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4x Relay Phidget

ID: REL1000_0

Switch the power of up to four circuits at 210W of DC power or 1750 VA of AC power with this mechanical relay module.

$30.00

Quantity Available: 171

Qty Price
5 $28.50
10 $27.00
25 $24.00
50 $21.00
100 $19.50
250 $18.00
500 $16.50
1000 $15.00
50+...

The REL1000 is a mechanical relay that will let you control the power circuits of as many as four separate devices. This Phidget connects to your computer through a VINT Hub.

Features

  • Control up to four separate devices or circuits
  • Rated for 210W of DC power or 1750 VA of AC power
  • For DC applications, switch a circuit of up to 30V at 7A
  • For AC applications, switch up to 12A or 277V AC (total power below 1750 VA)
  • Isolated VINT Port prevents voltage spikes on the load side from damaging the control side
  • Powered by 8-30V DC external power supply

Guides

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 Overview page. 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 Properties
Part Number Price Number of VINT Ports VINT Communication Speed Max Controlled By
HUB0000_1
VINT Hub Phidget
$30.00 6 100 kbit/s USB (Mini-USB)
HUB0001_0
VINT Hub Phidget
$35.00 6 1 Mbit/s USB (Mini-USB)
HUB0002_0
VINT Hub Phidget
$40.00 6 1 Mbit/s USB (Mini-USB)
HUB0007_0
1-Port VINT Hub Phidget
$24.00 1 1 Mbit/s USB (USB-A)
HUB5000_0
Wireless VINT Hub
$60.00 6 100 kbit/s Local Network (Ethernet or Wi-Fi)
SBC3003_0
PhidgetSBC4
$120.00 6 100 kbit/s

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
3002_0
Phidget Cable 60cm
$2.00 600 mm
3003_0
Phidget Cable 10cm
$1.50 100 mm
3004_0
Phidget Cable 350cm
$3.00 3.5 m
3038_0
Phidget Cable 120cm
$2.25 1.2 m
3039_0
Phidget Cable 180cm
$2.75 1.8 m
CBL4104_0
Phidget Cable 30cm
$1.75 300 mm
CBL4105_0
Phidget Cable 90cm
$2.00 900 mm
CBL4106_0
Phidget Cable 150cm
$2.50 1.5 m
KIT4030_0
Phidget Cable Kit
$10.00 80 mm

Power Supplies

This Phidget requires a power supply between 8 and 30V DC. We recommend that you use a 12V 2A DC power supply, since this is more than enough power to operate all four relays. Select the power supply from the list below that matches your region's wall socket type.

Product Electrical Properties Physical Properties
Part Number Price Power Supply Current Output Voltage Wall Plug Style
3022_0
Power Supply 12VDC 2.0A - AU
$10.00 2 A 12 V Australian
3023_1
Power Supply 12VDC 2.0A - EU
$10.00 2 A 12 V European
3024_1
Power Supply-12VDC 2.0A - US
$10.00 2 A 12 V North American
3025_0
Power Supply 12VDC 2.0A - UK
$10.00 2 A 12 V British
3084_0
Power Supply 12VDC 0.5A - EU
$1.50 500 mA 12 V European
3085_0
Power Supply 12VDC 0.5A - US
$1.50 500 mA 12 V North American
3086_0
Power Supply 24VDC 1.0A - US
$10.00 1 A 24 V North American
PSU4013_0
Power Supply 24VDC 2.5A
$20.00 2.5 A 24 V
PSU4014_0
Power Supply 24VDC 5A
$40.00 5 A 24 V
PSU4015_0
Power Supply DIN Mount 24VDC 1A
$20.00 1 A 24 V
PSU4016_0
Power Supply 24VDC 14.6A
$40.00 14.6 A 24 V
PSU4018_0
Power Supply 12VDC 5A
$20.00 5 A 12 V
PSU4019_0
Power Supply 24VDC 25A Current Limiting
$120.00 25 A 24 V


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?

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USB VINT Hub - Select OS

Select your Operating System:

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HUB5000 - Select OS

Select your Operating System:

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SBC3003 - Select OS

Select your Operating System:

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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:

Windows Advanced Information

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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:

MacOS Advanced Information

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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:

libphidget22

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:

HelloWorld C Example

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:

Linux Advanced Information

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HUB5000 - Windows

Step 1: Install Phidgets Library

Step 2: Connect Devices

Step 3: Connect Wireless

Step 4: Verify Connection

Step 5: Update

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:

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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.

