Smart switch saves energy

ZF’s KNX-RF energy harvesting switch modules are designed as a resource-saving solution for smart homes. They work without batteries, require no wiring and are maintenance-free. Energy is generated by mechanical actuation based on an inductive principle. Applications include controlling lights and window shutters.

Using the switch’s mechanical actuation, enough energy is generated to send the KNX-RF directly to a receiver.

The modules are available in serial production. An intelligent operating concept offers the possibility of up to six different functions (standard switch module with four functions – light on/off and shutter up/down). KNX-RF suits extension of new or existing wired KNX systems (such as KNX-TP) and is therefore an ideal in the retrofit business.

The KNX-RF module is included in the ETS catalogue and can be configured via ETS without any gateway.