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ADDICT - V2

The ADDICT is arguably the first (patented 2005) and best tool for DALI, DMX512 and RDM. It offers SCI (Serial Communications Interface) TX and RX modes, direct to DALI connections via 600VAC+ rated tools, support for wireless radio modems and much much more. Supplied all over the world, it is fast becoming the tool of choice 

 

There are ADDICTs all around the globe from as far south as the Antarctic (Australian Antarctic Division) to as far north as Sweden and Canada. ADDICTs have also been supplied to the UK, Europe, USA, Armenia, New Zealand, Asia, and Turkey.

The V2 features lead sets with 600VAC-rated 4mm banana leads and quick connect probes and clips in their own convenient toolbag.

DALI AC mains immunity with warning, higher DALI line ~20VDC, more efficient with longer battery life, and the ADDICT is still made in Australia


 

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ADDICT V2

The ADDICT V2 includes the following features:

  • Hands-free quick connect to the DALI line via UBi (see UBi and UBi power)
  • Higher VDC on the DALI line at ~21VDC (when ADDICT powered by 24VDC)
  • Higher capacity - now 245mA
  • DALI - Accidental mains - Full immunity with warning of over-voltage condition .
  • More efficient.
  • New LED Backlit lcd screen

ADDICT - Advanced DALI and DMX512 Installation and Configuration Tool 

Some of the product's features
  • Set and test all standard DALI configurations on the fly.
  • Bonus DMX512 testing, chasing and sniffing 
  • Configuration of devices via Remote Device Management (RDM) 
  • Portable, rugged and lightweight (think multimeter!).
  • Automatic detection and indication of power supply on the DALI line and automatic powering of the DALI line if no power supply detected.
  • New models are backwards-compatible where possible.
  • All ADDICTs use two 4mm banana jacks with retractable shields for DALI. The new leadsets comprise a tool roll with 600VAC+ rated 4mm 1m banana leads and quick-fit clip on 4mm clips and a variety of probes (see picture, right). Are they Fluke? No. We made them on purpose! (But you can be forgiven for thinking they are).

Join the growing number of ADDICT users!




  • DALI device and luminaire manufacturers such as (not a complete list) Clipsal, Tridonic Atco, Osram (Germany), Sylvania Lighting Australasia, Philips (Europe), Philips (Asia), Speidel GMBH, VS Lighting Controls, Gerard Lighting, Frend Lighting (custom production line version), Solus Corporation, Lumascape, Epygi Labs (USA), Chip Development Co., Cedetasas (Turkey), Planet Lighting Bellingen (NSW) ...
  • DALI systems integrators - Inlite SA, Light Application Pty Ltd (Balcatta WA), Eaton Automation Systems Engineering, Vizcom Technologies, CTI Australia, KLM Group, 5th Corner, Contact Electrical, Podota Electrical (Singapore), Nilsen Networks, Q Electrical, Trillium Technology (New Zealand), Nation Technology, Solutions NSynch, Gillett Engineering, Q Automation, Electronic Concepts, Tsit Shing Co (Kowloon Hong Kong), Architectural Lighting Associates (Dallas Texas), Babinda Electrics (Cairns QLD), Fifth Light (Canada), Ljusdesign (Sweden), Lee Crawford Electrical (Brinsmead QLD), Tyrone Electrical (Salisbury North SA), Chris Cohen (Cairns QLD), BGB Electrical (Albion, QLD), Commtech (Totnes Valley, NSW), Bonn Electrics (Moorebank, NSW), Stowe Australia
  • DALI & DMX512 systems end users - Deakin University ACT, Griffith University, Ipswich City Council, Eraring Power Station, Moncrieff Theatre Bundaberg, Queensland Rail, Sleeman Center Theatre, Ministry of Defence Whitehall UK, Australian Antarctic Territory, Rockhampton Hospital QLD, Toowoomba City Council, Gold Coast City Council

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ADDICT's external connections
(DMX512/RDM/PC, DC input, DALI)

Product history  


2004 - Patent filed

 

2006 - v1.00 released.

2007 - v1.01 and v1.02 released.

  • Count Devices for DALI diagnostics.
  • "Go to level" for DALI diagnostics.

Nov 2007 - v1.03 and ADDICT-eco released.

  • Addressing by DALI Physical Selection.
  • Quick chasing of DALI devices.
  • Communication via an external SCI.
  • Auto-fading for DMX512 testing.

April 2008 - ADDICT-sys v1.04 and wireless kit released.

September 2008 - ADDICT-sys v1.05 released.

January 2009 - ADDICT-sys v1.06 released.

  • Upgrades to DALI sniffing (support for DALI version 1 and e-dali, descriptions now sent when sniffing to PC, will now never timeout).
  • Added new function to set/fade all channels of DMX512 at the same time.

June 2009 - ADDICT-sys v1.07 released.

  • DALI Emergency devices on the DALI line will now identify during All Min/Max
  • Various address remapping improvements, including visual identification for emergency devices, re-identify selected device, device-type indication and duplicate address indication.

November 2009 - ADDICT-sys v1.08 released.

  • Enhanced DALI scene configuration with the ability to copy and swap scenes.
  • Remote Device Management (RDM) functionality, including device discovery, all required standard parameters, some non-required standard parameters and many manufacturer-specific parameters.
  • Allowance for 16-bit fading when testing DMX512 channels.
  • DALI power-on level range has been increased to cover 0-100% as well as MASK (i.e. restore last level before power failed).

July 2010 - ADDICT-sys v2 released.

  • Higher VDC on the DALI line at 21.5VDC (when ADDICT powered by 24VDC)
  • Higher capacity - now 245mA
  • DALI - Accidental mains - Full immunity with warning of over-voltage condition .
  • More efficient.
  • New LED Backlit lcd screen
  • RDM improved discovery algorithmJuly 2010 - ADDICT-sys v2 released.
    • Higher VDC on the DALI line at 21.5VDC (when ADDICT powered by 24VDC)
    • Higher capacity - now 245mA
    • DALI - Accidental mains - Full immunity with warning of over-voltage condition .
    • More efficient.
    • New LED Backlit lcd screen
    • RDM improved discovery algorithmJuly 2010 - ADDICT-sys v2 released.
    • Higher VDC on the DALI line at 21VDC (when ADDICT powered by 24VDC)
    • Higher capacity - now 245mA

September 2011 - ADDICT-sys v2.1 released.

  • Changed RDM identify method

October 2011 - ADDICT-sys v2.11 released.

  • Added software version number to display screen

December 2011 - ADDICT-sys v2.12 released.

  • Added new menus to RDM
    • Control field
    • Proxy device count
    • Proxy devices

June 2012 - ADDICT-sys v2.15 released.

  • Added identify emergency DALI devices
  • Added advanced command to enable and disable Tridonic DALI sensors

April 2015 - ADDICT-sys v2.16 released.

  • Added FlitR rapid DALI remapping method

June 2015 - ADDICT-sys v2.17 released.

  • DALI Version 2

2015 - ADDICT-sys v2.18 released.

  • Supports DALI device type commands - note this version does not support DMX/RDM, revert to v2.17 for DMX/RDM and DALI without device type commands

2015 - 2016 ongoing ADDICT V3 in R&D

  • When released, the new ADDICT V3 will add:
    • WIFI integral module
    • ARM processor 
    • 1meg memory
    • v2.18 features plus DMX and RDM
    • DMX and DALI added protection