Overview DALI MC V2 en

Overview DALI MC V2 en

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DALI MC Overview

Contents:

1. DALI Multi-Controller: DALI MC .......................................................................................................... 2

1.1 Function......................................................................................................................................... 2

1.2 Configuration by masterCONFIGURATOR................................................................................... 3

1.2.1 Addressing the DALI MC ....................................................................................................... 3

1.2.2 Setting the parameters for the inputs .................................................................................... 4

1.2.3 Macros ................................................................................................................................... 7

1.2.4 Default setting: ....................................................................................................................... 9

1.3 Connection .................................................................................................................................... 9

1.4 Example: Conference room with DALI MSensor and DALI MC.................................................. 10

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1. DALI Multi-Controller: DALI MC

The DALI MC is a multifunctional control module for the DALI circuit. It has four independent inputs with freely configurable functions. Any standard switches compatible with mains voltage can be connected to the module. It is also possible to control the inputs of the DALI MC via relays. There is also the option of providing a power supply monitoring system with the

DALI MC. When the power supply returns a predefined lighting status is retrieved by the DALI MC. Its compact design means that the DALI MC can be installed together with standard switches in a flush-mounted box. The DALI circuit can therefore be decentralised. The four inputs are configured by means of masterCONFIGURATOR

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configuration software.

The DALI MC module is multi-master-compatible so several control modules can be used in a DALI circuit.

1.1 Function

The behaviour of each of the four inputs can be defined with the aid of the masterCONFIGURATOR

1 software. Possible settings:

The input functions as

• a push to make switch

• a standard switch

• a changeover switch

• a stairwell switch

• a push to make switch that calls up a predefined sequence of DALI commands (macro)

In addition to defining the function you can set further parameters to select the destination address for which the function is intended (broadcast, group or individual address) and the type of DALI command to be performed. For a detailed description of the functions and the DALI commands see

“Table 1: Function parameters“ and “Table 2: Parameters for commands” in section

1.2.2 Setting the parameters for the inputs.

Example: On/off switch

Destination address: Group 1

Function: Switch

DALI command: “Recall max. Level” when switched on and “OFF” when switched off

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MasterCONFIGURATOR, V1.10 and higher – available free of charge at www.tridonic.com

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1.2 Configuration by masterCONFIGURATOR

The DALI MC can be configured by means of the masterCONFIGURATOR software tool (version 1.10 and higher). To set the parameters for the 4 inputs of the DALI MC you first have to address the DALI

MC. The important thing here is that each input is given its own extended address (eAdr.). The input will appear later under this e-address in the DALI bus overview of the masterCONFIGURATOR and can then be parameterised.

Note: The e-address area does not reduce the DALI address area of the DALI units (ECGs, transformers, etc.). If a DALI MC is connected to the DALI circuit, all 64 DALI short

addresses are still available for the ballasts.

1.2.1 Addressing the DALI MC

1. Start the Addressing Wizard

2. Select either “System expansion” or “Complete new installation” and in the advanced settings activate the function: Use “Physical Selection

Methode” for “Control Units”

Press “Next” to start the addressing cycle.

3. The system now searches the DALI circuit for

DALI units. The search starts with the DALI ballasts, followed by other types of DALI unit one after the other, and then the manual input devices

(e.g. DALI MC, DALI Touchpanel).

For addressing the manual input devices the masterCONFIGURATOR asks the user to press a button on the manual input device. Pressing the button twice (double-clicking) on the DALI MC causes the input to be detected and an e-address to be assigned to it. Repeat this process until eaddresses have been assigned to all the inputs of the DALI MC. The e-addresses are assigned in the sequence in which the buttons on the DALI

MC are pressed. After the addressing cycle they are listed in the DALI bus overview under these e-addresses.

Pressing the “Next” button closes the addressing cycle and transfers the devices to the DALI bus overview.

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1.2.2 Setting the parameters for the inputs

In the DALI bus overview each input of the DALI MC appears as an individual bus user. Clicking on an input opens the relevant parameter window.

Read device data

The device data is read from the device and displayed

Save device data

The device data is saved to the device

Power up behaviour:

Indicates how the DALI MC is to behave when power returns .

Options:

No change

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OFF

-

Scene 0-15

The function can be parameterised only at input T4.

Select “address”:

Select the destination address to which the command will apply.

Options:

- Broadcast

- Group 0-15

- Individual address 0-63

Select “function”:

Select the button function.

