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Author Topic: X10 State Panel (Monitor X10 State Changes)  (Read 4015 times)

RAN

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X10 State Panel (Monitor X10 State Changes)
« on: November 12, 2008, 11:08:05 AM »

Hi,

I have a house with two floors.
Sometimes is difficult to see (be sure) if a module is On or Off.

Any chance to make a state panel like this

to see the state of module in Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3? ....

Thank you for your help
RAN
« Last Edit: November 12, 2008, 11:09:43 AM by RAN »
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Brian H

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Re: X10 State Panel (Monitor X10 State Changes)
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008, 04:18:09 PM »

Most X10 modules are not two way. So sending a request to a module for its state will not work. Lighting an LED with the on and off being sent to the modules; would not be valid all the time as the LED may follow the command while the module missed it.
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Re: X10 State Panel (Monitor X10 State Changes)
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008, 06:53:18 PM »

Most X10 modules are not two way. So sending a request to a module for its state will not work. Lighting an LED with the on and off being sent to the modules; would not be valid all the time as the LED may follow the command while the module missed it.

What you say is all true, but shouldn't be a major problem if the X10 system has been debugged and has been working fairly reliably.

The major problems are wall switch modules which are also operated manually by pushing the button on the switch, or lamps or appliances which are turned on via local sensing.  Most X10 modules don't send out any signal over the powerline when manually switched, so the computer can have no idea of the change of state.

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Yesterday it worked.
Today it doesn't work.
X10 on Windows is like that.

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