Has anyone made a 2 or 4 channel relay , and is that worked correct ?



  • hi
    I built a 4 channel relay . wiring similar to wiring in mysensors Directions . The difference : IN1=3 , IN2=4 , IN3=5 , IN4=6 . and I change just this line in code :
    #define NUMBER_OF_RELAYS 1 // Total number of attached relays
    to
    #define NUMBER_OF_RELAYS 4 // Total number of attached relays

    but after the programming just one relay is working !
    please help me , please give me correct code


  • Mod

    What does the serial debug output say?



  • @mfalkvidd said:

    What does the serial debug output say?

    How do I check this?


  • Mod

    @Reza said:

    How do I check this?

    See question 1 in http://forum.mysensors.org/topic/666/debug-faq-and-how-ask-for-help



  • @mfalkvidd
    thank you



  • @mfalkvidd said:

    What does the serial debug output say?

    hi I build a 2channel relay but this is same problem ( just one relay is working
    it is serial manitor :
    send: 2-2-0-0 s=255,c=0,t=18,pt=0,l=3,sg=0,st=ok:1.5
    send: 2-2-0-0 s=255,c=3,t=6,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,st=ok:0
    read: 0-0-2 s=255,c=3,t=6,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:M
    repeater started, id=2, parent=0, distance=1
    send: 2-2-0-0 s=255,c=3,t=11,pt=0,l=5,sg=0,st=ok:Relay
    send: 2-2-0-0 s=255,c=3,t=12,pt=0,l=3,sg=0,st=ok:1.0
    send: 2-2-0-0 s=1,c=0,t=3,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,st=ok:
    send: 2-2-0-0 s=2,c=0,t=3,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,st=ok:


  • Hardware Contributor

    Hi @Reza

    The start logs looks ok. Does the relay/node log say anything when you send a command from your controller. Any info from your controller?

    Did you define your pins for the relay? A long shot but someone wrote it worked when they changed from 3,4,5,6 to 4,5,6,7 for some reason.
    In most cases though it seems to be a power problem. Try changin your power source and see what happens.

    What im most curous about at this point is to see the log from your relay when you send a on/off command for the two relays.



  • @sundberg84 said:

    Hi @Reza

    The start logs looks ok. Does the relay/node log say anything when you send a command from your controller. Any info from your controller?

    Did you define your pins for the relay? A long shot but someone wrote it worked when they changed from 3,4,5,6 to 4,5,6,7 for some reason.
    In most cases though it seems to be a power problem. Try changin your power source and see what happens.

    What im most curous about at this point is to see the log from your relay when you send a on/off command for the two relays.

    now I have a 2channel relay , i want test for 2channel but this is similar to 4channel .
    in pics 2_1459249017068_photo_2016-03-29_15-23-20.jpg 1_1459249017064_photo_2016-03-29_15-23-10.jpg 0_1459249017027_123223454.jpg
    in1=pin3 , in2=pin4 . the pin 3 is not working , now in2 is working , but if i change pin3 and 4 in1 will working. also i change 2 line of program to and wiring in1=5 and in2=4 but now pin4 dont work ....
    #define RELAY_1 4 // Arduino Digital I/O pin number for first relay (second on pin+1 etc)
    #define NUMBER_OF_RELAYS 2 // Total number of attached relays
    now


  • Hardware Contributor

    Looks great - but taking steps here i want to know what happens in the serial log on your node when you send a on/off command from your controller?


  • Hero Member

    @Reza we are kind of guessing in the dark right now. Can you post your sketch (as code, use the </> format button)



  • @sundberg84 said:

    Looks great - but taking steps here i want to know what happens in the serial log on your node when you send a on/off command from your controller?

    read: 0-0-2 s=2,c=1,t=2,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:1
    send: 2-2-0-0 s=2,c=1,t=2,pt=0,l=1,sg=0,st=ok:1
    Incoming change for sensor:2, New status: 1



  • @AWI said:

    @Reza we are kind of guessing in the dark right now. Can you post your sketch (as code, use the </> format button)

    #include <MySigningNone.h>
    #include <MyTransportNRF24.h>
    #include <MyTransportRFM69.h>
    #include <MyHwATMega328.h>
    #include <MySensor.h>
    #include <SPI.h>
    
    #define RELAY_1  3  // Arduino Digital I/O pin number for first relay (second on pin+1 etc)
    #define NUMBER_OF_RELAYS 2 // Total number of attached relays
    #define RELAY_ON 1  // GPIO value to write to turn on attached relay
    #define RELAY_OFF 0 // GPIO value to write to turn off attached relay
    
