X-10 to UPB Converter
The XPW713 X-10 to UPB Converter converts standard X-10 formatted messages sent on the AC powerline into corresponding UPB Communication Packets to control UPB devices.
The ideal solution for interfacing X-10 compatible transmitting devices and sensors to the high reliability of the UPB PulseWorxTM Lighting Control System.
Simply plug the XPW713 into any standard electrical power receptacle and it is ready to convert X-10 commands into UPB commands. A mounting tab is included at the top to be screwed into the receptacle for added security. The XPW713 receives X-10 messages sent on the AC powerline and transmits a corresponding UPB command back on the AC powerline.
Receives from the X-10 Cable
The XPW713 receives standard X-10 messages from the existing AC powerline.
Transmits to the Powerline
After installation is complete, the XPW713 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 AC powerline the XPW713 can transmit “Link 1 Activate” onto the powerline.
Easy to Configure
Like all PulseWorx devices, the XPW713 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 Converter is designed to be an integral part of a complete PulseWorx Lighting Control System. Like all PulseWorx devices, the XPW713 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.