DALI RC ADVANCED CI – control unit

Installation and operating instructions:
DALI ADVANCED Central Unit
Type: DALI RC ADVANCED CI
OSRAM GmbH Costumer Service Center
Albert-Schweitzer-Str.64, 81735 Munich
Germany
Tel : +49 (0) 1803 677 - 200
Fax : +49 (0) 1803 677 - 202
www.osram.com
www.osram.de
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The DALI ADVANCED lighting control system ....................................................................................2
Groups and light scenes in a DALI system..........................................................................................3
Schematic diagram of DALI ADVANCED ...........................................................................................4
Notes on installing the central unit.......................................................................................................5
Safety and installation information.......................................................................................................6
Notes on radio operation .....................................................................................................................7
Technical Data.....................................................................................................................................7
DALI ADVANCED function overview ...................................................................................................8
1. The DALI ADVANCED lighting control system
DALI stands for "Digital Addressable Lighting Interface" and defines the digital communication
protocol between DALI-compliant control gear (such as DALI ECG) and a control unit in a lighting
system. DALI operates on the master/slave principle and simple communication optimized for lighting
technology. This means that the central unit controls the flow of data on the data line. The ECG only
respond when the central unit sends an appropriate request.
Addressing is designed for 64 separate units that can be assigned to as many as 16 groups. Up to 15
lighting scenes can be stored.
Thanks to DALI technology and the use of radio components, the functionality of the DALI
ADVANCED lighting control system goes far beyond the simple switching and dimming of individual
components in a traditional lighting control system.
With the aid of the manual programming unit, the DALI side and the radio side can be programmed.
All the necessary settings (such as group assignments) can be made and functions for the buttons on
the controls can be defined.
Once the system has been configured, it is operated by radio signals from the relevant radio
transmitters (wall-mounted and hand-held transmitters, presence detectors or light sensors).
For testing the system or for emergency system operation a standard push button can be connected
to the extension terminals of the central unit so that central switching/dimming (on/off/dimming) can
be performed.
For a summary of the functions of the DALI ADVANCED lighting control system see
the last page.
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2. Groups and light scenes in a DALI system
DALI is designed for scene-based lighting control systems.
A scene, which means the lighting status of a room (Fig. 1), is defined by adjusting the different
groups in the room.
A group is a meaningful collection of luminaires. In offices, these groups are mostly rows of lights. Fig.
2 shows the four groups selected for the room in Fig. 1. Different lighting moods (scenes) can be
created by setting different lighting levels for these groups (on, off or dimmed). These scenes can be
easily saved and called up at any time at the touch of a button. They can also be adjusted at any time.
Up to now, groups have been set up by wiring the circuits appropriately. Planners and installers had
to decide right at the start which luminaires were to be combined into groups. With DALI this
restriction is a thing of the past.
The luminaires and their associated control gear can be freely assigned to groups, irrespective of their
physical arrangement in rows. The group assignments, like the scenes, are stored in the DALI control
gear.
Fig. 1: A lighting situation (scene) in a room
Fig. 2: Group assignment is the basis for the lighting scenes
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3. Schematic diagram of DALI ADVANCED
All the DALI control gear (DALI ECGs) are connected to the central unit by cable; all the other
components are connected by radio links.
The DALI central unit translates the radio commands according to their assigned functions and
forwards them to the DALI system. Additional modules, such as the louvre blind module or the
universal dimmer, are addressed directly by the radio transmitters (e.g. remote controls or the wallmounted transmitter). Therefore this modules can be used as stand alone components without a
central unit or a programming tool.
To put the central unit into operation you need a manual programming unit type DALI
HPT ADVANCED.
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4. Notes on installing the central unit
The central unit is operated almost exclusively by radio signals. For this reason, the following points
should be considered when planning an installation based on a DALI system and when installing the
central unit:
A non-exclusive transmission path is used for radio transmission, which means that
interference cannot be ruled out.
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Radio transmission is not suitable for safety applications, such as emergency shutdown or calls to
the emergency services.
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The central unit must be installed so that the distance between it and the various radio
components is not too great for the local conditions.
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If the DALI system extends over a number of rooms or floors, a radio path test must be performed
in the rooms before the system is installed This should show how well the radio signals penetrate
the walls and ceilings, and whether the signals reach the units furthest away.
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The central unit must not be installed on metal or in metal distribution cabinets.
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Do not install the central unit in suspended ceilings with metal cladding.
