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How are Links assigned to an 8-button House Status Switches in an HAI Lighting Control environment?
Question: How are Links assigned to an 8-button  House Status Switch (HSS) in an HAI Lighting Control environment?

Answer:

When the HSS is to be used to track/control 8 rooms, it is configured as the 8th unit in any or all (if desired) 8 rooms.  Since 8 rooms equal 4 house code assignments, that means that every 4 house codes have 8 dedicated links reserved for HSS switches.  See if the below makes sense:

 

  1. House Codes 1-4 = Rooms 1-8 – Any HSS configured to Units 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, or 64 would use Links 193-200.
  2. House Codes 5-8 = Rooms 9-16 – Any HSS configured to Units 72, 80, 88, 96, 104, 112, 120, or 128 would use Links 201-208.
  3. House Codes 9-12 – Rooms 17-24 – Any HSS configured to Units 136, 144, 152, 160, 168, 176, 184, or 192 would use Links 209-216.
  4. House Codes 13-16 – Rooms 25-31 – any HSS configured to Units 200, 208, 216, 224, 232, 240, or 248 would use Links 217-224.

 

If a HSS is desired to be used as a macro executer, it would be configured as the 2nd-7th unit is any room.  There are 8 links dedicated for any HSS used in this manner – Links 243-250.  In summary, when using the HLC scheme, links are applied in the following manner:

 

  1. Links 1-186 – assigned to any switch or room controller configured in Rooms 1-31, respectively (NOTE: Links 187-192 would be applied to any switch/room controller configured to Units 249 and 250).
  2. Links 193-224 – assigned to any HSS configured properly to function as a house controller in Rooms 1-31, respectively.
  3. Links 241 and 242 – assigned to the Top/Bottom rockers on every switch.
  4. Links 243-250 – assigned to any HSS configured to function as a macro-executer.
  5. Links 225-240 – free for use as programmed.

 

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