EKO Installation
EKO Installation

EKO Installation
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The EKO wallmount installation dimmer is available in 6-, 12- and 24-channel versions with a choice of output capacities. EKO dimmers incorporate a cleverly designed installation frame that can be fixed in position without the dimmer being present. Load and control screw terminals on the frame allow for building wiring to be terminated in a clear and unhindered manner.

When the installation is ready for commissioning, the dimmer can be hung on the installation frame and output circuits then plugged into the special screw terminals – the 24-channel dimmer can be installed onto the frame and made fully operational in under five minutes.

After installation, internal electronics can be easily accessed through the lockable, hinged front door. The door has been designed with reversible hinges and lock allowing the dimmer to be customised to suit the installation environment.

Features

EKO Features

  • One lighting system with push-button and/or live console control. Each individual channel on the EKO can be set to DMX only, architectural only or the unique auto-switch mode for dual control.
  • RDM (Remote Device Management) enabled, allowing the user to change the DMX address of the unit and view any fault conditions including over-temperature and loss of phase or DMX signal from any RDM controller.
  • Auto DMX/architectural switching ensures the EKO always works as expected. Once DMX is disconnected, the system automatically changes back to wall-plate control after a preset time delay of 30 seconds to five minutes.
  • TruPower option – allows any channel to be set to dimming or direct mains power, a world-first created by LSC. More information on TruPower can be found here.
  • Easy installation – the EKO comes with a separate installation frame to allow the mechanical mounting and electrical connections to be completed without the dimmer rack being onsite (ensuring no damage to the dimmer from tradespeople)
  • The frame can be purchased months ahead of the dimmer rack, helping cash flow
  • Max level setting – save energy, save lamp life, save lamp maintenance
  • Intelligent power-up at last-known state – the system returns to the last lighting state after a short-term power failure. If the power fail is longer than two hours, then the unit powers-up with all channels off.
  • Low-profile installation dimmer in 6-, 12- and 24-channel versions
  • 10 Amp or 25 Amp output capacity per channel
  • Designed for quick installation and termination
  • Optional RCD per phase per 12 channels or RCBO per channel
  • 100% duty cycle rated across all channels simultaneously
  • Variable-speed fan cooling
  • Graphic LCD panel with touchscreen operation
  • DMX512A compatible with link Thru connector and input termination switch
  • CE and Ctick approved

Remote Monitoring

HOUSTON is a Windows PC application that allows remote monitoring of all LNET-enabled products. This includes the TEKO and e24v2 portable touring dimmers, the EKO installation dimmers and the ePlate wall controllers.

Any operational faults, such as Phase Fail, loss of DMX, over-temperature etc, are sent over the Cat5 cable from all of the devices to one or more PCs running the software. The user is immediately notified of a fault when the normally Green status indicator starts flashing Red. A quick glance at the screen gives detailed information about the device affected and the exact nature of the fault.

This information is invaluable for fast diagnostics of any problems in all situations. Large stadium concerts or film schools with dimmer racks in multiple positions can observe what is happening from a central location. Installers can see the status of a remote venue, such as a school or a church, from their office via a Wi-Fi link or internet connection.

HOUSTON even keeps a permanent log of all system events for later viewing. These are stored with the date and time of the fault, allowing further diagnostics of a problem, even if it is not reported until weeks later.

Specifications

 EKO 324EKO 312EKO 612EKO 606
Number of Dimmer Channels

24

12

12

6

Channel Output Rating

10 Amps

25 Amps

Channel Output Connector Type

4mm2 screw terminal

10mm2 screw terminal

TruPower Option

Option that allows each channel to be set to dimming or direct mains power via relay

Channel MCB Breaking Capacity

6,000 Amps

Channel MCB Type

1-pole MCB or optional 2-pole RCBO

RCD Protection Option (Qty)

(2)

(1)

(2)

(1)

Current Control Technology
 
Dimmer Curve Selection per Channel
 
Scene Storage
 
Power Switching Component

Triac

Inductor Rise Time

200us

Channel Output Mimic LEDs (Qty)

(24)

(12)

(6)

DMX Data and LNET Indicator LEDs
 
Operational Status Indicator LED
 
DMX512 Input and Link Thru Connector
 
DMX512 Input Termination Switch
 
Number of Cooling Fans

2

1

2

1

Fan Cooling Control

Variable

External Software Upgradable
 
Power-Up in Last-Known State
 
50/60Hz Frequency Auto-Select
 
220V 3-phase Current (per phase)

80 Amps

40 Amps

100 Amps

50 Amps

Chassis Style
Wallmount installation dimmer with hinged front door
Dimensions W x H x D

480mm x 824mm x 135mm

480mm x 549mm x 135mm

480mm x 824mm x 135mm

480mm x 549mm x 135mm

Weight

35kg

27kg

30kg

21kg

Construction
Aluminium and corrosion-resistant steel finish in powder-coat with rear screened polycarbonate labels

Downloads

 EKO 312EKO 324
Product Brochure
Consultant's Specification
 
Product Key Benefits
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User Manual
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EKO Drawing (DXF)
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EKO Drawing (PDF)
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EKO Install Frame Drawing (PDF)
   
Installation Photos and Concepts
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LSC Networking Technical Overview
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EKO Software
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Houston Software Trial Version
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Case Studies

Arts Centre Gold Coast Dimmer Upgrade – March 2010               

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FAQ

Why do the fans on my dimmers run loudly every time I turn their power on?

This is a test procedure added to the dimmer start routines, at the request of users, to allow them to know that the fans are still working.
The fans are variable speed temperature controlled and almost never run in many installations (ie air-conditioned dimmer rooms).
We had a few issues in projects where debris had built up during installation and had jammed the fans. This wasn't discovered for six to 12 months (until in the middle of summer) when the air conditioning wasn't operating and the dimmers overheated.

So we added the code to quickly run each fan to full at boot-up to allow an easy fan test by the user.

At what temperature do the fans in my dimmers turn on?

All LSC dimmers are designed and built to be 100% duty cycle – they are designed to run at full-rated load 24 hours per day, seven days a week without issue.
For the EKO and TEKO range of dimmers: if the dimmer internal temperature increases beyond a preset level the fans will cut in and run slowly to increase the air volume through the dimmer. The fan control runs in a feedback loop that will vary the fan speed until the dimmers are cooled back to normal operating temperature at which point they turn off again.
For the REDBACK range of dimmers the fans will cut in at full speed, cool the dimmer and switch off again.
As an additional safety measure, all LSC products incorporate an over-temperature cut-off so if the dimmer temperature reaches a critical point, the outputs are driven off until the dimmer cools itself enough and the outputs switch back on again. The fan operation figures are listed in the table below.

Fan Start Fan Stop Fan Full Speed

Over-Temp Trigger

Left/Right

Over-Temp Release 

Left/Right

45oC 42oC 65oC 95/105oC 80/90oC



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