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STEWART ELECTRONICS
MANUFACTURER OF GENESIS 1:3 LIGHTING (ALC)
Previously owned by OnQ Legrand
PHONE: 864-663-0011 WWW.SETNETPRO.COM
RETURNS FOR RESTOCKING
Members of our "REPEAT CUSTOMER" program have a lot of flexibility when returning items. The
requirements are simple; Stock our parts on your shelves, purchase often and purchase for more than just
personal use and you qualify!
Of course, we expect our discount level customers to place excess stock on their shelves instead of sending
them back to our shelves. And special orders for items that we don't normally stock will not qualify for
restocking. Please verify compatibility and customer commitment prior to ordering. Feel free to call with any
questions you may have before placing your orders but compatibility and omissions are your responsibility
and are not grounds for restocking.
DISCOUNT LEVEL CUSTOMER DEFINITION
The price you pay is less than our advertised web price when not logged in to our website.
QUALIFYING RETURNS
All qualifying returns must be made within 30 days from date of purchase. During this 30 day period, all new
and unused products that are currently manufactured, in their original packaging with all hardware and
manuals, and in re-sellable condition, can be returned without a restocking fee; installed items cannot be
returned. You must pay shipping to us. Product not meeting these criteria, in most cases, cannot be returned
or is subject a restocking fee. Due to copyright laws, software, books, and manuals are not returnable. Wire
and other consumables and tools are not returnable. Shipping charges are not refundable and returns must
be sent to us freight prepaid. We are not responsible for returns lost or damaged during shipping. Our RMA
request form must be completed before an RMA number is issued. To obtain an RMA request form, contact us
at 1-864-663-0011. RMA numbers ensure proper credit is issued or replacement product is handled correctly.
You must write the RMA number on the outside of the package you are returning, not on the manufacturer’s
package. Writing on manufacturers boxes is not allowed. RMA numbers are valid for 30 days from date of
issue. Returns without an RMA number on the box will be refused. Note: There are no returns on special
order merchandise.
WARRANTY CLAIMS
The products we sell are carefully chosen for dependability. Bad out of the box parts do occur, but it is very,
very rare. Some of our manufacturers insist on handling returns themselves and require a phone call to their
tech support before issuing an RMA. However retail and DIY customers may not be offered factory support
like wholesale customers. So a call to us at 1-864-663-0011 should normally be your first move. Many times
and most of the time you will find that your part is working correctly and installation or other errors are
causing you to think your new part is bad.
Only the manufacturer can offer an advanced replacement and even then they want a credit card to
guarantee that the bad part is actually bad and that it gets returned to them. Should your part fail after it
has been installed and before the warranty expires, the same procedure will apply.
FAILURE RATE
After purchasing this product line from OnQ Legrand in 2009, we moved the manufacturing from China to the
USA. During manufacturing all products are tested TWO TIMES. We often test them again before shipping.
Accordingly, our failure rate is less than .01%.
ALC RETURNS, REPAIRS & TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES
Draft 1.01. 8/14/2013
Since the bulk of all things we can tell you on the telephone are included in this document,
please read and use this procedure before calling for technical support.
It is also a good idea to download this document into your phone or tablet and carry it with you to the job site as we will
be referring you to the topics throughout this procedure during our telephone conversation.
This document contains:
Returns process (On-site troubleshooting using this document is required before an RMA is issued).
ALC Troubleshooting procedures.
ALC Manuals (all are included)
ALC Developers software kit.
ALC LIGHTING REPAIRS
As the manufacturer of automated ALC lighting products we offer a repair and evaluation service. Give us a
call at 1-864-663-0011 for an RMA number.
ALC BENCH FEES
(Prices subject to change without notice)
Many times (most of the time) when numerous switches are returned to us for evaluation, we find that there
are fully working switches included in the box. This is often caused by the fact that one failed ALC switch on a
branch can make others fail to communicate .
Repairs for ALC switches average $45
Occasionally a circuit board is damaged in more than one circuit area. There is no way to determine
this without attempting a circuit level repair. Once we attempt a circuit level repair there is a
minimum fee of $15 plus salvage for products that can't be repaired.
There is a $5 fee per device for testing (included in any repair or salvage fee).
Shipping costs are charged at actual cost of shipping.
ALC TROUBLESHOOTING
Failures to ALC products rarely occur to more than one device per installation. However, surges, lightning other load related
issues can damage more than one device. Many times ALC switches are sent to us for repair that are fully functional. It is
possible that one switch on a branch can “jam” communications on other switches making them appear to be broken.
Most installations with repeat failures are caused by AC power surges (and sags), lightning or problems with the high
voltage loads connected to one or more switches.
This can be very difficult to find. However without finding the source of the problem simply replacing switches often result
in future repeat failures.
EXCELLENT ADVICE
The most offensive enemy to ALC switches is the condition of the AC power. A good troubleshooting rule to use is to look
for an ALC switch(s) that have a High Voltage failure (the light does not come on, or will not go off when the switch is
manually pressed). If one or more of these situations exists. THE SOURCE OF ALL COMMUNCATION FAILURES WAS
CAUSED BY AN AC SHORT CIRCUIT THAT CAME INTO THE CIRCUITS FROM THE HIGH VOLTAGE SIDE!!!!!!!!
BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING
Should an ALC light switch appear not to work try this procedure:
It’s all about VOLTAGE and a clean communication loop (we call this the POLLING LOOP).
THERE ARE TWO MAJOR SUBSYSTEMS IN AN ALC SWITCH
HIGH VOLTAGE: Manually pressing the ALC switch on/off or dimming it DOES NOT test the low voltage communications. If a
switch works manually that only tells you that the high voltage is working, not the low voltage. Most failures of the high
voltage circuit are related to the load (bad light bulb, bad light fixture etc). An ALC switch can work manually but not
communicate. Don’t be fooled into thinking just because the High Voltage works, the low voltage communications (Polling
Loop) also works.
LOW VOLTAGE: To test the communications you should first attempt to operate the switch from:
A wall mounted SCENE SWITCH or the Controller.
Compatible controllers are:
OnQ HMS models
HAI Omni Models
Aegis
Elk M1 and EZ8 controllers
OnQ Stand Alone controllers part # 364644-01
JDS Stargate controller
ONQ HMS AND HAI OMNI CONTROLLERS
(also see the 364644-01 stand alone controller section)
From the LCD display (normally used for arming and disarming the alarm system), press a 4 then a 0. This is the ALL
OFF command. Then press a 4 then a 1. This is the ALL ON command.
Walk through the building and make a list of all ALC lights that did not respond.
Go back to the LCD display and press a 1. This brings up a list of UNITS (lights) and their names. Scroll through the
list to find the first failed light switch. Press the #. Then press a 1 (ON) or a 0 (OFF). This tests each light individually.
Next, go to the controller and look at the main control board lights (LED).
Is the STATUS light on the lower left of the board blinking? This means the controller has a heart beat!
Next look at the piggy back ALC lighting board. Is the STATUS light blinking at the same frequency as the main
control board (may not be in sync, but should be blinking at the same frequency)? This means that the ALC
interface board is at least talking to the main control board.
Then remove the wires from the ALC lighting branch in question.
ALC UNIT SETTINGS ON ONQ HMS AND HAI OMNI CONTROLLERS
UNITS 1 TO 31 = ALC INTERFACE BRANCH 1 (Some installations may only have a single branch interface)
o Dip switch settings are 1(1) to 31(31)
UNITS 33 TO 63 = ALC INTERFACE BRANCH 2
o Dip switch settings are 1(33) to 31(63)
UNITS 65 TO 95 = ALC INTERFACE BRANCH 3
o Dip switch settings are 1(65) to 31(95)
UNITS 97 TO 127 = ALC INTERFACE BRANCH 4
o Dip switch settings are 1(97) to 31(127)
IMPORTANT FIRST STEP: TEST THE VOLTAGE
Read the voltage at the ALC interface board branch terminal strip (with branch wires removed). It should be
4.25VDC.
If the status lights are both blinking and if the correct voltage is present at the ALC interface branch terminals, then
the Controller and the ALC interface board is MOST LIKELY GOOD!
Next reattach the wires to the branch in question. If the voltage drops below 3VDC, there is a shorted switch(s) or
shorted cable in the wiring to the polling loop.
TEST AT THE ALC SWITCH ITSELF
The nature of the ALC Polling loop is that ALL switches are connected in a parallel connection method. Which means that
one failed switch can shut down communications with other switches on the same branch.
This often results in the belief that ALL switches are bad when in fact only one (or only a few) are bad.
WIRING METHODS
When the ALC system was installed the wiring was ran using one of two methods.
1. DAISY CHAIN. All switches on a branch are attached to one long continuous cable run that snakes its way from ALC
switch to ALC switch. This method is NOT the smartest method but is most often the method used because it was
quicker to install and used less wire.
2. HOME RUN. All switch polling loop wiring home runs back to the controller location and/or to a variety of “Hubs”.
This is the easiest method to troubleshoot.
TO ISOLATE WHICH SWITCH IS BAD
The “Daisy Chain” wiring method often requires you to remove every wall mounted ALC switch for testing.
The “Home Run” wiring method allows you to stand in one (or only a few) locations to unwire all ALC switches at
the same time. THIS IS BY FAR THE FASTED METHOD!
o Either way, you must test the voltage next.
And… MOST of the time, you save important troubleshooting time by removing ALL SWITCHES from the polling loop and
then testing them one at a time by only installing them ONE AT A TIME!
It is reasonable to make a quick test of the switch in question before unwiring all switches. But after this does not fix all the
issues, refer back to the procedure to remove all switches and test them one at a time.
For the Quick Test, hope that only one switch is bad and test the switch in question before removing ALL other switches
from the branch, to do this follow the steps below.
1. Test the DC Voltage on the polling loop wires (communications loop) AT THE SWITCH LOCATION. These wires are
Yellow (Positive) and Purple (Negative). On older switches manufacturing before 2009 they are Yellow (positive)
and white (negative) or Yellow (positive) and Gray (negative).
a. A normal voltage is 4.25 VDC. Depending on how long your cable runs are and how many ALC switches are
on the branch, your voltage could be lower. If your voltage is less than 3 VDC then something on that
branch is pulling the voltage down.
2. Remove the polling loop wires to the switch in question and test the voltage again. If it returns to a reasonable
level, the switch you removed is probably bad.
a. Continue this process with EVERY switch on the branch. Then attach each switch one at a time and retest.
OR TO SAVE TIME, REMOVE WIRING TO ALL SWITCHES AS MENTIONED EARLIER.
Note that occasionally a storm or electrical surge can damage more than one switch and sometimes affects more than one
branch.
Should this be the case, a shorted switch can certainly exist and can easily be found by checking the voltage to on the
branch. BUT…. Some ALC switch failures DO NOT appear as a short. Instead, they fail in a manner that causes them to send
out a different address than what is set using the dip switch. In this case, your branch may not work because no two
switches can have the same address on the same branch.
THE “STAND ALONE” CONTROLLER (PART NUMBER 364644-01)
OnQ made a “stand alone” controller (Still in production by Stewart Electronics) that was a popular way to add lighting
control to a home without the need for an elaborate control system.
The 364644-01 controller could be programmed to control up to 31 ALC switches triggered through the use of 4 button
wall mounted “Scene Switches”. Add-ons include:
364720 & 364776 – Scene Switches (with round buttons), Replaced older 364355 scene switches with rectangular
buttons.
364709-01 – Lighting Manage – Allows Time & Event programming of events.
364678-01 – Input / Output module.
364645-01 – Distribution module. Makes wiring neater and easier to troubleshoot. Use with or without the 364644
controller.
364677-01 – Branch Hub. Neater wiring, supports up to 9 ALC cable runs.
364698-01 – Serial Interface. Allows control of ALC lighting from your PC or third party controllers. Requires
knowledge of serial programming.
TESTING INSTALLATION WITH THE 364644 LIGHTING CONTROLLER
Installation with the older 364355 scene switches can only be tested with the ALC Scene Tech software. This software is
now obsolete. You must upgrade your scene switches to the 364720 or 364776 scene switches to program and/or
troubleshoot.
To program using a 364720 or 364776 scene switch, press and hold any of the 4 buttons for 15 seconds or until the small
LED begins to blink. Then turn on/off or dim the switches that are desired to be a part of that button’s scene. Press the
same button again to exit programming. The scene can now be triggered by pressing the button.
TO TROUBLESHOOT THE SCENE SWITCH AND THE 364644 CONTROLLER
Press and hold any scene switch button until the small LED begins to flash. Should it never flash (never entered
programming), the scene switch or the 364644 controller is bad.
If none of the scene switches (different scene switches, not different buttons on the same switch) will not enter program
mode, then the controller is bad.
If your program loses its scenes occasionally, change the 364644 controller. The scenes ARE NOT stored in the 4 button
scene switches, they are stored in the controller.
TESTING SCENE SWITCHES WHEN INSTALLED WITH HMS OR OMNI CONTROLLERS
Older scene switches (part numbers 364355 these are rectangular buttons) require programming of the HMS or HAI
controller to trigger scenes or events. See your PCAccess software instructions on how t program scenes.
Newer scene switches (rounded buttons) can be programmed without PCAccess software. Note that you should program
using only one of these methods or conflicts will occur.
All ALC switches will work with any generation of ALC interface boards.
HAI part numbers 25a00-1 or 25a00-2. These are BLACK CIRCUIT BOARDS
OnQ or Stewart Electronics part numbers 364806-01 or 364806-02. THESE ARE GREEN CIRCUIT BOARDS.
Older scene switches (rectangular buttons) can NOT be programmed without PCAccess or Scenetech software
Newer scene switches (rounded buttons) THAT ARE ATTACHED TO A NEWER “GREEN” ALC CIRCUIT BOARD INTERFACE, can
be programmed with the local 15 second method.
PROGRAM SWITCHES
There is another version of program switch that is no longer in production (can be replaced by 363142)
363144 – PROGRAM SWITCH
This switch is used to trigger events and does not wire directly to a light switch. It requires PCAccess software to program.
It can be replaced with a 363142 relay. To use the relay, do not connect up the blue wire to the lighting load. Be sure to
wire nut the blue ray as it will have live voltage on it.
THREE WAY, FOUR WAY AND AUXILLARY SWITCHES.
The 363145 auxillary switch is a low voltage switch that connects to any style ALC dimmer or relay. It has a “common”, an
“off” and an “on” wire. Simply connect these to the matching connections on the dimmer or relay.
LOW VOLTAGE WIRES COLORS
Note that over the years, there have been a number of color changes for the polling loop and the auxillary wires. However
the functions are still the same.
Regardless of the color of the low voltage cables, always connect as follows:
Polling Loop + to Polling Loop +
Polling Loop – to Polling Loop –
Aux Common on the Dimmer/Relay to Aux Common (on the aux switch)
Aux ON on the Dimmer/Relay to Aux ON (on the aux switch)
Aux OFF on the Dimmer/Relay to Aux OFF (on the aux switch)
DIMMERS AND RELAYS (THESE SWITCHES ALWAYS HAVE A DIP SWITCH)
AUXILLARIES (NEVER HAVE HIGH VOLTAGE WIRES, NO POLLING LOOP AND NO DIP SWITCH).
There is an 8 button single gang auxillary switch that supports 4 total ALC 3-way circuits. Part # 364721
Stewart Electronics
SeTNet / Genesis 1:3 Lighting / SET Inc.
1154 Jordan Road
Lyman SC 29365
Call Tony Stewart - Office: 864-663-0014
Fax: 864-663-0018 TS@SETNETPRO.COM
RETURN MURCHANDISE AUTHORIZATION
All returns of any kind must have this document completed with the RMA number we assigned mailed / faxed or emailed to us before
shipping. Packages without an RMA number on the outside of the box may be returned unopened by the warehouse.
Once the RMA number is assigned by our tech support staff, attach a copy of this completed form inside the box
and write the RMA number on outside of the box.
You pay shipping costs.
ONLY PRODUCTS MEETING THE FOLLOWING TERMS MAY BE RETURNED
See the Returns section @ www.setnetpro.com for the most recent requirements.
AN RMA WILL NOT BE ISSUED UNTIL YOU HAVE FOLLOWED THE TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURE IN
OUR ALC TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURE (ONLINE) AND SPOKEN TO ONE OF OUR TECHNICIANS ABOUT YOUR RESULTS
FOR WARRANTY REPAIRS
Proof of purchase must be included if a warranty claim is made.
If you wish an advanced replacement, we will charge your Credit Card before shipping then issue a credit once the bad
part is returned to us and is found to be covered under warranty. INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR INVOICE WITH THE RMA!
Items tested and found to be working will be returned to you and no Credit Card refund will be issued.
Include a copy of this form in your shipment.
Typical ALC switch repairs average $45. Call for pricing on other ALC parts.
Cutting off unused leads or cutting leads too short for future use voids the warranty.
Do not write on the switch or original box. Use removable tags.
NON-WARRANTY REPAIRS
If part is found to be non-working, we will place it on the bench to attempt a repair.
o Bench test fee is $5 per device – See returns section @ www.setnetpro.com for most recent terms.
If ALC and part is found to be beyond economical repair we charge a $15 parts and labor free and we keep any
salvage from the part.
All other products may also incur a minimum $15 bench testing fee.
Switches will leads cut too short incur a $45 fee to install new leads
“The Completed Credit Card form below must be accompany the return”
COMPLETE THE FORMS BELOW, INCLUDE A COPY IN THE SHIPMENT AND ALSO RETURN BEFORE SHIPPING.
Fax 864-663-0018, or Email ts@setnetpro.com, as@setnetpro.com
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FOR ALC SWITCH RETURNS: All switches are tested with 4 methods.
1. With Branchtech Software.
2. Installed with 75+ other ALC switches & 220’ Cable.
3. Installed with 75+ other ALC switches & 660’ Cable (limit is 500’, this is the harshest test possible).
4. Cycled on/off – Bright/Dim for at least 30 minutes (150+ times).
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BRANCHTECH
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INSTRUCTION/INSTALLATION SHEET
Advanced Lighting Control
1154 Jordan road
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
1. Introduction
IS-0371 REV. A
Installation Procedure
Step 1: Remove electrical power from the 120 VAC circuit.
The patented Genesis Advanced Lighting Control (ALC) products provide
Step 2: Retrieve the CL2 cable(s).
enhanced lighting control:
Step 3: Remove .375 in. of insulation from the CL2 cable’s conductors.
• P/N 363142, ALC Relay Switch - for local and programmable on/off
Step 4: Identify and retrieve the 120 VAC “Source Hot”, “Switched
control of lighting and outlets up to 15A
Hot”, “Neutral” and Ground wires.
• P/N 363145, ALC Auxiliary Switch - for multi-way local control of ALC
Step 5: Remove the insulation from each of the module’s 120 VAC
Relay, Dimmer and Non-Dimming Switches
leads.
• P/N 364721, ALC Quad-Auxiliary Switch – 4 in 1 remote multi-way
Step 6: Connect all wires as required for the specific application.
slave
• P/N 364720, ALC Designer Scene Switch - features four (4) buttons
NOTE: ALC Switches must be installed and operated in
for programmable control of lighting, lighting scenes, and house
accordance with all electrical codes and regulations.
modes
• P/N 364776, ALC Designer IR Scene Switch - four (4) buttons for
DANGER: To avoid risk of fire or shock, turn off the power at the
programmable local and IR remote control of lighting, lighting
circuit breaker or fuse. Test to be sure the power is off before
scenes, and house modes
wiring.
• P/N 363143, ALC Dimmer - for local and programmable dimming
control of lighting loads up to 600W
• P/N 364335, ALC Hi-Watt Dimmer - for local and programmable
dimming control of lighting loads up to 900W
• P/N 364722, 364723 ALC Non-Dimming Switch - for local and programmable
on/off control of lighting loads up to 900W
• P/N 364820-01, ALC Scene Lighting Universal Remote Control - for
remote control of programmed lighting scenes
ALC Dimmer and Non-Dimming Switches are designed for optimum
control of the most common lighting types including incandescent,
halogen and conventional magnetic low voltage.
2. Compliancy
The ALC control modules are FCC, Part 15, Class B verified. All
modules are UL listed (UL File No. E180376). ALC control modules
require no special AC wiring practices. When installed as directed,
ALC installations comply with the installation and wiring practices of
the NFPA 70 National Electrical Code.
Figure 2. CL2 and 120VAC Lead Connections
3. Installation
A UL Class 2 (CL2) rated multi-conductor communication cable and
uninterrupted source of 120 VAC must be present at each switch
location.
CL2 Rated ALC
Communication & Multi-Way
Switching Cable
Electrician's Tape
Securing
Insulating Tubing
Electrical
Wall Box
VW-1 Insulation
NM-B
Electrical
Cable
Insulating Tubing
(Included)
Figure 3. Recommended Installation
Figure 1. Cable Installation Rough-In
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INSTRUCTION/INSTALLATION SHEET
Advanced Lighting Control
1154 Jordan Road
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
IS-0371 REV. A
The scope of NEC Article 725 covers installation of Class 2 conductors
and the conductors of electric light and power circuits together. Article
725-55. (B) through (J) (2005 NEC edition) states that electric light and
power circuit conductors can enter an outlet box to connect to the
remotely controllable ALC modules, providing that the electric circuit
conductors maintain a minimum separation of .25 inches from the
other Class 2 conductors connected the ALC modules. In those
installations employing a multi-gang switchbox, all electrical circuits
within the switchbox are to be associated. In installations employing a
multi-gang switchbox where the circuits are not associated, the
switchbox shall be listed for and used with partitions.
Splice Connectors
(Included)
1 2 345
Cover Removed by Installer
ALC Multi-Way Switching
and Communication Wiring
600V Rated Insulating
Tubing
(Included)
Installer Ensures .25"
Separation Between ALC
Wiring and 120VAC Wiring
Step 11:Test ALC Relay, Non-Dimming Switch and Dimmer modules
by actuating the front paddle switch to control power to the
attached electrical load.
Dimmer and Non-Dimming Switch Module Derating
In many installation scenarios it is necessary to mount more than one
Dimmer or Non-Dimming Switch at a switchbox location. When this
occurs, side sections of each module’s metal yoke must be removed in
order to physically permit the devices to fit within the same switchbox.
Removal of these side sections, however, reduces the ability of each
module to dissipate heat. To ensure that each module can continue to
operate within specified design parameters, the load capacity must be
derated. Remove the yoke side sections by using pliers to carefully
bend the tabs up and down several times until each tab breaks off.
Module P/N
Single-Gang
End-of-Gang
363143
364335
364722
600 W
900 W
900W
600 W
700 W
700W
Middle-of-Gang
600 W
600 W
600W
Table 1. ALC Dimmer and Non-Dimming Switch Derating
CAUTION – To avoid overheating and possible damage to the
modules and other equipment, do NOT use the ALC Dimmer or
Non-Dimming Switch modules to control receptacles. Do NOT use
the ALC Dimmer to control fluorescent lighting, motor operated
appliances or transformer-supplied loads.
Figure 4. Alternative Installation
CAUTION: It is the Installers responsibility to ensure proper
installation and compliance with the provisions of NEC Article
725. All Class 2 communication and multi-way switching
conductors entering the outlet/wall box must be completely
insulated.
Step 7: Set the modules address. (This step does not apply to the ALC
Auxiliary slave switch module) Each ALC communication-wiring
branch may include up to 31 individually addressable modules.
Modules residing on the same communication branch must
NOT have the same address.
CAUTION: Verify all wiring connections and terminations prior to
applying AC power to the ALC modules. Excessive loading and
electrical shorts will result in destruction of the ALC modules.
Misapplication will void the product warranty.
CAUTION: Ensure that all conductors remain completely
insulated and do not become pinched between the ALC module’s
metal yoke and the wall surface, outlet box or cover plate. Any
shorts caused by piercing of a conductor’s insulation will cause
loss of operation.
Step 8: Screw the ALC module into the wall switch junction box with
the screws provided. Position the CL2 conductors to allow flush
installation of the ALC module to the finished wall surface.
Step 9: Install decorator style switch cover plate.
Step 10: Apply power to the 120 VAC electrical lighting/power circuit.
©Copyright 2010 by Genesis 13 Lighting All Rights Reserved.
Figure 5. ALC Unit Addresses
Warranty
Stewart Electronics warrants to the end-user, each new ALC module to be
free of defects in materials or workmanship for a period of one year
from the date of original purchase from Stewart Electronics or its authorized
reseller or installer. Each product is deemed warrantable under conditions of
normal use and when installed and operated within Stewart Electronics's
specifications and in accordance with the applicable National Electrical
Code and Safety Standards of Underwriters Laboratories. When
determined to be warrantable, Stewart Electronics shall at its option and
expense, replace any defective product with a new or reconditioned product.
Stewart Electronics will continue to warrant any replaced product for a period
of ninety (90) days from shipment, or through the end of the original warranty
period, which ever is longer.
