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💬General Category => General Discussion => X10 Product Wish List => Topic started by: Michael Miltich on October 20, 2018, 11:29:53 AM

Title: Power strip with built in X10 filter
Post by: Michael Miltich on October 20, 2018, 11:29:53 AM
So you can plug in all those noisy electronic devices and use up just one wall socket.
Title: Re: Power strip with built in X10 filter
Post by: brobin on October 20, 2018, 12:19:56 PM
I doubt you'll see that as a marketed product but just plugging a power strip into an XPPF or, even better, an XTB F10/15 filter will do the trick. 
Title: Re: Power strip with built in X10 filter
Post by: Brian H on October 20, 2018, 01:23:12 PM
Just be careful with an XPPF. It is only rated for five amps. If pushed close to five amps they tend to smell like warm electronics.

Some Power strips have some surge and noise suppression in them. I have found that the noise suppression is frequently just a .1uF 250 VAC rated capacitor across the power input. It will act like a signal sucker to X10 power line signals. Causing issues.

A filter heavy enough to carry the current rating of the power strip will be large. So fitting it into the strip would be a big challenge.

The XTB10/15 is a good filter.
Title: Re: Power strip with built in X10 filter
Post by: arizona480 on October 22, 2018, 01:34:37 PM
Just be careful with an XPPF. It is only rated for five amps. If pushed close to five amps they tend to smell like warm electronics....

Good reminder on the 5 amps for the filter, I got a new washing machine and thought for sure it was within those limits, I felt the XPPF unit and thought it was too hot for comfort.  It turns out the washing machine and pull 10 amps as it can actually heat water if needed, I would never use that feature, but I still removed the XPPF.
I just installed a power switch instead so I can just kill the machine when not in use.