Shutter Control with Rain Sensor

No more worrying about the rain.

Use a rain sensor to automatic control your motorised roller shutter control to prevent rain water from splashing into your premises.


Rain Sensor

This rain sensor requires little maintenance as there are no mechanical parts or metal part that is expose to the wet environment.

The electronics is seal in a clear water-proof dome shape enclosure.

Simple sensor to detect and control your shutter.

Click here for more information about this rain sensor.


Motorised Roller Shutter Control

This is a 230Vac motorised roller shutter installed in a kitchen of the HDB flat. The shutter is open to allow natural air breeze to come in. When it rains, this shutter is automatically closed with the help of the rain sensor and a controller.

Shutter Open

Shutter open

Open shutter door to allow fresh air and breeze into the house.

Shutter Close

Shutter close

Shutter is automatically closed when rain water drops is detected by the rain sensor which is installed right outside this shutter.

Rain sensor mounted outside the window grill.

Wall Switch for Shutter

Wall switch for manual overwrite of the roller shutter up/down control

Manual Mode

The user can use the wall switch to manually control the shutter by pressing the up or down switch.

Auto Mode

Leaving the switch in the middle will leave the system in the automatic mode. This means the rain sensor will be in control.

When it rains, the sensor will close the shutter. When there is no rain for a period of time, the sensor will automatically open the shutter.


Rain Sensor Controller

Controller for Raini Sensor

A rain sensor controller interface between the rain sensor, the motorised roller shutter, the wall switch control panel and the electricity power.

For more information about this rain sensor controller, please click here.


Rain Sensor Installation Photos

Depending on how fast you want the sensor to be activated, the sensitivity of the sensor can be adjusted. In typical installation, we will set it to the most sensitive.

A custom mounting bracket can be use to extend out the sensor. This will help the sensor to activate the shutter close earlier before the rain gets splash into your home.

Rain sensor is extended out from the wall to detect the rain outside.
Robust rain sensor under the hot sun.

Sound Audio Detector

Audio detector detects audio sound from an audio input and switch on a relay output. The relay can be used as an output to trigger/switch on devices like light indicators, motors, lock and other electrical appliances.

Detector can detect signal from an audio line input, and convert it into an relay output to switch on another appliances/system in a very quiet environment or a very noisy zone.

This alternative notification provides an additional means of alarm alert for the users or operators.

Application

  • Detects audio and trigger output in a quiet environment.
  • Alarm alert for hearing impaired individual
  • Convert audio alarm into other forms of alert notification in a very noisy environment.

This is a general purpose audio detector.

Click on this link for more information about this audio detector device.

For customised detector, feel free to contact PIC-CONTROL.

Automatic Identify Cable Connection | Wiring Trace & Map Productivity Tool

Are you looking for a tools that can help you identify and trace out the connection from your complex chunck of cable & harnesses with a press of a button?

Get hold of this awesome engineering tool for your electronic lab.

This tester maps out the connection of your cable saving you time and provide you with accurate results.

Advantage

  • Generate a comprehesive pin to pin connection report.
  • Fast.
  • Accurate connectivity report.
  • No more human error in your diagnosing of the cable wires connection.
  • Decide complex wiring connection.

Examine the pin connection at a glance through the generated mapped connection report.

Automatically mapped out all the wiring on the cable for you. You do not have to trace each pin connection one by one. You will get instant result through the generated test report.

No matter how complex your cable or harnesses is, the process of decoding your wire connection is still the same.

Simply connect each connector pin wire to one of the terminal on the PIC-350 connection decoder, it will automatically trace, identify and mapped out all the connection for you.

The only thing you need to do it to analyse the generated report and document the results.

Simple. No more painstaking connection measurement, checking pin by pin manually using a multimeter.

PIC-350 is an awesome and smart X-ray tool for your cable wires reverse engineering work.

A productivity tool that an electronic engineer will keep on their engineering work bench.

A great tool to discovery the connection of a new or unknown cable. Can also be use for trace passive connection on your PCB circuit board.

