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ICON Relay - INSTEON 2856S3B Appliance Module, 3-Pin

Our Most Economical INSTEON-Compatible Appliance On/Off Module

Item #: 2856S3B

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Special Price: $24.99

List Price: $29.99

Your Savings: $5.00

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  • What's Included

  • Easy To Install
    The ICON Appliance Module is easy to install and set up and yet so affordable, you'll want to add ICON on/off modules to all of your appliances that you want to control remotely. Just unplug the appliance and plug it into the bottom outlet of the ICON Appliance On/Off Module, and then plug the module back into the outlet. Link the ICON Appliance Module to an INSTEON controller using the Plug & Tap programming method, and you'll be able to turn the appliance on and off from any linked INSTEON-compatible controller.

    Learn more about INSTEON here.

    INSTEON Compatible
    For more features, increased flexibility and a pass-through outlet, upgrade to the INSTEON ApplianceLinc™. Below is a comparison between the INSTEON ApplianceLinc and the ICON Appliance Module:

    Smarthome Design Product No.:ApplianceLinc Module 2456S3
    ICON Appliance Module 2856S3
    INSTEON Compatible:YesYes
    Maximum Amps: 15 Amps (For inductive loads) 10 Amps (For inductive loads)
    Maximum Wattage: 480 Watts 400 Watts
    INSTEON Scenes:41730
    Pass through outlet:Yes - rated to 15 AmpsNo
    X10 Ready:YesYes
    X10 Primary Address:1 Optional (comes unassigned), any of 256 possible1 Optional (comes unassigned), any of 256 possible
    X10 Scenes:2550
    Warranty:2 years (upgradeable to 7 years)1 year
    LED ColorWhiteGreen

    Create Multi-Way Circuits
    The ICON Appliance Module 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 controlled appliance. Plug the device you want to include in the circuit into the ICON Appliance On/Off Module, then plug the module into an open outlet. Link the ICON Appliance Module to all the INSTEON-compatible wall switches and Tabletop Controllers that you want to control the ICON on/off module for a flexible, fully functional multi-way controlled appliance.

    Scene Lighting
    Scenes allow you to control multiple lights, rooms or even the whole home with a single command. Because the ICON Appliance Module can be a member of up to 30 scenes (i.e. "Movie Time," "Party," "Romance," etc.), you'll be able to launch various lighting scenarios with a single button press on an INSTEON controller. All member lights and appliances can turn on or off instantly, all controlled with one command from one button. If you want to control multiple scenes from a wall-mount controller, try the KeypadLinc Dimmer.

    Status LED
    Get a visual indication when ICON Appliance Module is sending or receiving INSTEON or X10 signals. The Status LED is also used for setup programming.

    The ICON Appliance Module 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. X10 ready means that it can respond to X10 commands from an X10 controller. Please note that INSTEON devices repeat INSTEON signals but not X10. The ICON Appliance Module is not X10 scene compatible.

    Non-Volatile Memory
    All ICON Appliance Module settings are stored in non-volatile memory and are not lost during power failures. Please note however that the device being controlled WILL NOT come back on automatically. To turn the device back on you must do one of the following;
    A) Press the Set button on the Appliance Module
    B) Send and On command from a controller
    C) Un-plug the device, then plug it back into the Appliance Module while the Appliance Module is still plugged into the wall outlet
    D) Turn the device
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Product No.:2856S3B, Icon Appliance Adapter
    Warranty:1 year
    Patent No.:U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending
    Status LED:Amber
    Local Control:Load sensing (can be disabled)
    Setup Memory:Non-volatile EEPROM
    INSTEON Features
    INSTEON Addresses:1 hard-coded out of 16,777,216 possible
    INSTEON Links:30
    INSTEON Powerline Frequency:131.65 KHz
    INSTEON Minimum Transmit Level:3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms
    INSTEON Minimum Receive Level:10 mVpp nominal
    INSTEON Messages Repeated:Yes
    X10 Features
    X10 Primary Address:1 optional (comes unassigned)
    X10 Scene Addresses:N/A
    X10 Status Request:Supported
    X10 Powerline Frequency:121 KHz
    X10 Minimum Transmit Level:3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms
    X10 Minimum Receive Level:20 mVpp nominal
    X10 Messages Repeated:No
    Operating Temperature Range:Indoors, 32 to 104
  • Reviews 1 - 10 of 75

