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Title: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
Post by: AfrielDotCom on October 16, 2009, 03:16:20 PM
The testerlinc I have is broken and of course it's discontinued. Does anyone know of an inexpensive and dependable signal analyzer I can get to replace it?

Thanks
Title: Re: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
Post by: Brian H on October 16, 2009, 04:21:23 PM
http://jvde.us/xtb/XTBM_description.htm
http://forums.x10.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=e2ba5kvpvt928fec5g18i458g2&board=102.0

Is it dead or does it give you false readings? Like bad block and crc errors? That is what mine started to do.
Title: Re: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
Post by: HA Dave on October 16, 2009, 05:58:05 PM
I just recently (the other day) posted a review of the XTBM <link (http://www.thisautomatedhouse.com/XTBMReview.html) with a video included. It's very nice and useful tool for any X10 user.
Title: Re: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
Post by: AfrielDotCom on October 17, 2009, 12:23:04 AM
It is Dead. It got damaged some how. The video on the XTBM was very informative. Was just wondering how much it cost.
Title: Re: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
Post by: HA Dave on October 17, 2009, 01:13:10 AM
....Was just wondering how much it cost.

http://jvde.us/xtb/xtb_ordering.htm

XTBM ORDERING INFO:

XTBM Bare PCB & programmed PIC       $34 postpaid in USA and Canada
XTBM Complete Parts Kit                    $89 plus $8 shipping (USA & First Class to Canada)
XTBM Assembled & Tested                 $129 plus $9 shipping (USA & First Class to Canada)
Title: Re: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
Post by: MANOWARę on October 17, 2009, 12:01:15 PM
I'm gonna have to get one of those XTBM's. Just have to plan it to get shipped when the wife is out of town.  :' My "hobby" is costing too much she said.
Title: Re: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
Post by: Knightrider on October 17, 2009, 12:59:27 PM
You won't regret owning one.  I bought mine to locate problems in offsite installations.
Title: Re: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
Post by: Dan Lawrence on October 17, 2009, 01:43:04 PM
I'm eventually going to order the fully assembled XTBM even at the $138.00 price ($129.00 plus $9.00 shipping) as it is a very useful tool for every X10 user.  Even a fully working system can get screwed up by a new electronic unit you never had before.  I'm somewhat of fumble finger when doing tiny part assembly, I'll gladly pay to get the "ready-to-go" price.
Title: Re: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
Post by: AfrielDotCom on October 18, 2009, 08:08:46 PM
Thanks for all the information guys, I think the fully assembled XTBM is the way to go!
Title: Re: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
Post by: Jsnlong on October 18, 2009, 09:38:41 PM
I had a chance tonight to use the XTBM! WOW I learned allot about my setup and fixed a ton of stuff that will make my automation work better and I had a great system as it was!!


Its a must have tool!!