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## 16x Isolated Solid State Relay Phidget

ID: REL1101_0

Add 16 PWM-enabled solid state relay outputs to your hub. This module is isolated from input to output.

Replaced by REL1101_1

The REL1101 is a PWM-enabled solid state relay. The relay is great for controlling LED strips, DC motors, power relays, fans, and other small circuits. This Phidget connects to your computer through a VINT Hub.

#### Features:

• Sixteen Relays
• Control power for a circuit or device up to a maximum of 30V and 8A
• Pulse Width Modulation - rather than simply switching on or off, you can select a percentage duty cycle to limit the circuit power to a specific level.
• Low-Side Switching - Each solid state relay switches an external circuit to ground when enabled
• Requires external Power Supply

#### Technical Details:

• Quiet, quick and Long-lasting - Solid-state relays switch silently and quickly, and last much longer than mechanical relays.
• Isolation - A Power surge on the load side of the relay will not damage the VINT Hub or computer
• Failsafe Protection - Set the device to turn off automatically if your program becomes unresponsive

#### VINT Hubs

This Phidget is a smart device that must be controlled by a VINT Hub. For more information about VINT, have a look at the VINT Primer. 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 currently available:

Product Board
Part Number Price Number of VINT Ports Controlled By
VINT Hub Phidget
$30.00 6 USB (Mini-USB) Wireless VINT Hub$60.00 6 Local Network (Ethernet or Wi-Fi)
PhidgetSBC4
$120.00 6 #### Phidget Cables 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. Product Physical Properties Part Number Price Cable Length Phidget Cable 60cm$2.00 600 mm
Phidget Cable 10cm
$1.50 100 mm Phidget Cable 350cm$3.00 3.5 m
Phidget Cable 120cm
$2.25 1.2 m Phidget Cable 180cm$2.75 1.8 m
Phidget Cable 30cm
$1.75 300 mm Phidget Cable 90cm$2.00 900 mm
Phidget Cable 150cm
$2.50 1.5 m ## Part 1: Setup ### Select Device Your Phidget must be connected to a device with a VINT port using a 3-wire Phidget cable. ### Which device are you connecting to? ### USB VINT Hub - Select OS ## Select your Operating System: ### HUB5000 - Select OS ## Select your Operating System: ### SBC3003 - Select OS ## Select your Operating System: ### USB VINT Hub - Windows ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library ## Step 2: Connect Devices ## Step 3: Verify Connection ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library Before you begin using your Phidgets, you will need to install the Phidget Library. 1. Download the installer for your system: ● 32-bit Installer Download ● 64-bit Installer Download If you're unsure which one you should get, press ⊞ WIN + Pause/Break: Before installing our libraries, be sure to read our Software License. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 2. Open the download. If it asks you for permission, select Run ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3a. Select Next ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3b. Read the Licence Agreement. Select Next. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3c. Choose Installation Location. Select Next. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3d. Confirm Install ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3e. Wait for Installation to complete. This should only take a few moments. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3f. Installation Complete. Close installation Window. ## Step 2: Connect Devices ● Connect USB Cable to your Windows Computer ● Connect VINT Device(s) ## Step 3: Verify Connection 1. Open the Phidgets Control Panel: If your Control Panel does not open, look in your taskbar. Double click the Phidget Icon. ## Step 3: Verify Connection 2. If connected, your Phidgets will appear in the Phidget Control Panel. ## Done! If you're able to see and interact with your devices in the Phidget Control Panel, you're done with the Setup part of this guide. Scroll down to Part 2: Using Your Phidget for the next step. For more help installing in Windows (e.g. manual install, using a VM, etc.), visit this page: ### USB VINT Hub - MacOS ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library ## Step 2: Connect Devices ## Step 3: Verify Connection ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library Before you begin using your Phidgets, you will need to install the Phidget Library. 1. Download the installer for your system: ● OS X 10.11+: Installer Download ● Mac OS X 10.7 - OS X 10.10: Installer Download ● Mac OS X 10.5 - OS X 10.6: Installer Download Before installing our libraries, be sure to read our Software License. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 2. Open the download and double click on Phidgets.pkg ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3a. Select Continue ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3b. Read and continue. Read the License and click Agree. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3c. Here, you have the option to select the installation location. Select Install to continue. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3d. MacOS may ask for permission to install. Enter your username and password and Install Software. