Dimmer Setup

How to set up your Dimmer Extension

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Technical Data

  • Universal dimmer with 4 dimming channels
    • Channel 1: 400 Watt
    • Channels 2 to 4: 210 Watt
    • 1030 Watt Total load
    • Designed for resistive, capacitive and inductive loads
    • Low loads are dimmable: no minimum load with trailing edge dimming 
      (high voltage LED dimming, incandescents)
    • Minimum load with leading edge dimming (inductive loads): 50 Watt
    • Wave packet control specifically suited for mains LEDs (no minimum load)
  • 8x digital inputs 24VDC
    (For connecting to switches or window contact switches)
  • The 24VDC supply on the digital inputs is rated at 100mA, it is not intended for high loads.
  • Simple to connect to the Loxone Link
  • Ambient temperature: 5°C to 40°C, air vents must be kept clear!
  • Dimensions: 156 x 88 x 57mm (T9 housing)
  • Powered with a 24VDC power supply
  • Protection: IP20
  • Safety shutdown: If the CPU temperature increases over 79°C, all the dimming outputs are turned off. Once the temperature drops below 64°C, the respective dimmed outputs are turned on. The CPU temperature is updated on startup and if there is a temperature change of more than 5°C.

 

Technical Data

Dimensions

Dimmer dimensions

Information on LED dimming

230V LED dimming of lights / strips

With the Loxone Dimmer you can dim common 230V LED lights and strips.

24V LED dimming of lights / strips

LED lights and strips that run on 24V DC can be dimmed with the Loxone RGBW Dimmer.

Tested LEDs

You can dim all 230V LED bulbs marked as dimmable with the Loxone Dimmer. Due to the electronic control LED bulbs require different correction values on the Dimmer to allow for smooth dimming. This list should help you find suitable LED bulbs and their correction values.

Brand Type Suitability
Osram

LED PARATHOM CLA 75 14.5W E27

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Osram

LED Reflector Lamp PAR16 7.5W GU10 AA Parathom

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Eglo

9W 600 lumen E27

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Sylvania

RefLED Coolfit ES50 Dimmable 5.5W GU10

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Philipps

Master LEDspot 4W GU10

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Samsung

LED A60 / SI-I8W141UL1EU 13.5W E27

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Samsung

40D SI-M8V072BD1EU SI-M73001517VTM 6.5W GU10

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Samsung

STIML W8300701BB 25D/M21801378VTM 6.5W GU10 tl_files/loxone/design/images/icons/tickmark.png

Toshiba

CLASSIC A 40000H Dim LDAC0627E7EUD 6W E27 tl_files/loxone/design/images/icons/tickmark.png

Lumidas

DDL06-200/240VGU10S(W) / Fawoo 5.8W GU10 tl_files/loxone/design/images/icons/tickmark.png

* Please note that mains LEDs can often vary in quality between production batches.

Dimmable LED not on our list?

Our database is constantly being expanded. If you have LED bulbs that you are using with the Loxone Dimmer that are not listed here then please fill out the form and send us the details of your LED bulbs, so we can add them to the list.

General Data



Dimming Performance

Correction





Correction Necessary?

Installation

  • Mount the Dimmer Extension on the DIN rail
  • Connect 24V DC power supply, but do not switch on until the whole installation is completed
    (We recommend looping through the Miniserver)
  • Connect the inputs and outputs
    (We recommend splitting the channels of the dimmer across 3 phases)
  • Connect the Loxone Link
  • Note: If it's the last extension, terminate the Loxone Link with a 120Ω resistor (included with the Miniserver)
  • Turn on the power supply
  • After a few seconds, the left LED will flash green if the extension is already configured, or orange if not

Important Information

  • Inductive loads (e.g. conventional transformers) and capacitive loads (e.g. electronic transformers) must not be interconnected!
  • Conventional transformers must be loaded with at least 80% of the nominal load with lamps.
  • The Dimmer Extension is not suitable for speed control of motors, since back EMF with voltage spikes of over 300 V causes permanent damage. If you have any questions regarding this please contact Support.
  • When using the Dimmer for mains LEDs each channel should be de-rated by 50% due to the high inrush currents. This means that the first channel would be rated at 200 Watts and the other channels at 105 Watts.
     


Make sure that your bulbs are labelled as dimmable - especially with energy saving bulbs and LEDs.

Configuring Extensions

EXTENSIONS ARE CONNECTED TO THE MINISERVER WITH LOXONE LINK

To add one or more extensions to the program the simplest way is to connect up the extensions to the Miniserver using the Loxone Link and looping power. Then do a search in Loxone Config by pressing the button "Peripheral Search", which will bring all the connected extensions. You can highlight a single extension, give it a name and then click Create device which will add in the highlighted extension. Or you can click on Create all devices which will add all the connected extensions in to the program with the correct serial numbers. 

IDENTIFY DEVICE

If you have installed several extensions of the same type and cannot identify which one is which (for example 2 DMX extensions) then you can use the software to identify a device. Simply click on the device in the periphery tree and the extension will flash red, green and yellow very quickly so you can identify it.

EXTENSIONS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE MINISERVER

If there is no physical extensions connected to the Miniserver they cannot be found in the search. However you can add the extensions to the program so you can configure a system before installing. In the configuration software, connect to your Miniserver and download the existing configuration (if there is one) from the Miniserver.

Select the 'Devices' drop-down menu on the Periphery tab and select the required extension, then fill in the serial number in the properties.

Extension Replacement

If an extension has been replaced you need to add the serial number in the properties. Click on the extension in the periphery tree. Enter the serial number of the extension in the properties section. 

Serial number
The serial number is on the back of your extension. You can find the number just below the barcode (see picture).

An Extension can also be replaced in the Peripheral Search.

Mount the new Extension and run the Peripheral Search. Highlight the Extension (not used) and choose the device you would like to replace in the drop-down menu.

Finally press "OK" and save your program into the Miniserver. The Extension has now been replaced.

Using the Dimmer extension

The Loxone Dimmer Extension is an RLC Dimmer. That means you can dim resistive, inductive and capacitive loads.

When the left status LED on the Dimmer extension is red the measurement of the frequency of the dimming channels is being performed.

Dimming types

You can change what type of load is being dimmed.

Dimming type Type of load Example
Leading edge dimming Resitive or inductive load Conventional low voltage halogen transformers
Trailing edge dimming Resistive or capacitive loads Incandescents, electronic high voltage halogen transformers
Mains LEDs (leading edge) Resistive Mains 240V LEDs
Mains LEDs (trailing edge) Resistive Mains 240V LEDs

Correction

If an incoming value is outside the range (0 to 10) for instance 0-100% with 0-10VDC, this can be adjusted for using the corrector.
 

Correction example for a dimmer

The analogue output from the dimmer function block gives out a 0-10V signal, the output of the Dimmer Extension is 0-100%, so the corrector must be used for the scaling to be correct. The scaling is linear. If 1V at the analogue output corresponds to 10%, then the following settings must be used:

Input voltage 1 0V
Display value 1

0%

Input voltage 2

10V

Display value 2

100%

 
Since high voltage LEDs have their own electronics, it might be that at 70%, they are already at their full brightness. The corrector can also be used here:

Input voltage 1 0

Display value 1

0%

Input voltage 2

100%

Display value 2

70%

Display

In the section 'Display', you can choose the desired units. It can be useful to read the help window, as shown in the screenshot.

If you want a status display of the output, then tick the box next to 'Show status only'.

Find out more

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Dimmer Quick Connection Guide (pdf)

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Dimmer EG Declaration of Conformity (pdf)

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RoHS Declaration of Conformity (pdf)

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