KNX and ETS5 Tutorial
The Ultimate Guide to KNX Programming

This ebook provides one of the fastest and easiest ways to learn KNX and ETS 5.
For Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Users.

KNX and ETS5 Tutorial - The Ultimate Guide to KNX Programming

What is this ebook about?

The Ultimate Guide to KNX Programming is a simple and easy to understand introduction to the world of KNX technology. From setting up a miniature system to systems with several areas, you will learn the correct cabling and procedures.

You will receive a detailed introduction to the ETS Tool Software version 5 - from licensing to installation, commissioning and an explanation of all essential functions.

The Ultimate Guide to KNX Programming guides you through a project from A to Z laying out all the necessary steps in an easy to understand, practical way

  • the necessary planning of a project
  • the preparation of the actuators and sensors
  • the detailed explanation of commissioning, final inspection and acceptance

This is the English version of the bestselling ebook that has been available since 2004!

If you are an electrician and are interested in an official KNX certification, this course is the ideal way to prepare for the optional certification courses, as the products used in the ebook are often used during the courses and so you will be already familiar with the applications.


This ebook covers the following elements

KNX Basics

Introduction to KNX, cost examples, basic knowledge and correct definitions


Detailed explanation of the KNX network - from the smallest possible installation to a maximum size system

ETS5 Professional

From licensing to installation and commissioning to explanation of all essential functions

Practical tips

Golden rules and practical knowledge from the KNX experts helping to avoid beginner mistakes and typical traps

Project from A-Z HIGHLIGHT

Detailed step-by-step tutorial that guides you through an entire project, covering planning and programming, commissioning and acceptance.

Ready-to-go solutions

Basic functions such as switching, dimming, heating and shading are easily explained using ready-to-go solution examples

Heating control

Introduction and examples of heating control with KNX. With additional details for HVAC installers.

KNX Project guide

Detailed KNX project guide in the form of an overview diagram for an improved project flow

Great support

If you need help we are there to support you. Just drop us a line and we will help you.

FREE updates Free

Get free updates of this ebook when we are adding new chapters or extending existing ones.3

Planning tool

Detailed, practical Excel based planning tool from real projects helping you in an efficient planning process

KNX Certification

Tailored to the optional certification course for an optimal exam preparation - become an official KNX Partner2

Frequently asked Questions

Answers to your most frequently asked questions

Since we are 100% convinced of our ebook, we grant you a 30-day money back guarantee.

The author, Manfred, has started sharing his knowledge about KNX starting 2004. That is when this ebook first launched in German language. Due to the massive success and hundreds of people having learned KNX successfully with it, Voltimum has decided to bring this ebook also into the English speaking markets.

Absolutely! The course is designed to teach absolute beginners KNX and ETS 5. For this purpose we offer a step-by-step guide (chapter 3), which contains everything from project planning to commissioning and project handover. According to one of our reviewers, this quick course is a ‘must-read’ for every prospective builder who wants to participate in the electrical planning and to maintain the KNX installation later on. The quick course is also a successful reference work for electricians who do not deal with KNX projects every day, want to switch to ETS5 or want to familiarize themselves with the subject matter again.

If you have already worked with ETS 4, you can easily continue to work on your old projects with ETS 5. You can import your existing projects into ETS 5 and easily manage or edit them there.

In our ebook we show you how to structure a KNX project in a structured way, so that the basic number of errors is reduced. In the event of errors, we provide you with a procedure including a checklist, which you can use to find or limit errors in a structured manner.

Group addresses are particularly important. For those who want to successfully plan and implement a KNX project, the most important prerequisite is the structured creation of group addresses. In addition to a professional structure, we explain everything you need to know about listening and sending group addresses as well as feedback addresses. In addition, we will show you why the KNX system simply does not want to listen to some group addresses and much more. This course is designed for beginners and we explain it in such a way that you will be able to implement your first KNX project.

We offer the most common payment methods: Paypal, credit card, Sofortüberweisung and Giropay. You will receive the course documents immediately after payment.

The course is designed as a step-by-step tutorial for beginners. If you still have any questions during the course or later, you can contact us and we will try to help you.

