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General Home Automation => Automating Your House => User Modified Devices => Topic started by: Rabbit on November 27, 2015, 10:22:03 AM

Title: Sunsetter Awning X10 Control
Post by: Rabbit on November 27, 2015, 10:22:03 AM
Greetings!

Here is an X10 project for controlling your Sunsetter awning using AHP and X10 Commander.

Parts:

(1) Spare Sunsetter Remote - SOMFY #74300
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0217.jpg)

(3) XM13A or XM16A addressable X10 camera power supplies with extended wiring from cameras. (Can also use XM10A with appropriate F-M adapter)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0218.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0219.jpg)

(3) SPST relays (5-12 VDC) - I used Magnecraft 172DIP-5 (5 VDC) Reed Relays SPDT. ( I recommend using Magnecraft 172DIP-7 (12 VDC)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0221.jpg)

(3) 14 Pin I.C. sockets (if using Magnecraft 172DIP-5 or 172DIP-7 Reed Relays)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0220.jpg)

(1) Small piece of perforated circuit board.
(1) Enclosure.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0233.jpg)

(1) 4 conductor phone cord with RJ11 plugs (as thin as possible). Black-Red-Green-Yellow
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0200.jpg)

(1) Female-Female RJ11 phone coupler.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0224.jpg)

Tools:

#10 Torx security bit
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0205_1.jpg)

Wire cutters

Wire Stripper

Small Philips head screwdriver

Soldering iron & Solder


Software:

AHP 3.318

X10 Commander App with PC Software ($9.99)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0222.jpg)


Step 1: Modify Sunsetter Remote.

Open Sunsetter remote using the small philips head screwdriver.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0195.jpg)

Remove Torx screw holding down circuit board. Carefully remove circuit board from remote housing.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/Sunsetter_1.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0196_1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0198_1.jpg)

Step 2: Construct Main Circuit.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/Sunsetter_3.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0233.jpg)

Additional Photos:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/Sunsetter_2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/Sunsetter_4.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0207.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0215.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0226.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0222.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/IMG_0223.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/Sunsetter%20Module.jpg)

Make 3 Macros - one each for UP - STOP(MY) - DOWN

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/Sunsetter20Macro_1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/MountainRabbit/X10%20Commander.jpg)


Cheers! Rabbit
Title: Re: Sunsetter Awning X10 Control
Post by: Brian H on November 27, 2015, 11:09:44 AM
 #:) Thank you for your very informative post and the work you put into posting it.  >!

Helpful from me.
Title: Re: Sunsetter Awning X10 Control
Post by: Tuicemen on November 27, 2015, 01:19:14 PM
Rabbit,
As always a very detailed post  #:)
With me moving to IP cameras I have a box full of these wall warts, now you got me thinking. ;)
 >!
Title: Re: Sunsetter Awning X10 Control
Post by: Rabbit on November 27, 2015, 01:22:57 PM
Want to sell them? :angel:
Title: Re: Sunsetter Awning X10 Control
Post by: Tuicemen on November 27, 2015, 02:23:22 PM
Want to sell them? :angel:
rofl not at the moment though If you contact my wife she'd most likely give them to you just to get rid of the box. :-[
Title: Re: Sunsetter Awning X10 Control
Post by: joe s. on November 27, 2015, 07:18:09 PM
I've used a couple of them to power some small strip LED's under counters that had no lights.  They are under-spec for that task - but work like a charm.