Can an extractor hood be controlled in accordance with the regulation on firing plants using Free-control®?
Yes, instructions can be found under “Practical Tips” in the Free-control® section.
Does the Free-control® Software support 64-bit operating systems?
No, the free-control software can only run on 32-bit operating systems. Installation and configuration within a virtual machine are possible however.
What is the power consumption of the 2 channel receiver/shutters 8080.0202.8?
The 2-channel receiver/shutters 8080.0202.8 has an active power of approx. 1.5W.
What transmitters can I use to control a Free-control receiver with dimming function?
With all the FC wall switches and FC hand transmitters, a receiver with dimming function can be used for ON/OFF/dimming functions. FC motion detectors and FC timers can only be ON/OFF. FC smoke detectors, gas detectors, heat detectors and alarm control panels can only be switched on by a programmed dim receiver.
What is the power consumption of the receiver with button/time function 8080.0402.0?
The receiver with button/time function has an active power of approx. 1.1W.
What are the dimensions of the Free-control UP receiver?
The dimensions are L4 6mm x B4 7mm x H26mm
What is the power consumptions of a radio adapter with switching function 2921.0102.0?
The active power is approximately 1.1W.
I can only switch the free control dimmer on and off but annot dim. What might be the problem?
During the programming process, two buttons on the remote control or wall switch were probably pressed. In two button mode, it can only switch ON with one button and OFF with the other. Dimming only works in “1-button mode”. Solution: Reset device. Press the PROG key and hold for at least 10s. Re-programme the transmitter with just one button.
If a wall switch is to be switched and dimmed with both buttons, the process is to be repeated with the second button. The distribution to two separate programming processes results in “double 1-button mode”. Both buttons can now be used to dim.
What is the power consumption of the 2 wire receiver 8080.0302.9?
The 2 wire receiver 8080.0302.9 has an active power of approx. 0.5W.
With which UP switch programmes is Free-control compatible?
We offer radio wall switches in Paris arctic white, Europe arctic white, standard cream (suitable for B+J DURO 2000) and standard alpine white (suitable for B+J Reflex Si) designs.
Which Free-control receiver do I need for LED lights?
LEDs can only be switched directly using 3-wire receivers. These are as follows: – Receiver 1channel 3-wire 8080.0102.7 – Receiver with button/time function 8080.0402.0 – Receiver 2 channel 8080.0202.8 8115.0002.1 lamp socket 8115.0002.1 – radio adapter 2921.0102.9.
Which Free-control receiver do I need for fluorescent lamps?
Fluorescent lamps can only be switched directly using 3-wire devices. These are as follows: – Receiver 1channel 3-wire 8080.0102.7 – Receiver with button/time function 8080.0402.0 – Receiver 2 channel 8080.0202.8 8115.0002.1 lamp socket 8115.0002.1 – radio adapter 2921.0102.9.
How can I install a radio wall switch?
The radio wall switch can be stuck to the wall, screwed onto the wall or secured to a flush-mounted switch box. The necessary mounting material is enclosed in each package.
Di I need special programming knowledge to be able to programme the radio products?
No, the system is very simple and can be set up without any special programming knowledge. Simply press the “PROG” button on the receiver and then the button on the desired transmitter with the enclosed programming pin. That’s all. The system learns independently.
Are the products compatible with each other?
Yes, all current Free-control products of the current generation can be combined with each other. This means that all Free control senders can be combined with all Free-control receivers. This provides you with a very high degree of flexibility.
The exception to this is generation 1:
Generation 1 was produced up to 2006. This in turn is not compatible with the current generation. The difference is easy to identify.
The Free control-logo for the first generation had a circle around the logo. For generation 2, the Free-control lettering has three radio waves.
Only devices with the same logo on the product are compatible.
I would like to dim my light and have an electronic ballast at home. Is this possible?
You can also dim electronic ballasts using a Free-control radio receiver with dimming function. Our service department has a list of the ballasts tested by us and rated as good. Simply call the service number: 0618 8-40-417 and we will be happy to help you.
What must I do to replace my existing light switch with a radio wall switch?
Simply remove the conventional wall switch. Use the 2-wire radio receiver (8080.0302.9) and connect the two wires to the radio receiver. Then you only need to programme the radio wall switch to the radio receiver. Proceed as described in the operating instructions. And the installation is finished. This will only take you a few minutes. And all this without any dirt or additional expense.
I already have radio devices at home, but not Free-control. Can I also use a third-party device?
This is not possible. Free-control is a unique system that provides you with many advantages and benefits. In order to protect your Free-control installation against being randomly accessed by other systems, we have a transmission code that is unique worldwide. This makes the Free-control system extremely reliable and safe.
What happens if I insert the batteries with the wrong polarity?
No worries. Nothing will happen. Normally an incorrect battery polarity is not possible due to existing mechanical measures. If this should occur, then the electronics detect the polarity reversal and switch off. The devices will not be broken.
