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Why use a Smart Relay when you can use a Smart-PAK?

As an OEM, It only makes (and saves) Cents!

From Development to Production!

What you typically find with a "smart relay" in comparison to a PLC is a stripped down version with some basic programming functions, limited program and internal memory capacity and a couple of bells (analog inputs). For those who require analog I/O, we offer the Smart-PAK PLUS. For really basic applications requiring only digital I/O we offer the Smart-PAK and Smart-PAK-e. What is the Smart-PAK-e? More about that later.

Smart relays come with or without integrated LCD displays and function keys used for programming. However, our emphasis is on the units provided without display or keypad for embedded OEM applications. Should you require an inexpensive display, we will be addressing that later in this presentation.

Entertron is offering a fully functional product, with different options at a price that makes sense. You will notice that not all smart relays offer the same capabilities. For instance, if you need some level of communications, a rather expensive protocol module is required.

In case your wondering...the Smart-PAK is not new...it has been around since 1992. Since it's introduction, we have continually improved the product. Even with the advent of "smart relays", the Smart-PAK still offers more for less.

If you are using a smart relay because of cost...think again. Entertron now provides you with a smarter solution...The Smart-PAK.

Item Entertron Allen Bradley Crouzet Idec Mitsubishi Moeller Omron Siemens
Model Smart-PAK Pico Millennium Smart Relay Alpha Easy Zen Logo
Starting I/O 6 in / 6 out 8 in / 4 out 8 in / 4 out 8 in / 4 out 8 in / 6 out 8 in / 4 out 6 in / 4 out 8 in / 4 out
Maximum I/O (single unit) 12 in / 12 out 12 in / 8 out 12 in / 8 out 8 in / 4 out 15 in / 9 out 12 in / 8 out 8 in / 4 out 12 in / 8 out
Expansion *No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power **12 or 24 VDC 12 or 24 VDC

24 or 100-240VAC

12 or 24 VDC

24 or 100-240VAC

12 or 24 VDC

24 or 100-240VAC

24 VDC

100-240VAC

12 or 24 VDC

115-230VAC

24 VDC

100-240VAC

12 or 24 VDC

24 or 115-230VAC

Relay outputs Rating 7 amps 8 amp 8 amp 8 amp 8 amp 8 amp 8 amp 10 amp
Program Capacity 4K (12K option) 128 Rungs ??? 130 Function Blocks 200 Function Blocks 121 Lines of logic 96 Lines of Logic 130 Function Blocks
Real Time Clock Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Serial Port RS232 Standard Programming Only Requires Module Requires Module Programming only - requires special cable Programming only Programming only Requires Module
Protocols ASCII & ModBus Device Net Module ModBus Module ($152.32) AS Interface ($189.81) & Lonworks ($442.89) N/A N/A N/A AS Interface Module ($145.00)
Incorporate Operator Interface Yes N/A Yes - with ModBus Module Yes - with AS Interface N/A N/A N/A Yes - with AS Interface
Programming Software Included Additional Cost $10.98 Included in starter Kit Included $47.85 $51.62 $79.00
Programming Cable Included Additional Cost $64.99 $90.66 $95.00 $75.93 $80.28 $79.00
Cost to Start (base unit) $175.00** ??? $228.29 $298.04 $283.00 $288.11 $264.41 $288.00
Warranty 5 years 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year
"Cost to Start" includes based unit, programming software and any cables required.

Single unit pricing is not included - pricing will vary from vendor to vendor.

Pricing for many of the units obtained through Newark Electronics and AA Electric catalogs

Number of rungs will vary depending on the complexity of program. A 4K memory capacity can retain approximately 800 rungs of code.

* The Smart-PAK PLUS provides additional I/O capabilities - analog and digital.

** An inexpensive power supply can be purchased through our friends at Marlin P. Jones & Associates They offer a host of different power supplies at prices that are amazing.

We have customers currently using these power supplies with great success. So there is no reason why it won't work for you. You can buy direct from Marlin P Jones & Associates. Simply click on the above link to begin your search for the power supply you require.

