Time Delay Relay
Set Delay with Included Software
Ideal For Setting Delay Before or After Relay Triggers
Trigger Relays Through Software or with Connected Sensor
Configuration Software Included
Time Delay controllers are configured using the custom Configuration Software. Once configured, the controller works without a computer connected, allowing analog inputs to trigger relays according to the configuration. For computer control the relays can be triggered using the software making this a powerful controller without any programming!
Timers & Rotations
Up to 8 timers and 4 rotations can be configured to control up to 8 relays based on 8 separate analog inputs. Programmable Trigger Points can Trigger Timers and Rotation Counters when Analog inputs reach preconfigured levels.
Timer Events & How They Work
Timer events work just as the name implies. You can define up to 8 timers that run in the background. Each timer can
have a different time assigned to it. Timers can be triggered or canceled based on input events.
Relays can be associated with timers so the relays only come on when the timer is active. Timers support Event Piping. Event
Piping means a timer can trigger another timer or another event after the timer has completed its cycle.
Rotations are another powerful feature of the controller. Rotations are simply counters. All Rotations begin there counting
at 0. Any relays that are associated with a Rotation will turn off if the Rotation counter reaches 0. There are 4 Rotations:
Rotation A, B, C, and D. Rotations can also run in the background, or they can be stepped, one count at a time. You can
define how far they count. In the above example, Rotation A is a 3-count Rollover Rotation. This means it will count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 0,
1, 2, 3, etc. Rotation B is similar to Rotation A, except it counts from 0 to 5. Rotation C is a 2-Count Rotation, meaning it counts:
0, 1, 2. Unlike the other rotations, Rotation C is a Halt on Limits rotation. This simply means it will count up to 2 and no higher
and will not cycle to 0. These kinds of counters usually need a trigger to increase them and a separate trigger to decrease them.
You can define two inputs: One to count up, another to count
Rotations can be interpreted by the relays in four ways.
Relays activate in a binary pattern.
Relays activate in a sequence, one after another until all associated relays are on.
Only ONE relay is on at a time, each count triggers the next relay.
Same as above, but relay activates in the reverse sequence.
Perhaps the most powerful feature of the Reactor Relay Controller is Event Piping. Event piping is the process of one event triggering
another event. When a single event has finished its operation, it can trigger another event. For instance, a Timer Event can
be set for 10 minutes. A Rotation event can be set for 0-1 count rotation. When the timer expires, the Rotation can be increased.
In a real-world example, this would be the equivalent of waiting 10 minutes to turn on a relay. Understanding Event Piping is the
key to unlocking the most powerful feature the Reactor Series Relay Controllers have to offer.
Analog Inputs are capable of reading switches and sensors operating in the 0 to 5VDC range. These input serve as the heart of the Controller and are the basis for triggering most functions without a computer. The Analog Inputs on a Reactor Controller may be configured to activate or deactivate relays based on these voltage changes. These voltage changes can of course also trigger timers and counting events. (please note: 8 inputs may not be available when ordering the Key Fob Option
) Much more information on the operation on these boards can be found in the product manual. Look for the Download Manual button on the product pages.