Application description DALI/KNX Gateway IP-N

Application description DALI/KNX Gateway IP-N
Application program description
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1. Using the application program……………………………………………………....................……………….
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2. General product information.....................................................................................................................
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2.1 DALI Bus system properties.....................................................................................................
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2.2 Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N product features….......................................................................................... 3
3. General properties of the ETS application program: Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N …….............……………………
3.1 Installing the Plug-In…………………………………………………………………...……………....
3.2 Principal structure of the Plug-In………………………………………………………...…………
3.3 Operating modes of the Plug-In: DALI commissioning………………………………………….
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4. DALI commissioning………………………………………………………………………………………………
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4.1 Commissioning with Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N via web site or pushbuttons..................................... 6
4.2 Commissioning with Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N via ETS Plug-In…………………………………………. 6
5. Display and push-button control............................................................................................................
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6. Control via web browser……………………………………………………..…………………………………..
6.1 Configuration buttons………………………………..……………………………………..............
6.2 Control buttons……………………………………………………………………………………….
6.3 ECG fields……………………………………………………………………..……………………….
6.4 Group fields..........………………………………………………………………………...................
6.5 Information and status fields........................………………………..……………………………
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7. ETS Special and commissioning functions…...………………………………………………………………
7.1 Special functions in ‘Normal Mode‘…………………………………………………………………
7.1.1 Synchronisation with the connected DALI segment…...........……………………..
7.1.2 User-friendly names for ECGs and groups..................………………………………
7.2 Special functions in ‘Extended Mode‘ ……………………………………………………………..
7.2.1 Preparation and planning the DALI commissioning in ‘Extended Mode‘ .....…..
7.2.2 DALI commissioning in ‘Extended Mode‘ …………………………………………….
7.2.3 ECG and lamp faults during DALI commissioning in ‘Extended Mode‘
7.2.4 Using dummy ECGs in ‘Extended Mode‘.………................…………………………
7.3 General extra functions in the ETS ..………………………………………………………………..
7.3.1 Using IP for plug-in communication.................……………………………………....
7.3.2 Parameter templates………………………………………………………………………
7.3.3 DALI configuration data back-up ……………………………………………………….
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8. DALI maintenance and expansion…………………………………….…………………………………………
8.1. Quick exchange of individual ECGs…....………………………………….……………………….
8.2 Extending the existing system – post-installation...........……………………………………….
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9. Different operating modes………………………………………………………………………………………….
9.1 Normal mode…………………………………………………………………………………………..…
9.2 Permanent mode………………………………………………………………………………………..
9.3 Staircase mode…………………………………………………………………………………………
9.4 Night-time mode…………………………………………………………………………………………
9.5 Panic / emergency mode………………………………………………………………………………
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9.6 Test mode for central battery emergency luminaires ……………………………………………
9.7 Burn-in mode …………………………………………………………………………………………..….
9.8 Operating mode hierarchy ………………………………………………………………………………
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10. Analysis and service functions ………………………………………………………………………………….
10.1 Recording operating hours …………………………………………………………………………..
10.2 Individual fault recognition at ECG level …………………………………………………………..
10.3 Fault analysis at group level …………………………………………………………………….......
10.4 Fault analysis at device level ………………………………………………………………………...
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11. Scenes and effects ………………………………………………………………………………………………….
11.1 The scene module ………………………………………………………………………………………
11.1.1 Scene programming via the scene website…....……………………………………...
11.1.2 Scene programming via ETS in ‘Extended Mode‘……………………..........………
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11.2 The effect module……………………………………………………………………………………….
11.2.1 Effect programming using the effect website…...……………………………………
11.2.2 Effect programming via ETS in ‘Extended Mode‘…........……………………………
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12. Self-contained battery emergency lamps ………………………………………………………………………
12.1 Features ...............................................……………………………………………………………...
12.2 Converter inhibit mode ....................…………………………………………………………………
12.3 Test mode..........................................…………………………………………………………………
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13. ETS communication objects overview ......………………………………………………………………….….
13.1 General communication objects ……………………………………………………………………..
13.2 ECG-related communication objects ……………………………………………………………….
13.3 Group-related communication objects ……………………………………………………………..
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14. ETS parameter overview .....…………………………………………………………………………………....….
14.1 Device: General settings..……………………………………………………………………………..
14.1.1 Parameter page: General Settings………………………………………………………
14.1.2 Parameter page: IP Settings …………………………………………………………….
14.1.3 Parameter page: Behaviour …………………………………………………………..….
14.1.4 Parameter page: Special Functions ……………………………………………………
14.1.5 Parameter page: Analysis and Service ………………………………………………..
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14.2 ECG No. xx……………………………………………………………………………………..…………
14.2.1 Parameter page ECG No. xx………………………………………………………………
14.2.2 Parameter page: Emergency Settings ……………………………………………........
14.2.3 Parameter page: Switching Behaviour ………………………………………………..
14.2.4 Parameter page: Analysis and Service …………………………………………………
14.3 Group No. xx ……………………………………………..……………………………………...............
14.3.1 Parameter page: Group No. xx ……………………………………………………………
14.3.2 Parameter page: Switching Behaviour ………………………………………………....
14.3.3 Parameter page: Analysis and Service …………………………………………………
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15. Firmware version and update …..………………………………………………………………………………...
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16. Reset to conditions at delivery ………………………………………………………………...…………………..
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1. Using the application program
Product family:
Product type:
Manufacturer:
Lighting
Gateway
B.E.G. GmbH
Name:
Order number:
Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N
90134
2. General product information
2.1. DALI Bus system properties
The cross-functional DALI-Bus (DALI = Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) is a system used to control electronic ballasts (ECGs) in lighting technology. The specifications of the DALI communications interface are set in
the international norm IEC 60929.
The DALI Bus enables the receipt of switch and dim
commands. In addition, the DALI can be used for the
notification of a fault status such as light or ECG failure
or for other light status information. In line with the latest
DALI standard, devices with emergency light function
(EN 62386-202) are also supported. Status and operating mode of emergency lights can be monitored and
different prescribed testing procedures can be performed.
Via the connected control device / gateway (Master), up
to 64 individual DALI ECGs (Slaves) can be connected
in a DALI segment. When the DALI is commissioned,
the ECGs receive an automatically generated 3byte long
address. Based on the long address a short address
between 0 and 63 is assigned during the further commissioning process. As the address assignment is automatic, the device order is random. The individual
ECGs/lights therefore need to be identified during the
further commissioning process (see below).
The addressing of individual ECGs in the system is either based upon the short address (individual addressing) or upon a DALI group address (group addressing).
For this purpose, any number of ECGs within a segment
can be assigned to up to 16 groups. The group addressing in the DALI system guarantees that switch and dim
processes of different lights within a system are performed simultaneously without imposition of time delays.
In addition to short and group addresses, the light values
of individual DALI ECGs can also be merged into scenes
and addressed via scene addresses.
For a detailed description of the DALI system, please
see the DALI handbook at www.dali-ag.org
mands from the connected KNX system into DALI telegrams and status information from the DALI bus into
KNX telegrams. The Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N is a Category 1 device (in accordance with EN 62386-103). This
means the device must only be used in DALI segments
with connected ECGs and not with other DALI control
devices within the segment (no multi-master function).
Power supply for the up to 64 connected ECGs comes
directly from the Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N. An additional
DALI power supply is not required and not permitted.
The device comes in a 4TE wide DIN Rail casing so it
can be directly integrated into the mains distribution box.
In addition to the pure gateway functions, the
Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N offers numerous additional features:
● Addressing of 16 DALI groups and/or individual addressing of up to 64 ECGs
● Flexible DALI commissioning concept: directly on the
device or via the integrated web server
● Different operating modes for groups and ECGs such
as permanent mode, night-time mode or staircase mode
● Burn-in mode for each individual light with specific
burn-in time settings
● Integrated reader to count the operating hours of each
light with an alarm to signify the end of its life span
2.2. Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N product features
● Individual fault recognition with objects for each
light/ECG
The B.E.G. Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N is a device used to
control ECGs with a DALI interface via the KNX installation bus. The device transforms switch and dim com-
● Complex fault analysis at group and device level with
number of faults and calculation of fault rates
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● Fault threshold monitoring with individually adjustable
threshold values
Please check the B.E.G. software license conditions
before you start the installation. With the installation
you accept the conditions.
● Scene module for extensive scene programming of
groups and individual ECGs
● Effect module for sequence control and light effects
● “Quick exchange function“ for the quick and easy replacement of faulty ECGs
● Test mode for centrally powered emergency light systems
● Support of self-contained emergency ballasts
● Support of testing procedures for emergency lights
with date and time stamp
● Integrated web server with extensive commissioning
and maintenance possibilities
● Integrated “visualisation“ via web-browser for direct
control and display
If the installation has been successful, a notification window appears.
3. General properties of the ETS application program: Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N
3.1 Installing the Plug-In
The application for the Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N is based
on a powerful KNX communications stack of the SystemB type. It is designed as plug-in for ETS-3 and ETS-4.
The plug-in design means that an additional installation
process is necessary. All program files that are required
are automatically set up when you import the corresponding ETS product file (vdx file).
After the import the product can be integrated as usual
into the ETS. It can be found under product family “Lighting“ and product type “Gateway“.
Attention: The PC must have .NET Version 4.0 as a requirement for the installation. Normally the framework
exists on any modern PC. Should an older version of
.NET be installed or no version at all, you need to update
.NET first. Please see the Microsoft website for the required setup.
3.2 Principal structure of the Plug-In
When you first load the product in the ETS, you need to
start the installation of the required plug-in files by pressing the ‘Next‘ button.
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The Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N is a high-functionality product and accordingly offers many different setting options
within the parameters. To make the overview of the pa-
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rameters as simple and transparent as possible for the
system integrator, there are more operating levels than
with a standard ETS application.
Unlike with the standard applications, there is not only a
parameter page for each device within the main parameter directory on the left-hand side but also several subpages which can be selected via a register at the top of
the page. Use the main directory to select the element
you require “General ECG No XX, Group No XX“ and the
sub-pages to set the parameters of the selected element. This structure is different from a standard device.
You can also use the three menus “Data, Tools and
Help“ in the header of the plug-in window to perform
some of the main functions and settings.
device. This means that all project gateways - at least
during the commissioning phase - must be integrated
into an IP network via the IP interface. (The network can
also be a simple cross-link cable connection between
the gateway and the configuration PC.)
If no IP network is available, only a limited commissioning process is possible via the display and push-buttons
on the device. However, if you choose commissioning
option B “Extended Mode“ the whole commissioning
process can be performed via ETS and KNX. No IP
network is required in this case. Mode B also gives you
the opportunity to configure individual ECGs ‘offline‘ in
the ETS, i.e. before they are commissioned in the installation. However, in this case all objects and parameters
are visible. The synchronisation that simplifies the ETS
and brings it in line with the actual system is not possible.
To decide which mode to use you should answer the
following three questions:
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Is the DALI gateway (at least temporarily during
the commissioning process) integrated into an
IP network?
o Yes  Mode A or mode B
o No  Mode B
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Do you want to set the DALI configuration and
parameters ‘offline‘ in the ETS prior to the
commissioning of the installation?
o Yes  Mode B
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Do you want to perform the DALI configuration
and set the parameters on the construction site
and synchronise the ETS with the real installation to simplify it?
o Yes  Mode A
3.3 Operating modes of the Plug-In: DALI commissioning
In principle, the plug-in can be used in the two different
operating modes “Normal mode“ and “Extended mode“.
Depending on the concept needed for the DALI commissioning, you can select the required mode in the menu
‘Tools‘  ‘Options‘.
Mode A: ’Normal Mode‘ --- Mode B: ’Extended Mode‘
If the conditions permit it, we recommend using ‘Normal
Mode‘, especially for integrators who are not too familiar
with the DALI system because the large number of possible parameter settings and objects can be automatically reduced to those elements that are actually required.
The standard setting after the initial installation of the
plug-in is therefore mode A.
Please remember that whichever operating mode you
select, it applies to all gateways within a project and
ETS. It is not possible to select mode A for some and
mode B for others.
The choice of the commissioning concept depends on
the preferences of the system integrator as well as the
technical requirements of the project. If you choose option A ‘Normal Mode‘ the DALI configuration and commissioning must be performed via the website of the
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4. DALI commissioning
As explained above, the work flow for the commissioning
of a DALI segment differs depending on the selected
concept. The following chart shows the general procedure:
you use the website for identification, you can give each
ECG an individual name (e.g. office-left). If you want to
control an ECG as part of a DALI group rather than individually, you can at this point assign it to a group.
Once you have identified all ECGs and, if required,
named and assigned them, you need to synchronise the
ETS application. During the synchronisation, the system
properties of the connected DALI segment are transferred to the ETS and the parameters and communication objects are configured accordingly. This means that
after the synchronisation only objects and parameters of
actually existing ECGs are visible to the user. The application is thereby optimised and simplified. ECG and
group names are also transferred to the ETS. To start
the synchronisation, press the respective button on the
ETS parameter page (see below ETS application program).
Once the synchronisation is complete, you can configure
the individual ECG or group parameters in the ETS and
connect communication objects with group addresses.
When you have finished the configuration, simply download the ETS application onto the device.
In principle, the installation is now ready for operation
and function testing. However, if you would also like to
program scenes or effects, you can do so via the
pushbuttons and display on the device (only scenes and
with limited functionality) or via the web site (scenes and
effects without limitation).
For a complete description of the display and pushbutton control required for the commissioning, please
see chapter 5. For a description of the website function,
please refer to chapter 6.
