JM003 V Pro Smart Dimmer Switches
INSTRUCTIONS FOR VARILIGHT V-PRO SMART DIMMER SWITCHES
- Thank you for choosing a VARILIGHT V-Pro Smart intelligent programmable rotary control dimmer switch. Use only on an electricity supply of 230 volts AC.
Read ALL sections below before installing this dimmer switch.The V-Pro Smart master dimmer is suitable for 1-way circuits. For 2-way (or multi-way) circuits, use a V-Pro Smart master dimmer with one or more supplementary controllers. V-Pro Smart rotary dimmers cannot be used in conjunction with conventional switches in a 2-way circuit. Use only on an electricity supply of 230V~. This product complies with British and European Safety Regulations (IEC 669-2-1 or BSEN60669-2-1) when used in lighting circuits containing MCBs (miniature circuit breakers). These can be rated at 6A, 10A or 16A (preferably 6A for lighting circuits). Your guarantee is not affected if you have an older lighting circuit protected by fuse wire links. Doyle & Tratt Products Ltd, Carylls Lea, Faygate, Horsham, W. Sussex, RH12 4SJ, UK. +44 (01293) 223333
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- Maximum loads for V-Pro Smart dimmer switches (please see www.varilight.co.uk for the latest loading advice); Always observe the recommended maximum load.
Max. Load Per Gang
|Dimmable Mains & Low Voltage LEDs||1 to 10 Dimmable LEDs (max. 100W)
Check your LED lamps are suitable for use with dimmers that have a standby mode. A load regulator may be required, e.g. Varilight Glowfix
THIS SWITCH IS SUITABLE FOR
- Most dimmable LEDs
THIS SWITCH IS NOT SUITABLE FOR
- Non-dimmable fluorescent bulbs and tubes;
- Wire-wound or toroidal transformers;
- Electric motors
- This dimmer switch is protected against overload. If an overload occurs it will automatically turn off until the overload is removed and the dimmer switch is switched off and then switched back on again. However, if the dimmer switch receives a total short-circuit it may be damaged beyond repair.
Use only with quality dimmable electronic transformers. For optimum performance choose VARILIGHT transformers To calculate load, add the VA ratings of the transformers (not the wattage of the bulbs). Choose transformers with a maximum rating close to their lamp load (eg. Use a 50VA, 60VA, or 70VA transformer to control a 50W low voltage bulb). N.B. Certain transformers may not behave according to their power rating when used with a dimmer. An overload will result in the dimmer turning itself off. If this happens, change your transformer(s) (VARILIGHT transformer(s) recommended); remove one (or some) transformer(s) from the circuit, or choose a higher rated dimmer instead. If a transformer specifies Triac dimming, use a dimmer from the V-Com series. If a transformer appears as a highly inductive load, e.g. Wire-wound or toroidal transformers, the dimmer will not work. To protect itself it will turn off within 1 second.
ADVICE ON CHANGING LIGHT BULBS
- Always turn off the mains’ power when light bulbs controlled by your V-Pro Smart dimmers are replaced. If you change the type of light bulb then restore factory settings as described under “Programming”.
- Do not apply products with metal faceplates directly to freshly plastered or damp surfaces as the product may tarnish. If in doubt, use polythene as a temporary gasket to protect the product. Do not use masking tape on metal faceplates.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- For FAQs, please visit: www.varilight.co.uk/faqs GUARANTEE
- In case of any defect, return the dimmer to our service department. Varilight undertakes to repair or replace, at its discretion, goods that have become defective within one year of purchase, solely as a result of faulty materials and workmanship, provided that:-
- The unit has been correctly fitted according to the instructions and has not been used with an incompatible load, fluorescent tubes, or overloaded beyond its rating, and has only been used on a 200-250V a.c. power supply.
- The dimmer module has not been tampered with or taken apart.
- The unit is securely packed and safely returned to either address listed in the overview section above, together with a letter stating the guarantee registration number below, the date and place of purchase, your contact details and return address, the type, and wattage of the lighting or other load being controlled and the details of the fault.
