8-Channel Dimmer Module (458/DIM8)
The 458/DIM8 is an eight-channel digital thyristor dimmer module, capable of leading-edge dimming of resistive and inductive loads. It has a DALI and an SDIM/DMX interface, and therefore can be fully integrated into a standalone DALI, a DIGIDIM, an Imagine router or a DMX system. The module has eight channels rated at 10 A, with a total current capacity of 48 A, which can be configured as 8 × 6 A channels or 4 × 10 A channels. The front of the module is equipped with an LCD display and keypad to set basic configuration parameters and provide basic control of channel and output levels. The module is easily fitted to a 458Mx chassis, in which each load channel is protected by an individual MCB.
Note: The 458/DIM8 8-Channel Dimmer Modules are supplied separately from the 458Mx chassis.
- Easily attached to a 458Mx chassis and connected to the mains supply for quick installation.
- LCD display screen and a five-button keypad for monitoring, configuration and manual control.
- Auxiliary power supply can be used to power one TouchPanel.
- Built-in DIGIDIM power supply, which can be used to power DALI systems if required.
There is an internal connection for an options module, which is sold separately. The options module is used to convert four channels into any of the following modes:
- 1–10 V → sink, 50 ballasts drive
- DSI® (Digital Signal Interface) → 10 ballasts drive
- PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) → 10 ballasts drive
- DALI broadcast → 10 ballasts drive
DALI: 0.5 mm² – 1.5 mm² (max. 300 m @ 1.5 mm²)
SDIM/DMX: 0.22 mm² – 1.5 mm² low-loss
RS485 Type (multistranded, twisted and shielded)
Override (OVR): 0.5 mm² – 1.5 mm² (screened and twisted)
Mains supply: 100 VAC – 240 VAC (nominal)
85 VAC – 264 VAC (absolute) 45 Hz – 65 Hz
Power consumption: 1.3 W excluding loads
Supply current: 48 A (max.)
Nominal load: 8 A × 6 A or 4 A × 10 A loads (max. 48 A combined)
DALI supply: 250 mA (max.), 16 VDC (nominal)
TouchPanel supply: 250 mA (max.), 16 VDC (nominal)
Power circuit protection: 6 A max. external protection, earth mandatory
Thermal protection: Control board – resettable fuse
Power devices – thermal sensing
Mounting: Attached to 458M1, 458M2, or 458M3 chassis
Dimensions: 105 mm × 360 mm × 170 mm
Housing: Powder coated steel (black)
Weight: 6.2 kg
Heatsink: Anodised aluminium
IP code: IP20
Ambient temperature: 0 °C to +40 °C
Relative humidity: Max. 90 %, noncondensing
Storage temperature: –10 °C to +70 °C
Conformity and standards
EMC emission: EN 55015
EMC immunity: EN 61547
Harmonics: EN 61000-3-2*
* Professional equipment.
Total rated power > 1 kW. Safety: EN 60950
DALI data transfer: DALI standard IEC 62386, with Helvar extensions
SDIM data: Helvar protocol (RS485, 115 kbps)
DMX data: DMX: DMX512-A protocol (max. refresh rate: 33 Hz)
Environment: Complies with WEEE and RoHS directives.