Sending X-10 commands 2008-03-27T02:52:32+00:00

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  • Anonymous
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    Is it possible to boost the x-10 signal coming from the EZSrve to make it stronger? I am trying to control a number of x-10 devices that worked with the old x-10 CM15a plugged into the same outlet I am now using for the EZSrve and it is not working. I can get the EZSrve to control an x-10 device if I place the x10 device it in the same room as the EZSrve, but that is it.

    My Insteon devices work great but I am having no luck with the X10 devices that just worked last week with the CM15a. I know x-10 is not as reliable as insteon is but I was wondering if there is any way to get this too work. I tried the EZServe with a passive x-10 coupler pluged in to the dryer outlet and without it plugged in , and no luck.

    Thanks

    Anonymous
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    Let us look into this..

    Anonymous
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    The CM15A has a higher signal output on the power line than the PLM or PLC. When you removed the CM15A from the setup did anything else change? Like you changed X10 devices for Insteon ones? Insteon devices as two way devices absorbe some signals on the power line if not the transmitting device.

    Some folks in the X10 forums use an XTB or XTB-II to blast their X10 signals around. I do not know if the XTB line is OK with a mix of X10 and Insteon.
    http://jeffvolp.home.att.net/xtb_files.htm

    Anonymous
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    Thanks for checking into that. Nothing else changed in my setup. I decided I will just replace those 3 remaining x-10 devices with Insteon. The devices I was trying to control are out at my pool, and pretty far away from the EZSRVE, I tried an insteon appliance plug in and it worked with the EZSRVE, so I will use that.

    Anonymous
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    That sounds like a good idea.

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