HUB-XCD User Manual
24 Channel
Networked
Contactor/ Dimmer
Power Control
System
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EMC COMPLIANCE
This product is approved for use in Europe and Australia/New Zealand and conforms to
the following standards:
Australian / New Zealand Standards
AS/NZS CISPR15
IEC 60439.1
To ensure continued compliance with EMC Directive 89/336 and the Australian Radiocommunications
Act 1992, use only high quality data cables with continuous shield, and connectors with conductive
backshells.
DISCLAIMER
Information contained in this manual is subject to change without notice and does not represent a
commitment on the part of the vendor. JANDS PTY LTD shall not be liable for any loss or damage
whatsoever arising from the use of information or any error contained in this manual.
It is recommended that all service and repairs on this product be carried out by JANDS PTY LTD or its
authorised service agents.
JANDS PTY LTD cannot accept any liability whatsoever for any loss or damage caused by service,
maintenance or repair by unauthorised personnel, or by use other than that intended by the
manufacturer.
JANDS HUB Series products must only be used for the purpose they were intended by the
manufacturer and in conjunction with this operating manual.
Disconnect mains power when not in use.
Designed in Australia
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents ........................................................................... 2
1.0 About This Manual ................................................................. 4
1.1
Important Safety Information .................................................................................. 4
2.0 Introduction ............................................................................. 5
2.1
Features ................................................................................................................ 5
3.0 Installation ............................................................................... 6
3.1
3.2
3.3
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Location ................................................................................................................. 6
Supply Wiring......................................................................................................... 6
Parts Required ....................................................................................................... 6
Procedure .............................................................................................................. 6
4.0 Equipment Description ........................................................... 8
4.1 Front Panel Layout ....................................................................................... 8
5.0 Getting Started......................................................................... 9
5.1 Connecting Power ........................................................................................ 9
5.2 Powering Up ................................................................................................. 9
5.3 Connecting Loads......................................................................................... 9
5.3.1 Changing the Channel Configuration .................................................... 9
5.4 Testing Channels........................................................................................ 10
5.5 Connecting Control Input ............................................................................ 10
5.5.1 Setting the Streaming Control Source ................................................ 11
5.4.2 Changing the Start Address ................................................................ 11
5.4.3 Ethernet Settings ................................................................................ 11
6.0 Control Panel Operation ......................................................... 12
6.1 Configuration .............................................................................................. 12
6.1.1 Channel Settings ................................................................................ 12
6.1.1.1 Cap Voltage ................................................................................. 13
6.1.1.2 Preheat Level ............................................................................... 13
6.1.1.3 Automatic Relay Control .............................................................. 13
6.1.1.4 Address Offset ............................................................................. 13
6.1.2 Control Sources .................................................................................. 13
6.1.2.1Hardwired Inputs ........................................................................... 14
6.1.2.2 Streaming Inputs .......................................................................... 15
6.1.2.3 RDM .......................................................................................... 15
6.1.2.4 Command Strings ........................................................................ 15
6.4 Web Page................................................................................................... 16
6.5 Standby Mode ............................................................................................ 16
6.6 Save To and Load From USB .................................................................... 16
6.7 Software Update ......................................................................................... 16
6.8 Software Reset ........................................................................................... 17
6.9 System Log ................................................................................................ 17
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6.10 Error LED ................................................................................................... 17
6.11 Output Protection........................................................................................ 17
6.12 Thermal Protection ..................................................................................... 18
7.0 Fault Finding Guide ................................................................. 19
8.0 Maintenance ............................................................................. 20
8.1 External Cleaning ....................................................................................... 20
8.2 Internal Cleaning ........................................................................................ 20
9.0 Technical Data and Specifications ........................................ 21
9.1
9.2
9.3
9.2
