Flowfinity M1 Controller
Advanced IoT Configuration

See how to set up and operate your M1 Controller with external peripherals including a backup battery, voltage output and relays.

If you are just starting out with your Flowfinity M1 Controller please see our beginner's getting started guide.

Operating the Battery

Connect and charge a 12V external battery as a backup power source to ensure uninterrupted connectivity.

Introduction to Relays

Relays are electrical switches used to control external devices such as lights, heaters, fans, pumps and motors.

Using VO Power Supply

Configure a voltage output (VO) power supply that can be used to power external peripherals such as sensors, relays and tower lights.

Using Internal Relays

See how to set up 4 built-in relays which can be used to control external electrical devices from your M1 controller.

Using External Relays

Connect up to 4 external relays in addition to the internal relays built into the M1 to control additional devices.

Monitoring External Relays

Use your Flowfinity M1 Controller to monitor and indicate the status of external relays to ensure they are switched to their desired state.

Power Monitoring

Monitor the power supply status of equipment and machinery to repond and notify in the event of a disruption.

Workflow State Indication Using Tower Lights

Visually confirm the state of a process or piece of equipment using a tower light to easily confirm the status.

Using DI & DT

Use Discrete Inputs (DI) and Digital Terminals (DT) as logic inputs to sense the state of electrical contacts, such as buttons, switches or externally controlled relays.

Connecting to wireless networks

Pair your Flowfinity M1 Controller with a wireless router from OptConnect to ensure seamless connectivity with the Flowfinity Actions server and uninterrupted Flowfinity Streams data transmission for remote deployments or as a backup in the event of an internet or power outage.

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