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Configuring Relays

LCOS controls relays through DNOU8 digital output ports. When installing relays on your layout, keep track of the DNOU8 ports you use; you’ll need that information to configure the relays in LCOS.

Important: For information about relay types supported and how to wire them, see Relay Types & Wiring.

The Relay Tool #

On the Main Window, click relay object button to invoke the Relay Tool.

The Relay Tool is divided into three zones: add, edit and list.

To ADD a new relay, select a New Relay Type, then select the port(s) the relay is attached to. With the compound relays, port 1 should lead to the power control relay, and port 2 should lead to the input or output selector.

Select the type of relay you are adding to the system.
Select Port 1
Select Port 2.

After setting one or two ports (depending on relay type), click add button to add the new relay to the list.

A new relay has been added to the list. Be sure to Save Relay Map to save the data in EEPROM.

Remember to save the configuration to the Node by clicking save relay map button.

To complete the change, the node must rebooted. On the Main Window, click reboot button to reboot and load the new configuration.

Test the Relay #

In the edit zone of the Relay Tool, select the relay object from the drop-list. Click test relay button to briefly cycle the relay and see it operate. Relay tests are direct and do not involve the layout loop. Accordingly, you do not have to put the node in Normal mode in order to do the relay test.

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