Wireless

Wireless
®
English
Incandescent/Halogen Dimmer with
Radio Frequency Receiver
120 V~ 60 Hz 600 W
120 V~ 60 Hz 600 W
Radio Frequency Wireless Controller with
One-Touch Favorite Button
MRF-VCTX
MRFB-VCTX
6V
6V
1.5 mW
1.5 mW
Accessory Dimmer (Companion Dimmer)
MA-R
MSC-AD
120 V~ 60 Hz
120 V~ 60 Hz
Set-Up
Tap Button Options.
• Tap once when the Dimmer is off:
Lights brighten smoothly to preset
intensity.
• Tap once when the Dimmer is on:
Lights dim smoothly to off.
• Tap twice quickly: Lights brighten
rapidly to full intensity.
• Press and hold when the Dimmer
is on: A delayed fade to OFF can
be activated. As the tap button is
held, the LEDs will begin to flash
from bottom to top. Each flashing
LED represents an additional
10 seconds of delay before the
lights fade to OFF (up to 70 seconds
of delay). This procedure must be
repeated every time a fade to OFF
is desired.
3-Way Kit Installation
MRF-600M
MRFB-600M
Wireless Dimmer Operation
8.3 A
8.3 A
Dimming Rocker
Press to brighten
Press to dim
LEDs
Light level indicators
Setting Up a Wireless Controller to a Wireless Dimmer
1
Turn Dimmer ON
2a
FASSTM - Front Accessible
Service Switch
Press and hold the Dimmer’s tap button. LEDs
will blink one at a time, from the bottom up to
the top. After approximately 8 seconds, the LEDs
will start to cycle slowly from top to bottom (setup mode). Continue to hold the tap button and go
to step 2b.
Press and hold the On button on the
Wireless Controller.
2b
On
Favorite
Off
Important Notice:
To replace bulb, power may be
conveniently removed by pulling
the FASS switch out on the
Dimmer.
For any procedure other than
routine bulb replacement, power
must be disconnected at the
main electrical panel.
Important Notes:
Please read before installing.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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7.
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10.
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14.
15.
Caution: To avoid overheating and possible damage to other equipment, do not use to control receptacles,
fluorescent lighting fixtures, motor-operated or transformer-supplied appliances, or electronic low-voltage
lighting fixtures.
Install in accordance with all national and local electrical codes.
DO NOT use Maestro Wireless® Dimmers for compact fluorescent (Energy Saver) lamps.
When no “grounding means” exist within the wallbox then the NEC® 2005, Article 404-9 allows a dimmer
without a grounding connection to be installed as a replacement, as long as a plastic, noncombustible
wallplate is used. For this type of installation, cap or remove the green ground wire on the dimmer and use
an appropriate wallplate such as Lutron’s Claro® series wallplates.
Do not paint Dimmers, Maestro Accessory Dimmers (MA-R, MSC-AD), or Wireless Controllers.
Maestro Wireless® Dimmers are not compatible with standard 3-way/4-way switches. Use only with Maestro
Accessory Dimmers (MA-R, MSC-AD).
Maestro Accessory Dimmers (MA-R, MSC-AD) can not be used individually and must be used in conjunction
with a Maestro Wireless dimmer in a 3-way/4-way application.
In any 3-way/4-way circuit use only one Dimmer with up to 9 Maestro Accessory Dimmers (MA-R, MSC-AD).
Do not use where total lamp wattage is less than 60 W or greater than wattage indicated on unit label.
Operate between 32 °F (0 °C) and 104 °F (40 °C).
Dimmers may feel warm to the touch during normal operation.
Recommended wallbox depth is 2.5 in. (64 mm) minimum.
Maximum wire length between the dimmer and the last Maestro Accessory Dimmer (MA-R, MSC-AD) is
250 feet (76 m).
Clean Dimmers and Wireless Controllers with a soft damp cloth only. Do not use any chemical cleaners.
DO NOT use Incandescent/Halogen Dimmers for Electronic Low-Voltage or Magnetic Low-Voltage lighting.
2c
3
Wireless Controller Operation
Important Notes:
1. Meets the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) temperature standards:
-40 °F (-40 °C) to 235 °F (113 °C).