The Smart-PAK also includes:

  • 16 Bit registers used as timers / counters or holding registers (TC register)
  • High Quality Pluggable terminal blocks with rising cage clamps (for better connection) that can accept up to 12 AWG wire
  • LED indicators for inputs, outputs and watchdog scan
  • Entertron's non traditonal, yet exceptional factory support - you speak to a live person.
  • American made and 100% tested in Gasport, NY

Why settle for a few instructions in their products when you can use our Eware32 programming software. Click on the link to find out more about what you can do...or better yet, download our software for Free. Included in the download are 32 programming examples and manual.- Software Information

(Complete our product recommendation form and a password will be sent to unlock the download)

6 input / 6 output configurations

Part Number Description Internal Memory Information Features Included 1 pc Price (Starter Kit) 100+ pc Price (OEM)
SP-66-12 6 DC in / 6 relay, 12 VDC power 24 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, 4K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, manual and examples. $175.00 $100.00 ea
SP-66-24 6 DC in / 6 relay, 24 VDC power 24 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, 4K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, manual and examples. $175.00 $100.00 ea
SP-66-12-N 6 DC in / 6 relay, 12 VDC power 250 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, Entertron Enhanced ASCII protocol, 4K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, manual and examples. $185.00 $105.00 ea
SP-66-24-N 6 DC in / 6 relay, 24 VDC power 250 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, Entertron Enhanced ASCII protocol, 4K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, manual and examples. $185.00 $105.00 ea
SP-66-12-MOD 6 DC in / 6 relay, 12 VDC power 250 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, Entertron Enhanced ModBus RTU protocol, 4K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, with manual and examples. $185.00 $115.00 ea
SP-66-24-MOD 6 DC in / 6 relay, 24 VDC power 250 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, Entertron Enhanced ModBus RTU protocol 4K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, manual and examples. $185.00 $115.00 ea
SP-66-12-NR 6 DC in / 6 relay, 12 VDC power 250 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, Entertron Enhanced ASCII protocol, 20K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Real Time Clock, Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, with manual and examples. $195.00 $120.00 ea
SP-66-24-NR 6 DC in / 6 relay, 24 VDC power 250 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, Entertron Enhanced ASCII protocol 20K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Real Time Clock, Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, manual and examples. $195.00 $120.00 ea
SP-66-12-R-MOD 6 DC in / 6 relay, 12 VDC power 250 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, Entertron ModBus RTU protocol 20K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Real Time Clock, Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, manual and examples. $195.00 $120.00 ea
SP-66-24-R-MOD 6 DC in / 6 relay, 24 VDC power 250 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, Entertron ModBus RTU protocol 20K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Real Time Clock, Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, manual and examples. $195.00 $120.00 ea
EP-66-12 6 DC in / 6 relay, 12 VDC power 24 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, 4K program capacity, Socketed EPROM Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC - Stripped Down production unit offering the bare minimum $N/A $90.00 ea
EP-66-24 6 DC in / 6 relay, 24 VDC power 24 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, 4K program capacity, Socketed EPROM Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC - Stripped Down production unit offering the bare minimum $N/A $90.00 ea
** NPN inputs are standard - PNP inputs are available upon request.

The Smart-PAK (N, NR or R-MOD) can be ordered with the following capabilities in place of the 10 KHz High speed counter:

  • 2 - High Speed Counter inputs @ 5 KHz each
  • 1 - Bi Directional High Speed Counter @ 5 KHz
  • 1 - PWM output up to 9.216 KHz
Starter kits include one controller, computer cable and programming software with manual, examples and simulator.
Note - Quantity pricing applies when purchasing direct through Entertron.

