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 on: April 20, 2019, 04:42:50 PM 
Started by gdmaclew - Last post by gdmaclew
Not LED's.
The older switch boxes have a white wire. I wired the house 30 years ago.

Update: I was able to find a "combination" dual switch plate at my local hardware store in case I have to go that route.

All of the wall outlets in the garage are on the same circuit.
All of the lights, both inside and out (including the 3 pairs of spotlights/floodlights) and a garage door opener (possible culprit  for my problems?) and a Heath/Zenith motion sensor dual floodlight above the main garage door, are on the other circuit.

This means that I couldn't run a wall module test because I have no way of plugging it into that circuit. Correction...I just checked and the Studio (the other new structure besides the garage) is on the  same  circuit as the 3 pairs of outside lights. So I just plugged the TM751 into one of the Studio outlets and voila - the dual flood lights outside the side door of the garage now turn on AND off!

So I'll change out that WS467 switch and see what happens to the 2 pairs of spotlights which don't respond at all to X10 commands.

Maybe for the other pair I'll switch the bulbs from halogen floods to just ordinary incandescent light bulbs to see if I can turn them on AND off, not just ON like with the halogens.

Onward and upward!

 on: April 20, 2019, 03:18:20 PM 
Started by gdmaclew - Last post by brobin
Are the floodlight bulbs LED's? If so they're probably creating line noise while they're on. Different brand bulb may help or install a hash choke. Go to and look at the switches offered. If you don't have a white wire in the box you're stuck with the older models. If those boxes are new there should be a neutral in them. Having a neutral makes for a more reliable switch.

Wallplates in the configuration you need are readily available for a few bucks at home centers or Amazon.

 on: April 20, 2019, 02:44:51 PM 
Started by soxfan1966 - Last post by soxfan1966
So I played around with the HG Program "Generic IP Camera" and the associated Widget "homegenie/generic/camerainput" and think I found a way to get it to work but as I'm a novice with JavaScript / HTML (not to mention HG) I am not sure of the best way to implement it.

So in the Program "Generic IP Camera", on the Startup Code tab, I added this:
AddFeature("Media.IpCamera", "Sensor", "IpCamera.Orientation", "Orientation (Blank for Landscape, 1 for Portrait)", "text")

under the line for the URL.  I was aiming for a sort of toggle - off for regular display, on to rotate 90 degrees (which is basically what I need)

I wanted to then incorporate this new field, which I believe would be referenced as IpCamera.Orientation, to alter the Style attribute for the image in the Widget on the HTML Tab.

In the "homegenie/generic/camerainput" Widget, on the HTML tab, on line 4 is this:  ** See the Side note below on how I found this line if you are interested.

If we want to rotate the image 90% then this line would need to be:

So that brings me to where I am now.  It does not appear it is as simple as adding an IF statement in the HTML code to display one version of style or the other based on the IpCamera.Orientation field (or even better to add the transform part or not based on this).

Sounds like it needs to be done as part of the javascript - like is done for the:

So I am trying to figure out how to add a new variable / data-ui-field in the javascript to populate with one or the other of the style lines and then use that new variable in the HTML code for the the style part of line 4.

*Side note - while in HG on the Widget editor you can click the "bound to device" dropdown and pick one of your entries.  I did this for camera with the image I wanted to rotate, and then clicked Run / Preview.  That displays my camera in the preview window.  In Chrome (and likely other browsers, but I'm not certain) if you then right click with the mouse on the image and chose Inspect from the dropdown it will display in a side panel the HTML code that is running.  Moving your cursor over a line in the HTML code displayed will highlight the associated part of the web page it corresponds to.  This is how I found the line of code in the widget that needed to be modified.

 on: April 20, 2019, 01:29:31 PM 
Started by gdmaclew - Last post by Brian H
It may need a real Neutral power connection besides the Line and Load or it may have a optional input to be used with a three way setup. The model number of the Pro switch would be a help to look up what the wires are used for.

The module that goes On but not off. Could be the load is making power line noise. When it is Off. The X10 signal is strong enough to turn it On but the noise stops the Off command from working.

It is also possible the two outlets on opposite sides you tested with. Are on different circuits.

 on: April 20, 2019, 12:49:05 PM 
Started by soxfan1966 - Last post by soxfan1966
To date, the only devices I have in HG are the ones I brought over from my X10 AHP setup.

This morning my wife went to use the kitchen cabinet lights - led strips under the kitchen cabinets that can be accessed via the MagicHome App or via Alexa or Google Home.

Can this type of thing be added into HG as well (I did a google search but didn't turn up anything specific, short of something someone did via Smartthings but that is a tad out of my skill set at this point).

 on: April 20, 2019, 12:40:11 PM 
Started by gdmaclew - Last post by gdmaclew
Thanks for the information.
Unfortunately my plate cover uses the small style slot that fits the WS467. It is a double switch plate.
Although I guess I could try to find a double switch plate that combines a smaller slot with a bigger one.
Does X10 sell a compatible switch with the new config?

Update: I just tested the 3rd pair of flood lights outside the side door of the garage in the following way...

I plugged a lamp module into an outlet close to the flood lights and then plugged the TM751 in an outlet on the opposite side of the garage.
The lamp module and flood lights all turned on but only the lamp module would turn off. I had to press the button on the switch for the flood lights to turn them off.
This is NOT the switch that  controls the  first 2 pairs of flood lights.

Strange. This is a brand new switch.

Another thing I am confused about - The WS467 has 2 wires, a Blue and a Black.
The Pro switches have a Blue, a Black and a White. Why?

 on: April 20, 2019, 12:07:42 PM 
Started by HA Dave - Last post by HA Dave
I can't wait for these either.
Just hope I don't have to replace my current flat screen till after these roll to market! ::) :'

My wife and I keep milk in the frig. But it is hard to always consume it all before it sours. As much as I hate waste.... it can be part of life.

I recycled my old living room TV to my man-cave (also wall mounted it). It also uses the "left-over" Apple TV device. Upgrading the Home Theater creates tech-waste as well. It is a bummer to see once-great (and costly) devices turn to trash.... so quickly.

 on: April 20, 2019, 11:56:41 AM 
Started by soxfan1966 - Last post by soxfan1966
I tried playing around with this some more last night with no luck.  I think it's doable, just not certain how to implement it in HG.

If you had a new Widget, I was thinking that there would be some field to define portrait or landscape and that would be used to rotate (or not) the image.

I may play around with this some more today (rainy and pretty much open schedule for me this early afternoon)

 on: April 20, 2019, 11:54:56 AM 
Started by HA Dave - Last post by Tuicemen
I am already planning the OLED roll-out full-wall TV screen. I am not sure where I'll put it.
I can't wait for these either.
Just hope I don't have to replace my current flat screen till after these roll to market! ::) :'

 on: April 20, 2019, 11:54:54 AM 
Started by soxfan1966 - Last post by soxfan1966
Well, may have somewhat spoke too soon - the first time I pull HG up on my desktop via a browser or on my phone via a browser I have to enter in the user and password for the camera(s) and then its OK from there.  The app works with no need to do that (which I use most of the time on my phone anyway, and it will now show them even when I am off my local network - them having been entered in my router now).

I can live with it the way it is now, pending some brainstorm to correct the need to sign in once.

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