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3e. Wait for Installation to complete. This should only take a few moments. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3f. You may see a message that the extension has been blocked. Select Open Security Preferences. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3g. Beside the message for Phidgets Inc, Click Allow. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3h. Installation Complete, Click Close. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3i. To delete the installer, click Move to Trash. ## Step 2: Connect Devices ● Connect USB Cable to your Mac ● Connect VINT Device(s) ## Step 3: Verify Connection 1. Open the Phidgets Control Panel: ## Step 3: Verify Connection 2. If connected, your Phidgets will appear in the Phidget Control Panel. ## Done! If you're able to see and interact with your devices in the Phidget Control Panel, you're done with the Setup part of this guide. Scroll down to Part 2: Using Your Phidget for the next step. For more info installing in MacOS (e.g. developer tools, driver extension, etc.), visit this page: ### USB VINT Hub - Linux ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library ## Step 2: Connect Devices ## Step 3: Verify Connection ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 1. First, you need to install the libusb-1.0 development libraries. For example, in Debian based distributions: apt-get install libusb-1.0-0-dev You’ll also need a C compiler and builder, if you don’t already have one installed. apt-get install gcc apt-get install make ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 2. Next, download and unpack the Phidgets library: ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3. Use the following commands in the location you unpacked to install the library: ./configure make sudo make install ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 4. (Optional) You can also download and unpack the following optional packages: phidget22networkserver - Phidget Network Server, which enables the use of Phidgets over your network phidget22admin - Admin tool to track who is connected to your Phidgets when using the network server libphidget22extra - Required for phidget22networkserver and phidget22admin libphidget22java - The Java libraries for Phidget22 For installation instructions for these packages, see the README file included with each one. ## Step 2: Connect Devices ● Connect USB Cable to your Linux Computer ● Connect VINT Device(s) ## Step 3: Verify Connection 1. The easiest way to verify that your libraries are working properly is to compile and run an example program. Download and unpack this C example that will detect any Phidget: ## Step 3: Verify Connection 2. Next, open the terminal in the location where you unpacked the example. Compile and run using: gcc HelloWorld.c -o HelloWorld -lphidget22 sudo ./HelloWorld ou should receive a “Hello” line for each Phidget channel that is discovered: I don’t see any Phidgets show up in the HelloWorld example You need to run it with sudo in order to be able to access USB devices. In order to use Phidgets without sudo, you need to set your udev rules. See the Advanced Information page on the final slide of this guide for details. ## Done! If you're able to see your devices in the Hello World example, you're done with the Setup part of this guide. Scroll down to Part 2: Using Your Phidget for the next step. For more info installing in Linux (e.g. Udev rules, old versions, etc.), visit this page: ### HUB5000 - Windows ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library ## Step 2: Connect Devices ## Step 3: Connect Wireless ## Step 4: Verify Connection ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library Before you begin using your Phidgets, you will need to install the Phidget Library. 1. Download the installer for your system: ● 32-bit Installer Download ● 64-bit Installer Download If you're unsure which one you should get, press ⊞ WIN + Pause/Break: Before installing our libraries, be sure to read our Software License. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 2. Open the download. If it asks you for permission, select Run ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3a. Select Next ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3b. Read the Licence Agreement. Select Next. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3c. Choose Installation Location. Select Next. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3d. Select Next to confirm install. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3e. Wait for Installation to complete. This should only take a few moments. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3f. Installation Complete. Close installation Window. ## Step 2: Connect Devices ● Connect Power Jack ● Connect VINT Device(s) ● Connect Ethernet to a Router or Switch (optional) ## Step 3: Verify Connection Choose a setup method: ### Connection (Mobile) ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 1. When you connect the power supply to the HUB5000, the red LED should turn on. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 2. On your mobile device, go to the Wi-Fi settings and connect to the HUB5000: ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 3. When asked for a password, enter the password printed on the HUB5000’s label. