Ambient TOUCH LIGHT Operating instructions

TOUCH LIGHT™ On/Off Remote Control
This wireless wall on/off/ remote control – system provides a safe, reliable, and user-friendly remote control for
millivolt valve gas appliances. The system can be manually turned on and off with the transmitter. Always check
the appliance home owner’s manual for additional information, or warnings regarding accessory installation before
connecting this remote control system.
Carefully inspect the contents for shipping damage. If any parts are missing or damaged, immediately contact the
dealer from whom you purchased the kit. Do not attempt to install any part of the kit unless all parts are in good
condition. Please keep this booklet for future reference.
Touch Light Transmitter
Battery Alkaline AA (for Transmitter and receiver)
Receiver (Assembly) consists of :
Receiver Box
Slide Button-Black (On/RS/Off)
L-Bracket (Floor Mount)
Wall Cover Plate-Black
Wall Cover Plate-White
Slide Button-White (On/RS/Off)
Screws (for Wall Cover Plate)
Plug-In Wiring Assembly – 18” Inches
Velcro (Loop and Hook)
Wall Anchor Screws
Wall Anchor
Installation Instructions
Screws (for fireplace system control covers)
Wall Bracket
Contemporary Ergonomic Table Top or Wall Mount Transmitter with Large LCD Display
Battery Powered Transmitter and Receiver
Easy Access Battery Door
Pre-Programmed for Quick Installation
Low battery Indication
Child Proof Lock-out
16 Security Codes
2 hour Shut Down (Optional)
Thermal Safety Shutdown (Transmitter Only)
Quick Disconnect Wiring Assembly
Reset Button
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Important Safety Information
Due to the sensitive temperature monitoring components in the transmitter, it is necessary to
allow the transmitter to stabilize to room temperature before accurate room temperatures are
displayed. If the transmitter is activated from a severe cold condition, allow 15 minutes for
accurate temperature readings to appear on the LCD.
Turn appliance OFF and allow to cool before installing or servicing. DO NOT connect
110-120 VAC wiring to the milli-volt gas control valve. The remote operator must be installed
exactly as outlined in these instructions. Read all instructions completely before attempting
installation. Follow instructions carefully during installation. Any modification of
components will void the warranty and may cause a fire hazard.
Read this manual thoroughly prior to installing, programming or operating any remote control.
This remote control system is designed for use with a millivolt gas valve system. Do not use this remote
control system on applications with voltages above 24 Volts DC and 1 amp current.
This remote control system requires two (2) “AA” alkaline batteries for the transmitter and four (4) “AA”
alkaline batteries for the receiver.
Wiring must conform to appliance requirement and building codes/ordinances as required by local and
national code authorities having jurisdiction.
Do not short (or jumper) across the gas valve terminals to test the remote control installation. This could
damage the unit and void the warranty.
This remote control system should only be used as described in this manual. Any other use is not
recommended and will void the warranty.
Turn appliance OFF (at the appliance or remote receiver) if you are away from your house for
a long period of time. Never leave anything on top of the surface on the touch light
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Remote Receiver:
The remote receiver may be wall mounted or installed in the appliance per the
appliance homeowner’s manual. Refer to the Homeowner’s Manual for special
installation instructions. If wall mounted, the remote receiver must be installed
in a junction box with cover plate provided. Failure to follow the installation
instructions found in the appropriate Homeowner’s Manual will void the warranty
and may cause a fire hazard.
Installing Batteries:
Slide Switch
The remote receiver uses four (4) “AA”- size batteries. To install batteries,
Remove the slide switch by gently pulling straight out.
Use your thumb and index finger to gently pull down the L-bracket.
Open the battery door by pressing the two tabs located on the door.
Install the batteries as indicated in the receiver cover.
Close the battery door until the door tab snaps in place.
To install the receiver into a wall junction box, install the receiver with
the screws provided .
If you decided to install the receiver into the appliance, reinstall the LBattery Door
Gently, install the slide switch back to the receiver stem.
The batteries should be replaced at least once every 6 months or when the battery indicator flashes.
Connecting the Receiver to your appliance:
This system comes with an 18 inch wire assembly. Insert the white terminal to the back of the receiver. The
terminal wire block can only be installed one way. Do not force the terminal plug onto the receiver.
Connect the wiring terminal two (2) _” female spade terminals to the appliance. Refer to the appropriate
Homeowner’s Manual for proper wiring connections to the appliance. Your appliance may have other options to
connect wiring from receiver. For applications longer than 18 inches, use 18 gauge wire, 105ºC rated, with no
splices. Connect to the two (2) 1/4“ female spade wiring terminals. Wire can be no longer than 20 feet.
