The main course that needed for any who want work in KNX technology
to master the course, basic computer skills and a school physics course are sufficient
The course takes 4 days and on the 5th day there is an exam. Total duration 30 hours
Procedure for conducting classes
Half of the lessons are theoretical, half of the lessons are practical on the equipment of the training center. The exam consists of two parts - an online theory test and an offline practical exam task.
Content of theoretical part
History of regulation loops. First computers. Generations of modern automation. Decentralised automation. Lonworks and EIB. Comparing of protocols parameters and objectives. ISO status of protocols. Manifest of Generation 4. IoT
Main principles. Logical and physical addresses. KNX Telegram. TP acknowledge telegram. Collision detection. Symmetrical transmission. Flags. Data point types. Superimposing data and supply voltage. Cable length limitations.
Chapter 1. System overview
EIB/KNX history. KNX Association, goals and activities. Main advantages. Media types. Steps and methods of commissioning. S, E, A modes. KNX secure. ETS. Application examples. Selling suggestions. KNX Partnership.
Chapter 2. System arguments
KNX TP and KNX TP256 rules. Line couplers, Backbone couplers, Repeaters. Filtration table. Examples. Routing counter. Dummy application. KNX/IP routers. Hybrid topology. Rules for segment couplers. Segment coupler and ETS6 new features.
Chapter 3. Topology
BCU, AM, AP, PEI. Content of RAM, ROM, Flash. System profiles. Access control. KNX serial number. Interface objects. Start-stop method of dimming. Cyclical method of dimming. 1-10v Interface. Shutters case.
Chapter 4. Bus devices.
SELV. Types of bus cable. Cable distance limitations. Rules for distribution boards. PSU. DPSU. Wall boxes. Installation of flash mounted bus devices. Standardised TP bus connector. Lighting protection. Rules for installing cables between buildings. Loops. Voltage arresters. Steps of checking installation.
Chapter 5. Installation
Main principles of RF transmission media. Diffraction and interference. Points of max and min. KNX Ready and KNX RF-Multi. Multi-Fast and Multi-Slow. Acknowledges time slots. Telegram structure in KNX RF. KNX RF BCU. KNX TP/RF Media coupler. KNX TP/RF segment coupler. Treatment KNX RF devices in ETS5/6. KNX RF data interface. Domain number in KNX RF.
Chapter 6. KNX RF
This chapter contains information about obsolete and not actual technologies such as DIN-rail stripes contacts and KNX Power Line. This material is optional and will be not noted an exam.
Chapter 7. Legacy
Content of practical part
How to download ETS6 distributive. Installation process. Licence agreement. Rules for dongle. Creation project. Creation Building structure. Creation logical addresses structure. Adjusting topology structure. Adjusting language. Settings for Cloud database. Import and export ETS databases. Inserting devices in project. Adjusting physical address of device. Adjusting parameters. Plugins. Linking logical addresses. Downloading physical address. Downloading application. Example of installation: Push Button, Dimmer, Shutter.
First steps in ETS6
Device info for checking right application. Group monitoring. Bus monitoring. Scanning line. Checking for physical address. Sending telegrams via ETS. Decoding telegrams.
Diagnostics tools in ETS6
Intercepting telegrams due downloading Physical address. Analysing telegrams stream during application downloading. Manipulation by flags. How to see acknowledges. Export telegrams to Excell. Editing Logical address in Excell. Export projects for OPC. Settings ETS5/6 for remote access.