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MIR-W 2 Channel

I recently ordered the MIR-W 2 channel along with 2 MIR-W 2 channel transmitters. All antennas are connected. Each has 12vdc. They are all within 12" of each other for bench testing. Contact closure on transmitter. No relay status change on receiver. In addition, the LED for "active" stays on for all three devices even when contact closure is removed from transmitter. Must remove power from all devices for LED to extinguish. 

Any ideas?

T

Hi,

Is there any way you can send over a photo of everything powered up on your bench/desk?  Many times we can spot a problem quickly that way.

P

 I uploaded. Is there any programming I must do? This is my first purchase of your product. 

T

Hi,

No programming should be required.  I don't see the photo.  Could you email it to me directly?  travis@controlanything.com

Thank you,

Travis Elliott

R

Also, you might want to put some space between these controllers, they are very high-power radio transmitters, and I have seen them fail on a desk more than one time.  Get them 10-20 feet away from each other and they should come to life.  Make SURE the antennas are installed also.

Ryan

P

Ryan - thanks. I moved each about 40 feet apart. The red LED's still come on when I short an input but no relay activation on receiver.

Paul

T

I Got the photo you sent over.  Thank you For that.  As Ryan mentioned you may want to space them apart a little bit.  I generally recommend 5 ft or so.

First power up the relay board.  Then power up one of the transmitters.  After powering up you should see the Busy/Ready LEDs on the transmitters flash back and forth.  This is the transmitter trying to send data to the receiver board.  Ideally after a few seconds they will stop flashing since communication has been established with the receiver.  At that time you can use a short wire to connect 2 of the terminals together(hold that closed) and after a second or two you should see and hear the relay on the receiver click on.  Make sure you see flashing on the Busy/Ready LED when you initially close or open those contacts on the transmitter.

P

I have them about 40 feet apart. Powered up the relay board and then 2 minutes later powered the transmitter. 2 or 3 minutes later shorted a contact. Relays did not transfer state. Could the relay board be bad?

T

What are the Busy/Ready LEDs on the transmitters and the relay board doing when you power them up?

P

Ready LED is on steady. The busy flashes intermittently.

T

When you power up the transmitter does the Busy LED flash quite a bit?  It should.  Also after that if you trigger the input on the transmitter do you see the Busy LED flash immediately when you trigger the input?

P

I will set everything up again tomorrow morning and test various configurations. I will post once that is completed.

T

OK.  Let us know what you find.