    // NRFRF24L01 radio driver (set low transmit power by default) 
    MyTransportNRF24 radio(RF24_CE_PIN, RF24_CS_PIN, RF24_PA_LEVEL_GW);  
    //MyTransportRFM69 radio;
    // Message signing driver (none default)
    //MySigningNone signer;
    // Select AtMega328 hardware profile
    MyHwATMega328 hw;
    // Construct MySensors library
    MySensor gw(radio, hw);
    
    void setup()  
    {   
      // Initialize library and add callback for incoming messages
      gw.begin(incomingMessage, AUTO, true);
      // Send the sketch version information to the gateway and Controller
      gw.sendSketchInfo("Relay", "1.0");
    
      // Fetch relay status
      for (int sensor=1, pin=RELAY_1; sensor<=NUMBER_OF_RELAYS;sensor++, pin++) {
        // Register all sensors to gw (they will be created as child devices)
        gw.present(sensor, S_LIGHT);
        // Then set relay pins in output mode
        pinMode(pin, OUTPUT);   
        // Set relay to last known state (using eeprom storage) 
        digitalWrite(pin, gw.loadState(sensor)?RELAY_ON:RELAY_OFF);
      }
    }
    
    
    void loop() 
    {
      // Alway process incoming messages whenever possible
      gw.process();
    }
    
    void incomingMessage(const MyMessage &message) {
      // We only expect one type of message from controller. But we better check anyway.
      if (message.type==V_LIGHT) {
         // Change relay state
         digitalWrite(message.sensor-1+RELAY_1, message.getBool()?RELAY_ON:RELAY_OFF);
         // Store state in eeprom
         gw.saveState(message.sensor, message.getBool());
         // Write some debug info
         Serial.print("Incoming change for sensor:");
         Serial.print(message.sensor);
         Serial.print(", New status: ");
         Serial.println(message.getBool());
       } 
    }
    


  • I change power supply and use a 5v 1A adaptor , but one relay is off always ( led off). and 2channel relay is not failure because when I change output pin 3 and 4 , that relay is on and work !!



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  • 😕 why delete your post ? 😞


  • Hardware Contributor

    @Reza - ok communication looks good. My vote will be on power.
    I would try to power the relay separately and see what happens (not from Arduino).



  • @sundberg84 said:

    @Reza - ok communication looks good. My vote will be on power.
    I would try to power the relay separately and see what happens (not from Arduino).

    i test this . with a adaptor 5v 1A but dont any happen !?


  • Hardware Contributor

    @Reza From your images you are not - do you have another adaptor for the relay?



  • @sundberg84 said:

    @Reza From your images you are not - do you have another adaptor for the relay?

    I disconnect relay from arduino and connect to a adaptor 5v 1A


  • Hardware Contributor

    Strange... im out of ideas at this point. Hardware failure?
    Im not that good looking at the code, but I maybe someone else is.



  • @sundberg84 said:

    Strange... im out of ideas at this point. Hardware failure?
    Im not that good looking at the code, but I maybe someone else is.

    😞 thank you
    this is strange for me too . pin 3 dont working . but pin4 worked . also if i change cable of pin 3 and 4 other relay working and pin 3 dont work
    I change 2 line :
    #define RELAY_1 4
    #define NUMBER_OF_RELAYS 2
    but so pin 4 dont work and pin 5 working....



  • @Reza,

    I'm a noob at electronics and arduinos and have a wild imagination 😃

    I had a theory but was unsure, so I decided to test it first rather than cause more confusion.

    I know this is a place of sharing, but more than once I caused more problems when trying to help.

    I don't want to bring some stupid idea into the fold.

    I'll report back.



  • @Reza,

    I guess reality is stranger than fiction.

    To eliminate any bad connections I started by this:

    void setup()  
    { 
      pinMode(3, OUTPUT); 
      pinMode(4, OUTPUT); 
      pinMode(5, OUTPUT); 
      pinMode(6, OUTPUT); 
      
      digitalWrite(3,LOW);
      digitalWrite(4,LOW);
      digitalWrite(5,LOW);
      digitalWrite(6,LOW);
    }
    
    void loop() 
    {
        for( int i=3;i<=6;i++){
          digitalWrite(i,HIGH);
          delay(500);
        
        }
        for( int i=3;i<=6;i++){
          digitalWrite(i,LOW);
          delay(500);
        }
    }
    

    Using a 4 relay board, connected pins 3 through 6, I get a nice effect of all pins light up in sequence and then turn off in sequence.

    With the relay sketch from the examples (lib 2.0.0) and debugging the load state values which where set to 0 for each sensor I have for each relay (off, ON, ON, ON).

