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Features

  • 4-Channel SPDT Relays and Inputs on Each Controller
  • Sold in Pairs and Uses 12VDC per Controller
  • Internet or LAN Control with No Static IP Address Required
  • Each Device Controls the Other Device
    • Local Inputs Control Remote Relays
    • Remote Inputs Control Local Relays
  • 2-Way Communication with Verification
  • No Configuration, Computers, or Programming
  • Relay and Communication LED Status Lights

$580.00

SKU: MirXR4x_MXNET_KIT UPC: 689860050860 Categories: ,

Description

Ethernet Contact Closure 2-Way Transmitter Receiver Pair

Our MirX 4-Channel General Purpose Relay Controllers are manufactured in pairs, designed to work together when powered up using Ethernet communications over a local area network or over long distances using the internet.  The contact closure inputs on controller A control the relays on controller B.  Similarly, the contact closure inputs on controller B control the relays on controller A.  MirX controllers consist of custom firmware that keeps this married pair of controllers in constant communications with each other.  Operating over a local area network, MirX controllers are capable of finding each other directly.  Operating over the internet, MirX controllers report to our dedicated Amazon server to stay connected.  Our first prototype was tested between between Shanghai China and our office in Missouri back in 2008.  Since then, we have had years to improve our firmware and our server software to help ensure these devices stay connected whenever possible.

This pair of MirX controllers is equipped with your choice of 5-Amp or 10-Amp SPDT relays, ideal for use in most general purpose switching applications.  Ideal for lights, small motors, gate openers, and much more.  On-board Relay status LEDs and busy/ready LEDs let you know when these controllers are talking to each other.

 

Video shows wireless version of MirX controllers.

 

Ethernet Network MirX Remote Contact Closure Transmitter and Receiver Controllers

No Computers, No Configuration – Works Right Out of the Box.  MirX controllers stay connected to each other using Ethernet network communications over your local area network or through the internet.  Inputs on each controller activate the relays at the opposite controller.

Permanently Married, MirX is Always Trying to Talk to it’s Mate!

MirX controllers are always talking to each other.  They stay in relentless communications for optimal reliability.  Should they lose communication with each other, they will keep calling out for each other until they find their mate.  MirX controllers will search your local area network or the internet until they find each other.

Syncing Up

Every MirX controller is equipped with contact closure inputs and relay outputs. The inputs on one controller activate the relays on the remote device using ethernet communications. The “X” in MirX refers to the crossover. Since both devices are equipped with contact closure inputs and relays, each device targets and controls the remote device.  Every MirX controller is equipped with a Busy/Ready LED. If the Busy LED flashes, this indicates the remote device has successfully received and accepted your contact closure status. If the Busy LED does not flash, there is a communication problem between the two devices.

 

Applications

MirX controllers are typically used by our large industrial clients for a wide range of remote control switching applications.  Typical installations include remote gate operation, remote light control, remote pump control, as well as various temperature override applications.  Since MirX includes relays on each side, local relays are typically used for verification purposes, such as limit switches or remote door switches, indicating the remote device has completed its control function.

Variations

NCD manufactures several variations of MirX as well as other Mirror series devices.  Here are some variations you may wish to consider:

  • MirX Wireless for remote control applications, available with optional wireless encryption
  • MirX Wired for hard-wired communication applications
  • MirX Network for local area Ethernet communications or use over the internet (internet communications uses our FREE server)

Our Mirror Family Controllers:

  • MirX consists of relays and contact closure inputs on each controller.  Inputs in the home location control the relays in the remote location.  Inputs in the remote location control the relays in the home location.
  • MirC is the same as MirX except MirC consists of contact closures on one controller and relays on the remote controller.
  • MirM consists of a single contact closure input board and several remote relay controllers.
  • MirW consists of a single several contact closure input boards and a single relay controller.

MirX Relay Options

MirX offers several relay options, depending on your application.  We stock solid-state, high-power, and general purpose relays in our MirX line of products.  However, we can customize our MirX controllers to your exact needs.  Please contact us if you need any custom designed MirX controllers, including different relay types or firmware modifications.  This particular controller has the following relay options available:

10-Amp SPDT Relay Option

This controller is available with a 10-Amp relay option, allowing control of higher-power loads up to an absolute maximum of 240VAC at 10 Amps. Ideal for general purpose switching applications, this relays is focused on power-switching, and should never be used for low-power signals due to a higher On resistance of up to 150 Ohms when relay contacts are new (contact resistance drops to less than 1 Ohm after break-in period). The 10-Amp relay is of the SPDT variety, which provides Common (C), Normally Open (NO), and Normally Closed (NC) connections. Common is connected to NC when the relay is off. Common disconnects from NC and connects to NO when the relay is activated.  All connections are made via screw terminals, capable of accepting up to 12 AWG wire.

5-Amp SPDT Relay Option

This controller is available with a 5-Amp relay option, allowing control of higher-power loads up to an absolute maximum of 240VAC at 5 Amps. Ideal for general purpose switching applications, this relays is focused on power-switching, and should never be used for low-power signals due to a higher On resistance of up to 150 Ohms when relay contacts are new (contact resistance drops to less than 1 Ohm after break-in period). The 5-Amp relay is of the SPDT variety, which provides Common (C), Normally Open (NO), and Normally Closed (NC) connections. Common is connected to NC when the relay is off. Common disconnects from NC and connects to NO when the relay is activated.  All connections are made via screw terminals, capable of accepting up to 12 AWG wire.

