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There's no re-wiring to do. Simply set the X10 address, un-plug the device you want to control, plug it into the module, and plug the module into your mains socket. You instantly have X10 control of the device.
The Appliance Module is for higher rated lights and other household products like dish washers, kettles, etc. The Appliance Module can switch loads of up to 13 Amps.
Use in conjunction with an X10 transmitter like a IR7243 , CM12U , Mini Timer , MC10 , or SM10 . You can also use an RF based solution ( HR10 , MS13 , KR22 , or SS13 ) as long as you also have a TM13 RF Receiver module.
Please note that the AM12U should not be used with low wattage lighting, like LEDs, because the module has a "feature" which allows a small amount of current to flow through the module even when it is powered off. This used to allow manual "on" control of the module, by physically turning the attached (table) lamp on, off, on. Because of this, when used with low wattage lighting, the lights will always be on
Technical Data Supply voltage: 230 V +/-10% 50 Hz Supply current: 0.01amp (module idle) Making capacity: 500W (incandescent lamp) 1A (motors) 16A (resistive loads) Fuse Fitted: 13A EMC emission: According to EN 50081-1 EMC immunity: According to EN 50082-1 Electrical safety: According to EN 60950 and EN 60065 Signal sensitivity: 15 mVpp min 50 mVpp max at 120 kHz Input impedance: 55 W (L - N) at 120 kHz Ambient temperature: - 10 degrees C to + 50 degrees C (operation) - 20 degrees C to + 70 degrees C (storage) Dimensions: 52 x 122 x 33 mm (width x height x depth without plug)