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INSTRUCTION / INSTALLATION SHEET
ALC BranchTech Interface
1154 Jordan Rd.
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 / Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
IS-0116 Rev. A
1. INTRODUCTION
The Genesis 13 Lighting ALC BranchTech Interface (P/N 364396-01) is used by installation
technicians to perform testing and diagnostics on ALC lighting control installations (see
Figure 1). It provides the physical interface between an Genesis 13 Lighting ALC device or
communication network wiring branch and a PC or Laptop Computer running the ALC
BranchTech Software (P/N 364444-01).
2. DESCRIPTION
The ALC BranchTech Interface is a compact, portable, time-saving diagnostic tool that
supports up to 31 addressable ALC devices and up to 500 feet of category rated wiring.
Figure 1
3. CONTENTS (SEE FIGURE 2):
9
ALC BranchTech Interface Unit
• RJ45/COM Port connects the BranchTech
to the PC/Laptop
• TX+/TX- Jacks connect the BranchTech
to the ALC device or communication network
wiring branch
• Power Jack
• "PWR" power indicator illuminates when
12VDC power is applied
• "TX" indicator flashes when PC/Laptop
transmits instructions to ALC device or
network wiring branch
• "RX" indicator flashes when data is received
from ALC device
9
12 VDC 1.0 A Power Supply
• CAUTION: Use only this supplied power supply
with the ALC BranchTech Interface
9
36" 8-Conductor Modular Cable
• Connects ALC BranchTech Interface to
RJ45-to-DB9F adapter on the PC/Laptop's
serial port.
9
RJ45-to-DB9F Adapter
• Plugs into PC/Laptop Serial Port
9
Red and Black Mini-Grabber Leads
with Banana Connectors
• Connect ALC BranchTech Interface to ALC
device or communication network wiring branch
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Figure 2
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INSTRUCTION / INSTALLATION SHEET
ALC BranchTech Interface
1154 Jordan Rd.
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 / Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
IS-0116 Rev. A
4. INSTALLATION (SEE FIGURE 3)
A.
B.
C.
D.
Attach one end of the 8-Conductor Modular Cable to the BranchTech's RJ45 jack.
Attach the other end of the 8-Conductor Modular Cable to the RJ45-to-DB9F adapter.
Connect the RJ45-to-DB9F adapter to the PC/Laptop serial port.
Attach the Mini-Grabber leads to the ALC device's communication leads or ALC communication network wiring leads.
Figure 3
IMPORTANT: MAINTAIN PROPER POLARITIES
When troubleshooting an individual ALC device, the BranchTech's Red (+) Banana Jack must be electrically common to the ALC
device's "TX+" (YELLOW) lead, and the BranchTech's Black (-) Banana Jack must be electrically common to the ALC device's "TX-"
(WHITE) lead.
When troubleshooting a communication network wiring branch from the panel or enclosure, make sure to attach the Mini-Grabber
leads to the correct two wires: The "TX+" (YELLOW) leads from every connected ALC device are connected to the same wire back
at the panel; the "TX-" (WHITE) leads are all connected to another wire back at the panel.
• For example, when Cat5e cable is used, Genesis 13 Lighting recommends using the Blue wire for "TX-" and the White w/Blue
wire for "TX+". In this case, you would disconnect the Blue and White w/Blue wires from their controller device at the panel,
attach the Black Mini-Grabber lead to the Blue wire, and the Red Mini-Grabber lead to the White w/Blue wire (see Figure 4).
• NOTE: While Blue and White w/Blue are the wires suggested by Genesis 13 Lighting, verify the color scheme used during
installation before attaching the Mini-Grabber leads.
Figure 4
E.
F.
G.
Insert the Banana Plug ends of the Mini-Grabber Leads into the Banana Jacks on the BranchTech.
Plug in the 12VDC power supply, then connect it to the ALC BranchTech Interface.
For instructions on using the ALC BranchTech Software, please refer to Manual #1307556.
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Installation/Instruction Sheet
HMS Controller ALC Interface Kit
IS-0118 Rev. B
ALC Interface Kit Installation Tips
1.
To install an HMS Controller, follow all installation and setup instructions outlined in the specific HMS Controller Installation
Manual.
2.
When interfacing the HMS Controller to an ALC system using a surface mount jack and 6 position, 4 conductor reverse style
modular cable (i.e., the conductors are reversed at each end), refer to the specific HMS Installation Manual for serial
interface application instructions.
3.
When using HMS Controller ALC Interface Kit (P/N 364408-01), follow the installation instructions as shown on page 2 of this
document.
4.
Ensure that the polarities of the ALC communication leads are properly maintained.
5.
Ensure that all ALC communication leads and interconnection cables and splices are properly insulated. Electrical shorts to
other wiring or metallic surfaces will cause loss of communications. Ensure that ALC communication leads do not become
pinched or pierced during installation of the ALC switch into the wall box or during assembly of the cover plate to the ALC
switches.
6.
When the ALC switches are properly setup and connected to the HMS controller, the HMS controller’s Rx & Tx LED’s
(located on the top left corner of the controller) will both flash very rapidly, indicating successful two-way communication
activity.
7.
A maximum of 16 ALC switches may be directly connected to the HMS 800. A maximum of 31 ALC switches may be
directly connected to the HMS 950 and HMS 1100. Four-pair category cable (i.e. CAT3 or CAT5) is recommended for ALC
communication wiring. ALC switches should be installed utilizing a homerun or star - star wiring method. The recommended
maximum length of any individual communication cable run is 225 feet. The maximum combined communication cable
length per system is recommended not to exceed 500 feet. Refer to page 2 of this document.
8.
Refer to the ALC switch installation instructions (IS
408-4277) for switch installation and unit addressing
details.
34
HMS Controller
ALC Interface Kit
(P/N 364408-01)
Hook-Up Diagram
IS-0118 Rev. B
Ref. P/N 100225-18
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Installation/Instruction Sheet
HMS Controller ALC Interface Kit
IS-0118 Rev. B
(HMS 800 Shown)
HMS ALC Branch Wiring Diagram
IS-0118 Rev. B
Ref. P/N 100225-18
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INSTRUCTION / INSTALLATION SHEET
Home Lighting Serial Cable Kit
1154 Jordan Rd.
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
IS-0214 Rev. B
1. Introduction
The On-Q/Legrand Home Lighting Serial Cable Kit, P/N 364633-01, is needed for the ALC Serial Expansion
Module (P/N 364698-01) or ALC Lighting Manager Module (P/N 364709-01) to communicate with a PC
running ALC Scene Tech software.
2. Description
The Home Lighting Serial Cable Kit contains one (1) seven (7) foot patch cable, P/N 100452-01 (see
Figure 1) and one (1) serial adapter, P/N 200454-01 (see Figure 2).
Figure 1
Figure 2
3. Installation
A. Connect patch cable to serial adapter (see Figure 3).
B. Connect serial adapter to a serial port on a PC running ALC Scene Tech software.
C. Connect the patch cable to the “Serial” port on the ALC Serial Expansion Module (P/N 364698-01) or ALC
Lighting Manager Module (P/N 364709-01).
Figure 3
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ALC Distribution Module
1154 Jordan Rd.
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
IS-0231 Rev. A
Connection Point 8 provides connections for up to 3 ALC Auxiliary
switches for 3, 4 or 5-way dimming or switching applications (see
Figure 1).
On Q
1
4
+ -
7
+ -
ON OFF COM
+ -
ON OFF COM
CONTROLLER
2
5
+ -
+ -
ON OFF COM
3
ON OFF COM
+ -
ON OFF COM
ON OFF COM
+ -+ - + -+ -
2
1
IN GND IN
11
9
6
+ -
10
8
I1
12V
GND
Connection Point 9 provides connections for 12VDC power distribution
to external devices (not to exceed 800mA) such as ALC Branch Hubs
and RF Remote Controls (see Figure 1).
4
3
IN GND IN
A LC Di s t r i b u t i o n M o d u l e
Connection Points 10 and 11 provide connections for external device
outputs, such as an RF remote control receiver, for connection to the
controller’s inputs (see Figure 1).
Figure 1. ALC Distribution Module
I.
INTRODUCTION
The part no. 364645-01 ALC Distribution Module (see Figure 1) is
intended for use with any controller that provides ALC lighting control.
The Distribution Module mounts to any On-Q enclosure or Network
Center bracket. The Distribution Module supports direct wiring of ALC
switches, ALC I/O Modules, ALC Branch Hubs and RF Remote
Controls to a centralized connection location to provide a structured
wiring installation. A direct wiring methodology is conducive to testing
and efficient isolation of faults when they occur. A modular patch cable
(included) or RJ31X cable serves as the connection medium between
the Distribution Module and the controller.
II. INSTALLATION
The ALC Distribution Module provides connection points for any
combination of up to 11 ALC Dimmers, Relay Switches, Scene
Switches, Program Switches, I/O Modules or Branch Hubs. All
connection points consist of 110 style IDC connectors for connection of
category 3, 5 or 5E cables.
Connection Points 1 thru 8 provide connections for ALC Switches,
Branch Hubs or I/O Modules (see Figure 1).
Connection Points 1 thru 5 each provide connections for one (1) ALC
Auxiliary Switch to support 3-way dimming and switching applications
(see Figure 1).
The “CONTROLLER” connection point (see Figure 1) provides a
modular connector for connection of the Distribution Module to the
controller via a modular patch cable or RJ31X cable. See Figure 2 for
pin-out details.
POS 1
POS 8
Position 1: 12VDC
Position 2: Input 1
Position 3: Input 2
Position 4: ALC Comm Position 5: ALC Comm +
Position 6: Input 3
Position 7: Input 4
Position 8: GND
Figure 2. CONTROLLER Connector Pin-Out
III. WARRANTY
Stewart ELectronics warrants to the end-user, each new ALC product to
be free of defects in materials or workmanship for a period of one year from the
date of original purchase from Stewart Electronics or its authorized reseller or
installer. Each product is deemed warrantable under conditions of
normal use and when installed and operated within Stewart Electronics
specifications and in accordance with the applicable National Electrical
Code and Safety Standards of Underwriters Laboratories. When
determined to be warrantable, Stewart Electronics shall at its option
and expense, replace any defective product with a new or reconditioned
product. Stewart Electronics will continue to warrant any replaced product for a
period of ninety (90) days from shipment, or through the end of the
original warranty period, which ever is longer.
Connection Points 6 and 7 are provided for connection of ALC Scene
Switches, Program Switches, I/O Modules, Branch Hubs or ALC
Dimmer or Relay Switches where multi-way local control is not
required (see Figure 1).
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ALC Branch Hub
1154 Jordan Rd.
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
IS-0235 Rev. A
OnQ
1
6
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
ON
OFF
COM
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
ON
OFF
COM
2
7
ON
OFF
COM
ON
OFF
COM
3
8
ON
OFF COM
4
The total cumulative length of all cables connecting ALC Dimmers,
Relay Switches, Scene Switches, Program Switches and I/O Modules
to the ALC Branch Hub should not exceed 500 feet. Connection Point
10 provides connections for a single category 3, 5 or 5E cable that is
homerun directly to the lighting controller (see Figure 3). Connection
Point 10 provides additional connections for cascading additional Hubs
(see Figure 5). The maximum cable distance between the ALC Branch
Hub and the lighting controller should not exceed 1000 ft. Up to four (4)
Hubs may be connected to each controller ALC branch. The wiring
distance of each Hub from the controller should not exceed 1000 ft. If
ALC switches are connected directly in parallel with the Hub to the
controller, the total cumulative branch wiring length should not exceed
500 ft. Refer to Figure 6.
9
ON
OFF
COM
ON
OFF
COM
5
Cable Conductor Color Coding
10
+
-
+
ON
OFF
COM
- +
BRANCH
GND 12VDC
ALC Branch Hub
White/Blue = ALC Branch "+"
Blue = ALC Branch "-"
Orange = ALC Auxiliary "ON"
Green = ALC Auxiliary "OFF"
Brown = ALC Auxiliary "ON"
ALC Dimmer
or
Relay Switch
Figure 1. ALC Branch Hub
On Q
I.
INTRODUCTION
The part no. 364677-01 ALC Branch Hub (see Figure 1) extends the
wiring distances of ALC branches up to 1000 additional feet from a
lighting controller. The Hub incorporates active electronics that
selectively recondition weakened communication signals on an ALC
two-wire communications branch. The Hub supports direct wiring of
ALC switches to a centralized connection location providing a
structured ALC lighting system installation. A direct wiring methodology
is conducive to testing and efficient isolation of faults when they occur.
The Hub acts as a conduit to pass ALC communications between all
connected switches and a lighting controller. A single category cable
may provide ALC communications and 12 VDC, 100mA power to each
Hub.
1
+
ON
OFF COM
ALC Auxiliary
Switch
WIRING
The ALC Branch Hub provides connection points for up to 9 ALC
Dimmers, Relay Switches, Scene Switches, Program Switches or I/O
Modules. Refer to Figure 1. All connection points consist of 110 style
IDC connectors for connection of category 3, 5 or 5E cable.
Connection Points 1 thru 7 provide connections for ALC Auxiliary
Switches to support 3-way dimming and switching applications (see
Figure 2). Connection Point 8 is provided for connection of an ALC
Scene Switch, Program Switch or an ALC Dimmer or Relay Switch
where multi-way local control is not required. Connection Point 9
provides connections for up to 3 ALC Auxiliary switches for 3, 4 or 5way dimming or switching applications (see Figure 4).
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Figure 2. Communications and 3-Way Switching Connections
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genesis13lighting.com
IS-0235 Rev. A
10
+
- +
BRANCH
GND 12VDC
A LC B r a n ch Hu b
ALC Auxiliary
Switch COM
OFFON ON OFF
-
ALC Auxiliary
Switch
COM
Cable Conductor Color Coding
White/Blue = ALC Branch "+"
Blue = ALC Branch "-"
White/Brown = 12 VDC
White/Green = Ground
8
+
-
+
-
9
To Controller ALC To Controller
Branch Terminals 12V & GND
ON
OFF
COM
ON
2
Figure 3. Connections to Lighting Controller
II. INSTALLATION
The ALC Branch Hub mounts directly to any two-gang electrical box or
old-work construction ring. Subsequent to termination of all cables, the
ALC Branch Hub can be mounted and covered with a blank two-gang
cover plate. Upon powering up the ALC Branch Hub, the integral green
Power LED will illuminate.
Notice: If the green Power LED does not illuminate check the 12
VDC and Ground (GND) power connections. Ensure that correct
voltage polarity is maintained when connecting 12 VDC power to
the ALC Branch Hub. Failure to maintain correct polarity may
result in damage to the ALC Branch Hub.
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+
ALC Dimmer
or
Relay Switch
ALC Auxiliary
Switch
Figure 4. Communications and 5-Way Switching Connections
III. WARRANTY
Stewart Electronics warrants to the end-user, each new ALC product to be
free of defects in materials or workmanship for a period of one year from the
date of original purchase from Stewart ELectronics or its authorized reseller or
installer. Each product is deemed warrantable under conditions of
normal use and when installed and operated within Stewart Electronics
specifications and in accordance with the applicable National Electrical Code
and Safety Standards of Underwriters Laboratories. When determined to
be warrantable, Stewart Electronics shall at its option and expense, replace
any defective product with a new or reconditioned product. Stewart Electronics
will continue to warrant any replaced product for a period of ninety (90)
days from shipment, or through the end of the original warranty period,
which ever is longer.
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ALC Branch Hub
1154 Jordan Rd.
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864)663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
IS-0235 Rev. A
10
+
- +
BRANCH
10
+
GND 12VDC
- +
BRANCH
GND 12VDC
A LC B r a n c h Hu b
ALC Switch
10
+
10
+
- +
BRANCH
- +
BRANCH
GND 12VDC
A LC B r a n c h Hu b
GND 12VDC
A LC B r a n c h Hu b
500 Ft. Total
Cumulative Wiring
Length
1000 Ft. Max.
To Controller
Figure 6. Parallel Switch Wiring Limitation
To Controller
Figure 5. Wiring Cascaded Hubs
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INSTRUCTION / INSTALLATION SHEET
ALC I/O Module
1154 Jordan Rd.
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genese13lighting.com
IS-0236 Rev. B
The I/O Module communicates with the controller over the ALC
communications branch. The I/O module must be assigned a unique
address (0 - 31) via the module’s 5-position address dip switch. Refer
to Figure 2 for ALC address dip switch settings.
To verify communications between the I/O module and the controller,
momentarily press and release the PROGRAM MODE button. Each
time the button is pressed and subsequently released, the Home
Lighting Controller’s Activity LED will blink to confirm successful
communications.
Figure 1. ALC I/O Module
III. INPUT AND OUTPUT CONFIGURATION
I.
INTRODUCTION
The part no. 364678-01 ALC Input/Output (I/O) Module (see Figure 1)
provides programmable, general purpose input and output control
features. The ALC I/O Module may be installed and operated in any
Genesis Home Lighting Controller or Scene Learning Interface system.
Each ALC I/O Module communicates with the controller via the ALC
communications branch. The I/O Module includes two programmable
inputs that may be programmed to control any ALC Dimmers, Relay
Switches or I/O Module outputs. The I/O Module also includes two
programmable outputs that may be controlled by any ALC Scene
Switch button, Program Switch button or I/O Module input.
Each of the programmable inputs may be configured to sense and
activate on application of a contact closure (Normally Open) or a
voltage; 5 to 24 V AC/DC. Conversely, each of the programmable
inputs may be configured to sense and activate upon the removal of a
contact closure (Normally Closed) or a voltage.
The user may configure the programmable relay outputs for application
of either of two voltage sources (up to 24V AC/DC) or contact closure
to each output relay’s terminals. Each output relay terminal block
provides the user with the flexibility to choose either “Normally Open”
or “Normally Closed” operation. Each output relay provides current
capacity to source up to 2A to an external device.
Two external voltage sources may be directed through the I/O
Module’s output relays to external devices. The external voltage
sources may be connected to the module’s Voltage A, GND and
Voltage B terminals. The external voltage sources may supply voltages
up to 24V AC/DC and current up to 2A. Each output can be
independently configured by the user for dry contact operation or
application of voltage source A or B by setting the output configuration
shunts to the desired positions. Each relay output provides Normally
Open (NO), Normally Closed (NC) and Common (C) connection
terminals. An LED indicator is provided to indicate the state of each
relay output. Each LED will remain off while each relay output remains
in its normal position. The output LEDs will turn on to indicate that the
relays are activated i.e., not in their normal positions.
By setting the input configuration shunts to the desired positions, the
I/O Module’s inputs may be configured to sense the application of a
contact closure or a voltage; 5 - 24V AC/DC. The inputs may also be
configured to activate upon the application or removal of a contact
closure or voltage.
OUTPUT CONTROL
The I/O Module’s relay outputs can be locally operated by following
these steps:
1.
2.
II. INSTALLATION
The ALC I/O Module mounts to any On-Q enclosure or Network Center
bracket. The module provides 12VDC and GND connections via the
module’s 110 style IDC connector. Alternatively, power may be
connected via the module’s 2.1x5.5mm power jack. Each I/O module
draws approximately 100mA. Upon applying power to the module, the
POWER and STATUS LEDs will turn on.
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3.
Press and hold the OUTPUT SELECT button.
Simultaneously activate the input corresponding to the
desired output by pressing input button 1 or 2. Push button
again until the corresponding output reaches the desired
state.
Release the OUTPUT SELECT button.
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IS-0236 Rev. B
IV. PROGRAMMING
Each I/O Module input may be programmed to control a lighting scene.
Each I/O Module output may be controlled by a lighting scene. To
enter program mode (also known as scene learning mode), follow
these steps:
1.
2.
3.
Press and hold the PROGRAM MODE button for 15 seconds
to enter program mode. Upon entering program mode, the
STATUS LED will blink continuously.
Release the PROGRAM MODE button.
Set any ALC Dimmer or Relay Switches to be included in the
scene program. Set any I/O Module outputs to be included in
the scene program by following the OUTPUT CONTROL
procedure. Any unchanged ALC Dimmers, Relay Switches
or I/O Module outputs will not be included in the new scene
program.
Note: Even though an ALC Dimmer or Relay Switch may already be
on, the user must change the output level in order for it to be included
in the new scene program.
4.
To conclude the scene programming, activate the desired
input. Once activated, the STATUS LED will stop blinking
and the new scene program will be permanently associated
with the selected input.
To restore the new lighting scene program, the input may be
momentarily or continuously activated. All lights and outputs belonging
to that scene program are then set to their stored levels. Lights and
outputs not belonging to the scene program are not effected when the
lighting scene is restored.
Figure 2. ALC Address Dip Switch Settings
Once the system has entered program mode, the homeowner has up
to 10 minutes to set the ALC lighting and output levels. If the user has
not returned to the I/O Module to finish the scene programming
process within 10 minutes, the system automatically exits
programming mode and no changes are made to any previously
programmed lighting scenes.
Re-programming can be performed at any time by following the
preceding steps. To remove a scene program from an input, follow the
preceding steps 1, 2 and 4. Programming a new scene without
changing any light or output levels will cause an ‘empty’ scene to be
assigned to that input.
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V.
WARRANTY
Stewart Electronics warrants to the end-user, each new ALC product
to be free of defects in materials or workmanship for a period of one
year from the date of original purchase from Stewart Electronics
or its authorized reseller or installer. Each product is deemed warrantable
under conditions of normal use and when installed and operated within
Stewart Electronics specifications and in accordance with the applicable
National Electrical Code and Safety Standards of Underwriters Laboratories.
When determined to be warrantable, Stewart Electronics shall at its option
and expense, replace any defective product with a new or reconditioned
product. Stewart Electronicswill continue to warrant any replaced
product for a period of ninety (90) days from shipment, or through the
end of the original warranty period, which ever is longer.
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INSTRUCTION/INSTALLATION SHEET
RF Remote Control Combo
1154 Jordan Rd.
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013
IS-0239 REV. C
www.genesis13lighting.com
1. Press and release the Program button, the receiver LED will turn
on solid.
2. Press and release button 1 on the keyfob until the receiver LED
turns off. This should require 3 presses.
RF Remote
Receiver Housing
R1 COMMON
R1 N/O
R1 N/C
R3
COMMON
R3 N/O
R5 COMMON
R5 N/O
R5 N/C
R6 COMMON
R2 N/O
R3 N/C
R4
COMMON
R4 N/O
R2 N/C
R4 N/C
R6 N/C
+12VDC
+12VDC
+12VDC
GND
GND
GND
R2 COMMON
RF Remote
Keyfob
RF Remote
Transmitter
Keyfob
Transmitter
R6 N/O
RF Remote
Interface Board
Figure 1
1. Introduction
The P/N 364697-01 (see Figure 1) Genesis RF Remote Control
Combo provides remote control features for use with Genesis Home
Lighting and Home Management Systems. The RF Remote Receiver
features 6 general purpose and installer configurable relay outputs.
The RF Remote Keyfob Transmitter buttons operate each of the 6
relays.
2. Description
The RF Remote Interface board provides connection points for wiring
the RF Remote Receiver to an Genesis Home Lighting or Home
Management System controller. Connection points are provide for the
“Normally Open”, “Normally Closed” and “Common” terminals of each
of the 6 receiver relays. 12VDC and GND (ground) connection points
are provided for connecting power to the RF Remote Receiver. All
connection points consist of 110 style IDC connectors for connection of
category 3, 5 or 5E cable. The total cumulative length of all cabling
connecting the RF Remote Receiver to the controller should not
exceed 250 feet.
DEFAULT CONFIGURATION
The RF Remote Receiver’s relays are preprogrammed for Mode No. 3
(Validity) operation. The included RF Remote Keyfob Transmitter will
activate the relays as such:
● Keyfob Button 1 = Relay 1
● Keyfob Button 2 = Relay 2
● Keyfob Button 3 = Relay 3
● Keyfob Button 4 = Relay 4
● Keyfob Buttons 1 & 2 (simultaneously) = Relay 5
● Keyfob Buttons 3 & 4 (simultaneously) = Relay 6
ADDING A NEW KEYFOB
A total of 7 P/N 364708-01 keyfobs may be programmed into the
receiver. To add a new keyfob into the receiver, use the following
steps:
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DELETING KEYFOBS
To delete all keyfobs from the receiver’s memory without affecting
keyfob button and relay output mode programming, follow these steps:
1. Push and hold the receiver’s Program button.
2. Watch to see the receiver’s LED turn on for 3 seconds, turn off for
3 seconds and then turn back on.
3. When the LED turns back on, release the Program button.
4. Follow the “ADDING A NEW TRANSMITTER” instructions to add
keyfobs back into the receiver.
3. Programming
IMPORTANT PROGRAMMING STEPS
● If the receiver is in default mode (Mode 3, Validity), always delete
all memory prior to beginning new programming.
● Always ensure that the keyfob that you are going to use for
programming is learned into the receiver.
● Always program the keyfob button first and then the relay output
mode immediately afterwards, unless it is desired to leave the
relay output mode in the default mode setting.
● All keyfob buttons may be programmed at once and then all of the
output modes.
KEYFOB BUTTON PROGRAMMING
To program a keyfob button to operate a particular receiver relay, use
the following steps. Multiple buttons or combinations of buttons may be
associated with an individual relay. Multiple relays may be associated
with a single button or combination of buttons.
