Controller Installation Sheet

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The Clare Controls controller provides all device management services to AppModules, supports all Clare user interface services, and acts as the gateway to the ClareCloud for system updates. The controller comes complete with the ClareOS and all AppModules preloaded. The controller also comes equipped with a 908.4 MHz transceiver for controlling your other devices, such as integrated lighting, thermostats, sensors, and door locks.

Note: Models are subject to change without any prior notice.

WARNING: Any changes or modifications made to this product not expressly authorized by the manufacturer could void the user’s right to operate this device.

Unpacking the

Remove all contents from the packaging and ensure you have the following items.

  • 1 × device
  • 1 × power supply
  • 3 × terminal connectors
  • 1 × terminal connector jig
  • 2 × RJ12 to DB-9 connectors (null modem)
  • 6 × IR emitters
  • 1 × 908.4 MHz antenna and extender cable
  • 4 × rubber foot covers

Record the device’s UUID number (labeled on the bottom of the device) on the line below, or scan the QR code (also on the label) with a scanning app, and then email the number to your system programmer. Your system programmer will need this UUID information to configure the device.

UUID: __________________________________
Do not use this UUID for more than one account.

WARNING: Do not apply power to the until installation is complete. Failure to do so may result in bodily injury and/or damage to the equipment.


The can be mounted in a structured enclosure, set on a rack shelf, or placed in any room near your devices.

Note: The contains a 908.4 MHz transceiver. To prevent radio frequency (RF) interference from external sources, we recommend that you place the away from devices that may cause interference and away from conductive metals.

Mounting the in a structured enclosure

When mounting the in a structured enclosure, we recommend using the Leviton Structured Media Enclosure or the Suttle SOHO Access Enclosure panels fitted with the ClareHome Structured Enclosure Extender (P/N CH-EXT-28 and CH-EXT-42) for added protection against heat build-up. (Panels and extenders are sold separately.)

To mount the in a structured enclosure:

1. Place the inside the structured enclosure with the rear of the device facing up, see Figure 1.

2. Using cable ties, secure the to the enclosure.

Note: Be sure to leave at least 1U of spacing (1.75 in. (4.45 cm)) above and below the when mounting.

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Connecting devices to the

After placing your, make the connections to your other devices. Figures 2 and 3 identify the LEDs and ports on the front and rear of the Refer to the documentation that came with each of your other devices for detailed information about connecting those devices to the

To connect the

1. Connect your serial devices (optional) to either of the two RS-232 ports using an RJ12 to RS-232 cable, or an RJ12 to DB9 null modem cable (included). See Figure 3, item 1. For RJ12 pinouts, see Figure 6.

2. Connect your IR devices (optional) to the 12-pin terminal connector (included), and then insert the connector into the port labeled “IR Outputs.” See Figure 3, item 2.

If your IR device comes with a 3.5 mm connector, you will need to cut and strip the wires before connecting it to the terminal connector.

When connecting an IR emitter, attach the striped wire to positive (+) and the black wire to negative (-).

3. Connect a CS-BR-1 Streams Audio Bridge (optional) to a USB port on the See Figure 3, item 3.

Note: The USB connection allows the CS-BR-1 to encode up to three simultaneous audio streams onto the CobraNet network.

4. Connect your digital I/O devices (optional) to the 8-pin terminal connector, and then insert the terminal connector into the port labeled “I/O.” See Figure 3, item 4.

When connecting devices, wire it such that ports 1 and 2 share the same 12 VDC power and ground and ports 3 and 4 share the same power and ground.

5. Use an Ethernet cable (not included) to connect your CobraNet switch to the port labeled “CobraNet.” See Figure 3, item 5.

Note: The CobraNet port is preset with the static IP address All CobraNet devices used on the same subnet must use an address from to

6. Use an Ethernet cable (not included) to connect to your data network switch to the port labeled “Ethernet.” See Figure 3, item 6.


  • The Network port is preset to DHCP. If you are using the Streaming Media server in your project, a fixed IP address is not required and should be configured as “localhost.”
  • If you are using a device, such as an RTI remote that requires the controller to have a fixed IP, you must set the fixed IP using a MAC/DHCP reservation on the local router.

7. Connect relay contacts (e.g., garage door contacts) to the 6-pin terminal connector, and then insert the terminal connector into the port labeled “Relay.” See Figure 3,
item 7.

8. Attach the 908.4 MHz antenna or optional antenna extender to the antenna port. See “Attaching the antenna” below.

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Attaching the antenna

The 908.4 MHz antenna can be mounted to the controller, or further away using an extender cable (included) to enhance radio performance. When mounting the inside a structured enclosure, always mount the antenna outside the enclosure using the extender cable.

To attach the antenna directly to the

1. Remove the 908.4 MHz antenna from its packaging.

2. Screw antenna to the antenna port on the rear of the until the antenna is snug. Do not over-tighten the antenna. See Figure 4.

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To attach the antenna using the extender cable:

1. Using a 17/64 in. drill bit, drill a hole in the sidewall of the ClareHome Structured Enclosure Extender, near the

2. On the extender cable, remove the locknut and washer from the SMA Male connector. See Figure 5.

3. Insert the threaded end of the connector though the hole, and then replace the washer and locknut, tightening the locknut until the connector is secure and does not wobble in the hole.

4. Screw the antenna to the connector until the antenna is snug.

5. Attach the other end of the extender cable to the antenna port on the rear of the See Figure 3, item 8.

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RS-232 port pinouts

If you are using your own RJ12 cable (rather than the one supplied), ensure your RJ12 cable connector pinouts match the pinouts on the RS-232 ports, as shown in Figure 6.

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Powering the

Plugging in the power adapter automatically turns on the and starts the boot process.

To connect power to the

1. Plug one end of the power adapter into a power receptacle on the back of the labeled “12vdc.” See Figure 3, item 9.

2. Check the LED on the front of the It illuminates purple when booting and blue when running normally. See Figure 2, item 1.

Time, date, and time zone

Your controller automatically detects and sets its time, date, and time zone when you connect it to your data network. uses NTP and synchronizes the date and time at boot up and periodically throughout the day.

Configure, test, and deploy a project

Refer to the Fusion Configuration Tool Administrator Guide (Doc ID 069) for instructions on creating, testing, and deploying a project. When you deploy the project from Fusion, it will deploy to the

Adding the rubber foot covers

To prevent the unit from sliding, use the four rubber foot covers included with your

To add the rubber foot covers:

  • Peel each foot cover from the paper backing and place one on each foot on the bottom of the
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Warranty information

Clare Controls offers a two (2) year limited warranty on original Clare Controls components, from the date of shipment from Clare Controls. To view complete limited warranty details, including limitations and exclusions,


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