivity of our ProXR series controllers.
Ethernet Web-i WebRelay Communications
NCD Controllers equipped with a Web-i WebRelay interface may be controlled from a built-in web page. The NCD WebRelay interface module feature a Ethernet connection, allowing control of our devices from anywhere in the world using a web browser.
10-Amp SPDT Relay Option
This controller is available with a 10-Amp relay option, allowing control of higher-power loads up to an absolute maximum of 240VAC at 10 Amps. Ideal for general purpose switching applications, this relays is focused on power-switching, and should never be used for low-power signals due to a higher On resistance of up to 150 Ohms when relay contacts are new (contact resistance drops to less than 1 Ohm after break-in period). The 10-Amp relay is of the SPDT variety, which provides Common (C), Normally Open (NO), and Normally Closed (NC) connections. Common is connected to NC when the relay is off. Common disconnects from NC and connects to NO when the relay is activated. All connections are made via screw terminals, capable of accepting up to 12 AWG wire.
5-Amp SPDT Relay Option
This controller is available with a 5-Amp relay option, allowing control of higher-power loads up to an absolute maximum of 240VAC at 5 Amps. Ideal for general purpose switching applications, this relays is focused on power-switching, and should never be used for low-power signals due to a higher On resistance of up to 150 Ohms when relay contacts are new (contact resistance drops to less than 1 Ohm after break-in period). The 5-Amp relay is of the SPDT variety, which provides Common (C), Normally Open (NO), and Normally Closed (NC) connections. Common is connected to NC when the relay is off. Common disconnects from NC and connects to NO when the relay is activated. All connections are made via screw terminals, capable of accepting up to 12 AWG wire.
- Industrial Quality Web Relays
- Available with 1, 2, 4, or 8 On-Board Relays
- Available with 5 or 10-Amp SPDT Relays
- UpTo 8 Analog Inputs or Digital IO
- ProXR Command Set Used by Industry for Many Years
- Supports Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android
- Supports LabVIEW and Visual Studio
- TCP Socket or Virtual Serial Port Communications
- Use NCD Base Station Software to Learn Commands
Web-i FTP Instructions
Learn how to FTP and customize your Web-i Interface. If you want to make some changes to your Web-i interface and how it works you can follow the instructions on this video and be up and developing in minutes.
Learn how to properly configure your Web-i. Learn how to alter the configuration of your Web-i to better suit your needs. Whether customizing macros, changing the UDP broadcast, or setting a static IP address or password this video will get you up and running.
Getting Started with Web-i
This video will show you the basics on how to get started familiarizing yourself and using the Web-i Interface. This software used to find your Web-i Controller has changed. You can now use NCD Base Station to find your Web-i Device. You can download Base Station at ncd.io/start.
Get the rundown of the benefits and capabilities of using a Web-i in your next project. From relay control to sensor monitoring Web-i gives you an easy to use interface for your web controlled relays.
Analog to Digital Converter Introduction
Learn the Basics of Analog to Digital Conversion. Many of our boards have analog to digital inputs directly on the board. These ADC inputs are great for monitoring sensors and controlling relays from software based on these sensor readings. This video will show you how, why, and when to use them.
Introduction to Relay Control
This video will guide you in determining which relay controller you need for your application as well as a general overview of the differences between Relay Options. If you're new to our products or just need a refresher for a new application this is a great place to start.
Learn about Induction and how it comes into play with Relay Controllers. Induction suppression can make your Relay Control applications intermittent and unreliable. This video will show you what causes it, how to avoid it, and how to account for it in your application.
- Do you have any questions concerning this product?
- Mechanical Relay Types
- ProXR Quick Start Guide
- API Codec Quick Start Guide
- Base Station Quick Start Guide
- AD8 8-Channel Analog to Digital Converter Quick Start Guide
- EEPROM Memory Map Quick Start Guide
- Web-I WebRelay Communications Module Quick Start Guide
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