The SAIX12 is a switch actuator equipped with two 230V inputs suitable for resistive, capacitive and inductive loads up to 16A. Allows remote and/or on-site operation of lighting and equipment.
Option of sending alternating ON/OFF commands (toggle)
Responds to ON and OFF commands
Spark free activation and deactivation of loads
Two independently programmable 230V inputs (addresses A1-P16)
One input for local relay operation and the transmission of the corresponding ON/OFF command
One 240V input for relay-independent transmission of ON/OFF commands, for example for use as a 240V interface behind movement sensors
Status retention in the event of the loss and recovery of main voltage
Can be uses as actuator for placing behind wall sockets (insulating input wires)
Suitable for the connection of:
- Two single-pole (rocker) switches
- Two retractive switches with one normally open contact
- One series switch
- One retractive switch with two normally open contacts
- Two non-specific 230V switch signals (e.g. movement sensors)
- One wall socket (WS)
- Rated voltage: 240 Vac, 50Hz
- Rated current: 16A
- Current consumption: <30mA capacitive
- Signal transmission: >5Vpp in 5 Ohms at 120Khz in accordance with EN50065-1, EN 50065-2-1, EN 50065-4-1
- Transmission synchronization: 1 pulse burst O°/180°;
- Signal sensitivity: 25mVpp .. 6Vpp at 120kHz +/- 4kHz
- Signal/noise ratio: 1, 35:1
- Connection range: Up to 2,5mm2, tightening torque 0,5Nm
- Minimum ambient temperature: 0°C
- Maximum ambient temperature: 40°C
- Relative humidity (non condensing): 30 to 90%
- Standards: NEN-EN_IEC 60669-2-1, NEN-EN-IEC 60669-2-2
Frequently asked questions:
o Can you use a Saturn Switch with an SAIX12?
The buttons on the Saturn switch do not reveal their state (whether on or off)
– the button looks the same in both states.
So an SAIX12 can be wired to it. The switch is an alternate mechanism
switch, but the SAIX12 is designed to be able to toggle its state when the
button’s state changes. The operation:
if the switch is pressed to put it in the ON position, the SAIX12 would turn the light on
if an X10-OFF command is then sent through the mains, the SAIX12
would turn the light off
if the switch is then pressed to put it in the OFF position, the SAIX12
would know to turn the light on
The Saturn switch also supports a blue illuminated ring around the buttons’
edge. But luckily the wiring for this is separate from the switch mechanism.
So the active lead can just be connected to the output of the SAIX12,
and the neutral lead to neutral. Then the ring will always match the actual state of the light.
The downside here? - SAIX12s do not support dim commands, as
they are primarily designed for appliances.
Can you use a Saturn Switch with an DAIX12?
A DAIX12 cannot be wired directly to a Saturn switch because a DAIX12
only supports momentary switches, and the Saturn switches are only alternate
toggle switches. However, an IMX10 Controller can be used as an interface
between the two! Simply connect an IMX10 to the Saturn switch and programme
it for toggle mode. The DAIX12 won’t actually be wired to any switch… just the light.
if the switch is pressed to put it in the ON position, the IMX10 sends an ON command
to the DAIX12, which causes it to turn the light on
if an X10-OFF command was sent through the mains, the DAIX12 would turn the light off.
but most importantly, the IMX10 will also detect this and realise the light is now OFF
X10 bright/dim commands can also be sent through the mains, which the DAIX12
will respond to.
if the switch was then pressed to put it in the OFF position, the IMX10 knew the
light was off, so it sends another ON command!
Once again, the illumination wires need to be connected to the DAIX12’s
output, not the IMX10.
So the solution is:
If you want a light to turn ON/OFF using a Saturn Switch, you can use an SAIX12
If you want a light to turn ON/OFF and support BRIGHT/DIM using a Saturn Switch,
you can use an DAIX12 combined a IMX10.
Now it may appear expensive to buy an IMX10 for each Saturn Switch, as well as a
DAIX12 for each light, but if you’re installing a 4-way Saturn Switch (to control 4 lights)
you only need 1 IMX10, as it can handle 4 switches!