DALI Gateway

DALI Gateway
KNX / EIB
Product Documentation
DALI Gateway
Date of issue: 24.04.2009
Order no. 1060 00
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KNX / EIB
Product Documentation
Table of Contents
1
Product definition ......................................................................................................................... 3
1.1
1.2
2
Product catalogue ...................................................................................................................... 3
Function ..................................................................................................................................... 3
Fitting, electrical connection and operation .............................................................................. 4
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
Safety instructions...................................................................................................................... 4
Device components.................................................................................................................... 5
Fitting and electrical connection................................................................................................. 6
Commissioning......................................................................................................................... 10
Operation ................................................................................................................................. 11
3
Technical data............................................................................................................................. 18
4
Software description .................................................................................................................. 20
4.1 Software specifications ............................................................................................................ 20
4.2 "DALI Gateway C00Cx2" software........................................................................................... 21
4.2.1 Scope of functions ............................................................................................................ 21
4.2.2 Software information......................................................................................................... 22
4.2.3 Object table....................................................................................................................... 24
4.2.4 Functional description....................................................................................................... 28
4.2.4.1 Application basics ..................................................................................................... 28
4.2.4.2 Functions affecting several devices .......................................................................... 37
4.2.4.3 Description of functions affecting all channels: ......................................................... 47
4.2.4.4 Channel-oriented functional description.................................................................... 49
4.2.4.5 Scene function .......................................................................................................... 82
4.2.4.6 DALI commissioning ................................................................................................. 89
4.2.4.7 DALI test ................................................................................................................. 102
4.2.4.8 Delivery state .......................................................................................................... 109
4.2.5 Parameters ..................................................................................................................... 110
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Product definition
1 Product definition
1.1 Product catalogue
Product name:
Use:
Design:
Order no.:
DALI Gateway
Gateway
REG (rail-mounted device)
1060 00
1.2 Function
The DALI Gateway represents the interface between a KNX/EIB installation and a digital DALI
(Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) lighting system. The DALI Gateway allows the switching and
dimming of a maximum of 64 lamps including DALI device (e.g. electronic ballast). Each DALI lamp can
be assigned up to 32 different lighting groups that are controlled via the KNX/EIB. This permits the
integration of a room-specific light control of, for example, open-plan offices, multi-purpose rooms,
assembly shops and training classrooms and lecture rooms into the higher-level KNX/EIB building
management. In addition, the lighting groups can be integrated into up to 16 scenes that makes it
possible to recall pre-programmed light moods or to save new light scenarios.
The DALI Gateway permits the separate feedback of individual switching and brightness states of the
DALI groups to the KNX/EIB. In addition, the general DALI operating status can be reported to the
KNX/EIB (error status, short-circuit, status of supply voltage).
The controls (4 pushbuttons) on the front panel of the device permit to manually dim or switch the DALI
light groups on and off in parallel with the KNX / EIB even without bus voltage or in a unprogrammed
state (broadcast of all connected DALI lamps). This feature permits to quickly test the operability of
connected consumers.
The DALI Gateway is able to check the devices integrated into the DALI system for integrity. The
replacement of a defect electronic ballast device by a new one, for example, can be detected if the
“Automatic device replacement” has been activated. The decoding of the parameterized data into the
new electronic ballast device is carried out fully automatic by the Gateway without any special
commissioning. That makes the corrective maintenance of a DALI system much easier.
The configuration and commissioning of the DALI Gateway takes place via a plug-in that is integrated
into the ETS 3. For project design and commissioning of this device it is recommended to use the
ETS3.0d. The advantages with regard to downloading (shorter loading times) are available only if this
new ETS patch version or later versions are used. Other tools besides hardware and software are not
required for the commissioning of the device.
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Fitting, electrical connection and operation
The functionalities that can be preset with the ETS independently for each lighting group include, for
instance, separately parameterizable brightness ranges, extended feedback functions, disable function
or, alternatively, a forced-control position function, separately adjustable dimming response, time delay
and Staircase timer function with pre-warning and soft dimming functions.
Moreover, each lighting group can be integrated into up to 16 scenes with different brightness values.
Centralized switching of all groups is also possible. In addition, the brightness values of the groups can
be set separately in case of bus voltage failure or bus voltage return and after programming with the
ETS.
The Power for the DALI Gateway is entirely supplied by the separate mains connection. The mains
voltage has to be switched on for controlling the DALI interface or programming with the ETS. The
device is designed for fitting on mounting rails in closed compact boxes or in power distributions in
fixed installations in dry rooms.
2 Fitting, electrical connection and operation
2.1 Safety instructions
Electrical equipment must be installed and fitted only by qualified electricians. Observe the
current accident prevention regulations.
Failure to observe any of the installation instructions may cause damage to the device and
result in fire and other hazards.
Before working on the device or before replacing the connected DALI devices, disconnect the
supply voltage (by cutting out the circuit breaker) to avoid the risk of an electric shock.
The DALI Gateway is not suited for safe disconnection of the mains supply.
DALI is a functional extra-low voltage (FELV) device. Safe separation between KNX/EIB and
DALI and mains voltage in installations must be ensured. A minimum spacing of 4 mm must be
ensured between bus wires and DALI/mains conductors.
Do not open the device and do not operate it outside the scope of the technical specifications.
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Fitting, electrical connection and operation
2.2 Device components
(3)
(4)
da+
da-
L
N
ALL OFF
(6)
ON/
OFF/
DALI
(5)
(2)
(1)
(1): KNX/EIB bus connection
(2): Programming key and programming LED (red). The programming LED blinks slowly when the
safe-state mode is active.
(3): Screw terminals (L,N) for connection of mains voltage supply
(4): Screw terminals (da+, da-) for connection of DALI line
(5): 2-digit 7-segment display (red) for the display of the selected DALI group ("01"..."32" / blinking =
group disabled) in manual control mode or for the display of more information:
"
": Indicates DALI commissioning phase after an ETS programming operation or after mains
voltage return. The display duration depends on the number of connected DALI devices
(only briefly after mains voltage return).
"
": Display in an unprogrammed state during manual control.
"
": Display of a false connection to the DALI connection terminals (da+, da+). Mains voltage
connected. DALI Gateway does not operate. The Gateway is ready for operation only after
the error has been eliminated and after a new initialization (mains voltage return).
"
": Indicates the automatic device replacement (cf. Chapter "2.5 Operation").
"
": Indicates an error occurring during the automatic device replacement
(cf. Chapter "2.5 Operation").
The 7-segment display is switched off during bus mode.
(6): Keypad for manual operation with status LED
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Fitting, electrical connection and operation
2.3 Fitting and electrical connection
DANGER!
Electric shock in case of accidental contact with live parts. Electric shocks can be fatal.
Before working on the device, cut out the mains supply and cover up live parts in the
surroundings!
Fitting
„
Fit the device by snapping it onto the mounting rail in acc. with DIN EN 60715. The screw terminals
should be on top.
A KNX / EIB data rail is not required.
Observe the temperature range (-5 °C ...+45 °C) and ensure sufficient cooling, if necessary.
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Fitting, electrical connection and operation
Connecting the device in order to supply the device electronics and the DALI interface with
power
„
Connect the mains voltage and the DALI system as shown in fig. 1 (connection example).
L1
L2
L3
N
da
da
da+
da-
L
ALL OFF
ON/
OFF/
DALI
N
L
N
L
N
da
da
da
da
DALI device
1
DALI device
2
. . . (max. 64)
red
black
EIB
Fig. 1: Electrical connection of mains voltage and the DALI interface
The DALI system voltage is a functional extra-low voltage (FELV). Thus, the DALI interface has to be
treated like a live line in compliance with the applicable installation prescriptions. The DALI Gateway
supplies the system voltage. The installation has to ensure that all mains voltages of the connected
DALI devices as well as the mains voltage supply of the DALI Gateway will be switched off when
activating a DALI section.
For a better overview in the installation it is recommended to pay attention to the polarity of the DALI
line. Basically, the compliance with the DALI polarity depends on the DALI devices that are used.
DALI devices (max. of 64) can be connected to different phase conductors (L1, L2, L3).
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Fitting, electrical connection and operation
Removing other control facilities
DALI devices from some manufacturers feature extended functions (operation with mains voltage at the
DALI terminal). When using the DALI Gateway as a control unit in the DALI system, other existing
control posts – especially when refitting existing systems – have to be removed, if necessary, from the
installation!
„
Remove all corresponding control facilities as shown in figure 2 or ensure that no other control posts
exist.
L1
L2
L3
N
da
da
da+
da-
L
N
L
N
da
da
ALL OFF
ON/
OFF/
DALI
red
black
EIB
Figure 2: Removing other control facilities in the DALI system
Other control posts may also be, for instance, DALI centers, DALI potentiometers or similar control
components. These control posts have to be removed from the DALI system as well in order to
avoid system conflicts.
The DALI Gateway makes available the DALI system voltage. For this reason it is not permitted to
introduce an additional DALI power supply into the installation in parallel with the Gateway.
Only one DALI Gateway may be operated in a closed DALI system.
If the DALI gateway detects mains voltage at the DALI terminal (terminals da+ and da-), it will shut
off and display " ".
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Fitting, electrical connection and operation
Installing / removing the protective cap
To protect the bus lines against hazardous voltages, especially in the area of the connecting terminals,
a protective cap can be installed.
The cap is installed with the bus terminal in place and the connected bus line led out at the rear.
„
To install the cap: Slide the cap over the bus connecting terminal until it is heard to engage (cf. Fig.
3.A).
„
To remove the cap: Remove the cap by pressing the sides slightly and by pulling it out to the front
(cf. Fig. 3.B).
A
B
Fig. 3: Installing / removing the protective cap
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Fitting, electrical connection and operation
2.4 Commissioning
After installation of the Gateway and connection of the bus line and the mains supply as well as the
DALI lines, the device can be put into operation. The following procedure is generally recommended...
DANGER!
Electric shock in case of accidental contact with live parts. Electric shocks can be fatal.
Before working on the device, cut out the mains supply and cover up live parts in the
surroundings.
Commissioning the device
„
Switch on the mains supply of the Gateway.
„
Switch on the bus voltage
Checking the voltages: the red programming LED must light up when the programming key is being
pressed.
„
Program and project the physical address with the ETS.
„
The DALI Gateway is configured via a plug-in which is integrated into the ETS database. Start the
plug-in (open the parameter view) and configure the KNX/EIB groups (cf. Chapter 4 “Software
description”). Do not yet commission the DALI!
„
Close the plug-in and download the application program with the ETS.
„
Restart the plug-in (open the parameter view) and commission the DALI (cf. Chapter 4 “Software
description”).
„
Close the plug-in in order to save the DALI configuration in the ETS database. Then proceed with
downloading the application program again.
The DALI Gateway is now ready for operation.
ETS programming will not be possible if the mains voltage is not connected to the DALI Gateway.
The ETS plug-in will display a message during the closing, if the application program of the DALI
Gateway has to be reprogrammed in the cases described.
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Fitting, electrical connection and operation
2.5 Operation
The DALI Gateway permits all lighting groups to be operated manually. The keypad features 4 function
keys and 3 status LEDs on the front panel of the device that can be used to set the following modes of
operation...
– Bus mode: operation via touch sensors or other bus devices
– Temporary manual control: local manual control via keypad, automatic return to bus mode,
– Permanent manual control: local manual control via keypad
The control modes can be enabled or disabled via parameter settings in the ETS.
In manual control mode the groups cannot be controlled via the bus.
Manual control is possible only while the actuator is supplied with power from the mains. The manual
control mode will be terminated in case of a bus voltage return or mains voltage failure. While in
broadcast mode (unprogrammed DALI Gateway), a bus voltage return cannot abort the manual
control.
In bus mode, the manual control can be disabled via a telegram. An activated disable function will
terminate the manual control.
Further details concerning the manual control, especially with respect to the available parameter
settings and the interaction with other functions of the Gateway, can be found in chapter 4. "Software
description" of this documentation.
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Fitting, electrical connection and operation
Controls and indicators for manual control
(1)
(2)
(3)
ALL OFF
ON/
OFF/
(8)
(4)
(5) (6)
(7)
Fig. 4: Controls and indicators for manual control
key:
Activates / deactivates manual control
(2) LED :
LED ON indicates permanent manual control.
(3) ON/ key
Short press: Group ON / Long press: increases brightness of group.
(4) Status LED ON/ :
Indicates a group that is switched on (brightness: 1...100%) when LED ON in manual control
mode ).
(5) OFF/ key:
Short press: Group OFF / Long press: reduces brightness of group.
(6) Status LED OFF/ :
Indicates a group that is switched off (brightness: 0%) when LED ON in manual control mode.
(7) ALL OFF key:
All groups off (only in permanent manual control mode).
(8) 7-segment display::
Indicates the selected DALI group for the manual control
("01"..."32" /blinking = group disabled). In addition, the following information can be displayed
during a manual control...
(1)
": Manual control in unprogrammed state (broadcast mode). In this case, the DALI Gateway
"
collectively controls all DALI devices present in the system via a broadcast command as there
have been no group assignments yet (requires ETS commissioning).
": Indicates the automatic device replacement. The display duration depends on the number
"
of connected DALI devices. The display will extinguish, if the device replacement could be
completed without error.
": Indicates an error that occurred during the automatic device replacement. The device
"
replacement could not be carried out. The display will automatically extinguish after 3 seconds.
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Fitting, electrical connection and operation
Priorities
The DALI Gateway distinguishes between different functions that can affect a DALI group. In order to
prevent conflicting output states, each available function has been assigned a certain priority. The
function with the higher priority overrides the one with the lower priority.
– 1st Priority: Manual control mode (highest priority)
– 2nd Priority: Forced-control position or disable function
– 3rd Priority: Direct bus mode (“Switching” & “Dimming” & “Brightness value” objects, scenes, centra
function)
Switching on the temporary manual control for the broadcast function
The manual control for the broadcast function can be utilized while the DALI Gateway is in the
unprogrammed state. As in this case no group configurations have been stored due to a missing ETS
programming, the DALI Gateway will collectively control the connected DALI devices in manual control
per broadcast command.
The DALI Gateway has not yet been programmed via the ETS.
„
Press the
key briefly (< 1 s).
" is shown on the 7-segment display.
"
After 5 s without key-press, the Gateway will deactivate the manual control for the broadcast.
The Gateway is delivered with the broadcast mode activated. After programming via the ETS, it is
also possible to reactivate the broadcast mode any time by unloading the application program via the
ETS.
Switching on the temporary manual control for broadcast
The DALI Gateway has not yet been programmed via the ETS.
Temporary manual control mode for the broadcast has been activated.
„
No key-press for 5 s
- or -
„
Press
- or -
„
Switch off mains voltage supply.
Temporary manual control mode for broadcast has now been terminated. The 7-segment display will
extinguish.
When shutting off the temporary manual control mode for broadcast, the state selected by manual
control will not change.
key twice.
Switching on permanent manual control mode for broadcast
The DALI Gateway has not yet been programmed via the ETS.
Manual control mode or temporary manual control mode for broadcast has not been activated.
„
Press the
key for at least 5 s.
" is shown on the 7-segment display. Permanent manual
The status LED is illuminated. "
control mode for broadcast has been activated
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Switching on the permanent manual control mode for broadcast
Permanent manual control mode for broadcast has been activated.
„
Press the
- or -
„
Switch off mains voltage supply.
Permanent manual control mode for broadcast has now been terminated. The status LED and the
7-segment display will extinguish.
When shutting off the temporary manual control mode for broadcast, the state selected by manual
control will not change.
key for at least 5 s
Operating DALI devices in manual control mode for broadcast
The DALI Gateway has not yet been programmed via the ETS.
Manual control mode (permanent or temporary) has been activated.
„
Operate the devices by pressing the ON/ key or OFF/ key.
Brief press: Collective switch on/off.
Long press: Collective increase/decrease of brightness.
Long press & releasing: Stopping collective dimming.
All connected DALI devices will immediately execute the corresponding commands.
Switching off all DALI devices in manual control mode for broadcast
Permanent manual control mode for broadcast has been activated:
„
Press the ALL OFF key.
All connected DALI devices will be immediately switched off (brightness: 0 %). The devices are not
locked. Collective activation is again possible after shutoff.
The "ALL-OFF" function is not available in temporary manual control mode.
Activating temporary manual control mode
If the DALI Gateway has been programmed at least once via the ETS, at least one DALI group will be
created and configured. In this case, the created groups can be individually controlled via manual
control. The broadcast mode will be deactivated.
The DALI Gateway has been programmed at least once via the ETS.
Manual control has been enabled in the ETS.
„
Press the key briefly (< 1 s).
The group number “01” will be shown on the 7-segment display.
After 5 s without a key-press, the Gateway automatically returns to the bus mode.
The Gateway is delivered with the broadcast mode activated. After programming via the ETS, the
broadcast mode can be reactivated any time by unloading the application program via the ETS.
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Deactivating the temporary manual control mode
Temporary manual control mode has been activated.
„
No key-press for 5 s
- or -
„
select all groups successively by a brief press of the
- or -
„
Shut off power supply or reset bus (bus voltage return).
The temporary manual control mode is now terminated. The 7-segment display will extinguish.
When shutting off the temporary manual control mode, the state selected by manual control will not
change. If, however, a forced-control position or a disable function has been activated via the bus
prior or during the manual control, the DALI Gateway will execute the disable or forced responses for
the affected groups.
key. Now press the
key once more.
Activating the permanent manual control mode
The DALI Gateway has been programmed at least once via the ETS.
Manual control has been enabled in the ETS. Bus mode or temporary manual control mode has been
activated.
„
Press the key for at least 5 s
The status LED lights up. The group number “01” will be shown on the 7-segment display.
Permanent manual control mode is now activated:
Deactivating permanent manual control mode
Permanent manual control mode is activated.
„
Press the
- or -
„
Shut off power supply or reset bus (bus voltage return).
The permanent manual control mode for broadcast has now been terminated. The status LED and
the 7-segment display will extinguish.
Depending on how the Gateway has been parameterized in the ETS, the groups will be set to the
state last adjusted via manual control or to the state internally tracked (direct control, forced-control
position / disable function) when shutting off the permanent manual control.
key for at least 5 s
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Fitting, electrical connection and operation
Controlling a DALI group manually
The DALI Gateway has been programmed at least once via the ETS.
Manual control mode (permanent or temporary) has been activated.
„
Select desired group: Press the key briefly (repeatedly, if necessary).
The 7-segment display will display the group number of the activated DALI group. The "ON/ "
(1...100 %) or "OFF/ " (0 %) status LED on the keypad indicates the brightness of the group.
„
Control the group by pressing the ON/ or OFF/ key.
Brief press: Switching on/off.
Long press: Increasing/decreasing brightness.
Long press & releasing: Stop dimming.
The activated DALI group will immediately execute the corresponding commands.
Switching off all groups
Permanent manual control mode has been activated:
„
Press the ALL OFF key.
All groups are shut off immediately (brightness: 0 %). The groups are not locked. Subsequently, they
can again be individually controlled.
The "ALL-OFF" function is not available in temporary manual control mode.
Disabling bus mode of individual groups manually
The DALI Gateway has been programmed at least once via the ETS.
Permanent manual control mode has been activated:
The disabling of the bus mode must have been enabled in the ETS.
„
Select group: Press the key briefly (repeatedly, if necessary)
The 7-segment display will display the group number of the activated DALI group. The "ON/ "
(1...100 %) or "OFF/ " (0 %) status LED on the keypad indicates the brightness of the group.
„
Press the ON/ and OFF/ keys simultaneously for at least 5 s.
The relevant DALI group is now disabled (no bus mode possible).
The 7-segment display for the relevant group is blinking.
To unlock, proceed in the same way.
A group that has been disabled manually can only be operated in the permanent manual control
mode.
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Fitting, electrical connection and operation
DALI device replacement
After the start of the automatic device replacement, the DALI Gateway can check the DALI system for
the integrity of the DALI devices that have been previously put into operation. If, for instance, the
installer has replaced a defect DALI electronic ballast device with a new one, the DALI Gateway is able
to program the new electronic ballast device with the project data of the failed electronic ballast device.
Thus, it is possible to replace a failed DALI device by a simple operation on the device without having
to set parameters with the ETS.
The DALI Gateway has been programmed at least once via the ETS.
The automatic device replacement must be activated in the ETS.
Bus and mains voltage (on all DALI devices) must be switched on.
The DALI system must have already been put into operation via the ETS plug-in.
Only one DALI device may have failed and may be replaced.
The device must be in bus mode (no active manual control)
„
Press the and ALL OFF keys simultaneously for at least 10 s.
The automatic device replacement will be activated. The time required for this operation depends on
the number of DALI devices available in the system. The 7-segment display indicates " " (Learn)
during the device replacement. If the replacement has been successful, the display will extinguish.
All other functions of the DALI Gateway are paused during the device replacement. The Gateway
tracks all bus states received during the device replacement and regularly analysizes the values
tracked last (switching, dimming, brightness value, scenes, central function, forced-control position,
disable function) at the end of the automatic device replacement. The device replacement will
interrupt any active forced-control position or disable function which will be activated again at the end
of the replacement, if, in the meantime, the functions have not been deactivated via the bus. The
behaviour as at the beginning of these functions will not be executed again.
Make sure that only one DALI device is being replaced in the way described. In case several
electronic ballast devices have failed (possibly not connected to mains voltage) and been replaced,
the electronic ballast devices cannot be positively identified and automatically be configured. In this
case, a new DALI commissioning via the ETS plug-in is required.
If an error has occurred during the device replacement, the 7-segment display will indicate " "
(Error) for 3 s. The procedure has to be carried out again by following the requirements and details
as mentioned above.
This signalling will take place even if the automatic device replacement has been activated without a
prior DALI device replacement.
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Technical data
3 Technical data
Type of protection:
Safety class:
Mark of approval:
Ambient temperature:
Storage / transport temperature:
Mounting position:
Minimum distances:
Type of fastening:
KNX / EIB supply
Voltage:
Power consumption:
Connection:
External supply
Voltage:
Power consumption:
Connection:
Total power loss:
Response to bus voltage failure:
IP 20
III
KNX / EIB / VDE
-5 °C ... +45 °C
-25 °C ... +70 °C
(Storage above + 45 °C reduces the lifetime)
optional (screw terminals preferably on top)
none
Snap-fastening on DIN rail in closed cabinets (e.g. small
distributions, etc.) / KNX / EIB data rail not required.
21…32 V DC SELV
typically 150 mW
standard KNX/EIB bus connection terminal
110...240 V AC +10 % / -15 %, 50/60 Hz
max. 6 W
with screw terminals:
0,5…4 mm² solid and stranded wire without ferrule
0,5…2,5 mm² stranded wire with ferrule
Max. tightening torque: 0.8 Nm
max. 3 W
depending on parameterization
(cf. chapter 4. "Software description")
Response to bus voltage failure
As per parameterization, the device can report the supply voltage
failure to the bus. Afterwards, the device will completely shut
down.
Response to bus voltage return:
depending on parameterization
(cf. chapter 4. "Software description")
Response to mains voltage return:
The device will briefly initialize (" " display) and is then ready
for operation. As per parameterization, the device can report the
return of supply voltage to the bus.
The brightness of a DALI group depends on the parameterization
(cf. Chapter 4. “Software description”).
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Technical data
DALI:
Voltage:
Current:
Transmission rate
Protocol:
Cable lengths between
Gateway and device:
∅ 1,5 mm²
∅ 1,0 mm²
∅ 0,75 mm²
∅ 0,5 mm²
Resistivity:
Cable type:
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typically 16 V DC
with over-voltage protection
typically 128 mA, max. 200 mA temporarily
designed for a maximum of 64 DALI devices at 2 mA
with short-circuit and overload protection
1200 bit/s
acc. to DIN EN 60929 appendix E4
max. 300 m
max. 238 m
max. 174 m
max. 116 m
max. 4 Ω (single length) / max. 8 Ω (main and return cable)
Specified by functional extra-low voltage. (FELV) /
Preferably 2 free wires of a NYM installation line.
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Software specifications
4 Software description
4.1 Software specifications
ETS search paths:
BAU used:
KNX/EIB type class:
Configuration:
PEI type:
PEI connector:
- Illumination / Dimmer / DALI Gateway
TPUART + µC
3b - device with cert. PhL + stack
S-mode standard
"00"Hex / "0"Dec
no connector
Applications:
No. Summarized description:
Name
Version
Executable from
mask version
1
Multi-functional control of up to 32 DALI
groups with adjustable dimming response,
time functions, scenes, disable function or
forced-control position, Soft-ON or SoftOFF functions and extended feedback.
Centralized switching of all outputs is also
available. In addition, the brightness values
of the DALI groups can be separately
adjusted in case of bus voltage failure or
return or after programming with the ETS.