DMX Connector Pinouts ............................................................................. 22
Ethernet Connector Pinouts ....................................................................... 22
Hardwire Input Connector Pinouts .............................................................. 22
RDM Implementation .................................................................................. 23
9.2.1 Root Device PIDs ............................................................................... 23
9.2.2 Sub Device PIDs ................................................................................. 24
9.3 Command over Ethernet Reference ........................................................... 25
9.3.1 General ............................................................................................... 25
9.3.2 Channel Control .................................................................................. 25
9.3.3 Scene Control ..................................................................................... 26
9.3.4 Standby Mode..................................................................................... 26
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About This Manual
This manual provides general information about HUB dimmer product fitted with
software version 1. Product diagrams within this manual may differ from the actual
unit provided.
1.1
Important Safety Information
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This product is NOT rated for outdoor use. Ensure the HUB is protected from
moisture and is not used in wet areas.
Output sockets may have dangerous voltages present even when the channels
are driven off. Switch off the channel circuit breaker before connecting and
disconnecting loads or replacing load lamps.
The HUB must be properly mounted in a vertical orientation on a suitable
surface.
Provide adequate ventilation during use. Do not obstruct airflow around the
vents at both the top and bottom of the chassis.
High voltages are present inside the unit. Do not operate with the door open or
any covers removed.
Disconnect from mains supply when not in use.
No user serviceable parts inside.
Test the RCDs regularly
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2.0 Introduction
The HUB-XCD is a wall mounted power distribution product intended for use in
theatres and auditoriums where a mixture of dim and non-dim (power distribution
type) channels are required. The mixture of available channels ensures the HUB-XCD
can provide power facilities for most single phase mains loads encountered in theatres
and performance spaces.
The HUB-XCD can be controlled from multiple sources, including DMX-512-A, Artnet,
sACN, Command strings, web browser, and a pair of dedicated hardwired inputs. DMXRDM functionality is provided to enable remote configuration and status readback via
a suitable RDM controller.
The HUB-XCD includes combined RCD and overcurrent circuit breaker per channel, fan
forced cooling rated to a 40OC ambient, and includes easy to use in-built test functions
and facilities accessed by a graphical user interface on a touch screen display.
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24 fully controllable Contactor/Dimmer channels that can be individually
configured for use as dimmers or power distribution sources. All circuits can be
configured to dim or switch under DMX control, or be hard on or off.
Automatic contactor control reduces heat load when dimming
Synchronous contactor control extends contactor life
Combined RCD and thermal-magnetic overcurrent circuit breaker per channel
LED indicators and configuration switch per channel
DMX and Ethernet control inputs
Address by start channel with non-sequential addressing facility
Extensive RDM support
Inbuilt DMX-512 terminator
Remote command control via Ethernet
Streaming control via Artnet or Streaming ACN
Two dedicated hardwired inputs for use with external Emergency Egress and
Cleaner buttons
Virtually unlimited DMX snapshots (scenes)
Dimming curve set for linear relationship between control input and output
power
Software Update facility
Backup and restore settings to USB
Power saving Standby mode
Four temperature-controlled DC fans
Temperature monitor and soft thermal cut-out
Active filters ensure stable dimming output
Companion output patch system available
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3.0 Installation
The form factor of the HUB makes it easy to install on any vertical surface that's strong
enough to hold the weight. If necessary obtain advice from a Structural Engineer to
verify the wall is suitable before commencing.
3.1
Location
The HUB is designed to be mounted on horizontal standard strut-type rail (not
supplied). Multiple HUBs and Hub Patches may be mounted on the same rail, however
since each represents a significant load on the rail, the rail must be solidly mounted to
a significant structure. HUBs should be installed on the rail next to eachother with no
gap.
The HUB generates heat as a consequence of dimming - consequently the heat output
at any given time depends on the configuration of the channels and drive level. The
location must allow the worst case, and hence must be well ventilated with at least
200mm of unrestricted free space above and beneath the chassis. The HUBs cooling air
intake is at the bottom and the hot air exhaust is at the top - if either the inlet or
exhaust areas are restricted then overheating and shutdown may occur. The HUB must
not be installed in an equipment cupboard or other poorly ventilated location.
The inlet air temperature must not exceed the specified maximum ambient air
temperature.
3.2
Supply Wiring
The HUB has been designed to run from star power systems, ie. where a neutral is
available. The incoming mains supply must be protected at 63A maximum.
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Parts Required
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Two lengths of low profile Strut. If mounting to a stud wall, the strut should be
long enough to span all HUBs and patches combined, and if mounting on a stud
wall, include extra length to reach the next stud on each side.
Two lengths of 35mm angle or SHS approximately 1100mm long.
Miscellaneous high strength wall fixings to suit the wall or structure the HUB is
being fixed to.
Procedure
1. Mount the top rail approximately 1800mm from the floor. Mounting the HUB at
lower heights than this places the air inlets closer to the floor with a corresponding
increase in the amount of dust ingested, which reduces cooling, increases internal
temperatures, and reduces life and reliability.
The top rail holds most of the weight and must be capable of supporting 40kg per
