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  • secu16 relays for 24vAC?

    I know that according to the information here:

    http://www.appdig.com/Secu16/secu16.html

    the secu16 relays can do .5 amp DC, but what about 24vac at .5 amp? Someone told me I could use the secu16 to function as a thermostat, replacing the RGYW wires, but i'm pretty sure those are AC, not DC.

    Thanks,

    Ian
    Plugins:
    BLLogMonitor, BLGarbage, BLBackup, BLOutGoingCalls, BLUps, BLRfid, JvEss, DooMotion, Applied Digital Ocelot, AC RF Processor, UltraMon, PJC AVR 430, UPB, Rain8net, DSC Panel, JRiver Media center, Windows Media Player, SageMediaCenter, SnevlCID, MCSTemperature.

  • #2
    I have personally found that the Secu16 relays a bit weak for most things, I use the secu16 with external relays to control most things including my heating system.

    JMHO.
    StevenE
    Why oh why didn't I just leave things alone, they had been working.

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    • #3
      what would you suggest?
      Plugins:
      BLLogMonitor, BLGarbage, BLBackup, BLOutGoingCalls, BLUps, BLRfid, JvEss, DooMotion, Applied Digital Ocelot, AC RF Processor, UltraMon, PJC AVR 430, UPB, Rain8net, DSC Panel, JRiver Media center, Windows Media Player, SageMediaCenter, SnevlCID, MCSTemperature.

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      • #4
        Here's an interesting web site. I have no experience, but they look interesting.
        Mike____________________________________________________________ __________________
        HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.548

        HW: Stargate | NX8e | CAV6.6 | Squeezebox | PCS | WGL 800RF, Rain8Net+ | RFXCOM | QSE100D | Vantage Pro | Green-Eye | X10: XTB-232, -IIR | Edgeport/8 | Way2Call | Ecobee3

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        • #5
          Mike,
          I looked at this one
          http://www.controlanything.com/Merch...T_RELAY4_RS232

          Am i reading it right? does it say it will switch up to 110vac, or is that something else? My problem seems to be the "inductive load" issue.

          Ian
          Plugins:
          BLLogMonitor, BLGarbage, BLBackup, BLOutGoingCalls, BLUps, BLRfid, JvEss, DooMotion, Applied Digital Ocelot, AC RF Processor, UltraMon, PJC AVR 430, UPB, Rain8net, DSC Panel, JRiver Media center, Windows Media Player, SageMediaCenter, SnevlCID, MCSTemperature.

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          • #6
            ordered the rain8net, going to give it a try, after talking with the wgl guy on the phone, he seems confident it will handle the inductive load. i'm only about 75% confident, but i'm also 95% confident the inductive load is only on the dampers and not on the thermostat connections, so i will be able to use it at least for that.

            Ian
            Plugins:
            BLLogMonitor, BLGarbage, BLBackup, BLOutGoingCalls, BLUps, BLRfid, JvEss, DooMotion, Applied Digital Ocelot, AC RF Processor, UltraMon, PJC AVR 430, UPB, Rain8net, DSC Panel, JRiver Media center, Windows Media Player, SageMediaCenter, SnevlCID, MCSTemperature.

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            • #7
              I know you already ordered, I usually just use the Elk 912 relay's connected to the secu16.

              They are cheap and easy to wire to the Secu16.

              http://www.smarthomeusa.com/ShopByMa...2/?adwatcher=3

              StevenE
              Why oh why didn't I just leave things alone, they had been working.

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              • #8
                and they are ok to use on 24vac inductive?
                Plugins:
                BLLogMonitor, BLGarbage, BLBackup, BLOutGoingCalls, BLUps, BLRfid, JvEss, DooMotion, Applied Digital Ocelot, AC RF Processor, UltraMon, PJC AVR 430, UPB, Rain8net, DSC Panel, JRiver Media center, Windows Media Player, SageMediaCenter, SnevlCID, MCSTemperature.

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                • #9
                  Just get a bigger relay from Radio Shack that has a 12VDC coil and strong contacts and run your HVAC through that. I can help.


                  ~Bill

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by completelyhis View Post
                    I looked at this one
                    http://www.controlanything.com/Merch...T_RELAY4_RS232

                    Am i reading it right? does it say it will switch up to 110vac, or is that something else? My problem seems to be the "inductive load" issue.
                    I read 240 VAC, 24 VDC, 5 A. Where does your inductive load come from? What exactly are you trying to switch? It sounds like a motor of some sort.
                    Mike____________________________________________________________ __________________
                    HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.548

                    HW: Stargate | NX8e | CAV6.6 | Squeezebox | PCS | WGL 800RF, Rain8Net+ | RFXCOM | QSE100D | Vantage Pro | Green-Eye | X10: XTB-232, -IIR | Edgeport/8 | Way2Call | Ecobee3

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                    • #11
                      yup motor in hvac dampers. 17 of them, then i need 3 24vac non inductive relays, to call for heat/fan/cool
                      Plugins:
                      BLLogMonitor, BLGarbage, BLBackup, BLOutGoingCalls, BLUps, BLRfid, JvEss, DooMotion, Applied Digital Ocelot, AC RF Processor, UltraMon, PJC AVR 430, UPB, Rain8net, DSC Panel, JRiver Media center, Windows Media Player, SageMediaCenter, SnevlCID, MCSTemperature.

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                      • #12
                        I know i let this thread sit for a while, but I'm looking to *actually* to hook up my secu16. For me to switch 24vac, 500mAh, which of these would I need?

                        This is the one I'd like to use:

                        http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...odsInSession=1


                        if not, what about this:

                        http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...odsInSession=1

                        Thanks,

                        Ian
                        Plugins:
                        BLLogMonitor, BLGarbage, BLBackup, BLOutGoingCalls, BLUps, BLRfid, JvEss, DooMotion, Applied Digital Ocelot, AC RF Processor, UltraMon, PJC AVR 430, UPB, Rain8net, DSC Panel, JRiver Media center, Windows Media Player, SageMediaCenter, SnevlCID, MCSTemperature.

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                        • #13
                          check out this place for relays. I bought a bunch of extras when I needed relays. The price is usually pretty good.
                          Stuart

                          http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a.../Relays/1.html

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                          • #14
                            If you already have an Ocelot setup in your system, why not just use an RLY8-XA relay unit?

                            I have one of these units and they have heavy duty Potter-Brumfield relays installed in them (contacts rated for 120 volts at 10 amps).
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                            **** Do You "Cocoon"? ****

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                            • #15
                              Ian

                              I use these from Radio Shack. I have several in use now for almost 10 years and they work great.

                              http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...odsInSession=1


                              Never had a failure.

                              Gary

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