DALI Gateway
C00C02 EN
0.2 (english)
for ETS 3.0
Versions a…c
705
DALI Gateway
C00C12 EN
1.2 (english)
for ETS3.0 from
version d
onwards
This application program is recommended.
Multi-functional control of up to 32 DALI
groups with adjustable dimming response,
time functions, scenes, disable function or
forced-control position, Soft-ON or SoftOFF functions and extended feedback.
Centralized switching of all outputs is also
available. In addition, the brightness values
of the DALI groups can be separately
adjusted in case of bus voltage failure or
return or after programming with the ETS.
Difference to version 0.2 / 1.2: Extended
function when commissioning the DALI.
Optional assignment of one DALI-device to
only one group or, alternatively, a multiple
assignment.
DALI Gateway
C00C04 EN
0.4 (english)
for ETS 3.0
Versions a…c
DALI Gateway
C00C14 EN
1.4 (english)
for ETS3.0 from
version d
onwards
2
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Scope of functions
4.2 "DALI Gateway C00CX2 EN / C00CX4 EN" software
4.2.1 Scope of functions
General:
• Control of a maximum of 64 DALI devices in a max. of 32 groups.
• Manual control of the groups independent of the bus (site operation with broadcast control).
• Feedback of DALI error status or short-circuit and supply voltage failure message.
• Central switching function.
• Incorporation of the groups into up to 16 light-scenes possible.
Channel-oriented:
• Each group features the full scope of functions without any restrictions. All channel-oriented
functions can be parameterized separately for each group. This feature permits independent and
multi-functional control of the DALI devices. However, the Staircase timer function can only be
parameterized for groups 1 ... 16.
• Switching feedback and brightness value: active (after changes or cyclical transmission to the bus)
or passive (object read-out function) feedback function.
• Adjusting the limit values for brightness is possible.
• Dimming response can be parameterized.
• Soft-On or Soft-Off function.
• Disable function or, alternatively, forced-control position function can be parameterized for each
group. With the disable function, blinking of lighting groups is possible.
• Timer functions (ON-delay, OFF-delay, staircase lighting function, also with pre-warning function).
• Response to bus voltage failure and bus voltage return as well as after ETS programming can be
adjusted for each group.
Plug-in:
• Convenient DALI commissioning without additional software components.
• Test function for all created DALI groups or DALI devices: central ON/OFF switching, individual
hardware check (ON / OFF, brightness value preset, device status), individual group check
(switching, dimming) and scene check.
• Export and import of preset parameters in XML format.
• Printing function for creating a configuration report (overview of group assignments or of the entire
device configuration).
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Software information
4.2.2 Software information
ETS project design and commissioning
For creating a project and for the commissioning of this device it is recommended to use the ETS3.0d
version. Advantages with regards to downloading (significantly shorter loading times) can be expected
only if this ETS patch version or later versions are used. The advantages result from the use of the new
mask version 7.5 and the ETS3 support.
The product database required for the ETS3.0d is offered in the *.VD4 format. The corresponding
application program has the version number “1.2” or "1.4". For older versions of the ETS3 a separate
product database is available in the *.VD2 format. The application program for these ETS versions is
version "0.2" or "0.4".
The two application programs differ in terms of the functional range described in this documentation.
Explanation:
In principle, it is also possible to assign a DALI device to several groups during the DALI
commissioning. In order to simplify the device assignment, the ETS application program of version
"0.4" or "1.4" provides in the plug-in the option to prevent an assignment of DALI devices to several
groups. This makes the device assignment easier and more clearly. Alternatively, an assignment of
devices to several groups can be permitted, if required.
The application program of version "0.2" or "1.2" always allows the DALI devices to be assigned to
several groups. It is recommended to use the application program of verion "0.4" or "1.4" when
configuring the device in the ETS.
When older ETS versions are updated to the level of version ETS3.0d or to that of later versions, an
additional tool in the form of an ETS add-in is available. This tool is capable of converting older product
databases of application version "0.2" or "0.4", for instance from existing ETS2 projects, into the new
application format (version "1.2" or "1.4"). This feature permits making use of the advantages of the
ETS3.0d application in an easy way and without creating any changes to the project design. The ETS3
add-in can be obtained separately from the manufacturer and is free of charge.
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Software information
Safe-state mode
If the device - for instance as a result of errors in the project design or during commissioning - does not
work properly, the execution of the loaded application program can be paused by activating the safestate mode. In the safe-state mode, the outputs cannot be controlled via the bus. A manual control for
broadcast is the only feature that can be activated. The Gateway remains passive in safe-state mode
since the application program is not being executed (state-of-execution: terminated). Only the system
software is still functional so that the ETS diagnosis functions and also the programming of the device
continue to be possible.
Activating safe-state mode
„
Disconnect the mains voltage supply.
„
Press the programming key and keep it pressed.
„
Switch on the mains voltage supply. Release the programming key only after the programming LED
starts blinking slowly.
The safe-state mode is now activated. With another brief press on the programming key, the
programming mode can be switched on and off as usual also in the safe-state mode. The
programming LED will nonetheless continue to blink independent of the programming mode as long
as the safe-state mode remains active.
The safe-state mode can be terminated by switching off the mains voltage supply or by programming
with the ETS.
For the activation of the safe-state mode, the bus voltage does not have to be switched on.
Unloading the application program
The application program can be unloaded via the ETS. In this case, only manual control is possible for
the broadcast of connected DALI devices.
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Object table
4.2.3 Object table
Number of communication objects: 216
Number of addresses (max):
254
Number of assignments (max):
255
Dynamic table management:
no
Maximum table length:
255
Objects affecting several channels:
Function:
Scenes
Object
Function
Name
Extension unit
Scenes
208
Description:
Type
DP type
1- byte
18.001
DALI fault and performance monitoring
Object
Function
Name
Type
DP type
Feedback
DALI error status
1-byte
---
Description:
1
2
C, W, -, (R)
1
1-byte object for recalling scenes or for storing new scene values.
Function:
210
Flag
Flag
C, W, T, (R) 1
2
1-byte object for transmitting the error status of DALI devices that are connected
individually to the system to the bus. The following bit assignment is used:
Bit 0…5: number of the DALI device (0…63)
Bit 6: lamp error (0 = no error, 1 = error)
Bit 7: electronic ballast error (0 = no error, 1 = error)
Independent of the feedback parameter setting, this object can always receive
telegrams (ValueWrite) as a transmission request. A received telegram will be
immediately answered via this object (ValueWrite) by transmitting the current internal
object status. Bits 0...5 in a request telegram must include the number of the DALI
device. Bits 6 and 7 have to be set to “1”. Otherwise, the request telegram will be
ignored.
Each communication object can be read-out. The readout requires the setting of the R flag.
Depending on the parameterization the feedback objects are either actively transmitting (T flag) or can be passively read-out (R flag).
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Object table
Function:
DALI monitoring
Object
Function
Name
Type
DP type
Message
DALI voltage failure
1-bit
1.005
211
Description:
Flag
C, -, T, (R)
1-bit object for reporting a mains voltage failure at the DALI Gateway.
(mains voltage available = 0, mains voltage failure = 1)
Function:
DALI monitoring
Object
Function
Name
Type
DP type
Flag
Message
DALI short-circuit
1-bit
1.005
C, -, T, R1
212
Description:
1
1-bit object for reporting a short-circuit in the DALI line.
(no short-circuit = 0, short-circuit = 1)
Function:
Central function
Object
Function
Name
Type
DP type
Flag
Switching
Central function
1-bit
1.001
C, W, – (R)1
213
Description:
1-bit object for the central switching of assigned DALI groups. The polarity can be
parameterized.
Function:
Manual control
Object
Function
Name
Type
DP type
Flag
Disable
Manual control
1-bit
1.003
C, W, – (R)1
214
Description:
1-bit object for disabling the keys for manual control on the device. The polarity can be
parameterized.
Function:
Manual control
Object
Function
Name
Type
DP type
Flag
Status
Manual control
1-bit
1.002
C, -, T, (R) 1
215
Description:
1
1-bit object for the status transmission of manual control. The object is "0", when
manual control is deactivated (bus mode). The object is "1", when manual control is
activated. The user can determine whether the temporary or the permanent manual
control will be displayed as status information.
Each communication object can be read-out. The readout requires the setting of the R flag.
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Object table
Channel-oriented objects:
Function:
Output switching
Object
0, 7, 14, … , 105
112, 118, …, 202
Description:
Function:
Flag
Group 1 ... 32
1-bit
1.001
Name
Type
DP type
Flag
Group 1 ... 32
4-bit
3.007
C, W, – (R) 1
Name
Type
DP type
Flag
Group 1 ... 32
1-byte
5.001
C, W, – (R) 1
C, W, -, (R)
Function
Dimming
Function
Brightness value
1-byte object for setting an absolute dimming value (brightness value 0...255)
by the bus.
Absolute dimming feedback
Object
Function
Name
Type
DP type
3, 10, 17, … , 108 Brightness value
Group 1 ... 32
1-byte
5.001
115, 121, …, 205
feedback
Description: 1-byte object for transmitting feedback of an adjusted dimming value
(brightness value 0…255) to the bus.
Function:
4, 11, 18, … , 109
116, 122, …, 206
1
2
Flag
C, -, T, (L) 1
2
Switching feedback
Object
Description:
1
Output absolute dimming
2, 9, 16, … , 107
114, 120, …, 204
Function:
DP type
4-bit object for the relative dimming of a DALI group.
Object
Description:
Type
Output relative dimming
1, 8, 15, … , 106
113, 119, …, 203
Function:
Name
1-bit object for switching a DALI group on or off
("1" = switching on; "0" = switching off).
Object
Description:
Function
Switching
Function
Switching feedback
Name
Type
DP type
Flag
Group 1 ... 32
1-bit
1.001
C, -, T,( R) 1 2
1-bit object for transmitting feedback to the bus signalling the switching state
(“1” = switched on / “0” = switched off).
Each communication object can be read-out. The readout requires the setting of the R flag.
Depending on the parameterization the feedback objects are either actively transmitting (T flag) or can be passively read-out (R flag).
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Object table
Function:
Staircase timer function
Object
5, 12, 19, … , 110
Description:
Function:
1
DP type
Staircase timer
function start/stop
Group 1 ... 16
1-bit
1.010
Flag
C, W, -, (R)
1
Function
Disable
Name
Group 1 ... 32
Type
1-bit
DP type
1.003
Flag
C, W, – (R) 1
DP type
2.001
Flag
C, W, – (R) 1
Forced-control position function
6, 13, 20, … , 111
117, 123, …, 207
3
Type
1-bit object for disabling a group (polarity is parameterizable).
Object
Description:
Name
Disable function
6, 13, 20, … , 111
117, 123, …, 207
Function:
Function
1-bit object for activating or deactivating the switching time of the Staircase timer
function of an output ("1" = on / "0" = off).
Object
Description:
3
Function
Forced-control
position
Name
Group 1 ... 32
Type
2-bit
2-bit object for the forced-control position of a group. The polarity will be provided by
the telegram.
The Staircase timer function can only be parameterized for the first 16 groups.
Each communication object can be read-out. The readout requires the setting of the R flag.
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Functional description
4.2.4 Functional description
4.2.4.1 Application basics
DALI
The DALI Gateway represents the interface between a KNX/EIB building installation and a digital DALI
(Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) lighting system. Normally, all DALI systems are room-oriented
and deal with the high demands on functional light management in, for example, offices, training and
conference rooms. Often, these applications make it necessary to incorporate the room-oriented DALI
system also into the KNX/EIB facility management across buildings. That makes it possible not only to
control the DALI lighting system via the sensor components of the KNX/EIB but also to incorporate the
shutter, heating and air conditioning systems already existent in the buildings into the light
management.
A DALI system can address a maximum of 64 devices. The Gateway itself does not count as a device.
The DALI Gateway offers 32 KNX/EIB controllable groups that are parameterized in the ETS 3 similar
to a dimming actuator channel. There are several communication objects available at the bus that
permit, among other things, the switching, the dimming, the setting of brightness values or the time or
scene control of a group. During the DALI commissioning, the DALI devices (max. of 64) will be
optionally assigned one or several groups of the Gateway (cf. figure 5 on the following page). It is the
group assignment that makes it possible to control the DALI devices individually (individual assignment
– only one device in the group) or collectively (multiple assignment – several devices in a group) via the
KNX/EIB.
A multiple assignment of DALI devices is possible for the groups 1...16 of the DALI Gateway. In this
case the addressing takes place at the DALI via group addresses that the DALI Gateway configures
“hidden” to the user. The DALI Gateway handles them independently. During the DALI commissioning,
all affected devices will be automatically programmed.
The groups 17...32 accept only individual assignments. Each group can be assigned only one DALI
device. In this case, the DALI addressing takes place via an internally specified individual address.
Only one device can be uniquely addressed via this individual address. This individual address will also
be automatically assigned by the DALI Gateway during the DALI commissioning.
The DALI commissioning takes place entirely via the plug-in embedded in the ETS 3 via the KNX/EIB
bus line. No additional tool and no special programming link is required.
The commissioning of the DALI devices as well as the DALI configuration or the DALI addressing takes
place fully automatic via the plug-in and the DALI Gateway. Only the assignment between the DALI
device and the group must be carried out ‘manually’ in the commissioning environment of the plug-in.
Different test or detection functions (separate switching on, switching off or blink function) available in
the plug-in make it also considerably easier to commission the different DALI devices.
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Functional description
Group 2
Lamp 5
Lamp 7
Lamp 9
Lamp 11
Lamp 4
Lamp 6
Lamp 8
Lamp 10
Lamp 3
Lamp 1
Group 1
Lamp 2
Group 3
Figure 5: Example of a grouping in the DALI system
In the example of a grouping (cf. Figure 5) each one of the drawn-in lamps features a DALI device
which is assigned one or several groups. In the example, lamp 1 is part of an individual group. This
lamp can be controlled separately from the other lamps. The other lamps belong to group 2. Hence,
they are collectively controlled. In addition, the lamps 2, 3, 6 and 7 can be controlled via group 3. Thus,
groups 2 and 3 assigned to these lamps overlap.
DALI devices that are assigned several groups will always adjust to the state that has been adjusted
last via one of the assigned groups. In this case, the feedback of the switching status or the
brightness value of a group is not always unique.
Example 1(cf. Figure 5): Group 2 is set to 10% brightness. Group 3 is then dimmed to a brightness
value of 20%. The lamps of group 3 will accept the brightness value of 20% which was invoked last.
The feedback of group 2 remains on 10% although some of the devices belonging to the group have
been set to 20% brightness.
Example 2: group 2 is switched on and assumes the brightness value of 100%. Internally, the state
of group 3 remains set at 0% brightness (OFF). The brightness of group 3 is now increased. The
lamps of group 3 will adapt to the dimming (increasing brightness starting at minimum brightness)
even though these lamps have already been switched on via group 2.
Basically, the assignment of DALI devices to groups is arbitrary. For the reasons mentioned above it
is recommended not to assign the devices to several groups at the DALI. In this case, the multiple
assignment can be turned off in the plug-in if the application program of version "0.4" or "1.4" is used
for the ETS configuration. Preferably, the devices should be allocated to separate instead of
overlapping groups. A KNX/EIB link via the group addressing in the ETS is also preferred.
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Functional description
The DALI Gateway acts as the central control component (master-controller) in the system that also
ensures the power supply of the DALI interface. The DALI devices, e.g. DALI electronic ballast,
function as slaves that transmit back the states or status reports to the master only upon request. It is
the function of the DALI Gateway only to transmit control commands received by the KNX/EIB to the
DALI line as well as to control the devices. Further DALI control components in multi-master mode, e.g.
an additional DALI center, a DALI potentiometer or power switching pushbuttons, are unnecessary and
can lead in some individual cases to malfunction in the DALI system. Therefore, it is necessary to
remove other control components from the system – especially when refitting existing DALI systems.
The DALI system is then entirely controlled by components of the KNX/EIB (cf. figure 6).
Figure 6: Schematic diagram of a KNX/EIB-DALI system interconnection
(example: DALI electronic ballast in different groups)
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Functional description
The communication via the DALI Gateway between the KNX/EIB and the DALI interface is bidirectional. On the one hand, the Gateway receives telegrams from the KNX/EIB that either directly
influence the brightness status of a DALI group (e.g. by switching, dimming, setting the brightness
value or scene recall) or indirectly adjust it (e.g. via time, disable or forced-control position functions).
Thus, the DALI Gateway internally always detects the current brightness states of the groups and
forwards brightness commands to the DALI devices which will then adjust to the corresponding
brightness.
On the other hand, the internally tracked switching or brightness states of the groups can be reported
back to the KNX/EIB. The transmission of status information of the DALI devices (lamp error, electronic
ballast error) or the Gateway (mains voltage failure, DALI short-circuit) to the bus is possible.
In addition, all groups controllable by up to 32 KNX/EIBs can be integrated in 16 independent scenes.
In a scene, brightness values can be separately parameterized for each DALI group in the ETS. They
can also be adjusted any time later during the on-going operation.
If the DALI devices have been assigned several groups (overlapping groups) and if these groups
have been assigned a common scene, the devices will adjust to the brightness value of the group
with the highest number.
Example: An electronic ballast device has been assigned groups 1 and 2. Both groups have been
assigned scene 1. When recalling a scene, group 1 is to adjust to a brightness of 10 % and group 2
to 20 %. If scene 1 is recalled the electronic ballast device is adjusted to 20 % brightness since
group 2 has the higher group number.
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Functional description
ETS plug-in
The setting of all device parameters as well as the DALI commissioning takes place entirely via the
plug-in embedded in the ETS 3. The plug-in is part of the product database and will be automatically
installed when the product file is imported into the ETS database. That makes the installation of an
additional software unnecessary.
The plug-in is started by including the DALI Gateway in an ETS 3 project and by opening the parameter
view of this device. Afterwards, the ETS programmer will have the view shown in figure 7.
Figure 7: Project interface of the ETS 3 plug-in
The project-interface is derived from the general ETS 3 parameter view and is divided into the same
fields. The tree structure in the left subwindow displays all parameter pages of the parameters affecting
several channels and devices as well as the group related parameters. The window also displays the
pages with the options for the commissioning and the import/export function.
The individual pages can be selected and opened with mouse-clicks or via keyboard navigation. The
parameters assigned to the parameter page or the options for the commissioning will become visible in
the right subwindow.
There are 4 buttons located in the lower window section. The “OK” button will close the plug-in and
save the selected parameters and configurations in the ETS database.
The “Cancel” button will close the plug-in without saving the data into the ETS database. Any changes
made to the parameter settings will be lost. Previously set DALI commissioning parameters will also not
be accepted into the ETS database. However, a DALI commissioning that has been executed before
will remain in the DALI devices.
The “Default” button will restore the default values. All changes made to the parameter settings that
differ from the default settings will be discarded. All created groups will be deleted. The DALI
commissioning parameters are also affected. The assignment of DALI devices to groups will get lost.
However, a DALI commissioning executed before will remain in the DALI devices if the “Default” button
is not activated in the commissioning environment. For this reason, a new DALI commissioning should
always be carried out.
By activating the “Help” button this DALI Gateway product documentation will open as an online help
page.
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Functional description
Handling DALI groups:
The DALI Gateway can distinguish up to 32 different groups which are created and configured
separately. Group 1 has already been created in the start view of the plug-in. Additional groups can be
added by selecting “Groups” in the tree structure view followed by the “New” command via the context
menu (right mouse click) (cf. Figure 8).
Figure 8: Adding DALI groups
Any created group can also be copied via the “Copy” command in the context menu of a group node
and inserted as a new group in the “Groups” node. The parameter settings of the copied group will be
adopted.
It is also possible to insert a previously copied group into an already existing one. All parameter
settings of the existing group will be adopted by the copied group.
Each created group receives a unique group number that is shown in square brackets in front of the
group name. The group number will be shown in the 7-segment display on the front panel when
manual control has been activated.
Created groups can be deleted at any time by selecting a group followed by the “Delete” command in
the context menu. It should be noted that at least one group must have been created.
Each group can be assigned a name by selecting a group followed by the “Rename” command via the
context menu. It is recommended to assign a unique name to each group (e.g. “Light-band window
South”, “Spots office center”, etc.). The name may not exceed 28 characters and may include
alphanumerical as well as special characters.
Each group can be parameterized independently in the plug-in. During the DALI commissioning, the
individual DALI devices will be programmed with the parameterization data once the group
parameterization has been completed. All devices assigned to a DALI group will be identically put
into operation.
If, however, DALI devices have been assigned to several groups, these devices will receive the
project design with the highest group number.
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Import, export, printing:
The project design of the device (all parameter settings and KNX/EIB group addresses) as well as all
DALI commissioning parameters (all detected DALI devices and group assignments) can be backed up
by exporting an external XML file. Backed up data can be imported at any time. That way it is easy to
back up data ‘outside’ the ETS database as well. In addition, an existing project design can also be
imported into other DALI Gateways as a master which makes it considerably easier to configure a new
device.
The import and export function can be executed on the “Import / Export / Printing” parameter page of
the plug-in.
By activating the “Export” button, the current device configuration of the plug-in will be exported into an
XML file. The memory location for the file can be specified prior to the export. The plug-in displays the
progress during the export. This may take some time. The time required depends on the number of
existing DALI devices and the number of the created groups and enabled functions.
The data is exported in an "*.XML" format. In order to export an XML file, the Microsoft XML parser
4.0 must be installed on the PC ("msxml4.dll"). The program can be downloaded on the Microsoft
homepage (www.microsoft.com/downloads) for operating systems from Windows 98 onwards
(search term “msxml”). The required program package is "MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 2 (Microsoft
XML Core Services)" or a later version.
In case the program package is not installed, the plug-in of the DALI Gateway will report an error
when executing an export command. More recent operating systems come with the program
package already preinstalled.
Activating the “Import” button will import a previously exported XML file into the device configuration. It
should be noted that the current configuration of the plug-in including the commissioning parameters of
the DALI devices will be overwritten in the ETS by the import. The plug-in will display a warning
message before proceeding with the import (cf. Figure 9).
Figure 9: Warning message prior to the import
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Functional description
After the import has been confirmed the plug-in will ask whether the import is to take place with or
without KNX/EIB group addresses (cf. figure 10).
When importing without group addresses the plug-in will not transfer any associations between
communication objects and group addresses of the XML file. Objects are not associated with any group
addresses after the import.
It is also possible to import a XML file with the KNX/EIB group addresses stored in the file. Before
transferring, the plug-in will check all group addresses stored in the XML file. The plug-in will discard
the group addresses if they have either not been created in the current ETS project or if (in case they
are available) are of the wrong data type.
If an XML import with transfer of the group addresses is used on a device that has already been
preconfigured with group addresses in an ETS project, the following must be taken into
consideration:
Group addresses are not transferred completely from the XML template if group addresses are
already linked with communication objects! In this case all group addresses in the device in question
must be deleted in the ETS project before the XML import. Only after that can the XML import with
group addresses be performed.
After each successful XML import with group addresses, the "Sending" flags of the addresses must
be adapted "by hand". This adaptation must be performed separately for each communication object
in the ETS configuration view with a closed plug-in. Setting the "Sending" flag configures in the ETS
the group address an object uses to transmit telegrams actively to the bus (transmitting address).
Only one address of a given object can be transmitting. All other addresses are exclusively receiving.
During an XML import, the plug-in automatically sets the address with the highest value as
transmitting
Figure 10: Import dialogue with or without KNX/EIB group addresses
The import will also overwrite all DALI commissioning parameters (detected DALI devices and group
assignments) with the data of the XML file. It must be pointed out that only the data stored in the ETS
database will be adjusted. A prior DALI commissioning including the programming of the DALI
devices will remain in the DALI devices. For this reason, a new DALI commissioning should always
be carried out after the import of an XML file.
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The plug-in of the DALI Gateway also permits the printing of the entire device configuration including
the project design of the groups, the scene configuration and all DALI commissioning parameters in
form of a configuration report.
The print function can be found on the “Import / Export / Printing” parameter page of the plug-in.
After activating the “Print” button, the plug-in will ask whether you want to print the complete device
configuration or only part of the DALI commissioning parameters including the DALI group assignments
(cf. figure 11).
Figure 11: Print dialogue for selecting printing options
The project design of the DALI groups, the DALI commissioning and the DALI test are described in the
following chapters.
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4.2.4.2 Functions affecting several devices
Feedback for DALI error status
The DALI Gateway permits the error status feedback of the connected DALI devices. In case of failure,
the DALI components will send “lamp error” or “Error in device (e.g. electronic ballast error)” status
information to the DALI Gateway where it will be stored. The DALI Gateway provides all status
information via the “DALI error status” 1-byte collective feedback object 210 on the KNX/EIB side.
The data format of the collective feedback object is described in table 1.