For possible settings see the table

“Explanation of parameters for functions.

DALI MC:

Each of the four inputs of the DALI

MCs appears in the DALI bus overview as an independent user.

Select “command”:

Select which command is sent for

CmdX and which for CmdY. For possible commands see the table

“Parameters for commands”

Behaviour on power return:

The “Behaviour on power return” function can be used to define whether the DALI MC is to switch the lighting to a predefined state when power returns.

The following settings are available:

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No change

OFF

Scene 0-15

You can use the Delay parameter to specify how long to wait until the selected command is sent.

(Allowance for the start-up time of the DALI ballasts when power returns)

The function parameters are set in the parameter window of input T4. The function is not available for any of the other inputs.

Table 1: Explanation of parameters for functions

Function

1) Push-button: short or long = 1 * command X

2) Push-button: short = 1 * command X, long = 1 * command X then 1 * command Y

Description

Briefly pressing or holding down the push-button will send command X one time.

Briefly pressing the push-button will send command X one time.

Holding down the push-button will send command X once, and then command Y once.

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Function

3) Push-button: short = 1 * command X, long = 1 * command X then repeatedly command Y

4) Push-button: short = 1* command X, long = repeatedly command Y

5) Push-button (toggle): short or long = toggle between command X and Y

6) Push-button (toggle): short or long = toggle between command X and Y, lighting-based

7) Push-button (dimming key): short = toggle between command X and Y, long = dimming, lighting-based

Description

Briefly pressing the push-button will send command X one time.

Holding down the push-button will send command X once, and then command Y repeatedly.

Briefly pressing the push-button will send command X one time.

Holding down the push-button will repeatedly send command Y.

Briefly pressing or holding down the push-button will alternate between sending commands X and Y.

Briefly pressing or holding down the push-button will alternate between sending commands X and Y. The command sent in each case depends on the status of the lighting:

If the lighting was previously switched off, command X is sent.

If the lighting was previously switched on, command Y is sent.

SwitchDIM mode

Briefly pressing on the dimming key will alternate between sending commands X and Y. The command sent in each case depends on the status of the lighting.

If the lighting was previously switched off, command X is sent.

If the lighting was previously switched on, command Y is sent.

Holding down the dimmer switch dims or brightens the lighting.

When the switch is closed, command X is sent.

When the switch is opened, command Y is sent.

8) Switch: close = command X, open = command Y

9) Changeover switch: close = command X, open = command Y, lightingbased

10) Stairwell function: close = command X, start runon time, run-on time elapsed = command Y

Macros

Each time the switch is pressed, the commands X and Y are sent in alternating order. The command sent in each case depends on the status of the lighting:

If the lighting was previously switched off, command X is sent.

If the lighting was previously switched on, command Y is sent.

If the push-button is pressed, command X is sent and the run-on time starts. Once the run-on time has elapsed, command Y is sent.

8 DALI macros can be called up

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Macro 1: Go Home

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Macro 2: MSensor automatic

Macro 3: Sequential scene recall

Macro 4: Dynamic scene

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Macro 5: DALI reset

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Macro 6: e-Power ON Level

Macro 7: PCA compatibility

Macro 8: User-defined DALI commands

For a more detailed description see Section 3.4.2.3 Macros

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Table 2: Parameters for commands

Function

Light level (DAP)

Off

Up

Description

Calls up a particular light value in percent

Switches the light off

Increases the light value by the dimming steps defined in the fade

Down

Step up

Step down

On and step up rate

Reduces the light value by the dimming steps defined in the fade rate

Increases the light value by one step

Reduces the light value by one step

Step down and off

Recall min.

Recall max.

Switches the light to the Minimum Level if the device was already off.

If the device is on, the light value is increased by one step.

Reduces the light value by one step. If the device is at Minimum Level it is switched off.

Calls up the minimum level

Calls up the maximum level

Go to scene X Calls up lighting scene “X”

Note: After the input has been configured the parameters have to be transferred to the

DALI MC by pressing the “Save” button.

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1.2.3 Macros

The inputs of the DALI MC can also be parameterised so that they call up a predefined macro. The following macros are available:

Macro 1: Go Home

Function:

Delayed light off (slow fade down)

Adjustable parameters:

Name

Fade Time

Reset Fade Time

Description

Fade time for the off command

Time to which the cross-fade time is to be reset after execution of the off command

Macro 2: MSensor automatic

Function:

Lighting control for the selected DALI MSensor is activated

The destination address of the macro is either “Broadcast” (to all in the DALI circuit) or the light sensor address

(e-address) of the relevant DALI

MSensor.

