E-Flex 1򈭿 Relay Panel


E-Flex Panels

The E-FlexTM lighting and energy control system is a relay based controller for switched and 0-10V lighting control for direct connection to dimming ballasts and LED drivers. The system is flexible enough to act as a standalone room controller, or to accept DMX512 directly to easily integrate alongside DMX-based architectural lighting. It is available with four or eight output circuits and four input banks to accept occupancy, daylight, contact closure and CapT wallstations.

It is an ideal solution for standalone applications – classrooms, conference rooms, offices, or to simply light public spaces such as stairwells, hallways, or lobbies. Built-in support for occupancy and daylight sensors provides a complete energy management solution. Receptacle zone type is provided to meet automatic receptacle control requirements. Additional inputs provide UL924 emergency, timeclock, or demand response support. Demand Response includes load shed adjustment on a zone-by-zone basis for maximum flexibility to meet energy codes and reduce power consumption. An integral astronomical timeclock option is also available with 50 events and support to control individual panels and zones or to broadcast an event to all panels on FlexNet.

E-flex provides support for both primary and secondary daylight zones controlled from a single photocell. Secondary daylight zones can be adjusted on a zone-by-zone basis using DASC (daylight scaler) which scales the effect of the daylight sensor on a zone from 100% down to 0.

Each input bank has an input for Lehigh’s CapTTM wallstations which provide a capacitive touch button interface with wake-on proximity sensing for low-power operation. CapT wall stations include button layouts with up to 7-buttons from simple ON/OFF to a 4-preset recall with OFF, and raise/lower control.

With DMX512 and RDM support the E-Flex integrates alongside DMX-based lighting fixtures and is compatible with Lehigh’s Solitaire and Impress DMX architectural control systems, as well as the DX3 architectural processor.

E-Flex 1򈭿 Room Controller


E-Flex Room Controller

The E-FlexTM room controllers include one, two, or three zero-cross controlled relays to switch a total of 20 amps (16A EB), with one 0-10V output per relay for control of dimmable loads such as LEDs or ballasts. The EFRC123 accepts one occupancy, daylight, and contact closure input, as well as input for E-Flex CapT2TM wall stations. The UL924 option includes a dedicated emergency load relay which maintains the emergency feed on power loss as well as opening the 0-10V control outputs so ballasts go to full brightness. Up to 100 devices can be networked on FlexNet with central control via an E-Flex Gateway over Ethernet.

It is an ideal solution for standalone applications – classrooms, conference rooms, offices, or to simply light public spaces such as stairwells, hallways, or lobbies. Built-in support for occupancy and daylight sensors provides a complete energy management solution. Receptacle zone type is provided to meet automatic receptacle control requirements. The contact closure input can provide demand response support. Demand Response includes load shed adjustment on a zone-by-zone basis for maximum flexibility to meet energy codes and reduce power consumption.

The EFRC 123 provides RJ45 inputs for Lehigh’s CapT2TM wallstations which provide a capacitive touch button interface with wake-on proximity sensing for low-power operation. CapT2TM wall stations include button layouts with up to 7-buttons from simple ON/OFF to a 4-preset recall with OFF, and raise/lower control. Custom stations are available.

The EFRC 123 provides support for both primary and secondary daylight zones controlled from a single photocell. Secondary daylight zones can be adjusted on a zone-by-zone basis using the DASC (daylight scaler) which scales the effect of the daylight sensor on a zone from 100% down to 0.

Typical control configuration can be setup using on-board switches or for more advanced control using the E-Flex FlexTool Configurator software via a USB port or over FlexNet via an E-Flex gateway. Software configuration provides access to enhanced features such as ButtonX commands to configure CapT station button actions.

CapT2 Wall Stations


Capt2 Stations

CapT2 wall stations for the E-Flex Lighting and Energy control system provide a capacitive touch button interface in a Decora frame. CapT2 wall stations include button layouts with up to 7-buttons for simple ON/OFF to a 4-preset recall with OFF, and raise/lower control. The standard 4-preset recall layout is bank selectable via a dip switch on the rear of the station and can be configured to recall presets 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, or 13-16 from an E-Flex relay panel or E-Flex room controller.

Each E-Flex relay panel has four discrete CapT inputs while the E-Flex room controller supports three; these input connections are made over a single Cat5 cable. The selection of which input a station will be connected to is made at the station using a rotary switch to select inputs 1, 2, 3 or 4 on the controller. Multiple stations can be set to connect to the same input and stations can be connected to more than one panel.

E-Flex Flextool Configurator Software


Flextool Screenshot

The E-Flex relay panel has an on-board user interface with LED seven-segment display and menu buttons to allow programming of the panel. This can be simplified using the Flextool Configurator software running on a laptop, notebook, or Surface tablet.

Flextool Configurator software is an offline Windows application for creating and editing configuration settings for the E-Flex relay panel (EFRP). The configuration settings can be stored to a file on a PC, uploaded to an EFRP, or configuration settings can be downloaded from an EFRP for editing and storing to a file. Factory-defined configuration templates are provided for common applications to minimize programming. Easily configure multiple identical systems simply connecting to the USB port on the panel and uploading the configuration.

From the Flextool Configurator software you can change the panel ID, set a panel name, edit any of the 19 presets, set fade times, set preset names, as well as zone names.

Configuration is simplified using tabbed controls with easy to read drop-down lists for programming options, spin-boxes, checkboxes for zone assignment, and spreadsheet tables for editing presets and setting zone type and trim.

CapT Wall Stations


Capt Stations

CapT wall stations for the E-Flex Lighting and Energy control system provide a capacitive touch button interface with wake-on proximity sensing for low-power operation. CapT wall stations include button layouts with up to 7-buttons for simple ON/OFF to a 4-preset recall with OFF, and raise/lower control. The 4-preset recall layout is bank selectable via a dip switch on the rear of the station and can be configured to recall presets 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, or 13-16 from an EFRP (E-flex relay panel).