    Then on the setup I decide to reduce it to this:

    void setup()  
    { 
      for (int sensor=1, pin=RELAY_1; sensor<=NUMBER_OF_RELAYS;sensor++, pin++) {
        // Then set relay pins in output mode
        pinMode(pin, OUTPUT);  
        digitalWrite(pin,LOW);
        Serial.print("Pin ");
        Serial.print(pin);
        Serial.println(" to LOW");
      }
    }
    

    Same result or each relay (off, ON, ON, ON).

    Starting repeater (RNNRA-, 2.0.0-beta)
    Radio init successful.
    Pin 3 to LOW
    Pin 4 to LOW
    Pin 5 to LOW
    Pin 6 to LOW
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=255,c=3,t=15,pt=0,l=2,sg=0,st=ok:
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=255,c=0,t=18,pt=0,l=10,sg=0,st=ok:2.0.0-beta
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=255,c=3,t=6,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,st=ok:0
    read: 0-0-15 s=255,c=3,t=6,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:M
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=255,c=3,t=11,pt=0,l=5,sg=0,st=ok:Relay
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=255,c=3,t=12,pt=0,l=3,sg=0,st=ok:1.0
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=1,c=0,t=3,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,st=ok:
    Presenting sensor:1
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=2,c=0,t=3,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,st=ok:
    Presenting sensor:2
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=3,c=0,t=3,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,st=ok:
    Presenting sensor:3
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=4,c=0,t=3,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,st=ok:
    Presenting sensor:4
    Init complete, id=15, parent=0, distance=1
    

    So I decided to re-initialize the pins once more in the loop section:

    void loop() 
    {
        if (isFirstTime){
          for (int sensor=1, pin=RELAY_1; sensor<=NUMBER_OF_RELAYS;sensor++,pin++) {
              
              currState = loadState(sensor);  
              
              pinMode(pin, OUTPUT);  
              digitalWrite(pin,LOW);
            
              Serial.print("Current Status sensor:");
              Serial.print(sensor);
              Serial.print("\t");
              Serial.print("State:");
              Serial.print(currState);
              Serial.print("\t");
              Serial.print("Pin:");
              Serial.println(pin);
    
              // Set relay to last known state (using eeprom storage) 
              digitalWrite(pin, currState?RELAY_ON:RELAY_OFF);
              wait(500);
          }
          isFirstTime = false;
        }
    
    }
    

    Now I have all relays off:

    Init complete, id=15, parent=0, distance=1
    Current Status sensor:1	State:0	Pin:3
    Current Status sensor:2	State:0	Pin:4
    Current Status sensor:3	State:0	Pin:5
    Current Status sensor:4	State:0	Pin:6
    

    Now sending some messages:
    Relay 1

    Current Status sensor:4	State:0	Pin:6
    read: 0-0-15 s=1,c=1,t=2,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:1
    Incoming change for sensor:1 On pin:3, New status: 1
    read: 0-0-15 s=1,c=1,t=2,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:0
    Incoming change for sensor:1 On pin:3, New status: 0
    

    Works fine but guess what, Relay 4 also turned ON after Relay 1

    Relay 2:

    read: 0-0-15 s=2,c=1,t=2,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:1
    Incoming change for sensor:2 On pin:4, New status: 1
    read: 0-0-15 s=2,c=1,t=2,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:0
    Incoming change for sensor:2 On pin:4, New status: 0
    

    Works fine but Relay 4 blinks and stays on

    Relay 3:

    read: 0-0-15 s=3,c=1,t=2,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:1
    Incoming change for sensor:3 On pin:5, New status: 1
    read: 0-0-15 s=3,c=1,t=2,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:0
    Incoming change for sensor:3 On pin:5, New status: 0
    

    Works fine but Relay 4 blinks and stays on

    Relay 4:

    read: 0-0-15 s=4,c=1,t=2,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:1
    Incoming change for sensor:4 On pin:6, New status: 1
    read: 0-0-15 s=4,c=1,t=2,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:0
    Incoming change for sensor:4 On pin:6, New status: 0
    

    Relay 4 blinks and stays on

    These relays are solid state 5v, arduino pro mini 5v and I both used the power from computer USB and a 6000 mAh phone battery with the same results.

    Here is the full code:

    /**
     * The MySensors Arduino library handles the wireless radio link and protocol
     * between your home built sensors/actuators and HA controller of choice.
     * The sensors forms a self healing radio network with optional repeaters. Each
     * repeater and gateway builds a routing tables in EEPROM which keeps track of the
     * network topology allowing messages to be routed to nodes.
     *
     * Created by Henrik Ekblad <henrik.ekblad@mysensors.org>
     * Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Sensnology AB
     * Full contributor list: https://github.com/mysensors/Arduino/graphs/contributors
     *
     * Documentation: http://www.mysensors.org
     * Support Forum: http://forum.mysensors.org
     *
     * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
     * modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
     * version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.
     *
     *******************************
     *
     * REVISION HISTORY
     * Version 1.0 - Henrik Ekblad
     * 
     * DESCRIPTION
     * Example sketch showing how to control physical relays. 
     * This example will remember relay state after power failure.
     * http://www.mysensors.org/build/relay
     */ 
    // Define Node ID
    #define MY_NODE_ID 15
    