- This guarantee states Varilight’s entire liability, which does not extend to cover consequential loss or damage or installation costs arising from a defective product.
- The guarantee does not apply to problems arising from any incompatibility between your lamps and the dimmer switch. This guarantee does not in any way affect the statutory rights of the purchaser and is offered so that you may have the benefit of our technical facilities.
- In many cases products don’t need replacing, so for further information and help with troubleshooting, see our FAQ page at www.varilight.co.uk/faqs, or contact our Customer Services by calling +44 (01293) 223333 or create a support ticket at www.varilight.co.uk/help GUARANTEE REGISTRATION NUMBER JM003.
FITTING YOUR DIMMERSWITCH
- Read the instructions below carefully. Incorrect installation may damage the dimmer beyond repair. In case of any doubt or difficulty consult a qualified electrician.
- Switch off at the mains, then remove the existing switch and disconnect the wiring from the switch terminals at the rear, taking note of the present wiring of the switch and the marking on the terminals. Where there are two or more wires together in the old switch, they must be kept together in the dimmer switch.
- Ensure that any wall box is free of plaster lumps or projecting screw heads. Dimmer switches on single-sized plates can be fitted to wall boxes having 60.3mm screw fixing centers and those with double-sized plates to wall boxes with 120.6mm fixing centers. Dimmers can be fitted into a box with a minimum depth of 25mm for Classic plated products or 35mm for Ultraflat and Screwless. A box has 4 fixing lugs cannot be used without modifying it. The top and bottom lugs must be broken off or bent flat.
- To connect the wiring for 1-way or 2-way circuits refer to the wiring diagrams, or the text under the heading “1-Way, 2-Way and Multi-Way Circuits” on the other side of this leaflet. Take care that no bare wires project out of the terminals. Keep wires together in a terminal if they were together in your old switch.
- Dimmer switches having a metal plate must be earthed by means of the earthing point on the faceplate.
- After connecting the wires screw the dimmer switch gently into the wall box so that the front plate is not distorted or cracked. Do not trap the wiring between the rear of the dimmer and the back of the wall box.
- Once installation is complete. Switch on the mains supply and switch on the dimmer.
Important: Disconnect the dimmer before carrying out insulation resistance testing. Failing to do so could damage a dimmer and make the guarantee invalid.
There are some extra functions of this dimmer that can be used alongside the regular push on/off and rotary dim controls.A sharp turn up will set the dimmers to maximum brightness, with a sharp turn down setting them to minimum brightness. Either of these can be performed from off. Turning the dimmer slowly in either direction from off will bring the dimmers on at minimum brightness, allowing you to ramp up from a very low level.
You can change the settings of this dimmer via use of the control knob. You can see instructions on how to do so below:
- Once set, leave the dimmer for 3 seconds. The lights will flash to show the new level has been set, and the dimmer will return to normal operation.
- When holding down for 15 seconds, the lights will flash on after 6 seconds. This is to be ignored.
Boost Function Explained
Some LED lights to require a large amount of power to come on and so do not illuminate at low brightness levels. The Boost function caters for LED lights that require more power at start-up by raising the startup brightness level and putting the brightness back to the specified level.
1-WAY, 2-WAY, AND MULTI-WAY CIRCUITS
In 1-way lighting circuits, the light(s) are controlled by one switch. This dimmer should replace that switch. The live wire must be connected to the terminal marked “LIVE” and the “load” wire to the terminal marked “LOAD”. To fit 2, 3 or 4-gang dimmers treat each group of terminals at the back of the unit as a separate dimmer. You may also need a short length of wire to connect together the “LIVE” terminals if only one live wire is present. For 2-way or Multi-way circuits (where the light(s) are controlled by more than one switch) use this dimmer and any number of V-Pro Smart supplementary controllers (total cable length from the master to the last supplementary controller should be no more than 50m) following the wiring diagrams below. It is not possible to use a conventional switch in combination with this type of dimmer. Follow the same wiring as for 1-way circuits with three (or two) wires linking each supplementary controller using the “LOAD” terminal, “S-LINK” terminal, and “LIVE” terminal. For more information please refer to the wiring diagrams below.