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 4. Once your device is connected to the HUB5000’s WiFi signal: Click on the WiFi network and find an option that says “Manage router” or “Visit homepage”. Go to your internet browser and type 192.168.100.1 in the address bar. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 5. Create a password for your HUB5000. You'll use it to access the Configure Page from now on. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 6. Navigate to the network page. Change the Mode to Client. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 7. Enter your Wifi Network details and click Save & Apply. It may take a few minutes for your Phidgets to appear in the Phidget Control Panel, which we’ll check in the next step. ## Step 4: Verify Connection 1. Open the Phidgets Control Panel: If your Control Panel does not open, look in your taskbar. Double click the Phidget Icon. ## Step 4: Verify Connection 2. If connected, your Phidgets will appear in the Phidget Control Panel. ## Done! If you're able to see and interact with your devices in the Phidget Control Panel, you're done with the Setup part of this guide. Scroll down to Part 2: Using Your Phidget for the next step. For more help installing in Windows (e.g. manual install, using a VM, etc.), visit this page: ### Connection (Ethernet) ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 1. When you connect the power supply to the HUB5000, the red LED should turn on. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 2. In your Web Browser, enter hub5000.local ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 3. Create a password for your HUB5000. You'll use this password to access the Configure Page from now on. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 4. Navigate to the network page. Change the Mode to Client. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 5. Enter your Wifi Network details to use your Hub wirelessly and click Save & Apply. You can then disconnect the ethernet cable. It may take a few minutes for your Phidgets to appear in the Phidget Control Panel, which we’ll check in the next step. ## Step 4: Verify Connection 1. Open the Phidgets Control Panel: If your Control Panel does not open, look in your taskbar. Double click the Phidget Icon. ## Step 4: Verify Connection 2. If connected, your Phidgets will appear in the Phidget Control Panel. ## Done! If you're able to see and interact with your devices in the Phidget Control Panel, you're done with the Setup part of this guide. Scroll down to Part 2: Using Your Phidget for the next step. For more help installing in Windows (e.g. manual install, using a VM, etc.), visit this page: ### HUB5000 - MacOS ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library ## Step 2: Connect Devices ## Step 3: Connect Wireless ## Step 4: Verify Connection ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library Before you begin using your Phidgets, you will need to install the Phidget Library. 1. Download the installer for your system: ● OS X 10.11+: Installer Download ● Mac OS X 10.7 - OS X 10.10: Installer Download ● Mac OS X 10.5 - OS X 10.6: Installer Download Before installing our libraries, be sure to read our Software License. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 2. Open the download and double click on Phidgets.pkg ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3a. Select Continue ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3b. Read and continue. Read the License and click Agree. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3c. Here, you have the option to select the installation location. Select Install. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3d. MacOS may ask for permission to install. Enter your username and password and Install Software. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3e. Wait for Installation to complete. This should only take a few moments. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3f. You may see a message that the extension has been blocked. Select Open Security Preferences. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3g. Beside the message for Phidgets Inc, Click Allow. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3h. Installation Complete, Click Close. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3i. To delete the installer, click Move to Trash. ## Step 2: Connect Devices ● Connect Power Jack ● Connect VINT Device(s) ● Connect Ethernet to a Router or Switch (optional) ## Step 3: Verify Connection Choose a setup method: ### Connection (Mobile) ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 1. When you connect the power supply to the HUB5000, the red LED should turn on. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 2. On your mobile device, go to the Wi-Fi settings and connect to the HUB5000: ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 3. When asked for a password, enter the password printed on the HUB5000’s label. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 4. Once your device is connected to the HUB5000’s WiFi signal: Click on the WiFi network and find an option that says “Manage router” or “Visit homepage”. Go to your internet browser and type 192.168.100.1 in the address bar. