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PCS PulseWorx UPB Powerline Interface Module (PIM)


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Computer Interface For UPB Devices

The PulseWorx UPB Powerline Interface Module (PIM) is the perfect device for interfacing your PC or dedicated controller with the powerline. Using PCS's patented UPB 2-way powerline communications technology, the PIM can both transmit and receive UPB messages via simple serial message sets, giving the host software the ability to perform true 2-way powerline communication.

  • Interfaces your PC or controller with the powerline
  • 'Always on' pass-through outlet provides traditional, continuous power
  • Multicolor LED indicates UPB powerline signal and modes of operation

There are two versions of the UPB Powerline Interface Module: 1) RS232 – Standard RS232 through a PC's Comm port; 2) Interface to a standard USB port. In addition to the interface, both the RS232 and USB models (PIM-R/PIM-U) provide a pass-through outlet that allows you to plug in devices that do not require UPB control.

UPB PulseWorx Lighting Control System

An integral part of a complete PulseWorx Lighting Control System, this device uses the patented UPB powerline communication technology (invented by PCS) to reliably communicate with any other UPB-compatible devices over the existing house electrical wires. No new wires are necessary, thus making PulseWorx perfect for retrofit situations. When initial configuration is complete, a single push of a button is all you need to activate any group of lights (or virtually anything else that connects to AC power wiring) throughout the house simultaneously.


  • Manufacturer Part #: PIM
    • PIM-R (RS232)
    • PIM-U (USB)


  • Power Requirements: Primary: 120 Volts AC, 50/60Hz
  • Environmental Conditions: Indoor Use Only
  • Temperature: -40 to 104 degrees F (-40 to 40 degrees C)
  • Humidity: 10 to 90 percent RH (non-condensing)
  • Certifications: Safety tested for USA and Canada to ETL tested to UL508 UL-508-2010 CSA C22.2 #14-2010


  • Status LED Modes: All programmable with UPStart On, Opposite, Off, N/C
  • During Power Outage: Retains all settings in Non-volatile EERPOM
  • Set-Up Mode : Press the setup button 5 times, the LED blinks


  • Dimensions: 3(H) x 2(W) x 1.25(D) inches
  • Weight: 5 ounces
  • Warranty: 5 Years

UPStart UPB Software

This Windows-based application, along with a UPB Powerline Interface Module (PIM), allows you to program, configure and test your UPB smart home automation system. »Free download here