INSTEON Micro Dimmer Module
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INSTEON 2442-222 Micro Dimmer Module

Turn Any Wall Switch Into an INSTEON Remote Controllable Dimmer
  • Wires in behind your existing switches or fixtures
  • Sense wires allow for control via a connected, hard-wired switch
  • Compatible with latching, single momentary and dual momentary switches
  • Programmable on-level and ramp rate

Item #: 2442-222

Expected in stock 10-20-2014

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Price For Both: $99.98

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  • What's Included
  • Adding remote control to wired lights usually means replacing switches, not any more. With INSTEON's new dual-band Micro Dimmer Module, you can keep your existing antique, toggle or decorative wall switches while adding the customizable, dimmable remote control functionality of a SwitchLinc Dimmer. Customize your lights with a preset brightness level and ramp rate, then control it from any INSTEON controller.

    This compact module installs behind your existing switch, giving it full INSTEON automation while retaining local control at the switch by way of sense wires. Connect the sense wires to any style wall switch to match any type of designer theme (antique, push-button, metal, etc.) Micro Dimmer is also so that it can be installed as an in-line module within a fixture box, providing remote control dimming without having to run wires to a wall switch.

    INSTEON also offers a Micro On/Off Module and a Micro Open/Close Module.

    INSTEON Micro Dimmer is compatible with latching, single momentary and dual momentary switches. By default, it comes programmed for latching switches such as paddles and toggles; it is easily configured for single and dual momentary switches with a simple reprogramming procedure during installation.

    Due to its hidden nature, we highly recommend using a home management controller (such as HouseLinc) or the free INSTEON app with INSTEON Hub to manage Micro Open/Close.

  • General
    Product Name: INSTEON Micro Dimmer
    Brand/Manufacturer: INSTEON
    Manufacturer Product No.: 2442-222
    UPC: 813922012705
    Warranty: 2 years, limited
    INSTEON: Controller and responder
    Maximum links/scenes: 400
    Load brightness levels: 32 locally (256 with software)
    Status LED: Green when load is on, red when load is off
    Blinks red once when responder does not acknowledge/blinks green once if all responders acknowledge (can be disabled via software)
    Blinks green or red during setup
    Blinks red to indicate traffic (must be enabled via software)
    LED brightness: Adjustable from off to 100% bright
    Local on-level: Adjustable from 32 fixed brightness levels or resume dim
    Local ramp rate: Adjustable from 0.1 second to 5 seconds locally (0.1 seconds to 9 minutes with software)
    Local control: Yes
    Commands supported as controller: On Off
    Fast on Fast off
    Begin brighten End brighten
    Begin dim End dim
    Commands supported as responder: On Off
    Fast on Fast off
    Begin brighten End brighten
    Begin dim End dim
    Incremental brighten Incremental dim
    Software configurable: Yes
    Ramp Rates (full-ON to full-OFF): 0.125 to 9 seconds if programmed locally, 0.125 seconds to 8 minutes if programmed remotely via software
    RF range: 150 feet open air (may vary due to local interference)
    Phase detect beacon: Yes
    X10 support: Yes
    X10 addresses: Any 1 of 256 (unassigned by default)
    INSTEON device category: 0x01 dimmable lighting control (all frequencies)
    INSTEON device subcategory: 2442-222 (915MHz) 0x35
    Mounting: Behind switch or above light fixture in single-gang electrical box
    Wire connections: Sense 1 (yellow): 24 AWG, 0.205mm²
    Sense 2 (purple): 24 AWG, 0.205mm²
    Max. cable size: 4mm², 12 AWG (2.72mm diameter)
    Min. cable size: 1.5mm², 15 AWG
    Screw clamp connections: Line
    Neutral 1
    Neutral 2
    Case color: White
    Set button: Yes
    Plastic: UV stabilized ABS+PC
    Beeper: Yes
    Beep on button press: Beeps when button is pressed or connected switch is tapped (must be enabled via software)
    LED: 1 RGB
    Dimensions: 1.8"H x 1.8"W x 0.7"D
    Weight: 2.52 oz
    Operating environment: Indoors
    Operating temperature range: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
    Operating humidity range: 0-90% relative humidity
    Storage temperature range: -4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
    Voltage: 100VAC to 240VAC
    Frequency: 50/60Hz auto-detected at power-up
    Load: Min. 5W, Max. 200W (at 240VAC)
    Min. 5W, Max. 100W (at 140VAC)
    Load types: Incandescent
    Hardwired remote control: Yes, either latching or momentary switches supported
    Retain all settings without power: Yes, saved in non-volatile EEPROM
    Standby power consumption: <1W
    Safety approved: ETL, CE, C-Tick
    Certifications: FCC, UL, IEC, EN