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 5. Create a password for your HUB5000. You'll use this password to access the Configure Page from now on. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 6. Navigate to the network page. Change the Mode to Client. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 7. Enter your Wifi Network details and click Save & Apply. It may take a few minutes for your Phidgets to appear in the Phidget Control Panel, which we’ll check in the next step. ## Step 4: Verify Connection 1. Open the Phidget Control Panel: ## Step 4: Verify Connection 2. If connected, your Phidgets will appear in the Phidget Control Panel. ## Done! If you're able to see and interact with your devices in the Phidget Control Panel, you're done with the Setup part of this guide. Scroll down to Part 2: Using Your Phidget for the next step. For more info installing in MacOS (e.g. developer tools, driver extension, etc.), visit this page: ### Connection (Ethernet) ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 1. When you connect the power supply to the HUB5000, the red LED should turn on. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 2. In your Web Browser, enter hub5000.local ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 3. Create a password for your HUB5000. You'll use this password to access the Configure Page from now on. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 4. Navigate to the network page. Change the Mode to Client. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 5. Enter your Wifi Network details to use your Hub wirelessly and click Save & Apply. You can then disconnect the ethernet cable. It may take a few minutes for your Phidgets to appear in the Phidget Control Panel, which we’ll check in the next step. ## Step 4: Verify Connection 1. Open the Phidget Control Panel: ## Step 4: Verify Connection 2. If connected, your Phidgets will appear in the Phidget Control Panel. ## Done! If you're able to see and interact with your devices in the Phidget Control Panel, you're done with the Setup part of this guide. Scroll down to Part 2: Using Your Phidget for the next step. For more info installing in MacOS (e.g. developer tools, driver extension, etc.), visit this page: ### HUB5000 - Linux ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library ## Step 2: Connect Devices ## Step 3: Connect Wireless ## Step 4: Verify Connection ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 1. First, you need to install the libusb-1.0 development libraries. For example, in Debian based distributions: apt-get install libusb-1.0-0-dev You’ll also need a C compiler and builder, if you don’t already have one installed. apt-get install gcc apt-get install make ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 2. Next, download and unpack the Phidgets library: ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3. Use the following commands in the location you unpacked to install the library: ./configure make sudo make install ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 4. (Optional) You can also download and unpack the following optional packages: phidget22networkserver - Phidget Network Server, which enables the use of Phidgets over your network phidget22admin - Admin tool to track who is connected to your Phidgets when using the network server libphidget22extra - Required for phidget22networkserver and phidget22admin libphidget22java - The Java libraries for Phidget22 For installation instructions for these packages, see the README file included with each one. ## Step 2: Connect Devices ● Connect Power Jack ● Connect VINT Device(s) ● Connect Ethernet to a Router or Switch (optional) ## Step 3: Verify Connection Choose a setup method: ### Connection (Mobile) ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 1. When you connect the power supply to the HUB5000, the red LED should turn on. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 2. On your mobile device, go to the Wi-Fi settings and connect to the HUB5000: ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 3. When asked for a password, enter the password printed on the HUB5000’s label. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 4. Once your device is connected to the HUB5000’s WiFi signal: Click on the WiFi network and find an option that says “Manage router” or “Visit homepage”. Go to your internet browser and type 192.168.100.1 in the address bar. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 5. Create a password for your HUB5000. You'll use this password to access the Configure Page from now on. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 6. Navigate to the network page. Change the Mode to Client. