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KeypadLinc

Heavy-Duty 20-Amp Switch and Keypad Controller All-in-One!
KeypadLinc Relay - INSTEON 6-Button Scene Control Keypad with On/Off Switch (Dual-Band), White
KeypadLinc - INSTEON 6-Button Scene Control Keypad with On/Off Switch (Dual-Band), White
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KeypadLinc - INSTEON 6-Button Scene Control Keypad with On/Off Switch (Dual-Band), White
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Overview

  • Three products in one: In-wall controller, 20-amp On/Off switch and Access Point
  • Monitor and control five different devices or sets of devices
  • Create whole-house lighting scenes in minutes
  • Visually displays the status of any linked device with the built-in LEDs
  • Featuring dual-band INSTEON technology for the fastest and most reliable performance

Essential Info

This keypad is an elegant in-wall scene controller plus heavy-duty 20-amp switch all in one. Simply install the keypad in place of a standard wall switch and the on and off buttons control whatever the previous switch controlled (light/appliance), while the four scene buttons can be programmed to control any number of INSTEON devices such as dimmers, receptacles, A/V gear and more. Furthermore, KeypadLinc can itself be a member of countless scenes. This gives you remote control of both the connected light or appliance as well as any of the the scene button LEDs. This newest member of the KeypadLinc family supports voltages from 120 to 277V, making it the perfect energy saving, wireless controller for residential and commercial building automation systems.

Need to control more lights from this location? You can easily change this 6-button KeypadLinc to an 8-button keypad using the White 8 Button Change Kit for KeypadLinc. You can also change colors to match your d├ęcor using these kits which are available in Ivory, Almond, Light Almond, Black, Brown, and Gray.

Software configurable
Using INSTEON software such as HouseLinc, you can control, program and manage settings for this and other other INSTEON devices in your home. You can even schedule timed events, receive email alerts when devices are activated and more. Learn more about HouseLinc.



Manuals/Software

What's Included

  • KeypadLinc - INSTEON 6-Button Scene Control Keypad with On/Off Switch (Dual-Band), White
  • 4 wire nuts
  • 2 mounting screws
  • Quick-Start Guide
  • Wall plate sold separately
  • More Info

    Easy To Install
    INSTEON 6 Button Keypad Controller with On/Off Switch is easy to install and set up and yet so affordable, you'll be able to replace many of your switches with KeypadLinc. Just remove the old switch, reattach the line, load, and ground wires with the addition of the neutral wire using the included wire nuts, and you're done.

    Scene Lighting
    Scenes allow you to control multiple lights with one button. You can save and control up to five different individual lights, multi-light scenes, or even your whole home. Because KeypadLinc can be a member of more than 400 scenes (i.e. "Movie Time," "Party," "Romance," etc.), you'll be able to launch various lighting scenarios with a press of one of the keypad buttons. These are elegant features usually found only in systems costing tens of thousands of dollars and requiring extensive rewiring of your home. All remotely controlled lights can ramp to your independently desired brightness levels at your chosen ramp rates, so one set of lights can dim slowly while another set turns off instantly, all controlled with one command from one button.

    Monitor Other Devices
    The buttons on INSTEON 6 Button Keypad Controller with On/Off Switch illuminate when ON signals are sent and when signals are detected from other INSTEON devices linked to KeypadLinc. This allows the KeypadLinc to monitor lights in other rooms, which is incredibly useful if you want to control lights that aren't easily seen from the location, like those in bedrooms, bathrooms, basements, garages, attics, etc.

    Flexible Setup
    The KeypadLinc gives you tremendous flexibility with controlling your lighting system. Other wall-mounted keypads only provide on/off control of all devices, however; KeypadLinc button can perform up to four different functions. Press a button once for ON; press again for OFF. Press and hold to brighten, press and hold again to dim. If you prefer, turn off the toggle feature to send the same command every time. This is a helpful feature when programming an "all on" command button to press when you get home or "all off" command button to press when you leave for the day.

    Create Multi-Way Circuits
    KeypadLinc allows you to customize your lighting setup no matter how your house is wired. It's simple to create a 3-, 4-, or 5-way circuit. First replace all of the existing switches you want to include in the circuit with either a KeypadLinc, INSTEON SwitchLinc Dimmer, or a INSTEON SwitchLinc Relay (Non-Dimmable). The main controller must be connected to the standard wires, load, line, neutral, and ground. The secondary switches only need to be connected to line, neutral, and ground. No traveler wires are needed, so it is easy to place one of the switches wherever you need it. Cross-linking all of the companion switches to the master switch is the last step in the process.

