Radio-controlled Power Strip Interfaced by RS-232 Serial

Radio-controlled Power Strip Interfaced by RS-232 Serial

Radio-controlled Power Strip Interfaced by RS-232 Serial

By Peter Gamache 

Abstract 

            This project is designed to provide switching control over arbitrary 120VAC devices from the Vanguard assistive computer, or any other computer with a DB-9 serial port.  The project hardware consists of two devices which communicate through a serial radio frequency (RF) link.  The master controller, which is battery-powered, accepts serial commands from the Vanguard and transmits commands to the slave device.  The slave, which is connected to a six-outlet power strip, receives commands over RF and switches the appropriate 120VAC outlets on or off based upon the users’ request.

Radio-controlled Power Strip Interfaced by RS-232 Serial

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