Step 5: Update

Now that you've confirmed that you have access to your Phidgets, you should ensure the HUB5000 is fully updated. You can update the firmware of the VINT Hub by going back to the Phidget Control Panel. If there's a blue arrow beside the version number, it means an update is available:

Right-click anywhere on that row and select Upgrade Firmware. When it's done, the number in the Version column will change.

Step 5: Update

Next, to update the OS firmware, go to the Network Phidgets tab in the control panel, find your HUB5000 and double-click on it. If the OS firmware is out of date, you'll see the following window pop up with steps to follow:

1. Download the firmware (you can get it here if the button does not work)

2. Open the web interface by clicking the button or entering the HUB5000's IP address in your web browser.

3. Go to the System tab and scroll down to the Upgrade Firmware section. Select the file you just downloaded and click Upgrade and Restart. You'll be instructed to wait a few minutes before logging back into the web interface.

Step 5: Update

When you log back in, you can confirm that the new version has successfully installed by checking to see if the firmware version listed in the Status section matches the first three numbers in the firmware file name that you downloaded. You can also check the version in the Network Phidgets tab on the Phidget Control Panel.

Done!

Now that you're able to see and interact with your devices in the Phidget Control Panel and they're fully updated, 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:

Windows Advanced Information

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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.

Step 5: Update

Now that you've confirmed that you have access to your Phidgets, you should ensure the HUB5000 is fully updated. You can update the firmware of the VINT Hub by going back to the Phidget Control Panel. If there's a blue arrow beside the version number, it means an update is available:

Right-click anywhere on that row and select Upgrade Firmware. When it's done, the number in the Version column will change.

Step 5: Update

Next, to update the OS firmware, go to the Network Phidgets tab in the control panel, find your HUB5000 and double-click on it. If the OS firmware is out of date, you'll see the following window pop up with steps to follow:

1. Download the firmware (you can get it here if the button does not work)

2. Open the web interface by clicking the button or entering the HUB5000's IP address in your web browser.

3. Go to the System tab and scroll down to the Upgrade Firmware section. Select the file you just downloaded and click Upgrade and Restart. You'll be instructed to wait a few minutes before logging back into the web interface.

Step 5: Update

When you log back in, you can confirm that the new version has successfully installed by checking to see if the firmware version listed in the Status section matches the first three numbers in the firmware file name that you downloaded. You can also check the version in the Network Phidgets tab on the Phidget Control Panel.

Done!

Now that you're able to see and interact with your devices in the Phidget Control Panel and they're fully updated, 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:

Windows Advanced Information

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HUB5000 - MacOS

Step 1: Install Phidgets Library

Step 2: Connect Devices

Step 3: Connect Wireless

Step 4: Verify Connection

Step 5: Update

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:

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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.

Step 5: Update

Now that you've confirmed that you have access to your Phidgets, you should ensure the HUB5000 is fully updated. You can update the firmware of the VINT Hub by going back to the Phidget Control Panel. If the name of the device is red, it means an update is available:

Double click on the device in the control panel to update the VINT Hub firmware. When it's finished, the text will turn from red to black and the number in the Version column will change.

Step 5: Update

To upgrade the firmware of the operating system on the HUB5000, download the most recent file here.

Next, go back to the web configuration page and click on the System tab. Scroll down to Upgrade Firmware and select the file you download and hit Upgrade & Restart. You'll be instructed to wait a few minutes before logging back into the web interface.

When you log back in, you can confirm that the new version has successfully installed by checking to see if the firmware version listed in the Status section matches the first three numbers in the firmware file name that you downloaded.

Done!

Now that 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:

MacOS Advanced Information

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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.

Step 5: Update

Now that you've confirmed that you have access to your Phidgets, you should ensure the HUB5000 is fully updated. You can update the firmware of the VINT Hub by going back to the Phidget Control Panel. If the name of the device is red, it means an update is available:

Double click on the device in the control panel to update the VINT Hub firmware. When it's finished, the text will turn from red to black and the number in the Version column will change.

Step 5: Update

To upgrade the firmware of the operating system on the HUB5000, download the most recent file here.

Next, go back to the web configuration page and click on the System tab. Scroll down to Upgrade Firmware and select the file you download and hit Upgrade & Restart. You'll be instructed to wait a few minutes before logging back into the web interface.

When you log back in, you can confirm that the new version has successfully installed by checking to see if the firmware version listed in the Status section matches the first three numbers in the firmware file name that you downloaded.

Done!

