Author: Ryan

Arduino Nano Quick Start Guide

Arduino Nano is one of the most used Arduino devices. It’s small form factor comes with a USB, UART, I2C and SPI interface. In this Quick Start Guide, we will show you how you can use Arduino Nano directly with NCD products. There are two ways to connect Arduino with NCD product line. 1. Using Arduino Nano I2C shield You can find the Arduino shield here. This I2C shield lets you plug in your Arduino, providing a I2C out port.  Using the I2C out port, you can connect hundreds NCD devices in seconds.  This adapter board also has on board

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AD1216 Analog to Digital Converter Quick Start Guide

AD1216 Analog to Digital Conversion Command Set WARNING: A/D Inputs can accept a voltage from 0 to 5VDC. You should NEVER exceed this voltage range. Negative voltages will damage the A/D inputs. Power the controller BEFORE applying voltages to these inputs. Applying voltages to these inputs while the controller is powered down may result in permanent damage to the CPU. USB ProXR Control with Analog to Digital Conversion 16-Channel USB 16-Channel 8-Bit/12-Bit Analog to Digital Converter + XR Expansion Port Product Code: ZAD1216ProXR_USB NOTE: All Inputs Labeled “A” are GROUND Inputs. All Inputs Labeled “B” are 0-5VDC Analog Inputs. NEVER

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MirC Wireless Contact Closure Transmitter Receiver Quick Start Guide

Introduction: Wireless Contact Closure Transmitter Receiver Pair The MirC Series relay controllers consist of a married pair of controllers that stay in constant 2-way communications with each other.  MirC controllers used high-speed wireless communications to transmit and mirror contact closure inputs from one location to another location, up to 2 miles away (depending on transmitter options).  The MirC Series controllers represent a new form of products for our customers who are not electronic engineers but still have electronic applications they would like to complete. These controllers are the simplest controllers we have ever developed. They are as easy as wiring

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MirC Ethernet Contact Closure Transmitter Receiver Quick Start Guide

Introduction: Ethernet Contact Closure Transmitter Receiver Pair The MirC Series relay controllers consist of a married pair of controllers that stay in constant 2-way communications with each other.  MirC controllers used Ethernet communications to transmit and mirror contact closure inputs from one location to another location.  The MirC Series controllers represent a new form of products for our customers who are not electronic engineers but still have electronic applications they would like to complete. These controllers are the simplest controllers we have ever developed. They are as easy as wiring up the devices and pushing a button. No programming or configuring is

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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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ZRS RS-232 Communications Module Quick Start Guide

RS-232 Interface CommunicationsUsage & Electrical Specifications  RS-232 Interface Communications The ZRS is a popular choice for users who prefer RS-232 serial communications to the entire range of NCD devices.  RS-232 is still a popular choice in industry because of it’s simplicity and ease of use.  The ZRS remains one of our most unique devices, as it fits NCD devices equipped with a communications module socket, allowing any of our devices to use RS-232 serial communications.  The ZRS is available in three popular options, allowing users to fit their preferred installation requirements.  Functionally, all three are identical, providing true RS-232 communication

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(Deprecated – Legacy Hardware) WiFi Communications Module Quick Start Guide

WiFi Communications Module​SpecificationsRange TestingFeaturesFrom the ManufacturerUsage & Electrical Specfications:Setup and InstructionsStep 1:Step 2:Step 3:Step 4:Step 5:Testing WiFi CommunicationsTroubleshootingInstalling USB DriversUnable to Connect to your NetworkThis module is no longer sold by NCD and this guide is here for existing applications that use it. For the replacement module and links to the documentation for it see the product “WiFi Communications Module with Bluetooth USB MQTT“ WiFi Communications Module​ Our WiFi communications module make it easy to connect your office or home network to the entire range of NCD Industrial controllers.  WiFi 802.11 b/g protocols are supported with this interface module, allowing

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(Deprecated – Legacy Hardware) ZBT Bluetooth Communications Module Quick Start Guide

Bluetooth Communications ModulePairing Code: 1234FeaturesUsage & Electrical SpecificationsFrom the Manufacturer:This module is no longer sold by NCD and this guide is here for existing applications that use it. For the replacement module and links to the documentation for it see the product “WiFi Communications Module with Bluetooth USB MQTT“ Bluetooth Communications Module The ZBT is the communication module of choice for users who need a modern wireless communication technology that works seamlessly with the NCD Industrial product line.  The ZBT adds virtual com port communications using Bluetooth wireless communications.  The ZBT fits the communications socket of most NCD Industrial devices, allowing

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Relay Logic

Relay Logic is all about wiring up Relays for Logical Switching applications.  This page demonstrates several simple ways to wire a relay for various applications.  Relay Logic provides you with a guide for using NCD relay controllers, and how they can be wired for many types of applications.  Use Relay Logic to control the forward or reverse direction of motors.  Use Relay Logic to control lights using relays in standard applications as well as 3-way switching application.  Our relay logic guide helps demonstrate the best ways to connect NCD relay controllers in real-world control applications. The COM (Common) connection of

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Controlling Inductive Devices: Managing Induction & Electromagnetic Interference

Induction Suppression Capacitors Capacitors at a Glance Required for Handling Inductive Loads Motors Solenoids Transformers Capacitor Absorbs the High Voltages Increase Lifespan of Relay Stops Interference of Microprocessor Logic Easy to Install Use with AC or DC Applications Not Required with Resistive Loads Managing Electromagnetic Interference Control Inductive Loads with a Induction Suppression Capacitor Capacitor Absorbs the High Voltages Generated by Inductive Loads A Capacitor Improves the Lifespan of the Relay and Reliability of the Board Handling Inductive Loads Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of relay control is proper handling of inductive loads. Inductive loads can best be defined as

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