WO2012146719A1 - Operating device for a light-emitting means and adapter for the energy supply thereof - Google Patents

Operating device for a light-emitting means and adapter for the energy supply thereof Download PDF

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WO2012146719A1
WO2012146719A1 PCT/EP2012/057773 EP2012057773W WO2012146719A1 WO 2012146719 A1 WO2012146719 A1 WO 2012146719A1 EP 2012057773 W EP2012057773 W EP 2012057773W WO 2012146719 A1 WO2012146719 A1 WO 2012146719A1
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Karl-Heinz Fenkart
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    • H05B37/0209Controlling the instant of the ignition or of the extinction
    • H05B37/0245Controlling the instant of the ignition or of the extinction by remote-control involving emission and detection units
    • H05B37/0254Controlling the instant of the ignition or of the extinction by remote-control involving emission and detection units linked via data bus transmission

Abstract

The invention relates to an operating device (1a) for a light-emitting means (12). Usually, the operating device (1a) has to be configured after the installation. In order to facilitate the configuration, the connection elements (8, 9) for the energy supply of the operating device as well as the components (BA, KB) that are to be configured and the configuration means (20) are transferred into an adapter (1b) that forms an active external device part, preferably in the form of a plug. The adapter (1b) can be installed physically separated from the operating device (1a), but is connected to the same in a manner that the operating energy and eventually data can be transmitted from the adapter (1b) to the operating device (1a). The physically separated arrangement dispenses with the need to have to configure the operating device on the installation site.

Description

Operating device for a lamp and adapter

the same power supply

Ballasts for lamps, in particular electronic ballasts are usually mounted in luminaires with the lamps on the ceiling the illuminated spaces. After fixing these lights, it is usually not necessary to configure the built usually in control gear.

An example of the configuration of the operating device after installation is described in EP 0433 527 Al. There is described how a plurality of operating devices arranged distributed from a control center via a data bus under a certain address operation are to be controlled. For this purpose a cogiven the operating devices source address is replaced with the appropriate configuration for an address operation after installation.

Configuration can be done in a mechanical way via a provided at the operation unit rotary switches, DIP swich or the like.. However, such a mechanical configuration is difficult. On the one hand, because the operating devices are lights on the ceiling the illuminated spaces (like ladders and.) Only with tools accessible, and secondly because the operating devices are generally equipped with the lamps, which have a closed housing and to configure components therefore are not available or only after opening of the lamp housing. DE 103 29 090 Al discloses a way that in operating devices for light-emitting means having an input for connection of a light sensor, this input can be used to insert a resistor for address coding of the operating device. However, it has shown in practice that, nevertheless, the opening of the lamp housing is required to carry out such addressing or change. Moreover, such a solution increases the space required in the housing, since the resistance within one connector must be arranged, which must then be connected to the terminal for the light sensor.

Also, the distance from the floor to the room ceiling, to which operating devices are installed can be overcome without problem when the lamps and the operating device contained therein are equipped with light detectors, on the one communicating from the ground by transmission of light signals and the operational addresses relevant can transmit. This method is the subject of DE 44 22 215 AI.

In WO 2011/012417 Al a method for allocating an address operation is described an operating device for lamps, which also operates according to the method described above. The light detector is located here on a plug (plug) which is connected to an interface of the operating device. The plug has a controller and is supplied via the interface of the operating device with power. Assigning an address operation is carried out either by a user transmitted optical digital signals to the light detector with a handheld device or by the plug is programmed by the user by means of a computer. The source address can be stored in the controller. This means that the configuration has to be made either from a distance using optical means, or directly at the installation of the operating device.

The object of the invention is based, to provide a way to configure an operating device after installing the lamp without optical aids and not necessarily on site.

The solution is the subject of the independent claims. The dependent claims contain useful embodiments of the invention.

Starting from the method described in WO 2011/012417 AI prior art, the invention resides in a

Operating device for an illuminant,

with an adapter as an external device part,

preferably is formed as a plug, and can be configured manually or by the supply of control signals,

wherein the connecting elements for the power supply of the operating device located at the external device part, and wherein the external device part to the operating device by means of current and / or signal conduit means is connected.

The external devices part in this training

hereinafter referred to as "adapter".

The invention is based on the consideration that the operating unit must be connected via a power supply line to a power source, which is the electricity grid in the rule. The lines of the grid do not usually run where the operating unit must be installed. If the connecting elements for the power supply of the operating device in the external apparatus part, so moved in an adapter to be (which is also the configuration agent), so the adapter can be positioned away from the operating device, namely in a place of either right next is the lines of the power grid, or somewhere between this place and the control gear. In this way, you win - with regard to the positioning of the configuration means - of freedom and is no longer forced to make the configuration of the operating unit at the installation site or using optical aids.

