Rako Controls is leading the way in providing state of the art digital dimming technology – innovative solutions for dimming, switching, and controlling the lighting systems at home, in the office, or in more commercial environments. You can read more about these intelligent dimmers and dimming systems via the Lutron Dimmers and Intelligent Dimming.
Besides the amazing devices – manufactured and designed in the UK – they offer, there are many other guides and application sheets available on their new website. Below we are posting their guide for programming scene levels with the Rako Dimming systems – download the pdf file from their website.
In the following procedure both the controllers (wall panels and hand held remotes) and the receivers have an automatic time out after approximately 3 minutes when in programming mode. This feature avoids the possibility of either being left permanently in programming mode. This may cause confusion if either the controller or receiver times out before the procedure is complete. It is worth becoming familiar with the procedures before starting the addressing procedure. If at any time it is necessary to start again the controllers can be returned to normal mode by pressing the ‘Off’ button and the receivers by resetting the electrical supply.
Step 1: Put controller into programming mode by pressing and holding and both raise and lower buttons together. After 5 seconds the red LED on the panel starts to flash. The panel is now in programming mode. Release the buttons
TIP: Press the scene button first
Note 1: A Rako panel will enter programming mode at Channel 0. It is not possible to give a receiver an address of Channel 0 but this gives a consistent starting point.
Note 2: When in programming mode the buttons have functions as detailed in table 1.
Note 3: As soon as the panel enters programming mode all receivers controlled by that panel will flash their loads (indicating channel 0). As each individual channel is reached by stepping up and down using buttons 1and 2 (see Step 2) that particular channel will flash its load only. If at any point it is desired to check which channel the controller is currently talking to, pressing button 3 will flash that channel’s load without stepping up or down.
Step 2: Press button 1 once to step up to the first channel. Adjust the level for this channel by using the raise and lower buttons. When the first channel is set at the correct level press button 1 again to step up to the second channel and adjust the level using the raise and lower buttons. Repeat this until all of the channels are set at the desired level. If at any point it is necessary to go back a channel, pressing button 2 will step down one channel at a time.
Step 3: When the levels on all the channels are set to the desired levels press button 4 to save the settings
Step 4: Press Off button to exit controller from programming mode