– Cable connection reverse engineer tools
– Cable connection tracer, mapping
– Auto mapping of complex cable wiring connection.
– Auto detection of wiring connection

 

 

Check out more information about this cable connection analyser product PIC-350.



Hotel Card Key Switch

Contactless Card Key Switch for
Hotel, Dormitory or Rental Room

This card key switch is designed to be activated by a contactless card. Only a contactless card can activate this switch for powering up the electrical system in a room. A normal card cannot trigger this card key

contactless hotel card key holder

Blue Glow Indicating Card Key Holder

Card key holder will glow softly in the dark to guide the guest to slot in their contactless card key.

The relay switch gets activated to turn on external power control system. The power system will switch on the electrical system in the room.

 

blue glowing hotel card key switch

Key Card Switch operated by RFID electronic circuit

Custom RFID reader circuit for hotel card key

RFID Switch BMS-RFS001-V1 circuit board for hotel card keyRFID Switch BMS-RF001-V1

 

RFID Switch product by PLC Systems Technik, Philippines

Note: Please take note that this is only the key card holder to detect the contactless card. It cannot be used to power up your electrical appliance. External power control system is required to power up the rest of the electrical appliances within the room. The following examples of high current appliances have to be powered up by an external interface.

  • Aircon
  • Lightings in the room
  • Heater
  • Fridge
  • TV
  • etc…

Other Custom RFID Products

 

Water Leakage Sensor | Detection & Monitoring

This page explores the various type of water sensor for the detecting of water leakage. These sensors are commonly used to detect water leakage from aircon condensation.

Aircon condensation water leakage is a very common sight in the industry. This problem is normally due to improper design and installation of the water drainage pipes. Water drainage pipes installed were too small resulting in water clogged by dust or mould when used over time. Some water drainage pipe was seen to be installed in a anti-gravity manner, which makes it impossible for any water to drain out.

->> Click here to learn more other problem relating to aircon water leakage.

It is important to ensure how these pipes are deployed during the installation process so that you will not be faced with water leakage issues.

If you are already facing the problem, consider reconstructing your water drainage system or implement the following sensor to reduce your trouble.

Aqua Switch Water Sensor

AquaBlock or Aqua switch is installed in water tray for detecting of water leak from aircon or pipes. It can also be mounted at a specific height in the tank to detect water level. The aqua switch is only a block and does not have any moving parts.

S$367+GST


Aqua block water sensor for aircon leak detection

Aqua Block

The sensor is a simple relay switch which will activate when water touches the sensor block.

Advantages

  • No moving mechanical parts
  • Relay output (dry contact switch output)
  • Simple to install
  • Suitable for aircon water leaking detection

Water Leak Sensor Cable

This sensor looks like a yellow cable or rope. This sensor cable is typically laid on the floor or above the ceiling to detect water leakage. Any water touching this water sensor can be detected by the connected electronic sensor box. The cable can be place where water leakage is likely to befound.

Water leakage detection sensor for computer server room aircon leakage detection Click here for product information.

This type of sensor cable is commonly deployed in computer server room where there are many aircon system installed. Aircon leak is a common problem in a server room.

Other Type of Water Sensors

Check out our other pages for more water sensing technology.

Contact PIC-CONTROL for further information.

Short Circuit Alarm

A short circuit can happen which can interrupt your equipment or other electronic devices.

Custom Short Circuit Alarm

We can custom design short-circuit detector to sense any abnormal condition and trigger an alarm alert.

Projects

Check out our custom electronic design service or contact PIC-CONTROL for more information.

High Voltage Measurement Probe Circuit

High voltage electrical pulse probe measurement

High Voltage Electrical Pulse Probe Digital Meter

Operate by a 9V battery, pulse probe digital meter detects high voltage pulse and measures the energy if the electrical pulse.

The measurement range from 1KVolt to 10KVolt.

High voltage pulse electronic circuit board

The main probe that is mounted onto the PCB board will be used for touching the line with the high electrical pulse. The wired probe is extended and will be inserted into the ground earth for reference.

The device also displays the battery lifespan and blinks when the battery level is too low.