4.1 Commissioning the Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N via
website or pushbuttons
4.2 The commissioning process with Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N via ETS Plug-In
If you select option A, i.e. commissioning the device via
the website or pushbuttons, please use the following
procedure.
Instead of commissioning via web browser or pushbuttons, the DALI can also be entirely commissioned via
KNX and the plug-in. This mode B option enables a
largely ‘off-line configuration’ of the DALI installation.
Parameters for ECGs and groups as well as communication objects can be completely configured before the
electrical installation. Names can be assigned in advance and the setting of scenes and effects is also possible ‘offline‘.
Following the physical installation and wiring of the
ECGs and lights and the electronic commissioning, the
connected ECGs need to be taught-in. During the teachin process, all DALI ECGs are automatically recognised
and each ECG is assigned a short address between 0
and 63.
You can start this process either via the pushbuttons and
menu on the device display (see below display and push
button control) or via the commissioning website (see
below control via web browser).
The order of the ECGs within a DALI segment is completely random. You therefore need to identify the ECGs
and - if required - assign them to groups. Identification
and group assignment can also be performed via the
device itself (pushbuttons, display) or via the website. If
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This means that the system integrator who uses the ETS
and the electrician who works on the actual installation
can work independently of each other. Once the electrical installation is complete, the actual DALI commissioning can also be performed with ETS.
The first thing to do is to start the teach-in process. During this process all connected DALI ECGs are automatically recognised and each ECG is assigned a random
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short-address between 0 and 63. You can now identify
the randomly ordered ECGs/lamps by selecting a respective operation (on/off/blinking) in the ETS. Use dragand-drop to pull an ECG into the ECG position previously set in the ETS. The random order is thus ‘dissolved‘
and the installation is now well-structured.
When you download the DALI configuration, the configured data is downloaded onto the ECGs and if applicable the short-addresses are amended in line with the
pre-configuration. Once you have programmed all DALI
data, load the actual ETS application onto the gateway.
For a detailed description of the ETS commissioning
interface, please see chapter 7.
5. Display and push button control
You can commission the connected DALI segment and
set and change DALI functions via the three pushbuttons
(MOVE, Set/Prg, ESC) and the 2x12 character display
on the front of the device. The user concept is menubased. Depending on the menu position, you can select
two sub-levels. The current menu position is shown on
the display. To navigate within the menu, press the
pushbuttons briefly. Use the Move button to select the
next menu item on the same level. Use the Prg/Set button to go to the next lower level. Press the ESC button to
leave a level and return to the next higher level.
Main menu– Level 1
The main menu (Level 1) has the following structure:
Dali/KNX
Gateway IP-N
– V1.0
The product name and firmware version are displayed. The sub-menu can be used to set the
display language.
NETWORK
IP ADDRESS
The sub-menu displays the IP address set in the
ETS or assigned by the DHCP server.
NEW
INSTALLATION
When a DALI segment is newly installed, use the
sub-menu to reset the connected DALI devices
and automatically search for ECGs.
POST
INSTALLATION
Use the sub-menu to start the automatic search
process and possibly adjust the configuration following a post-installation of DALI ECGs.
ECG QUICK
EXCHANGE
Use the sub-menu to active the ECG quick exchange function and possibly program and integrate individually replaced ECGs into the system.
GROUP
ASSIGNMENT
Use the sub-menu to identify ECGs and assign
them to DALI groups. .
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SCENE
ASSIGNMENT
Use the sub-menu to assign groups to DALI
scenes
GROUP
TEST
Use the sub-menu to switch both the whole installation (broadcast) and individual channels for
test purposes.
SCENE
TEST
SYSTEM
TEST
MAINTANANCE
ECG/LAMP
CONVERTER
INHIBIT MODE
Use the sub-menu to test individual scenes.
Use the sub-menu to load any existing system
faults.
Use the sub-menu to start the burn-in mode for
ECGs and to re-set operating hours.
Use the sub-menu to activate the converter inhibit mode in the installation phase.
To perform a function or change a configuration within a
sub-menu, go to the respective position and change into
programming mode. To change into programming mode,
hold the Prg/Set button for more than 2 seconds. Once
the function is in programming mode, a →symbol appears in the display. If the programming mode is active,
use the Move button to change a parameter or setting.
Briefly press the Prg/Set button again to complete the
process and save the set parameter or activate the function.
Sub-menu DALI CONTROL – Level 2
Dali/KNX
Gateway IP-N
– V1.0
SPRACHE
LANGUAGE
DEUTSCH
English
Briefly press the Prg/Set button to change
from the main menu DALI CONTROL to the
sub-menu LANGUAGE.
The currently set display language is shown.
Hold the Prg/Set button to change into programming mode. Use the MOVE button to
choose from one of the following languages:
GERMAN, ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH,
ITALIAN, DUTCH, SWEDISH, DANISH. Briefly press the Prg/Set button again to save the
configuration. The display now works in the
selected language.
Sub-menu NETWORK IP_ADDRESS – Level 2 and 3
NETWORK
IP ADDRESS
Briefly press the Prg/Set button to change
from the main menu IP ADDRESS to the submenu.
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DHCP: 192.
168.004.101
The sub-menu displays the IP address currently
set in the ETS or assigned by the DHCP-Server.
Sub-menu ECG QUICK EXCHANGE – Level 2
ECG QUICK
EXCHANGE
Sub-menu NEW INSTALLATION – Level 2
NEWINSTALLATION
SEARCH ECGs
via PROG-MODE
FOUND
ECGs: 47
Briefly press the Prg/Set button to change
from the main menu NEW INSTALLATION to
the sub-menu SEARCH ECGs via PROGMODE.
Hold the Prg/Set button to change into programming mode. Briefly press the Prg/Setbutton again to start the initialisation and
search process. First, all ECGs connected to
the DALI segment are automatically reset and
any previously set parameters and group assignments are deleted. The device then
searches for the connected ECGs via their
random long address. The ECGs are automatically recognised in ascending order. Depending on the number of connected ECGs the
search process may take a few minutes.
Once the process is complete, the number of
ECGs found is shown on the display. Press
the ESC button (or wait for about 30 seconds)
to return to the level above.
SEARCH ECGs
via PROG-MODE
ECG 04
REPLACED
ERROR
TYPE 07
Briefly press the Prg/Set button to change
from the main menu ECG QUICK EXCHANGE to the sub-menu SEARCH ECGs via
PROG-MODE.
Hold the Prg/Set button to change into programming mode. Briefly press the Prg/Setbutton again to start the quick exchange. The
device first checks if one or several ECGs in
the system were faulty. It then automatically
looks for newly connected ECGs in the segment. The quick exchange is only possible if
just one ECG in the segment was faulty and
one new ECG is found. If the process is successful, the number of the replaced ECG is
shown. If the search process cannot be completed because the required conditions are not
met, an error code appears in the display. The
error codes have the following meaning:
Error Type 7: No ECG failure
Error Type 8: More than one ECG failure
Error Type 9: No new ECG can be found
Error Type 10: ECG has wrong device type
Error Type 11: More than one new ECG
Press the ESC button (or wait for about 30 seconds) to return to the level above.
Sub-menu GROUP ASSIGNMENT – Level 2 and 3
Sub-menu POST-INSTALLATION – Level 2
POST
INSTALLATION
SEARCH ECGs
via PROG-MODE
DELETED
ECGs: 3
NEW
ECGs: 1
DEL./NEW
ECGs: 3/1
GROUP
ASSIGNMENT
Briefly press the Prg/Set button to change
from the main menu GROUP ASSIGNMENT
to the sub-menu.
Within this menu the individual ECGS that
were found during the search process can be
assigned to 16 DALI groups and previous assignments can be modified.
ECG No.: 12
GROUP:
--
Briefly press the MOVE button to run through
the different ECGs. The number of the selected ECG is shown in the first display line. As
long as the ECG is selected, the connected
lamp is flashing. The programmer can thereby
determine which lamp is assigned to the number.
If the selected device is a non-switchable converter for emergency lights, the selection sets
the device into function test mode and the display shows the word CONV. For identification
purposes, the function LED on the converter
flashes during the test (see user manual for
the converter).
Briefly press the Prg/Set button to change
from the main menu POST- INSTALLATION
to the sub-menu SEARCH ECGs via PROGMODE.
Hold the Prg/Set button to change into programming mode. Briefly press the Prg/Setbutton again to start the verification and
search process. The device searches for the
connected ECGs via their long address and
automatically compares them to the previous
configuration
If ECGs have been removed from the DALI
segment, the entries are deleted from the device. The number of deleted devices is displayed during the verification process
After that, the DALI segment is searched for
newly installed devices. Newly added ECGs
are automatically reset and any previously
programmed parameters and group assignments are deleted. Depending on the number
of connected ECGs the search process may
take a few minutes. During the search process, the number of newly found devices is
shown on the display.
Once the whole process (verification and
search) is complete, the display shows both
the deleted and the newly found ECGs (deleted devices / new devices from left to right, see
picture on the left). Press the ESC button (or
wait for about 30 seconds) to return to the level above.
CONV. No.: 13
GROUP: --
ECG No.: 12
GROUP: 1
Hold the Prg/Set button to change into programming mode. Briefly press the MOVE button again to select the group that you want to
assign the ECG to. If the group is selected,
briefly press the Prg/Set button to confirm and
save the setting. You must repeat this process
once for every ECG during the initial installation. Attention: non-switchable converters for
emergency lights cannot be assigned to a
group.
Press the ESC button (or wait for about 30 seconds) to return to the level above.
Sub-menu SCENE ASSIGNMENT – Level 2 and 3
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SCENE
ASSIGNMENT
SCENE01 XXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
SCENE03 ---XXXX------XX
Briefly press the Prg/Set button to change
from the main menu SCENE ASSIGNMENT to
the sub-menu. Within the menu the DALI
groups can be assigned to up to 16 possible
scenes. Individually controlled ECGs cannot
be assigned via the display. To assign individual ECGs, you must use the website.
Briefly press the MOVE button to run through
the individual scenes. The number of the selected scene is shown in the first display line.
Behind the scene number, different characters
show which of the 16 groups are assigned to
the scene. An X means that a group is assigned to the scene. A – means the group is
not assigned to the scene. The four characters
directly behind the scene number in the first
display line represent groups 1 - 4 (from left to
right). The 12 characters in the second display
line represent groups 5 – 16 (from left to right).
Hold the Prg/Set button to change into programming mode. A flashing cursor on the first
X means that group 1 is selected. By briefly
pressing the Move button you can toggle between X and – symbols to choose whether you
would like to assign the group to the scene.
Briefly press the Prg/Set-button to move the
cursor to the next group. Once you have run
through all 16 groups, the setting is saved and
used during further scene programming. After
you have pressed the Prg/Set button a final
time, the display automatically returns to the
level above. Press the ESC button to return to
the level above without saving the changes
you have made.
SCENE: 2
->invoke
Sub-menu SYSTEM TEST – Level 2 and 3
SYSTEM
TEST
DALI
No fault
DALI
Fault
KNX
No Fault
GROUP: 6
TEST
GROUP: 6
->off
Briefly press the MOVE button to run through
the individual groups. The number of the selected group is shown in the first display line.
Hold the Prg/Set button to change into programming mode. Briefly press the Move button
to select whether you would like to switch the
group on or off. Briefly press the Prg/Set button to execute the selected command. Press
the ESC button (or wait for about 30 seconds)
to return to the level above.
If there is no fault, this is shown in the display.
The following faults can be recognised by the
system. They are shown in the display and also simultaneously set off the red error LED:
•
•
•
LAMP 17
Fault
Sub-menu GROUP TEST – Level 2 and 3
Briefly press the Prg/Set button to change
from the main menu GROUP TEST to the
sub-menu. Within the menu, groups can be
switched either individually or all together (ALL
GROUPS TEST) to test the installation.
Briefly press the Prg/Set button to change
from the main menu SYSTEM TEST to the
sub-menu. Within the menu you can check for
any potential faults.
•
ECG 34
Fault
GROUP
TEST
Hold the Prg/Set button to change into programming mode. Briefly press the Move button
to choose whether you would like to invoke or
save a scene. Briefly press the Prg/Set-Taste
button to execute the selected command and
either invoke or save the scene. Press the
ESC button (or wait for about 30 seconds) to
return to the level above.
DALI short-circuit
Lamp fault with the lamp or ECG
number being displayed
ECG fault with the ECG number
being displayed
No KNX bus
If there has been a DALI short-circuit, no further faults can be recognised. For all other
fault types, several faults can be recognised at
the same time. Within the menu you can toggle between the different faults by briefly
pressing the Move button. The number of the
ECG is displayed for both lamp and ECG
faults. This means that a fault can be easily
localised. Press the ESC button (or wait for
about 30 seconds) to return to the level above.
Sub-menu MAINTENANCE ECG/LAMP– Level 2 and 3
MAINTANANCE
ECG/LAMP
Briefly press the Prg/Set button to change
from the main menu MAINTENANCE
ECG/LAMP to the sub-menu. Within the menu you can start the burn-in of a lamp and reset the reader for its operating hours.
ECG No.: 01
368 h
Briefly press the MOVE button to run through
the individual ECGs. The number of the selected ECG is shown in the first display line.
Line 2 shows the number of operating hours
since the last reset / burn-in.
ECG No.: 01
BURNIN
Hold the Prg/Set button to change into programming mode. Briefly press the Move button
to toggle between the functions BURN-IN,
RESET, BURN-IN/RESET. Briefly press the
Prg/Set button to execute the selected command. Press the ESC button (or wait for
about 30 seconds) to return to the level above.