Compatibility

Notes

MirX devices are only sold as a permanently married pair, pricing shown on our web site indicates pricing for the pair of controllers. Contact Closure Inputs may only be connected to switches, buttons, or sensors with Contact Closure capability. Not suitable for use in voltage detection applications. MirX devices use the Lantronix XPort Pro with custom firmware.  Data is transacted using two-way communications to ensure the remote device is properly functioning. The Busy LED is always used to indicate a properly functioning remote device. If you do not see the Busy LED flash, then the MirX controller is unable to communicate to the remote device. A flashing busy LED is your verification that all communications are functioning properly between MirX controllers.

Customers who require inductive switching (such as motors, lights, pumps, solenoids, and Transformers) should visit the Induction Suppression portion of our web site.

No Voltage Input

Please Note: Users must NEVER apply any voltage to an input on the MirX controller, these inputs are for Contact Closure connections only.

No Voltage Output

Please Note: Relays provide a contact closure output.  They do not provide a voltage output.  On-Board relays will switch a voltage that is provided externally by the user.

Resources

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Videos

Introduction to Relay Control

This video will guide you in determining which relay controller you need for your application as well as a general overview of the differences between Relay Options. If you're new to our products or just need a refresher for a new application this is a great place to start.

This video will guide you in determining which relay controller you need for your application as well as a general overview of the differences between Relay Options. If you're new to our products or just need a refresher for a new application this is a great place to start.

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MirX

Learn how MirX Relay Controllers work and how to get the most out of them. MirX is a powerful two way relay control technology using simple contact closures to control remote relays. A contact closure in one location trigger the corresponding relay in another location on a married pair. No wires, no software, it just works. This contact closure can be a simple switch, or any sensor that outputs a contact closure such as some current sensors and most prox...

Learn how MirX Relay Controllers work and how to get the most out of them. MirX is a powerful two way relay control technology using simple contact closures to control remote relays. A contact closure in one location trigger the corresponding relay in another location on a married pair. No wires, no software, it just works. This contact closure can be a simple switch, or any sensor that outputs a contact closure such as some current sensors and most proximity sensors.

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Induction Suppression

Learn about Induction and how it comes into play with Relay Controllers. Induction suppression can make your Relay Control applications intermittent and unreliable. This video will show you what causes it, how to avoid it, and how to account for it in your application.

Learn about Induction and how it comes into play with Relay Controllers. Induction suppression can make your Relay Control applications intermittent and unreliable. This video will show you what causes it, how to avoid it, and how to account for it in your application.

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Product Identification
SKU: MirXR4x_MXNET_KIT
UPC: 689860050860
Country of Origin: US
HTS Code: 854231
1+ Pieces
$580.00/ea
10+ Pieces
$556.80/ea
25+ Pieces
$545.20/ea
100+ Pieces
$510.40/ea

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Do you need Induction Suppression Capacitors?Change

Induction Suppression Capacitors are essential for managing inductive loads such as Motors, Solenoids, and other Electronic Devices that implement a collapsible magnetic field.  These capacitors will reduce the chances of Electromagnetic Interference with our controller and prolong the operational life of relays.


Customize

We Customize Just for You!!

NCD offers many custom IoT electronic design services to help tailor our product to your exact needs.  Whether you are looking for custom firmware, circuit board modifications, metal enclosures, or industrial color printing, we can help you with a wide variety of design services.

Custom IoT Electronic Design Services Process

Most of our users purchase off-the-shelf hardware for initial testing.  Once everything is working, they contact us to build a custom solution which may include specialized changes to the board, firmware, connectors, etc.  Custom boards have many advantages such as reduced wiring, easy installation, small size, less power consumption, and in some cases, an overall reduction in product cost.  Custom IoT Electronic Design Services will have your company name and logo on the board as well as the enclosure.

Customized IoT Electronics

NCD engineers can help build a customized solution for your particular application based on the designs you see on our website.  We can combine devices onto a single board, change the shape, or even some of the components to meet your exact needs.  We also provide turn-key metal enclosures with powder coating and full-color printing on the top side starting at just $500 for setup!  We have more than 20 years of experience in electronics design and manufacturing.  All of our products are designed and manufactured in the USA, so we are here to support the products we make.  We only ask that our customers prototype their needs using our existing products before we customize.

Customization Guidelines

  • Custom designs should be based on our existing product because we can’t build rockets or electric cars over here!
  • We do not provide customization services if it involves the introduction of a new or untested technology.
  • Custom engineering fees depend on your requirements, so please contact us for a quote!
  • We maintain ownership of all designs, including our customized designs as they are based on our existing Design.
  • We will only ship the customized product to you or your authorized agents.
  • We have an NDA available if needed.
  • The turn-around time is about 2-3 weeks.
  • We specialize in low-volume designs, no quantity is too small!
  • We have the ability to scale to large volumes as needed.

Getting Started with Product Customization

All you have to do is contact us and we will walk you through the process from beginning to end, based on your individual needs.  Some people are surprised at how fast we finish CAD design (usually a few hours), but keep in mind, we still have to build your design, which takes considerably more time.  When we customize product, here are the general services we provide:

  • We design the circuit board.
  • We communicate with our customers throughout the customization and manufacturing process.
  • We manufacture surface mount stencils and circuit boards.
  • We program our pick and place machines to build your boards.
  • We build a working sample and run it through our wave solder machine.
  • We test your custom IoT solution.
  • Once the design is finalized it won’t be possible to make changes during production (changes cost money and require us to repeat the above processes)
  • Once it meets all your requirements, we will start production as needed.
  • We work with our metal fabricators to design a metal enclosure if required.
  • You work with our artist to print the top side of the enclosure in full color with your company logo if required.

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