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Handheld Remotes
Tabletop Remotes
Compatibility
INSTEON
Features
Battery Operated
LED Feedback
Rechargeable
Scene Capability
Wall Mounted
Wireless
Maximum # of Devices
50+ Devices
# of Buttons
1 Button
Trim Plate Design
Decora / Paddle
Color
White
Ease of Installation
Beginner (Installs < 10 minutes)
Brand
INSTEON.
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Add a Wall Switch Anywhere!
RemoteLinc 2 - INSTEON Wireless Switch
INSTEON Mini Remote Switch
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Optional Wall Mount Brack (sold separately) Optional Visor Clip (sold separately)
INSTEON Mini Remote - Switch
Item# 2342-242
Price: $42.99
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Overview

  • Provides wireless remote control for INSTEON controlled lighting and appliances
  • Elegant design and super-easy setup
  • Add a wall switch anywhere, no new junction box or wiring required
  • Raise and lower lighting levels or recall a favorite lighting level - wirelessly!
  • Control lights in one room or across the entire house
  • Battery operated - requires no external power or communication wiring and it's rechargeable
  • 50 ft range to nearest dual-band device or Access Point

Essential Info

Ever wished you could add a light switch to a wall but didn't because of the cost and hassle? With Mini Remote Switch, you're free to place a switch wherever you need it! The Mini Remote Switch is an easy-to-use wireless remote that allows you to control INSTEON bulbs, dimmers, switches and plug-in or receptacle dimmers. Now you can raise and lower light levels and program scenes for multiple lights from anywhere. Mount it to the wall to create a traditional switch in the perfect location - without having to rewire (wall mount bracket and wallplate sold separately). You can also make it a tabletop control for your nightstand, counter or coffee table by attaching it to a tabletop stand (sold separately); turn on your house lights from the car by attaching it to a visor clip (sold separately); or even use it as a lightweight handheld remote. The Mini Remote Switch is ultra-easy to install and operate, giving you the most flexibility for a truly smart home with INSTEON.

Please note that INSTEON Mini Remote Switch (2342-242) is the new name and product number of RemoteLinc 2 - INSTEON Wireless Switch (2444A2WH). The product and functionality are the same.

Mini Remote Switch is powered by a rechargeable lithium battery. Based on average usage, expected battery life between charges is 9-12 months. Recharge using any standard USB Type A to Micro-B cable (sold separately).

Mini Remote Switch can directly control the following RF-compatible devices:
INSTEON LED Bulb (Dual-Band)
SwitchLinc 2-Wire (RF)
SwitchLinc (Dual-Band)
LampLinc (Dual-Band)
OutletLinc Dimmer (Dual-Band)
KeypadLinc (Dual-Band)
INSTEON-compatible Venstar thermostats
220V / 240V 30 Amp Load Controllers (Dual-Band)

To control devices that are not RF-compatible, you'll need at least one dual-band device to convert the RF signal from the remote into power line signals.

Want more control? The Mini Remote is also available in a 4-scene and 8-scene keypad.

Required Accessories
  • USB Charging Cable is required to charge Mini Remote Switch. With the cable you can charge by plugging the cable into a computer USB port or into a USB power adapter.
  • If the INSTEON device you intend to control does not receive RF signals (i.e., power line only), you will need at least one dual-band INSTEON device to convert the RF signals to power line signals.

  • Manuals/Software

    What's Included

  • INSTEON Mini Remote Switch
  • Rechargeable battery (pre-installed, non-replaceable)
  • Quick-start guide
  • More Info

    How it Works
    Like a traditional switch, tapping the top paddle turns your lights (or scenes) on and tapping the bottom paddle turns your lights (or scenes) off; press and hold the top paddle to brighten every light in the scene or press and hold the bottom paddle to dim every light in the scene. The LED status indicator blinks green for ON commands and red for OFF commands. The LED indicator will also let you know if a device did not acknowledge the command.

    Additional programming options allow Mini Remote Switch to function as a 2-scene controller, making the top paddle control one scene and the bottom paddle control another. This can be set to alternate between ON and OFF for each press (toggle) or only send ON (non-toggle).

    Software Configurable
    Using compatible software such as HouseLinc, you can quickly setup scenes and configure button behavior, all from your computer.

    More Benefits
    • Power switch for disabling buttons ("vacation" or "pocket" mode)

    • Stuck Button Mode - saves battery life by going to sleep if button stuck down

    • Compatible with most decorator wallplates (Wall Mount Bracket required)

