💬 MDMSNode "Lighting"
Can you please give a reference for the MDMS series devices? I'm not aware of it neither was able to find any reference in the forum. But I'm curious.
Will it be possible to buy this pre-assembled?
I can explain a little about this series.
MDMSGate is my first device which I has developed and tested already and I will be ready to sale it in late September.
The next device is MDMSNode "Lighting", it is currently under development. I am expecting arrivial of printed circuit boards for testing.
After receiving the pcbs, I will solder and test MDMSNode "Lighting".
Then I am going to develop several devices (powered by lithium battery) for measurement of temperature, pressure, humidity, etc. These devices will be called MDMSensor "Temperature", MDMSensor "Pressure" or MDMSensor "Humidity".
Yes it is possible. I sell all of the devices that I have developed and tested.
I want to tell something about my project. Before I ordered a printed circuit board, I had made some improvements:
- added LED for power supply indicating;
- used two free pins of the microcontroller for connecting to SMD pads;
- added two technological zones;
- fixed errors in silkscreen layer.
I have ordered 30 pcbs and, in my opinion, they will arrive in two weeks...
Is it possible to dim the light with this device? (and also LED lights)
@rubenverhoef Unfortunately, it isn't possible. I got the task to control the lighting on the basis of fluorescent and LED lamps, where dimming is not provided. But if it becomes necessary, in the new version MDMSNode "Lighting" I might add it.
Nice project. I like high density placement
But how this device will be cooled?
Bt137s dissipates a lot of power (see picture)
So it will dissipate 1W at 0.8A current. But Bt137s has 75K/W thermal resistance from junction to ambient (without heatsink).
This means a junction temperature will be ~100 celsius degrees if it lies on the table with connected less than 200W device. If we puts it inside a closed box... These is very rough estimation, but it pause for thought I think
15mm height... You are cunning, at least 20mm
@Koresh Thank you for your detailed question and interest in my project. I will try to explain.
Firstly, as I wrote earlier, I design the device to control the LED and fluorescent lamps. The max power, which I hope to use, not more than 35-40 watts. Following this, the current through the triac should not exceed 0.2-0.3 A. So, the power dissipated in the triac will not exceed 0.5W.
Secondly, I created the special area on the pcb (as you can see in the picture, the polygons on the top and bottom sides + vias),
which provides heat distribution and dissipation.
Thirdly, the fuse have to provides safety. Value of fuse, if somebody wants, can be set 0.2A. Also, close to the triac I put a thermistor.
As soon as I get the pcbs and soldered, I’m going to test it carefully and I’ll share with the results.
And as about the size, you are right, it will be, at least, 20 mm.
I have already received the pcbs. I am sharing a few photos. Please, pay attention to the edge connector for programming, it looks good and technologically)). In the near future, I am going to solder device and start it testing!
First device is assembled and is under testing now... But i haven't diceded yet, which type of radios i wanna to use...
Two variants of MDMSNode "Lighting"
Can we buy it preassembled soon?
@Cliff-Karlsson Yes, i have made 10 pcs. But if necessary i can solder more. Price for model with RFM69 is 23$ and with NRF24L01 is 20$...
Ok, great. Are there any progress on the MDMSensor "Multisensor" and gateway?
@Cliff-Karlsson Yes, gateway is ready, but MDMSensor "Multisensor" is still in progress...
Why do you use a triac instead a relay for command the light ? What is the point ?
Hi @tonnerre33. MOC3043 triac includes the function of Zero Voltage Crossing, this mean that triac can trigger only when AC voltage close to 0 V. SSR doesn't use this feature. If you use just one device with ordinary relay or SSR, it is not appreciably, but if the number of switching devices increases and they all switch on at the moment of maximum value AC voltage, this will produce a lot of impulse spikes of voltage, which is not desirable. Ordinary relay also makes a not comfortable sound...
@kalina thx for your answer