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. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 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 Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. 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 www.lutron.com ON 1 6 24 hrs / 7 days 030-969 1-800-523-9466 030-969 Lutron Technical Support Center ? 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. U.S.A. and Canada (24 hrs/7days) 1-800-523-9466 Other countries 8am – 8pm ET +1-610-282-3800 Fax +1-610-282-3090 http://www.lutron.com 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. © 2007 Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.