1. Remove Jumper No. 1.
2. Press the Program button the number of times corresponding to
the relay to be activated (1-6).
3. Watch to see that the receiver LED flashes the same number of
times that the Program button was pushed.
4. Press the button or button combinations on the keyfob that are
intended to operate the selected relay.
5. Watch to see that the receiver LED flashes back once to confirm.
6. Repeat steps 2-6 for any additional keyfob button programming
required.
7. When programming is completed, replace Jumper No. 1.
RELAY OUTPUT MODE PROGRAMMING PROCEDURES
To change the relay output mode to something other than the default
(Mode 3, Validity), follow these steps:
1. Remove Jumper No. 2.
2. Press the Program button the number of times corresponding to
the relay to be activated (1-6).
3. Watch to see that the receiver LED flashes the same number of
times that the Program button was pushed.
4. Press the button or button combinations on the keyfob
corresponding to the output mode that is desired.
5. Verify that the receiver LED flashes once to confirm.
6. Repeat steps 2-5 for additional relay output programming.
7. When programming is completed, replace Jumper No. 2.
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IS-0239 REV. C
www.genesis13lighting.com
The relay output modes are as follows:
Mode 1 = Momentary (1 second activation)
Mode 2 = Latching
Mode 3 = Validity (remains active until keyfob button is released)
Mode 4 = Timed 30 seconds
Mode 5 = Timed 1 minute
Mode 6 = Timed 5 minutes
Mode 7 = Timed 20 minutes
Mode 8 = Strobe (.5 seconds on, .5 seconds off)
To program, use the following keyfob button/button combinations to
configure the relay output modes:
Mode 1 = Button 1
Mode 2 = Button 2
Mode 3 = Button 3
Mode 4 = Button 4
Mode 5 = Buttons 1 and 2 simultaneously
Mode 6 = Buttons 3 and 4 simultaneously
Mode 7 = Buttons 1 and 3 simultaneously
Mode 8 = Buttons 2 and 4 simultaneously
Programming LED
(Visable from Rear of RF Remote Interface Board)
.
Program
Button
Antenna
Jumper Jumper
No. 1 No. 2
Figure 2
Relay Output Mode
● The relay output mode can be changed at any time by following
the directions in “RELAY OUTPUT MODE PROGRAMMING”.
RESTORING DEFAULT MODE
To reset the receiver to the default settings, follow these steps:
1. Remove Jumper No. 1 and Jumper No.2.
2. Press and release the Program button once.
3. Watch to verify that the receiver LED flashes once to confirm.
4. Replace both jumpers.
5. Remove 12 VDC power from the receiver.
6. Apply 12 VDC power to the receiver.
4. Installation
The RF Remote Interface board mounts directly to any two-gang
electrical box or old-work construction ring. Subsequent to termination
of all cables, the RF Receiver housing may be inserted into the
electrical box and the interface board may be mounted and covered
with a blank two-gang cover plate.
The transmission range of the RF Remote Keyfob is approximately
400ft in open air conditions. If it is intended that the RF Remote Control
is to be operated from a vehicle, best results will be obtained by
locating the RF Receiver in the garage. When operated from a vehicle,
the transmission range of the RF Remote Keyfob transmitter will be
approximately 100 ft.
Two application modules are available for use with the RF Remote
Receiver. The P/N 364645-01, ALC Distribution Module provides
connection points for up to 4 of the receiver’s relays. The Distribution
Module supports direct wiring of the RF Remote Receiver to provide a
structured wiring installation. Figure 3 below depicts a typical
application where the “Normally Open” positions of relay outputs 1 thru
4 are interfaced the On-Q Home Lighting Controller’s 4 Virtual Scene
Switch inputs.
on·Q
-
1
+
4
ON
DELETING KEYFOB BUTTONS AND RELAY OUTPUT MODES
To delete all programmed keyfob buttons and relay output mode
programming, follow these steps:
1. Remove Jumper No. 1 and Jumper No.2.
2. Press and release the Program button once.
3. Watch to verify that the receiver LED flashes once to confirm.
4. Replace both jumpers.
TO CHANGE PROGRAMMING
Keyfob Buttons
● Keyfob buttons CANNOT be deleted without deleting all memory.
Additional keyfob buttons can be added to control relay outputs.
● To add additional keyfob buttons, follow the directions in
“KEYFOB BUTTON PROGRAMMING”
● The relay mode programming must be reprogrammed
immediately after the keyfob button is added by following the
steps in “RELAY OUTPUT MODE PROGRAMMING”. Otherwise,
the relay will revert back to the default mode (Mode 3, Validity).
©Copyright 2008 by Genesis 13 Lighting All Rights Reserved.
OF
F
+
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OF
F
ON
+
CO
M
5
ON
OF
F
I
1
+
CO
M
3
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OF
F
ON
ON
OF
F
CO
M
1
0
8
+
CO
M
ON
OF
F
CO
M
+
- +
- +
- +
1
IN GND
2
IN
3
IN GND
4
IN
1
1
9
6
+
CONTROLLER
-
2
7
+
CO
M
12V
GND
ALC Distribution Module
RF Remote Receiver Located In Garage
R1
COMMON
R1 N/O
R1 N/C
R2
COMMON
R2 N/O
R3
COMMON
R3 N/O
R3 N/C
R4
COMMON
R4 N/O
R2 N/C
+12VDC
GND
R4 N/C
+12VDC
GND
Figure 3
R5
COMMON
R5 N/O
R5 N/C
R6
COMMON
R6 N/O
R6 N/C
+12VDC
GND
Page 2 of 3
INSTRUCTION/INSTALLATION SHEET
RF Remote Control Combo
1154 Jordan Rd.
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
IS-0239 REV. C
www.genesis13lighting.com
HOME LIGHTING CONTROLLER
or
ALC DISTRIBUTION MODULE
RF RECEIVER
R1 Common
R1 Normally Open (N/O)
R2 Common
R2 Normally Open (N/O)
R3 Common
R3 Normally Open (N/O)
R4 Common
R4 Normally Open (N/O)
+12 VDC
GND
GND
IN 1
GND
IN 2
GND
IN 3
GND
IN 4
12 VDC
GND
5. Warranty
Stewart Electronics warrants to the end-user, each new ALC module to be
free of defects in materials or workmanship for a period of one year
from the date of original purchase from Stewart Electronics or its authorized
reseller or installer. Each product is deemed warrantable under conditions of
normal use and when installed and operated within Stewart Electronics
specifications and in accordance with the applicable National Electrical
Code and Safety Standards of Underwriters Laboratories. When
determined to be warrantable, Stewart ELectronics shall at its option and
expense, replace any defective product with a new or reconditioned product.
Stewart Electronics will continue to warrant any replaced product for
a period of ninety (90) days from shipment, or through the end of the original
warranty period, which ever is longer.
Table 1
Alternatively, the Genesis P/N 364696-01 RF Remote Distribution Module
provides connection points for all 6 of the receiver’s relay outputs (see
Figure 4). Additionally, connection points are provided to allow access
to each relays “Normally Open”, “Normally Closed” and “Common”
outputs. The RF Remote Distribution Module supports direct wiring to
the RF Remote Interface board to provide a structured wiring
installation.
on·Q
12VDC
-
+
C
N
NC C
O
R1
N
NC
O
R2
1
2
V
C
G
N
D
N
NC C
O
R3
N
NC
O
R4
1
2
V
G
N
D
C
N
NC C
O
R5
N
NC
O
R6
1
2
V
G
N
D
RF Remote Distribution Module
R1 COMMON
R1 N/O
R1 N/C
R5 COMMON
R5 N/O
R5 N/C
R6 COMMON
R2 N/O
R3 N/C
R4
COMMON
R4 N/O
R2 N/C
R4 N/C
R6 N/C
+12VDC
+12VDC
+12VDC
GND
GND
GND
R2 COMMON
RF Remote
Receiver
Located In
Garage
R3
COMMON
R3 N/O
R6 N/O
Figure 4
©Copyright 2010 by Genesis 13 Lighting All Rights Reserved.
Page 3 of 3
INSTRUCTION / INSTALLATION SHEET
RF Remote Distribution Module
1154 Jordan Rd.
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
IS-0240 Rev. B
IV. WARRANTY
FIGURE 1
I. INTRODUCTION
The Genesis P/N 364696-01 RF Remote
Distribution Module (see Figure 1) is intended for use
with the P/N 364697-01 RF Remote Receiver/
Transmitter Combo (see Figure 2). The RF Remote
Distribution Module mounts directly into any Genesis
enclosure or network center bracket. The module
supports direct wiring of each of the RF Remote
Receiver’s 6 “Normally Open”, “Normally Closed” and
“Common” output relay terminals to a security panel or
home management system controller.
Genesis warrants to the end-user, each new ALC
product to be free of defects in materials or workmanship
for a period of one year from the date of original
purchase from Genesis or its authorized reseller or
installer. Each product is deemed warrantable under
conditions of normal use and when installed and
operated within Genesis specifications and in accordance
with the applicable National Electrical Code and Safety
Standards of Underwriters Laboratories. When
determined to be warrantable, Genesis shall at its option
and expense, replace any defective product with a new
or reconditioned product. Genesis will continue to warrant
any replaced product for a period of ninety (90) days
from shipment, or through the end of the original
warranty period, which ever is longer.
II. WIRING
The RF Remote Distribution Module provides redundant
connection points for each of the RF Remote Receiver’s
relay output terminals. All connection points consist of
110 style IDC connectors for connection of category 3, 5
or 5e cables. Connections between the RF Remote
Distribution Module and the RF Receiver’s Remote
Interface printed circuit board may be provided by 1 to 3
category cables. The distance of each cable run should
not exceed 250 feet.
III. POWER DISTRIBUTION
The security panel or home management system
controller may provide 12VDC power directly to the RF
Remote Receiver via the RF Remote Distribution
module. Alternatively, the RF Remote Distribution
Module incorporates a power jack for connection of an
external 12VDC transformer power supply. All 12VDC
connections points on the RF Remote Distribution
Module are electrically common as are all GND
connections points
©Copyright 2010 by Genesis 13 Lighting All Rights Reserved.
Figure 2. ALC Address Dip Switch Settings
FIGURE 2
Page 1 of 1
OnQ
ALC 600V Lead Kit
INTRODUCTION
The part no. 364695-01 ALC 600V Lead Kit 10-Pack contains 10
individually packaged lead kits for rough-in wiring of ALC switches.
Each lead kit includes the following:
5 - 600V rated insulated wiring leads
5 - B-Connectors
1 - 600V rated insulated tube
ALC Multi-Way Switching
and Communications Wiring
The kitted lead colors correspond to the colors of the Class 2, low
voltage control leads on the ALC switches.
ALC Multi-Way Switching and
Communication Leads
Routed Through Metal Yoke
and Under Terminal Cap
Terminal Cap Installed
To avoid risk of fire or shock, turn off the power at the circuit
breaker or fuse. Test to be sure the power is off before wiring.
1 2 345
NOTE: ALC Switches must be installed and operated in
accordance with all electrical codes and regulations.
Install and wire ALC switches in accordance with the OnQ
document no. 408-4277, ALC Installation Instruction Sheet.
120 VAC Wiring
(House Wiring Not Shown)
CL2 Rated Wiring for
ALC Communication &
Multi-Way Switching
Figure 2. Recommended Finish Wiring Method
600V Rated Wiring for
ALC Communication &
Multi-Way Switching
ure 2. ALC 600V Lead Kit, Wiring Rough-in
NM-B
Electrical
Cable
Electrical
Wall Box
ALC 600V Lead Kit
P/N 364695-01
ALC Multi-Way Switching
and Communication Wiring
Top Portion of Terminal
Cap Removed by Installer
1 2 345
Figure 2. ALC 600V Lead Kit, Wiring Rough-in
Installer Ensures .25"
Separation Between ALC
Wiring and 120VAC Wiring
Figure 2. ALC 600V Lead Kit, Wiring Rough-in
Figure 1. ALC 600V Lead Kit, Wiring Rough-in
Figure 3. Alternative Finish Wiring Method
OnQ Technologies, Inc.
Fulling Mill Road, Middletown, PA 17057
www.onqtech.com
800-321-2343
Installation Instructions
IS-0256
Rev. O
Genesis 13 Lighting
Home Lighting Expansion Module
Hubs and part no. 364678-01 I/O Modules. Current draw from all
connected external devices should not exceed 600mA.
OnQ
.
EXPANSION OUT
AUX
12VDC
-
+
ALC BRANCH 2
ALC BRANCH 3
ALC BRANCH 4
EXPANSION IN
A
B
.
LIGHTING EXPANSION
Figure 1. Home Lighting Expansion Module
INTRODUCTION
As an expansion device to the Genesis Home Lighting Controller, the
part no. 364726-01 Home Lighting Expansion Module provides
control of up to 93 additional Advanced Lighting Control (ALC)
switches and I/O Modules. When expanded, the Genesis Home
Lighting System provides control of up to 124 ALC lighting control
switches and I/O Modules.
INSTALLATION
The Lighting Expansion Module mounts to an Genesis enclosure or
network center bracket adjacent to the Genesis Home Lighting
Controller. Each Lighting Expansion Module is furnished with a flat
ribbon cable assembly to connect the Lighting Expansion Module
to the OnQ Home Lighting Controller’s EXPANSION connector.
When the power source shunt is placed in position B, the Lighting
Expansion Module distributes 12VDC power from the Genesis Home
Lighting Controller. When the power source shunt is placed in
position A, the Lighting Expansion Module distributes 12VDC
power from an external power supply. An external power supply
should be employed for 12VDC loading that exceeds 200mA. Total
external device 12VDC loading should not exceed 600mA.
OPERATION
Upon powering up the Home Lighting Controller and Lighting
Expansion Module combination, the STATUS LED indicator on the
controller will blink at a rate of approximately 1 blink per second. If
the STATUS indicator remains On or Off, it is an indication of a
fault. In the event of a fault, check all connections and power to the
Home Lighting Controller and Lighting Expansion Module.
Subsequent to making any alterations to the system, such as an
address change to an ALC switch, the Home Lighting Controller
should be reset. Resetting can be accomplished either by
removing power from the Home Lighting Controller or by pressing
the RESET button.
Note: Remove power to the controller prior to connecting new
devices. Verify all connections prior to restoring power
The ALC ACTIVITY LED indicator serves as a diagnostic feature.
The ACL ACTIVITY LED will blink whenever the controller detects
any system activity. The ALC ACTIVITY LED is particularly useful
in verifying proper connection of ALC switches and I/O modules.
When any ALC switch button is pressed or I/O Module input is
activated, the ALC ACTIVITY indicator will blink in response to the
event.
OnQ
EXPANSION OUT
TRANSMIT
232
RECEIVE
SERIAL COMM
485
EXPANSION IN
.
Serial Expansion Module
POS 1
POS 8
OnQ
.
Position 1: 12VDC
Position 4: ALC Comm Position 5: ALC Comm +
Position 8: GND
EXPANSION OUT
AUX
12VDC
-
+
ALC BRANCH 2
ALC BRANCH 3
ALC BRANCH 4
Figure 2. ALC BRANCH Connector Pin-Out
EXPANSION IN
A
.
B
LIGHTING EXPANSION
CONNECTIONS
The Lighting Expansion Module provides three ALC
communication ports. The Lighting Expansion Module provides
three modular jack connectors for interfacing ALC switches and I/O
modules to the communication ports; ALC BRANCH 2, ALC
BRANCH 3 and ALC BRANCH 4.
Positions 4 and 5, of the ALC BRANCH 2 port, provides
connections for ALC addresses 32 thru 62 and up to 500 feet of
category rated cable. Positions 4 and 5, of the ALC BRANCH 3
port, provides connections for ALC addresses 63 thru 93 and up to
500 feet of category rated cable. Positions 4 and 5, of the ALC
BRANCH 3 port, provides connections for ALC addresses 94 thru
124 and up to 500 feet of category rated cable.
Positions 1 and 8, of the ALC BRANCH ports provide connections
for distribution of 12VDC power to part no. 364677-01 ALC Branch
Genesis 13 Lighting
Jordan Road, Lyman, SC 29365
OnQ
X10 ADDRESS
STATUS
EXPANSION
RESET
X10 COMM
ALC COMM
BR1
ALC
ACTIVITY
12VDC
+
-
Home Lighting Controller
Figure 3. Expanded Home Lighting System
Installation Instructions
IS-0274 Rev. A
Genesis 13 Lighting
Home Lighting Expansion Module
WIRING DISTRIBUTION
The part no. 364645-01 Wiring Distribution Module is intended for
use with the Home Lighting Controller and the Lighting Expansion
Module. When connected to the Lighting Expansion Mdoule, the
Distribution Module supports direct wiring of ALC Dimmers, Relay
Switches, Auxiliary (slave) Switches, Scene Switches, Program
Switches, I/O Modules and ALC Branch Hubs. Direct wiring is
conducive to testing and quick isolation of faults when they occur.
A modular patch cable (included) connects the Distribution
Module’s CONTROLLER jack to the Lighting Expansion Module’s
ALC BRANCH jacks. All connection points consist of 110 style IDC
connectors for connection of category 3, 5 or 5E cables.
WARRANTY
Stewart Electronics warrants to the end-user, each new ALC product to be free
of defects in materials or workmanship for a period of one year from
the date of original purchase from STewart ELectronics or its authorized
reseller or installer. Each product is deemed warrantable under conditions of
normal use and when installed and operated within Stewart
Electronics specifications and in accordance with the applicable National
Electrical Code and Safety Standards of Underwriters
Laboratories. When determined to be warrantable, Stewart Electronics shall at
its option and expense, replace any defective product with a new or
reconditioned product. Stewart Electronics will continue to warrant any
replaced product for a period of ninety (90) days from shipment, or through
the end of the original warranty period,
which ever is longer.
OnQ
.
EXPANSION OUT
AUX
12VDC
-
+
ALC BRANCH 2
ALC BRANCH 3
ALC BRANCH 4
EXPANSION IN
A
B
.
LIGHTING EXPANSION
OnQ
1
4
+
ON
7
+
-
+
OFF COM
ON
OFF COM
+
-
CONTROLLER
2
5
+
ON
OFF COM
ON
OFF
3
8
-
+
OFF COM
ON
OFF COM
1
2
IN GND IN
-
+
ON
ON
OFF COM
6
+
+
-
+
-
3
-
COM
12V
GND
4
IN GND IN
ALC Distribution Module
OnQ
1
4
+
ON
7
+
-
+
OFF COM
ON
OFF COM
+
-
CONTROLLER
2
5
+
ON
OFF COM
ON
OFF
3
8
-
+
OFF COM
ON
OFF COM
1
2
IN GND IN
-
+
ON
ON
OFF COM
6
+
+
-
+
-
3
-
COM
12V
GND
4
IN GND IN
ALC Distribution Module
OnQ
1
4
+
ON
7
OFF COM
+
-
+
ON
OFF COM
+
-
CONTROLLER
2
5
+
ON
OFF COM
ON
OFF
3
8
-
+
ON
OFF COM
ON
OFF COM
+
ON
OFF COM
1
2
IN GND IN
6
+
+
COM
+
-
-
3
12V
GND
4
IN GND IN
ALC Distribution Module
Figure 4. Lighting Expansion with Wiring Distribution
Genesis 13 Lighting
Jordan Road, Lyman, SC 29365
Installation Instructions
IS-0274 Rev. A
INSTRUCTION / INSTALLATION SHEET
Lighting Manager Module
301 Fulling Mill Road, Suite G
Middletown, PA 17057
Phone (800) 321-2343 / Fax (717) 702-2546
www.onqlegrand.com
Tx
BATTERY
Rx
LMM
Tx
IS-0277 Rev. A
Rx
On Q
HLC
RESET
Tx
Rx
SERIAL
232
receive power from an external 12VDC power transformer. The
Lighting Manager Module is pre-configured for RS232 serial
communications operation. It may optionally be configured for RS485
operation.
485
Note: Remove power prior to connecting the Lighting Manager to
the Home Lighting Controller.
STATUS
SERIAL COMM
JP1
EXPANSION
12VDC
.
+
-
Li g h t i n g M a n a g e r
POS 1
Figure 1. Lighting Manager Module
I.
POS 8
Position 1: not used
Position 2: GROUND
Position 3: LMM/HLC SEL
Position 4: TRANSMIT
Position 5: RECEIVE
Position 6: not used
Position 7: not used
Position 8: not used
INTRODUCTION
The part no. 364709-01 Lighting Manager expansion module connects
to the part no. 364644-01 On-Q Home Lighting Controller to provide
automation of Advanced Lighting Control (ALC) Switches and I/O
Modules. With the Lighting Manager Module a user may create up to
128 conditional “event-action” programs.
Figure 2. SERIAL COMM Connector Pin-Out
System events may be ALC switch events (pressed on or off), I/O
Module input triggers, X10 powerline control signals, user specified
times, days, dates or sunrise/sunset. System actions include turning
ALC I/O Module outputs or Relay Switches on or off. System actions
may also include setting ALC Dimmers to specific levels at any rate
specified by the user. A system action may also include execution of
lighting scenes. The Lighting Manager Module supports 16
programming “flags” so that programs may be conditionalized.
Programming flags 0 thru 3 are non-volatile.
The Lighting Manager Module incorporates a 10-year battery-backed,
real time clock controller and non-volatile program memory. It
calculates the time for sunrise and sunset each day based on the
latitude, longitude and time zone entered by the user.
The Lighting Manager Module incorporates a serial port which may be
configured for RS232 or RS485 operation. All set-up and programming
activities are performed using On-Q’s SceneTech PC software version
2.50 or later. The Lighting Manager’s serial port may be connected to
serial communicating keypads, IR controls, automation systems,
personal computers and home theater systems. Since, all ALC lighting
switches can both receive and transmit data via the Lighting Manager,
the press of an ALC switch can initiate system events for program
control of automation macros, security levels, temperature set-points
and entertainment equipment settings.
12VDC From
Internal Expansion
JP1
12VDC
+
-
Figure 3. Power Source Jumper:
Left = External 12VDC
Right = Internal 12VDC
RS232
Operation
Tx
Rx
SERIAL
232
485
Figure 4. RS232/485 Jumper:
Left = RS232
Right = RS485
II. INSTALLATION
The Lighting Manager Module mounts to an On-Q enclosure or
network center bracket. Each Lighting Manager connects directly to a
Home Lighting Controller’s expansion connector with a supplied 20position ribbon cable. The Lighting Manager Module is pre-configured
to pull 12VDC power from the Home Lighting Controller’s expansion
connector. The Lighting Manager may optionally be configured to
©Copyright 2007 by On-Q/Legrand All Rights Reserved.
III. OPERATION
Upon powering up the Lighting Manager Module, the STATUS LED
indicator will blink at a rate of approximately 1 blink per second. If the
STATUS indicator remains On or Off, it is an indication of a fault. In the
Page 1 of 2
INSTRUCTION / INSTALLATION SHEET
Lighting Manager Module
301 Fulling Mill Road, Suite G
Middletown, PA 17057
Phone (800) 321-2343 / Fax (717) 702-2546
www.onqlegrand.com
IS-0277 Rev. A
event of a fault, check all connections and power to the Lighting
Manager Module and the Home Lighting Controller.
Subsequent to making any alterations to the system, such as an
address change to an ALC switch, the Home Lighting Controller and
the Lighting Manager Module should be reset. Resetting can be
accomplished either by removing power or by pressing the RESET
buttons.
Note: Remove power prior to connecting new devices. Verify all
connections prior to restoring power
The TX LED indicators provide a diagnostic feature. The TX LED’s will
blink whenever the Home Lighting Controller detects any system
activity. The LED’s will blink when activity is detected at any of the
controller’s four inputs. The LED’s will also blink when X10 commands
are received at the Home Lighting Controller’s X10 COMM port.
Tx
BATTERY
Rx
Tx
LMM
Rx
On Q
HLC
RESET
Tx
Rx
232
485
SERIAL
STATUS
SERIAL COMM
JP1
EXPANSION
12VDC
-
+
Li g h t i n g M a n a g e r
On Q
party controller firmware. This protocol provides access to all ALC
switch operational features and individual switch status information.
Refer to the Part No. 1307659 Developers Guide for detailed protocol
information.
V. PC PROGRAMMING
The On-Q SceneTech PC Software, part no. 364630-01,
provides additional useful features to allow testing and
verification of Home Lighting Control system installations. The
SceneTech software also provides installers with the ability to
edit “Local” lighting scene programs as well as create and edit
“Global” lighting scene programs. The On-Q SceneTech
Software operates within any Windows 95 or later PC system
environment.
VI. WARRANTY
On-Q/Legrand warrants to the end-user, each new ALC
product to be free of defects in materials or workmanship for a
period of one year from the date of original purchase from
On-Q or its authorized reseller or installer. Each product is
deemed warrantable under conditions of normal use and when
installed and operated within On-Q specifications and in
accordance with the applicable National Electrical Code and
Safety Standards of Underwriters Laboratories. When
determined to be warrantable, On-Q shall at its option and
expense, replace any defective product with a new or
reconditioned product. On-Q will continue to warrant any
replaced product for a period of ninety (90) days from
shipment, or through the end of the original warranty period,
which ever is longer.
