Plug-In Phase Coupler for clothes dryer (PN: ZPCI-P50A) boosts signals between phases in a home and plugs into standard 50Amp (NEMA 10-50) clothes dryer, air conditioner or stove-oven outlets.
Universal design passes UPB, X10 and other higher frequency powerline signals
Makes ultra-reliable Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) technology even more robust. No new wiring needed!
Simply Automated devices transmit and receive lighting scene commands with other UPB dimmers, UPB plug-in modules, UPB fixture modules and other devices - can control virtually any device that connects to AC power wiring anywhere in the home.
To ensure a proper installation your home should be no more than 2500 square feet and have only one breaker panel. A phase coupler is required in some home installations. Not intended for use in multi-dwelling (condo, apartment, duplex) units.
The ZPCI-P50A, Universal Inverting Phase Coupler, uses the latest innovative coupling technology to reliably increase strength for inverted signals. This Universal phase coupler by Simply Automated, passes UPB, X10, and other higher frequency signals while avoiding the issues of conventional phase couplers. Besides eliminating the need for split phase repeaters, these couplers avoid the attenuation of signals created by additional capacitance, while also avoiding the cancelation of inverted signals by non-inverted signals. Because of this, multiple units can be installed in the same home without negatively effecting signal reliability. Conveniently installs in any 50 Amp, 220VAC, 3-prong receptacle. These are typically found near a clothes dryer, air conditioner, or stove. Phase couplers perform a very specific function for the powerline signals traveling across the two, 120VAC electrical phases in the typical 240VAC home. The typical 240VAC home is a split phase system. This means you have two electrical phases (A and B), which each carry 120VAC. To avoid having canceled signals and low signal strengths on the inverted line, install this universal phase coupler. Not only does the ZPCI-P50A allow powerline signals to pass from one phase (phase A), to the second phase (phase B), it also increases the signals strength as it is inverted.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This did do the job of coupling X10 across the phases of my home power lines.
But after one day, the unit began to buzz 60Hz noise horribly. At first I thought it was the dryer's buzzer going off.
I returned one, and the manufacturer happily shipped me another, no questions asked (hence the second star).
But the second one did the same thing. These aren't cheap, and I'm not amused. I don't use it because the buzz is simply unbearable and I'm not sure I trust something that makes that much physical noise when not doing anything not to burn my house down.
This item did not work for our home's X10 application. We previously had a repeater/coupler on our dryer and all the X10 signals would go across the two legs of our home. We changed our dryer to a 4 prong and the old repeater/coupler could not be used anymore. We purchased this phase coupler for our range and it would not repeat the X10 signals across the two phases in our home. We ended up returning this unit and purchasing a 4 prong repeater/coupler again for our dryer. Now, our X10 signals are reliable again across the home. It may work for you, but didn't for us.
The plugs on this device are too large for a standard home drier so be sure that this is what you really need and not the 30A model which I tried and didn't work for me but at least the plugs fit.
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