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Features

  • Adds USB Communications to NCD Devices
  • Powered from the USB Port with USB, TX, and RX Status LEDs
  • Compatible with all NCD Devices with Modular Communications Profile
  • Available with Top, Side, or Top-Side Mini USB Port
  • Used to Communicate, Configure, or Troubleshoot NCD Devices
  • Use a ZUSB Module for USB Configuration of Reactor, Key Fob or Taralist Relays
  • Compatible with ProXR, ProXR Lite, Fusion, Reactor, Taralist, and Pulsar Devices

$33.00$37.00

Description

USB Communications Module

The ZUSB USB to USART converter is based on the FTDI FT232-RL, making it the world’s most cross-platform compatible USB to serial converter available.  With drivers available for Windows, Mac, Linux and much more, users may communicate to NCD devices using a virtual COM port, which greatly simplifies software integration.  Once installed, users may open a COM port at 115.2K Baud and begin sending and receiving bytes of data to talk to the complete line of NCD Industrial devices.  On-board USB, TX, and RX status LEDs indicate all aspects of communications activity.  This USB to serial converter is considered one of the most essential components for integration, configuring, or troubleshooting NCD Industrial devices.  This device uses a USB Mini interface, which is our strong preference for best durability.  This interface is powered by the USB port of your computer and is available in 3 versions:

ZUSB

The ZUSB has a USB port that accepts a USB cable that enters from the side of the ZUSB module.

ZUSB-TOP

The ZUSB-TOP has a USB port that accepts a USB cable that enters from the top of the ZUSB module.

ZUSB-TS

The ZUSB-TS has two USB ports that accepts a USB cable from the Top or the Side of the ZUSB module. Only one port can be used at a time.

The ZUSB is ONLY compatible with NCD devices and should not be used with devices manufactured by other companies.

ZUSB USB Module Side Entry

USB

Our USB interface module makes it easy to control our devices using the USB port.  Simply plug into any available USB port and start controlling our devices using standard serial commands.  NCD USB Interface modules feature genuine FTDI USB to Serial Converter Chips, the very best in the industry.

Compatibility

ZUSB USB to USART Converter

This device is compatible with the complete line of Taralist, Fusion, ProXR, ProXR Lite, Reactor, Pulsar, and many more NCD Industrial devices.  This is an essential device for communications and troubleshooting.  This device was not designed for compatibility with devices outside the NCD family of products.

USB Compatibility Notes

This device is compatible with USB communications, which will mount as a Virtual COM Port on your computer.  All device functions will be accessed via the virtual com port using standard serial commands.  The default baud rate is 115.2K Baud for most NCD devices.  USB Drivers are included with most versions of Windows, but users of other operating systems may want to download the latest drivers directly from the FTDI web site.

Resources

Communications

Tutorials

Videos

NCD Communication Modules and Digi XBee® Devices

This video demonstrates many communication modules similar to the Digi XBee industrial wireless modules. This video shows Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, Key Fob, RS-232, and Drop Net (Similar to RS485), all of which fit into NCD Controllers equipped to use the Digi XBee interface. Mobicle WiFi Interface provides an encrypted IoT interface Solution. Mobicle Provides a Universal Graphical User Interface (GUI) for all IoT devices.

This video demonstrates many communication modules similar to the Digi XBee industrial wireless modules. This video shows Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, Key Fob, RS-232, and Drop Net (Similar to RS485), all of which fit into NCD Controllers equipped to use the Digi XBee interface. Mobicle WiFi Interface provides an encrypted IoT interface Solution. Mobicle Provides a Universal Graphical User Interface (GUI) for all IoT devices.

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USB Intro

We explain the advantages and disadvantages to USB communications and how it effects our Relay Controllers and your application. Some of the information is outdated as we've moved away from controlanything.com. Most modern operating systems come with the FTDI driver installed so you should just need Base Station

We explain the advantages and disadvantages to USB communications and how it effects our Relay Controllers and your application. Some of the information is outdated as we've moved away from controlanything.com. Most modern operating systems come with the FTDI driver installed so you should just need Base Station

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USB FTDI Communication Module Compatible with the Digi XBee ® Controlling Relay

FT232RL USB Interface Adapter Similar to the Digi XBee ® footprint shown controlling a 16-Channel Relay Controller Board Available from https://store.ncd.io/product/usb-communications-module-ft232rl-zusb/ Drivers Available from FTDI: FT232RL USB Interface Adapter Similar to the Digi XBee ® footprint shown controlling a 16-Channel Relay Controller Board Available from https://store.ncd.io/product/usb-communications-module-ft232rl-zusb/ Drivers Available from FTDI: http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm Base Station Software: ncd.io/start Digi.com offers a wide variety of XBee Interface modules for industrial wireless applications. Digi XBee® devices are compatible with NCD products.

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USB Setup

Learn how to set up you own ZUSB Module to work with your NCD Relay Controller. For complete instructions and details on how to use an NCD ZUSB Module see our article at https://ncd.io/zusb-usb-communications-module-quick-start-guide/ Portions of this video may be outdated as we have moved from controlanything.com since this video was created.

Learn how to set up you own ZUSB Module to work with your NCD Relay Controller. For complete instructions and details on how to use an NCD ZUSB Module see our article at https://ncd.io/zusb-usb-communications-module-quick-start-guide/ Portions of this video may be outdated as we have moved from controlanything.com since this video was created.

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Finding the Com Port

Learn how to find the COM Port on your windows based computer. You can also use Base Station to find the COM Port of your Relay Controller. Base Station can be downloaded at ncd.io/start.

Learn how to find the COM Port on your windows based computer. You can also use Base Station to find the COM Port of your Relay Controller. Base Station can be downloaded at ncd.io/start.

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Wired Communications

Get the rundown on the pros and cons of all the Wired Communication Interfaces we offer. If you want to know which wired technology will best suit your needs this video will get you the information you need in just a few minutes. Whether you need the power of ethernet or the simplicity of RS-232 we have something to fit your application.

Get the rundown on the pros and cons of all the Wired Communication Interfaces we offer. If you want to know which wired technology will best suit your needs this video will get you the information you need in just a few minutes. Whether you need the power of ethernet or the simplicity of RS-232 we have something to fit your application.

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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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