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C-Bus 12 Channel Professional Architectural Dimmer

Programming Guide
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Intelligent Building Series C-Bus 12 Channel Professional Architectural Dimmer Programming Guide

Table of Contents
Section......................................................................................................Page
1.0 Product Range ............................................................................... 3
2.0 General Description ....................................................................... 3
3.0 Features ......................................................................................... 4
4.0 Learn Mode Programming ............................................................. 5
5.0 Installation Software Programming ................................................ 5
5.1 Installation Software .......................................................................... 5
5.2 Configuration ..................................................................................... 5
5.3 Unit Parameters ................................................................................ 6
5.4 Channel Setup .................................................................................. 7
5.5 DMX Setup...................................................................................... 11
5.6 Control Fail Setup............................................................................ 14
5.7 Scenes ............................................................................................ 16
5.8 Global Parameters .......................................................................... 22
5.9 Status .............................................................................................. 24
5.10 Downloading Data ........................................................................... 25
6.0 Standards Complied .................................................................... 26
7.0 Product Specifications ................................................................. 27
8.0 Mechanical Specifications............................................................ 30
8.1 Dimensions ..................................................................................... 30
8.2 Mounting Brackets........................................................................... 31

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Disclaimer
Clipsal Integrated Systems reserves the right to change specifications or designs described in this manual without
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1.0 Product Range

L5112D10B2 C-Bus Professional Dimmer, 12 channel, 10A, 220-240Vac, MCCB


protection (1P), 200uSec rise time, 40-80Hz, with APC technology.
L5112D12B2 C-Bus Professional Dimmer, 12 Channel, 12A, 220-240Vac, MCCB
protection (1P), 200uSec rise time, 40-80Hz, with APC technology.
L5112D16B2 C-Bus Professional Dimmer, 12 Channel, 16A, 220- 240Vac, MCCB
protection (1P), 200uSec rise time, 40-80Hz, with APC technology.
L5112D10BN2 C-Bus Professional Dimmer, 12 Channel, 10A, 220-240Vac, MCCB
protection (DPN), 200uSec rise time, 40-80Hz, with APC technology.
L5112D12BN2 C-Bus Professional Dimmer, 12 Channel, 12A, 220-240Vac, MCCB
protection (DPN), 200uSec rise time, 40-80Hz, with APC technology.
L5112D16BN2 C-Bus Professional Dimmer, 12 Channel, 16A, 220-240Vac, MCCB
protection (DPN), 200uSec rise time, 40-80Hz, with APC technology.
L5112D10B2S C-Bus Professional Dimmer, 12 Channel, 10A, 220-240Vac, MCCB
protection (1P), 200uSec rise time, 40-80Hz, with APC technology.
With 12 x 10A GPO on front panel.
L5112D10BN2S C-Bus Professional Dimmer, 12 Channel, 10A, 220-240Vac, MCCB
protection (DPN), 200uSec rise time, 40-80Hz, with APC technology.
With 12 x 10A GPO on front panel.
5150SMB Shallow Mounting Bracket

5150DMB Deep Mounting Bracket

5150DMX DMX Connector Kit

2.0 General Description


The C-Bus 12 Channel Professional Architectural Dimmers are rugged, high quality
dimmer packs that are specifically designed for architectural dimming applications.
The “Advanced Phase Control” (APC) switching technique gives greater efficiency
resulting in cooler operation and ultimately improved reliability.
The C-Bus 12 Channel Professional Architectural Dimmers feature microprocessor-
based digital control. Front panel buttons, channel switches, LED indicators and seven-
segment display enable the user to monitor and select the built-in functions.
The user has the ability to select the DMX address, test selected channels while the
remainder of the dimmer stays “on line”, select output voltage (e.g. 120V) or ramp
curves for designated channels. Other functions provided include dimmer “soft” start
and channel-by-channel preheat function.
The C-Bus 12 Channel Professional Architectural Dimmers feature opto-controlled
electronics switching devices with carefully designed chokes. These chokes provide
high rise-time along with excellent high frequency noise suppression and low acoustic
noise.
The C-Bus 12 Channel Professional Architectural Dimmers have been designed to
allow for future optional upgrades to the operating system.
Control to the Dimmer is from CBus (front or rear) and, under CBus switched

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control from DMX, which may be connected to the internal DMX connector, or
to the (optional) front panel connector.
The dimmed outlets and the three-phase power entry are located on the rear panel
inside the dimmer.