.
X10 ADDRESS
STATUS
EXPANSION
RESET
X10 COMM
ALC COMM
BR1
ALC
ACTIVITY
12VDC
+
-
Ho m e Li g h t i n g Co n t r o l l e r
Figure 5. Lighting Manager Connection to Home Lighting
Controller
IV. SERIAL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERFACING
The Lighting Manager Module’s serial port enables interfacing to
personal computers and host control systems. In this manner, the
Home Lighting Controller may function as a lighting system manager in
an integrated system environment. The serial communications port
may be configured for either 9600 bps RS-232 or RS-485 operation.
When connected to a host controller’s serial port, the Lighting
Manager’s integral serial port may provide direct access to all ALC
lighting control features. The serial port supports two serial
communications protocols; ASCII-Link and ALC-Link. ASCII-Link is a
low level ASCII character based communications protocol. ALC-Link is
rd
a high level communications protocol intended for incorporation into 3
©Copyright 2007 by On-Q/Legrand All Rights Reserved.
Page 2 of 2
INSTRUCTION/INSTALLATION SHEET
ALC DESIGNER SCENE SWITCH AND IR
SCENE SWITCH
1154 Jordan Road
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
IS-0283 REV. B
www.genesis13lighting.com
Figure 1. ALC Designer Scene Switch and Designer IR Scene Switch
The part no. 364720 ALC Designer Scene Switch provides scene lighting and
system mode control capability when installed and operated within an Genesis
Home Lighting, On-Q HMS, HAI OMNI, ELK-M1 or RCS CommStar system. The
part no. 364720 Scene Switch incorporates four pushbuttons that may be
programmed to provide independent system control functions. Descriptive labels
are provided with each switch to identify the system function of each pushbutton.
The part no. 364776 ALC Designer IR Scene Switch functions identically to the
part no. 364720 Scene Switch but incorporates the additional capacity to be
controlled by four pre-programmed Infrared (IR) remote control codes. Each of
the four IR codes is unique and when received, corresponds to the press of an
individual pushbutton. The part no. 364820-01 universal IR learning remote
control incorporates four factory programmed buttons; AUX-1, AUX-2, AUX-3
and AUX-4 that when pressed, transmit the required IR control codes. These IR
codes can be re-programmed into any learning IR remote control.
Figure 2. ALC Designer Scene Switch Lead Connections
CL2 Rated ALC
Communication & Multi-Way
Switching Cable
Electrician's Tape Securing
Insulating Tubing
NM-B
Electrical
Cable
Electrical
Wall Box
VW-1 Insulation
1. Introduction
600V Rated Insulating Tubing
(Supplied With Each ALC Switch)
2. Compliance
The ALC Designer Scene Switches are FCC, Part 15, Class B verified and are
UL listed. When installed as directed, installations comply with the installation
and wiring practices of the NFPA 70 2005 National Electrical Code.
3. Installation
A UL Class 2 (CL2) rated multi-conductor communication cable and
uninterrupted source of 120 VAC must be present at each switch location.
Category 3, 5 or 5E cable is recommended for CL2 communication and control.
DANGER: To avoid risk of fire or shock, turn off the power at the
circuit breaker or fuse. Test to be sure the power is off before
wiring.
Figure 3. Cable Installation Rough-In
NOTE: ALC Switches must be installed and operated in
accordance with all electrical codes and regulations.
Installation Procedure
Step 1: Verify that 120 VAC power has been removed at the circuit
breaker or fuse.
Step 2: Retrieve the CL2 communication and control cable.
Step 3: Retrieve the 120 VAC cable.
Step 4: Remove 0.3 in. of insulation from the communication cable’s
blue and blue/white conductors, as shown in Figure 4.
Step 5: Remove the pre-cut insulation from the Scene Switch’s 120
VAC leads and CL2 communication leads.
Step 6: Connect the 120VAC leads from the switch to the 120VAC
source.
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Figure 4. Preparing Communication Conductors
Step 7: Connect the ALC communication conductors with the included
splice connectors. The Switch’s purple TX- lead should be connected
to communication cable’s blue conductor and the Switch’s yellow TX+
lead should be connected to communication cable’s blue/white
conductor as shown in Figure 5.
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ALC DESIGNER SCENE SWITCH AND IR
SCENE SWITCH
1154 Jordan Road
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
IS-0283 REV. B
Figure 7. ALC Address DIP Switch
Figure 5. ALC Communication Connections
Step 8: Push the communication cable back into the wall and position
the CL2 conductors to allow flush installation of the ALC module to the
finished wall surface. Fasten the Scene Switch into the wall box with
the screws provided. See Figure 6.
CAUTION: Ensure that all conductors remain completely
insulated and do not become pinched between the ALC module’s
metal yoke and the wall surface, outlet box or cover plate. Any
shorts caused by piercing of a conductor’s insulation will cause
loss of operation.
Figure 8. ALC Unit Addresses
Step 10: Label the Scene Switch Buttons. Remove the lenses beside
each button by inserting a small tool, such as a paper clip, into the
holes on the side of the bezel. Refer to Figure 9. After the lenses have
been removed, apply any of the provided descriptive labels. Replace
the lenses.
Figure 6. Recommended Installation Method
Step 9: Set the Switch’s unit address. Each ALC communication wiring
branch may include up to 31 uniquely addressed ALC devices. All ALC
devices residing on the same communication wiring branch must be
assigned unique unit addresses. The unit address is set via the 5position DIP switch on the side of each ALC device. Figure 7 depicts
unit address no. 1: position 1 = up, position 2-5 = down. Figure 8
depicts the address DIP switch configurations for all unit address
settings; 1– 31.
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Figure 9. Lens Release Locations
Step 11: Install decorator style switch cover plate.
Step 12: Apply power to the 120 VAC electrical lighting/power circuit.
CAUTION: Verify all wiring connections and terminations prior to
applying 120 VAC power to the Scene Switch. Electrical shorts
will result in destruction of the Scene Switch. Misapplication will
void the product warranty.
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INSTRUCTION/INSTALLATION SHEET
ALC DESIGNER SCENE SWITCH AND IR
SCENE SWITCH
1154 Jordan Road
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
Alternate Installation Method
Figure 10 depicts an alternate installation method for the Scene
Switch. This installation allows the CL2 communication leads to be
routed through the electrical box.
CAUTION: It is the Installers responsibility to ensure proper
installation and compliance with the provisions of NEC Article
725. All Class 2 communication and multi-way switching
conductors entering the wall box must be completely insulated.
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For further instructions on Scene Switch operation within other system
environments, consult the controller’s operating manual.
Programming a Lighting Scene
Press and hold the button to be programmed for approximately 15 seconds until
the Scene Switch’s LED indicator flashes continuously. When the LED begins
flashing, release the button to allow it to return to its normal state. The user then
sets all lighting levels to be controlled by the lighting scene. The user must press
each ALC Dimmer, Relay Switch or Non-Dimming control if it is to be included in
the new local lighting scene program. The final output level of the selected ALC
Dimmer, Relay Switch or Non-Dimming control will be stored in the local lighting
scene program.
After setting all lighting levels of ALC switches that are intended to be included in
the new local lighting scene program, the user should momentarily press and
release the button to complete the programming operation. Programming of the
new lighting scene is now completed and stored in the controller’s memory.
While the system is in Scene Learning Mode, no other system functions may be
performed during this time. If the user does not complete programming of the
local lighting scene within 10 minutes, the system automatically leaves the Scene
Learning Mode and no changes are made to any local lighting scenes.
Restoring Local Lighting Scenes
To restore a locally programmed lighting scene, the user momentarily presses
and releases the desired Scene Switch button. All ALC lighting controls
belonging to that scene are then set to their programmed levels. ALC lighting
controls not belonging to the scene are not affected when the scene is restored.
IR Scene Operation
The part no. 364776 Designer IR Scene Switch can be controlled with an Infrared
Remote control to restore locally programmed lighting scenes. The part no.
364820-01 universal IR learning remote control incorporates four factory
programmed buttons that transmit the the IR control codes. To transmit the IR
codes, press the AUX button and then press 1, 2, 3 or 4. “1” will restore the
scene programmed on the top button of the Scene Switch; “2” will restore the
scene programmed on the 2nd button from the top, and so on… Scenes cannot
be programmed from the remote control.
Re-Programming Local Lighting Scenes
To change the ALC lighting controls or levels that are included in a scene, the
user simply repeats the scene programming process. The lighting levels for the
new local lighting scene will replace the old ones. To remove a local lighting
scene from any button or input, simply enter Scene Learning Mode then press
that button or input again without changing any lighting levels. That button or
input will then be assigned an “empty” scene.
Figure 10. Alternate Installation Method
NEC Rules and Advanced Lighting Control Switch Installation
The scope of 2005 NEC Section 725.55(D) specifically addresses the installation
of Class 2 circuit conductors with the conductors of electric light and power circuits
within the same device box (wall box). Section 725.55(D) states that the
conductors of electric light and power circuits are permitted to be installed within
the same device box as Class 2 circuit conductors when the conductors of electric
light and power circuits are routed to maintain a minimum of 0.25 in. separation
from the conductors and cables of the Class 2 circuits. Alternatively, the Class 2
circuit conductors may be separated from the electric light and power circuit
conductors by a non-conductive sleeve.
5. Warranty
Stewart Electronics warrants to the end-user, each new ALC module to be free of defects
in materials or workmanship for a period of one year from the date of original
purchase from Stewart Electronics or its authorized reseller or installer. Each
product is deemed warrantable under conditions of normal use and when installed
and operated within Stewart Electronics specifications and in accordance with the
applicable National Electrical Code and Safety Standards of Underwriters Laboratories.
When determined to be warrantable, Genesis shall at its option and expense,
replace any defective product with a new or reconditioned product. Stewart Electronics
will continue to warrant any replaced product for a period of ninety (90) days from
shipment, or through the end of the original warranty period, which ever is longer.
4. Operation
The programming of a lighting scene or system mode varies depending upon the
specific controller that the Scene Switch is connected to. The following
instructions assume that the Scene Switch is connected to an Genesis Home
Lighting Controller or HMS EZ-Scene ALC Lighting Interface.
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ALC Quad Auxiliary Switch
1154 Jordan Road
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
1. INTRODUCTION
The Genesis Quad Auxiliary Switch, part no. 364721,
incorporates the same functionality as four part no. 363145 ALC
Auxiliary Switches. The Quad Auxiliary Switch is most commonly
employed in “clustered” or “centralized” lighting control installation
applications. In these types of applications, ALC master controls are
located in a closet or some otherwise centralized location so, for
increased aesthetics, gangs of lighting controls can be removed from
the living areas of the home. Each Quad Auxiliary Switch provides local
multi-way control of up to four lighting circuits. Each Quad Auxiliary
Switch may be connected to up to four ALC Dimmers, Non-Dimmers
and/or Relay Switches using Cat5 cable. Each Quad Auxiliary Switch
includes gold, printed descriptive labels to enable installers to identify
control functions or lighting locations.
IS-0286 REV. A
Step 4: With the cover plate removed, fasten the switch into the wallbox
with the screws provided.
Step 5: Snap on the included cover plate to complete the installation.
Figure 2
Figure 1
2. INSTALLATION
The Quad Auxiliary Switch can be mounted in any single gang wall box
or low voltage bracket. Two Cat5 cables should be installed between
the location of the ALC Hub and the location of each Quad Auxiliary
Switch (see Figure 3).
Installation Procedure
Step 1: Punch down the Cat5 cable conductors to 110 IDC connectors
on the back of the Quad Aux Switch. Figure 3 shows a typical wiring
scenario.
Step 2: Label the Quad Auxiliary Switch buttons. Remove the clear
lenses by inserting a small tool, such as a paper clip, into the holes in
the circuit board on the back of the switch. Refer to Figure 2. After the
lenses have been removed, apply any of the provided descriptive
labels. Replace the lenses.
Step 3: Place the switch and wires in the wall box.
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3. NORMAL OPERATING MODE
Remote Dimmer Switch Operation
● From the lighting Off setting, tap the Up Button to set the lighting load
to the Preset Dim Level.
● From the lighting Off setting, double tap the Up Button to set the
lighting load to the full On level.
● From any intermediate lighting setting, tap the Up Button to set the
lighting load to full On.
● From the Off or any intermediate lighting setting, press the Up Button
to set the lighting load to a brighter level. The new lighting level will
be stored in memory as the Preset Dim level.
● From the full On or any intermediate lighting setting, press the Down
Button to set the lighting load to a dimmed level. The new lighting
level will be stored in memory as the Preset Dim Level.
● From the full On or any intermediate lighting setting, tap the Down
Button to turn the lighting load Off.
● From the full On or any intermediate lighting setting, double tap the
Down Button to dim the lighting load to Off at an extended rate.
Remote Non-Dimming and Relay Switch Operation
● From the lighting Off setting, tap the Up Button to set the lighting load
to the On setting.
● From the On lighting setting, tap the Down Button to turn the lighting
load Off.
4. Warranty
Stewart Electronics warrants to the end-user, each new switch to be free of
defects in materials or workmanship for a period of one year from the
date of original purchase from Stewart Electronics or its authorized reseller
or installer. Each product is deemed warrantable under conditions of
normal use and when installed and operated within Stewart Electronics
specifications and in accordance with the applicable National Electrical
Code and Safety Standards of Underwriters Laboratories. When
determined to be warrantable, Stewart Electronics shall at its option and
expense, replace any defective product with a new or reconditioned
product. Stewart Electronics will continue to warrant any replaced product
for a period of ninety (90) days from shipment, or through the end of the
original warranty period, which ever is longer.
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ALC Quad Auxiliary Switch
1154 Jordan Road
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
IS-0286 REV. A
Figure 3
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ALC Enhanced Branch Hub
1154 Jordan Road
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
IS-0289 Rev. B
II. DESCRIPTION
1
6
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
ON
OFF COM
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
ON
0
+
OFF
COM
2
7
ON
OFF
COM
ON
OFF
COM
3
8
ON
OFF COM
4
9
ON
OFF COM
ON
OFF
COM
5
10
+
ON
OFF
COM
- +
BRANCH
GND 12VDC
The ALC Enhanced Branch Hub provides connection
points for up to 9 ALC Dimmers, Relay Switches, Scene
Switches, Program Switches or I/O Modules, (see
Figure 1). All connection points consist of 110 style IDC
connectors for connection of category 3, 5 or 5E cable.
Connection Points 1 thru 7 provide connections for ALC
Auxiliary Switches to support 3-way dimming and
switching applications (see Figure 3). Connection Point
8 is provided for connection of an ALC Scene Switch,
Program Switch or an ALC Dimmer or Relay Switch
where multi-way local control is not required. Connection
Point 9 provides connections for up to 3 ALC Auxiliary
switches for 3, 4 or 5-way dimming or switching
applications (see Figure 4).
Figure 1. ALC Enhanced Branch Hub
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I. INTRODUCTION
Genesis offers an ALC Enhanced Branch Hub, PN
364736-01, -02 and -03 (see Figure 1) which extends
the wiring distances of ALC branches up to 1000
additional feet from a lighting controller. The Hub
incorporates active electronics that selectively
recondition weakened communication signals on an ALC
two-wire communications branch. The Hub supports
direct wiring of ALC switches to a centralized connection
location providing a structured ALC lighting system
installation. A direct wiring methodology is conducive to
testing and efficient isolation of faults when they occur.
The Hub acts as a conduit to pass ALC communications
between all connected switches and a lighting controller
(see Figure 2). Each ALC Enhanced Branch Hub
provides a DIP switch at each ALC switch connection
point to allow efficient isolation of individual lighting
controls from the ALC communication branch. A single
category cable may provide ALC communications and
12 VDC, 100mA power to each Hub. Each ALC
Enhanced Branch Hub is installed in a Hide-A-Port outlet
(included) for a clean professional installation and easy
accessibility.
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+
- +
BRANCH
GND 12VDC
Cable Conductor Color Coding
White/Blue = ALC Branch "+"
Blue = ALC Branch "-"
White/Brown = 12 VDC
White/Green = Ground
To Controller ALC To Controller
Branch Terminals 12V & GND
Figure 2. Connections to the Lighting
Controller
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ALC Enhanced Branch Hub
1154 Jordan Road
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
IS-0289 Rev. B
Cable Conductor Color Coding
White/Blue = ALC Branch "+"
Blue = ALC Branch "-"
Orange = ALC Auxiliary "ON"
Green = ALC Auxiliary "OFF"
Brown = ALC Auxiliary "ON"
ALC Dimmer
or
Relay Switch
1
+
ON
OFF COM
ALC Auxiliary
Switch
III. INSTALLATION
Note: The total cumulative length of all cables
connecting ALC Dimmers, Relay Switches, Scene
Switches, Program Switches and I/O Modules to the
ALC Enhanced Branch Hub should not exceed 500
feet (see Figure 5). Connection Point 10 provides
connections for a single category 3, 5 or 5E cable
that is homerun directly to the lighting controller.
Connection Point 10 provides additional
connections for cascading additional Hubs. The
maximum cable distance between the ALC
Enhanced Branch Hub and the lighting controller
should not exceed 1000 ft. Up to four (4) Hubs may
be connected to each controller ALC branch. The
wiring distance of each Hub from the controller
should not exceed 1000 ft. If ALC switches are
connected directly in parallel with the Hub to the
controller, the total cumulative branch wiring length
should not exceed 500 ft. (see Figure 6).
Figure 3. Communications and 3-Way
Switching Connections
10
+
- +
BRANCH
GND 12VDC
A LC B r a n c h Hu b
ALC Auxiliary
Switch COM
OFFON ON OFF
-
ALC Auxiliary
Switch
COM
ALC Switch
10
+
- +
BRANCH
GND 12VDC
8
+
A LC B r a n c h Hu b
-
9
+
-
ON
OFF
COM
ON
2
+
ALC Dimmer
or
Relay Switch
500 Ft. Total
Cumulative Wiring
Length
ALC Auxiliary
Switch
To Controller
Figure 4. 5-Way Switching Connections
Figure 5.Parallel Switch Wiring Limitation
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INSTRUCTION / INSTALLATION SHEET
ALC Enhanced Branch Hub
1154 Jordan Road
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
IS-0289 Rev. B
-
ON
OFF
COM
+
- +
BRANCH
GND 12VDC
10
+
-
ON
OFF
COM
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
ON
OFF
GND 12VDC
5
COM
- +
BRANCH
+
10
+
9
4
+
-
ON
OFF COM
8
3
+
ON
OFF
COM
-
ON
OFF
COM
7
ON
OFF
COM
-
ON
OFF
COM
0
+
6
GND 12VDC
1
- +
BRANCH
2
10
+
A LC B r a n c h Hu b
1000 Ft. Max.
Hide-A-Port
Outlet
To Controller
Figure 6. Wiring Cascaded Hubs
The ALC Enhanced Branch Hub installs within an 8Port Hide-A-Port outlet which mounts directly to a twogang electrical box or an On-Q Low Voltage Bracket
(see Figures 7 and 8). Upon powering up the ALC
Enhanced Branch Hub, the integral green Power LED
will illuminate.
Figure 7.Hub with Hide-A-Port Outlet,
Connection Side
Note: If the green Power LED does not illuminate
check the 12 VDC and Ground (GND) power
connections. Ensure that correct voltage polarity
is maintained when connecting 12 VDC power to
the ALC Enhanced Branch Hub. Failure to maintain
correct polarity may result in damage to the ALC
Enhanced Branch Hub.
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ALC Enhanced Branch Hub
1154 Jordan Road
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
IS-0289 Rev. B
Switch "ON"
ON
1
Hide-A-Port
Outlet Cover
Switch "OFF"
ON
1
On Q
Figure 9. Hub Isolation Switch Position
On Q
ON
6
ON
1
ON
7
ON
2
ON
8
ON
3
ON
9
ON
4
ON
5
A LC B r a n ch Hu b
IV. WARRANTY
Stewart Electronics warrants to the end-user, each new ALC product to be
free of defects in materials or workmanship for a period of one year from the
date of original purchase from Stewart Electronics or its authorized
reseller or installer. Each product is deemed warrantable under conditions
of normal use and when installed and operated within Stewart Electronics
specifications and in accordance with the applicable National Electrical
Code and Safety Standards of Underwriters Laboratories. When
determined to be warrantable, Stewart Electronics shall at its option and
expense, replace any defective product with a new or reconditioned product.
Stewart Electronics will continue to warrant any replaced product
for a period of ninety (90) days from shipment, or through the end
of the original warranty period, which ever is longer.
Figure 8.Hub with Hide-A-Port Outlet, Installer
Side
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INSTRUCTION / INSTALLATION SHEET
HMS EZ-SCENE ALC LIGHTING INTERFACE
1154 Jordan Road
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
IS-0311 Rev. B
2. Installation
Note: If other expansion modules are connected to the
HMS/Omni controller, the EZ-Scene ALC Lighting Interface
must be installed first, that is directly above the HMS/Omni
controller.
1. Remove 4 6/32 x 1/4 Phillips screws indicated as "A" in
Figure 2. Replace the screws with the 4 supplied 6/32 x 1/2
male/female Hex Standoffs. Retain screws for future step.
2. Connect supplied cable to 20 pin connector on controller
indicated as "B" in Figure 2.
3. Align the interface PCB with the hex standoffs and secure
with the 4 screws removed in step 1.
4. Connect opposite end of supplied cable to the 20 pin
connector on the interface PCB indicated as "C" in Figure 2.
5. Ensure that the address jumper indicated as "D" in Figure 2,
is set to a unique address. Factory setting is address no. 2.
Figure 1. HMS EZ-Scene ALC Lighting Interface
Note: This example is for the HMS 800. For Models 950E and
1100 mounting is to the right side of the controller, the same
procedure should be followed.
1. Introduction
The part no. 364806-xx EZ-Scene ALC Lighting Interface
(see Figure 1) enables any On-Q HMS Controller or HAI OMNI
controller to control Genesis’s Advanced Lighting Controls.
Additionally, the expansion module provides local lighting
scene programming capability. EZ-Scene programming allows
ALC 4-Button Scene Switches and RF Remote Controls to
learn the lighting level settings of ALC Dimmers, Relay
Switches and Non-Dimming controls independent of the HMS
Controller.
The part no. 364806-01 1-Branch HMS/Omni EZ-Scene ALC
Lighting Interface provides control of up to 31 ALC controls.
The part no. 364806-02 4-Branch HMS/Omni EZ-Scene ALC
Lighting Interface provides control of up to 124 ALC controls.
Both expansion module part nos. support a total of 64 EZScene local lighting scene programs.
The HMS Model 800/Omni LT controller provides direct control of
up to 16 ALC controls on branch no. 1. The HMS Model 950E/
Omni Pro controller provides direct control of 62 ALC controls
on branch nos. 1 and 2. The HMS Model 1100 controller provides
direct control of up to 248 ALC switches using up to two part no.
364806-02 EZ-Scene ALC Lighting Interface modules.
Figure 2. HMS EZ-Scene ALC Lighting Interface Mounting
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HMS EZ-SCENE ALC LIGHTING INTERFACE
1154 Jordan Road
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
IS-0311 Rev. B
3. Control Connections
Terminals indicated as “A” in Figure 3, provide connections for
communication to ALC controls. Branch nos. 1 - 4 can have
up to 31 ALC controls directly connected to them via up to 500
feet of category rated cable.
Note: Part no. 364806-01 provides a single ALC
communication branch.
Terminal connections for
branches 2 - 4 will not be present. Part no. 364806-02
provides terminal connections for all four communication
branches.
Note: Do not exceed the HMS/Omni controller’s device
load limit. Consult the HMS/Omni controller’s installation manual
for device load ratings.
ALC controls may be connected directly to the branch
communication terminal connections as shown in Figure 4.
Correct polarity must be maintained.
Inputs 1 - 4, indicated as “B” in Figure 3, provide terminal
connections for Genesis’s part no. 364697-01 RF Remote Control
Receiver or other external device outputs. These four logiclevel inputs simulate the four buttons of an ALC Scene Switch.
These inputs are referred to as Virtual Scene Switch Inputs.
Each one of the four inputs can have an EZ-Scene program
assigned to it. The external device may provide dry contact or
voltage outputs (5-12VDC) to the inputs. The external device’s
outputs must be configured as normally open/logic high (512VDC). A virtual switch press is registered when the external
device’s outputs become closed/logic low (<0.8VDC) for at
least 100msec. All contact closures or voltages are applied
between each input connection and GND.
Figure 3. Input and Branch Communication Connections
External devices requiring 12VDC power, such as ALC Branch
Hub (P/N 364677-01 and P/N364736-01) or RF Remote
Control Receiver (P/N364697-01), may draw their power from
the HMS Controller’s AUX 12V and GND power connections.
