N-Button Automation: Trigger Relay by Push Notification Board

N-Button Lite/Pro software Automation feature allows you to trigger relay channel with push notification contact closure series of National Control Devices. That means you can match input channels on push notification series with relay channels on relay board. The relay channels will be controlled when the input status changes.

Here will show you how to set up N-Button Lite/Pro software to turn on/off relay with push notification input channel.

Task:  Trip input channel 1 to turn on relay channel 1 , otherwise turn off relay channel 1

Step 1. Download and install N-Button Lite or Pro software

Step 2. Connect  relay board and push notification board with your computer.

Push Notification Board of National Control Devices

Relay Board of National Control Devices

Step 3. Run N-Button Lite/Pro software. Click Devices Manager –> New to add relay board and push notification board to Devices Manager.

N-Button Devices Manager

Click the link below to get more information about how to set up push notification board with N-Button Lite/Pro.

Step 4. Click Scan Channel to open Properties – Scan Channel. Select Device – MyPushNotificationBoard added above, keep Bank ID 1, select Channel ID 1, select Style for Scan Channel widget.

N-Button Add Scan Channel Widget

Step 5. Click OK on both above panels. You will see the Scan Channel widget showing on your desktop with Red color.

Scan Channel Widget red        Scan Channel Widget Green

Trip input channel 1( or press the push button connected with input channel 1), you will see the Scan Channel widget on your desktop turns to Green. Release the button, the widget turns to red again. That indicates the push notification board works well with N-Button.

Step 6. Add a Relay Button widget for relay channel 1. It’s similar as Step 4. Just be sure you select Device – MyRelayBoard, Action – Toggle One Relay, Bank ID –1, Relay ID –1, select the Style which will show relay status.

N-Button Add Relay Button Widget

Step 7. Click the Relay Button widget on your desktop to turn on/off relay. The relay status will be shown on the button, green for on and red for off.  That makes sure the relay  board works well with N-Button also.

N-Button Relay Button Widget red   N-Button Relay Button Widget green

Note: Here, only one Relay Button is added with action Toggle One Relay. You can add two buttons, one for Turn On One Relay, another for Turn Off One Relay. You can also add Relay Status widget just show the status of relay channel 1.

Step 8. Right-click on Scan Channel widget or Relay Button widget to show pop-up menu, click N-Button Lite/Pro Manager to open the manager panel. Click Automation on N-Button Lite/Pro Manager to open Automation Manager. Click New to show  Rule Type panel. Click Push Notification Contact Closure Rule to open setting panel.

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N-Button Automation Rule

N-Button Automation - Push Notification Contact Closure Rule

Step 9.  Click the first Setting  button to select Device – MyPushNotificationBoard, Bank ID 1 and Channel ID 1, which you will trigger to turn on relay channel 1.

N-Button Automation - Push Notification Contact Closure Rule Setting 1

Step 10. Click the second Setting button to select:

  • Action type –Relay Action
  • Action Device – MyRelayBoard
  • Control Action – Turn On One Relay
  • Bank ID – 1
  • Relay ID – 1

N-Button Automation - Push Notification Contact Closure Rule Setting 2

Step 11. Click the third Setting button to select:

  • Action type –Relay Action
  • Action Device – MyRelayBoard
  • Control Action – Turn Off One Relay
  • Bank ID – 1
  • Relay ID – 1

N-Button Automation - Push Notification Contact Closure Rule Setting 3

Step 12. Click OK on all above panels to finish Automation control setting until you see the Scan Channel widget on your desktop. 

Now, you can control relay channel 1 with input channel 1 (the push button) . You will see the relay 1 turns on when your press the push button, and turns off when you release the push button. The Relay Button widget on you desktop will also shows the relay status when it turns on and off.

  • Note: Step 10 and Step 11 are key to select the actions when input channel Open or Close. You can select different actions to meet your requirement.

See Also:

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N-Button Automation Control Relay by A/D Input
N-Button Automation Control Device with Key Fob
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Light Control with N-Button Automation Schedule Rule
N-Button Automation Control Device with Conditional Rule
N-Button Automation: Send Data with Push Notification Board
N-Button Automation: Control Relay with Push Notification Board
N-Button Automation: Toggle Relay by Push Notification Board
N-Button Automation: Interval Turn On Relay by Push Notification Board
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