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Ogwus
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Nigeria
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Posted - 08/26/2015 :  06:17:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a smarthhome signalinc #2406H to be installed to improve the signal level to other Insteon product. The issue am having is the connection to the Distribution Board. Single Phase to Neutral is measured 220v. that is the standard in my country Nigeria. Phase to phase is measured 415v

How can the smarthhome signalinc #2406H be connected across the Distribution board in order to improve signal detection.

EVIL Teken
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Canada
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Posted - 08/26/2015 :  09:12:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This device only operates in a range of 120 / 240 VAC at 60 Hz. Your location uses 220 at 50 Hz and will not operate to bridge the two sides of the electrical feed. Keep in mind any dual band device listed for your country will do the same as the 2406H and better.

As the 2406H is a passive coupler and does not repeat the Insteon signal like a dual band device does.

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Ogwus
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Nigeria
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Posted - 08/27/2015 :  08:31:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

We installed Insteon product, the signal is not getting to some of the devices as the hub cannot connect to some of the devices that are far away. We intend adding range extender to improve the Insteon signal. The range extender is rated 120 VAC, 60 Hz but the supply we have is 240VAC, 50Hz. We have tried installing signalinc 2406H but no improvement was noticed on the signal.
Kindly assist on how to boost the signal. What will be the effect on the signal if the range extender is pluged into a voltage (220V/120V) converter.
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Tfitzpatri8
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USA
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Posted - 08/27/2015 :  09:07:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Insteon devices cannot be used with voltage converters. For success, use only devices designed for your region to ensure voltage properties and RF frequencies match. Outside of the North American region, use a dual-band, plug-in device designed for your area. Dual-band Insteon devices function as range extenders, too.

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Thomas the Train
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USA
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Posted - 10/07/2017 :  06:29:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Directions say to not connect the white wire. Then why is it there and also since white=neutral is available in the breaker panel?
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BLH
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Posted - 10/07/2017 :  07:30:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Thomas the Train

Directions say to not connect the white wire. Then why is it there and also since white=neutral is available in the breaker panel?



240VAC between the two Line in our systems.
120VAC between either Line end Neutral.
The 2406H couples directly between the two Lines and no Neutral is needed. To get the Insteon Power Line commands between the two incoming Lines.
The install guides reference is for an unused white wire you may have. If there is a 240 volt cable used from the breakers to the 2406H.

Edited by - BLH on 10/07/2017 07:34:24 AM
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stusviews
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Posted - 10/08/2017 :  01:20:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Thomas the Train

Directions say to not connect the white wire. Then why is it there and also since white=neutral is available in the breaker panel?


The hard-wired SignaLinc does not have a white wire. The SignaLinc connects to each opposite leg of the split, single-phase electric supply.

If you're using a length of 2-wire cable (black, white and bare ground) between the panel and the SignaLinc then black connects to one circuit breaker leg and white connects to the opposite leg circuit breaker.

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