3.0 Features
• Excellent energy efficiency with patented APC technology
• Intuitive operator interface including:
• Direct access to frequently used functions
• LED per channel of indication of level and status
• DSP based design for unsurpassed power for a product in this class
• Extensive software features including:
• Voltage limiting
• User-selectable dimming curves
• Soft-patch of output channels to DMX
• Configurable fade rates
• 32 configurable C-Bus scenes
• 1 Restore scene
• Software-configurable from C-Bus
• Soft Start
• Rugged, light-weight steel construction
• Cool, quiet and reliable operation
• Dynamic, real-time Frequency Tracking provides the flexibility to operate from 40Hz to 80Hz
even on distorted supply including generators.
• Output voltage line regulation
• Can be fitted with RCD for safety protection
• Generously rated thermal/magnetic circuit breakers
• Optional DPN breaker models available
• LED “phase available” indication
• Control protocols:
• C-Bus
• DMX512
• Remote over-ride control
• C-Bus network voltage measurement available via C-Bus network
• Built in selectable C-Bus network burden and network clock generator for simple network
installations
• Status monitoring and remote reporting
• Totally digital hard firing
• 13 bit fade resolution

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4.0 Learn Mode Programming


The C-Bus 12 Channel Professional Architectural Dimmer Units, in common with all
C-Bus2 units, may be programmed with the Installation Software or by Learn Mode.

The Learn Mode programming provides basic configuration functions without the
requirement for a computer to be connected to the C-Bus Network. This enables quick
configuration of a C-Bus Network when it is installed. This mode is enabled by pressing
one of the override buttons on a C-Bus2 output unit for 10 seconds until the Unit and
C-Bus lights flash alternately.

Once the Learn Mode is enabled, the override switch associated with the desired output
channel (or channels) is (are) pressed. A key on a C-Bus input unit to control this
(these) loads is then pressed. Once all selections have been made, the Learn Mode is
exited by pressing any override switch on a C-Bus2 output unit which is taking part in
learn mode. The operation can now be tested by pressing the key on the C-Bus input
unit. See the C-Bus Learn Mode Operations and Programming Guide for more details.

5.0 Installation Software Programming

5.1 Installation Software


The traditional way to program a C-Bus unit is via the installation software and
for detailed control there is no better way to program a unit. The installation
software network browser displays the C-Bus 12 Channel Professional
Architectural Dimmer Units as type DIMPR12. Double clicking on the line for the
C-Bus 12 Channel Professional Architectural Dimmer Unit loads the GUI for the
unit.

You will need C-Bus Installation Software 2.7 or newer to successfully program
your C-Bus 12 Channel Professional Architectural Dimmer Unit

5.2 Configuration
One of the first things that must be done is the retrieval of the unit configuration.
Unlike other C-Bus products not all the information about the unit can be stored
in the C-Bus database. As such an ini file is used for advanced parameter
storage which the C-Bus database accesses to retrieve the unit configuration.

To upload the unit configuration double click on the line for the C-Bus 12
Channel Professional Architectural Unit in the C-Bus Installation Software
Browser. A dialogue box will appear asking if you want to retrieve the stored
scenes from the unit. Click Yes or No as to whether or not you wish to upload
the Scene data from the Unit. A progress bar, like the one below, indicates the
progress of the upload.

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5.3 Unit Parameters


In common with all unit GUI templates the GUI contains six boxes containing
the Project name, the Network name, the Application, the Part, the Unit number
and the Area address of the unit.

The Part, Application and Area fields can be edited here. The Project, Network
and Unit fields cannot and are subsequently greyed out.

The top row of tabs provides access to various aspects of C-Bus 12 Channel
Professional Architectural programming. These cover basic C-Bus settings,
Channel setup for C-Bus and DMX, the Restore Scene, Scene setup, Global
Parameters and Status.

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5.4 Channel Setup


The Channel Setup Tab allows the configuration of the main channel settings as
well as the C-Bus settings for each channel. The settings that are available
cover the C-Bus Group, the lighting dimming curve, the minimum level, the
maximum level, the C-Bus Lock and the maximum voltage. All of these settings
are on a per-channel basis. Additionally the C-Bus Lock Enable Group can be
defined (see Section 5.4.5 C-Bus Lock & C-Bus Lock Group).

