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If you have an appliance or device that uses mains power from a wall socket that you want to integrate into your Phidgets system, the PSU1000 is the safest and most convenient option available. Simply plug it into a wall socket, plug your appliance in, and connect a VINT Hub using a Phidget Cable. You'll be able to switch your device on and off using commands from our API in your program!
This Phidget can be controlled by a VINT Hub or any other device with a digital output. You can use a Phidget Cable to simply and easily connect the two devices. Here's a list of all of the different VINT Hubs and Phidget InterfaceKits that can be used with this device:
|Image||Part Number||Price||Number of VINT Ports||Controlled By|
|HUB5000_0||$60.00||6||Local Network (Ethernet or Wi-Fi)|
|Product||Voltage Inputs||Digital Outputs||Digital Inputs|
|Image||Part Number||Price||Number of Voltage Inputs||Number of Digital Outputs||Number of Digital Inputs|
Use a Phidget cable to connect this device to the hub. You can solder multiple cables together in order to make even longer Phidget cables, but you should be aware of the effects of having long wires in your system.
Welcome to the PSU1000 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:
Next, you will need to connect the pieces:
Now that you have everything together, let's start using the PSU1000!
In order to demonstrate the functionality of the PSU1000, the Phidget Control Panel running on a Windows machine will be used.
The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines.
To open the Phidget Control Panel on Windows, find the icon in the taskbar. If it is not there, open up the start menu and search for Phidget Control Panel
To open the Phidget Control Panel on macOS, open Finder and navigate to the Phidget Control Panel in the Applications list. Double click on the icon to bring up the Phidget Control Panel.
For more information, take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system:
Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the PSU1000.
After plugging the PSU1000 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:
The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:
The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.
The PSU1000 is a mechanical relay built into a wall adapter plug. You interact with the REL2001 through the Digital Output Channel Class to turn on and off power to your appliance or device.
Before you use a device or appliance with the PSU1000, please ensure that the power specifications fall within the appropriate range (125V AC, maximum 15amps).
Some devices don't operate properly when they have their power supply cut suddenly or frequently (e.g. computers usually need to be shut down before cutting power). You should read the user's manual for your device or appliance before using the PSU1000 to switch on and off.
Double click on the Digital Output channel class under the port your PSU1000 is connected to.
Before you open a Phidget channel in your program, you can set these properties to specify which channel to open. You can find this information through the Control Panel.
1. Open the Control Panel and double-click on the red map pin icon:
2. The Addressing Information window will open. Here you will find all the information you need to address your Phidget in your program.
See the Phidget22 API for your language to determine exact syntax for each property.
This relay is an electrically-controlled switch. For more information about how mechanical relays work and how to use them, visit the Mechanical Relay Primer.
In addition to plugging directly into VINT ports, the PSU1000 can be used with Interface Kits that have a Digital Output and 5V supply (like the 1018 - Phidget InterfaceKit).
To connect the PSU1000 to the Interface Kit, cut one end off a Phidget Cable and:
Plug the end that still has a connector into the PSU1000.
To control the relay, open the DigitalOutput object for the channel the white wire is connected to. Setting the output state TRUE or FALSE will set the state of the relay.
|Controlled By||Digital Output|
|Wall Plug Style||North American|
|Load Current Max (AC)||15 A|
|Load Voltage Max (AC)||125 V AC|
|Canadian HS Export Code||8536.49.00|
|American HTS Import Code||8536.49.00.75|
|Country of Origin||CN (China)|
|Date||Board Revision||Device Version||Comment|
|November 2020||0||N/A||Product Release|
This device doesn't have an API of its own. It is controlled by opening a DigitalOutput channel on the Phidget that it's connected to. For a list of compatible Phidgets with Digital Output, see the Connection & Compatibility tab.
You can find details for the DigitalOutput API on the API tab for the Phidget that this sensor connects to.