Sub-menu SCENE TEST – Level 2 and 3
SCENE
TEST
SCENE: 2
TEST
Briefly press the Prg/Set button to change
from the main menu SCENE TEST to the submenu. Within the menu you can invoke all
scenes for test purposes or program newly set
light scenarios into the scene.
ECG No.: 01
BURNIN/RES.
Briefly press the MOVE button to run through
the individual scenes. The number of the selected scene is shown in the first display line.
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Sub-menu CONVERTER INHIBIT MODE – Level 2
CONVERTER
INHIBIT MODE
INHIBIT
via PROG-MODE
CONVERTER
INHIBIT?
Briefly press the Prg/Set button to change
from the main menu CONVERTER INHIBIT
MODE to the sub-menu. Within the menu you
can turn on the Inhibit Mode for all connected
self-contained battery emergency lamps.
If the mains power supply is turned off within
15 minutes from activating the Inhibit Mode,
the lights do not change into emergency mode
but remain switched off. Particularly during the
initialisation phase of a building this operating
mode may be required to prevent the emergency lights from being turned on constantly.
Hold the Prg/Set button to change into programming mode. Briefly press the Prg/Set button again to activate the Inhibit Mode.
Press the ESC button (or wait for about 30 seconds) to return to the level above.
you would rather use a fixed IP address, you must set
the address either via ETS or the device display. You
may also need to configure the sub-net mask and standard gateway (for direct access via the Internet). Those
two parameters can only be configured in the ETS.
Once the IP address has been assigned, load the device
website via any web browser (e.g. Microsoft Internet
Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari). Simply enter the
correct IP address (URL) in the browser.
Please remember that the complete URL consists of
the IP address and the prefix http:// To load a page
enter, for example http://192.168.10.71.
The following web site appears:
6. Control via web browser
In addition to the pushbuttons, you can also easily commission the DALI via the integrated web server. For this
purpose connect the Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N directly to
the IP network. An RJ-45 socket is located above the
KNX bus connector at the bottom left-hand side of the
device.
Use a standard patch cable to connect the device to a
switch, hub or router of the IP network. You can also use
a WLAN access point as network coupler. This means
you can commission the DALI via a portable note book,
tablet PC or mobile phone.
Use the log-in-page to assign either ‘User‘ or ‘Administrator‘ rights to a user. User rights mean that the website
functions are restricted and configuration commands are
disabled. Use this login if you would like to use the website only for visualisation and operational purposes. To
commission the DALI via the website, administrator
rights are required. The images and descriptions below
are all based on the administrator display. Different
passwords for user and administrator can be set in the
ETS. The default setting for both users is ‘0‘.
Log in as administrator to access the following configuration website:
Once the network is physically connected, you need to
assign an IP address to the Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N to
enable access via the web browser. By default, all
B.E.G. devices with an IP interface are set to DHCP address assignment. If there is a DHCP server in the network the device automatically receives an IP address
after initialisation. This address is shown on the device
display (see above). If no DHCP service is available or if
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6.1 Configuration buttons
The icons in the website header are used for the different commissioning functions. They have the following
meaning:
Refresh
The configuration page is divided into different sections.
The section at the top of the page contains the configuration buttons that are required for the commissioning.
(Some of these buttons are only visible if you log in as
administrator). The fields underneath the configuration
buttons are for the 16 group and 64 ECG functions. The
bottom section contains the information and status area.
The three tabs in the footer are used to change from
general configuration to scene configuration and effect
configuration.
All operable buttons work with tool tips. This means a
description of the function appears if the cursor hovers
over the button.
This function refreshes the website content. On principle,
the website is static. This means that the details on the
page are only updated when the site is first loaded. Any
faults or changes that are not made on the website itself,
such as a light status adjustment via a KNX telegram are
not automatically displayed.
New Installation
Press this button to start a new installation (reset and
teach-in process) of the connected DALI segment. Attention: During a new installation any previously existing configurations of the DALI segment are deleted.
Post-installation
Press this button to start a post-installation within the
DALI segment. Any ECGs that no longer exist are deleted during the post-installation process. At the same time
new devices are added.
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ECG Quick Exchange
Press this button to start an ECG quick exchange within
the DALI segment. The quick exchange is only possible
when a single faulty ECG is replaced by a new one.
Use this button to assign an ECG to a group. First select
the button. Then click on the group. To complete the
process click on the ECG you want to assign to the
group. If the ECG was previously assigned to a group,
the previous assignment is automatically removed.
Mark ECGs for individual control
Device status
Press this button to display the device status of the
gateway in the information and status area at the bottom
of the page. Click on a group or ECG field to display the
status information of the selected ECG or group.
Broadcast ON
Broadcast OFF
With this button an ECG is marked for individual control.
ECGs that were found during the search process first
appear with a question mark. This means that they are
considered to be ‘not in use’. If you want to enable an
ECG for individual control, select the button and then
click on the ECG concerned. The ECG is marked with
the letter ‘S‘ (Single) and is now in use.
ECG / group blink-mode
Broadcast Blink
Use these functions to simultaneously switch all ECG
lights /lamps in the DALI segment off or on or set them
to blink-mode via a DALI Broadcast telegram.
6.2 Control buttons
There are further control buttons above the ECG field.
These are used to perform ECG or group-specific operations. To carry out one of the operations, you must select the operation first and then click on the group or
ECG concerned. The selected function appears in a
white frame. Press the button again to cancel the selection.
Use this button to set an individual ECG or a group to
blink-mode. To carry out this function, select the button
first. If you now press an ECG or group field, the corresponding ECGs/lamps start blinking. The blink-mode is
used for identification purposes during the DALI commissioning process. If you press the same ECG or group
field again, the blinking stops. If you press another ECG
or group field with the button still selected, this element
starts blinking and the previously blinking lamp is turned
off.
Toggle light value
Use this button to switch the value of a group on or off.
First select the button. Then click on a group field to toggle between the light values of all lamps assigned to the
group. The same process is used for ECG fields.
No selection
First button selected
Swap ECG short addresses
The individual buttons have the following meaning:
Remove assignment
Use this button to remove the assignment of an ECG.
Select the button first. Then click on the ECG. If the ECG
was assigned to a group, the group assignment is deleted. If the ECG was marked for individual control, it is
now marked as ’not in use‘.
Use this button to swap the position and thereby the
short address of two different ECGs. First select the button. Now click on two ECG fields one after the other to
physically swap their short addresses and adjust their
position in the list. This function is required to sort the
random ECGS into a specific order after a new installation. You should only use this function directly after a
new installation. Later use should be avoided as the
parameters set in the ETS are not swapped in line
with the addresses.
6.3 ECG fields
Assign a group
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The ECG and group entries on the website mean that
the user can see the complete function and failure status
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of a connected DALI segment at a glance. The ECG
fields are numbered from 1 – 64. The number is shown
in the bottom left-hand corner of the field and corresponds to the ECG short address within the DALI segment. If an ECG is found during the search process (new
and post-installation), a lamp or battery icon is inserted
in the field. The battery icon symbolises an ECG for selfcontained battery emergency lights (device type 1). All
other device types (without battery) are shown with a
lamp symbol. If in the ETS an ECG is configured as
emergency luminaire with central battery, a separate
icon is displayed. The following icons are available:
ECG
ECG for self-contained battery emergency lamp
non-switchable
ECG for self-contained battery emergency lamp
switchable
ECG with central battery supply
The value and failure status of an ECG is symbolised by
different icon and background colours.
ECG with group assignment (e.g. group 3)
6.4 Group fields
As for the ECG fields, the group fields show the status of
a group. However, the display is limited to the switch
status. No failure status is graphically displayed.
ICON light grey => group switched off
ICON yellow => group switched on
If you switch a group or ECG via the website, its status is
automatically updated and displayed on the site. However, if the switch command was initiated externally via a
KNX telegram, the status is not automatically updated.
To display the correct status, press the refresh button or
re-load the web page.
6.5 Information and status fields
ICON light grey => Lamp switched off
The bottom section of the configuration website shows
status information for the device as a whole or for a selected group or a selected ECG.
ICON yellow => Lamp switched on
When the website is first loaded, the status information
always applies to the whole device giving you the opportunity to see the number of connected lamps, ECGs and
converters, as well as faults and fault rate at a glance.
ICON red => Lamp failure
Red background => ECG failure
The assignment of an ECG is also shown in the field.
Newly found devices are marked as ‘not assigned‘ via a
‘?’ symbol above the icon. When an ECG is assigned to
a group, the group number replaces the ‘?’ symbol. If an
ECG is used for individual control, it is marked with the
letter ‘S‘ (Single).
ECG not in use
The green colour means that no fault has occurred. Otherwise the colour changes to red.
This information can be displayed at any time by pressing the device status button in the configuration bar at
the top of the site.
To display the status information of a group, click on one
of the 16 group fields.
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Panic mode
Central battery test mode
Burn-in mode
In addition to the number of devices and converters and
the individual failure types, the total failure rate is shown.
Please remember that the rate is calculated as a percentage of the total number of ECGs and converters in
the group. Use the Name field to enter a user-friendly
name for the group. The maximum number of characters
is 10. Press the √-button to confirm your entry. The
name is now saved on the gateway and loaded into the
ETS during the next synchronisation.
Click on the Run Hours tab in the header to see the accumulated operating hours of a lamp since its last reset
as well as the maximum life span that was configured in
the ETS. Use the button on the right to reset the counter
to 0.
To display the status information of an ECG, click on one
of the 64 ECG fields. Choose from one of the following
options: General, Run Hours, Burn-in and Test
Click on the Burn-in tab in the header to start and stop
the burn-in mode for the selected ECG.
Use the name field on the General page to enter a userfriendly name for the ECG. The maximum number of
characters is again 10. Press the √-button to confirm
your entry. The name is now saved on the gateway and
loaded into the ETS during the next synchronisation.
An ICON appears behind the word Alarm if a fault or
alarm has occurred. The meaning of the icons is as follows:
The maximum burn-in time that was configured in the
ETS and the already completed burn-in time are also
displayed.
If the selected ECG is a device for self-contained battery
emergency lights, you can also click on the Test tab.
Lamp failure
ECG failure
Converter failure
Life cycle exceeded
An ICON appears behind the word Mode if the ECG is
not in normal mode. The meaning of the icons is as
follows:
Permanent mode
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This display shows the type of test, test result and date
and time of the last test. The status bar shows the failure
flags. A green bar means that the test was positive. A
red bar signals a negative test result.
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You can use the buttons on this page to manually start a
test (Execute Test). The icons underneath have the following meaning:
Battery Test
Functional Test
Long Duration Test
Please remember that the website is static and is not
automatically updated after the test has finished. If you
would like to display the result of a manually activated
test, please press the ’Update test result’ button first.
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7. ETS special and commissioning functions
As previously described in chapter 4, you can choose
eiher type A ‘Normal mode‘ or type B ‘Extended mode‘
for the DALI commissioning. Depending on the mode
you choose, different special functions and pages are
available in the ETS.
In addition, the device types and, if applicable, the group
asignments are also automatically set.
If during the synchronisation a device type is found that
does not match with the current settings in the ETS, a
warning message appears. Please acknowledge the
message by pressing yes or no.
7.1 Special functions in ‘Normal mode‘
7.1.1 Synchronisation with the connected DALI segment
When you first load the parameter page, the parameters
and groups for all possible 64 ECGs and 16 groups are
displayed. In ETS mode A it is possible to simplify the
commissioning and to bring the application in line with
the real conditions of the connected DALI segment. To
do so, you need to synchronise the application with the
installation first.
By default the synchronisation of the ETS is performed
via the KNX network. If the gateway is already correctly
integrated into the IP network and a corresponding IP
address has been assigned, the synchronisation can
also be performed via Ethernet. In this case, all you
need to do is enter the correct IP address of the device
into the tool bar at the top of the window and tick the
check-box in front of the bar.
Alternatively, you can
press the Read IP Address button to set the IP address
of the selected device without manual entry.
Start the synchronisation via the sync button in the bottom right-hand corner of the main window. Depending on
the size of the installation the synchronisation may take
a few seconds. A bar at the bottom of the page shows
how far the synchronisation has progressed. When the
synchronisation is complete, only the objects and parameters of those ECGs that are physically connected to
the device are shown.
The synchronisation compares the application to the
data of the connected DALI segment. This means that
you should always synchronise when you change
the system structure or expand the system.
7.1.2 User-friendly names for ECGs and groups
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To make the configuration as easy as possible for the
user, it makes sense to choose user-friendly names for
ECGs and groups. Any names need to be assigned on
the website in ETS Mode A directly during the identification. Please remember to press the confirm button next
to the entry field after entering a name.
Use the ‘Load Description’ command in the Tools menu
to load the names directly into the ETS. The names are
shown in brackets next to the corresponding device.
Use the menu item ‘Parameter‘ to set the ETS parameters in the same way as in mode A. However, please
remember that in mode B all parameters are visible because the parameter settings can be performed independently of the actual system. Simplifying the parameters and objects by synchronising with the system is not
possible in this mode.
The menu item ‘Commissioning‘ is described in more
detail in the next chapter. For a description of menu
items ‘Scenes‘ and ‘Effects‘, please see chapter 11.
7.2.1 Preparing and planning the DALI commissioning in ‘Extended Mode‘
In Mode B, the menu item ‘Commissioning‘ opens an
additional page which is not available in ‘normal mode‘.
This page is used both to plan the installation in advance
of the commissioning and to perform the actual DALI
commissioning later on (identification and assignment of
ECGs).
