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User Manual

BLE Dimmer User Manual

Last revised – July 17th, 2017

Thank you for choosing Amptek Technologies.  Our Smart LED lighting system consists of one iCon and at least one Bluetooth Low Energy Dimmer.

Contents

iCon

Notice: In order to receive the best performance, the iCon must be placed within the operating range of the Wi-Fi router on premise.  Once Wi-Fi connection is available, the system will automatically create an account with our cloud server.  This will allow the user to have full control of the system, even when outside the range of the premise's Wi-Fi router.

Specs

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n

Bluetooth v4.0 (2)

Power Supply 5V DC, 1.5A power adapter

Operating Temperature -30C to +85C

Certifications

R&TTE:

Wi-Fi  |  Safety  EN 60950-1:2006+A11:2009+A1:2010+A12:2011.  EMC  (Art. 3(1)(a)): EN 301 489-1 V1.8.1, EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1, EN 61000-4.3:2006.  Spectrum  (Art. 3(2)): EN 300 328 V1.8.1(2006-10).

Bluetooth  |  Safety  EN 60950-1:2006+A11:2009+A1:2010+A12:2011.  EMC  (Art. 3(1)(a)): EN 301 489-17 V2.1.1 (2009-05), EN 61000-4-3: 2006.  Spectrum  (Art. 3(2)): EN 300 328 V1.8.1.


FCC:

Wi-Fi 15.247: 2010  Bluetooth  15.107(a), 15.109, 15.207, 15.209(a), 15.247.


IC:

Wi-Fi  |  RSS-210 Issue 8, 2010.  RSS-GEN Issue 2, 2007.

Bluetooth  |  RSS-210 A8.1(a), A8.1(b), A8.1(d), A8.4(2), A8.5.

Bluetooth Low Energy  |  RSS-210 A8.2(a), A8.2(b), A8.4(4), A8.5.  RSS-GEN 4.61, 4.62, 4.63, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 6.1, 7.2.4


ETL:

Conforms to UL std. 60950-1.  Certified to CSA C22.2 No 60950-1.

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Installation

The following is the installation process to connect the iCon to the user's mobile device.

Part I: Downloading the Mobile App

1. Search "iConDimmer" in the App Store (for Apple devices) and the Play Store (for Android devices).

2. Download "iConDimmer" onto the mobile device.


Notice: If mobile device is blocking installation of the application, then mobile device settings will need to be changed to enable "Unknown Sources".  This setting can often be found in the Lock Screen or Security section of the mobile device settings.

Part II: Network Setup Process

1. Connect the supplied AC-DC adapter into the 5V input jack.  The green light on the iCon will appear, indicating that the device is powered.

If this is the first time setting up, the iCon will pause in about 1 minute with both orange and green lights activated.  When this occurs, the device is in stand-by mode with its Bluetooth turned on, awaiting network configuration from the mobile app.

If the device has already been setup with an existing Wi-Fi network, the device will re-connect automatically on its own and halt with only the green light activated within about 3 minutes.


2. Ensure that the mobile device is connected to the designated Wi-Fi network and that Bluetooth is enabled.  Run the app.


3. From the Login screen, select SETUP to go to the Network Setup screen.


4. Choose either Static IP or Dynamic IP.  In most cases, Dynamic IP would be the ideal setting.


5. Select "Yes" when attempting to establish Bluetooth connection with the iCon.


6. Once connected, the Dynamic IP Setup screen appears with the iCon's MAC ADDRESS shown at the top (e.g. 00:07:80:XX:XX:XX)

Enter a login name and login password.  This will be the user's login credentials whenever the app is opened.

Enter the Wi-Fi network password into the third box.  Ensure that the title at the top of the third box is the name of the desired Wi-Fi network.  Hide or show the password on the screen while inputting the password.


7. Once all three items are inputted, select SETUP.  Both green and orange lights will remained activated throughout this process.


Once the network setup is complete and the iCon is ready, the orange light will turn off and only the green light will remain activated.   The app will automatically return to the Login screen.


Bluetooth Low Energy Dimmer

Notice: The dimmer can only operate with 0-10V dimmable LED drivers.  PWM dimming is not supported.

