Control the ICStation USB multi channel relay modules

## Summary

IcseCtl is a library to control the ICStation USB multi channel relay modules (ICSE012A, ICSE013A, ICSE014A).

## Initialization

The initialization of the devices is handled by udev. To set up udev:

sudo cp examples/icseudev.py /lib/udev
sudo cp examples/99-icsectl.rules /etc/udev/rules.d
sudo udevadm control --reload-rules

When a device is plugged in the relays are switched on by default. After detection the icseudev.py script switches them off.

Symbolic links /dev/ttyICSE012A, /dev/ttyICSE013A, /devttyICSE014A are created if a respective device is connected. If another PL2303 device is connected a link /dev/ttyPL2303 is created.

Initialization is logged in the system log.

## Permissions

Per default, only root is allowed to use devices directly. On Debian and Ubuntu serial USB devices are assigned to group dialout. To allow a user to use the device call:

adduser USER dialout

## Usage

The script examples/icsectl can be used to switch individual relays. The status is kept in a file in the user’s home directory. If the file does not yet exist, it is assumed that all relays are switched off.

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