5.4.1 C-Bus Group Address Assignment


Each channel can be assigned to a C-Bus Group Address. Channels can
share the same Group Address if desired, yet still maintain other
properties that are unique to each channel with respects to dimming curve
etc.

To assign a C-Bus Group Address to an output channel simply click on the


arrow on the side of the drop-down box to display a list of available Group
addresses. Click on the Group Address that you wish to use.

A shortcut to jump to the next item has been provided. Pressing the TAB
key moves the cursor to the next group. This works for all drop-down
boxes.

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5.4.2 Dimming Curve


Each output channel of the C-Bus 12 Channel Professional Architectural
Dimmer can have a user-selectable lighting dimming curve. The dimming
curve determines how the unit responds to changes in dimmer input.

Typically a fade curve is used to compensate for the non-linear response


of the power modules. By default the Lite 3 curve (curve 3) is applied to
each dimmer channel. This curve has been developed over a period of
time to produce a fade that is pleasing to the eye for 1kW to 2kW loads.
To assign a Dimming Curve to an output channel simply click on the arrow
on the side of the drop-down box to display a list of available Dimming
Curves. Click on the Curve that you wish to use.

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5.4.3 Minimum Level


The Minimum Level allows a minimum output level to be specified for each
channel. The use of the minimum brighness feature will scale the output of
the channel so that a 0% input signal will correspond to the minimum
brightness level.

To specify a Minimum Level for an output channel simply click on the


arrow on the side of the drop-down box to display a list of available
Minimum Levels from 0% to the current Maximum Level value in 1%
increments. Click on the Minimum Level that you wish to use.

Pressing a numeric key will cause the list to jump to that number. So
pressing 5, say will cause the list to jump to 5. Pressing it again will cause
a jump to 50.

It is not possible to choose a minimum greater than the maximum.

5.4.4 Maximum Level


The Maximum Level allows a minimum output level to be specified for
each channel. The use of the maximum brighness feature will scale the
output of the channel so that a 100% input signal will correspond to the
maximum brightness level.

To specify a Maximum Level for an output channel simply click on the


arrow on the side of the drop-down box to display a list of available
Maximum Levels from the current Minimum Level value to 100% in 1%
increments. Click on the Maximum Level that you wish to use.\

Pressing a numeric key will cause the list to jump to that number. So
pressing 5, say will cause the list to jump to 5. Pressing it again will cause
a jump to 50.

It is not possible to choose a maximum lower than the minimum.

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5.4.5 C-Bus Lock & C-Bus Lock Group


The C-Bus Lock feature allows an operator to cause selected output
channels to stop responding to C-Bus commands without switching them
over to DMX control. This feature allows various loads to be locked at their
current lighting levels. The unit will continue to monitor changes in C-Bus
lighting level and, when the C-Bus Lock is turned off, resume the current
C-Bus state.

The C-Bus Lock Group represents the Enable Group Address on the
Enable Control Application ($CB) that is to be used to turn this feature on
and off. Turning this Enable Group on enables the C-Bus Lock and turning
the Enable Group off again disables the C-Bus Lock feature.

To specify which channels are to be locked at their current output level


simply click the check-box for the respective channels. To specify the
Enable Control Group to use for this feature simply click on the arrow on
the side of the drop-down box to display a list of available Enable Group
Addresses. Click on the Group that you wish to use.

5.4.6 Maximum Output Voltage


The output of each channel may be limited in a range 50..220 Volts or LIN
(default) for supply line voltage with no limiting. This is done by monitoring
the line voltage for each phase and compensating for any changes and is
accurate to 10%. This control is achieved by limiting the firing angle of the
phase-controlled dimming.

Note that the channel output voltage can not exceed the supply voltage.

To select a Maximum Output Voltage for an output channel simply click on


the arrow on the side of the drop-down box to display a list of available
Maximum Voltage Levels. Click on the voltage that you wish to use.

When a maximum voltage is selected all intervening levels are smoothly


scaled accordingly, rather than being clipped.

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5.5 DMX Setup


The DMX control system is supported by this dimmer. Note that this unit will
NOT transfer DMX messages back onto C-Bus.

The DMX tab contains the settings for how the unit responds to DMX as well as
its behaviour when switching to and from C-Bus control. This tab allows the
DMX address assignment, the option to resume the C-Bus Level or update the
C-Bus Level when switching back from DMX control on a per-channel basis, the
C-Bus to DMX fade rate per channel, the DMX to C-Bus fade rate per channel
and the Enable Group Address on the Enable Control Application ($CB) that is
to be used to turn this feature on and off.

