Miniserver Technical Info & Advanced Setup

CONTENTS

LAYOUT

Loxone Miniserver Layout

TECHNICAL DATA

GENERAL

  • Operating voltage 24VDC
  • Power consumption – 120mA at 24V (1.2 – 2.4 Watt)
  • Maximum total power loss: 8.6W
  • Compact design for DIN rail mounting
  • Dimensions 156 x 88 x57mm (T9 housing)
  • Micro-SD card slot (up to 16 GB)
  • Protection: IP20
  • Operating temperature: 0 to +50°C
  • Maximum relative humidity 95% (non-condensing)

INTERFACES

  • 8 digital inputs 24VDC
    • Sensing thresholds:
      • 0 – 7.2V corresponds to logic 0
      • 7.0 – 8.2V switching threshold or non-defined area
      • 8 – 24V corresponds to logic 1
    • Digital Input Impedence to Ground: 10kΩ
    • The 24VDC supply on the digital inputs is rated at 100mA, it is not intended for high loads.
  • 4 analogue inputs
    • 0 – 10VDC,
    • 10 bit resolution
    • Also usable as a 24VDC digital input – config change required
  • 8 digital outputs (relays)
    • 250VAC 5A cosφ=1
    • 30VDC 5A
    • For large loads, use a coupling relay
  • 4 analogue outputs
    • 0 – 10VDC,
    • 12 bit resolution
    • Maximum momentary output current: 20mA
    • Maximum continuous current: 10mA
  • KNX® EIB integration*
  • LAN port
 When calculating the number of lights that can be powered on one relay you MUST account for inrush current, information on inrush for the lights being used will be available from the light manufacturer.

OTHER

  • Easy to use configuration software included
  • User Interface software works for PC, Mac, browser and mobile devices
  • Onboard microprocessor and memory
  • Loxone OS operating system with built-in webserver
  • Stand-alone – no additional servers or hardware required

Use only Loxone SD cards for the Miniserver. (These can be found in our webshop).

Do not use other 3rd party SD cards. These SD cards may work at first glance or be of similar specification but differences in hardware and features will cause problems with the Miniserver!

* NB: Not ALL KNX devices can be integrated into the Loxone System due to differing communication sequences.

DIMENSIONS

Loxone Miniserver Dimensions

 

CONNECT TO THE MINISERVER: DIRECT

If there is no router available at the installation or you want to quickly program the Miniserver in an installation that is not using the apps then you can connect directly to the Miniserver with your PC or laptop. The network card needs to support crossover, or you need to use a crossover cable or switch.

Icon Exclamation Mark LoxoneSetting a manual IP address
If there’s no DHCP server or router to assign an IP address to the Miniserver, you must set one manually. By default, this should be in the range 192.168.1.x.

STEP 1: ADAPTERS

Open Windows Control Panel and go to the Network and Sharing Centre. Click back one level to the Network and Internet. On the left you will see the Adapter settings option, click on this to see the adapters of your computer.

Windows Control Panel Adapter Settings

STEP 2: ADAPTER PROPERTIES

Right click on the Ethernet adapter (the one connected to the Miniserver) to go the Properties of the adapter.

Windows Adapter Settings Properties

STEP 3: IPV4

Scroll down in the Networking tab to the entry ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click on the Properties button to edit the IPv4 properties of the adapter.

Adapter Settings IPv4

STEP 4: IPV4 PROPERTIES

Here you can assign your computer a static IP address. Click on the option ‘Use the following IP address:’ and then fill in an IP address and subnet. The IP address for your laptop should be one that the Miniserver wouldn’t be using. By default with no router the Miniserver IP address is 192.168.1.77 so set your laptop IP address to a different address, for example 192.168.1.1 (mimicking a router).

Hit enter after entering the IP address and the subnet will automatically be filled in as 255.255.255.0. This is fine, you can now click OK and then exit the Control Panel network adapter windows.

IPv4 Properties Adapter Settings

TIPS FOR NETWORK CONFIGURATION

Icon Exclamation Mark LoxoneIf networking is new to you have a look here for some useful tips that will assist when setting up your Miniserver.

FINDING YOUR COMPUTERS LOCAL IP ADDRESS

To run the command prompt in Windows:

-Open the start menu.
-Type “CMD” into the search bar (if one doesn’t appear, simply typing when this pops up works).
-Open the Command Prompt.

Now type “ipconfig” into the command prompt and hit enter.

Command Prompt IP Config

This command will return a list of all the network connections on your computer. If you are connected via WiFi to your network look for “Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi”, or if you are connected to your network with an Ethernet cable then look for “Ethernet adapter Ethernet”.

Your IP address is listed next to IPv4 Address. In this case the IP address is 10.44.44.21

Command Prompt IP Config Details

CONFIRMING THE MINISERVER IS REACHABLE OVER THE NETWORK

If you can see the Miniserver listed in the search of Loxone Config but cannot connect to it, confirm that it is available at the IP address it has. To do this open the command prompt as before and type “ping <MiniserverIP>”. For example “ping 10.44.44.100”.

Command Prompt Ping

This command pings the destination IP (Miniserver in this case) to see whether the IP address is reachable and will return a reply to say whether the Miniserver responded or not. The ping command sends 4 echo requests by default. In the example below all 4 pings were received so the IP address is reachable.

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Network connections are often blocked by firewalls or anti-virus programs. If you have connection problems check that Loxone Config has been allowed through the firewall and the anti-virus program. If you are still having difficulties try disabling the anti-virus program completely.