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Signal Enhancer Type
Signal Booster
UPB Compatible
X10 Compatible
240V Capable
Maximum Load
30 Amps
220V AC
240V AC
Ease of Installation
Beginner (Installs < 10 minutes)
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Invert and Boost UPB, X10, and Other High Frequency Signals with this Universal Phase Coupler
Simply Automated ZPCI-P30A 30 Amp NEMA 10-30 Universal Inverting Phase Coupler/Booster
Simply Automated ZPCI-P30A 30 Amp NEMA 10-30 Universal Inverting Phase Coupler/Booster
Simply Automated ZPCI-P30A 30 Amp NEMA 10-30 Universal Inverting Phase Coupler/Booster
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  • Passes UPB and X10 signals
  • Intended for 3 prong, 220VAC, 30 Amp receptacles
  • Install multiple units with no interference
  • Provides higher signal strength and less attenuation
  • Eliminates need for split phase repeaters
  • NEMA 10-30

Essential Info

The ZPCI-P30A, Universal Inverting Phase Coupler, uses the latest innovative coupling technology to reliably increase strength for inverted signals. This Universal phase coupler by Simply Automated, passes UPB, X10, and other higher frequency signals while avoiding the issues of conventional phase couplers. Besides eliminating the need for split phase repeaters, these couplers avoid the attenuation of signals created by additional capacitance, while also avoiding the cancelation of inverted signals by non-inverted signals. Because of this, multiple units can be installed in the same home without negatively effecting signal reliability. Conveniently installs in any 30 Amp, 220VAC, 3-prong receptacle. These are typically found near a clothes dryer, air conditioner, or stove.

Phase couplers perform a very specific function for the powerline signals traveling across the two, 120VAC electrical phases in the typical 240VAC home. The typical 240VAC home is a split phase system. This means you have two electrical phases (A and B), which each carry 120VAC. To avoid having canceled signals and low signal strengths on the inverted line, install this universal phase coupler. Not only does the ZPCI-P50A allow powerline signals to pass from one phase (phase A), to the second phase (phase B), it also increases the signals strength as it is inverted.


More Info

Powerline signals used in UPB and X10 systems may have trouble reaching the intended device depending on which electrical phase is powering each device. Use this Universal Phase Coupler to increase your UPB and X10 signal strength, while insuring those signals travel across both 120VAC electrical phases in your 240VAC split phase system. To insure maximum signal strength it is recommended that one of these units be installed for every breaker panel in the home, including sub-panels. If you do not have 30 Amp, 220VAC, 3 prong receptacles available for every breaker panel in the home, Simply Automated makes a variety of phase couplers featuring this same technology. These other models should allow you to fit the appropriate phase coupler in any situation.


  • Operating Voltage: two-phase, 120VAC +/- 10% per phase
  • Peak Surge Current: 27,000A per phase
  • Voltage Suppression: 500V L-N, 900V L-L
  • Operating Temp: -40 to 50°C
  • Dimensions: 2.0"H x 2.5"W x 16.9"D (51 x 63 x 429mm)
  • Weight: 1.57 lbs. (2.22 Kg)
  • Mounting: Receptacle; 220 VAC, NEMA 10-30
  • 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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    TED -- castro valley, CA   4/13/2014
    Did not work at all.
    Paul -- Virginia Beach   3/25/2014
    Product did not work.
    DENNIS -- sun city west, AZ   12/12/2013
    Product did not work
    GARRY -- lake worth, FL   10/27/2013
    Very helpful and knowledgeable phone support! Item works as promised. Pleased with purchase and recommend the item to anyone having X-10 communication problems.
    BARBARA -- lewisville, TX   3/16/2013
    I guess the product is OK, it just didn't solve my problem.
    RONALD -- albuquerque, NM   3/12/2013
    Easy to install, does the job, a bit expensive, would have preferred non-pigtail version.
    WILLIAM F -- tigard, OR   12/21/2012
    The product is in operation and functioning well. I wish it included a flat-shaped contact for the neutral connection in addition to the L-shaped contact. I replaced the included AC connector with one purchased from Home Depot. The new connector included a flat-shaped contact plus an L-shaped contact for the neutral connection.

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