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RPICT3T1 RLY2

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Overview

  • 3 AC current input port
  • 1 Temperature DS18B20 port
  • 2 Relays 250V (7A to 10A depending on stock).

Compatibility

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Version Compatible?
Raspberrypi 1 A No
Raspberrypi 1 B No mounting holes.
Raspberrypi 1 B+ Yes
Raspberrypi 2 B Yes
Raspberrypi 3 B Yes
Raspberrypi 3 B+ Yes
Raspberrypi 4 B Yes
Raspberrypi 5 Yes

AC and Temperature Reading

The RPICT3T1_RLY2 is the same unit as the RPICT3T1 with 2 relays added.

Refer to the RPICT3T1 for full documentation covering the AC reading side.

Relay Control

Connection

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Each relay port is a 3 way screw terminal block with the following connection:

  • NO - Normally Open (Left)
  • CO - Common (Middle)
  • NC - Normally Closed (Right)

Technical specs

Relays are HLS8L-DC5V.

The datasheet is available here.

Control

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The 2 relays are connected to GPIO5 and GPIO6 on the raspberrypi.

These can be easily controlled with the RPi.GPIO module from python.

We made a small script to get you started with this. This can be downloaded as follow:

wget lechacal.com/RPICT/tools/lcl-gpio-toggle.py.zip unzip lcl-gpio-toggle.py.zip

This utility simply toggles the relay state. For example to change the state on the first relay (i.e. gpio5) one will execute

python lcl-gpio-toggle.py 5

The code of the utility is given below.

import RPi.GPIO as GPIO
import sys

pin = int(sys.argv[1])

GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM)
GPIO.setwarnings(False)
GPIO.setup(pin, GPIO.OUT)
state = GPIO.input(pin)
if state:
    GPIO.output(pin, GPIO.LOW)
    print "GPIO%d Low" % pin
else:
    GPIO.output(pin, GPIO.HIGH)
    print "GPIO%d High" % pin

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See Also

Add a relay board to RPICT