The 12VDC power connections are shown as “C” in Figure 3.
Figure 4. Direct ALC Communication Wiring
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HMS EZ-SCENE ALC LIGHTING INTERFACE
1154 Jordan Road
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
ALC controls may also be connected to the EZ-Scene Interface
via a Branch Hub (part nos. 364677-01 or 364736-01) as
shown in Figure 5. Each Branch Hub supports an additional
500 ft. of category 3/5/5E branch communication cable in
addition to providing a more structured installation. The HMS
Controller can provide 12VDC power to each Branch Hub.
IS-0311 Rev. B
Note: Do not exceed the HMS/Omni controller’s device
load limit. Consult the HMS/Omni controller’s installation
manual for device load ratings.
Figure 6 illustrates connection of the RF Remote Control
Receiver (part no. 364697-01) to the EZ-Scene Interface’s
inputs. The HMS/Omni Controller can provide 12VDC power to
the RF Remote Control Receiver. All connections should be
configured to the normally open position. All common points
should be tied to circuit ground (GND).
Note: White/Green conductor terminates to R2 COMMON
AND R4 COMMON. Green conductor terminates to R1
COMMON AND R3 COMMON.
Figure 5. Branch Hub Connection
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Figure 6. RF Remote Control Receiver
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1154 Jordan Road
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
4. Operation
Upon powering up the EZ-Scene Interface, the STATUS LED
indicator will blink at a rate of approximately 1 blink per
second. If the STATUS indicator remains On or Off, it is an
indication of a fault. In the event of a fault, check all
connections and power to the HMS Controller.
Subsequent to making any alterations to the system, such as
an address change to an ALC control, the EZ-Scene Interface
should be reset. Resetting can be accomplished either by
removing power or by momentarily pressing the RESET
button.
Note: Remove power to the Interface prior to connecting
new devices. Verify all connections prior to restoring
power
The ACTIVITY LED indicator serves as a diagnostic feature.
The ACTIVITY LED will blink whenever ALC control activity is
detected. The LED will also blink when activity is detected at
any of the four inputs. The ACTIVITY LED is particularly useful
in verifying proper connection of ALC controls. When any
properly communicating ALC switch button is pressed or any
properly connected input is activated, the ACTIVITY LED
indicator will blink in response to the event.
HMS/Omni Lighting Control
Complete instructions for controlling and programming ALC
controls from the HMS Controller and configuring the HMS
controller for EZ-Scene Interface operation, can be found in the
installation and owner’s manuals included with each HMS
controller.
Programming Local Lighting Scenes
A total of 64 lighting scenes can be programmed into each EZScene Interface. All memorized lighting levels are retained in
the EZ-Scene Interface’s memory (EEPROM). All scene
programs are preserved in the event of a power outage. Local
lighting scene programming and operation is not limited by the
unit control capacity of the HMS controller. For example,
although the HMS Model 800 controller is limited to control of
16 ALC controls, up to 124 ALC controls can be included in
locally programmed lighting scenes.
Note: Up to two EZ-Scene Interfaces may be connected to
an HMS Model 1100 controller, however local lighting
scene programming of each EZ-Scene Interface will
function as an independent area.
The EZ-Scene Interface is placed into “Scene Learning Mode”
in order to define the ALC lighting levels for a local lighting
scene program. The user places the system into “Scene
Learning Mode” by pressing and holding any ALC Scene
Switch button or pulling Inputs 1 - 4 low (GND) for 15 seconds.
The LED indicator on the ALC Scene Switch blinks
continuously when the button has been held long enough.
Additionally, the EZ-Scene Interface module’s ACTIVITY LED
indicator will blink continuously to indicate that “Scene
Learning Mode” has been entered.
After 15 seconds, the user should release the button or input to
allow it to return to its normal state. The user then sets all
lighting levels to be controlled by the lighting scene. The user
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must press each ALC Dimmer, Relay Switch or Non-Dimming
control if it is to be included in the new local lighting scene
program. The final output level of the selected ALC Dimmer,
Relay Switch or Non-Dimming control will be stored in the local
lighting scene program.
After setting all lighting levels of ALC controls that are intended
to be included in the new local lighting scene program, the user
should momentarily press and release the button to complete
the programming operation. The EZ-Scene Interface’s
ACTIVITY LED and the ALC Scene Switches’ LED indicator
will stop blinking when the system leaves the Scene Learning
Mode.
Programming of the new lighting scene is now
completed and stored in EEPROM memory.
While the system is in Scene Learning Mode, no other system
functions may be performed during this time. If the user does
not complete programming of the local lighting scene within 10
minutes, the system automatically leaves the Scene Learning
Mode and no changes are made to any local lighting scenes.
Restoring Local Lighting Scenes
To restore a locally programmed lighting scene, the user
momentarily presses and releases the desired Scene Switch or
RF Remote Control button. All ALC lighting controls belonging
to that scene are then set to their programmed levels. ALC
lighting controls not belonging to the scene are not affected
when the scene is restored.
Re-Programming Local Lighting Scenes
To change the ALC lighting controls or levels that are included
in a scene, the user simply repeats the scene programming
process. The lighting levels for the new local lighting scene will
replace the old ones. To remove a local lighting scene from
any button or input, simply enter Scene Learning Mode then
press that button or input again without changing any lighting
levels. That button or input will then be assigned an “empty”
scene.
5. Warranty
Stewart Electronics warrants to the end-user, each new HMS
EZ-Scene ALC Lighting Interface to be free of defects in
materials or workmanship for a period of one year from the date
of original purchase from Stewart Electronics or its authorized
reseller or installer. Each product is deemed warrantable under
conditions of normal use and when installed and operated within
Stewart Electronics specifications and in accordance with the
applicable National Electrical Code. When determined to be
warrantable, Stewart Electronics shall at its option
and expense, replace any defective product with a new or
reconditioned product. Stewart Electronics will continue to
warrant any replaced product for a period of ninety (90)
days from shipment, or through the end of the original warranty
period, which ever is longer.
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INSTRUCTION/INSTALLATION SHEET
Scene Lighting Universal Remote
Control
301 Fulling Mill Road, Suite G
Middletown, PA 17057
Phone (800) 321-2343 / Fax (717) 702-2546
www.onqlegrand.com
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AUX Button
Auxiliary Buttons
1, 2, 3 and 4
1. Introduction
The On-Q/Legrand Scene Lighting Universal Remote
Control, part no. 364820-01, provides IR remote control
of part no. 364776 ALC IR Designer Scene Switches.
The remote control is a fully functional universal remote
control that can directly control up to 6 entertainment
devices plus scene lighting. The remote control can also
be used to program the IR Designer Scene Switch’s
lighting codes into other “learning” IR remote controls.
2. Operation
To recall a locally programmed ALC IR Designer Scene
Switch lighting scene, press the AUX button and then
press the 1, 2, 3, or 4 button. The 1 button will restore
the scene programmed on the top button of the Scene
Switch; the 2 button will restore the scene programmed
on the 2nd button from the top on the Scene Switch and
so on… These specific scene lighting button functions
are pre-programmed at the factory.
For complete operating instructions on how to use this
remote with the rest of your A/V equipment, see the
enclosed manufacturer’s user guide.
Caution: The AUX 1, 2, 3 and 4 button functions are
programmable. Care should be taken to preclude
inadvertent re-programming of the scene lighting
buttons.
Figure 1. On-Q/Legrand Scene Lighting
Universal Remote Control
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3. Warranty
On-Q/Legrand warrants to the end-user, each new
Scene Lighting Universal Remote Control to be free of
defects in materials or workmanship for a period of one
year from the date of original purchase from OnQ/Legrand or its authorized reseller or installer. Each
product is deemed warrantable under conditions of
normal use and when installed and operated within OnQ/Legrand specifications and in accordance with the
applicable National Electrical Code. When determined to
be warrantable, On-Q/Legrand shall at its option and
expense, replace any defective product with a new or
reconditioned product. On-Q/Legrand will continue to
warrant any replaced product for a period of ninety (90)
days from shipment, or through the end of the original
warranty period, which ever is longer.
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INSTRUCTION/INSTALLATION SHEET
Advanced Lighting Control Interface for
ELK-M1 Controller
1154 Jordan road
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
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1. Introduction
The Advanced Lighting Control Interface for ELK-M1 (P/N 364864-01) combines the functionality of an Genesis
Home Lighting Controller and an ELK-M1XSP expander. The lighting interface (see Figure 1) provides highspeed, two-way communications with Genesis Advanced Lighting Control (ALC) switches. The lighting interface’s
flexible control features enable it to function as a standalone lighting system controller for basic convenience and
security lighting applications. Alternatively, when connected to an ELK-M1 controller, the control interface
supports fully automated whole-house lighting control functions.
on·Q
ADVANCED LIGHTING CONTROL
ACTIVITY STATUS
JP1
.
EXPANSION
RESET
+
BRANCH
_
GND
+12V
JP3
JP6
JP4
ELK
ADDRESS
JP2
P1
ELK STATUS
+12V A
B GND
ELK INTERFACE
Figure 1
2. Description
In a basic system installation, ALC 4-Button Scene Switches provide an interface to the homeowner for control of
lighting within a room, multiple rooms or even lights and appliances throughout the entire home. The Advanced
Lighting Control Interface for ELK-M1 incorporates features that permit ALC Scene Switches to automatically
learn the light level settings of ALC dimmer and relay switches. By simply pressing and holding a button, the
homeowner can program groups of lights set to any desired levels. After programming, each time a Scene
Switch’s button is pressed, all associated ALC dimmer and relay switch output levels will automatically resume
their programmed levels.
Since, all ALC lighting switches can both receive and transmit data via the lighting interface, the press of any ALC
switch can serve as program triggers for automated control of security levels, temperature set-points, audio
settings, etc. When connected to an ELK-M1 controller, ALC switches can be controlled based on time-of-day,
system modes and security related events.
3. Installation
The lighting interface mounts into any On-Q enclosure. The lighting interface operates on the ELK-M1’s Keypad data
bus. The Lighting Interface will normally be co-located with the ELK-M1 controller.
Before making any connections, turn off the M1 Master Power Switch.
Connect terminals +12V, A, B, and Neg from the lighting interface to the ELK M1’s keypad data bus terminals +VKP,
Data A, Data B and Neg.
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NOTE: Refer to the M1 Installation Manual for proper connection of ELK data bus devices with multiple
homerun cables.
The lighting interface incorporates a 4-position address switch with each position set to either OFF or ON (binary
value 0 or 1). The factory default address of the lighting interface is 1. If the lighting interface is installed with ELKM1XSP expanders, each expander should then be set to a unique address (see Figure 2).
ELK Bus Address
Figure 2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Pos 1
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
On
Switch Settings
Pos 2
Pos 3
Off
Off
On
Off
On
Off
Off
On
Off
On
On
On
On
On
Pos 4
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
The lighting interface incorporates a 120 Ohm terminating resistor for the ELK M1 data bus. Since the lighting
interface is intended to be installed adjacent to the ELK-M1 controller, the 120 Ohm terminating resistor is not
engaged when the lighting interface is shipped from the factory. If the lighting interface is installed in a remote
location, the 120 Ohm terminating resistor can be engaged by placing a jumper on the 2-pin header labeled JP2.
Consult the ELK-M1 installation instructions for additional details concerning data bus EOL termination.
For communication branches requiring more than 500
feet of cable, the Genesis P/N 364677-01 or 364736-01
ALC Branch Wiring Hubs should be employed (see
Figure 3). Each lighting interface provides connections
for distribution of 12VDC power to the Branch Hubs. If
multiple Branch Hubs are required for an installation,
an Genesis P/N 364645-01 Wiring Distribution Module
may be employed to provide wiring/cable
management.
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Figure 3
Cable Conductor Color Coding
ALC Dimmer
or
Relay Switch
White/Blue = ALC Branch "+"
Blue = ALC Branch "-"
Green = ALC Auxiliary "ON"
Orange = ALC Auxiliary "OFF"
Brown = ALC Auxiliary "ON"
OnQ
ALC Branch Wiring Hub
1
+ -
1
ON OFF
CO
M
6
+
-
+
-
0
The ALC Lighting Control Interface features support
for a total of 124 ALC switches. The ALC Lighting
Control Interface provides one physical communication
port. This communication port is referred to as a
“communication branch”. Connections to the ALC
communication branch are identified by “+” and “-“. Up
to 31 addressable ALC devices may be connected to
each branch i.e., ALC Dimmers, Relay Switches and
Scene Switches. Each device must be assigned a
unique address 1 thru 31. Due to its low cost and wide
availability, Genesis recommends the use of Cat 5/5e
cable for connecting the switches to the lighting
interface. Total cumulative wiring distance should not
exceed to 500 feet.
ON
OFF
COM
ON
OFF
COM
+
-
+
-
ON
OFF
COM
ON
OFF
COM
2
7
3
ALC Auxiliary
Switch
8
+
-
ON
OFF
+
COM
-
4
9
+
-
+
-
ON
OFF
COM
ON
OFF
COM
+
-
ON
OFF
COM
5
10
+
- +
BRANCH
on·Q
GND
12VDC
ADVANCED LIGHTING CONTROL
ACTIVITY STATUS
JP1
.
EXPANSION
RESET
+
BRANCH
_
GND
+12V
JP3
JP6
JP4
JP2
P1
ELK STATUS
+12V A
B GND
ELK INTERFACE
ELK
ADDRESS
Cable Conductor Color Coding
White/Blue = ALC Branch "+"
Blue = ALC Branch "-"
White Orange = “GND”
Orange = “12 VDC”
Lighting Interface
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ELK-M1 Controller
1154 Jordan Road
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4. Enrollment and Operation
After completing all connections and set-up, turn On the ELK-M1 Master Power Switch.
Enroll the ALC Lighting Control Interface at the ELK-M1 keypad as follows:
1. Press the “ELK” key.
2. Press the “9” key
LCD display will indicate “9 – Installation Programming”
3. Press the “►” (right arrow) key.
4. Enter the Installer Program Code. (default code is 172839)
LCD Display will indicate “Bus Module Enrollment”
5. Press the “►” (right arrow) key.
LCD Display will indicate “Enrolling Bus Modules”
6. Wait a few seconds for the display to indicate the total bus modules that are enrolled.
7. To view the enrolled devices and/or remove the ALC Lighting Control Interface, Press the “►” (right arrow) key
next to the word “Edit”.
NOTE: Within the ELK-M1 system, the ALC Lighting Control Interface is defined as a “Serial Expander”.
8. Press the “*” or “Exit” keys to exit Installer Programming.
NOTE: If it becomes necessary to replace an already installed lighting interface, set the new unit to the same
address as the former unit and repeat the enrollment process. If a lighting interface is permanently removed,
the enrollment process must be performed in order to de-enroll the unit and thereby prevent a “missing”
trouble condition in the ELK-M1 system.
Diagnostic LED Indications
Slow blink (1/2 sec.) = Normal communication with the ELK-M1.
Fast flicker = communicating with ALC.
No blink = No communication with the ELK-M1 controller.
LIGHTING CONTROL SET-UP PROGRAMMING
Use the ELK-RP programming software to perform the following:
1. Click on the Automation icon.
2. Click on the Lighting icon.
3. Click on Lighting Device 1 and program the Name, Format = Serial Expander and Type = Dimmer.
4. The “Show” box may be left blank or checked “X”. If this box is checked, the light will be included in the scroll list
of the keypad “View/Control Automation” menus. Right click on Light 1 and select “Send Lighting 1” to send this
program to the ELK-M1.
OPERATION
Upon powering up the lighting interface, the ALC STATUS LED indicator will blink at a rate of approximately 1 blink
per second. If the STATUS indicator remains On or Off, it is an indication of a fault. In the event of a fault, check all
connections and power to the lighting interface. Subsequent to making any alterations to the system, such as an
address change to an ALC switch, the lighting interface should be reset. Resetting can be accomplished either by
removing power from the lighting interface or by pressing the RESET button.
NOTE: Remove power to the lighting interface prior to connecting new devices. Verify all connections prior to
restoring power
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The ACTIVITY LED indicator serves as a diagnostic feature. The ACTIVITY LED is particularly useful in verifying
proper connection of ALC switches to the lighting control interface. When properly connected and operating, any ALC
switch button press will cause the ALC ACTIVITY indicator to blink.
Within the ELK-M1 system, lighting devices 1-31 are mapped to control ALC Branch 1 switches addressed 1-31 (On,
Off or Dim). When the ALC Lighting Control Interface is installed in combination with a part no. 364726-01 Lighting
Expansion Module, the ELK-M1 can control ALC lighting controls connected to branches 2, 3 and 4. Within the ELKM1 system, lighting devices 33-63 are mapped to control ALC Branch 2 switches addressed 1-31. Within the ELK-M1
system, lighting devices 65-95 are mapped to control ALC Branch 3 switches addressed 1-31. Within the ELK-M1
system, lighting devices 97-127 are mapped to control ALC Branch 4 switches addressed 1-31.
Keypad Operation
To operate the ALC lighting controls from the ELK Keypad:
1. Press the “ELK” key.
LCD display will indicate “1 –View/Control”
2. Press the “►” (right arrow) key.
LCD display will indicate “1 –Tasks”
3. Press the “2” key.
LCD display will indicate “2 –Lighting”
4. Press the “►” (right arrow) key.
LCD display will display the first light name and number along with its On or Off status.
5. To change the light from On to Off or Off to On, press the “#” key.
6. To view or change a different light, press the “c” (up arrow) or “d” (down arrow) keys.
NOTE: Dimming from the keypad can only be done using a task.
LOCAL LIGHTING SCENE PROGRAMMING
The lighting interface incorporates features that permit ALC Scene Switches to learn the light level settings of ALC
Dimmers and Relay switches. A total of 64 scenes can be stored in the lighting interface. All memorized lighting and
output levels are retained in EEPROM memory. All scene programs are preserved in the event of a power outage.
The lighting interface is placed into “Scene Learning Mode” in order to define the ALC light levels for a user
programmed lighting scene. The user places the system into Scene Learning Mode by pressing and holding any ALC
Scene Switch button. The button or input must be held for approximately 15 seconds. The ALC Scene Switches’ LED
indicator will blink continuously when the button has been held long enough. Additionally, the lighting interface’s
ACTIVITY indicator will blink while in Scene Learning Mode.
After entering Scene Learning Mode, the user should release the ALC Scene Switch button. The user will then set the
levels of all lights to be controlled by the scene. The user must press each ALC switch if it is to be included in the new
scene program.
After setting all lighting and output levels that are to be included in the new scene program, the user should
momentarily press and release the same ALC Scene Switch button. The final output levels of the selected ALC
switches (on, off or dimmed) will be stored in the scene program. Programming of the new lighting scene is now
completed and stored in EEPROM memory.
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While the system is in Scene Learning Mode, no other lighting system functions can be performed. If the user does
not complete programming of the scene within 10 minutes, the system automatically leaves the Scene Learning Mode
and no changes are made to any scenes.
RESTORING LOCAL LIGHTING SCENES
To restore a user programmed lighting scene, the user will momentarily press and release the desired Scene Switch
button. All lights belonging to that scene are then set to their programmed levels. Lights not belonging to the scene
are not affected when the scene is restored.
RE-PROGRAMMING LOCAL LIGHTING SCENES
To change the devices or levels that are included in a user programmed scene, the user simply repeats the scene
programming process. The levels for the new scene will replace the old ones. To remove a scene from any button,
simply enter Scene Learning Mode then press that button again without changing any light levels in the system. That
button will then be assigned an “empty” scene.
5. Warranty
Stewart Electronics warrants to the end-user, each new ALC product to be free of defects in materials or workmanship
for a period of one year from the date of original purchase from Stewart Electronics or its authorized reseller or installer.
Each product is deemed warrantable under conditions of normal use and when installed and operated within
Stewart Electronics specifications. When determined to be warrantable, Stewart Electronics shall at its option and expense,
replace any defective product with a new or reconditioned product. Stewart Electronics will continue to warrant any
replaced product for a period of ninety (90) days from shipment, or through the end of the original warranty period, which
ever is longer.
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INSTRUCTION/INSTALLATION SHEET
POWERLINE CARRIER LIGHTING
CONTROL SWITCHES
1154 Jordan Road
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone (864) 663-0013 Fax (864) 663-0018
www.genesis13lighting.com
1. INTRODUCTION
The Genesis Powerline Carrier (PLC) Switch products provide enhanced
powerline carrier system lighting control:
● P/N 364798, PLC 600W Dimmer Switch - for local and
programmable dimming control of lighting loads up to 600W
● P/N 364799, PLC 900W Dimmer Switch - for local and
programmable dimming control of lighting loads up to 900W
● P/N 364802, PLC 900W Non-Dimming Switch - for local On/Off
control and programmable dimming control of lighting loads up to
900W
● P/N 364800, PLC Auxiliary Switch - for multi-way local control of
PLC Dimmer and Non-Dimming Switches
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Step 7: Place the switch and wires in the wall box
Step 8: Fasten the switch into the wallbox with the screws
provided.
Step 9: Install decorator style switch cover plate.
Step 10: Apply power to the 120 VAC lighting/power circuit.
CAUTION: Verify all wiring connections and terminations prior to
applying 120 VAC power to the PLC Switch. Excessive loading
and electrical shorts will result in destruction of the switch.
Misapplication will void the product warranty
900W Dimmer and Non-Dimming Switch Derating
In many installation scenarios it is necessary to mount more than one
Dimmer or Non-Dimming Switch at a wallbox location. When this
occurs, side sections of each module’s metal yoke must be removed in
order to physically permit the devices to fit within the same switchbox.
Removal of these side sections, however, reduces the ability of each
module to dissipate heat. To ensure that each module can continue to
operate within specified design parameters, the load capacity must be
derated. Remove the yoke side sections by using pliers to carefully
bend the tabs up and down several times until each tab breaks off.
Switch P/N
Single-Gang
End-of-Gang
364798
364799
364802
600 W
900 W
900W
600 W
700 W
700W
Middle-of-Gang
600 W
600 W
600W
Table 1. PLC Dimmer and Non-Dimming Switch Derating
Figure 1. PLC Switch Lead Connections
2. INSTALLATION
An uninterrupted source of 120 VAC must be present at each
switch location.
DANGER: To avoid risk of fire or shock, turn off the power at the
circuit breaker or fuse. Test to be sure the power is off before
wiring.
CAUTION: To avoid overheating and possible damage to the
switches and other equipment, do NOT use the PLC Dimmers or
Non-Dimming Switches to control receptacles. Do NOT use the
switches to control fluorescent lighting, motor operated
appliances or transformer-supplied loads.
Figure 2. PLC Switch Derating
NOTE: PLC Switches must be installed and operated in
accordance with all electrical codes and regulations.
Installation Procedure
Step 1: Remove electrical power from the 120 VAC power
circuit.
Step 2: Remove the faceplate from the existing switch.
Step 3: Unscrew and pull existing switch out of the wallbox.
Step 4: Disconnect wires from the existing switch.
Step 5: Remove pre-cut insulation from the switches’ 120 VAC
leads.
Step 6: Connect switch leads to the 120 VAC source, lighting
load and Auxiliary switches as required for the specific
application. PLC Dimmer and Non-Dimming switches always
require neutral (white) connection.
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CONTROL SWITCHES
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Multi-way Switching Control
For multi-way On/Off and dimming control, the PLC Dimmers and NonDimming Switches can be controlled by one or more Auxiliary
switches. See Figure 3 for wiring connections
Multi-way control makes it possible for a group of switches to control
the same lighting circuit. Figure 3 depicts how to wire a PLC Dimmer or
Non-Dimming Switch and their associated Auxiliary Switches for multiway lighting circuit control.
The Auxiliary Switches’ black lead should be connected to the same
120 VAC leg of the electrical service as its associated Dimmer or NonDimming Switch. If the Auxiliary Switch is connected to the opposite
leg of the 120 VAC electrical service, the action of the switch will be
opposite to that expected. That is, the top will function as Off/Dim and
bottom will function as On/Bright. This may be corrected by reversing
the black and yellow wires to obtain correct operation. Alternatively, the
Auxiliary Switch may be rotated and installed with the Off/Dim end at
the top.
3. NORMAL OPERATING MODE
Dimmer Switch Local Operation
● From the lighting Off setting, tap the top of the Dimmer’s rocker to
set the lighting load to the Preset Dim Level.
● From the lighting Off setting, double tap the top of the Dimmer’s
rocker to set the lighting load to the full On level.
● From the lighting Off setting, tap the top of the Auxiliary switches’
rocker to set the lighting load to the Preset Dim Level.
● From the lighting Off setting, double tap the top of the Auxiliary
switches’ rocker to set the lighting load to the full On level.
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● From any intermediate lighting setting, tap the top of the Dimmer’s
rocker to set the lighting load to full On.
● From any intermediate lighting setting, tap the top of the Auxiliary
switches’ rocker to set the lighting load to full On.
● From the Off or any intermediate lighting setting, press the top of the
Dimmer’s rocker to set the lighting load to a brighter level. The new
lighting level will be stored in memory as the Preset Dim level.
