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Converting RA2 System to a RA3 System

RadioRA 2 and RadioRA 3 Conversion

In this article we will cover:

  • How to convert a RadioRA 2 project to RadioRA 3.
  • What RadioRA 2 products are supported in RadioRA 3?
  • RadioRA 2 product not supported in RadioRA 3 and suggested product upgrades.
  • How is programming handled during the conversion from RadioRA 2 to RadioRA 3?
  • Tips for success, prior to starting an upgrade.

How to convert a RadioRA 2 project to RadioRA 3:
 
1. Open the Lutron Designer software, 21.7 or higher, select RadioRA 3. Then select Browse Projects, choose the RadioRA 2 project you would like to convert.
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2. A warning box will appear with devices and features not supported in the conversion to RadioRA 3. It is recommended to save this information for future reference, select Save and Continue.



3. A project file conversion box will appear, select Yes to enable cloud remote services for the project, then select Apply Settings and Convert the Database.

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4. Save the converted project. You have successfully converted a RadioRA 2 project to RadioRA 3!

RadioRA 2 products that are supported in RadioRA 3:

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For additional RadioRA 3 compatible components and model numbers, click here .


RadioRA 2 products that are not supported in RadioRA 3 and suggested product upgrades:

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How is programming handled during the conversion from RadioRA 2 to RadioRA 3?


The following programming items are converted from the RadioRA 2 database:
  • Area Tree
  • Device and zone names
  • Single action and toggle programming
  • Shared scenes
  • Normal timeclock events
  • Sensor programming
The following programming items are not directly handled during conversion:
RadioRA 2 RadioRA 3
RadioRA 2 Main Repeater(s) – support programming (each Main Repeater supports 100 Phantom Buttons – can be programmed using any programming model)

RadioRA 3 – Phantom Keypads

Converting a RadioRA 2 project to RadioRA 3 – phantom buttons on the main repeater(s) will be converted to phantom keypads

Can be added from the device toolbox, programmable, and can be virtually activated using LEAP integration

Selected Button Type: Path of LightPath of light buttons are converted to:
LED Logic – Room Logic
Button Type – Toggle
Timeclock Events
Selected Button Type: Timeclock Modes
Only normal mode timeclock events will be converted.

All other timeclock events (vacation mode, alternative mode, etc.) must be added manually to a new timeclock event and programmed to be enabled or disabled by a keypad button. Timeclock events assigned to buttons in RadioRA 2 do not convert.

Vacation mode programming (enable/disable) can be found under the program tab – “Vacation Mode”

Tips for success prior to starting upgrade:
  1. Check the project for any products not supported in RadioRA 3:
    • GRAFIK T – we recommend converting to Sunnata.
    • Wallbox Power Module (WPM) – we recommend converting to Sunnata PRO dimmers or Maestro dimmers (PRO for improved LED performance, 6ND if you are confident in LED performance).
    • seeTemp keypad, Single Zone HVAC Controller, and/or Wireless TouchPRO thermostats – we recommend converting to a WiFi thermostat supported by RadioRA 3.
  2. After upgrading a RadioRA 2 system to RadioRA 3, you must remove the RadioRA 2 main repeater(s) from the wired Ethernet link. If you leave it connected, transfers from Lutron Designer to the RadioRA 3 system may fail and other unexpected system behavior may occur.
    • NOTE: Do NOT factory reset the RadioRA 2 main repeater(s). This will result in a factory reset of all other wireless devices in the RadioRA 2 system and require re-activation of each device into RadioRA 3.