Plug'n Power Wireless Remote Control System
(610-2576)                 Preparation                Faxback Doc. # 59119

How Plug'N Power Works

Plug'N Power controllers such as your Wireless Remote Control System send 
high frequency signals through your household wiring.  The remote control 
sends radio frequency signals to the control system's receiver, which 
retransmits the signals over your house wiring to other Plug'N Power 

Be sure to carefully read this manual and the instructions that come with 
the modules.  They are designed to help you get the most from your Plug'N 
Power system.

Setting Codes

Two different types of codes, house codes and unit codes, let you control 
many different modules or groups of modules within your home.  It is 
important that you understand how these codes are used before you set up 
your system.

House Codes

The house code is a master code for a Plug'N Power system.  You must set 
the remote control center mode and all the modules it controls to the same 
house code.  There are 16 codes to choose from (A through P).

You can operate two or more independent Plug'N Power systems in your home 
by using a different house code for each system.  Of course, each system 
must have its own controller and modules.

You can control the same modules from two or more controllers by setting 
all the modules and controllers to the same house code.

The different house codes also help to prevent interference between your 
Plug'N Power system and other remote control systems in your neighborhood.

Unit Code

Each Wireless Remote Control Center can operate up to 16 different modules 
or groups of modules.  Every module has a unit code dial with settings 
from 1 through 16.  You can set the control center to control any module 
or group of modules set to the same house code.

The unit code dial on the control center sets the code for the outlet on 
the control center.  It can be set to respond to unit codes 1 through 16.  
However, the remote control can be set to control modules 1 - 8 or 9 - 16 
by setting its slide switch accordingly.  The control center will respond 
to all 16 unit codes and retransmit them to the Plug'N Power modules.

Placing the Control Center Module

Because the control center's module is a receiver and also a transmitter, 
you need to consider the best location for its installation.

If you only want to use the control center module to control something 
plugged into it, then connect it to an outlet near the lamp or appliance 
you want to control.  However, if you want to control other Plug'N Power 
modules through the control center receiver, consider a location where it 
can receive the signals from the remote control more easily.

Some houses have aluminum-clad insulation that might act as a barrier to 
radio signals, depending on where the control center module is located.  
You might find that you can activate the control center receiver from a 
greater distance if you place it in your garage, which is usually not as 
insulated as the rest of the house.

If your house is large, you can increase the transmitting range by adding 
multiple Wireless Remote Control Systems.

Installing Batteries

Your remote control requires four AAA batteries (not supplied) for power.  
For the best performance and longest life, we recommend RadioShack 
alkaline batteries.

CAUTIONS:  Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended

           Do not mix old and new batteries, different types of batteries
           (standard, alkaline, or rechargeable) or rechargeable batteries
           of different capacities.

Follow these steps to install batteries.

1.  Use your fingernail or another object to lift up the battery
    compartment cover to remove it.

2.  Place the batteries in the compartment as indicated by the polarity
    symbols (+ and -) marked inside.

3.  Replace the cover.

When the remote control stops operating properly, replace the batteries.

WARNING:  Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly.  Do not burn or
          bury them.

CAUTION:  If you do not plan to use the remote control for a month or
          more, remove the batteries.  Batteries can leak chemicals that
          can destroy electrical parts.

Setting the System

1.  Use a small screwdriver to set the house code dials on both the remote
    control and the control center receiver to the same letter.  If you
    already own other Plug'N Power accessories and are adding the Wireless
    Remote Control Center to your system, set both house codes to the same
    letter as the rest of your system.

2.  Set 1-8/9-16 on the remote control to the desired setting.  For
    example, if you want to control modules 1-8, set 1-8/9-16 to 1-8.

3.  Plug the light or appliance to be controlled into the AC outlet on the
    bottom of the control center's receiver, then plug the receiver into a
    standard AC outlet.

4.  Be sure the light or appliance is turned on.

5.  Press ON/OFF on the receiver to make sure the light or appliance turns
    on and off.

6.  If 1-8/9-16 on the remote control is set to 9-16, press the button
    under ON or OFF next to 1 and 9 (labeled on your remote) to turn the
    light or appliance on or off.

7.  Use your fingernail or another object to remove the clear cover over
    the label on the remote, and write down the location of each Plug'N
    Power module you are using with the system on the label.  Then press
    the clear cover back onto the remote.

8.  Press the button under ON next to 1 and 9 on the remote control to
    turn on the light or appliance plugged into the control center module.
    Or, press the button under OFF next to 1 and 9 on the remote control
    to turn off the light or appliance.

So far, we have described how to control just one light or appliance that 
is plugged into the Wireless Remote Control Center.  However, you can 
control up to 16 lights and appliances by using additional lamp modules, 
appliance modules, and wall switch modules.

