echoflex ER6CD Phase Adaptive Dimmer Installation Guide

echoflex ER6CD Phase Adaptive Dimmer Installation Guide & troubleshooting

echoflex ER6CD Phase Adaptive Dimmer Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 1

Echoflex Installation Guide
Phased Adaptive Dimmer (ER6CD/ER12CD)
Overview

The Phase Adaptive Dimmer controller provides forward or reverses phase dimming control for line voltage lighting with single channel output based on input from compatible Echoflex devices.
The 1200 Watt Phase Adaptive Dimmer (ER12CD) is available at 120 VAC or 277 VAC. The 600 Watt model (ER6CD) is available at 120 VAC.

echoflex ER6CD Phase Adaptive Dimmer Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 2 The dimmer provides a control for line voltage tungsten lamps,
Electronic Low Voltage (ELV) and Magnetic Low Voltage (MLV) loads (120 V only), 2-wire fluorescent ballasts, and line voltage LED drivers.
This document covers the installation of all the Phase Adaptive Dimmer Controller models. The Echoplex Phase Dimmer Controller Configuration Guide is available for download at echoflexsolutions.com. The product package includes the controller and a lock nut.

Prepare for Installation

To ensure optimal function, consider the installation environment and the following guidelines:

  • High-density construction materials and large metal appliances or fixtures in the space may disrupt wireless reception.
  • Switches and sensors should be installed within range, 24 m (80 ft) unobstructed view. Consider adding a repeater to extend the wireless signal, if required.
  • Mount the controller to an electrical junction box or a panel in a location and at a height where it is not subject to tampering by unauthorized personnel.
    Supplies required to install the controller (not provided):
  • Appropriately sized wire nuts
  • Small cable ties

Echoflex Installation Guide
Phased Adaptive Dimmer
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

echoflex ER6CD Phase Adaptive Dimmer Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 3 WARNING: Risk of electric shock! This device utilizes high voltage and should only be installed by a qualified installer or electrician. Follow all local codes for installation. Before terminating the AC power wiring verify that the main breaker is in the off position and follow the proper lockout/tag-out procedures per NFPA Standard 70E.
echoflex ER6CD Phase Adaptive Dimmer Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 4 WARNING: For indoor use only! Must install to an electrical junction box or wire way.

  •  This product is suitable for use in dry locations where the ambient temperatures is 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F).
  • Do not use outdoors.
  • Do not mount near gas or electric heaters.
  • Equipment should be mounted in locations and at heights where it is not subject to tampering by unauthorized personnel.
  • The use of accessory equipment not recommended by the manufacturer may cause an unsafe condition.
  • Do not use this equipment for other than its intended use.
  • Servicing should be performed by qualified service personnel.
  • pollution Degree: 2.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

Echoflex Installation Guide Phase Adaptive Dimmer

Installation

Ensure that the junction box is clean and free of obstructions and that all wiring is installed correctly.
echoflex ER6CD Phase Adaptive Dimmer Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 5 Note: Follow applicable NEC and local electrical code requirements when installing and powering the controller.

Install the Controller
Mount the controller directly to the exterior of the junction box or panel either at the electrical load or before the load in the circuit.
Review these instructions completely before installing the controller.

  1. Locate the circuit breaker panel and terminate power to the circuit.
  2. Remove the cover plate and other hardware from the junction box to access the wiring.
  3. Mount the controller.
  4. Refer to the wiring diagram on page 4 to connect the controller to line power, neutral, and load wires. Use wire nuts on all connections and individually cap any bare wires, except the orange antenna wire.