Preferably, the adapter is designed as a plug and assumes the function of an electrical contact as well as an extension of the functionality of the operating device.

The operating unit can storage means for a

Source address and an operating address included. The operating address can so in or on the adapter

located adjusting be configured.

The adjustment means can be formed for example of a rotary switch, a programming resistor or the like..

Another further development may consist in that the operating device is provided with a memory for the source address, and that the adapter has a memory for the operating address. If the operating unit is to be controlled via a data bus, the adapter can be provided with additional connecting elements for connection to the data bus.

A possible alternative to the practical realization of such an adapter can consist in that it is provided with resilient contact arms forming the connecting elements for the power supply.

Another possible alternative is that adapter is designed as a two-part connector with the male part and female part, and wherein this two-part plug is inserted into the power and / or signal conduit means such that one of the two parts with the

Operating device and the other is connected to the associated line of the power grid. At least the serving of the configuration components can be combined in a configuration module of the resilient in a recess of the adapter with

contact terminals is snapped. The invention also relates to a

Lighting unit / lamp comprising a light source and an inventive control gear.

The invention also relates to an illumination system comprising a plurality of lights, wherein the lights are each connected via control lines and at least one lamp having an adapter according to the invention. Embodiments of the invention will be described below with reference to the drawing.

Show it:

Figure 1 is a schematic block diagram of an operating apparatus with a corresponding adapter according to a first embodiment: Figure 2a is a top view of the adapter shown in Figure 1;

2b shows a side view of the adapter shown in Figure 1;

3a shows a top view of a second embodiment of the adapter;

3b shows a side view of the adapter according to the second embodiment.

In Figure 1, a luminous means 12 is shown, which is operated by an operating unit la. The operating unit la generates the necessary for the operation of the luminous means 12 operating voltages and to a voltage generator GE. The voltage generator GE is an electrical circuit for influencing the operation of the luminous means 12th

The operating unit la is connected via current-conducting means 13, 16 and / or signal conduit means 14, 15 with an adapter lb, which can form an active part of the external device operating unit la. The adapter is preferably configured as a plug and contains connecting elements 8 and 9, with which the adapter lb can be connected to the lead wires 2, 3 of the power grid. AC power is lb from the adapter to the operating device via the current-conducting means 13, passed 16th In addition, the adapter lb itself can dine 5 from the AC power or the control lines 4, if it contains active components. The operating device la and the associated lighting means 12 (not shown here) may be arranged within a lamp. The adapter lb can also be arranged within the luminaire or outside the luminaire. Preferably the adapter to the user can be accessed without opening the luminaire is required.

The adapter lb is connected via control lines 4, 5 driven by a (not shown) headquarters. The control panel can be like a touch panel, a button or rotary switch or a control panel. The control lines 4, 5 may be embodied as a wired or non-wired communication means in addition to the lead wires 2, 3 of the power grid. Alternatively, however, the lead wires 2,3 of the power system in addition the function of the control lines 4, take over. 5

The operating unit la comprises a memory for the UA ürsprungsadresse and further comprising a controller CT, which controls the voltage generator GE, and is also responsible for address management.

The operating device la may be associated with an operating address which replaces a stored in a memory of the operating device UA la source address after assembly. The operating address identifies the control gear in conjunction with the installation. However, the operating address can be naturally only given when the operating equipment and means of operating a lamp have been assembled in a particular place. For this, a configuration of the operating unit la is required.

The devices to be configured and the configuration or setting means are located in or on the adapter Ib. They consist of a (rotary) switch 20 and / or a configuration block KB. With the switch 20 a to be deposited in a memory of the adapter BA Ib operating address can be written into the adapter lb. The configuration can also be made by the aforementioned

Configuration block KB is replaced.

Next to the connection elements 8 and 9 for the power supply to the adapter is still lb with additional connection elements 6, 7 is provided, via which a connection with the control lines 4, 5, for example, a data bus may be prepared. The adapter lb transmitted data passes the adapter lb to the operating unit la further, through signal line means 14, 15 or in modulated form via the current-conducting means 13, 16, which is intended for the transmission of operating power. These means of communication KM a, KMb are provided both in the adapter lb as well as in the operating device la that receive the data and also to send.

