Time Schedule Relay with ZB ZigBee Interface
Wirelessly Set Time Schedule with Included Software
Schedule Relays on Daily, Weekly or Monthly Schedule
Wirelessly Change or Override Schedule when Connected to Mesh Network
Configuration Software Included
The Time Relay Controllers on this page are configured using a computer and connecting to the board with a ZB ZigBee Mesh Network. The boards below have a ZB ZigBee Module and can be configured as an Endpoint Device ir as a Router. By combining the power of ZB ZigBee Mesh Networking with our Taralist series relay controllers, you can take advantage of our powerful built-in real time clock for data collection and control, in combination with many wireless ZB ZigBee Mesh Networking features. ZB ZigBee is a perfect integration of good speed and excellent reliability, and for the first time, you can now improve data reliability by adding routers between the computer and far away devices. 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?
While anyone can use the Time Series Relays and configuration software using the Mesh Networking capabilities of this interface requires a broad understanding of Mesh Networking. If you don't have an understanding of Mesh Networking other wireless interfaces are available.
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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.