5.5.1 DMX Channel


For each channel a DMX address can be assigned. This allows the unit to
respond to DMX input devices such as lighting control desks etc. DMX
address is selectable In the range 001..512 for each channel or Unused.

To select a DMX Address for an output channel simply click on the arrow
on the side of the drop-down box to display a list of available DMX
Addresses. Click on the address that you wish to use. If Unused is
selected the channel will remain in C-Bus control when the unit is switched
into DMX mode.

Note that it is possible to have channels that use the same C-Bus Group
Address under C-Bus control and use different DMX addresses.

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5.5.2 Take or Update C-Bus Level


When the output channels are switched back to C-Bus control from DMX
control one of two things can be set to occur. The unit can either return to
the current C-Bus state or it can update C-Bus to reflect the current state
of the output channels.

To select the channel to resume the C-Bus state after returning from DMX
mode click the radio button under the heading ‘Take C-Bus Level’. If
‘Update C-Bus Level’ was previously selected the radio button under that
heading will dissapear and the one under ‘Take C-Bus Level’ will be
selected.

If you want to update C-Bus after using DMX click on the radio button
under the heading ‘Update C-Bus Level’. If ‘Take C-Bus Level’ was
previously selected the radio button under that heading will dissapear and
the one under ‘Update C-Bus Level’ will be selected.

5.5.3 C-Bus to DMX Fade


When the unit is put into DMX mode the output channels that have a DMX
address will change to reflect the current DMX level. The speed at which
this transition occurs is selectable on a per-channel basis. The fade rates
are consistent with C-Bus fade rates.

To set the fade rate for the C-Bus to DMX fade for an output channel
simply click on the arrow on the side of the drop-down box to display a list
of available fade rates. Click on the fade rate that you wish to use.

5.5.4 DMX to C-Bus Fade


When the unit returns from DMX mode back to C-Bus mode the output
channels will change to reflect the current C-Bus level, provided that the
option to ‘Take C-Bus Level’ is set. The speed at which this transition
occurs is selectable on a per-channel basis. The fade rates are consistent
with C-Bus fade rates.

To set the fade rate for the DMX to C-Bus fade for an output channel
simply click on the arrow on the side of the drop-down box to display a list
of available fade rates. Click on the fade rate that you wish to use.

Note that this option only applies when the channel is set to ‘Take C-Bus
Level’ when returning from DMX mode.
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5.5.5 DMX Mode Switch


The DMX mode switch stops channels that have a DMX Address from
responding to C-Bus and starts them responding to DMX control. This
feature allows various loads to be switched over to DMX control. The unit
will continue to monitor changes in C-Bus lighting level and, when DMX
mode is turned, resume or update the current C-Bus state.

The DMX Enable Group represents the Enable Network Variable on the
Enable Control Application ($CB) that is to be used to turn this feature on
and off. Setting the Value of this Enable Network Variable to $FF enables
DMX mode and setting the Value of this Enable Network Variable to $00
again disables DMX mode.

To specify the Enable Control Group to use for this feature simply click on
the arrow on the side of the drop-down box to display a list of available
Enable Group Addresses. Click on the Group that you wish to use.

5.5.6 Lock Fade Rates Together


If you wish to assign the same fade rate to all channels for either the
C-Bus to DMX switching or the DMX to C-Bus switching you can do so
easily with the use of this option.

When this option is enabled any change to a fade rate will automatically
be reflected in all the other fade rates for that control transition, either
C-Bus to DMX or DMX to C-Bus.

To select this option simply click in the check box.

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5.6 Control Fail Setup


The Control Fail tab is provided so that the behaviour of the unit can be defined
if C-Bus is not present at power-up, C-Bus is lost or recovery from a power
failure. This tab gives the user the ability to select the output level for each
channel under these circumstances, whether the Control Fail feature is enabled
and the fade rate at which the Control Fail feature is applied.

5.6.1 Channel Levels


For each channel the output level can be set when the Control Fail feature
is activated. If a channel was under C-Bus control before the last power
cycle and the Control Fail feature is enabled but C-Bus is not present then
the level in the Control Fail shall be applied to that channel. Likewise if a
channel was under DMX control before the last power cycle and the
Control Fail feature is enabled but DMX is not present then the level in the
Control Fail shall be applied to that channel.

