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Control and Monitor Any Device with INSTEON Commands
Smartenit EZIO8SA INSTEON-Compatible Input/Output Controller
Smartenit EZIO8SA INSTEON-Compatible Input/Output Controller
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Smartenit EZIO8SA INSTEON-Compatible Input/Output Controller
Item# 31273
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  • Easy installation takes only minutes
  • Allows any connected input device to send INSTEON signals
  • Eight outputs lets you control both AC and DC loads with INSTEON commands

Essential Info

The INSTEON-compatible EZIO8SA Input/Output Controller can be used to monitor and control low voltage devices such as contact closures, outdoor lights, appliance relays and alarm systems. The Controller allows virtually any device connected to its inputs to send INSTEON signals. Connect a garage door contact closure to the device and never enter a dark house again. The Controller will activate an INSTEON lighting scene to welcome you home whenever the garage door opens. In addition to lighting control, there are a myriad of conveniences the Controller can provide in your INSTEON network. Have a doorbell ring flash all the lights in your house so you won't miss any important visitors or package deliveries or have a motion detector notify your security system of intruders. The possibilities are endless.

While basic functions can be programmed manually, advanced functionality can be programmed with the EZSrve, central automation controller. If you already have a central automation controller or a software package for your INSTEON network that doesn't have the correct parameters to program the advanced functionality of this device, you can download the free Smartenit Utility Suite which works in conjunction with an INSTEON Powerlinc Modem (2412U, 2413U or 2413S). If you need PC-free operation for simple timers, the Smartenit Utility Suite also interfaces with the INSTEON Powerlinc Controller.

Note: This unit requires a serial PLM such as the PowerLinc Modem - INSTEON Serial Interface. The EZIO8SA requires external power when used with the PowerLinc Modem - INSTEON Serial Interface.


What's Included

  • 1x - Smartenit EZIO8SA INSTEON-Compatible Input/Output Controller

  • 1x - Quick-Start Guide

  • More Info

    With up to seven inputs, you can detect and monitor external events, such as a garage door contact closure or a temperature sensor. The eight dry-contact relay outputs allows you to send out preprogrammed INSTEON group commands to any device in your INSTEON network or any device connected to the unit's outputs used to control low voltage 120 Volt AC (up to 3 Amps) or 12 Volt DC loads, such as lights, speed controls for electric fans and alarm systems. The unit must be used in conjunction with the INSTEON-compatible Power Line Modem (PLM) to connect to the INSTEON network.

    Using the contact closure, you can have your EZIO8SA IO Controller notify you when a door opens or closes, adding extra safety and security to your home. From a simple reminder that you left your garage door open at night to preventing burglars opening windows to enter your home, the EZIO8SA can notify you of changes you want to be aware of. You can even use the IO Controller as a burglar alarm interface by wiring the output from your existing security system to this module and when your alarm trips, the controller turn on all the lights inside your home and flash the outdoor lights to scare off the intruder.

    Smart Drapes
    Want to save energy by having your blinds work for you. Use a temperature sensor with your EZIO8SA so that you can send signals when a specific temperature is reached. Have the Controller lower your motorized drapes and turn on the air conditioner when the thermostat hits 75 degrees. Stay cool without moving a finger.

    Hearing Impaired
    Use the EZIO8SA to send different kinds of signals, like flashing lights, to make sure you know what's happening in your home. Whether you are in a location in your home that is far from the doorbell or are hearing impaired, have the IO Controller flash your lights whenever the doorbell rings so you won't miss any important visitors or package deliveries.

    Do More With Software
    The on-board memory allows you to set timers to trigger events on the outputs to last for 1 to 255 minutes and a free software download is available for easy programming. The device can be set-up and operated using the free downloadable Set-up and Configuration Utility. Use a PowerLinc V2 Controller (PLC) to communicate with the EZIO8SA to trigger outputs to go ON or OFF at specific times of the week. Once programmed, the PLC can run unattended without a PC.

    INSTEON Compatible
    The EZIO8SA Controller is fully INSTEON compatible. INSTEON is a powerful, home-control networking technology. INSTEON messages are transmitted throughout your home both wirelessly and through the home's existing wiring. All INSTEON messages are confirmed and repeated by INSTEON devices in the network, contributing to the outstanding reliability and performance of INSTEON products.

    X-10 compatibility
    The EZIO8SA also works with legacy X10 products. If you have an existing X10 network, the Controller works with your X10 products and provides an upgrade path to an INSTEON network.

    Free Utility SoftwareDownload the free Smartenit Utility Suite software by clicking here.



    Manufacturer Product No.:EZIO8SA
    UPC: 793573423115
    Patent No.:U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending
    Dimensions:1.0" H x 3.9" W x 3.1" D
    Weight:5 ounces
    Outputs8 total, driven by relays, normally open and normally closed contacts available. Rated 3A, 120VAC or 24 VDC.
    Inputs7 total. Four digital opto-isolated inputs requiring a voltage between 3 and 30 volts to activate on.; Two other inputs may be analog or digital, 0-5VDC max.; Final input is digital input or 1-Wire bus, 0-5VDC max. on its own dedicated connector.
    INSTEON Addresses 1 hard-coded out of 16,777,216
    INSTEON Links256
    INSTEON Powerline Frequency131.65 KHz
    X10 Primary Address:1 optional (comes unassigned
    X10 Powerline Frequency:121 KHz
    Operating Conditions:Indoors, 32 to 122°F, up to 85% relative humidity
    Supply Voltage (PLM): 120 Volts AC +/- 10%, 60 Hertz, single phase
    Surge Protection (PLM):MOV rated for 150 Volts
    Power Plug (PLM):3-pin grounded
    Pass-through Outlet (PLM):3-pin grounded
    Controlled Outlet (PLM):3-pin grounded
    Maximum Amps (PLM):15 Amps (for resistive loads)
    Certification (PLM):Safety tested for use in USA and Canada
    Warranty:1 year

    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Compacta International Ltd, Tel: (949) 429-3303


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    10 Ratings
    5 star: 40%  (4)
    4 star: 20%  (2)
    3 star: 20%  (2)
    2 star: 0%  (0)
    1 star: 20%  (2)
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    THOMAS -- gladstone, OR   2/25/2013
    Smartenit phone support did an outstanding job of assisting me with the setup.
    JOHANNES -- jacksonville, FL   12/2/2012
    working well. Make sure you get the complete kit with controller and powersupply, not just the EZIO8SA (which is useless without the controller module)
    T -- litchfield, NH   11/3/2012
    Once I got the latest firmware loaded, it worked great.
    K. LEE -- pal pk, NJ   7/14/2012
    Documentation definitely poor for linking to ISY. After searching the web for a while, finally found it needs to be linked manually. Once linked, it works great!
    RANDY -- shingletown, CA   1/2/2008
    I've yet to get this module to work. Even after exchange. Tech support has not been much help. i get varying stories as to how it should operate. None of which has worked. Poor documentation
    HOWARD -- worcester, MA   11/22/2007
    Outputs work fine but using inputs has proven more challenging. Too soon to say how this one will go.

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