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Starter Kit Automates Your Home's Lighting Using Ultra-Reliable UPB Technology
UPB Product Evaluation Package
UPB Product Evaluation Package
UPB Product Evaluation Package
Item# 22900
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  • Starter kit includes multiple controllers, switches, and plug-in modules
  • Devices use UPB technology for exceptional reliability
  • Faceplates are interchangeable and come in a variety of styles and colors
  • Expandable system can control every light and appliance in your home

Essential Info

If you've considered installing automated lighting in your home but have resisted because you aren't sure which style switches and dimmers you want in each room, the ideal solution has arrived. Simply Automated's SimplyBrilliant™ line of switches, plug-in modules, and controllers use the ultra-reliable Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) technology to deliver remote control commands over your home's existing electrical lines. The UPB Product Evaluation Package includes everything you'll need to get started on automating your home with UPB technology, including a tabletop controller, a computer interface for PC control, two plug-in modules, and a transceiver base with three faceplates. Once this transceiver base is installed, you'll easily be able to install or change out any faceplate in seconds with a double, triple, or quad rocker or even a four- or eight-button faceplate. Decora-style wall plates are sold separately.

What's Included

Tabletop Controller
  • Tabletop controller
  • Instructions

  • Transceiver
  • Wire nuts
  • Mounting hardware
  • Instructions

  • Plug-in module
  • RS-232 DB-9 connection cord
  • Instructions

    Appliance Module
  • UPB Appliance Module
  • Instructions

    Lamp Module
  • UPB Lamp Module
  • Instructions

  • Quad rocker faceplate
  • Single rocker + 4-button faceplate
  • Single rocker faceplate
  • More Info

    The tabletop controller is pre-programmed to operate the modules included in this kit and any other UPB-enabled device installed in your home. Plug this 8-button device in anywhere in your home for remote on/off and dimming control of your lighting and appliances. Each button of the Tabletop Controller can be linked to a specific UPB device or it can be programmed to activate or de-activate a lighting scene made up of several UPB lighting control devices.

    The Computer UPB Interface Module is a plug-in module that enables computer-based configuration and control of household lighting, appliances and other devices. By plugging in this interface and connecting it to your PC via the included DB-9 cable, you'll be capable of communicating with UPB plug-in modules and/or switches to control virtually anything that can be connected to existing wiring anywhere in the home, all via your PC. The Computer UPB Interface Module receives and transmits UPB digital commands and converts these signals to a serial RS-232C interface format. With the free, downloadable software, the computer can then be used to configure and/or control UPB devices. A non-controlled power outlet is provided on the face of the module. The Computer UPB Interface Module is USB compatible when used with an RS-232-to-USB adapter (sold separately).

    Replace an existing switch with the UPB Transceiver-Controller Base for ultra-reliable control of lamps, fans and other electrical devices. Best of all, once this base is installed, you can change the faceplate in seconds to control lights or appliances with a single rocker switch, a quad rocker switch or even a faceplate that controls devices with switches and buttons. Three faceplates are included with this kit; additional faceplates are sold separately. Devices to be controlled can also plug into either the dimmable lamp module or the 12-amp appliance module. These plug-in modules feature pass-through outlets, as well, for non-controlled lights or appliances.

    The UPB Transceiver-Controller Base controls a load of up to 1000 watts and is capable of communicating with UPB plug-in modules, switches, and/or other UPB devices to control virtually anything that can be connected to existing wiring anywhere in the home. Regardless of your chosen faceplate, the UPB Transceiver-Controller Base offers 200 dimming steps as well as a resume dim feature for attractive lighting ambience as well as the flexibility you deserve. It is not recommended that this switch be used with non-dimmable lighting or with appliances.

    UPB technology delivers exceptional reliability and noise immunity at a much lower installed cost when compared to hardwired and RF solutions, and you'll experience no interference from adjacent homes. UPB technology is not X10 compatible.


    Tabletop Controller Specifications

    Simply Automated Product No.:US28OTP-BK
    Dimensions:4.75" x 2.25" x 2.63" (121mm x 57mm x 67mm)
    Weight:9.4 oz.
    Power:120V AC, 60Hz
    Input Current:200mA
    Operating Temperature:30° F to 120° F (0° C to 50° C)
    Approvals:UL listed

    Transceiver Specifications

    Simply Automated Product No.:KPE-06
    Dimensions:4.2" H x 1.7" W x 1.6" D (107mm x 43mm x 41mm)
    Weight:3.8 oz. (108g)
    Depth Inside J-Box:1.35"
    Mounting:Standard J-box (wired)
    Power:120V AC +/- 10%, 60Hz
    Maximum Load:1000 watts at 120VAC (8.3A)
    Connections:6" stranded pigtails, #16 AWG for power/load, #20 AWG for multi-way traveler(s)
    Operating Temperature:30° F to 120° F (0° C to 50° C)

    Interface Specifications

    Simply Automated Product No.:SAUMCDB9W
    Dimensions:3.4" x 2.6" x 1.5" (86mm x 65mm x 38mm)
    Weight:8 oz. (220g)
    Power:120VAC +/- 10%, 60 Hz
    Maximum Power Load:12V or 1/3HP
    Output Type:Contact closure
    Operating Temperature:30° F to 120° F (0° C to 50° C)
    Computer Connection:Serial RS-232C via DB-9S

    Appliance Module Specifications

    Simply Automated Product No.:SAUMA20W
    Dimensions:2.55" x 3.37" x 1.5"
    Weight:8 oz.
    Power:120V AC +/- 10%, 60 Hz
    Maximum Load:12A or 1/3 HP motor
    Output Type:Contact closure
    Operating Temperature:30° F to 120° F (0° C to 50° C)

    Lamp Module Specifications

    Simply Automated Product No.:SAUML20
    Dimensions:1.375" D X 2.375" W X 3.25" H
    Weight:4 oz.
    Case:Plug-in module with AC pass-through
    Addressing:250 network codes; 250 individual device codes
    Input Voltage:120V AC +/-10%, 60 Hz, 3 prong
    Output:120V AC at full output, max 15 A, pass-through and controlled outlet
    Dimming:0 to 100%
    Load Type:Incandescent; intended for lamps
    Maximum Load Power Delivered:400W
    Minimum Power:60W
    Operating Temperature:0° to +50° C, -30° to 120° F
    Certifications:UL 1950, FCC Part 15, Class B
    Warranty:1 year, limited

    Faceplate Specifications

    Dimensions:2 1/2" x 1 3/8" x 5/8"

    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Simply Automated Inc, Tel: (760) 431-2100 Ext 152



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