2. The range and performance of the Maestro Wireless system is highly dependent on
a variety of complex factors such as:
• Distance between system components
• Geometry of the home
• Construction of walls separating system components
• Electrical equipment located near system components
Once the Dimmer learns the Wireless Controller, the LEDs on the Dimmer will cycle quickly from
top to bottom. Release the Dimmer’s tap button to exit set-up mode, and release the Wireless
Controller’s On button.
Repeat steps 1—2c for each additional Dimmer that is to be controlled with the Wireless Controller or
for each additional Wireless Controller that is to control the Dimmer.
Setting the Favorite Button on the Wireless Controller
Note: The Wireless Controller must be set up to a Dimmer before the Favorite can be set (see
steps 1—2c above).
Note: If a Wireless Controller is set up to multiple Dimmers, each Dimmer must first be adjusted to
the desired light level before the Favorite button is pressed and held.
1
Adjust the Dimmer(s)
to the desired light
level with the
dimming rocker.
2
Press and hold the Favorite button for
approximately 8 seconds. The light will
go to the previous favorite light level.
The LED on the Dimmer will blink,
indicating the new favorite light level.
On
On
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Multigang Installations
When installing more than one control in the same wallbox, it may be necessary to remove all inner side sections
prior to wiring (see below). Using pliers, bend side section up and down until it breaks off. Repeat for each side
section to be removed. Removal of Dimmer side sections reduces maximum load capacity. Refer to the Dimmer
Capacity Chart below.
Favorite
On:
Tap once: lights brighten
rapidly to full intensity.
Off:
Tap once: Lights dim
smoothly to off.
Off
After approximately 8 seconds, the LED will stop blinking and the
lights will go to the new Favorite light level.
Release the Favorite button.
Note: Off is a valid “Favorite” light level.
Troubleshooting
Notes:
• The Dimmer(s) must learn the Wireless Controller in order for the Wireless Controller to operate the
Dimmer(s). See the Set-Up Section.
• Batteries are included and are pre-installed. Battery lifetime is approximately 5 years.
Symptoms
Possible Causes
Light does not turn ON or
no LEDs turn ON.
• Front Accessible Service Switch (FASS) on the Dimmer (or
Accessory Dimmer) is pulled out to the OFF position.
• Light bulb(s) burned out.
• Breaker is OFF or tripped.
• Wiring error. Call Lutron Technical Support Center at
1-800-523-9466.
LEDs 1 and 7 blink alternately when a • Dimmer failed to learn a Wireless Controller;
Wireless Controller button is pressed.
see Set-Up Section.
Breaking Side
Sections
Each control has
inside section
removed.
Middle control has two
side sections removed.
Dimmer Capacity Chart
Model
MRF-600M
MRFB-600M
3
4
Favorite:
Tap once to recall a favorite light level. The Favorite button can be set up for any light level (see the next
Section: Setting the Favorite Button on the Wireless Controller.)
This Wireless Controller is compatible with most HomeLink® equipped Vehicles. Please see the vehicle
manufacturer’s instructions for programming information.
Do not remove
outside sections.
Favorite
Off
No Sides
Removed
600 W
600 W
Load
1 Side
Removed
500 W
500 W
2 Sides
Removed
400 W
400 W
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7200 Suter Road
Coopersburg, PA 18036-1299, U.S.A.
Made and printed in the U.S.A. 8/07 P/N 030-969 Rev. A
Multiple Wireless Dimmer Applications
If multiple Maestro Wireless Dimmers are set up to the same Wireless Controller they will perform as follows:
• Pressing the On button will cause all Dimmers to brighten to full intensity, regardless of whether some are ON
and some are OFF.
• Pressing the Off button will cause all Dimmers to fade off.
• To save your favorite light level, adjust all the Dimmers controlled by a Wireless Controller to the desired level,
then press and hold the Favorite button for approximately 8 seconds until the Dimmer’s LEDs stop blinking.
Once your favorite light level is set, pressing the Favorite button will cause each Dimmer to return to your
favorite light level.
• Use up to 4 Wireless Controllers for each Wireless Dimmer.
• Control up to 3 Wireless Dimmers with each Wireless Controller.
Light does not respond to Radio
Frequency Wireless Controller.
