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RC4 Series 3 RDM (Remote Device Management)

 RC4 LumenDim devices provide full wireless RDM support using Lumen Radio CRMX.
If you need wireless RDM, use RC4 LumenDim wireless dimmers with a Lumen Radio wireless DMX system.

RC4 W-DIM devices are normally delivered without wireless RDM support.
Contact Wireless Solution and RC4 Wireless for further information about wireless RDM with W-DMX systems.

RC4Magic systems do not provide wireless RDM.  Extensive wired RDM functionality is provided.

 

All RC4 Series 3 dimmers provide extensive RDM (remote device management) functionality, an important part of RC4 Series 3 Harmonized Design.  This RDM implementation consists of a Root Device and multiple Sub-devices as defined in the RDM specification.

Root Device

The RC4 Series 3 Root Device encapsulates various sensors built into every Series 3 device for measuring and reporting power supply voltage, internal temperature, and total load current as the sum of all individual dimmer load currents.

Supported Root Device PIDs

PID Get Set
E120_DISC_UNIQUE_BRANCH
E120_DISC_MUTE
E120_DISC_UN_MUTE
E120_SUPPORTED_PARAMETERS
E120_DEVICE_INFO
E120_SOFTWARE_VERSION_LABEL
E120_IDENTIFY_DEVICE
E120_PRODUCT_DETAIL_ID_LIST
E120_DEVICE_MODEL_DESCRIPTION
E120_MANUFACTURER_LABEL
E120_DEVICE_LABEL
E120_SENSOR_DEFINITION
E120_SENSOR_VALUE
E120_FACTORY_DEFAULTS  ●
E120_RESET_DEVICE  ●

SubDevices

Each dimmer within an RC4 Series 3 device appears as an RDM sub-device.  Thus, devices with 2 dimmers are 2 sub-devices, 3 dimmers are 3 sub-devices, and 4 dimmers are 4 sub-devices.

Each sub-device supports RDM configuration of various dimmer parameters, including DMX channel, dimmer curve, PWM frequency, and RC4 Digital Persistence response time.

For high-power Series 3 devices with individual load current monitoring for each dimmer, each sub-device also serves data for one individual load current sensor.

Supported SubDevice PIDs

PID Get Set
E120_SUPPORTED_PARAMETERS
E120_DEVICE_INFO
E120_SOFTWARE_VERSION_LABEL
E120_IDENTIFY_DEVICE
E120_DEVICE_LABEL
E120_SENSOR_DEFINITION   *
E120_SENSOR_VALUE  *
E120_DMX_START_ADDRESS
E137_1_CURVE
E137_1_CURVE_DESCRIPTION
E137_1_OUTPUT_RESPONSE_TIME
E137_1_OUTPUT_RESPONSE_TIME_DESCRIPTION
E137_1_MODULATION_FREQUENCY
E137_1_MODULATION_FREQUENCY_DESCRIPTION

 

* Subdevice sensor PIDs are supported only on devices with individual load current sensing.  These devices include the RC4Magic DMX4dim-500, LumenDim4, and W-DIM4.