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 7. Enter your Wifi Network details and click Save & Apply. It may take a few minutes for your Phidgets to appear in the Phidget Control Panel, which we’ll check in the next step. ## Step 4: Verify Connection 1. The easiest way to verify that your libraries are working properly is to compile and run an example program. Download and unpack this C example that will detect any Phidget: ## Step 3: Verify Connection 2. Next, open the terminal in the location where you unpacked the example. Compile and run using: gcc HelloWorld.c -o HelloWorld -lphidget22 sudo ./HelloWorld ou should receive a “Hello” line for each Phidget channel that is discovered: I don’t see any Phidgets show up in the HelloWorld example You need to run it with sudo in order to be able to access USB devices. In order to use Phidgets without sudo, you need to set your udev rules. See the Advanced Information page on the final slide of this guide for details. ## Done! If you're able to see your devices in the Hello World example, you're done with the Setup part of this guide. Scroll down to Part 2: Using Your Phidget for the next step. For more info installing in Linux (e.g. Udev rules, old versions, etc.), visit this page: ### Connection (Ethernet) ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 1. When you connect the power supply to the HUB5000, the red LED should turn on. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 2. In your Web Browser, enter hub5000.local ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 3. Create a password for your HUB5000. You'll use this password to access the Configure Page from now on. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 4. Navigate to the network page. Change the Mode to Client. ## Step 3: Connect Wireless 5. Enter your Wifi Network details to use your Hub wirelessly and click Save & Apply. You can then disconnect the ethernet cable. It may take a few minutes for your Phidgets to appear in the Phidget Control Panel, which we’ll check in the next step. ## Step 4: Verify Connection 1. The easiest way to verify that your libraries are working properly is to compile and run an example program. Download and unpack this C example that will detect any Phidget: ## Step 3: Verify Connection 2. Next, open the terminal in the location where you unpacked the example. Compile and run using: gcc HelloWorld.c -o HelloWorld -lphidget22 sudo ./HelloWorld ou should receive a “Hello” line for each Phidget channel that is discovered: I don’t see any Phidgets show up in the HelloWorld example You need to run it with sudo in order to be able to access USB devices. In order to use Phidgets without sudo, you need to set your udev rules. See the Advanced Information page on the final slide of this guide for details. ## Done! If you're able to see your devices in the Hello World example, you're done with the Setup part of this guide. Scroll down to Part 2: Using Your Phidget for the next step. For more info installing in Linux (e.g. Udev rules, old versions, etc.), visit this page: ### SBC3003 - Windows ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library ## Step 2: Connect Devices ## Step 3: Verify Connection ## Step 4: Connect Wireless ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library Before you begin using your Phidgets, you will need to install the Phidget Library. 1. Download the installer for your system: ● 32-bit Installer Download ● 64-bit Installer Download If you're unsure which one you should get, press ⊞ WIN + Pause/Break: Before installing our libraries, be sure to read our Software License. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 2. Open the download. If it asks you for permission, select Run. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3a. Select Next. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3b. Read the Licence Agreement. Select Next. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3c. Choose Installation Location. Select Next. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3d. Select Next. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3e. Wait for Installation to complete. This should only take a few moments. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3f. Installation Complete. Close installation Window. ## Step 2: Connect Devices ● Connect Power Jack ● Connect VINT Device(s) ● Connect Ethernet to a Router or Switch in the same network as your Windows PC ## Step 3: Verify Connection 1. Open the Phidgets Control Panel: If your Control Panel does not open, look in your taskbar. Double click the Phidget Icon. ## Step 3: Verify Connection 2. If connected, your Phidgets will appear in the Phidget Control Panel. Now that the SBC's ethernet connection is verified, it can be connected to wifi. If you don't have a USB wifi adapter or you're planning to stay on ethernet, you can scroll down to Part 2: Using Your Phidget ## Step 4: Connect Wireless 1. In your web browser, enter phidgetsbc.local ## Step 4: Connect Wireless 2. Create a password for your SBC. You'll use this to access the configuration page from now on. ## Step 4: Connect Wireless 3. Navigate to Network -> Wireless. Select your Network, enter the wifi password and select Add This Network. ## Step 4: Connect Wireless 4. Scroll down to your saved networks, click on your network and select Join This Network. ## Step 4: Connect Wireless 5. It should now say connected in the status column. You can now unplug the ethernet cable. ## Step 4: Connect Wireless 6. Return to the Phidget Control Panel to access your Phidgets. ## Done! If you're able to see and interact with your devices in the Phidget Control Panel, you're done with the Setup part of this guide. Scroll down to Part 2: Using Your Phidget for the next step. For more help installing in Windows (e.g. manual install, using a VM, etc.), visit this page: ### SBC3003 - MacOS ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library ## Step 2: Connect Devices ## Step 3: Verify Connection ## Step 4: Connect Wireless ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library Before you begin using your Phidgets, you will need to install the Phidget Library. 