As loading the names via KNX can take quite some time,
you should use the Ethernet connection for this process.
Before starting the process, please make sure you set
the right IP address and tick the check-box in front of the
address.
7.2 Special functions in ‘Extended Mode‘
If you select ‘extended Mode‘ (Mode B) for the DALI
commissioning (see chapter 4), an additional menu appears underneath the main menu bar with the entries
’Parameter‘, ’Commissioning‘, ’Scenes‘ and ’Effects‘
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The structure of the commissioning page is as follows:
The group configuration is displayed on the left-hand
side in a tree structure. The area in the middle shows the
ECG configuration and names in a table format. On the
right hand side is a list of all devices found in the system,
which have not yet been identified. During the planning
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stage this part is empty as the ETS is not yet connected
to the system.
To start with you should plan and name the ECGs. Use
the description field in the ECG configuration to enter a
name (light number, room number, etc.)
The maximum number of characters available for names
in the ETS plug-in is 30. Whilst, in principle, the names
are also transferred to the device website, it is important
to remember that the website will display no more than
the first ten characters of the name entered in the plugin.
If you confirm your entry with the return button, the cursor automatically jumps to the next ECG field. This
makes the naming process easy and secure.
Once you have planned the ECGS, you should assign
the groups. There are two ways to assign groups via
drag-and-drop:
1.) Use the mouse to select an ECG in the ECG
configuration field in the middle and drag it to
the left dropping it above the required group in
the group tree.
2.) Use the mouse to select an ECG from the
group directory’s top category ‘not assigned‘
and move it down the directory dropping it
above the required group.
Once an ECG has been assigned to a group via drag
and drop, the group number is automatically displayed in
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the ‘group number‘ field of the ECG configuration table.
You can enter a user-friendly name for the group in the
‘group description‘ field. ECG and group names are
automatically shown in the group configuration directory
(displayed in brackets) as well as in the description of
the ETS communications objects. Having user-friendly
names makes linking the group addresses with the
communications objects much easier for the system
integrator.
As soon as an ECG has been assigned to a group, it is
no longer available for individual control. The parameters
and communication objects are adjusted accordingly
following the group assignment. ECGs that have not
been assigned to a group are automatically regarded as
ECGs for individual control.
Please see chapter 11 for the planning and setting of
scenes and effects.
7.2.2 DALI commissioning in ‘Extended Mode‘
Once the planning, parameter setting and linking of
group addresses have all been completed the DALI
segment can be commissioned. To do so, please connect the commissioning PC with the ETS to the KNX
system via an interface (RS-232, USB or IP). Once the
connection is active, you need to program the physical
address of the gateway. The communication between
the plug-in and the gateway is based on the physical
address (or possibly on the IP address, see below).
Use the ‘commissioning‘ page and the ‘tools‘ menu to
start the teach-in process of the connected DALI segment.
Please remember that the selection shown above is only
visible in the ‘Tools‘ menu if you have selected the
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‘commissioning‘ page. The elements displayed always
depend on the setting selected in the menu bar.
Once an ECG has been identified, you can drag and
drop it onto the previously planned element in the ECG
configuration table.
During the teach-in process all ECGs are automatically
recognised and each ECG is assigned a short address
from 0 - 63. Depending on the size of the connected
DALI segment the process can take up to 3 minutes.
A bar in the bottom right hand corner indicates how far
this process has progressed. The number of ECGs that
have so far been found is also shown (in brackets).
Once the teach-in process is complete, all ECGs that
have been found are displayed in the list of nonidentified devices on the right-hand side.
Once an ECG has been dragged into the ECG configuration table, it disappears from the list of non-identified
ECGs. The ‘PLAN‘ flag in the configuration table shows
that the ECG has been assigned to the planned element.
If an ECG has been wrongly assigned, it can be moved
back to the list of non-identified devices using the same
drag& drop mechanism.
You can now identify the devices by switching the corresponding lamp on or off. If you select an ECG and press
the right mouse button, a context menu appears from
which you can select the required function.
After the ECG has been moved back, the element in the
configuration table is empty (Flag: ‘PLAN (E)‘  Empty)
and the ECG re-appears in the list of non-identified devices from where it can now be moved to a different element if required.
Alternatively, you can also tick the box ‘Automatic blink
mode‘. In this case, the blink mode starts by itself when
a device is selected. The context menu is also available
at group and gateway level. During the identification process it might be useful to switch certain groups or all
connected lamps on or off. If you select the main item
‘group configuration‘, you can use the right mouse button
to send broadcast commands for on, off and blinking.
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Please remember that at this point all operations that
have been performed are only displayed in the work
space. They are not immediately loaded onto the DALI
gateway. To start the process of downloading the settings onto the gateway and the ECGs, you must press
the ‘Download DALI‘ button. The download can take up
to 2 minutes. The progress bar informs about the current
status.
Once the download is complete, all previously planned
ECGs are programmed in the real system with the DALI
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configuration. The respective devices are marked with
an ‘OK‘ flag in the ECG configuration table.
Non-identified devices remain in the list on the righthand side.
Attention: Please remember that the download on
the ‘commissioning page‘ only programmes the DALI
configuration data onto the gateway and ECGs. Following the DALI identification and commissioning
the actual ETS application with parameter settings
and group addresses still has to be downloaded onto the device. After leaving the parameter page, this is
done via the usual ETS download process.
7.2.3 ECG and lamp faults during DALI commissioning in ‘Extended Mode‘
During the commissioning lamps/ECGs are identified
visually (ON, OFF, blinking). It is therefore crucial that all
lamps and ECGS operate correctly. If the gateway identifies a lamp or ECG fault during the installation process,
the ECG concerned is highlighted in a different colour. A
red flag indicates an ECG fault and a yellow flag a lamp
fault.
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Faults are displayed both for non-identified devices (right
table) and for ECGs that have already been assigned
(middle table). As the table view is not automatically updated and as it may take a few minutes for the DALI
gateway to recognise a fault, we recommend that you
press the ‘Sync‘ button a short while after the installation. This ensures that the displayed status corresponds
to the actual status and any faults that may have been
detected in the meantime are displayed correctly.
Attention: If an ECG fault already exists during the
search process of the initial installation, the device may
not be detected at all. This means that the number of
ECGs found does not correspond to the number that
was expected. ECG faults are only displayed in the
manner described above if the ECG concerned has
been previously programmed and is known to the gateway.
7.2.4 Using dummy ECGs in ‘Extended Mode‘
There may be cases in which a DALI installation or a
DALI segment needs to be commissioned even if not all
of the planned lights are yet physically present (e.g. if a
room is not yet finished or a light has not been delivered). During the teach-in process only the actually existing devices are detected and entered into the list of nonidentified devices. This means that only those devices
can be moved into the configuration table and commissioned as a real device. Entries for devices that are
planned but do not yet exist remain empty in the configuration table. These devices can be programmed, identified and assigned later on during a post-installation (see
below) once the whole installation is complete.
As long as an entry remains empty, the gateway assumes that no ECG exists and does not generate an
error message. However, it may be desirable that an
error message for a planned device is generated, even if
the device is not yet present (for example to visualise an
incomplete installation).
The plug-in offers the possibility to add dummy ECGs to
the list of non-identified devices. This special option is
not set up by default. To use this option, please go to
‘Tools‘  ‘Options‘ to activate it.
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Once it has been activated, an additional ‘Dummy+‘button appears in the parameter window.
Use this button to add dummy ECGs to the list of nonidentified ECGs.
Dummy ECGs are marked with a
symbol and can be
dragged into the ECG configuration in the same way as
normal ECGs. Once the DALI data has been downloaded, the gateway assumes that an ECG exists and therefore presents an ECG fault in the visualisation and the
respective communication object.
By default, the plug-in communicates with the DALI
gateways via the KNX-Bus. However, if the gateway is
integrated into an IP network and a correct IP address
has been assigned (DHCP or fixed setting in the ETS) IP
communication can also be used. This increases the
speed of loading and communication processes greatly.
To use IP communication, enter the correct IP address
of the gateway in the IP field at the top and tick the box
in front of the field.
You can also import the IP address via the ‘Read IP Address‘ button. If you press the button, the correct IP address of the current device is automatically entered in
the address field.
Please remember that when IP communication is
enabled (by ticking the box), the plug-in communicates with the gateway always via the address entered. A wrong manual entry may lead to a wrong
gateway being contacted. Therefore please make
sure that the IP address is correct.
If the IP communications box is ticked but an IP connection is not possible (wrong IP address, no network connection), the plug-in will still try to make the connection
via IP. However, it recognises by itself that this is not
possible and automatically changes to KNX communication.
IP communication can be used both in ‘Normal Mode‘
and ‘Extended Mode‘.
7.3.2 Parameter templates
ECGs that have been created through a dummy entry
are shown with a grey background in the ECG configuration list (see above).
The dummy ECGs are only used as a temporary solution
in an unfinished installation. The ‘post-installation‘ that is
required once the whole installation is complete, deletes
all dummy entries from both the ECG configuration table
and from the list of non-identified devices.
The Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N gives you the possibility to
create your own parameter templates thereby making
the time-consuming parameter setting for individual
groups or ECGs much easier. Parameter templates can
be generated for all parameters of the entire gateway
and for individual ECGs and groups. Once you have
completely set the parameters for a standard ECG,
simply press the Export function in the Files menu or
click on the right mouse button to export them as an xml
file.
7.3 General extra functions in the ETS
The functions described in the following chapters can be
used both in ‘Normal Mode‘ and in ‘Extended Mode‘.
7.3.1 Using IP for plug-in communication
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If you would like another ECG to have the same parameter properties, simply select the ECG and import the exported file into the new ECG. The file serves as a template for other ECGs. You can also create templates at
group level or for ‘General Properties‘. Creating templates for all ECG and group types and using this template library makes the configuration, especially in large
installations, significantly easier.
If you need to exchange a device, you can load the
backed-up data onto a new device via Restore. Backup
– Restore gives you the opportunity of a simple device
exchange without the time-consuming post-installation.
We therefore strongly recommend that you create a
back-up and save the data after completing the parameter settings.
If you would like to re-set individual ECG or group parameters or even a whole gateway to their original status, please use the files that have been provided with the
product:
● default_device.xml
● default_ecg.xml
● default_group.xml
7.3.3 DALI configuration data back-up
The configuration data and parameters set in the ETS
are automatically saved in the ETS database after each
change. They can be easily downloaded onto a new
device at any time. However, the DALI configuration
data, such as the DALI long address, is not part of the
normal ETS application. To back-up the DALI configuration data, please use the back-up function in the Files
menu.
The backup function exports the current real configuration from the gateway and saves it as an xml file. Attention: The DALI configuration data in the ETS is also
updated during a back-up. Any changes that were
made in the ETS but that have not yet been downloaded onto the gateway (planning only), are therefore
overwritten during a back-up.
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8. DALI maintenance and expansion
8.1. Quick exchange of individual ECGs
When a DALI segment is commissioned, the short address, group assignment (if applicable) and other configuration data are programmed onto the ECG’s internal
memory. If you had to replace an ECG because of a
fault, you would normally need to program this data onto
the new device.
The Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N, however, offers a function
that makes it possible to quickly and easily replace individual ECGs. You can start the “ECG quick exchange“
function either on the device itself (pushbuttons, display)
or via the web browser if you log in as administrator (see
above). The gateway first checks if any of the configured
ECGs that are known to it have been reported as faulty.
Then the segment is searched for new, unknown devices. If a new device is found, all configuration details of
the old ECG are automatically programmed onto the new
one and the installation is immediately ready for operation.
However, the ECG quick exchange only works if just one
ECG within a segment is faulty and replaced by a new
one. If several devices are faulty, the ECGs have to be
identified and you must use the post-installation function.
Please also remember that the quick exchange is only
possible for devices of the same type. You cannot, for
example, replace an ECG for self-contained battery
emergency lamps with a device for LEDs.
If a quick exchange is not possible, the gateway terminates the process with an error code. The different error
codes have the following meaning:
at the end. (Attention: Please remember that the maximum number of ECGs within a segment is 64!)
As the position (short address) of a newly found device
is allocated randomly, you need to identify the lights and
if required assign them to groups.
If you are using the ETS in ‘Normal Mode‘, you need to
re-synchronise the ETS so that communication objects
and parameters for the newly added ECGs are shown
and the configuration can be completed.
However, synchronising the ETS is only necessary if the
structure of the segment has been changed by the postinstallation process (enlargement of the system or different device types). If the purpose of the post-installation
was merely re-configuration after an ECG replacement,
synchronisation is not required.
In the ETS setting ‘Extended Mode‘ all parameters and
objects are visible. This means that you only need to
identify and assign the devices that were newly found
during the post-installation followed by a DALI download
and possibly an ETS application download.
Error type 7: No ECG failure
Error type 8: More than one ECG failure
Error type 9: No new ECG can be found
Error type 10: ECG has wrong device type
Error type 11: More than one new ECG
8.2 Extending the existing system – post-installation
If you would like to enlarge an already commissioned
DALI segment with new ECGs or would like to replace
several faulty ones, please use the „post-installation“
function. You can carry out the post-installation both on
the device (pushbuttons, display) and via the web
browser if you log in as administrator (see above).
If you use the ETS in ‘Extended Mode‘ (Mode B), you
can also load the post-installation in the ETS via the
menu ’Tool‘  ’post-installation’.