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    Review of 2856s3b Review by JanK
    Review of 2856s3b

    It's a cheap alternaive to X10 devices. It has few issues however:
    1 Power supply - old design based on a zener diode overheats and soon fails
    2 The relay inside is actually 120V relay surprise - yeah so it buzzes from time to time

    Got 5 and one is already dead in less than one year...

    It's worth to pay more for 2456S3...

    Posted on 4/10/2012

    Review of 2856s3b Review by Jon
    Review of 2856s3b

    Did not work reliably - returned it. The unit would work 5 or 6 times then stop, then work again then stop. Was able to use other Insteon switch in the same location/setup with no issues but was told by customer support essentially that ICON is a cheap generic version that does not have the same signal strength characteristics/cannot handle weaker signals as more expensive units so is prone to interference/not working as a result. Even though I have a simple set up and only a few devices, support also told me that I need dual band repeaters - something not clear in the literature. You need one repeater for every 750-1000 sq feet of house!! I only have one panel in the kitchen to control a few outside lights/fountain and under cabinet lights inside. 3 or 4 circuits total. If Insteon cannot handle this application without needing additional 4 repeaters based on my 3200 sq ft of house which they should be dual band then I am wondering if I bother using this stuff in any other rooms. Apparently they say they make it clear all over the website that ICON is a generic cheap option and that even with INSTEON OEM you need repeaters and dual band to make the network in any way reliable - but have to say on the 3 times I have discussed options with their chat support and read up on products I was never made aware of these limitations and in describing exactly what I need to do what I want they have never included dual band as a pre-req. Truly Smarthome if you need to have extra stuff to run even a simple application why don't you say so on every device description.... perhaps because you can sell more that way?! In the past tech support have been good, but this time got a smug little man who wasted an hour and half. In addition, help line is always busy. Hung up after 38 minutes on hold, called back and gave up after 21 minutes on hold - so tried chat only to be condescended to by a smug arrogant unhelpful idiot.

    Posted on 3/25/2012

    Review of 2856s3b Review by JEFFREY
    Review of 2856s3b

    The modules were easily recognized by the Controller.I'll need to get a phase/rf module next.

    Posted on 3/24/2012

    Review of 2856s3b Review by KLAUS
    Review of 2856s3b

    Easy to set up. Love the iPhone app to control my lights.

    Posted on 3/22/2012

    Review of 2856s3b Review by FRANKLIN D
    Review of 2856s3b

    Have 5 and they all are working perfectly after 5 months of use.

    Posted on 2/5/2012

    Review of 2856s3b Review by GEORGE
    Review of 2856s3b

    reliable, easy setup and great functionality

    Posted on 1/11/2012

    Review of 2856s3b Review by WILLIAM
    Review of 2856s3b

    Works well. Negatives: 1) no unswitched outlet, 2) can't turn off low current loads like LED Christmas lights (leakage keeps them on so have to add a dummy load).

    Posted on 1/11/2012

    Review of 2856s3b Review by NED
    Review of 2856s3b

    Wonderful, Simply works. Easy obvious setup.

    Posted on 1/1/2012

    Review of 2856s3b Review by LINDA
    Review of 2856s3b

    Very simple to plug in and start using.

    Posted on 10/12/2011

    Review of 2856s3b Review by TODD
    Review of 2856s3b

    I am using this as a status indicator for garagelinc with use with smartlinc. Works well!

    Posted on 6/1/2011

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