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INSTEON® 2-Wire INSTEON Dimmer Kit
(Model: 2474D)


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ABOUT 2-WIRE DIMMER KIT

What is INSTEON?
Key 2-Wire Dimmer Kit Features
What Is Included In 2-Wire Dimmer Kit

HOW TO INSTALL 2-WIRE DIMMER KIT

Tools You Will Need
Preparing to Install 2-Wire Dimmer Kit
Installing a 2-Wire Kit
Important Note About INSTEON Network; 2-Phase vs. 3-Phase Installation

HOW TO SET UP 2-WIRE DIMMER KIT TO REMOTELY CONTROL INSTEON DEVICE

Linking a 2-Wire Kit to Remotely Control an INSTEON Device
Unlinking a Controlled INSTEON Device from a 2-Wire Kit

HOW TO SET UP 2-WIRE DIMMER KIT TO BE REMOTELY CONTROLLED BY INSTEON CONTROLLER

Linking an INSTEON Controller to a 2-Wire Kit
Unlinking a 2-Wire Kit from an INSTEON Controller

HOW TO CREATE AN INSTEON SCENE'

Creating an INSTEON Scene

HOW TO USE 2-WIRE DIMMER KIT

Using the 2-Wire Kit
Changing the Switch Paddle Color

ADVANCED FEATURES OF INSTEON 2-WIRE KIT

Multi-Linking and Multi-Unlinking
Non-Volatile Memory
Restoring Power to a 2-Wire Kit
Resetting a 2-Wire Kit to Its Factory Default Settings
Setting the Ramp Rate on 2-Wire Dimmer Kit
Setting the On-Level on 2-Wire Dimmer Kit

X10 PROGRAMMING OPTIONS

Setting the X10 Primary Address for a 2-Wire Kit
Removing X10 Primary Address from a 2-Wire Kit
About X10 Scene Address Programming
Remotely Setting an X10 Scene Address
Remotely Removing an X10 Scene Address

ABOUT INSTEON

Understanding Why an INSTEON Network Is Reliable
Further Enhancing Reliability
Using Dual-Band INSTEON Products to Upgrade Your INSTEON Network
About INSTEON and X10

TROUBLESHOOTING

Troubleshooting 2-Wire Dimmer Kit

SPECIFICATIONS

2-Wire Dimmer Kit Specifications
Certification
Limited Warranty


What is INSTEON?

Since its inception in 2005, INSTEON® has become the best-selling wireless home-control networking technology, offering more reliability and flexibility than any other home management system on the market. Developed by SmartLabs®, INSTEON technology relies on its dual-mesh network to send signals both through the air (RF, or radio frequency) and over the existing electrical wires (power line) in the home.

Reliable
With every INSTEON device being a repeater (see how this works), the signal gets stronger with every INSTEON device you add to your home, giving you unsurpassed reliability. In addition, each INSTEON message contains error detection, so lights turning on accidentally will virtually never happen.

Fast
Other home automation networks have a noticeable delay when turning on a light or activating an appliance. INSTEON messages get through in less than 0.05 seconds - faster than the human eye can detect, so there are not visible delays. Activate an INSTEON switch and the lights turn on instantly.

X10 Ready
If you've already started putting together an X10 home control network, INSTEON's backward compatibility with X10 devices provides a painless upgrade path to an INSTEON network for the ultimate home automation system. Get the reliability and speed you need without scrapping your existing X10 network.

Affordable
While other home automation systems extend into the thousands of dollars to install and implement, a complete INSTEON system costs a fraction of its competitors. INSTEON can be integrated into any number of products easily and at a very low cost, so it will impact your life a whole lot more than it will impact your wallet.

Common Applications:

  • Scene and remote control lighting
  • Security alarm interfaces and sensors
  • Home sensors (e.g., water, humidity, temperature)
  • Access control (e.g., door locks)
  • Heating and cooling (HVAC) control and management
  • Audio-video control
  • Appliance management
  • Energy savings

How INSTEON Works

What makes INSTEON the most reliable home automation network is its dual-mesh network. INSTEON devices use both radio frequency signals and the home's existing wiring to talk to each other. Every message is confirmed as it is received, and if any errors are detected, the message is automatically resent.

Unlike all other mesh networks, INSTEON's mesh netowrk has every INSTEON device acting as a repeater -- receiving and sending every message to all other devices in the network. So instead of stressing the network by adding more INSTEON devices, you actually strengthen it (see how this works). Other mesh networks use router tables, and only those products involved in routing the signal act as repeaters - resulting in a less reliable network.

No central controller or networking setup is required. Once your module is installed, just use a series of button presses or taps to Link your devices together. INSTEON devices can act as a Controller, Responder, or both!

Most importantly, INSTEON networks are extremely secure. Each INSTEON device is assigned a unique INSTEON ID, so unless neighbors or would-be hackers have access to your particular device's INSTEON ID, they won't be able to control your home, even if they are using similar products.