    
    // Enable debug prints to serial monitor
    #define MY_DEBUG 
    
    // Enable and select radio type attached
    #define MY_RADIO_NRF24
    //#define MY_RADIO_RFM69
    
    // Enable repeater functionality for this node
    #define MY_REPEATER_FEATURE
    
    #include <SPI.h>
    #include <MySensor.h>
    
    #define RELAY_1  3  // Arduino Digital I/O pin number for first relay (second on pin+1 etc)
    #define NUMBER_OF_RELAYS 4 // Total number of attached relays
    #define RELAY_ON HIGH  // GPIO value to write to turn on attached relay
    #define RELAY_OFF LOW // GPIO value to write to turn off attached relay
    
    bool isFirstTime = true;
    
    bool currState;
    
    void setup()  
    { 
      for (int sensor=1, pin=RELAY_1; sensor<=NUMBER_OF_RELAYS;sensor++, pin++) {
        // Then set relay pins in output mode
        pinMode(pin, OUTPUT);  
        digitalWrite(pin,LOW);
        Serial.print("Pin ");
        Serial.print(pin);
        Serial.println(" to LOW");
      }
    }
    
    void presentation()  
    {   
      // Send the sketch version information to the gateway and Controller
      sendSketchInfo("Relay", "1.0");
    
      for (int sensor=1, pin=RELAY_1; sensor<=NUMBER_OF_RELAYS;sensor++, pin++) {
        // Register all sensors to gw (they will be created as child devices)
        present(sensor, S_LIGHT);
        Serial.print("Presenting sensor:");
        Serial.println(sensor);
      }
    }
    
    
    void loop() 
    {
        if (isFirstTime){
          for (int sensor=1, pin=RELAY_1; sensor<=NUMBER_OF_RELAYS;sensor++,pin++) {
              
              currState = loadState(sensor);  
              
              pinMode(pin, OUTPUT);  
              digitalWrite(pin,LOW);
            
              Serial.print("Current Status sensor:");
              Serial.print(sensor);
              Serial.print("\t");
              Serial.print("State:");
              Serial.print(currState);
              Serial.print("\t");
              Serial.print("Pin:");
              Serial.println(pin);
    
              // Set relay to last known state (using eeprom storage) 
              digitalWrite(pin, currState?RELAY_ON:RELAY_OFF);
              wait(500);
          }
          isFirstTime = false;
        }
    
    }
    
    void receive(const MyMessage &message) {
      // We only expect one type of message from controller. But we better check anyway.
      if (message.type==V_LIGHT) {
         // Change relay state
         digitalWrite(message.sensor-1+RELAY_1, message.getBool()?RELAY_ON:RELAY_OFF);
         // Store state in eeprom
         saveState(message.sensor, message.getBool());
         // Write some debug info
         Serial.print("Incoming change for sensor:");
         Serial.print(message.sensor);
         Serial.print(" On pin:");
         Serial.print(message.sensor-1+RELAY_1);
         Serial.print(", New status: ");
         Serial.println(message.getBool());
       } 
    }
    

    This could be some issue with the development branch of 2.0.0, its been some time since I refreshed.

    So refreshing the libs I see a new before() section and an empty setup() from the RelayActuator example

    void before() { 
      for (int sensor=1, pin=RELAY_1; sensor<=NUMBER_OF_RELAYS;sensor++, pin++) {
        // Then set relay pins in output mode
        pinMode(pin, OUTPUT);   
        // Set relay to last known state (using eeprom storage) 
        digitalWrite(pin, loadState(sensor)?RELAY_ON:RELAY_OFF);
      }
    }
    
