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Control4® EA-5 Controller

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Control4® EA-5 Controller

Model #: C4-EA5
At a Glance
The controller is the brain of your smart home. It manages your home automation system, allowing the electronic devices in your home to work together—from lighting and security, to music and video, and pretty much anything else in between. No matter the size of your home, whether you’re automating a single room or a sprawling mansion, Control4 controllers are capable of powering your entire home automation system.
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Get to know this product.

  • Certified HDMI with audio and video capability delivers reliable connectivity to today’s televisions and receivers.
  • Control4 App license enables in-home control from iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as PCs. A 4Sight subscription enables remote access and control from virtually anywhere.
  • Instantaneous, intuitive control from a touch screen, remote, or TV on-screen navigator.
  • Next-generation core and ZigBee processors deliver a new level of speed and performance.
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Control4 AppIncluded—Supports up to 50 devices
Music ServicesPandora®, Napster®, Spotify, TuneIn, TIDAL, Deezer
ShairBridgeUp to 20 instances of the driver in the project; 5 concurrent streams
Video Out1 video out—HDMI
VideoHDMI 1.4 output; HD 1080p, 50-60 Hz
Audio Out5 audio out—1 HDMI, 2 stereo analog, 2 digital coax
Audio In4 audio in—2 stereo analog, 2 digital coax
Audio Playback FormatsAAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, M4A, MP2, MP3, MP4/M4A, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, WAV, WMA
High-Resolution Audio PlaybackUp to 192 kHz / 24 bit
Advanced audio subsystemDual audio signal processors, multiple sample rate converters
Audio system controls (analog only)10-band graphic equalizer, input gain, output gain, loudness, tone controls, balance
Signal-to-noise ratio<-118 dBFS
Total harmonic distortion0.00023 (-110 dB)
Ethernet10/100/1000BaseT compatible (required for controller setup)
Built-in Ethernet switch1 Ethernet in + 4 gigabit Ethernet switch ports
WiFiInternal Dual-Band Wireless-N (EA-5 V1) (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 802.11n/g/b); Optional Dual-Band WiFi USB Adapter (EA-5 V2) (2.4 GHz, 5 Ghz, 802.11ac/b/g/n/a)
WiFi SecurityWPA/WPA2
WiFi AntennaExternal reverse SMA connector (EA-5 V1 only); optional WiFi adapter on the EA-5 V2
ZigBee Pro802.15.4
ZigBee AntennaExternal reverse SMA connector
eSATA port1 eSATA port
USB Port1 USB 2.0 port—500mA
IR Out8 IR out—5V 27mA max output, 1 IR blaster—front
IR Capture1 IR receiver—front; 20-60 kHz
Serial Out4 serial out (2 DB9 ports and 2 shared with IR out 1-2)
Contact4 contact sensors—2V-30VDC input, 12VDC 125mA maximum output
Relay4 relays—AC: 36V, 2A maximum voltage across relay; DC: 24V, 2A maximum voltage across relay
Power Requirements100-240 VAC, 60/50Hz
Power ConsumptionMax: 40W, 136 BTUs/hour; Idle: 15W, 51 BTUs/hour
Operating Temperature32° ~ 104°F (0° ~ 40°C)
Storage Temperature4° ~ 158°F (-20° ~ 70°C)
Fan dB LevelMax: 35 dB
Dimensions (H × W × D)1.875" (49 mm) w/feet × 17.5" (444 mm) × 10.125" (258 mm)
Weight6.85 lbs (3.10 kg)
Shipping Weight9.30 lbs (4.20 kg)

Misc. Specs

Product Weight (lbs.)6.85
Depth (in.)10.13
Width (in.)17.5
Height (in.)1.88
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