Technology Comparison

  • INSTEON: Moderately priced, highly reliable dual-mesh RF & power line technology
  • UPB: Expensive single-band technology
  • X10: Inexpensive but lacks the robustness, flexibility and reliability required by home-control applications
  • ZigBee & Z-Wave: Single-band (RF-only) wireless networks that require a network controller

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Key 2-Wire Dimmer Kit Features

Congratulations on purchasing the INSTEON 2-Wire Dimmer Kit. With its elegant look, smooth touch, and convenient fixture modules, you can control a local Load that you have only 2 wires for.
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Key 2-Wire Dimmer Kit Features

  • Controls all standard incandescent lamps, up to 600 watts
  • Paddle has true rocker action – top is on or bright, bottom is off or dim
  • After installation, setup is easy – links to controlled devices and other controllers in minutes
  • Wires into a standard wall switch location getting the required NEUTRAL connection via fixture
  • Supports “virtual” 3-, 4-, or more-way circuits with other INSTEON devices
  • Paddle and trim frame colors are changeable to ivory, almond, black, brown, or gray with optional kit (comes in white)
  • Responds to commands from X10 controllers and sends X10 commands to X10 devices
  • Warranted for 2 years

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What Is Included In 2-Wire Dimmer Kit

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  • ICON On/Off Switch
  • Fixture Module
  • Quick-Start Guide
  • 4 mounting screws
  • 7 wire nuts

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Tools You Will Need

  • A flathead screwdriver to remove the faceplate from the switch junction box
  • A Phillips screwdriver for the screws that hold the INSTEON device in its junction box
  • A wire cutter and stripper if the switch you are replacing requires you to cut the wires to remove them
  • A small Phillips screwdriver if you will be changing the color of the trim frame and paddle


A Helpful Tool – Voltmeter or Voltage Tester

During the installation of INSTEON devices, it may be necessary to identify the wires inside the junction box. Knowing for sure which wire is the LINE (sometimes called HOT) can reduce the guesswork when installing a single switch, and it is absolutely necessary when working with multi-way lighting circuits. A voltmeter is ideal for this application. Many of the digital models can also read current so you can measure how much power is being drawn by the switch’s load.

A simpler measurement tool, available at most home improvement centers, is a voltage sensor. This device, often costing less than $20, can sense voltage when placed near a wire. The tip of the voltage sensor can tell if voltage is on the wire without touching the bare copper conductor or breaking the insulation. When using these tools, be certain to read and understand the safety instructions. Often when these tools are used, the power to the circuit will need to be turned on. When working around live electrical wires, take your time and concentrate on the task.

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Preparing to Install 2-Wire Dimmer Kit

CAUTION!

Read and understand these instructions before installing, and retain them for future reference.

2-Wire Dimmer Kit is intended for installation in accordance with the National Electric Code and local regulations in the United States, or the Canadian Electrical Code and local regulations in Canada. Use indoors only. 2-Wire Dimmer Kit is not designed nor approved for use on power lines other than 120V 60Hz, single phrase. Attempting to use 2-Wire Dimmer Kit on non-approved power lines may have hazardous consequences.


Prior to installing 2-Wire Dimmer Kit, please review the entire installation procedure, and take the following precautions:

  • Don't use 2-Wire Dimmer Kit to control an electrical outlet, because non-dimmable or inductive Loads may be plugged into it
  • 2-Wire Dimmer Kit may feel warm during operation. The amount of heat generated is within approved limits and poses no hazards. To minimize heat buildup, ensure that the area surrounding the rear of 2-Wire Dimmer Kit has adequate ventilation by clearing away excess insulation.
  • For use indoors or in a properly insulated and weatherproof electrical box only
  • Be sure that you have turned off the circuit breaker or removed the fuse for the circuit you are installing 2-Wire Dimmer Kit in. Installing 2-Wire Dimmer Kit with the power on will expose you to dangerous voltages.
  • Connect only copper or copper-clad wire to 2-Wire Dimmer Kit
  • Don't use 2-Wire Dimmer Kit to control low-voltage lighting, fluorescent light, or motors. These are inductive Loads, which 2-Wire Dimmer Kit may not be designed to control. Use a non-dimming INSTEON 2-Wire On/Off Switch Kit instead.
  • To reduce the risk of overheating and possible damage to other equipment, use 2-Wire Dimmer Kit to control 110V incandescent lamps only. Dimming an inductive Load, such as a fan or transformer, could cause damage to the dimmer, the Load device, or both. If the manufacturer of the Load device does not recommend dimming, use a non-dimming INSTEON 2-Wire On/Off Switch Kit. USER ASSUMES ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH DIMMING AN INDUCTIVE LOAD.
  • Each INSTEON device is assigned a unique INSTEON ID, which is printed on a label on the front of the module. It is recommended that you prepare a list of all the INSTEON modules you are installing, including their INSTEON ID and their location (e.g., Mike's Bedroom light). It is only necessary to know the INSTEON ID if you will be using optional software (such as SmartLabs HouseLinc) to program and control your devices. However, it will be helpful later to have a list of your devices, should you choose to use automation software later. Creating a list prior to installation will prevent you from needing to re-open all the junction boxes and fixtures to determine the INSTEON IDs later.


IMPORTANT!

If you are not knowledgeable about and comfortable with electrical circuitry, you should have a qualified electrician install 2-Wire Dimmer Kit for you. If you have any questions, please consult an electrician or call.

