Introduction The Axxess Lamp Dimmer can be installed into a table lamp's power cord to provide both local user control as well as remote control via the home automation system. Included in Box: Lamp Dimmer Device Connector plugs for lamp cords typical in your country Connector plug release tool IMPORTANT: Please check you have suitable connector plugs before Installation. Lamp Dimmer (Plus) Installation Guide Tools Required: Adjustable pliers with smooth jaw Quality flush cutters for use with Control4 Cutting the Lamp Cord After ensuring the lamp cord is not plugged into a power source, cut the existing in-line switch out of the lamp cord. On the plug side, cut close to the switch. On the lamp side, cut the cord so that the Dimmer sits in convenient location for the user. Line & Neutral In jurisdictions where line and neutral polarity must be observed, the Dimmer must be installed with correct polarity. The horizontal position of line (L) and neutral (N) is marked on the bottom label at both ends. In North America, for example, the neutral plug contact has a wide blade and the neutral wire sheathing is ribbed lengthwise. Looking from the top towards the lamp, the neutral connector is on the left side. Arrange the power cord at both ends accordingly. For North American Lamp Cords Confirm that the Type letters on the plungers match the Type letter on the connector (A with A, C with C). Compressing Plunger 1 Befo re co m p re s s i n g t h e p l u n ge r s , straighten the lamp cord as much as possible. Insert the lamp cord ends into the connector plugs from the wide flange end. Allow lamp cord to protrude out the other end of the plug by about 3/8”. The compression plungers are marked 1 and 2 respectively. Use the pliers to compress plunger 1 into the plug first. Squeeze pliers until the jaws come to rest flat on the top and bottom surface of the plug. Do not squeeze so hard as to crush or deform the plug itself. Power 100-240V ~ 60/50 Hz LED CFL 100W OR INC/ HAL 250W @ 240V 160W @ 110V CAUTIONS: READ ENTIRE Instructions before start of Installation Be sure to unplug the power cord before installation or de-installation. Unplug power cord before bulb change. Install Dimmer only in 2 wire electrical cords. The Dimmer does not have a separate ground connection - DO NOT install in power cords with 3rd ground wire. Selecting Connector Plug The Axxess Lamp Dimmer ships with several connector plugs matched to common lamp cords. For North American lamp cords: Type A for SPT2 lamp cords Type C for SPT1 lamp cords Selecting the wrong connector plugs may result in an unsafe installation. The lamp cord should fit snugly into the plug opening; ensure a snug fit before proceeding with installation. Compressing Plunger 2 Upon compression, the plunger should remain arrested in its compressed position. Next, compress plunger 2. Be careful not to damage the large flange with the jaws of the pliers. The plungers may bounce back a bit after compression, but should not bounce back by more than 1/32”. If they do, repeat compression. Flush Cut Wire Ends Using good flush cutters, cut the wire ends protruding from the connector plug. Preparing To Plug In Connectors Before plugging the connectors in to the Lamp Dimmer, ensure that: L N N LAMP L POWER After cutting, the wires should not protrude more than 1/64”. the plungers are not protruding by more than 1/32”. the plungers are facing up, not down. the 2 connectors are pointed at the correct end of the Dimmer (check bottom label). The cord section leading to the lamp plugs into the LAMP end and the section leading to power plug plugs into the POWER end. Test Connector Test connection by pulling on the wire. The plug is designed to withstand at least 13.5 lbf. If after testing one side of the flange sticks out a little further than the other, press that side in once more, listening for a click. If the plug can be pulled out you do not have connection. Repeat test on the second plug. Plug Power Cord Into Wall Outlet & Test The light level indicators should cycle in response to boot-up. The light level LEDs will cycle from bottom to top if the Dimmer is already joined to a ZigBee Network, or from top to bottom if the Dimmer is not yet joined. Dimmer Plus Functions Dimmer Plus offers the functionality of 4 buttons on the right side of the Dimmer in addition to the dimmer function on the left. Plug In Connector Push the connector plug for the Lamp end evenly and firmly into the switch until the outside flange is flush with the case. Some wires may require a fair bit of pressure - as you press the plug into the switch you should hear a click when each barb catches. ZigBee Network The Dimmer follows typical ZigBee networking behavior. Network functions are controlled by tapping in the top half and the bottom half of the dimmer surface. With each tap, an adjoining light level LED will flash to provide feedback. Taps should be regular sequences of about 2 -3 taps per second. Networking ---------------------------Join: 4 top Leave: 13 top 4 bottom 13 top Reboot: 15 top 4 bottom 15 top Disconnecting the Dimmer Cords Disconnecting the lamp cord from the D i m m e r m u s t o n l y by a q u a l i f i e d technician, not the end user. After you have heard the barbs click into place, the outside flange should be flush with the case. ZigBee Network (Cont’d) Display ---------------------------Join attempt: LED flashes Join fail: LED flashes Join success: LED solid 4 seconds Leave success: LED flashes 9 times Reboot if joined: LED solid 4 seconds Reboot if not joined: LED flashes 9 times Composer A wide variety of Dimmer functions can be set-up and customized in Composer. After downloading the driver and adding the Dimmer to a project, review the Properties page settings, such as bulb selection, backlighting auto-off, ramping control, etc. Control4 device drivers are available at: axxind.com/dealers/drivers Disconnecting the Dimmer Cords (Cont’d) Always unplug the power cord from the wall outlet before disconnecting the cords from the Dimmer. Insert the Connector Release Tool (supplied) in the outside ends of the release slots at a depth of least 1/8”. These 4 buttons can be programmed in Composer in the usual way. For large installations, the button symbols can be customized at the factory. Next, squeeze the tweezers toward the middle in order to compress the barb clips on the connector plug. You may have to squeeze close to the tips. Pull at the wire to dislodge the plug by about 1/32”. Pull at the wire to dislodge the plug by about 1mm. The Release Tool won't allow you to extract the plug any further. Once compressed, press the Release Tool tips down by another 1/16”. The Release tool should now stay in place on its own. Remove the release tool, then pull cord and plug all the way out of the Lamp Dimmer body.