Dynalite DMC810GL Installation manual

Leading Edge Dimmer/HF Ballast Controller
Installation Manual
Warning…………………………………………….. 2
Features…………………………………………….. 2
Important Safeguards…………………………….. 2
Internal View……………………………………….. 3
Mounting…………………………………….……… 4
Supply & Load Cable Connections.……………… 5
Connecting Serial Control Cables……………….. 6
Hardware Controls …………………………………7
Dimmable Lamps Chart……………………….….. 7
Troubleshooting……………………………………. 8
Specification………………………………………. 8
WMGD Pty Limited trading as Dynalite ABN 33 097 246 92
Unit 6, 691 Gardeners Road Mascot NSW 2020 Australia
t +61 8338 9899
f +61 2 8338 9333
important safeguards
Single Phase Supply
Simple supply requirement, single phase at 40A.
4 Dimmed Outputs
Each dimmed 10A output is independently
regulated, protecting loads from voltage surges
and spikes. These outputs are overload protected
by a single 10A circuit breaker shared with a
switched output.
4 Switched Outputs
Each switched output is rated at 10A. These
outputs are overload protected by a single 10A
circuit breaker shared with a dimmed output.
4 Control Outputs
Each of the 4 optically isolated outputs can be
configured to be either DALI Broadcast, 1-10V, or
DSI control, covering the latest types of HF
Fluorescent Ballasts and dimmable electronic
transformers. These outputs can operate in
tandem or independently of the switched outputs.
Convection Cooled
This device is naturally aspirated, requiring no
mechanical cooling system when installed in
accordance with these instructions.
Many Control Options
Control of this device can be from a combination
of available methods, eg. serial control port, relay
contacts, push button wall stations, infra red
receivers and timeclocks. Easy high level
interface to other popular AV control systems and
Building Management Systems (BMS) is also
Simple Installation
Wall mount enclosure with mounting lugs
facilitate installation. Cable knockouts are
provided, at the top & side of the enclosure for
supply and load cables, with safety extra low
voltage (SELV) control section at the bottom.
Warning – This is a class A product. In a domestic
environment this product may cause radio
interference, in which case the user may be required
to take adequate measures.
Instructions – We recommend that you read this
Manual prior to installation, retain it and give the end
Troubleshooting - If problems are encountered,
check the “Troubleshooting” section on page 8.
Special Programming – Once powered and
terminated correctly this device will only operate in
basic mode. A new Dynalite panel will turn on all
lighting channels from button 1 and turn off from
button 4 if network terminations are correct. Only once
the full network is test correct can commissioning
begin. Advanced functions can be commissioned via
Envision software. If commissioning is required,
contact your local distributor for details.
Check Connections – Treat this device as a
switchboard that has been shipped. Tighten all loadcarrying screw connections, as vibrations from
transport can cause MCB and terminal block screws to
become loose.
Power Sources – This device should only be
operated from the type of supply specified on the front
panel. This device must be earthed.
Dimmed and Switched Output Circuits – The load
on a circuit should not exceed the specified capacity of
10A for a dimmed channel and 10A for a switched
channel. Loads should be calculated to ensure that
the overall maximum capacity of 40A (10A per pair of
dimmed & switched channels) is not exceeded.
Ballast Control Load Control Circuits – If this
device is being used to control DALI, 1-10V or DSI HF
Fluorescent Ballasts, a 2 core LV insulated control
cable is required to be run to the loads, in addition to
the mains feed. Note that the ballast control outputs
are not SELV as they are not double insulated from
Load Type – Default is for ballast load control outputs
to be 1-10V.
Check to see what type of HF
Fluorescent Ballasts are in the luminaries. When
connecting 1-10V load control lines, pay attention that
the correct polarity is maintained.
Mounting Location – Device must be mounted right
way up, on a vertical surface (refer to page 4 for
mounting instructions).
The specified minimum
clearance of 100mm for all sides must be adhered to.
Install in a dry, well-ventilated location. Controllers
may emit some mechanical noise. Take this into
account when deciding the mounting location.