Smarthome Tech Support

1-800-SMARTHOME

(800-762-7846)

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Installing a 2-Wire Kit

  1. Disconnect power at the service panel



  2. Verify the ICON On/Off Switch and Fixture Module are paired (i.e. came in same box) – or refer to the label on the ICON On/Off Switch (should read “Controls Fixture”)

  3. Remove the existing switch plate, switch and light fixture

In the fixture’s electrical box:
  1. Identify the switch leg wire
    • If it is white:
    • If it has no tape on it proceed to step 6
    • If it has tape on it, remove the tape and proceed to step 6
    • If it is not white, wrap the end of the wire with white electrical tape (to mark it as a NEUTRAL)
    Click for diagram

  2. Connect the switch leg wire, the white wire on the Fixture Module, and the NEUTRAL wire using a single wire nut

  3. Connect the bare copper wire on the Fixture Module to GROUND

  4. Connect the black wire on the Fixture Module to HOT in the fixture box using a wire nut

  5. Connect the red wire on the Fixture Module to the fixture (was previously connected to switch leg) with a wire nut

In the switch’s electrical box:
  1. Wrap end of previous switch leg wire with white tape & connect to the ICON On/Off Switch’s white wire with a wire nut

  2. Connect the black wire on the ICON On/Off Switch to the HOT wire with a wire nut

  3. Connect the bare copper wire on the ICON On/Off Switch to GROUND

  4. Restore power temporarily and test that the ICON On/Off Switch turns the light connected to Fixture Module on and off properly. Then, turn power back off.

  5. Reinstall light fixture, switch and trim plate

  6. Turn the power back on to begin operating the 2-Wire Kit

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Important Note About INSTEON Network; 2-Phase vs. 3-Phase Installation

For the best INSTEON network performance, be sure you have properly installed at least two Access Points or other dual-band products. INSTEON has only officially been tested in a 2-(split single-) phase residential environment, but has been known to work in many 3-phase systems, where three dual-band products are used (on each phase). However, due to the potential complexity of its troubleshooting, Smarthome Tech Support is unable to support INSTEON in 3-phase environments.

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Linking a 2-Wire Kit to Remotely Control an INSTEON Device

To use a 2-Wire Kit to control other INSTEON devices, follow these steps to Link the 2-Wire Kit and a Responder together. Refer to your Responder's Owner's Manual for more detailed instruction on how to properly install and Link the Responder.

The following will work for the most common INSTEON devices:

  1. Set the included ICON On/Off Switch to Linking Mode by pressing & holding the paddle top for about 10 seconds
    The ICON On/Off Switch Status LED will begin blinking

    You will have 4 minutes to complete the next step before Linking Mode automatically times out.

Set Linking Mode
Set Linking Mode
  1. At the Responder you wish to control from the 2-Wire Kit, set it to the state you wish to activate (turn it on if you wish it to be on, or off if you wish it to be off when the 2-Wire Kit activates the scene).
    • If the Responder is a multi-scene device (e.g., KeypadLinc), tap the Set button you wish to control until its LED illuminates

  2. Press & hold the Responder's Set button for 3 seconds, then release
    Most Responders will beep once, then double-beep when the Link has been established
    If your Responder is a dimmer, it will flash the controlled light
    The ICON On/Off Switch Status LED will stop blinking
  3. Test that the Responder is working as expected by pressing the paddle top and bottom on the ICON Switch

  4. If you wish to Link additional devices to the 2-Wire Kit, either repeat steps 1-4 or see Multi-Linking and Multi-Unlinking


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      Unlinking a Controlled INSTEON Device from a 2-Wire Kit

      If you are no longer going to use an INSTEON device that has previously been Linked to a 2-Wire Kit, it is very important that you Unlink it. Otherwise, the 2-Wire Kit will retry any commands intended for the unused INSTEON device, thus slowing down your system.

      The following will work for the most common INSTEON devices:

      1. Set the included ICON On/Off Switch to Linking Mode by pressing & holding the paddle top for about 10 seconds
        The ICON On/Off Switch Status LED will begin blinking and the controlled light will flash

      2. Set the included ICON On/Off Switch to Unlinking Mode by pressing & holding the paddle top for another 10 seconds
        The controlled light will flash again and the ICON On/Off Switch LED will continue blinking
        You will have 4 minutes to complete the next step before Unlinking Mode automatically times out.

      3. Follow the same method that you used to Link your INSTEON device to Unlink it. (On most INSTEON devices, you just push an On button for 10 seconds or a Set button for 3 seconds.)
        Most Responders will beep once, then double-beep when Unlinking has been established
        If your Responder is a dimmer, it will flash the light it is wired to
        The ICON On/Off Switch Status LED will stop blinking

      4. Test that the ICON On/Off Switch no longer controls the Responder by pressing the paddle top and paddle bottom of the ICON Switch you just Unlinked


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      Linking an INSTEON Controller to a 2-Wire Kit

      To use a 2-Wire Kit as an INSTEON Responder, follow these steps to Link the 2-Wire Kit and an INSTEON Controller together. Refer to your Controller's Owner's Manual for more detailed instruction on how to properly install and Link it to the 2-Wire Kit.

      The following will work for the most common INSTEON devices:

      NOTE: Because the Fixture Module and the ICON On/Off Switch are not wired together, the devices will be Linked to the Controller as two separate devices (but will still act as one device). The 2-Wire Kit will still work properly if you only Link to the Fixture Module, but you will not see any LED activity on the ICON On/Off Switch. If you only want to Link to your Fixture Module, skip steps 2 and 4.

      1. Set your Controller to Linking Mode. (For most Controllers, you just press an On or Scene button for 10 seconds, or the Set button for 3 seconds.)

      2. Tap the Controller's Set button
        You will have 4 minutes to complete steps 3-5 before Linking Mode automatically times out.

