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Rain8Net & Relay8net Confusion

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  • Rain8Net & Relay8net Confusion

    OK, I am a little confused on how to use both the Rain8net and Relay8net on the same com port and plug-in. I read the forums and see a custom cable solution but I still have a few questions.

    1. I have ordered the cable to connect a Rain8Net and Relay8Net together. Can I still use the Rain8Net plug-in and see it as another controller or do I need the Relay8Net plugin?

    2. Do I need to power the Relay8Net via the powersupply or does it get its power from the Rain8Net?

    3. My Rain8Net has 24v power and the Relay8net has 12v power. Is there a way to share the power supply even if they are different?

    4. Is there a way to NOT use the Relay8net and make dry contacts with extra zones I have on the Rain8Net?

    Any help would be great.

  • #2
    I don't know much about the Relay8Net device, but I assume it will need it's own power source and the protocol to talk the device should be the same as the Rain8Net which could be connected by the data cable coming from the Rain8Net. Here again I can only assume.

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    • #3
      A little more help on the Rain8 stuff

      post 3.