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  IMX10 - Multi-function Interface Micromodule ($89.00)  
IMX10 - Multi-function Interface Micromodule ($89.00)




The IMX10 is a multi-function interface micromodule equipped with four potential free inputs. This module must be installed in junction boxes and can be connected to switches or retractive switches. Application of the IMX10 makes it possible to operate lighting circuits (or appliances) fitted with switch or dimming actuators via the lighting circuit. A desired function and address can be programmed per input that can then be sent manually via the connected switch or retractive switch. To operate individual, or groups of wall sockets and lighting circuits, as control point for mechanical ventilation or as control point for starting programmed macros.


  • Can send On, OFF, DIM, BRIGHT, All Lights On, All Units Off or All Lights Off commands (depending on the programming). 
  • Four inputs can be programmed independently in terms of address (A1 to P16) and function
  • Adjustable for fixed mode or toggle mode sending of ON/OFF commands.
  • The dimmer interface is adjustable for use with both 1 and 2-pole, normally open, retractive switches as well as retractive switches with two, normally open contacts (optionally with zero position, multi-switch).
  • Can be used as mechanical ventilation interface in combination with a retractive switch with four normally open contacts with zero position (multi switch).
  • Adjustable for automatic request for status information (two-way communication, status request.
  • Adjustable for receipt of group commands for a status update in toggle mode.

Connection application

Suitable for the connecting of:

  • Four 1-pole (rocker) switches
  • Four 1-pole, normally open contact, retractive switches.
  • Two retractive switches with two normally open contacts (optionally with zero position, multi switch.
  • One retractive switch with four normally open contacts (optionally with zero position, multi-switch).
  • Four random potential-free contacts with a common contact (P-contact).

Technical data

  • Rated voltage: 240 Vac, 50Hz
  • Current consuption: <30mA capacitive
  • Signal transmission: >5Vpp in 5 Ohms at 120Khz in accordance with EN50065-1, EN 50065-2-1, EN 50065-4-1
  • Transmissin synchronization: 1 pulse burst O°/180°
  • Signal sensitivity: 25mVpp .. 6Vpp at 120kHz +/- 4kHz
  • Signal/noice ratio: 1,35:1
  • Connection range: Up to 2,5mm2, tightening torque 0,5Nm
  • Minimum ambient temperature: 0°C
  • Maximum ambient temperature: 40°C
  • Atmospheric pressure: 86pkA - 106pkA
  • Relative humidity (non condensing): 30 to 90%


Frequently asked questions:

o    Can you use a Saturn Switch with an SAIX12?

The buttons on the Saturn switch do not reveal their state (whether on or off)

– the button looks the same in both states.  

 Saturn switch.JPG

So an SAIX12 can be wired to it.  The switch is an alternate mechanism

switch, but the SAIX12 is designed to be able to toggle its state when the

button’s state changes.  The operation:

if the switch is pressed to put it in the ON position, the SAIX12 would turn the light on

if an X10-OFF command is then sent through the mains, the SAIX12

would turn the light off

if the switch is then pressed to put it in the OFF position, the SAIX12

 would know to turn the light on

 The Saturn switch also supports a blue illuminated ring around the buttons’

edge.  But luckily the wiring for this is separate from the switch mechanism. 

So the active lead can just be connected to the output of the SAIX12,

and the neutral lead to neutral.  Then the ring will always match the actual state of the light.

The downside here?  - SAIX12s do not support dim commands, as

they are primarily designed for appliances.


     Can you use a Saturn Switch with an DAIX12?

A DAIX12 cannot be wired directly to a Saturn switch because a DAIX12

only supports momentary switches, and the Saturn switches are only alternate

toggle switches.  However, an IMX10 Controller can be used as an interface

between the two!  Simply connect an IMX10 to the Saturn switch and programme

 it for toggle mode.  The DAIX12 won’t actually be wired to any switch… just the light.

  The operation:

if the switch is pressed to put it in the ON position, the IMX10 sends an ON command

 to the DAIX12, which causes it to turn the light on

if an X10-OFF command was sent through the mains, the DAIX12 would turn the light off.

but most importantly, the IMX10 will also detect this and realise the light is now OFF

X10 bright/dim commands can also be sent through the mains, which the DAIX12

 will respond to.

if the switch was then pressed to put it in the OFF position, the IMX10 knew the

 light was off, so it sends another ON command!


Once again, the illumination wires need to be connected to the DAIX12’s

output, not the IMX10.


                         So the solutions is:

                               If you want a light to turn ON/OFF using a Saturn Switch, you can use an SAIX12

                               If you want a light to turn ON/OFF and support BRIGHT/DIM using a Saturn Switch,

                               you can use an DAIX12 combined a IMX10.


                        Now it may appear expensive to buy an IMX10 for each Saturn Switch, as well as a

                        DAIX12 for each light, but if you’re installing a 4-way Saturn Switch (to control 4 lights)

                        you only need 1 IMX10, as it can handle 4 switches!

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