Bits
7 (MSB)
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 (LSB)
Number of DALI device (0...63)
Lamp error (0 = no error, 1 = error)
Device error, e.g. internal electronic ballast error (0 = no error, 1 = error)
Table 1: Data format of the collective feedback object for DALI error status.
A feedback telegram will always transmit the status information of only one DALI device.
The bits 0...3 of the 1-byte feedback telegram identify the faulty device via the device number. The
numbers of all DALI devices are shown in square brackets in front of the device name in the
commissioning environment of the ETS plug-in or in the configuration report (print function) (e.g. [1] for
the first DALI device). By assigning a meaningful device name during the commissioning in addition to
the number (e.g. “[1] electronic ballast row 1 right”), it will be easy to identify which device at what
location actually is reporting the error. The device numbers will be automatically assigned during the
commissioning when searching for existing devices.
It has to be noted that the device number found in the plug-in or printed in the documentation is
counted in decimals from 1 to 64. The numbers given in the feedback telegram are equivalent from 0
to 63.
Bit 6 will be set in the feedback telegram if the applicable DALI device has detected a lamp error (e.g.
defect lamps, cable break to the lamp socket). In case of no lamp defect this bit is deleted (“0”).
Bit 7 of the feedback will be set if the identified device has reported a general error (e.g. internal
electronic ballast error) or if the applicable device can no longer be addressed via the DALI Gateway
(e.g. the device is disconnected from the DALI line). In case of no device error this bit is deleted (“0”).
As the master in the DALI system, the DALI Gateway will request periodically every second the status
of the connected devices (slaves) as soon as it is ready for operation. That means that in a system with
a maximum of 64 DALI devices, an error will be identified no later than after 64 seconds. An error
occurring in the device has to be eliminated (switch off mains voltage at the relevant DALI device and
follow the manufacturer’s guidelines!). The DALI Gateway will automatically detect an eliminated error
after the commissioning of the repaired device and will remove the error status in the feedback.
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Setting the feedback for the DALI error status
The ETS parameterization allows to define whether the error status feedback is to be transmitted
actively to the KNX/EIB (telegram transmission when status has changed) or passively (telegram
transmission only in case of a trigger request).
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Set the “DALI error status feedback ?” parameter on the “General” parameter page to “Yes, feedback
object is an active message object”.
As soon as an error has been detected at a DALI device during the cyclical status request, the DALIGateway will send a feedback telegram with the corresponding device number to the KNX/EIB.
As soon as an error at the DALI device has been eliminated, the DALI-Gateway will detect the
elimination of error as long as the operating voltage supply had been available without any
interruptions and it will send, corresponding to the DALI device number, a feedback telegram "No
error" to the KNX/EIB.
This is where the behaviour of the DALI-Gateway depends on the device version. The difference can
be explained as follows...
In case of devices showing the version identification "I01" on the device label, another feedback
telegram will be directly transmitted to the KNX/EIB when an eliminated error has been
acknowledged provided that at least one more DALI error was detected by the Gateway. This
ensures that further DALI errors can be immediately detected by the operating or maintenance
personnel, for example, with visualization. If no other device or lamp error has been detected, no
other feedback telegram will be send by the Gateway.
In case of a DALI Gateway without the version identification on the device label mentioned above,
further identified errors will not be sent again to the KNX/EIB during the elimination of a device or
lamp error. The transmission of a feedback telegram relating to a DALI device is thus taking place
only once in each case after the error has been detected.
An stored error in the DALI Gateway will get lost in case of a mains voltage failure. Thus, no more
feedback will be transmitted once an error has been eliminated by switching off and on again the
mains voltage at the DALI Gateway.
The DALI Gateway initializes after the programming of the ETS or after the mains voltage has been
switched on. If a DALI error has been detected the Gateway will proceed to transmit the
corresponding feedback telegram. The “DALI error status” will not be automatically transmitted to the
bus after the return of bus voltage (mains voltage at the Gateway is permanently switched on during
bus failure).
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Set the “DALI error status feedback ?” parameter on the “General” parameter page to “Yes, feedback
object is a passive status object”.
In case of a detected error there will be no automatic telegram transmission to the KNX/EIB. In order
to determine the error status of a DALI device, the “DALI error status” communication object 210 has
to be externally written by a 1-byte trigger telegram (ValueWrite). The bits 0...5 of the trigger
telegram have to include the number of the DALI device whose status has been requested (cf. Table
1). The bits 6 and 7 have to be set to “1”. Otherwise the trigger telegram will be ignored.
The DALI Gateway will immediately respond to a received and valid trigger telegram by transmitting
the current status once.
The Gateway will respond with deleted error bits to trigger requests for device numbers that are not
available in the DALI system.
The DALI Gateway will respond to a Read telegram (ValueRead) that has been transmitted to the
“DALI error status” communication object 210 by sending the object value that was updated last
(ValueResponse). Thus, DALI devices cannot be uniquely addressed.
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Set the "DALI error status feedback ?" parameter on the "General" parameter page to "No".
This will deactivate the DALI error status. The communication object is now hidden.
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Feedback for the mains voltage supply on the DALI Gateway
The DALI Gateway is able to monitor its supply voltage at the connection. In case of failure the
Gateway is able to send a message telegram to the KNX/EIB before shutting down. Optionally, it is
possible to have the mains voltage supply confirmed.
If the mains voltage supply of the Gateway and the connected DALI devices are connected to the same
phase connector, it is possible to monitor the operating status of the entire DALI system by analyzing
the feedback of the mains voltage.
The DALI Gateway uses the independent “DALI voltage failure” 1-bit communication object 211 for
giving feedback to a voltage drop or return of voltage. The polarity of the telegram is preset: (mains
voltage available = 0, mains voltage failure = 1).
Setting the feedback for the mains voltage supply
The ETS parameterization allows to define whether only a mains voltage supply failure of the DALI
Gateway or whether a mains voltage return is also to be reported to the KNX/EIB. The telegram is
always actively transmitted. As soon as the status of the mains voltage has changed, a one-time
feedback telegram will be transmitted.
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Set the "DALI Gateway mains voltage failure / return feedback ?" parameter on the "General"
parameter page to "Yes (only in case of a voltage failure)”.
As soon as a mains voltage failure has been detected at the DALI Gateway, the Gateway will
immediately transmit a feedback telegram. Then it will shut down.
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Set the "DALI Gateway mains voltage failure / return feedback ?" parameter on the "General"
parameter page to "Yes (only in case of voltage failure and return)”.
As soon as a mains voltage failure has been detected at the DALI Gateway, the Gateway will
immediately transmit a feedback telegram. Then it will shut down. The DALI Gateway initializes when
switching on the mains voltage supply. It will then transmit a feedback telegram and indicate that the
mains voltage is on.
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Set the "DALI Gateway mains voltage failure / return feedback ?" parameter on the "General"
parameter page to "No".
The feedback mains voltage supply status will be deactivated. The communication object is now
hidden.
Feedback on a mains voltage failure can only be transmitted if the bus voltage has been connected
and switched on at the time of the failure.
In case no bus voltage has been connected or switched on at the time of the voltage return, there will
be also no feedback on the mains voltage return. The feedback will not be stored. Thus, no feedback
will be transmitted even at a later time when switching on the bus voltage.
The “DALI voltage failure” feedback is not automatically transmitted to the bus after the return of bus
voltage or after ETS programming with bus voltage applied at the DALI Gateway.
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Feedback for DALI short-circuit
The DALI Gateway detects short-circuits in the DALI line – for instance in case of an installation error.
As soon as a short-circuit has been identified in the DALI line (with mains voltage applied), the DALI
Gateway will send a feedback to the KNX/EIB if the feedback function has been enabled for a DALI
short-circuit.
The DALI Gateway utilizes the independent “DALI short-circuit” 1-bit communication object 212 for a
DALI short-circuit feedback. The polarity of the telegram is preset: (no short-circuit = 0, short-circuit = 1)
Setting the feedback for DALI short-circuit
The ETS allows to set parameters that determine whether a DALI feedback on a short-circuit is to be
transmitted to the KNX/EIB. If enabled, the telegram is always actively transmitted. If a short-circuit has
been detected or eliminated, the Gateway will transmit a feedback telegram in each case.
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Set the "DALI short-circuit feedback ?” parameter on the "General" parameter page to "Yes".
The DALI short-circuit feedback is activated and the communication object is enabled.
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Set the "DALI short-circuit feedback ?” parameter on the "General" parameter page to "No".
The DALI short-circuit feedback function is deactivated. The communication object is hidden.
The connected DALI devices will also respond to a short-circuit in the DALI line. The devices will
adjust to the preset "SystemFailureLevel". This value will be programmed into the DALI devices
during the commissioning of the DALI Gateway and corresponds to the “Response to bus voltage
failure” value that can be parameterized in the ETS for each group.
Because the brightness of the connected DALI devices might possibly change in case of a shortcircuit ("SystemFailureLevel"), the DALI Gateway will also transmit feedback on the switching state
and brightness value to the bus if these feedback functions have been enabled.
Feedback on a DALI short-circuit can only be transmitted if the bus voltage has been connected and
switched on at the time of the short-circuit.
In case no bus voltage has been connected or switched on at the time of the short-circuit, there will
also be no feedback transmission. The feedback, however, will be stored so it can be transmitted at
a later time after the bus voltage has been applied.
The DALI Gateway initializes after the ETS programming or after the mains voltage has been
applied. If a short-circuit has been detected in the DALI line, the Gateway will proceed to transmit the
corresponding feedback telegram. The “DALI short-circuit” will not be automatically transmitted to the
bus after the return of bus voltage (mains voltage at the Gateway is permanently switched on during
bus failure).
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DALI device replacement
After the start of the automatic device replacement, the DALI Gateway can check the DALI system for
the integrity of the DALI devices previously put into operation. If, for instance, the installer has replaced
a defect DALI electronic ballast device with a new one, the DALI Gateway is able to program the new
electronic ballast device with the project data of the failed electronic ballast device. Thus it is possible
to replace a failed DALI device by a simple operation on the device without any complex ETS
parameterization.
Chapter 2.4 “Commissioning” describes in detail the automatic device replacement and the required
steps to carry out the replacement.
The following describes the ETS parameterization of this function.
Enabling the DALI device replacement
The ETS allows to set parameters that determine whether an automatic device replacement can be
carried out locally at the DALI Gateway.
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Set the "Enable DALI device replacement manually?” parameter on the "General" parameter page to
"Yes".
This permits to start and carry out an automatic DALI device replacement locally at the DALI
Gateway.
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Set the "Enable DALI device replacement manually?” parameter on the "General" parameter page to
"No".
An automatic DALI device replacement will now not be possible. Locally, the control function is
disabled.
All other functions of the DALI Gateway are paused during the automatic device replacement. The
Gateway tracks all bus states received during the device replacement and regularly analysizes the
values tracked before (switching, dimming, brightness value, scenes, central function, forced-control
position, disable function) at the end of the automatic device replacement. The device replacement
will interrupt any active forced-control position or disable function which will be activated again at the
end of the replacement, if, in the meantime, the functions have not been deactivated via the bus. The
behaviour as at the beginning of these functions will not be carried out again.
An automatic device replacement can also be carried out if the manual control has been disabled.
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Manual control
The DALI Gateway permits to manually control all available DALI groups. The keypad with 4 function
keys and 3 status LEDs on the front panel of the device can be used for setting the following modes of
operation...
– Bus mode: operation with touch sensors or other bus devices
– Temporary manual control mode: manual operation locally with keypad, automatic return to bus
mode,
– Permanent manual control mode: local manual operation with keypad
The operation of the function keys, the control of the outputs and the status indication are described in
detail in chapter 2.5 “Operation".
The following paragraphs are to give a more detailed description on the parameterization, status
feedback, disabling via bus mode and interactions with other functions of the DALI Gateway with
activated and deactivates manual control.
Manual control is possible only if the Gateway is supplied with power from the mains. The DALI
Gateway is delivered with fully enabled manual control mode. In this unprogrammed state, all
connected DALI devices can be controlled via the broadcast function that permits fast operational
testing of the connected drives (e.g. on the construction site).
After the first commissioning of the Gateway with the ETS, the manual control mode can be enabled or
disabled separately for different states of operation. Manual control can, for instance, be disabled
during bus mode (bus voltage applied). Another option is the complete disabling of the manual control
only in the case of bus voltage failure. Therefore, manual control can be completely disabled during the
bus mode if bus disable as well as bus failure disable is active.
Enabling the manual control mode
Manual control for the different states of operation is enabled or disabled by means of the "Manual
control in case of bus voltage failure" and "Manual control during bus mode" parameters .
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Set the "Manual control in case of bus voltage failure" parameter to "enabled".
Manual control is then basically enabled when the bus voltage is off. This corresponds to the setting
in the delivery state.
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Set the "Manual control in case of bus voltage failure" parameter to "disabled".
Manual control is completely disabled when the bus voltage is off. Because bus mode is not
available in that state, the DALI groups of the Gateway can no longer be addressed.
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Set the "Manual control during bus mode" parameter to "enabled".
Manual control is then basically enabled when the bus voltage is on. The DALI groups of the
Gateway can be operated either via the bus or manually. This setting corresponds to the delivery
state.
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Set the "Manual control during bus mode" parameter to "disabled".
Manual control is completely disabled when the bus voltage is on. With this configuration, the DALI
groups can only be operated via the bus.
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A bus voltage failure will not terminate an active manual control even if the “Manual control in case
of bus voltage failure = disabled” parameter has been set. It will be disabled only after ending manual
control.
Other parameters and communication objects of the manual control are visible only with the
configuration: "Manual control during bus mode = enabled". For this reason the disable function, the
status message and the disabling of the bus mode can only be configured with the above parameter
setting in place.
Setting the behaviour for the beginning and for the end of manual control
The manual control features a temporary and permanent manual control mode. These modes cause
different behaviours, especially at the end of the control mode. Basically, it should be noted that the
bus, i.e. control of the DALI groups by direct control (switching / dimming / brightness value / scene /
central) or by the disable or forced-position functions is always disabled in case of an active manual
control mode. This is to say that the manual control mode has the highest priority.
Behaviour at the beginning of the manual control:
There is no difference in the behaviour between temporary or permanent manual control at the
beginning of the manual control. When activating the manual control, the brightness states of the DALI
groups do not change. Blinking during disable function: The blinking of the disable function will be
discontinued at the beginning of the manual control. The brightness remains set to the blinking state
adjusted last ("ON" or "OFF"). The switching status is indicated by “ON”.
Manual control can override active forced-control positions or disable functions. These functions are
reactivated after the manual control mode has been deactivated unless they have been cancelled in
the meantime.
Behaviour at the end of the manual control mode:
The behaviour at the end of manual control differs between the temporary and permanent manual
control.
The temporary manual control mode is shut off automatically when the last group has been addressed
and when the
select key is pressed once more. When the temporary manual control mode is shut
off, the Gateway returns to 'normal' bus mode and does not change the brightness states selected by
manual control. If, however, a forced-control position or a disable function has been activated via the
bus prior to or during manual control, the actuator re-executes these higher-priority functions for the
relevant groups.
The permanent manual control mode is shut off, when the
select key is pressed for more than 5 s.
Depending on the ETS parameterization of the Gateway, the groups will be set to the state last
adjusted in the manual control mode or set to the state internally tracked (direct operation, forcedcontrol position, disable lock) when the permanent manual control is shut off. The "Behaviour at the
end of permanent manual control during bus mode" parameter defines the corresponding reaction.
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Set the "Behaviour at the end of permanent manual control during bus mode" parameter to "No
change".
All telegrams received during an active permanent manual control for direct operation (switching,
dimming, brightness value, central, scenes) will be discarded. After the end of the permanent manual
control, the current state of all brightness states remains unchanged. If, however, a forced-control
position or a disable function has been activated via the bus prior to or during manual control, the
Gateway re-executes these higher-priority functions for the relevant groups.
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Set the "Behaviour at the end of permanent manual control during bus mode" parameter to "Retain
outputs".
During an active permanent manual control all incoming telegrams are internally tracked. At the end
of the manual control mode, the groups will be set to the brightness states tracked last. If, however, a
forced-control position or a disable function has been activated via the bus prior to or during manual
control, the Gateway re-executes these higher-priority functions for the relevant groups.
The behaviour at the end of the permanent manual control with disconnected bus voltage (only
manual control mode) is permanently set to "No change".
The control operations triggered in the manual control mode will be transmitted actively via feedback
objects to the bus, if enabled.
On return of bus voltage or after programming with the ETS an activated manual control mode will
always be terminated. In this case, the parameterized or predefined behaviour at the end of manual
control will not be executed. Instead, the Gateway will execute the parameterized behaviour upon
bus/mains voltage return or after programming with the ETS.
Setting the disable function of the manual control mode
The manual control mode can be separately disabled via the bus, even if it is already active. As soon
as a disable telegram is received via the disable object with the disable function enabled, the Gateway
will, if applicable, terminate an activated manual control mode immediately and lock the function keys
on the device panel. The telegram polarity of the disable object is parameterizable.
The manual control mode during bus mode must have been enabled.
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Set the "Disable function for manual control?" parameter on parameter page "Manual control" to
"Yes".
The disable function of the manual control mode has now been enabled and the disable object
becomes visible.
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Select the desired telegram polarity for the "Polarity of disable object for manual control" parameter.
In case the polarity "0 = disabled; 1 = enabled", the disable function will be immediately active after
a bus/ mains voltage return or after an ETS programming (object value “0”). In order to activate
manual control, an enabling telegram “1” would have to be transmitted to the disable object first.
In case of bus voltage failure, disabling via the disable object is always inactive (depending on
parameterization, the manual control is then either enabled or completely disabled). After the return
of bus voltage, a disable that had been active before will always be inactive if the polarity of the
disable object has not been inverted.
In case of supply voltage failure (mains voltage failure), a disable will be deactivated via the disable
object.
When an active manual control has been terminated by a disable, the actuator will also transmit a
"Manual control inactive" status message to the bus, if the status message function is enabled.
The disable function of the manual control does not influence the “Automatic device replacement”
function.
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Setting the status messaging function for the manual control mode
The DALI Gateway can transmit a status message to the bus via a separate object with either activated
or deactivated manual control mode. The status telegram can only be transmitted with the bus voltage
switched on. The polarity of the status telegram can be parameterized.
The manual control during bus mode must be enabled.
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Set the "Transmit manual control status?" parameter on the "Manual control" parameter page to
"yes".
The status messaging function of the manual control is enabled and the status object becomes
visible.
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Specify for the "Function and polarity of status object" parameter whether the status telegram is
generally a "1" telegram every time the manual control mode is activated or only in those cases when
the permanent manual control is activated.
The status object is always "0", when the manual control mode is deactivated.
The status will be actively transmitted to the bus ("0") only if a manual control that was activated
during bus voltage failure has been terminated by the bus voltage return. In this case, the status
telegram will be transmitted without delay.
If an active manual control is terminated by a disable, the actuator will also transmit a "Manual
control inactive" status telegram to the bus.
Setting a bus mode disable
Individual DALI groups can be disabled locally. The affected groups can then no longer be controlled
via the KNX/EIB. A bus mode disable is effected by local control in permanent manual control mode
and indicated by the flashing of the group number in the 7-segment display. The disabled groups can
then only be addressed in permanent manual control mode.
The manual control during bus mode must enabled.
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Set the "Bus mode of individual groups can be disabled?" parameter on the "Manual control"
parameter page to "yes".
The bus mode disable function is enabled and can be activated locally. If "No" is selected for this
parameter, the bus mode disable cannot be activated in permanent manual control mode.
A locally activated disable has the highest priority. Other functions of the Gateway that can be
activated via the bus (e.g. forced-control position or disable function) will then be overridden.
Depending on the ETS parameterization of the Gateway, the groups will be set to the state last
adjusted via manual control or to the state internally tracked (direct operation, forced-control position,
disable lock) when the permanent manual control has been enabled and switched off afterwards.
A locally activated bus mode disable will not be reset in case of bus voltage failure or bus voltage
return. A supply voltage failure (mains voltage failure) or an ETS programming operation will always
deactivate the bus mode disable.
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4.2.4.3 Description of functions affecting all channels:
Delay after bus/ mains voltage return
To reduce telegram traffic on the bus line after bus voltage activation (bus reset) or mains supply
activation, after connecting the device to the bus line or after an ETS programming, it is possible to
delay all actively transmitting feedback telegrams of the Gateway. For this purpose, a delay time
affecting all channels can be specified ("Delay after bus voltage return" parameter in the "General"
parameter node). Feedback telegrams for bus initialization will be transmitted to the bus only after the
parametrized time has elapsed.
Which group-oriented feedback is actually delayed can be specified separately for each DALI group or
for each feedback function.
The delay has no effect on the behaviour of the individual groups. Only the feedback telegrams will
be delayed. The groups can also be activated during the delay after bus voltage return.
A setting of "0" for the delay time after bus voltage return will completely deactivate the delay
function. In this case, all feedback telegrams, if actively transmitted, will be transmitted to the bus
without delay.
The “DALI error status”, “DALI short-circuit” or “DALI voltage failure” messages will basically be
transmitted without time delay.
Delaying a feedback
The transmitting behaviour after a bus voltage return can only be determined for those feedbacks that
are enabled and set to actively transmit.
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Set the "Time delay for feedback telegram after bus voltage return" parameter to "Yes". The
parameter can be found on the parameter page for the corresponding switching status or brightness
value feedback message of a group.
In this case, the feedback telegram will be transmitted only when the delay time after the bus voltage
return has lapsed. If set to “No”, a feedback telegram will be transmitted to the bus without delay
immediately after the bus voltage return.
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Central function
The Gateway provides the option to link selected individual or all groups with a 1-bit central
communication object. The behaviour when activating a group via the central function is comparable to
a central group address linked with all "Switching" objects.
The groups assigned to the central function are activated according to the received central object
value. The polarity of the central telegram can be inverted via parameter.
The behaviour of the groups is identical to the 'normal' activation via the "Switching" objects (same
priority – last switching command is executed – cf. fig. 12). Hence, all 'secondary' functions such as
timing or additional functions are considered as well.
Object
"Switching central function"
Polarity of central object
...
Object
"Switching"
Fig.12: Functional diagram "Central switching"
Enabling the central function
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Enable the central function on the "General" parameter page by setting the "Central function?"
parameter to "Yes".
When the function is activated, the "Switching central function" communication object becomes
visible.
Assigning groups to the central function
Each DALI group can be assigned independently of the central function.
The central function must have been enabled on the "General" parameter page. Otherwise, the
assignment will have no effect on a group.
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Set the “Assignment to central function ?” parameter in the “Groups – [x] group name – switching“
parameter node (x = group number 1...32) to “Yes“.
The corresponding group is now assigned to the central function. The assigned DALI devices can be
switched on or off from a central control station.
The switching status set by the central function will be tracked in the feedback objects and also
transmitted to the bus, if they are actively transmitting. The switching status set by a central function
is not tracked in the "Switching" objects.
After a bus/ mains voltage return or after an ETS programming, the central function will always be
inactive (object value "0").
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4.2.4.4 Channel-oriented functional description
Each group can be separately parameterized in the plug-in. During the programming with the ETS,
the individual DALI devices will be programmed with the parameter data of the assigned groups. All
devices assigned to a DALI group will be put into operation in the exact same way.
If, however, DALI devices have been assigned to several groups these devices will receive the
project design with the highest group number.
Defining the brightness range
The adjustable brightness range of a DALI group can be defined by setting a lower and an upper
brightness value. The “Minimum brightness” and “Maximum brightness” parameters in the “groups [x] group name" parameter node (X = group number 1...32) determine the brightness values that will
not be exceeded or under-run during any of the activated operating states of the Gateway (cf. figure
13). This permits to individually adjust the brightness of the addressed lamps of the DALI devices –
also to the perception of the human eye. The configured minimum brightness can only be under-run by
switching it off.
In addition, it is possible to specify the brightness value for the devices of the group which is adjusted
via the “Switching” or “Switching central function” objects every time it is switched on. The “Switch-on
brightness” parameter in the “Groups - [x] group name" parameter node (x = group number 1...32)
defines this “Switch-on brightness“ parameter separately for each group. The adjustable value lies
between the minimum and the maximum brightness values (cf. figure 13).
Brightness value
(100 %)
non-adjustable brightness range
Maximum brightness (z. B. 90 %)
Switching on
Switch-on brightness (z. B. 70 %)
adjustable brightness range
relative or
absolute dimming
Minimum brightness (z. B. 10 %)
non-adjustable brightness range
Switching off
OFF (0 %)
Figure 13: Example: Brightness range with the switch-on brightness of a DALI group
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Setting the minimum brightness
The minimum brightness can be set separately for each DALI group.