Now that 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:

MacOS Advanced Information

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HUB5000 - Linux

Step 1: Install Phidgets Library

Step 2: Connect Devices

Step 3: Connect Wireless

Step 4: Verify Connection

Step 5: Update

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:

libphidget22

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:

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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:

HelloWorld C Example

Step 4: 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.

Step 5: Update

Now that you've confirmed that you have access to your Phidgets, you should ensure the HUB5000 is fully updated. You can update the firmware of the VINT Hub using the phidget22admin tool (see included readme for further instructions).

To upgrade the firmware of the operating system on the HUB5000, download the most recent file here.

Next, go back to the web configuration page and click on the System tab. Scroll down to Upgrade Firmware and select the file you download and hit Upgrade & Restart. You'll be instructed to wait a few minutes before logging back into the web interface.

When you log back in, you can confirm that the new version has successfully installed by checking to see if the firmware version listed in the Status section matches the first three numbers in the firmware file name that you downloaded.

Done!

Now that you're able to see your devices in the Hello World example and the device is fully updated, 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:

Linux Advanced Information

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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:

HelloWorld C Example

Step 4: 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

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.

Step 5: Update

Now that you've confirmed that you have access to your Phidgets, you should ensure the HUB5000 is fully updated. You can update the firmware of the VINT Hub using the phidget22admin tool (see included readme for further instructions).

To upgrade the firmware of the operating system on the HUB5000, download the most recent file here.

Next, go back to the web configuration page and click on the System tab. Scroll down to Upgrade Firmware and select the file you download and hit Upgrade & Restart. You'll be instructed to wait a few minutes before logging back into the web interface.

When you log back in, you can confirm that the new version has successfully installed by checking to see if the firmware version listed in the Status section matches the first three numbers in the firmware file name that you downloaded.

Done!

Now that you're able to see your devices in the Hello World example and the device is fully updated, 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:

Linux Advanced Information

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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:

Windows Advanced Information

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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:

MacOS Advanced Information

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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:

libphidget22

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:

HelloWorld C Example

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:

Linux Advanced Information

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Part 2: Using Your Phidget

About

REL1000 About.jpg


The REL1000 has mechanical relays that will let you control the power circuits of as many as four separate devices. It is suitable for both AC and DC applications. You interact with the REL1000 through the Digital Output Channel Class to switch power to your circuit or device on and off.

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:

REL1000 Panel.jpg

2. Double click on a channel to open an example program. Each channel belongs to the DigitalOutput channel class:

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Power Relay: Turns the relay on and off

In your Control Panel, double click on "Power Relay":

REL1000-test-DigitalOutput.jpg

Part 3: Create your Program

1. Setting up your Programming Environment

2. Phidget Programming Basics

Part 4: Advanced Topics and Troubleshooting

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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:

The locate Phidget button is found in the device information box

2. The Addressing Information window will open. Here you will find all the information you need to address your Phidget in your program.

All the information you need to address your Phidget


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.

ControlpanelFWup.jpg

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:

ControlpanelFWdown.jpg

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.

FWversion.jpg

  • 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.

Diagram of the failsafe behaviour when set to 1000ms

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 REL1000 this switches the relay contact to the Normally-Closed position. 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.

Safety

The relays on the REL1000 are SPDT (Single pole, double throw). This means there is a common pin (C), a normally open pin (NO) and a normally closed pin (NC). When the relay is off (i.e. no power running through the relay coil), the switch will be resting in the NC position, as seen in the diagram. When the relay's Digital Output object is toggled in software, it will switch to the NO position. If the Digital Output object is closed (using the Close() method), the relay will always return to the NC position. For this reason, it is considered a best practice to call Close() at the end of your program.

If communication between the REL1000 and your computer is broken (e.g. if the Phidget cable is unplugged), the relay will not change state. You will get a detach event for the attached channels of that Phidget. It is recommended you handle this case in your Digital Output detach handler. Since communication between the relay and computer is already interrupted, you can not tell the Digital Output to return to the NC position unless you use the Failsafe feature. (See Failsafe section in this User Guide or in the Phidget22 API documentation)


