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I just connected my GrafikEye to iRule via IR using the GC-100, but you'll need to add the Ethernet adapter in iRule as a Gateway (like the GC-100 is). Then hopefully there's already a set of "network" commands in the GrafikEye device for iRule - otherwise you'll have to add those.

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So after doing some more research last night I came across a post on the Global Cache site which described connected the IR directly into the Grafik Eye (via cutting the blaster off) then hooking it to the GC100. Is this how you are doing it? If this IR method works, then I am trying to find a compelling reason to even keep the Ethernet adapter in the picture.

You mentioned entering the codes into iRule. How would I come about these codes? I've configured my iRule but not from a hard core code perspective. In the device look up, looks like only the IR commands are available.

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So after doing some more research last night I came across a post on the Global Cache site which described connected the IR directly into the Grafik Eye (via cutting the blaster off) then hooking it to the GC100. Is this how you are doing it? If this IR method works, then I am trying to find a compelling reason to even keep the Ethernet adapter in the picture.
Yes, my GrafikEye is a QS model that has the IR input on the back. So I ran a piece of PELV wire from there, eventually to the GC-100. Once I figured out that this would work, yeah, I passed on the $$ Ethernet interface module.

You mentioned entering the codes into iRule. How would I come about these codes? I've configured my iRule but not from a hard core code perspective. In the device look up, looks like only the IR commands are available.
You'd need to add them, by copying the IP commands from the Lutron API documentation into the iRule definition for the GrafikEye. The documentation is available from the Lutron site (don't have it handy).

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So after doing some more research last night I came across a post on the Global Cache site which described connected the IR directly into the Grafik Eye (via cutting the blaster off) then hooking it to the GC100. Is this how you are doing it? If this IR method works, then I am trying to find a compelling reason to even keep the Ethernet adapter in the picture.

You mentioned entering the codes into iRule. How would I come about these codes? I've configured my iRule but not from a hard core code perspective. In the device look up, looks like only the IR commands are available.

Cheers
Please let me know how this turned out Ryan. I am getting ready to do the same thing.

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Lutron DFDU Dimmable Receptacles - Electrical Wire and Daisy Chaining Them

I'm wiring my room now for my Rope Lights which will be connected to the Lutron Grafik Eye QS.

I'm going to be using the Lutron DFDU Dimmable Receptacles for the rope lights to plug into.

Question 1:

Will 14/2 wire work to connect the Lutron DFDU Dimmable Receptacles to the Grafik Eye?

Question 2:

Can Lutron DFDU Dimmable Receptacles be daisy chained?
 

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Can anyone clarify if a Cat5 cable can be used to connect a IR Receiver Blaster to a Grafik Eye QS IR Ouput?
I know that Cat 5 is 4 pairs of twisted wires, but can I use "two" 2) of the twisted pairs to connect to the Grafik Eye QS IR Output "IR Com" and "IR Data".

In other words, one of the twisted pair can go into "IR Com" and the one other twisted pair can go to "IR Data"??? :confused:
 

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Just noticed this while reading the specs on my Grafik Eye QS-J (wireless).

The max load for each of my zones is not 800, but 500?
And the max load for the entire Grafik Eye QS (wireless version - J) is 2300??? (mine is a 6 zone)

Can someone confirm?

http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocumentLibrary/QSGRK-xPCE%20Spec%20Submittal.pdf

This document (page 1) seems to state differently (800W for 120V system, 1200W for the 240V).

Do you actually have the 240V model? Try to find your full model number in the documentation to be sure which it is. There are so many models it is confusing.

http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocumentLibrary/Grafik Eye QS.pdf


Disclosure: I am no expert but wanted to help. I've read a lot of this thread lately as I recently purchased a 3506.
 

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This document (page 1) seems to state differently (800W for 120V system, 1200W for the 240V).

Do you actually have the 240V model? Try to find your full model number in the documentation to be sure which it is. There are so many models it is confusing.

http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocumentLibrary/Grafik Eye QS.pdf


Disclosure: I am no expert but wanted to help. I've read a lot of this thread lately as I recently purchased a 3506.
Thanks Dllewel:

This is my exact model:
Lutron QSGRJ-6P-WH 6- zone GRAFIK Eye QS Wireless Main Unit
 

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That model (QSGRJ-6P) is listed in the documentation link I provided, so it should be a good reference for you. Here it is again:

http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocumentLibrary/Grafik Eye QS.pdf

The document shows on page 4 that it can be wired to either 120-127V or 220-240V so it appears that unit is compatible with either type. So depending on what voltage you are connecting it to at your breaker, the Wattage for the total unit and per zone is shown on page 1. Read through it and hopefully it will provide what you need. Best of luck to you AXLCMT.
 

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When connecting a few dimmable outlets to one zone on my Grafik Eye QS, which will be powering 3-4 dimmable rope lights, do I need to look into buying a "driver" somewhere in the equation to make all of this work?

I admit I am clueless about a lot of the Grafik Eye specifications, but I thought I read somewhere in these forums that a "driver" is needed.

Also, I had an electrcian come out to give an estimate and said that he would need to verify which model dimmable rope lights I will be using to help him figure out which "drivers" he need to buy to make the rope light dimmable by the Grafik Eye QS.
 