To set the Control Fail level for an output channel simply click on the
arrow on the side of the drop-down box to display a list of available output
levels. Click on the level that you wish to use.

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5.6.2 Enable Option


This check-box enables or disables the use of the Control Fail feature. If
the Control Fail feature is not enabled and the input signal for a channel is
not present at power-up the channel will remain off and the Control Fail
feature will not be activated. If the Control Fail feature is not enabled and
one of the control inputs, either C-Bus or DMX, is lost the outputs will hold
at their last known valid level

5.6.3 Ramp Rate


The Ramp Rate sets the rate at which the Control Fail feature is applied to
the output channels. This is global for all channels when the Control Fail
feature is activated.

To set the fade rate for the Control Fail feature for all output channels
simply click on the arrow on the side of the drop-down box to display a list
of available fade rates. Click on the fade rate that you wish to use.

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5.7 Scenes
One of the benefits of an automation system is that you can combine several
events together to create a special effect. An example of this experience
obtained when attending the movies: the house lights dim, the drum roll from
the sound track plays, the curtain opens and the movie begins to play. You can
create exactly this effect by using C-Bus scenes. Anything on your C-Bus
system can be included in a scene. Ask your installer for information on how
scenes can be used to set special moods.

In addition to these features of C-Bus the 12 Channel Professional Series


Dimmer can store 32 unique Scenes. These Scenes relate to the 12 output
channels of the unit and any other C-Bus output devices which use the same
C-Bus Group Addresses as the 12 Channel Professional Series Dimmer.

To select a scene to program go to the Scenes tab of the GUI. In the upper left
corner of the GUI is the scene selection box. To select a scene number to
configure simply click on the arrow on the side of the drop-down box to display
a list of scenes, 1..32. Click on the scene number that you wish to configure.

5.7.1 Scene Mode


Each 1 of the 32 Scenes in the unit can be configured as either a Basic or
Advanced Scene.

A Basic Scene allows the remote triggering of Scenes in the same manner
as those available in C-Touch, Neo, Reflections, Scene Master or Scene
Controller. In this manner using the Recall function from a conventional
key unit to recall a C-Bus Action Selector on the Control Application can
trigger a Scene.

An Advanced Scene is a new type of Scene that has not been used on
other C-Bus products until now. It links a Scene to one entire C-Bus Group
Address. Recalling an Action Selector between $00 and $FF will cause the
unit to create a Scene that is scaled in between the On and Off Scenes,
depending upon the particular Action Selector used

The mode of the scene is selected by simply clicking in one of the radio
buttons in the ‘Scene Mode’ box on the right hand side of the GUI.

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5.7.1.1 Basic Scene Mode


Basic Scenes function in a manner that is consistent with the
current range of C-Bus products. The Scene applies to one or more
output channels of the unit and any other devices on the local
network that share the C-Bus Group Addresses with those of output
channels in the unit.

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5.7.1.2 Advanced Scene Mode


Each 1 of the 32 Scenes in the unit can be configured as either a
Basic or Advanced Scene. An Advanced Scene is a new type of
Scene that has not been used on other C-Bus products until now. It
links a Scene to one entire C-Bus Group Address.

Both an On and an Off Scene can be defined, such that when the
C-Bus Control Application Group is Off the Off Scene will be applied
to the output channels and when the C-Bus Control Application
Group is On the On Scene will be applied to the output channels.

When the Control Application Group is at any level between the On


and Off state the unit will interpolate between the On and Off
Scenes and set the output channels accordingly.

Look at the following table for an example of output channel level


for an Advanced Scene configuration.

Scene Scene Output Level, Output Level, Output Level,


Channel
Off On Group @ 0% Group @ 50% Group @ 100%

1 0% 100% 0% 50% 100%

2 10% 100% 10% 55% 100%

3 0% 70% 0% 35% 70%

4 30% 80% 30% 55% 80%

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5.7.2 Scene Configuration


5.7.2.1 Scene Trigger Group
The Scene Control Group refers to the C-Bus Control Application
Trigger Group on the Control Application that you wish to use to
trigger the Scene.

