C-Bus with Iconic

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by daniel, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. daniel

    daniel C-Busser Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Messages:
    761
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Here is a Schneider FAQ for installing an Iconic switch plate to control C-Bus via DINAUX/Bus Coupler:

    http://www.schneider-electric.com.au/en/faqs/FA302913/

    I'm curious whether you all think this would represent a viable alternative to C-Bus Saturn / C-Bus Saturn Zen switches, or whether you think there'd still be a need for dedicated C-Bus Iconic switches, and if so, why? Features? Cost? Installation convenience? Other?
     
    daniel, Jun 7, 2017
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. daniel

    Roosta

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2011
    Messages:
    560
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Australia
    While it is a work around I personally dont believe its a viable solution, but may be a bandaid.

    -$210 for the coupler, and then add mechs, and additional time to wire. So a basic 1g switch at about $260 and a 4g at $350.. Adds up fast!

    -No LED indicators unless you add further additional wiring, involving 240v to the plate. This is a no no for me.

    -Need DLT/eDLT variants aswell.. Cos well u know, everything has to match!

    -Functionality needs to be at least equivalant to the 5031NMML firmware..


    I personally just cant work out why you guys didnt just jump straight in with a 5031NMML and NMS reworked into a 40series mech..

    There has been a couple of high end builders in my area that have now moved to other brands/solutions due to the lack of a CBUS slim/iconic option and a general feeling of lack of development which is only fuelled further by negative contractors..

    Anyways just my 2 cents..
     
    Roosta, Jun 7, 2017
    #2
    Memphix likes this.
    1. Advertisements

  3. daniel

    jasonson

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2014
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Brisbane
    This exactly.

    Better yet, why not release a 30 series adapter plate so 30 series mechs can be adapted to 40 series (iconic) plates.

    Had a thought to 3D print a button face and adapter plate but it would be tricky as the 30 series mechs are a TIGHT squeeze into the 40 series hole.
     
    jasonson, Jul 6, 2017
    #3
  4. daniel

    Memphix

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Australia
    Although the solution to using Iconic via AUX and Couplers is clever, its not a go-to solution.

    As previously stated, simplify it by creating 40 series housing for the 30 series C-bus brains. C-Bus could do with a new release, especially to back its latest decor.

    Why not add a dedicated trailing edge dimmer while your at it :)
     
    Memphix, May 14, 2019
    #4
  5. daniel

    NickD Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2004
    Messages:
    1,366
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    Adelaide
    upload_2019-5-17_13-28-50.png
     
    NickD, May 17, 2019
    #5
    Conformist and Roosta like this.
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.