Give me a few minutes and I'll send a drawing which might help even more.
(Need to move to a different machine)

On Tue, Apr 10, 2018, 11:52 AM Christopher Tyler <ch...@totalhighspeed.net>
wrote:

> Generally the tirgger is measured in milliamps. Your load shouldn't be
> running through it. But rather through the remote relay.
> See the attached image for a quick wiring diagram. I think I drew the
> diode backwards, I was in a hurry.
>
> --
> Christopher Tyler
> MTCRE/MTCNA/MTCTCE/MTCWE
> Total Highspeed Internet Services
> 417.851.1107
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul McCall" <pa...@pdmnet.net>
> To: af@afmug.com
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:45:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [AFMUG] Sitemonitor Question with Relay
>
> But, is the relay switching in the Packetflux bearing any of the load at
> any point?   I would think not, but the answers are a bit confusing, as
> though it is.
>
> I would think most basic relays could be triggered successfully with much
> less than 2A
>
> From: Af <af-boun...@afmug.com> On Behalf Of Forrest Christian (List
> Account)
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 1:44 PM
> To: af <af@afmug.com>
> Subject: Re: [AFMUG] Sitemonitor Question with Relay
>
> The relay is rated for 2A@30V, and 60W above that.
>
> See https://www.mouser.com/datasheet/2/315/mech_eng_tx-1075670.pdf figure
> 1 on page 3 for a visual of this.
>
> I'd recommend that you test the relay operation with an ohm meter before
> trying a circuit.  There should be conductivity between C and NC and none
> between C and NO when the value is set to zero, and opposite  that when
> it's set to a one.
>
> If it doesn't work,  upgrade the firmware to the latest and try again.
> There have been a couple of relay bugs fixed in recent memory.   Also make
> sure that the relay on above and below rows  are set to a very high and low
> number since if that is enabled it will override the relay.
>
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2018, 11:22 AM Paul McCall <pa...@pdmnet.net<mailto:
> pa...@pdmnet.net>> wrote:
> 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.
>
> SMH
>
> From: Af <af-boun...@afmug.com<mailto:af-boun...@afmug.com>> On Behalf Of
> Bill Prince
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:38 PM
> To: Motorola III <af@afmug.com<mailto:af@afmug.com>>
> 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.
> -bp
>
> --
> bp
> part15sbs{at}gmail{dot}com
>
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 9:24 AM, Paul McCall <pa...@pdmnet.net<mailto:
> pa...@pdmnet.net>> 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 <af-boun...@afmug.com<mailto:af-boun...@afmug.com>> On Behalf Of
> Christopher Tyler
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:20 PM
> To: af@afmug.com<mailto:af@afmug.com>
> 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
> MTCRE/MTCNA/MTCTCE/MTCWE
> Total Highspeed Internet Services
> 417.851.1107
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul McCall" <pa...@pdmnet.net<mailto:pa...@pdmnet.net>>
> To: af@afmug.com<mailto:af@afmug.com>
> 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?
>
> Thanks!
>
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