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Dataprobe iPIO-8 Networked Relay Controller


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The Dataprobe iPIO-8 is a network attached, IP addressed digital input and output device. The iPIO-8 can be controlled and monitored with a standard web browser. Multiple ipIO-8 devices can communicate amongst themselves to transport I/O information across the network. Highly flexible telemetry systems can be developed with these simple devices.

Dataprobe iPIO-8 Web Browser Control and Monitoring
Simple Web Browser Control and Monitoring

The Status and Control web page provides real time status of the inputs, outputs and remote iPIO unit connections. The top of the page indicates the location reference, which is user settable.

Each input, output and remote device is defined by a user selectable name. Inputs and outputs can also be assigned names for Open and Closed statuses, as well as background and text colors for each. All configurations are accomplished via the setup tab at the top of the screen.

If the iPIO-8 is programmed to communicate with additional units, each remote unit will be displayed at the bottom of the page. Each remote site displays red or green, indicating connection status.

Dataprobe iPIO-8 Features:

  • Web Browser Relay Control
  • Ethernet I/O
  • Transport GPIO over the Network
  • Contact Closure via IP
  • SSL and AES Encryption
  • 8 Form C Relays
  • 8 Digital Inputs - Wet or Dry
  • One Input to Many Outputs
  • Many Inputs to One Output
  • Any to Any - Many to Many

Dataprobe iPIO-8 Specifications:

Height 1.75 in. (4.5 cm.)
Width 5.25 in. (13.3 cm.)
Depth 5.5 in. (14.0 cm.)
Temperature 0 - 70 Deg C Operating
Humidity 90 Pct Non Condensing
Power Wall Mounted Power Supply, 105 - 240 VAC 50/60Hz or +5VDC direct.
Power supply with universal plug options.
Connections 2 Terminal per Input. (common ground)
Three Terminal per Relay Output (Form C)
LED Indictors 8 x Input.
8 x Output.
Network Link and Activity.
Remote Unit Link Status.
Inputs 8 Digital Inputs.
Dry relay/switch closures or
+/-3VDC to +/-30 VDC
Grounds common
Control Relay  
Current Maximums 0.5A @ 120VAC or 1A @ 24VDC
Switching Power 60VA Max 50uW Min
Switching Voltage 120VAC or 60VDC Max 1VDC Min
Switching Current 2A Max 1mA Min
Resistance 100 milliohms (initial value)
Operations 5 Million, mechanical. 100K at maximum load
Network HTTP Web Server
SSL Security - Optional
AES Encryption on Inter-device communication - Optional
DHCP Assigned or Static IP Address
Port Selectable for http, https and Inter-device communications
Inter Device Communications via TCP/IP Protocol, supplied.
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UPC 700220864016
EAN 0700220864016
Question: I have been trying to find this answer for a few days, sorry i need help. Basically i want to use this to turn on a light. I want to use one of the inputs as a physical switch on. Is it possible to maybe have a momentary on button to change the state of the relay? Relay 1 is off, push button sends momentary on to input 1, in turn changes state of relay 1.
Answer: Thank you for your patience. Here is the response we received from our Dataprobe contact:
The latest revision of the ipio8 code (1.21.105) does support momentary as well as a pulse. The setup for it is in the remote setup section of the current manual on page 9. (We have uploaded the manual for your convenience)

Each local input on the iPIO-8 can be used to activate one relay on remote iPIO-8 units. Program the Remote Relay section by selecting which remote relay will be controlled by each input. Select the relay number on the remote unit that will be controlled. The On Open and On Close setting allow the user to define the action that the remote relay will take when the input is open or closed. The choices are Open, Close or Pulse - Open and Pulse - Close. If Pulse - Open or Close is selected, the relay will momentarily take the state chosen (open or closed) for the duration specified in the Pulse column.

So, you could program input 1 for "on close" to close relay 1. Then when with a momentary close on the input, the relay will close. Program input 1 "on open" to none so that when the input opens, relay one will stay closed. You will need another method to open the relay back up, as there is no toggle option. You could program input 2 "on close" to open relay 1 as a clear, or use the webpage to clear the relay, or even the DxP protocol and create a shortcut on a desktop to clear the relay. You could even use the input 1 "on close" pulse close with a delay, so the relay will clear itself after that delay.

As for the light, we are closing a relay, and an LED on the unit will indicate the closure, but you will have to make the relay control a light. LED or low current kind of thing.

There will be new code available for the iBoot-G2+ in a month or so that will allow a contact closure to toggle an AC outlet.