The SW-7 UPB wall switch is used to replace standard wall mounted wall switches and provide dimming capabilities as well as remote control capabilities of the controlled light.
This device is very unique as it can be configured with 1, 2, or 3 extra rockers which act as transmitters. Now, one device can be used to control a load, and at the same time act as pushbutton controllers.
The wall switch/ controller mounts in a standard wall electrical box, and is wired using the existing power wires. The wall switch is in a standard Decora style mechanics and uses standard Decora style faceplates.
The switch comes in different colors, with the standard being white.
The SW7 is the flagship, Gen II UPB dimmer switch. The SW2, SW4, and SW5 devices are Gen I UPB dimmers.
The switch is extremely flexible, and can be programmed using the NetPlace server for the extra controllers, enable / disable fade, different fade rates, including Snap! On and Off, insertion into up to 16 different scenes, and insertion into multiple macros.
This one device can act not only as a dimmer switch, but also as a 1, 2, or 3 rocker controller. Then, the switch offers the standard UPB benefits:
- Stronger signal strength than X-10
- Increased electrical noise resistance than X-10
- Utilizes existing electrical wiring
- Cost effective
The SW-XXX uses Universal Powerline Bus technology for superior performance and reliability.
See data sheet.
- 1 Dimmer in Single J-Box 600W
- 1 Dimmer in Dual J-Box 800W
- 2 Dimmers in Dual J-Box 500W
- 1 Dimmer in Triple J-Box 900W
- 2 Dimmers in Triple J-Box 700W
- 3 Dimmers in Triple J-Box 500W
Installation is extremely simple. Merely replace the existing wall switch with the new SW-XXX wall switch. The wall switch does require the use of the white neutral wire, where most standard switches have no connection for the neutral. The switch does have "pigtail" wires, so space in the box can be tight. In new installations, it is advisable to install deep electrical wall boxes.
White - neutral
Black - power
Brown - Load
White / Brown - traveler
White / red - traveler