Note that both the Trigger Group and the Action Selector must be
specified for remote triggering of a Scene.
5.7.2.2 Action Selector
The Action Selector refers to the C-Bus Action Selector on the
selected Trigger Group that you wish to use to trigger the Scene.
The Action Selector is not applicable to an Advanced Scene and is
therefore not selectable in this mode.

Note that both the Trigger Group and the Action Selector must be
specified for remote triggering of a Basic Scene.

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5.7.3 Scene On
The Scene On tab allows configuration of the Channel Levels and Ramp
Rates when the Scene is triggered.

On the left hand side of this tab are the 12 output channels and drop-down
boxes that allow the user to specify the output level for each channel.

To set the output level for each output channel simply click on the arrow
on the side of the drop-down box to display a list of available output levels.
Click on the output level that you wish to use.

In the centre of this tab is another drop-down box that allows a Ramp Rate
to be specified for the Scene. This determines the rate at which the unit
will fade its output channels to the settings in the Scene when the Scene is
triggered. This setting applies to all channels.

To set the fade rate for the Scene for all output channels simply click on
the arrow on the side of the drop-down box to display a list of available
fade rates. Click on the fade rate that you wish to use.

Note that unit output channels that share the same C-Bus Group Address
will automatically be assigned the same output level.

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5.7.4 Scene Off


Under Advanced Mode the Off Scene also requires configuration. The
settings for the Off Scene are the same as those for the On Scene, except
to remember that the Off Scene gets triggered when the Control
Application Group associated with the Scene turns Off.

If using a C-Bus key unit to control the Advanced Scene the key unit fade
rate should be set to the same fade rate as that used in the Advanced
Scene. This will ensure best performance.

All options in the off scene cannot be selected in Basic Scene Mode as the
Off Scene does not apply in Basic Scene Mode.

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5.8 Global Parameters


The Global parameters tab has a collection of sundry parameters in the form of
check boxes allowing the enabling or disabling, indibvidually, of each
parameter.

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5.8.1 Enable Checksum


The Checksum option enables or disables the checksum alert and is
enabled by default.

5.8.2 Enable Local Toggle


The Local Toggle option enables or disables the local override buttons on
the unit and is enabled by default.

5.8.3 Enable Learn Mode


The Enable Learn Mode option enables or disables the ability of the unit to
participate in C-Bus2 Learn Mode for learning associations bewteen input
buttons and output channels.

5.8.4 Enable Any Application Learn


The Enable Any Application Learn option enables or disables the ability of
the unit to learn from devices on C-Bus Applications other than the same
one itself is on.

5.8.5 Reset Learned Flag


The Reset Learned Flag option allows the flag that indicates the unit has
participated in C-Bus2 Learn Mode to be cleared.

5.8.6 Enable C-Bus Clock


The C-Bus Clock option enables or disables the C-Bus clock within the
unit and is disabled by default.

5.8.7 Enable C-Bus Burden.


The C-Bus Burden option enables or disables the C-Bus burden within the
unit and is disabled by default. Note that this can only be enabled when
the unit address is set to 01.

5.8.8 Enable C-Bus Priority


The C-Bus Priority option enables or disables the priority of C-Bus
commands over the Local Toggle commands and is enabled by default.

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5.9 Status
The status tab provides feedback as to the current state of the unit and C-Bus
network. It allows the retrieval of the unit serial number, C-Bus Firmware
version, Dimmer Firmware version, the C-Bus network voltage and if Learn
Mode, Clock Generator, Local Toggle, Remote On and Remote Off are active.

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5.10 Downloading Data


When you click OK at any time in the GUI the following dialogue box will
appear. Selecting Network will transfer the data to the unit on the network.
Selecting Database will save the current configuration to the database on your
local PC.

Three options relating to Scenes are available and are selectable by the radio
buttons on the Save Options box.

Selecting Download No Scenes will only download the unit configuration data
without any of the Scenes in the unit. This is very useful if no changes to
Scenes have been made or Scenes are not being used.

Download Modified Scenes will only download the Scenes to the unit that have
been changed since the GUI was last opened. This is very useful if you are
modifying an existing Scene in the unit.

Download All Scens will download all 32 Scenes to the unit. This is very useful if
you want configure the unit in the database first and then transfer the Scenes to
the unit at a later date. This option must be used whenever you want to transfer
Scenes that already exist in the database to a unit.

How long the download takes depends upon how many of the Scenes have
been used. If no Scenes are used the download time will be approximately 12
seconds. If all 32 Scenes are used the download time could be up to 2 minutes.

