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Our Price : $99.71

UPC Code: 895528001833

Product Code: 1881096


The UMC series are plug-in modules designed to convert serial or USB signals into highly-reliable, Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) signals. They provide a bridge between the PC/controller to the powerline via the module's plug-in AC connection. This enables computer-based configuration and control (use UMC-DB9 for control) of lighting scenes, switches, modules and other UPB devices, over the power line. UPB devices such as switches, multi-button controllers and schedulers are easily integrated in to a new home or can replace switches and timers in an existing home. UPB technology requires no new or special wiring; it provides a flexible, low-costs alternative to hardwired or RF home lighting and automation strategies.
The UMC-USB-W is ideal for an installer configuring any UPB devices with a laptop personal computer (PC) using UPStart software, since it plugs in to the popular USB port. The UMC-USB is not recommended for connection of home automation controllers.
The UMC-DB9-W is ideal for controller applications since it uses the highly reliable RS-232C serial interface; common to most desktop PCs, home automation controllers and alarm panels. The UMC-DB9 can also be used to configure any UPB devices.
Two alternatives are available to the UMC-DB9. First is the Scheduler-Timer (model UCS-01) with Computer Interface Module (CIM) mode. It provides all of the functionality of the UMC-DB9 plus it will control 99 scheduled events and links for up to 250 UPB devices.


  • Simple plug-in installation
  • No new wires
  • Transmits and receives UPB lighting scenes and configuration commands over existing AC power lines
  • Controlled by any computer, alarm panel or home automation controller with a serial or USB port and UPB software driver
  • UPB technology delivers…
  • Exceptional reliability and noise immunity
  • Lowest installed cost compared to hardwired and RF solutions
  • No interference between adjacent homes
  • Easily configure or reconfigure UPB devices with UPStart (PC) software


  • Serial RS-232C Communication model: UMC-DB9-W
  • Standard DB9 (female) connector and 6' cable
  • For device and scene configuration
  • For home automation controller applications
  • 3 conductor power connection includes safety ground
  • Always on convenience outlet
  • USB Communication model: UMC-USB-W
  • Standard USB connector and 6' cable
  • For device and scene configuration only
  • Not for home automation controller applications

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