Because we know that you are eager to
get started, we've kept this introduction
as short as possible, but it contains very
valuable information, so you should read
through it very carefully.
The first thing you need to understand is
that there are two different devices you
need to control your house;
Controllers and Modules.
Any light or appliance that
you want to control is
plugged into a Module and
that Module is then plugged
into a standard AC outlet.
Modules receive commands
from Controllers. Examples
include the Lamp Module
(sold separately). The
Transceiver Module (also
sold separately) is another
example (although it also
doubles as a controller as
Controllers are also
plugged into standard
wall outlets and send
commands to Modules over
your existing electrical wiring in
your house without affecting
your electricity in any way.
The Transceiver Module works
as a controller when it is used
with a remote control such as
the SuperRemote. When the
Transceiver Module receives
a command from a remote
it sends digital signals over
your existing house wiring
to a Module which
receives the signals and
executes the command.
The remote uses radio frequency (RF)
signals to send commands to the
Transceiver module. RF signals can go
right through walls, so you can use the
remotes to control lights or appliances
from anywhere in your home.
Each Module has a specific address
made up of a House Code (red dial on
the face of the Module) and a Unit Code
(black dial on the face of the Module).
The Controller first sends an address and
then a command on the AC power lines.
Only the Module with a matching address
will execute the command. If more than
one Module has the same address, both
Modules will execute the command.
Addresses are set on the Module by
turning the two dials on the front of the
Module to the desired letter and number
(using a small screwdriver or a coin). The
House Code is selected from the letters A
through P, and the Unit Code is selected
from the numbers 1 through 16.