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Automation: C Bus.



C Bus is an automation product from Clipsal, part of Schneider:

C-Bus is a wired lighting control / automation product with a long housing & commercial application heritage.

As well as a large range of circuit control modules including dimmers, Dali & 0-10V lighting control, C-Bus has an extrensive range of room hardware to choose from.

As well as lighting control dedicated modules for heating & blind control are available.

Projects where we have used Schneider C-Bus include:

  • Contemporary house in Cheadle 
    • Lighting control over three open plan floors
  • Gut & refurbish house in Alderley edge
    • house stripped out & rewired
    • C-Bus installed to all lighting
    • garden control including fountains
    • access control, gate & garage control
  • New Build open plan house in Cheshire
    • 100 circuit, 40 control points
    • Fully integrated system controlling lights, blinds, curtains, door access, underfloor heating, etc.
    • Includes control from Ipad, phone & remote over internet






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C-Bus 

C-Bus is a microprocessor-based control and management system for Buildings and Homes.  It is used to control lighting and other electrical services such as pumps, Audio Visual Devices, Motors, etc. Whether simple ON/OFF control of a lighting circuit, or variable (analogue) type control, such as electronic dimmable fluorescent ballasts, C-Bus can be used to easily control virtually any type of electrical load.

C-Bus input units are intelligent devices that allow C-Bus to respond to real world actions or events and send programmable messages to the C-Bus Network.  An example of real world actions and events which can be interpreted by C-Bus input units are:

  • The press of a switch
  • Movement
  • Light level changes
  • Temperature changes
  • The touch on a touch screen
  • The press on a handheld Remote Control
  • A specific time

C-Bus is able to interpret these real world actions, and is programmed by the installer to cause a response (or series of responses) based on this action in the real world (via C-Bus Output Units).  This real world C-Bus response could be, for example, to dim lights, switch air conditioning units, close blinds, switch on a TV, or a combination of the actions.

A wide range of C-Bus input units are available to suit specific application requirements. C-Bus input units that are seen by the user, such as wallmounted switches, touch screens and scene controllers, are available in various styles and colours to suit the interior decor.

Cbus control modules are standard electrical rack mounted in a central location in the building.





C-Bus project, in progress:

  • A three story contempory house set in rural cheshire.
  • We are installing C-Bus as part of the whole home automation, security & entertainment system.
  • Photographs here follow the project from first fit to current day: about half way through second fit.





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