There is no on/off button. The device will be automatically switched on when a battery is inserted or when a high voltage pulse is detected on the probe. When the detected voltage is >10KVolt, the meter will display “HI” to indicate that the detected voltage has exceeded the measurement range. (high voltage sensor)

Contact PIC-CONTROL to custom design and develop a high voltage pulse measurement electroic sensing device.

Touch Buttons User Interface Panel

Control box electronic with on/off switch and touch buttons

Custom Touch Button User Interface Panel

The custom panel’s user interface buttons is designed with capacitive touch sensors. The touch sensor is embedded directly onto the PCB which enables a user to interact and operates similarly to a physical push button switch.


Touch button user interface panel

Elegant Aesthetics Panel Finishing

The simple and elegant panel buttons can be designed to match the look and feel of your product.

Custom sticker, laminate or silkscreen can be designed to overlay on top of the touch button sensors to suit your theme.

Sticker overlay onto user touch panel button interface

Indicator Status Light

LED light indicators are assembled behind the PCB board so that the panel surface is flat and clear for sticker/laminate overlay.

The user is able to monitor the current status of the system with a quick glance.

Feedback from Tone Sound

Tone feedback is design into the touch button panel to enhance the user interaction experience.

A sound tone is a better form of feedback for a user interacting with your product.

This is unlike a visual indicator where the user has to specifically focus their attention on.

Visual Text LCD Display

An additional display panel can be integrate to display more information. Smart device interactive design.

Control Electronics and Connectors

Inside control box electronic and pluggable connectorsPower supply and interface circuit board inside enclosure casing

Cost Effective Solution

Compare to a physical push button switch, touch button switch is simple and can be cheaper in the implementation.

It has almost no mechanical wear and tear, or limited operating cycles.

Contact PIC-CONTROL for customisation of your touch sensing solution today.

Also, check out our mini-touch sensor circuit module.

interface control circuit boardelectronic control circuit board

Card Reader for CEPAS Ezlink NetsFlashPay CAN Number

Check out this Card Reader for reading out the CAN number of local Singapore CEPAS cards, Ezlink or NetsFlashPay.

This card reader reads out the CAN number. A CAN number is a unique number which can uniquely identify the card.

Card Key Holder

(Energy Saving)
Product code: PIC-345
1) Dry Contact

Door Access

(Wall Mounted)
Product code: PIC-346

1) Wiegand
(26-bits or 34-bits)
2) RS485
3) RS232

Desktop Reader

(Guest Registration)
Product code: PIC-347

1) USB Keyboard [PIC-347-HID]
2) USB Com Port [PIC-347-COM]

Ezlink CAN Card Holder CEPAS Reader (Energy Saving) CEPAS Door Access Card Reader HID Desktop USB CEPAS CAN Card Reader (Guest Registration)
CEPAS NetsFlashPay CAN Card Holder Reader (Energy Saving) CEPAS Door Access Card Reader HID USB CEPAS CAN Card Reader (Guest Registration)

CEPAS CAN Number Card Reader

Circuit Board (Custom OEM)

Ezlink CAN number card reader (CEPAS)          Custom OEM CEPAS CAN Card Reader

This reader allows you to use publicly available cards for your own application. You do not need to re-issue additional cards for your own application. This also means that user need not have to carry multiple cards with them.

Application

  • Protect your visitor/customer privacy. Obtain unique ID of visitors or customers without revealing their identity card.
  • Using easily available CEPAS card for permanent or temporary access to private rooms without issue new cards.
  • In-house gaming or credit point system.
  • Guest visitors registration.
  • Membership registration and tracking.

If you are looking you are looking for a card payment terminal for your automated cashier, [you can click here and check out this page].

Desktop USB CEPAS CAN Card Reader (Guest Registration)

Features

  • Communication connection (Custom option for Wiegand, RS232, RS485, Ethernet, USB Virtual Com Port, USB Keyboard Wedge)
  • Instant readout of the CAN number (ASCII text) of the card.
  • Buzzer feedback
  • Read light indicator
  • No need to install any software or driver (for USB Keyboard Wedge).
  • Can act as an HID keyboard for spreadsheet or text file data entry (keyboard wedge application like a barcode scanner)
  • User mode switch to select the operation mode
  • Can be customised to read any type of 13.56MHz HF RFID cards.

