Simply Automated UPB Universal Dimmer Controller Base (US2-40)


Simply Automated's SimplyBrilliant UPB Universal Dimming Controller Base (model US2- 40) provides ultra-reliable control of new and existing lighting fixtures, lamps and other electrical devices. It supports loads of 1W minimum to 900W maximum, including LED fixtures. Thirteen universal faceplate choices fit the US2 in 6 standard colors, meeting most decor and lighting needs. Multi-rocker and multi-buttons control the local load and transmit Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) lighting scene-links to other UPB devices to control virtually anything connected to the powerline anywhere in the home.


No new wires:

Communicates over existing power lines

Transmits and receives UPB lighting scenes

UPB technology delivers...

Exceptional reliability and noise immunity

Lowest installed cost compared to hardwired and RF solutions

No interference between adjacent homes

Easily configured or reconfigured with UPStart (PC) software: Makes changing lighting scenes and control quick and easy


Interchangeable "Universal" faceplate assemblies (required, sold separately):

78 faceplate options: 13 styles x 6 standard colors

Change color and functionality in the field

Higher flexibility for customers; lower inventory costs for dealers

Intuitive rocker/button action:

Adjustable (faster) response time and fade rate

200 dimming steps and Resume Dim

Both ON/OFF and dimming capabilities

Manual Scene-Link Modification with Rocker/Buttons:

Add or delete devices from scene with 7 or 8 taps

Adjust linked devices' light level and save with 7 taps

Patented contoured heat sink Delivers cooler operation

Thermal overload protection

Aesthetically pleasing Blue/Green Dual LED indicator

Dedicated Remote Switch (Model USR) connections: Provides inexpensive 3 or more-way control option

Provides ON/OFF and dimming control for:

Incandescent lighting

Magnetic low-voltage lighting

Halogen lighting

Note: This incandescent dimmer cannot be used to dim fluorescent, electronic low-voltage or metal halide lighting, unless specifically allowed by the lighting manufacturer. Please see instructions to configure this product for ON/OFF operation with these types of lighting.

SimplyBrilliant UPB Universal Dimming Transceiver Switches provide ultra-reliable control of new and existing lighting fixtures.

Each Universal Transceiver Switch has one rocker/button that controls a single load of up to 900W. Any faceplate option will control the local load "out of the box" (factory default). UPB switches and modules are added to a UPB powerline network and configured using UPStart (PC based) software and Computer Interface Module (model UMC).

By default, the US2 is set to dim incandescent, halogen and magnetic low-voltage lighting. Dimming can be disabled for On/Off control of fluorescent lights, fans, motors and other non-dimmable loads. The adjustable response time feature and fade rate function sets how quickly the output responds and dims lights on and off.

The switch base accepts any one of the 13 faceplates. Any of the faceplate buttons or rockers can be configured to control the local load or lighting scene-links. Up to 250 UPB device and 250 scene-links can be used on a powerline network to control virtually anything connected to the household wiring.

Manual scene-link modification capabilities are unique to Simply Automated devices. A user can easily change existing scenes, adding or removing devices and adjusting light levels, by pressing rocker/buttons in a specific sequence (see User Guide for details) without using UPStart.

Technical Details

MPN: US2-40

UPC: 895528001086

Power: 120VAC ± 10%, 60Hz

Compatible Loads: 1 Watt minimum, 900W (7.5 Amp) maximum at 120VAC. Configurable for dimming (default) or On/Off dimming disabled. Allows use with incandescent, Halogen, fluorescent, LED, low voltage lighting transformers, ballasts and motors-pump/fan. Dims any standard dimmable fixture.

Connections: 6"stranded pigtails, #16 AWG for power/load, #20 AWG for multi-way traveler(s)


Black: AC Line

White: AC Neutral

Brown: Load (to fixture)

White/Brown: Traveler 1

Operating Temperature: 30 to 120°F (0 to 50°C)

Dimensions: 4.2(H) x 1.7(W) x 1.6(D) inches (107 x 43 x 41mm) depth inside J-box = 1.33 inches

Weight: 3.8 ounces (108g)

Mounting: Standard J-box


The model US2-40 is a universal solution for UPB control throughout a home. With ability to perform simple single rocker to mulit-rocker/button functions, it is used in most any light control application. Custom lighting scenes at the touch of a button, in your living room, family or great room, kitchen, study master bedroom/bathroom, and office. Turn on or off all lights in your home. Automatically (Scheduler-Timer, model UCS) turn on/off outdoor garden or security lights, or provide nightlight convenience anywhere in your home. From creating a virtual 3 way switch anywhere in your home, to turning on a group of lights when your garage door is opened, door bell or phone rings, or your alarm system is armed/disarmed/alarmed, Simply Automated offers a vast array of simple and flexible solutions.