When you start the installation, the gateway first checks
if all previously configured ECGs are still available in the
segment. ECGs that no longer exist or cannot be found
are deleted from the gateway’s internal memory. Then
the segment is searched for new ECGs. Newly found
devices are inserted into any existing gaps or added on
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9. Different operating modes
9.4 Night-time mode
9.1 Normal mode
Night-time mode is available both at group and ECG
level. The night-time mode corresponds largely to the
staircase mode. The only difference is that the automatic
switch-off is dependent on the central night object of the
gateway. If the night object is not set (day), the group
behaves as in normal mode. If the object is set (night),
the ECG or group either switches off after a programmable time or it goes into permanent mode.
In normal mode, ECGs can be dimmed and switched
without restrictions both via individual and group control.
The control of each ECG and each group is based on
three communication objects (switching, dimming, value
setting).
Please remember that ECGs, once they have been assigned to a group, are no longer available for individual
control. An ECG can only be assigned to a single DALI
group. The Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N does not support
multi-group assignments on DALI level. If such assignment is required, please use KNX communication objects for this purpose.
At group level, an additional enable/disable object is
available to disable the control via the three communication objects.
Separate status objects inform about the switch and
value status both at group and individual ECG level.
9.2 Permanent mode
If you would like to run an individual ECG or a whole
group permanently with a certain light value, (e.g. a permanently lit corridor or workshop) you can choose the
permanent mode option. The ECG or group are automatically set to the required value after you program or
switch on the gateway. Switch and dim objects remain
hidden. Light status, error and service functions, however, are also available in permanent mode.
Should a device in this mode not be running at the
pre-set light level because of a special operation
(e.g. identification process on the device display) or
fault (e.g. ECG was without power when the gateway
was started) the light level is automatically corrected
after 60 seconds.
9.3 Staircase mode
The staircase mode is only available for groups. In this
mode, the value set via a switch, dim or value telegram
is automatically changed to the switch off value after a
programmable time. The lights can be switched off immediately or in 2 steps (within a minute) or through dimdown (within a minute).
In staircase mode, each additionally received telegram
re-starts the internal timer. The lights switch off when the
timer runs out after the most recently received telegram.
The staircase mode can be disabled or enabled via an
additional object. If the staircase mode is disabled, the
group behaves like in normal mode and does not automatically switch off. If the mode is disabled whilst the
switch-off timer is already running, the timer stops and
the group remains at the currently set value If the mode
is enabled again, the timer starts again from the beginning.
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9.5 Panic / emergency mode
The panic or emergency mode can be activated via a
central object for the whole gateway. All ECGs/ groups
that have been enabled for panic mode, permanently
switch to a programmable panic light value on receipt of
the object. They can no longer be controlled individually.
When the panic mode is switched off, the devices return
to the previous light value or the switch on / switch off
value and can again be controlled individually.
9.6 Test mode for central battery emergency luminaires
Through its internal function the Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N
supports installations with central battery emergency
luminaires. Any ECG (except for those of the selfcontained battery type) can be configured as an emergency light. You can choose a test time between 15
minutes and 4 hours. If the gateway receives the central
battery test object, the respective lights change to a programmable value for this time period. They can no
longer be switched or dimmed via the corresponding
objects. The discharge time and capacity of the central
battery can thereby be tested under pre-defined conditions.
So that individual ECGs within a group can no longer be
switched via group telegrams or scenes, the group assignment is dissolved for the duration of the test mode.
When the test has finished, groups and scenes are automatically re-programmed onto the ECGs. Should the
gateway lose power during the test mode, the unprogrammed devices are marked and automatically programmed on return of the power supply. The test mode,
however, does not continue. It has to be re-started.
When the test mode terminates normally, the devices
return to the previous light value or the switch on / switch
off value and can again be controlled individually.
9.7 Burn-in mode
For optimum operation and to achieve the quoted life
span, many lights require that a specific burn-in time be
adhered to during their first use. During the burn-in
phase lights must not be switched or dimmed but need
to run continually at 100% capacity. This burn-in phase
can be carried out automatically with the Dali/KNX
Gateway IP-N. Each ECG can be individually set to the
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burn-in mode via a further object. During the burn-in,
switch and dim telegrams for the device are ignored.
This also applies when the ECG is assigned to a group.
So that individual ECGs within a group can no longer be
switched via group telegrams or scenes, the group assignment is dissolved for the duration of the burn-in
mode. When the burn-in has finished, groups and
scenes are automatically re-programmed onto the
ECGs. Should the gateway lose power during burn-in
mode, the un-programmed devices are marked and automatically programmed on return of the power supply.
The burn-in mode, however, does not continue. It has to
be re-started. When the burn-in mode finishes normally,
the devices return to the previous light value or the
switch on / switch off value and can again be controlled
individually.
level is the central battery test mode. If the device is in
this mode, it can only go into burn-in mode but not into
any subordinate operating modes. Below the test mode
is the panic/emergency mode. From this mode the device can change to both the burn-in mode and the test
mode. The permanent, normal and night-time modes
have the same priority level at the bottom of the hierarchy.
The burn-in mode is usually started manually after each
light change. This useful maintenance function can be
operated via the device display to ensure that it can be
performed by maintenance personnel independent of the
ETS or KNX. Alternatively a burn-in start is also possible
via the integrated web server.
9.8 Operating mode hierarchy
Some of the individual operating modes described above
have higher functions and roles for the operation of the
system as a whole. A prioritisation or hierarchy of operating modes is therefore required. The burn-in mode has
the highest priority. If an ECG is in burn-in mode, it cannot be changed into any other mode. The next hierarchy
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10. Analysis and service functions
10.1 Recording operating hours
The Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N allows for the operating
hours (burning time) of each lamp to be internally recorded to the second. The value is available externally
(communication objects, web site, display on the device)
in hours with the internal value in seconds always being
rounded. (e.g. 7199 seconds  1 h, 7201 seconds 
2h) The recording of operating hours is independent of
the dim value. This means any light value > 0% contributes to an increase in the operating hours. The counter
can be re-set (when the light is changed). To reset the
counter, the value 0 is written on the communication
object or alternatively you can use the website or the
display and pushbuttons on the device.
A maximum value can be configured for each ECG (light
life span), which activates an alarm object on the KNX
bus or an entry on the website. This information can be
used for maintenance purposes.
10.2 Individual fault recognition at ECG level
A major advantage of DALI technology is the individual
recognition of light failure or ECG failure. The Dali/KNX
Gateway IP-N supports this function completely and also
offers numerous analytical possibilities.
For the analysis, the DaliGateway scans all connected
ECGs periodically for ECG, light and (in the case of selfcontained battery lamps) converter failures. The scanning time can be configured. If the time is 1 second
(standard setting), and 64 ECGs are connected, the
complete process of scanning for ECG and light failure
takes 128 seconds (1 second per ECG and type of failure). It can therefore take up to about 2 minutes before a
fault that has occurred is recognised. For each ECG a
communication object is available to send the information to the KNX bus (1Bit or 1 Byte object).
In addition, the failure status of all ECGs is displayed
clearly on the gateway’s website.
An ECG field with a red background on the website indicates an ECG (or converter) failure. A red lamp symbol
indicates a light failure. If you select the respective ECG,
the individual failure status is available in the status and
information section at the bottom of the website.
You can also request the failure status of all individual
ECGs, converters and lamps via a special failure status
object (object number 20, see communication object
description below).
10.3 Fault analysis at group level
If ECGs and / or converters are merged into groups,
numerous group-specific fault data is available in addition to the (also still available) individual ECG data. For
this purpose three different communication objects are
available for each group. In addition to general information such as whether there is a failure within a group
and of what type, the complete number of faulty devices
within the group and the failure rate can be listed via a
communication object. An alarm object is sent when a
certain failure rate is exceeded. A complex object with a
summary of the data further adds to the analysis options.
For details of group-specific communication objects,
please see the communication objects description below.
The group information is also displayed on the web site
of the integrated web server:
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11. Scenes and effects
10.4 Fault analysis at device level
11.1 The scenes module
Fault analysis objects similar to those at group level are
also available at device level (i.e. for all ECGs connected
to the gateway). The failure rate or number of ECG failures in the whole DALI segment can be made available
via communication objects. Unlike at group level, at
device level the percentage and number of failures can
be broken down further according to type of failure. The
alarm threshold for the failure rate can be individually set
for ECG, light and converter failure. For further details
regarding the communication objects, please see the
communication objects description below.
As before, the fault information for the entire gateway is
displayed on the web site:
The Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N enables the programming
and invoking of up to 16 internal light scenes. A scene is
invoke via a 1Byte scene object. This object can also be
used to save scenes (Bit 7 set). The currently set value
is saved as scene value.
In principle, a scene can consist of group and individual
ECGs (as long as these have not been assigned to a
group).
To assign a group to a scene or to delete a group from a
scene, use the pushbuttons and display on the device or
the website. If you are using the ETS in ‘extended Mode‘,
you can also set and assign scenes via ETS. You cannot
assign individual ECGs to scenes only by using the
pushbuttons and display.
By default, the programmed scene is started immediately without dim time. If you want to dim into a scene, you
can set a dim time for each scene. The time can only be
set on the website. Please remember that the entry refers to the dim time from 0 to 100%. If invoking a scene
leads to a change from 50% to 100% with a set time of
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20 seconds, the dimming process takes only 10 seconds.
Switching an individual group (or ECG) from the scene
whilst a scene is already in the dimming process, only
affects the particular group. The other groups continue
the dimming process.
Please remember to use the DALI command for scene
addressing only when you invoke a scene without dimming. Dimmed scenes must be started at DALI level via
short or group addresses. Scenes that have been assigned a large number of groups or ECGs should therefore be used without dim time to prevent irregular dimming.
11.1.1 Scene programming via the scene website
For full and easy scene programming, use the website of
the server which can be accessed via the scene tab at
the bottom:
Once you have selected a scene, you can use the assignment button to add or remove groups or individual
ECGs to and from the scene. Click on the button first
and then on the group or ECG. For already assigned
groups or ECGs, the fields are highlighted in yellow and
the dim value is displayed in percentages.
You can only use individual ECGs in scenes if they have
not been assigned to a group.
Use the programming buttons to change the light value.
The buttons have the following meaning:
OnOffUpDownSwitching
Dimming
As before, select the required programming button first
and then the group or ECG. The dim values can only be
changed in increments. The increment size varies according to the logarithmic dimming curve of the DALI
ECG.
You may also set the dim time and program a specific
name for the selected scene. Use the programming button to save the set values on the gateway and ECG.
Scene programming
Please remember that the set values are only saved if
you press the button. If you change to another scene
without saving, any changes you made are lost.
11.1.2 Scene programming via ETS in ‘Extended
Mode‘
If you are using ETS in ‘extended Mode‘ (Mode B), you
can program and assign scenes in ETS.
To program a scene, select it first from the scene block
at the bottom of the page. (If the scene has been previously programmed, the corresponding light value appears).
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Go to the scenes page and select the required scene
from the directory on the left-hand side. Move the groups
and individual ECGs which you would like to use for this
scene from the directory on the right-hand side into the
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field in the middle using drag-and-drop. Use the value
fields to enter the light value for this scene.
You can enter a user-friendly name for each scene in the
description field underneath the scenes. If you do not
want a scene to start immediately but would prefer dimming it up to its final value (see above), you can set the
dimming time individually for each scene.
Once all scene values have been set and assigned, you
need to download the scene onto the DALI gateway. For
this purpose, please press the download button in the
bottom right-hand corner.
In principal you can also use ETS to plan individual
scenes ‘offline‘, independently of the DALI system. The
plug-in only has to be connected to the gateway for the
duration of the download.
11.2 The effect module
In addition to light scenes, the Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N
also allows for the use of effects. An effect is a sequence
control of light values in different groups or ECGs. The
individual light values can be triggered immediately or
dimmed via a dim value. Please remember that the entry
relates to a dim time from 0 to 100% (see scene module
above). With the Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N you can create
16 independent effects. A 1 Byte object is used to start
and stop an effect. To start an effect, set Bit 7 in the object. If the object is received with Bit 7 being deleted, the
effect stops. Altogether 500 effect steps can be programmed. They can be distributed arbitrarily across the
16 effects. A delay can also be programmed as an effect
step.
To program an effect, select it first from the effect block
at the bottom of the page. (If the effect has been previously programmed, the corresponding effect steps are
displayed in the Effect Editor on the right hand side of
the page.)
Use the function buttons in the Effect Editor to add or
remove steps or delays. You can select the target group
or individual ECG for each step as well as the final dim
value and delay from the drop down menus. If you insert
a delay as an effect step, the effect control will pause
until the next step is executed. You can thereby create a
list with the entire sequence control for each effect. .
Each step can also be repeated in a continuous loop. To
do so, please tick the Effect loop mode box above the
list. If an effect runs in continuous mode, it is repeated
until it is stopped either via the communication object or
by pressing a button on the website.
The individual buttons have the following functions:
Add delay
Add effect step
11.2.1 Effect programming using the effects website
Move effect step up
You can set and program effects via the server website
which can be accessed via the effects tab at the bottom
of the site:
Move effect step down
Delete effect step
When the list is complete, download it onto the device.
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Effect programming
Please remember that the set values are only saved if
you press the button. If you change to another effect
without saving, any changes you made are lost.
Use the Start and Stop buttons to activate and test the
selected effect directly from the page.
Export effect list
Start effect
Stop effect
Use the fields ‘Value‘ and ‘Time‘ to set the final value to
which you would like to dim a group or ECG as well as
the dimming time for each effect step. If you are setting a
delay, the entry in the ‘Time‘ colum shows the length of
the delay. Use the descriptions field underneath the effect steps to enter a user-friendly name for each effect.
