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Wiring basics The wiring in your home can be compared to the nervous system in a human body, without it the

automation system can neither sense nor act. Whilst nature has perfected its signalling system over thousands of years, home automation has only been around for a few decades. No one knows where this journey is taking us and there will be lots of new switches, sensors, light-fittings and much more to come. It is therefore important to think ahead and future proof your installation. The wiring is the backbone of an automation system and whilst it is easy to replace a motion sensor, a switch or a light fitting it is much harder to replace the cables that are plastered into your walls. We therefore recommend that you use cables that have stood the test of time and have become industry standards. For the sensor side, which is low voltage we recommend you use a data cable, i.e. Cat5e/6/7. A Cat cable can be used for various applications, PC Networks, volt free contacts, serial communication, bus systems, and more. Please note that it cannot be used for 230V loads! For load switching you will have to use appropriately rated power cables, i.e. 1.5mm, 2.5mm, Twin & Earth etc. The system will be at its most flexible and future proofed if the cables are run as a star from a single point (the star-point) to sensors and actuators. To keep cable runs from getting too long multiple start points can be used, but please consider running a few cables between start points to link them. Important facts: All our devices are powered using 24V DC, so using 24V sensors is desirable If you use multiple start points and have got Extensions around the place, then the maximum allowable length of the Loxone Link is 500m The bus has to be terminated at the last device with a 120 Ohm resistor

Connecting the Miniserver to a power supply Connect the DC output of the 24V power supply to the power terminals on the Miniserver. Connect the 24V power supply to the mains only once you have finished the rest of the installation. Important: Always turn the power supply off when working on the wiring!

Connecting the Miniserver to several power supplies Wiring example for connecting the Miniserver to several power supplies.

Connecting one or more Extensions to the Miniserver Connect the power terminals of the Miniserver to the power terminals on the Extensions. Connect the Loxone Link connector of the Miniserver with the Loxone Link connector of the Extension. Terminate the Loxone Link at the last Extension with a 120 Ohm resistor (comes with your Miniserver package). Note: If no Extension is connected there is no need to use a 120 Ohm resistor.

Connecting switches and actuators Shows how to wire in a switch and a light bulb as an example.

You can connect any switch you choose as well as PLC push buttons to the Miniserver. More on the topic as well as recommendations can be found here on our Blog Connecting blinds or curtains An example for connecting a blind motor, Open is Up, Close is Down.

Connecting lights to a Dimmer extension Wiring example for a single dimmed light circuit.

Connecting several PWM Dimmers Shows how to connect several PWM Dimmers to the DMX extension.

Connecting temperature sensors Temperature sensors are connected to the analogue inputs of the Miniserver or the Extension. +24 V and GND can, if necessary, be looped from one temperature sensor to the next but each sensor requires its own link back to an analogue input. A/1: + 24V B/2: GND C/3: 0 - 10V

Connecting proportional (0 - 10V) actuators A proportional actuator for valves or heating manifolds needs to be connected to the 24V power supply and is then controlled by a 0 - 10V input signal to set the position.

Connecting digital (I/O) actuators (thermal example) Digital 230V thermal actuators for UFH manifolds are controlled by a digital output of the Miniserver or the Extension.