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Send an X10 Command from a Low Voltage or Contact Closure Trigger
X10 PSC01 X10 Powerflash Interface
X10 PSC01 X10 Powerflash Interface
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X10 PSC01 X10 Powerflash Interface
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  • Send an X10 command to control a light or scene from a low voltage or contact closure trigger
  • Can send an ALL ON and ALL OFF command to lights and appliances
  • Able to send all X10 House Codes (A-P) and Unit Codes (1-16)
  • Includes three distinct output modes
  • Have lights turn on when a door is opened

Essential Info

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.


What's Included

  • 1x - X10 Powerflash Interface
  • 1x - Installation guide
  • More Info

    The X10 Powerflash Interface can turn off the vacuum when the doorbell rings and sends a signal when the garage door opens. The device sends an X10 signal in response to a motion detector, photocell, magnetic window switch, or virtually any device with output. The module can be activated by a low voltage (6-18VDC) or a dry contact (no voltage) switch closure. Once activated the module sends an X10 signal. The Powerflash module becomes deactivated when the low voltage is removed or the dry contact switch is opened.

    You can even use the X10 Powerflash Interface as a burglar alarm interface. Simply wire the output from your existing security system to this module and set the module to Mode 2. If your alarm trips, the PowerFlash Interface can have indoor and outdoor X10 controlled lights flash, scaring off intruders, and making your house easily noticeable.

    Mode 1: All Lights On, 1 Appliance ON/OFF
    Mode 2: Flashing All Lights On/Off
    Mode 3: On/Off For One Unit Code Only

    For easy addressing, insert an X10 Code Clicker (sold separately) into the dial wheel.

    Important Note: Beware of older units and discontinued units (usually labeled Burglar Alarm Interface) sold by some companies, which do not have the Mode 3 features listed here and will not be suitable for many of the projects we describe.



    Manufacturer:X10 USA
    Manufacturer Product No.:PSC01
    Compatibility:Use with output devices to send X10 signals
    Activation.:Dry contact or low voltage (6-18VDC)

    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Authinx Inc, dba X10 PRO USA, Tel: (888) 384-0969


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    128 Ratings
    5 star: 55%  (71)
    4 star: 20%  (26)
    3 star: 9%  (12)
    2 star: 4%  (5)
    1 star: 11%  (14)
    Average Customer Rating
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    JOHN -- midland, TX   6/7/2014
    Bought this to replace a 20 year old unit that I had. Works perfect for turning on my garage lights when the garage door goes up.
    RICHARD -- honakaa, HI   5/10/2014
    It's a goodie!!
    -- venice, CA   1/16/2014
    Good product fast service
    JEANNE -- peabody, KS   1/11/2014
    We bought these units as spares for our drive way alert and yard light alarms. We simply cannot live without them. The units sent were exactly what we needed.
    JIM -- scottsdale, AZ   11/26/2013
    This one is intermittent, so I am returning it.
    Primo Z. -- clearwater, Fl   2/5/2012
    Works everytime!
    LEONARDO -- bogota, XX   10/18/2011
    very good article
    ROBERT -- kennewick, WA   10/17/2011
    STANLEY -- rochester, NY   8/22/2011
    Works as advertised, but the unit would be more valuable if it provided additional more general operating modes (e.g. "all lights off" when input voltage is removed or contact closure is opened).
    THOMAS -- peoria, AZ   7/6/2011
    This unit has problems with interference. I finely had to replace it and the 220V X10 power relay that I was using with a hard-wired control system of my own design. I would not recommend it to control an Air Conditioner, Like I tried to do with it.
    THOMAS -- alvin, TX   6/6/2011
    Just what I needed for my system
    TOM -- jasper, GA   5/12/2011
    Standard X10 Powerflash. Excellent device for connecting other systems to the X10 system (such as the Dakota alert or the Optex alert system).
    BOB -- acton, MA   3/27/2011
    is a bit random in its operation... does not turn the light OFF many times. Other note is that UPS is too slow. For the same price, you could use USPS and get better delivery time than a week or more.
    JOHN -- newburgh, IN   3/21/2011
    Does what it is designed to do and does it fairly well although the test button does not seem to work well.
    EARLE -- rowley, MA   2/18/2011
    Works as promised. Simple to program and reliable.
    STANLEY -- rochester, NY   1/17/2011
    Unit appears to be thoughtfully designed and well-made. I've not yet interfaced, but don't anticipate problems. I'm assuming that only several mA will be required and that the input is optically-isolated from the power line(!). Fairly priced. FYI, two related units - PowerHouse Universal Module UM506 have worked flawlessly for about 10 years.
    STUART -- grove city, OH   11/20/2010
    This product is not yet working consistently but it may be my fault as the Cartell sensor may not be adjusted correctly.
    PAUL -- prairie grove, IL   11/7/2010
    Got it installed and working. I'm a bit upset that I couldn't return an unused I/O Linc from a previously ordered INSTEON Garage Door Control & Status Kit Model: 74551. I understand your policy for not returning part of a kit, but now I have something I have no use for.
    DOUGLAS -- sandia park, NM   10/8/2010
    See the rating for the X10 interface module
    NOEL -- minneapolis, MN   10/7/2010
    Provides contact closure from an X10 signal.


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