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    Does anyone make/have plans/kit of a 4 channel wireless SSR? hopefully using an ESP8266? I have one location with 4 sets of AC lights, have power close enough, but awkward to get a cable to. I though I saw someone mention one, but can't find it now.

    Thanks for any info

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    dirk made one before he shut his store down. i think the plans are still available on his site.


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    Thanks, board out of stock but looks simple, may have to make one.
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    Out of stock is common with the hobbyist side of our hobby. There is contact me and let me know links on the website. I would encourage you to try that first unless you have the experience or time to make your own.

    The original was called a four stick. You can get more information including documentation and firmware from https://diychristmas.org/vb1/forumdisplay.php?46-DIGWDF

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    I did email Renard-shop about availability, and found a schematicdocs on Dirks website for the Onebanger, just add 3 more driver circuits. I have made lots of boards over the years for this hobby and others, not sure what supplies I have.

    Somewhere in my collection is a home etched Olsen 595 board, and still using my home etched SSR's.

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
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    Where did you find the schematic? I found the manual, but not the schematic.
    Quote Originally Posted by zaker View Post
    I did email Renard-shop about availability, and found a schematicdocs on Dirks website for the Onebanger, just add 3 more driver circuits. I have made lots of boards over the years for this hobby and others, not sure what supplies I have.

    Somewhere in my collection is a home etched Olsen 595 board, and still using my home etched SSR's.

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaker View Post
    Does anyone make/have plans/kit of a 4 channel wireless SSR? hopefully using an ESP8266? I have one location with 4 sets of AC lights, have power close enough, but awkward to get a cable to. I though I saw someone mention one, but can't find it now.

    Thanks for any info

    tom
    Hi, this worked ok for me but I've not done much with it since.

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    I assume the OP question is, "does anyone make wireless 4-channel SSR kits *that I could use*?" I DIY 4-channel SSR contraptions fairly regularly, but I don't particularly market them or make them available.

    Depending on your needs, you might want to consider my favorite RFM69 Arduino Uno shields instead of ESP8266: https://www.elecrow.com/rfm69-shield.html

    It's a big Arduino Uno form factor, and it's definitely non-standard (frankly, I'm the only one I know who uses them...), but I have been far happier with the wireless than I have with any 2.4Ghz wireless (this runs more-or-less on 315MHz). Good outdoor range, good response, and you're writing Arduino sketches right down at the lowest level. No OS, no TCP/IP stack to speak of. You tell the Arduino when to send and when to read (or to dequeue a signal it already received). People probably remote-control cars and airplanes with these things. You still have to wire out your own SSR's, but a lot of the NodeMCU software stuff other people have to deal with, you don't. You also don't have to deal with a lot of the level-shifting stuff others do, since this runs directly on a 5V Arduino. I run big 40A SSR's directly. I'm in love with them, and my wife feels threatened.

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