Tag Archives: Relay

Cheap Ethernet / Network relay control (the one you can find on Ebay for under $40)

This post is for Ethernet relay boards that you can find on Ebay or Amazon under $40. This is great way to start home automation. My long term plan is do home automation with these boards. At this moment I dont have time for this, if anyone does home automation using these, please email me…

My other post relating to making one by your self using old HP print server link

For $30+ you could can get this board called WebControl (8 ports), its made by cainetworks.com There are two version PLC and BRE (get PLC if newbie). You can get one on Ebay, or Amazon has it as well. I have 2 of these, one major problem is that during power up they will fire relays. Have used this for garage door, but had problem that it would open garage door during power up.

More details on CAI WebControl at my other post with more details and Windows control software.

Other options:
For $30 you could can get this NAS Network USB Storage BT download (NS K330)

YouTube video as well. Also you could run Snake OS on it.

Other more expensive setups:
For over $80 you can get this as well link $80
PoE Ethernet 8 Relay Board link, POE
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POE version link
Wifi version link
UK Shop link, UK

Old Print Server as Ethernet relay control, cheap ethernet relay JetDirect

This could be a cheap way to start home automation project. What you need is old Print server, you can find these on ebay for $10-30. You will need a relay board as well. I plan to use this as simple home automation to control garage door, a small water pump and so on..

ConnectGear GP Print Server

HP Ject Direct

Smart Print Mini

My other post on same subject

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