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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

PIDGetSet
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

PIDGetSet
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.