Tick the ‘Repeating‘ box if you would like the selected
effect to run continuously.
Program effect
11.2.2 Effect programming via ETS in ‘Extended
Mode‘
If you are using ETS in ‘extended Mode‘ (Mode B), you
can program effects in ETS.
Once the table of effect steps is complete, you need to
download the effect onto the DALI gateway. For this purpose, please press the download button in the bottom
right-hand corner.
In principal you can also use ETS to plan individual effects ‘offline‘, independently of the DALI system. The
plug-in only has to be connected to the gateway for the
duration of the download.
Go to the Effects page and select the required effect
from the directory on the left-hand side. Move the groups
and individual ECGs which are needed for this effect
from the directory on the right-hand side into the field in
the middle using drag-and-drop. The order of the entries
corresponds to the order of the individual effect steps.
You can also use drag-and-drop to move the delay times
into the table and to change the order of items within the
list.
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12. Self-contained battery emergency lamps
The Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N supports control gears used
to run self-contained battery emergency lights (device
type 1 in accordance with EN 62386-202). Such devices
contain a battery which can supply the light with power in
case of a general power failure.
12.1 Features
Principally a distinction is made between switchable and
non-switchable devices for self-contained battery lamps.
A switchable device can be directly connected to a lamp
just like a ‘normal’ ECG. In normal mode the light (usually an LED) can be switched and dimmed via DALI.
Emergency lights with switchable ECGs therefore require only 1 DALI device. The standard switch parameters and objects are available for these devices.
In contrast to the ’switchable‘ device, a ’non-switchable‘
device (converter) can only control the connected lamp
in an emergency. To use the same lamp in normal mode
(switching, dimming), a second, ‘normal‘ ECG is required. These lights are therefore called emergency
lights with 2 DALI devices. The two ECGs make a device
pair. ‘Non-switchable‘ devices use the DALI communication to query the device status and to initiate mandatory
test phases. As these devices cannot switch or dim
themselves, there are no parameters or objects for
switch behaviour available for these devices. During both
new and post-installation the Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N
recognises automatically, whether the connected device
is a ‘switchable’ or ‘non-switchable’ ECG. However, because of the DALI structure with its random assignment
of short addresses, the pairing of a ‘normal‘ device with
a ’non-switchable‘ device does not occur automatically. It
has to be performed manually on the parameter page in
ETS.
The assignment is crucial for fault analysis purposes as
‘non-switchable‘ devices usually share the connected
lamp with a ‘normal’ device. Without the assignment, a
lamp failure may be double-counted. In addition, the
‘normal’ ECG in a pair is usually automatically disconnected from the power supply when the emergency light
is tested. This loss of function generates an ECG failure. However, by making a pair, the gateway recognises
automatically, whether a real ECG failure has occurred
or whether the corresponding converter has simply been
tested. Only real ECG failures are taken into consideration for alarm and analysis purposes. Please remember
that both the pairing and the fact that the power of the
‘normal ECG’ is switched off by the emergency light
ECG in test mode mean that any burn-in mode of these
ECGs is interrupted.
To identify the converters after installation, a function
test starts for ‘non-switchable‘ ECGs. The process takes
a few seconds. During this process the status LED on
the converter flashes (see function description of the
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respective converter). As these devices cannot switch
the connected lamp themselves, the normal identification
process through switch on/ switch off is not possible.
The identification therefore needs to occur via the LED.
12.2 Converter inhibit mode
Self-contained battery emergency lamps always change
into emergency mode if there is a power supply failure.
The lamp is now operated by the internal battery. However, it may become necessary at times to cut off the
power supply, for example during maintenance work or
the initialisation phase of a building. To prevent the lights
from switching into emergency mode, the converters can
be disabled via the pushbuttons and display on the device (see above). This converter inhibit mode is only
available for all connected devices at the same time. If
the power supply is turned off within 15 minutes after
activating the mode, the connected lights do not change
into emergency mode and the lights remain switched off.
When the power resumes, the lights return to normal. If
the 15 minutes run out without a power loss, all converters are automatically re-set to normal mode.
12.3 Test mode
The Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N supports mandatory tests
for self-contained battery emergency lamps. Attention:
The legal regulations and norms vary in different countries. Please make sure that you comply with all country-specific requirements.
The Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N supports functional tests,
long duration tests and battery tests. Functional and long
duration tests can be started externally via KNX telegrams (1 Byte telegrams, see below)or via the device
website. Alternatively you may choose to set automatic
test intervals. This means tests are performed automatically via the connected converters. (Please check the
converter description for the exact function.) Battery
tests can be performed individually at any time. However, they are also part of a functional or long duration test.
After a test has been completed, the test results are
available on the KNX bus via communication objects and
they may be recorded in the visualisation. The corresponding 3 Byte object is updated with the test result
and automatically sent after every new test. The object
can be queried at any time. The object provides the result of the last test. In addition to the latest test result the
object also displays the current status (test pending, test
running).
Attention: Please remember that the object is only updated with the latest test result once the test has been
completed. If a test is started and the object is queried
before the test is complete (which can be seen from
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the status flag “test pending” or “test running) the test
result shown is that of the previously completed test.
Alternatively, or in addition to reporting via communications objects to the bus, test results can be displayed on
the website if you select the respective converter.
Obj
1
Object name
Function
Type
Flags
Broadcast,
On/Off
1 Bit
CW
Switching
DPT:
This object is used to switch all connected lights on or off.
However, any connected ECGs that are in special mode
(Burn-In, Emergency Test, Panic Mode) are not switched
and the DALI bus is addressed sequentially. A delay between the switching off the first and last light may hence be
visible. If none of the ECGs is in special mode, the switching is performed simultaneously via DALI Broadcast telegrams. The Broadcast function always switches to 0 or
100%. The ‘switch-off value’ and ‘switch-on value’ parameters are not considered.
2
Broadcast,
Value
1 Byte
CW
Set Value
The website displays the most recently executed test
with results and date/time of the test.
13. ETS communication objects overview
The Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N communicates via the KNX
bus based on powerful communication stacks. Altogether 871 communication objects are available for the
communication.
This object is used to set all connected lights to a certain
value. However, any connected ECGs that are in special
mode (Burn-In, Emergency Test, Panic Mode) are excluded
and the DALI bus is addressed sequentially. A delay between the value setting of the first and last light may hence
be visible. If none of the ECGs is in special mode, the value
setting is performed simultaneously via DALI Broadcast
telegrams.
3
Activate
Activate /
1 Bit
CW
Emergency
Stop
Mode
This object is used to activate or stop the emergency mode
via the bus.
4
13.1 General communication objects
The general communication objects 1 to 22 only exist
once and apply to the gateway as a whole.
B.E.G. GmbH / Rev. 2.2
Activate Test
Mode
Activate /
Stop
1 Bit
CW
This object is used to activate or stop the test mode for
emergency lights with central battery via the bus. Selfcontained battery lamps are controlled individually.
5
Activate Night Activate /
1 Bit
CW
Mode
Stop
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This object is used to activate or stop the night-time mode
via the bus.
6
Scene invoke /
program
Scene No.
8 Bit
CW
This object is used to invoke or program scenes. Up to 16
scenes are available on the DALI gateway. To program a
scene, you must set the top bit:
Start
Program
Scene 1
0
128
Scene 2
1
129
………….
Scene 15
14
142
Scene 16
15
143
7
Effects start / stop Effect No.
8 Bit
CW
This object is used to start or stop effects. Up to 16 effects
are available on the DALI gateway. To start an effect, set
the top Bit. The effect stops when Bit 7 is deleted. This
means:
Alternatively, this object is used to report the failure rate as
a percentage of the total number of devices in the DALI
segment. All lamp, ECG and converter failures are hereby
taken into consideration Please remember that for each
connected device a fault is counted just once. A simultaneous lamp failure in case of an ECG or converter failure
cannot be recognised or counted.
12
Lamp Failure
Ja / Nein
1 Bit
CRT
Exceeds
Theshold
This object is used to report that the total of all lamp failures recognised by the gateway exceeds the set threshold.
13a
Lamp Failure in
Total
Value
1 Byte
CRT
This object is used to report the total amount of lamp failures recognised by the gateway.
13b
Lamp Failure in
%
Value
1 Byte
CRT
This object is used to report the failure rate as a percentage of the total number of lamps in the DALI segment.
14
Effect 1
Effect 2
………….
Effect 15
Effect 16
8
Effect Off
0
1
Effect On
128
129
14
15
142
143
General Failure
Yes/No
1 Bit
ECG Failure
Ja / Nein
1 Bit
CRT
Exceeds
Theshold
This object is used to report that the total of all ECG failures recognised by the gateway exceeds the set threshold.
15a
CRT
9
DALI Failure
Yes/No
1 Bit
CRT
This object is used to report the presence of a DALI shortcircuit in the connected DALI segment.
10
General Failure
Yes/No
1 Bit
CRT
Exceeds
Theshold
This object is used to report that the total of all lamp, ECG
and converter failures exceeds the set threshold.
11a
General Failure
in Total
Value
1 Byte
CRT
This object is used to report the total number of all lamp,
ECG and converter failures recognised by the gateway.
Please remember that for each connected device a fault is
counted just once. A simultaneous lamp failure in case of
an ECG or converter failure cannot be recognised or
counted.
General Failure
in %
Value
B.E.G. GmbH / Rev. 2.2
1 Byte
CRT
1 Byte
CRT
ECG Failure in
%
Value
1 Byte
CRT
Alternatively, this object is used to report the failure rate as
a percentage of the total number of ECGs in the DALI
segment.
16
Converter FaiYes/No
1 Bit
CRT
lure Exceeds
Theshold
This object is used to report that the sum of converter failures recognised by the gateway exceeds the set threshold.
17a
Converter Failure in Total
Value
1 Byte
CRT
This object is used to report the total amount of all converter failures recognised by the gateway
17b
Converter Failure in %
Value
1 Byte
CRT
Alternatively, this object is used to report the failure rate as
a percentage of the total number of converters in the DALI
segment.
18
11b
Value
This object is used to report the total amount of ECG failures recognised by the gateway.
15b
This object is used to report the presence of a general failure in the connected DALI segment independent of its type.
ECG Failure in
Total
Status Switching Lamp
Status
8 Bit
CWT
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This object is used to send the switch status of individual
lamps in the DALI segment when the system is started or
when a change has taken place. Bit 0 - 5 refer to the number of the ECG. Bit 6 shows the corresponding status
on/off. For example:
Bit 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
ECG 5 / On
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
ECG 6 / Off
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
This object is used to send the failure status of lamp or
ECG failures in the DALI segment when the system is
started or when a change has taken place. Bit 0 to 5 refer
to the number of the ECG. Bit 7 represents an ECG failure,
Bit 6 a lamp failure. For example:
Bit 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
ECG 5 / ECG failure 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
ECG 6 / Lamp failure 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
If a value is received where Bit 7 and Bit 6 are set, it is interpreted as a status query. For example:
Bit 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
ECG 5 / Query 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
If a value is received where Bit 6 and Bit 7 are set, it is interpreted as a status query. For example:
Bit 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
ECG 5 / Query 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
The gateway responds with the current status of the queried ECG.
Bit 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
ECG 5 / On
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
The gateway responds with the current failure status of the
queried ECG.
Bit 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
ECG 5 / ECG failure 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
19
Time stamps are used for the analysis of self-contained
emergency ballast faults. This requires the current date
and time which are made available via the Bus. Two
objects are used for this purpose.
Status Value
Lamp
Status
16 Bit
CWT
This object is used to send the value status of individual
lamps in the DALI segment when the system is started or
when a change has taken place. Bit 8 to 13 refer to the
number of the ECG. Bit 14 shows the switch status. Bit 0 to
7 represent the corresponding status 0..100%. For example:
Obj
21
ECG 5 / On
Value 50%
This object is used to set the time. The time must be provided by a central timer and updated at least twice a day.
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Bit 15..8
1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Bit 7..0
22
If a value is received where Bit 14 and Bit 15 are set, it is
interpreted as a status query. For example:
ECG 5 / Query
1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Bit 15..8
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bit 7..0
The gateway responds with the current status of the queried ECG.
ECG 5 / On
Value 50%
20
Object name
Time
Date
Function
Time
Date
Type
3 Byte
3 Byte
Flags
CWT
CWT
This object is used to set the date. The date must be provided by a central timer and updated at least twice a day.
Leap years and change-over to and from daylight saving
time are not taken into consideration during internal calculations of time and date. Therefore please pay attention
that the timer sends the correct date on these occasions.
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Bit 15..8
1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Bit 7..0
Failure Status
Lamp/ECG
Status
B.E.G. GmbH / Rev. 2.2
8 Bit
CWT
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13.2 ECG-related communication objects
This object is used to send the ECG switch status. Any
value >0% is interpreted as ON.
A set of 11 communication objects is available for each
one of the up to 64 connected ECGs / converters and
corresponding lamps. The communication objects are
only shown for those ECGs / converters that were found
during system installation. The objects are also partly
hidden when ECGs have been assigned to a group.
Lamps can only be controlled individually if they
have not been assigned to a group.
The following objects are available (Example ECG 1):
172
ECG1, Status
Value
8 Bit
CRT
This object is used to send the ECG value status.
173
a
ECG1, Failure
Status
On/Off
1 Bit
CRT
This object is used to send the failure status of lamp, ECG
and converter failures.
173
b
Failure Status,
ECG1
Status
1 Byte
CRT
Alternatively this object is used to send the failure status for
lamp, ECG and converter failures as a 1Byte object.
