Product Upgrade Notice: New Software & Firmware Released for DLC-02/DLC-02-KN

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Product Strategy Center/Rex Lin
Rex.lin@meanwell.com


MEAN WELL has been developing devices in the lighting control for years, we are aware that customers have extremely high expectations and willingness for lighting to be combined with various lighting control scenarios, such as: Color Control, Sequence Cycle, Human Centric Lighting… etc. Regardless of the wired or wireless control, as long as the lighting control can be integrated into daily life and can be changed according to daily routines or preferences, making the lighting healthier and smarter. It can even be combined with digital platforms for remote control or integrated with big data management, which are the applications that traditional lighting cannot provide.

Based on the expectations above, MEAN WELL will continue to optimize the software functions and the applications of DALI and KNX lighting systems. The purpose is not only to meet user expectations, but also to provide practical user experiences throughout the software integration while making the lighting setup process more convenient for system integrators.
 

For reference, the new functions of DLC-02 and DLC-02-KN are shown in the table below:
 
Item New Functions of DLC-02:
(DALI-2 Controller)
New Functions of DLC-02-KN:
(DALI to KNX Gateway)
1 Offline Settings:
Parameters and interactive functions of lamps and sensors can be preset by DLC-02 software beforehand, and be connected and paired with the physical equipment on site.
Offline Settings:
The database parameters can be set offline in ETS beforehand. Pair them with the physical equipment on site.
2 TCP/IP Commissioning:
The software setting can be connected to the router through the RJ-45 interface, and the function setting can be done through the local area network (LAN) connection.
Emergency Lighting:
Support DALI DT1 Rest/Inhibit model; Central battery emergency lighting system and provide central battery test function.
3 Sequence: (V2.4)
Allows user to customize a series of brightness values and color gradients with limited cycles (1-255) or unlimited cycles. Maximum with 16 steps per sequence.
Timer:
Allows user to schedule lighting event in specific week or date.
4 HCL (Human Centric Lighting):
Create lighting that mimics the natural daylight. Color temperature can be changed smoothly and automatically according to 24H settings.
HCL (Human Centric Lighting):
Create lighting that mimics the natural daylight. Color temperature can be changed smoothly and automatically according to 24H settings.
5 Daylight Saving: (V2.4)
After setting the offset time of daylight saving, the DLC-02 will switch to summer/winter time automatically.
Daylight Saving:
After setting the offset time of daylight saving, the DLC-02 will switch to summer/winter time automatically.
6 Diagnosis: (V2.4)
Users can use this diagnostic function to read and analyze the DALI information of DLC-02 on the 2 DALI Buses.
Dim2Warm:
Simulate the incandescent lamp affect when the brightness is high, the color temperature is adjusted to be colder and when the brightness is low, the color temperature is adjusted to be warmer.
7 Sensor Function Optimization:
The light sensor can be used with multiple brightness intervals or constant brightness. The unit of illuminance can be set as % or Lux. Sensor interaction can also set the combination mode of PIR sensor and light sensor to increase the application range of the sensor.
Supported DALI Type 5 Devices:
Can be used with DT5 device to convert 0-10V dimming signal to analog dimming driver.
8 Lighting Combination Function:
Similar to but different from the DALI scene function, multiple lamps and relays of DLC-02 can be triggered together via this combination.
Staircase Function:
Preset the time for the lights to turn on, and the lights will automatically turn off when the time is up, which can be used in stairwells, basements or storage rooms, etc.
9 Password Settings:
Can set the project and DLC-02 password to ensure the secure system won't be tampered easily.
Emergency Mode:
Emergency mode has the highest priority. Lamps are forced to enter the emergency mode after receiving the command from DLC-02.
10 Implementation Date:
2023.07  Version: R3.0
Implementation Date:
2023.07  Version: R3.0
  

In addition, MEAN WELL will invest more resources in the development of peripheral equipment related to lighting control systems; offering customer a nice experience of one stop shipping service. The latest software and firmware of DLC-02 (KN) can be downloaded from MEAN WELL official website. If you have any questions in product or application, please feel free to contact MEAN WELL.

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Application Note for DLC-02 Product Function Optimization:  


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