Loxone Kit: Part 2
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.