dimmer and 20kg per patch. If necessary make the rail longer in order to reach
more securing points. Check the rail is level using a spirit level and if necessary
correct any significant error.
2. Mount the second rail parallel to and below the top rail so that the distance
between the centre of the top rail and the centre of the bottom rail is 1115mm.
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3. Fit the supplied lower rail mounting blocks (with a single tab in the middle) to the
strut with the tab downwards, starting with left most block. Align the left end of
the left block with the planned left edge of the left-most HUB. Fit the remaining
lower blocks to the strut, butted up against eachother. Note that the
recommended layout where Patch units are to be combined with HUBs has the
Patches fitted as a group in the middle, that is, half of the HUBs are on the left, the
other half on the right, and the Patch units in between.
4. Fit the supplied upper rail mounting blocks (with a hook at each end) to the top rail
with the hooks facing upward. For each block use a plum-bob to align the centre
mark in the upper block with the centre of the hole in the tab of the lower block.
5. The mains is supplied to the HUB at the bottom of the chassis, either through the
hole at the back or by a flexible (plugged) inlet cable through a gland in the bottom
face. If the cable is to be run through the back of the chassis, run the cable as
necessary ie through the wall or along surface mounted cable tray from the sides,
and leave it hanging.
6. Fit a piece of 35mm SHS or angle vertically flush with where the left most edge of
the left lower rail block, and another flush with the right most edge of the right
most lower rail block. These are not structural but are required to prevent access
to mains when the installation is complete; they are required for compliance with
AS/NZS3000. If necessary cut the SHS/angle at any cable tray.
7. With the assistance of another person, grab the first/left most HUB on each side
and lift the top onto the hooks on the rail, and gently lower it down until the
bottom rests against the bottom rail.
8. If the HUB is to use hard-wired mains supply, remove the 6 screws on the front
panel and open the door.
9. Grab the base of the HUB and pull it out from the bottom rail about 100mm, then
feed the mains supply through the hole in the back and out the front of the chassis.
10. Lower the HUB back onto the bottom rail.
11. Mount other HUBs and Patches as required. Patches are designed to have all of
their building circuits connect via the hole in the back of the chassis.
12. Terminate the mains wiring. Use copper wire only. Note that the incoming mains
must be protected with a maximum of 63A circuit breaker at the switchboard.
13. Terminate any other wiring.
14. Secure the HUBs and Patch units to the lower bracket through the two holes
provided.
15. Ensure it is not possible to access the rear mains cable hole from the sides of the
unit, that is that the vertical rails mounted in step #4 adequately block access to
any mains behind.
16. Close the door and insert the six door screws.
17. Insert the screw to secure the lower mounting block to the chassis.
18. Check earth continuity.
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4.0 Equipment Description
4.1
Front Panel Layout
1.
PHASE LEDs: Three green LEDs indicate
that the mains supply is available.
2.
Rotary Encoder: Turn to adjust a value,
preset to select.
3.
Home button: Press the Home button to
exit a menu and return to the home
screen.
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USB Port: This port is used to update the
operating software.
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LEDs 1-4: The meaning of these LEDs are
indicated on the main display. In normal
operation these LED's should be off.
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Touchscreen: Select functions and icons to
navigate the HUB's facilities.
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Error LED: This LED illuminates to indicate
an unusual state or event has occurred. In
normal operation this LED should be off.
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Phase Switches: These switches control the
power to the channel circuit breakers.
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Channel Circuit Breakers: These circuit
breakers trip on overcurrent or RCD fault. If
a breaker trips during use ensure the fault
has been cleared before resetting.
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Channel “Mode” Switch and indicator LED:
An illuminated switch per output channel is
used to indicate and change the mode of
operation of that channel.
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Channel output sockets: Connect the loads
to the Hub using these sockets. The output
sockets are located so the cables don't
cover the circuit breakers.
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DMX IN and LOOP sockets, Ethernet
Socket (Underneath): Standard connectors
accept DMX-512 and or Ethernet signals
from the controller.
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5.0 Getting Started
5.1
Connecting Power
Always connect the HUB to a supply that is protected by fuses or circuit breakers at not
more than the 63A. Check Earth continuity before powering up.
5.2
Powering Up
Turn on the power to the HUB. Turn the three switches at the top of the chassis on and
check that the green phase power indicator LEDs A, B, and C are illuminated before
proceeding. If any of the phase LEDs are dim or off, power down and remedy the fault
before trying again.
Phase A is used to power the internal electronics - Phase A must be active for the
dimmer to operate.
5.3
Connecting Loads
The HUB-XCD includes 24 identical channels that can be configured as a dimmer,
switch, or to be on or off.
Ensure a channel is off when connecting and disconnecting loads to its output socket.
When connecting loads ensure plugs are pushed firmly into their sockets.
Table 1 details how channels are allocated to the incoming supply phases.
Channel
Phase
Channel
Phase
Channel
1 A
2 A
3 B
4 B
5 C
6 C
7 A
8 A
9 B
10 B
11 C
12 C
13 A
14 A
15 B
16 B
17 C
18 C
19 A
20 A
21 B
22 B
23 C
24 C
Phase
Table 1: Channel Phase Allocation
5.3.1 Changing the Channel Configuration
Each of the HUB-XDP channels may be independently configured to dim under DMX
control, to switch under DMX control, turn fully on, or turn fully off. Each channel's
mode is displayed on the LED under the channel circuit breaker.
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LED colour
Channel Function
