Products and services

Lighting control

Wireless control

Room Controller - 20A Load

The Power Load Controller is a versatile control device that can be used in a large number of applications. As a lighting controller, it provides: on/off lighting, timed light switch, daylight harvesting, photo inhibit, occupancy based or vacancy based lighting control.
The controller activates electrical loads with received
input from a linked sensor or switch. The controller acts on transmissions of:

• Ambient light levels monitored by an wireless photo
• Occupancy/vacancy state monitored by a wireless
occupancy sensor
• Switch action from a wireless single or dual paddle wall switch, a wireless key card switch or a wireless door/window switch
• Switch action from a gateway control implementing
schedules or other events

The controller can be used in distributed process applications to eliminate troublesome wiring runs using linked wireless electrical switches. A low voltage or line voltage event can be transmitted to the load controller triggering the drycontact relay connected to any electrical load.

The load controller fits equally as well into hospitality
applications. Responding to linked key card switches that monitor suite occupancy, control can be added to lighting or other electrical circuits to disable the loads when the suite is vacant. The controller can also be used to enable and disable air-conditioning equipment based on the occupancy state and/or patio door position.

Other features include telegram repeating and BEMS system integration allowing the controller to be used both in distributed control applications or as a component of a centralized system.

The controller is Range Confirmation compatible, working with all Gentec wireless sensors equipped with the range confirmation feature to provide visual feedback of a linked sensors signal strength for optimal sensor placement.

Gentec offers three methods of configuring the controller:

1. Use the linked sensors and Simple Tap to make quick changes to individual controllers.
2. Use Smart Click to access more configuration
parameters using a linked switch.
3. To access the full menu of configuration parameters, Gentec’s Garibaldi software is a PC based tool that includes hands-free commissioning.

  • Use for controlling lighting or HVAC circuits or any 

    miscellaneous electrical load

  • Occupancy/Vacancy based lighting controls with auto-ON/OFF or manual ON, auto-OFF using wireless occupancy sensors
  • Daylight harvesting and photo-inhibit modes
  • Monitors linked battery-free wall, key card and proximity (reed) switches, photo sensors and occupancy sensors
  • Range Confirmation (patent pending) allows optimal placement of linked sensors, (Gentec wireless sensors with range confirmation feature only)
  • Central Command support for BEMS gateway control
  • Supports commissioning via Smart Click, Simple Tap or Garibaldi (remote management) software
  • Assign up to 20 battery-free wireless wall switches or sensors to one controller
  • Reliable radio reception range of 24 m (80 ft), commercial office spaces (typical), up to 100 m (330 ft) line of sight
  • Low-cost alternative to running wires and conduit, ideal for retrofit projects
  • Easy installation on electrical junction boxes with 1/2 in mounting nipple
  • Doubles as a telegram repeater

Listing and Compliance

CEC Title 24 compliant


ETL Listed Component
Conforms to UL Standard 508
Certified to CAN/CSA Std. C22.2 No.14
UL 2043 Plenum rated

Radio Frequency (902 MHz)

FCC Part 15.231– Remote Control Transmitter
IC RSS-210

Hardware Specifications

Power Supply: 120/277/347 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption: 5.0 W max. full load
Outputs:N.O. Relay rating 20 A at 120 or 277 VAC, 15 A at 347 VAC


Radio Frequency: 902 MHz
Antenna: Whip
Transmission Range: 24 m (80 ft), commercial office spaces (typical), up to 100 m (330 ft) line of sight
Inputs: LEARN and CLEAR buttons for sensor assignment

Mechanical Specifications

Operating Temperature: –10 °C to 45 °C (14 °F to 113 °F ) ambient
Relative Humidity: 5 % to 95 % RH (non-condensing)
Weight: 385 g (13.5 oz)
Dimensions: 91 x 48 x 49 mm (3.6 x 1.9 x 1.9 in)
Mounting: ½ in nipple