„
Set the “Minimum brightness” parameter in the “Groups- [x] group name" parameter node (x = group
number 1...32) to the required brightness value.
The adjusted brightness will not be under-run in any of the activated operating states.
The adjustable value cannot exceed the parameterized maximum brightness (minimum brightness <
maximum brightness).
While the minimum brightness is adjusted, the ETS plug-in will check all parameterized brightness
values of the group (e.g. switch-on brightness, scene values etc.) to see whether the values have
exceeded the minimum brightness. If this is the case, the plug-in will report a conflict of values and
offers the following option...
– the brightness values can be adjusted to the minimum brightness or
– the setting of the minimum brightness will be reset to the original value.
In case values are received via the brightness value object that fall short of the parameterized
minimum brightness, the Gateway will set the minimum brightness as the new brightness value for
the affected group.
Setting the maximum brightness
The maximum brightness can be set separately for each DALI group.
„
Set the “Maximum brightness” parameter in the “Groups- [x] group name" parameter node (x = group
number 1.3.32) to the required brightness value.
The adjusted brightness will not be exceeded in any of the activated operating states.
The adjustable value cannot fall short of the parameterized minimum brightness (minimum
brightness < maximum brightness).
While the maximum brightness is adjusted the ETS plug-in will check all parameterized brightness
values of the group (e.g. switch-on brightness, scene values etc.) to see whether the values have
exceeded the maximum brightness. If this is the case, the plug-in will report a conflict of values and
offers the following option...
– the brightness values can be adjusted to the maximum brightness or
– the setting of the maximum brightness will be reset to the original value.
In case values are received via the brightness value object that exceed the parameterized maximum
brightness, the Gateway will set the maximum brightness as the new brightness value for the
affected group.
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Setting the switch-on brightness
The switch-on brightness can be set separately for each DALI group.
„
Set the “Switch-on brightness” parameter in the “Groups - [x] group name" parameter node (x =
group number 1...32) to “Brightness value”. Select the required brightness value in the selection field.
On reception of an ON telegram the selected brightness will be set to the devices of the DALI group
via the “Switching” communication object. In addition, the polarity of the parameterized switch-on
brightness will be set to “Activated” on reception of a central telegram.
„
Set the “Switch-on brightness” parameter in the “Groups - [x] group name" parameter node (x =
group number 1...32) to “Memory value (brightness prior to last shutoff)”.
When switching on, the brightness value equals the one that was active and internally stored prior to
the shutoff (via the “Switching” or “Switching central function”). This value is permanently stored so
that the value is pre-defined to the maximum after bus or mains voltage return or after programming
with the ETS.
Setting “Brightness value”: The adjustable value to be selected cannot be smaller than the
parameterized minimum brightness and cannot be larger than the configured maximum brightness.
A memory value is internally stored by a switch-off telegram even if the bus controlled switch-off is
overridden, for example, by a disable or forced-control position function or by manual control. In this
case, the internally tracked brightness value will be stored as the memory value.
If the no Soft-ON function is activated, the brightness value will be activated when switching on.
When a Soft-ON function is activated, the switch-on brightness will be adjusted according to the
dimming speed for the Soft-ON function.
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Response to bus voltage failure, bus or mains voltage return or ETS programming
The switching states or brightness values of the DALI groups following bus voltage failure, bus or
mains voltage return or after ETS programming can be set separately.
Setting the behaviour after programming with the ETS
The “Behaviour after ETS programming” parameter is created separately for each group in the “Groups
- [x] group name" parameter node (x = group number 1...32). This parameter can be used to
parameterize the brightness behaviour independently of the behaviour after bus/ mains voltage return.
„
Set the parameter to "No change".
After the ETS programming, the DALI devices of a group will show not reaction and keep the current
brightness value or remain switched off.
„
Set the parameter to "Switch-off".
The group will be switched off after the programming with the ETS has been completed, .
„
Set the parameter to "Brightness value". Select the required brightness value in the selection field.
The group will be set to the brightness value specified in the selection field. The adjustable value
must be within the limits of the parameterized maximum and minimum brightness.
The parameterized behaviour will be executed after every application or parameter download by the
ETS. A simple download of the physical address alone or partial programming of only the group
addresses will cause this parameter to be disregarded and the "Response to bus voltage return"
parameter to be executed.
An ETS programming can only take place if the DALI Gateway is connected to the mains voltage.
A switching status set after an ETS programming cycle will be tracked in the feedback objects.
When set to “No change”: the communication objects of the Gateway will be initialized with “0” after a
programming operation. In this case, the switching status or brightness value feedback returned will
correspond to the 'true' brightness status of the group only if the group has been activated at least
once via the bus or manual control. Feedback objects that are set to actively transmit will transmit no
telegram.
An ETS programming operation will terminate the active manual control mode.
After programming with the ETS, the disable functions as well as the forced-control positions are
always deactivated.
The DALI Gateway will initialize after the ETS programming and will configure the connected devices
with the group parameters via the DALI line. This is the reason why the entire DALI system has to be
connected and fully activated after programming with the ETS. If at this point an error occurs in the
DALI line (e.g. short-circuit, cable break), the DALI configuration cannot take place. The error has to
be eliminated and the programming with the ETS has to be repeated! During the configuration, "
"
will be shown on the front panel in the 7-segment display.
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Setting the response to bus voltage failure
The “Response to bus voltage failure” parameter is created separately for each group in the “Groups [x] group name" parameter node (x = group number 1...32).
„
Set the parameter to "No change".
Following a bus voltage failure, the DALI devices of a group will not react and keep the current
brightness value or remain switched off.
„
Set the parameter to "Switch-off".
In case of bus voltage failure the group will be switched off.
„
Set the parameter to "Brightness value". Select the required brightness value in the selection field.
The group will be set to the brightness value specified in the selection field. The adjustable value
must be within the limits of the parameterized maximum and minimum brightness.
The DALI devices assigned to the group will behave according to the parameterized response to bus
voltage failure ("SystemFailureLevel") even in case of a voltage failure in the DALI line (e.g. shortcircuit, cable break, mains voltage failure only at the DALI Gateway).
The current states of the forced-control positions will also be stored in case of bus or mains voltage
failure so they can be resumed, if needed, after the return of bus and mains voltage (depends on the
parameterization of the forced-control position functions).
A bus voltage failure will always cause the deletion of active disable or forced-control position
functions rendering them inactive.
Setting the response to bus voltage return
The “Response to bus voltage return” parameter is created separately for each group in the “Groups [x] group name" parameter node (x = group number 1...32). The parameter also defines the behaviour
after mains voltage return.
„
Set the parameter to "No change".
Following a bus/ mains voltage failure, the DALI devices of a group will show no response and keep
the current brightness value or remain switched off.
„
Set the parameter to "Switch-off".
The group will be switched off in case of bus/mains voltage failure.
„
Set the parameter to "Brightness value as prior to bus voltage failure".
After bus/ mains voltage return, the brightness value that was internally stored last prior to the bus/
mains voltage failure is resumed.
„
Set the parameter to "Brightness value". Select the required brightness value in the selection field.
The group will be set to the brightness value specified in the selection field. The adjustable value
must be within the limits of the parameterized maximum and minimum brightness.
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„
Set the parameter to "Start Staircase timer function".
Independent of the “Switching” object, the Staircase timer function will be activated after bus voltage
return. Make sure that the Staircase timer function has been enabled in the parameterization of the
plug-in. In case the Staircase timer function has not been enabled, this setting will produce no
reaction after the return of bus/ mains voltage.
Setting: “Brightness value as prior to bus voltage failure” When programming the application or the
parameter with the ETS, the internally stored switching state will be reset to “Off – 0".
Forced-control position as an additional function: The communication object of the forced-control
position function can be separately initialized after bus voltage return. This will influence the reaction
of the group if the forced-control position in case of bus voltage return has been activated. The
parameterized “Response to bus voltage return” will be executed only if no forced-control position is
activated after a bus voltage return.
Disable function as an additional function: Active disable functions will always be inactive after a bus
or mains voltage failure.
Any switching state set after a bus/ mains voltage return will be tracked in the feedback objects.
When the mains voltage returns at the connected DALI devices (e.g. supply via another mains phase
conductor) the devices will adjust to the brightness according to their "PowerOnLevel". This value will
be programmed into the devices during the commissioning of the DALI Gateway and corresponds to
the “Response to bus voltage return”.
When set to “No change”, “Switch off”, “Brightness value as prior to bus voltage failure” and “Start
Staircase timer function”, the value for minimum brightness will be programmed as “PowerOnLevel”
into the devices.
When set to “No change”: the communication objects of the Gateway will be initialized with “0” after
bus/ mains voltage return. In this case, the returned switching status or brightness value feedback
corresponds to the 'true' brightness status of the group only if the group has been activated at least
once via the bus or manual control. No telegram will be transmitted if feedback objects are set to
actively transmitting.
As soon as bus voltage returns the active manual control will be terminated. Manual control is
unavailable during a mains voltage failure.
The DALI Gateway initializes after mains voltage return. During the initialization, "
displayed on the front panel in the 7-segment display.
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Additional functions
Additional functions can be enabled for each DALI group.. A disable function or, alternatively, a forcedcontrol position function can be configured to serve as an additional function. Only one of these
functions can be enabled for an group.
These additional functions are enabled and parameterized in the "Group - [x] group name" parameter
node (x = group number 1...32).
Setting the disable function as an additional function
The KNX/EIB control of the groups will be overridden and locked in case of an active disable. The
override feature can, for example, also be used to implement a permanent lighting function.
Object
"Disable"
*
Object
"staircase timer
function start/stop"
*
*
Object
"Central function"
Object
"Switching"
Staircase timer
function
(timing)
*
Polarity of
central object
Time functions
*
Soft-ON / OFF
*
Disable function
lower
Object
"Dimming"
Dimming speed /
Dimming behaviour
*
Scene
control
*
Group
higher
automatic
shutoff function
*
recall
storing **
Object
*
"Brightness value
feedback"
Object
"Switching
feedback"
*
Blinking
Scene priority
Object
"Brightness value"
Object
"Extension unit"
Behaviour
- bus voltage failure
- bus voltage return
- ETS programming
*
Verzögerung nach
Busspannungswiederkehr
*
zyklisches Senden
*
* = optional parameterization
** = Basically, no new scene value will
be stored if a disable or forced-control
position is active!
Fig. 14: Functional diagram of the disable function
„
Set the “Type of additional function” parameter in the “Groups - [x] group name" parameter node (x =
group number 1...32) to “Disable function”.
The disable function has now been enabled. The "Disable" communication object and the
parameters of the disable function become visible.
„
Set the "Polarity of disable object" parameter in the "Groups - [x] group name" in the parameter node
to the desired polarity.
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„
Set the "Response at the beginning of the disable function" parameter in the "Groups - [x] group
name" parameter node to the required behaviour.
At the beginning of the disable, the parameterized behaviour will be executed and the bus control of
the group will be locked. If the "No change" setting is selected, the devices of the disabled group will
show no reaction and remain in the brightness state last set by the disable function.
If the "Blinking" setting is selected, the group will be switched on and off cyclically during the disable.
The “Blinking rate” is generally parameterized for all groups in the “General” parameter node (x =
group number 1...32). During the blinking, the logical switching state of the group will be reported as
“Switched on – 1“ and the brightness value as “Switch on brightness”. A Soft-ON/OFF function will
not be executed during the blinking.
If “Memory value” is selected, the brightness value will be set to the brightness value that was active
and internally stored prior to the switch-off (via the “Switching” or “Switching central function”). This
memory value is permanently stored so that the value is pre-defined to the maximum brightness after
bus or mains voltage return or after programming with the ETS.
„
Set the "Response at the end of the disable function" parameter in the "Groups - [x] group name"
parameter node to the required behaviour.
At the end of the disable, the parameterized behaviour will be executed and the bus mode reenabled. If the "No change" setting is selected, the devices of the disabled group will show no
reaction and remain in the state last set by the disable function.
If “Tracked brightness value” is selected, the state received or set prior to the executed disable
function will be resumed with the applicable brightness value. If applicable, active time functions will
also be considered.
When the "Blinking" setting is selected, the group is switched on and off cyclically after the disable.
Generally, the “Blinking rate” is parameterized for all groups in the “General” parameter node (x =
group number 1...32). During the blinking, the logical switching state of the group will be reported as
“Switched on – 1“ and the brightness value as “Switch on brightness”. A Soft-ON/OFF function will
not be executed during the blinking. The blinking state will remain active until another bus command
is received or until the manual control will provide a different brightness value.
When “Memory value” is selected, the brightness value will be set to the brightness value that was
active and internally stored prior to the switch-off (via the “Switching” or “Switching central function”).
This memory value is permanently stored so that the value is pre-defined to the maximum brightness
after bus or mains voltage return or after programming with the ETS.
The disable function will always be deactivated after a bus or mains voltage failure or after
programming the application with the ETS. In the inverted setting ("0 = enabled; 1 = disabled"), a "0"
telegram update must first be sent after the initialization before the disabled state is activated.
Updates of the disable object from "Activated" to "Activated" or from "Deactivated" to "Deactivated"
will have no reaction on the DALI devices. When updating from “Activated” to “Activated”, feedback
telegrams will be transmitted to the KNX/EIB according to the adjusted disable behaviour if feedback
is enabled and actively transmitting.
A group that has been disabled via the KNX/EIB can still be operated manually. At the end of a
manual control, the Gateway will re-execute the disable function for the affected groups if the disable
is still activated at this point.
When “Tracked brightness value” is selected”: The overridden functions of the DALI Gateway
(switching, dimming, brightness value, scenes) will internally still be processed during the disable.
Thus, newly received bus telegrams will be evaluated and time functions will be triggered. The
tracked states will be set at the end of the disable. A scene recall will not be tracked.
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Setting the forced-control position function as an additional function
As shown on the functional diagram (cf. Fig. 15), the forced-control position function can also be
combined with other functions of a group. In case of an active forced-control position function, the
upstream functions are overridden so that the affected group will be locked.
The forced-control position function features a separate 2-bit communication object. The first bit (bit 0)
of the “Forced-control position” indicated whether the group will be switched on or off by forced control.
In case of a switch-on by forced control, an ETS parameter determines the brightness value to be
switched on. The second bit (bit 1) activates or deactivates the forced control (cf. Table 2).
The behaviour of a group at the end of the forced-control position can be parameterized. In addition,
the forced object can be initialized upon the return of bus or mains voltage.
Bit 1
0
0
1
1
Bit 0
X
x
0
1
Function
forced-control position not active Ö Regular control
Forced-control position not active Ö Regular control
Forced-control position active: Switch off
Forced-control position active: Switching on to pre-defined
brightness value
Table 2: Bit coding of the forced-control position
Object
"Forced-control pos."
*
Object
"staircase timer
function start/stop"
*
*
Object
"Central function"
Object
"Switching"
Staircase timer
function
(timing)
*
Polarity of
central object
Time functions
*
Soft-ON / OFF
*
forced-control
position
lower
Object
"Dimming"
Group
higher
Scene priority
Object
"Brightness value"
Dimming speed /
Dimming behaviour
*
Object
"Extension unit"
Scene
control
*
automatic
shutoff function
*
recall
storing **
Object
*
"Brightness value
feedback"
Object
"Switching
feedback"
Behaviour
- bus voltage failure
- bus voltage return
- ETS programming
*
Verzögerung nach
Busspannungswiederkehr
*
zyklisches Senden
* = optional parameterization
** = Basically, no new scene value will
be stored if a disable or forced-control
position is active!
*
Fig.15: Functional diagram of the forced-control position function
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„
Set the “Type of additional function” parameter in the “Groups - [x] group name" parameter node (x =
group number 1...32) to “Forced-control position function”.
The forced-control position function is now enabled. The "Forced-control position " communication
object and the parameters of the forced-control position function become visible.
„
Configure the “Brightness for forced-control position active, ON” parameter in the "Groups - [x] group
name" parameter node to the response required if a forced control has been activated via the
communication object.
In case of the “Brightness value” setting, the DALI devices of the group will set the brightness
selected in the selection field when forced control has been activated. The selectable value cannot
fall outside the limits of the parameterized maximum and minimum brightness.
When the "No change" setting is selected, the bus mode of the group will be locked. However, the
devices will show no reaction and remain in the brightness state that was last set.
When the “Memory value” setting is selected, the brightness value will be set to the brightness value
that was active and internally stored prior to the switch-off (via the “Switching” or “Switching central
function”). This memory value is permanently stored so that the value is pre-defined to the maximum
brightness after the return of bus or mains voltage or after programming with the ETS.
„
Set the "Response at the end of the forced-control position" parameter in the "Groups - [x] group
name" parameter node to the required behaviour.
At the end of the forced-control position, the parameterized behaviour will be executed and the bus
control of the group re-enabled. When the "No change" setting is selected, the devices will show no
reaction and remain in the brightness state last set by the forced-control position.
When “Tracked brightness value” is selected: at the end of a forced-control position function, the
brightness state received during or set before the function can be resumed. If applicable, active time
functions will also be considered.
Updates of the forced-control position object from “Forced-control position active” to “Forced-control
position active” while tracking the forced switching status or updates from “Forced-control position
not active” to “Forced-control position not active” will cause no reaction. When updating from
“Forced-control position active” to “Forced-control position active”, feedback telegrams will be
transmitted to the KNX/EIB according to the adjusted forced behaviour if feedback is enabled and
actively transmitting.
A group that has been disabled via the KNX/EIB can still be operated manually. At the end of a
manual control, the Gateway will re-execute the forced response for the affected groups if the forcedcontrol position is still activated at this point.
At the end of the forced-control position with “Tracked brightness value” setting selected”: The
overridden functions of the DALI Gateway (switching, dimming, brightness value) will internally still
be processed during a forced-control position. Thus, newly received bus telegrams will be evaluated
and time functions will be triggered. The tracked states will be set at the end of the forced control. A
scene recall will not be tracked.
The current state of the object of the forced-control position will be stored in case of bus or mains
voltage failure.
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„
Set the "Response to bus voltage return" parameter in the "Groups - [x] group name" parameter
node to the required behaviour.
After bus or mains voltage return, the parameterized state will be adopted in the "Forced-control
position" communication object. In case of an active forced-control position, the group will be
addressed and locked by forced control immediately after the return of bus/ mains voltage to the
corresponding state until the forced-position condition is cancelled via the bus. In this case the
"Response to bus voltage return" parameter in the "Groups - [x] group name" parameter node will not
be evaluated for the affected group.
When set to “Status as prior to bus voltage failure” the status of the forced-control position that was
last set and stored internally prior to bus or mains voltage failure will be resumed after the return of
bus or mains voltage. An ETS programming operation will delete the stored state (reaction same as
“No forced-control position active”).
If the tracked “No forced-control position” state is active, the “Response to bus voltage return”
parameter, which is independent of forced control, will be executed after the bus voltage returns. In
case of an activated forced-control position the DALI devices of the group will be switched on to the
brightness value provided by the “Brightness for forced-control position active, ON” parameter.
After programming the application or the parameters with the ETS, the forced control position
function will always be deactivated (object value "0").
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Feedback for switching status and brightness value:
The DALI Gateway can track the current switching status and brightness value of a DALI group via
separate feedback objects. It can also transmit them to the bus if the bus voltage has been switched
on.
The following feedback objects can be independently enabled for each DALI group...
– Switching status feedback (1-bit),
– Brightness value feedback (1-byte).
The Gateway will compute the object value of the feedback objects every time switching or dimming is
taking place. Even if a group is controlled via manual control or the scene function, the Gateway will
track the switching status or the brightness value and update the feedback objects.
The switching status feedback object will be updated during the following events...
– immediately after switching on a DALI group (if applicable, only after a On-delay has lapsed and at
the beginning of a SOFT-ON dimming operation / applies also to a Staircase timer function),
– immediately after switching off a DALI group (if applicable, only after a Off-delay has lapsed and at
the beginning of a SOFT-Off dimming operation / applies also to a Staircase timer function),
– immediately after switch-off by the automatic Shutoff function,
– at the beginning of a dimming operation when increasing brightness (relative increase of brightness
or brightness value = 1...100 %) of a DALI group,
– at the end of a dimming operation when increasing brightness of a group (brightness value = 0 %),
– only if the switching status changes during “Normal operation” (thus not during dimming without
changes to the switching status, e.g. from 10 % to 50 % brightness),
– during updates of the switching status from “OFF” to “OFF” if the DALI group has already been shut
off,
– always at the beginning or the end of a disable or forced-control position function (even if it does not
cause the switching status to change),
– always at the return of bus/ mains voltage or at the end of a programming operation with the ETS (if
applicable, even if time-delayed).
The brightness value feedback object will be updated during the following events...
– at the end of a relative (4-bit) or an absolute (1-byte) dimming operation.
– immediately after switching on a DALI group if switch-on brightness has been set (if applicable, only
after an On-delay has lapsed and at the beginning of a SOFT-ON dimming operation / applies also to
a Staircase timer function),
– immediately after switching off a DALI group (if applicable, only after a Off-delay has lapsed and at
the beginning of a SOFT-Off dimming operation / applies also to a Staircase timer function),
– immediately after switch-off by the automatic Shutoff function,
– only if the brightness value changes during the ‘normal operation’ (in case a preset brightness value
has been exceeded or under-run the maximum or minimum brightness by external relative or
absolute dimming, the Gateway will update a brightness value feedback according to the maximum
and minimum brightness),
– when updating the switching status from "ON" to "ON" or from "OFF" to "OFF",
– during each scene recall (even if it does not cause the brightness value to change),
– always at the beginning or the end of a disable or forced-control position function (even if it does not
cause the brightness value to change),
– always after the return of bus/ mains voltage or at the end of a programming operation with the ETS
(if applicable, even if time-delayed).
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Object
"Disable" / "Forced-control"
*
Object
"staircase timer
function start/stop"
*
*
Object
"Central function"
Object
"Switching"
Staircase timer
function
(timing)
*
Polarity of
central object
Time functions
*
Soft-ON / OFF
*
additional function
lower
Object
"Dimming"
Behaviour
- bus voltage failure
- bus voltage return
- ETS programming
Group
higher
automatic
shutoff function
Dimming speed /
Dimming behaviour
*
Scene
control
*
*
recall
storing **
Object
"Brightness value
feedback"
Object
"Switching
feedback"
*
Blinking
Scene priority
Object
"Brightness value"
Object
"Extension unit"
*
Verzögerung nach
Busspannungswiederkehr
zyklisches Senden
* = optional parameterization
** = Basically, no new scene value will
be stored if a disable or forced-control
position is active!
Fig. 16: Functional feedback diagram
Disable function as an additional function: A ‘blinking” DALI group will always be reported back as
“Switched on” and with the switch-on brightness. Switching status feedback will be transmitted for
disabled groups as well, if the outputs, for example, have been manually adjusted.
The characteristic dimming curve is logarithmic – as it is common in a DALI system. Thus, the
brightness behaviour of the DALI lights during the dimming will adjust to the sense of brightness of
the human eye. The DALI Gateway automatically converts the linear dimming progress in the
KNX/EIB into a logarithmic one (0 / 0 % ... 255 / 100 %). A value feedback to the KNX/EIB will also
be converted. This means that the internal calculation process may result in slight differences
between the brightness value that is specified and the brightness value that is returned (e.g.
specification = 50% -> returned = 49 %)!
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Activating the switching status feedback function
The switching status feedback can be used as an active message object or as a passive status object.
As an active message object, the switching status feedback information will also be directly transmitted
to the bus. As a passive status object, there will be no telegram transmission after an update. In this
case, the object value must be read-out. The ETS automatically sets the object communication flags
required for proper functioning.
The “Switching status feedback ?” parameter is separately created for each DALI group in the “Groups
- [x] group name - switching" parameter node.
„
Set parameter to “Yes, feedback object is active message object”
The “Switching status feedback” object will be enabled. The switching status will be transmitted once
the status has been updated. After a bus/ mains voltage return or after programming with the ETS, a
feedback telegram will be automatically transmitted.
„
Set parameter to “Yes, feedback object is passive status object”
The “Switching status feedback” object will be enabled. The switching status will be transmitted only
if the feedback object is read by the bus. After bus voltage return or after programming with the ETS,
there will be no automatic transmission of the feedback.
Setting switching status feedback on return of bus/ mains voltage or after programming with
the ETS
If used as an active message object, the switching status feedback information is transmitted to the bus
after bus voltage return or after programming with the ETS. In these cases, the feedback telegram can
be time-delayed with the delay being preset globally for all DALI groups together (cf. "Delay after bus/
mains voltage return").
„
Set the "Time delay for feedback telegram after bus voltage return" parameter in the "Groups - [x]
groupname - switching" to "Yes".
The switching status telegram transmission will be delayed after bus/ mains voltage return or after
programming with the ETS. No feedback telegram is transmitted during a running delay time, even if
the switching state changes during this delay.
