The ekinex® bus devices of the TP family are networked with a bus cable shielded and twisted. You can use cables with one or two pairs of wires (for instance YCYM 1x2x0,8mm or YCYM 2x2x0,8mm). Conventionally the red wire is connected to the positive (+) polarity, the black wire to the negative (-) polarity. In order to ensure a safe communication among the bus devices use always a KNX cable.
All ekinex® bus devices are equipped as standard with a KNX terminal block. The terminal block and the bus cable are part of a unique concept of quick and error-free connection: the cable has rigid conductors and the terminal block spring contacts (instead of screws); in addition the terminal block is codified with the same colors (black/red) as the conductors. The bare conductor is simply inserted into the spring cage and is automatically locked.
Yes, you can lay the two cables in the same wall duct as long as it is kept the cable insulation. If the insulation of the bus cable is removed, it is necessary to observe a minimum distance of 4 mm between the bus conductors and the power cable 230Vac.
It is advisable to install additional wall boxes at the points where you plan to have end devices to be controlled or bus sensors; to lay the KNX bus cable reaching all points of control and derivation; to install distribution boards with enough space (estimated number of modular units) for bus devices for mounting rail according to EN 60715.
Simple answers to questions which may not be clear to everyone, like for instance “What does Home & Building automation actually mean”, “How can it help me spare”, “What does it allow me to achieve”.
Discovering the KNX international standard, a system open to virtually all applications that home and building automation requires for the buildings of tomorrow.
Ekinex is the new way for home and building automation systems on the base of KNX standard. We combine quality, security and Made in Italy design.
BIM stands for Building Information Modeling and indicates a methodology aimed at optimizing and managing the design and construction of a building.
Ekinex devices can be configured and commissioned wiht the ETS software tool, available at the KNX online shop, together with the ekinex product database.
All Ekinex products and KNX standard are compliant with international and European regulations about quality, performance and safety conditions.
The following are some FAQs (frequently asked questions) about KNX products, collected upon recurrent questions that customer asked us.