Setting Up Additional Modules

The following are types of Plug'N Power modules available from RadioShack.  
We include a brief description here, but be sure to read and follow the 
instructions that come with each module.  Other types of modules are also 
available.  If you have special Plug'N Power needs, ask for assistance at 
your local RadioShack store.

Appliance Modules (Cat. No. 61-2681B)

These modules have a two prong plug and are designed to control small 
appliances, rated up to 15 amps resistive (such as coffee pots).  You can 
also use them to control motors up to 1/3 horsepower and lamps that do not 
exceed 500 watts.

Universal Appliance Modules (Cat. No. 61-2684B)

These modules have the same features as the Appliance Module, but also 
provide connections for appliances that have 3-prong grounded plugs.  You 
must plug these modules into 3-prong grounded AC outlets.

Lamp Dimmer Modules (Cat. No. 61-2682)

These modules are designed to control lamps, and you can dim the connected 
lamps from a Plug'N Power controller.  You can connect incandescent lamps 
of up to 300 watts to these modules.

Lamp Dimmer Modules respond to the ALL LIGHTS ON command.  Use the module 
only for incandescent lamps.  Some devices might be damaged by the use of 
the dimmer circuit (even if you don't dim the module).  Do not use this 
module with lights that have built-in dimmers.

Wall Switch Modules (Cat. No. 61-2683C)

These modules replace an existing wall switch.  You can control 
incandescent lighting of up to 500 watts with one of these modules, and 
you can also manually control the lights.  Wall Switch Modules also 
respond to the ALL LIGHTS ON command.

CAUTION:  Do not use Lamp Dimmer modules, Wall Switch Modules, or 3-Way
          Wall Switch Modules with fluorescent lighting.

3-Way Wall Switch Modules (RSU 11911039)

These modules are similar to Wall Switch Modules, except that they are 
designed to control a light that is presently controlled from two 
different wall switches.  3-Way Wall Switch Modules come with a companion 
switch to replace the second existing switch.

3-Way Wall Switch Modules respond to the ALL LIGHTS ON command and can 
control incandescent lighting of up to 500 watts.  You can also have 
manual control from both wall switches.

Low-voltage electricity flows through the circuit controlled by a Wall 
Switch Module even when the switch is off.  This is necessary for proper 
operation of the Wall Switch module.  You can completely turn off the 
electricity by setting the Wall Switch Module's disable switch to off (to 
the left).

Wall Outlet Modules (Cat. No. 61-2685)

These modules completely replace existing wall outlets, but you can only 
control the top outlet from a Plug'N Power controller.  The bottom outlet 
is always on.

You can connect appliances or lamps that draw a total of up to 1800 watts 
to the outlet module.  Because you might use the outlet module to control 
an appliance, these modules do not respond to the ALL LIGHTS ON command.

CAUTION:  Do not use a Wall Outlet Module to replace an outlet that is
          controlled by a wall switch. You will lose control of the module
          if the wall switch is inadvertently turned off.

Setting the Module Codes

Set the house code dials on all the modules you  want the Wireless Remote 
Control System to control to the same letter as you set on the control 
center receiver and remote control (A through P).

Set the selector switch dial on the remote control to 1-8 if you want to 
control the lamp and appliance set from 1 to 8, or control from 9 to 16 if 
you set the selector switches to 9-16.

Connecting Lights and Appliances to Modules

After setting the desired house codes and selector switch, place the 
supplied labels in the boxes next to the buttons on the remote control to 
remind you of what each button controls.

Set the power switch on the light or appliance to the ON position.  Then 
plug the light or appliance into the receiver and plug the receiver into 
an outlet.

Follow the procedure in "Controlling Additional Modules" to test each 
receiver module.  See "Intercom Systems" in Faxback Doc. # 59122 if your 
system does not work properly.

Controlling Additional Modules

1.  Set the remote control's slide switch to the group of 8 modules you
    want to control (1-8 or 9-16).  For example, if you set the switch to
    1-8, the buttons on the remote control will control modules set to 1
    through 8.

    Notes:  Button 1 can also turn the receiver module on or off.

            One side of the supplied label has numbers for modules 1
            through 8 printed on it, and the other side has numbers for
            modules 9 through 16.  Use the side of the label that matches
            your installation.

2.  Install additional Plug'N Power modules (sold separately) as desired,
    following the instructions included with them.

    CAUTION:  Be sure to turn off the power at the main circuit breaker
              panel before installing Wall Switch Modules or Wall Outlet

3.  Set the house code dial on all your Plug'N Power modules to the same
    letter as you set on the remote control module.

4.  Set the unit code dial on your Plug'N Power modules to a number
    between 1 and 8 (or 9 and 16 if you set the selector switches on the
    Remote Control to 9-16).

5.  To turn the Plug'N Power modules on or off, press the corresponding
    button on the remote control for modules set to that unit code.

The first button on the remote control always controls the control center 
receiver, and all 16 buttons will control other Plug'N Power modules set 
to codes 1 through 16.

(EB 3/24/00)

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