X10 Black & Decker Freewire In/Outdoor Starter Kit
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X10 Black & Decker Freewire In/Outdoor Starter Kit

Control Indoor and Outdoor X10 and Freewire Lights

Item #: 1164

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  • What's Included
  • This starter kit includes a messenger hub and an indoor remote as well as a non-dimming lamp module and two outdoor receivers. The messenger hub is the brain of your expandable Freewire system that doubles as a non-dimming lamp module, so you'll actually be able to control four separate non-dimming incandescent lamps with this starter system.

    When plugged into an AC outlet, the messenger hub has the ability to receive RF signals from the indoor remote and relays these wireless messages to any Freewire receiver dialed to the same house code, even outdoor receivers. You can also add modules to operate additional indoor lights, outdoor lights, and small appliances and electronics; other than those included in this kit, additional modules are sold separately.

    Control lighting and small electronics throughout your home all from the palm of your hand using the included indoor remote, which even comes with a mountable holder. The indoor remote works with all Freewire components. This remote will turn three units and two groups on and off; it will also turn all Freewire-enabled lights and appliances on and off at once. Freewire's 256 channels and 64,000 unique codes ensure a secure system for your home.

    The indoor lamp receiver provides convenient control of incandescent lamps rated up to 300 watts. Programming these units is easy. Just set your house and unit codes using the clearly marked wheels. Remember that the house code must match on all Freewire units in your home.

    Use the two outdoor lamp receivers to control indoor or outdoor incandescent, fluorescent, halogen and low-voltage lights rated up to 500 watts. The outdoor lamp receiver does not have a code wheel, but it's still easy to program using the messenger hub. You can even use it with an extension cord. Ideal for controlling low-voltage landscape and holiday lighting, the outdoor lamp receivers are weather-resistant for outdoor use.

    Do you already use X10 components for your home's automation? The Freewire system will blend in seamlessly. All Freewire plug-in modules (indoor and outdoor lamp receivers as well as the messenger hub's built-in lamp module) can be controlled by standard X10 controllers. The indoor lamp receiver will even accept dimming commands transmitted by a standard X10 controller.

    The HomeLink Wireless Control System is a factory-installed feature packaged on many vehicle models, providing a convenient way to replace up to three handheld radio-frequency transmitters used to activate devices such as gate operators, garage door openers, entry door locks, security systems and home lighting. Freewire products are compatible with select 2001 and newer HomeLink-equipped vehicles. Programming instructions for HomeLink are included in the instruction guide for this Freewire product.

    Also available is the Black & Decker Freewire Keyfob & Receiver Kit, which contains just a keyfob remote and the messenger hub, or you can try the Black & Decker Freewire Remote, Lamp Module, Receiver, which also contains a second lamp module for another controllable lamp. Both of these kits are sold separately. Purchase the Black & Decker Complete Freewire Set and you'll receive all three starter kits at a substantial discount.

  • Specifications

    Manufacturer:Black & Decker
    Manufacturer Product No.:FW3000
    Dimensions:Messenger Hub: 4 1/4" H x 2 3/4" W x 1 5/8" D; Remote: 4 1/8" H x 2 1/8" W x 9/16" D; lamp module: 2 15/16" H x 2 1/4" W x 1 9/16" D; outdoor receivers: 3 1/2" H x 1 5/8" W x 1 7/8" D
    Power:Messenger hub: 120V AC, 6W; lamp receiver: 120V AC, 60Hz
    Resistive Load:15A
    Motor Load:1/3 HP
    Incandescent Load:Messenger hub: 500W; lamp receiver: 300W
    TV Load:400W
    Outdoor Lamp Receiver Operating Temperature:-4
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    Review of 1164 Review by RICHARD
    Review of 1164

    Only the hub works. The other 3 units worked for a day all ovewr the house, and will now only work if in the same plug. Clearly, there is something wrong with these devices!

    Posted on 5/27/2008

    Review of 1164 Review by EARL
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    Customer support is outstanding. Smarthome did some research & suggested an inexpensive system for me- thanks!

    Posted on 5/20/2008

    Review of 1164 Review by AMANDA
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    The outdoor lamp receivers will not respond to the signal, so we are only able to have two lamps operated by the remote control. Frustrating!

    Posted on 5/5/2008

    Review of 1164 Review by THOMAS
    Review of 1164

    Very fast shipping...

    Posted on 4/20/2008

    Review of 1164 Review by RANDAL
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    The Freewire indoor/outdoor starter kit works well for low wattage applications. However, if you put the freewire on theatrical style lighting under 500 watts (not connected to a dimmer pack) it does not work even if the bulb wattage and amps are under the reccomended limits. For household things it is a great product!

    Posted on 3/27/2008

    Review of 1164 Review by DANIEL
    Review of 1164

    Works great!

    Posted on 3/3/2008

    Review of 1164 Review by ASHISH
    Review of 1164

    Decent solution for the price. I was wanting a unit to work with my universal IR remote. But this one is a decent buy for the price. Customer service is excellent. One point if you are buying this unit: the unit can accommodate 4 appliances but only 2 (external) units can take fluorescent lamp (that sucks). All my lighting is fluorescent so I can use only 2 of the 4 units.

    Posted on 2/22/2008

    Review of 1164 Review by CHRISTOPHER
    Review of 1164

    Good product. I like being able to select multiple lighting options. It works well in cold enviroments. It was very easy to set up.
    Cons: The system says it is Homelink compatiable. I tried programing my Homelink button in my 2002 Tahoe to the remote and was unable to program my vehicles Homelink to turn the light on and off. The Homelink is why I really wanted to purchase this product, so that I could turn the lights on and off from my vehicles Homeling buttons.

    Posted on 1/27/2008

    Review of 1164 Review by GEORGE
    Review of 1164

    I wanted to control a light 140 feet from my home. All switches I could find had a range of 20 to 50ft. When I finnaly found a long range system the cost was over $1000. The freewire kit gave me unlimited range the ability to control 4 things inside and outside at a cost of $35. Set up easy and work perfectly

    Posted on 1/26/2008

    Review of 1164 Review by GREG
    Review of 1164

    Range is not as good as I would like, but the unit works well as long as I'm within range

    Posted on 1/23/2008

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  • Messenger hub
  • Indoor remote
  • Lamp receiver
  • 2 outdoor lamp receivers
  • 3V lithium battery installed in remote
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