Bit 0  Lamp failure
Bit 1  ECG failure
Bit 2  Converter failure
174
Obj
167
Object name
ECG1, Switching
Function
On/Off
Type
1 Bit
Flags
CW
This object is used to switch an ECG on or off if it is not in
special mode (burn-In, test mode emergency lights, panic/
emergency mode).
168 ECG1, DimBrighter /
4 Bit
CW
ming
Darker
This object is used for the relative dimming of an ECG that
is not in special mode (burn-in, test mode emergency
lights, panic/ emergency mode). Bit 4 is set to dim up and
deleted to dim down. Bits 0..3 refer to the increment size.
Bit 0..3 deleted is interpreted as a stop telegram.
169 ECG 1,
Value
1 Byte CW
Set Value
This object is used to set the value of ECG1 unless it is in
special mode (burn-in, test mode emergency lights, panic/
emergency mode).
170 ECG1,
On/Off
1 Bit
CWT
Burn In
This object is used to start or finish the automatic burn-in of
ECG1. During the burn-in process all other switch, dim or
value telegrams are ignored and the lamp runs at full light
level. The burn-in period normally finishes automatically
after the configured burn-in time. If you switch the burn-in
period off via this object, the timer stops and you need to
re-start the automatic burn-in.
171 ECG1, Status
On/Off
1 Bit
CRT
B.E.G. GmbH / Rev. 2.2
ECG1, Operating Hours
Value
4 Byte
CRT
The operating hours of a lamp are sent via this object. The
internal counter can be set to 0 (Reset) or another value via
this object.
Please remember:
The “Write“ flag is switched off in the presetting.
175 ECG1, Life
Yes/No
1 Bit
CRT
Time Exceeded
This object is used to send a status message when the
configured life time of a lamp is exceeded.
If the connected DALI device is a converter for the control of self-contained battery emergency lights, two further objects are shown:
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Obj
176
Object name
Converter 1,
Test Start
Function
Start
Type
1 Byte
Flags
CW
This object is used to start a long duration test, functional
test and battery test of the converter. The individual Bits
have the following meaning:
Bit 0
Bit 1
Bit 2
Bit 3
Bit 4
Bit 5
Bit 6
Bit 7
177








Start functional test
Functional test pending
Start duration test
Duration test pending
Query battery status
Battery status query pending
Functional test running
Duration test running
Converter 1,
Test Result
Test
3 Byte
CRT
This object is used to analyse the results of functional tests,
long duration tests and battery tests. The individual Bits
have the following meaning:
Bit 23..16
Bit 15
Bit 14
Bit 13
Bit 12
Bit 11
Bit 10
Bit 9
Bit 8
Bit 7
Bit 6
Bit 5
Bit 4
Bit 3
Bit 2
Bit 1
Bit 0
 If test is Function or Battery test: Battery status 0..100%
 If test is Duration test: Test time of Duration test in steps of 2 Minutes
 Fault during long duration test
 Fault during functional test
 Maximum time for long duration test exceeded
 Maximum time for functional test exceeded
 Emergency lamp faulty
 Battery faulty
 Battery operating hours too short
 Converter faulty
 Long duration test pending
 Function test pending
 Duration test running
 Function test running
 Test error during the last test
 Last test was battery query
 Last test was duration test
 Last test was function test
The objects described above for ECG 1 / converter 1 are
available in the same format for the ECGs / converters 2
to 64. The object number always increases by 11 objects. For example, ECG 2: dimming  object 179, etc.
13.3 Group-related communication objects
A set of 8 communication objects is available for each
one of the up to 16 possible groups. The communication
objects are only shown for those groups that are in use.
ECGs / that have been assigned to a group can no
longer be controlled individually.
The following objects are available (Example group 1):
Obj
23
Function
On/Off
Type
1 Bit
Flags
CW
This object is used to switch group 1 on or off.
24
Group 1, Dimming
Dimmen
4 Bit
CW
This object is used for the relative dimming of group 1. Bit
4 is set to dim up and deleted to dim down. Bits 0..3 refer to
the increment size. Bit 0..3 deleted is interpreted as a stop
telegram.
25
Group 1, Set
Value
1 Byte CW
Value
This object is used to set the value of group 1.
26a
Group 1,
Yes/No
1 Bit
CW
Enable
This object is used to enable the operation of group 1:
Object = 0  Disabled
Object = 1  Enabled
26b Group 1,
Yes/No
1 Bit
CW
Disable
This object is used to disable the operation of group 1:
Object = 0  Enabled
Object = 1  Disabled
26c Group 1, Disab- Yes/No
1 Bit
CW
le Staircase
Function
This object is used to disable the staircase mode:
Object = 0  Staircase mode enabled
Object = 1  Staircase mode disabled
27
Group 1, Status On/Off
1 Bit
CRT
This object is used to send the switch status of the group.
Any value >0% is interpreted as ON.
.
28
Group 1, Status Value
8 Bit
CRT
This object is used to send the value status of the group.
29a
Group 1, Failure Status
Yes/No
1 Bit
CRT
This object is used to send the failure status of a lamp,
ECG or converter failure within the group.
29b
B.E.G. GmbH / Rev. 2.2
Object name
Group 1, Switching
Group 1, Failure Status
Status
1 Byte
CRT
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This object is used to send the failure status for lamp, ECG
and converter failures within the group as a 1Byte object.
Bit 0  Lamp failure
Bit 1  ECG failure
Bit 2  Converter failure
30
Group 1, Failure Status
Status
4 Byte
CRT
This object is used to report the total number of devices
within the group and the failure status according to type of
failure. The different Bits within the object have the following meaning:
Bit 31
| Bit 30
| Bit 29..24
Norm. ECG |Emerg.ECG |Number of ECG +
converter failures
Bit 23
| Bit 22
| Bit 21..16
Norm. Lamp|Emerg.Lamp|Number of lamp
failures
Bit 15
| Bit 14
Def.Conv. | idle
| Bit 13..8
| Number of converters
Bit 7
idle
| Bit 5..0
| Number of ECGs
The ”General Settings“ item has 5 parameter pages.
The parameters are described below:
14.1.1 Parameter page: General Settings
Parameter
Settings
Device Name
< Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N >
(max. 30 char.)
Use this parameter to enter a user-friendly name for the
DALI Gateway.
IP Adress Assignment
31a
| Bit 6
| idle
Group 1, Failure Status
Failure Status
1 Bit
CRT
This object is used to send a message when the total of all
lamp, ECG and converter failures found within the group
exceeds the threshold set by parameters.
31b Group 1, Failu- Value
1 Byte CRT
re
This object is used to send the total of all lamp, ECG and
converter failures within the group.
31c
Group 1, Failure Rate
Value
1 Byte
CRT
This object is used to report the failure rate as a percentage of the total number of devices within the group.
14. ETS parameter overview
The ETS parameters of the device are distributed across
different parameter pages. To simplify the overview,
only the parameter pages of the device selected in the
function tree are displayed.
Manual Input
via DHCP
The Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N can either be assigned a fixed
IP address or a dynamic address assigned by a DHCP
server. The parameters for the fixed IP address are only
visible if you select ”Manual Input“.
Disable Button Operation
No
Yes
Use this parameter if you would like to disable the control
and configuration of the device via its display and pushbuttons. This option is to prevent manipulation of a running
installation.
Password User Access
0
You can configure a password for the user area of the
website. Passwords consist of numbers between 0 and
9999.
Password for Configuration 0
Password Admin Access
0
You can configure a password for the configuration area of
the website. Passwords consist of numbers between 0 and
9999.
14.1.2 Parameter page: IP Settings
14.1 Device: General Settings
B.E.G. GmbH / Rev. 2.2
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Parameter
IP Address (byte 1)
Settings
0
IP Address (byte 2)
0
IP Address (byte 3)
0
IP Address (byte 4)
0
This sets the fixed IP address of the Dali/KNX Gateway IPN if you do not select the DHCP mode.
Subnet Mask (byte 1)
255
Subnet Mask (byte 2)
255
Subnet Mask (byte 3)
255
Subnet Mask (byte 4)
0
This sets the subnet mask of the Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N if
you do not select the DHCP mode.
Gateway Address (byte 1)
255
Gateway Address (byte 2)
255
Gateway Address (byte 3)
255
Gateway Address (byte 4)
0
This sets the address of a standard gateway for direct access via the Internet. The setting is only possible if you do
not select the DHCP.
14.1.3 Parameter page: Behaviour
Parameter
Behaviour on KNX Failure
Settings
No Action
Switch to On-Value
Switch to Off-Value
Switch to Emergency Value
Use this parameter to set the behaviour of the connected
ECGs/lamps on KNX failure.
Behaviour on KNX Voltage
Recovery
No Action
Switch to Last Value
Switch to On-Value
Switch to Off-Value
Use this parameter to set the behaviour of the connected
ECGs/lamps on KNX voltage recovery or bus reset.
Light Status Send Condition
B.E.G. GmbH / Rev. 2.2
Send on Request
Send on Change
Send on Change and after
Busreset
Use this parameter to determine the light status send conditions (switch status and value status) of the connected
ECGs and groups.
Delay between Status Ob- No Delay
jects
1 Second
2 Seconds
3 Seconds
4 Seconds
5 Seconds
10 Seconds
Use this parameter to set a delay between individual status
telegrams. This can help to prevent a large bus load, for
example for broadcast switching.
Delay for Sending on KNX immediately
Recovery
5 Seconds
10 Seconds
15 Seconds
20 Seconds
30 Seconds
40 Seconds
50 Seconds
Use this parameter to set a delay for sending status objects
after KNX voltage recovery or a bus reset. In installations
with more than one gateway different settings for this parameter can prevent all devices from sending at the same
time.
Send Status Value During If Change > 2%
Dimming
If Change > 5%
If Change > 10%
If Change > 20%
inactive
Use this parameter to set whether and when you would like
a status value to be sent via a 4 bit dim telegram during
dimming (relative dimming). If you use the setting inactive
the value is only sent after the dimming process is complete.
Behaviour after Burn In
Switch to Off-Value
Switch to On-Value
Switch to Last Value
Use this parameter to set the light value of ECGs / lamps
after their burn-in period. If you use ‘Switch to Last Value’
the value prior to the burn-in is saved and the lamp returns
to this value afterwards.
Behaviour after Emergency Switch to Off-Value
Test
Switch to On-Value
Switch to Last Value
Use this parameter to set the light value of ECGs / lamps
after a central battery emergency luminaire test. If you use
‘Switch to Last Value’, the value prior to the test mode is
saved and the lamp returns to this value afterwards.
Behaviour after Panic /
Switch to Off-Value
Emergency Mode
Switch to On-Value
Switch to Last Value
Use this parameter to set the light value of ECGs / lamps
after the panic/emergency mode has finished. If you use
‘Switch to Last Value’, the value prior to the panic mode is
saved and the lamp returns to this value afterwards
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14.1.4 Parameter page: Special Functions
Parameter
General Status Object (1
Byte) for Switching Status
Settings
No
Yes
Use this parameter to select whether you would like to use
the general status object for switch status (object number
18).
General Status Object (2
No
Byte) for Value
Yes
Use this parameter to select whether you would like to use
the general status object for value status (object number
19).
Broadcast enabled
No
Yes
Use this parameter to select whether you would like to use
Broadcast functions.
14.1.5 Parameter page: Analysis and service
Parameter
Settings
Failure Status Send Condi- Send on Request
tion
Send on Change
Send on Change and after
Bus reset
Use this parameter to set the conditions under which you
want the failure status of the connected ECGs and groups
to be sent.
Delay between Sending of No Delay
Failure Objects
1 Second
2 Seconds
3 Seconds
4 Seconds
5 Seconds
10 Seconds
Use this parameter to set a delay between individual failure
objects. This can help to prevent a large bus load, for example when a DALI segment loses power.
Cycle Time for DALI FailNo Delay
ure request
0,5 Seconds
1 Second
2 Seconds
3 Seconds
4 Seconds
5 Seconds
6 Seconds
To analyse ECG and lamp failures, a periodic request has
to be sent to the ECGs via DALI telegrams. Use this parameter to set the time for these periodic requests. Attention: If you set ‘No request‘ ECG and lamp failures can
no longer be recognised. You should therefore use this
setting only for service or in special cases.
B.E.G. GmbH / Rev. 2.2
Central Failure Object 1
Byte existing
No
Yes
Use this parameter to select whether you want to use the
central failure object for ECG and lamp failures (object
number 20).
Function of Failure Objects Total Number of Failures
Failure Rate 0..100%
Use this parameter to select whether you want to use the
failure analysis objects (objects number 11, 13, 15 and 17)
to report the total amount of failures or the failure rate in %.
Threshold for Total Failures 1%
2%
3%
…..
100%
Use this parameter to configure a threshold value for the
general failure alarm object (object 10). The threshold value takes all failures (ECG, lamp and converter failure) into
consideration and relates them to the total number of connected ECGs and converters.
Threshold for Lamp Failu1%
res
2%
3%
…..
100%
Use this parameter to set a threshold value for the lamp
failure alarm object (object 12). The threshold value takes
all lamp failures into consideration and relates them to the
total number of connected lamps in the DALI segment.
Threshold for ECG Failures 1%
2%
3%
…..
100%
Use this parameter to set a threshold value for the ECG
failure alarm object (object 14). The threshold value takes
all ECG failures into consideration and relates them to the
total number of connected ECGs in the DALI segment.
Threshold for Converter
Failures
1%
2%
3%
…..