The data transmitted from a central unit to the operating unit la data can, for example, through the adapter lb of the control lines 4, are looped through to the signal conduit means 14, 15 5, and optionally the adapter Ib may via its communication means KMb additional data on the signal line means 14, 15 on Send the operating unit la. It allows the operating unit la and data via the adapter lb to the control lines 4, 5 post. Additionally, it may be possible that the data transmitted via the signal line means 14, 15 data are not passed to the control lines 4, 5, so that in addition to the communication with the center through the adapter lb (via the control lines 4, 5) separated therefrom communication takes place between the adapter and the appliance lb la.

take place, if a configuration of the adapter lb by the user (for example via the (rotary) switch 20 and / or or the configuration block KB), the adapter may refer this configuration information via the signal line means 14, 15 directly or indirectly or the control of the operating device adjust la via the signal line means 14, 15 according to the configuration information.

Different execution forms are possible. For example, the adapter lb above the (rotary) switch 20 and / or the configuration or block KB, an operating address to be assigned. Depending on this, the adapter can then lb via the control lines 4, 5 evaluate the transferred data. Provided that it recognizes on the basis of the information transmitted with the data service address information that the data is addressed to it, it can forward corresponding control signals to the operating device la or influence the routing of the line current on the current-conducting means 13, 16th It may also be possible that the operating unit la no operating address is assigned, and are used for controlling the operating unit la only by forwarding all relevant for this operating unit la data, the adapter lb forwards only the data with the adapter lb assigned operating address related. Thus, in this case an addressing of the adapter lb, wherein the operating device la need not have operating address is performed.

In a specific embodiment have no signal line means 14, 15 be present, but the operating device la is designed without a separate communication means KM a. In this case, the operating address of the adapter lb of the current supply to the current-conducting means 13, interrupt 16 and thus switch off the operating unit la with a corresponding off command. However, it would also be possible that the adapter lb the predetermined via the switch 20 and / or the configuration or block KB configuration information via the signal line means 14, 15 to the operating unit la forwards (for example, an operating address). The operating device la receives this configuration information and stores it. For example, a holding transferred address in the memory of the operating unit UA la can be stored. but the received configuration information may also be stored in the controller CT. The operating unit la can adapt its communication and / or its behavior according to the received configuration information subsequently.

For example, it can recognize the data on the signal line means 14, 15 transferred business address information based on that data are sent to the control gear and this then process them further (ie receive and adapt its behavior).

A configuration can also mean an adaptation of the behavior of the operating unit in addition to the operating address. For example, via the configuration for the receipt of a control signal or due to detection by a sensor (for example, brightness threshold or presence detection) occupied a predetermined through such a configuration, brightness value and / or set or a predetermined flow behavior (eg. a flow of a sequence of changes in brightness and / or the start of a fluorescent lamp are executed after a predetermined preheating time).

The adapter lb can also read one in the operating unit la (eg. In the controller CT) stored configuration so that when replacing the operating unit la (eg. If defective) transferred the previous configuration of the replaced operating unit to the newly to be connected operating device can be. In this way, a high degree of compatibility can be made possible when switching devices to the user.

As can be seen from the Figures 2a and 2b, the configuration block KB is positioned in a provided recess 13 of the adapter lb, where it is held by spring contacts 12a, through which it is also supplied with voltage, and via which it continues to exchange signals and data , To use the configuration block KB in the recess 13, it is simply snapped into the spring contacts 12a. The connection elements 6 to 9 are constructed as contact spring arms and allow a very simple and fast connection of the adapter to the corresponding lines 2 to 5. The adapter lb is here designed as a plug. The adapter lb is connected via the current-conducting means 13, 16 and optionally also through the signal conduit means 14, 15 with the operating device. This offers the advantage that the customer already can receive lb pre-wired ballast with the adapter, which he must connect with the installation, for example, in a light, only the lead wires 2, 3 of the electricity network and optionally the control lines 4, 5 with the adapter lb , The adapter lb can be designed in such a way as plugs, that the customer can carry out the contacting of the operating device via the adapter lb without risk, particularly if the adapter lb is designed as a safety plug, such as a so-called, Wieland 'plug.

The term plug thereby includes both the embodiment as a female part or male part, thus also the embodiment of the plug is included as a jack.

In the second in Figures 3a and 3b shown embodiment, the adapter is designed as a two-part plug and consists of a male part 100b, and a nut portion 100b. The male part IIb is connected via an electrical line 111b with the 'operating unit la. The nut part 100c is connected via an electrical line 111c with associated line of the power grid. The two lines 111b and 111c are not only used to power the operating unit la and the configuration block KB to the adapter, but also for the transmission of signals and data. In particular, the configuration information is transmitted from the adapter to the operating device la by means of the electric wire 111b.

The male part 100b has pins 108b, 109b, 110b, which correspond to corresponding plug-in recesses 108c, 109c, 110c in the nut part 100c.

