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by dc
Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Operating LibRE
Topic: Wiring from switch to light
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: Wiring from switch to light

You sure can. The L3-WK-D switches and L3-TP Touchpad switches have 2 RJ45 already. Just plug PDM wire into one and the light into the other side. Does not matter which RJ45, they are the same.
by dc
Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: News, Events, New Products, and Introductions
Topic: Product specifications, Introduction Documents, and Part Numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 3525

Re: Product specifications, Introduction Documents, and Part Numbers

Thanks for the detailed analysis. For items 1&2, I'll confirm the docs. There's a new, and hopefully final, firmware update coming shortly that adds a few features. I'll post the documentation for it before the firmware is released. It's difficult to use all the IDs unless you have lots of CH16 and ...
by dc
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Integrating with Control Systems and Gateways
Topic: Using MQTT-Node-Red to communicate with LumenCache
Replies: 3
Views: 1941

Re: Using MQTT-Node-Red to communicate with LumenCache

Ken, this is awesome! Seems the UI just needs a little tweaking to get the button management settings and scenes manageable. Note: we're selling a version of the EGW1 as a DIY model without any locked software. It may include the basic communication bus management and API so the heavy protocol activ...
by dc
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Feature & Product Requests
Topic: Reducing EM and RF radiation and LED PWM
Replies: 1
Views: 998

Reducing EM and RF radiation and LED PWM

A few people have installed LC to reduce RF noise from AC wires and dimmers. Or just the buzzing noise. Also the how the stroboscopic effect affects our eyes and brains causing eyestrain and fatigue. There's a new driver called the L2-CCUA100 that is Analog dimmed !  Zero flicker!   Great for photog...
by dc
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Feature & Product Requests
Topic: Energy Use Monitoring
Replies: 4
Views: 5472

Re: Energy Use Monitoring

Tim, the accessories list is endless. LumenCache is a smarter foundation (why we also have www.foundation.energy) for all the smart products that need standby power in addition to main device power. Making this part of the building allows economies of scale and maintenance that are also solved by th...
by dc
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Project Profiles
Topic: Off the Grid Hobbit Hole
Replies: 1
Views: 850

Re: Off the Grid Hobbit Hole

Great to meet you today and so excited to learn about your DIY channel and Hobbit Home project! Scott Dixon, 5x IndyCar Racing Champ has LumenCache in his Indianapolis home and is from New Zealand. Would be great to have him do a video voiceover tour of the home with that perfect Kiwi accent :D We h...
by dc
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: News, Events, New Products, and Introductions
Topic: Product specifications, Introduction Documents, and Part Numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 3525

Re: Product specifications, Introduction Documents, and Part Numbers

2021-January-16:
  • Released L2-DM Protocol.
  • Added L2-EGW1 TCP/IP Socket protocol.
by dc
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Project Profiles
Topic: Whole house LumenCache install - Eastern Colorado
Replies: 6
Views: 2264

Re: Whole house LumenCache install - Eastern Colorado

With the new L2-CC drivers, the silver 48-24V DC/DC are not needed. The L2-CCB were slightly more efficient but the Boost topology of the CCB is not as flexible as the boost/buck of the new CC drivers. The CCU are buck drivers with 95% efficiency. Ideal for 48V solar battery supply. The new socket b...
by dc
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: System Design
Topic: Extending from the L2-PDM via 25 pair cables
Replies: 1
Views: 1827

Re: Extending from the L2-PDM via 25 pair cables

I did the math on the temperature increase in the cable and it's ok with 300mA CC loads but not good for above that. For that reason I would like to say it's not recommended to use 25pair cable at this time. The beauty of LC is we can have new transmission tech in future modules, but we should wire ...
by dc
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: News, Events, New Products, and Introductions
Topic: Brian North Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 2137

Re: Brian North Introduction

The Iota chargers did the same. They needed a crowbar circuit and could get stuck on current overload for a split second, then shut down, then trip, etc, thousands of times per second. Resulting in 1-2V and crushing current :-D. The Meanwell HEP-600 and 1000 are awesome. No fans too! Advanced motion...
by dc
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Project Profiles
Topic: Whole House LumenCache Lighting System - SouthWest Ohio
Replies: 1
Views: 1324

Re: Whole House LumenCache Lighting System - SouthWest Ohio

Great photos. I like how just the small PV array gives you plenty of power for lights and mobile phone charging. Plus the total cost must be far less than an AC Grid connected array and all the permit fees etc. I've heard PV soft costs are 20-30% of a typical project
by dc
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: News, Events, New Products, and Introductions
Topic: Brian North Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 2137

Re: Brian North Introduction

Great introduction Brian! I heard about your project from Clint and looking forward to seeing photos during and after. MTBF of the power supplies we spec are more than a human lifetime, and I think the Weidmuller are similar. But the batteries lasting 3 days and getting you through the inspection is...
by dc
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: News, Events, New Products, and Introductions
Topic: Larry Ott Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 1131

Re: Larry Ott Introduction

Welcome Larry! What an amazing home you have. Looking forward to seeing photos and hearing your story. Decisions and lessons learned will help others with their projects.
by dc
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Project Profiles
Topic: Mexico Bus Stop (beautiful!)
Replies: 0
Views: 1138

Mexico Bus Stop (beautiful!)

This is one of the smallest, and possibly my favorite project by Animi.mx in Mexico. It's a perfect example of the upgrade path of LumenCache and the efficient, long-lasting parts. Perfect example for Tiny Home Lighting. The bus stop provides lighting after dark using a motion detector with ambient ...
by dc
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Troubleshooting switches
Replies: 11
Views: 5376

Re: Troubleshooting switches

We've been testing them for nearly 6 months and they're great quality. Very happy with this factory and our team. There were a lot of reported problems from 12vmonster quality and failing when dimmed so we made our own. They are very bright too, but they can dim! And they sip energy when dimmed. 202...
by dc
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Troubleshooting switches
Replies: 11
Views: 5376

Re: Troubleshooting switches

I just got the test setup today and posted the bulb specs after taking measurements. Converter worked as expected so let's see what's up with yours. I'll have a set of tests to check what's happening with yours by next next 1-2 days. See the bulb spec post from today.
by dc
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: News, Events, New Products, and Introductions
Topic: Product specifications, Introduction Documents, and Part Numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 3525

Re: Product specifications, Introduction Documents, and Part Numbers

2020-November-2
  • A19 E26 5W Vintage filament style bulb
  • ST64 E26 8W filament style bulb
  • C35 E12 4W filament style bulb
by dc
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Troubleshooting switches
Replies: 11
Views: 5376

Re: Troubleshooting switches

I'll reproduce that configuration in the lab this afternoon and take measurements to report what it should read at all test points. If it was working previously I'll get a replacement part on its way while we take the readings here. Can you direct message me your mailing address and contact info?
by dc
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Troubleshooting switches
Replies: 11
Views: 5376

Re: Troubleshooting switches

Oh my. Sounds like there was a bug in Mode 1 if they stayed On after a quick tap. I'll test that condition in the new firmware and see if I can reproduce the error. It should not operate that way in mode 1. In many modes, we detect the change in button state from On to Off or Off to On, and only act...