Smarthome 1626-10 FilterLinc 10-Amp Plug-In Noise Filter Description
Product description If your X10 system consists of a desktop timer and a couple of modules, chances are you won’t encounter signal-strength problems. But if you’re using several X10 switches, modules, and controllers throughout the house and want to assure maximum reliability, you’ll need to supplement your system with the FilterLinc Plug-In Noise Filter. The dual-function 5-amp plug-in noise filters not only block unwanted interference on the power line, they also prevent other devices from attenuating your signalsâresulting in a virtually problem-free X10 system. Details and Specifications The FilterLinc Plug-In Noise Filter blocks interference from many household appliances and fixtures, preventing it from polluting the power line. The plug-in noise filter also prevents X10 signal absorption that occurs when equipment misreads the signals as noise. A feed-through outlet is a new feature built into the plug-in noise filter, preventing you from having to unplug the filter anytime you’re looking for an available plug. For added convenience, the FilterLinc Plug-In Noise Filter is fully compatible with FM intercoms and Home PNA devices. Eliminates Electrical Noise from the Power Line One of the most common (and easily correctable) problems that may adversely affect X10 signals is electrical ‘noise,’ or interference. The more interference there is on the power line, the more difficult it is for X10 receivers to detect signals from X10 controllers. It’s like trying to have a conversation in a room when the music is playing too loud. But the FilterLinc Plug-In Noise Filter blocks that interference, preventing it from polluting the power line. Common sources of interference include refrigerators, freezers, plug-in fluorescent fixtures, aquarium filters, fountains, low-voltage lighting, fans, or anything with a motor. From the Manufacturer When using home lighting and appliance control technologies that communicate over the homes electrical wiring, it’s important to isolate devices that can cause communication interference. Some of these ‘noisy’ devices may include computers, home theater components, fans and the like. The FilterLinc isolates these noisy appliances and prevents communication interference. Simply plug the offending appliance into the bottom outlet and plug the FilterLinc into a wall outlet. It features a secondary non-filtered pass-through outlet for your convenience.