Loxone Kit: Part 2

Written by stephen gale

This blog entry covers the Loxone kit that has been installed in the newer part of the property.  You will find a separate blog entry here for the Loxone kit in the older part of the house.

The main distribution board for the property is on the left.  The electricity meter is just on the other side of this wall.  The three distribution boxes house the Loxone kit.  These are the same Hagar units that we used in the other part of the house.

The top distribution board has a Loxone Relay extension in it.  This has no switch inputs, but has a number of switched outputs.  This is required as there are so many lighting circuits in this part of the house (the kitchen alone has 7 lighting circuits).  The next module is an 8V 1A Friedland door bell transformer which is used to operate the door latch release on the back door.  This is activated using a key fob, fob reader and One Wire Loxone extender.  Although the Loxone Extension units can output 10V, there is not enough current to operate a door latch.  Lastly, in this top distribution board, there are a number of breakers that would not fit into the main distribution board.

The middle distribution board houses the TDK 24v power supply for the Loxone kit, a single Loxone Extension and a Loxone Dimmer.  The dimmer will centrally dim up to 4 separate lighting circuits.

The bottom distribution board houses another 2 Loxone Extensions as well as a DMX controller and a One Wire Extension.

At the very top of the unit, is the receiver for the Owl Intuition smart meter.  This connects wirelessly to the transmitter on the other side of the wall (connected to the electric meter) and is this connect to the Internet via out network.  This posts up data on our electricity usage every 15-20 seconds.  You will find more about this here or on the Owl Intuition website.

This shows the layout of the Loxone kit in the newer part of the property.  It houses 3 Loxone extensions, a ,dimmer unit, a DMX extension and One Wire extension.  There is also the receiver for the Owl Intuition smart monitor (the transmitter for this is on the external side of this wall attached to our electricity meter).

This shows the layout of the Loxone kit in the newer part of the property. It houses 3 Loxone extensions, a ,dimmer unit, a DMX extension and One Wire extension. There is also the receiver for the Owl Intuition smart monitor (the transmitter for this is on the external side of this wall attached to our electricity meter).

2 comments on “Loxone Kit: Part 2

  1. Hi Stephen. Can I ask you which electrician you used to help with the Loxone installation? I am about to undertake a renovation on a house that is only a couple of miles from you and I want to get Loxone put in, mainly for lighting. I can do the programming, but an electrician who knows about Loxone, to help with the circuit wiring would be useful. Any contacts you have gratefully received. Thanks. PS – your blog is really good and lots of great info.

  2. Have a chat with Lee Garvey at Ashway Smart Homes (http://www.ashwaysmarthomes.co.uk/). They are pretty local.

    They installed all of the cabling and then did the cable terminations for me. There weren’t many Loxone installations around at the time we did our renovation, so we did spend some time working out the best way of doing things. I spend some time just experimenting with the Loxone kit on a workbench to make sure that I knew how it all worked before installing in the house for real.

    Personally, I believe that doing your own programming is the way to go. We are still tweaking the configuration of ours.

    If you need anything else, just drop me an email.

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