Green
Dimmer
Orange
Switch
Red
Channel fully On
Off
Channel fully Off
Table 2: Channel
Indicator Meaning
To change a channel’s configuration:
1. Press the Channel Switch for the channel to be reconfigured. All of the Channel
LEDs now illuminate to indicate the current mode of operation as shown in
Table 1.
2. Continue to press the channel Switch until the required function is indicated by
the LED/s.
3. Press and hold the channel switch to record the new setting.
To record multiple channel configurations at once, repeat steps 1 and 2 until all
channels have been configured, then press and hold any channel button to store all
channels.
Alternatively channels may be configured using the touch screen:
1. Press the "Channels" button on the touchscreen. This will open the display
showing the mode/level of all 24 channels.
2. Press the icon/s of the channel/s to be changed.
3. Press the encoder wheel to select channel edit mode.
4. Select "Configure Selected Channels".
5. Change the settings for the channels.
6. Press the Home button to exit.
Channels that are in On mode will be turned off when the HUB is put into standby
mode.
When the loads have been configured, turn the channel circuit breakers on.
5.4
Testing Channels
Channels configured as dimmed or switched can be controlled from the front panel as
follows:
1. Press the "Channels" button on the touchscreen. This will open the display
showing the mode/level of all 24 channels.
2. Press the icon/s of the channel/s to be driven.
3. Turn the encoder wheel to raise the level. Note that the level can only be
increased above the present streaming input level. Channels configured as
switches will turn on when the level rises above about 50%.
4. Press the Home button to exit and clear any test levels.
5.5
Connecting Control Input
The HUB-XCD will operate from both DMX and Ethernet control sources. Plug the
DMX-512 signal to the male “DMX IN” socket. The DMX signal may be daisy-chained to
the next DMX receiver via the "LOOP" connector. The DMX-512 input is protected
against extreme over-voltages across any input pins and from any input to chassis.
The Ethernet input should be connected to a 10/100 Ethernet switch in the connected
computer network.
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5.5.1 Setting the Streaming Control Source
Control sources such as DMX-512 and Artnet are called streaming sources because the
data is refreshed continuously - there is a constant stream of data. These sources are
usually associated with live lighting control consoles, but are sometimes also output by
other controllers such as building management systems.
The HUB-XCD can be controlled from one of three streaming control sources:
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Artnet
Streaming ACN (sACN)
To change the control source:
1. Press the Setup Icon in the home screen.
2. Turn the encoder until the field next to "Control Source" is highlighted, or press
in the field next to "Control Source".
3. Press the encoder to open the field for editing.
4. Turn the Encoder until the required setting is displayed. Note that selecting "No
Source" effectively disables the HUB-XDC from streaming control sources.
5. Press the encoder to enter the new setting.
6. Press the Home button to exit the setup menu.
Both Artnet and sACN require other parameters be setup, including parameters
specifically for the protocol, plus the general Ethernet settings for IP address and
subnet mask etc. The specific universe/subnet settings for the protocol parameters
must be set to match those of the controller. Refer to the specific section below
regarding the general Ethernet settings.
5.4.2 Changing the Start Address
The start address is the channel number within the DMX-512, Artnet, or sACN packets
that will be used to control HUB dimmer channel 1. HUB dimmer channels 2 and up are
controlled from the next channel sequentially upward from the start address.
To change the Start address use the shortcut on the Home page:
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Press the Home button if necessary until the Home window is displayed.
Press the "Start Address" button on the touchscreen.
Turn the encoder until the display shows the required number.
Press the encoder to Enter the number.
Press the Home button to exit.
The Start address field can also be accessed via the setup menu.
Set the DMX Termination to ON if the DMX through connector is not used.
5.4.3 Ethernet Settings
To change the Ethernet settings use the shortcut on the Home page by pressing the IP
address button on the touchscreen. This will enter the setup menu for the Ethernet
settings, including IP Address, subnet mask, gateway, and Artnet/sACN settings. Select
each item and change as required, then press the encoder to enter the value.
The Ethernet settings can also be accessed via the setup menu.
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6.0 Control Panel Operation
The HUB-XCD configuration is based around a colour touch screen, rotary encoder, and
Home button. In general, touching an icon on the screen will open a dialogue regarding
that icon. Use the encoder to adjust the level, and press on the encoder to enter the
level. Press the Home button to return to the main screen. The encoder can also be
used to move vertically through dialogue boxes if required.
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Start Address: This icon indicates the current start address used for DMX,
Artnet, and streaming ACN.
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IP Address: This icon indicates the current Ethernet IP address.
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Channels: Press on the Channels icon to configure or drive one or more
channels.
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Help: Press to find out information on the HUB-XCD.
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Scenes: Press to configure and record the internal scene storage.
6.
Setup: Press to enter the setup window and make changes to the setup of
the HUB-XCD.
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Power: Press this button to place the HUB in standby mode. In this mode
all outputs are turned off.
Configuration
The Setup menu contains all of the settings for the HUB-XCD.
6.1.1 Channel Settings
In addition to the channel mode described in the previous section there are a number
of other channel settings available. To access the channel configuration menu:
1. Press the "Channels" icon on the touchscreen,
2. Select one of more channel icons,
3. Press the encoder
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6.1.1.1 Cap Voltage
