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    Default Please help a Noob: Will these SSRs work together properly?

    (Disclaimer: I previously started another thread about this question, but I totally jacked it up and deleted my original post, so now it makes no sense. I've asked an admin to please delete the previous thread, and I'll continue in this one.)

    Need some help from someone smarter than me! I'm planning to build a couple of arduino/SSR module control boxes for this coming Christmas, but I need a little help. Long story short, I have a few light strings that will probably need more amperage than the 2A provided by your typical high-level trigger arduino-capable module.

    This is what I've already purchased: http://r.ebay.com/7JbeWE

    I've found some similar SSR modules on eBay that say they'll handle up to 8 Amps of AC current.

    They are listed here: http://r.ebay.com/EQKkz0

    So here's the question. Will these work together properly using the same Arduino program? They're both high-trigger (the 8A has to be set to high-trigger), and both are listed as arduino compatible. I'm planning on using this program, which was recommended by Dee Higginbottom on Youtube: http://doityourselfchristmas.com/for...Arduinos/page2

    I am totally clueless when it comes to programming, so I need to make sure I can use a program that's already out there for me to "borrow." So, will this work if I use these two different types of relays side-by-side in the same box?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Please help a Noob: Will these SSRs work together properly?

    fwiw. If you don't want to program, then the arduino route is probably not for you. Sell it and buy a used ss24 or tr24 or a lor controller. you will be less frustrated and have a controller that is mostly plug and play.

    From the detail of the 2a, it is a low level trigger
    - 5V Low-level trigger module: 0-1.5VDC relay connect (ON), 2.5-5VDC relays disconnect (OFF)

    the 8a is configurable so you can use both the same way which will make your sketch easier.

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    Default Re: Please help a Noob: Will these SSRs work together properly?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeKrebs View Post
    fwiw. If you don't want to program, then the arduino route is probably not for you. Sell it and buy a used ss24 or tr24 or a lor controller. you will be less frustrated and have a controller that is mostly plug and play.

    From the detail of the 2a, it is a low level trigger
    - 5V Low-level trigger module: 0-1.5VDC relay connect (ON), 2.5-5VDC relays disconnect (OFF)

    the 8a is configurable so you can use both the same way which will make your sketch easier.
    Iím probably going to go the renard route. Still affordable, but much simpler, and much more versatile. I really appreciate the advice!


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