The Yocto-PowerRelay is a USB relay: it contains a USB-driven SPDT relay switch: you can drive by software the relay input to one of the two outputs. To make it easier to test your project, two leds positioned on each side of the connector show the output currently active.
This device only includes a single relay, but it can drive higher loads than the Yocto-Relay device. The relay and the connector can stand 220V and a current of 5A. Be aware that using a relay to drive inductive loads (motors, transformers) may lead to accelerated aging of the relay. Please refer to the documentation for hints on reducing this type of problems.
This device can be connected directly to an Ethernet network using a YoctoHub-Ethernet, to a WiFi network using a YoctoHub-Wireless-g, it can even be connected to a GSM network thanks to the YoctoHub-GSM.
USB cables and enclosure to be ordered separately.
Hi, supposed I want to buy for of these.
Is it possible to connect each of them by using usb powered hub, 4 port for example?
Looking forward for your answer.
Sure, our devices are regular USB devices, they work with USB hubs.
Hi. Just wondering. As I live in Australia, the main voltage is 240V. The specifications stated the max voltage as 220V. Will the relay be able to handle it?
@omnibane: the relay itself is rated up to 250 V AC and the connector is rated 300V AC, no problem, it will work. We rated the device at 220V because it's the voltage we have here in Europe and because we systematically keep a security margin with our product specs.
Hi. Can you confirm please RoHS / CE compliance of the product? As declaration, official letter or something like?
@michael: RoHS compliance is officially announced on each product page, as well as on the product documentation, but on request to support we can write a letter of compliance if you need. We only use RoHS components in our products, and use exclusively lead-free solder paste (KOKI SB6N58-M500SI). We would not be allowed to sell our products if they were not RoHS, as Switzerland has integrated the UE RoHS regulation into its laws (ORRChim 05/2009).
As for CE marking, the situation is different: as the electronic boards we sell are semi-finished goods part of a product assembly, they are not CE-marked. CE compliance of a product assembly cannot be "inherited" from the certification of its parts, a product assembly can only be assessed for CE compliance as a whole. To give an example, if you integrate our Power-Relay into a box that uses it to switch a 24V solenoid, the directive on "Low Voltage Electrical Equipment" would not apply (because it is below 50V). But if you use it to switch 230V, then your assembly must comply with this directive, in particular to prevent electric shocks. Obviously a Yocto-PowerRelay hanging on wires would not be compliant, but if you put it in an adequate enclosure it becomes compliant.
Hi, french electric regulation require simultaneous cut out on both L and N. Are you planning any such product? If not (or not in the near future) -- is there an easy way to pair two of these devices to achieve simultaneous action using only one USB connection?
@minipci1321: In this case, one solution is to use the scheme described in http://www.yoctopuce.com/EN/article/how-to-switch-high-power-devices-from-usb : use the Yocto-PowerRelay (or a Yocto-MaxiCoupler) to drive external high-power 220V relays.
May I use these devices with Arduino board?
@uoygnivol: our devices require a USB port in Host mode to work. So no, it will not work with an Arduino board. You should look for an Arduino Relay Shield.
I work for an IT company with over 160,000 employees, we are the second largest IT company in India.
we have a requirement to switch off the light and fan at a workstation when occupant is not there at its seat. I am exploring an option of doing this through USB port of Laptop/desktop the person is using at the workstation. For ex. when the PC/laptop goes to a sleep mode, the USB port switches off the light and fan also. Can a product like Yocto- power relay do this for us?
please let me know.
Hi, The PC Doesn't recognize the RELAYHI1 after connecting,. The PC is running Windows-10 and I have tried all USB ports and it is the same situation. Please help resolve this I have a deadline for a project submission.
@al.acoustics: the reason can be many different things, starting from a bad USB cable (power cable instead of data cable) to improperly powered USB hub. We will followup with you by e-mail to diagnose your problem.
Question regarding triggering DC 12 V/0.6 Amp electronic lock.
We need to trigger a DC 12 V/0.6 Amp electronic lock. Would that work with this relay? Please let me know.
Lock details are available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012KISKU6
@ravi: yes, it will work, but aware that when you disconnect an inductive load with a relay you will cause a significant voltage surge that may cause both EMI and early relay aging. To prevent interferences from EMI, make sure the cables going from the relay to the lock and lock power supply are well separated from other electronics, and if needed shield them. To reduce both EMI and early relay aging, you can add a multilayer varistor such as AVX VA200060K121 in parallel to the lock coil: this will absorb the transient voltage at the source.
I've found an error in the example script of the python library for the PowerRelay. In /Examples/Doc-GettingStarted-Yocto-PowerRelay/helloworld.py line 37 currently is:
" relay = YRelay.FindRelay(target)"
but it should be:
" relay = YRelay.FindRelay(target + '.relay1')"
for it to work.
@eipa: Thank you for the report, the fix will be available with the next Yocto-API release.
I am getting this dmesg output when connecting to Linux (4.2.0-36-generic #41-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 18 15:49:10 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux)
May 14 19:03:17 grace kernel: [341270.672955] usb 1-4.2: new full-speed USB device number 8 using xhci_hcd
May 14 19:03:17 grace kernel: [341270.745699] usb 1-4.2: Device not responding to setup address.
May 14 19:03:17 grace kernel: [341270.970285] usb 1-4.2: New USB device found, idVendor=24e0, idProduct=000d
May 14 19:03:17 grace kernel: [341270.970298] usb 1-4.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
May 14 19:03:17 grace kernel: [341270.970306] usb 1-4.2: Product: Yocto-PowerRelay
May 14 19:03:17 grace kernel: [341270.970313] usb 1-4.2: Manufacturer: Yoctopuce
May 14 19:03:17 grace kernel: [341270.970320] usb 1-4.2: SerialNumber: RELAYHI1-64F0D
May 14 19:03:17 grace kernel: [341270.971952] usb 1-4.2: can't set config #1, error -32
Am I missing somehting? I am also unable to use the device in MacOS El Capitan and WIndows 7
@gedl : Each Yoctopuce USB device is tested before packaging, so there are good chances the relay is OK. Did you check the USB cable? What are the VirtualHub logs? When you plug the relay with the button pressed, and look at the virtualHub main page (http://127.0.0.1:4444) do you see it as a device waiting to be flashed ?