• Dimmer failed to learn Wireless Contoller; see Set-Up Section.
• Dimmer has already received and responded to a command, or is
already at the light level, the Wireless Controller is requesting.
• Wireless Controller is outside operating range.
• Wireless Controller batteries are low.
• Wireless Controller batteries are installed incorrectly.
When in set-up mode (tap button
held), LEDs 1 and 7 blink alternately.
• Maximum number of Wireless Controllers have been set up to
Dimmer. To remove a previously set-up Wireless Controller,
perform Set-Up step 2a, and press and hold the Wireless
Controller’s Off button.
Light does not remain ON, LEDs glow
dimly or blink.
• Blue screw terminal is miswired to neutral or touching ground.
Tap switch on Accessory Dimmer
does not work when light is at
brightest level.
• Load is less than 60 W.
Installation
OFF OFF OFF
Wire Connector.
Use to join #14 AWG
or #12 AWG ground
wire to #18 AWG
Dimmer ground wire.
• Remove the wallplate and switch mounting screws.
• Carefully remove switch from wall (do not remove wires).
3-Way Wiring
Brass screw
Blue screw
Tag
Tagging the Wire on the COMMON Terminal
of the Switches
• Before removing wires from the switches, the COMMON terminal must be identified.
Brass screw
Ground
(Bare
Copper or
Green
Wire)
Ground
Black
screw
Green wire
Disconnecting the Switch Wires
Reference Wiring Diagram
Hot/Live
120 V~
60 Hz
Tag
7
Screw Terminals:
Turn screws to loosen.
• Connect the tagged wire removed from the switch in step 3 to
the black screw terminal on the Accessory Dimmer. If the
switch had two wires attached to the same terminal, connect
both wires to the Accessory Dimmer terminal.
• Connect the remaining wire removed from the switch to the
Dimmer or
Accessory Dimmer
Brass
One continuous wire
to the screw.
One wire in the
backwired hole and
one to the screw.
Wiring the Accessory Dimmer (Companion Dimmer) MA-R or
MSC-AD:
• Using the wire connector provided, connect the green ground
wire on the Accessory Dimmer to the bare copper or green
ground wire in the wallbox. Do not connect to any other wire.
(See Important Note 4 on other side.)
• Connect the same color wire connected to the blue screw
terminal on the Dimmer (wire color noted above) to the blue
screw terminal on the Accessory Dimmer.
Tag the COMMON terminal wire.
Important Note:
The wall switch may have two wires attached to the same screw (see illustrations below for examples). Tape
these two wires together before disconnecting. When rewiring, connect wires to the Dimmer the same way
they were connected to the switch.
5
Accessory
Dimmer
Tag
NOTE: This is a typical location of the COMMON
terminal; your switch may be different.
4
Blue screw
The COMMON terminal is the different colored screw (not
green) or the terminal marked COMMON. Tag this wire on
each switch to identify it in step 6.
Note: If more than two switches control the same light,
additional Accessory Dimmers are required. Please call the
Lutron Technical Support Center at 1-800-523-9466 for
details.
End
stop
• Connect the remaining wire removed from the switch (note wire
color) to the blue screw terminal on the Dimmer.
Ground
Green wire
3-Way Switch
• Connect the tagged wire removed from the switch in step 3 to
the black screw terminal on the Dimmer. If your switch had two
wires attached to the same terminal, connect both wires to the
Dimmer terminal.
• Connect one of the remaining wires removed from the switch to
the brass screw terminal on the Dimmer.
Black screw
Blue
Light
Fixture
Black
Green wire
Green wire
Wallbox
Ground
Align Dimmer and
tighten screws.
Push-in Terminals:
Insert screwdriver. Pull wire out.
Caution: Do
not overtighten
mounting
screws.
Removing the Wallplate
• The Dimmer has a pre-installed Lutron Claro wallplate. Remove the wallplate before proceeding
with the installation; this will expose mounting holes in the adapter, and prevent wallplate
damage while installing.
8
Neutral
Tag
Mounting the Dimmer and the Accessory
Dimmer to the Wallbox
• Form wires carefully into the wallbox, mount and align Dimmer.
• Replace Claro wallplate.
Looped Wire:
Turn screw to loosen.
Grasp the Claro wallplate at the top
and pull forward to remove.