„
Set the "Time delay for feedback telegram after bus voltage return" parameter in the "Groups - [x]
groupname - switching" to "No".
The feedback switching status telegram will be transmitted immediately after bus/ mains voltage
return or after programming with the ETS.
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Setting the cyclical transmission function for the switching status feedback telegram
In addition to being transmitted in case of an update, the switching status feedback telegram can also
be transmitted cyclically via the active message object.
„
Set the “Cyclical transmission of feedback telegram?” parameter in the "Groups - [x] group name switching" to „Yes“.
Cyclical transmission is now activated.
„
Set the “Cyclical transmission of feedback telegram?” parameter in the "Groups - [x] group name switching" to „No“.
Cyclical transmission is now deactivated which means that a feedback telegram is transmitted to the
bus only if one of the switching states has been updated.
The cycle time is defined centrally for all DALI groups in the “Groups” parameter node.
During an active delay time, no feedback telegram will be transmitted even if a switching state has
changed.
Activating brightness value feedback
The brightness value feedback can be used as an active message object or as a passive status object.
In case of an active message object the brightness value feedback telegram will also be directly
transmitted to the bus after each update. As a passive status object, there will be no telegram
transmission after an update. In this case, the object value must be read-out. The ETS automatically
sets the object communication flags required for proper functioning.
The “Brightness value feedback ?” parameter is separately created for each DALI group in the “Groups
- [x] group name - dimming" parameter node.
„
Set parameter to “Yes, feedback object is now active message object”
The “Brightness value feedback” object will be enabled. The brightness value will be transmitted
once it has been updated. After a bus/ mains voltage return or after programming with the ETS, a
feedback telegram will be automatically transmitted.
„
Set parameter to “Yes, feedback object is passive status object”
The “Brightness value feedback” object will be enabled. The brightness value will be transmitted only
if the feedback object is read-out by the bus. After bus voltage return or after programming with the
ETS, there will be no automatic transmission of the feedback.
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Setting the brightness value feedback on return of bus/ mains voltage or after programming
with the ETS
If used as an active message object, the brightness feedback information is transmitted to the bus after
bus voltage return or after programming with the ETS. In these cases, the feedback telegram can be
time-delayed with the delay time being preset globally for all DALI groups together (cf. "Delay after bus/
mains voltage return").
„
Set the "Time delay for feedback telegram after bus voltage return" parameter in the "Groups - [x]
groupname - dimming" to "Yes".
The brightness feedback transmission will be delayed after bus/ mains voltage return or after
programming with the ETS. No feedback telegram is transmitted during a running delay time, even if
the brightness has changed during this delay.
„
Set the "Time delay for feedback telegram after bus voltage return" parameter in the "Groups - [x]
groupname - dimming" parameter node to "No".
The brightness feedback transmission will be transmitted immediately after bus/ mains voltage return
or after programming with the ETS.
Setting the cyclical transmission function for the brightness feedback telegram
In addition to being transmitted in case of an update, the brightness value feedback telegram can also
be transmitted cyclically via the active message object.
„
Set the “Cyclical transmission of feedback telegram?” parameter in the "Groups - [x] group name dimming" parameter node to „Yes“.
Cyclical transmission is now activated.
„
Set the “Cyclical transmission of feedback telegram?” parameter in the "Groups - [x] group name dimming" parameter node to „No“.
Cyclical transmission is now deactivated meaning that a feedback telegram is transmitted to the bus
only if a brightness value has been updated.
The cycle time is defined centrally for all DALI groups in the “Groups” parameter node.
During an active delay time, no feedback telegram will be transmitted even if a brightness value has
changed.
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Dimming response and dimming speeds
The brightness for the devices of a DALI group can be changed by a dimming operation. The available
range of brightness is defined by the maximum and minimum brightness provided by the ETS (cf.
Figure 17).
Brightness value
(100 %)
non-adjustable brightness range
Maximum brightness (z. B. 90 %)
adjustable brightness range
relative or
absolute dimming
Minimum brightness (z. B. 10 %)
non-adjustable brightness range
Switching off
OFF (0 %)
Figure 17: Adjustable range of brightness available for dimming (example)
Dimming a DALI group can take place via...
– relative dimming:
A relative dimming can be triggered either via the 4-bit “Dimming” communication object that is
separately available for each group or manually via a long key-press. The data format of the
“Dimming” object corresponds – as is usually the case with dimming actuators – to the KNX
standard according to DPT “3.007” so that the dimming telegram provides the direction
(increase/decrease) and the relative dimming increments. Dimming can also be stopped. Relative
dimming executed manually and locally at the DALI Gateway takes place for as long as the
corresponding key is pressed. Dimming stops once the key is released or the maximum or
minimum brightness has been reached.
The dimming speed for relative dimming can be parameterized separately for each group in the
plug-in of the DALI Gateway.
– absolute dimming:
absolute dimming will be triggered by providing a brightness value. This value can be provided by
the KNX/EIB via the 1-byte “Brightness value” communication object separately available in each
group. In addition, it also possible to set brightness values via a disable or forced-control position
function or via the scene function. An absolute dimming can be activated by providing brightness
values even in case of bus voltage failure or bus/ mains voltage return or after programming with the
ETS.
When providing a brightness value via the object or via a scene recall it is possible to program with
the ETS plug-in whether the value will be instantly jumped to or dimmed to over a dimming time. In
the case of all other dimming functions, the brightness values are always instantly jumped to.
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Even if brightness values are instantly jumped to the dimming will take a short time with the DALI
devices of a group. This applies also to the switching without the Soft-ON or – OFF function. This
dimming procedure depends on the system. The brightness value instantly jumped to will be dimmed
up within 0.7 s (short fading). This time cannot be changed.
The setting of a dimming time for the relative dimming or for the absolute dimming (with the brightness
values dimmed to) of the DALI Gateway is system-related for the entire brightness range of the system
(cf. figure 18). The time entered in the ETS defines the maximum duration for the logarithmic dimming
common in the DALI system over the entire brightness range from 0 % to 100 %. The dimming
increments are directly derived from the parameterized times.
Examples:
Parameterized time for relative dimming = 10 s / adjusted brightness value = 50 % Æ relative dimming
from 50 % to 100 % Æ the dimming procedure requires 5 s.
Parameterized time for absolute dimming = 20 s / adjusted brightness value = 25 % Æ absolute
dimming from 25 % to 100 % Æ the dimming procedure requires 15 s.
When parameterizing the dimming times the time for the dimming will be always defined across the
entire brightness range (0...100 %). A minimum or maximum brightness parameterized in the ETS
does not limit the dimming times but will solely determine the dimmable range.
100 %
90 %
80 %
Maximum brightness
70 %
60 %
50 %
KNX / EIB
Brightness range
40 %
30 %
20 %
Minimum brightness
10 %
dimmable range
0%
0%
DALI-Brightness range
100 %
Time for relative or absolute dimming
Figure 18: characteristic dimming curve for relative or absolute dimming
for example with minimum and maximum brightness
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The characteristic dimming curve shown in figure 18 is logarithmic – as it is common in a DALI system.
Thus, the brightness behaviour of the DALI lights during the dimming will adjust to the sense of
brightness of the human eye. The DALI Gateway automatically converts the linear dimming progress in
the KNX/EIB into a logarithmic one (0 / 0 % ... 255 / 100 %). A value feedback to the KNX/EIB will also
be converted. This means that the internal calculation process may result in slight differences between
the brightness value that is specified and the brightness value that is returned (e.g. specification = 50%
-> returned = 49 %)!
Setting the dimming time for relative dimming
The dimming time for the relative dimming can be separately set for each group in the plug-in of the
DALI Gateway.
„
Set the “Time for relative dimming (0...100 %)” parameter in the "Groups - [x] group name - dimming"
parameter node to the desired dimming time.
Setting the dimming response for absolute dimming
The dimming response for the absolute dimming can be separately set for each group in the plug-in of
the DALI Gateway via the “Brightness value” object.
„
Set the “Dimming response to a brightness value” parameter in the "Groups - [x] group name dimming" to „Dim“.
A new brightness value received will be set for the absolute dimming according to the computed
dimming increments.
„
Set the “Dimming response to a brightness value” parameter in the "Groups - [x] group name dimming" to „Jump to”.
As soon as a new brightness value is received it will be instantly jumped to.
In addition, it is also possible to set brightness values via a disable or forced-control position
function. An absolute dimming can be activated by providing brightness values even in case of bus
voltage failure or bus/ mains voltage return or after programming with the ETS. In case of these
absolute dimming functions the brightness values will always be instantly jumped to. In case of a
scene recall the dimming response can be configured separately (cf. 4.2.4.5 “Scene function”)
Setting the dimming time for absolute dimming
The dimming time for the absolute dimming can be separately set for each group in the plug-in of the
DALI Gateway via the “Brightness value” object.
The dimming response must be parameterized to “Dim”.
„
Set the “Time for absolute dimming (0...100 %)” parameter in the "Groups - [x] group name dimming" parameter node to the desired dimming time.
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Automatic shutoff
The shutoff function permits the automatic shutoff of a DALI group after the light intensity has been
dimmed to a brightness value or jumped to and after this new brightness value falls below a shutoff
brightness adjusted in the ETS. There is the option available to configure a delay until the shutoff (cf.
figure 19).
The Shutoff function will be activated once a constant brightness value has been reached. Thus only
after a completed dimming operation. A new dimming operation that also ends below the shutoff
brightness will restart a configured delay, if applicable. The Shutoff function will be halted if the shutoff
brightness has been exceeded by a dimming operation.
By applying the automatic shutoff function it is possible, for example, to not only set the lighting to a
minimum brightness via relative dimming but also to shut it off. Another application, for example, is the
time controlled ‘Good night shutoff’ for the dimmed lighting of a children’s room.
100 %
Brightness value 90 %
Dimming operation
50 %
40 %
Switchoff brightness
30 %
20 %
Delay time
(optional)
10 %
0%
time
Switching status ON
feedback
OFF
time
Figure 19: Dimming and switching response of the automatic shutoff function
Basically, the shutoff takes place without the Soft-OFF function - instantly.
The shutoff brightness can be adjusted within the dimmable brightness range between the
parameterized maximum and minimum brightness. There will be no automatic shutoff if the shutoff
brightness = minimum brightness since the value may not remain under the shutoff brightness. The
shutoff function will be constantly active if the shutoff brightness has been configured to maximum
brightness and if the maximum brightness can be under-run at any time.
The feedback objects for the switching status and the brightness value will be updated via the
automatic shutoff function after the shutoff.
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The shutoff function can also be combined with other functions of the DALI Gateway. In this case make
sure that the disable function, the forced-control position function or the scene function will override the
shutoff function (cf. figure 20). The shutoff automatic can only be activated via a dimming operation that
was initiated via the 4-bit (“Dimming”) or 1-byte (“Brightness value”) communication objects. If the
shutoff function is overridden, the DALI Gateway will terminate the processing of the delay time and the
evaluation of the shutoff brightness.
Switching-on (switch-on brightness) via the “Switching” communication object will not activate the
shutoff function.
Object
"Disable" / "Forced-control"
*
Object
"staircase timer
function start/stop"
*
*
Object
"Central function"
Object
"Switching"
Staircase timer
function
(timing)
*
Polarity of
central object
Time functions
*
Soft-ON / OFF
*
additional function
lower
Object
"Dimming"
Dimming speed /
Dimming behaviour
*
Scene
control
*
*
Blinking
Group
higher
automatic
shutoff function
recall
storing **
Object
"Brightness value
feedback"
Object
"Switching
feedback"
Behaviour
- bus voltage failure
- bus voltage return
- ETS programming
Scene priority
Object
"Brightness value"
Object
"Extension unit"
*
*
Verzögerung nach
Busspannungswiederkehr
*
zyklisches Senden
* = optional parameterization
** = Basically, no new scene value will
be stored if a disable or forced-control
position is active!
Fig. 20: Functional diagram of the automatic shutoff function
Enabling the automatic shutoff function
The automatic shutoff function can be set separately for each group in the plug-in of the DALI Gateway.
„
Set the “Automatic shutoff when falling below a specified brightness value ?” parameter in the
"Groups - [x] group name - dimming" to “Yes“.
The automatic shutoff function is now enabled. Other parameters will become visible.
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Setting the shutoff brightness
The shutoff function requires the definition of the shutoff brightness. The shutoff brightness is set
separately for each DALI group.
The shutoff function must be enabled.
„
Set the “Shutoff when brightness value is smaller” parameter in the "Groups - [x] group name dimming" parameter node to the required brightness value.
Once a dimming operation causes a value to fall below the parameterized shutoff brightness and
once the brightness has been set to constant, the DALI group will shut off or will start the delay until
the shutoff. The selectable parameter must be within the limits of the maximum and minimum
brightness.
Setting the delay of the shutoff function
A time delay can be activated before the shutoff function will automatically shut off when falling below
the shutoff brightness at the end of a dimming operation. There is the option available to enable the
time delay separately for each DALI group.
The shutoff function must be enabled.
„
Configure the “Delay until shutoff ?” parameter in the "Groups - [x] group name - dimming" to “Yes“.
Once a dimming operation causes a value to fall below the parameterized shutoff brightness and
once the brightness has been set to constant, the DALI Gateway will trigger the delay time. The DALI
group will completely shut off once the delay time has lapsed. The delay time can be retriggered by
other dimming operations.
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Time delays
Up to two time functions can be independently set for each DALI group. The time functions act solely
on the "Switching" or "Switching central function" communication objects (if a central has been
activated for the affected output) and will delay the received object value as a function of telegram
polarity (cf. fig. 21).
Object
"Disable" / "Forced-control"
*
Object
"staircase timer
function start/stop"
*
*
Object
"Central function"
Object
"Switching"
Staircase timer
function
(timing)
*
Polarity of
central object
Time functions
Soft-ON / OFF
*
additional function
lower
Object
"Dimming"
Dimming speed /
Dimming behaviour
*
Scene
control
*
*
Blinking
Group
higher
automatic
shutoff function
*
recall
storing **
Object
"Brightness value
feedback"
Object
"Switching
feedback"
Behaviour
- bus voltage failure
- bus voltage return
- ETS programming
Scene priority
Object
"Brightness value"
Object
"Extension unit"
*
*
Verzögerung nach
Busspannungswiederkehr
*
zyklisches Senden
* = optional parameterization
** = Basically, no new scene value will
be stored if a disable or forced-control
position is active!
Fig.21: Functional diagram of the time delays
Activating an ON-delay
The On-delay can be parameterized separately for each group in the plug-in of the DALI Gateway.
„
Set the "Selection of time delay" parameter in the “Groups - [x] group name – Switch-on/switch-off
behaviour" parameter node to "ON-delay" or to "ON-delay and OFF-delay". Parameterize the desired
On-delay time.
The ON-delay is now enabled. The parameterized time will start after receiving an ON telegram via
the “Switching” object. A subsequent ON-telegram will retrigger the time only if the "ON-delay
retriggerable ?" parameter has been set to "Yes". An OFF-telegram received during the ON-delay will
terminate the delay and set the switching status to “OFF".
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Activating an OFF-delay
The Off-delay can be activated separately for each group in the plug-in of the DALI Gateway.
„
Set the "Selection of time delay" parameter in the “Groups - [x] group name – Switch-on/switch-off
behaviour" parameter node to "OFF-delay" or to "ON-delay and OFF-delay". Parameterize the
desired Off-delay time.
The OFF-delay is now enabled. The parameterized time will start after receiving an OFF telegram via
the “Switching” object. A subsequent OFF-telegram will retrigger the time only if the "OFF-delay
retriggerable ?" parameter has been set to "Yes". An OFF-telegram received during the OFF-delay
will terminate the delay and set the switching status to “OFF”.
Feedback: if a time delay has been preset and if the switching state is changed via the "Switching"
object, the delay time must have elapsed before feedback telegrams will be transmitted. Updates of
the object from "ON" to "ON" or from "OFF" to "OFF" by retriggering during a running delay time has
no effect on the switching status feedback.
At the end of a disable or forced-control position function, the brightness state received during or set
prior to the function can be resumed. Residual times of time functions are resumed, if they have not
completely elapsed at the time that the disable or forced-control position functions are disabled.
The time delays have no influence on the Staircase timer functions, if these are enabled.
A time delay in progress will be completely terminated by a reset of the actuator (bus/mains voltage
failure or ETS programming).
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Soft-ON/OFF function
The Soft functions permit the slowed- down switching on or off of a DALI group if a switching command
is received via the “Switching” or “Switching central function” communication objects.
If a Soft-ON function is activated, dimming will be executed until the parameterized switch-on
brightness has been reached. This will also be the case if the DALI group has been switched on to a
brightness value that is smaller than the switch-on brightness value. If a Soft-OFF function is activated
dimming will take place after receiving an OFF telegram until 0 % brightness is reached (cf. figure 22).
The dimming speeds can be parameterized separately for the Soft-ON as well as the Soft-OFF function
in the ETS plug-in. As is the case with the relative or absolute dimming, the dimming time will be
provided for the entire brightness range and thus for a brightness change of 0 % to 100 %. The DALI
Gateway computes the dimming speed for a dimming increment of the Soft functions from the provided
dimming time.
The Soft-ON or the Soft-OFF functions cannot be retriggered due to the reception of other switching
telegrams while tracking the switching status. The Soft-functions can be activated and configured
separately in the ETS plug-in.
100 %
ON
OFF
Brightness value 90 %
Switch-on brightness
50 %
40 %
30 %
20 %
Soft-ON
Soft-OFF
Minimum brightness
10 %
0%
Time for
Soft-ON
Time for
Soft-OFF
time
Switching status EIN
feedback
AUS
time
Figure 22: Dimming response of the Soft-ON/OFF functions
for example: minimum brightness > 0%
The dimming of a Soft-ON function starts with the minimum brightness configured in the ETS plug-in.
If a DALI group is switched off (brightness value = 0 %) and then switched on, the group will jump to
the parameterized minimum brightness and will start the Soft-ON dimming with the switch-on
brightness (cf. figure 22).
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Figure 23 shows the functional diagram of the Soft functions. The Soft functions will also affect the
switching edges of the Staircase timer function.
Object
"Disable" / "Forced-control"
*
Object
"staircase timer
function start/stop"
*
*
Object
"Central function"
Object
"Switching"
Staircase timer
function
(timing)
*
Polarity of
central object
Time functions
*
additional function
Soft-ON / OFF
lower
Object
"Dimming"
Dimming speed /
Dimming behaviour
*
Scene
control
*
*
Blinking
Group
higher
automatic
shutoff function
*
recall
storing **
Object
"Brightness value
feedback"
Object
"Switching
feedback"
Behaviour
- bus voltage failure
- bus voltage return
- ETS programming
Scene priority
Object
"Brightness value"
Object
"Extension unit"
*
*
Verzögerung nach
Busspannungswiederkehr
*
zyklisches Senden
* = optional parameterization
** = Basically, no new scene value will
be stored if a disable or forced-control
position is active!
Fig. 23: Functional diagram of the Soft functions
A DALI group that has been disabled via the bus may also blink depending on the parameterization.
An ON and OFF blinking will not be dimmed with the Soft functions.
Setting and enabling the Soft-ON function
The Soft-ON function can be set separately for each group in the plug-in of the DALI Gateway.
„
Set the “Soft-ON function ?” parameter in the “Groups - [x] group name – Switch-on/ switch-off
behaviour" parameter node to “Yes”.
The Soft-ON function is now enabled. The parameter for the dimming time of the Soft-ON function
becomes visible.
„
Configure the “Time for Soft-ON (0...100 %)” parameter in the "Groups - [x] group name – switch-on/switch-off behaviour" to the required dimming time.
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Setting and enabling the Soft-OFF function
The Soft-OFF function can be set separately for each group in the plug-in of the DALI Gateway.
„
Set the “Soft-OFF function” parameter in the “Groups - [x] group name – Switch-on/ switch-off
behaviour" parameter node to “Yes”.
The Soft-OFF function is now enabled. The parameter for the dimming time of the Soft-OFF function
becomes visible.
„
Configure the “Time for Soft-OFF (0...100 %)” parameter in the "Groups - [x] group name – switchon-/switch-off behaviour" parameter node to the required dimming time.
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Staircase timer function
The Staircase timer function that can be parameterized separately can be used for implementing timecontrolled staircase lighting or functionally similar applications. The Staircase timer function must have
been enabled in the "Groups - [x] group name – Staircase timer function" parameter node to make the
required communication objects and parameters visible. The Staircase timer function can be
parameterized only for the groups 1 ... 16.
The Staircase timer function is controlled via the “Start/Stop Staircase timer function” communication
object and depends on the “Switching” object of the group (cf. figure 24). This permits a 'parallel
operation' of time and normal control, with always the last command being executed.
A telegram to the "Switching" object during an active Staircase timer function ends the staircase
lighting time prematurely and sets the switching status according to the object value (time delays taken
into account). Similarly, the switching state of the "Switching" object can be overridden by a Staircase
timer function.
In combination with a disable function a time-independent permanent lighting function can also be set
up (cf. "Disable function").
The Staircase timer function can be extended by a pre-warning function. The brightness of the DALI
group can be reduced during the pre-warning. In acc. with DIN 18015-2, the pre-warning function is
designed to warn anyone present in the staircase that the lights will go out shortly.
Object
"Disable" / "Forced-control"
Staircase timer
function
(timing)
Object
"staircase timer
function start/stop"
*
Object
"Central function"
Object
"Switching"
*
Polarity of
central object
Time functions
*
*
additional function
Soft-ON / OFF
lower
Object
"Dimming"
Dimming speed /
Dimming behaviour
*
Scene
control
*
*
Blinking
Group
higher
automatic
shutoff function
*
recall
storing **
Object
"Brightness value
feedback"
Object
"Switching
feedback"
Behaviour
- bus voltage failure
- bus voltage return
- ETS programming
Scene priority
Object
"Brightness value"
Object
"Extension unit"
*
*
Verzögerung nach
Busspannungswiederkehr
*
zyklisches Senden
* = optional parameterization
** = Basically, no new scene value will
be stored if a disable or forced-control
position is active!
Fig. 24: Functional diagram of the Staircase timer function
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Defining the switch-on behaviour of the Staircase timer function
An ON-telegram to the "Staircase timer start / stop" object activates the staircase lighting time (TON) the
duration of which is defined by the "Staircase lighting time" parameter. The DALI group switches to
switch-on brightness. At the end of the staircase lighting time, the DALI group switches off or optionally
activates the pre-warning time (Tprewarn) of the pre-warning function (cf. Setting the pre-warning function
of the Staircase timer function"). Considering a pre-warning function, the Staircase timer function has
the switch-on behaviour as shown in Fig. 25.
Staircase lighting time retriggerable?
= no
Telegram
"Staircase timer function
start/stop"
ON
ON
Staircase lighting time retriggerable
= yes
ON
ON
ON
time
DALI group
Switch-on brightness
Prewarning brightness
TON
TPrewarn
TON
TPrewarn
<TPrewarn TON
Switching status ON
feedback
OFF
time
time
Fig. 25: Switch-on behaviour of the Staircase timer function without Soft functions
In addition, the switch-on can be influenced by the Soft functions of the DALI Gateway. With a possible
Soft-ON-delay and Soft-OFF delay function, the Staircase timer function has the switch-on behaviour
as shown in Fig. 26.
Staircase lighting time retriggerable?
= no
Telegram
"Staircase timer function
start/stop"
ON
Staircase lighting time retriggerable
= yes
ON
ON
ON
ON
time
DALI group
Switch-on brightness
Prewarning brightness
time
TON
TPrewarn
TON
<TPrewarn
TPrewarn
Switching status ON
feedback
OFF
time
Fig. 26: Switch-on behaviour of the Staircase timer function with Soft functions
(for example: with minimum brightness = 0 %)
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Set the “Staircase timer function ?” parameter in the “Groups - [x] group name – Staircase timer
function" parameter node to “Yes”.
The Staircase timer function is now enabled. Other parameters will become visible.
„
Configure the required switch-on time of the Staircase timer function with the “Staircase lighting time”
parameter.
„
Set the "Staircase lighting time retriggerable ?" parameter to "Yes".
Any ON-telegram received during the ON-phase of the staircase lighting time will retrigger the
staircase lighting time completely.
„
Alternatively, set the "Staircase lighting time retriggerable ?" parameter to "No".
ON-telegrams received during the ON-phase of the staircase lighting time will be discarded. The
staircase lighting time will not be retriggered.
An ON-telegram received during the pre-warning time will always retrigger the staircase lighting time
independent of the "Staircase lighting time retriggerable ?" parameter.
