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KeypadLinc In-wall Dimmer

6-button scene control keypad for INSTEON automated lighting systems (Almond)

Item # 7262486AL6

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This in-wall keypad features a built-in dimmer and controls for an INSTEON lighting system. It installs in place of a standard in-wall light switch, and offers adjustable brightness and fade settings.

This in-wall keypad features a built-in dimmer and controls for an INSTEON lighting system. It installs in place of a standard in-wall light switch, and offers adjustable brightness and fade settings.

The KeypadLinc Dimmer also works as a whole-house INSTEON controller. Use it to create and adjust settings for up to five other INSTEON devices. For example, you can install one near your door and you'll be able to check the status of other devices, and turn lights on and off in different rooms of your home.

Product Highlights:

  • part # 2486DAL6
  • dimmer switch and controller for INSTEON lighting systems
  • monitor and control five different devices or sets of devices
  • built-in dimmer features adjustable brightness and fade settings
  • 600-watt maximum load
  • LEDs display status of any linked device
  • almond finish (faceplate not included)
  • compatible with whole-house lighting scenes
  • installs in place of a standard light switch
  • 1-13/16"W x 4-1/8"H x 1-1/4"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • In-wall keypad dimmer switch (almond color)
  • Two 1" Installation screws (attached)
  • 4 Plastic wire nuts
  • Quick-Start Guide

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Overview: This KeypadLinc is an in-wall dimmer that replaces an existing switch to control the connected light, and a six button keypad to control other INSTEON devices in the house. The dimmer lets you directly or remotely control the brightness of incandescent light bulbs, low-voltage halogen (track lights), and other low-voltage lights with magnetic or dimmable electronic transformers. It will not control fluorescent light fixtures or other non-dimmable appliances, including compact fluorescent bulbs. The six buttons on the keypad control the connected light and four other INSTEON controlled lights or scenes (groups of lights linked together by a controller).

INSTEON System: This line of lighting and appliance control utilizes INSTEON technology, using existing power wires as well as wireless radio frequency (RF) to send home automation control signals to INSTEON devices throughout the house. You must have at least two INSTEON Access point couplers/signal repeaters (item number 7262443P) installed to control the system in a typical residence (2-phase wiring).

Operation: There are 32 brightness levels and the light's On-level, brightness when first turned on, is programmable. You can program the speed at which the light turns on and off; known as the ramp rate. For example, you may want the light in the stairwell to turn on instantly so you can see where you're walking. Alternatively, you may want the light in the master bathroom to ramp up in a soft, gentle fashion so you're not blinded in the middle of the night. The ramp rate is adjustable between 0.1 second and 9 seconds.

Monitor Other Devices: The buttons on the INSTEON KeypadLinc dimmer illuminate when other linked INSTEON devices are on, allowing you to monitor lights in other rooms.

Multi-Way Switches: This 2486D AL6 switch can be used in multi-way circuits (more than one switch controlling a single light); each existing switch is replaced by a 2486D AL6 dimmer switch.

Installation: The 2486D AL6 in-wall keypad dimmer can be installed into a single-gang switch box. It has a 4-wire connection: Load (Red), Line (Black), Neutral (White), and Ground (bare copper). An almond colored Decora wall plate will be needed if you are replacing a standard toggle switch. Tools required for installing this dimmer include:

  • Standard (slotted) screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Wire cutter/stripper
  • Voltage tester (to identify wires inside the junction box)

Maximum Load: The 2486D AL6 dimmer switch can handle a maximum load of 600 watts.

X10 Ready: You can program a primary X10 address into the 2486D AL6 and control it with an existing X10 system.

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