    void setup() {
      
    }
    

    Now it runs fine

    Starting repeater (RNNRA-, 2.0.0-beta)
    Radio init successful.
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=255,c=3,t=15,pt=0,l=2,sg=0,st=ok:
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=255,c=0,t=18,pt=0,l=10,sg=0,st=fail:2.0.0-beta
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=255,c=3,t=6,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,st=ok:0
    read: 0-0-15 s=2Starting repeater (RNNRA-, 2.0.0-beta)
    Radio init successful.
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=255,c=3,t=15,pt=0,l=2,sg=0,st=ok:
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=255,c=0,t=18,pt=0,l=10,sg=0,st=fail:2.0.0-beta
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=255,c=3,t=6,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,st=ok:0
    read: 0-0-15 s=255,c=3,t=6,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:M
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=255,c=3,t=11,pt=0,l=5,sg=0,st=ok:Relay
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=255,c=3,t=12,pt=0,l=3,sg=0,st=ok:1.0
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=1,c=0,t=3,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,st=ok:
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=2,c=0,t=3,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,st=ok:
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=3,c=0,t=3,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,st=fail:
    send: 15-15-0-0 s=4,c=0,t=3,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,st=ok:
    Init complete, id=15, parent=0, distance=1
    read: 0-0-15 s=1,c=1,t=2,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:1
    Incoming change for sensor:1, New status: 1
    read: 0-0-15 s=1,c=1,t=2,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:0
    Incoming change for sensor:1, New status: 0
    read: 0-0-15 s=2,c=1,t=2,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:1
    Incoming change for sensor:2, New status: 1
    read: 0-0-15 s=2,c=1,t=2,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:0
    Incoming change for sensor:2, New status: 0
    read: 0-0-15 s=3,c=1,t=2,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:1
    Incoming change for sensor:3, New status: 1
    read: 0-0-15 s=3,c=1,t=2,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:0
    Incoming change for sensor:3, New status: 0
    read: 0-0-15 s=4,c=1,t=2,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:1
    Incoming change for sensor:4, New status: 1
    read: 0-0-15 s=4,c=1,t=2,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:0
    Incoming change for sensor:4, New status: 0
    

    All relays behaving as expected before and after running a clearEEPROMconfig sketch.

    So perhaps there is an issue with v1.5 but it seems the development branch of 2.0 is fine.

    Or you can try to debug the hell out of it with plenty of Serial.prints.

    Check with a simple sketch if your relays are fine.

    If so check what are you getting from the loadState, make sure its boolean, initialize the pins to LOW in setup and if it doesn't work again in loop just once.

    Try to have the relays always starting as off with no load or save state.

    Cheers



  • if any one built a 2 or 4 channel please help me , please send me the codes that you use , and wiring and please told me what you use adaptor ( how much V and A ) ? which arduino use ?


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    @Reza Since it's already a long thread I didn't want to read everything. But just a stupid question. Did you measure the relay? It would be my starting point. Because if that's not working, the rest will not work either.

    Also I once had a relay connected to a ProMini 5V, which I powered over FDTI. But I forgot to setup my FDTI programmer to 5V. By this the Arduino didn't have enough power to switch on the relay. It took me a while before I discovered that, because the NFR24L01+ antenna was working just fine.

    Before I add an external power source to an Arduino, I always feed the Arduino through the USB of my computer. In my experience it has always supplied enough power for controlling a relay state. You could try it, just to eliminate power supply issues.

    Just a few tips for you my friend. I hope you'll be able to find the cause of your troubles really soon.

    Take care.



  • @TheoL said:

    @Reza Since it's already a long thread I didn't want to read everything. But just a stupid question. Did you measure the relay? It would be my starting point. Because if that's not working, the rest will not work either.

    Also I once had a relay connected to a ProMini 5V, which I powered over FDTI. But I forgot to setup my FDTI programmer to 5V. By this the Arduino didn't have enough power to switch on the relay. It took me a while before I discovered that, because the NFR24L01+ antenna was working just fine.

    Before I add an external power source to an Arduino, I always feed the Arduino through the USB of my computer. In my experience it has always supplied enough power for controlling a relay state. You could try it, just to eliminate power supply issues.

    Just a few tips for you my friend. I hope you'll be able to find the cause of your troubles really soon.

    Take care.

    hi thank you for help me , connected the in1 to pin3 and in2 to pin4 , but pin 4 work and 3 dont work ! (voltag Priority is pin 3 , is this true ? but pin 3 is off and pin4 is work !! also i change pin3 and 4 so other relay is work and other one connect to pin3 dont work ! i test this with a adaptor 5V and 1A but dont work , do need i use a adaptor with more amper ?
    also i use a "ClearEepromConfig" program for my arduino and program relay again but dont work again...
    ( my arduino is a arduino nano )


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    @Reza what happens if you connect pin 3 to in2 and pin 4 to in1? That's the easiest way to check your relay. I'm not an expert. Buy my guess is, that if there's a power problem, you wouldn't be able to control any one of the relays. But maybe someone with more knowledge will be able to confirm or deny that,



  • @TheoL said:

    what happens if you connect pin 3 to in2 and pin 4 to in1? That's the easiest way to check your relay. I'm not an expert. Buy my guess is, that if there's a power problem, you wouldn't be able to control any one of the relays. But maybe someone with more knowledge will be able to confirm or deny that,

    Each relay connect to pin 4 is correct ,and each relay connect to pin 3 is not correct, ok thank you 😞


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    @Reza I'm not sure. But if I understand you correctly, my gut feeling is that your pin 3 on the Arduino is broken (or not correctly setup in the code). Could be a power issue, but I seriously doubt it.