CAN number RFID readerContactless RFID card reader

This card reader can be custom programmed by our engineer to read other types of 13.56MHz RFID cards/tags. Some of the cards/tags are as follows,

  • Mifare Ultralight (U1X), Ultralight C (U2X)
  • Mifare Classic Mini (S20), Classic (S50), Classic (S70)
  • Mifare Plus S (SPLUS 60), Plus S (SPLUS 80)
  • Mifare Plus X (PLUS 60), Plus X (PLUS 80)
  • Mifare DESFire EV1
  • Sony Felica, Felica Lite
  • NFC tags, NFC phone/device
  • Emulate mode to emulate RFID tags
  • ISO/IEC14443-3 Type A, ISO/IEC14443-4 Type A
  • ISO/IEC14443-3 Type B, ISO/IEC14443-4 Type B
  • NFC IP-1 mode

API and Software Technical Support

Guarantee software support to ensure everything works as you intended to be. Our engineer is ready to support and ensure that the reader that you purchase works on any of your software platform. We are here to make it work for your application.

Ezlink Card (CEPAS CAN number)

Ezlink CEPAS Card     Ezlink CEPAS Card CAN Number

FlashPay Card (CEPAS CAN number)

FlashPay CEPAS Card     Flashpay CEPAS Card CAN Number

CEPAS Compliance Cards (Co-brand)

The following types of cards can be CEPAS compliance. They can be used just like the card from Ezlink and FlashPay.

  • Passion Card membership card
  • Autopass Card (for Foreign Vehicle entering into Singapore)
  • Selected Credit Card (Standard Chartered Unlimited, Citibank SMRT, POSB Everyday Card, FEVO)

CAN Number Allocation for CEPAS Cards in Singapore

A CAN number is unique allows you to identify the cardholder group category in Singapore. This helps to identify if the card is a normal transportation payment card or a concession card. Information is obtained from Transit Link Pte Ltd.

  • 1000 xxxx xxxx xxxx (Adult CEPAS card)
  • 1009 xxxx xxxx xxxx (Adult Co-Brand)
  • 1111 xxxx xxxx xxxx (NETS Flashpay)
  • 8000 xxxx xxxx xxxx (Concession cards: Child, Pri, Sec, Ter, NS, Senior Citizen)
  • 8009 xxxx xxxx xxxx (Concession cards: Child, Pri, Sec, Ter, NS, Senior Citizen)
  • 8008 xxxx xxxx xxxx (Concession cards: Child, Pri, Sec, Ter, NS, Senior Citizen)
  • xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx (SG Enable, Concession cards issue for the disability)

*** Note:
All concession cards do not allocate any specific CAN number for the different type of concession cards. This means that card number allocated by SG Enable  will be the same number range as the other types of concession cards. For the specific organization card number range, please write in to that specific organization for more information.

Transportation Card Around The World

FlashPay CAN number card reader (CEPAS)

More transportation card around the world for your card reader customisation.

  • Ezlink, FlashPay Card (Singapore)
  • Octopus Card (Hong Kong)
  • Touch ‘n Go (Malaysia)
  • Edy, nanaco, taspo, Waon (Japan)
  • Flazz (Indonesia)
  • Metro Card (United States)
  • Myki, Opal Card (Melbourne, Sydney)
  • PayPass, PayWave, FarePay (Credit Card Payment Network)

For the cards that you want to custom the read, you can send in 3 or more card samples. Please write down the data or text that is contained in the card that you want to read.

Custom RFID reader

CEPAS CAN Number Card ReaderUSB CEPAS CAN Card Reader (Guest Registration)

Contact PIC-CONTROL for your custom RFID reader today.
We can design the communication to fit into your system. It can be Ethernet, Wifi, Modbus, Zigbee, etc…

Other RFID Products

Custom Cable Tester

Cable tester, custom design for cable harness assembly production.

Custom cable tester electronic kit

An operator can just simply plug in the cable connector to the tester to check for the cable harness assembly automatically.

