Tridonic’s LED controller, the ready2mains™ Programmer, enables indoor and outdoor luminaires to be configured, controlled and dimmed via the mains. All that is required is a ready2mains interface in the relevant driver. The programmer uses simple phase control for digital command transmission. Configuration commands are transmitted in this way, such as the required output current of the LED Driver or a virtual midnight function for LED street lights. The current can be configured in 1 mA steps to achieve the precise illuminance needed. Up to five drivers (maximum of 400 W) can be configured in parallel. ready2mains technology supports dimmable devices in the PREMIUM and PREMIUM Outdoor TALEXXdriver series and also switchable devices in the EXCITE series.
Luminaire manufacturers can benefit from using the programmer at the production stage because automated configuration of the luminaires via the mains will save time and costs. User-defined configuration scripts reduce the risk of errors considerably compared with manual entry. With ready2mains it is possible to incorporate programming functionality in existing production lines with a high degree of flexibility. And for simple integration in automated test procedures there is a USB interface with appropriate software drivers.
The ready2mains Programmer works with different protocols such as DALI via the integrated DALI/USB interface and with the proprietary U6Me2 for the outdoor sector. If required, manual programming via the integrated keypad is also possible.