    Just try the blink sketch example. Hookup an LED to pin 3 and change the BLINK_LED pin to pin 3 instead of 13. That way you can check if pin 3 is working correctly.



  • @TheoL said:

    @Reza I'm not sure. But if I understand you correctly, my gut feeling is that your pin 3 on the Arduino is broken (or not correctly setup in the code). Could be a power issue, but I seriously doubt it.

    Just try the blink sketch example. Hookup an LED to pin 3 and change the BLINK_LED pin to pin 3 instead of 13. That way you can check if pin 3 is working correctly.

    i change code to :
    #define RELAY_1 4
    #define NUMBER_OF_RELAYS 2
    and in wiring in1=pin4 and in2=pin5
    so pin 5 is working but pin4 is not work !!!


  • Contest Winner

    @Reza In that case, since it's so predictable, it's a bug in your sketch. At least that's what I think. Unfortunately I have busy weekend and week ahead, so I don't think I have the time to investigate your code. I'm really sorry. I have to check if I have a spare relay, and if I can find one I'm willing to check your sketch. But as mentioned before I can't promise that.

    Hopefully others might be able to help you sooner. Take care.



  • @TheoL said:

    @Reza In that case, since it's so predictable, it's a bug in your sketch. At least that's what I think. Unfortunately I have busy weekend and week ahead, so I don't think I have the time to investigate your code. I'm really sorry. I have to check if I have a spare relay, and if I can find one I'm willing to check your sketch. But as mentioned before I can't promise that.

    Hopefully others might be able to help you sooner. Take care.

    ok 😞 thank you very much



  • Maybe using increment operator causes your problem [https://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/Increment]
    Replacing pin++ with pin=pin+1 in your code should fix it.



  • @Nuubi said:

    Maybe using increment operator causes your problem [https://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/Increment]
    Replacing pin++ with pin=pin+1 in your code should fix it.

    hi thank you , I will test this and I will report results


  • Contest Winner

    @Reza

    So I took your Sketch and refactored it. Just to be sure that nothing strange is in the code. I don't think there was anything strange in it. I just don't like the ID of defining one relay and calculate the others. But that's just me. I'd like to be able to debug, but with the way this sketch is set-up, checking what might be wrong is just harder to do.

    Haven't tested it on an Arduino, don't have any empty breadboard at the moment.

    #include <MySensor.h>
    #include <SPI.h>
    
    #define RELAY_1          3     // Arduino Digital I/O pin number for first relay (second on pin+1 etc)
    #define NUMBER_OF_RELAYS 2     // Total number of attached relays
    #define RELAY_ON         HIGH  // GPIO value to write to turn on attached relay
    #define RELAY_OFF        LOW   // GPIO value to write to turn off attached relay
    #define SKETCH_NAME      "Relay"
    #define SKETCH_VERSION   "1.0"
    
    // Construct MySensors library
    MySensor gw; // don't bother with singing yet. First get the sketch and hardware to work...!!!!
    
    void setup() {
      gw.begin( incomingMessage, AUTO, true ); // Initialize library and add callback for incoming messages
      gw.sendSketchInfo( SKETCH_NAME, SKETCH_VERSION); // Send the sketch version information to the gateway and Controller
    
      for ( int sensor = 0; sensor < NUMBER_OF_RELAYS; sensor++ ) {
        gw.present( sensor + 1, S_LIGHT );           // Present the actuator to the GW
        pinMode( RELAY_1 + sensor, OUTPUT );         // Assign Relay_pin as output
        digitalWrite( RELAY_1 + sensor, RELAY_OFF ); // turn of the relay (some relay need inverted value. You'll have to check yours.). Turning it of is for safety!!!
        gw.wait( 50 );                               // my gateway sometimes just can't handle to much child presents after each other
        gw.request( sensor + 1, V_LIGHT );           // Request current state from Home Automation controller. I just don't see any reason to store it in the EPROM
        gw.wait( 50 );                               // my gateway sometimes just can't handle to much child presents after each other
      }
    }
    
    
    void loop() {
      // Alway process incoming messages whenever possible
      gw.process();
    }
    
    void incomingMessage(const MyMessage &message) {
      if ( message.type==V_LIGHT ) { // We only expect one type of message from controller. But we better check anyway.
         int relayPin = RELAY_1 + message.sensor - 1;
         if ( message.sensor >= 1 && message.sensor <= NUMBER_OF_RELAYS ) { // make sure message is for a known pin. You wouldn't want to write to a pin that's being used for the radio.
           digitalWrite( relayPin, message.getBool() ? RELAY_ON : RELAY_OFF ); // Change relay state
    
           // Write some debug info
           Serial.print("Incoming change for sensor:");
           Serial.print(message.sensor);
           Serial.print( ", relay_pin: " );
           Serial.print( relayPin );
           Serial.print(", New status: ");
           Serial.println(message.getBool());
         }  
       } 
    }
    

    Sketch should work. Please post the serial output of this sketch.