Data Cable – The recommended cable for
connections to the serial port is screened, stranded
RS485 data cable with three twisted pairs. Part
numbers for various manufacturers are listed on page
6. This cable should be segregated from mains cables
by a minimum distance of 300mm – subject to local
wiring regulations. If anticipated cable runs are over
600 metres for serial cables, consult your dealer for
advice. Do not cut or terminate live data cables.
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internal view
Entry Gland Plate for
Load Cables
Circuit Breakers and
Emergency Lighting line Outputs
Dimmed or
Switched 230V Outputs
40A Single Phase
Supply Connections
4 x Side Entry
Gland Knockouts
DALI Broadcast,
1-10V or DSI
Control Outputs
Earth Link
Accessory Port
DyNet Port
Service Switch
Service LED
Low Voltage Cable
For spare parts, please call your nearest Dynalite Customer Service Centre, and specify: DMC810GL
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Select a Suitable Location
This device is designed for indoor use only. If
installing in an external location, the DMC810GL
must be housed in a suitable well-ventilated
enclosure. Choose a dry location that will be
accessible after the installation is complete. To
ensure the cooling system functions correctly, the
DMC810GL should only be mounted vertically, the
right way up. The DMC810GL will generate heat
when operating, approximately 2 Watts per Amp
of load connected to the dimmed channels only,
and requires an air gap of 200mm on each side
and at the top and bottom of the device. This air
gap is also required to ensure serviceability of the
DMC810GL without complete removal from the
mounting surface. This device may emit some
mechanical noise. Take this into account when
deciding the mounting location.
Fixing the Device
The DMC810GL has integral mounting brackets
attached to the enclosure. The brackets are
designed to accommodate 4 fixing screws up to
8mm diameter. The DMC810GL can be fixed to
the wall without opening the cabinet or removing
covers. Make sure no dust or other debris enters
the device during installation. Do not leave the
front cover off for any length of time. Excessive
dust and dirt can degrade the cooling of internal
Allow For Cable Entry
Supply and load cables enter the enclosure at the
top. If these cables are fed from below the
mounting position, they should be routed around
the enclosure to enter at the top. An alternative
method is to stand the enclosure off from the
mounting surface by mounting it on a cable tray or
a Unistrut style product. The cables can then be
routed between the enclosure and the mounting
surface, and enter the enclosure via the cutout
provided on the mounting face. The control
cables enter at the bottom of the enclosure.
Control cables should never be run in the mains
voltage sections of the enclosure.
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supply & load cable connections
Supply Cables
1. Supply Terminals
Emergency Lighting Terminals
Load Terminals
Ballast Control Terminals 1-10V,
DSI, or DALI Broadcast
The Phase & Neutral supply terminals are located
toward the middle of the enclosure. The supply
cables shall have a minimum capacity of 40A, to
prevent cable overheating.
Dimmed and Switched Load Cables
Dimmed and switched load cables shall be
terminated on 4 designated terminal blocks (one
Phase & Neutral for each channel), and an Earth
link located at the centre of the enclosure. These
connectors will accept up to 4mm cables. It is
important that an individual output circuit is not
overloaded. Calculate the intended load, and
ensure that it is below the maximum capacity of
an individual channel. Channels 1 – 4 are dimmed
channels with a maximum capacity of 10 Amps
per channel. Channels 5 – 8 are Switched
channels, with a maximum capacity of 10 Amps
per channel, total load per 2 channels protected
by a single MCB is 10 Amps. The load neutral
cables shall be individually connected to the
neutral link terminals provided per channel with a
max of 10Amps per neutral terminal. Never use a
common neutral at a remote location.
Ballast Control Cables
Ballast Control cables shall be terminated on the
designated terminal block located directly below
the Load terminals. These terminals are labelled
CH9 to CH12, and can operate in tandem with the
corresponding Load Outputs, or can be
programmed to operate independently. 1-10V,
DSI or DALI broadcast control are software
Emergency Lighting Connections
Connect emergency lighting circuit active to the
load side on the circuit breaker for the relevant
bank of 2 channels, as indicated by the front panel
markings next to the circuit breakers. Do not
remove any cables that may already be
terminated, make sure device is isolated before
removing cover.
