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    tessel-gpio-relay

    JavaScript driver for Tessel, to connect with multi-port relays via GPIO

    Using this mainly with SainSmart relays, which are a more sturdy and powerful alternatives to the default tessel relay module

    Installation

    npm install tessel-gpio-relay
    

    Example

    Video: Tessel2 drives a SainSmart 4-channel relay via GPIO

    Should work roughly the same as Tessel's relay-mono. The main difference, that you have to provide the pin addresses in an array, see below:

     
    var tessel = require('tessel');
    var relaylib = require('tessel-gpio-relay'); 
     
    var relay = relaylib.use(tessel.port['A'], [1,2]);  
     
    relay.on('ready', function relayReady () {
     
      setInterval(function toggle() {
        
        relay.toggle(1, function toggleOneResult(err) {
          if (err) console.log("Err toggling 1", err);
        });
        
        relay.toggle(2, function toggleTwoResult(err) {
          if (err) console.log("Err toggling 2", err);
        });
        
      }, 2000);
      
    });
     
    relay.on('latch', function(channel, value) {
      console.log('latch on relay channel ' + channel + ' switched to', value);
    });
     

    Configuration

    channels {Array}

    switchState {String} 'high|low'

    Some relays switch from default state when set to high value on the GPIO pins, and some are the opposite, they trigger switch state from default on the low value.

    For example the official Tessel relay modules switch from default off to on at a high pin value, while the SainSmart relay modules do this on the low state.

    To handle this, you can configure the module, to which value (high|low) to use for the ON state, which is always passed in the methods as a truthy value.

    Usage

    You have to provide the pin addresses in an array for the Relay instance. Numeric addresses starting from 1, examples:

     
    // to use the official tessel relay module
    var relay = relaylib.use(tessel.port['A'], [5,6]); 
     
    // hook a 2 channel relay on pin 1,2
    var relay = relaylib.use(tessel.port['A'], [1,2]); 
     
    // hook a 4 channel relay on pin 1,2,3,4
    var relay = relaylib.use(tessel.port['A'], [1,2,3,4]); 
     
     

    relaylib.use(tesselPort, channels, [callback])

    returns a Relay instance

    new relaylib.Relay(tesselPort, channels, [callback])

    create a Relay instance directly

    Methods

    relay.getState( relayChannel, [callback(err, state)] )

    Gets the state of the specified relay channel: "true" for on and "false" for off.

    relay.toggle( relayChannel, [callback(err)] )

    Switches the state of the specified relay channel: on if it's off; off if it's on.

    relay.turnOff( relayChannel, [callback(err)] )

    Switches off the specified relay channel.

    relay.turnOn( relayChannel, [callback(err)] )

    Switches on the specified relay channel.

    Events

    relay.on( 'error', callback(err) )

    Emitted upon error.

    relay.on( 'latch', callback(channel, state))

    Emitted when the latch state (boolean on or off ) is changed for a channel.

    relay.on( 'ready', callback() )

    Emitted upon first successful communication between the Tessel and the module.

    License

    MIT License

    Copyright (c) 2017 Szabolcs Szabolcsi-Toth

    Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

    The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

    THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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    npm i tessel-gpio-relay

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