CEA Names 2014 Mark of Excellence Winners
The winners of the 2014 Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by the CEA's TechHome Division, were announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Here's a look at the winning products, installations, and top integrator of the year.
Automation Device of the Year: SafePlug Model 1313 Load Controller The SafePlug Model 1313 Load Controller works both stand-alone or within a home automation system. As a standalone controller, the user can turn it on or off via a front panel switch and can manually enter a schedule to automatically switch loads at particular times of the day. In a home automation system, the central controller can read energy consumption, send on-off commands, and download the schedule. The schedule uses an accurate internal real-time clock. All status and diagnostics can be accessed remotely by the system integrator to avoid house calls. Extended ZigBee communication and indicators simplify setup and operation. The SafePlug 1313 works on any voltage from 30-305 VAC, and controls up to 30A loads internally and higher amperage loads with an external relay. The ruggedized design includes pre-installed 10AWG pigtail wires for quick and safe installation. Typical installation takes less than 15 minutes. For 240V operation, both legs are switched for safety. The 1313 supports control of one or two-speed motors.Back to article
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