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SwitchLinc Relay PLC - Ivory
SwitchLinc Relay PLC - Ivory
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SwitchLinc Relay PLC Ivory
Item# 23885I
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  • 80% quieter than other relay switches
  • Natural high-quality feel, compared to other brands
  • Remote control capability brings added convenience, money savings and resale value to your home

Essential Info

SwitchLinc Relay — The Ultimate Remote Control Switch
Make your home the envy of your friends and neighbors with the sophistication and elegance of the SwitchLinc PLC Relay — the ultimate X10-compatible switch. SwitchLinc switches fill your entire home with personalized mood lighting for any occasion.


What's Included

  • SwitchLinc PLC Relay, Ivory
  • Owner's Manual
  • 2 mounting screws
  • 5 wire nuts
  • More Info

    Built with a Quieter Relay
    Because the SwitchLinc Relay is built with a much quieter relay, it has a click that's more than 80% quieter than traditional relay switches. This allows you to remotely control lights or other non-dimmable devices without waking up the baby, annoying other family members, or sending your cat fleeing across the room. The click of the internal relay is barely noticeable, and not much louder than the click of the front paddle.

    Generates Less Heat
    Unlike the triac-based switches, SwitchLinc Relay uses a hard-contact relay to control the load. The other switches use a semiconductor (called a triac) that absorbs about two volts of power and dissipated the heat it through the front of the switch. By using a relay, the switch runs cooler and full voltage gets to the load.

    True Rocker Action & Beautiful, High Quality Construction
    Unlike other X10-compatible switches, the SwitchLinc Relay offers the natural feel of high-end switches: tap the top to turn lights on, tap the bottom to turn lights off. Other X10 switches only respond to pressing the bottom. You'll also love the crisp, tactile response with each touch, instead of the mushy feeling of other brands. The SwitchLinc is designed and manufactured to high-end specifications and goes through over 10 quality control tests. You'll thank yourself for choosing this premium quality product.

    Fully X10 Compatible
    SwitchLincs can be controlled from any X10 transmitter. Unlike some switches, SwitchLinc responds to all the standard X10 commands.

    Night / Status Light
    A small, subtle green LED at the top of SwitchLinc makes it easy to find in a dark room. The LED blinks in response to X10 signals making installation and troubleshooting simple.

    Easy to Install and Set Up
    SwitchLinc wires in like a standard wall switch, with an additional connection to a neutral wire. To set the X10 address, press and hold the set-button for 5 seconds then send it the X10 address from any X10 compatible transmitter.

    3- & 4-Way Ready
    Simply add a SwitchLinc Multi-way Companion to build a 3-way circuit, add two of them to build a 4-way circuit, add three for 5-way, etc. The multi-way companions simply connect to the yellow wire on SwitchLinc.

    15 Amp Capacity
    Maximum load is 15-amps for resistive loads, 480-watts for incandescent and inductive loads.

    Power Failure Features
    All SwitchLinc settings are stored in static memory and are not lost during power failures. Additionally SwitchLinc will return to its last brightness level upon a power restore.

    2-Year Warranty
    Smarthome stands behind the entire SwitchLinc line of products with a full 2-year warranty. Increase your warranty from 2 years to 7 for a nominal fee. Check the box above.

    Safety Tested and Factory Certification

    All SwitchLinc products are safety approved. The assembly line for Smarthome Design Products is ISO9002 certified. In order to meet the ISO 9002 standards, the entire factory underwent rigorous inspections of procedures and policies before being thoroughly audited. The certification received was based on its dedication to high quality management systems and strict adherence of quality systems and guidelines.

    No Neutral Wires Available in your House?
    Try SwitchLinc RX Dimmers

    Need a Trim Plate?
    Be sure to order a trim plate for each SwitchLinc dimmer switch.