1. Download the installer for your system: ● OS X 10.11+: Installer Download ● Mac OS X 10.7 - OS X 10.10: Installer Download ● Mac OS X 10.5 - OS X 10.6: Installer Download Before installing our libraries, be sure to read our Software License. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 2. Open the download and double click on Phidgets.pkg ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3a. Select Continue ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3b. Read and continue. Read the License and click Agree. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3c. Here, you have the option to select the installation location. Select Install. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3d. MacOS may ask for permission to install. Enter your username and password and Install Software. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3e. Wait for Installation to complete. This should only take a few moments. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3f. You may see a message that the extension has been blocked. Select Open Security Preferences. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3g. Click Allow. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3h. Installation Complete, Click Close. ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3i. To delete the installer, click Move to Trash. ## Step 2: Connect Devices ● Connect Power Jack ● Connect VINT Device(s) ● Connect Ethernet to a Router or Switch in the same network as your Mac ## Step 3: Verify Connection 1. Open the Phidget Control Panel: ## Step 3: Verify Connection 2. If connected, your Phidgets will appear in the Phidget Control Panel. Now that the SBC's ethernet connection is verified, it can be connected to wifi. If you don't have a USB wifi adapter or you're planning to stay on ethernet, you can scroll down to Part 2: Using Your Phidget ## Step 4: Connect Wireless 1. In your web browser, enter phidgetsbc.local ## Step 4: Connect Wireless 2. Create a password for your SBC. You will use this to access the configuration page from now on. ## Step 4: Connect Wireless 3. Navigate to Network -> Wireless. Select your Network, enter the wifi password and select Add This Network. ## Step 4: Connect Wireless 4. Scroll down to your saved networks, click on your network and select Join This Network. ## Step 4: Connect Wireless 5. It should now say connected in the status column. You can now unplug the ethernet cable. ## Step 4: Connect Wireless 6. Return to the Phidget Control Panel to access your Phidgets. ## Done! If you're able to see and interact with your devices in the Phidget Control Panel, you're done with the Setup part of this guide. Scroll down to Part 2: Using Your Phidget for the next step. For more info installing in MacOS (e.g. developer tools, driver extension, etc.), visit this page: ### SBC3003 - Linux ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library ## Step 2: Connect Devices ## Step 3: Verify Connection ## Step 4: Connect Wireless ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 1. First, you need to install the libusb-1.0 development libraries. For example, in Debian based distributions: apt-get install libusb-1.0-0-dev You’ll also need a C compiler and builder, if you don’t already have one installed. apt-get install gcc apt-get install make ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 2. Next, download and unpack the Phidgets library: ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 3. Use the following commands in the location you unpacked to install the library: ./configure make sudo make install ## Step 1: Install Phidgets Library 4. (Optional) You can also download and unpack the following optional packages: phidget22networkserver - Phidget Network Server, which enables the use of Phidgets over your network phidget22admin - Admin tool to track who is connected to your Phidgets when using the network server libphidget22extra - Required for phidget22networkserver and phidget22admin libphidget22java - The Java libraries for Phidget22 For installation instructions for these packages, see the README file included with each one. ## Step 2: Connect Devices ● Connect Power Jack ● Connect VINT Device(s) ● Connect Ethernet to a Router or Switch in the same network as your Linux machine ## Step 3: Verify Connection 1. The easiest way to verify that your libraries are working properly is to compile and run an example program. Download and unpack this C example that will detect any Phidget: ## Step 3: Verify Connection 2. Next, open the terminal in the location where you unpacked the example. Compile and run using: gcc HelloWorld.c -o HelloWorld -lphidget22 sudo ./HelloWorld If everything is working, you should receive a “Hello” line for each Phidget channel that is discovered: I don’t see any Phidgets show up in the HelloWorld example You need to run it with sudo in order to be able to access USB devices. In order to use Phidgets without sudo, you need to set your udev rules. See the Advanced Information page on the final slide of this guide for details. Now that the SBC's ethernet connection is verified, it can be connected to