Defining the switch-off behaviour of the Staircase timer function
In a Staircase timer function, the reaction to an OFF-telegram to the "Staircase timer start / stop" object
can also be parameterized. Without an OFF-telegram, the devices of the DALI group might switch off
after the pre-warning time has elapsed. With a possible pre-warning function, the Staircase timer
function has the switch-off behaviour as shown in Fig. 27.
Response to
OFF-telegram = switching off
Telegram
"Staircase timer function
start/stop"
ON
OFF
ON
Response to
OFF-telegram = ignore
ON
OFF
time
DALI group
Switch-on brightness
Prewarning brightness
TON
TPrewarn
<TON
TON
time
TPrewarn
Switching status ON
feedback
OFF
time
Fig. 27: Switch-off behaviour of the Staircase timer function without Soft functions
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In addition, the switch-off can be influenced by the Soft functions of the DALI Gateway. With a possible
Soft-ON-delay and Soft-OFF delay function, the Staircase timer function has the switch-off behaviour
as shown in Fig. 28.
Response to
OFF-telegram = switching off
Telegram
"Staircase timer function
start/stop"
ON
ON
OFF
Response to
OFF-telegram = ignore
ON
OFF
time
DALI group
Switch-on brightness
Prewarning brightness
time
TON
TPrewarn
<TON
TON
TPrewarn
Switching status ON
feedback
OFF
time
Fig. 28: Switch-off behaviour of the Staircase timer function with Soft functions
(for example: with minimum brightness = 0 %)
The "Response to OFF-telegram" parameter defines whether the staircase lighting time (TON) of the
Staircase timer function can be stopped prematurely. This parameter is found in the "Groups - [x] group
name – Staircase timer function" parameter node
The Staircase timer function must be enabled.
„
Set the "Response to OFF-telegram" parameter to "Switch-off"
The devices of the DALI group shut off immediately once an OFF-telegram is received via the
"Staircase timer start / stop" object during the ON-phase of the staircase lighting time. If the staircase
lighting time is stopped prematurely by such a telegram, there will be no pre-warning, i.e. the prewarning time has not been started.
A shut off is also possible during dimming of a Soft function or during a pre-warning.
„
Set the "Response to OFF-telegram" parameter to "Ignore".
OFF telegrams that were received during the ON-phase of the staircase function via the “Staircase
timer start / stop” object will be discarded. The staircase lighting time will be completed, if applicable,
with a pre-warning.
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Setting the pre-warning function of the Staircase timer function
The pre-warning function complies with DIN 18015-2 and is intended to alert anyone present in the
staircase that the lights will go out shortly. The devices of the affected DALI group can be set to a prewarning brightness before the group shuts off completely. Usually, the pre-warning brightness will be
less intense than the switch-on brightness. The parameters for the pre-warning time (Tprewarn) and the
pre-warning brightness can be set separately (cf. Figure 29).
The pre-warning time is added to the staircase lighting time (TON.) The pre-warning time has an effect
on the value of the feedback objects so that the value "0" is tracked in the feedback object only after
the pre-warning time has elapsed.
DALI group
Switch-on brightness
Reduced brightness during prewarning
Prewarning brightness
time
TON
TPrewarn
Switching status ON
feedback
OFF
time
Fig. 29: The pre-warning of the Staircase timer function without Soft-ON function
In addition, the pre-warning function can also be extended by the Soft-OFF function. With a possible
Soft-OFF-delay, the switch-off behaviour of the staircase lighting function shows the switch-off
behaviour after the pre-warning time as illustrated in fig. 30.
DALI group
Switch-on brightness
Reduced brightness during prewarning
Prewarning brightness
time
TON
Switching status ON
feedback
OFF
TPrewarn
time
Fig. 30: The pre-warning function of the Staircase timer function with Soft-OFF function
(for example: with minimum brightness = 0 %)
The pre-warning brightness must not necessarily be smaller than the switch-on brightness. Basically,
the pre-warning brightness can be parameterized to values that lie between the maximum and
minimum brightness.
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The Staircase timer function must be enabled.
„
Set the "Activate pre-warning time ?" parameter in the "Groups - [x] group name – Staircase timer
function " parameter node to "Yes".
The pre-warning function is now enabled. The desired pre-warning time (Tprewarn) can now be set.
„
Set the “Reduced brightness during pre-warning time” parameter in the "Group - [x] group name –
Staircase timer function" parameter node to the desired brightness value.
The DALI group will be set to the parameterized brightness value within the pre-warning time.
An ON-telegram sent to the "Staircase timer start / stop" object during an active pre-warning function
will stop the pre-warning time. The staircase lighting time will always be restarted (independent of the
"Staircase lighting time retriggerable ?" parameter). The "Response to OFF-telegram" parameter is
also evaluated during the pre-warning time so that an active pre-warning can be stopped prematurely
by switching off.
Setting the behaviour of the Staircase timer function after bus/ mains voltage return
Optionally, the Staircase timer function can be automatically started after a bus or mains voltage return.
The Staircase timer function must be enabled.
„
Set the "Response to bus voltage return" parameter in the "Groups - [x] group name" parameter
node to “Start Staircase timer function”.
The staircase lighting time of the Staircase timer function is started immediately after bus or mains
voltage return.
When using this setting make sure that the Staircase timer function has been programmed and
enabled beforehand. In case the Staircase timer function has not been enabled, this setting will
produce no reaction after the return of bus/ mains voltage.
The parameterized behaviour will only be executed, if no forced-control position has been activated
after a bus voltage return.
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4.2.4.5 Scene function
The DALI Gateway permits the creation of up to 16 scenes of its own. Each scene can be assigned an
available DALI group. A scene brightness value can also be parameterized and stored in the DALI
Gateway for each assigned group. Thus, the devices of the DALI groups can also be integrated in
scene controls.
The individual scenes must be created as necessary in the “Scenes” parameter node. Scenes can be
created by selecting the “Scenes” node in the tree structure view followed by the “New” command via
the context menu (right mouse click).
After selecting a created scene in the tree structure view the scene configuration appears in the right
subwindow of the plug-in. (cf. Figure 31).
Figure 31: Configuration page of a scene
for example: two created scenes and two DALI groups
Created groups can also be copied via the “Copy” command in the context menu of a scene node and
inserted as a new scene in the “Scenes” node. The parameter settings of the copied group will be
adopted.
It is also possible to insert a previously copied scene into an already existing scene. All parameter
settings of the existing scene will be adopted by the copied scene.
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Created scenes can be deleted at any time by selecting a scene and executing the “Delete” command
in the context menu.
Each scene can be assigned a name. The scene must be selected and opened via the “Rename”
command in the context menu. It is recommended to assign each scene a unique name (e.g. “Lecture
desk”, “Meeting large”, etc.). The name may not exceed 28 characters and may include alphanumerical
as well as special characters.
For better orientation and differentiation of the individual scenes, the name will only be shown in the
plug-in. A scene name can also be edited in the parameter configuration of a scene via the “Name”
parameter.
The scene brightness values are recalled or stored via a separate scene extension object affecting
several channels by means of extension telegrams. The data point type of the extension object makes
it possible to control each scene separately via their fixed scene number (1...16). Optionally, each
scene recall can also be delayed.
A scene recall overrides a set brightness value via the “Brightness value” object as well as a switching
or dimming operation via the “Switching”, “Switching central function” and “Dimming” objects of a
group. A Staircase timer function will also be overridden by a scene recall. The priority of the scene
function to the disable or forced-control position functions of a group can be parameterized for each
scene. That makes it possible to have a scene recall override a disable or forced-control position
function. Alternatively, a scene can have a lower priority preventing disable or forced-control position
functions to be overridden by a scene recall.
A function overridden by a scene recall will be re-executed if the function has been updated via the
KNX/EIB.
Object
"Disable" / "Forced-control"
*
Object
"staircase timer
function start/stop"
*
*
Object
"Central function"
Object
"Switching"
Staircase timer
function
(timing)
*
Polarity of
central object
Time functions
*
*
additional function
Soft-ON / OFF
lower
Object
"Dimming"
Dimming speed /
Dimming behaviour
Scene
control
*
Blinking
Group
higher
automatic
shutoff function
*
recall
storing **
Object
"Brightness value
feedback"
Object
"Switching
feedback"
Behaviour
- bus voltage failure
- bus voltage return
- ETS programming
Scene priority
Object
"Brightness value"
Object
"Extension unit"
*
*
Verzögerung nach
Busspannungswiederkehr
*
zyklisches Senden
* = optional parameterization
** = Basically, no new scene value will
be stored if a disable or forced-control
position is active!
Fig. 32: Functional diagram of the scene function
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Configuring the group assignment of a scene
All groups can be assigned to a scene without any restrictions. Each group can be independently
assigned by activating the check box in front of the scene configuration (cf. Figure 33). Groups that
have not been activated by the check box are not assigned to the scene. All groups of the DALI
Gateway that are not created are masked in grey and cannot be edited.
Figure 33: Part of the group assignment of a scene
For better clarity the available groups (1...32) are divided into two pages in the subwindow of the scene
configuration which can be separately shown. Pressing the “Groups 1-16” and “Groups 17-32” buttons
within the scene configuration window allows for the switching between the pages.
„
Activate the check box of those DALI groups that are to be assigned to the selected scene.
The activated groups are now assigned to the scene. The group-oriented parameters of the scene
brightness value and the scene memory function will be enabled.
Setting the scene brightness values
The brightness value to be set in case of a scene recall must be specified for each DALI group that has
been assigned to a scene.
A group must be assigned to a scene in order to be able to edit the scene brightness value of a group.
„
Specify the required scene brightness value for each DALI group assigned to the scene in the
“Scene - [x] scene name" parameter node.
When recalling a scene the brightness value parameterized in each case will be set for the devices
of a DALI group.
When programming with the ETS the parameterized brightness values will be accepted into the DALI
Gateway only if the “Overwrite scene values during ETS download” parameter has been set to “Yes”.
The scene brightness value that can be selected in the ETS plug-in must be within the limits of the
maximum and minimum brightness parameterized for each group.
The same DALI devices can be assigned different groups several times during the DALI
commissioning (Multiple assignment: e.g. electronic ballast device 1 is assigned to group A and
group B). If groups (e.g. A & B) have been assigned to a scene and if these groups include the same
devices (e.g. electronic ballast device 1), there will be a conflict in case of different scene brightness
values. In this case, the multiple assigned devices will be set to the scene brightness value of the
group with the highest number.
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Setting the storage behaviour for the scene function
Upon reception of a storage telegram the current brightness values for all the DALI groups assigned to
a scene can be internally stored via the scene extension object. The brightness values to be stored
prior to the storing can be influenced by all functions of the individual groups (e.g. switching, dimming,
manual control).
A group must be assigned a scene in order to be able to edit the scene storage behaviour of the group.
„
Activate the “Save” check box for the DALI groups in the "Scene - [x] Scene name" parameter node
that are to respond to the memory function (cf. Figure 33).
The memory function is now activated for the DALI group. On reception of a memory telegram via
the "Extension unit" object, the current brightness value for this group will be internally stored.
„
Deactivate the “Save” check box for the DALI groups in the "Scene - [x] Scene name" parameter
node that are to respond to the memory function (cf. Figure 33).
The memory function is now deactivated for the DALI group. A memory telegram received via the
"Extension unit" object will be discarded.
When saving scene brightness values they will be permanently and internally stored in the DALI
Gateway and will overwrite the value of a group that was programmed last via the ETS. The
brightness values parameterized in the ETS will be accepted into the DALI Gateway only if the
“Overwrite scene values during ETS download” parameter has been set to “Yes”.
Independent of the set scene priority no new scene values will be stored for an assigned group if a
disable or a forced-control position has been activated in this group.
Setting the scene priority
The priority of the scene function over the disable or forced-control position functions of a group can be
parameterized for each scene. That makes it possible to have a scene recall override a disable or
forced-control position function of an assigned DALI group. Alternatively, a scene can have a lower
priority preventing disable or forced-position functions to be overridden by a scene recall.
The scene priority can configured separately for each created scene.
„
Set the “Priority for scene to disable / forced-control position” parameter in the “Scenes - [x] Scene
name" parameter node to „Lower priority“.
The scene now has a lower priority to the additional functions of the assigned groups. A scene recall
or a scene memory will be prevented for the groups that have an additional function activated.
„
Set the “Priority to disable scene / forced-control position” parameter in the “Scenes - [x] Scene
name" parameter node to „Higher priority“.
The scene now has a higher priority over the additional functions of the assigned groups. A scene
recall or a scene memory will always be executed when receiving a scene extension telegram..
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Independent of the set scene priority with enabled scene memory function, no new scene values will
be stored for an assigned group if a disable or a forced-control position has been activated in this
group!
At the end of a disable/forced-control position with “Tracked brightness value” setting selected: At the
end of the additional function the scene recall that was received during the forced function will not be
tracked.
When set to “Higher priority”: A scene recall will not statically lock the secondary functions of a
group. The higher priority only defines that during the scene recall the scene brightness value will be
set and override the brightness value previously specified. After the recall of a scene it is possible to
have the scene brightness value subsequently be changed again by other functions of the Gateway
(e.g. while terminating an additional function or by switching or dimming).
Setting the ETS download behaviour for the scene function
During storage of a scene, the scene values are stored permanently in the device (cf. "Setting the
storage behaviour for scene functions"). To prevent the stored values from being replaced during ETS
programming of the application or parameters by the originally programmed scene switching states, the
DALI Gateway can inhibit the overwriting of scene values. As an alternative, the original values can be
reloaded into the device during each programming run of the ETS.
The ETS download behaviour can be separately configured for each scene.
„
Set the "Overwrite scene values during ETS download" parameter in the "Scenes - [x] scene name"
parameter node to "Yes".
During each ETS programming of the application or parameters, the scene values parameterized in
the ETS will be programmed into the Gateway. If applicable, the scene values stored in the device by
means of a memory function will be overwritten.
„
Set the "Overwrite scene values during ETS download" parameter in the "Scenes - [x] scene name"
parameter node to "No".
If applicable, the scene values stored in the device with a memory function will be maintained. If no
scene values have been stored, the switching scene brightness values last programmed in the ETS
remain valid.
When the Gateway is commissioned for the first time, this parameter should be set to "Yes" so that
the scenes are initialized with valid scene values.
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Setting a scene recall delay for the scene function
Optionally, the evaluation of each scene recall can also be delayed. This allows, for example to have
dynamical scene sequences to be configured in combination with several actuators or Gateways with
cyclical scene telegrams.
The scene recall delay can be separately configured for each scene.
„
Set the "Delay scene recall ?" parameter in the "Scenes - [x] scene name" parameter node to "Yes".
Parameterizes the delay time.
The delay time is now activated. The delay affects only the scene recall of the relevant scene. The
delay time will be started on arrival of a recall telegram. The corresponding scene will be recalled
and set to the corresponding scene brightness value only after this time has elapsed.
„
Set the "Delay scene recall ?" parameter in the "Scenes - [x] scene name" parameter node to "No".
The delay time is now deactivated. A scene recall will be executed without delay immediately after
the reception of a scene recall telegram.
Each scene recall telegram will restart and then also retrigger the delay time. If a new scene recall
telegram is received while a delay is active (scene recall not yet executed), the old (and not yet
recalled scene) will be discarded and only the scene received last will be executed.
The scene recall delay has no influence on the storage of scene values. A scene memory telegram
within a scene recall terminates the delay time and thus the scene recall.
In case of bus or mains voltage failure all time functions will be stopped. That will abort all scene
recalls that are currently being delayed and causes a scene recall received shortly before a bus or
mains voltage failure to get lost if the corresponding delay time has not yet lapsed. Even if a higherpriority function has been activated (e.g. manual control, forced-control position function, disable
function) a delayed scene recall for the relevant groups will be completely aborted.
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Setting the response to a scene recall
A scene can be configured whether the light intensity dims to or instantly jumps to the scene brightness
values for the assigned groups. Thus a scene recall can be executed independent of the adjusted
dimming response of the groups.
The response to a scene recall can be separately configured for each scene.
„
Set the "Response to a scene recall?" parameter in the "Scenes - [x] scene name" parameter node
to "Jump to".
The scene brightness values of the relevant scene will be immediately jumped to in case of a recall.
„
Set the "Response to a scene recall" parameter in the "Scenes - [x] scene name" parameter node to
"Dim". At the same time, define the time required to dim to the scene brightness value.
The brightness will be dimmed to the scene brightness values of the relevant scene. The dim fading
is now activated. The time parameter defines the time of the dimming required to reach the scene
brightness value. The brightness value of a group that starts with the dimming has no significance.
Thus the dimming in case of a scene recall always requires the exact specified time.
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4.2.4.6 DALI commissioning
Starting the DALI commissioning
The plug-in embedded in the ETS 3 makes it easy to configure the DALI Gateway as well as to create
and parameterize the required DALI groups. Also, the plug-in allows the DALI to be commissioned via
the KNX/EIB bus line. No additional tool and no special programming link is required.
Important note:
The DALI commissioning must be executed after all groups have been created and configured at the
KNX/EIB (all required parameter must be preset and all group addresses be assigned). It is also
necessary to program the DALI Gateway with the ETS 3 at least once prior to the DALI commissioning
so that the Gateway has been physically addressed and the application program has been loaded (cf.
Chapter 2.4 “Commissioning”).
Once all the requirements have been met, the “DALI commissioning” on the parameter page of the
plug-in with the same name can be executed. The commissioning environment becomes visible in the
right subwindow of the plug-in after opening the commissioning page and a successfully established
communication with the DALI Gateway (cf. figure 34).
Figure 34: DALI commissioning environment in the ETS 3 plug-in. Example: application program of
version "0.4" or "1.4"
When opening the commissioning environment the plug-in first attempts to communicate with the DALI
Gateway via the bus connection of the ETS (cf. figure 35 on the following page) and verifies whether a
DALI commissioning is possible. For this reason the DALI Gateway must be connected to the KNX/EIB
and the bus as well as the mains voltage supply must be switched on if the DALI commissioning is
called up. In addition the ETS 3 must have a working communication interface to the bus (e.g. RS-232
or USB).
The Gateway does not verify the operability of the DALI line in this situation.
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In case a connection link to the DALI Gateway can not be established in this situation, the plug-in will
abort the commissioning prematurely and will not show the commissioning environment. The following
lists the possible causes for a faulty connection and their corresponding remedies...
– Cause: no functioning ETS 3 communication interface to the KNX/EIB.
Remedy: verify the connection in the ETS 3 under “Tools – Options – Communication" . If needed,
set up the connection.
– Cause: the physical address and the application program have not been programmed via the ETS 3.
Remedy: close the plug-in and program the physical address and the application program first.
– Cause: KNX/EIB bus voltage at the DALI Gateway or at the local data interface is not connected or
switched on.
Remedy: connect and switch on bus voltage.
– Cause: mains voltage supply on the DALI Gateway is not switched on.
Remedy: switch on the mains voltage supply on the Gateway.
Figure 35: Establishing a bus connection to the DALI Gateway for the DALI commissioning
Once completed the DALI commissioning can proceed, for example, by assigning the DALI devices to
the groups.
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Assigning DALI devices to groups
During the DALI commissioning, the DALI devices (max. of 64) will be assigned to the groups of the
Gateway. It is the group assignment that makes it possible to control the DALI devices individually
(individual assignment – only one device in the group) or collectively (multiple assignment – several
devices in a group) via the KNX/EIB.
For the groups 1…16 of the DALI Gateway it is possible to assign several DALI devices to a group
(multiple assignment). The addressing at the DALI takes place via group addresses that the DALI
Gateway configures as “hidden” to the user. The DALI Gateway handles them independently. When
completing the DALI commissioning, all relevant devices will be automatically programmed.
Only individual assignments can be parameterized for the groups 17...32. Each group can be assigned
only one DALI device. In this case, the DALI addressing takes place via an internally created individual
address. Only one device can be uniquely addressed. This individual address is also automatically
assigned by the DALI Gateway during the DALI commissioning.
In principle, it is also possible to assign a DALI device to several groups. In order to simplify the device
assignment, the ETS application program of version "0.4" or "1.4" provides an option in the plug-in to
prevent an assignment of DALI devices to several groups. This makes the device assignment easier
and more clearly. Alternatively, an assignment of devices to several groups can be permitted with this
application program version, if required.
The application program of version "0.2" or "1.2" always allows the assignment of DALI devices to
several groups. It is recommended to use the application program of version "0.4" or "1.4" when
configuring the project in the ETS.
The commissioning environment of the plug-in is divided into two windows. The left window lists the
devices found in the DALI system. The right window displays the created groups. This is where the
DALI devices are assigned to the groups.
Searching for DALI devices
During the first commissioning all connected DALI devices have to be searched for and identified first.
In case the DALI Gateway had been in use at least once, the searching will only be required if new
devices have been added to the DALI system or if the ETS product database has been modified thus
completely reconfiguring the device. The DALI commissioning will be completed by writing (and thus
storing) the commissioning parameters (identified devices with short address, names of the devices,
group assignment) into the ETS database. When the commissioning environment is started the stored
data will be displayed.
During the first commissioning no DALI devices will be displayed in the left window. In order to continue
the commissioning all devices connected to the DALI line will have to be searched for first.
For the DALI Gateway to find and identify all DALI devices during the device search the DALI system
must be fully connected and switched on.
In addition, the mains voltage of the DALI Gateway must be switched on.
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Click on or select the “Search for devices” button in the commissioning environment.
The DALI Gateway will search for existing DALI devices. The Gateway scans the DALI line
progressively and will identify the connected devices one after another. The search can take some
time depending on the number of connected DALI devices. The plug-in will show the progress made
during the search (cf. figure 36). The plug-in differentiates whether a DALI device has been identified
for the first time or whether it has been identified before during a commissioning. Taking this
distinction into account the plug-in displays the devices found while the search is still in progress. If
the DALI is commissioned for the first time all devices found will be identified as ’new device’.
All identified devices (older ones as well as new ones) will be listed in the left window of the
commissioning environment once the search has been completed. Each identified DALI device will
be labelled with a unique short address which is displayed in front of the device name ([1]…max. [64]
/ cf. figure 37 on the next page).
Figure 36: Progress bar during a DALI device search
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Figure 37: An example of the device list after a search
(the example shows two newly identified electronic ballast devices)
The DALI Gateway will not detect an error in the DALI line during a device search. In case of a shortcircuit, for example, the Gateway will attempt to establish a cyclical DALI communication. Since it will
fail in its attempt, the plug-in will not stop searching for devices. In case of a cable break, for
example, the DALI devices will not be detected.
By default, the plug-in of the DALI Gateway will identify the names of the devices found for the first
time as “Electronic ballast device (new device)”. Each DALI device will be named “Electronic Ballast
Device”. The device can later be renamed.
The designation “new device” will be displayed only until either the device has been renamed or until
the commissioning environment of the plug-in has been quit. For this reason it is recommended to
assign a unique name immediately after the device search has been completed.
During the device search all connected DALI devices will switch to their implemented minimum
brightness. That allows to determine whether the device actually work and whether they respond to
the device search.
Assigning names to DALI devices
All new DALI devices should be renamed after the device search so that the individual devices can be
clearly identified and to make it easier to find them in the DALI installation. Known devices can also be
renamed any time.
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Click on or select a device listed in the left window of the commissioning environment.
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Click on the "Rename" button.
A dialogue box will open for renaming the device. Names cannot have more than 28 characters. The
name may include alphanumerical as well as special characters. It is recommended to assign a
unique name to each device (e.g. “Light 1 Window South”, “Light 2 Window South”, Light 1 Office
Middle” etc. / cf. figure 38 on the following page).
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Figure 38: Assigning a name to identified devices
The short address of a device shown in square brackets in front of the device name cannot be
edited.
The short addresses of the identified devices are assigned randomly. Several test functions available
in the plug-in can be used to detect during the name assignment which device is actually identified in
the list entry. The “Start”, “Stop”, and “Test devices” buttons running the test functions are found in
the lower margin of the commissioning environment (cf. figure 38). The devices to be tested have to
be selected in the left partition first.
Clicking on the “Start” button will start a periodical blinking (approx. 0.2 Hz) of the selected devices.
Blinking devices are identified in the list box by the addition of "--> Blinking". The blinking will cease
only by clicking on the “Stop” button.
Clicking the “Test devices” button will open the extended testing environment of the DALI
commissioning. At this point the devices that have previously been selected can be switched on and
off. In addition, a signal blinking periodically or in defined intervals can be transmitted to the
applicable devices.
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Assigning groups
After all devices connected to the DALI Gateway have been identified and renamed the devices can be
assigned to the created groups.
For this purpose the DALI devices listed in the left window have to be moved into the right window of
the selected group. The assignment can be done by activating the "->" button between the two
subwindows. An assignment can be cancelled by selecting an assigned device and by activating the
"<-" button.
Using the same procedure it is also possible to have several devices simultaneously assigned or
cancelled.