The male part 100b has a recess 113 for receiving a configuration block KB, which is snapped into spring contacts 112th

A configuration may here as well as in the example shown in Figures 2a and 2b adapter lb by replacing the configuration block or by pressing (not shown) adjusting elements are made to the same. but it can also be a contact of the adapter to the lead wires 2, 3 of the power grid and, optionally, the control lines 4, 5 by means of cutting or plug-in terminals.

Claims

Claims :
Operating device (la, lb; 100b, 100c) for a
Lighting means (12),
(100c 100b lb), preferably is designed as a plug, with an adapter as an external device part
manually or by the addition of
is positioning signals configurable,
wherein the connecting elements (8, 9; 108b to 110b, 109a to 1009c) for the energy supply of the operating device (la) to the external device part (lb; 100b, 100c) are located,
and wherein the external apparatus part (lb) with the
Operating device (la) by current-conducting means (13, 16) and / or signal conduit means (14, 15; 111b)
connected is.
Control unit (la, lb; 100b, 100c) according to claim 1, wherein the operating device memory means (UA, UB) for a source address and an operating address, and
wherein the external device part (lb; 100b, 100c)
Adjusting means (10) for an operating address
having .
Control unit (la, lb; 100b, 100c) according to claim 2, wherein the operating device comprising a memory (UA) is provided for the origin address
and wherein said external apparatus part (lb; 100b, 100c) having a memory (BA) for the operating address. Control unit (la, lb; 100b, 100c) according to claim 2 or 3
wherein the adjusting means (20) from a
Rotary switch or a programming resistor are formed.
Control unit (la, lb; 100b, 100c) according to any one of the preceding claims,
at the external device part (lb; 100b, 100c)
additional connection elements (6, 7) for the
Compound with control lines (4, 5).
Control unit (la, lb; 100b, 100c) according to any one of the preceding claims,
wherein the external device part (lb; 100b, 100c) has a configuration block (KB), in the spring contacts (12a; 112) can be snapped,
Control unit (la, lb) according to any one of claims 1 b 5,
wherein the external device part (lb)
has resilient contact terminals, which the
Connecting elements (8, 9) form for the power supply.
Operating device according to one of claims 1 to 5, wherein the external device part (100b, 100c) a two-part connector with the male part (100b) and
Nut part (100c), and
wherein the two-part connector (100b, 100c) in the current-conducting means (16, 13) and / or
Signal line means (14, 15; 111b) is inserted such that one of the two parts (100b) with d <operating device (la) and the other with the
is connected to the associated line of the power grid
Adapter (lb; 100b, 100c) for supplying power to an operating device (la) for a luminous means (12) comprising
Connecting elements (8, 9; 1008a to 1008c, 1009a to 1009c) for the energy supply of the
Operating device (la, lb)
a Konfigurierungsbaustein (KB) for the operating unit (la, lb) and
Current-conducting means (13, 16) and / or
Signal line means (14, 15; 111b) for a
Forwarding the power and signal connection via the connecting elements (8, 9; 1008a to 1008c, 1009a to 1009c) to the operating device (la).
10. Adapter (lb; 100b, 100c) according to claim 9
comprising communication means (KMa, KMb),
wherein the communication means (KMa, KMb) additional
Connection elements for an electrical
include connection line via which the adapter (lb) to the operating device (la) is connectable. 11. Adapter (lb; 100b, 100c) according to claim 9 or 10, said adjusting means (20) for a
includes operating address.
12. Adapter (lb; 100b, 100c) according to claim 10
wherein the adjusting means (20) are formed by a rotary switch or a programming resistor.
13. Adapter (lb; 100b, 100c) according to any one of claims 9 to 12, wherein said one accumulator (BA) for a
comprising operating address which is assigned to the operating device (la). 14. Adapter (lb, 100b, 100c) according to any one of claims 9 to 13,
said additional connection elements {6, 7) for connection to control lines (4, 5).
15. Adapter (lb) according to any one of claims 9 to 14,
said
has resilient contact terminals that the connection elements (8, 9) form for the power supply, and further
the configuration block (KB), in addition to the spring contacts (12a) can be snapped.
16. Adapter (100b, 100c) according to any one of claims 9 to 14,
wherein the adapter plug with a two-part
Male part (100b) and the nut part (100c), and wherein the two-part connector (100b, 100c) in the current-conducting means (13, 16) and / or
Signal line means (14, 15; 111b, 111c) is inserted, such that the one of the two parts (100b) to the operating device (la) and the other is connected to the associated line of the power grid.
17. Lighting unit comprising a light emitting means (12) and an operating device (la, lb; 100b, 100c) according to any one of claims 1 to. 8
18. Lighting system comprising a plurality of lights,
wherein the lamps respectively, via control lines (4, 5) are connected and at least a lamp 9 to 16 comprises an adapter according to one of the claims,
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