PW513 X-10 to UPB Bridge
The PW513 X-10 to UPB Bridge converts standard X-10 formatted messages into corresponding UPB Communication Packets which it transmits over the existing powerlines to control UPB devices.
The ideal solution for interfacing alarm panels and other devices (that interface to an X-10 network via a PL-513 interface) to the high reliability of the PulseWorxTM Lighting Control System.
Simply substitute the PW513 for the X-10 PL-513 and you have instantly switched to the high reliability of UPB. The PW513 plugs into any standard electrical power receptacle. A mounting tab is included at the top to be screwed into the receptacle for added security. The PW513 receives X-10 messages through a standard 4-wire X-10 (PL-513/TW-523) interface output.
Receives from the X-10 Cable
The PW513 receives standard X-10 messages through a standard 4-wire X-10 (PL-513/TW-523) interface output.
Transmits to the Powerline
After installation is complete, the PW513 can be configured, using UPStart Setup Software, to map different X-10 device codes to correlate to specific UPB links and different X-10 function codes to correlate to specific UPB commands. All programmed data is protected by non-volatile memory and can only be changed or deleted by reprogramming, regardless of power outage durations. Example Operation: When an X-10 “A1 ON” command is sent on the 4-wire X-10 interface output the PW513 can transmit “Link 1 Activate” onto the powerline.
Easy to Configure
Like all PulseWorx devices, the PW513 can be initially configured using PCS's free UPStart Software setup tool. UPStart enables configuring such parameters as Network Name, Network ID, Unit ID, Room name, Device name, device/function code mappings, LED colors, dimming disable, auto shut-off time, etc. as well as test the operation and communication strength of the device. UPStart has the option to configure an entire network off-line and then download the information into the devices after they are installed in the home.
PulseWorx Lighting Control System
The X10 to UPB Bridge is designed to be an integral part of a complete PulseWorx Lighting Control System. Like all PulseWorx devices, the PW513 uses the patented UPB(TM) powerline communication technology (invented by PCS) to reliably communicate with any other UPB-compatible device(s) over the existing house electrical wires. No new wires are necessary making PulseWorx perfect for retrofit situations. When initial configuration is complete, a single push of a button is all you need to activate any group of lights (or virtually anything else that connects to AC power wiring) throughout the house simultaneously.