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INSTALLATION VIDEO

Product Overview

The RF relay module with Softswitch is a radio frequency (RF) device that uses Lutron patented Softswitch technology to control up to 16 A of general-purpose loads based on input from RA2 Select.


SPECIFICATIONS

  • Power Input - 220–240VAC, 50/60 Hz.

  • Output - 16A for general loads.

REQUIREMENT

  • RF Relay.

  • 4.8mm Phillips screwdriver.

  • Screw Gun.

  • Lineman’s Plier.

  • Side cutter.

  • 2.5mm2 power cables.

  • Load (e.g.Air Conditioner).

  • Electrical Tester.

  • Flat or Bugle head screws

  • Plywood boards (for new projects).

  • 5x5 Junction or adaptable box preferably.

  • Cable ties

  • Plumb

INSTALLATION STEPS [RETROFIT IN AN ADAPTABLE BOX]

The following installation steps are applicable to RF Relays for retrofit homes. Follow these steps to install the module in an adaptable box.

Step 1

Determine if your setup would allow for mounting of the adaptable box.

Step 2

Install your adaptable box. Be sure to install it at a point where you can easily reroute the pre-installed power cables to the box.

Step 3

At this point, you should know which part of the cable goes to the load and which goes to the Distribution Board. If not, try to trace and understand your cable route.

Step 4

Turn OFF the circuit breaker supplying the load. This will be done from the Distribution Board.

Step 5

Using your side cutter, cut the cable at the adaptable box point and route both ends into the box. The part from the Distribution Board is the supply cable and the other is the load cable.

Step 6

Route these cables into the adaptable box from the holes on the side of the box provided.

Step 7

With the Lineman’s plier, strip the two ends of the cable, revealing the live and the neutral wires. The exposed conductors should be about 0.5cm long.

Step 8

The RF Relay has easy-to-use connection terminals at the end of each of its cables. Simply raise the orange lever, push the cable into the terminal and clip the lever back into place.

Step 9

Slide the neutral wires of both cables into the neutral terminals (Blue cable).

Slide the live wire from the load cable into the terminal on the Black cable.

Slide the live wire from the supply cable into the terminal of the Brown cable.

Step 10

Turn ON the circuit breaker supplying the load. You should see a green light on the Load Status LED.

Step 11

Press the Relay Toggle button to confirm that your load toggles on and off. 

Step 12

Neatly and carefully tuck in the RF Relay module into the adaptable box and cover.

INSTALLATION STEPS [RETROFIT AT THE ELECTRICAL LOAD END]

The following installation steps are applicable to RF Relays for retrofit homes. Follow these steps to install the module at the electrical load end. Here, we will use a single phase air conditioner as an example.

Step 1

Determine a proper installation point where the RF Relay module would be hidden from sight (some air conditioners have spaces within them where this module can be installed).

Step 2

Open up the power cable terminals within the air conditioner. Ideally, you should see live, neural and earth cable terminals. Use your Electrical Tester to confirm power to the cables.

Step 3

Turn OFF the circuit breaker supplying the load. This will be done from the Distribution Board.

Step 4

Test that power at the air conditioner terminals. Unscrew the live and neutral cables from the terminals.

Step 5

The RF Relay has easy-to-use connection terminals at the end of each of its cables. Simply raise the orange lever, push the cable into the terminal and clip the lever back into place.

Step 6

Slide the live cable into the terminal of the Black cable.

Slide the neutral cable into one of the terminals of the Blue cable.

Step 7

Cut a measured length of power cable (power cable has to be 2.5mm2  gauge). The length should be long enough to connect from the RF Relay module to the terminals of the air conditioner.

Step 8

With the Lineman’s plier, strip the two ends of the cable, revealing the live and the neutral wires. The exposed conductors should be about 0.5cm long.

Step 9

Slide one end of the neutral wire from the power cable into the second neutral terminal (Blue cable) of the module.

Slide one end of the live wire from the power cable into the live terminal (Brown cable) of the module.

Step 10

Connect the other ends (live and neutral) of the power cables to the live and neutral terminals of the air conditioner.

Step 11

Turn ON the circuit breaker supplying the air conditioner. You should see a green light on the Load Status LED.