Make sure that the wires do not contact the appliances any place other than at the terminals.
Exposure to temperatures higher than 105C (250ºF) may cause the receiver to malfunction or
fire hazard.
Touch Light Transmitter:
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Installing Batteries:
The Touch Light transmitter uses two (2) “AA”- size batteries. To install
1. Press down the battery door tab and lift up and remove the
battery door.
2. Install the battery.
3. Close the battery door by snapping in place
4. Repeat the above step for the other battery.
5. When both batteries are installed, the transmitter will
initialize for 10 seconds and then is ready for use.
6. The batteries should be replaced at least once every 6
months or when the battery icon indicator flashes.
Setting Privacy (DIP) Switch on Receiver and Transmitter:
The remote receiver and transmitter privacy (DIP) switches are preset at the factory. In the event of activation or
interference from other nearby transmissions, reset the code using the following procedure:
1. Slide the code switches on the transmitter or receiver to your choice of ON or OFF position. Switches #1
to #4 are preset to “ON” for both the transmitter and receiver.
2. The switches on the transmitter and receiver must match in order for the system to work.
3. To check, touch the transmitter groove surfaces for at least 1 second and , the transmitter will emit a beep,
and the receiver indicator light will blink. If not repeat step 2.
4. The system is now ready to operate.
Do not use two (2) or more remote control systems in the same area with the same dip switch
settings, as they will communicate with each other. This may cause the appliances to
Optional Auto Shutdown:
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1. The Touch Light transmitter comes preset from the factory with a 2 hour shutdown timer from its last ON
operation. This is done to prevent the appliance from continuing to run if left unattended.
2. You may disable this feature if you wish. To disable, change the Touch Light transmitter privacy (DIP)
switch #1 ONLY to the OFF position (by sliding the switch towards the battery door.) Make sure the
receiver privacy (DIP) switches are set the same. Follow the instructions on how to set the privacy (DIP)
switch setting.
By disabling this feature, your appliance may continue to run unattended.
Reset Button:
1. The reset button can be used to reset the transmitter if transmitter is not working properly. The reset
button is located behind the battery door cover. Press the reset button and the transmitter will reset and
initialize for 10 seconds before it can be used.
Where to place Touch Light Transmitter?
1. The Touch Light transmitter is recommended to be placed on a
non metal table top or wall mount. Make sure there is no direct
contact of metal parts to the body of the transmitter.
If wall mount, choose a mouting location about 5 feet above the
floor in an area with good air circulation and away from the
a. Air ducts
b. Radiant heat from the sun and appliances
c. Concealed pipes and chimneys
Align the wall bracket to the desired location. Mark two (2) holes
using the wall bracket as template.
Drill two (2) holes and insert the plastic anchors until they are flush
with the wall.
Fasten securely the wall bracket to the wall with the two (2) screws.
Refer to the figure on how to install the transmitter to the wall bracket.
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The TLM is a touch sensitive On/Off remote control system.
The transmitter will operate the remote receiver from 1foot to a maximum of 20 feet. The operational range is
reduced when batteries are low or when the receiver is inside a metal enclosure.
Initial start up:
After initial power up or reset button is pressed, the transmitter is reset.
During transmitter reset, all segments of the LCD will be turned on. After ten (10) seconds, the LCD will
be initialized and operational. You will hear a beep during this time and an OFF signal being send to the
After reset, only the room temperature will be displayed on the LCD display.
Manual Mode- On or Off Operation:
Since Touch Light transmitter is touch sensitive equipment, we recommend to use only your index finger to
touch. Do not use any metal object to contact or touch the surface. The transmitter will recognize a valid
touch if either side of the surface area are covered more than 20% for a period of at least 1 second
To activate a signal, you need to touch either side of the groove surfaces for at least 1 second and then
release your finger. If the touch is valid, it will beep once and a signal will be sent to the receiver. During
this time you will see the transmission icon on the LCD display for a brief time. No other command can
be given until the transmission is completed.
Child-proof protection:
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Touch both sides of the groove surface with your two index fingers simultaneously for at least 3 seconds to
enter child-proof mode. Once you hear two (2) beeps and the child proof icon appears on the LCD display,
the child proof mode is activated. You will not able to turn the appliance on or off in this mode.
