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TYPE 18.5K PRO – NEW KNX MOVEMENT AND PRESENCE DETECTOR

The new version features dynamic dimming, logic ports and the option of HVAC management.

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The new version features dynamic dimming, logic ports and the option of HVAC management.

The new and updated Type 18.5K.9.030.0001 movement detector is a recent addition to Finder’s range of KNX products. Particularly suitable for indoor installation, this device allows for the control and adjustment of lights according to the brightness in the room and/or the movement detected.

HOW KNX SENSORS WORK

Within a home automation system, a sensor such as the Type 18.5K PRO sends commands, controls or adjustments to be carried out on other devices installed within the system. Once movement has been detected, this type of detector carries out an encoding, through the creation of a data telegram, which will then be sent via the bus.

CONNECTION VIA BUS

The new Type 18.5K PRO is powered by KNX BUS, the standard that allows the creation of flexible and energy-efficient systems.

TECHNICAL FEATURES AND INNOVATIONS OF THE TYPE 18.5K

In addition to its 64 sqm area of detection (8×8 m movement, 4×4 m presence) and its ceiling or false-ceiling mounting, the Type 18.5K PRO has several new features:

  • Dynamic Constant Light Regulation, which dynamically adjusts the lighting level to meet the desired value. This can be achieved without calibration: The light will turn on at 100% and decrease its brightness level until the desired brightness is reached. However, it is also possible to fine-tune the set points by performing the calibration procedure in a darkened room.
  • Internal brightness correction: For even more accurate settings, the brightness sensor can be calibrated using a luxmeter.
  • HVAC management for managing and controlling heating, cooling and air conditioning depending on the presence of people within the detection area: Thanks to its five outputs you can connect the Type 18.5K PRO to devices that control the start-up/shut-down of HVAC devices.
  • Cyclical sending of brightness detected (LUX cyclic) and percentage of occupied area:  This feature is particularly relevant for twilight applications and can be set with both LUX and PIR% parameters.
  • Master/Slave connection: Thanks to dedicated datapoint outputs you can extend the detection area by means of a movement signal received remotely from other sensors.
  • Logic ports: The logic operators are set with binary logic. You can perform advanced automation between several types of devices.

 

>> DOWNLOAD THE KNX MOVEMENT AND PRESENCE DETECTOR USER MANUAL.

Is KNX home automation or building automation?

The term ‘home automation’ refers to the automation within a single living unit; while ‘building automation’ refers to the automation within a larger building, and hence typically requires a higher level of system complexity. KNX can be applied to both of these. It is therefore the type of application that will determine whether it’s ‘home automation’ or ‘building automation’ and not the use of KNX technology itself.

ADVANTAGES OF A KNX INSTALLATION

The creation of a KNX installation can bring various advantages:

  • Comfort: A KNX system ensures ideal conditions and the possibility of implementing advanced functions regarding climate, ambiance and comfort.
  • Flexibility: This type of installation makes it possible to satisfy a wide variety of application requirements.
  • Energy-saving: Consumption is optimized thanks to the control and optimal programming of the lighting system.
  • Compatibility with other systems.

 

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