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Dimmer switch

For on/off light switching with dimming capability, the dimmer switch offers integrated dimming control for your standard household lighting. LEDs on the rocker paddle show you the brightness level at a glance for greater convenience.

Features

 

  • Five green LEDs on rocker paddle light when switch is in the on position to indicate brightness level. 
  • LED backlight assists with locating the dimmer switch in the dark.
  • Binary input allows for connection of a mechanical switch for three-way applications with light control from multiple locations.
  • Available in white and light almond colors to compliment any home décor.
  • Fits in standard decorator-style wall plates.
  • Two-wire version dims up to 300-watt incandescent lamps or up to 150-watt LED lamps (no neutral wire required).
  • Three-wire version dims up to 600-watt incandescent lamps or up to 150-watt LED lamps (neutral wire is required).

 

Advanced features available with ABB-free@home™ system integration


When integrated into the ABB-free@home smart home system, the dimmer switch can be programmed as a remote to control other ABB-free@home devices. The rocker paddle can be programmed as a keypad controlled with the upper and lower rocker functions.

With ABB-free@home integration, you can configure the dimmer switch to work with a motion detector and automatically switch off after a specified period of inactivity for energy savings. You can also set the maximum and minimum brightness levels to which the switch will dim and set the brightness of the LEDs for day and night or disable the LEDs altogether.

 

Specifications

 

  • 15-amp loads
  • Connection:
    • DS-3.1: No neutral wire required
    • DS-6.1: Neutral wire required
  • One potential input: 120 V AC, 60 Hz expected
  • DS-3.1 output power per device:
Load type  Watts 
 Incandescent or halogen lamp 300 
 Magnetic low-voltage (MLV) transformer  Not supported
 Electronic low-voltage (ELV) transformer  200
 Compact fluorescent lamp (CFL)  150
 LED (max. 20 lamps)  150
 Fan or motor  Not supported

  • DS-6.1 output power per device:
Load type   watts
 Incandescent or halogen lamp  600*
 Magnetic low-voltage (MLV) transformer  600*
 Electronic low-voltage (ELV) transformer  600
 Compact fluorescent lamp (CFL)  150
 LED (max. 20 lamps)  150
 Fan or motor  Not supported



* If three dimmer switches are mounted next to one another in a three-gang installation, the maximum output power per device will be reduced to 550 watts.

For light switching without dimming functionality, please see our light switch.

 

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