Time Schedule Relay with Wi-Fi Interface
Wirelessly Set Time Schedule with Included Software
Schedule Relays on Daily, Weekly or Monthly Schedule
Change or Override Schedule when Connected Router
Easy Security Configuration
NCD Wi-Fi relay controllers offer a powerful and easy to use wireless solution for relay control. As many of our customers already know, working with Wi-Fi devices can be challenging because they must be associated to a wireless network, and must be configured with security protocols. By combining a Netgear WNCE2001 Ethernet to Wi-Fi adapter to our standard Ethernet controllers, we can circumvent all of the problems with working with Wi-Fi at a more reasonable price than working with any available embedded Wi-Fi solution.
Wi-Fi Network Adapter
When you purchase this Wi-Fi relay controller we have bundled a Netgear WNCE2001 Ethernet to Wi-Fi adapter with the Ethernet controller for your convenience. The Netgear WNCE2001 Wi-Fi Adapter allows you to take this Ethernet enabled controller and use it wirelessly to connect to a network. The Netgear WNCE2001 is perfectly suited for use with Ethernet devices offering 100% compatibility and easy setup. Configure the WNCE2001 to your wireless network then simply plug it into the Ethernet port of this device. We have tested a couple of different Wi-Fi to Ethernet solutions and the Netgear Universal Wireless Internet Adapter really is the best solution for ease of setup and compatibility with these controllers. If you would like to purchase your own Wi-Fi adapter simply purchase one of our Ethernet controllers found on the left navigation.
Configuration Software Included
The Time Relay Controllers on this page are configured using a computer and connecting to the board with an Ethernet connection. Control this Web Relay from anywhere you can get an internet connection and on any device with a web browser. That means that your computer, PDA, cell phone, iPhone or iPad becomes a remote control for this device! This new services is available through our website Link.Signalswitch.com. Each .NET module has a unique MAC address printed on the top and you can simply enter http://link.signalswitch.com/MacAddress into the URL. Example: http://link.signalswitch.com/00409D43F71C and then type in the password. It's that simple, after a few moments you will be granted access to the controller. A static IP address is NOT REQUIRED for remote access and the device and computer MUST have separate internet connections.
Once a Time Schedule is configured it will run through the list of events stored in its on board memory every second to look for a match with the current time. If a match with the current time and a configured event is discovered it will execute the event.
Control this Device from a Local Area Network
This device can also be controlled over a Local Area Network. You may need to log into your router to find the IP address. Take note of the MAC address printed on the top of the .NET controller. Your router will display a list of IP addresses and associated MAC addresses. Take note of the IP address that matches the printed MAC address on your controller. Open any web browser and type the IP address into the URL.
Who's Qualified to Use the Time Relay Series?
While anyone can use the Time Series Relays and configuration software using the Networking capabilities of this interface requires an understanding of Networking.
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- Taralist Relays
TaraList: Time Controlled Relays
Time Schedule Activated Relays with Computer Interface. Use a Computer to Setup the Time Schedule.
Taralist Series Controllers do not require a computer after initial configuration.
Manually Take Control of Relays from Anywhere in the World using a Computer as needed.
Find the board you need by using the interactive menu to he right. Hover over the Button and select the number of relays you want installed and then select the computer interface you need. Once there simply select the board with the correct amperage for the item you are switching.
Time Schedule Events & How They Work
Events are scheduled times when a relay or group of relays are turned on or off. They are defined by the user first by time: Year, Month, Day of Month, Day of week, Hour, Minute, and Second. By having these options you have the ability of switching relays on or off at very specific times. They are also defined by how they control the relays, whether they turn a relay or group of re-lays on or off. You can add up to 999 Events to the list.
Setting Controller's Time
By default the Time Relay controller does not know what time it is so this must be defined. The only way of doing this is from the Configuration Utility. Once your controller is connected to the computer and the Configuration Utility is launched the first thing to do is tell the Time Relay Controller what time it is. You may do this manually or you can Sync the time with your PC. This is done using the window below in the Con-figuration utility. The user can do this by simply clicking the Sync Time with PC Time button or by filling in the Year, Month, Day, Week Day, Hour, Minute, Second parameters and then clicking the Set Time Manually button.
Time Relay Computer Control
The Time Relay series controllers have some amazing abilities when it comes to making decisions on their own based on the events you configure into them, but you can take control of the relays at any time from a computer as long as communications are established between your computer and the Time Relay device.
The interface elements shown at right allow a computer to take over control of any relay and force the relays to a On or Off state. You may also turn all relays on or off using the all relays on and all relays off buttons. You can also read the status of relays by clicking the Read Relay 1-8 Status. The Status of the relay will be shown to the right of the button. The slider at the top of the screen allows you to select with bank of relays these commands are directed to. You may attach up to 32 banks or 256 Relays.
Time Relay Controllers are capable of controlling up to 256 Relays from only one Time Relay CPU. These controllers are available with 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, and 32 relays on a printed circuit board as well as a small controller with only an XR expansion port instead of relays. XR Expansion Relays may be added to the XR Expansion Port at any time giving you as many relays as you need (up to 256).
A relay is similar to a switch. The only difference between a switch and a relay is the actual mechanism for changing the on/off status of the switch. On a switch, you manually push on a piece of metal or plastic to operate the switch. On a relay, an electric current is used to operate the switch. Though a relay resembles the characteristics of a switch, it cannot be controlled by touching it with your finger. So from now on, we will use the word "Relay" to indicate a switch that is controlled by the Time Relay controller (instead of your finger).
Attention: Relays Provide No Voltage Output
Please Note: Relays do NOT provide a voltage output. They provide a contact closure output, exactly like the terminals found on a light switch at your local hardware store. Wiring to a relay will be slightly different depending on the model controller you choose.
For wiring information see our Relay Logic page.