12 input / 12 output configurations

Part Number Description Internal Memory Information Features Included 1 pc Price (Starter Kit) 100+ pc Price (OEM)
SP-1212-12 12 DC in / 12 relay, 12 VDC power 24 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, 4K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, manual and examples $275.00 $185.00 ea
SP-1212-24 12 DC in / 12 relay, 24 VDC power 24 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, 4K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, manual and examples $275.00 $185.00 ea
SP-1212-12-N 12 DC in / 12 relay, 12 VDC power 250 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, Entertron Enhanced ASCII protocol, 4K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, manual and examples $285.00 $195.00 ea
SP-1212-24-N 12 DC in / 12 relay, 24 VDC power 250 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, Entertron Enhanced ASCII protocol, 4K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, manual and examples $285.00 $195.00 ea
SP-1212-12-MOD 12 DC in / 12 relay, 12 VDC power 250 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, Entertron Enhanced ModBus RTU protocol, 4K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, manual and examples $285.00 $195.00 ea
SP-1212-24-MOD 12 DC in / 12 relay, 24 VDC power 250 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, Entertron Enhanced ModBus RTU protocol, 4K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, manual and examples $285.00 $195.00 ea
SP-1212-12-NR 12 DC in / 12 relay, 12 VDC power 250 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, Entertron Enhanced ASCII protocol, 20K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Real Time Clock, Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, manual and examples. $295.00 $195.00 ea
SP-1212-24-NR 12 DC in / 12 relay, 24 VDC power 250 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, Entertron Enhanced ASCII protocol 20K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Real Time Clock, Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, manual and examples. $295.00 $195.00 ea
SP-1212-12-R-MOD 12 DC in / 12 relay, 12 VDC power 250 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, Entertron ModBus RTU protocol 20K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Real Time Clock, Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, with manual and examples. $295.00 $195.00 ea
SP-1212-24-R-MOD 12 DC in / 12 relay, 24 VDC power 250 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, Entertron ModBus RTU protocol 20K program capacity, Battery Backed Ram Real Time Clock, Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC, RS232 port for downloading program, Computer cable (with starter kit only) Eware32 ladder logic programming software with simulator, with manual and examples. $295.00 $195.00 ea
EP-1212-12 12 DC in / 12 relay, 12 VDC power 24 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, 4K program capacity, Socketed EPROM Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC - Stripped Down production unit offering the bare minimum $N/A $175.00 ea
EP-1212-24 12 DC in / 12 relay, 24 VDC power 24 TC registers, 149 Internal relays, 4K program capacity, Socketed EPROM Input #1 can be used as 10 KHz single direction HSC - Stripped Down production unit offering the bare minimum $N/A $175.00 ea
** NPN inputs are standard - PNP inputs are available upon request.

The Smart-PAK (N, NR or R-MOD) can be ordered with the following capabilities in place of the 10 KHz High speed counter:

  • 2 - High Speed Counter inputs @ 5 KHz each
  • 1 - Bi Directional High Speed Counter @ 5 KHz
  • 1 - PWM output up to 9.216 KHz
Starter kits include one controller, computer cable and programming software with manual, examples and simulator.
Note - Quantity pricing applies when purchasing direct through Entertron.

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What is a Smart-PAK-e? This unit offers the same I/O but without serial port, battery backed ram or real time clock. If you want low cost, but don't need all the features...this unit is perfect for you.
How does it get programmed? Being designated as a production unit only, Entertron takes into account that you will have one program (maybe some variations) and offers at no additional cost to you, a programmed unit. During the manufacturing process, Entertron will take your program and burn it on to the socketed EPROM. This way no one will have access to your program. If a change needs to be made, a simple swap of EPROMs and your customer is up and running. (We offer this service for any units...once your application is in the production stage)
Program Development? Entertron offers Eware32 ladder logic based programming software with simulator FREE, as a tool to develop your application program. If you would rather have Entertron develop your program, we offer an inexpensive development program - $75.00 / hr. You pay for it, you own it. The program is your intellectual property.
Can I use a display with a Smart-PAK-e Unfortunately, the answer is no. This unit provides no method of serial interface. A Smart-PAK with either our Entertron ASCII protocol or ModBus protocol can interface with a display, so long as the display supports one of these protocols.
What Smart-PAK do I need for development if I am going to use the Smart-PAK-e? In order to use the Smart-PAK-e, you can develop with the following Smart-PAKs - SP-66-12, SP-66-24, SP-1212-12 and SP-1212-24

Are you in need of an inexpensive operator interface?

Sure, the smart relays offer an integrated display, however, that display can also be used to program the unit. Do you want to create the possibility for your customer to access your program? When using the Smart-PAK, the display is separate from the PLC and its program, therefore you never need to worry about someone accessing your program. Our friends at Optimation offer some nice inexpensive operator interfaces.

OM420 OM440 OM620 OM640
$144.00 (includes cable) $154.00 (includes cable) $214.00 (Includes cable) $214.00 (Includes cable)
All operator interface items can be purchased through Entertron. A separate invoice will be supplied by Optimation for items purchased.

(Quantity Discounts Available)

On a side note, you may be pondering...what about a DL-05 from Automation Direct? The digital inputs are certainly comparable as is the built in power supply. However, should you require a real time clock, you will require their D0-01MC module. Their lowest price controller with module starts at $148.00 and is not expandible. This doesn't include software or cables.

Some have asked us about Tri PLCs E-10-Relay unit. They are inexpensive, however you are limited to a minimal number of rungs of code; a few timers and counters and a 2 amp relay output rating.

What these products lack, Entertron's Smart-PAK makes up for. Combine that with our unmatched warranty, free software and customer support and you have yourself a world class solution.

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