The Cap voltage is used to reduce the output voltage of a channel from the nominal
full mains voltage of 240V. This may be used to extend lamp life (set to 230V) or allows
other voltage loads to be run by setting it to 230V or 120V.
This function is ignored for channels set On or to Switch.
6.1.1.2 Preheat Level
The Preheat Level is used to inject a small amount of power into the lamps when the
DMX control level is at zero. This provides a small amount of energy to heat the lamp
filament so as to minimise thermal shock when they are flashed to full. This may
extend lamp life and reduce the surge on the mains supply at the expense of an
increase in system power consumption.
To set the level, adjust the level up until the lamps start to glow, then slowly reduce it
until the lamps just go dark.
This function is ignored for channels set On or to Switch.
6.1.1.3 Automatic Relay Control
The HUB includes a pair of relays in each channel that enable the output to be
switched on or off like a power point - this allows non-dimmable devices to be
properly controlled. However by default these relays are also switched automatically
when the channel is in dim mode and the drive level is at 0 or full - the output is turned
fully on when the dim level is full (Bypass relay) and off when the dim level is zero
(Isolate relay). This results in significantly less heat build up in the HUB when at full,
and reduces the risk of electric shock when at zero.
In both instances to prevent excess contact chatter and extend contact life the relays
are triggered only after the channel has been at full or zero for about 60 seconds.
Set the relay operation by altering the "Dimmer Bypass at 100%" and "Dimmer Air Gap
at 0%" settings. Note that the Bypass relay will not operate if the Preheat is above
zero, and the Isolate relay will not operate if the Cap is set below 240V.
6.1.1.4 Address Offset
By default channels are patched (connected) to the streaming control source
sequentially from the start channel upward - if for example the start channel is set to
10, then HUB channel 1 will be driven by streaming channel 10, Hub channel 2 by
streaming channel 11 and so on sequentially up to channel 24. This can be altered if
necessary by adjusting the "Address Offset" parameter for any channels that require a
different number. In this way multiple dimmer channels can be driven from one
control channel if more drive capability is required, or if there is a problem with one of
the dimmer channels.
All DMX Offsets are reset when the global start address is altered.
6.1.2 Control Sources
The HUB-XCD can be controlled from a number of sources:
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Streaming sources, such as DMX-512, Artnet, and sACN, where data is
refreshed continuously. These sources are usually associated with live lighting
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be used for Emergency scenes to enable audience egress, or for general
illumination intended to allow cleaners to work out of hours.
Non-streaming (command type) sources such as Command over Ethernet (CoE),
web browser control, or local control where the changes are executed based on
a single command.
The list of available control sources is summarised in table 3.
Source
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Usage
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Hardwired input 1
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Emergency
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Hardwired input 2
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Cleaner
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DMX
Streaming
DMX
Performance
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Artnet
Streaming
Ethernet
Performance
3A
Streaming ACN (sACN)
Streaming
Ethernet
Performance
3A
Scene command string over
Ethernet
Command
Ethernet
Wall Panel
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Channel command string over
Ethernet
Command
Ethernet
Wall Panel
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Scene control from the front
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Command
GUI
Stage Setup
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Channel control from the front
panel
Command
GUI
Focus
3B
Scene control from web browser
Command
Ethernet
Stage Setup
3B
Channel control from web
browser
Command
Ethernet
Focus
3B
The inputs are evaluated in order of priority - for example if Hardwire Input 1 is active
then all other sources are effectively locked out of operation.
By default the Priority 3B Command type sources are evaluated on an LTP basis.
The priority 3B Command sources are mixed on an HTP basis with the selected priority
3A Streaming source.
6.1.2.1 Hardwired Inputs
The HUB-XCD includes two dedicated
inputs designed to enable two scenes to be
activated from external switches. Their
priority is higher than any of the command
or streaming inputs, meaning that when
activated they will override any input
present on those inputs. They are intended
to be connected to Emergency Egress and
Cleaner wall buttons, however they may be
used for other functions.
The inputs are activated when there is a contact closure between pin 1 and pin 2 of the
relevant connector. The contacts must be voltage free (floating with respect to Earth).
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By default the two inputs will activate scenes HW1 and HW2 respectively - the scenes
can be programmed in the System Scene setup.
6.1.2.2 Streaming Inputs
Refer to Section 5 for most details on configuring the Streaming inputs.
The HUB can be configured to hold the current output or fade to a user-defined scene
when the streaming data is lost. configure the dimmer as required in the Setup menu.
Note that in both cases the HUB will turn all DMX controlled outputs off if data is not
restored within 10 minutes.
6.1.2.3 RDM
The HUB includes RDM commands to alter some of the parameters in its menu, and to
change the function of each channel between On, Off, Dim, and Switch. Refer to
Section 9.2 for further information regarding the RDM commands implemented by the
HUB.
In general an RDM controller should automatically “discover” the HUB. If not, check
the DMX connections and ensure RDM Discovery is enabled in the controller, then
power up the HUB and re-initiate Discovery on the controller. Refer to the operation
manual for the controller regarding how to use it to read/alter HUB parameters.
All RDM commands are received on pins 2 and 3 of the DMX cable.
6.1.2.4 Command Strings
The HUB-XCD can be controlled using command strings transmitted over an Ethernet
connection. This is intended for use with programmable wall panels so as to allow