● From the Off or any intermediate lighting setting, press the top of the
Auxiliary Switches’ rocker to set the lighting load to a brighter level.
The new lighting level will be stored in memory as the Preset Dim
level.
● From the full On or any intermediate lighting setting, press the
bottom of the Dimmer’s rocker to set the lighting load to a dimmed
level. The new lighting level will be stored in memory as the Preset
Dim Level.
● From the full On or any intermediate lighting setting, press the
bottom of the Auxiliary Switches’ rocker to set the lighting load to a
dimmed level. The new lighting level will be stored in memory as the
Preset Dim Level.
● From the full On or any intermediate lighting setting, tap the bottom
of the Dimmer’s rocker to turn the lighting load Off.
● From the full On or any intermediate lighting setting, tap the bottom
of the Auxiliary Switches’ rocker to turn the lighting load Off.
Non-Dimming Switch Local Operation
● From any lighting setting, tap the top of the Switches’ rocker to set
the lighting load to the full On level.
● From any lighting setting, tap the top of the Auxiliary Switches’
rocker to set the lighting load to the full On level.
● From any lighting setting, tap the bottom of the Dimmer’s rocker to
turn the lighting load Off.
● From any lighting setting, tap the bottom of the Auxiliary Switches’
rocker to turn the lighting load Off.
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CONTROL SWITCHES
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Dimmer and Non-Dimming Switch Remote Operation
● From any lighting setting, transmit an X-10 On to the Dimmer’s
address to set the lighting load to the Preset Dim level.
● From any lighting setting, transmit an X-10 Off to the Dimmer’s
address to turn the lighting load Off.
● From any lighting setting, transmit an X-10 Bright to the Dimmer’s
address to set the lighting load to a new Preset Dim level. The new
lighting level will be stored in memory as the Preset Dim level.
● From any lighting setting, transmit an X-10 Dim to the Dimmer’s
address to set the lighting load to a new Preset Dim level. The new
lighting level will be stored in memory as the Preset Dim level.
Exception: If the lighting setting is dimmed to Off, a Preset Dim level
of full On will be stored in memory.
● From any lighting setting, transmit an X-10 All-Lights-On to the
Dimmer’s address to set the lighting load to the Preset Dim level.
● From any lighting setting, transmit an X-10 All-Lights-Off to the
Dimmer’s address to turn Off the lighting load.
● From any lighting setting, transmit an X-10 All-Units-Off to the
Dimmer’s address to turn Off the lighting load.
● Transmit an X-10 Preset Dim level to the Dimmer’s address, to set
the lighting level to a new Preset Dim level. The new lighting level
will be stored in memory as the Preset Dim level.
4. CONFIGURING SWITCH OPERATION SETTINGS
There are two Configuration Modes used to set the Primary Address
and Advanced Configuration Options.
Configuration Mode No. 1 – used to configure the switch address or
reset the switch to factory default settings
Configuration Mode No. 2 – not used
Configuration Mode No. 3 – not used
Configuration Mode No. 4 – not used
Configuration Mode No. 5 – used to configure Advanced
Configuration Options
The switch will provide visual feedback while in Configuration Mode.
The connected lighting load will flash and the integral LED indicator
pattern will change to provide visual feedback to the installer as
configuration settings are being entered.
Genesis’s SceneTech Software provides the features necessary to
configure and operate the switches. Common X-10 controllers may
also be used to configure the switches as long as they are capable of
transmitting all 16 device addresses as well as X-10 On, Off, All-LightsOn and ALL-Units-Off without an automatic following command. In
Normal Operating Mode, the Genesis PLC Switches will respond to X-10
Device ON, OFF, Bright, Dim, All-Lights-On, All-Units-Off and Preset
Dim.
To Enter Configuration Mode:
1. Firmly press the bottom of the Dimmer or Non-Dimming
Switch rocker. This will cause the airgap to lock open, thus
removing power from the switch.
2. Press and hold the top of the rocker to unlock the airgap and
restore power to the switch. Within 1 second, simultaneously
press and hold the bottom of the rocker. The LED will turn
red. Continue to press the top and bottom of the rocker until
the LED goes off, then release the rocker.
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4.
The LED will now blink red to indicate that it is in
Configuration Mode 1 – Addressing Mode.
To advance to Configuration Mode 5, tap the top portion of
the rocker 4 times. With each tap, the LED indicator will
change color: blinking green – blinking orange – alternating
green/red – alternating red/orange. The LED will alternate
red-orange to indicate that it is in Configuration Mode 5.
Reset to Factory Default Settings:
1. Enter Configuration Mode 1.
2. Transmit an X-10 All-Units-Off 3 times. This will reset switch
configuration settings to factory defaults.
3. Transmit an X-10 All-Lights-On 3 times. The switch will
transfer out of Configuration Mode and into Normal
Operating Mode.
Setting the Switch Address:
1. Enter Configuration Mode 1.
2. Transmit an X-10 Device number 1 through 16.
3. Transmit an X-10 All-Lights-On. This will cause the address
to be stored into memory.
4. Transmit an X-10 All-Lights-On command 3 times. The
switch will transfer out of programming mode and into
Normal Operating Mode.
Setting the Advanced Configuration Options
The Advanced Configuration Options are provided in the following
table:
No. to Transmit
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
11
Configuration Option
Soft Start
All-Lights-On
All-Lights-Off
All-Units-Off
Universal All-Lights-On
Universal All-Lights-Off
Universal All –Units-Off
Signal Receive
Threshold
Dimming
Factory Default
On (Note 1)
On
On
On
Off
Off
Off
4 (50mV)
On (Note 2)
Note 1: Advanced Configuration Option 1 does not apply to a Dimmer
Switch configured for non-dimming operation
Note 2: Advanced Configuration Option 11 is unaffected when the Dimmer
Switch is reset to factory default settings.
Table 2. Advanced Configuration Options
Advanced Configuration Options 1 through 7 or 11
1. Enter Configuration Mode 5.
2. Transmit the desired Advanced Configuration Option
number; an X-10 Device number 1 through 7 or 11.
3. Transmit an X-10 All-Lights-On. The switch will blink its
attached lighting load to acknowledge.
4. Transmit an X-10 Device 1.
5. Transmit an X-10 On to enable the option or transmit an X10 Off to disable the option.
6. Transmit an X-10 All-Lights-On. This will cause the new
option setting to be stored in memory.
7. Transmit an X-10 All-Lights-On 3 times. This will cause the
switch to transfer out of Configuration Mode and back into
Normal Operating Mode.
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Advanced Configuration Option 9
1. Enter Configuration Mode 5.
2. Transmit an X-10 Device 9.
3. Transmit an X-10 All-Lights-On. The PLC switch will blink its
attached lighting load to acknowledge.
4. To set the Signal Receive Threshold level. Transmit an X-10
Device 1 (5 mV), 4 (50 mV = default), 7 (125 mV), 11
(225mV), 14 (300mV) or 16 (350mV).
5. Transmit an X-10 All-Lights-On. This will cause the level to
be stored into memory.
6. Transmit an X-10 All-Lights-On 3 times. This will cause the
switch to transfer out of Configuration Mode and back into
Normal Operating Mode.
5. Warranty
Genesis warrants to the end-user, each new switch to be free of
defects in materials or workmanship for a period of one year from the
date of original purchase from Genesis or its authorized reseller
or installer. Each product is deemed warrantable under conditions of
normal use and when installed and operated within Genesis
specifications and in accordance with the applicable National Electrical
Code and Safety Standards of Underwriters Laboratories. When
determined to be warrantable, Genesis shall at its option and
expense, replace any defective product with a new or reconditioned
product. Genesis will continue to warrant any replaced product
for a period of ninety (90) days from shipment, or through the end of
the original warranty period, which ever is longer.
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Table Of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION
2. OPERATION
2.1.1. Local Operation
2.1.2. Auxiliary Local Operation
2.2. Remote Operation
2.2.1. Communication Protocol
2.2.2. Control Registers and Instructions
2.2.3. Communication Packet Formats
2.2.4. Network Instruction and Report Summary
2.2.5. Data Packet Examples
3. Applicable Design Standards and Approvals
3.1. Immunity
3.2. Underwriters Laboratories
3.3. FCC
4. Interfacing
5. Installation Guidelines
5.1. Cable Installation Practices
5.2. ALC Switch Module Installation Procedure
5.3. ALC Dimmer Control Module De-Rating
5.3.1. ALC 500W Dimmers
5.3.2. ALC Hi-Watt Dimmers
Tables
Table 1. Dimmer Control Module Local Output Control
Table 2. Dimmer Control Module Power-ON Reset Defaults
Table 3. Module Registers
Table 4. Status Register Bit Definitions
Table 5. Cluster Switch Indicator Register
Table 6. Packet Header Byte
Table 7. Packet Types
Table 8. Poll Packet
Table 9. Turn-ON and Turn-OFF Instruction Packets
Table 10. Extended Packet Format
Table 11. Instruction/Report Data Length
Table 12. Instruction/Report Types
Table 13. Extended Data Packet Register Index
Table 14. Control Module Instruction/Report Summary
Table 15. Data Packet Examples
Table 16. Coupled Energy Test Parameters
Table 17. ALC Interface Lead Wiring Gages
Figures
Figure 1. ALC Switch Modules
Figure 2. ALC Switch Module Wiring Interfaces
Figure 3. Resistive vs. Inductive Load Characteristics
Figure 4. Controller-to-ALC Switch Module Interface
Figure 5. Control Interface Pin-Out
Figure 6. ALC Installation, Class 2 vs. NM-B Wiring
Figure 7. “Hypothetical” Rough-In Wiring Scenario
Figure 8. ALC Communications Wiring, Single Continuous Cable Run
Figure 9. ALC Communications Wiring, “Star” (Sub-Branch) Wired
Figure 10. ALC Address Switch Positions
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1. INTRODUCTION
The patented OnQ Advanced Lighting Control (ALC) family of
products provide enhanced lighting control with superior reliability at
a low cost. The ALC control modules offer architectural grade
lighting control as well as control of appliances and AC outlets. ALC
is ideal for new residential and light commercial construction,
including single family homes, town homes, and apartments where
low cost and “hard-wired” reliability are desired for control of lighting
and appliances.
ALC control modules include four types: Relay switches (for on/off
lighting and power control), Dimmer modules (for lighting level
control), Auxiliary switches (for multi-way control of Relay and
Dimmer modules) and Program switches (for program control of
lighting, appliances, outlets, light groups and house modes).
Figure 1. ALC Switch Modules
ALC Dimmer modules provide true multi-way dimming control. ALC Dimmer modules include an innovative
“filament saver” feature which provides prolonged bulb life. ALC dimmer modules have been designed for optimum
control of the most common lighting types including incandescent, halogen and conventional magnetic low voltage.
When connected to an automation system, ALC Dimmer modules provide enhanced lighting features including
remotely programmable dimming and brightening rates, instant lighting level changes and programmable lighting
“preset” levels.
Since ALC modules support two-way communication, the press of an ALC switch can initiate other system events
and macros for program control of security levels, temperature set-points, entertainment equipment settings and
lighting groups.
The ALC control modules are FCC, Part 15, Class B verified. All modules are UL listed. ALC control modules
require no special AC wiring practices. When installed as directed, ALC module installations comply with the
installation and wiring practices of the NFPA 70 National Electrical Code.
Feature highlights include:
Automated Lighting and AC Power Control
• Lighting Scenes
• Architectural Lighting
• AC Outlet Control
• Appliance Control
• Security Lighting
• House Modes
Versatile Lighting Level Control
• “Jump to” Light Levels
• “Ramp to” Light Levels at Standard Rate
• “Ramp to” Light Levels at Programmable Rates
• Programmable Light Level “Preset”
• Double Press “Ramp Off”
• Filament Saver
• True Multi-Way Dimming Control
• Designed for Compatibility with Conventional
Magnetic Low Voltage Lighting
Attractive Decorator Styling
• Available in White, Almond and Ivory
Standard AC Electrical Wiring
• No Special AC Wiring Practices Required
• 1999 National Electrical Code Compliant
Low Voltage, Hard-Wired Control
• High Speed Communication, 9600 bps
• Two-Way Communicating
• “Hard-Wired” Communication Reliability
• Multi-Way Control
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Listed
• UL 244 & 1472
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Red
Yellow
Orange
Relay Switch Module
363142
Dimmer Control Module
363143
Violet Tx+
Gray Tx-
HP Dimmer Control Module
364335
12 345
5 Position
Address
Switch
OFF
ON
Common
Green
Black
White
Blue
120 VAC Ground
120 VAC Source Hot
120 VAC Neutral
120 VAC Load Hot
Class 2
Class 2
Program Switch Module
363144
Violet Tx+
Gray Tx5 Position
Address
Switch
Red
Yellow
Orange
OFF
ON
Common
Auxiliary Switch Module
363145
12 345
Class 2
Green
Black
White
120 VAC Ground
120 VAC Source Hot
120 VAC Neutral
Green
Ground
Figure 2. ALC Switch Module Wiring Interfaces
Each ALC control module provides a pushbutton-programmable user interface to an OnQ HMS controller or any
serially communicating control system. Each ALC module is network addressable via a single ALC “branch”
address.
Each ALC module’s integral pushbutton switches can initiate system events when configured into a control network
and when programmed for such purposes. A common application of an ALC Program or Cluster Switch module is
control of system (house) modes or macros, where each individual pushbutton will be programmed to invoke
particular security, temperature and lighting levels. Additionally, the ALC Relay and Dimming control modules may
provide local electrical load control. Local control by definition is control of an attached electrical load via the
module’s integral ON and OFF pushbutton switch pair. ALC Relay control modules may provide simple ON/OFF
control of an attached electrical load. An ALC Dimmer control module may provide local variable or
dimming/brightening load control by sequences of ON and OFF pushbutton switch presses of varying duration.
When connected to a network controller via the two-wire communication interface, the operation of each control
module can be controlled remotely.
V
V
Vθ = Iθ
Resistive Load
I
I
Vθ < Iθ
Inductive Load
Figure 3. Resistive vs. Inductive Load Characteristics
The design of the ALC Dimmer module compensates for differences in current phase with respect to voltage phase
in order to prevent catastrophic failure to the dimmer modules and to the load devices the dimmer modules are
delivering power to. Such potentially catastrophic phase differences are due to inductive loading characteristics
exhibited by various electrical load devices found throughout the residential environment including magnetic low
voltage lighting and fans.
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2. OPERATION
2.1.1. Local Operation
A switch press is defined as a press, applied by a human operator, lasting at least 50 milliseconds. The switch
inputs are software de-bounced to prevent erroneous multiple closures. Switch presses must be separated by 200
millisecond intervals to be interpreted as multiple presses. For the ALC dimmer control module, there are two
defined switch actuation durations; “short” and “long”. A short switch press is defined as lasting less than 330
milliseconds while a long switch press is any duration greater than 330 milliseconds.
Switch Press
OFF Short
2x OFF Short
OFF Long
ON Long
ON Short
2x ON Short
Present
Full OFF
Full OFF
Full OFF
Full OFF
Full OFF
Full OFF
Subsequent
Full OFF
Full OFF
Full OFF
Ramp Up
Jump to Preset
Full ON
Output State
Present
Subsequent
1% to 99%
Full OFF
1% to 99% Slow Ramp OFF
1% to 99%
Ramp Down
1% to 99%
Ramp Up
1% to 99%
Full ON
1% to 99%
Full ON
Present
Full ON
Full ON
Full ON
Full ON
Full ON
Full ON
Subsequent
Full OFF
Slow Ramp OFF
Ramp Down
Full ON
Full ON
Full ON
Table 1. Dimmer Control Module Local Output Control
There are two ramp rates utilized for control of power to the applied load. The “standard” ramp rate is 4.27 seconds
for a full ramping (dimming/brightening) excursion (full ON to full OFF or full OFF to full ON). The other ramp rate is
the “extended” ramp rate. Its default value is 10.67 seconds for a full excursion ramp. The extended ramp rate can
be remotely set from 2.33 seconds to 9.71 hours with a resolution of 2.33 seconds.
The ALC dimmer control module implements a third ramp rate to effect a “soft-ON” characteristic for limiting cold
filament current in rush thus, extending light bulb filament life. The soft-ON feature limits sharp power increases
from the full OFF state, to a maximum ½ second excursion to the full ON state.
When the ALC dimmer control module is reset (120 VAC power removed then re-applied), the module initializes to
the following conditions:
Preset Value
Extended Ramp Rate
AC Output Power Level
50% (64)
10.67 seconds (5)
0
Table 2. Dimmer Control Module Power-ON Reset Defaults
The relay control module is locally controlled by presses of its integral “ON” and “OFF” pushbutton switches.
Pressing the “ON” switch will cause the module to apply 120 VAC power to the applied load. Similarly, if the “OFF”
switch is pressed, 120 VAC power will be removed from the applied load.
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2.1.2. Auxiliary Local Operation
In addition to ALC Dimmer and Relay control modules’ integral ON and OFF pushbutton switches, an external 3
wire interface is provided for connection to an Auxiliary (slave) switch. The Auxiliary switch module includes an
integral ON and OFF switch pair to facilitate multi-way control of 120 VAC loads connected to ALC Dimmer and
Relay control modules. Any number of Auxiliary switches may be connected to an ALC Dimmer or Relay control
module.
2.2. Remote Operation
The ALC control modules can be controlled over each switch’s two-wire communication interface. A network
controller can poll each control module for changes to its local ON and OFF pushbutton switch status. “Turn-ON”
and “Turn-OFF” commands can be issued to the Relay and Dimmer control modules in order to remotely control
application of 120 VAC power to an attached electrical load. Additional output level control instructions can be
issued to the Dimmer control module.
Registers within each control module can be accessed to retrieve module status information, identification and
stored value information. The registers are accessed through the transmission of instruction packets. “Writing” a
value to the LIGHT LEVEL register will cause a dimmer module’s AC output to jump to a corresponding output
level. A ramp to a specific level is invoked by writing a value to the RAMP-to-LEVEL register (for standard ramp
rate) or by writing a value to the EXTENDED RAMP-to-LEVEL register (for an extended ramp rate).
Writing any value to a Dimmer module’s STOP register will stop ramping activity that is in progress. Note: The
STOP register can also be used to stop a locally initiated extended ramp (double Short OFF) but cannot be used to
stop a locally initiated standard ramp.
Control activities initiated locally take priority over remotely issued commands. A local switching control activity in
progress cannot be interrupted by a remote command. Any remote instruction received while a local switching
control activity is in progressed, will be acknowledge by the control module but no activity will result.
2.2.1. Communication Protocol
The ALC control modules communicate with a network controller over a two-pair wire network. The communication
protocol is asynchronous serial, half duplex. The character format is “standard” 8, n, 1, 9600 i.e., start bit, 8 data
bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, 9600 bps.
Each ALC module contains a 5-bit DIP switch by which each module is assigned a unique network (branch)
address. The 5-bit switch settings correspond to an address range of 0 through 31. All instruction packets
originating from the network controller include an address field to identify the destination module. Only the module
whose address matches the address contained within the instruction packet, will respond to the instruction. The
one exception is the address “0” or “all stations” address. The module will respond to address “0” instructions and
instructions identified by it’s unique address, only if the instruction is valid for a module’s operation. Each module
will respond to valid network instructions with its unique address.
All network instructions are acknowledged or otherwise responded to immediately. All network extended packets
are check-summed to detect errors.
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2.2.2. Control Registers and Instructions
A network controller can access the control module’s register files. Each register is accessed through the
Table 3 identifies each register, each registers index (register address), its type (read and/or write) and description
of its function. The register type may be “read”(R), “write”(W) or both “read and write”(R/W). The number in
parenthesis in the “Type” column indicates the number of 7-bit data words associated with the register. Extra
packet bytes (padding) may be required to access a register since only 1 or 3 data words are allowable in the
extended data packet.
Index
000
001
010
011
100
101
110
111
Name
IDENTIFICATION
STATUS
LIGHT LEVEL
RAMP-to-LEVEL
EXTENDED RAMP-to-LEVEL
EXTENDED RAMP RATE
STOP
PRESET
Type
R (2)
R (1)
R/W(1)
W (1)
W (1)
R/W (2)
W (0)
R/W (1)
Description
Module Identification
Module Status
Write: Jump to Level Value, Read: Current Level Value
Ramp to Level at Standard Rate
Ramp to Level at Extended Rate
Extended Ramp Rate Value in 2.33 Second Increments
Stop Ramping
Dimming Level Preset Level
Table 3.A. Dimmer Module Registers
Index
000
001
Name
IDENTIFICATION
STATUS
Type
R (2)
R (1)
Description
Module Identification
Module Status
Table 3.B. Relay and Program Module Registers
Index
000
001
010
Name
IDENTIFICATION
STATUS
INDICATOR
Type
R (2)
R/W (1)
R/W (1)
Description
Module Identification
Module Reset/Pushbutton Switch Status
Module LED Status
Table 3.C. Cluster Switch Module Registers
Each control module contains a status register that may be accessed by the network controller for information
pertaining to output power state (Relay & Dimmer), local pushbutton switch activity and the power-on reset
conditions. The bit assignments for each of these conditions are defined in Table 2. The Relay and Dimmer module
status register’s bits 4 and 5 indicate local switch activity that has occurred since the previous status poll. Bits 4 and
5 are automatically cleared upon being read by the network controller. Bit 6 indicates the modules power-on reset
condition. The network controller clears these bits by writing to the status register as shown in section 2.2.4.
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An extended data packet instruction, “TRAP”, can be issued to a control module. This instruction is written to the
module’s status register. Data Word 1 (in this context DW1 is also called the TRAP mask) of the extended data
packet defines those status bits to be monitored by placing a “1” at the corresponding bit positions. Subsequently,
when the network controller “polls” the cluster switch module, the module will respond to the poll in one of two
ways:
1) If none of the defined status bits have changed since the TRAP instruction was issued, the control module will
simply acknowledge the network controller’s POLL instruction.
2) If a defined status bit has changed, the control module will automatically respond to the poll by sending its status
byte via an extended data packet STATUS report.
Subsequent to receiving the TRAP report status byte, the network controller, as a matter of procedure, will clear the
TRAP mask by re-issuing the TRAP instruction with DW1 set to 0x00h.
7
0
6
Reset
5
ON Switch Press
In Progress
4
OFF Switch Press
In Progress
3
ON Switch
Pressed
2
OFF Switch
Pressed
1
Power
Level Not 0
0
Reserved
Table 4.A. Dimmer Control Module Status Register Bit Definitions
7
0
6
Reset
5
ON Switch Press
In Progress
4
OFF Switch Press
In Progress
3
ON Switch
Pressed
2
OFF Switch
Pressed
1
Power
Applied
0
Power
Feedback
Table 4.B. Relay Control Module Status Register Bit Definitions
7
0
6
Reset
5
ON Switch Press
In Progress
4
OFF Switch Press
In Progress
3
ON Switch
Pressed
2
OFF Switch
Pressed
1
Reserved
0
Reserved
Table 4.C. Program Control Module Status Register Bit Definitions
7
0
6
Reset
5
4
3
Switch No.(s) Pressed
2
1
Reserved
0
Reserved
Table 4.D. Cluster Switch Status Register Bit Definitions
The Cluster Switch’s INDICATOR register may be written to in order to turn on/off any of the Cluster Switches four
LED indicators. Correspondingly, the INDICATOR register may be read from in order to determine the state (0 or
1) of each LED indicator.
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7
0
6
Reserved
5
4
3
Indicator No.(s) State (0 or 1)
2
1
Reserved
0
Reserved
Table 5. Cluster Switch Indicator Register
2.2.3. Communication Packet Formats
All packets start with a header byte. The format of the header byte is shown below. The header byte is
distinguished from all other packet bytes by a “1” in the most significant bit (bit 7). The least significant five bits of
the header byte represent the module address. The address is that of the module regardless of the packet
direction. Each module will process all incoming address fields to determine if an instruction transmission is
intended for it. The module will use its own address in response packets to inform the network controller that the
intended module is responding.
7
1
6, 5
Packet Type
4 .. 0
Module Address
Table 6. Packet Header Byte
A two bit data packet type field within the header byte identifies the packet type. The meaning of this field depends
on the direction of the packet. The packet types are defined in Table 7. Only the type 00 packets, which are singlebyte, do not have check sums. These packets are sent as network polls and acknowledges by the network
controller and modules respectively.
Packet Type No.
00
01
10
11
Packet Type Desc.
Poll & Ack
Turn OFF
Turn ON
Extended
Checksum Included
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No. of Packet Bytes
1
2
2
4 or 6
Table 7. A. Poll & Instruction Packet Types (Controller to Module)
Packet Type No.
00
11
Packet Type Desc.
Acknowledge
Extended
Checksum Included
No
Yes
No. of Packet Bytes
1
4 or 6
Table 7. B. Report & Acknowledge Packets (Module to Controller)
The checksum (for those packets that use one) is a seven bit value that will cause the modulo 128 sum of all the
bytes in the packet (including the header and checksum bytes) to be the value 0. The checksum byte is computed
by the sender by summing all of the bytes up to, but not including, the checksum byte. The resultant value is
subtracted from 0 and the modulo 128 result is the checksum to be sent. The receiver validates a packet by
summing all of the bytes (including the checksum) and checking the low 7 bits for the value 0.
