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  • completelyhis
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    I actually used to have the RLY8xa, but it was not able to handle the inductive load of the hvac damper motors, so i ditched it. Been using the rain8net for dampers and it works without a hitch.

    I was needing to use a different relay system for actual control of my air handler, however, because of the way it needs to be controlled. I decided to just use a RCS thermostat that HS can control via serial.

    Thanks for all the help, though, as always!

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  • jgary
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    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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  • BraveSirRobbin
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    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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  • Stuart
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    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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  • completelyhis
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    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

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  • completelyhis
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    yup motor in hvac dampers. 17 of them, then i need 3 24vac non inductive relays, to call for heat/fan/cool

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  • Uncle Michael
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    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.

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  • Bill Brower
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    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.

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  • completelyhis
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    and they are ok to use on 24vac inductive?

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  • stevene
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    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

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  • completelyhis
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    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

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  • completelyhis
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    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

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  • Uncle Michael
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    Here's an interesting web site. I have no experience, but they look interesting.

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  • completelyhis
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    what would you suggest?

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  • stevene
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    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

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