Specs

Bluetooth v4.0 (2)

Input Voltage 100-375VAC, 50-60Hz

Output Voltage 0-10VDC

Operating Temperature -30C to +70C

Wire UL1015 18AWG, stranded

Certifications

R&TTE:

Safety  EN 60950-1: 2006+A11:2009+A1:2010+A12:2011  EMC  (Art. 3(1)(a)): EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2, EN 301-489-17 V2.2.1, EN 61000-4-3:2006  Spectrum  (Art. 3(2)): EN 300 328 V1.9.1


FCC: 15.247:2012  IC: RSS-210, Issue 8, 2010.  RSS-GEN, Issue 3, 2010  ETL:  Conforms to UL std. 60950-1.  Certified to CSA C22.2 No, 60950-1

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Installation

The following is the installation process of connecting the BLE Dimmer to its corresponding lighting fixture.

DANGER: RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.  DISCONNECT ALL SOURCES OF SUPPLY BEFORE SERVICING.

1.  Connect BLACK wire to the LINE input of the LED driver.  LINE is also the line of the main AC power.
2.  Connect WHITE wire to the NEUTRAL input of the LED driver.
3.  Connect the green DIM+ wire to the DIM+ input of the LED driver.
4.  Connect the grey DIM- wire to the DIM- input of the LED driver.
5.  Position and secure BLE Dimmer near lighting fixture.

Mobile App

Installation

Downloading the Mobile App.

1.  Search "iConDimmer" in the App store (for Apple devices) or in the Play Store (for Android devices).

2.  Download the "iConDimmer" app onto the mobile device.

Notice:  If mobile device is blocking installation of the application, the mobile device settings will need to be changed to enabled "Unknown Sources".  This setting can often be found in the Lock Screen or Security section of the mobile device settings.

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Login Screen

The Login screen is the first screen that the user will be presented with upon opening the mobile app.  From this screen, the user can enter their login credentials or setup a new network.

To log in to user account:

1.  Type in the correct Login Name and Login Password into the respective input fields.

2.  Choose either Local or Remote access.

Local: Access through the designated Wi-Fi network – user must be within range of Wi-Fi router to successfully connect locally.

Remote: Access through the cloud server – user does not need to be within range of Wi-Fi router to successfully connect.

Network Setup Process

1. Connect the supplied AC-DC adapter into the 5V input jack.  The green light on the iCon will appear, indicating that the device is powered.

If this is the first time setting up, the iCon will pause in about 1 minute with both orange and green lights activated.  When this occurs, the device is in stand-by mode with its Bluetooth turned on, awaiting network configuration from the mobile app.

If the device has already been setup with an existing Wi-Fi network, the device will re-connect automatically on its own and halt with only the green light activated within about 3 minutes.


2. Ensure that the mobile device is connected to the designated Wi-Fi network and that Bluetooth is enabled.  Run the app.


3. From the Login screen, select SETUP to go to the Network Setup screen.


4. Choose either Static IP or Dynamic IP.  In most cases, Dynamic IP would be the ideal setting.


5. Select "Yes" when attempting to establish Bluetooth connection with the iCon.


6. Once connected, the Dynamic IP Setup screen appears with the iCon's MAC ADDRESS shown at the top (e.g. 00:07:80:XX:XX:XX)

Enter a login name and login password.  This will be the user's login credentials whenever the app is opened.

Enter the Wi-Fi network password into the third box. Ensure that the title at the top of the third box is the name of the desired Wi-Fi network. Hide or show the password on the screen while inputting the password.


7. Once all three items are inputted, select SETUP.  Both green and orange lights will remained activated throughout this process.


Once the network setup is complete and the iCon is ready, the orange light will turn off and only the green light will remain activated.   The app will automatically return to the Login screen.


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The iCon Menu

The iCon Menu screen is the main screen of the mobile app.  From this screen, the user will be able to navigate the app by accessing other screens.

Top Left: Lightbulb – Dimmer Control screen
Top Right: Wrench – Zone Setup screen
Bottom Left: Exclamation Mark – Factory Erase screen
Bottom Right: Clock – Zone Alarms screen

Zone Setup Screen

On the Zone Setup screen, the user will be able to manage the network of zones by creating and deleting zones.

