Our customer has the choice: wired or wireless communication between the free@home devices.
Wired: The cable can be fed through the same duct as the power cable and is very flexible in installations – all combinations of linear, tree and star wiring configurations are allowed. A KNX-certified bus cable (J-Y(ST)Y 2x2x0.8) is recommended to be used.
Wireless: The wireless devices of ABB-free@home provide the same level of functionality as the wired ones without the necessity of connecting a bus cable – because the communication takes place via radio frequency – only a mains power supply is required.
The commissioning of all components is conducted through the same proven interfaces – either through an ordinary web browser or the ABB-free@home App. The possibilities remain unchanged. Wired and wireless devices can easily be part of time programs and be operated via voice commands or remotely through MyBuildings portal. With ABB-free@home® up to 150 wired or wireless participants (devices) can be installed in one system, excluding the power supply. Each participant in ABB-free@home® has a unique address which is detected by the System Access Point, the heart of the system. A participant can have multiple channels but is still counted as one participant e.g. Switch Actuator 4 gang.