PRIMERA - Programmable intelligent LED dimmer 3-60W/VA with potentiometer and push-push switch

Technical data

Primera Classic

Programmable intelligent LED dimmer 3-60W/VA with potentiometer and push-push switch
• For dimmable LED lamps 230V~ and low voltage dimmable LED lamps via electronic transformers, 1-8 LEDs
• 3 working modes to match most types of LEDs
• Adjustable minimum brightness
• For dimmable CFL lamps
• For incandescent and halogen bulbs 230V~ 50Hz
• For low-voltage halogen bulbs with toroidal or electronic transformers
• Microprocessor based overload protection, automatic turn-off
• More dimmer combinations is not allowed
• Screw contacts 1,5-2,5mm2
• For mounting in wall box ø60

ART.860511
ART.860512

pack. bag: 10

Primera Line

Programmable intelligent LED dimmer 3-60W/VA with potentiometer and push-push switch
• For dimmable LED lamps 230V~ and low voltage dimmable LED lamps via electronic transformers, 1-8 LEDs
• 3 working modes to match most types of LEDs
• Adjustable minimum brightness
• For dimmable CFL lamps
• For incandescent and halogen bulbs 230V~ 50Hz
• For low-voltage halogen bulbs with toroidal or electronic transformers
• Microprocessor based overload protection, automatic turn-off
• More dimmer combinations is not allowed
• Screw contacts 1,5-2,5mm2
• For mounting in wall box ø60

ART.860521
ART.860522

pack. bag: 10

Signal white Warm white

Wiring diagrams


COMPATIBILITY AND LOADING ADVICE

Dimmer is not suitable for:

  • Fluorescent bulbs and tubes
  • Electric motors

Dimmer is recommended for:

  • Most dimmable LEDs (see „Dimmable LEDs” box), 1-8 LEDs, 230V~ or with electronic transformer;
  • Dimmable CFLs
  • Mains voltage incandescent GLS or candle-shaped bulbs;
  • GU10 or similar good quality mains halogen bulbs;
  • Good quality dimmable low-voltage transformer, electronic and toroidal, (see „Transformers” box)

DIMMABLE LEDS

Always choose LEDs that are described as „dimmable” and for the best performance choose dimmable LEDs from established brands. We cannot guarantee that all LEDs labeled as „dimmable” can actually be dimmed satisfactorily. The dimming performance of dimmable LEDs may be improved by following the steps under the heading “Optimizing The Performance of the Dimmer”.



TRANSFORMERS

Use only with quality dimmable 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 (e.g. 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 safety features switching the dimmer off. If so, change your transformer(s) or remove one (or some) transformer(s) from the circuit, or choose a higher rated dimmer.

IMPORTANT:

Read „Compatibility and Loading Advice“ section before installing this dimmer. Dimmer is leading-edge and designed to control dimmable LED lighting. To optimize the dimming performance with LED lighting see “Optimizing the Performance of Your Dimmer” below. For information on compatibility with other types of lighting please see „Compatibility and Loading Advice” section.
This product complies with European Safety Regulations (IEC 60669-2-1 i EN 60669-2-1) when used in lighting circuits containing MCBs (miniature circuit breakers). These can be rated at 6A, 10A or 16A (preferably 6A for lighting circuits).


OVERLOAD PROTECTION:

This dimmer switch is protected against overheating. If an overload occurs the dimmer will turn the lights down to indicate there is a problem. Then the dimmer will automatically turn off until the overload is removed and the dimmer is switched off and then is switched back on again. However, if the dimmer receives a total short-circuit it may be damaged beyond repair.


FITTING YOUR DIMMER:

Read these instructions 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.
  • Ensure that any wall box is free of plaster lumps or projecting screw heads.
  • To connect the wiring into 1-way or 2-way circuits refer to the diagrams under the heading „Wiring diagrams”. 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.
  • After connecting the wires put the dimmer 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, turning the control knob to give the desired light level.

OPTIMIZING THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR DIMMER

When you first install the dimmer it will automatically default to MODE1. This mode is the best one for almost all types of LED lighting but if the lights are flashing in MODE1 you may be able to improve the dimming performance by changing the driving mode. (See „Changing the driving mode” below.) You can always reset to MODE1. Additionally, the minimum brightness setting of the dimmer can be adjusted to achieve the optimum dimming range for a particular load as follows.


Adjusting the minimum brightness

If your lights are flickering when they are dimmed to a low level you can increase the minimum brightness setting of the dimmer, which may prevent this from happening. If the lights are brighter than you would like when dimmer is set to minimum, you can try reducing the minimum brightness setting of the dimmer.

  • Switch on and set the dimmer knob to MINIMUM position (turn fully anti-clockwise).
  • Press to turn the lights off and back on again at least three times: OFF-ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON, leaving approximately one second between presses.
  • The lights will step up and down in brightness, then go off, to show that the dimmer is in CONFIGURATION mode.
  • Turn the knob fully clockwise. The lights will come on and allow you to adjust the minimum brightness.
  • Adjust the brightness that you are happy with as the minimum. Leave the dimmer in this position.
  • After 3 seconds the dimmer will notice that you have stopped adjusting the minimum. The lights will step up and down in brightness to show that the dimmer has returned to normal operation.
  • Continue to use the dimmer as normal, with your new minimum brightness.

Changing the driving mode

Unless the lights are flashing it is likely that the best dimming performance that the lamps can deliver is achieved in MODE1. If the lights are flashing then you may be able to improve the performance of your lamps by manually changing the driving mode to MODE2, or in small number of cases, MODE3.

  • Switch on and set the dimmer knob to the MAXIMUM position (turn fully clockwise).
  • Press to turn the lights off and back on again at least 3 times (OFF-ON X 3) leaving approximately one second between presses.
  • The lights will step up and down in brightness to show the dimmer is in CONFIGURATION mode, then go off.
  • To select MODE2, turn the knob fully anti-clockwise or to select MODE3 first turn the knob fully anti-clockwise then fully clockwise.
  • The lights will FLASH 2 or 3 times to show which mode the dimmer is in. (You can check at any time which mode the dimmer is operating by omitting step 4).
  • The dimmer can now be operated normally in the new mode.
    To return the dimmer to MODE1 follow the same procedure. In this case, both options in step 4 will cause the lights to FLASH ONCE to indicate that you have successfully returned the dimmer to MODE1.

Resetting the dimmer

If you change your lights you can reset the dimmer to the factory default minimum brightness setting.

  • Switch on and set the dimmer knob to the MAXIMUM position (turn fully clockwise).
  • Press to turn the lights off and back on again at least 3 times (OFF-ON X 3), leaving approximately one second between presses.
  • The lights will step up and down in brightness to show the dimmer is in CONFIGURATION mode, then go off.
  • Then press to turn the lights off and back on again at least 3 more times, OFF-ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON, leaving approximately one second between presses.
  • The dimmer will reset all its settings to factory defaults. The lights will come on, then fade away to off.
  • The dimmer will now operate in MODE1 and the minimum brightness setting will be reset to the factory default.
  • Continue to use the dimmer as normal.


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