Step 12

Press the Relay Toggle button to confirm that your air conditioner toggles on and off. 

Step 13

Neatly and carefully tuck in the RF Relay module into its enclosure and cover.  


INSTALLATION STEPS [RETROFIT AT DISTRIBUTION BOARD]

The following installation steps are applicable to RF Relays for retrofit homes. Follow these steps to install the module at the Distribution Board.

Step 1

Determine a proper installation point where the RF Relay module would be safe and not too tacky.

Step 2

Find the circuit breaker that supplies power to the load. 

Step 3

Turn OFF the circuit breaker supplying the load. 

Step 4

Test that there’s no voltage at the output of the circuit breaker.

Step 5

Disconnect the output cable from the circuit breaker. This will be the load cable to the air conditioner.


Note: Confirm that this load cable supplies ONLY the electrical load you wish to control. An example is when the cable running to an air conditioner has been tapped to also  power lights or sockets.

An easy test is to confirm which of your lights or devices went off after you switched off the breaker. If only the air conditioner goes off, then proceed to the next step. If other devices besides the air conditioner goes off, then you would have to try another Installation Method.

Step 6

The RF Relay has easy-to-use connection terminals at the end of each of its cables. Simply raise the orange lever, push the cable into the terminal and clip the lever back into place.

Step 7

Slide the live cable into the terminal of the Black cable.

Step 8

Cut a measured length of power cable (power cable has to be 2.5mm2  gauge). The length should be long enough to connect from the RF Relay module to the terminals of the circuit breaker and the neutral bar in the Distribution Board.

Step 9

With the Lineman’s plier, strip the two ends of the cable, revealing the live and the neutral wires. The exposed conductors should be about 0.5cm long.

Step 10

Slide one end of the neutral wire from the power cable into one of the neutral terminals (Blue cable) of the module.

Slide one end of the live wire from the power cable into the live terminal (Brown cable) of the module.

Step 11

Connect the neutral cable (from the Blue cable’s terminal) to the neutral bar.

Connect the live cable (from the Brown cable’s terminal) to the output terminal of the circuit breaker.

Step 12

Manage your cables neatly and hold them firmly with cable ties.

Step 13

Turn ON the circuit breaker supplying the air conditioner. You should see a green light on the Load Status LED.

Step 14

Press the Relay Toggle button to confirm that your air conditioner toggles on and off. 

Step 15

Neatly and carefully tuck in the RF Relay module into its enclosure and cover.  

INSTALLATION STEPS [NEW PROJECTS]

The following installation steps are applicable to RF Relays for new homes.

Step 1

Instruct the electrical contractors to run the electrical cables (live & neutral) from loads to a central Head-End. Each of the cables need to be labeled at the Head-End. This needs to be supervised thoroughly to avoid challenges in the future. 

Step 2

Mark out the point you wish to install your adaptable box. Be sure this point is not too far from the cable run.

Step 3

Install the adaptable box. Use a plumb to ensure the box is straight.

Step 4

Arrange the relay modules neatly in the Adaptable box. [picture Required]

Step 5

Using the Screw Gun, drive screws through the gaps on the sides of each module. Be sure the screws hold them firmly. [picture required]

Step 6

Label each relay module based on the load that is to be connected.

Step 7

Identify the supply cables and the load cables. These should have been pre-labeled. Pass these cables through the sides of the adaptable box and manage them through the spaces between the modules, to their respective Relay modules.

Step 8

Trim your cable wires neatly. Be mindful of excess wires sticking out of the cable.

Step 9

The RF Relay has easy-to-use connection terminals at the end of each of its cables. Simply raise the orange lever, push the cable into the terminal and clip the lever back into place.

Step 10

Slide the neutral wires of both cables into the neutral terminals (Blue cable).

Slide the live wire from the load cable into the terminal on the Black cable.

Slide the live wire from the supply cable into the terminal of the Brown cable.

Step 11

Turn ON the circuit breaker supplying the load. You should see a green light on the Load Status LED.

Step 12

Press the Relay Toggle button to confirm that your load comes toggles on and off. 

Step 13

Cover the adaptable box.

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