activation from the wall panel. Multiple wall panels may be connected at once.
To be usable with a HUB-XCD, a remote panel must be able to open a socket on a
remote device given an IP and port number. For many devices this will mean they can
run a Telnet client.
To remotely trigger a HUB-XCD:
1. Make a connection from the controller to the Hub. By default the port is set to
50900. For example using telnet:
telnet 192.168.4.172 50900
where 192.168.4.172 is the IP of the Hub.
2. Send the command. Commands are supported that enable channel levels to be
changed, scenes to be triggered or released, and the HUB taken in and out of
Standby mode. The full command details for the remote triggering are detailed
in section 9.3.
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The commands are last takes precedence (LTP) by default. This enables any of
the command sources to override eachother, however it is impossible to have
multiple wall panels control their own distinct zone. To alleviate this problem,
changing the setup option "User Scenes are HTP" to On, and ensuring scenes
are programmed so that all channels NOT in their zone are 0, allows wall panels
to control their own zone effectively. Note that in this scenario, scenes must be
released by the controlling wall panel to clear a scene.
Channels are always referenced from 1 to 24 - the streaming Start Address is
not relevant to Command strings.
Commands regarding channels whose mode is set to On or Off will be ignored.
The maximum accepted fade time is 300 seconds (5 minutes).
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When commissioning/debugging a system it can be a useful to know if/what the
packets are being received by the HUB. The system logfile includes this information - to
view the logfile:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.4
Press the Setup button
Scroll down to "System Settings" and press on the encoder
Scroll down to "Status Report" and press on the encoder
Select the message Log tab
Scroll to the bottom of the log to view the most recent event.
Web Page
The web page is accessed via a standard web browser. To access the web page, type
the IP address of the dimmer into the address bar of the web browser.
6.5
Standby Mode
A Standby mode is available that when activated puts the HUB into a low power state
that turns all outputs off. To activate Standby mode, press the button in the middle of
the home screen - all the outputs will turn off and the display will dim to show a single
"Press to power up" button. Press the button to power up the HUB output circuits.
When entering and exiting Standby mode the outputs and activated/deactivated
sequentially to minimise step changes in load on the mains supply. The time between
sequence steps can be adjusted in the Setup menu.
Standby mode can be entered and exited using command strings over Ethernet.
6.6
Save To and Load From USB
It is possible to backup and restore the settings of the HUB-XCD to a USB Flash drive.
This may be desirable if a venue is often reconfigured eg for touring shows, and needs
to be restored to a house rig. A backup is also recommended to be done prior to a
software update.
To save to or load from USB:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.7
Insert the USB stick into the front panel port
Press the Setup button
Scroll down to "System Settings" and press the encoder
Scroll down to "Save to USB" or "Load from USB" as appropriate
Follow the instructions on the display.
Software Update
Periodically new software versions will be released providing additional features and
bug fixes. To update the software:
1. Create a backup of the system settings to USB as described in the previous
section.
2. Go to www.jands.com.au and follow the links to the HUB downloads, and
download the latest version.
3. Copy the file onto a memory stick.
4. Insert the memory stick in to the HUB front panel USB port.
5. Press the Setup button.
6. Scroll down to "System Settings" and press the encoder.
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7. Scroll down to "System Update" and press the encoder.
8. Follow the instructions on the display. The HUB will restart when complete.
9. If necessary, restore the system settings from USB as described in the previous
section.
6.8
Software Reset
The HUB-XCD includes a clear facility to enable the internal processor to be reset to
the factory default settings. In general this should not be required however if
necessary the following procedure should be followed:
1.
2.
3.
4.
6.9
Press the Setup button
Scroll down to "System Settings" and press on the encoder
Scroll down to "Factory Reset" and press on the encoder
Press the Reset button.
System Log
The HUB automatically logs events as they occur and stores them in a logfile. This
logfile can be viewed as necessary when problems are encountered. To view the
logfile:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press the Setup button
Scroll down to "System Settings" and press on the encoder
Scroll down to "Status Report" and press on the encoder
Select the message Log tab
Scroll to the bottom of the log to view the most recent event.
The logfiles are reset each time the dimmer is restarted.
6.10
Error LED
The Error LED indicates when the HUB control CPU has detected a problem. The source
of the problem can be identified by reading the System Log - refer to section 7.4
above.
To clear the Error LED select "Clear Error" within the System log, or restart the HUB.
6.11
Output Protection
Each of the output circuits is protected by a combination overcurrent and RCD circuit
breaker. These breakers protect against short circuits while also provide some
protection for users from electrocution in the event of a wiring fault in the connected
equipment.
If an RCD trips, use a process of elimination to find the faulty device. Note that some
devices that include switchmode power supplies can cause RCDs to trip due to leakage
currents - it may be that the trip is caused by accumulated current from a number of
devices. If this occurs try moving some of the devices to another output circuit, or do
not use the device.
Note that these circuit breakers de-rate with temperature, meaning that HUB channels
running at or close to maximum in a poorly ventilated or hot room may trip when
there is no real fault present. In this instance, spread the load over more channels, or
reduce the temperature by improving the ventilation at the top and bottom vents in
the HUB chassis.
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Thermal Protection
The HUB-XCD features temperature-controlled fan cooling - as the internal
