Valve Actuator Air

TECHNICAL DATA

Technische Daten

Power Supply5 … 30VDC SELV oder
2x 1,5V AA Batteries (Estimated life under normal operating circumstances – 2 years)
Power consumptiontyp. 170mW, max. 1,2W
Maximum power consumptionmax. 1,2W
Force applied70N
Distance the pin can travel6 – 7mm
IP ratingIP20
Ambient Temperature-20 … 55°C
Relevant humidity80% r.H (non-condensing)
Radio frequency868MHz (SRD Band Europe)
915MHz (ISM Band Region 2)
Dimensions46 x 53 x 73mm (Without valve adapter)
Maintenance & CleaningNo maintenance is required – clean with a dry cloth.

Icon Exclamation Mark LoxonePlease note that although the Actuator Air does have an inbuilt temperature sensor it is possible for this to be effected by the temperature of the radiator and as such effect heating performance. We recommend if possible an independent temperature sensor at switch-height such as the Touch Air.

 

Icon Exclamation Mark LoxoneWhen the actuator is supplied with 24V, we recommend an extra power supply for your actuators. Note that the Actuators will draw a maximum inrush current of 50mA (at 24VDC).

 

BEFORE SETUP

Icon Exclamation Mark LoxoneBefore you setup your actuators in Loxone Config, it is advisable to mount them to the valves they will be used on. This is because the Actuator Air automatically does a calibration procedure on being learnt into config and as such, it would then need to be recalibrated which is a time-consuming process.

In order to ensure that the actuators know the exact movement of the valve they have been placed on they must run a calibration procedure. This is done automatically when you first learn the actuators in so we recommend you learn in and power up your actuators for the first time when they are mounted to the respective valve. If this is not done you will need to recalibrate the actuator manually the process for this is:

  1. Open Loxone config and connect to your Miniserver and load out from it.
  2. Ensure the Air Base or Actuators are not updating.
  3. Press the button on top of the actuator.
  4. In “Device Status” right-click on the actuator and select “Wake Device”
  5. In the periphery right click on the actuator and select “Calibrate Device” this can take up to 20 seconds to happen and you will hear the actuator start to move in its calibration cycle. If this does not happen repeat steps 3, 4 & 5.
  6. Once the actuator has recalibrated in “Device Status” right-click on the actuator and select “Sleep Device”. The actuator is now calibrated.
  7. Repeat this process for all actuators.

SETUP IN LOXONE CONFIG

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CONFIGURATION

The actuators Analogue output can be connected directly to the Qh output of the Intelligent Room Controller. The actuators are already set up to be optimised for proportional control over a 0-10 signal.

BATTERY REPLACEMENT

To replace the battery, open the side lid of the Air actuator. There are 2 AA batteries that are easy to remove. After inserting the new batteries and the device restart, recalibrate and the LED of the Actuator Air will blink green 3 times.

Loxone Valve Actuator Air Battery Change.

Icon Exclamation Mark LoxonePlease note that when you power a Valve actuator Air with a permanent source, it effectively acts as a Tree Actuator in terms of sending information. It will always update the Miniserver to any changes it gets as it no longer has to be frugal with battery life.

LED STATUS

Constant Flashing Green – Red – YellowDevice in Learn Mode
3 x Green Flash then offDevice connected to Air Base
Constant Flashing YellowDevice not communicating with Air Base
Fast Flashing Green – RedDevice Identifying itself

DEVICE TEST

The actuator can be opened or closed completely for test purposes. To perform this test, right-click on the actuator in the Periphery. Here, you can now carry out the device Start Device Test  (= fully open actuator),  Stop Device Test (= fully close actuator) and obtain the travel details (Recalibrate Device).

DEVICE CALIBRATION

In order to ensure that the actuators know the exact movement of the valve they have been placed on they must run a calibration procedure. This is done automatically when you first learn the actuators in so we recommend you learn in and power up your actuators for the first time when they are mounted to the respective valve. If this is not done you will need to recalibrate the actuator manually the process for this is:

  • Open Loxone config and connect to your Miniserver and load out from it.
  • Ensure the Air Base or Actuators are not updating.
  • Press the button on top of the actuator.
  • In “Device Status” right-click on the actuator and select “Hold Device Wake”
  • In the periphery right click on the actuator and select “Calibrate Device” this can take up to 20 seconds to happen and you will hear
  • the actuator start to move in its calibration cycle, if this does not happen repeat steps 3, 4 & 5.
  • Once the actuator has recalibrated in “Device Status” right-click on the actuator and select “Sleep Device”. The actuator is now calibrated.
  • Repeat this process for all actuators.

 

Downloads

Quick Start guide (pdf) download

Declaration of conformity (pdf) download