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WGL X10 RF Transceiver - 433.92 mhz Version for use Outside U.S. and Canada (30022)

Item # V572AE

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Product Description

433.92 mhz version for use outside U.S. and Canada. Includes 12 ft coax cable, external quarter wave whip antenna, mounting bracket and RS232 computer cable. Required power supply and power line interface not included.

Overview

Looking for a high quality alternative to X10's PAT01, TM751 or RR501? WGL's V572 RF transceiver provides a professional alternative that not only receives all 16 house codes, but also provides greater reception range and more custom control. Because the V572 receives all 16 house codes, you can replace 16 normal PAT01, TM751, or RR501 transceivers with a single V572!

By offering this product with an external antenna and a state-of-the-art receiver, users are achieving impressive ranges with ordinary X10 transmitters like key chain remotes, motion sensors and palm pad remotes:

"I have set the unit on the floor in my entry way. I slowly converted all my wireless devices over to using it, and removing the various TM751 receivers around the house. My farthest outdoor sensor, a DM10, is down my driveway a bit, about 30 feet from the house. It could barely operate a TM751 placed outside in the breezeway, 25 feet from the receiver. With the V572, it is reliably working at a distance of almost 200' from the antenna, with the antenna sitting on the floor."

-Nathan (more user comments...)

How it Works An internal 310Mhz receiver detects incoming RF signals generated by X10 compatible remote devices: palm pad remotes, key chain remotes, HawkEye motion detectors, and many others. These signals are filtered by an optional user defined list of allowed house and unit codes. The enabled signals are sent to a TW523 or PSC05 power line interface module, which then broadcasts the X10 commands down the power line to receiving modules (X10 light switch modules, lamp modules, appliance modules, etc.).

V572 Features:
  • Receives all 256 house/unit code addresses
  • Optional external antenna package for extended range
  • Custom house & unit code filtering via configuration program
  • Filtering settings are not lost during power loss
Here are the detailed specs for the V572. If you have a dedicated computer you can use for home automation control, then you should look at using WGL's W800 RF receiver.

Models (for use in U.S. and Canada)
V572AB
WGL's flagship all house codes X10 transceiver. Comes with external antenna for maximum range.

Includes professional X10 transceiver with PSC05 power line interface, 12 ft coax cable, external quarter wave whip antenna, 9v DC power supply, and RS232 computer cable.
V572A
Identical to V572AB, except the required power line interface is not included.

Includes professional X10 transceiver, 12 ft coax cable, external quarter wave whip antenna, 9v DC power supply, and RS232 computer cable.

Required power line interface (TW523 or PSC05) not included.
V572ABW
V572ABW weatherproof enclosure with all house codes X10 transceiver.

Includes professional X10 transceiver (V572A) with PSC05 power line interface, non-metallic weatherproof enclosure, external quarter wave whip antenna, 9v DC power supply, and RS232 computer cable.
V572TWB
WGL's original all house codes X10 transceiver with self contained antenna (reduced reception range)

Includes professional X10 transceiver with self contained antenna, PSC05 power line interface, 9v DC power supply, and RS232 computer cable.
V572TW
Identical to V572TWB, except the required power line interface is not included.

Includes professional X10 transceiver with self contained antenna, 9v DC power supply, and RS232 computer cable.

Required power line interface (TW523 or PSC05) not included

International Model (433.92 mhz)

WGL has developed a 433.92 mhz version of the V572A, for use with most X10 RF transmitters sold outside of the U.S. and Canada. Like the V572A, this model comes with an external whip antenna and 12 ft of coaxial cable. It does require the user to furnish a 9 VDC 50ma or greater power supply and a power line interface (220v version of TW523).
V572AE
433.92 mhz version for use outside U.S. and Canada.

Includes 12 ft coax cable, external quarter wave whip antenna, mounting bracket and RS232 computer cable.

Required power supply and power line interface not included

V572 Accessories - Weatherproof Housing
V572ABW
Need an outdoor RF transceiver?
In most cases the superior range of the V572A allows for an indoor installation. But for those demanding jobs where you need an outdoor X10 transceiver, WGL has built this 10" x 12" x 4" professional weatherproof enclosure.

Includes professional X10 transceiver (V572A) with PSC05 power line interface, non-metallic weatherproof enclosure, external quarter wave whip antenna, 9v DC power supply, and RS232 computer cable.

WGL mounts all this into the rugged non-metallic, gasketed outdoor enclosure. The entire package is assembled and tested before shipment.

