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8 Channel Dimmer Module w/Terminal Block, 2 Feeds, 120V


8 Channel Dimmer Module w/Terminal Block, 2 Feeds, 120V

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Key Features

  • Eight-channel dimmer module for commercial lighting applications
  • Installs in a Crestron® CAEN or CAEN-MLO enclosure
  • Supports dimmable incandescent, magnetic low-voltage, neon/cold cathode, and 2-wire fluorescent lighting loads
  • Single or dual feeds — two four-channel dimmers in one module
  • Rated 16 Amps per channel, 32 Amps total (using two 20 Amp feeds), at 120 Volts AC
  • Forward phase dimming
  • Customizable dimming curves via software
  • Built-in air gap relay per channel
  • Convection cooled for silent operation
  • Closure-activated override mode
  • UL® 924 and CSA® C22.2 No. 141-15 listed for emergency lighting control
  • Crestron system integration via Cresnet®
  • Includes terminal block for high-voltage wiring
  • CEC Title 24 2013 compliant

Product Overview

The Crestron® GL-CAEN-2DIM8 is an eight-channel, two-feed dimmer module designed for 120V commercial lighting system applications. It installs in a CAEN or CAEN-MLO enclosure and provides control of a variety of dimmable lighting load types including incandescent, magnetic low-voltage, neon/cold cathode, and 2-wire fluorescent. Dual feed capability provides two independent four-channel dimmers in one module space. Each output channel is rated for 480 Watts (4 Amps), with a total module rating of 3840 Watts (32 Amps) when fed from two separate 20 Amp feeds.

Forward Phase Dimming
The GL-CAEN-2DIM8 employs forward phase (leading edge) dimming to handle inductive load types like magnetic low-voltage and neon, as well as incandescent and 2-wire fluorescent.

Air-Gap Relays
An air-gap relay on each channel output allows individual circuits to be serviced without disabling the entire module.

Silent Operation
Low-maintenance convection cooling with over-sized heatsinks affords silent operation with no mechanical components to wear out.

Emergency Lighting Control
The GL-CAEN-2DIM8 is UL® 924 and CSA® C22.2 No. 141-15 listed for use in controlling emergency lighting loads. In the event of a power failure, a contact closure from a power loss sensor (Crestron GLS-PLS-120/277, sold separately) activates the override mode in the GL-CAEN-2DIM8 to turn on each designated lighting load if it is off (assuming line power is supplied by a backup power source). The override dimming level can be preset to any value when commissioning the lighting system, so even if the load is already on prior to a power failure, it will change to the preset level when override mode is activated.

Centralized Lighting Cabinet Installation
Crestron GL-CAEN series commercial lighting control modules are designed to be installed in a CAEN or CAEN-MLO wall mount enclosure. Available in a variety of sizes, CAEN and CAEN-MLO enclosures provide a scalable, high-density centralized lighting control solution for any-sized commercial building or facility. A selection of GL-CAEN module types is offered to accommodate a wide range of load types and system configurations.

Each lighting control module, including the GL-CAEN-2DIM8, ships complete with a DIN rail terminal block for termination of the high-voltage feed and load wiring. This terminal block mounts beside the module within the enclosure. Low-voltage control signals are bussed between each of the modules within an enclosure via a simple 5-wire link (interconnect jumpers included), which terminates to a single terminal block (model CAEN-BLOCK, sold separately) at the bottom of the enclosure.

Cresnet® Communications
The GL-CAEN-2DIM8 interfaces with a Crestron control system (a.k.a., control processor or automation processor) via Cresnet. Cresnet is a simple 4-wire network bus that provides the communications backbone for a system of Crestron lighting dimmers, switches, keypads, shades, thermostats, and other devices.

  1. When connecting to a third-party arc fault breaker, the total load should not exceed 1000 Watts per feed.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at or by calling 800-237-2041.

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Crestron, the Crestron logo, and Cresnet are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. CSA is either a trademark or registered trademark of Canadian Standards Association in the United States and/or other countries. UL is either a trademark or registered trademark of UL LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2017 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

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