Wallplate Manual - 461

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Applied Electronics
Wallplate Controller
Model WP461
Installation and
Setup Instructions
1.0 Scope
This document details installation procedures and setup requirements for Applied Electronics
Model WP461 wallplate controller, designed to be used in conjunction with Applied
Electronics Commercial Dimming System.
2.0 General
Applied Electronics Commercial Dimming System consists of one DP12/2400 Master Panel
and up to seven EP12/2400 Expansion Panels. The Master Panel provides the capability to
dim twelve 2400 watt outputs internally, as well as control up to seven optional Expansion
Panels. A variety of wallplate configurations are available for remote control of system
outputs. Each wallplate fader can be configured to control a single system output, or any
number of grouped outputs. Instructions for grouping outputs are provided in the
Commercial Dimming System manual and are not included herein.
The WP461 (see Figure 1) is capable of controlling four outputs or groups of outputs. Four
faders allow individual adjustment of the assigned outputs/groups. In addition, six Scene
buttons allow storage and recall of any combination of fader levels. Full On and Blackout
buttons are also provided and cause all assigned outputs to be taken to their highest or
lowest levels, respectively.
3.0 Installation and Setup
Each WP461 wallplate must be configured to control the desired outputs or group of outputs
prior to installation. Wiring from the DP12/2400 Commercial Dimmer panel must then be
connected to each wallplate. When the required setup and wiring has been completed, the
wallplate may be mounted to a wall or other fixed structure. Configuration, wiring, and
installation details are provided below.
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Figure 1 - WP461 Wallplate Controller
3.1 DIP Switch Settings
Each wallplate fader must be assigned to an output or group of outputs using the DIP
switches provided on the rear of the circuit card. The DIP switch/fader assignments are
detailed in Figure 2.
S13
OFF
JP1
S15
OFF
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
S13 – Fader 1
S14 – Fader 2
S15 – Fader 3
S16 – Fader 4
S14
ON
OFF
S16
ON
OFF
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
ON
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
ON
J3
Figure 2 - Fader Assignment DIP Switches
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Each fader is assigned to a single output channel. In cases where a fader is to control a
group of outputs, the fader should be assigned to the lowest output channel in the group.
For instance, if Fader 2 is to control system Outputs 4 through 7, it should be assigned to
Output 4. Note that the grouping of outputs is accomplished at the DP12/2400 Master Panel
(see Applied Electronics Commercial Dimming System manual for details).
Fader assignments should be made using the corresponding DIP switches in accordance
with Table 1.
Output
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
1
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
2
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
3
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
ON
ON
Switch Position
4
5
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
6
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
7
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
8
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
Table 1
DIP Switch Output Assignment Settings
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Example – To assign Fader 1 to Output 4 (or to a group of outputs that begins with Output
4), set S13 as follows:
S13
Switch
Position
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Set to
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
3.2 Wiring Requirements
NOTE
ALL SYSTEM WIRING SHOULD BE ACCOMPLISHED WITH SYSTEM
POWER OFF. CONFIRM THAT NO POWER IS BEING PROVIDED TO THE
COMMERCIAL DIMMER SYSTEM PRIOR TO WIRING THE WALLPLATE
CONTROLLERS.
Wallplate controllers should be connected to the Commercial Dimming System DP12/2400
Master Panel using a shielded 4-conductor cable (2 twisted pairs with a shield), as detailed
in Figure 3. Note that multiple wallplate controllers may be chained by connecting output
pins 6 through 10 of one wallplate to input pins 1 through 5 of the next as indicated. (NOTE
wallplates equipped with an RJ45 adaptor card can be interconnected using cat5 cabling
with RJ45 ends)
3.3 Shorting Jumper Setup.
Each wallplate controller is provided with a shorting jumper installed in location JP1 as
shown in Figure 3. In systems where more than one wallplate is used, this shorting jumper
should be removed from all wallplates except the final wallplate in the chain. In single
wallplate systems, leave JP1 in place.
3.4 Mounting Procedure
Applied Electronics wallplate controllers are designed to be mounted to a wall or other fixed
structure. Because the controllers operate from a low voltage power source, there is no
need for an electrical box behind the wallplate. However, the area behind the wallplate
should be clear of insulation or other materials. Ensure that at least 2” of depth is provided,
measured from the outer surface of the wall. Cutout requirements and mounting hole
locations are provided in Figure 4.
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SHIELD
+18V
A
B
GROUND
To Pins 1-5
of the next
Wallplate
Controller
WP461
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
S13
10
OFF
9
JP1
8
DP12/2400
TB1
11
10
9
8
7
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
7
SHIELD
+18V
A
B
GROUND
6
OFF
5
4
ON
OFF
S15
S16
ON
OFF
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
ON
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
ON
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
ON
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
S17
2
OFF
1
J3
Note: Interconnect wiring
should be accomplished
such that Signals A and B
are a twisted pair, and
+18V and GROUND are a
twisted pair.
S14
S18
ON
OFF
Figure 3
System Interconnect Wiring
9-1/8”
7-1/4”
3-1/2”
Cutout Area
4-5/32”
Figure 4 - Cutout Requirements and Mounting Hole locations
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4.0 Operation
Once all wallplate controllers have been setup and installed as specified, the Commercial
Dimmer System may be powered up.
After power-up, verify that each slider on each wallplate controller causes the appropriate
lights to dim. Verify that the Full On and Blackout buttons cause their respective lights to
respond accordingly. Note that after a Full On or Blackout button is pressed, the outputs
assigned to that wallplate’s faders remain in that state until the faders are moved. If only
one fader is moved, only that output is changed; all others remain in the selected state (Full
On or Blackout) until their respective faders are moved.
The Model 461 Wallplate Controller is capable of storing and retrieving up to six “scenes.”
To store a scene, adjust the four faders until the desired look is obtained, then press and
hold one of the six Scene buttons. After 1-2 seconds, the LED next to the Scene button will
flash twice, indicating the scene has been saved. To retrieve a stored scene, simply press
the associated Scene button.
Note that in situations where faders on different wallplate controllers are assigned to control
the same outputs, the system operates on a “last takes precedence” basis. That is,
whichever fader was moved or button was pressed last is the one that has control of that
output or output group.
If the Commercial Dimming System is to be controlled by wallplates and a DMX lighting
console with overlapping output controls, the two control sources (DMX and wallplates)
function on a “highest takes precedence” basis. That is, the outputs follow the highest value
when the two control sources are compared. For example, if a wallplate controller is
instructing Output 3 to go to 20% brightness and the DMX console is set for 50% on Output
3, the light will dim to 50%. In order for one control source (DMX or wallplates) to have
exclusive control, the other source must be set to 0% (or simply turn the DMX console off).
Optionally, Applied Electronics’ Model WPL Lockout Panel may be used to lock out all
wallplate functions so that all output channels are under the exclusive control of the DMX
console.
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