(Haigerloch, 1 September 2017) Theben AG replaces their multi-million selling top2 devices by the redesigned top3 series of digital time switches. Highlights include convenient programming via app, easy and secure data transfer via Bluetooth OBELISK top3 dongle, as well as high LED output of 600 W. At the same time, top3 is a hundred per cent compatible with the top2 devices.
The new top3 digital time switches offer maximum flexibility and can be programmed with PC or laptop, as well as via app on a tablet or smartphone, and of course directly at the device. Created programs can be easily transferred to the top3 device via Bluetooth OBELISK top3. Low Energy dongle technology offers significant safety advantages compared to permanently installed Bluetooth receivers, since these can be tampered with, for instance in public places or in the street lighting columns. The Low Energy technology of top3, which is proven in smart home applications, also significantly reduces standby consumption and saves money. Time programs can also be directly saved in the cloud via the app, be sent via email, or transferred from smartphone to smartphone. A time switch program can even be transferred to a top3 device without power connection. Prepare the timer for mounting, by simply transferring the time program in battery mode only.
The new top3 digital time switches are ideal for time-controlled switching of street lighting, display window lighting or advertising lighting, for controlling lights in and around public buildings and car parks, for school bells and ventilation systems, pumps and fountains, and many other applications. The SELEKTA top3 astronomical time switches from Theben can be used for precise switching of connected loads based on sunrise and sunset.
Thanks to the identical terminal layout of top2 and top3 devices, they can be replaced without rewiring, extremely simply and quickly. With the new Bluetooth OBELISK top3 – or an existing OBELISK top2 – you can read out top2 programs and transfer them to top3 devices. This saves a lot of time and money, as there is no need to undertake complex reprogramming when you replace a device.
Thanks to the redesigned zero-cross switching, high inrush currents of LEDs can be kept firmly under control. Compared with top2, top3 can switch 5 times the LED output (max. 600 W, 800 A). Due to the high testing requirements in our in-house laboratory with, for example, 40,000 switching cycles, top3 even surpasses the standards to some extent.
The new SELEKTA astronomical time switches offer a wide range of functions, such as integrated geo-coordinates. The app simply identifies the current location from the location function on the mobile end device. The information can then be sent to the SELEKTA astronomical time switches, saving you the hassle of entering your geo-coordinates manually (longitude and latitude). Furthermore, all top3 devices offer 18 language versions, instead of five as with top2. This enables flexible configuration of the devices according to customers' language requirements.
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Theben replaces the top2 devices by the redesigned top3 digital time switches. top3 can be programmed with PC or laptop, via app on a tablet or smartphone, or directly at the device. Programs can be transferred to the top3 device via Bluetooth OBELISK top3 (a Bluetooth Low Energy dongle). This offers significant safety advantages compared to permanently installed Bluetooth receivers, which could be tampered with. Low Energy technology reduces standby consumption and saves money. Thanks to the identical terminal layout, top3 is fully compatible with top2 devices. In this way, top2 accessories can continue to be used, and top2 programs can be transferred to top3. Thanks to the new zero-cross switching, top3 can switch 5 times the LED output of top2 (max. 600 W, 800 A).