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Interface Module Lets You Send UPB Commands Via PC

Computer UPB Interface Module
Computer UPB Interface Module
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Computer UPB Interface Module
Item# 22921
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  • Plug-in module connects to PC via DB-9 cable
  • Computer can control any UPB-enabled electrical device in the house
  • Pass-through outlet on module face for additional powered device

Essential Info

Control your lights and appliances without getting up from your computer! The Computer UPB Interface Module is a plug-in module that enables computer-based configuration and control of household lighting, appliances and other devices over the powerline using the highly reliable Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) technology. By plugging in the Computer UPB Interface Module 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 other UPB devices (sold separately) to control virtually anything that can be connected to existing wiring anywhere in the home, all via your PC. With the free, downloadable UpStart software, the computer can then be used to configure and/or control UPB devices.


What's Included

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

    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.

    The Computer UPB Interface Module receives and transmits UPB digital commands and converts these signals to a serial RS-232C interface format. A pass-through (non-controlled) power outlet is provided on the face of the module, so you won't lose any outlets by installing this module.

    The Computer UPB Interface Module is USB compatible when used with an RS-232-to-USB adapter (sold separately). If you're just getting started with automating your lights and appliances, a UPB starter kit is available and sold separately.



    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

    Important notes:
    Only defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item. For defective returns after 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Simply Automated Inc, Tel: (760) 431-2100 Ext 152


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    GUILLERMO -- col. chimalistac, XX   7/4/2007
    Very good!
    WARREN -- chincoteague, VA   3/28/2007
    Worked very well with UPstart.
    JAMES -- apex, NC   1/11/2006
    Along with UPStart software, this interface is your gateway to designing custom scenes and setting up your UPB network of lighting control. Easily connects to the home PC using db-9 serial cable.
    JERRY -- brentwood, AA   1/4/2006
    these are the greatest thing since slice bread. short of issues configuring them at first .. they worked flawless
    JEFFREY -- columbia, NJ   12/22/2005
    Works like a charm the first time. Not one problem. Also switches are very easy to identify and program.


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