An audible beep will be sound immediately after the operator plug-in the connector. This indicates that the cable’s wiring is correct. The operator can simply focus their vision on the manual connection work.

If there is no sound heard after plugging in, the cable’s wiring is probably incorrect or faulty. There will be LED indicator (orange colour) for each of the respective wiring. If any LED remains lighted up after plugging in the connector, they indicate a wiring fault. The fault due to the following,

  • incorrect pin connection.
  • the wire break resulting in a broken electrical connection.
  • the connector is not properly crimped or soldered.

Wire harness connection tester device

This custom tester has a monitoring mode which is designed to catch intermediate break wire connection that may be potentially existing in your the cable assembly. Intermediate wire connection fault can be due to a broken wire or cable that is not properly assembled. The fault may occur when the cable is touched or bend too much.

When all the connectors are connected to the cable tester, the tester will automatically enter into a monitoring mode. You should be able to hear 2 special beep sound which indicates that the tester is now in the monitoring mode. In this mode, all connectors are connected to the tester. Any connection break in the process of monitoring will trigger an error from the cable tester device.

To test your cable assembly in this mode, you can simply shake up the whole cable. The shaking can help to bring out any intermediate connection problem if there is any. You should see an error LED indicator (Red) lights up together with a long Error tone if an intermediate connection break is detected. The respective wire connection indicator (Orange LED) will also be displayed to indicate the exact wire that is having the intermediate connection problem.

Features of the Cable Tester [PIC-023]

Wire connectivity indicator lights up for faulty wires


  • Simple to use.
  • Instant audio beep and flashing LED light (Green) when the cable is plugged in, to indicate that the cable has passed the checking.
  • LED indicator (Orange) will remain lighted to pinpoint faulty wires
  • Able to catch potential intermediate connection fault in the cable.
  • LED (Red) and long buzzer tone to indicate detected cable problem.
  • Portable and can be designed to power up from USB power supply or from the battery.

Operating Procedure

Test for intermediate cable connection fault

  1. Plug in USB power cable, or insert batteries.
  2. Switch on the cable tester to power up. A test sequence will run to show that the buzzer and all the LED are working.
  3. Plug in one side of the cable onto the tester.
  4. Plug in the other side of the cable. The cable tester will detect the connection and begin testing the cable.
  5. A double beep sound and flashing Green LED indicates that the cable is tested ok.
  6. The respective LED indicator (Orange) for each of the wiring will diminish if the connection is mated correctly.
  7. If there is no sound heard after plugging in the cable, the cable is probably faulty. Check on the respective wire indicator (Orange LED) to determine the exact wire that is faulty. 1 or more LED should be lighted up which indicates incorrect or no connection.
  8. After the cable is all connected to the cable tester and has passed the wire connection test, the tester will enter into a monitoring mode. You should hear 2 special beep, followed by a blinking light from the green indicator, which tells you that the tester is now in the cable monitoring mode.
  9. In this cable monitor mode, you can continue to test the wired connection of your assembled cable harness. Shake your cable to see if there is any intermediate connection fault can be caught. If a glitch is detected due to the intermediate connection break, the cable tester device will be able to catch it. A long beep and error indicator (Red LED) will be lighted up. The respective wire indicator (Orange) will also be lighted up to pinpoint the exact wire that is causing this intermediate connection problem.
  10. The caught wire glitch fault will remain until all the wires are disconnected. The cable tester will then reset the test procedure.
  11. The operator can proceed to test the next cable harness set.

Other Optional Specialised Test Features

For dedicated wiring for precision/importance use, there are optional test that we can design to help you detect potential faults in your cable harness wiring.

The following are some of the specialised test that you may need to test on your assembled cable beside the basic connectivity check.

  • Ohm test or resistivity test for your wires and connectors, to check if the wires are crimped or fasten properly.
  • High voltage test, to ensure the wires are properly insulated.
  • High-speed data or RF test to ensure signal integrity quality of your assembled cable.

Custom Electronic Tester

Contact PIC-CONTROL for further information for your custom cable tester.

custom cable harness tester design