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Taralist Time Activated Relay with XSC Interface

Taralist Time Activated Relay with XSC Interface

Long Range Wireless Time Relay with XSC Interface

Taralist Time Activated Relay with XSC Interface

Long Range Wireless Time Activated Relay

All The Features You Need...

  • XSC Long Range Wireless Interface
    - Short Range Antenna (distance of 1/2 mile)
    - Long Range Antenna (up to 15 miles)
  • Controller Knows What Time it is
  • Set Time Schedule with Included Software
  • Trigger Relays all at Once or in Sequence
  • Up to 999 Events Can be Configured
  • Computer Can Take Control at Any Time
     - Override Settings for Special Events
  • Computer can Read Status of Relays
  • Once Configured Controller Can Operate Without a Computer

XSC Time Activated Relays
Set Time Schedule to Trigger Relays

Our Time Relays are equipped with firmware built into the board that will allow you to setup a time schedule to trigger relays.  The Time Relay series has an integrated battery backed Real Time Clock with memory to control relays based on a time schedule (the board knows what day & time it is). Connect an XSC modem to the USB port of your computer and you will be able to setup the time schedule and store your schedule into the controller wirelessly as though it were connected to the USB port itself. This allows you to keep the controller at it's location when uploading new schedules making configuration easy. Once stored, the Time Relay board does not require a computer, and will activate relays according to a schedule that can be as simple or as complex as your application requires.

Configuration software is available as a free download!

Trigger Relays according to a time schedule you configure.
Trigger 1 relay a bank of relays or all relays up to 256!

More Time Relay Options:

Time Delay Relay

Configurable Delay Relay

Time Delay Relay

Category Link: Time Delay Relay
  • Included Software Configures Timers
  • Software Can Control Relays
  • Sensor Can Also Trigger Timers
  • Configure Events & Rotations

Key Fob Time Delay

Start Timers with Key Fob

Key Fob Time Delay Relay

Category Link: Key Fob Time Delay
  • Start Timers with Wireless Key Fob
  • Timers Trigger Relays
  • Included Software Configures Timers
  • Software Can Start Timers
  • Sensor Can Also Start Timers

ProXR Lite Relays

User-Programmable Timer

ProXR Lite Relay with Programmable Timers

Category Link: ProXR Lite
  • 16 User-Programmable Timers
  • Two Modes of Operation
      - Duration Timing
      - Pulse Timing
  • Write Your Own Program to Send Timing Commands to Board

Relay Timer Software

Timer Software

Programmable Timer Software

Category Link: Relay Timer Software
  • Programmable Timer Software
  • Compatible with ProXR Relay Boards
  • For Boards up to 16 Relays

N-Button Lite Software

Desktop Timer Control

N-Button Lite Desktop Timer Software

Category Link: N-Button Lite Software
  • Create Buttons to Control Timers
  • Trigger Multiple Relays per Button
  • Time Relays Between Each Other
  • Compatible with ProXR Boards

Time Schedule Relay with Long Range Wireless

Wirelessly Set Time Schedule with Included Software
Schedule Relays on Daily, Weekly or Monthly Schedule
Wirelessly Change or Override Schedule when Connected to a Computer

Configuration Software Included

The Time Relay Controllers on this page are configured using a computer and connecting to the board with an XSC wireless connection. The boards below have an onboard XSC wireless module. This module will communicate wirelessly to an XSC modem (choose between two versions) that will plug into the USB port of your computer. XSC provides a fast, reliable wireless communications. The modem can be purchased at checkout. At any time, a computer may monitor the Device, Activate Relays, or Change Configuration settings as long as it is within range. A computer can take over a time schedule or a controller can operate without a computer. The Configuration Utility provides 1000 user configurable events where a relay or group of relays can be turned on or off. Its that easy!

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.

Who's Qualified to Use the Time Relay Series?

Anyone. The Time Relay Series Controllers are one of the most consumer friendly relay devices on the market. Whether you are an electronics engineer or home hobbyist, anyone is qualified to use the Time Relay Series controller provided this manual is care-fully studied.

Easy Board Selection

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.

Time Schedule Graphic Event Configuration Page  Click for larger picture

Defining Time

Time Schedule Graphic 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.

Computer Control

Time Relay Computer Control 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.

Relay Outputs

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.