Archive for April, 2012

How to Customize Relay Status Automatically with Relay Timer R8X?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Relay Timer R8X is programmable timer software to control relay manually and automatically. It works with 8-channel relay controller boards of National Control Devices.

MainGUI image

To control your relay with Relay Timer R8X, you need connect your relay board with your computer and Set Configuration in Relay Timer R8X to make sure the connection is available. You need to select the type of your relay board and the connection way.

The status of the relay can be customized except only on or off during the setting time.

For example, relay can be on 10 minutes, off 5 minutes within one hour, and on 20 minutes and off 10 minutes within the other one hour. This can be set as steps below.

Step1. Click Relay Timer R8X - Setting button on the Relay Control Panel to open Relay Setting dialog.

Relay Timer R8X - Relay Setting

Step 2. Click Add button to open Schedule Setting dialog. Edit the Schedule Name, set Schedule Time(2 hours), select Recurrence Pattern and Range.

Relay Timer R8X - Schedule Setting

Step 3. Click Customize Action or the edit button beside it to open Customize Action dialog.

Relay Timer R8X - Customize Action

Step 4. Click Add button to open Add Action dialog.

Set Turn On 10 minutes, Turn Off 5 minutes and Loop Count 4.

Relay Timer R8X - Add Action

Click OK to return Customize Action dialog. The action will be shown in the list.

Relay Timer R8X - Customize Action

Step 5. Click Add button to open Add Action dialog again.

Set Turn On 20 minutes, Turn Off 10 minutes and Loop Count 2.

Relay Timer R8X - Add Action

Click OK to return Customize Action dialog. The action will also be shown in the list.

Relay Timer R8X - Customize Action

Click OK button to return Schedule Setting dialog and then return to Relay Setting dialog.

Relay Timer R8X - Relay Setting

Click OK to finish relay setting.

The relay will be turned on/off automatically according to the customized setting.

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How to Turn On/Off Relay Automatically with Relay Timer R8X?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Relay Timer R8X is programmable timer software to control relay manually and automatically. It works with 8-channel relay controller boards of National Control Devices.

Relay Timer R8X

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To control your relay with Relay Timer R8X, you need connect your relay board with your computer and Set Configuration in Relay Timer R8X to make sure the connection is available. You need to select the type of your relay board and the connection way.

To control relay automatically, the schedule of relay status must be set at first.

Click Relay Timer R8X - Setting button on the Relay Control Panel to open Relay Setting dialog.

Relay Timer R8X - Relay Setting

The relay can be given a name here.

Click Add button to open Schedule Setting dialog.

Relay Timer R8X - Schedule Setting

Edit the Schedule Name, select Relay Status, set Schedule Time, select Recurrence Pattern and Range.

Click OK to return Relay Setting dialog.

Different schedules can be added by this way.

Relay Timer R8X - Relay Setting

Click OK to finish relay setting.

The relay will be turned on/off automatically according to the schedule list.

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How to Turn On/Off Relay Manually with Relay Timer R8X?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Relay Timer R8X is programmable timer software to control relay manually and automatically. It works with 8-channel relay controller boards of National Control Devices.

Relay Timer R8X

Relay Board of National Control Devices

To control your relay with Relay Timer R8X, you need connect your relay board with your computer and Set Configuration in Relay Timer R8X to make sure the connection is available. You need to select the type of your relay board and the connection way.

It’s very easy to control relay manually. You just need to click the switch button to turn on or turn off relay.

Click Relay Timer R8X - Manual button down Relay Timer R8X - Manual to step into manual mode.

Click the switch button Relay Timer R8X - Switch to turn on the relay. The light becomes green.

Click the switch button Relay Timer R8X - Switchto turn off the relay. The light becomes red.

Relay Timer R8X - Control Panel

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How to Configure Relay Timer R8X?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Relay Timer R8X is programmable timer software to control relay manually and automatically.

Relay Timer R8X

It works with 8-channel relay controller boards of National Control Devices.

Relay Board of National Control Devices

In order to control your device (relay board) with Relay Timer R8X, be sure to install the application on your PC and then connect the relay board with your PC. You need select the type of your relay board and the connection way. There are two ways for connection, Com Port and Network.

Click Relay Timer R8X - Configurebutton to show the Configuration dialog.

There are two methods for connection, Com Port and Network.

Relay Timer R8X - Configuration

Relay Timer R8X - Configuration

Select the connection method that the relay board is connected to.

Click OK to finish setting.

