The SENSORWORX low voltage decorator wall switch provides an attractive companion wall station for a low voltage sensor system. Many spaces now require by code (e.g., ASHRAE 90.1, IECC, Title 24) manual on, partial-on, or full range dimming user operation in addition to an occupancy sensor providing automatic off control. The simplest way of achieving this is by adding a low voltage wall station that interfaces with the power pack controlling the rooms lighting. Adding a switch to a low voltage sensor system also enables users to override a space’s lighting off if necessary. Functioning as a momentary switch, this one button wall station is intuitive to use and provides pleasant tactile feedback. Visually, the unit matches the SENSORWORX line of wall switch sensors, ensuring a consistent style across multiple spaces on a project. Additionally, the single button switch has an integrated locator LED with multiple color and intensity settings. Three button dimming units have an integrated 0-10V output, intuitive raise/lower buttons, and a five LED level indicator.
The SENSORWORX low voltage decorator wall station functions as a momentary switch with a pulse length of 250 msec. Typically, it is utilized along with any SENSORWORX power pack with the auxiliary switch input option (e.g. model SWX-900-AX). Using a four-conductor low voltage wire (typically 18 AWG), low voltage power, common, and relay status is wired from the power pack to the switch. The switch output is then wired back to the power pack’s auxiliary switch input. For applications requiring Vacancy (e.g., Manual On) operation, the switch signals the power pack to turn on lighting after the unit’s button is pressed. To achieve multi-way switching, two or more single button units can be wired in parallel.
For three button units with integrated dimming, an additional 0-10V output wire is provided to connect directly to fixtures. By default, the lights will always come on to the last dim level, however the unit can be programmed to turn-on to a preset level in order to accommodate partial-on applications.
A wall station can be added to any space where a low voltage control system is used. Energy codes require either Manual On or Partial On to 50% for many spaces such as:
- Private Office
- Open Office
- Conference Room
- Storage Room
- Break Room
- Operating Voltage: 5-24VDC
- Current Draw: < 5 mA (SWX-801)
- Operating Temp: 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C) - Standard|-40° F/C (with -HE Option)
- Relative Humidity: 0-95% Non-Condensing, Indoor Use Only
- Mounting: Single Gang Switch Box