Day: March 1, 2017

Fusion Ultrasonic Quick Start Guide

Introduction Select Fusion series controllers are capable of interfacing to 1, 2, 4, or 8 Ultrasonic distance sensors for measuring distance between an object and a ultrasonic sensor.  When a distance value is requested, the Ultrasonic transducer sends a sound pulse and measures the time it takes to receive the echo.  The usable range for distance measurement is about 6 feet (around 2 meters).  The actual distance measurement may be slightly higher or lower depending on the type of object reflecting the sound waves.  The accuracy of measurement is typically within 0.250” of actual distance. Sound waves are easily reflected

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Fusion ProXR Advanced Quick Start Guide

Introduction Introducing the Fusion ProXR Advanced relay control command set.  The ProXR Advanced command set is what allows users to develop software to control relays for Fusion series controllers.  Based on the ProXR Enhanced command set, the ProXR Advanced command set has new commands and new command options that greatly extend your ability to control more relays with fewer commands. Out with the Old We thinned down the command set so it would not contain as many redundant commands as the ProXR and ProXR Enhanced devices.  This saved space in the CPU that was better reserved for new features.  The

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Fusion Taralist Quick Start Guide

Introduction The Fusion® Series is our fourth generation relay controller offering the ultimate relay control solution . . . without exception. Fusion controllers have many ways to control relays, one of the most powerful methods of relay control is based on a time schedule.  Fusion Taralist is our third generation of Taralist controllers.  The first two major revisions were released as Taralist controllers beginning in 2009.  We have had lots of time to refine Taralist, working out the bugs along the way.  Fusion Taralist is a further refinement of the already mature Taralist controllers, extending the capabilities significantly while retaining

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Pulsar AC Light Dimmers Quick Start Guide

Introduction Introducing the Pulsar Series Lighting controllers.  The Pulsar Series controllers are designed to offer an industrial grade light dimming solution with a heavy emphasis of connectivity to computers using a wide array of interface technologies.  Whether you need to control lights locally or from the other side of the planet, we have a solution available that offers flicker-free operation in an industrial design built to last many years. The Pulsar Series controllers have many features that make them extremely easy to use.  They are designed for hardwired installation and are designed to operate every hour of every day. The

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Mechanical Relay Types

General Purpose SPDT Relays The SPDT relays we use in our devices are designed for an exceptionally long life, with over 10,000,000 operational cycles when used within electrical specifications.  We use Panasonic NAIS for our 5-Amp controllers and Omron for our 10-Amp controllers.  We have a 20-year track-record with these relays, and we are confident they can be used in most switching applications with excellent reliability.  General Purpose relays are not ideally suited for low-power switching applications, so please be sure to choose a signal relay when working with low power signals, such as audio, video, or telecommunications. Relay: 5A

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NCD Component Library Quick Start Guide

Introduction The NCD Component Library makes it easy to integrate ProXR controllers into Microsoft Visual Studio.  The NCD Component Library is a complete command set that eliminates most of the detailed programming, allowing you to take control of ProXR controllers using high-level functions. With the NCD Component Library, you will receive over 40 samples from A/D Conversion to Duration and Pulse Timing and best of all, it’s FREE!!  We want the user to be able to experiment with all the different samples available, so as of right now the samples cannot be downloaded individually. Quick Summary of NCD Component Library

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Fusion Essentials Quick Start Guide

Introduction The Fusion® Series is our fourth generation relay controller offering the ultimate relay control solution . . . without exception. Fusion controllers are the most powerful relay controllers we have ever manufactured.  While the learning curve is modest, there are key elements that must be discussed as a foundation to any Fusion series controller.  This guide should be considered a starting point for understanding and using the Fusion series controllers.  We strongly encourage all Fusion users to review this guide carefully, as many important questions are answered that are pertinent to the initial use of Fusion Series controllers.   

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AD8 8-Channel Analog to Digital Converter Quick Start Guide

AD8 Introduction Many NCD controllers include AD8 features, AD8 is a standardized grouping of 8 analog inputs, used for reading sensors and switches.  NCD controllers with AD8 features include many ProXR controllers, all ProXR Lite controllers, and all Fusion series controllers.  All controllers with AD8 capabilities will allow you to use the same command set shown in this guide, allowing your controller to read any sensor with a 0-5VDC analog output.  AD8 controllers feature 8-Channels of analog to digital conversion at 8-bit or 10-bit resolution (software selectable).  AD8 controllers are also capable of reading contact closure inputs, making our controllers

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Digi 802.15.4 Quick Start Guide

Getting Started with 802.15.4802.15.4 SetupBase StationDevice Identification and DocumentationComm OperatorCommand Sets804.15.4 TroubleshootingGetting Started with 802.15.4 This 802.15.4 Quick Start Guide is designed to demonstrate our implementation of 802.15.4 Wireless Communications technologies.  This guide is not applicable to other implementations of 802.15.4 outside the NCD product line. Things you will need: Zigmo Modem with 802.15.4 module installed A device with a 802.15.4 module installed Power Supply (Computer Grade 12v DC Regulated Power Supply is strongly recommended USB Cable 802.15.4 Setup Connect power supply to your device with a ZigBee module installed. Connect USB cable to the 802.15.4 modem and to your

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EEPROM Memory Map Quick Start Guide

EEPROM Memory Commands EEPROM Memory is used to store important parameters within the controller.  Many of the ProXR Standard commands have been removed and replaced with EEPROM Memory Commands.  In the past, the controller had a separate command for each parameter.  This consumed an excessive amount of space within the microprocessor firmware.  To save space, we have consolidated all parameter read and write functions into two simple commands, which saves a lot of space inside the MCU. Below you will find an EEPROM Memory Map.  This Memory Map shows you what each memory location is used for.  The valid parameter

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