wifi. If you don't have a USB wifi adapter or you're planning to stay on ethernet, you can scroll down to Part 2: Using Your Phidget ## Step 4: Connect Wireless 1. In your web browser, enter phidgetsbc.local If you're using a terminal-only Linux machine, use the browser on your phone instead. (If you use a phone, you need to enter the IP address your router assigned to the SBC instead of phidgetsbc.local) ## Step 4: Connect Wireless 2. Create a password for your SBC. You will use this to access the configuration page from now on. ## Step 4: Connect Wireless 3. Navigate to Network -> Wireless. Select your Network, enter the wifi password and select Add This Network. ## Step 4: Connect Wireless 4. Scroll down to your saved networks, click on your network and select Join This Network. ## Step 4: Connect Wireless 5. It should now say connected in the status column. You can now unplug the ethernet cable. ## Step 4: Connect Wireless 6. Run the HelloWorld example again to confirm that your Phidgets are accessible over wifi. ## Done! If you're able to see your devices in the Hello World example, you're done with the Setup part of this guide. Scroll down to Part 2: Using Your Phidget for the next step. For more info installing in Linux (e.g. Udev rules, old versions, etc.), visit this page: ## Part 2: Using Your Phidget ### About The REL1101 has 16 PWM-enabled solid-state relays. Control up to 16 devices that require up to 30V and 8A. You interact with the REL1101 through the Digital Output Channel Class to turn on and off power to your circuit or device. Using the Duty Cycle feature you can limit the power being supplied to a specific level. This allows you to control devices as a dimmer would. Since this Phidget behaves like a switch to ground, you’ll need an external power supply to power your connected circuit or device. ### Explore Your Phidget Channels Using The Control Panel You can use your Control Panel to explore your Phidget's channels. 1. Open your Control Panel, and you will find the following channels: 2. Double click on a channel to open an example program. Each channel belongs to the DigitalOutput channel class: Expand All Digital Output Isolated: Switches the output to ground In your Control Panel, double click on "Digital Output Isolated": ## Part 3: Create your Program ## Part 4: Advanced Topics and Troubleshooting Expand All How do I know what channel, serial number, or hub port to use in my program? 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. Upgrading or Downgrading Device Firmware Firmware Upgrade MacOS users can upgrade device firmware by double-clicking the device row in the Phidget Control Panel. Linux users can upgrade via the phidget22admin tool (see included readme for instructions). Windows users can upgrade the firmware for this device using the Phidget Control Panel as shown below. Firmware Downgrade Firmware upgrades include important bug fixes and performance improvements, but there are some situations where you may want to revert to an old version of the firmware (for instance, when an application you're using is compiled using an older version of phidget22 that doesn't recognize the new firmware). MacOS and Linux users can downgrade using the phidget22admin tool in the terminal (see included readme for instructions). Windows users can downgrade directly from the Phidget Control Panel if they have driver version 1.9.20220112 or newer: Firmware Version Numbering Schema Phidgets device firmware is represented by a 3-digit number. For firmware patch notes, see the device history section on the Specifications tab on your device's product page. • If the digit in the 'ones' spot changes, it means there have been bug fixes or optimizations. Sometimes these changes can drastically improve the performance of the device, so you should still upgrade whenever possible. These upgrades are backwards compatible, meaning you can still use this Phidget on a computer that has Phidget22 drivers from before this firmware upgrade was released. • If the digit in the 'tens' spot changes, it means some features were added (e.g. new API commands or events). These upgrades are also backwards compatible, in the sense that computers running old Phidget22 drivers will still be able to use the device, but they will not be able to use any of the new features this version added. • If the digit in the 'hundreds' spot changes, it means a major change has occurred (e.g. a complete rewrite of the firmware or moving to a new architecture). These changes are not backwards compatible, so if you try to use the upgraded board on a computer with old Phidget22 drivers, it will show up as unsupported in the Control Panel and any applications build using the old libraries won't recognize it either. Sometimes, when a Phidget has a new hardware revision (e.g. 1018_2 -> 1018_3), the firmware version's hundreds digit will change because entirely new firmware was needed (usually because a change in the processor). In this case, older hardware revisions won't be able to be upgraded to the higher version number and instead continue to get bug fixes within the same major revision. Failsafe Feature Starting from firmware version 110, using Phidget22 library versions 1.0.0.20190107 and later, this device supports the use of a failsafe feature to put your device in a safe state should