How long do the batteries last for and when should I replace the batteries?
The battery life is approximately 1.5 years at an average of 20 radio transmissions per day. We recommend replacing the batteries every year.
How many radio transmitters can I "connect" to a receiver?
Each receiver has an internal storage capacity for programming up to 16 transmitters. These can be wall switches, motion detectors, hand-held transmitters or alarms.
Can I also programme additional transmitters to a receiver at a later time?
Yes, you can of course programme additional transmitters to the receiver at any time. The previously programmed devices remain saved and are not deleted.
Can I also connect the alarms to each other as desired?
Yes, all alarms can be connected to each other via radio link. Thus, a water alarm can sound the smoke alarm or the gas alarm.
Is the supply voltage of the radio transmitter dangerous to children?
No. The radio transmitters are supplied with battery voltage. This voltage is not dangerous to children. Therefore, these devices can be operated safely by children. Please ensure that the children do not place small parts including the batteries in their mouth and swallow them.
Why should the batteries in the alarms be replaced?
The devices have a special battery saving mode. The life of the battery is about 1.5 years. For your own safety, we recommend replacing the battery after one year. Our tip: Use the alarm station as well and programme your alarms to the alarm station. As soon as the alarm loses battery power, a “low battery” message is sent to the alarm station and you will see from a glowing LED that the battery should be replaced as soon as possible.
Can my neighbour also turn my light on and off?
This is almost impossible. The Free-control system has more than 65,000 different codes which are assigned consecutively. This ensures a very high level of security against unauthorised operation.
Where can I install the radio receiver?
The receiver in adapter form need only be plugged into the shockproof socket, the light receiver must simply be screwed into an E27 lamp socket. The flush-mounted receiver can be installed in UP switch boxes, UP distribution boxes, in the lamp canopy or on the DIN rail of distribution boards using the mounting clip.
What happens if I cause a short-circuit? will the radio receiver be broken?
Not normally. The radio dimmers are fitted with fuses, which usually turn off in the case of an overload or short circuit. Other devices are protected by their circuit breakers. Please be sure to use the correct circuit breaker for your house installation.
Can I also delete single transmitters from the receiver’s memory?
This is not possible. You can only delete all programmed transmitters at once. Use the enclosed programming pin to do so. Press the “PROG” button for longer than 10 seconds. If the memory has been deleted, the LED flashes, indicating successful deletion.
Can I leave my old switch and install additional radio technology?
This is only possible in the case of button switches. There, you can select the radio receiver button for the existing current surge relay in parallel. You can then use the existing wired buttons and turn the light on and off using the additionally installed radio wall switch.
Do I need to re-program the receiver if there is a power-failure?
No. The programming is retained even after a power failure for an unlimited period of time and does not have to be repeated.
Can I use the phone dialler to send a message worldwide?
No problem. You only need a landline connection to connect the phone dialler. Then speak your own text into the device and enter the desired telephone number, which is to be dialled in the event of an alarm. You don’t have to do anything else.
What range does Free-control offer me?
The open-field range is approximately 150. Within a normal single-family house, two floors can easily be accessed. Of course, the achievable transmission range is affected by structural conditions and environmental influences. Therefore, we recommend testing the transmission path before installing.
How many alarms can i connect to each other?
Up to 32 alarms can be connected to each other via radio link.
I already switch lights using my radio wall switch. But I would like to make it a toggle switch?
This is quite easy. Programme the additional radio wall switch to the existing radio receiver. You have then assigned two wireless wall switches to one radio receiver. All you have to decide then is where to install the second wireless wall switch. And the toggle installation is finished.
Another tip: If you would like further on and off options, simply programme more wireless wall switches to the receiver, making a toggle switch into an intermediate switch circuit. Furthermore: It could not be simpler, and all without any dirt or effort. This procedure only takes a few minutes.
What can I do with the radio timer?
All radio receivers can be switched using this. You can open and close your shutters or extend or retract your awning using a timer. Furthermore, this timer can be used to simulate presence. This means that, during your absence the lights switch on and off at different times and the shutters open or close. Exactly as you please. Any burglars will think that the house or apartment is inhabited.
Can I also use the devices at low temperature?
Yes, the devices can be operated to a minimum temperature of -10 degrees Celsius. Please note that sub-zero temperatures can reduce the radio range and battery life.
What benefits does the transmission frequency of 868 MHz offer me?
In particular, the frequency is distinguished by low interference and high transmission security. Cheap products usually work in the 433 MHz range.
How many radio receivers can I control with one radio transmitter?
Theoretically, you can control an unlimited number of radio receivers within the transmission range. The radio signal is received by all radio receivers at the same time.
How can I change the transmitter assignment?
Simply delete your programming on the receiver and restart the programming, exactly as you would like it to be. Please note the enclosed operating instructions.
How can Free-control programming be deleted?
Press the button marked “PROG” for at least 7 sec., Diode flickers -> All programmes are deleted.