ETC Sensor3 Dimming
Lighting is changing. And it will keep changing. Sensor3 Power Control is designed to handle change.
Masterful power and dimming control
The Sensor3 Power Control system offers unparalleled power and dimming control for all fixture types. Today’s lighting systems are hybrids of all types of loads – LEDs, incandescent, arc-source movers, and sources just being invented. Sensor3 offers powerful dimming solutions for all types of fixtures while understanding that LEDs are now the dominant source.
The PhaseAdept dimming module for Sensor3 provides high-quality line dimming for LED fixtures and lamps. With PhaseAdept, ETC’s legendary dimming quality is paired with a feature set modern systems need. It produces smooth, continuous control no matter the fixture type; supports forward- and reverse-phase dimming; and has multiple dimming-curve settings. Plus, PhaseAdept is compatible with any vintage of ETC Sensor power enclosure, either shipping from the factory or those already in the field, regardless of processor, allowing users to upgrade their fixtures without the added expense of having to update their complete power infrastructure.
When you need even more options, the Sensor3 ThruPower module allows you to switch freely between constant circuit, on/off switching with true air-gap relays, and dimming for your lighting loads. The Sensor3 TPSR app from ETC maximizes the usefulness of Sensor ThruPower Modules. This free app helps technicians make sure every fixture gets the correct power delivered to it – whether that’s dimmed or switched.
Sensor3 Power Control Systems let users control the system from anywhere and receive updates however they like. ETC’s Concert software gives users at-a-glance monitoring of their entire lighting system. It also delivers real-time status of intelligent fixtures, network equipment, protocol-converting Gateways, power status, and more.
ETC has tightly integrated our control consoles with Sensor3 Power Control Systems, maximizing your control flexibility. Not only do you have instant access to system and circuit status, you can shift between dimmable and non-dim operation, update curves, change minimum or maximum output voltages, set preheats, activate backup looks, and record loads from the console. And ETC’s Net3 means that any ACN-based software or console can be seamlessly integrated into the Sensor3 system.
The Sensor3 is capable of meeting present and future needs thanks to the CEM3 platform, which provides flexible, powerful management of the Sensor3 Power Control system.
Adjustments to the power enclosure are a snap with CEM3 technology. A backlit graphical display, one-button operation, number-pad for circuit entry, and other shortcut features reduce setup time and simplify the rig-check process.
CEM3 offers 16-bit fade resolution, immunity to power-line disturbances like voltage and frequency fluctuations, support for up to 12 network sources, and advanced curve adjustments for tuning fades across different load types.
Lighting systems can never have too much backup: Sensor3’s RideThru and BatteryPack options ensure power to the controller during outages. Support for multiple prioritized sources allows multiple consoles to back each other up on the network. If sources are lost, CEM3 has solutions for data loss including hold last look or automatically play a backup preset. And the system configuration is fully backed up on the backplane for zero-configuration controller replacements.
Explore the entire line of Sensor3 products!
Sensor3 modules are available in voltages for every need: 120V, 230V, and 240V, with options for Delta power. Designed specifically for use in Sensor3 dimmers, these modules are heavy-duty, high-grade commercial hardware. Each module uses fully-rated magnetic breakers for continuous duty at the modules rated capacity.
For more than 25 years, ETC dimmer modules have been the rock-solid core of ETC power systems. They just keep working, and working, and working. Module options include support for LED, electronic low-voltage, magnetic low-voltage, incandescent, two-, three-, and four-wire fluorescent – even neon and cold-cathode on a module-by-module basis.
True air-gap relay modules ensure that switched power is just that – switched on or off. Relay modules are the perfect choice for moving light or LED circuits which will never need dimming. ETC’s relay modules support any switch load, including motor loads.
Constant Circuit Modules
Sometimes you just need power. With constant circuit modules, if the panel is energized, the circuit has power – period.
With Sensor ThruPower modules, you have a dimmer, a relay and constant circuit – all in one module. Switched and dimmed power output modes can be configured remotely via the Eos family of consoles, Concert software, or the TPSR app. Constant mode is set with switches directly at the module.
PhaseAdept LED-series modules provide high-quality dimming for LED fixtures. They are compatible with any Sensor dimming enclosure including current Sensor3, Sensor+, and Sensor enclosures. The flexibility to install in legacy and new systems giving venues the ability to update their fixtures or lamps without having to update their entire power infrastructure.