    Commercial Applications for INSTEON
    The KeypadLinc features dual-voltage support which allows it to be used in residential (120V) or commercial (277V) applications. Now you can bring the power of lighting control and automation into your business. Smarthome has been using these keypads to manage lighting in its 60,000 sq. ft. facility using HouseLinc.

    Compatibility
    This keypad is fully INSTEON-compatible and X10 ready. Homeowners with existing X10 networks can easily migrate to an INSTEON network without having to discard all their existing X10 devices. The KeypadLinc can respond to X10 commands from an X10 controller, and it can send X10 commands to X10 devices. Please note that INSTEON devices repeat INSTEON signals but not X10.

    Dual-Band
    The keypad is dual band so it has the ability to communicate using both the electrical wires in the home (powerline) as well as using radio frequency (RF). This increases reliability not only for the keypad but for all devices on an INSTEON home control network (similar to the function of an Access Point).

    Depth Comparison
    The new KeypadLinc dual-band requires about a quarter-inch more depth than previous versions of KeypadLinc. Also, with the extra depth, the dual-band KeypadLinc will not fit inside the tabletop enclosure.

    Non-Volatile Memory
    All KeypadLinc settings are stored in non-volatile memory and are not lost during power failures. Additionally, in the event of a power loss, the KeypadLinc will return to its last on/off state when power is restored.

    Certifications and Warranty
    All KeypadLinc products are safety approved. The factory for SmartLabs Design Products is ISO9001 certified. In order to meet the ISO 9001.pdf standards, the entire factory underwent rigorous inspections of procedures and policies before being certified. The certification received was based on its dedication to high-quality management systems and strict adherence of quality control systems and guidelines. Because of this, Smarthome stands behind the entire KeypadLinc line of products with a full 2-year warranty.

    Customizing Your KeypadLinc Buttons

    Popular Pre-printed Buttons

    Popular 25-50-button Set for KeypadLincWe have compiled data on our most commonly requested custom etched buttons (below) and put together two affordable, convenient multi-packs. The 25-pack features the most popular rooms and devices requested by customers, while the 50-pack includes the same as the 25-pack but with an additonal 20 names and 5 duplicate named buttons for those more common rooms/devices in the home. Give your KeypadLinc the ultimate in custom personalization, without the custom price tag! Available in White.
    Popular 25-Button Set for KeypadLinc, White
    Popular 50-Button Set for KeypadLinc, White


    Custom Laser-Etched ButtonsExample of Custom Laser-Etched Buttons

    KeypadLinc comes with a standard set of buttons; however they won't tell you what lights, appliances or scenes they control. Custom etched buttons are available that take the guesswork out of using your KeypadLinc by indicating the exact function of each button. 6-button or 8-button configurations are hand printed to your desired text, putting you in control. For the ultimate appearance and ease of use, custom etched buttons will provide a professional finish to any home installation. Available in White, Black, Almond, Light Almond, Ivory, Gray and Brown.

    Custom-Etched 6-Button Set for KeypadLinc
    Custom-Etched 8-Button Set for KeypadLinc

    Clear KeypadLinc Buttons6 or 8-Button Change Kit for KeypadLinc, Clear

    Replace the included opaque buttons with clear buttons, which allow you to print your own labels for easily identifying lights and scenes. This complete set of clear buttons includes two large and eight small buttons, so you'll have enough to personalize your KeypadLinc whether you have a 6-button or 8-button configuration.
    6 or 8-Button Change Kit for KeypadLinc, Clear


    Blank KeypadLinc ButtonsBlank 10-Button Set for KeypadLinc, White

    This Blank 10-Button Set is great way to replace the standard buttons with blank buttons that offer a clean look and finish. These blank buttons can also be used to indicate an unused button or as a placeholder for a future INSTEON application. Only available in White.
    Blank 10-Button Set for KeypadLinc, White