Energising the Device
If it is necessary to energise load circuits before
any control cables are connected, it is acceptable
to energise the device and replace the cover
immediately, as the default factory programming
is to have all channels set to 100% output. If
there is no output on any or all channels, see the
“Troubleshooting” section (page 8). This device
shall be de-energised before terminating any
control or data cables.
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connecting serial control cables
Connecting Data Cable
Connect Data Cable in a ‘Daisy Chain’
Determine Your Requirements
Serial ports are used to interconnect other
dimmers, smart control panels, sensors and AV
controllers. Serial port devices can be identified by
6 terminals, labelled: SHLD, GND, DATA+, DATA-,
Serial Cable Connections
RJ12 Socket Connections
There is one RS485 port for DyNet signals, in the
form of a RJ12 socket, on the front panel, which is
used for the temporary connection of a PC or a
DPP601 Portable Programmer. Data terminals on
the control card shall be used for permanent
connections. Cable for connections to the serial
port shall be screened, stranded RS485 data cable,
with three twisted pairs. Recommended cable types
M&M Cable:
M&M Cable:
RS Components:
AWM E120236 2092 20
One pair is paralleled for GND, one pair paralleled
for +VE and one pair used for DATA+ and DATA Recommended Cable Colour Coding
Green/White pair: Paralleled for GND
Orange/White pair: Paralleled for +VE
Blue/White pair: Blue for DATA+
White for DATABrown/White pair: Spare or for Join
The colour-coding scheme used is not critical, as
long as the same scheme is used throughout the
Serial Cable Permanent Connections
Serial Cable Connecting Method
The recommended connecting method is to „daisy
chain‟ devices (starting at the first device, then
looping in then out of devices, with a single cable
terminating at the last device. There should not be
any spurs or stubs, and only the first and last
device shall terminate one cable. All other devices
should terminate two cables). Devices may be
wired in any order. The data cable should be
segregated from any mains cables. A data cable
that is connected to an energised dimmer is live.
Do not cut or terminate live data cables. If the data
cable has to cross over any mains cables, it is
recommended that it do so at a 90  angle to
minimise noise coupling. Sufficient insulation shall
be provided, subject to local regulations.
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preset programming using the program key
AUX Input - This is a dry contact interface that is active low. The dry contact is connected between the AUX
and GND terminals on the DyNet connector strip. The function of the AUX input is programmable. Ensure
that the cable length between the dry contact and terminal strip is no longer than 2 metres.
Service LED - The Service LED has 3 signalling modes, which are useful for troubleshooting:
Blinking slowly (1Hz) = Normal Operation
Blinking fast (4Hz) = Network Activity Detected
On = Fault
Service Switch - The Service Switch has three functions:
1 push = Transmit Network ID
3 pushes = All Channels 100%
Push & hold for 4 sec = Reboot
Top Set - This adjusts the maximum output that all other control sources can select, ie: if the Top Set is fully
clockwise, 100% selected by a control source will give 100% output. If it is fully anti-clockwise, 100%
selected by a control source will give 50% output. This control is useful for extending lamp life and can be
operated without any form of network control, effectively turning the device into a stand-alone power
conditioner and lamp protector.
Accessory Module Socket - Accepts plug in multi function accessory modules for optional features such as
additional dry contact inputs, 2 DyNet port and Time clocks. Consult your distributor for details on the
available accessory modules.
dimmable lamps chart
LAMPS (26mm,
LAMPS (16mm,
Incandescent lamps are easily dimmed using all Dynalite controllers. The soft start and
voltage limit features will extend lamp life. Lamp life can be further extended using the
voltage limit adjustment.
Tungsten halogen and other transformer loads are easily dimmed using all Dynalite
controllers. The soft start and surge limiting features will protect lamps against premature
failure. Lamp life can be extended using the voltage limit adjustment. Ensure that
transformer is designed for dimming.
