Where to start with home light control....

Discussion in 'C-Bus Automation Controllers' started by Maaaaaate, Jan 13, 2020.

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    Maaaaaate

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    Hey need advice for beginner with the basics of C-Bus.

    I get that you need to use Cat5 pink RJ45 cable to link the C-Bus network together, and from each input device such as light switch. However do not know which device will enable the connection of standard light globes to the C-Bus with 240v and how it all links together?? Would like to see a simple labelled wiring diagram as an example. I think a DSI Gateway would do the trick but what does 8 Channel mean - 8 inputs? Is this what provides the voltage to the globe?

    I will tackle dimmable lights when familiar with the basics.

    Thanks,
    Maaaaaate.
     
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    chromus

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    This isn’t really the spot for these questions, you will need a CBUS trained sparky and integrator.

    In essence the pink cable is a specialist network cable using a proprietary system protocol to link input devices (light switches etc) to a group of output units (dimmers or relays).

    There is a lot more besides this but you would be better sitting down with an integrator and getting a system designed properly.

    I’m in Perth, if you are elsewhere then jump on the CLipsal website and do a search for integrators
     
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    If you want to know how Cbus works there is any amount of information on-line. The Clipsal/Schneider website has all the documentation you need. It is not a beginner/unlicensed install product, but once installed to can the alter the programming to suit your needs.
     
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