The above progress bar will be displayed during the download.

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6.0 Standards Complied

Standard Title
EN 55015:2000, A1:2001 Limits and methods of measurement of radio
AS 4051:1998 disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and
CISPR 15:2002 similar equipment

EN 60439-1:1999
EN 60950:1992, A1:1993, A2:1993, Specification for low-voltage switchgear and control
A3:1995, A4:1997, A11:1997 gear assemblies
AS 3439-1
Electromagnetic Compatibility – Generic immunity
EN 55082-1:1997 standard part 1: Residential, commercial and light
industrial
AS/NZS 3100:1997, A5 General Requirements for Electrical Equipment
AS/NZS 3108:1994, A6 Requirements for Safety Extra Low Voltage
72/23/EEC European Union Directive on Electrical Safety
European Union Directive on Electromagnetic
89/336/EEC
Compatibility

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7.0 Product Specifications

Cat No L5112D10B2 L5112D12B2 L5112D16B2 L5112D10BN2 L5112D12BN2 L5112D16BN2 L5112D10B2S L5112D10B2NS

General Limits
AC Supply Voltage 220 - 240V~

AC Supply Frequency 40 – 80Hz


1
Frequency Drift 2Hz/sec for normal operation – if exceeded, all loads turn On for /2 sec & unit reverts to normal mode.
1
Frequency Step Change 1Hz for normal operation – if exceeded, all loads turn On for /2 sec & unit reverts to normal mode.

Channels 12

Max. Load RMS Current


10A 12A 16A 10A 12A 16A 10A 10A
per Channel

Breaker Type Active Only Active + Neutral Active Only Active + Neutral

Operating Ambient o
0 – 40 C
Temperature

Operating Humidity 0 – 95% RH

Peak Non-repetitive Half


300A
Cycle Surge Current
RMS Surge (Non-
2 2
repetitive) I t for Fusing 450A Sec
(10mSec Period)
Peak Repetitive Half
55A
Cycle Current
Max Load Shunt
5nF per Watt (approx)
Capacitance
Max. Number of Units on
80
a single C-Bus Network

Suitable for incandescent, low voltage lighting and ceiling sweep fans (contact manufacturer).
Compatible Loads
Suitable for electronic transformers compatible with leading edge dimmers.

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Cat No L5112D10B2 L5112D12B2 L5112D16B2 L5112D10BN2 L5112D12BN2 L5112D16BN2 L5112D10B2S L5112D10B2NS

Minimum Load 60 Watts/channel (Resistive load), 100Watts/channel (Inductive or Capacitive load)

General Levels

Off State Power <55 Watts (unloaded)


Consumption <65Watts (loaded)

Off State AC Supply 250mA (unloaded)


Current 750mA (loaded)
Rise Time 200µs (500µs rise time model available)
o
Load Terminal Off State 63mA @ 25 C (heatsink temperature)
Leakage Current o
75mA @ 125 C (heatsink temperature)
Load Terminal Off State
<5V
Voltage
Power Control Range 0-99%
Warm Up Time 10 Seconds

C-Bus Interface
Network Operating
15-36Vdc
Voltage Range
Unit Input Current 22mA
AC Input Impedance 50kΩ @ 1kHz
Electrical Isolation 3.75 kV RMS from C-Bus to mains (provided external to unit)

Network Clock Software Selectable, 2mSec between Clock Pulses, Amplitude ±2.5V
Network Burden Software Selectable (Unit address 01 only)
2 x RJ-45 connectors
C-Bus Connection
1 x 4-way removable terminal block

Remote Inputs
Open-state Voltage
5V
(On/Off Input)

Maximum cable length C-Bus – 1000m, Alternative wire on 4-way connector – 1m

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Cat No L5112D10B2 L5112D12B2 L5112D16B2 L5112D10BN2 L5112D12BN2 L5112D16BN2 L5112D10B2S L5112D10B2NS

Remote Input to C-Bus


Not isolated
Isolation Voltage

Remote Override Input 2 x RJ-45 connectors, 1 x 4-way removable terminal block

Status Indicators
C-Bus Status Clock Present No Clock Present

Voltage ≥ 20V DC On Off

Voltage < 20V DC Flashing Off

Voltage < 15V DC Off Off

Unit Status C-Bus Power Conditions

On Present Normal Operation

Flashing Present At least one channel in local or remote override mode

Off Fail C-Bus not available

Load Indicators ( 1 – 12)

Load indicator is On (Amber) when dimmer output is On at any C-Bus determined dimming level

Load indicator is On (Green) when dimmer output is On at any DMX determined dimming level

Mechanical
2
Mains Supply Terminals Accommodates 1 x 6.0mm
2 2
Load Terminals Accommodates 1 x 4.0mm or 2 x 2.5mm

Dimensions 533 x 486 x 163mm

Weight 21kg

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8.0 Mechanical Specifications

8.1 Dimensions

533

486
272

163

22

272

All dimensions are in millimetres.