    My first steps would be:

    1. Use the sketch I provided (should work, or I missed something).
    2. Disconnect RELAY from Arduino.
    3. Connect LEDs to the arduino with resistor (330 Ohm should be just fine)

    Test this. The reason I would remove the relay is to be sure there's no power issue. The arduino should be able to provide enough power for driving a simple LED.

    If this works you know that it's a hardware problem and from there on, you can investigate what the problem is.



  • @TheoL said:

    @Reza

    So I took your Sketch and refactored it. Just to be sure that nothing strange is in the code. I don't think there was anything strange in it. I just don't like the ID of defining one relay and calculate the others. But that's just me. I'd like to be able to debug, but with the way this sketch is set-up, checking what might be wrong is just harder to do.

    Haven't tested it on an Arduino, don't have any empty breadboard at the moment.

    #include <MySensor.h>
    #include <SPI.h>
    
    #define RELAY_1          3     // Arduino Digital I/O pin number for first relay (second on pin+1 etc)
    #define NUMBER_OF_RELAYS 2     // Total number of attached relays
    #define RELAY_ON         HIGH  // GPIO value to write to turn on attached relay
    #define RELAY_OFF        LOW   // GPIO value to write to turn off attached relay
    #define SKETCH_NAME      "Relay"
    #define SKETCH_VERSION   "1.0"
    
    // Construct MySensors library
    MySensor gw; // don't bother with singing yet. First get the sketch and hardware to work...!!!!
    
    void setup() {
      gw.begin( incomingMessage, AUTO, true ); // Initialize library and add callback for incoming messages
      gw.sendSketchInfo( SKETCH_NAME, SKETCH_VERSION); // Send the sketch version information to the gateway and Controller
    
      for ( int sensor = 0; sensor < NUMBER_OF_RELAYS; sensor++ ) {
        gw.present( sensor + 1, S_LIGHT );           // Present the actuator to the GW
        pinMode( RELAY_1 + sensor, OUTPUT );         // Assign Relay_pin as output
        digitalWrite( RELAY_1 + sensor, RELAY_OFF ); // turn of the relay (some relay need inverted value. You'll have to check yours.). Turning it of is for safety!!!
        gw.wait( 50 );                               // my gateway sometimes just can't handle to much child presents after each other
        gw.request( sensor + 1, V_LIGHT );           // Request current state from Home Automation controller. I just don't see any reason to store it in the EPROM
        gw.wait( 50 );                               // my gateway sometimes just can't handle to much child presents after each other
      }
    }
    
    
    void loop() {
      // Alway process incoming messages whenever possible
      gw.process();
    }
    
    void incomingMessage(const MyMessage &message) {
      if ( message.type==V_LIGHT ) { // We only expect one type of message from controller. But we better check anyway.
         int relayPin = RELAY_1 + message.sensor - 1;
         if ( message.sensor >= 1 && message.sensor <= NUMBER_OF_RELAYS ) { // make sure message is for a known pin. You wouldn't want to write to a pin that's being used for the radio.
           digitalWrite( relayPin, message.getBool() ? RELAY_ON : RELAY_OFF ); // Change relay state
    
           // Write some debug info
           Serial.print("Incoming change for sensor:");
           Serial.print(message.sensor);
           Serial.print( ", relay_pin: " );
           Serial.print( relayPin );
           Serial.print(", New status: ");
           Serial.println(message.getBool());
         }  
       } 
    }
    

    Sketch should work. Please post the serial output of this sketch.

    My first steps would be:

    1. Use the sketch I provided (should work, or I missed something).
    2. Disconnect RELAY from Arduino.
    3. Connect LEDs to the arduino with resistor (330 Ohm should be just fine)

    Test this. The reason I would remove the relay is to be sure there's no power issue. The arduino should be able to provide enough power for driving a simple LED.

    If this works you know that it's a hardware problem and from there on, you can investigate what the problem is.

    very very thank you , i will test this and i will comeback ❤



  • @TheoL said:

    @Reza

    So I took your Sketch and refactored it. Just to be sure that nothing strange is in the code. I don't think there was anything strange in it. I just don't like the ID of defining one relay and calculate the others. But that's just me. I'd like to be able to debug, but with the way this sketch is set-up, checking what might be wrong is just harder to do.

    Haven't tested it on an Arduino, don't have any empty breadboard at the moment.

