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PCS Launches Solar-Powered RF Lighting Control

Powerline Control Systems Inc. the inventor of the UPB Technology, has introduced its PulseWorx RF family of wireless, self-powered devices that will expand the range of the PulseWorx UPB powerline-based lighting control system.   Using energy harvesting, the product can harness kinetic or sol
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Powerline Control Systems Inc. the inventor of the UPB Technology, has introduced its PulseWorx RF family of wireless, self-powered devices that will expand the range of the PulseWorx UPB powerline-based lighting control system.

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Using energy harvesting, the product can harness kinetic or solar energy to enable a consumer to create a lighting scene without any new wiring or batteries, according to the company.

“What makes these products so unique is the energy created by pressing the rocker on a switch or button on a remote, or motion in a room, provides enough natural power to have the units transmit radio signals,“ PCS director of sales and marketing Scott Klodowski said. “These signals are then changed into UPB by the Radio Frequency Interface and transmitted on the existing powerline, to allow full control, on/off and dimming, of PulseWorx and other UPB-enabled devices.“

The RFI-E, Radio Frequency Interface is a plug-in interface that receives a discreet RF codes from any EnOcean-enabled device. Each RF code is translated into a UPB signal, which is transmitted on the existing powerline. This allows control from any location with any optional RF switch, hand-held key fob remote, or occupancy sensor, the company says.

The RFWS-1/RFWS-2, Radio Frequency Wall Switches provide wall mounted rocker switch control to areas where AC power is not conveniently available. TheRFR4 Radio Frequency Remote provides a portable handheld method of control.

The RFWS are available in two versions, a single rocker style and a dual rocker style, both of which fit in a standard decorator-style wall plate and mount in junction box or the included bracket. The dual rocker version has the function of two dimmers in one unit.

The product line was developed for indoor use, however if installed in a weatherproof box and the addition of the silicone cover enables a variety of high moisture/outdoor options, like bathrooms, or by a spa, the company noted.

Switches and wall plates are available in white, light almond, ivory, black, and brown. The RFR4 is a four-button remote that is available in black, white, or silver. The devices can be mounted on any type of surface, wood, sheetrock, glass, concrete or tile and have a range of 50 feet, according to the company.

The RFOC Occupancy Sensor covers an area of 1,500 square feet. A built-in solar panel allows ambient or sunlight to power itself and will operate up to 48 hours without light. By using a multi-zone lens this sensor will respond to any source of moving heat (within range) which crosses from one zone into another zone. Heat from vents will not trigger the unit.

For more information, visit http://pulseworx.com/PulseWorx_RF_.htm

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