Incandescent Controls NT-Series
Magnetic Low-Voltage Controls NTLV-Series
Electronic Low-Voltage Controls NTELV-Series
Fan-Speed Controls NTFS-Series
Quiet Fan-Speed Controls NTFSQ-Series
Fluorescent Controls NTF-Series
Installation Instructions
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Description
Incandescent Controls
NT-Series
These controls are for use with incandescent and quartz
lamps only, 120VAC, 60Hz. Do not connect to
receptacles, fluorescent fixtures, motor-operated
appliances, or transformer-supplied appliances.
Magnetic Low-Voltage Controls
NTLV-Series
These controls are for use with low-voltage
incandescent and quartz lamps only. Do not connect to
receptacles, fluorescent fixtures, or motor-operated
appliances. Use with core and coil (magnetic) lowvoltage transformers. Do not use to control a solid-state
electronic low-voltage transformer. Call the Lutron
Hotline for more information. Ask for Application Note
19: "Guide to Dimming Low-Voltage Lighting."
Operation of a dimmed low-voltage circuit with all lamps
removed or inoperative may result in current flow in
excess of normal levels. To avoid possible transformer
failure, Lutron strongly recommends the following:
a. Do not operate dimmed low-voltage circuits without
operative lamps in place.
b. Replace burned-out bulbs immediately.
c. Use transformers that incorporate thermal protection
or fuse transformer primary windings in order to
prevent transformer failure caused by excess current.
use with Hunter Original® Series fan. Contact Lutron's
Customer Service department for suitable controls.
Fluorescent Controls
Important Notes
1. Install in accordance with national and local electrical
codes.
2. These controls are designed to operate in ambient
temperatures from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
3. Wire connectors provided are suitable for copper
wire only. Use to join one 10, 12, 14, 16, or 18 gauge
wire with one or two 12 or 14 gauge wires.
Ces connecteurs conviennent seulement au fil de
cuivre.
1/2" or 5/8"
4.
Electronic Low-Voltage Controls NTELV-Series
These controls must not be used to control magnetic
transformer-supplied low-voltage lighting. Use Lutron
Magnetic Low-Voltage controls with magnetic
transformer-supplied lighting fixtures. Some fixture
manufacturers do not recommend dimming their solidstate transformers. To determine if a fixture may be
dimmed, consult Lutron or the fixture manufacturer.
These controls are overload-protected. If more than the
rated wattage is applied, power to the circuit will shut off
until the control cools. If this happens, remove excess
load from the circuit.
Fan-Speed Controls
NTFS-Series
These controls are for use only with fan or blower units
that are operated by shaded-pole or permanently-split
capacitor motors. Use with other types of motors may
damage equipment and void warranty. Use with fans
marked "Suitable for use with solid-state fan-speed
controls only." Set multi-speed fans to their highest
setting before installing controls.
Quiet Fan-Speed Controls
NTFSQ-Series
These controls are for use with a single ceiling paddle
fan only, rated at 1.5A maximum. (The current rating of
your fan motor may be determined from the motor
nameplate, packaging, or by contacting the
manufacturer.) Do not wire into a circuit with a GFCI
breaker or receptacle. Set multi-speed fans to their
highest setting before installing controls. Do not use
these controls for light fixtures. Not recommended for
NTF-Series
These controls are for use with Lutron's FDB or ECO
Series Electronic Fluorescent Dimming Ballasts only.
Refer to FDB or ECO Series specification sheets for
maximum capacity. Do not use with other ballasts.
5.
6.
Strip insulation from all wires:
• 1/2" for 10, 12, and 14 gauge.
• 5/8" for 16 and 18 gauge.
Check for short circuits in new installations before
wiring controls. With power OFF, use appropriate
switch and connect to lamp and voltage line. Turn
power ON. If breaker trips, a short is present.
Correct wiring and check circuit again. Install control
only when short is no longer present.
Multiphase applications: Use a separate neutral for
each phase containing a control circuit. For more
information, call the Lutron Hotline and ask for
Application Note 17, "Common Neutral Interaction."
To ensure proper dimming performance and full
lamp life, fluorescent lamps must be operated at full
intensity for 100 hours prior to dimming.
