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Pre-made household 120v relays that plug into wall


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#1 cadcoke5

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:53 AM

I have been looking for a simple solution to controlling a 120v device using a simple low-voltage signal.  Specifically, I wanted something that plugs into a household wall outlet, and then you plug your device to be controlled into it.  There are a zillion such devices that operate using some sort of radio control, but I was looking for a direct-wire low voltage that I can obtain from the output of the Labjack products.

 

I have found one item, the PowerSwitch Tail, which retails for around $26.

It is, "A power cord that switches 120vac (up to 15 amps) with a dc control voltage of 3vdc @ 3ma to 12vdc @ 30ma"

 

http://www.powerswitchtail.com

 

Does anyone else know of other products like this?

 

-Joe



#2 LabJack Support

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:40 AM

The item you linked looks good.

 

Other options would be the RB12 with appropriate modules:

 

http://labjack.com/s.../rb12/datasheet

 

... or use digital I/O to directly control an SSR such as the Jameco 176719:

 

http://labjack.com/s...trolling-relays




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