Q:
How can I use Inputs?

A:

Program Description: "The Inputs form can have up to 5 inputs. Inputs 1 & 2 can turn on or off outputs, if outputs are in AUTO mode. Input 3 can turn on or off outputs for a set time, if the outputs are in AUTO mode. Inputs 4 & 5 can play a selected sound (.wave file) in windows\media and c:\timer. "

For input 5 to work you need to paste your wave files into the directory C:\Timer where all the program files sit. First close program, then paste files, and then reopen program. You will need to highlight the file that you want to play. Also if the power goes off or the program is shutdown, the sound file needs to be reselected to work. Then the sound will not be on if there is a malfunction due to power failure, when away. If you don't have any custom wav sound files, then you can copy some from the C:\windows\media directory. There are thousands of these files on the internet (.wav extension) for download but these could not be added due to copyright laws. Originally Inputs 4 & 5 WAS added to the program, for the computer to make a sound, like a dog barking sound when a switch operates, sensor or infared detector operates etc. Sensors that control Temperature and Humidity etc. can be used for the inputs only if these switches have a on or off state.

This diagram is an example of connecting the printer port pins to your switches or sensors.

All of this can be substituted with an OPTO 22 or similar. (G4 IDC5, INPUT 10-32 VDC, 5 volt logic).

More information can be found at the OPTO 22 website.

 

The inputs do not operate the pulses. The inputs 1, 2 & 3 only operate the output channels if the outputs are in Auto.

Input setup:

For Inputs 1 & 2:

If the output is in Auto, and OFF from the Start and Run times, and when the input comes ON(set to ON for that output), the output will go ON for however long the input is ON for. If the output is in Auto, and ON from the Start and Run times, and when the input comes ON(set to OFF for that output), the output will go OFF for however long the input is ON for.

For Input 3:

If the output is in Auto, and OFF from the Start and Run times, and when the input comes ON(set to ON for that output for a set time), the output will go ON for however long the input is ON for plus the set time. If the output is in Auto, and ON from the Start and Run times, and when the input comes ON(set to OFF for that output for a set time), the output will go OFF for however long the input is ON for plus the set time. For ventilation or cooling, the outputs can drive fans or heaters depending on the humidity or temperature.