temperature increases, the fan speeds increase. The HUB-XCD monitors the internal
temperature using 4 sensors, and also measures the fan speeds. As the temperature
approaches the absolute maximum the HUB attempts to reduce the heat build up by
reducing the output levels. If the temperature continues to rise the dimmer will shut
down the outputs, however this should only be necessary if there is inadequate
ventilation or if the ambient temperature is above the rated maximum.
In the event of a sensor failure the "Error" LED will illuminate and the dimmer channels
in the vicinity of the sensor will be restricted in output to no greater than 50%, and all
fans will accelerate to full speed.
In the event of a fan failure the shutdown temperature is reduced and the "Error" LED
will illuminate.
The inlet and exhaust areas of the chassis must be kept clear while the HUB is running.
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7.0 Fault Finding Guide
FAULT SYMPTOM
Breaker trips
One channel flickers
when dimmed
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Excessive load
Reduce channel loading
Lamp or wiring fault
Check lamps and wiring
Poor ventilation
Increase air flow to the events on the base and top
Faulty HUB
Service HUB
DMX source problem
Softpatch another console fader
Service console
Faulty HUB channel
Service HUB
Same load flickers on
other channel
Insufficient or very inductive load
Connect >100W incandescent lamp in parallel
All Channels flicker
Incorrect DMX protocol / wiring
Replace DMX source / wiring
Un-terminated DMX line
Activate Terminate facility on the last HUB (refer
section 6.1.4)
Mains control tones exceed limits
Contact factory
Multiple control sources
Disable sources
Change protocol settings eg Artnet universe
Faulty DMX wiring/connections
Replace
Faulty console
Repair
Faulty HUB
Service HUB
Controller has RDM disabled or not
configured correctly
Reconfigure controller
Controller doesn't conform to the
published RDM standard
Check specification for the controller version of
RDM
Intermediate equipment (eg DMX
splitter) not RDM compatible
Check specs of all other equipment
DMX line un-terminated
Activate Terminate facility on the last HUB (refer
section 6.1.4)
Poor DMX wiring
Replace DMX wiring
Specific RDM feature
doesn’t work
Feature not supported by either HUB or
Controller
Check specifications for supported commands
(refer section 9.2)
Channel/s don’t respond
to control
Channel mode incorrectly set
Change channel mode (refer section 4.3.1)
Source incorrectly set
Change source setting (refer section 5.1.5)
Error LED On
Error has occurred
Refer to section 7.5
No signal at DMX Loop
output
Terminate facility active
De-activate Terminate facility (refer section 6.1.4)
Channels wont drive to
full
CAP function enabled
Change CAP Setting in menu
HUB very hot
Increase air flow to the events on the base and top
All channels glow
Preheat set too high
Reduce preheat level
HUB shuts down
HUB very hot
Increase air flow to the events on the base and top
Fans run at full speed
Fan or Sensor failure
Service HUB
HUB very hot
Increase air flow to the events on the base and top
Signal Indicator flickers
RDM doesn’t work
RDM operation erratic
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8.0 Maintenance
RCD's should be regularly tested. It is recommended they be tested weekly.
With care, the HUB will require little or no maintenance. However periodic electrical
safety checks may be required by law in some countries.
8.1
External Cleaning
If the front panel requires cleaning, wipe with a mild detergent on a damp soft cloth.
DO NOT allow liquids into the chassis.
DO NOT spray liquids onto the front panel.
DO NOT use solvents for cleaning the front panel.
8.2
Internal Cleaning
The HUB will require little internal maintenance other than periodic cleaning to
prevent the fan and air-path becoming clogged with dirt or fluff.
1. ISOLATE POWER to the dimmer (by disconnecting the power cable or locking
off the mains supply isolator).
2. Open the door.
3. Blow clean the fan and internals with compressed air from left to right. DO NOT
"spin" the fan with compressed air - the blades may break off.
4. When the fan and internals are clean, replace the lid and screws, and reconnect the power cable.
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Technical Data and Specifications
PARAMETER
Active-Neutral Supply Voltage
SPECIFICATION
200-260VAC, Full size neutral required
Supply Frequency
47-53Hz
Supply Protection
63A max continuous, 10KA Fault Current
Supply Connection
25mm max, Copper wire only
Rated Insulation Voltage
2
430VAC Phase to Phase, 250VAC Phase to Neutral
Rated Impulse Voltage
2500V
Rated Output Current
10 Amps per channel
Diversity
78%
Minimum Load Power/Channel
Dimmer 25W, Switch 0W
Maximum Dissipation/Channel
Dimmer <25W, Switch 1W
Dimmer Risetime
Dimmer type
120us
Leading edge opto-coupled Triac
Electric Shock protection
SELV
System Earth Type
TN-S
Output Protection
Combined RCD and thermal/magnetic circuit breaker per channel
Maximum Ambient Temperature
40ºC
Maximum Altitude
Cooling
Over-temperature cutout
2000m
4 speed controlled DC fans
Soft limit starts at 92°C, Full cutout at 98°C. Operation modified when
fan and/or temperature sensor failure has been detected.
Ingress protection
IP20
Internal Separation
Form 1
Environment
Control Protocols
B
ANSI E1.11:2004 DMX-512-A
ANSI E1.20:2006 RDM
Artnet II
ANSI E1.31 sACN
Proprietary Command Strings
DMX Input / through
5 pin AXR male / female
Ethernet
RJ45 Ethercon
Hardwired inputs
2 opto-isolated
Display
4.3" 480x272 TFT display with resistive touchscreen
Encoder
30PPR detented, with push switch
Size
250mm (w) x 155mm (d) x 1170mm (h)
Weight
Mounting Requirements
32kg
Horizontal strut, inlet air ventilation at the base, exhaust air at the top
Hardware power inlet at rear near the bottom.
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DMX Connector Pinouts
Use standard DMX cables.
9.2
PIN
No
CONNECTION
(DMX IN)
CONNECTION
(LOOP)
1
SHIELD
SHIELD
2
IN-
OUT-
3
IN+
OUT+
4
DMX Loop pin 4
DMX In pin 4
5
DMX Loop pin 5
DMX In pin 5
Ethernet Connector Pinouts
Use normal 10/100 BASE T Ethernet patch cables and hardware.
9.3
PIN
No
CONNECTION
1
Transmit +
2
Transmit -
3
Receive +
4
NC
5
NC
6
Receive -
7
NC
8
NC
Hardwire Input Connector Pinouts
Connect switch between pin 1 and pin 2 - the relevant hardwire scene will activate
when the switch is closed.
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PIN
No
Hardwire 1
Hardwire 2
1
+12V
+12V
2
Signal
Signal
3
GND
GND
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RDM Implementation
9.2.1 Root Device PIDs
Get
Set
PID
-
-
DISC_UNIQUE_BRANCH