26mm slimline tubes can be dimmed to as low as 1% using a dimmable electronic ballast.
No de-rating is necessary with electronic ballasts. Contact your Dynalite dealer for more
16mm slimline tubes can be dimmed to as low as 1% using a dimmable electronic ballast.
No de-rating is necessary with electronic ballasts. Contact your Dynalite dealer for more
information. Must be dimmed with electronic ballasts which accept 1-10V, DSI or DALI
Only some types of CFL lamps can be successfully dimmed. Best results are achieved with
dimmable HF ballasts
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Trouble shooting
Check the following list. If you are still unable to rectify the situation, contact your nearest Dynalite office. A complete list of
distributors worldwide can be found on the Internet at: www.philips.com/dynalite
Please ensure that you have completed the following prior to calling our technical support department.
Check all symptoms in the Troubleshooting list
Check for any deviations between the installation and the installation instructions
Make a list of the model numbers of all devices used in the system
Dimmer does not operate at all. No Service LED
activity. Power supply indicator LED on PCB not lit.
Incorrect connection of mains supply, or no
power available.
Check power supply to dimmer. Check Line and
Neutral input connections.
Power supply indicator LED lit, but no Service LED
Supply voltage too low, short circuit on
network. Control PCB faulty.
Check supply voltage is at least 75% of rated
Check 12V terminal voltages.
Disconnect network bus and restore power.
Replace control PCB.
Dimmer will not respond to control panel push
Control panel incorrectly wired or incorrect
Check operation of LEDs on control panel. Push
button on panel and study response of service
Dimmer operates properly but circuit breakers keep
Instant tripping: - short circuit on load.
Delayed tripping: - dimmer overloaded.
Check load wiring for short circuits.
dimmer loading with current tester (don‟t forget to
de-rate for low power-factor loads and
transformer losses). Check that the breaker
terminals are tight.
Fluorescent lights won‟t dim.
Wrong type of ballast or ballast incorrectly
Check ballast type. Check actual wiring against
ballast manufacturer‟s diagram.
Check 110V/DSI, DALI Broadcast settings.
Regulating Device:
Switching Device:
Power Conditioning;
Interference Suppression:
Rise Time:
Control Inputs:
User Controls:
Internal Controls:
DyNet DC Supply +VE:
Preset Scenes:
Supply Terminals:
Output Terminals:
Cable Entries:
Diagnostic Functions:
(DTK600, DLight or BAS interface required
for displaying and analysing diagnostic data)
Ambient Temperature:
230V ±14% 50/60Hz Single Phase at 40A
4 x 10A dimmed (leading edge phase control) outputs
4 x 10A switched outputs
4 x HF ballast control outputs selectable to DALI Broadcast, 1-10V DC, DSI
4 x 10A 6kA single pole thermal magnetic circuit breakers
Triac 600V, 40A nom. 400A surge
Relay 16A nom. (resistive), Fluorescent 800A surge, Incandescent 165A surge,
Regulated outputs
Over voltage protection
Surge protection
Brownout/Sag protection
Spike protection
Soft Start
Iron powder toroidal choke
100S at 230V
1 x RS485 DyNet/DMX512 serial port
1 x programmable dry contact AUX input
Service Switch
Diagnostic LED
Programmable Logic Controller
Dynalite Accessory Module enabled
200mA (supply for approx 10 panels)
Line, Neutral – 2 x 10mm2 max conductor size
Line, Neutral for each channels 1-8
2 x 4mm2 max conductor size
Earth link bar provided
0V/DSI/DALI, +V/DSI/DALI for channels 9-12
1 x 2.5mm2 max conductor size
Mains – 8 x 25mm dia. knockout
Data – 1 x 25mm dia. knockout
Device Online/Offline status
Circuit breaker trip reporting (optional)
Circuit run time tracking
CE, C-Tick,
0 - 40C ambient temperature, 0% to 95% RH non condensing.
Alloy/Steel wall mount case with epoxy finish
Height 370mm x Width 215mm x Depth 170mm (excludes wall brackets)
7.5 Kilograms
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