1.  To begin creating a zone, ensure that all dimmers associated with the zone intended to be created are turned on.  All dimmers not intended to be associated with this new zone must be powered off.
2.  Once completed, begin typing the zone name into the "Enter Zone Name" field at the top of the screen.  Select the ✙ button to create the new zone.
3. Once the iCon has retrieved all information for the new zone, the lights of the new zone will repeatedly turn on and off for about 5 seconds.  The dimmer will then set the lights of the new zone to maximum (100%) brightness.  The zone is now successfully programmed.

1.  To add a new light to an existing zone, first ensure that the dimmer of the new light and lights in the existing zone are powered on.  All other lights should be powered off.
2.  Select the sync button (talking face icon) that corresponds with the zone you intend to add the new light to.  This will now re-create the zone with the new light included.

1.  To delete an existing zone, simply select the x button that corresponds with the intended zone.

Dimmer Control Screen

On the Dimmer Control screen, the user will be able to adjust the brightness of each individual zone in the network.  Each zone has an individual slider that can be adjusted from 0% to 100% brightness.

1.  To adjust the brightness of a zone, simply hold and drag the end of the slider left or right to decrease or increase brightness.

Zone Alarms Screen

On the Zone Alarms screen, the user will be able to schedule when certain zones will be powered on and off and adjust the brightness of each zone at any given time.  Alarms can be set by the minute for any day of the week.

This screen displays all the different zones in the network.  When a zone is selected, any alarms set for that zone will drop down and be displayed.

1.  To set the real-time clock for the iCon, select the Set Time button at the bottom of the screen.
2. Set the real-time clock by adjusting the dials.  Select "Done" when finished.  This set time will save into the iCon and will continue to run, even when main power is not connected.  However, if the main power is disconnected for more than 24 hours at the end of the month, it is highly recommended that the real-time clock is re-set in order to avoid missing days due to the month rollover.

1.  To set an alarm, first select the zone to add an alarm to.  Once selected, press the ✙ button at the top-right of the screen.
2.  The Alarm Setup screen, will appear where various settings can be adjusted.

A. Set the name of the alarm under Alarm Name.
B. Set which days of the week the alarm should be active.
C. Set the start/end time of the alarm.
D. Set the start/end brightness of the alarm.

Once finished, select "Save" at the bottom of the screen.  This will activate the alarm.

1. To activate or deactivate an existing alarm, find the alarm on the Zone Alarms screen and select either "ON" or "OFF" on the ON/OFF switch.

1.  To delete an existing alarm, simply select the x button that corresponds with the intended alarm.

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Other Functions

The following are a few other functions that may need to be used for various situations.

To erase the Wi-Fi settings stored in the iCon:


1.  Power off the iCon, then power it back on.  The green light will activate, which indicates that the iCon is powered on.

2.  In about 30 seconds, the orange light will flash.  Flashing will last about 3 seconds.  Within these 3 seconds, the user can reset the WiFi setting by holding down the erase button until both orange and green lights begin to flash simultaneously.

3.  Once these lights begin to flash, the user can release the erase button.  Wi-Fi settings are now erased.

To put entire network back into factory settings:


1.  On the iCon Menu screen, select the wrench icon at the top-right to go to the Zone Setup screen.

2.  In the "Enter Zone Name" field, input 4 pound symbols as follows: "####"

3.  All dimmers that are in operation, regardless of their respective zones, will have all memory erased.  Dimmers are not reset to factory settings.


