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Dry Contact RIB® Relays Stop Voltage Drop

January 24, 2017
Tech Tuesday

Wireless technology is a fantastic thing. It allows people to control devices that are hundreds, if not thousands, of feet away. But what if wireless isn’t reliable enough? What if wireless is too expensive? What if you want a hardwired solution? No one wants to run thousands of feet of wire. That’s expensive both in […] Read More


Using a BACnet® Compatible RIB® Relay

January 17, 2017
Tech Tuesday

Building automation controllers can be quite expensive, and purchasing one just to add a couple more points on the network may not be ideal. Luckily Functional Devices has a solution for these cases – using a BACnet® compatible RIB®! Our selection of BACnet® MS/TP Network RIB® Relays can be powered from 24Vac/dc up to 277Vac. […] Read More


Using RIB® Relays with Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)

January 10, 2017
Tech Tuesday

On my last technical support day, I received a few questions about whether our RIB® current sensors work well with variable frequency drive (VFD) motor controllers. The short answer is yes, but there are a couple key points worth noting. Determining Sensor Placement When using a RIB® current sensor to monitor the status of a […] Read More


RIB® Relays in 2017

January 3, 2017
Tech Tuesday

Dear Diary, It’s a new year full of new resolutions and experiences. New resolutions come with new hopes, new dreams and new opportunities. I’m looking forward to the chance to make better decisions this year and impact my community and the environment in a more positive way. That is how I have come up with […] Read More