There are three aspects to configuring the A360 with the Apex System- the physical connections, the color (how blue or white) and the intensity (how bright).  To get stared:



  1. Connecting and identifying the physical connections.
    1. Physically, on your Apex Base Unit or VDM Module, there are four, 0-10V variable voltage outputs.  Designated "V1/V2" and "V3/V4."



    2. On the A360 Control Cable One there is an RJ-45 Connector that will connect to either the V1/V2 input or the V3/V4 input.  Connect the control cable to variable outputs on the Apex or VDM module.  It makes no difference which output you connect to.




    3. After connecting the Control Cable to the Apex System.  Connect the stereo plug to the A360 "input."  To connect multiple A360s together you will need the Unit Link Cable.



    4. Identify the color output and how you will control it.

      1. If you connected the control cable to the V1/V2 interface on your Apex or VDM module, then will control the color of your A360s through the VARSPD1_I1 on your Apex or VARSPD1_X_1 on your VDM module ("X" is the aquabus address of the VDM).



      2. If you connected the control cable to the V3/V4 interface on your Apex or VDM module, then will control the color of your A360s through the VARSPD3_I3 on your Apex or VARSPD3_X_3 on your VDM module ("X" is the aquabus address of the VDM).


    5. Identify the intensity output and how you will control it. 
      1. If you connected the control cable to the V1/V2 interface on your Apex or VDM module, then will control the intensity of your A360s through the VARSPD2_I2 on your Apex or VARSPD2_X_2 on your VDM module ("X" is the aquabus address of the VDM).



      2. If you connected the control cable to the V3/V4 interface on your Apex or VDM module, then will control the intensity of your A360s through the VARSPD4_I4 on your Apex or VARSPD4_X_4 on your VDM module ("X" is the aquabus address of the VDM).



    6. Take this opportunity to turn the color and intensity channels we have identified above manually on/off on your Apex Dashboard.  Confirm you can turn the lights on/off using the intensity channel.  Confirming you can turn the light blue to white using the color channel ("off" to "on").  After testing return them to "Auto." (Note: They will be flashing in the default settings, this is "Ok")


  2. Configuring the Intensity of your A360
    1. To program the intensity output of your A360 throughout the day first go to your output configuration by selecting the output icon on your dashboard.


    2. Select V2 if you connected to V1/V2 or V4 if you connected to V3/V4




    3. Next select the "wizard icon" on the top tool bar.


    4. Rename the outlet by selecting the configuration icon, then rename in (I.E: A360_Int), and click "OK"



    5. Now drag and drop the points on the graph to reflect how you would like the intensity to operate throughout the day.  

      1. On the X-Axis is time in a twenty-four hour scale.  
      2. On the Y-Axis is intensity from 0% to 100%
        1. NOTE: The minimum output intensity of an A360 is between 15 - 10%.  Below  the 15% - 10% the light will turn "off"
      3. To add, remove, adjust, or "preview" a point on the select the cog on plot list below


      4. Below is an example graph of an A360 that will turn on at 9 am, turn off at 9 pm, and "ramp" intensity throughout the day.


      5. When you are satisfied with your intensity programming, select Update Icon to send the programming to your Apex System.


  3. Configuring the Color of your A360
    1. To program the color output of your A360 throughout the day first go to your output configuration by selecting the output icon on your dashboard.



    2. Select V1 if you connected to V1/V2 or V3 if you connected to V3/V4




    3. Next select the "wizard icon" on the top tool bar.


    4. Rename the outlet by selecting the configuration icon, then rename in (I.E: A360_Color), and click "OK"




    5. Now drag and drop the points on the graph to reflect how you would like the color to operate throughout the day.  

      1. On the X-Axis is time in a twenty-four hour scale.  
      2. On the Y-Axis is intensity from 0% to 100%.
        1. When the color intensity is 0%, the light will operate at 100% blue and 0% white
        2. When the color intensity is 100% the light will operate at 0% blue and 100% white.
        3. When the color intensity is 50% the light will operate at 50% blue and 50% white.
      3. To add, remove, adjust, or "preview" a point on the select the cog on plot list below


      4. Since you already configured the A360 Intensity settings, it may be helpful to compare your Intensity programming while configuring your color output.  To do this.  Select the Compare button, then check mark your A360_Int output.


      5. Below is an example graph of an A360 that will start with a very blue color in the morning, move to a whiter color in the middle of the day, and return to a very blue color at night.  (The intensity output we programmed earlier is overlayed as well in blue)



      6. When you are satisfied with your color programming, select Update Icon to send the programming to your Apex System.



      7. If you would like to "Preview" how your lights will operate select the preview icon right next to the update icon.  This will preview all the operations in your control in a 20 seconds period.

  4. Optional (not required):  If you plan to power the A360 power supplies with your EB8, then you'll want to program the EB8 outlet the A360 is connect to using the "Light Wizard with an "on time" of 9:00 and an "off time" of 21:00



This now completes the basis "how-to" programming of a Kessil A360 with the Apex System.