It is possible to assign devices to more than just one group. The DALI commissioning environment of
the ETS plug-in differs depending on the application program as follows...
In case of application programs of version "0.4" or "1.4" (recommended), it is initially only possible to
assign a DALI device to only one group. This makes the device assignment easier and more clearly
and the explicit assignment does not result in group overlappings. The check box "Hide already
assigned DALI devices" in the commissioning dialog is checked in this case (cp. fig. 39). This is the
default configuration of the plug-in.
Alternatively, the multiple group assignment of a DALI device can be activated, if required. To do so,
the check box "Hide already assigned DALI devices" can be deselected.
The application programs of version "0.2" or "1.2" always allow for a multiple assignment. No difference
is made whether a DALI device may only be assigned to a group once or several times. The check box
"Hide already assigned DALI devices" is not available.
Figure 39: Check box "Hide already assigned DALI devices" in the
DALI commissioning dialog of the ETS plug-in
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Procedure for the group assignment when using the application program of version "0.4" or "1.4" with
the ticked check box " Hide already assigned DALI devices " (default):
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Select the required group for the devices in the right subwindow of the DALI commissioning
environment (cp. fig. 40).
Fig. 40: Select group
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Assign one or several existing DALI devices to the group.
The assigned devices will be removed from the list box in the left subwindow and will appear for the
selected group in the right subwindow (cp. fig. 41).
Fig 41: Assigning a device to a group
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Select, if applicable, another group from the right subwindow.
The left subwindow will only display the remaining and unassigned devices.
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Assign yet another or several of the remaining DALI devices to the group.
The assigned devices will be removed from the list box in the left subwindow and will be displayed
for the selected group in the right subwindow.
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If applicable, carry out assignments for other groups as described.
Procedure for the group assignment when using the application program of version "0.2 " or "1.2" or
when using the application program of version "0.4" or "1.4" with a deleted check box " Hide already
assigned DALI devices ":
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Select the required group that will have devices assigned to them from the right subwindow of the
DALI commissioning environment (cp. figure 42).
Figure 42: Selecting a group
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Assign one or several available DALI devices to the group.
The assigned devices will be removed from the list box in the left subwindow and will appear for the
selected group in the right window (cf. figure 43).
Figure 43: Assigning a device to a group
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If applicable, select another group from the right subwindow.
All available devices will again become visible in the left subwindow if no assignment has yet been
made for the selected group.
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Again, assign one or several available DALI devices to the group.
The assigned devices will be removed from the list box in the left subwindow and will appear for the
selected group in the right window.
In case a device that has already been assigned is to be assigned to another group, the plug-in will
report that the device has already been assigned to another group so that feedbacks of switching
states and brightness values may no longer be distinct. After the message has been confirmed, the
plug-in will make an assignment overlapping the groups. Devices that are assigned to several groups
will be identified in the right subwindow by a "*".
In this case, the check box " Hide already assigned DALI devices " is disabled and can only be
selected in the further course of the DALI commissioning if all multiple assignments of DALI devices
to groups have been cancelled.
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If applicable, proceed with group assignments as described.
In case of the application program of version "0.4" or "1.4", it is possible to select the previously
deleted check box " Hide already assigned DALI devices " anytime during the commissioning unless
there have been assignments of DALI devices to several groups. Selecting the check box will then
prevent a multiple assignment of DALI devices.
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Several devices can be assigned to the groups 1...16. Only one device can be assigned to each of
the groups 17...32.
DALI devices that are assigned several groups will always adjust to the state adjusted last via one of
the assigned groups. In this case, the switching status or the brightness value feedback of a group is
not necessarily unique.
Example 1: Group 2 is set to 10% brightness. Group 3 is then dimmed to a brightness value of 20%.
The lamps of group 3 will accept the brightness value of 20% that was called up last. The feedback
of group 2 remains on 10%, although some of the devices that belong to the group have been set to
20% brightness.
Example 2: group 2 is switched on and assumes the brightness value of 100%. The status of group 3
remains at 0% brightness (OFF) internally in the DALI Gateway. The brightness of group 3 has now
been increased. The lamps of group 3 will adjust to the dimming (increasing brightness starting at
minimum brightness) even though these lamps had been switched on before via group 2.
Basically, the assignment of DALI devices to groups is arbitrary. For the reasons mentioned above it
is recommended not to assign the devices to several groups at the DALI. Preferably, the devices
should be allocated to separate instead of overlapping groups. A KNX/EIB link via the group
addressing in the ETS is also preferred.
In the plug-in each group can be separately parameterized. During the programming with the ETS,
the individual DALI devices will be programmed with the parameter data of the assigned groups. All
devices assigned to a DALI group will be put into operation in the exact same way.
If, however, DALI devices have been assigned to several groups these devices will receive the
project design with the highest group number.
By activating the “Delete assignment” button in the lower margin of the commissioning environment
all assignments between the DALI devices and the different groups can be deleted. However, not
only the assignments will be reset in the plug-in but the commissioning parameters of the DALI
Gateway will also be adjusted. The plug-in will establish a communication to the Gateway via the bus
connection of the ETS 3 and delete all assignment in the device memory. This may take some time.
The progress is shown during the deleting. In case of a faulty bus communication the plug-in will
abort the operation without deleting any assignments in the project design or in the device.
DALI devices previously identified are not deleted but will have no group assignments.
The “Default” button will reset all commissioning parameters. Assignments of DALI devices to groups
get lost from the project design and the DALI Gateway if the “Default” button in the commissioning
environment has been activated!
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Completing the DALI commissioning
Once the required DALI devices have been assigned to the groups in the plug-in, the commissioning
can be completed. The commissioning parameters will be automatically transferred into the DALI
Gateway after completion. For this reason the plug-in will communicate with the DALI Gateway via the
ETS 3 bus connection.
The DALI Gateway must be connected to the KNX/EIB and the bus; the mains voltage must be
switched on.
The ETS 3 must have a working communication interface to the bus (e.g. RS-232 or USB).
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The commissioning environment of the plug-in must be quit before the commissioning parameters
are transferred into the DALI Gateway and into the devices. Select a different parameter page in the
tree node view of the plug-in or close the plug-in by activating the “OK” button.
The synchronisation for the commissioning will now be executed. The process may take some time
and depends on the number of the created groups and the connected DALI devices. The plug-in will
program the Gateway with the group assignments first. A progress bar indicates the current progress
(cf. figure 44).
Once the group assignments have been updated in the DALI Gateway, the connected DALI devices
can now be updated as well. The Gateway communicates with the connected devices via the DALI
line programming them automatically (cf. figure 45 on the following page).
Figure 44: Synchronising the commissioning parameters between plug-in and DALI Gateway
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Figure 45: Synchronising the commissioning parameters between plug-in and DALI device
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Close the plug-in in order to complete the commissioning and to accept all required parameter
settings. Then re-program the application program of the DALI Gateway with the ETS 3 (cf. Chapter
2.4 “Commissioning”).
During the synchronisation of the commissioning parameters between plug-in and DALI device the
Gateway verifies the operability of the DALI line. In case no communication can be established, the
plug-in will abort the incomplete process displaying an error message. In this case the error located
in the DALI line must be eliminated, the commissioning environment of the plug-in must be reopened and closed in order to proceed with the synchronisation for the commissioning.
When closing the commissioning environment the commissioning parameters (identified devices with
short address, names of the devices, group assignment) will be written and stored into the ETS
database. The stored data will be displayed the next time the commissioning environment is started.
By activating the “Delete assignment” button in the lower margin of the commissioning environment,
all assignments between the DALI devices and the different groups can be deleted. However, not
only the assignments will be reset in the plug-in but the commissioning parameters of the DALI
Gateway will also be synchronised. The plug-in will establish a communication to the Gateway via
the bus connection of the ETS 3 and delete all assignments in the device memory. This may take
some time. The progress is shown during the deleting. In case of a faulty bus communication the
plug-in will abort the operation without deleting any assignments in the project design or in the
device.
DALI devices previously identified are not deleted but will have no group assignments.
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4.2.4.7 DALI test
Starting the DALI test
The plug-in of the DALI Gateway provides several options for a complete and comprehensive test of
the DALI installation. It is possible to address and to switch individual devices during the deviceoriented DALI test after a DALI commissioning and to read-out or preset brightness values. The status
of the individual device can also be displayed.
During the group-oriented test all created DALI groups (1...32) can be separately switched or their
brightness value can be separately changed (absolute brightness set point or relative dimming). It is
also possible to check for the functioning of the configured scenes (1...16).
The DALI test can only be executed if the group and scene assignments in the addressed DALI
Gateway is current after a DALI commissioning or after a new parameterization of group parameters.
Thus, it is necessary to program the DALI Gateway with the ETS 3 prior to a DALI test in case there
have been any changes to the device configuration (cf. Chapter 2.4 “Commissioning” and 4.2.4.5 “DALI
commissioning”).
Once all the requirements have been met, the “DALI test” on the parameter page of the plug-in with the
same name can be executed. The commissioning environment becomes visible in the right subwindow
of the plug-in after opening the test page and a successfully established communication with the DALI
Gateway (cf. figure 46).
Figure 46: DALI test environment in the ETS 3 plug-in
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When opening the test environment the plug-in first attempts to communicate with the DALI Gateway
via the bus connection of the ETS and verifies whether a DALI test is possible. For this reason the
DALI Gateway must be connected to the KNX/EIB and the bus and the mains voltage supply must be
switched on if the DALI test is to be called up. In addition, the ETS 3 must have a working
communication interface to the bus (e.g. RS-232 or USB).
In case a connection to the DALI Gateway cannot be established in this situation, the plug-in will abort
the test prematurely and will not show the test environment. The following lists the possible reasons for
a faulty connection and their corresponding remedies...
– Cause: no functioning ETS 3 communication interface to the KNX/EIB.
Remedy: verify the connection in the ETS 3 under “Tools – Options – Communication" . If needed,
set up the connection.
– Cause: the physical address and the application program have not been programmed via the ETS 3.
Remedy: close the plug-in and program the physical address and the application program first.
– Cause: KNX/EIB bus voltage at the DALI Gateway or at the local data interface is not connected or
switched on.
Remedy: connect and switch on bus voltage.
– Cause: mains voltage supply on the DALI Gateway is not switched on.
Remedy: switch on the mains voltage supply on the Gateway.
Device-oriented DALI test
Once a DALI commissioning has been executed and the devices have been identified, these devices
can be checked for their proper functioning with the device-oriented DALI test. This can be done in the
device-oriented test environment (cf. figure 47).
Figure 47: Device-oriented DALI test environment
The device to be tested must first be selected in the “Device” drop-down menu. The drop-down menu
lists all identified DALI devices – identified in square brackets by the individual short address and the
device name. Only one device at a time can be tested.
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The selected device can then independently be switched on or switched off. In addition, it is possible to
preset an absolute brightness value. When activating the “Set value” button the brightness value
selected in the drop-down menu will be transmitted to the applicable device which should immediately
accept this brightness value. The brightness value that can be set does not depend on the group
parameterization for minimum or maximum brightness. Hence, the entire brightness range is available
for the device-oriented test.
In the same way, the brightness value of the DALI device currently set can be requested by activating
the “Read-out value” button. The read-out value will be displayed in the drop-down menu above.
By activating the “Read-out device status” it is possible to have the internal device states displayed.
This permits to read-out and display the general device status (device error, e.g. internal electronic
ballast error), the lamp status (e.g. defect lamps, cable break to the lamp socket), the current switching
status, the reset status and the status of the mains voltage supply of the device.
The status information of a reset or a mains voltage failure depends on the DALI device in use. Not all
devices will track these states.
The Gateway can detect an error in the DALI line (e.g. short-circuit or interrupted line) during the
device-oriented test only if information is to be read-out by the devices (read-out of value or device
status). The plug-in will then report an error.
The commands during the device-oriented DALI test will be forwarded to the devices directly via the
DALI line. Group assignments will be ignored so that group objects during the test are not tracked
preventing differences between the objects and the actual states of the devices incorporated in the
groups.
DALI test affecting several devices
Once a DALI commissioning has been executed and the devices have been identified, these devices
can be tested for their proper functioning with the DALI test. For that purpose the devices can be
switched on or off altogether via a broadcast switching command (cf. figure 48).
Figure 48: DALI test environment for a test affecting several devices
A DALI test affecting several devices cannot detect an error in the DALI line (e.g. short-circuit or
interrupted line).
The commands during this test will be directly forwarded to the devices via the DALI line. Group
assignments will be ignored so that group objects during the test are not tracked preventing
differences between the objects and the actual states of the devices incorporated into the groups.
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Group-oriented DALI test
The group-oriented DALI test can be executed once the groups have been created and parameterized
in the device configuration and once the DALI commissioning including group assignments of the
devices has been completed. Activate the “Test DALI groups” button in the DALI test environment. The
group-oriented test environment will then open (cf. figure 49).
Figure 49: Group-oriented DALI test environment (in this example with two created groups)
For better clarity the available groups (1...32) are divided into two pages which can be shown
separately. The page views can be switched by clicking on the “Groups 1-16” and “Groups 17...32” in
the top margin of the page. Only those groups that have been created in the device configuration can
be edited and thus tested. Groups not created are masked in grey.
During the group-oriented DALI test each group can be independently switched on or off and dimmed
(relative or absolute dimming).
Activating the “ON” or “OFF” button will immediately cause the switching of the devices that have been
assigned to the corresponding group.
Alternatively, an absolute brightness value can be specified that can be transmitted to the devices of
the group by activating the “Set” button. The brightness value that can be set depends on the group
parameterization for minimum or maximum brightness. If applicable, only a restricted brightness range
can be adjusted during the group-oriented DALI test.
In the same way the brightness value of the DALI device currently set can be requested by activating
the “Read” button. The read-out value will be displayed in the drop-down menu found next to it. The
displayed value might slightly deviate from the one specified last as the value is rounded.
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In addition, the devices of the group can be dimmed by a relative dimming operation. A relative
dimming operation is initiated by activating the “Start” button. Starting at the current brightness value
the dimming proceeds with the parameterized dimming speed within the brightness range specified for
the group. A relative dimming operation can be stopped by activating the “Stop” button. If the “Start”
button is activated again, dimming will take place in the opposite direction. A relative dimming to 0 %
brightness (OFF) is not possible.
A group-oriented DALI test can not detect an error in the DALI line (e.g. short-circuit or interrupted
line).
All actions during the group-oriented DALI test will be implemented internally via the corresponding
KNX/EIB objects of the groups. The internal object values, for example, will be read-out during the
readout of the brightness values. When a group is activated the switching object will be written.
Feedback will also be created for the KNX/EIB and the corresponding DALI group parameters will be
included. If no device has been assigned to the groups during the DALI commissioning there will be
no reaction in the DALI system.
DALI devices that are assigned several groups will always adjust to the state set last via one of the
assigned groups. In this case, the feedback of the switching status or the brightness value of a group
is not always unique.
Example 1: Group 2 is set to 10% brightness. Group 3 is then dimmed to a brightness value of 20%.
The lamps of group 3 will accept the brightness value of 20% that was called up last. The feedback
of group 2 remains on 10%, although some of the devices that belong to the group have been set to
20% brightness.
Example 2: group 2 is switched on and assumes the brightness value of 100%. The status of group 3
remains at 0% brightness (OFF) internally in the DALI Gateway. The brightness of group 3 has now
been increased. The lamps of group 3 will adjust to the dimming (increasing brightness starting at
minimum brightness) even though these lamps have been switched on before via group 2.
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Scene-oriented DALI test
The scene-oriented DALI test can be executed once the groups have been created and parameterized
in the device configuration and once the DALI commissioning including group assignments of the
devices has been completed. Activate the “Test DALI scenes” button in the DALI test environment. The
scene-oriented test environment will then open (cf. figure 50). Not only the groups embedded in the
scenes can be tested during the scene test. So it is also possible to define a scene by reading-out and
storing scene values.
Figure 50: Scene-oriented DALI test environment (in this example with two created groups)
First, the scene to be tested has to be selected. For this purpose, one of the scenes created in the
device configuration must be selected in the “Scene” drop-down menu. After the selection the assigned
groups become visible and can be edited.
For better clarity the available groups (1...32) are divided into two pages that can be shown separately.
The page views can be switched by clicking on the “Groups 1-16” and “Groups 17-32” in the top margin
of the window. Only those groups that have been assigned a scene can be edited and thus tested. All
groups not assigned are masked in grey.
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The brightness values pre-defined in the scene configuration (parameter page “Scene”) become visible
in the corresponding drop-down menus of the groups when the scene-oriented DALI tests are started.
By activating the “Recall scene” button, a scene will be recalled with the brightness values that have
been pre-defined during the scene configuration. The preset brightness values shown in the group
drop-down menus of the test environment have no significance.
The brightness values for each group specified in the test environment will be accepted and stored in
the scene configuration of the plug-in and the DALI Gateway only after the “Save scene” button has
been activated. Thus, the brightness values originally pre-defined in the scene configuration will be
overwritten.
It is possible to have the values currently set in the groups read-out before new brightness values for a
scene are saved. The read-out brightness values will be displayed in the drop-down menus of the
groups and can be edited at a later time and subsequently be saved for the scene.
A scene-oriented DALI test cannot detect an error in the DALI line (e.g. short-circuit or interrupted
line).
All actions during the scene-oriented DALI test will be implemented internally via the corresponding
KNX/EIB objects of the groups. For example, the internal object values will be read-out during the
read-out of the brightness values. Also, feedback will be transmitted to the KNX/EIB during a scene
recall. If no device has been assigned to the groups during the DALI commissioning there will be no
reaction in the DALI system.
If a DALI device has been assigned several groups and if these groups have been assigned to a
scene, the brightness values of the groups with the highest group number will be recalled or saved
for the multiple assigned devices. In this case, the feedback of the switching status or the brightness
value of a group is not always unique.
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4.2.4.8 Delivery state
In the delivery state the device behaves passively, i.e. no telegrams will be transmitted to the bus. A
collective control of the connected DALI devices via the manual control broadcast on the device is
possible if connected to the mains voltage. There will be no feedback to the bus during manual control.
Other functions of the Gateway are deactivated.
The device can be programmed and put into operation via the ETS (only if the mains voltage is
switched on). The physical address is preset to 15.15.255.
Upon delivery the following properties have been configured...
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Manual control: Broadcast
Dimming speed manual control (0 %...100 %): 3.5 s
Minimum brightness: 0,1 %
Maximum brightness: 100 %
Response to bus voltage failure: No response.
Setting the response to bus voltage return: No response.
Response to the mains voltage return at the DALI Gateway: No response by the DALI Gateway.
(Normally, the DALI devices initialize upon return of mains voltage to the “PowerOnLevel” that was
programmed last.)
The delivery state can be re-established any time by unloading the application program with the ETS.
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Parameters
4.2.5 Parameters
Description:
General
Values:
DALI error status
feedback ?
Yes, feedback object is active The error status of the DALI devices can be
message object
reported to the bus. Setting "Yes" activates
the reporting function and enables the
Yes, feedback object is
corresponding object.
passive status object
Moreover, the parameter defines whether
the feedback telegrams are transmitted
actively (telegram transmission in case of
No
changes) or passively (telegram
transmission only as a response to a Read
request). The communication flags of the
object are automatically set by the ETS
according to the setting.
DALI Gateway mains
voltage failure/return
feedback ?
Yes (in case of voltage failure
and return)
Yes (only in case of voltage
failure)
No
DALI short-circuit
feedback ?
Yes
No
Remarks:
The DALI Gateway is able to monitor its
supply voltage (mains voltage connection)
and can transmit a message telegram to
the bus in case of failure even before
shutting down.
Setting "yes" activates the reporting
function and enables the corresponding
object.
Moreover, it determines whether the
message is to be transmitted only in case
of supply voltage failure or also in case of
supply voltage return.
The DALI Gateway can transmit a
message telegram to the bus if it detects a
short-circuit in the DALI line.
The "yes" setting activates the reporting
function and enables the corresponding
object.
Alternatively, the “no” setting deactivates
the short-circuit message.
The “DALI short-circuit” or “DALI voltage
failure” messages will only be triggered if
the corresponding event has taking place
and in case the mains voltage for the
DALI Gateway is active.
The “DALI error status”, “DALI shortcircuit” or “DALI voltage failure”
messages will not automatically be
transmitted to the bus after the return of
bus voltage with bus voltage applied at
the DALI Gateway.
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Parameters
Enable DALI device
replacement manually ?
Yes
No
Blinking rate
1s
2s
5s
10 s
After the start of the automatic device
replacement, the DALI Gateway can check
the DALI system via manual control for the
integrity of the DALI devices incorporated
in the system. Thus, the DALI Gateway is
able to detect, for example, replaced
electronic ballast devices and to program
them with the appropriate project data.
The automatic device replacement can be
initiated locally via manual control (press
the and ALL OFF key simultaneously at
least for 10 s) only if this parameter has
been set to „Yes“. If set to “No” a manual
operation will show no response.
At the beginning and at the end of a disable
function, if used, groups can also be
parameterized to "blinking". In this case the
corresponding devices of the groups will
periodically change their switching status.
The "Blinking rate" parameter generally
defines the ON-time and the OFF-time of a
"blinking" signal for all groups.
Example:
Blinking rate = 1 s
1 s on Æ 1 s off Æ 1 s on Æ 1 s off ...
Central function ?
Yes
No
Central object polarity
This parameter determines the polarity of
0 = deactivated / 1 =
the central object.
activated
1 = deactivated / 0 = activated
This parameter becomes visible only if
the central function is enabled.
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The "Yes" setting enables the central
function and thus the "Central function"
object. An assignment of individual DALI
groups to the central function is possible
only if the function is enabled.
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Parameters
Manual control
Manual control in case of Disabled
bus voltage failure
Enabled
In case of a bus voltage failure (bus voltage
switched off) you can determine whether
manual control is to be enabled or
disabled.
Manual control during
bus mode
For the bus mode (bus voltage switched
on) you can determine whether manual
control is to be enabled or disabled.
Disabled
Enabled
Disable function for
manual control ?
Yes
No
Polarity of disable object
for manual control
0 = enabled / 1 = disabled
The manual control can be disabled via the
bus even with the manual control mode
activated. For this purpose the disable
object can be enabled at this point.
This parameter determines the polarity of
the disable object.
1 = enabled / 0 = disabled
Visible only in case of enabled disable
function for manual control.
After a bus/ mains voltage return or after
programming with the ETS, the disable
function will be immediately active
(object value "0") in case of the setting:
“1 = enabled / 0 = disabled”.
Transmit manual control
status ?
Yes
No
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The current status of the manual control
can be transmitted to the bus via a
separate status object if bus voltage is
active (setting: “yes”).
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Parameters
Function and polarity of
status object
This parameter specifies the information
contained in the status object. The object
will always be "0" if the manual control has
been deactivated.
0 = inactive; 1 = manual
control is active
0 = inactive; 1 = permanent
manual control is active
Behaviour at the end of
permanent manual
control during bus mode
Track outputs
Yes
No
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The object will be “1” only if the permanent
manual control has been activated.
This parameter is visible only if the
transmission of the manual control status
has been enabled.
After bus voltage return, the status will
be actively transmitted to the bus ("0")
only if a manual control that was
activated during bus voltage failure has
been terminated by the return of the bus
voltage. The status telegram will be
transmitted without delay.
The behaviour of the Gateway at the end of
the permanent manual control depends on
this parameter.
No change
Bus mode of individual
groups can be disabled
The object will be "1" if the manual control
has been activated (temporarily or
permanently).
All telegrams received during an active
permanent manual control for direct control
(switching, dimming, brightness value,
scenes) will be discarded. After the end of
the permanent manual control, the current
status of all groups remains unchanged. If,
however, a forced-control position or a
disable function has been activated before
or during manual control, the Gateway will
set the response parameterized for this
function for the relevant groups.
During an active permanent manual control
all incoming telegrams are internally
tracked. At the end of the manual control
the groups will be set according to the
command received last or to the status that
existed prior to the manual control.
Individual groups can be locally disabled
during a permanent manual control so that
the disabled groups can no longer be
addressed via the bus. A disable via
manual control will only be permitted if this
parameter has been set to “yes”.
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Parameters
Groups
Time for the cyclical
transmission of the
feedback telegram
00:00:10 … 23:59:59
[hh:mm:ss]
20 s
Depending on the parameterization, all
active feedback telegrams of the Gateway
can transmit their status also cyclically to
the bus.
The "Time for cyclical transmission of
feedback telegram" parameter generally
defines the cycle time for all groups.
Presetting: 20 seconds
Time delay for feedback
telegram after bus
voltage return
00:00 … 59:59 [mm:ss]
5s
To reduce telegram traffic on the bus line
after bus voltage activation (bus reset) or
mains supply activation, after connection of
the device to the bus line or after
programming with the ETS, it is possible to
delay all active feedback telegrams of the
Gateway. In this case the parameter
specifies a delay time for all devices.
