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A10/X10 HOME AUTOMATION > A10 DEVICES

  SAIX12 - A10 Interface/Appliance Micromodule ($102.00)  
 
   
SAIX12 - A10 Interface/Appliance Micromodule ($102.00)


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$92.73


 
     
 

The SAIX12 is a switch actuator equipped with two 230V inputs suitable for resistive, capacitive and inductive loads up to 16A. Allows remote and/or on-site operation of lighting and equipment.


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Functions

 

  • Option of sending alternating ON/OFF commands (toggle)
  • Responds to ON and OFF commands
  • Spark free activation and deactivation of loads
  • Two independently programmable 230V inputs (addresses A1-P16)
  • One input for local relay operation and the transmission of the corresponding ON/OFF command
  • One 240V input for relay-independent transmission of ON/OFF commands, for example for use as a 240V interface behind movement sensors
  • Status retention in the event of the loss and recovery of main voltage
  • Can be uses as actuator for placing behind wall sockets (insulating input wires)

 

 SAIX12 Circuit

Applications

Suitable for the connection of:

  • Two single-pole (rocker) switches
  • Two retractive switches with one normally open contact
  • One series switch
  • One retractive switch with two normally open contacts
  • Two non-specific 230V switch signals (e.g. movement sensors)
  • One wall socket (WS)

 

Technical data

  • Rated voltage: 240 Vac, 50Hz
  • Rated current: 16A
  • Current consumption: <30mA capacitive
  • Signal transmission: >5Vpp in 5 Ohms at 120Khz in accordance with EN50065-1, EN 50065-2-1, EN 50065-4-1
  • Transmission synchronization: 1 pulse burst O°/180°;
  • Signal sensitivity: 25mVpp .. 6Vpp at 120kHz +/- 4kHz
  • Signal/noise ratio: 1, 35:1
  • Connection range: Up to 2,5mm2, tightening torque 0,5Nm
  • Minimum ambient temperature: 0°C
  • Maximum ambient temperature: 40°C
  • Relative humidity (non condensing): 30 to 90%
  • Standards: NEN-EN_IEC 60669-2-1, NEN-EN-IEC 60669-2-2

 

Frequently asked questions:

 

o    Can you use a Saturn Switch with an SAIX12?

The buttons on the Saturn switch do not reveal their state (whether on or off)

– the button looks the same in both states.  

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So an SAIX12 can be wired to it.  The switch is an alternate mechanism

switch, but the SAIX12 is designed to be able to toggle its state when the

button’s state changes.  The operation:

if the switch is pressed to put it in the ON position, the SAIX12 would turn the light on

if an X10-OFF command is then sent through the mains, the SAIX12

would turn the light off

if the switch is then pressed to put it in the OFF position, the SAIX12

 would know to turn the light on

 The Saturn switch also supports a blue illuminated ring around the buttons’

edge.  But luckily the wiring for this is separate from the switch mechanism. 

So the active lead can just be connected to the output of the SAIX12,

and the neutral lead to neutral.  Then the ring will always match the actual state of the light.

The downside here?  - SAIX12s do not support dim commands, as

they are primarily designed for appliances.

 

     Can you use a Saturn Switch with an DAIX12?

A DAIX12 cannot be wired directly to a Saturn switch because a DAIX12

only supports momentary switches, and the Saturn switches are only alternate

toggle switches.  However, an IMX10 Controller can be used as an interface

between the two!  Simply connect an IMX10 to the Saturn switch and programme

 it for toggle mode.  The DAIX12 won’t actually be wired to any switch… just the light.

  The operation:

if the switch is pressed to put it in the ON position, the IMX10 sends an ON command

 to the DAIX12, which causes it to turn the light on

if an X10-OFF command was sent through the mains, the DAIX12 would turn the light off.

but most importantly, the IMX10 will also detect this and realise the light is now OFF

X10 bright/dim commands can also be sent through the mains, which the DAIX12

 will respond to.

if the switch was then pressed to put it in the OFF position, the IMX10 knew the

 light was off, so it sends another ON command!

 

Once again, the illumination wires need to be connected to the DAIX12’s

output, not the IMX10.

 

                         So the solution is:

                               If you want a light to turn ON/OFF using a Saturn Switch, you can use an SAIX12

                               If you want a light to turn ON/OFF and support BRIGHT/DIM using a Saturn Switch,

                               you can use an DAIX12 combined a IMX10.

 

                        Now it may appear expensive to buy an IMX10 for each Saturn Switch, as well as a

                        DAIX12 for each light, but if you’re installing a 4-way Saturn Switch (to control 4 lights)

                        you only need 1 IMX10, as it can handle 4 switches!

 


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