The RAPIX eHub is a powerful DALI application controller. It is a part of the RAPIX Lighting Control System, and connects input peripherals to a DALI line.
The device includes four smart channel inputs for connecting to RAPIX eHub smart channel peripherals, and two additional input connections for occupancy sensors and / or dry contacts.
Peripherals are connected to the smart channel inputs. Available peripherals include an LCD switch, push-button and rotary switches, general dry-contact input, and expanders to allow dry-contact style movement sensors.
The eHub manages input peripheral power requirements, DALI communications, and provides extensive embedded logical functions for the connected switches and sensor peripherals.
An Ethernet connection allows integration with AV systems using a simple TCP/IP connection and the RAPIX API.
The eHub is a compact unit, and fits through a standard 90 mm downlight ceiling hole. It is suitable for locating in a ceiling void.
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For simple self-contained spaces like meeting rooms or board rooms, a RAPIX eHub set up using Rapix Addressing is all you need for the RAPIX eHUB DALI Boardroom Lighting Control Solution. Simply connect one eHub to the single DALI line, and connect input devices such as push button switches, rotary switches, occupancy sensors and light level sensors.
The eHub can also scale up from a single room. Multiple eHubs can operate together on a single DALI line, and using the RAPIX Zone Controller allows expansion to whole buildings, and beyond.
The eHub is used with peripherals connected to the Smart Channel inputs. Peripherals are either Human Interface Devices (switches and dials), or Sensors.
Peripherals are wired to the eHub using Cat3 / Cat5 / Cat5e cable. Common RJ45 terminated ethernet cable can be used.
A range of peripherals are available. To browse the available peripherals:
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the eHub support schedules?
With firmware version 3, the RAPIX eHub supports up to 8 schedules. Each schedule can support an event to be run at a particular time, on one or more days of each week.
Schedules can also be enabled or disable over DALI.
For more complex schedules, a RAPIX Zone Controller is recommended.
Can I swap a modular switch and the LCD switch?
The eHub supports plug-and-play for peripherals, so you can remove an LCD switch and connect a modular switch instead (or the other way around). The button functions will be exactly the same, with no need for re-configuration.
I need date and time for the LCD switch, or scheduling. Where does the eHub get this?
The eHub needs to be configured for a date / time source. The eHub allows date and time to be obtain from:
- A Zone Controller. Date/time is transmitted over DALI.
- An NTP server. Date/time transmitted over ethernet. The eHub must be configured with the IP address of the NTP server.
- An NTP broadcast. Date/time is transmitted over ethernet by any computer that can run the windows service. The eHub needs only to be set up to use NTP broadcast.
When using NTP Server: Any Windows Server can be used. Most Linux machines can also be set up as NTP servers.
When using NTP broadcast: A program is available that allows Windows PCs and Servers to broadcast the date/time over ethernet.