Product Specifications

Board Properties
Controlled By VINT
VINT Communication Speed Max 10 kbit/s
Relay Properties
Number of Relays 4
Switch Type SPDT
Load Current Min 100 mA
Turn-off Time Max 5 ms
Turn-on Time Max 8 ms
Contact Resistance Max 50 mΩ
Dielectric Strength 1.5 kV AC
Electromagnet Coil Resistance 70 Ω
Switching Power Max (Real) 210 W
Switching Power Max (Apparent) 1.8 kVA
Electrical Properties
Load Voltage Max (DC) * 30 V DC
Load Current Max (DC) 7 A
Load Voltage Max (AC) 277 V AC
Load Current Max (AC) 12 A
Current Consumption Min (VINT Port) 500 μA
Power Consumption 40 mW
Supply Voltage Min 8 V DC
Supply Voltage Max 30 V DC
Physical Properties
Recommended Wire Size 12 - 24 AWG
Operating Temperature Min -40 °C
Operating Temperature Max 70 °C
Customs Information
Canadian HS Export Code 8536.41.00
American HTS Import Code 8536.41.00.50
Country of Origin CN (China)

*Note: Switching this relay at voltages higher than 30V will result in a reduced product lifespan.

Please Note: This relay cannot be switched at its maximum AC voltage and current at the same time. Ensure that total power of the load does not exceed the switching power for the relay. For example, you can switch this relay at 277V AC and 6.3A (1750VA), or at 145V AC and 12A (1750VA), but not at 277V and 12A (3324VA).

Cable Length Calculator

Estimated Relay Lifespan

The lifespan of the relays on this Phidget vary depending on how much current you're switching and whether it's AC or DC. The following graph illustrates the relationship between load current and relay lifespan:

FUNCTIONAL

The vertical axis is the lifespan of the relay (number of actuations) and the horizontal axis is load current in amps. As you can see, increasing load current from 5A to 10A can reduce relay life by more than half.

Documents

Product History

Date Board Revision Device Version Comment
June 2017 0 101 Product Release
May 2019 0 110 Added failsafe timer functionality
April 2022 0 120 Failsafe now resets from any successful packet being sent
February 2023 0 121 Improved long-run reliability

Software Objects

Channel NameAPIChannel
Power Relay DigitalOutput 0 - 3

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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)
1012_3
PhidgetInterfaceKit 0/16/16
$95.00
1014_2B
PhidgetInterfaceKit 0/0/4
$55.00 12 A 277 V AC 7 A * 30 V DC
1014_3
PhidgetInterfaceKit 0/0/4
$55.00 12 A 277 V AC 7 A * 30 V DC
1017_1B
PhidgetInterfaceKit 0/0/8
$85.00 2 A 250 V AC 2 A * 120 V DC
1017_2
PhidgetInterfaceKit 0/0/8
$85.00 2 A 250 V AC 2 A 120 V DC
3051_1B
Dual Relay Board
$17.00 12 A 277 V AC 7 A * 30 V DC
3052_1
SSR Relay Board 2.5A
$15.00 2.5 A 28 V AC 2.5 A 40 V DC
3053_0
Dual SSR Relay Board
$30.00 (per channel) 9 A 28 V AC (per channel) 9 A 40 V DC
3054_0
SSR Relay Board 0.5A
$10.00 500 mA 28 V AC 500 mA 40 V DC
REL1000_0
4x Relay Phidget
$30.00 12 A 277 V AC 7 A * 30 V DC
REL1100_0
4x Isolated Solid State Relay Phidget
$25.00 (per channel) 8 A (per channel) 30 V DC
REL1101_1
16x Isolated Solid State Relay Phidget
$50.00 (per channel) 8 A (per channel) 30 V DC
REL2001_0
Relay Phidget
$10.00 12 A 277 V AC 7 A * 30 V DC
REL2002_0
Signal Relay Phidget
$12.00 2 A 240 V AC 2 A 120 V DC
REL2103_0
Solid State Relay Phidget
$15.00 10 A 30 V AC * 10 A 30 V DC

Hockey Puck Relays

For applications with a higher switching power, Hockey Puck style relays are the more robust choice:

Product Electrical Properties
Part Number Price Control Voltage Min Control Voltage Max Load Voltage Min (DC) Load Voltage Max (DC) Load Voltage Max (AC)
3950_0
DC Solid State Relay - 30V 50A
$20.00 4 V DC 32 V DC 30 V DC
3951_0
DC Solid State Relay - 50V 80A
$25.00 4 V DC 32 V DC 50 V DC
3952_0
DC Solid State Relay - 30V 100A
$30.00 4 V DC 32 V DC 30 V DC
3953_1
AC Solid State Relay - 280V 20A Zero-Cross Turn-on
$15.00 4 V DC 32 V DC 280 V AC
3958_0
DC Solid State Relay - 120V 75A
$45.00 3 V DC 32 V DC 5 V DC 120 V DC
3962_0
AC Solid State Relay - 280V 20A Random Turn-on
$15.00 4 V DC 32 V DC 280 V AC