    LED Color Change KitLED Color Change Kit for KeypadLinc, 4-Color

    Don't want White LED backlights? Perhaps you want to make a red backlight for the button that controls your security lights. Or maybe you just want to match a particular style of the room. This kit comes with colored diffusers that allow you to change the color to Red, Green, Amber, or Blue. Each kit includes diffusers to change the colors of up to four KeypadLincs - one in each color.
    LED Color Change Kit for KeypadLinc, 4-Color



    Specifications

    General
    Brand:INSTEON
    Manufacturer Product No.:2487S, KeypadLinc - INSTEON 6 Button Keypad Controller with On / Off Switch (Dual-Band), White
    UPC:813922011449
    Patent No.:U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending
    Warranty:2 years, limited
    Operation
    LED IndicatorOne per button; LED reflects status of button or remote device(s)
    Operation ModesINSTEON only, X10 only, INSTEON and X10 Combo Mode
    Combo Mode Message OrderINSTEON, INSTEON cleanup, X10
    Multi-Way Circuit SupportOne INSTEON 6 Button Keypad Controller with On/Off Switch controls load, Cross-Link any number of Keypad INSTEON device or other INSTEON Controllers
    ON/OFF Button Pairs1 Pair (6 button only)
    Setup MemoryNon-volatile EEPROM
    Audio Alert Beeper, can be disabled
    INSTEON Features
    INSTEON ID1
    Max. # of Scene Memberships8
    Max. # of Controlled Scenes8
    INSTEON Links417
    INSTEON Powerline Frequency131.65 KHz
    INSTEON Minimum Transmit Level3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms
    INSTEON Minimum Receive Level10 mV
    INSTEON Messages RepeatedYes
    Radio Frequency915 MHz
    Mechanical
    Button Type6 mechanical momentary contact type buttons
    Button AppearanceSolid white pre-printed plastic caps, with LED backlighting
    Wire Nuts4 included
    Operating ConditionsIndoors, 32 to 104° F, up to 85% relative humidity
    Dimensions4.2" H x 1.8" W x 1.7" D
    Weight5.2 oz
    Electrical
    Supply Voltage120 - 277 Volts AC, 60 Hertz, single phase
    Power Wire Leads6", 12 AWG (LINE and LOAD) & 18 AWG (NEUTRAL), stranded, 600V, 105° C insulation, ends stripped and tinned, LINE (black), LOAD (red), NEUTRAL (white)
    Ground Lead6", 12 AWG, stranded, bare copper
    Load TypesWired-in incandescent lighting and inductive loads
    Neutral WireRequired
    Maximum Load20 Amps;1800 Watts (for incandescent loads)
    Power Consumption:<1 Watt
    CertificationFCC, IC Canada, ETL
    X10 Features (applies to power line only)
    X10 Primary Address1 optional (comes unassigned)
    X10 Scene Addresses255 possible
    X10 Controllable Addresses5 X10 address (one per button sent when pressed)
    X10 Status ResponseSupported
    X10 Powerline Frequency121 KHz
    X10 Minimum Transmit Level3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms
    X10 Minimum Receive Level20 mVpp nominal
    X10 Messages RepeatedNo


    Images/Video

    Wiring Diagram  Wiring as Transmitter Only     
    Wiring Diagram  Wiring as Transmitter Only     

