The X10 Powerflash Interface allows low voltage contact closure to trigger an X10 command, allowing you to control lights, appliances, or group scenes. The Powerflash is a simple plug-in unit with input terminals that hardwire to a low-voltage device or contact closure sensor
. When contact closure is sensed by the Powerflash Interface, it sends an X10
signal. In Mode 1, when contact closure is sensed, it will send an ALL LIGHTS ON signal to switches and lamp modules; additionally, it will send an ON signal to any device with the same House Code and Unit Code (address) such as A2. In Mode 2, when contact closure is sensed, it will send a flashing ALL LIGHTS ON/ALL APPLIANCES OFF command. In Mode 3, when contact closure is sensed, the Powerflash Interface will send an ON command to X10 devices with the same House Code and Unit Code (address) such as A2. When set to Input Mode A, a low voltage trigger (1-18 Volts) can be used to activate the interface; when set to Input Mode B, contact closure can be used to activate the interface. To create the opposite action of using X10 to control low-voltage devices such as sprinkler valves, door strikes, garage door openers, and thermostats, consider using an X10 Universal Module
If you have an INSTEON
home automation network, the I/O Linc - INSTEON Low Voltage / Contact Closure Interface
will combine the functionality of the X10 Universal Module and Powerflash Interface, allowing you to monitor and/or control any low voltage devices.