  • Reviews 1 - 10 of 23

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    Review of 2442-222 Review by JOSENIVALDO
    Review of 2442-222

    very small and simple device yet complete on/off with dimmer. Strong recommended.

    Posted on 5/3/2014

    Review of 2442-222 Review by MICHAEL
    Review of 2442-222

    Thought I had a use for it, but turned out i can't install it in a box behind a switch. I'll have to wait to see if i can get it in a junction box.

    Posted on 4/23/2014

    Review of 2442-222 Review by DAVID
    Review of 2442-222

    So far it works well. It was a bit difficult to put in the box as I put it behind an outlet. I had to go and get a larger 1 gang box to make it all fit. Overall I am impressed.

    Posted on 4/19/2014

    Review of 2442-222 Review by ROBERT
    Review of 2442-222

    These are the perfect choice if you want to control an outside light that is remote from your switch. This item fits nicely inside the box. The sense wires made me nervous when working with them. This item makes a standard switch a three way switch. Meaning if the light switch is and a signal is sent to turn on the light the light comes on. To turn off locally you flip the switch to the up position, and the light goes off.

    Posted on 2/13/2014

    Review of 2442-222 Review by DANIEL
    Review of 2442-222

    I'm using 2 of these paired with a 6 button KPL dimmer to control lighting in my media room. This lets me control the lights in three groups to create different fade/dim scenes, or control has one entire group. Works awesome!

    Posted on 1/12/2014

    Review of 2442-222 Review by Tim
    Review of 2442-222

    Overall a great product. I'm using with a double toggle Decora switch in a single-gang box to control one of two loads. It was a pretty tight fit as the switch itself was larger than most. It did, however, make this installation possible since I was unable to install a two-gang box yet needed Insteon control of one of the two devices.

    Posted on 12/23/2013

    Review of 2442-222 Review by BILL
    Review of 2442-222

    Installed easily. Replaces faulty ToggleLinc. Well built.

    Posted on 11/17/2013

    Review of 2442-222 Review by MICHAEL
    Review of 2442-222

    Works great. I used a couple of these for devices that I didn't need an actual dimmer switch. The devices are small, but are still a bit of a squeeze when installing in place of a switch in a box with other wiring in it.

    Posted on 9/1/2013

    Review of 2442-222 Review by PAT
    Review of 2442-222

    Doesn't play well with transformers

    Posted on 8/2/2013

    Review of 2442-222 Review by checko
    Review of 2442-222

    Would give a 4-star if not for the installation.

    Works great once installed, but the installation process is definitely a challenge if you're installing into a switch box with anything else in it like wires. I'm not an electrician, but know a bit, and had a difficult time getting it installed and working on one of the switches in my two-switch set-up. The compact design of it is misleading as the buttons and LED will invariable be crammed into the switch box and not viewable and / or unreachable once installed. The sensor wires are very thin, felt too delicate and proved challenging to thread with copper wire of standard thickness. Once installed it works great but I'm not looking forward to having to access the unit for any needed fixes.

    Hopefully for 2.0 they'll beef up the wires and design a smaller or differently shaped unit that fits in a switch box easier.

    Posted on 7/28/2013

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