There is a’ Help’ button in the bottom right corner of our website. Just write us a message.

KNX certification allows you to use the KNX partner logo in your own marketing activities (e.g. stationery, cars). In addition, you will be listed as an official partner of the KNX Association ( These two advantages are a reason for many of our customers to get certified. The content of the ebook is adapted to the KNX basic course and the corresponding certification. Furthermore, the products presented and used in the ebook are very often used in the certification courses, so that you feel ‘at home’ with the products. This tutorial is therefore an ideal preparation for the certification seminar. However, certification is not a prerequisite for realising KNX projects. We therefore recommend everyone to gain practical experience in projects as quickly as possible.


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KNX Tutorial: The Ultimate Guide to KNX Programing and ETS 5 Tutorial
KNX Tutorial: The Ultimate Guide to KNX Programing and ETS 5 Tutorial
KNX Tutorial: The Ultimate Guide to KNX Programing and ETS 5 Tutorial
KNX Tutorial: The Ultimate Guide to KNX Programing and ETS 5 Tutorial


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Extracts from our guestbook

This ebook offers beginners as well as experienced ETS users a good overview of the functioning of KNX and the correct use of the software. Due to the good structure, a beginner is introduced step by step deeper and deeper into the subject matter, the necessary working steps are described in an understandable way and illustrated clearly. I can well imagine that even inexperienced users can quickly find the content they need with the help of the clearly arranged table of contents and get a pragmatic solution that is both comprehensible and easy to understand for everyday tasks. The attached planning documents complete the view on the requirements for a KNX installation for the client and give an electrician, who realizes KNX projects only occasionally, a suggestion for his documentation.

This tutorial is, in my opinion, a must-read for every contractor who wants to participate in the electrical planning and maintain KNX installations at a later date. The quick course is also a successful reference work for electricians who do not deal with KNX projects every day, want to switch to ETS5 or want to familiarize themselves with the subject matter again. A big praise to you, Manfred and the publisher, that with this standard work you contribute greatly to let the KNX autodidact die out soon.

Frank, alias evolution, System integrator

  • There is no such guide for KNX beginners on the market - all books require much more previous knowledge. This course is absolutely perfect for anyone who has never been involved in KNX.

    Markus Jörger Electrician, Elektro Jörger

  • I read your KNX guide with great enthusiasm, very good help, optimal for training and implementation. I also appreciate your prompt support for questions. I am completely satisfied!

    Detlef Hohmann Builder

  • Your KNX guide really helped me to practise all these things myself and not just to read them in a book. I used this guide to prepare for the official KNX certification which I passed with ease.

    Pamela Lintschinger System integrator

  • Initially, I wanted to buy your book to prepare for the KNX course. Although I have successfully implemented several KNX projects, I still haven’t attended any official KNX course! Your book helped us a lot.

    Svend Glittenberg Electrician, Fa. Rudolf Glittenberg

  • I have been using the ebook again and again for years and I am completely satisfied. Thanks to your book I was able to do the programming of my house myself and saved a lot of money.

    Roger Panier Builder

  • I am building my own single-family house and was an absolute KNX layman. I programmed my house myself according to the excellent instructions. It worked right away.

    André Knorr Builder

About Us

Who we are

Manfred Meier

Manfred Meier

alias 'Eibmeier', Author and KNX system integrator

Manfred Meier

alias 'Eibmeier', Author and KNX system integrator

Manfred is a KNX system integrator and certified KNX partner and has gained his EIB/KNX experience since 1995. Due to his specialisation in EIB/KNX he became a sought-after specialist and in 2004 he published his accumulated expert knowledge in the ETS3 Quick Course.

Christian Szczensny

Christian Szczensny

COO Voltimum S.A., Co-Author and Editor

Christian Szczensny

COO Voltimum S.A., Co-Author and Editor

Although Christian had already been in contact with KNX through his work at Voltimum, his great passion for KNX was fully aroused when building his own house. As a customer of Manfred he learned KNX from the practitioner and planned and programmed his own smart home based on the principles taught in this ebook. Christian has co-authored the latest version of this ebook.


KNX programming has never been easier to learn.