There may be instances where the user wants to relocate an already programmed dimmer from one zone to another.  In order to do this, the user must reset the dimmer by erasing the zone setting stored in that dimmer before relocating.  To erase the zone setting stored in a dimmer, follow these steps:

1.  On the iCon Menu screen, select the exclamation mark icon at the bottom-left to go to the Factory Erase screen.
2.  After reading the warning mesage that pops up, select "Yes".
3.  When asked if the user would like to "Turn on light connectability", select "Yes".
4.  Power on the lights and select "Scan".  Note that the user has 10 seconds to scan; After the 10 second frame, the lights will not be detectable.  If the 10 second frame is missed, the user must power cycle the lights and restart the process.
5.  A list of lights will be displayed on the screen with their corresponding Receive Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) number on the right.  Move the dimmer directly next to the dimmer that needs to be reset.  The RSSI value for the correct dimmer should be the highest value; typically around -40.   Note: RSSI values are negative, and therefore the highest value is the one that will be closest to zero.
6.  Select the dimmer with the highest value.  A pop-up screen will appear, reading "Proceed with light that dimmed/turned off?".  Ensure that the light the user is connected to flashes.  If it does, select "Yes" to begin erasing.  If it does not, try again.
7.  A message reading "Task Complete" will appear when the dimmer is successfully erased.  The light should repeatedly flash once the dimmer is erased.  The dimmer can now be relocated.

Network Range

Network range can be greatly affected by a number of factors, such as physical obstacles, radio interference and even elevation above ground.  In order to achieve the optimal radio coverage, at least one dimmer in a zone has to be within 150 feet within the light of sight from the iCon.  Furthermore, the antenna inside the dimmer has less attenuation if a dimmer is at least 5 feet above the ground.  In addition, in a multiple dimmer system, the distance between each dimmer within a zone must be within 50 feet line of sight.

In situations in which a zone is out-of-range of the iCon and is also located behind another zone, multiple "dummy" dimmers can be used as "repeaters" to bridge the signal over from the iCon to the out-of-range zone.  Connect only AC power to each dimmer and place them approximately 50 feet apart from each other until reaching the desired zone location.

Notice: The unused DIM+ and DIM- wire must be capper properly to avoid short circuiting.
Note: All devices must be at least 5' above the ground.  LoS meaning Light of Sight.

Limited Warranty

Subject to provisions described below, this Amptek product is protected for one (1) years against defects in material and workmanship.


Should a product fail to perform as described within the warranted period, it will be repaired or replaced with the same or functonally equivalent product by Amptek, at its discretion, free of charge provided you: (1) return the failed product to Amptek with shipping charge prepaid, and (2) provide Amptek with proof of the original date of purchase.  Repaired or replacement products will be returned to you with shipping charges prepaid.


Replacement products may be refurbished or contain refurbished materials.  If Amptek, by its sole determination, is unable to repair or replace the defective product, it will refund the depreciated purchase price of the product.


This warranty does not apply if, in the judgment of Amptek, the product fails due to (1) damage from shipment, handling, or storage, (2) neglect, fire, water, lightning, or other acts of nature, (3) accident, abuse, or misuse, (4) if it has been used ot maintained in a manner not conforming to product manual instructions, (5) has been modified in any way, or (6) normal wear and tear.  Repair or attempted repair by anyone other than Amptek or an authorized agent will void this warranty.  The maximum liability of Amptek under this warranty is limited to the purchase price of the product covered by the warranty.


Prior to returning any defective product, the end customer or the reseller from whom the end customer originally purchased the product must obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number from Amptek.  All defective products should be returned to Amptek with shipping charges prepaid.  Amptek will not accept collect shipments.


Except as specifically provided in this agreement or as required by law, the warranties and remedies stated above are exclusive and in lieu of all thers, oral or written, express or implied.  Any and all ther warranties, including implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of third part rights are expressly excluded.  Amptek shall not under any circumstances be liable to any person for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages, including without limitation, damages resulting from use of malfunction of the products, loss of profits or revenues or costs of replacement goods, even if Amptek is informed in advance of the possibility of such damages.

Disclaimer


Amptek reserves the right to make changes to its products and to discontinue products without notice.  All information an dother reference information included herein is provided as-is.  Amptek makes no warranties with respect to this information and disclaims any implied warranted of merchantability of non-infringement of third-party intellectual property rights.


Amptek cannot assume responsibility for use of any circuitry other than circuitry entirely emboided in an Amptek product.


Amptek products are typically use in places where high voltages are present during operation.  High-voltage safety precautions should be observed in design and operation to minimize the change of injury.  Certain applications may involve potential risks of death, personal injury, or severe property or environmental damage.  Inclusion of Amptek products in such applications is understood to be fully at the risk of the customers.

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