How to Use Timers

N-Button Pro/Lite supports Timers feature. It allows you set up timer for control actions, such as turn on/off relay, send data, execute actions list.  Here will show you how use Timers by a simple example.

Task:

  • Add a timer to turn on relay 1 for 10 seconds
  • Add another timer to toggle relays 2 every 2 seconds during 10 seconds

1. Connect a relay board(National Control Devices) with your computer, which has N-Button software installed.

National Control Devices - Relay Board

2. Add the relay board to N-Button Devices Manager.

N-Button Devices Manager

3. Add a Relay Button to Toggle All Relays. This is to make sure the relay board works well with N-Button.

N-Button - Relay Button

4. Click Timers to add Timer 1:

  • Duration :10 seconds
  • Action when Timer Starts: Relay 1 On
  • Action when Timer Ends: Relay1 Off

N-Button - Add Timer

5. Add Timer 2:

  • Duration :10 seconds
  • Action when Timer is running: Toggle One Relay – Relay 2
    • Interval: 2 seconds

N-Button - Add Timer 2

6. Add a Customized Button:

  • Click Action: Start the Timer 1

N-Button - Add Customized Button for Timer 1

7. Add another Customized Button:

  • Click Action: Start the Timer 2

N-Button - Add Customized Button for Timer 2

Now, click the Timer 1 button on the desktop, relay 1 will be ON for 10 seconds; click the Timer 2 button, relay 2 will be on and off every 2 seconds for during 10 seconds.

Desktop Buttons created with N-Button

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