      3. Press & hold the Set button of the included ICON On/Off Switch for about 3 seconds
        The controlled light will flash

      4. Press & hold the ICON On/Off Switch's paddle top for 10 seconds
        The ICON On/Off Switch Status LED will begin blinking
        The controlled light will flash
      5. Tap any On or Off button on your Controller

      6. Test that Linking was successful by pressing the On/Off buttons you just Linked on your Controller

      7. If you wish to add another 2-Wire Kit to the same Controller, either repeat steps 1-4 or see Multi-Linking and Multi-Unlinking


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      Unlinking a 2-Wire Kit from an INSTEON Controller

      If you are no longer going to use a 2-Wire Switch that has been previously Linked to an INSTEON Controller, it is very important that you Unlink it. Otherwise, the Controller will retry any commands intended for the unused 2-Wire Kit, thus slowing down your system. Refer to your Controller's Owner's Manual for more detailed instructions.

      The following will work for the most common INSTEON devices:

      NOTE: If you only Linked your Controller to the Fixture Module, skip steps 2 and 4.

      1. Set your Controller to Unlinking Mode. (For most Controllers, you just press & hold an Off or Scene button for 10 seconds twice, or the Set button for 3 seconds twice.)

      2. Tap the Controller's Set button
        You will have 4 minutes to complete steps 3-5 before Unlinking Mode automatically times out.

      3. Press & hold the Set button of the included ICON On/Off Switch for about 3 seconds
        The controlled light will flash

      4. Press & hold the ICON On/Off Switch's paddle top for about 10 seconds
        The ICON On/Off Switch LED will flash

      5. Tap any On or Off button on your Controller

      6. Test that the light is no longer controlled by pressing the On/Off buttons on the Controller you just Unlinked


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      Creating an INSTEON Scene

      INSTEON scenes let you activate dramatic lighting moods with the press of just one button. For example, you can set all your lights in a scene to dim to 50%, or turn certain lights on while turning others off, all with one tap on a Controller.

      INSTEON scenes are very easy to set up - just Link more than one INSTEON Responder to the same On/Off or Scene button pair on an INSTEON Controller. Then, when you press any of the Linked buttons on the Controller, all of the INSTEON devices Linked in the scene will respond as a group.

      To set up an INSTEON scene, you can individually Link each device to your Controller (see your device's Owner's Manual for instructions on how to Link the device to a Controller). Or, save time and create multiple Links by Multi-Linking.

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      Using the 2-Wire Kit

      To use the included ICON On/Off Switch:
      • Tap the paddle top to make your light turn on
      • Tap the paddle bottom to make your light turn off

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      Changing the Switch Paddle Color

      You can change the color of the included ICON On/Off Switch paddle to match the décor of any room.

      The ICON On/Off Switch comes standard with a white paddle assembly. You can optionally purchase ivory (#2400I), almond (#2400AL), black (#2400BK), brown (#2400BR), or gray (#2400GY) ICON switch Color Change Kits from Smarthome.com.

      You can remove the paddle assembly before or after the ICON On/Off Switch is installed. During the changeover process, the power and the Load may remain on and operating. There are no dangerous voltages or unsafe areas under the paddle.

      To change the ICON On/Off Switch paddle assembly, follow these instructions:
      NOTE: Images may differ slightly from actual product.

      1. If the ICON On/Off Switch is already installed in the wall, remove the faceplate from the switch junction box

      2. Remove the four Phillips screws that hold the paddle assembly to the metal frame

      3. Pull the entire paddle frame straight away from the switch. You may have to wiggle the bottom of the frame to get it free of the Set button.

      4. Gently place the new paddle assembly back onto the front of the ICON On/Off Switch (a little force may be necessary to snap the assembly over the Set button)

      5. Reinstall the four screws that you removed in step 2

      6. Reinstall the faceplate
      Paddle assembly and ICON switch body separated
      Paddle assembly and ICON switch body separated


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        Multi-Linking and Multi-Unlinking

        Multi-Linking

        Multi-Linking Mode allows you to Link multiple INSTEON devices to a single Controller, one after the other. Once in Multi-Linking Mode, you can Link any number of Responders without having to press & hold the Controller's On button for 10 seconds for each Responder. Using Multi-Linking Mode is the fastest way to create an INSTEON scene.

        The following will work for the most common INSTEON devices:

        1. Set the Controller to Linking Mode. (For most Controllers, press & hold the desired On or Scene button for about 10 seconds, or the Set button for 3 seconds.)

        2. Tap the Set button on the Controller. If the Controller does not have a Set button, tap the same On or Scene button you used to put the Controller into Linking Mode.
          Multi-Linking Mode will automatically time out after 4 minutes of inactivity.

        3. For each of the Responders you wish to control, set the light to the state you wish to activate from the Controller (turn it on if you wish it to be on, or off if you wish it to be off when the Controller activates the scene)
          • If the Responder is a multi-scene device (e.g., KeypadLinc), tap the Scene button to illuminate the LED. (If you wish the Responder's scene to turn off, tap the Scene button again to turn the LED off, then proceed to the next step.)

        4. One at a time, press & hold each of the Responder's Set buttons for about 3 seconds
        5. After you have Linked all the desired Responders, tap the Controller's Set button to exit Multi-Linking Mode

        6. Test that your INSTEON scene is working as expected by pressing the On/Off buttons on the Controller you just Linked

        Multi-Unlinking

        Multi-Unlinking Mode can be used to quickly remove devices from an INSTEON scene. You may remove as many of the Linked Responders from the scene as you would like.

        The following will work for the most common INSTEON devices:

        1. Set the Controller to Unlinking Mode. (For most Controllers, press & hold the desired Off or Scene button for 10 seconds twice or the Set button for 3 seconds twice.)

