Rako RAK8-MB 8 channel motherboard with icon combined wired & wireless
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Rako RAK8-MB Combined 8 Channel Motherboard

Manufacturer: Rako


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The Rako RAK8-MB dimmer rack for population with pluggable dimmer modules.  

  • An eight slot motherboard which forms the base of a RAK8 dimmer array.
  • Designed to be wall mounted in an electrical cupboard.
  • Any combination of pluggable modules can be fitted into the 8 slot motherboard allowing for greater flexibility during both specification and installation.
  • Requires a separate controller/receiver which connects using standard CAT5 RJ45 sockets.
  • Controlled from any Rako Rakom RF or WIRED device, for example the RCM or WCM push button wall plates.

RAK8 dimmer arrays can be used as either a single 8 channel array or joined together to form a multi-way stack. The RAK8 requires a separate Rako interface for control. Either the RF receiver (RxLink) or the WIRED controller (RAKLink), these units communicate using a single CAT5 RJ45 patch lead. When used with the wireless receiver (RX-Link) up to 16 channels can be used per stack. When used with a wired system (RAKLink) up to 32 channels per stack are available. It is possible to mix and match RAK4s and RAK8s on the same multi-way stack. The same maximum number of channels per stack applies.

All memory is stored on the motherboard rather than the pluggable module meaning they can be swapped without the need to be reprogrammed. The RAK8 units are designed to be centrally located in an electrical cupboard, utility room or garage. The RAK8 dimmer can be used seamlessly with any other Rako modules, such as RML and RMT in-line dimmers, RCM or WCM wallplates, RAH hand helds, timeclocks etc. Each RAK8 box needs to be fed by a 10A Type B MCB.

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Input Supply:
200-260V AC 50/60Hz
10A Type B MCB protection required

Weight: 3.5kg

Housing: Powder coated galvanised steel

Climate Range: 
Temperature +2C to +40C
Humidity +5% to 95% non condensing

3 way screw terminal for mains supply
8 way terminal for test outputs
8 way terminal for main outputs

Load Types: 
See individual data sheet for pluggable modules

Terminal sizes:
2.5mm2 - Stranded
4.0mm2 - Solid

Cable Entry:
Multiple 10 x 20mm knockouts on top, bottom and sides

Emissions - EN61000-6-3 : 2001
Immunity - EN61000-6-1 : 2001

RS485 to other RAKs, RX-Link and RAK-Link

Memory: Flash memory (non volatile)


Product dimensions: W.253mm x D.193mm x H.110mm

Delivery and warranty

Delivery usually in 1-2 weeks

  Supplied with a 3 year 'return to base' warranty

August factory shutdown

Lead times in July and August can be affected by European manufacturer summer shutdowns. Need it in a hurry? Let us know and we'll check availability for you.

About the manufacturer

Made in Britain, Rako smart lighting controls and systems are easy to use, easy to install & cost effective. Leading the way in providing state-of-the-art digital dimming technology, Rako provides innovative solutions for both wired systems (perfect for new build projects), wireless systems (ideal when it isn't possible to replace wiring) or a hybrid of both. 

Perfect for modern living, Rako systems can be easily controlled with tablets, smartphones and smartwatches. Set up lighting scenes that  allow you to select a pre-set lighting scene or change the mood lighting at the touch of a button. Rako offer a full suite of control panels, cover plates, control modules and dimmers, hubs and interfaces. If you're looking for fully integrated smart home mood lighting systems, you're in the right place.

Rako won the Smart Building Awards for Best Lighting Control product and the CEDIA EMEA Award for Best New Hardware for 2022.

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