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VG-RELAY-DC: Moisture Sensor DC Relay Board

The VG-RELAY-DC board is perfect for controlling traditional sprinkler valves, pumps, or interfacing to other control systems. It interfaces directly to Vegetronix soil moisture sensors . Because it uses a 5A mechanical relay, it can directly control higher power AC or DC devices. It has 2 LEDs to indicate that the board has power, and the on/off state of the relay.

The VG-RELAY-DC board interfaces to a single VH400 soil sensor, and can activate a high power AC or DC load such as a valve or alarm, or other control device, when a moisture level is reached. The threshold is easily set with the onboard variable resistor, and a small screwdriver. The relay board can be configured with a jumper to turn the relay on when the sensor detects wetness or on when the sensor detects dryness.

The VH-RELAY-DC also serves as an evaluation board. If you are thinking about testing our VH400 soil moisture sensors you should consider purchasing this board as well.


VG-RELAY-DC
Moisture Sensor Relay

VG-RELAY-DC Block diagram.
Showing interface to Valve and VH400 Soil Moisture Probe.

Applications

  • Perfect for evaluating our VH400 soil moisture probes.
  • Interruption and control off irrigation and sprinkler systems.
  • Interface soil moisture sensors to home automation systems.
  • Control and monitoring of moisture content in bulk foods.
  • Rain and weather control functions.
  • Environmental control functions.
  • Water conservation applications.
  • Fluid level measurements and control.

Features

  • Powered from a wide range DC supply.
  • Can be configured as a normally open or normally closed contact with a simple jumper setting.
  • Uses a mechanical relay.
  • Can control a 5A 250V load.
  • Interfaces to a single VH400 probe.
  • Low power.
  • LED indicators, indicate power on and relay contact.
  • Terminal blocks for quick connection.
  • Low price.
  • Small size.
  • 4 mounting holes in each corner.

Relay Board Selector Guide

Vegetronix offers a variety of relay boards for nearly every application. See our Relay Board Selector Guide for help in determining which board is appropriate for your application

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Pricing and Ordering Info

For volume pricing contact us .

ORDER INFO
Part Number Description Price Purchase
VG-RELAY-DC AC Relay board for the VH400 probes. Interfaces to a single VH400 Moisture Sensor Probe. $39.95 Buy VG-RELAY-DC Now

Specifications

VG-RELAY-DC

Power consumption < 40mA when relay engaged.
Supply Voltage 6V to 24 VDC (rms).
Relay Load 5A at 250VAC maximum load
Dimensions 1.75in by 1.75in
Number of sensor interfaces 1
Number of relay outputs 1

Wiring Table

Terminal Block TB1 (INPUT POWER INTERFACE)

Pin Description
1 GROUND
2 DC input 1 (max 24VDC rms)

Terminal Block TB2 (SENSOR INTERFACE)

1 GROUND: (connect to probe ground - bare wire)
2 SENSE: (connect to probe output - black wire)
3 POWER: 5V (connect to probe power - red wire)

Terminal Block TB3 (RELAY INTERFACE)

1 Relay contact 1
2 Relay contact 2

How to Get Started

The best way to get started is to order a few low cost probes and relay boards and try them out in your application.

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