This information pertains to the PicoBoo Jr (formerly called the PicoBoo 103) and PicoBoo (formerly called the PicoBoo 104). The PicoBoo AC (PicoBoo 105) already natively handles AC devices. This information also pertains to any relay that can handle AC voltage.
Start with an AC device that has a power plug on it. Shown here is a 110v AC solenoid with an AC power plug (the actual plug is hard to see in this picture). These steps will also work with a lamp, motor, or any other 110v
AC device that has a power plug on it.
Use a sharp utility knife, x-cto knife, or scissors to separate
the two wires on the AC cable of your device.
Once separated, it will look as shown in this picture.
Snip ONE of the two wires with wire cutters or scissors.
The cut wire will look as shown in this picture.
Strip the two pieces using wire stripers to expose about a ¼” of
Screw one of the bare wires into “C” on the PicoBoo or BooBox
controller. Screw the other into “NO” or “NC” on the controller.
Note: If you screw the wire into “NO” then the device will be OFF until
the controller tells it to come ON. If you screw the wire into “NC” then the
device will be ON until the controller tells it to go OFF.
Here is another picture of the wires screwed into a PicoBoo
And here is yet another picture.
Plug the devices power plug into an AC outlet.
Be sure to also plug the controller into an AC outlet.
Now you can program
the controller as per your controller’s specific instructions.
WARNING: HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC POWER SYSTEMS CAN FAIL THROUGH MISUSE, AGE OR MALFUNCTION. THE SYSTEM DESIGNER
IS WARNED TO CONSIDER THE FAILURE MODES OF ALL COMPONENTS USED IN THE DESIGN AND ENGINEERING OF ALL SYSTEMS AND TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE
SAFEGUARDS TO PREVENT PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT IN THE EVENT OF SUCH FAILURES