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8.2 Mounting Brackets

421.7
123.9

496.9
429.0

33.6 31.6 28.4 31.6

119.5 34.0 99.7


32.0 221.7
411.0
391.2

Cable Entry Points Unit Mounting Points

224.5
163.1
486.2
486.2

532.6 532.6

Deep Mounting Bracket Shallow Mounting Bracket

All dimensions are in millimetres.


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2 YEAR WARRANTY
1. The benefits conferred herein are in addition to, and in no way shall be deemed
to derogate; either expressly or by implication, any or all other rights and
remedies in respect to Clipsal Integrated Systems Product, which the consumer
has under the Commonwealth Trade Practices Act or any other similar State or
Territory Laws.
2. The warrantor is Clipsal Integrated Systems Pty Ltd of 12 Park Terrace, Bowden,
South Australia, 5007. Telephone (08) 8269 0560. With registered offices in all
Australian States.
3. This Clipsal Integrated Systems Product is guaranteed against faulty
workmanship and materials for a period of two (2) years from the date of
installation.
4. Clipsal Integrated Systems Pty Ltd reserves the right, at its discretion, to either
repair free of parts and labour charges, replace or offer refund in respect to any
article found to be faulty due to materials, parts or workmanship.
5. This warranty is expressly subject to the Clipsal Integrated Systems Product
being installed, wired, tested, operated and used in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions.
6. All costs of a claim shall be met by Clipsal Integrated Systems Pty Ltd, however
should the product that is the subject of the claim be found to be in good working
order, all such costs shall be met by the claimant.
7. When making a claim, the consumer shall forward the Clipsal Integrated Systems
Product to the nearest office of Clipsal Integrated Systems Pty Ltd with adequate
particulars of the defect within 28 days of the fault occurring. The product should
be returned securely packed, complete with details of the date and place of
purchase, description of load, and circumstances of malfunction.

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Further Information
For further information about programming and configuring the C-Bus 12 Channel
Professional Architectural Dimmers, please consult the documentation supplied

• 12 Channel Professional Architectural Installation Instructions


The C-Bus 12 Channel Professional Architectural Dimmers Installation
Instructions contain detailed information for the installer regarding unit
mounting, wiring and C-Bus Network requirments. C-Bus 12 Channel
Professional Architectural Dimmers advanced featured are also presented

• 12 Channel Professional Architectural Programming Guide


The printed booklet you are now reading presents a comprehensive guide to
programming requirements and advanced capabilities of C-Bus 12 Channel
Professional Architectural Dimmers.

• C-Bus Learn Mode Operations and Programming Guide


The C-Bus Learn Mode Operations and Programming Guide presents a
comprehensive guide to C-Bus Learn Mode and gives full details of this mode.

• C-Bus Installer Training Courses


Contact your nearest Clipsal Integrated Systems Sales or Technical Support
Officer and enquire about Clipsal C-Bus Installer Training and Certification
Programs today !!

• Technical Support and Troubleshooting


For further assistance in using the C-Bus 12 Channel Professional
Architectural Dimmers, please consult your nearest Clipsal Integrated
Systems Sales Representative or Technical Support Officer.

Technical Support Hotline 1 300 722 247


(Cost 25¢ per call, Australia Only)
Technical Support Email techsupport.cis@clipsal.com.au
Sales Support Email sales.cis@clipsal.com.au
Clipsal Integrated Systems Website clipsal.com/cis

Products of Clipsal Integrated Systems Pty Ltd


ABN 15 089 444 931
Head Office
12 Park Terrace, Bowden
South Australia 5007
International Phone +61 8 8269 0560
International Fax +61 8 8346 0845
Internet clipsal.com/cis
E-Mail cis@clipsal.com.au 10364481