Specifications

V572 Specifications
Electrical
Volatage 7 - 12v DC

120v AC to 9v DC, 60hz wall mounted supply included
Controller Current 20 ma
Receiver Frequency 310mhz
Receiver Range see what users are saying about range
House/Unit Codes and
Supported Commands
all 256 addresses, basic commands (On, Off, Bright, Dim, All Lights On, All Off)
Connections
Power 3.5 mm plug (center +)
RS-232 DB9 female DTE pinout TD, RD, & SG
Power Line Interface (PSC05 or TW523)
(cable included)
RJ11
Antenna (V572A version only) male F connector
Mechanical V572A (external antenna version)
Size 3.8" x 2.4" x 1.0"
Weight 4 oz
Environmental 20 to 125 degrees indoor or outdoor (if mounted in weatherproof enclosure)
Mechanical V572TW (self contained antenna version)
Size 2.5" x 1.7" x 1.0"
Weight 2 oz

Downloads

Rain8 Software Downloads

Linux
Rain8 Config
Linux configuration software for Rain8. Requires GTK 2.0.
contributed by Sean Maloney (sean@maloneyfmly.net)

Windows 98+
Rain8 Config
Windows 98 (or higher) configuration software for Rain8.

Windows 98+
Rain8P Config
Windows 98 (or higher) configuration software for Rain8P (with pump control). Only works with Rain8P.

Mac OS X
Rain8 Config
Mac OS X configuration software (and instructions) for Rain8.

Mac OS 9
Rain8 Config
Mac OS 9 configuration software for Rain8.

HomeSeer
Script Generator
Windows program that automatically generates HomeSeer scripts to control up to 24 zones. More info...

Rain8PC Windows demo program


Windows Rain8 Wireless ConfigWindows 98 (or higher) configuration software for Rain8.


Documentation Downloads

Installation
Instructions
Rain8 Installation Instructions in PDF Format.

Rain8
Brochure
Rain8 Brochure in PDF Format.

FAQ

Why should I pay seventy bucks for an X10 sprinkler controller, when I can buy one for forty at my local hardware store?
Programming a conventional sprinkler controller brings back memories for some of us of our first VCR. In fact, there are people I know that have given up completely on making any changes to their sprinkler controller. They leave it in the hands of their gardener. The programming difficulties are proportional to complexity of the sprinkler controller. Going back to the early VCR's, they did not use the television screen for feedback to the user. This is the current state of conventional sprinkler controllers. Some of the units on the market are equipped with LCD displays, but they do not offer the ability to display vital feedback and information that you get with a PC monitor. Some advantages of using a Rain8 include:
  • Program your schedule and zone run times with your PC or remotely over the Internet
  • Complex schedules a snap to program
  • Easy to use and inexpensive X10 remote control creates a wireless system
  • Qualifying events easy to configure
How do I abort an irrigation schedule already in progress?
To abort or cancel an entire irrigation sequence, all that is necessary is to send an OFF command using the same house & unit code that started the sequence.

If the "rain8" loses power does it lose it's programming?
No, the programming data is stored in non-volatile memory (eeprom).

How do I skip one zone?
To skip a zone it is first necessary to enable this feature. Set the house & unit code boxes for the command you wish to use.

In this example, after enabling, sending a A-11 ON will cause the current sprinkler valve to stop and the next one to start.

Unless you intend to use this feature, it is better to leave it disabled to avoid any unexpected operation.

I am expecting rain. How can I keep an Irrigation schedule from happening?
To inhibit all sprinkler operation, enable the Inhibit function and set the house & unit code boxes for what you wish to use.

In this example, after enabling, sending an A-16 ON will inhibit future irrigation. This will stay in force until you send it an A-16 OFF.

It is advised to use this function with care. With the inhibit active, the Rain8 will not respond to any irrigation requests. The best way to handle rain is to purchase one of our rain sensors. This clever item prevents an irrigation cycle from ever taking place if it has recently rained.

If I mount a Rain8 in my garage, how do I connect my PC to it?
The technique is to bring your Rain8 to your PC.

Keeping in mind the small size and 4 oz weight, unplug the Rain8 from its valve and transformer wiring. The 12 place terminal strip is designed to retain all of the connections in place while being unplugged from the controller. The PSC05 RJ11 connector may also be disconnected, it is not needed for programming.

Connect your Rain8 to any available RS232 port (also called com port) on your PC. There is no need for the transformer or a power supply while configuring your unit. The PC itself will provide the necessary power for your Rain8 to communicate with it.

Does the Rain8 need to be connected to my PC all the time?
No. The only time you need a PC connected to your Rain8 or Rain8II is when you configure it (for example, when you need to set X10 codes assignments). Once this is done and loaded into your unit, all of the assignments are stored in non-volatile memory. Note, however, that the RAIN8NET must always be connected to your computer.

Will the Rain8 run stand alone, I mean without any X10 devices?
No, the Rain8 has no means of starting other than receiving an X10 power line carrier signal from any X10 device. The Rain8NET can run without using X10, but you must always leave it connected to your computer.

More Info

Custom House & Unit Code Filtering via Configuration Program

By using the free V572 configuration program, you can quickly define which house code and unit codes are enabled. House code and unit codes that are not enabled are filtered out and not sent onto the power line. To define the enabled house/unit codes:
  • Load the V572 configuration program
  • Connect the V572 to a serial port on your PC
  • Select the desired house/unit code combinations that you wish to use
  • Click on the Load button to store settings in V572
Note settings are stored in non-volatile memory inside the V572 and will not be lost in the event of a power loss
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