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There are three packet types by which network controller instructions and module reports are communicated; single
byte, short and extended packet. The single byte packet provides for quick polls and acknowledges.
Since these packets do not control power or have visible consequences if not correctly interpreted, they are sent
without a checksum. The format of the Poll packet and the Acknowledge packet is identical and is shown below.
7
1
6, 5
00
4 .. 0
Address
Table 8. Poll Packet (Network Controller) and Acknowledge Packet (Module)
The “TURN-ON” and “TURN-OFF” packets (only sent from the network controller) include checksums and are two
bytes each. These are called short packets and they permit efficient transmission of ON/OFF commands. The
format for these packets is shown in Table 9.
7
1
1
0
6, 5
01: Turn OFF
10: Turn ON
4 .. 0
Module Address
Module Address
Checksum
Table 9. Turn-ON and Turn-OFF Instruction Packets
The extended packet is of variable length and allows larger amounts of information to be transmitted. The extended
packet has a command byte immediately following the header byte. The command byte specifies the command
type, the number of data words in the packet and a register index. The format of the extended packet is shown in
Table 10.
7
1
0
0
0
0
0
6
1
5
1
4
2
1
Module Address
Instr/Report Type
Register Index
Data Word 1
Data Word 2
Data Word 3
Checksum
Data Length
3
0
Table 10. Extended Packet Format
00
01
Data Length
1 Data Word
3 Data Words
Table 11. Instruction/Report Data Length
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01
10
11
Instruction/Report Types
Instruction
Report
(from Network Controller)
(from Cluster Switch Module)
Reserved
00
Reserved
Read
01
Report
Write
10
Reserved
Trap
11
Reserved
Table 12. Instruction/Report Types
Register Index
000
001
010
011
100
101
110
111
Register File Name
IDENTIFICATION
STATUS
LIGHT LEVEL (INDICATOR-Cluster Switch)
RAMP TO LIGHT LEVEL
EXTENDED RAMP TO LIGHT LEVEL
EXTENDED RAMP RATE
STOP RAMPING
PRESET LIGHT LEVEL (INDICATOR-Cluster Switch)
Table 13. Extended Data Packet Register Index
The header byte is recognized by the presence of a “1” in the most significant bit (all other packet bytes have a “0”
in that bit). Any instruction, not recognized as valid by the module, will be ignored. The data length field of the
command byte specifies the number of data words included in the packet between the command byte and the
checksum byte. The register index field specifies 1 of 3 possible registers to be read, written or trapped by the
network controller. The register index meaning is specific to the type of switch module. For example, a Dimmer
module may have an extended ramp rate register while this would not be applicable to a relay module.
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2.2.4. Network Instruction and Report Summary
Instruction/Report
IDENTIFICATION (Read)
IDENTIFICATION (Report)
STATUS (Read)
STATUS (Report)
CLEAR RESET (Write)
CLEAR RESET (Acknowledge)
SET TRAP MASK (Write)
SET TRAP MASK (Acknowledge)
SET TRAP MASK (Report)
LIGHT LEVEL (Read)
LIGHT LEVEL (Report)
JUMP TO LIGHT LEVEL (Write)
JUMP TO LIGHT LEVEL (Ackn)
RAMP TO LIGHT LEVEL (Write)
RAMP TO LIGHT LEVEL (Ackn)
EXTENDED RAMP TO LEVEL (Write)
EXTENDED RAMP TO LEVEL (Ackn)
EXTENDED RAMP RATE (Read)
EXTENDED RAMP RATE (Report)
EXTENDED RAMP RATE (Write)
EXTENDED RAMP RATE (Ackn)
STOP RAMPING (Write)
STOP RAMPING (Acknowledge)
PRESET LIGHT LEVEL (Read)
PRESET LIGHT LEVEL (Report)
PRESET LIGHT LEVEL (Write)
PRESET LIGHT LEVEL (Acknowledge)
TURN ON (Instruction)
TURN ON (Acknowledge)
TURN OFF (Instruction)
TURN OFF (Acknowledge)
POLL (Instruction)
POLL (Acknowledge)
Packet
Type
11
11
11
11
11
00
11
00
11
11
11
11
00
11
00
11
00
11
11
11
00
11
00
11
11
11
00
10
00
01
00
00
00
Data
Length
00
01
00
00
01
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
01
01
00
00
00
00
-
Inst/Rpt
Type
01
01
01
01
10
11
01
01
01
10
10
10
01
01
10
10
01
01
10
-
Reg
000
000
001
001
001
001
001
010
010
010
011
100
101
101
101
110
111
111
111
-
Data Word 1
0x00h
0x02h
0x00h
See Table 4.A.
0x3F
TRAP Mask
See Table 4.A.
0x00h
0x00h to 0x7Fh
0x00h to 0x7Fh
0x00h to 0x7Fh
0x00h to 0x7Fh
0x00h
0x00h to 0x7Fh
0x00h to 0x7Fh
0x00h
0x00h
0x00h to 0x7Fh
0x00h to 0x7Fh
-
Data Word 2
FW Rev.
0x00h
0x00h to 0x7Fh
0x00h to 0x7Fh
-
Data Word 3
NC
0x00h
0x00h to 0x7Fh
0x00h to 0x7Fh
-
Table 14.A. Dimmer Control Module Instruction/Report Summary
Instruction/Report
IDENTIFICATION (Read)
IDENTIFICATION (Report)
STATUS (Read)
STATUS (Report)
CLEAR RESET (Write)
CLEAR RESET (Acknowledge)
SET TRAP MASK (Write)
SET TRAP MASK (Acknowledge)
SET TRAP MASK (Report)
TURN ON (Instruction)
TURN ON (Acknowledge)
TURN OFF (Instruction)
TURN OFF (Acknowledge)
POLL (Instruction)
POLL (Acknowledge)
Packet
Type
11
11
11
11
11
00
11
00
11
10
00
01
00
00
00
Data
Length
00
01
00
00
01
00
00
-
Inst/Rpt
Type
01
01
01
01
10
11
01
-
Reg
000
000
001
001
001
001
001
-
Data Word 1
0x00h
0x01h
0x00h
See Table 4.B.
0x3F
TRAP Mask
See Table 4.B.
-
Data Word 2
FW Rev.
0x00h
-
Data Word 3
NC
0x00h
-
Table 14.B. Relay Control Module Instruction/Report Summary
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Instruction/Report
IDENTIFICATION (Read)
IDENTIFICATION (Report)
STATUS (Read)
STATUS (Report)
CLEAR RESET (Write)
CLEAR RESET (Acknowledge)
SET TRAP MASK (Write)
SET TRAP MASK (Acknowledge)
SET TRAP MASK (Report, Status)
POLL (Instruction)
POLL (Acknowledge)
Packet
Type
11
11
11
11
11
00
11
00
11
00
00
Data
Length
00
01
00
00
01
00
00
-
Inst/Rpt
Type
01
01
01
01
10
11
01
-
Reg
000
000
001
001
001
001
001
-
Data Word 1
0x00h
0x04h
0x00h
See Table 4.C.
0x3F
TRAP Mask
See Table 4.C.
-
Data Word 2
FW Rev.
0x00h
-
Data Word 3
NC
0x00h
-
Table 14.C. Program Control Module Instruction/Report Summary
Instruction/Report
IDENTIFICATION (Read)
IDENTIFICATION (Report)
STATUS (Read)
STATUS (Report)
CLEAR RESET (Write)
CLEAR RESET (Acknowledge)
SET TRAP MASK (Write)
SET TRAP MASK (Acknowledge)
SET TRAP MASK (Report)
IINDICATOR (Read)
INDICATOR (Report)
INDICATOR (Write)
INDICATOR (Acknowledge)
POLL (Instruction)
POLL (Acknowledge)
Packet
Type
11
11
11
11
11
00
11
00
11
11
11
11
00
00
00
Data
Length
00
01
00
00
01
00
00
00
00
00
-
Inst/Rpt
Type
01
01
01
01
10
11
01
01
01
10
-
Reg
000
000
001
001
001
001
001
010
010
010
-
Data Word 1
0x00h
0x03h
0x00h
See Table 4.D.
0x3F
TRAP Mask
See Table 4.D.
0x00h
See Table 5.
See Table 5.
-
Data Word 2
FW Rev.
0x00h
-
Data Word 3
NC
0x00h
-
Table 14.D. Cluster Switch Control Module Instruction/Report Summary
2.2.5. Data Packet Examples
7
1
0
0
0
6
1
0
5
1
0
4
3
2
Slave Address
0
1
0
Data Word 1 = 0x00h (0000000)
Checksum
1
0
0
1
Table 15.A. Read Dimmer Control Module Status (Controller to Module)
7
1
0
0
0
6
1
0
5
1
1
4
0
3
2
Slave Address
1
0
Data Word 1 = Status
Checksum
1
0
0
1
Table 15.B. Report Dimmer Control Module Status (Module to Controller)
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7
1
0
6
1
5
0
4
3
2
Slave Address
1
0
Checksum
Table 15.C. Turn-On Dimmer Control Module, Command (Controller to Module)
7
1
6
0
5
0
4
3
2
Slave Address
1
0
Table 15.D. Turn-On Dimmer Control Module, Acknowledge (Module to Controller)
3. Applicable Design Standards and Approvals
3.1. Immunity
The ALC Control Modules are designed to withstand the following coupled energy conditions when coupled via
low voltage interfaces and 120VAC leads. When tested, no loss of function was permitted subsequent to testing.
Characteristic
Voltage
Energies at Maximum
Charging Voltage
Electro-Static
Discharge
8kV
Below
10mJ
Repetition Rate
Application
Upper Frequency Limit
Test Standard
Test Level
Single impulse
* Contact discharge
~ 1 GHz
IEC 1000-4-2
4
Electrical Fast
Transient Burst
2 kV
Electrical Surge
2kV (balanced)
300 mJ
15 pulses @ 4 µsec
intervals every 300 msec
* Capacitive clamp
~ 100 MHz
IEC1000-4-4
4
300 J(3)
Maximum 6
impulses/minute
* Capacitive clamp
~ 350 KHz
IEC 1000-4-5
4
* Applied at Each Control and Electrical Interface
Table 16. Coupled Energy Test Parameters
3. 2. Underwriters Laboratories
The ALC Control Modules meet the applicable requirements of UL Standards 1472 & 244 and are UL listed as
Appliance Controls.
3. 3. FCC
The ALC Control Modules are verified to comply with the conducted and radiated emission limitation requirements
of FCC Part 15, Class B.
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4. Interfacing
The OnQ Advanced Lighting Control Interface module provides an electronic interface between an automation
controller’s (or PC’s) RS232 serial port and an OnQ ALC communication network wiring branch. The ALC Interface
module supports connection of up to 31 addressable ALC switch modules and up to 500 feet of category rated
wiring.
OnQ
PWR
ALC
Interface
TX
RX
TxTx+
9VDC
O
n
Q
Automation Controller
w/ RS 232 Port(s)
or PC
O
n
Q
O
n
Q
9 VDC
Power
Supply
Address No.1
Address No.2
Address
No.31
Figure 4. Controller-to-ALC Switch Module Interface
The OnQ P/N 364396 ALC Interface module provides an 8-conductor modular jack for connection to an automation
controller’s RS232 serial port. The ALC Interface module provides banana connections for termination of the ALC
communication network wiring branch. Each ALC Interface module incorporates three(3) LED indicators;
Power(PWR), Transmit(TX) and Receive(RX). These indicators indicate the application of power and the presence
of serial data communications between the automation controller and ALC switches through the ALC Interface
module.
RX
GND
TX
RTS
Signal Pin-Out
Pos 1: RX
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Pos 3: TX
Pos 4: GND
Pos 8: RTS
Figure 5. Control Interface Pin-Out
Each ALC Interface module is pre-configured in the “AutoRTS” mode. The Auto-RTS feature allows the automation
controller
to
transmit/receive
data
to/from
ALC
communication network without the need to provide external
data packet direction control. In many cases this simplifies
implementation of ALC control within the automation
controller’s programming and also facilitates simplification of
control through serial ports that only provide Transmit(Tx),
Receive(Rx) and Ground(GND) signal connections.
Alternatively, each ALC Interface module can be field
configured so the automation controller can provide external
data packet direction control via the serial port’s RTS modem
control line.
In this scenario, prior to transmission of the instruction packet, the RTS control line must be set. Immediately upon
completion of transmission of the instruction packet, the RTS control line must be cleared. The ALC switch modules
will respond with reports/acknowledges within milliseconds of receiving an instruction packet.
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5. INSTALLATION GUIDELINES
5.1. Cable Installation Guidelines
The OnQ ALC Switch modules are intended for installation in homes that have been pre-wired for installation of
ALC switch modules. A Class 2 low voltage, multi-pair, category rated cable and an uninterrupted source of 120
VAC must be present at each switch location. Additionally, a Class 2 low voltage auxiliary switching cable should
be present for multi-way switching applications. The ALC communication and auxiliary switching cables should be
located above and outside each wall switch junction box.
Class 2 Cable
Wire Splice
ALC Switch Module
Wall Stud
Wall Switch
Junction Box
NM-B Cable (120 VAC)
Figure 6. ALC Installation, Class 2 vs. NM-B Wiring
When connected to an ALC Interface module and when employing category rated cable (3, 5 or 5e), the maximum
communication cable run length should not exceed 500 feet. When the installation conforms to this specification,
the resulting communications path will provide optimum communications reliability. The ALC communication cable
runs may be installed and terminated as a single continuous cable run or may be installed and terminated in a “star”
(sub-branches) configuration. Auxiliary (slave) switching cable runs have no maximum cable length limitations. All
Class 2 low voltage cable runs should maintain a minimum 2” separation distance from NM-B cable runs.
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Hall Switch
No. 2
ALC Auxiliary
Switch
Room Switch
No. 3
ALC Address
No. 1
Hall Switch
No. 3
ALC Auxiliary
Switch
Termination
Point
(Closet)
Hall Switch
No. 4
ALC Auxiliary
Switch
Room Switch
No. 4
ALC Address
No. 2
Sub-Branch
No. 1
Room Switch
No. 1
ALC Address
No. 3
Room Switch
No. 2
ALC Address
No. 5
Hall Switch
No. 1
ALC Address
No.4
Termination
Point
Sub-Branch
No. 2
Room Switch
No. 4
ALC Address
No. 6
Automation Controller &
ALC Interface Module
Figure 7. “Hypothetical” Rough-In Wiring Scenario
500 Ft. Max.
Maximum Cable Run Length
OnQ
PWR
TX
RX
ALC
Interface
TxTx+
9VDC
O
n
Q
O
n
Q
O
n
Q
Automation Controller
Address No.1
Address No.2
Address
No.31
Figure 8. ALC Communications Wiring, Single Continuous Cable Run
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PWR
TX
ALC
Interface
RX
Sub-Branch No.1
TxTx+
9VDC
Termination
Block
500 Ft. Max.
Sub-Branch No.2
Automation Controller
Maximum Total Combined
Cable Run Length
Sub-Branch No. .....
Figure 9. ALC Communications Wiring, “Star” (Sub-Branch) Wired Installation
In installation scenarios where the maximum communication cable run length limitation of 500 feet must be
exceeded, adherence to the following guidelines will aid in alleviating communication losses within the
communication branch network:
Recommendation No.1) An individual ALC switch should never see more than 500 feet of cable between itself and
the ALC Interface module. All communication cable runs should be kept as short as possible (The shorter the
better!) It is the signal returning from each ALC switch that is the most vulnerable to degradation and loss. The
switch that is farthest away, is the one most likely to experience loss of communications.
Recommendation No.2) Where possible, wire in multiple sub-branches but do not allow the total cumulative
communication cable run length to exceed 1000 feet.
5.2. ALC Switch Module Installation Procedure
NOTE - ALC switch modules must be installed and used in accordance with all applicable electrical codes
and regulations. In order to avoid risk of fire, shock or damage to the ALC switch modules, 120VAC power
should be turned off at the circuit breaker or fuse. Prior to installation, 120 VAC power should be verified
to be off.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove electrical power from the 120 VAC circuit.
Retrieve the ALC communication branch and auxiliary switching cables as required.
Remove 9.53mm [.375 in] insulation from each cable conductor end.
Identify and retrieve the 120 VAC “Hot”, “Switched Hot”, “Neutral” and “Ground” wires as required.
Remove the insulation from each ALC switch module AC lead.
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6.
7.
Connect all wires according to Figure 2 with the wire nuts and splice terminals supplied. The low
voltage wire splices provided will accept two (2) wires at each end. To ensure that all wires are
properly terminated, twist the stripped ends together prior to inserting. Insert the wires into the splice
terminal. The ends of the wires should be visible at the middle of the splice terminal. Crimp the
barrel of the splice terminal with an “AMP SUPER CHAMP” tool or equivalent. Tug each crimped
wire to verify proper termination. If a single wire must be inserted into a splice terminal end, install an
additional filler wire to ensure a reliable crimp.
Set the switch module address. This step does not apply to the ALC auxiliary switch module.
NOTE - Each ALC communication branch may include up to thirty-one (31) individually addressable switch
modules. Switch modules residing on the same communication branch must NOT have the same address.
8.
9.
10.
Screw the switch module into the wall switch junction box with the screws provided.
Place the low voltage wires and splices over the top and outside of the wall switch junction box and
behind the wall.
Install the cover plate.
NOTE - All wiring connections and terminations should be verified prior to applying 120 VAC power to the
ALC switch modules. Excessive loading and electrical shorts may result in the destruction of the ALC
switch modules.
11.
12.
Apply power to the 120 VAC circuit.
Test ALC relay and dimmer switch modules by actuating the rocker switch to control power to the
attached load.
5.3. ALC Dimmer Control Module De-Rating
NOTE – To avoid overheating and possible damage to the dimmer switch modules and other equipment, do
not use the ALC Dimmer Switch modules to control receptacles, fluorescent lighting, motor operated
appliances or transformer-supplied loads.
5.3.1. ALC 500W Dimmers
When individually installed in a single gang junction box, the dimmer switch module shall not be loaded beyond 500
Watts. When two (2) dimmer switch modules are ganged together within the same wall switch junction box, neither
switch module shall be loaded beyond 400 Watts. When three (3) or more modules are ganged together, none of
the modules should be loaded beyond 300 Watts.
5.3.2. ALC Hi-Watt Dimmers
When individually installed in a single gang junction box, the dimmer switch module shall not be loaded beyond 800
Watts. When two (2) dimmer switch modules are ganged together within the same wall switch junction box, neither
switch module shall be loaded beyond 600 Watts. When three (3) or more modules are ganged together, none of
the modules should be loaded beyond 500 Watts.
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Switch Module
Switch Module Lead
14 AWG Black, 120 VAC
14 AWG White, 120 VAC
14 AWG Blue, 120 VAC
14 AWG Green, 120 VAC
22 AWG Gray, Class 2
22 AWG Violet, Class 2
22 AWG Yellow, Class 2
22 AWG Red, Class 2
22 AWG Orange, Class 2
18 AWG Black, 120 VAC
18 AWG White, 120 VAC
18 AWG Blue, 120 VAC
18 AWG Green, 120 VAC
22 AWG Gray, Class 2
22 AWG Violet, Class 2
22 AWG Yellow, Class 2
22 AWG Red, Class 2
22 AWG Orange, Class 2
16 AWG Black, 120 VAC
16 AWG White, 120 VAC
16 AWG Blue, 120 VAC
16 AWG Green, 120 VAC
22 AWG Gray, Class 2
22 AWG Violet, Class 2
22 AWG Yellow, Class 2
22 AWG Red, Class 2
22 AWG Orange, Class 2
18 AWG Black, 120 VAC
18 AWG White, 120 VAC
18 AWG Green, 120 VAC
22 AWG Gray, Class 2
22 AWG Violet, Class 2
18 AWG Black, 120 VAC
18 AWG White, 120 VAC
18 AWG Green, 120 VAC
22 AWG Gray, Class 2
22 AWG Violet, Class 2
18 AWG Green, 120 VAC
22 AWG Yellow, Class 2
22 AWG Red, Class 2
22 AWG Orange, Class 2
ALC Relay Switch (15A)
ALC 500W Dimmer Switch
ALC Hi-Watt Dimmer Switch
(800W)
ALC Cluster Switch
ALC Program Switch
ALC Auxiliary Switch
Connect to (As Required)
120 VAC Hot
120 VAC Neutral
120 VAC Switched Hot
120 VAC Circuit Ground
Communication TXCommunication TX+
ALC Auxiliary Switch “ON”
ALC Auxiliary Switch “OFF”
ALC Auxiliary Switch “COMMON”
120 VAC Hot
120 VAC Neutral
120 VAC Switched Hot
120 VAC Circuit Ground
Communication TXCommunication TX+
ALC Auxiliary Switch “ON”
ALC Auxiliary Switch “OFF”
ALC Auxiliary Switch “COMMON”
120 VAC Hot
120 VAC Neutral
120 VAC Switched Hot
120 VAC Circuit Ground
Communication TXCommunication TX+
ALC Auxiliary Switch “ON”
ALC Auxiliary Switch “OFF”
ALC Auxiliary Switch “COMMON”
120 VAC Hot
120 VAC Neutral
120 VAC Circuit Ground
Communication TXCommunication TX+
120 VAC Hot
120 VAC Neutral
120 VAC Circuit Ground
Communication TXCommunication TX+
120 VAC Circuit Ground
ALC Auxiliary Switch “ON”
ALC Auxiliary Switch “OFF”
ALC Auxiliary Switch “COMMON”
Table 17. ALC Interface Lead Wiring Gages
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Figure 10. ALC Address Switch Positions
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STANDARDS
ALC MODULE ADDRESSING
Address Switch: Binary Encoding Scheme
Each switch has a value (p
(power of 2))
(ON)
Starting from the bottom, at Switch 1,
(OFF)
Forward (toward the faceplate) is ON.
Values are 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 when ON.
Value
Values are zero when switch is OFF.
Front of
Module
Add the values to determine or set the address.
Valid address range is:
1 to 16 (model 800)
1 to 31 (models 950 and 1100)
(Switches are located on
right side of module near
the front edge)
Branch 2 =
32
+
13 = Unit 45
Branch 3 =
64
+
13 = Unit 77
Branch 4 =
96
+
13 = Unit 109
---- 4 = 4
---- 1 = 1
+
To determine the Unit Number on an HMS 950 or 1100,
add these values for the ALC branch number (that the
switch is installed on) to the switch address:
Branch
Value
Examples
0
---- 8 = 8
---- 2
This address is the Unit Number on an HMS 800.
Branch 1 =
----16
16
Address 13
+ addr
addr. 13 = Unit 13
Note: A table of switch settings and addresses is included
with every switch
switch. See Installation Sheet IS
IS-408-4277
408 4277
2
ALC Switch Installation
ALC Wiring Rough-In
Method A
ALC Wiring Rough-In
Method C
ALC Wiring Rough-In
Method B
Cat5 ALC Control Cable
Cat5 ALC Control Cable
Cat5 ALC Control Cable
NM-B
NM-B
Electrical
Wall Box
Secure to Outside of Wall
Box via Tie-Wraps or Tape
Electrical
Wall Box
(ROMEX™)
Electrical
Cable
600V 12-2 NM-B
Electrical
Cable
VW-1 Insulation
(ROMEX™)
Flexible Tubing
(Supplied With Each ALC Switch)
3
Sheathing From NM-B
(ROMEX™) Cable
NM-B
Electrical
Cable
Electrical
Wall Box
ALC Switch Installation
Switch Installation
Method A
Switch Installation
Method B
Splice Connectors
Insulated by Sheathing
Splice Connectors
(Supplied With Each ALC Switch)
ALC Control Wiring
ALC Control Wiring
Top of Cover Modified
by Installer
Top of Cover Modified
by Installer
If Necessary, Reinforce
Cover Latches by
Applying Electrical Tape
Flexible Tubing
(Included With Each ALC Switch)
600V 12
12-2
2 NM
NM-B
B
Installer Ensures .25"
Separation Between ALC
Wiring and 120VAC Wiring
1 23 4 5
1 23 4 5
If Necessary, Reinforce
Cover Latches by
Applying Electrical Tape
Sheathing From NM-B
(ROMEX™) Cable
Installer Ensures .25
25"
Separation Between ALC
Wiring and 120VAC Wiring
Offset Splice
Connectors So They
Can be Covered by
Sheathing
4
ALC Switch Installation
Switch Installation
Method C
ALC C
Control
t l Wi
Wiring
i
Splice Connectors
(Supplied With Each ALC Switch)
ALC Control Leads Routed
Through Metal Yoke and
Under Terminal Cap
1 23 4 5
Protective Cap Installed
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HMS LIGHTING CONTROL
Advanced Lighting Control
(ALC) System
PLC
Controllers
(Transmitters)
Ribb Cable
Ribbon
C bl “Expansion
“E
i Bus”
B ”
PLC
Light Switches
(Receivers)
Zone Exp.
