The DALI Gateway forms the interface between a KNX installation and a digital DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) lighting system.
The DALI Gateway allows the switching and dimming of a maximum of 64 lights with a DALI operating device (e.g. electronic ballast). Up to 6 different addressing types of the DALI Gateway allow group-orientated and individual address control of DALI lights via KNX telegrams. This allows the integration of room-specific lighting control, for example, of open-plan offices, multipurpose spaces, production facilities, training and presentation rooms or showcases into the higher-level KNX building management.
Depending on the configuration, up to 32 independent DALI groups are available for group addressing. For alternative control, these can be supplemented with 64 individually-addressable DALI device channels, as necessary. Optionally, master control of all connected DALI components is possible (broadcast). This means that there is no need to commission DALI, so that lighting systems with few functions can be started quickly and easily (simplified configuration without DALI commissioning).
The DALI Gateway is supplied via the mains voltage connection and makes the DALI system voltage (typ. DC 16 V) available. The device is designed for mounting on DIN rails.