        2. Tap the Set button on the Controller. If the Controller does not have a Set button, tap the same Off or Scene button you used to put your Controller into Unlinking Mode.
          Multi-Unlinking Mode will automatically time out after 4 minutes of inactivity.

        3. For each of the Responders you wish to Unlink:
          • If the Responder is a multi-scene device (e.g., KeypadLinc), tap the Scene button you wish to Unlink
          • Press & hold the Responder's Set button for 3 seconds
        4. After you have Unlinked the desired Responders, tap the Controller's Set button to exit Multi-Unlinking Mode

        5. Test that you have removed the desired devices from the INSTEON scene by pressing the On/Off buttons on the Controller you just Unlinked

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        Non-Volatile Memory

        Non-volatile memory is a memory chip that can retain settings or data without any power whatsoever. An example of non-volatile memory is flash memory.

        INSTEON devices saves all settings, such as Links to other INSTEON devices or X10 Address settings, with non-volatile memory. Because settings are saved in this non-volatile memory, they will not be lost in the event of a power failure.

        Additionally, in the event of a power loss, the INSTEON device will return the controlled item to its last-known powered state once power is restored.

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        Restoring Power to a 2-Wire Kit

        This INSTEON device stores all of its settings in non-volatile memory, so the settings are not lost even when power is removed. In the event of a power loss, this device will automatically return the local load to the level it had before the power was interrupted.

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        Resetting a 2-Wire Kit to Its Factory Default Settings

        The factory reset procedure can be used to clear the 2-Wire Kit's memory and restore its factory default settings. This procedure will clear the unit of all INSTEON Links, and any programmed On-Levels (dimmer only), Ramp Rates (dimmer only), and X10 Addresses.


        1. To make sure that the 2-Wire Kit does not accidently respond to a previously Linked Controller, be sure to Unlink it from the Controller first. See Unlinking a 2-Wire Kit from an INSTEON Controller.

        2. If you are using the 2-Wire Kit to control any INSTEON devices other than the light it is wired to, you will want to Unlink those devices from the 2-Wire Kit to make sure that those devices do not accidentally respond to the 2-Wire Kit. See Unlinking a Controlled INSTEON Device from a 2-Wire Kit.

        3. Remove any light fixtures or switch plates to expose the Fixture Module

        4. Turn off the power source to the 2-Wire Kit (usually by tripping the breaker feeding it)

        5. Wait 10 seconds

        6. While pressing & holding the Set button on the Fixture Module, restore power to the switch, making sure not to let up from the Set button

        7. Once power is restored, continue to press & hold the Set button on the Fixture Module for 3 seconds
          A few seconds after you release the Set button, the Status LED will turn on

        8. Repeat steps 4-7, using the Set button on the ICON On/Off Switch instead of the Fixture Module

          The 2-Wire Kit is now reset to all factory default settings. However, for the 2-Wire Kit to work properly, you must re-link the Fixture Module to the included ICON On/Off Switch.

        1. Set the included ICON On/Off Switch to Linking Mode by pressing & holding the ICON On/Off Switch paddle top for about 10 seconds
          NOTE: Normally, you could also press & hold the Set button for 3 seconds as an alternate way to set the ICON On/Off Switch to Linking Mode. However, as part of a 2-Wire Kit, you can only use the paddle to put the switch into Linking Mode.
          The LED should will begin blinking

        2. Press & hold the Set button on the Fixture Module for about 3 seconds
          The controlled light will flash

        3. Replace any light fixtures or switch plates you may have removed


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        Setting the Ramp Rate on 2-Wire Dimmer Kit

        The Ramp Rate sets the time it will take for the light you are controlling to go from off to the On-Level brightness, or from the On-Level brightness to off. The default is 0.1 seconds.
        1. Tap the included ICON On/Off Switch off with the paddle bottom
        2. The ICON On/Off Switch Status LED will and the controlled light will turn on

        3. Use the ICON On/Off Switch paddle top and paddle bottom to adjust the Ramp Rate of your light
          • Press & hold the paddle top to brighten the light. The bright the light is during this step, the faster the Ramp Rate will be.
          • Press & hold the paddle bottom to dim the light. The dimmer the light is in this step, the slower the Ramp Rate will be.
          The table below gives the approximate relationship between the brightness you set and the Ramp Rate you get
        4. Press & Hold Time Desired Ramp Rate
          5+ Seconds 0.1 Seconds
          3 Seconds 0.5 Seconds
          2 Seconds 1.0 Seconds
          .25 Seconds 9.0 Seconds



        5. Once the desired Ramp Rate has been achieved, double-tap the Set button on the included ICON On/Off Switch twice quickly (you may wish to use a small screwdriver or ball point pen)
        6. The ICON On/Off Switch Status LED and the controlled light will flash

          NOTE: If the controlled light flashes twice, you may not have double-tapped the Set button fast enough and the 2-Wire Dimmer Kit set up the On-Level twice. Restart the process at step 1 to set the Ramp Rate.