If the connection is available, there will be a arrow show on the status bar to show the data transmission. Now, you can control your relay manually or automatically with schedule setting.

statusBar

Otherwise, “Connection Error!” will be shown on the status bar.

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How to Access Relay Timer R4X Remotely?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Relay Timer R4X is programmable timer software to control relay manually and automatically. It works with 4-channel relay controller boards of National Control Devices.

MainGUI

Relay Board of National Control Devices

To control your relay with Relay Timer R4X , you need connect your relay board with your computer and Set Configuration in Relay Timer R4X to make sure the connection is available. You need to select the type of your relay board and the connection way.

Relay Timer R4X can be controlled remotely from other computers.

Click Relay Timer R4X -Configure button to show the Configuration dialog.

Relay Timer R4X -Configuration

Select Enable Control Remotely checkbox. Set the Port Number or keep default value 80.

Select Password to set password for remote access.

Click OK to finish setting.

Relay Timer R4X can be controlled on the other computer by visiting the current computer’s IP address in internet browser.

remoteControl

If Port Number is 80, you just need to type the IP address in the browser, shown as above.

If Port Number is modified, you need add the number after the IP address, shown as below.

remoteControl_1

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How to Launch Relay Timer R4X from Command Line?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Relay Timer R4X is programmable timer software to control relay manually and automatically. It works with 4-channel relay controller boards of National Control Devices.

Relay Timer R4X

Relay Board of National Control Devices

To control your relay with Relay Timer R4X, you need connect your relay board with your computer and Set Configuration in Relay Timer R4X to make sure the connection is available. You need to select the type of your relay board and the connection way.

Relay Timer R4X can be launched from command line with a specified configuration.

Format:

"Path to RelayTimer.exe" -c "Path to *.cfg"

"Path to RelayTimer.exe" -s "Path to *.sch"

Note:

The parameter "-c" is to launch Relay Timer R4X with the specified configuration file (*.cfg). Both the contents in Configuration dialog and Relay Setting dialog will be loaded. If the *.cfg file does not exist, it will be created in the specified path automatically. After editing the Configuration dialog and Setting dialog, the information will be saved to the created *.cfg file. When the command is run next time, all information will be loaded.

The parameter ”-s” is to launch Relay Timer R4X with the schedule setting file (*.sch). The content of Relay Setting dialog will be loaded. All information will be saved in the default configuration file. When Relay Timer R4X is launched by Icon on desktop or start menu, it loads the default configuration file. When you run this command, you need make sure the current default configuration file is same as when the *.sch file was saved.

Example I:

Click Windows Start -> Run cmd.exe to open command line window.

Type the command with parameters.

Relay Timer R4X - Command Line

Press ‘Enter’ key to launch Relay Timer R4X with the specified configuration file.

Example II:

Create shortcut for RelayTimer.exe in the installation folder.

Relay Timer R4X - Create Shortcut

Open ‘Properties’ of the shortcut.

Relay Timer R4X - Command Line - Properties

Add the arguments shown as below.

Relay Timer R4X - Command Line - Properties

Double click the shortcut to launch Relay Timer R4X with the specified configuration file.

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How to Customize Relay Status Automatically with Relay Timer R4X?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Relay Timer R4X is programmable timer software to control relay manually and automatically. It works with 4-channel relay controller boards of National Control Devices.

Relay Timer R4X

Relay Board of National Control Devices

To control your relay with Relay Timer R4X, you need connect your relay board with your computer and Set Configuration in Relay Timer R4X to make sure the connection is available. You need to select the type of your relay board and the connection way.

The status of the relay can be customized except only on or off during the setting time.

For example, relay can be on 10 minutes, off 5 minutes within one hour, and on 20 minutes and off 10 minutes within the other one hour. This can be set as steps below.

Step1. Click Relay Timer R4X - Setting button on the Relay Control Panel to open Relay Setting dialog.

Relay Timer R4X -Relay Setting

Step 2. Click Add button to open Schedule Setting dialog. Edit the Schedule Name, set Schedule Time(2 hours), select Recurrence Pattern and Range.

Relay Timer R4X - Schedule Setting

Step 3. Click Customize Action or the edit button beside it to open Customize Action dialog.

Relay Timer R4X - Customize Action

Step 4. Click Add button to open Add Action dialog.

Set Turn On 10 minutes, Turn Off 5 minutes and Loop Count 4.

Relay Timer R4X - Add Action

Click OK to return Customize Action dialog. The action will be shown in the list.

