09-27-2012 06:58 PM
I would like to be able to schedule or trigger the light to come on, can I hook it directly to the mPort, do I need something else between the mPort and the Light? According to the Guide,
Switch an external 12V relay. Outputs 12V on the Output (O) pin, when the port is on, and 0v otherwise. This type of machine displays an on/off button in the mFi Controller interface, and can be selected as an output when creating a rule from the Actions tab.
Also, is there a way to use more then one device on Port 3? For instance, I already have a Door contact on port three, I would like to also have the light on Port 3. Thanks!
09-28-2012 02:59 AM
But the light should work if it's current draw is with in speck.
Do you want the light to turn on /off with the door contact?
Maybe you could use a small relay inline with the contact and run power through it for the light?
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09-28-2012 06:27 AM
Here's the setup at my house network closet
Port 1 - Temp Sensor
Port 2 - Door Contact Sensor - RJ-45 with Cat-5 running to the sensor
Port 3 - LED Light similar to the picture in post 1, wired directly to I+O
If the cabinet door is opened I get an email notification and the light in the cabinet turns on.
I now have no way to use my current sensor without using another mPort.
Come on UBNT give us a 16 port that we can put to good use!
09-28-2012 07:01 AM
Current draw of the connected devices must be kept under 40 mA total, per output voltage (5v, 12v, 24v). This includes current on both the power pins and the output pins (combined).
You might consider using a small relay board, like the Tempco 4 Port Relay Board (MRB-4-12VDC)
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09-29-2012 09:46 AM
As far as using the terminal block for input and output at the same time - in theory this will work. You'd need to make a custom sensor definition.