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 on: June 25, 2017, 12:46:53 PM 
Started by raleman - Last post by raleman
10k views! I wonder how many people are actually using it.  I'd love to hear feedback, and maybe I'll move this to github if there is demand.  I have added more to the remote since this post (not included in above download).  I just added a popup remote for my window ACs.  It doesn't use X10 except for the ceiling fan button. I'm using a broadlink rm3 mini WiFi to IR bridge and A1 air sensor that allows me to blast IR signals out to the room and get room temp, humidity and air quality. 


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 on: June 25, 2017, 10:27:21 AM 
Started by Tuicemen - Last post by Tuicemen
The one concern I have is the hub gets very warm in the short time I had it plugged in,
Yeah, that would worry me. Especially since they are proto type or early production units. You are the guinea pig, or canary in the coal mine.
rofl
These early production units will work fine once the software gets a few updates added for a small setup.
I found a wall wart plugged into or next to them however effects their operation even though they are RF
Initial setup is simular to the first X10 beta unit I tested though no manual IP or port inputs  :(
In fact network scanners I've tested don't even see this Hub :o  B:(

Still from what I've seen the X10 Hub is a superior animal.  (At least the beta unit I originally tested was) >!


 3 
 on: June 25, 2017, 09:25:11 AM 
Started by Tuicemen - Last post by HA Dave
Oh I understand the ads showing up because I began using the email address. I am aware of Google's policy. However, I would not expect spam (Nigerian, FBI, etc) emails, just ads.

Email addresses can not be encrypted. So any email sent over the Internet is visible to anyone with a desire to monitor such things. Our good friend.... the Nigerian Prince (that we're helping to smuggle his fortune out of the country) may not be able to read your email but he see's the addresses.

The idea that there is some level of privacy on the Internet.... has always been false.   

 4 
 on: June 25, 2017, 07:52:02 AM 
Started by Tuicemen - Last post by racerfern
Oh I understand the ads showing up because I began using the email address. I am aware of Google's policy. However, I would not expect spam (Nigerian, FBI, etc) emails, just ads.

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 on: June 25, 2017, 07:38:28 AM 
Started by Tuicemen - Last post by dhouston
I set up an email address on gmail and never used it. I never got any spam. As soon as I started using it I started seeing a few spam emails. Somehow (I'm not sure where the link is) somewhere, somehow, someone, some computer, sees this trail of emails and suddenly the spam starts.
There's no real mystery. Google, with its enormous computing power, scanned (i.e. read) your emails in order to determine what ads were best aimed at you. Following complaints from corporate email customers, they have just announced they will no longer do this.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/technology/gmail-ads.html?ref=business
I doubt that smaller ISPs and dedicated email services ever had the computing power (or the motive) to do this.

 6 
 on: June 23, 2017, 06:17:25 PM 
Started by Francey - Last post by Brian H
The Powerflash will send an X10 On when the relay closes and an X10 Off when the relay opens.

I see each relay output has a Jumper J1 to J4. To set it to 1,10,60 Seconds or 10 Minutes of relay activation.

When the X10 On is received by the RoboDog it will start barking. When the X10 Off is received it stops the barking or time out of about 30 seconds. So you may have to set a longer timeout or  it my just gave a small yelp.

I looked at the manual. Now I see if it was real tight you may have had opening issues.

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 on: June 23, 2017, 03:23:52 PM 
Started by Francey - Last post by dhouston
I have GREAT enthusiasm that it WILL WORK GREAT and RoboDog will be my watchdog for visitors,  from any room of my house.

There are still some potential troublemakers but we can help you deal with those if the time comes. Things like CFL lights, LED lights, cellphone chargers, some computer power supplies, etc. can interfere with the powerline communications used by X10 (i.e. between the Powerflash and RoboDog).

Also, your household wiring is divided into two subsystems (called phases) and X10 usually has difficulty jumping from one to the other so RoboDog may work in some rooms (or in some outlets within a room) but not others.

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 on: June 23, 2017, 03:08:48 PM 
Started by Francey - Last post by dhouston
Exposed to view are the 14 'holes'...(as in the illustration of DCR2500). The first two being what connects the X10Powerflash as shown on the Powerflash illustration above..  You would then poke the designated bare wire directly into it's designated hole.   Is this correct?

Poke each wire into its designated hole and then rotate the screw to secure the wire. At the Powerflash unit, form the wire into a hook, place it beneath the screw, then tighten the screw.

Below, I've updated the drawing to show the configuration, earlier recommended by Brian.
 

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 on: June 23, 2017, 11:43:34 AM 
Started by Francey - Last post by Francey
When you first receive the Unit you are instructed to take it apart and check the 8 DIP switches in the Receiver to determine that they all match
the Transmitter's 8 Dip Switches.  I was too uptight to take it apart at first, but finally did so last night.  Obviously, all the dip switches were in their proper order,  because the Alert did it's job before I got the courage to open it up & look. (smile)  . 

I just ordered the Power Flash X10 Pro and it will be here in about a week. 
I'll find that #24 wire and be ready for it.  I have GREAT enthusiasm that it WILL WORK GREAT and RoboDog will be my
watchdog for visitors,  from any room of my house.  Your help is wonderful.  Frances 

 10 
 on: June 23, 2017, 06:10:09 AM 
Started by Francey - Last post by Brian H
I just got the courage to take the Dakota Unit apart as it suggests:  CAREFULLY, with a small screw driver.  I closed and opened
it numerous times to overcome the fear of damaging it.

Now, I must make a correction.. After removing Dakota receiver from the wall, where the bottom was out of view... the major part of the bottom edge IS open.  (No need to drill holes)

Exposed to view are the 14 'holes'...(as in the illustration of DCR2500). The first two being what connects the X10Powerflash as shown on the Powerflash illustration above..  You would then poke the designated bare wire directly into it's designated hole.   Is this correct?
Whoo!  What a complicated little piece of work inside!   Frances

The photo in an earlier post. Showed terminal blocks with the dry contact relay connections. That could connect to the Powerflash. Is yours not the same as the photo you posted. If it has the terminal blocks. Why did you take it apart?

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