Phidgets has just introduced the PhidgetInterfaceKit 0/0/8 I/O board, which gives you USB control over 8 Double-Pole Double-Throw (DPDT) relays. The relays can’t handle quite as much juice as those on the 0/0/4, but you get a whole bunch of them! The relays are DPDT, so you can control 2 separate circuits with each relay. And now, just for fun, here’s a DPDT diagram:
|You get eight of these.|
Just like the rest of the Phidgets line, this device can easily be used with any of the mainstream programming languages, thanks to some very friendly API’s. Still not excited? Read this excerpt from the press release:
|â€œUsers can plug the PhidgetInterfaceKit 0/0/8 into their computer, and use the relay outputs to route circuits. One typical application for the 0/0/8 is the performance of automated tests and monitoring â€“ as the large number of contacts and their suitability for switching signals makes it easy to connect test equipment into circuits.â€? says Chester Fitchett, CEO of Phidgets.
Now go buy a Phidget 0/0/8, and start switching!
OR, you can check out the entire Phidgets Phamily.