        7. Press & hold the ICON On/Off Switch paddle bottom for about 10 seconds
          The ICON On/Off Switch Status LED will begin blinking

        8. Press & hold the Set button on the ICON On/Off Switch for about 3 seconds
          The ICON On/Off Switch Status LED will stop blinking and the controlled light will flash

        9. Test the Ramp Rate settings by pressing the ICON On/Off Switch paddle top and paddle bottom
          The controlled light will turn on and off at the new Ramp Rate

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        Setting the On-Level on 2-Wire Dimmer Kit

        The On-Level is the brightness that the light you are controlling will go to when you turn it on. The On-Level is adjustable from off to 100% brightness. The default is 100%.
        1. Use the included ICON On/Off Switch paddle top and paddle bottom to adjust the light to the desired brightness
          • Press & hold the paddle top to brighten the light
          • Press & hold the paddle bottom to dim the light

        2. Once the desired brightness has been achieved, tap the Set button on the ICON On/Off Switch once quickly (you may wish to use a small screwdriver or ball point pen)
          The ICON On/Off Switch Status LED and the controlled light will flash

        3. Press & hold the ICON On/Off Switch paddle bottom for about 10 seconds
          The ICON On/Off Switch Status LED will begin blinking

        4. Press & hold the ICON On/Off Switch Set button for about 3 seconds
          The ICON On/Off Switch Status LED will stop blinking and the controlled light will flash

        5. Test the On-Level settings by pressing the ICON On/Off Switch paddle top and paddle bottom
          The controlled light will turn on to the new brightness level

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        Setting the X10 Primary Address for a 2-Wire Kit

        1. Press & hold the Set button of the included ICON On/Off Switch for about 3 seconds
          The controlled light will flash

        2. Send the desired X10 address 3 times (it does not matter whether you send X10 addresses with ON or OFF commands)
          The controlled light will flash again

        3. Press & hold the ICON On/Off Switch paddle top for about 10 seconds
          The ICON On/Off Switch Status LED will begin blinking

        4. Send the same X10 address 3 times
          The ICON On/Off Switch Status LED will stop blinking

        Please note that by design the 2-Wire Dimmer Kit does not remotely dim or brighten X10 devices.

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        Removing X10 Primary Address from a 2-Wire Kit

        1. Press & hold the Set button on the included ICON On/Off Switch for about 3 seconds
        2. The controlled light will flash

        3. Press & hold the Set button on the ICON On/Off Switch for another 3 seconds
        4. The controlled light will flash again

        5. Send the X10 address you want to remove 3 times
        6. The controlled light will flash again

        7. Press & hold the ICON On/Off Switch paddle top for about 10 seconds
        8. The ICON On/Off Switch Status LED will begin blinking

        9. Press & hold the ICON On/Off Switch paddle top for another 10 seconds
        10. The ICON On/Off Switch Status LED will continue blinking

        11. Send the same X10 address 3 times
        12. The ICON On/Off Switch Status LED will stop blinking

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        About X10 Scene Address Programming

        This INSTEON device can be a member of up to 255 X10 scenes. An X10 Scene Address is just another X10 address like the X10 Primary Address . When an X10 ON command is sent to an X10 Scene Address, every X10 scene-enabled device with that X10 Scene Address will turn on to its independent On-Level at its independent Ramp Rate (if a dimmable device). Sending an X10 OFF command to an X10 Scene Address will turn off all devices that are members of that X10 scene, each at its independent Ramp Rate. X10 scene-enabled devices will react to DIM and BRIGHT commands after the X10 Scene Address is sent (if the device is a dimmer). However, they will ignore ALL ON and ALL OFF commands for the X10 Scene Address.

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        Remotely Setting an X10 Scene Address

        1. Using an X10 Controller, send the CLEAR Sequence:
        O16 N16 M16 P16 M16


        1. Set the X10 Scene Address state by setting the INSTEON device on/off and, if a dimmer, On-Level and Ramp Rate. If you skip this step, the current state will be used.

        2. Send the following X10 Address sequence:
        M16 N16 O16 P16


        1. Send the desired X10 Scene Address (house code and unit code) to lock in the new On-Level and X10 Scene Address

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        Remotely Removing an X10 Scene Address

        1. Using an X10 Controller, send the CLEAR Sequence:
        O16 N16 M16 P16 M16


        1. Send the INSTEON device's X10 Primary Address (house code and unit code)

        2. Send an X10 ON or OFF command

        3. Send the following X10 Address sequence:
        O16 P16 M16 N16


        1. Send the X10 Scene Address (house code and unit code) that is to be removed
          The INSTEON device will flash its LED and the controlled light


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        Understanding Why an INSTEON Network Is Reliable

        INSTEON messages travel throughout the home via power line on the existing house wiring, or wirelessly via RF using Access Points or other dual-band products. As the messages make their way to the INSTEON devices being controlled, they are picked up and retransmitted by all other INSTEON devices along the way. This method of communicating, called a mesh network, is very reliable because each additional INSTEON device helps to support the overall network.

        To further ensure reliability, every INSTEON device confirms that it has received a command. If an INSTEON Controller does not receive this confirmation, it will automatically retransmit the command up to five times.

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        Further Enhancing Reliability

        As signals travel via the power line or RF throughout the home, they naturally become weaker the farther they travel. The best way to overcome signals getting weaker is to increase the coverage of the mesh network by introducing more INSTEON devices.

        It is possible that some audio-video products, computers, power strips or other electrical equipment may attenuate INSTEON signals on the power line. You can temporarily unplug suspected devices to test whether the INSTEON signal improves. If it does, then you can plug in filters available from SmartLabs that will permanently fix the problem.

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        Using Dual-Band INSTEON Products to Upgrade Your INSTEON Network

        Dual-band INSTEON products, such as Access Points, are ideal for improving signal strength and network coverage throughout your home. Dual-band products simultaneously transmit INSTEON signals to both power phases in your home (RF and power line). Without a reliable method for coupling opposite power phases some parts of your home may receive signals intermittently. With at least one dual-band product plugged into one of the power phases, and at least one more plugged into the opposite power phase, INSTEON signals will be strong everywhere in your home.