DISC_MUTE

DISC_UN_MUTE

DEVICE_LABEL


STATUS_MESSAGES
Notes
Supported:
STS_OVERTEMP
STS_PHASE_ERROR
STS_DIM_PANIC


QUEUED_MESSAGE

SUPPORTED_PARAMETERS

PARAMETER_DESCRIPTION


DEVICE_LABEL

DEVICE_INFO

DEVICE_MODEL_DESCRIPTION

MANUFACTURER_LABEL




FACTORY_DEFAULTS
Will always report 0 on Get
SOFTWARE_VERSION_LABEL

DMX_START_ADDRESS

SLOT_INFO
1 per channel: ST_PRIMARY, SD_INTENSITY

SLOT_DESCRIPTION
“Chn-xx”

SENSOR_DEFINITION
4: Temperature, Frequency, DMX rate, Phases

SENSOR_VALUE


IDENTIFY_DEVICE
Animates display. Will time out

RESET_DEVICE
0x01 & 0xFF – Result in warm reset

CAPTURE_PRESET
Scenes 1,2
Preset 0x0001, 0x0002


PRESET_PLAYBACK
Scene 1,2
Preset 0x0000 = Off
0x0001 = Scene 1
0x0002 = Scene 2
Level 0x00 - 0xFF supported


JANDS_HUB_DMX_LOSS_MODE
Pid=0x8084, Pdl=1, 0x00=Hold, 0x01=Fade to
Scene1


JANDS_HUB_PREHEAT_LEVEL
Pid=0x8086, Pdl=1, 0x00=Off, 0x01 - 0x32 =
Level
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JANDS_HUB_OUTPUT_CAP_VALUE
Pid=0x8088, PDL=0x1,
0x00 = Full = 240V
0x1--0xE = -10V/ Step down to 100V
Global output cap limit for all channels (will
override any separate channel values)
Get will return 0xff if levels differ between
channels. (Also see sub-device PIDs)


JANDS_HUB_DMX_TERM_MODE
Pid=0x808A, Pdl=1, 0x00=Off, 0x01=On
9.2.2 Sub Device PIDs
One sub device per HUB channel (12 total)
Get
Set
PID
Notes

SUPPORTED_PARAMETERS

DEVICE_MODEL_DESCRIPTION
Same for all sub-devices

MANUFACTURER_LABEL
Same as root
DEVICE_LABEL
Same as root and channel offset info



DEVICE_INFO

SOFTWARE_VERSION_LABEL
Same as root
DMX_PERSONALITY
7 personalities to controls dimmer channel
mode (see user manual for details):


1 = Off
2 = On
3 = Dmx Switch
4 = Dimmer: Relay Control FULL
5 = Dimmer: Relay Control BYPASS
6 = Dimmer: Relay Control ISOLATE
7 = Dimmer: Relay Control NONE



DMX_PERSONALITY_DESCRIPTION
Off, On, Dimmer, Switch
JANDS_HUB_PREHEAT_LEVEL
Pid=0x8086, Pdl=0x1,
0x0=Off,
0x1=0x32 = Level for sub-device./ channel


JANDS_HUB_OUTPUT_CAP_VALUE
Pid=0x8088, PDL=0x1,
0x00 = Full = 240V
0x1--0xE = -10V/ Step down to 100V
Global output cap limit for all channels (will
override any separate channel values)
Get will return 0xff if levels differ between
channels. (Also see sub-device PIDs)
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Command over Ethernet Reference
This section describes the format of the commands used to remotely control a HUBXDP via Ethernet.
9.3.1 General
Commands shall not be case sensitive except where noted.
Commands are completed with a LineFeed character - when the Linefeed character is
received the dimmer shall return either "OK" if the command was successfully
executed, or an error message if not.
Spaces and other unused characters shall be ignored except where noted.
The Fade time shall be in seconds. Decimal places shall be accepted. If no time is
specified the fade shall occur over the default time.
The default port address shall be 50900.
9.3.2 Channel Control
There shall be a fundamental channel control mode where individual channels can be
driven to any level. Channels shall be driven using a command of the following form:
[Channel range] @ Level over Time
where
Channel range defines the channels to be affected with this command. The
channels are defined with digits, "-" (minus), "+" (add), and ">" (through)
characters.
Level defines the level the channel is driven to. The number is expressed as a
percentage; "f" can be used in place of 100.
Time is the fade in seconds, preceded with the letter "t". When the command
is accepted the channel is faded from its current level to the specified level over
the time.
The word "over" in the command format above is descriptive only, is not part of the
command and should not be included.
Examples:
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1>10-5 @ 75
1>10-3>7 @ f
12+14>15 @ 95 t1.15
channel 1 to full
channels 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 to 75%
channels 1, 2, 8, 9 & 10 to 100%
channels 12,14,15 to 95% over 1.15 seconds.
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9.3.3 Scene Control
Scenes shall be triggered serially from SOIP using a command of the form:
go "Scene" @ Level over Time
where
go is a reserved word indicating this is a scene activation command.
Scene is the text field and must be within quotation marks. It must match the
scene name in the dimmer exactly, including case.
Level defines the level the scene is driven to. The number is expressed as a
percentage; "f" can be used in place of 100. A level of 50 is akin to playing a
scene back on a normal console with the fader at half.
Time is the fade in seconds, preceded with the letter "t". When the command
is accepted the channel is faded from its current level to the specified level over
the time.
The word "over" in the command format above is descriptive only, is not part of the
command and should not be included.
Every Scene shall include data for all channels.
Scene data shall include a time parameter which shall be used if no time parameter is
specified in the initiating command.
Scenes shall include the name of the scene as programmed by the user into the
controller. This field will be populated with the name of the scene inside quotation
marks. Space characters are not allowed within a scene name.
release is also a reserved word. Its effect is to deactivate a previously played scene.
Examples:
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go "scene1"
release "podium" t5.5
to activate scene1 over the default time.
to deactivate scene labelled "podium" over 5.5
seconds
9.3.4 Standby Mode
It shall be possible to enter and exit Standby mode using the following commands:
standby
wake
enter Standby mode
exit Standby mode to normal mode
Operation of these commands is self explanatory.
Examples:
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wake
to go into standby mode and deactivate the outputs
to activate the outputs
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