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Xantech AC1 Controlled AC Outlet
Xantech AC1 Controlled AC Outlet
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Xantech AC1 Controlled AC Outlet
Item# 81301
Price: Normally $163.00 
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  • Switch up to 15 amps of current to a single device or power strip
  • Manage the on/off status of A/V components that remember their "on" condition when unplugged
  • Mounting materials included

Essential Info

Turn any AC outlet on and off with a DC control voltage. The Controlled AC Outlet is capable of switching up to 15 amps of continuous current to a single device or power strip. This control voltage switched outlet provides a convenient means to manage the power ON/OFF status of A/V components in a multi-zone system that can remember their "on" condition when their power cords are unplugged. The Controlled AC Outlet can also be used to switch components that draw more power than is available from the switched AC outlet on the rear of A/V receivers or preamps. Flanges and supplied screws permit easy mounting to flat surfaces.


What's Included

  • 1x - Switch
  • 1x - Owner's Manual
  • Specifications


    Manufacturer Product No.:AC1
    Dimensions:4 15/16" L x 2 1/2" W x 2 5/8" H (125mm x 64mm x 67mm)
    Maximum Switching Current:15 Amps continuous, 30 Amps peak inrush, at 120 VAC, 60 Hz
    AC Circuit Breaker:Opens if AC current exceeds 15 Amps
    AC Power Cord:120 VAC 16 gauge 5 ft., 3-conductor
    Standby AC Line Current:< 2 mA (< .24 Watts)
    Control Input:Plug-in screw-type terminals for two-conductor connections
    Wire Capacity:Handles wire sizes from 24 to 12 gauge
    DC Input Control Jack:2-terminal Weco type
    Control Input Turn-ON Voltage Range:5-30VDC, 5mA @ 5V, 30 mA @ 30V
    Control Input Turn-OFF Voltage:<2 Volts DC
    Approvals:FCC compliant

    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within Manufacturer’s warranty period.
    Manufacturer contact information: Xantech LLC, Tel: (800) 843-5465 Ext 355


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    25 Ratings
    5 star: 72%  (18)
    4 star: 20%  (5)
    3 star: 4%  (1)
    2 star: 0%  (0)
    1 star: 4%  (1)
    Average Customer Rating
    (25 customer ratings)
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    JEREMY -- new albany, IN   3/30/2014
    I bought this for a last ditch effort to switch on/off a rack mount sub amp. The amp has a standby power consumption of 23 watts. My first attempt was using my monster power HTS 3500 mk2. Granted it's over 10 years old and I had never used this feature, it worked at first but began to have trouble, its internal relay started rapid clicking when triggered. This made the sub amp rapidly turn on and off. Here is where the Xantech AC1 saves the day. I have had this for more then a month without a single hiccup. I highly recommend
    GREG -- reno, NV   11/21/2013
    Worked just like advertized. Great! Thanks!
    AL -- columbia, MD   11/1/2013
    The outlets work great. Customer service was very helpful and shipping was expedient. Thank you. Al Varnum
    YU-CHENG -- new york, NY   10/2/2013
    Working very well and stable for the past 1 month.
    DAN -- strasburg, IL   2/9/2012
    works great
    GARY -- sandwich, IL   1/24/2012
    Works very well. Just hook up two DC wires and plug it in and it's ready to go.
    JUDITH -- carmichaels, PA   7/4/2011
    Works as stated.
    SCOTT -- round rock, TX   11/5/2010
    Product works as expected. Cannot ship to China as there is no China Compliance Certificate available.
    B CLARK -- crystal lake, IL   9/17/2010
    My Samsung receiver came without a built-in switched AC receptacle which I need to automatically power up another AV component whenever the receiver is turned on. The Xantech controlled AC outlet was a perfect substitute. I connected the Xantech's control input to my receiver's 12v 100ma trigger output. I used a mini-audio plug on the receiver side and stripped wire ends to the Xantech screw-clamp terminals. Whenever the receiver is on, the receiver's 12v trigger output causes the Xantech to switch 120VAC 15A wall power to whatever is plugged into it. The Xantech switch is housed in a metal box and overall looks to be well made. It's been working fine for a couple of months now. The price was a little steep, but I would recommend it to a friend.
    MELINDA -- sumner, WA   8/27/2010
    Works great for my rope lighting hooked to my receiver.
    Mark -- severna park, Maryland   7/7/2010
    Great product... this works perfectly with the two TTL outputs provided on the HomeSaver freeze alarm system at our vacation home. I agree with the other poster regarding the desirability of a high-current 240V model, it would be perfect for controlling an electric hot water heater or a 240V hot tub heater.
    BERNDT -- berkeley, CA   5/7/2010
    The device works perfectly with my Pioneer AVR. I use the 12V trigger of the AVR to switch the Xantech Controlled AC Outlet on and off to control several amplifiers.
    JACK -- aloha, OR   3/29/2010
    While I could have made a functionally equivalent device, I needed UL approved devices. If I could change something I would prefer a solid state relay, rather the mechanical one used within this device. The addition of an LED indicator seemed a natural, but they left it off. It works as driven from a TTL output. Next I seek this same product in a high current 240-volt model...
    MIKE -- katy, TX   7/10/2009
    I have this running off a wall wart out of the back of my Denon avr. It powers a Furman power strip that is suppling 3 QSC power amps. Works with out a hitch and I love it!!
    B RONALD -- league city, TX   6/11/2009
    I have a B&K amp that runs hot even in standby mode. I used this to have the amp powered on when the amp's zone is turned on. It works perfectly without any "amp bumb" when it turns on.
    GREG -- san jose, CA   7/14/2008
    Item worked good but went bad on me after a few months (weird buzzing noise). However Smarthome provided GREAT service and replaced it no hassle. New unit works great. Thanks Smarthome!

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