        Dual-band products also translate RF signals into power line signals, allowing communication between RF-only and power line-only INSTEON devices. While only one properly installed dual-band product is needed to translate signals between the two phases, it is recommended to have at least two dual-band products for the best INSTEON network performance.

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        About INSTEON and X10

        Possible BoosterLinc Interference with INSTEON

        If you have installed older SmartLabs Plug-In BoosterLinc X10 Signal Boosters or certain other BoosterLinc-enabled products, the older BoosterLinc technology may interfere with INSTEON communications. Plug-In BoosterLinc X10 Signal Boosters, SmartLabs (#4827) shipped after February 1, 2005, with V3.0 or later firmware, are fully compatible with INSTEON.

        The following Plug-In BoosterLinc X10 Signal Boosters use older firmware that may cause interference with INSTEON:

        • White BoosterLinc X10 Signal Boosters (#4827) shipped before February 1, 2005, with V2.5 or earlier firmware
        • All Gray BoosterLinc X10 Signal Boosters (#4827)

        Try unplugging the older BoosterLinc X10 Signal Boosters to see if this helps with INSTEON interference, If it does, please contact Smarthome Tech Support for help with replacing your older BoosterLinc X10 Signal Boosters with newer INSTEON-compatible ones.

        The following pre-INSTEON SmartLabs products have BoosterLinc technology that you can turn on or turn off when you set the X10 Address for the product. If turned on, the BoosterLinc technology may interfere with INSTEON.

        Image:Kpl.JPG KeypadLinc 6-Button with Integrated Dimmer (#12073W, #12073WB and #12073WW)
        Image:SWL.JPG SwitchLinc Relay 2-Way (#23883 and #23883T)
        Image:TLD.JPG ToggleLinc 2-Way Dimmer (#23890) and Switch (#23893)
        Note

        To disable BoosterLinc X10 Signal Amplification on these products:

        1. Press & hold the Set button
        2. Send the X10 Primary Address
        3. Send an X10 OFF command

        You can send an X10 ON command in Step 3 to re-enable the BoosterLinc feature.



        If you have any of these products and the BoosterLinc feature is turned on, please consult your Owner's Manual or contact Smarthome Tech Support for help with turning it off.
        You may then wish to install newer INSTEON BoosterLinc X10 Signal Boosters, which Smarthome Tech Support can help you with.

        How INSTEON Effects X10

        If your existing X10 devices seem to be working less reliably after installing INSTEON devices, remember that INSTEON devices can absorb X10 signals just as X10 devices do, and that INSTEON devices do not repeat X10 signals. Installing INSTEON-compatible BoosterLinc X10 Signal Boosters (#4827), or a SignaLinc Plug-In Coupler-Repeater (#4826), can increase X10 signal levels.
        Please contact Smarthome Tech Support if you have any questions or would like more help.

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        Troubleshooting 2-Wire Dimmer Kit

