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 91 
 on: May 28, 2020, 05:49:11 AM 
Started by Pele - Last post by Tuicemen
Do you have access to another phone you could use for setup? That would help eliminate your suspicion.

 92 
 on: May 27, 2020, 04:27:45 PM 
Started by petera - Last post by petera
It's looking more like manufacturers of X10 433mhz sensors have abandoned production so it's down to the the likes of eBay for sourcing replacement parts.
Europe limits PLC amplitude to 2.5Vpp which is probably why the market for X10 products dried up. In addition, the limits on 433MHz RF are much more lenient than what we have in N. America creating a market for direct RF control of lights, etc.

Yes I could make up a 433 mhz sensor/transmitter cheaply enough but as I've so many X10 motion sensors lying about after an eBay purchase I thought I could use them in the setup. So far so good.

Love hearing about the technical side of X10. So little of it discussed here anymore. Particularly DIY projects stuff.

 93 
 on: May 27, 2020, 02:36:57 PM 
Started by petera - Last post by dhouston
It's looking more like manufacturers of X10 433mhz sensors have abandoned production so it's down to the the likes of eBay for sourcing replacement parts.
Europe limits PLC amplitude to 2.5Vpp which is probably why the market for X10 products dried up. In addition, the limits on 433MHz RF are much more lenient than what we have in N. America creating a market for direct RF control of lights, etc.

 94 
 on: May 27, 2020, 12:53:50 PM 
Started by petera - Last post by petera
In my (years ago) testing the only lockups were caused by multiple (supposedly polite) PLC transmitters colliding on the powerline.

I don't believe there's any way short of reprogramming the microcontroller in the sensor to eliminate the House/Unit codes. Similarly, you would need to reprogram whatever device receives the RF codes.

I have PicBasic code for both transmitters and receivers at...https://www.laser.com/dhouston/PIC-RX-TX.TXT

I found that ditching the CM15 in favour of the CM19 and a transceiver has given more reliable results on the Raspberry Pi using the many available automation software options and the various sensors available both standard and security are working more reliably together.

I didn't think that disabling the HC/UC on the standard sensor at hardware would be easy. I'll work on a software solution for that. I'll have a little look at your PicBasic code. Thanks for link.

Anyway everything is working fine now on a Raspberry Pi Zero W with a decent power supply to cover the overhead required to power the CM19. It's looking more like manufacturers of X10 433mhz sensors have abandoned production so it's down to the the likes of eBay for sourcing replacement parts.

 95 
 on: May 27, 2020, 10:56:33 AM 
Started by petera - Last post by dhouston
In my (years ago) testing the only lockups were caused by multiple (supposedly polite) PLC transmitters colliding on the powerline.

I don't believe there's any way short of reprogramming the microcontroller in the sensor to eliminate the House/Unit codes. Similarly, you would need to reprogram whatever device receives the RF codes.

I have PicBasic code for both transmitters and receivers at...https://www.laser.com/dhouston/PIC-RX-TX.TXT

 96 
 on: May 27, 2020, 08:04:22 AM 
Started by Pele - Last post by Pele
I've tried it a few ways.

I released at the fast blink.
I released at the solid on.
I released after a couple cycles of fast blinking and solid on. (It'll continue through cycles of slow-fast-solid if you hold down the button forever.)

No es bueno.

I think it may be due to my phone.

I deleted the X10 app and reinstalled. It didn't act like it did when I first installed the app. It did not prompt me to scan the QR code. It immediately went to sending data to a non-existent WM100.

I factory reset the app, cleared the app's cache and stored data, then deleted the app and reinstalled. It still acted like it had been configured before.

I think some data is being left behind on the phone.

 97 
 on: May 27, 2020, 07:37:42 AM 
Started by petera - Last post by petera
...probably the RF to PLC conversion is causing the lockup.
It has been many years since I played with X10 RF but...

There are minimal differences between standard and security RF signals. These differences are noted at... https://www.laser.com/dhouston/rf.html

Most X10 RF devices send 5 or more copies of the code. X10 RF-to-PLC transceivers start transmitting PLC as soon as they have decoded a valid RF code and ignore any further incoming RF while transmitting PLC.

Nice to hear from you Dave and thanks for taking the time to comment.

Yes the additional code transmitted by the security motion sensor is quite visible. The standard motion sensor is definitely more versatile though. There's nothing other than sensitivity that be adjusted on the security motion sensor so having the ability to adjust for night/day and on/off time is certainly a benefit.

I set the standard motion sensor to toggle via software so I can record momentary trips and I can override the minimum On state of one minute.

I've no real need for the House Code/Unit Code feature on the standard motion sensor so I'm wondering if I can disable this feature physically or if I can strip out this code between broadcast and receive.

Interestingly on a security console you can trick the console into revealing it's set of five RF codes for each of the allowable remotes you can enrol on the system. 

 98 
 on: May 27, 2020, 06:36:24 AM 
Started by Pele - Last post by Brian H
You may have let go of the Sync button too soon.
The manual indicates the LED should slow blink, fast blink then go solid on.  Was it solid on before you released the Sync button?

 99 
 on: May 27, 2020, 06:16:12 AM 
Started by Pele - Last post by Tuicemen
Yup. I turned the 5 GHz portion of my router off. Only 2.4 GHz remained on.

I did do a hard reset of the WM100 by holding the button for 15 sec until the LED blinked fast.
that isn't  a hard  reset  read pages 18-19 you need to hold the sync button longer. Don't  have it handy but believe it blinks red after blinking fast then blinks quick again before its hard reset is done.

 100 
 on: May 27, 2020, 05:54:43 AM 
Started by petera - Last post by dhouston
...probably the RF to PLC conversion is causing the lockup.
It has been many years since I played with X10 RF but...

There are minimal differences between standard and security RF signals. These differences are noted at... https://www.laser.com/dhouston/rf.html

Most X10 RF devices send 5 or more copies of the code. X10 RF-to-PLC transceivers start transmitting PLC as soon as they have decoded a valid RF code and ignore any further incoming RF while transmitting PLC.


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