Yeah,  I thought this would be the case, for some reason, Packetflux support 
led my guy to realize that it didn’t work that way.


From: Af <> On Behalf Of Bill Prince
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:38 PM
To: Motorola III <>
Subject: Re: [AFMUG] Sitemonitor Question with Relay

The typical solution with a light-duty relay is to use it to control a heavier 
relay that carries the actual load.


On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 9:24 AM, Paul McCall 
<<>> wrote:
Yes, we know that, and have used it on lighter loads.  But, apparently there is 
a challenge on a heavier load as we described below.  Wanting to know if we can 
do what we want and maybe we just have the wrong external relay

-----Original Message-----
From: Af <<>> On Behalf Of 
Christopher Tyler
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [AFMUG] Sitemonitor Question with Relay

Yes, there is a relay output on the siteMonitor II that you can trigger via 
SNMP or web interface.

Christopher Tyler
Total Highspeed Internet Services

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul McCall" <<>>
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 11:11:20 AM
Subject: [AFMUG] Sitemonitor Question with Relay

My service manager seems to be struggling with using the Sitemonitor Relay 
contact to trigger a 48 Relay that we want to use to power cycle the whole 
tower if necessary.  So, Packetflux states that the Relay control is maximum. 
30v 1amp.  So a little more than half the amps at 48v.

So, in the past (lighter loads on towers) we used this to trigger an external 
relay and "open" the ground to the main power feed going up the tower.  At 48v, 
we sometimes are around 2amp on the bigger towers, some perhaps a bit higher 
still.  (with a 48v relay).

We should be able to use the Sitemonitor to somehow accomplish it.

Can anybody comment on this?


Paul McCall, President
PDMNet, Inc. / Florida Broadband, Inc.
658 Old Dixie Highway
Vero Beach, FL 32962

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