    Smarthome Design Product No.:23885i
    Voltage & Frequency:120VAC, 60Hz
    Dimensions:1.73"w x 4.14"h x 1.73"d (front bracket)
    1.74"w x 2.71"h x 1.40"d(main body)
    Maximum Load:15 amps for resistive loads,
    480 watts for incandescent & inductive loads
    Minimum Load:No minimum load required
    Circuit Types:Single pole / 3, 4 and 5-way ready
    Operating Temperature:40°F to 104°F
    Neutral Connection:Required
    Controllable Device Types:Incandescent, fluorescent and inductive loads
    Warranty:2 years (7-year warranty available for purchase)


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    30 Ratings
    5 star: 33%  (10)
    4 star: 27%  (8)
    3 star: 13%  (4)
    2 star: 7%  (2)
    1 star: 20%  (6)
    Average Customer Rating
    (30 customer ratings)
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    Mike -- mobile, AL   12/3/2007
    I ordered 3 of these switches and am VERY dissapointed with the sensitivity of this product. I replaced X10 Pro XPS3 switches with these and only 1 of them operated properly with my CM11. I have traced the issue to sensitivity issues (These switches require a MUCH higher signal level to operate). I wouldn't buy these switches again due to sensitivity issues!
    ERIC -- sewickley, PA   11/29/2007
    It is more suspect to line noise than x10 or leviton switches.
    WILLIAM -- boulder creek, CA   11/28/2007
    This unit has much lower sensitivity to X10 signals than most other X10 units. It fails to work in exactly the same location as Leviton or X10 brand units.
    MICHAEL -- state college, PA   10/13/2007
    The installation instructions worked as described. Units work well.
    DAVE -- valrico, FL   10/1/2007
    Easy to install but having trouble getting positive triggering as the devices are so much more sensitive to line noise than earlier x-10 devices such as the 2040 I bought. It is unfortunate that to achieve functionality...I have to spend another $100.00 for a X-10 Signal Booster to get the 23885I's to work right.
    JOHN -- birmingham, AL   8/14/2007
    This relay allows me to control a compact fluorescent bulb in an outdoor fixture using my existing X-10 controllers. The relay is very quiet as advertised, and programming the device code was convenient using a nearby mini-controller. The relay's X-10 signal sensitivity is a little less than that of the unit it replaced.
    SHIELDS -- houston, TX   8/2/2007
    Failed in first installed location. Swapped location with one of old style (Noisy) Leviton relays Now all working fine.
    STEVEN -- effort, PA   7/16/2007
    Although I was initially impressed with SwitchLinc Relay PLC by it’s quality and features. I’m finding it doesn’t seem to have the sensitivity or selectivity that my other ‘X10’ products have. Other generic X10 modules on the same circuit are working properly. I’m still in the process of trouble shooting line-noise that appears to be present in my house. Hopefully this will resolve these problems.
    JAY M. -- schaumburg, IL   2/23/2007
    These Relay Switches were exactly what I hoped they would be. High quality construction, and they work great on my outdoor fluorescent flood lights.
    GUSTAVO -- mesa, AZ   12/22/2006
    This is the first time I have used it and works really well
    CAMERON -- kingsport, TN   12/7/2006
    These are good products... of course, I already knew that because I've ordered them before. Very pleased with both the installation and the results.
    WILLIAM -- fort collins, CO   10/29/2006
    Workd great as a fan on/off.
    STEPHEN -- stewart manor, NY   1/4/2006
    Worked as advertised - I like the code-setting design and quiet operation
    RICHARD -- kalispell, MT   10/19/2005
    Works as expected
    ALBERT C -- woodland park, CO   9/10/2005
    It has been an overall pleasure working with Smarthome pesonnel and products. I was able to use your switches to remote control new lights installed in my barn, and activate them from the desk top controler and the key fob. Thanks Again A. C. E.
    DIRK L -- leavenworth, WA   8/7/2005
    Other than my mistakingly ordering the wrong color this unit is a great improvement over the older 3way switching system. With the older slave units if any one unit went out (either slave or main) if was difficult to find the offending unit. Especially when there are more than one slave units in a 3way/4way extended system. These units cut down troubleshooting time immensely.. Kudos on this unit. (recommended)
    DAN -- south riding, VA   7/11/2005
    Easily installed. No problems.
    THOMAS -- morrisville, NC   3/18/2005
    Works as designed. Installation requires understanding which is master/slave making this slightly less than a "plug and play" experience.
    BRIAN -- loganville, GA   1/5/2005
    KIN -- san francisco, CA   9/14/2004
    Worked well.


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