Brass
Black
Wallbox
Turning Power ON
• Turn power ON at circuit breaker (or replace fuse).
The visor clip may
need to be manually
opened depending on
the visor thickness.
2. Slide Wireless Controller onto
wall clip. The wall clip slides
into the channel on the back
of the Wireless Controller.
or
Horizontal
Mounting
Vertical Mounting
or
Vertical
Mounting
FCC Information
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio and
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. The user is encouraged to
try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Lutron Electronics Co. could void the user’s
authority to operate this equipment.
Dimmer or
Accessory Dimmer
Blue
Ground
2. Mount the Wireless Controller onto the vehicle’s visor.
1. Attach wall clip to wall using the supplied screws and wall anchors. When
mounting the Wireless Controller horizontally, make sure that the end stop
is at the bottom. NOTE: Drill pilot holes for the wall anchors using a 3/16
in drill bit.
Horizontal Mounting
Snap on
wallplate.
OFF OFF OFF
3
Dimmer
1. Attach the visor clip to the Wireless Controller.
Wiring the Dimmer:
MRF-600M or MRFB-600M
• Using the wire connector provided, connect the green ground
wire on the Dimmer to the bare copper or green ground wire in
the wallbox. Do not connect to any other wire. (See Important
Note 4 on other side.)
ON
Danger: Verify power to
switch is OFF before
proceeding.
The Wireless Controller can be mounted to a vehicle’s visor using the supplied visor clip.
Wall Mounting
• For installations involving more than one control in a wallbox, refer to Multigang Installations before beginning.
• Use the screw or push-in terminals when making connections on the Dimmer or Accessory Dimmer.
• Make sure to wire both controls before mounting either to the wallbox.
ON
ON
ON
Removing the Wallplate and the Switch
Push-in Terminals: Insert wires fully.
Note: Push-in terminals are for use with
#14 AWG solid copper wire only. DO NOT use
stranded or twisted wire.
or
Screw Terminals:
Screw terminals are for use with #12 AWG
or #14 AWG solid copper wire only. DO NOT
use stranded or twisted wire.
Twist wire
connector
tight.
Optional Wireless Controller Mounting Methods
Car Visor Mounting
When making wire connections, follow the recommended strip lengths and combinations for the
supplied wire connector. Note: All wire connectors provided are suitable for copper wire only. For
aluminum wire, consult an electrician. Trim or strip the wallbox wires to the length indicated by the
strip gauge on the back of the Dimmer.
• Turn power OFF at circuit breaker (or remove fuse).
ON
9
Wiring
Important Wiring Information
Turning Power OFF
2
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Technical Assistance
If you have questions concerning the installation or operation of this product, call the Lutron Technical
Support Center. Please provide exact model number when calling.
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Other countries 8am – 8pm ET
+1-610-282-3800
Fax +1-610-282-3090
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Limited Warranty
(Valid only in U.S.A., Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean.)
Lutron will, at its option, repair or replace any unit that is defective in materials or manufacture within one year
after purchase. For warranty service, return unit to place of purchase or mail to Lutron at 7200 Suter Rd.,
Coopersburg, PA 18036-1299, postage pre-paid.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES, AND THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY IS LIMITED TO ONE YEAR FROM PURCHASE. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER THE
COST OF INSTALLATION, REMOVAL OR REINSTALLATION, OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM MISUSE, ABUSE,
OR DAMAGE FROM IMPROPER WIRING OR INSTALLATION. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. LUTRON’S LIABILITY ON ANY CLAIM FOR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN
CONNECTION WITH THE MANUFACTURE, SALE, INSTALLATION, DELIVERY, OR USE OF THE UNIT SHALL
NEVER EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE UNIT.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. Some
states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitation on how long
an implied warranty may last, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
This product is covered under one or more of the following U.S. patents: 5,017,837; 5,248,919; 5,399,940;
5,637,930; 5,798,581; 6,169,377; 6,380,696; D353,798; and corresponding foreign patents. U.S. and foreign
patents pending. Lutron, Claro, Maestro, and Maestro Wireless are registered trademarks and FASS is a
trademark of Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls Technology
Company. NEC is a registered trademark of the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, Massachusetts.
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