    #include <MySensor.h>
    #include <SPI.h>
    
    #define RELAY_1          3     // Arduino Digital I/O pin number for first relay (second on pin+1 etc)
    #define NUMBER_OF_RELAYS 2     // Total number of attached relays
    #define RELAY_ON         HIGH  // GPIO value to write to turn on attached relay
    #define RELAY_OFF        LOW   // GPIO value to write to turn off attached relay
    #define SKETCH_NAME      "Relay"
    #define SKETCH_VERSION   "1.0"
    
    // Construct MySensors library
    MySensor gw; // don't bother with singing yet. First get the sketch and hardware to work...!!!!
    
    void setup() {
      gw.begin( incomingMessage, AUTO, true ); // Initialize library and add callback for incoming messages
      gw.sendSketchInfo( SKETCH_NAME, SKETCH_VERSION); // Send the sketch version information to the gateway and Controller
    
      for ( int sensor = 0; sensor < NUMBER_OF_RELAYS; sensor++ ) {
        gw.present( sensor + 1, S_LIGHT );           // Present the actuator to the GW
        pinMode( RELAY_1 + sensor, OUTPUT );         // Assign Relay_pin as output
        digitalWrite( RELAY_1 + sensor, RELAY_OFF ); // turn of the relay (some relay need inverted value. You'll have to check yours.). Turning it of is for safety!!!
        gw.wait( 50 );                               // my gateway sometimes just can't handle to much child presents after each other
        gw.request( sensor + 1, V_LIGHT );           // Request current state from Home Automation controller. I just don't see any reason to store it in the EPROM
        gw.wait( 50 );                               // my gateway sometimes just can't handle to much child presents after each other
      }
    }
    
    
    void loop() {
      // Alway process incoming messages whenever possible
      gw.process();
    }
    
    void incomingMessage(const MyMessage &message) {
      if ( message.type==V_LIGHT ) { // We only expect one type of message from controller. But we better check anyway.
         int relayPin = RELAY_1 + message.sensor - 1;
         if ( message.sensor >= 1 && message.sensor <= NUMBER_OF_RELAYS ) { // make sure message is for a known pin. You wouldn't want to write to a pin that's being used for the radio.
           digitalWrite( relayPin, message.getBool() ? RELAY_ON : RELAY_OFF ); // Change relay state
    
           // Write some debug info
           Serial.print("Incoming change for sensor:");
           Serial.print(message.sensor);
           Serial.print( ", relay_pin: " );
           Serial.print( relayPin );
           Serial.print(", New status: ");
           Serial.println(message.getBool());
         }  
       } 
    }
    

    Sketch should work. Please post the serial output of this sketch.

    My first steps would be:

    1. Use the sketch I provided (should work, or I missed something).
    2. Disconnect RELAY from Arduino.
    3. Connect LEDs to the arduino with resistor (330 Ohm should be just fine)

    Test this. The reason I would remove the relay is to be sure there's no power issue. The arduino should be able to provide enough power for driving a simple LED.

    If this works you know that it's a hardware problem and from there on, you can investigate what the problem is.

    @TheoL this is trueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ❤ ❤ ❤

    so where was problem ? so this sketch will work for 4 or 8 channel ?
    this problem was just for me ? or all ?


  • Contest Winner

    @Reza The Sketch is working? If so great. I wasn't sure, because I wasn't able to test it. I can't tell what was wrong. I just rewrote it. In theory it's possible to add 6 relays this way. This is because pin 9 is in use by the NFR24L01+ antenna. You could use pin 2 as a starting pin (you don't need to connect the radio to pin 2, because it's not using it). So you might be able to add up 7 relays with this sketch.

    Because you also have pin 0 + 1 and the 6 analog pins, you can add up to 15 relays, but you'll need a different Sketch for this. Just let me now if you can get it to work with the max of 7 relays.



  • @TheoL said:

    @Reza The Sketch is working? If so great. I wasn't sure, because I wasn't able to test it. I can't tell what was wrong. I just rewrote it. In theory it's possible to add 6 relays this way. This is because pin 9 is in use by the NFR24L01+ antenna. You could use pin 2 as a starting pin (you don't need to connect the radio to pin 2, because it's not using it). So you might be able to add up 7 relays with this sketch.

    Because you also have pin 0 + 1 and the 6 analog pins, you can add up to 15 relays, but you'll need a different Sketch for this. Just let me now if you can get it to work with the max of 7 relays.

    yes this is working true.
    ok.
    very very very very thank you ❤ ❤ ❤


  • Contest Winner

    @Reza Glad that I could help. I was just thinking. I've added a wait in between the presentation of the relays childs to the gateway. Maybe that made the difference. Anyway good luck and enjoy the greatness of MySensors and it's wonderful community.


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