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standby power consumption of x10 appliance module ?
« on: October 07, 2006, 11:34:54 PM »

i'm designing my home office to run on an off-grid solar energy system so power consumption is important.

Does anybody know what the standby current (milliamps) is of the Powerhouse 2002 X10 Appliance Module
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Re: standby power consumption of x10 appliance module ?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2006, 02:04:37 AM »

...Does anybody know what the standby current (milliamps) is of the Powerhouse 2002 X10 Appliance Module?

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for Author: Dave Houston and try variations: "module" "standby" "current" "power consumption".

I'm fairly certainly that I recall reading it once, sometime within the past 10 years or so.
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Re: standby power consumption of x10 appliance module ?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2006, 02:01:10 PM »

I don't recognize that model number, but here are a few I did measure:

X10AM14ATwo Way Appliance Module _ 45.1 ma AC
X10ProPAM01Appliance Module w/AGC30.0 ma AC
Smarthome _ 2001SHL _ ApplianceLinc66.0 ma AC
Smarthome2856S3Icon On/Off Adapter69.0 ma AC

Notes:

  • All had a small night light in the output outlet so that the Local Current Sensing was flowing and the module was off.
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  • All themodules use a Powerline derived power supply which uses a capacitor as part of the input. This could effect the readings.
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  • Also is your off grid power going to be close to a sine wave? If not it could make X10 signals hard to use or even harm a module. During a test in another thread I tried a TM751 in the output of an UPS as the user wanted to use on in a power loss  envionment. It smoked and fries on the modified AC Wave form.

[EDIT TTA: Formatted data into a table for alignment / readability.]
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Re: standby power consumption of x10 appliance module ?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2006, 02:50:04 PM »


          Also is your off grid power going to be close to a sine wave? If not it could make X10 signals hard to use or even harm a
          module.
Any thing less than a true sine wave is going to cause problems! ::) I know I run a modified sine wave inverter at the cottage  totaly melted a TM751 I was testing there!
You'll want to spend the extra coin and get a "true sine wave inverter"
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Re: standby power consumption of x10 appliance module ?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2006, 04:35:08 PM »

OH yes. Now I remember. You did have problems with your setup.
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Re: standby power consumption of x10 appliance module ?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2006, 04:45:44 PM »

At the cottage the X10 setup is on hold untill I get a new inverter! ::) :( :( ;)
I wasn't thinking of this when I first started setting up the solar rays! ::) ;) I was just worried about getting Power! ;) :D :)
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