100%
Use this parameter to set a threshold value for the converter failure alarm object (object 16). The threshold value
takes all converter failures into consideration and relates
them to the total number of connected converters in the
DALI segment.
14.2 ECG No. xx
To set the ECG parameters, use the parameter pages
listed under the devices ECG 1 to ECG 64.
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Duration of Test Mode (in
minutes)
Please remember that after the synchronisation only
those ECGs are displayed that were recognised during
the installation. Accordingly there are fewer entries in the
function tree and fewer parameters and objects.
There are 4 parameter pages for ECG settings. The parameters are described below.
14.2.1 Parameter page: ECG No. xx
Parameter
ECG Type
Settings
Fluorescent Lamp
Self Contained Battery Lamp
Discharge Lamp
Low Voltage Halogen Lamp
Incandescent Lamp
0..10V Converter
LED Module
Relais Module
Use this parameter to set the type of ECG used. Normally
the ECG type is recognised automatically during installation
and set accordingly in the synchronisation. Some ECG
manufacturers, however, do not support this function. In
this case, you can set the ECG type manually. During the
synchronisation process, the ETS compares the found value to the pre-set value. If the two do not match, an alarm
message appears that has to be acknowledged.
Emergency Luminaire with No Emergency Luminaire
Central Battery
Central Battery Emergency
Luminaire
Use this parameter to set whether the ECG controls an
emergency luminaire with central battery. Devices registered as emergency luminaires are specifically marked
during status reports. A special test mode for such devices
can also be activated via an object. This parameter is not
visible if you select the type “self-contained battery lamp”.
Value in Test Mode
1..100% [30]
Use this parameter to select the value of a lamp in ‘test
mode‘. A lamp in this mode cannot be switched or
changed. It remains at the set level.
This parameter is only visible if you select ‘Central Battery
Emergency Luminaire’.
B.E.G. GmbH / Rev. 2.2
5 Minutes
10 Minutes
15 Minutes
….
4 Hours
Use this parameter to set the duration of the test mode. A
lamp in this mode cannot be switched or changed. It remains at the set level.
This parameter is only visible if you select ‘Central Battery
Emergency Luminaire’.
Type of Emergency Light
Switchable Converter (1 DALI
Device)
Non Switchable Converter (2
DALI Devices)
Use this parameter to select whether an emergency light is
used with a switchable or non-switchable converter. This
parameter is only visible if you select “self-contained battery lamp” as ECG type.
Normally the ECG type is recognised automatically during
installation and set accordingly in the synchronisation.
Some ECG manufacturers, however, do not support this
function. In this case, you can set the ECG type manually.
During the synchronisation process, the ETS compares the
found value to the pre-set value. If the two do not match, an
alarm message appears that has to be acknowledged.
Converter controls
ECG 1
ECG 2
…
ECG 64
not assigned
This parameter is only visible if you select a non-switchable
converter as type of emergency light. Non-switchable converters are normally used for an emergency lamp with two
DALI devices. Use the parameter to manually select the
“normal ECG“ that is assigned to the converter. The assignment means that error messages that were caused by
the converter test mode are suppressed and a lamp failure
is not counted twice.
Operating Mode
Normal Mode
Permanent Mode
Normal / Night Mode
Use this parameter to select the operating mode of the
ECG.
Value in Permanent Mode
1..100% [50%]
Use this parameter to select the value of a lamp in ‘permanent mode‘. A lamp in this mode cannot be switched or
changed. It remains at the set value.
This parameter is only visible if you select ‘permanent
mode’.
Behaviour in Night Mode
Delayed Switch-Off
Delayed Switch-Off in 2 Steps
Delayed Dim-Off
Activate Permanent Mode
and ignore telegrams
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Use this parameter to set the behaviour of the ECG in
night-time mode. This parameter is only visible if you select
‘normal / night mode’.
Automatic Switch-Off after 1 Minute
2 Minutes
3 Minutes
4 Minutes
5 Minutes
10 Minutes
15 Minutes
20 Minutes
Use this parameter to set the time after which an ECG in
night time mode automatically switches off. This parameter
is only visible if you select ‘normal / night mode’.
ECGs enabled for Panic
No
Mode
Yes
Use this parameter to enable an ECG for panic mode.
Interval of Functional Test
No automatic testing
1 day
2 days
….
28 days
Use this parameter to set the intervals at which the converter is to perform automatic functional tests.
Test Execution Timeout
(Days)
0..255 [10]
If a functional or long duration test cannot be started immediately (for example because the battery was not full), the
converter tries to execute the test later on. Use this parameter to set the length of time that the converter is to try
to execute the test and after which a test execution timeout
error is reported. If you select 0, the timeout occurs after
15 minutes.
14.2.3 Parameter page: Switching Behaviour
Value on DALI Power Fail
1..100% [100]
Use this parameter to set the value of a lamp after a loss of
DALI power. The value is saved on the ECG and the device
automatically changes to the value when a power loss occurs.
14.2.2 Parameter page: Emergency Settings
This page is only visible if you select ‘self-contained battery lamp’ as ECG type.
Parameter
Value in Emergency Mode
Settings
1..100% [50]
Use this parameter to select the light value of a self contained battery lamp in case of a mains supply failure or
during a long duration test.
Delay on Mains Recovery
No Delay
30 Seconds
1 Minute
2 Minutes
3 Minutes
4 Minutes
5 Minutes
10 Minutes
Use this parameter to set the delay till a self contained battery lamp returns to normal mode following mains recovery.
Interval of Long Duration
Test
No automatic testing
1 Week
2 Weeks
….
52 Weeks
Use this parameter to set the intervals at which the converter is to perform automatic long duration tests.
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Parameter
Switch-On Value
Settings
5%
10%
…
95%
100%
last Value
Use this parameter to set the switch-on value. If you select
‘last value‘, the value is set to the dim value prior to the
lamp being switched off.
Switch-On Behaviour
Set Value Immediately
Dim to Value in 10s
Dim to Value in 20s
Dim to Value in 30s
Dim to Value in 1 Minute
Dim to Value in 2 Minutes
Dim to Value in 5 Minutes
Dim to Value in 10 Minutes
Use this parameter to set the switch-on behaviour.
Switch-Off Value
0%
5%
10%
…
45%
50%
Use this parameter to set the switch-off value.
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Switch-Off Behaviour
Set Value Immediately
Dim to Value in 10s
Dim to Value in 20s
Dim to Value in 30s
Dim to Value in 1 Minute
Dim to Value in 2 Minutes
Dim to Value in 5 Minutes
Dim to Value in 10 Minutes
Use this parameter to set the switch-off behaviour.
Value-Set Behaviour
Set Value Immediately
Dim to Value in 10s
Dim to Value in 20s
Dim to Value in 30s
Dim to Value in 1 Minute
Dim to Value in 2 Minutes
Dim to Value in 5 Minutes
Dim to Value in 10 Minutes
Use this parameter to value-set the behaviour on receipt of
a new dim value.
Time for Dimming
3 Seconds
4 Seconds
5 Seconds
6 Seconds
10 Seconds
20 Seconds
30 Seconds
60 Seconds
Use this parameter to set the dim time for relative dimming.
Use this parameter if you would like to count the individual
operating hours of an ECG. .
Operating Hour Limit
(hours)
10..120.000h [4000h]
Use this parameter to set the limit of a lamp’s operating
hours. An alarm is sent when the limit is reached.
Enable Burn In Feature
Yes
No
Use this parameter to enable the burn in feature.
Burn In Duration (hours)
1..100h [24h]
Use this parameter to set the duration of the burn-in phase.
During this phase the lamp cannot be switched off or
dimmed.
Type of Failure Object
1 Bit
8 Bit
Use this parameter to select whether the failure object is to
be sent as a 1 Bit object without differentiation according to
type of failure or as an 8 Bit object with failure differentiation.
14.3 Group No. xx
To set the group parameters, use the parameter pages
listed under group1 to group 16.
Max. Value for Dimming
50%
55%
….
100%
Use this parameter to configure the maximum dim value
that can be set through relative dimming.
Min. Value for Dimming
0%
5%
….
50%
Use this parameter to configure the minimum dim value
that can be set through relative dimming.
There are 3 parameter pages for group settings. The
parameters are described below.
14.3.1 Parameter page: Group No. xx
Switch-On via Dimming
No
Yes
Use this parameter to select whether a switched off device
can be switched on when receiving a relative 4 Bit dim
command ‘dimming up‘.
14.2.4 Parameter page: Analysis and service
Parameter
Settings
Operating Hour Calculation Yes
No
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Parameter
Operating Mode
Settings
Normal Mode
Permanent Mode
Normal / Night Mode
Staircase Mode
Use this parameter to set the operating mode of the group.
Value in Permanent Mode
0..100% [100]
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Use this parameter to select the value of all lamps in a
group in ‘permanent mode‘. Lamps in this mode cannot be
switched or changed. They remain at the set value.
Behaviour in Night Mode
Delayed Switch-Off
Delayed Switch-Off in 2 Steps
Delayed Dim-Off
Activate Permanent Mode
and ignore telegrams
Use this parameter to set the behaviour of the group in
night-time mode. This parameter is only visible if you select
‘normal / night mode’.
Automatic Switch-Off after 1 Minute
2 Minutes
3 Minutes
4 Minutes
5 Minutes
10 Minutes
15 Minutes
20 Minutes
Use this parameter to set the time after which a group in
night time mode automatically switches off. This parameter
is only visible if you select ‘normal / night mode’.
Function of Additional Ob- No Object
ject
Disable Object
Release Object
Disable Staircase Function
Object
Use this parameter to set the function of an additional object.
Enabled for Emergency /
Panic Mode
No
Yes
Use this parameter to enable a group for panic/emergency
mode.
14.3.2 Parameter page: Switching behaviour
Parameter
Switch-On Value
Settings
1%
10%
…
95%
100%
Last value
Use this parameter to set the switch-on value. If you select
‘last value‘, the value is set to the dim value prior to the
lamps being switched off.
Switch-On Behaviour
Set Value Immediately
Dim to Value in 10s
Dim to Value in 20s
Dim to Value in 30s
Dim to Value in 1 Minute
Dim to Value in 2 Minutes
Dim to Value in 5 Minutes
Dim to Value in 10 Minutes
Use this parameter to set the switch-on behaviour.
Switch-Off Value
0%
5%
10%
…
45%
50%
Use this parameter to set the switch-off value.
Switch-Off Bahaviour
Set Value Immediately
Dim to Value in 10s
Dim to Value in 20s
Dim to Value in 30s
Dim to Value in 1 Minute
Dim to Value in 2 Minutes
Dim to Value in 5 Minutes
Dim to Value in 10 Minutes
Use this parameter to set the switch-off behavior.
Value-Set Behaviour
Set Value Immediately
Dim to Value in 10s
Dim to Value in 20s
Dim to Value in 30s
Dim to Value in 1 Minute
Dim to Value in 2 Minutes
Dim to Value in 5 Minutes
Dim to Value in 10 Minutes
Use this parameter to value-set the behaviour on receipt of
a new dim value.
Time for Dimming
3 Seconds
4 Seconds
5 Seconds
6 Seconds
10 Seconds
20 Seconds
30 Seconds
60 Seconds
Use this parameter to set the dim time for relative dimming.
Max. Value for Dimming
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50%
55%
….
100%
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Use this parameter to configure the maximum dim value
that can be set through relative dimming.
Min. Value for Dimming
0%
5%
….
50%
Use this parameter to configure the minimum dim value
that can be set through relative dimming.
Switch-On via Dimming
No
Yes
Use this parameter to select whether a switched off group
can be switched on when receiving a relative 4 Bit dim
command ‘dimming up‘.
14.3.3 Parameter page: Analysis and service
Parameter
Type of Failure Status Object
Settings
1 Bit
8 Bit
Use this parameter to select whether you want the failure
status object of the group to be sent as a 1 Bit object without type of failure information or as an 8 Bit object with failure differentiation.
Additional Failure Object
Failure Number / Rate
for
Failure Threshold Exceeded
Use this parameter to select whether you would like to use
the additional failure object as a 1 Byte object for failure
number /rate or as a 1 Bit object for when the failure
threshold is exceeded.
Failure Threshold for Fail1%...100% [1%]
ure Alarm Output
Use this parameter to enter the threshold value in %. The
alarm object is sent when the value is exceeded. This parameter is only visible if you select “Failure Threshold Exceeded“ as additional failure object.
Function of Additional Fail- Total Number of Failures
ure Object
Failure Rate 0..100%
Use this parameter to select whether you want the additional failure object to send the total amount of failures within the group or the failure rate in %. This parameter is only
visible if you select “Failure Number / Rate“ as additional
failure object.
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15. Firmware version and update
The firmware version of the DALI gateway is divided into
main number, sub-number and revision number (e.g.
1.0_10). The display on the device front only shows the
main and sub-number (Vers. 1.0). For full details regarding the current firmware (version and revision) please
refer to the device website where the current version is
visible in the bottom right-hand corner of the information
window. (1.0_10).
more details regarding this process, please see the application note (pdf format) included with the update.
16. Reset to conditions at delivery
To reset the device to its original settings, press all three
buttons on the front of the device and the programming
button simultaneously whilst the power supply is connected.
This leads to a factory reset. All device settings return to
their status at delivery and the device has the physical
address 15.15.255.
The Dali/KNX Gateway IP-N offers you the possibility of
an easy firmware upgrade without having to demount the
device.
Future developments or any adjustments that may be
required can be easily imported via the IP connection.
If there is an update, an update file will be made available to you within an update tool. The update file can be
directly downloaded onto the device via the tool. For
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