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UPB Split Duplex Controlled Receptacle, 12A - Ivory

Item # URD-30-I


This item weighs 0.60lbs.

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Product Description

The UPB Split Duplex Receptacle delivers on/off control for lighting and appliances up to 12A. The receptacle fits a standard outlet box and connects directly to the existing household power wiring. Power to the top outlet is controlled by UPB commands, while the bottom outlet is always powered. The device connected to the top outlet can be operated manually using a UPB wall switch or multi-button controller, or automatically via PC or home automation server.


  • Almond color
  • Wired-in receptacle lets you turn a lamp or appliance on and off using any UPB controller
  • Control one component with UPB signals; bottom outlet remains on at all times
  • Controls lighting and appliances up to 12A

Replace any electrical outlet in your home with the UPB Split Duplex Receptacle, and you'll be able to control any light or appliance plugged into the top outlet with any UPB wall switch or multi-button controller or with your PC through a UPB interface module using the free, downloadable UpStart software.

UPB technology delivers exceptional reliability and noise immunity at a much lower installed cost when compared to hardwired and RF solutions, and you'll experience no interference from adjacent homes. UPB technology is not X10 compatible.


  • Power: 120VAC +/- 10%, 60 Hz
  • Controlled Outlet
    • Max Load: 12A or 1/3HP motor
    • Output Type: Contact closure
  • Connections: colored screws, and 6" stranded pigtail #20 AWG for remote switch traveler
  • Mounting:
    • Brass screw (bottom): AC Line
    • Silver screw (bottom): Neutral
    • Green screw: Ground
    • Brown / White wire: Traveler
  • Operating Temp: 30-120F (0-50C)
  • Physical:
    • Dimensions: 3.4"Hx1.6"Wx1.8"D (85 x 41 x 46mm)
    • Weight: 8oz (220g)
  • Mounting: standard outlet box


  • FREE Download! UPStart Configuration Software, read more about the perfect tool to unlock all of the advanced features of your Universal Powerline Bus (UPB™) devices.

  • As always, we offer free technical support on all our products, so call us if you need help using this software! 1-888-843-9103

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More Information:

What is UPB?

a technology that provides an inexpensive and reliable solution for residential and commercial powerline communications applications. While other powerline communcations technologies exist, none compare to UPB in cost per node, functionality and reliability.

Advantages of UPB?

Highly Reliable - The UPB method of communication is 100 ~ 1000 times more reliable than current X-10 technology and 10 ~100 times more reliable than CEBUS or LONWORKS powerline technologies. Reliability is defined as the percentage of transmitter/receiver pairs that correctly operate upon initial installation. The UPB test units are randomly installed in the environment typical of the target market. This market is defined as the single-family residential market in the US . This environment is defined to be the existing base of homes, without any modifications. This means that there should be no "fixing" the electrical system of the residence by adding couplers, repeaters or filtering. The first version of UPB will be over 99.9% reliable (>100 times X-10). Current X-10 is around 70%~80%.

No New Wires – 100% powerline communication, no new wires.

Affordable - The incremental cost to add two way communications transmitting and receiving components to a microprocessor-based application circuit is approximately the same as the cost to add X-10 type transmitting / receiving components. This cost is less than $4.00 in US parts and anticipated royalty costs.

Higher Speed – 20 to 40 times the speed of X- 10 in terms of data transmitted. This is equivalent to over ten full commands per second. The average latency of command to action is less than .1 second.

Two Way Communications – Hardware, software and protocol design allow for two-way communication in all products.

House Separation – Multiple houses on one transformer will be separated by means of an addressing scheme allowing for at least 256 systems (houses) on each transformer. UPB system incorporates over 64,000 total address space vs 256 for conventional X-10. There will also be applicable encryption incorporated into the DLL layer and if necessary at the higher network layers.

Interaction – UPB communication can be used in the presence of all X-10, CEBus, or LonWorks compatible equipment with no interference between either UPB equipment or X-10, CEBus, or LonWorks equipment. The UPB technology uses a completely different frequency range than any of the wide-band, narrow-band, or spread spectrum technologies. The physical method of UPB communication is entirely different than the modulation-demodulation techniques of all X-10, CEBus, or LonWorks.

Peer to Peer – No central controller necessary for single point-to-point control or group (scene) control.

Simplicity – the UPB solution uses "off the shelf" components for transmission, receiving and control circuits, including standard microprocessors. No ASIC's (application specific integrated circuits) are necessary.

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