Installation
If more than one control is to be installed in the same
wallbox, review the Multigang Installation section (back
page) before beginning. Lutron multigang faceplates are
available for ganging multiple units.
1. Turn power OFF at fusebox or circuit breaker.
2.
3.
WARNING: Wiring with power on may result in
personal injury. Damage to this product caused by
wiring with power on voids warranty.
Remove faceplate and faceplate adapter from
control to prevent damage and to access mounting
holes. Pull from top of faceplate to remove. Unscrew
faceplate adapter. Set aside.
Wire Control per appropriate wiring diagram (see
next page) using wire connectors provided.
Note: Color names refer to the wire colors on the
control.
This product is covered by one or more of the following U.S. patents: 4,737,609;
4,745,351; 4,783,581; 4,803,380; 4,833,339; DES 311,371; DES 337,755 and corresponding
foreign patents. U.S. and foreign patents pending. Lutron and Nova T* are registered
trademarks and FASS is a trademark of Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
© 1999 Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Wiring Diagrams
Wiring Diagram 4
Wiring
Diagram
Model Number
= Indicates different
colored screw
3-Way
Switch
4-Way
Switch
Control
Red
NT-600, NT-1000, NT-1500, NT-2000,
NTFTU-5A
NT-603P, NT-1003P, NT-1503P
Single-Pole
3-Way
4-Way
NTLV-600, NTLV-1000, NTLV-1500
NTLV-603P, NTLV-1003P, NTLV-1503P
Single-Pole
3-Way
4-Way
NTELV-300, NTELV-600
NTFS-6E, NTFS-12E
NTFSQ
NTF-10, NTF-10-277
1
Hot
Black
Red
120VAC
60Hz
2
3
4
1
Green or
Bare
Load
Ground
Ground
Ground
2
3
4
7
5
1
6
NOTE:
Controls may be wired on either the line side or the load
side of the switch.
Neutral
Wiring Diagram 5
Control
Red
Hot
Black
Yellow
120VAC
60Hz
Wiring Diagram 1
Fan
Green or Bare
Control
Light
Ground
Hot
Black
Black
Neutral
120VAC
60Hz
Wiring Diagram 6
Green or Bare
Load
Control
Ground
Hot
Neutral
120/277V
60Hz
Wiring Diagram 2
Yellow
Red
Black
Green or
Bare
White
Ground
Control
Orange
Black
White
Lutron Dimming Ballast
Orange
Black
White
Lutron Dimming Ballast
Neutral
Red
Hot
To Additional Ballasts
Black
Red
120VAC
60Hz
Wiring Diagram 7
Green or Bare
Load
Control
Ground
Hot
Black
120VAC
60Hz
Neutral
Yellow
Green or Bare
Load
Wiring Diagram 3
White
Ground
3-Way
Switch
Control
Red
Hot
120VAC
60Hz
= Indicates different
colored screw
Black
Red
Green or Bare
Load
Ground
Ground
Neutral
NOTE:
Controls may be wired on either the line side or the load
side of the switch.
Neutral
Mounting Instructions
Operation
1. Push wires into wallbox, allowing room for control to
Slide-to-Off Controls
be inserted. Do not pinch wires between wallbox
and control.
2. Mount control to wallbox using screws provided.
Controls must be mounted vertically. See stamp on
control for correct positioning.
3. Mount adapter plate with mounting screws provided
(see below).
Control
Mounting
Screws
Raise slider to increase light intensity. Lower slider to
decrease light intensity and turn off.
Preset Controls
Push button in center of slider to turn lights on to preset
level (set by slider) and to turn lights off. Raise slider to
increase light intensity. Lower slider to decrease light
intensity.
3-Way and 4-Way Controls
When switching power from remote location, lights will
turn on to level set on control (by slider), or turn off.
Raise slider to increase light intensity. Lower slider to
decrease light intensity and turn off.
Adapter
Mounting
Screws
Fluorescent Controls
Controls are factory calibrated and do not require lowend light adjustment. If lamps flicker or drop out at the
minimum dimming level there may be an installation
error. Continued use of the system in this mode will
cause premature lamp failure. If this is occurring, call
the Lutron Technical Assistance Hotline at: 1-800523-9466.
To ensure proper dimming performance and full lamp
life, fluorescent lamps must be operated at full intensity
for 100 hours prior to dimming.
