EIB sensor scenario

Information on using EIB sensors (switches, motion detectors, weather stations, etc.) instead of normal push buttons in a Loxone installation

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Based on cost considerations and depending on your installation plans, we generally recommend using conventional push buttons as digital inputs on the Miniserver and Extension. Under certain conditions, combining EIB sensors with Loxone actuators makes sense. For example, to achieve efficient cabling or, the customer desires a specific EIB push button. Below, we focus on the use of EIB sensors.

Please note the following points:

  • Since Loxone responds to each rising edge, it is essential that the EIB push button is configured correctly in ETS
  • To function properly, an EIB push-button must be programed to to send a '1' (ON) when pushed, and a '0' (OFF) upon release

Push button example

The following screenshots show a Jung-4X push-button in ETS and then in Loxone Config.

If the push button is configured as described, you can use the Loxone Miniserver for anything.

 
If your EIB push button does not support this, use the '
EIB Extended Sensor'.

Configure and set up easily with Loxone Config

In your configuration, use the function blocks found in the configuration software as you would normally. For the function blocks, it is irrelevant if the input is connected to an EIB sensor or a conventional switch (digital input).

Configuration example: Blinds

Example of blinds in Loxone Config

 Configuration example: Lighting

Example of lighting in Loxone Config