When you’re working with commercially produced relay modules, they usually operate in two different modes depending on how you wire the connections to the module. When you trigger the relay (by applying the appropriate voltage across the control circuit), the common connection switches to the other side. 4>.Open the "EasyTCP_20" APP, click "CONNECT", enter the IP address of the ESP8266 module: 192.168.0.174 and port number 8080, and then click "Connect". x�b``d``qb`a`X� �� @16 �x�������AOS��2��0h��P �@ ����H��"XD The solution is called a PowerSwitch Tail, and an example project I created using one is shown in Figure 15. 46 0 obj <> endobj 0000006990 00000 n When you apply an appropriate voltage to the control circuit, the electromagnetic coil in the relay activates and pulls the switch closed, enabling current to flow through the switched circuit. For this particular project, I used the Adafruit Feather M0 WiFi, an Arduino compatible Wi-Fi enabled microcontroller, the Adalogger FeatherWing, a real-time clock add-on board for the Feather, and the Adafruit Power Relay FeatherWing. Normally I’d figure this all out and write about it here for you, but there’s an easier way to add relays to your projects, actually several ways, which I’ll show you in the following sections. A Double Pole (DP) switch controls two separate circuits; there are essentially two interconnected switches, with each connected to its own circuit; when you toggle the switch, both circuits are affected simultaneously. Coil End 1. For this particular project, I used a Adafruit Feather with a real-time clock (RTC) module to drive the PT relay, enabling me to switch control to a light fixture using logic coded in the Feather application. Figure 13 – Seeed Studio Raspberry Pi Relay Board v1.0. Relay is an electromechanical device that uses an electric current to open or close the contacts of a switch. 0000003238 00000 n You can read about the complete project at Github. But wait, there are even easier options for you to use for your projects, check them out in the next section. The constant outputPin merely gives you an easy way to configure the code for your particular hardware configuration. Coil End 2. 2 relay module has two relays. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. When you trigger the relay (by applying the appropriate voltage across the control circuit), the common connection switches to the other side. In this case, it’s a 3V relay, so you’ll need to make sure that your project can deliver 3 Volts to trigger the relay, otherwise it’s not going to work. 0000001788 00000 n Get a relay module: 5V 2-channel relay module; 5V 1-channel relay module; 5V 8-channel relay module; 3.3V 1-channel relay module; Relay Pinout. The Yellow wires in the lower left of the figure are the for the switched connection. Try out these tips for how to use the board in your projects too. The board is designed for both the full-size Raspberry Pi models as well as the Pi Zero. The relay module is wired to multiple output ports on the Feather Board, but to use it, you cut through the metal pad on the back of the board for the output pin you want to use (based on which other pins are being used by other Feather add-on boards). If you’re not an electrical engineer (like me, I’m nothing of the sort), you might think you can just wire the relay into your circuit and you’re all set. For most circuits, you just need to switch one set of wires, so you’ll switch either the NC or NO connections. In your application’s initialization code, add the following lines: In the PORTS variable, you’ll need to populate the list with the relay port numbers you configured using the board’s buttons. Most modern Arduino devices provide 3V and the Raspberry Pi can provide 3V or 5V; be sure to pick a relay module that will work with these voltages. The site requires javascript to be enabled for the best user experience. 0000000976 00000 n On an Arduino device, with the relay’s IN1 connector wired to the A1 analog output, you can trigger the relay with a single line of code. The application calls the pushButton function to trigger the relay; the function turns on an indicator light, triggers the relay, waits a half a second, then turns the relay and the LED indicator off. To use them, you stack the boards on top of each other as shown in the following figure. We can use relays to control the smaller currents in different electronic circuits. Here is a wiring diagram you can use: Here, the IN pin of the module is attached to D3 of the Arduino UNO. Two attributes drive switch configurations: Pole and Throw. Using the board in your projects is easy. 1. 0 The board has two groups of connection points. For this project, the web server hosts a simple web page that contains a button to open the garage door. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. The first one I worked with is the Seeed Studio Raspberry Pi Relay Board v1.0. This enables you to see how the board works and even test out your project’s hardware before you’ve written any code. The relay module has a separate 5 DC supply connection port with a jumper. As you can see from the figure, they’re labeled as follows: The garage door controller I actually use was built using the Particle Photon and a single relay board for the Photon. 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It is frequently used in automatic control circuit. <]>> From a coding standpoint, you’ve already seen the code you need to control the relay, it’s in the Adafruit Feather section shown earlier in the document. The NO/Common connection closes when voltage is applied to IN1. The chance of damage to the module due to the wrong connection is considerable, so check the label of each pin and ensure the contacts are correct. A Single Throw (ST) has only one circuit path. 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