The dimmer is supplied with a wire harness that is specific to the input voltage, either 120 VAC or 277 VAC.
a. Connect the striped green/yellow wire to the ground wire from the breaker panel and the ground wire from the lighting load.
b. Connect the white wire to the incoming neutral wire from the breaker panel and the neutral wire of the lighting load.

echoflex ER6CD Phase Adaptive Dimmer Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 6Note: Do not share the neutral wire with other loads. Connect
a dedicated neutral conductor to the electrical panel.
c. Connect the incoming hot wire (black 120 VAC, or brown 277 VAC) to the line input feed wire (hot) from the breaker panel.
d. Connect the red output wire to the lighting load.
5. Replace the electrical box cover plate.
6. Restore power to the circuit.

echoflex ER6CD Phase Adaptive Dimmer Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 7 Note: Do not mix fixture types on the controlled output. All fixtures on the controlled circuit should be identical.

Wiring Diagram 

echoflex ER6CD Phase Adaptive Dimmer Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 8

Electrical Terminations

Power to the controller is connected between the White (Neutral) and the Black or Brown Line power (120 or 277 VAC), respectively. The orange wire is an antenna. Do not cut, cap, or connect this wire. Use only UL-approved wire when making connections to the controller (see table below).

Connection Color Specification
Load Red 14 AWG, 600 V
Neutral White 14 AWG, 600 V
Line Black or Brown 14 AWG, 600 V

Controller Interface

The controller has two LEDs and two lever-type buttons located below the label.
Power LED and Learn LED
The Power and Learn LEDs can display green, blue, or red. LED color and combinations indicate whether the controller is providing information via blink codes or is in an operational mode. See Blink Codes and Operations on page 6.

Learn Button
The [Learn] button initiates Link mode for linking compatible Echoflex devices to the controller. See the relevant switch or sensor documentation for information on linking. Link mode times out after 30 seconds of inactivity.
Devices can be linked to a controller during the Echoflex pre-commissioning process or linked manually. Repeating the linking process for a device that is already linked to a controller will unlink it from that controller.

Clear Button
The [Clear] button resets the controller either to its pre-commissioned state or to its factory default state.
To reset to the pre-commissioned state:

  1.  Press the [Clear] button until the red Power and green Learn LEDs are both solid ON.
  2. Release the [Clear] button. The red Power LED blink code indicates the type and count of devices linked at pre-commissioning.

To reset to factory default state:

  1. Press and hold the [Clear] button until the red Power and green Learn LEDs start blinking (about 15 seconds).
  2. Release the [Clear] button. The Power LED displays solid red to indicate factory default state. All links are removed.

Test the Controller
Echoplex provides the controller in either a pre-commissioned state or a factory default state.

  • Pre-commissioned devices are linked, configured, and labeled according to customer specifications. When powered up, the red Power LED repeats a blink code to indicate the type and number of devices currently linked to the controller. See Blink Codes and
    Operations on page 6. To test the dimmer, press the [Learn] button or use a linked switch.
  • In factory default state, when powered up, the Power LED displays solid red to indicate the controller has no linked devices. To test the dimmer, press the [Learn] button or link a switch. See the relevant switch documentation.
    A maximum of 20 switches or sensors can be linked to one controller. Blink Codes and Operations
    The tables below describe the controller’s LED blink codes and operations.
  • If the controller is in factory default state, the red Power LED is solid ON.
  • If the controller has one or more devices linked to it, the red Power LED repeats a blink code to indicate the type and number of linked devices. Long blinks = type. Short blinks = count.
    Blink Codes
Description Power LED (red) Learn LED
Factory default On solid Off
Switches 1 long blink followed by short
blinks that count the switches
Off
Occupancy sensors 2 long blinks followed by short
blinks that count the sensors
Off
Photosensor
(maximum of 1)
3 long blinks followed by short
blink that counts the sensor
Off
Gateways and
TimeClocks
4 long blinks followed by short
blinks that count the devices
Off
Demand Response 5 long blinks followed by short
blinks that count the devices
Off
Entry Door Switches 6 long blinks followed by short
blinks that count the switches
Off
Keycard Switches 7 long blinks followed by short
blinks that count the switches
Off

Operations

Activity Power LED
(red)
Learn LED
(green)
Light
Link mode Blink On so id Toggle
Store link ID On 4 seconds On solid On 4 seconds
Clear link ID Off 4 seconds On solid Off 4 seconds
Factory default On solid One blink
(on power-up)
On solid

Dimmer Settings

The interface buttons and repeating color LEDs are used to navigate the settings menu. You can change the phase dimming mode or set the LED drive mode to control the minimum dimming level.
Phase Dimming Mode
The controller supports three modes: Reverse, Forward, and Automatic phase detection (default). With the Automatic phase, the controller recognizes if the load is inductive or capacitive and automatically switches to the forward phase for an inductive load or to the reverse phase for a capacitive/resistive load.