Relay Timer R4X - Customize Action

Step 5. Click Add button to open Add Action dialog again.

Set Turn On 20 minutes, Turn Off 10 minutes and Loop Count 2.

Relay Timer R4X - Add Action

Click OK to return Customize Action dialog. The action will also be shown in the list.

Relay Timer R4X - Customize Action

Click OK button to return Schedule Setting dialog and then return to Relay Setting dialog.

Relay Timer R4X - Relay Setting

Click OK to finish relay setting.

The relay will be turned on/off automatically according to the customized setting.

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How to Turn On/Off Relay Automatically with Relay Timer R4X?

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Relay Timer R4X is programmable timer software to control relay manually and automatically. It works with 4-channel relay controller boards of National Control Devices.

Relay Timer R4X

Relay Board of National Control Devices

To control your relay with Relay Timer R4X, you need connect your relay board with your computer and Set Configuration in Relay Timer R4X to make sure the connection is available. You need to select the type of your relay board and the connection way.

To control relay automatically, the schedule of relay status must be set at first.

Click Relay Timer R4X - Setting   button on the Relay Control Panel to open Relay Setting dialog.

Relay Timer R4X - Relay Setting

The relay can be given a name here.

Click Add button to open Schedule Setting dialog.

Relay Timer R4X - Schedule Setting

Edit the Schedule Name, select Relay Status, set Schedule Time, select Recurrence Pattern and Range.

Click OK to return Relay Setting dialog.

Different schedules can be added by this way.

Relay Timer R4X - Relay Setting

Click OK to finish relay setting.

The relay will be turned on/off automatically according to the schedule list.

Back to Relay Timer R4X homepage

How to Turn On/Off Relay Manually with Relay Timer R4X?

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Relay Timer R4X is programmable timer software to control relay manually and automatically. It works with 4-channel relay controller boards of National Control Devices.

Relay Timer R4X
Relay Board of National Control Devices

To control your relay with Relay Timer R4X, you need connect your relay board with your computer and Set Configuration in Relay Timer R4X to make sure the connection is available. You need to select the type of your relay board and the connection way.
 
It’s very easy to control relay manually. You just need to click the switch button to turn on or turn off relay.
 
Click  Relay Timer R4X - Manual Button button down Relay Timer R4X - Manual Button to step into manual mode.

Click the switch button  Relay Timer R4X - Switch to turn on the relay. The light becomes green.
 
Click the switch button Relay Timer R4X - Switchto turn off the relay. The light becomes red.

Relay Timer R4X - Control Panel

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How to Customize Relay Status Automatically with Relay Timer R2X?

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Relay Timer R2X is programmable timer software to control relay manually and automatically. It works with 2-channel relay controller boards of National Control Devices.

Relay Timer R2X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relay Board of National Control Devices

To control your relay with Relay Timer R2X, you need connect your relay board with your computer and Set Configuration in Relay Timer R2X to make sure the connection is available. You need to select the type of your relay board and the connection way.

The status of the relay can be customized except only on or off during the setting time.

For example, relay can be on 10 minutes, off 5 minutes within one hour, and on 20 minutes and off 10 minutes within the other one hour. This can be set as steps below.

Step1. Click Relay Timer R2X - Setting button on the Relay Control Panel to open Relay Setting dialog.

Relay Timer R2X - Relay Setting

Step 2. Click Add button to open Schedule Setting dialog. Edit the Schedule Name, set Schedule Time(2 hours), select Recurrence Pattern and Range.

Relay Timer R2X - Schedule Setting

Step 3. Click Customize Action or the edit button beside it to open Customize Action dialog.

Relay Timer R2X - Customize Action 

Step 4. Click Add button to open Add Action dialog.

Set Turn On 10 minutes, Turn Off 5 minutes and Loop Count 4.

Relay Timer R2X - Add Action

Click OK to return Customize Action dialog. The action will be shown in the list.

Relay Timer R2X - Customize Action

Step 5. Click Add button to open Add Action dialog again.

Set Turn On 20 minutes, Turn Off 10 minutes and Loop Count 2.

Relay Timer R2X - Add Action

Click OK to return Customize Action dialog. The action will also be shown in the list.

Relay Timer R2X - Customize Action

Click OK button to return Schedule Setting dialog and then return to Relay Setting dialog.

Relay Timer R2X - Relay Setting

Click OK to finish relay setting.

The relay will be turned on/off automatically according to the customized setting.

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