Lighting energy management

Tuesday, 07 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Philips Dynalite

The Dynalite Ecolinx is a plug-and-play lighting energy management solution for commercial environments. It provides luminaire-by-luminaire dimming and on/off lighting control for the widest range of commercial environments, from small offices to campus-sized installations.

The fundamental building block of Ecolinx is the Dynalite DBC905 high-frequency ballast controller, a versatile lighting control module that has nine separate, structured, wiring lighting circuit output channels. Measuring just 35 mm thick, the compact controller is housed in a robust, thermoplastic enclosure. Output channels are available in either the Wieland or modular wiring/CMS Electracom connector formats.

The modular system is linked via Dynalite’s peer-to-peer communications serial bus network DyNet.

All wiring connections to the controller — whether mains input, lighting circuit outputs, or the unit’s total of 10 control and network inputs — are facilitated by tool-free, structured wiring ports. This plug-and-play approach permits installation and post-commissioning adaptation of any Ecolinx lighting system to be carried out quickly and easily.

All nine output channels can be individually and independently software configured to one of three ballast control and monitoring broadcast protocols — 1 to 10 V analog control, digital serial interface or digital addressable lighting interface (DALI).

Ecolinx controls the lighting system’s dimming and on/off status on either a luminaire-by-luminaire basis, or in unison across soft-patched control groups. It also supports DALI back-channel interrogation and monitoring of ballast diagnostics. By relying on the distributed intelligence resident in the DBC905 rather than the ballast itself, complex re-enumeration and rebinding of ballasts are avoided in post-commissioning ballast/luminaire changeouts.

Current rated to 5 A maximum (to a total controller load of 16 A), each output channel connector port is physically offset from the other across the fascia. This design avoids fouling of the connector clamp and permits individual disconnection/reconnection without disturbing adjacent channels.

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