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Ensure that the antenna is at least 3 m away from the antennas of other radio equipment such as
cordless telephones or cordless headphones.
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Make sure the unit is at least 10 cm away from metal surfaces (such as doors and walls).
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Make sure the unit is at least 50 cm away from electrical equipment that emits high-frequency
interference (such as computers, audio and video equipment, microwave ovens and electronic
control gear).
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Optimum reception is guaranteed only if the antenna is pulled out of the central unit and properly
aligned.
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Minimal distances:
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3 m away from the antennas of other radio equipment such as cordless telephones or
cordless headphones.
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10 cm away from metal surfaces (such as doors and walls)
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50 cm away from electrical equipment that emits high-frequency interference (such as
computers, audio and video equipment, microwave ovens and electronic control gear).
The range of the builtin transmitter of approx. 20m (up to 100 m in the open) depends on the nature of
the building:
Dry material
Wood, plaster, plasterboard
Brick, MDF
Reinforced concrete
Metal, metal grating,
aluminium cladding
Penetration
approx. 90 %
approx. 70 %
approx. 30 %
approx. 10 %
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5. Safety and installation information
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The unit should be installed and tested only by a qualified electrician.
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Power to the units must be switched off before any work is undertaken.
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The relevant safety and accident prevention regulations must be observed.
Installation:
Select a suitable site (taking into account the information in section 4)
Feed the antenna cable out through the slit at the back of the casing
Loosen the screws on the cover of the connection casing and remove the cover
Fasten the central unit with two screws through the fixing holes
Puncture the cable penetrations with a sharp instrument (such as a screwdriver)
Loosen the cable clamp screws and then feed the cable through the cable penetrations into the casing
Connect the cables in accordance with the wiring diagram (see below). Terminals are duplicated for
possible through-wiring
Tighten the cable clamp screws
Carefully align the cable penetrations
Place the cover on the unit, tighten the screws, and straighten the antenna for best reception
Please cut the wired antenna if an optional external antenna is used
Connection compartment:
G N L
Connection for
standard push button
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2 x DALI
connection
integrated
antenna
optional
external
antenna
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6. Notes on radio operation
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This radio system may only be connected to other communication networks if this does not
infringe the relevant telecommunication laws
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This radio system may not be used for communicating beyond property boundaries
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If operated in Germany, the regulations contained in Official Bulletin Vfg 73/2000 must be met
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The central unit may be operated in all EU and EFTA states
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If used as specified, this device complies with the requirements of the RTTE directive.
A complete conformity declaration can be found on the internet at: www.osram.com
7. Technical Data
Supply voltage
110 – 240 V AC/DC, 0, 50 - 60 Hz
Voltage at the DALI interface
typ. 16 V DC
Output current
max. 250 mA
Type of protection
IP 20
No. of loads
max. 64 per central unit
Addressing
Single, group, overall addressing
Protocol
as per Draft IEC 60929, Annex E
Transmission rate
1200 bit/s (bi-phase coding)
Dimensions (H x W x L)
52 x 200 x 130mm
Cable length between
max. 300 m at 1.5 mm2
central unit and DALI members
max. 238 m at 1.0 mm2
(DALI ECGs)
max. 174 m at 0.75 mm2
max. 116 m at 0.5 mm2
Cable type
Mains voltage cables (e.g. NYM)
Extension switch
Installation switch (suitable for mains voltage)
Programming
via the hand programming tool
Operation
via the manual programming unit,
radio transmitters or extension switch
Radio system
Transmission frequency
433.42 MHz, ASK
Range
max. 100 m (in the open)
PTT approval
LPD-D (SRD => short range device)
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8. DALI ADVANCED function overview
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Digital lighting control system with DALI interface
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Controls up to 64 DALI units
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System addressing modes:
– singly (64 individual addresses)
– by groups (max. of 16)
– all connected units together
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15 freely programmable lighting scenes
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16 freely programmable groups
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Presence-dependent lighting
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Manual Control by 2-, 4- and 8-way radio push button panels or by handheld mini
and comfort remote control
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No wiring of sensors and panels necessary
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Simple programming with menu-based manual programming unit
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Individual system configuration of fade time, power on behavior…
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Integration in existing 1-10 V systems and of 1..10V components possible with DALI
to 1-10 V converters
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All system settings are retained even if there is a lengthy power outage
Digital Addressable Lighting Interface
The international digital interface standard for the lighting industry
Date 04.04 / ADVANCED central unit version 2.1
LMS 04091002gb
Subject to change without notice. Errors and omission excepted.
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