To use the X10 protocol a XM10 module must be connected to the RLY8-XA?.
Control by Leopard or Ocelot
The RLY8-XA is connected to the Ocelot or Leopard via an RS485 wire. The unit then becomes a unique "module" on the ADICON network. For programming examples, please see the manual.
Control by X-10
The RLY8-XA does not require any software or programming when used as a stand-alone X-10 device. The RLY8-XA will occupy one House Code. Internal jumpers establish the House Code. The STATUS LED will blink to indicate the selected House Code. (0 blinks for A..15 blinks for P).
Each relay corresponds to a Key Code.
The relays will respond to the following commands:
- DIM (for 2 second relay pulse)
- Bright (for 4 second relay pulse)
Example: The jumpers are set to establish the X10 address to A.
Use any X10 controller and issue A1/ON.
Relay 1 will turn ON.
You issue A2/ON Relay 2 will turn ON
You issue A3/DIM
Relay 3 will turn ON for 2 seconds, then turn OFF.
Additionally, the RLY8-XA has an internal watchdog option. The factory default is DISABLED. The watchdog can be set to DISABLED, 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes. The watchdog timer is set by pressing a button inside the unit. An LED flashes to indicate the watchdog setting.
Example: The watchdog is set to 30 minutes. The box is addressed to House Code A You issue an A1/ON to turn on a sprinkler connected to relay #1. The RLY8-XA starts an internal timer for relay #1. If no other X-10 command is sent to A1, then the relay will automatically turn OFF after 30 minutes. This is a safety feature for sensitive applications. If an A1/OFF was issued, but failed to reach the RLY8-XA (due to noise) then the relay would still turn OFF without further intervention.