        Problem
        Possible Cause
        Solution
        The LED on ICON On/Off Switch is not turning on at all and it won't control my light. ICON On/Off switch is not getting power. Make sure the circuit breaker is turned on.
        Make sure the air gap (Set button) is not pulled out.
        Check junction box wires to ensure all connections are tight and no bare wires are exposed.
        Check the light fixture to ensure all connections are tight and no bare wires are exposed.
        The switch I'm replacing only has 2 wires. ICON On/Off Switch needs a NEUTRAL wire in order to operate. Look in the rear of the junction box for a group of white wires all tied together with a wire nut. Those are the NEUTRAL wires. Connect the ICON On/Off Switch's white wire there.
        ICON On/Off Switch is not receiving signals from INSTEON or X10 controllers. ICON On/Off Switch and the Controller are on opposite power line phases. Make sure 2 Access Points are properly installed to bridge the 2 power line phases.
        The Controller is plugged into a power strip. Power line signals can't travel through power filters. Plugging the Controller directly into a wall outlet works best.
        Other modules are loading down the signal. Move the other modules or the Controller to another outlet.
        ICON On/Off Switch is not Linking to or working with an INSTEON Controller or device. The INSTEON signal may be too weak. Add new INSTEON devices or move around existing INSTEON devices. All INSTEON devices act as INSTEON network repeaters.
        Make sure you are not experiencing interference with older X10 BoosterLinc technology. Upgrade to INSTEON BoosterLinc modules.
        ICON On/Off Switch doesn't always respond to an INSTEON Controller. The INSTEON Controller may have been reset without first Unlinking ICON On/Off Switch from it. Re-link ICON On/Off Switch to the INSTEON Controller. See Linking an INSTEON Controller to an ICON Switch.
        The light turned on by itself. Another Controller, a timer, or stray X10 signals triggered ICON On/Off Switch. Remove any unwanted Links from ICON On/Off Switch, or perform a factory reset to clear it.
        Install a power line signal blocker in your home to keep X10 signals from neighboring homes from interfering. Consider not using ICON On/Off Switch in X10 mode.
        If the above doesn't work, perform a factory reset. See Resetting an ICON Switch to Its Factory Default Settings.
        ICON On/Off Switch turns on, but not off, using another Controller. The Load is producing electrical noise that is interfering with the ICON On/Off Switch's reception of power line signal. Install a power line noise filter like SmartLabs #4835 between the Load and ICON On/Off Switch.
        Install additional INSTEON devices to boost the INSTEON signal.
        Increase the X10 signal strength with an INSTEON-compatible X10 booster to overcome the power line noise.
        Remove the X10 Address from the button on your INSTEON Controller so it doesn't send both INSTEON and X10 commands. See Removing the X10 Primary Address.
        When I press a button on ICON On/Off Switch, it takes a long time for other INSTEON devices it is controlling to respond. You may have removed an INSTEON device that ICON On/Off Switch is trying to operate. ICON On/Off Switch is retrying the missing INSTEON device. If the INSTEON device is still available, Unlink it from ICON On/Off Switch by following the directions in the section Unlinking a Controlled INSTEON Device from an ICON Switch.
        Reset ICON On/Off Switch by following the directions in the section Resetting an ICON Switch to Its Factory Default Settings.
        ICON On/Off Switch doesn't respond to X10 address A1 when I first set it up. Unlike previous X10-only products, ICON On/Off Switch does not have an X10 Primary Address set up at the factory. Set up an X10 Primary Address by following the instructions in the section Setting the X10 Primary Address.
        I'm having difficulty performing advanced X10 programming. The X10 "MNOP" house and unit codes were sent in the wrong order. Don't hold down the buttons on your X10 Controller too long, to avoid duplicate codes being sent.
        ICON On/Off Switch is locked up. A surge or excessive noise on the power line may have glitched it. See Resetting an ICON Switch to Its Factory Default Settings.
        ICON On/Off Switch is getting warm to the touch. It is normal for wall controllers to get warm (but not hot). ICON On/Off Switch will dissipate about 1 Watt per 100 Watts controlled. Using metal junction boxes, removing insulation around the outside of the box, or controlling a smaller Load can help lessen the heat.
        The ICON switch can turn off my Responder, but nothing happens when I send an ON command from the ICON switch. Your Responder may be Linked at its off state. Re-Link your Responder to the ICON switch, while the responding device is on. See Linking at Off.
        My Controller can turn off the ICON switch, but the ICON switch does not turn on when I send an ON command from my Controller. The ICON switch may be Linked at its off state. Re-Link the ICON switch to your Controller, while the light is on. See Linking at Off.
        After wiring in 2-Wire Dimmer Kit, the unit lets out a continuous beep. 2-Wire Dimmer Kit is issuing an error beep because the unit was installed incorrectly. Turn off the circuit breaker and try reinstalling 2-Wire Dimmer Kit. If you are still experiencing an error beep, consult an electrician to help you install 2-Wire Dimmer Kit.


        If you have tried these solutions, reviewed this Owner's Manual, and still cannot resolve an issue you are having with 2-Wire Dimmer Kit, please:

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        2-Wire Dimmer Kit Specifications

        See 2-Wire INSTEON Dimmer Kit Specifications on Smarthome.com

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        Certification

        This product has been thoroughly tested by ITS ETL SEMKO, a nationally recognized independent third-party testing laboratory. The North American ETL Listed mark signifies that the product has been tested to and has met the requirements of a widely recognized consensus of U.S and Canadian product safety standards, that the manufacturing site has been audited, and that the manufacturer has agreed to a program of quarterly factory follow-up inspections to verify continued conformance.
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        Limited Warranty


        Seller warrants to the original consumer purchaser of this product that, for a period of two years from the date of purchase, this product will be free from defects in material and workmanship and will perform in substantial conformity to the description of the product in this Owner's Manual. This warranty shall not apply to defects or errors caused by misuse or neglect. If the product is found to be defective in material or workmanship, or if the product does not perform as warranted above during the warranty period, Seller will either repair it, replace it or refund the purchase price, at its option, upon receipt of the product at the address below, postage prepaid, with proof of the date of purchase and an explanation of the defect or error. The repair, replacement, or refund that is provided for above shall be the full extent of Seller’s liability with respect to this product. For repair or replacement during the warranty period, call SmartLabs customer service to receive a RA # (return authorization number), properly package the product (with the RA# clearly printed on the outside of the package) and send the product, along with all other required materials, to:

        SmartLabs, Inc

        ATTN: Receiving Dept.
        16542 Millikan Ave.
        Irvine, CA 92606-5027

        Limitations

        The above warranty is in lieu of and seller disclaims all other warranties, whether oral or written, express or implied, including and warranty or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Any implied warranty, including any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, which may not be disclaimed or supplanted as provided above shall be limited to the one-year period of the express warranty above. No other representation or claim of any nature by any person shall be binding upon seller or modify the terms of the above warranty and disclaimer. In no event shall seller be liable for special, incidental, consequential, or other damages resulting from the possession or use of this product, including without limitation damage to property and, to the extent permitted by law, personal injury, even if seller knew or should have known of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and / or the exclusion or limitation of damages, in which case the above limitations and / or exclusions may not apply to you. You may also have other legal rights that may vary from state to state.

        INSTEON Technology Patent

        U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending

        Trademark

        INSTEON, ICON, Plug-n-Tap, ApplianceLinc, BoosterLinc, ControLinc, FilterLinc, HouseLinc, In-LineLinc, I/O Linc, IRLinc, KeypadLinc, LampLinc, OutletLinc, PowerLinc, ProbeLinc, RemoteLinc, SignaLinc, SmartLinc, SocketLinc, SwitchLinc, TempLinc, TesterLinc, TimerLinc, ToggleLinc, TriggerLinc, Smarthome, SmartLabs, and SmarthomeLive are trademarks of SmartLabs, Inc.

        © Copyright 2005-2010

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