    Reviews

    171 Ratings
    5 star: 51%  (87)
    4 star: 26%  (45)
    3 star: 9%  (16)
    2 star: 3%  (5)
    1 star: 11%  (18)
    Average Customer Rating
    (171 customer ratings)
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    Rick -- lockport, IL   3/23/2014
    These switches have been improved over the past 5 years or so. I bought some when Insteon first came out pre dual band days and those had problems. Recently I have moved and bought about 10 of these keypads. I can say that the relays in these are much better than the old ones they seem to have well overrated contacts to avoid the contact fusing issues I had with the 5 year old switches. These also have a higher current rating overall as witnessed by the use of 12 gauge wire, I'm assuming that means 20 amp contacts on the relay? Of the 10 switches I bought in the past year only one has failed, and that was most likely due to a power surge on the day of a very bad wind/lightning storm. I would say these are very reliable now. But Smarthome needs to ship 12 GA wire nuts with these, the yellow nuts it comes with are 14 gauge and wont hold 2 12 gauge wires. The dual band really helps.
    TROY -- draper, UT   3/19/2014
    Works well. Watch the you tube videos to help with settings and feature adjustments.
    RICHARD -- austin, TX   2/17/2014
    I have two locations in my house that have fluorescent lighting and these work great for controlling those areas and still have some extra buttons for controlling other areas. For example in my house attic access is through the garage, which has fluorescent lights, but then I use two of the other buttons to remote control the attic lights and the outdoor lights.
    GAYLEN -- west jordan, UT   2/10/2014
    Have several of these in my home for several years without any problem.
    Joe Thomas -- washington, dc   1/18/2014
    I have had 3 units fail after 2 years...not acceptable There is a serious design issue with these units. When they work, they are good.
    JOSEPH -- palatine, IL   1/13/2014
    Nice, but very expensive. I would also like to see some lower cost labeled buttons.
    MSJ -- Massachusetts   1/11/2014
    I have invested over a thousand dollars in Insteon products over the last 5 years. They mostly work great at first, but now almost half of them have started to malfunction in a variety of ways. I thought these were a step UP from my cheap X10 switches, but in fact, the junky X10 switches, which cost less than 1/10 as much as the Insteon, have held up very well. Avoid Smarthome altogether. I've contacted Smarthome - they are not interested in standing by their products.
    IRA -- leesburg, FL   1/7/2014
    Works as advertised. I have had no problems. Very satisfied with it.
    SCOTT -- ellicott city, MD   1/6/2014
    One thing to note is the switch makes a click noise using the main button, so may be loud in a bedroom
    JOERG -- martinez, CA   1/3/2014
    Dual-band ensures reliable operation. Programming is easy - either manually or using HouseLinc software.
    CHRISTOPHER -- yorktown, IN   1/3/2014
    The product is great, the documents supplied with the keypad are not. I had to watch a YouTube video on how to program it. After watching the video, we had it working in two minutes and my Dad was loving it. I'll be putting these in my own home this Spring. They are a little expensive, but they add a lot of convenience.
    WARD -- fullerton, CA   12/31/2013
    Control of fan module isn't possible from switch itself, but can be controlled with wireless remote. Buttons on switch do light to indicate the speed setting selected at remote, but pressing button directly does not work.
    JIM -- satellite beach, FL   12/30/2013
    cool switch, looks good, easy to program
    RALPH -- ponte vedra, FL   12/30/2013
    Works perfectly.
    HOWARD -- orlando, FL   12/30/2013
    Works very well but disappointed that it did not allow option to add labels to the buttons for function description.
    Peter T. -- Boston   12/23/2013
    I have had 6 of these units fail, some in only a year and others in 2-3 years...they are not reliable as others below state. They start buzzing and stop operating. The dimmer switches are great but there is something wrong with the keypadlinc design.
    Tim -- canton, MI   12/15/2013
    I have had this product for just over a year and it failed. Worked very well when it was operational. Very disappointed especially since these units are VERY EXPENSIVE. When the device failed I was turning on a lamp in my living room. The unit buzzed briefly, the lights flashed and then the unit froze up. It instantly stopped reporting its status. I removed the device hoping that removing power would reset the unit. No luck. The factory reset failed to work as well. The device remained in the same state it was in when it failed. This is a dual band device and the location of this device was vital for the performance of my system. I am very hesitant to pull the trigger on another $80 device that may only last a year.
    JASON -- jersey city, NJ   12/15/2013
    Simple to install, program and use.
    Brian -- santa clarita, CA   12/5/2013
    I've had 2 of these fail within 3 and a half years. Out of warranty and not replaceable. Very expensive.
    John -- Orange County   11/7/2013
    Took two of these back because they buzzed annoyingly loud. Was finally given an older non dual band model they had lying around. The older one does not buzz and works likes a charm. Wish they would produce a non buzzing model so I could buy another and expand the system.

    Accessories

    Clear 6/8 Button Change Kit  Popular 50-button Set For KeypadLinc, White  Custom-Etched KeypadLinc 6-Button Set  Custom-Etched KeypadLinc 8-Button Set 
    Clear 6/8 Button Change Kit  Popular 50-button Set For KeypadLinc, White  Custom-Etched KeypadLinc 6-Button Set  Custom-Etched KeypadLinc 8-Button Set 
    Blank 10-button Set For Keypadlinc, White  KeypadLinc LED Kit, 4-Color     
    Blank 10-button Set For Keypadlinc, White  KeypadLinc LED Kit, 4-Color     

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