Custom button panel interface.
Use any wall button panel.

SW16 has 16 dry contact inputs, allowing you to integrate any existing or custom button panels with your system.

Need a custom keypad?
Create your own easily.

Using the 16 dry contact inputs, and 16 dimmable LED outputs, you can create your own custom button panels that interface with your system over CFLink.

Dimmable LED status
and backlight outputs.

With 16 dimmable LED outputs, and 4 dimmable backlight LED outputs, you can control the status feedback to your users with blinking, ramping, LEDs.

Powerful Rules Engine.
Automate your system.

Using the powerful rules engine embedded into the SW16, you can trigger basic or advanced macros from events such as button presses and releases.


The SW16 is used to interface physical buttons to the CFLink network. With 16 x Dry contact inputs, you can connect up to 16 momentary or toggle switches to control your automation system. The 16 channels of dimmable LED outputs allow you to show feedback states for the buttons, and 4 dimmable backlight LED outputs can be used to backlight your keypad if required.

Rules Engine

All CFLink devices, including the CF Mini, support a powerful rule triggering engine. This allows you to trigger macros to run when a specific event occurs - such as reading a specific value via the I/O ports, or on incoming data via the RS232 port. Using the rules engine, you can setup basic or complex automation actions.

Dimmable LED outputs

The 16 dimmable LED outputs and 4 dimmable backlight LED outputs can be controlled via the CFLink protocol. This allows you to not only turn these LEDs on and off, but you can set the dimming level of the individual outputs, in 100 steps. There are also commands to ramp between levels, blink the LED (set number of times or continously) and dim up/down in a loop. This means you can show all sorts of feedback states via these LED outputs. You could even use 3 channels of the LED outputs to drive a single RGB LED for multi-color feedback states.

Custom button panels

Although you could use any off the shelf button panel and wire the buttons up to the SW16, you could also create your own custom button panels to suit any task. Put a few buttons together on a wall plate material of your choosing, and create physical interfaces for industrial automation tasks.

GalleryHigh res photos in downloads section

Technical SpecificationsSee hardware documentation for more details

CFLink Detachable 5-pin 3.81mm terminal block for CFLink BUS
40 pin connector 40-pin ribbon cable (included)
16 digital inputs (pins 1-16) referenced to ground
16 dimmable LED outputs
4 dimmable backlight LED outputs
3.3V / 5V header for selecting LED voltages
MicroSD Slot Spring-loaded memory expansion slot (card not included)
CFLink Power 9-30V DC, 24V DC regulated recommended (power supply is not included)
Power Consumption 2W maximum
Top Panel
Power Indicator Blue LED indicates power status
CFLink Fault Indicator Red LED indicates error on CFLink BUS
CFLink Activity Indicator Yellow LED indicates CFLink BUS traffic
Setup Button Setup button used for factory reset
Reset Button Reset button restarts the processor
Input Indicator Yellow LED indicates one of the dry contact inputs is closed
LED Indicator Yellow LED indicates one of the dimmable LED outputs is on
BLight Indicator Yellow LED indicates one of the dimmable backlight LED outputs is on
Enclosure Polycarbonate with dark grey matte finish
Height 31.5mm (1.24in)
Width 81.4mm (3.2in)
Depth 76.4mm (3.0in)
Weight 0.11kg (0.24lbs), Shipping 0.3kg (0.66lbs)
Environmental & Regulatory
Temperature 5°C to 45°C (41°F to 113°F)
Humidity 20% to 85% RH, non-condensing
Certification FCC, CE, C-Tick
Warranty 5 years limited warranty

Downloads & Documentation


Quick Reference Guide
SW16 Quick Reference Guide includes details like pinout diagrams and general connectivity details.

Product Spec Sheet
Single page specification sheet.

Application Diagrams

Residential Application Diagram - Whole House
Residential - Whole House
Typical whole home automation diagram

download PDF
Commercial Application Diagram - Boardroom
Commercial - Board Room
Typical board room automation diagram.

download PDF

High Resolution Photos

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