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Micro Process Controller

The Micro Process Controller is a unit by DiRen with 6 switched relays, connected via a parallel interface (or serial to parallel converter) with a through port for a parallel printer.

The switched relays allow you to control other electrical equipment, such a as lights, radio, or even time sensitive photographic control. Controlled by the computer, this allows speed of switching to be set from micro-seconds to days.

Two units could be connected in series if no printer is used. Each relay could switch up to 240V AC at 3 amps and easily controlled from BASIC.

The MPC unit was contained in a small black box and powered either by 9V battery or external 9V 250mA power supply.

Advertised features:

  • Inexpensive
  • Self-contained unit
  • Connects to a computer's printers parallel interface
  • Very simple to use and program
  • Switches DC and AC voltages up to 3 Amps @ 240 Volts AC
  • Can plug in line with printer or second controller
  • Independently fused switching circuits
  • No fuss. Just plug in and go.

Diren MPC Micro Process Controller Unit Title: Micro Process Controller
Interface Type: I/O Interface
Connection: Centronics Port
Through-Connector: YES
Manufacturer: DiRen
Year First Sold: Unknown
Original Price: Unknown

Download Manual: Micro Process Controller Manual (PFD and MS-Word DOC)
Accompanying Software: Unknown

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