    • Built-in battery charge LED indicator

    Specifications

    General
    Brand:INSTEON
    Manufacturer Product No.:2342-242 (formerly 2444A3WH, RemoteLinc 2 Switch)
    Color:White
    RF Range:50' (line of sight)
    Frequency:915 MHz
    Warranty:1 year, limited
    UPC:813922011616
    Patent No.:U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending
    Operation
    LED Type:Two-color: Green and Red
    LED During Use:Green Flash OnceOn
    Bright
    Fast-On
    Red Flash onceOff
    Dim
    Fast-Off
    Red Blink for ~3 SecondsScene Acknowledge Missing
    Setup Memory:Non-volatile EEPROM
    INSTEON Features
    Scenes:1 (default), configurable to 2
    Scene Configurations:1 On/Off (default), 2 Toggle or 2 Always On
    INSTEON Links:400
    Scene Commands Supported:OnOff
    Begin BrighteningBegin Dimming
    End BrighteningEnd Dimming
    Fast OnFast Off
    Software Configurable:Yes
    Mechanical
    Operating Conditions:Indoors, 32°F to 104°F, up to 85% relative humidity
    Dimensions:2.6" H x 1.3" W x .39" D
    Weight:0.05 lbs.
    Electrical
    Battery Type:3.7 VDC Lithium Polymer, Rechargeable, non-replaceable
    Battery Charge Hold Duration:9-12 months based on average 16 button presses per day (will decrease over time)
    Battery Recharging Cycles:>500
    Recharging Jack:Standard, Micro-USB, 5VDC
    Recharging Time:1 hour
    Certification:FCC and IC Certified
    X10 Features
    X10 Support:N/A

    Images/Video

    Optional Wall Mount Brack (sold separately)  Optional Visor Clip (sold separately)     
    Optional Wall Mount Brack (sold separately)  Optional Visor Clip (sold separately)     

    Reviews

    108 Ratings
    5 star: 58%  (63)
    4 star: 19%  (21)
    3 star: 6%  (7)
    2 star: 5%  (5)
    1 star: 11%  (12)
    Average Customer Rating
    (108 customer ratings)
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    JOHN -- montgomery, TX   7/20/2014
    Small and attractive remote that is simple to program.
    MARK -- fort collins, CO   7/20/2014
    Easy to setup and looks good
    EARL -- homosassa, FL   6/27/2014
    It works, that's all I wanted
    ARTHUR G -- boynton beach, FL   4/26/2014
    This is a great addition. It allowed me to put a switch on a solid concrete wall as if there were a box and wires there.
    ROBERT -- fort washington, PA   4/20/2014
    Programming is nearly impossible without better documentation - tech support person was little or no help -
    DARREN -- houston, TX   4/10/2014
    easy to set up and use. No complaints
    LAURENCE -- studio city, CA   2/24/2014
    excellent product
    JARED -- hauppauge, NY   2/16/2014
    Switch works great BUT I don't understand wall bracket it doesn't fit snug so it falls out of it and can't glue it because it needs to be removed so it can be charged
    TOM -- portland, OR   2/14/2014
    Range is all right. Works great in the house for front porch lights, but I have a hard time at the street and it is linked to an outside plug module.
    JAMES -- gilbert, AZ   2/6/2014
    Perfect workaround to provide switchability to a hard wired light. Would be 5 stars if it included the little clip that lets it stay in a light switch.
    LEWIS -- colorado springs, CO   1/6/2014
    The location I am using this remote switch in is only about 15 feet from the original outlet, so I am not sure on the range. I do have a fair amount of RF interference from all my gadgets in this particular room, but this mini remote works quite reliably (I have tried 2 others that have worked very intermittently because of the interference. I took off a star because you have to double click the remote in order to turn on the lights, which was not very well advertised.

    Smarthome response: Your needing to double-click for On indicates that you possibly linked to the device while it was Off. Suggest that you re-link with the device On.
    Tom -- seattle, WA   9/30/2013
    Works but not as well as x10 controllers I have had. Cheap design. It lacks an all lights on/off button. Rather limited in what it does given today's technology. I have kept some of my lights the x10 system and only switched some over to the insteon due to the many limitations. At times when you hit the button nothing happens resulting in having to push the buttons again.
    JOSEPH -- raleigh, NC   9/23/2013
    Easy to set up and use. I don't know why I waited so long to make this purchase.
    MARY -- menifee, CA   9/20/2013
    It needs to be a little larger..it doesn't set in the wall mount bracket well.
    ROSS -- long beach, CA   8/17/2013
    Excellent way to install a new switch location with no wiring modifications. This was a very good solution for a customer whose master bath switch was located in the bedroom on the hinge side of the door. The wife did not want to wake her husband in the morning and would do a balancing act to keep the door closed enough to minimize light as she turned the lights on.
    JAMES -- richfield, UT   8/7/2013
    Range in only about 20 ft for me.
    CRAIG -- elk grove, CA   6/22/2013
    Seems to work ok.. the plastic is a bit light weight.. we shall see how it lasts.
    ERIC -- brentwood, TN   6/6/2013
    It does precisely what I hoped it would do. I only wish it was waterproof, but I'll probably just slip it into a ziplock plastic bag. Otherwise, it works like a charm.
    DAVID -- sanford, NC   6/1/2013
    Would be nice if they would develop a wall mounting system when using this device over an old work box.
    ROLY -- edison, NJ   5/6/2013
    good value

    Accessories

    Mini Remote Wall Mount Bracket  Mini Remote USB Charging Cable - Type A To Micro-B, 6 Foot  Mini Remote USB Power Adapter  Mini Remote - Visor Clip and Tabletop Stand 
    Mini Remote Wall Mount Bracket  Mini Remote USB Charging Cable - Type A To Micro-B, 6 Foot  Mini Remote USB Power Adapter  Mini Remote - Visor Clip and Tabletop Stand 

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