- What's Included
If you use UPB-enabled switches and controllers to turn your lights on and off and dim them remotely, adding this simple device to your setup will allow you to set up timed events easily. Schedule up to 99 events with the UPB Controller Scheduler-Timer, which will turn lights on and off at any scheduled time or even according to the sunrise or sunset in your area. Schedule a light to turn on gradually at your normal waking hour or set lights to turn on automatically when you're due home from work so you won't need to arrive home to a dark house. You can even select the "vacation" mode, which turns lights on and off at different times each day to simulate an occupied home. UPB-enabled switches or plug-in modules are required for each light to be controlled and are sold separately.
The UPB Controller Scheduler-Timer plugs into a standard power outlet to communicate with other UPB devices in your home over the power lines. Programming is easy, thanks to an LCD with two lines of 16 characters. The easy-to-navigate menus allow configuration without the use of a PC or software, but the UPB Controller Scheduler-Timer may be used as a computer interface module, allowing a PC with UPStart configuration software to connect to a UPB network through the module (required serial interface cable sold separately).
Manufacturer: Simply Automated Manufacturer Product No.: UCS-01 Dimensions: 4 3/4" x 2 7/8" x 15/16" Display: 2-line 32-character LCD Computer Interface: DB-9 serial Power Requirements: 120V AC Backup Battery Life: 1 week
- Review of 22942 Review by ROBERT
Review of 22942
This is a very interesting and powerful device, in that it gives you the ability to use your PC to set up a UPB system using UPStart, in addition to very flexible and powerful scheduling capability. The self contained user interface is also very good. The downside for my installation was the powerline itself and the (presumably)number of devices that were attenuating the signals. To be fair, the installation was in a public building with many computers, printers, and copiers. In this environment, it was problematic at best and impossible at worst to get reliable signals down the power line to all parts of the building.
Posted on 5/28/2008
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