I’m looking into using the Velbus system to equip my new house with, however, I have some questions before I take the plunge:
- Does the USB-module work under Linux? I’m not really interested in a functioning library (although it could be handy if someone already has it ) since I’m quite capable to program it myself using the protocol description, but does the module use a standard USB to serial converter? I prefer using the USB-module above the RS232.
- I have no idea how many modules I would use but what is the suggested method to work with the 12V power supply if you have a decentralized setup? I like the idea of using UTP-cable but if you have more then 10 modules it is suggested you use the 4 pairs doubled, which in my mind makes it possible to use 20 modules. If I have for example 3 or 4 distribution cabinets in my house, can I just put a sufficient power supply in each of them and link together the 0V?
And then a bit unrelated to Velbus, but I guess someone here might know:
Does anyone have any experience with dimming LED-lighting? I found this after some googling:
I think this should work with the dimmer module. Does anyone have other experiences? While I was dreaming a bit I was also thinking about color changing LED’s. Any ideas on how a possible controlling with the Velbus could make this happen?