[chbot] Fwd: Re: USB relay board?

Jasper Mackenzie jasper.mackenzie at gmail.com
Fri Jul 5 07:55:25 BST 2013

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From: "Chris Hamling" <the.hamlings at xtra.co.nz>
To: "jasper.mackenzie at gmail.com" <jasper.mackenzie at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [chbot] USB relay board?
Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2013 18:43:12 +1200

How about an Arduino USB stick fron Jaycan and a solid state relay?

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Chris Hamling

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From: Jasper Mackenzie <jasper.mackenzie at gmail.com>;
To: Christchurch Robotics <chchrobotics at lists.linuxnut.co.nz>;
Subject: Re: [chbot] USB relay board?
Sent: Fri, Jul 5, 2013 6:27:23 AM

I wanted to do this a while ago and came across heaps of products like:

Settled on the idea of doing it with the parallel port until I found that  
usb-parallel is not true parallel 8(
(Up until yesterday I turned the Amp on and off with LIRC and pulseaudio  
volchecker... new server has irq problems I think, and it no longer  
works... tonights project)

The spark fun way looks good.

The other posibility is a switched pdu... would love one of these if  
anyone has a spare, especially with current monitoring. Maxxim have a nice  
dev board based on one of their chips that is 8 power sockets with power  
factor, current etc sensing - usb interface. If this seems like the way I  
can send you all the stuff they sent me - full protel files etc.


> Hello All
>I am looking for a USB controlled relay board that can switch mains at a
> low current (less than 1 Amp).
>The idea is to use this to rig up a PC-controlled automated test rig that
> can turn power on/off as part of the testing.
>It needs to be able to work with a Linux host.

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