Dual 0-10VDC to Casambi 2-Channel Dimmer
l0cas is a Bluetooth controllable, Casambi enabled, two-channel analog 0-l0VDC input dimmer that allows connection to a standard 0-l0VDC analog dimming master controller to a Casambi network. While the Casambi manufactured CBU-A2D is intended to connect to analog controlled fixtures, the l0cas is the “other side”, allowing for standard 0-l0VDC controllers to be utilized with Casambi networks. The l0cas is connected between an l2-24 VDC Class 2 power supply, and a 0-l0VDC master with one or two channels.
l0cas can implement up to two Casambi pushbutton devices, making it an ideal partner for tunable white (TW) applications. Multiple l0cas devices can be used in the same network to control different fixtures, channels, or zones since the two channels of control can be mapped using the Casambi mobile application.
l0cas can be configured with the Casambi app which can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Different Casambi-enabled products can be used from a simple single luminaire direct control to a complete and full-featured light
control system where many units automatically form an intelligent mesh network.
Connect a Class 2 power supply with l2-24 VDC output voltage to the input connector of l0cas. Make sure not to use a constant current LED driver and make sure that the cable polarity is correct. The product has two 0-l0VDC analog positive input connections, plus one common (RETURN} ground. Connect the 0-l0VDC load wires to a 0-l0VDC master of your choice to give you 0-l0VDC control of your Casambi lighting network.
l0cas can be mapped just like pushbuttons are mapped in the Casambi application. Once you add the l0cas to your Casambi network, navigate to the “More” button at the bottom of the app. Then press “Switches, where the l0cas will be seen. Press on the l0cas that you want to configure, and select each of the two pushbutton items in turn. Then configure each of the two pushbuttons to control a Casambi element by pressing on “Not in Use” .and then select what the pushbutton is to control, most likely “Controls and Element”, which then you can select a certain element to control. Note at the bottom of this screen there are six user-programmable parameters—High and Low Trim, and Hysteresis for each channel. These allow fine-tuning of the bottom and top analog voltage in, and hysteresis allows for managing inputs that may be noisy. Be sure to press “Done” at the top right to save the configuration.
l0cas should not be placed in a metal enclosure, such as metal junction boxes. Metal will attenuate radio signals which are crucial to the operation of the product. If the product will have to install into a junction box, make sure to use a plastic junction box. l0cas is an ETL Listed Open-Type device which means that it will have to be used together with a Class 2 power supply with a maximum output power of l00 VA. The product can be
installed outside of the junction box. Make sure to comply with National Electric Code in installation and when selecting installation wires.
Typical Connection Diagram
* The relay must be protected against inductive over voltage spikes, i.e. it must have a flyback diode. Do not connect a typical PCB relay without the diode.
Dimensions are in mm. * Tc point is on bottom side.
2.2 x 1.2 x 0.7 Inches | 72.6 x 30.0 x 18.0 mm | 0.8 oz ( 23 g )
The range between two 10cas’s or between a 10cas and a smartphone can vary depending on obstacles and surrounding material. In open-air, the range between two 10cas can be in excess of 200 ft, but if the unit is encapsulated into a metal structure, the range can be only a few feet. Therefore, thorough testing is highly suggested. Casambi uses mesh network technology so each 10cas acts also as a repeater. When testing the network, it is
important to test that each unit can be controlled from any point of the network covered area.
Voltage range: 12-24 VDC, Class 2
No-load input current: 30 mA
0-l0VDC Input (Aand B)
2-wire analog 0-l0VDC, two channels
lmA source current, the input must sink for control
Top and bottom “trim” and hysteresis user programmable
RELAY CONTROL OUTPUT
Output voltage: 12-24 VDC,
same as input
Max. output current: 100 mA
Operating frequencies: 2.401-2.483 Ghz
Maximum output power: typ. +0 dBm, +/-3dBm
Ambient temperature, ta: -13…+113°F (-25…+45°C)
Max. case temperature, tc: +167°F (+75°C)
Storage temperature: -13…+167°F (-25…+75°C)
Max. relative humidity: 0…80%, non-cond.
Wire range, solid & stranded: 0.5 – 1.5 mm2
14 – 22 AWG
Wire strip length: .25” (6 – 7 mm)
Tightening force: 0.4 Nm / 2.6 Lb-in
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Changes or modiﬁcations not expressly approved by DMX Engineering and Design LLC could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
FCC Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment oﬀ and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Radiation Exposure Statement for Canada
This device complies with Industry Canada’s license-exempt RSSs. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference
(2) This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. This equipment is exempt from the routine RF exposure evaluation requirements of RSS-102. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 cm between the antenna and the user or bystanders.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions sui-vantes:
(1) l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage;
(2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement. Ce matériel n’est pas sujet à l’évaluation habituelle d’exposition RF selon RSS102. Ce matériel devrait être installé et exploité en gardant une distance minimale de 20