What makes this device handy
This power regulator accepts IR commands from a variety of standard remote control units such as those intended for TV sets, DVD players etc. Therefore, it is not necessary to buy a new separate remote control in order to operate it. Instead, if there are a few unused or rarely used buttons on an existing remote control, it is possible to program the dimmer so that it responds to those commands. The device is able to recognize IR commands complying to a number of standards such as RC-5, RC-6, NEC, SIRC etc. So it is reasonable to assume that a compatible remote control unit is already at hand.
After leaving kindergarten, an IR touch dimmer responds only to touching its touch sensor. In order to make it respond to intended IR commands, it is necessary to first of all program the dimmer. Via the programming, the device learns valid IR codes and learns how to interpret them in normal use. Command interpretation depends on the overall number of memorised commands. This way, although the dimmer is able to memorise up to 5 different commands, it is not necessary to use all of them - for example if there are not so many unused keys on the desired remote control unit or simply if they are not needed.
Programming only one or two commands provides a way of controlling not only incendescent bulbs but also CFL and LED energy efficient bulbs as the device in this case performs no gradual dimming. Otherwise, if more than two separate IR commands were programmed, dimming function is enabled.
This dimmer also posesses an off-timer function providing the user the ability to turn the light off with a time delay. The off-timer operates in two ways - if gradual dimming of the light bulb is enabled (i.e. three or more IR commands are programmed in), then it gradually dimms the bulb over a few minutes after the initial half an hour elapses; but if only simple toggling of the bulb on/off is enabled, then the off-timer turns the light abruptly off after the delay period elapses.
In addition to IR commands, the dimmer incorporates a touch sensor which can be used for both switching the light bulb abruptly on and off as well as for dimming it.
Electrical characteristics
This is a plug-and-play device. It can be used as is but in addition it can also be tailored via IR programming to specific user demands. The device is packed into a separate plastic housing so than it can be neatly inserted into a standard wall AC power outlet and then any tabletop or simmilar lamp can be plugged into it. Therefore, no user intervention on electrical grid instalations is necessary.
ir touch dimmer block diagram
This device is able to control electrical loads up to 200W. It operates equally well in 230V/50Hz and 230V/60Hz AC networks. The device incorporates a thermal fuse as well as industry grade components for advanced overvoltage and power surge protection, acting as a buffer between the disturbances which may come from electrical grid and light sources connected to it.
designed by LP 2011