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Connecting to External Technologies

Any HOME I/O device set to External Mode is automatically detected by CONNECT I/O.

CONNECT I/O can be used as a SoftPLC to control directly HOME I/O. Alternatively, it can be used as an interface with external technologies, allowing HOME I/O to be easily connected to PLC, microcontrollers, Modbus, among many others technologies.

  1. In HOME I/O set the devices you want to use to external mode (click on the icon above the device until it becomes blue).
  2. CONNECT I/O automatically detects all the devices I/O points (displayed on the Tags tab).
  3. Drag and drop any tag into the canvas and draw your diagram.

Light Switch

Tag I/O Type Description
N/A Input Bit True if pressed.

Note:

  • Two positions monostable (on/off)
  • Stable state: off.

Light Switch Dimmer

Tag I/O Type Description
Up Input Bit True if pressed up.
Down Input Bit True if pressed down.

Note:

  • Two positions monostable (on/off)
  • Stable state: off.

Up/Down Switch

Tag I/O Type Description
Up Input Bit True if pressed up.
Down Input Bit True if pressed down.

Motion Detector

Tag I/O Type Description
N/A Input Bit True if movement is detected.

Smoke Detector

Tag I/O Type Description
N/A Input Bit True if smoke is detected.

Brightness Detector

Tag I/O Type Description
N/A Input Bit True for low light intensity (lower than 3V with an hysteresis of ± 1V).
Analog Input Float Light intensity value [0 - 10V].

Note: The on/off bit is triggered every time the light intensity is lower than 3V with an hysteresis of ± 1V.

Door Detector

Tag I/O Type Description
N/A Input Bit True if the door/window is closed.

Thermostat

Tag I/O Type Description
Room Temperature Input Float Room temperature.
Set Point Input Float Temperature set point.

Central Alarm

Tag I/O Type Description
Armed Input Bit True if armed.
Arm Output Bit Arms on rising edge.
Disarm Output Bit Disarms on rising edge.

Lights

Tag I/O Type Description
N/A Output Bit Turns the light on/off.
Analog Output Float Sets the light intensity [0 - 10V].

Roller Shades

Tag I/O Type Description
Up Output Bit Opens.
Down Output Bit Closes (predominant, when both up and down are active).
Openness Input Float Roller shade openness value [0 - 10V].

Note: Down is predominant.

Garage Door

Tag I/O Type Description
Open Output Bit Opens (predominant, when both open and close are active).
Close Output Bit Closes.
Opened Input Bit True when completely opened.
Closed Input Bit True when completely closed.
Infrared Input Bit True when an obstacle is detected.

Note: Open is predominant.

Entrance Gate

Tag I/O Type Description
Open Output Bit Opens (predominant, when both open and close are active).
Close Output Bit Closes.
Opened Input Bit True when completely opened.
Closed Input Bit True when completely closed.
Infrared 1 Input Bit True when an obstacle is detected (outside).
Infrared 2 Input Bit True when an obstacle is detected (inside).
Infrared 3 Input Bit True when an obstacle is detected (inside rear).

Note: Open is predominant.

Heaters

Tag I/O Type Description
N/A Output Bit Turns the heater on/off.
Analog Output Float Sets the heater power [0 - 10V].

Siren

Tag I/O Type Description
N/A Output Bit Turns the siren on/off.

Remote

Tag I/O Type Description
Button 1 Input Bit True if pressed.
Button 2 Input Bit True if pressed.
Button 3 Input Bit True if pressed.
Button 4 Input Bit True if pressed.
Button 5 Input Bit True if pressed.
Button 6 Input Bit True if pressed.
Button 7 Input Bit True if pressed.
Button 8 Input Bit True if pressed.