INITIAL SETUP – SHADING ACTUATOR AIR
The Shading Actuator uses a Hirschmann plug to connect to power and to connect to the blinds.
By using the metal safety catches, it provides a strong connection that isn’t at risk of coming loose.
The Shading actuator Air is an air device, so the same air learning procedure found on this page can be used.
Once your Shading Actuator Air has been learned in, you can configure the device automatically using Auto Config or via manually configuring it.
Once the shading actuator has been setup, through either Auto Config or through manual setup, you will then need to set the endpoints for the blind.
The shading actuator air can find out the start and stop points for the blinds automatically by completing 1 entire motion of the blinds.
Simply Drive the blinds completely down, then completely up and it will automatically determine the travel times for the blinds.
By using the Shading Actuator Air (SAA), you can integrate blinds with ease by using Loxone Air technology. As an added bonus, each one of these will improve your Air Mesh Network as they are all permanently powered Air devices.
You can purchase the Hirschmann STAK3, STAS3 at normal UK wholesalers such as Farnell and RS-Components. However many blind and shutter manufacturers will supply their blinds with the STAS3 connector so we reccomend checking with your supplier before purchasing.
When using the SAA as a blind actuator, you can simply drag and drop the Shading Actuator Air onto the page in Loxone Config to get the correct block. In the properties of this block, the correct motor is already assigned to the block
If you are using the SAA as a universal actuator, then you have 2 5 amp rated digital outputs at your disposal. As well as the 2 digital outputs, you also get 1 digital input for current flow. The threshold value for the current flow cannot be changed.
If the Shading Actuator is used as a blind actuator, the endpoints of your blinds can be automatically determined thanks to a power measurement of the device. For this something known as a “reference trip” must be made.
In order to execute a reference trip, you must start the blinds in their fully open position. Once there, drive them all the way down and then all the way back up. These trips must not be interrupted whilst they are being carried out. After this trip has been completed, the travel times are automatically calculated and transferred to the block for use within Config.
If your blind motor requires less than 90 watts of power, a reliable endpoint detection cannot take place. Therefore you will need to disable the automatic detection feature within Loxone Config.
If you need to change the direction that the blinds rotate in, there is a simple tick box option that can be ticked or unticked to change the direction of rotation.
Similar to swapping between a general actuator or a shading actuator, this option is found in the properties of the SAA itself.
If you activate the diagnostics inputs in the device properties, the following additional inputs are available:
- Online status
- CPU temperature