Control
Faceplate Adapter
4. Snap on slider and faceplate.
Slider
Faceplate
Multigang Installation
Side Sections Removed
Multiple controls can be installed in a common gangable
wallbox or a series of interconnected wallboxes for a
clean, consolidated appearance. Lutron multigang
faceplates are available to complete the installation.
Refer to instruction sheet supplied with multigang
faceplates for installation.
For new installations, controls can be ganged without
removing side sections, but, to reduce the size of the
multigang installation or to fit existing wallboxes, inner
side sections must be removed. Because side sections
are designed to dissipate heat, removing them requires
derating the capacity of the control.
Note: When ganging any combination of small and
large controls, place all small controls on one end of the
gang and all large controls on the other. Use the chart
below to determine the size and rating of each control.
(Derating Required)
Wallbox Requirement Chart
0
1
2
3
4
Number
of Large
Controls
0
0
1
3
5
7
Number of Small Controls
1
2
3
4
5
1
2
3
4
5
3
4
5
6
7
5
6
7
8
9
7
8
9
10
11
9
10
11
12
13
6
6
8
10
12
14
Remove inner side sections from controls. Using pliers,
bend side sections up and down until they break off.
Remove inner side
sections (shaded) only.
Control Size and Rating Chart
Model
NT-600
NT-1000
NT-1500
NT-2000*
NTLV-600
NTLV-1000
NTLV-1500
NT-603P
NT-1003P
NT-1503P
NTLV-603P
NTLV-1003P
NTLV-1503P
NTELV-300
NTELV-600
NTFS-6E
NTFS-12E
NTFSQ
NTF-10
NTF-10-277
NTFTU-5A
NT-1PS
NT-3PS
NT-4PS
Control No Sides
Size
Removed
S
S
L
L
S
S
L
S
S
L
S
S
L
S
S
S
L
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
600W
1000W
1500W
1950W
600VA
1000VA
1500VA
600W
1000W
1500W
600VA
1000VA
1500VA
300W
600W
6A
12A
1.5A
16A
8A
5A
20A
20A
20A
1 Side
2 Sides
Removed Removed
500W
900W
1250W
400W
700W
1000W
500VA
900VA
1200VA
500W
900W
1250W
500VA
900VA
1250VA
300W
500W
4.2A
10A
1.5A
16A
8A
4A
20A
20A
20A
300VA
700VA
1000VA
400W
700W
1000W
300VA
700VA
1000VA
250W
400W
2.5A
8.3A
1.5A
16A
8A
3.3A
20A
20A
20A
Do not remove outer
side sections.
No Side Sections Removed
(Derating Not Required)
Wallbox Requirement Chart
Number
of Large
Controls
0
1
2
3
4
0
0
1
4
6
9
Number of Small Controls
1
2
3
1
1+1
4
3
5
6
6
7
8
8
10
11
11
12
14
4
4+1
8
10
13
15
Note: When ganging an even number of small
controls with side sections intact, use gangable 3"x2"
wallboxes. Space an additional wallbox 3/4" apart from
the other wallboxes. A 3/4" chase nipple is
recommended as a spacer between wallboxes.
Example: Wallbox arrangement required for ganging 4
small controls with no side sections removed:
*NT-2000 cannot have side sections removed.
The Wallbox Requirement Charts on this sheet do not apply
for the NT-2000. See the NT-2000 instruction sheet for the
appropriate requirements.
Four-gang gangable wallbox
3/4" space
(use chase
nipple)
Single-gang
gangable
wallbox
Worldwide Technical and Sales Assistance
Warranty
If you have questions concerning the installation or
operation of these products, call the Lutron Technical
Assistance Hotline. Please provide exact model
number when calling.
(800) 523-9466 (U.S.A., Canada, and the Caribbean)
Other Countries call (610) 282-3800
Fax (610) 282-3090
Visit our Web site at www.lutron.com
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 Road, Coopersburg, PA 18036-1299, postage
prepaid.
This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, 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 resulting from improper wiring or installation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty may last, so the
above limitations may not apply to you.
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
7200 Suter Road
Coopersburg, PA 18036-1299 U.S.A.
Made and printed in U.S.A. 8/99 P/N 030-408 Rev. C