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** Please note supply chain shortage update 09-07-2022 -  a limited supply of the backordered parts will be arriving around September 28th for the USB boards - more parts are on order:   We have many backordered boards that will be produced first - notifications will go out to customers to verify the orders are still valid.

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U2-RLY-IO-EXT-R

2 Channel USB Reed Relay Board w/I/O and AC Adapter

 
$86.65
Production is typically 1 week for the RoHs units and includes the international AC adapter
U2-RLY-IO-EXT-R
Typically a 2-3 Day Production <10pcs
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Our quantity discounts:
Quantity 5+ 25+
Price $82.32 $77.99
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Low cost 2 channel USB reed relay board controlled through one of the USB ports, , with SPST (Form A) reed relays for fast switching and high reliability, No minimum voltage or current for contact load, 200VDC/200VAC resistive 0.5A   Note reed relays are typically not designed for controlling inductive loads.

Includes AC wall adapter power supply.

Includes 8 channel input/output port individually selectable in setup program, also includes a 2 channel opto-isolated input only port for voltages to 28VDC.

  • ASCII commands to control relays.
  • Easy hook up using USB cable.
  • Any software language that can write to the PC serial port can be used with this relay board, since the USB driver creates a virtual COM port.
  • 4800-38400 baud (default 9600 baud)
  • LED Indicators for relays included
  • Download the USB driver from the location at the bottom of this page.

1-2 Ch USB Relay Board Instruction Manual (1-2_ch_USB_Relay_Instruction_Manual.pdf, 221 Kb) [Download]

1-2 Ch Relay Board Dimensional Drawing (1-2_CH_Dimensional_Drawing.pdf, 72 Kb) [Download]

Application Note 156 - Detailed board command information (app_note_156.pdf, 127 Kb) [Download]

Application Note 158 - I/O and Opto-isolated Input Ports operation (app_note_158.pdf, 172 Kb) [Download]

The information below describes the power options, (this is the voltage that powers the board itself - not the voltage/current the relays can handle).

Choose the option that best suits your application.  Some options are available only on specific boards, and it depends on the type of control and the relay options for that board.

AC Wall Adapter - wall power supply that converts the AC voltage to DC to power the unit, the cable plugs into the unit with a DC power connector.

DC Terminal Block - Typically used when a regulated DC power supply with sufficient capability is already available where the unit will mount, or to power a daisy chained string of boards.  Includes reverse voltage protection to prevent damage to the board if the power leads were installed backwards.  Most of our boards will operate on 9-12VDC.

120V 50/60Hz - This has an on-board power supply that will operate directly off the 120VAC line voltage.  The line voltage connects to a three position terminal block on the board that is marked with L1 (Line 1 -typically black), N/L2 (Neutral wire - typically white) and GND (Electrical ground - typically green or bare).  Common practice is to add an inline fuse for safety.

240V 50/60Hz - This has an on-board power supply that will operate directly off the 240VAC line voltage.  The line voltage connects to a three position terminal block on the board that is marked with L1 (Line 1 -typically black), N/L2 (L2 - typically red, but could be another color) and GND (Electrical ground - typically green or bare).  Common practice is to add an inline fuse for safety.

Bus Power Option - This power option is only for USB boards with the Reed relays installed and specific I/O boards.  The board is powered by the USB port and must be a high power port or USB port from a powered hub with a 500mA output. 

Note: USB devices are also required to automatically enter ultra low-power suspend mode when the USB host is suspended, and this may turn off the power to the board and all relays will turn off that were active.  Nevertheless, many USB host interfaces do not cut off the power supply to USB devices when they are suspended, it depends on the host controller.  If this is a problem for your application use the USB boards that are powered by an AC adapter or DC terminal block power versions - these will not turn off the relays once set by a command (unless the power is disconnected from the board).