Note: If the lighting load is not dimming smoothly when controlled by the dimmer, contact technical services before adjusting the phase dimming mode.
To change the phase dimming mode:

  1.  Press and hold both the [Learn] and the [Clear] buttons until both the Power and Learn LEDs blink blue to access the dimming menu.
  2. Release both buttons. The Power LED remains ON solid blue and the Learn LED blinks blue to indicate the current phase setting:
    • 1 blink = Automatic phase detection (default)
    • 2 blinks = Reverse phase dimming (for ELV, LED, incandescent, or halogen loads)
    • 3 blinks = Forward phase dimming (for MLV loads)
  3. Press and release the [Learn] button to cycle through the blink codes until your target setting displays.
  4. Press and hold the [Clear] button until the Learn LED blinks blue to save and exit the menu.

LED Drive Mode
The LED drive mode can be enabled or disabled according to the load.

  • Enabled (default) – the minimum dimming level is used. Enable the setting for use with ELV, LED, MLV track lighting with LED loads, or 2-wire fluorescent.
  •  Disabled – the minimum dimming value is 0. Disable the setting for use with halogen or incandescent, and for MLV track lighting with halogen or incandescent loads.

To Disable LED drive mode:

  1. Press and hold both the [Learn] and the [Clear] buttons until both the Power and Learn LEDs blink blue to access the dimming menu.
  2. Press the [Clear] button once to access the drive mode menu. The Power LED remains ON solid blue and the Learn LED blinks green to indicate:
    • 1 blink = Disabled
    • 2 blinks = Enabled (default)
  3.  Press and release the [Learn] button to cycle through the blink codes until 1 green blink displays (disabled).
  4. Press and hold the [Clear] button until the Learn LED blinks blue to save and exit the menu.

To Enable LED drive mode and adjust the minimum dimming level:

  1.  Press and hold both the [Learn] and the [Clear] buttons until both the Power and Learn LEDs blink blue to access the dimming menu.
  2. Press the [Clear] button once to access the drive mode menu. The Power LED remains ON solid blue and the Learn LED blinks green to indicate:
    • 1 blink = Disabled
    • 2 blinks = Enabled (default)
  3. Press and release the [Learn] button to cycle through the blink codes until 2 green blinks display (enabled).
  4. Press the [Clear] button once to access the levels menu. The Power LED
    remains ON solid blue and the Learn LED is ON solid red.
  5. Press and release the [Learn] button to increase the minimum dimming level by 5% increments. The default dimming level is 20%. The levels wrap around to 0% once 100% is reached.
  6. Press and hold the [Clear] button until the Learn LED blinks blue to save and exit the menu.
    The dimming menu times out after 30 seconds of inactivity.

Compliance
For current and complete compliance information, see the Echoflex Phase Adaptive Dimmer datasheet at echoflexsolutions.com.
FCC Compliance
Echoflex Phase Adaptive Dimmer
(For any FCC matters):
Echoflex Solutions, Inc.
3031 Pleasant View Road
Middleton, WI 53562
+1 (608) 831-4116
echoflexsolutions.com
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. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Any modifications or changes to this product not expressly approved by Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc. could void the user’s authority to operate the product. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
Contains FCC ID: SZV-STM300U
ISED Compliance
This device contains a license-exempt transmitter/receiver that complies with Innovation, Science, and Economic Development 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.
    Contains IC ID: 5713A-STM300U

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