The devices belong to the lowest level in a digitalSTROM system. Devices are always located in a room, but can also be assigned to an area that is located in a room. Groups can contain different devices that are not necessarily in the same room.
A simple housing structure can therefore consist of rooms, areas and groups as shown below, which are each controlled by push-buttons (R1-2, B1-4, G1) R stands for room push-button, B stands for area push-button and G stands for group push-button.
Areas are always within a room and contain different devices. Thus, the room can be divided, for example, in areas such as reading, TV, rest and sofa. All these areas are in the same room. And you have the opportunity to control your light in large rooms just in the desired corners via a area push-button.
A maximum of four areas can be formed in one room.
By simply clicking on the area push-button, only the area in which the push-button is located, is being switched on or off. However, a double, triple or quadruple click addresses the entire room, triggering mood scenes 2 - 4.
An area push-button can also switch off all other areas in a room. First switch off the area, in When the area is deactivated, another click of the area push-button for a duration of 1 second seconds results in switching off all areas within this room. If you keep the push-button pressed for 3 seconds, all deviced in this room are being switched off, eg. adapter plugs.
Attention: If an area has been switched on via an area push-button and then the entire room was switched on via the room push-button and subsequently the room push-button is used to switch off the entire room, you have to press the area push-button twice to restart the area. This is because although hyou have turned off the ight throughout the room, the area in the system is still considered turned on even thought the light has already been turned off using the room push-button.
Area push-button features
|Switch area on/off
|Call up mood scene 2 in room
|Call up mood scene 3 in room
|Call up mood scene 4 in room
|Keep pressed when area is "ON"
|Keep pressed for 1 s when area is "OFF"
|Keep pressed for 3 s when area is "OFF"
Rooms include devices, these can be divided into areas as described above or directly be assigned to a room, as shown in the image below.
A room push-button always activates / deactivates the entire room. You can store mood scenes 1 - 4 and configure them individually.
When a room is switched off, all areas are switched off, even if they have been switched on via the area push-buttons. If this is the case, the next time it is switched on, a double click is required via the area push-button.
If you also want to switch off all devices linked to digitalSTROM (eg. TB boxes) within a room, click the room push-button again after the room was switched off and keep it pressed for 3 seconds. This causes the function "deep off" to be activated.
Room push-button features
|Mood scene 1 in room
|Mood scene 2 in room
|Mood scene 3 in room
|Mood scene 4 in room
|Keep pressed while light is "ON"
|Keep pressed for 3 s when switching room "OFF"
Groups can be room-spanning and thus consist of devices in different rooms and areas. To control a group via a push-button, you must assign this push-button to this group in the digitalSTROM configurator.
Groups can be made up of different devices, but you can only include devices of the same type (colour groups), such as light (yellow) or shading (grey).
With the push-button that has been assigned to a group, the group can be switched on and off. Furthermore, mood scenes can be called up. The mood scenes of each device within this group is activated. However, no additional settings need to be defined; the settings defined in the room or in "activities" are used since all mood scenes are already stored in the digitalSTROM terminal blocks.
Group push-button features
|Calliing up mood scene 2
|Calling up mood scene 3
|Calling up mood scene 4
|Keep pressed when group is "ON"
|Keep pressed for 3 s when switching group "OFF"
|Deep off in all rooms within this group