your program hang or crash. With this feature, each Digital Output channel on this device has its own independently settable failsafe timer. If the failsafe is not enabled, the device will behave as it did before the addition of this feature, maintaining the last state or duty cycle it received until it is explicitly told to stop. Enabling the failsafe feature for a channel starts a recurring failsafe timer. Once the failsafe timer is enabled, it must be reset within the specified time or the channel will enter a failsafe state. Resetting the failsafe timer will reload the timer with the specified failsafe time, starting when the message to reset the timer is received by the Phidget. For example: if the failsafe is enabled with a failsafe time of 1000ms, you will have 1000ms to reset the failsafe timer. Every time the failsafe timer is reset, you will have 1000ms from that time to reset the failsafe again. If the failsafe timer is not reset before it runs out, the channel will enter a failsafe state. For Digital Output channels, this sets the output to a FALSE state. On the REL1101 this opens the relay contact. Once the channel enters the failsafe state, it will reject any further input until the channel is reopened. To prevent the channel from falsely entering the failsafe state, we recommend resetting the failsafe timer as frequently as is practical for your applicaiton. A good rule of thumb is to not let more than a third of the failsafe time pass before resetting the timer. Once the failsafe has been enabled, it cannot be disabled by any means other than closing and reopening the channel. When you use a failsafe in your program, we strongly recommend setting up an error event handler to catch the Failsafe Error Event, to allow your program to catch the failsafe event. If you want your program to try to automatically recover from a failsafe state, you can close and re-open the channel from the error event handler after determining a failsafe condition caused the event. Using the REL1101 for Basic Switching To switch a load with the REL1101, connect the load and power supply to any pair of output and ground terminals, as pictured. The load could be a larger relay, a solenoid, LEDs, light bulbs, motors, or some other circuit. Check the specification table on the product page for your Phidget to ensure that the voltage or current required by your load does not exceed the maximum. Using the REL1101 Switching Multiple Circuits Multiple circuits with multiple supplies may be controlled by the REL1101 at the same time. Just be aware the grounds of all switched circuits will be shared, as all ground terminals on the REL1101 are connected internally. High Power Applications ( > 50W ) The Isolated Solid State Relay Phidget is capable of switching loads of up to 240W. However, for power higher than 50W, you will need some form of cooling to keep the heat of the transistors down at normal levels. This Phidget's strengths lie in its multiple, high switching speed outputs. For high power projects, a hockey puck type SSR may be a better choice. #### Product Specifications Board Properties Controlled By VINT Current Consumption Min 4 mA Current Consumption Max 45 mA Relay Properties Number of Relays 16 Contact Resistance Max 35 mΩ Turn-off Time Max 100 ns Switch Type Low Side MOSFET Switch Turn-on Time Max 100 ns PWM Frequency Max 28.5 kHz PWM Resolution 0.5 % Electrical Properties Load Current Max (DC) 8 A Load Voltage Max (DC) 30 V DC Switching Power Max (Real) * 240 W Physical Properties Recommended Wire Size 16 - 26 AWG Operating Temperature Min -40 °C Operating Temperature Max 85 °C Customs Information Canadian HS Export Code 8536.41.00 American HTS Import Code 8536.41.00.50 Country of Origin CN (China) * Note: At switching powers powers higher than 50W, external cooling may be required. For high power applications, a hockey-puck style SSR may be more appropriate. See the "Other Relays" tab for more details. #### Documents #### Product History Date Board Revision Device Version Comment June 2017 0 102 Product Release May 2019 0 110 Added failsafe timer functionality April 2022 0 120 Improved stability, Failsafe now resets from any successful packet being sent #### Software Objects Channel NameAPIChannel Digital Output Isolated DigitalOutput 0 - 15 #### API  Choose a Language C C# / VB.NET Java JavaScript Max/MSP Python Swift Phidget Manager Networking NetworkConnection USBConnection Logging Dictionary Back Forward Print this API #### Code Samples  Choose a Language Choose a Device Serial Number: ? #### Example Options #### Downloads  Make your selections to display sample code.  #### Code Samples Language: APIDetailLanguageOS DigitalOutput Visual Studio GUI C# Windows Download DigitalOutput Java Android Download DigitalOutput JavaScript Browser Download DigitalOutput Multi-Channel Example JavaScript Browser Download DigitalOutput Objective-C macOS Download DigitalOutput Swift macOS Download DigitalOutput Swift iOS Download DigitalOutput Visual Basic .NET Windows Download DigitalOutput Max/MSP Multiple Download #### Have a look at our relay boards: Product Electrical Properties Part Number Price Load Current Max (AC) Load Voltage Max (AC) Load Current Max (DC) Load Voltage Max (DC) PhidgetInterfaceKit 0/16/16$95.00
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