Always place both fingers on the middle of the groove surfaces to ensure a proper touch.
To deactivate child proof, repeat step 1. You will hear two (2) beeps and the child proof icon will
Safety Touch Auto Shut Off:
Some objects, (i.e. car key) or your hand is resting continuously for more than ten (10) seconds on either
side of the groove surfaces (NOT BOTH SURFACES), the transmitter may emit three (3) beeps and send
an off signal to turn off the appliance. Once the object is removed from the groove surfaces, the
transmitter will remain in the off state until your next valid touch. Never leave anything on top of the
surface of the touch light transmitter to prevent undesirable operation.
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Low-battery detection:
Battery voltage is checked once a minute.
When the battery voltage drops to a
certain level, the low-battery warning
will come on, and the transmitter will
emit three (3) beeps and send signals to
turn off the appliance. The transmitter
will not function anymore until new
batteries are installed.
When the batteries are low, the LCD
shows a blinking low battery indicator.
Change the battery every six months
before the battery is too weak for normal
operation. TURN THE UNIT OFF
Touch Light Transmitter Thermal Shutdown:
If transmitter measures a room temperature
exceeding 99 degrees Fahrenheit, the LCD
will display “HI”, emit three (3) beeps and
send an off signal to turn off the appliance.
Transmitter will not function until the room
temperature has dropped below 99 degree
If transmitter measures a room temperature
less than 40 degrees Fahrenheit, the LCD will
display “LO”, and no signals will be sent to
turn ON or OFF the appliance.
Slide Switch:
ON position: the system will remain on until the slide switch is placed in the OFF or RS position.
RS position: the system will only operate if the remote receiver receives a signal from the transmitter.
OFF position, the system is off. The slide switch should be placed in the OFF position if you will be
away for an extended period of time. If the remote receiver is mounted out of children’s reach, the OFF
position also functions as a safety device by both turning the system off and rendering the receiver
Light your gas appliance following the appliance lighting instructions that came with the appliance.
Confirm that the pilot light is on; it must be in operation for the remote control to operate the main gas
valve. Appliance control knob must be in the ON position. Appliance ON/OFF switch must be in OFF
Slide the 3 position button on the remote receiver to the ON position. The main gas flame should ignite.
Slide the button to OFF. The flame should extinguish (the pilot light will remain on).
Slide the button to RS (the center position), then touch the transmitter to turn the system to ON. The main
gas flame should ignite.
Touch the transmitter to turn the system to OFF. The flame should extinguish (the pilot light will remain
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1. LED light on
receiver blinking or
battery icon on LCD
on transmitter.
2. LCD display is
3. LCD display shows
“funny” display
4. Appliance does not
come on after a valid
touch (beep)
1. Low Battery
1. Wiring / Electrical Connections
2. Privacy (DIP) switch setting on transmitter
does not match receiver
3. Transmitter measures temperature exceeding
99 degrees Fahrenheit and shows “HI” on LCD
5. Receiver cannot
receive signal.
4. Distance between the transmitter and receiver
is more than 20 feet
1. Receiver is installed in an enclosure
1. Replace batteries. Change
batteries every 6 months.
2. Check battery installation and
replace batteries.
3. Press Reset button at the back of
the transmitter.
1. Slide the switch to ON, if
appliance comes ON, wiring is not
the cause.
2. If appliance does not come on,
check wiring connections.
1. Make sure the transmitter and
receiver has the same DIP switch
1. Move transmitter to a cooler
place and wait until temperature
drops below 99 degree.
1. Make sure the operating distance
is less than 20 feet
1. Make sure the receiver is not
located inside an enclosure.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights that vary from
state to state or province to province. Answers to any questions regarding our limited warranty may be obtained by
writing our corporate offices.
Ambient Technologies warrants each new Ambient Technologies remote control against any defects that are due to
faulty material or workmanship to the original owner, for a period of five years after the original date of purchase.
This warranty and our liability does not apply to batteries, nor does it include damage to merchandise or the remote
control resulting from accident, alteration, neglect, misuse, improper installation or any other failure to follow
Ambient Technologies installation and operating instructions.
Ambient Technologies agrees to repair or replace at its option any Ambient Technologies remote control under
warranty provided it is returned postage prepaid to our warranty facility in a padded carton within the warranty
period, with proof of the original date of purchase and a brief description of the malfunction. This limited warranty
does not include the cost of removal or re-installation.
Ambient Technologies
149 Cleveland Drive
Paris KY 40361
CALL 800-398-6195
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