Macro 3: Sequential scene recall

Function:

The next scene is called up each time button connected to the input is pressed.

At the end of the sequence the process starts again from the beginning.

Process:

Adjustable parameters:

Press => Scene 0 => Press => Scene 1 => etc.

Name

Scenes 0-15

OFF

Description

Selection of the scenes to be recalled

Selection as to whether an off command is to be sent at the end of the sequence.

Note: The sequence of the scenes cannot be influenced. The scenes are always sent in

ascending order.

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Macro 4: Dynamic scene

Function:

Pressing the button calls up a sequence of four scenes. The cross-fade time and dwell time can be freely defined for each scene.

Process:

Short press => Starts the sequence

Short press (with sequence running) => Stops the sequence

Long press (with sequence running) => Stops the sequence and sends an

Adjustable parameters:

OFF command

Name

Delay

Description

Delay time until the scene is called up. The delay time of the second scene is therefore the dwell time of the first scene, etc.

The delay time of the first scene is effective only if the sequence is repeated (the dwell time of the fourth scene before the first scene is called again) and is ignored when the sequence is started by means of the button

Fade Time

Scene

Repeat

Fade time for the new scene

Selection of which scene is to be called up

The sequence is started again at the first scene after the last scene has been reached

Adjustable parameters:

Macro 5: DALI reset

Function:

Reset for the defined devices

As an option all the DALI addresses can be deleted

The following parameters are reset to the factory setting:

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Group and scene settings

max. Level, min. Level, Power On Level, System Failure Level

Fade Time and Fade Rate

If the DALI ballast has any other parameters (e.g. ePower On Level for

PCA lp) they are not reset.

Name

Delete DALI addresses

Description

Reset the devices and delete the DALI addresses

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Macro 6: e-Power ON Level

Function:

Sets the Power ON Level of the DALI ballast to the predefined value

DALI devices that do not support this function ignore the command

Adjustable parameters:

Name

Memory value

Fixed Power ON value

Description

Sets the Power ON Level to DALI Memory

Light level in percents

Macro 7: PCA compatibility

Function:

Sets the “PCA compatibility” parameter in PCA EXCEL lp devices to the predefined value

DALI devices that do not support this function ignore the command

Macro 8: User-defined DALI commands

Function:

This macro executes a COT file that can be created by the user. Note the following:

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The COT file must not exceed ten commands.

The destination address must be specified in the COT file

The send delay time from one command to the next is fixed at

100 ms and cannot be changed

Note: Macro 8 requires a very good knowledge of the DALI command set.

1.2.4 Default setting:

The DALI MC has the following factory default input settings:

Table 3: Default settings

Destination address

Function

Input 1

Broadcast

CmdX

CmdY

1.3 Connection

Button:

CmdX on press, repeats CmdY on long press

Recall max

Up

Input 2

Broadcast

Button:

CmdX on press, repeats CmdY on long press

Off

Down

Input 3

Broadcast

Button: sends CmdX

Scene 1

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Input 4

Broadcast

Macro 2:

MSensor automatic

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The DALI MC switch module is connected directly to the DALI control line and does not need a separate power supply. It is powered via the DALI circuit (current draw = 6 mA). It can be connected to the DALI circuit with either polarity.

Note: The connection leads between the switch or button and the DALI MC must not be longer than 50 cm.

The DALI circuit is not SELV. This means that the switches and cabling must be suitable

for mains voltage.

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1.4 Example: Conference room with DALI MSensor and DALI MC

Requirement

Switch on via momentary switch

Switch off via motion detector (off-only function)

Daylight-dependent control of illuminance

Retrieval of user-defined lighting scenes (e.g. the presentation scene)

Fig. 1: Overview of a conference room set-up

Table 4: Assignment of DALI MSensor and DALI MC

Controls

DALI MSensor

DALI MC

Assignment

Luminaire group: Group 1

Sensor group: Group 2

Rotary switch setting 1 (Groups 1+2):

Input 1: Destination address: Broadcast

Function: Macro 2: MSensor automatic

Inputs 2-4: Destination address: Broadcast

Function: Button

Command: Go to Scene 1-3

Applications Engineering

August 11

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