And Serial
I
Interface
f
HMS
Controller
ALC
Interface
Module
M d l
ALC Control Branches
1st 120 VAC Pole or Phase
X-10
X
10 Compatible
C
tibl
Power Line Carrier
(PLC)
PLC
Transceiver
120 VAC Power Line
Master
Adapter
2nd 120 VAC Pole or Phase
Dual PLC
Transmitter
Slave
Modular Cables
PLC
Light Switches
(Receivers)
6
ALC
Lighting
Module
ALC
Lighting
Module
ALC
Lighting
Module
ALC
Lighting
Module
31 per Branch
31 per Branch
(1100 Max = 4 Branches)
TRADITIONAL ELECTRICAL WIRING
CIRCUITS
• Lighting Circuits
– 1(2)-way
– 3-way
– 4/5-way
• General Purpose Outlet Circuits
– Switched
– Non-switched
• Dedicated Outlet Circuits
–
–
–
–
Outdoor Accent
Walkway
Window Candle
Holiday
7
APPLICABLE STANDARDS
• Underwriter’s Laboratories
– Meets UL 1472 & 244
– UL listed as Appliance Controls
• Federal Communications Commission
– FCC Part 15, Class B
• National Electrical Code
– NEC Article 725-25A/B
• Immunity (Coupled Energy Tests)
– IEC 1000-4-2 Electro-static Discharge
– IEC 1000-4-4 Electrical Fast Transient Burst
– IEC 1000-4-5 Electrical Surge
8
ALC SYSTEM DIAGRAM
To Other Aux Switch(es)
“Aux Cable”
22/3 Cable or better
Note: ALC Control (Cable Cat3 - 2pair) can
be used for both Branch and Aux wiring
“Branch” Cable
Ribbon Cable
Twisted Pair Required
Auxiliary
Switch
Note: For Daisy Chain Wiring - a Spare or
“failsafe” return cable is a good idea
Do not connect unless cable break occurs
ALC
HMS
Controller
Interface
Note: EOL Terminator obsolete -
Module
no longer required
Relay, Dimmer and Program Switches
9
ADVANCED LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM
• HMS ALC Interface
•
•
•
•
Single Branch ALC Interface Module: 31 switch addresses
F
Four
Branch
B
h ALC Interface
I
f
M
Module:
d l 124 switch
i h addresses
dd
Ribbon Cable Expansion “Bus”
Heart-Beat LED: Microprocessor OK.
• Up to 31 ALC switches per branch
• Dimmer, Relay and Program Switches
• Connect with Cat5e cable
• Aux. Switch for multi-way lighting control
• Not on ALC Branch, does not use an address
• Use 3 or 4 conductor cable to the “Master” Relayy or Dimmer Module
• Can also use Cat5e cable
10
ON Q HOME LIGHTING OVERVIEW
ON-Q
ALC WIRING DISTRIBUTION
• CAT5 wiring is run to each switch from Enclosure or from
Branch Hub
– Relay and Dimmer switches need five CAT5 wires
• Two for communication bus
• Three for optional connection to Auxiliary switches (multi-way)
– Auxiliary switches need only three CAT5 wires
• For connection to associated Relay, Dimmer, or Hub (multi-way)
– Scene switch and Program switch need only two CAT5 wires
• For
F communication
i ti b
bus
• Wiring method is star-star (home run)
Remote
distribution
Point
(second star level)
Central
distribution
Point
(first star level)
12
Remote
distribution
Point
(second star level)
STAR – STAR WIRING – FIRST STAR
On Q
1
4
+ -
7
+ -
ON OFF COM
+ -
ON OFF COM
CONTROLLER
2
5
+ -
+ -
ON OFF COM
3
ON OFF COM
+ -
ON OFF COM
+ -+ - + -+ -
2
1
IN GND IN
ON OFF COM
1st star level
11
9
6
+ -
10
8
I1
12V
4
3
IN GND IN
GND
A LC Di s t r i b u t i o n M o d u l e
On Q
POWER
+
STATUS
GND
PROGRAM
VOLT A
12V
GND
OUTPUT
MODE
ADDRESS
VOLT B
VOLTAGE A
VOLTAGE B
5 - 24 V AC/DC
DRY CONTACT
DRY CONTACT
INPUTS
1
1
12VDC
C
1
N
O
OUTPUTS
NC
C
2N
O
NC
A LC I/O M o d u l e
inputs outputs
13
STAR – STAR WIRING – SECOND STAR
On Q
1
6
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
- +
ON OFF COM
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
ON OFF COM
2
7
ON OFF COM
ON OFF COM
3
8
ON OFF COM
4
9
ON OFF COM
ON OFF COM
5
10
0
- +
- +
+ - + BRANCH GND 12V
-
A LC B r a n c h Hu b
2nd star level
On Q
On Q
1
4
+ -
1
7
+ -
ON OFF COM
+ -
ON OFF COM
CONTROLLER
6
+
ON OFF COM
+
2
-
5
ON OFF COM
2
+ 7
+
ON OFF COM
+
-
+
-
3
ON OFF COM
3
ON OFF COM
+ ON OFF COM
10
+ -
ON OFF COM
+ -+ - + -+ -
2
1
IN GND IN
ON OFF COM
1st star level
11
9
6
8
+
+ -
ON OFF COM
8
I1
12V
4
3
IN GND IN
GND
A LC Di s t r i b u t i o n M o d u l e
4
9
+
-
+
- +
ON OFF COM
+
ON OFF COM
5
10
-
+ - + BRANCH GND 12V
A L C B r a n ch H u b
On Q
POWER
STATUS
-
- +
+
- +
GND
PROGRAM
VOLT A
12V
GND
OUTPUT
MODE
ADDRESS
VOLT B
VOLTAGE A
VOLTAGE B
5 - 24 V AC/DC
DRY CONTACT
DRY CONTACT
INPUTS
1
1
12VDC
C
1
N
O
OUTPUTS
NC
C
2N
O
NC
A LC I/O M o d u l e
inputs outputs
14
STAR – STAR WIRING – SECOND STAR OPTIONAL
MODULES
Optional
modules
On Q
1
6
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
- +
ON OFF COM
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
ON OFF COM
2
7
ON OFF COM
ON OFF COM
3
8
ON OFF COM
4
9
ON OFF COM
ON OFF COM
5
10
0
- +
- +
+ - + BRANCH GND 12V
-
A LC B r a n c h Hu b
2nd star level
On Q
On Q
1
4
+ -
1
7
+ -
ON OFF COM
+ -
ON OFF COM
CONTROLLER
6
+
ON OFF COM
+
2
-
5
ON OFF COM
2
+ 7
+
ON OFF COM
+
-
+
-
3
ON OFF COM
3
ON OFF COM
+ ON OFF COM
10
+ -
ON OFF COM
+ -+ - + -+ -
2
1
IN GND IN
ON OFF COM
1st star level
11
9
6
8
+
+ -
ON OFF COM
8
I1
12V
4
3
IN GND IN
GND
A LC Di s t r i b u t i o n M o d u l e
4
9
+
-
+
- +
ON OFF COM
+
ON OFF COM
5
10
-
+ - + BRANCH GND 12V
A L C B r a n ch H u b
On Q
RF Remote
Receiver Housing
POWER
STATUS
-
- +
+
- +
GND
PROGRAM
VOLT A
12V
GND
OUTPUT
MODE
ADDRESS
VOLT B
VOLTAGE A
VOLTAGE B
5 - 24 V AC/DC
DRY CONTACT
DRY CONTACT
INPUTS
1
1
12VDC
C
1
N
O
OUTPUTS
NC
C
2N
O
NC
A LC I/O M o d u l e
inputs outputs
15
RF Remote
Keyfob
RF Remote
Transmitter
Keyfob
Transmitter
R1 COMMON
R3 COMMON
R5 COMMON
R1 N/O
R3 N/O
R5 N/O
R1 N/C
R3 N/C
R5 N/C
R2 COMMON
R4 COMMON
R6 COMMON
R2 N/O
R4 N/O
R6 N/O
R2 N/C
R4 N/C
R6 N/C
+12VDC
+12VDC
+12VDC
GND
GND
GND
RF Remote
Interface Board
ALC SWITCH CONNECTIONS / FEATURES
16
ALC SWITCH FEATURES
17
ALC 15A RELAY SWITCH
•
•
•
For On/Off Lighting
For Power Control of non-dimming
loads up to 15A
Models Available
– White, Ivory & Almond
– Brown & Black
– Smooth
S
th and
d Di
Dimpled
l d
18
ALC 600W/900W DIMMER
•
•
•
•
For lighting level control
Works with incandescent, halogen
and conventional magnetic low
voltage
lt
Filament saver feature
Models Available
–
–
–
–
White, Ivory
Whit
I
& Almond
Al
d
Brown & Black
Smooth and Dimpled
600 & 900 Watt
19
ALC 900W SWITCH
•
•
•
For silent on/off operation
Works with incandescent,
halogen and conventional
magnetic low voltage
Models Available
– White
White, Ivory,
Ivory Almond,
Almond
– Brown & Black
– Smooth and Dimpled
20
ALC AUXILIARY SWITCH
•
•
•
•
For multi-way control of Relay and
Dimmer switches
Works with all Relay and Dimmer
models and Branch Hub
Not addressable
Models Available
– White, Ivory & Almond
– Brown & Black
– Smooth and Dimpled
21
ALC 4-BUTTON SCENE SWITCH
•
•
•
For user control of group lighting
scenes
Four buttons for four different scenes
Easy programming
–
–
–
–
•
Hold
H
ld scene switch
it h button
b tt ffor tten
seconds to activate learn mode
• LED flashes to indicate “Learn”
mode
Adjust appropriate lights for that scene
(you’ve
(you
ve got 10 minutes)
Press scene switch button
Scene is programmed
When addressed to 31 supports X10
22
INSTALLATION STEPS
• Planning and Design
– Obtain drawings
– Layout switch/light locations
– Design star/star runs
• Pre-wiring/Rough-In
– Install enclosure
– Install switch/hub/RF boxes
– Run CAT5 wiring
• Trim out
– Install switches/hubs/modules
• Testing
• Turnover
23
INSTALLATION – PLANNING
•
Planning and Design
– Using a floor plan, decide where each light fixture, switch, or dimmer
will be located
– Decide where the ALC Branch Hubs will be located (star/star)
• Mounts in two-gang electrical box
• Hub in each “common area” (upstairs, downstairs, in-law suite, basement,
attic etc)
attic,
Branch
Hub 2
(2nd star level)
Branch
Hub 1
(2nd star level)
Controller
(1st star level)
24
SWITCH AND HUB LOCATION EXAMPLE
25
ALC AND NEC
ALC and the National Electrical Code
When installed as directed, ALC installations comply with the installation and wiring
practices of the NFPA 70 National Electrical Code.
p
The scope of NEC Article 725 covers installation of Class 2 conductors and the
conductors of electric light and power circuits together. Article 725-54. (a) (1) Exception
No. 2: a. states that electric light
g and p
power circuit conductors can enter an outlet box to
connect to the remotely controllable ALC modules, providing that the electric circuit
conductors maintain a minimum separation of .25 inches from the other Class 2
conductors connected to the ALC modules.
NOTE: It is the Installers responsibility to ensure proper installation and
compliance with the provisions of NEC Article 725.
26
TRADITIONAL ELECTRICAL AND ALC
WIRING
ALC Master
27
ALC Auxiliary
INSTALLATION – ALC PRE-WIRING
•
Pre-Wiring
– Run CAT5e from the
enclosure location to
each Branch Hub
location, and from
each Branch Hub
location to each
switch/dimmer
location
– If only ALC switches
are being installed,
terminate the CAT5e
in appropriate boxes
(leaving around a foot
coiled inside the box)
– If Electrical switches
g initially
y
are being
installed, and
upgraded to ALC
switches at trim-out,
coil low voltage wiring
and clip to top of box
28
ALC SWITCH INSTALLATION
•
•
Install the Dimmer or Relay switches as
follows:
– Wire AC connections:
• Black and White to Black and
White Source
• Blue and White to Black and White
Load
• Green to Ground
– Wire ALC Control connections:
• Yellow and White to Branch Leads
• Red, Green and Black to Auxiliary
Switch if present
Install the 4-button Scene switch as follows:
– Wire AC connections:
• Black and White to Black and
White Source
• Green to Ground
– Wire ALC Control connections:
• Yellow and White to Branch Leads
Install the Auxiliary switch as follows:
– Wire AC connections:
• Green to Ground
– Wire ALC Control connections:
• Red, Green and Black to Dimmer
or Relay Switch
29
ALC Multi-Way Switching
and Communications Wiring
ALC Multi-Way Switching and
Communication Leads
Routed Through Metal Yoke
and Under Terminal Cap
Terminal Cap Installed
1 2 345
•
120 VAC Wiring
(House Wiring Not Shown)
RECOMMENDED FINISH WIRING METHOD
ALC Multi-Way Switching
and Communications Wiring
ALC Multi-Way Switching and
Communication Leads
Routed Through Metal Yoke
and Under Terminal Cap
12345
Terminal Cap Installed
120 VAC Wiring
(House Wiring Not Shown)
30
ALTERNATIVE FINISH WIRING METHOD
31
ALC Switch Wiring / Addressing
2 Low voltage
communications
leads
There is no Low
Voltage wiring for
the PLC Version
3 Multi-way circuit
leads
High voltage house
wiring
32
ALC 600V LEAD KIT
CL2 Rated Wiring for
ALC Communication &
Multi-Way Switching
600V Rated Wiring for
ALC Communication &
Multi-Way Switching
NM-B
Electrical
Cable
ALC 600V Lead Kit
P/N 364695-01
Electrical
Wall Box
33
ALC 300V LEAD KIT
300Volt Rated Wiring for
ALC Communication &
Multi Way Switching
ALC 300 V Lead Kit
P/N 364580
364580-01
01
34
ALC HUB WIRING EXAMPLE
35
HUB COMMUNICATIONS AND 3 WAY
SWITCHING CONNECTIONS
36
HUB CONNECTIONS TO LIGHTING
CONTROLLER
37
ON Q HOME LIGHTING OPERATION
ON-Q
INTERFACING ALC TO AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
• Direct Serial Port Connection
• ALC Interface Modules
– 1
1-Branch
B
h ALC IInterface
t f
M
Module
d l
– 4-Branch ALC Interface Module
39
ON Q HOME LIGHTING SOLUTIONS
ON-Q
LIGHTING SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE
• Convenience & Safety Lighting Solution
– Includes all components necessary to provide many practical lighting
convenience and security features
– 4-Button Scene Switch operates system controlled lights or groups of
lights with a press of a single button
– From the comfort and safety of vehicles, lights can be turned on/off by
remote control from the driveway
• Theater Lighting Solution
– Includes all components necessary to provide the ultimate control of
home theater lighting
– 4-Button Scene Switch operates system controlled lights or groups of
lights with a press of a single button
– Easily reprogram any of the four buttons on 4-Button Scene Switch for
new lighting functions
41
Convenience / Safety Lighting Solution
SG-0321
42
CONVENIENCE / SAFETY LIGHTING
SOLUTION BOM
43
THEATER LIGHTING SOLUTION
SG-0322
SG
0322
44
THEATER LIGHTING SOLUTION BOM
45
On-Q Advanced Lighting Control
& Automation
November 13, 2006
AXE
ALC_HMS_Training_111306
Advanced Lighting Control
• Cat5 Homerun Wiring for Economy & Reliability
• Plug & Play Installation
• EZ-Scene Programming; No PC’s or Manuals
• IR Scene Control for Home Theater Applications
• RF Remote Control from Homeowner’s Vehicle
• Expandable for Whole-House and Custom Control Applications
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Plug-n-Play, Cat5-Wired, Convenience Lighting Control
(For Under $1000)
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Plug-n-Play, Cat5-Wired, Convenience Lighting Control
(For Under $1000)
364644-01 Home Lighting Controller
363142-11 ALC 15A Relay Switch &
363143-11 ALC 600 Dimmers
364645-01 Wiring Module
364697-01 RF Receiver & Keyfob Combo
364776-01
364820-01 Scene Lighting
Universal IR Remote
ALC IR Scene Switch
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Plug-n-Play, Cat5-Wired, Convenience Lighting Control
(For Under $1000)
Basic Features
• Simple homeowner-friendly “press & hold” lighting scene programming
• Out-of-the-box support for 31 Dimmers, Relay Switches or I/O Modules
• Scene lighting control supported by:
- Up to 16, 4-Button Scene Switches
- Up to 7 RF Keyfob Remote Control
- IR Remote Control
• Expandable to support fully automated control based on:
- Time-of-day, day, date, sunrise/sunset
- Input from sensors
- Powerline carrier commands for retrofit applications
- Programming and 3rd party integration via serial communications
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Advanced Lighting Controls
Dimmable Controls
Multi-Way Auxiliary Switches
600W Dimmer, Part No. 363143
Auxiliary Switch, Part No. 363145
900W Dimmer, Part No. 364335
Quad-Auxiliary Switch, Part No. 364721
• User Adjustable Presets
• 128 Output Levels
• Soft On, Filament Saver
• Slow Fade to OFF
• Unlimited Multi-Way Dimming
• System Controllable Ramp Rates
Mechanical switch for multi-way control of ALC Part Nos. 363143, 364335,
363142 and 364722 Dimming and On/Off Control Switches
Does NOT connect to 120 VAC or an electrical load
Quad-Auxiliary is for “clustered” installation applications and is field label-able.
On/Off Controls
900W Silent Switch, Part No. 364722
• Soft On, Filament Saver
• Control of Lighting Loads up to 900W
15A Relay Switch, Part No. 363142
• Control of any type of 120 VAC Load up to 15A
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Advanced Lighting Controls
EZ-Scene Switch Controls
Designer Scene Switch, Part No. 364720
IR Designer Scene Switch, Part No. 364776
• “Press & hold” EZ-Scene programming
• Up to 124 Dimmers, Relay Switches or I/O Modules per scene
• Gold lettered decals to identify button scene functions
• Visual programming feedback
• IR Remote Control
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ALC Switch Installation
ALC Anatomy
1
Green, Auxiliary Switching "ON" Lead
2
Black, Auxiliary Switching "COMMON" Lead
3
Red, Auxiliary Switching "OFF" Lead
4
White, Communications "-" Lead
5
Yellow, Communications "+" Lead
6
Green, 120 VAC "Ground" Lead
1
5
2
3
PART NO.: 364143-01
600W Dimmer
OnQ Technologies
White, 120 VAC "Neutral" Lead
UL
US
10
LISTED
APPLIANCE
CONTROL
6P29
VW-1
C
7
4
11
8
Black, 120 VAC "Source Hot" Lead
9
Blue, 120 VAC "Switched Hot" Lead
7
6
8
10
Protective Cap
11
Address Switch
9
● All leads are constructed of high voltage rated insulation
● Each switch includes splice connectors for terminating control leads to Cat5 cable
● Each switch includes insulating tubing
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ALC Switch Installation
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ALC Switch Installation
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ALC Switch Installation
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ALC Switch Installation
Wiring Module
ALC Dimmer
or
Relay Switch
On Q
1
4
+ -
7
+ -
ON OFF COM
+ -
ON OFF COM
CONTROLLER
2
5
+ -
+ -
ON OFF COM
10
8
I1
+ -
ON OFF COM
2
1
IN GND IN
ON OFF COM
1
3
+ ON OFF COM
11
9
6
+ -+ - + -+ -
12V
GND
4
3
IN GND IN
+
ON
OFF
COM
A LC Di s t r i b u t i o n M o d u l e
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ALC Switch Installation
Multi-Way Switching and Dimming Control
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ALC Switch Installation
Multi-Way Switching and Dimming Control
Auxiliary Multi-Way
OFF
Auxiliary Multi-Way
COMMON
Communications +
Communications -
Auxiliary Multi-Way
ON
ALC Auxiliary
Switch
ALC Relay Switch
or Dimmer
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ALC Switch Installation
Multi-Way Switching and Dimming Control
ALC Dimmer
or
Relay Switch
Wiring Module
On Q
1
4
+ -
7
+ -
ON OFF COM
1
+ -
ON OFF COM
CONTROLLER
2
5
+ -
+ -
ON OFF COM
3
ON OFF COM
+ -
ON OFF COM
+ -+ - + -+ -
+
ON
OFF COM
2
1
IN GND IN
ON OFF COM
11
9
6
+ -
10
8
I1
12V
GND
4
3
IN GND IN
A LC Di s t r i b u t i o n M o d u l e
ALC Auxiliary
Switch
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Architectural Application – Reducing Wall Clutter
Quad-Auxiliary Switch
= 4 Auxiliary Switches
Completely Low Voltage
2 Cat5 Cables per Location
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Whole House Installation
For Installations Consisting of:
More than 8 Addressable Switches or More than 500 Ft. of Communication Cable
1
6
0
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
ON
OFF COM
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
ON
OFF
COM
2
7
ON
OFF
COM
ON
OFF COM
ON
OFF COM
ON
OFF
COM
3
8
4
9
ON
OFF
COM
5
10
+
ON
OFF
COM
- +
BRANCH
GND 12VDC
ALC Enhanced Branch Hub, Part No. 364736-01
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Whole House Installation
Zone 1
Zone 2
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Whole House Installation
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Scene Lighting Control PLUS
Lighting Manager Expansion Module, Part No. 364709-01
• Companion to OnQ Home Lighting Controller
• Provides time/day/date/sunrise/sunset, input trigger and
output control automation programming
• Includes battery backed time clock
• 128 total program lines
• Includes serial port for interfacing to PC’s and automation
controllers
• PC programming and editing supported by SceneTech software
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Scene Lighting Control PLUS
Input/Output Module, Part No. 364678-01
• 2 Inputs; NO or NC, Dry Contact Closure or 5-24V AC/DC
• 2 Outputs, NO or NC, Dry Contact Closure or 5-24V AC/DC, 2A Max
• 12VDC Powered
Applications
• Home Theater Controls
• Security System Interfacing
• Garage door control
• Gate Control
• Irrigation Control
• Occupancy Sensing
• T-Stat Set-Up/Set-Back
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Scene Lighting Control PLUS
Home Theater Control Scenario
• Scene Lighting Control
• IR Control of Lighting, Screen and Drapes, Audio
and Video
• Touch Screen Control of Lighting, Screen and
Drapes, Audio and Video
• Scheduled Control of Lighting
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Retrofit Lighting Control
On-Q PLC Lighting Control
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PLC Lighting Control
Dimmable Controls
600W Dimmer, Part No. 364798
900W Dimmer, Part No. 364799
• User Adjustable Presets
• Soft On, Filament Saver
• Unlimited Multi-Way Dimming
• X10 Compatible
On/Off Control
900W Silent Switch, Part No. 364802
• Soft On, Filament Saver
• Control of Lighting Loads up to 900W
• X10 Compatible
Multi-Way Auxiliary Switch
Auxiliary Switch, Part No. 364800
• Mechanical switch for multi-way control of PLC Part Nos. 364798,
364799 and 364802 Dimming and On/Off Control Switches
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PLC Lighting Control
110 VAC Lead Connections
600W Dimmer, Part No. 364798
900W Dimmer, Part No. 364799
900W Non-Dimming Switch, Part No. 364802
Auxiliary Switch, Part No. 364800
5 Yellow, "Control" Lead
3 Black, 120 VAC "Line" Lead
1 Green, 120 VAC "Ground" Lead
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PLC Lighting Control
Conventional 3-Way Lighting Circuit
CIRCUIT
BREAKER
PANEL
3-Conductor
NM-B Cable
2-Conductor
NM-B Cable
Hot
Neutral
Ground
PLC 3-Way Lighting Circuit
PLC Aux Switch
Aux Black
120V Lead
CIRCUIT
BREAKER
PANEL
2-Conductor
NM-B Cable
2-Conductor
NM-B Cable
PLC Master Switch
Aux Yellow
120V Lead
3-Conductor
NM-B Cable
2-Conductor
NM-B Cable
Hot
Neutral
Ground
Neutral
White 120V
Lead
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Green Ground
Lead
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Dual PLC Transmitter Kit, Part No. 364863-01
• Provides X10 Signal Coupling from the Home Lighting
Controller’s X10 Port to both 120VAC Electrical Service Poles
• Intended to plug into split outlet at electric service panel
CIRCUIT
BREAKER PANEL
To 2-Pole
Breaker
3-Conductor
NM-B Cable
Split
Receptacle
Hot
Hot
Neutral
Ground
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Enhanced Lighting Control
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Enhanced Lighting Control
HMS 800, 950E or 1100 Controllers
364806 Home Lighting Controller
363142-11 ALC 15A Relay Switch &
363143-11 ALC 600 Dimmers
364645-01 Wiring Module
364697-01 RF Receiver & Keyfob Combo
364776-01
364820-01 Scene Lighting
Universal IR Remote
ALC IR Scene Switch
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Basic HMS Programming
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