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When connecting a few dimmable outlets to one zone on my Grafik Eye QS, which will be powering 3-4 dimmable rope lights, do I need to look into buying a "driver" somewhere in the equation to make all of this work?
What kind of rope lights? LED or incandescent? 120VAC or 12/24VDC? That will make all the difference...

120VAC rope light can be run directly from the GrafikEye as long as you meet the load min/max specs. DC loads will need a driver.
 

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Where is the best place to buy a Grafik Eye at? What model are you all using now? I am hoping to build a home theater in the next few months so just trying to get some information on stuff now.

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Where is the best place to buy a Grafik Eye at? What model are you all using now? I am hoping to build a home theater in the next few months so just trying to get some information on stuff now.
Talk to Paul from Hank's Electric (he's here on the forum often - @spiwrx ).

The QS models are the 'current' versions and probably the ones to look at for a theater. Just be aware that if you're looking at lots of LED loads, the GrafikEye may not be the best choice (because the minimum load on each 'zone'/circuit is fairly high compared to the latest CL dimmers). Certainly worth a cost and functionality comparison to a Caseta setup.

I hope Lutron will release an updated GrafikEye built from the CL dimmer technology so it keeps up with the times!

Jeff
 
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Thanks for the info. When I do mine, I will probably have can lights around the soffit/overhang, blue LED Rope lights on top of the soffit/overhang, some wall sconce lights, and maybe a star ceiling. I will have a few zones that has the lights on full, medium, and low...something like that. Do you think the QS would be good for that?
 

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Thanks for the info. When I do mine, I will probably have can lights around the soffit/overhang, blue LED Rope lights on top of the soffit/overhang, some wall sconce lights, and maybe a star ceiling. I will have a few zones that has the lights on full, medium, and low...something like that. Do you think the QS would be good for that?
I just sold a job with a very similar application. Depending on the aesthetic requirments I would recommend indivdual dimmers (RR2) if you are leaning towards home control. If it's just for your theater the QS should be fine. It's been pretty forgiving with LED loads but there is potential to need a special interface.

Specifically to your post:

  • "LED blue rope" typically uses a magnetic driver f dimmable which is fine on the QS (treated as MLV)
  • Can lights are fine (if LED retro trims and/or lamps are used cross check against the www.lutron.com/led "Product selection tool" or LED mnf. website, basically if the LED requires ELV you more than likely will need a PHPM interface)
  • Sconces, typically incandescent, but if LED be mindful of min zone wattage (25w) (same is true with above can lights in regards to the 25w and the LED potential)
  • Star Ceiling is tricky on the QS but the one we just did, you set the zone to non-dimming (and/or relay isolate it) With the star ceiling you usually have a motor to control (non-dim) for twinkle or color wheel and a light generator that could be various lamp types so you may need 2 zones just for the ceiling stars or put them together as the dimming is not likely necessary for the stars
 

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For those of you unaware (maybe it was mentioned prev. in this thread) the Lutron 3000 series Grafik eye is discontinued. It may still be ordered through their obsolete parts division, but pricing will deter you most like, into considering the newer QS version.

Some of the collateral accessories are still available though most have also transitioned to QS counterparts.
 

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I just sold a job with a very similar application. Depending on the aesthetic requirments I would recommend indivdual dimmers (RR2) if you are leaning towards home control. If it's just for your theater the QS should be fine. It's been pretty forgiving with LED loads but there is potential to need a special interface.

Specifically to your post:

  • "LED blue rope" typically uses a magnetic driver f dimmable which is fine on the QS (treated as MLV)
  • Can lights are fine (if LED retro trims and/or lamps are used cross check against the www.lutron.com/led "Product selection tool" or LED mnf. website, basically if the LED requires ELV you more than likely will need a PHPM interface)
  • Sconces, typically incandescent, but if LED be mindful of min zone wattage (25w) (same is true with above can lights in regards to the 25w and the LED potential)
  • Star Ceiling is tricky on the QS but the one we just did, you set the zone to non-dimming (and/or relay isolate it) With the star ceiling you usually have a motor to control (non-dim) for twinkle or color wheel and a light generator that could be various lamp types so you may need 2 zones just for the ceiling stars or put them together as the dimming is not likely necessary for the stars
Thanks for all of this information. I am only planning on having the theater controlled off of the QS...not worried about the other rooms of the house. Do you have any rope lights that you recommend? I haven't really looked into it much yet because I haven't sold my current house...but I would like some recommendations if you have any.
 

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Thanks for all of this information. I am only planning on having the theater controlled off of the QS...not worried about the other rooms of the house. Do you have any rope lights that you recommend? I haven't really looked into it much yet because I haven't sold my current house...but I would like some recommendations if you have any.
Regular incandescent ropelight seems to be the best if you want actual "Rope" (Round / low intensity). LED rope tend to be problematic as it can be more directional and has to be positioned carefully in some cases. Likewise the cutting distance on the 120v/LED versions can be troublesome to work with.

If you want LED I would recommend any of the LED tapes / flexible strips. I occasionally have blue tapes, but if you want a color you may also want to consider the RGB (color changing)variation. You can use single color RED / BLUE / GREEN with just simple switching, or buy a controller and get some fancy blends, fades, or just about any color.
 
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