Feedback telegrams for bus initialization
will be transmitted to the bus only after the
time parameterized at this point has
elapsed.
Presetting: 5 seconds
The “DALI error status”, “DALI shortcircuit” or “DALI voltage failure”
messages will basically be transmitted
without any time delay.
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Parameters
[x] Group (x = 1 … 32) The name of the group can be edited and will be displayed in the node..
Name
0 … 28 characters
Group
The group can be assigned a unique name
(e.g. “Office window side 1”. The project
name will be displayed in the group view in
the left plug-in window.
The name serves as a better orientation in
the plug-in. The name will not be
programmed into the device.
Minimum brightness
0,1 %
0,2 %
0,5 %
1%
3%
5%
10 %
15 %
20 %
25 %
30 %
35 %
40 %
45 %
50 %
55 %
60 %
65 %
70 %
This parameter will set the minimum
brightness of the DALI group will be set.
The parameterized value will not be underrun regardless of the operating state of the
Gateway.
The value to be set at this point cannot
exceed the parameterized maximum
brightness (minimum brightness <
maximum brightness).
During the editing of the minimum
brightness the ETS plug-in will check all
parameterized brightness values of the
group (e.g. switch-on brightness, scene
values etc.) to see whether the values
will fall below the minimum brightness. In
that case, the plug-in will report a conflict
of values and offers the following
option...
– the brightness values can be adjusted
to the minimum brightness or
– the setting of the minimum brightness
will be reset to the original value.
In case values are received via the
brightness value object that fall short of
the parameterized minimum brightness,
the Gateway will set the minimum
brightness as the new brightness value
for the affected group.
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Parameters
Maximum brightness
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30 %
35 %
40 %
45 %
50 %
55 %
60 %
65 %
70 %
75 %
80 %
85 %
90 %
95 %
100 %
This parameter will set the maximum
brightness of the DALI group will be set.
The parameterized value will not be
exceeded regardless of the operating state
of the Gateway.
The value to be set at this point cannot
fall below the parameterized minimum
brightness (minimum brightness <
maximum brightness).
During the editing of the maximum
brightness the ETS plug-in will check all
parameterized brightness values of the
group (e.g. switch-on brightness, scene
values etc.) to see whether the values
will exceed the maximum brightness. If
this is the case, the plug-in will report a
conflict of values and offers the following
option...
– the brightness values can be adjusted
to the maximum brightness or
– the setting of the maximum brightness
will be reset to the original value.
In case values that are received via the
brightness value object exceed the
parameterized maximum brightness, the
Gateway will set the maximum
brightness as the new brightness value
for the affected group.
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Parameters
Switch-on brightness
This parameter determines the brightness
value that the group is adjusted to each
time there is a switch-on via the “Switching”
or “Switching central function” object.
Brightness value
Memory value (brightness
prior to the last shut-off)
Behaviour after ETS
programming
When switching on, the group will be
adjusted to the brightness value specified
in the drop-down menu next to the
parameter. The adjustable value must be
within the limits of the parameterized
maximum and minimum brightness.
When switching on, the brightness value
equals the one that was active and
internally stored prior to the switch-off (via
the “Switching” or “Switching central
function”). This memory value nonpermanently stored so that the value is predefined to the maximum brightness after
the return of bus or mains voltage or after
programming with the ETS.
If the no Soft-on function is activated, the
brightness value will be activated when
switching on.
The Gateway permits to separately set the
brightness value for each group after
programming with the ETS.
The group will be switched off.
Switch-off
Brightness value
No change
The group will be adjusted to the
brightness value specified in the drop-down
menu next to the parameter. The
adjustable value is restricted by the
parameterized minimum and maximum
brightness.
After the ETS programming, the DALI
devices of a group will show not response
and keep the current brightness value or
remain switched off.
The parameterized behaviour will be
executed after every application or
parameter download by the ETS. A
simple download of the physical address
alone or partial programming of only the
group addresses has the effect that this
parameter is disregarded and that the
parameterized "Response to bus voltage
return" will be executed
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Response to bus voltage
failure
The Gateway permits to set separately the
brightness value for each DALI group after
a bus voltage failure.
The group will be switched off.
Switch-off
Brightness value
No change
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The group will be adjusted to the
brightness value specified in the drop-down
menu next to the parameter. The
adjustable value is restricted by the
parameterized minimum and maximum
brightness.
Following a bus voltage failure, the DALI
devices of a group will not react and keep
the current brightness value or remain
switched off.
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Response to bus voltage
return
The Gateway permits to separately set the
brightness value for each DALI group after
bus or mains voltage return separately.
The group will be switched off.
Switch-off
Brightness value
The group will be adjusted to the
brightness value specified in the drop-down
menu next to the parameter. The
adjustable value is restricted by the
parameterized minimum and maximum
brightness.
After bus/ mains voltage return, the
Brightness value as prior to brightness value that was internally stored
last prior to the bus/ mains voltage failure
bus voltage failure
will be tracked.
No change
Start Staircase timer function
Type of additional
function
No additional function
Disable function
Forced-control position
function
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Following a bus/ mains voltage failure, the
DALI devices of a group will show no
response and keep the current brightness
value or remain switched off.
Independent of the “Switching” object, the
Staircase timer function will be activated
after bus/ mains voltage return. Make sure
that the Staircase timer function has been
enabled. In case the Staircase timer
function has not been enabled, this setting
will produce no reaction after the return of
bus/ mains voltage.
Setting “Brightness value as prior to bus
voltage failure”: When programming the
application or the parameters with the
ETS, the internally stored switching state
will be reset to “Off – 0".
The parameterized response will always
be executed after bus/ mains voltage
return. It must be pointed out that after a
bus/ mains voltage return a forcedcontrol position might also be activated
which, if applicable, can affect the
brightness status of the group.
This parameter can be used to define and
to enable the additional function. The
disable function can only be parameterized
as an alternative to the forced-control
position function.
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Parameters
Polarity of disable object
0 = enabled / 1 = disabled
1 = enabled / 0 = disabled
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This parameter defines the polarity of the
disable object.
The disable function will always be
deactivated (object value “0”) after a bus
or mains voltage return or after
programming the application with the
ETS. In the inverted setting ("1 =
enabled; 0 = disabled"), a "0" telegram
update must first be transmitted after the
initialization before the disabled status
will be activated.
This parameter becomes visible only if
the disable function is enabled.
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Parameters
The behaviour of the DALI group at the
beginning of the disable function can be
parameterized.
Response at the
beginning of the disable
function
Switch-off
At the beginning of the disable the group
will be switched off and locked.
Blinking
During the disable the DALI devices will
blink on and off while the bus mode of the
group is locked. Generally, the blinking
time for all groups is parameterized on the
"General" parameter card. During blinking,
the logic switching state is "ON - 1". The
brightness reported back is the switch-on
brightness. A Soft-ON/OFF function will be
ignored during the blinking.
Brightness value
No change
Memory value (brightness
prior to the last shutoff)
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At the beginning of the disable, the group
will be adjusted to the brightness value
specified in the drop-down menu next to
the parameter. The adjustable value is
restricted by the parameterized minimum
and maximum brightness.
At the beginning of the disable, the DALI
devices of a group will not react and keep
the current brightness value or remain
switched off. The bus mode of the group
will be locked.
At the beginning of the disable, the
brightness value will be set to the value
that was active and internally stored prior to
the switch-off (via the “Switching” object).
This memory value is permanently stored
so that the value is pre-defined to the
maximum brightness after the return of bus
or mains voltage or after programming with
the ETS. The bus mode of the group will be
locked afterwards.
An output disabled via the bus can still
be manually controlled at the Gateway!
This parameter becomes visible only if
the disable function is enabled.
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Parameters
The behaviour of the DALI group at the end
of the disable function can be
parameterized.
Response at the end of
the disable function
Switch-off
At the end of the disable the group will
switched off and re-enabled.
Blinking
After the end of the disable, the DALI
devices of the group will be re-enabled for
the bus mode blinking on and off.
Generally, the blinking time is
parameterized for all groups on the
"General" parameter card. During blinking,
the logic switching state is "ON - 1". The
brightness reported back is the switch-on
brightness. A Soft-ON/OFF function will be
ignored during the blinking. The blinking
status will remain active until another bus
command is received or until the manual
control will provide a different status.
Brightness value
No change
At the end of the disable, the group will be
adjusted to the brightness value specified
in the drop-down menu next to the
parameter. The adjustable value is
restricted by the parameterized minimum
and maximum brightness.
At the end of the disable the DALI devices
of a group will not react and keep the
current brightness value or remain
switched off. The bus mode of the group
will be re-enabled afterwards.
This parameter becomes visible only if
the disable function is enabled.
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Parameters
Response at the end of
the disable function
(continued)
Memory value (brightness
prior to the last shutoff)
Tracked brightness value
At the end of the disable, the value will be
adjusted to the brightness value that was
active and internally stored prior to the last
switch-off (via the “Switching” or “Switching
central function” object). This memory
value is non-permanently stored so that the
value is pre-defined to the maximum
brightness after the return of bus voltage or
after programming with the ETS. The bus
mode of the group will be re-enabled
afterwards.
Time functions will be included.
At the end of a disable, the status received
or set prior to the executed disable function
will be resumed with the applicable
brightness value. If applicable, active time
functions will also be considered.
This parameter becomes visible only if
the disable function is enabled.
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Response to bus voltage
return
The communication object of the forcedcontrol position function can be initialized
after bus voltage return. The brightness
status of the DALI group can be influenced
if the forced-control position function is
activated.
No forced-control position
active
Status as prior to bus voltage
failure
No forced-control position will be activated
after bus voltage return.
The status of the forced- control position
will be set to the status that was
permanently stored at the time of bus
voltage failure. After programming the
application or the parameters with the ETS,
the value is internally set to "not active". In
case of an activated function the DALI
devices of the group will be switched on to
the brightness value provided by the
“Brightness for forced-control position
active, ON” parameter.
The forced-control position will be
activated. The DALI devices of the group
Forced-control position active, will be switched off by forced control.
switching off
The forced-control position will be
activated. The DALI devices of the group
Forced-control position active, will be switched on to the brightness value
provided by the “Brightness for forcedswitching on
control position active, ON” parameter.
After programming the application or the
parameters with the ETS, the forcedcontrol position will always be deleted.
This parameter becomes visible only if
the forced-control position function has
been enabled.
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Parameters
Brightness for forcedcontrol position active,
ON
If the forced-control position is active and a
forced switching is “ON”, the parameter will
determine the behaviour of the Group’s
DALI devices.
Brightness value
No change
Memory value (brightness
prior to the last shutoff)
Response at the end of
the forced-control
position function
The DALI devices of a group will not react
and keep the current brightness value or
remain switched off.
The value will be adjusted to the brightness
value that was active and internally stored
prior to the last switch-off (via the
“Switching” or “Switching central function”
object). This memory value is permanently
stored so that the value is pre-defined to
the maximum brightness after the return of
bus or mains voltage or after programming
with the ETS.
This parameter becomes visible only if
the forced-control position function has
been enabled.
The response of the DALI group at the end
of the forced-control position can be
parameterized.
No change
Tracked brightness value
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The group will be adjusted to the
brightness value specified in the drop-down
menu next to the parameter. The
adjustable value is restricted by the
parameterized minimum and maximum
brightness.
At the end of the forced-control position,
the DALI devices of a group will not react
and keep the current brightness value or
remain switched off. The bus mode of the
group will be re-enabled afterwards.
At the end of a forced control, the status
received or set prior to the executed
forced-control position function will be
resumed with the applicable brightness
value. If applicable, active time functions
will also be considered. The bus mode of
the group will be re-enabled afterwards.
This parameter becomes visible only if
the forced-control position function has
been enabled.
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Parameters
Switching
Switching status
feedback ?
The current switching state of the DALI
group can be reported back separately to
the bus.
Yes, feedback object is active Feedback and object are activated. The
message object
status is transmitted in non-inverted form.
The object transmits actively (telegram
transmission after change or, if applicable,
in cycles).
Time delay for feedback
telegram after bus
voltage return ?
Yes, feedback object is
passive status object
Feedback and object are activated. The
status is transmitted in non-inverted form.
The object is passive (telegram
transmission only as a response to a read
request.
No
No feedback object available for the group.
Feedback is deactivated.
The communication flags of the object
are automatically set by the ETS plug-in
according to the setting.
Yes
The feedback telegram can be transmitted
to the bus with a delay after bus voltage
return or after programming with the ETS.
The "Yes" setting activates the delay time
of the feedback in case of bus voltage
return. Generally, the delay time will be
parameterized on the "group" parameter
page.
This parameter becomes visible only in
case of an actively transmitting feedback
object.
No
Cyclical transmission of
feedback telegram ?
The object value of the feedback can be
transmitted cyclically.
Yes (cyclical transmission and The feedback telegram is transmitted to the
transmission in case of
bus cyclically and after a change of status.
changes)
Generally, the cycle time will be
programmed on the “Groups” parameter
card for all feedback telegrams.
No (transmission only in
case of changes)
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The feedback telegram is transmitted to the
bus only after the status has changed.
This parameter becomes visible only in
case of an actively transmitting feedback
object.
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Assignment to central
function ?
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This parameter determines the assignment
of the DALI group to the central function.
Yes
The group is assigned to the central
function.
No
The group is not assigned to the central
function.
This parameter becomes visible only if
the central function is enabled.
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Parameters
Dimming
Time for relative dimming 00:00:01 … 05:59:59
(0...100%)
[hh:mm:ss]
5s
This parameter will set the relative time
increments (4-bit dimming). The time
entered defines the maximum duration for
the dimming across the entire brightness
range from 0 % to 100 % brightness.
Dimming response to a
brightness value
This parameter determines whether a
brightness value received via the bus
(absolute dimming) will be instantly jumped
to or whether light intensity will dim to the
brightness.
Dim
Jump to
Time for absolute
dimming (0...100%)
00:00:01 … 23:59:59
[hh:mm:ss]
5s
This parameter will set the time for the
increments increments (1-byte dimming).
The time entered defines the maximum
duration for the dimming across the entire
brightness range from 0 % to 100 %
brightness.
This parameter becomes visible only
when set to: “Dimming response to a
brightness value” = “Dim”.
Automatic shutoff when
falling below a specified
brightness ?
Yes
The automatic shutoff function for a group
can be activated. If activated, the DALI
devices of the group will shut off completely
as soon as a parameterized brightness has
been reached or under-run at the end of a
dimming operation and, if applicable, after
the delay time has lapsed.
Shutoff when brightness
value smaller
0.1 % … 100 %; 5 %
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No
This parameter determines the brightness
to be reached or under-run at the end of a
dimming operation that will cause the group
to be switched off, if applicable, after the
delay time has lapsed.
The adjustable value is restricted by the
parameterized minimum and maximum
brightness. The standard setting will also
adapt accordingly.
If the shutoff brightness has been underrun by a disable or forced-control
position function or a staircase prewarning function, the shutoff function will
not be executed.
This parameter becomes visible only if
the shutoff function has been enabled.
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Parameters
Delay until shutoff ?
Yes
No
Delay time until shutoff
00:01 … 59:59 [mm:ss]
30 s
Brightness value
feedback ?
This parameter activates the delay time of
the automatic shutoff function. After the
delay time has lapsed the DALI group will
shut off if the shut-off brightness has been
reached or under-run at the end of a
dimming operation.
This parameter becomes visible only if
the shutoff function has been enabled.
This parameter will set the delay time for
the shutoff function. After the time set at
this point has lapsed the DALI group will be
shut off if the shutoff brightness has been
reached or under-run at the end of a
dimming operation.
This parameter becomes visible only if
the shutoff function has been activated
and the delay time has been enabled.
The current brightness value of the DALI
group can be reported back separately to
the bus.
Yes, feedback object is active Feedback and object is activated. The
message object
object transmits actively (telegram
transmission after change or, if applicable,
in cycles).
Yes, feedback object is
passive status object
No
Time delay for feedback
telegram after bus
voltage return ?
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Yes
No
Feedback and object is activated. The
object is passive (telegram transmission
only as a response to a read request.
No feedback object available for the group.
Feedback is deactivated.
The communication flags of the object
are automatically set by the ETS plug-in
according to the setting.
The feedback telegram can be transmitted
to the bus with a delay after bus voltage
return or after programming with the ETS.
The "Yes" setting activates the delay time
of the feedback in case of bus voltage
return. Generally, the delay time will be
parameterized on the "group" parameter
card.
This parameter becomes visible only in
case of an actively transmitting feedback
object.
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Parameters
Cyclical transmission of
feedback telegram ?
The object value of the feedback can be
transmitted in cycles.
Yes (cyclical transmission and The feedback telegram is transmitted to the
transmission in case of
bus in cycles and after a change of status.
changes)
Generally, the cycle time will be
programmed on the “Groups” parameter
card for all feedback telegrams.
No (transmission only in
case of changes)
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The feedback telegram is transmitted to the
bus only after the status has changed.
This parameter becomes visible only in
case of an actively transmitting feedback
object.
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Parameters
Switch-on/switch-off behaviour
Selection of time delay
None
ON-delay
OFF-delay
The “Switching” and “Switching central
function” communication objects can be
separately evaluated. This parameter is
used to define the desired mode of
operation of the time delay and to enable
the other delay parameters.
ON-delay and OFF-delay
ON-delay time
00:00:01 … 23:59:59
[hh:mm:ss]
30 s
ON-delay retriggerable ? Yes
No
This parameter is used for programming
the duration of the ON-delay
This parameter becomes visible only if
the On-delay or the On and OFF-delay
has been activated.
An active ON-delay can be retriggered by
another "1" telegram (setting "yes")
Alternatively, retriggering can be
suppressed (setting "No").
This parameter becomes visible only if
the On-delay or the On and OFF-delay
has been activated.
OFF-delay time
00:00:01 … 23:59:59
[hh:mm:ss]
30 s
This parameter is used for programming
the duration of the OFF-delay
This parameter becomes visible only if
the Off-delay or the On and OFF-delay
has been activated.
OFF-delay retriggerable
?
Yes
An active OFF-delay can be retriggered by
another "0" telegram (setting "yes")
Alternatively, retriggering can be
suppressed (setting "No").
This parameter becomes visible only if
the Off-delay or the On and OFF-delay
has been activated.
No
Soft-ON function ?
Yes
No
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The Soft-ON function permits a sloweddown switch-on of the DALI group. If the
function is activated (setting “Yes”) a
dimming operation is started until the
switch-on brightness is reached on
reception of a switch-on telegram via the
“Switching” or “Switching central function”
objects.
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Parameters
Time for Soft-ON
(0...100%)
00:00:01 … 23:59:59
[hh:mm:ss]
5s
This parameter determines the dimming
increment time for the Soft-ON function.
The time entered defines the maximum
duration for the Soft-ON dimming across
the entire brightness range from 0 % to 100
% brightness.
The Soft-ON time cannot be retriggered.
This parameter becomes visible only if
the Soft-ON function is enabled.
Soft-OFF function ?
Yes
The Soft-OFF function allows for a sloweddown switch-off of the DALI group. If the
function is activated (setting “Yes”) a
dimming operation is started until the
switch-on brightness is reached on
reception of a switch-off telegram via the
“Switching” or “Switching central function”
objects.
No
Time for Soft-OFF
(0...100%)
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00:00:01 … 23:59:59
[hh:mm:ss]
5s
This parameter determines the dimming
increment time for the Soft-OFF function.
The time entered defines the maximum
duration for the Soft-OFF dimming across
the entire brightness range from 100 % to 0
% brightness.
The Soft-OFF time cannot be
retriggered.
This parameter becomes visible only if
the Soft-OFF function is enabled.
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Parameters
Staircase timer function (applies only to DALI groups 1...16!)
Staircase timer function
?
Yes
No
This parameter can enable the Staircase
timer function and the corresponding
communication objects.
Staircase lighting time
00:00:01 … 23:59:59
[hh:mm:ss]
2 min
This parameter is used for programming
the duration of the Staircase timer function.
This parameter will be visible only if the
Staircase timer function has been
enabled.
Staircase lighting time
retriggerable ?
Yes
An active switch-on time can be retriggered
(setting "Yes"). Alternatively, retriggering
can be suppressed (setting "No").
This parameter will be visible only if the
Staircase timer function has been
enabled.
No
Response to OFF
telegram
An active switch-on time can be cancelled
prematurely by switching off the Staircase
timer function.
Switch-off
Ignore
Activate pre-warning
time ?
The staircase lighting time is cancelled if an
OFF-telegram to the "Staircase timer start /
stop" object has been received.
OFF telegrams will be ignored. The switchon time will be fully completed.
This parameter will be visible only if the
Staircase timer function has been
enabled.
Once the switch-on time of a Staircase
timer function has ended, the DALI devices
of the group are able to produce a prewarning prior to the shutoff (brightness
reduction). The pre-warning function is
designed to warn anyone present in the
staircase that the lights will go out shortly.
The pre-warning function is activated.
Yes
No
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The pre-warning function is deactivated.
This parameter will be visible only if the
Staircase timer function has been
enabled.
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Parameters
Reduced brightness
during pre-warning time
0.1 % … 100 %; 10 %
This parameter determines the reduced
brightness to be adjusted at the time of the
pre-warning.
The adjustable value is restricted by the
parameterized minimum and maximum
brightness. The standard setting will also
adjust accordingly.
The reduced brightness will not start the
shutoff function when it reaches or falls
short of the specified shutoff brightness.
This parameter will be visible only if the
Staircase timer function has been
activated.
Pre-warning time
00:01 … 59:59 [mm:ss]
30 s
This parameter is used for programming
the duration of the pre-warning time. The
pre-warning time is added to the switch-on
time. During the time parameterized at this
point, the reduced brightness will be
adjusted.
This parameter will be visible only if the
Staircase timer function has been
enabled and the pre-warning time has
been activated.
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Parameters
Scenes
[x] Scene (x = 1 … 16) The name of the scene can be edited and will be displayed in the node.
Name
0 … 28 characters
Scene
Priority for scene to
disable / forced-control
position
Since the activation of the scene functions
affect several groups and can therefore act
on several groups at the same time, the
priority to the group-oriented disable or
forced-control position function must be
provided.
Higher priority
Lower priority
Response to a scene
recall
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At this point the scene can be assigned a
unique name (e.g. ”Lecture”, Meeting
large”). The project name will be displayed
in the group view in the left plug-in window.
The name serves as a better orientation in
the plug-in. The name will not be
programmed into the device.
Jump to
Dim 0.7 s
Dim 1.0 s
Dim 1.4 s
Dim 2.0 s
Dim 2.8 s
Dim 4.0 s
Dim 5.7 s
Dim 8.0 s
Dim 11.3 s
Dim 16.0 s
Dim 22.5 s
Dim 32.0 s
Dim 45.3 s
Dim 64.0 s
Dim 90.5 s
The scene function has a higher priority
and will override a disable or forced-control
position function for the groups
incorporated in the scene. The disable or
forced-control position, however, will not be
terminated. Only the scene brightness will
be adjusted.
The scene function has a lower priority and
cannot be executed for the groups
incorporated in the scene if a disable or
forced-control position function has been
activated for these groups at the time of the
scene recall.
During a scene recall, the parameterized or
restored scene brightness values will be
set for the affected DALI groups. At this
point it is possible to determine whether the
brightness value will be instantly jumped to
or whether the light intensity will dim to the
brightness value.
In addition, the fading time for the dimming
can be preset (DALI specific). This time
ensures that during a scene recall all DALI
groups will reach the provided brightness
values at the same time.
Example: When set to “Dim 2.0 s”, the time
required during a dimming to reach a
specified scene brightness will take exactly
2 s independent of the initial dimming
brightness.
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Parameters
Overwrite scene values
during ETS download ?
No
Yes
Delay scene recall ?
Yes
No
Delay time
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00:00:01 … 05:59:59
[hh:mm:ss]
5s
During storage of a scene, the scene
values (current brightness values of the
affected groups) are stored internally in the
device. To prevent the stored values from
being replaced during ETS programming
by the originally programmed scene values,
the Gateway can inhibit the overwriting of
the scene values (setting: "No").
Alternatively, the original values can be
reloaded into the device during each ETS
programming (setting: "Yes").
A scene is recalled via the scene extension
object. If needed, the scene recall at the
Gateway can be delayed after reception of
a recall telegram (setting: "Yes").
Alternatively, the recall takes place
immediately after the reception of the
telegram (setting: "No").
A recall delay has no influence on the
storage of scene values.
The parameter defines the delay time to be
transmitted in case of a scene recall.
This parameter is visible only if the
"Delay scene recall ?" parameter is set to
"Yes".
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