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JoelB

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Transmitter Switch
« on: December 02, 2008, 09:28:56 AM »

I'd like a switch module that is a transmitter as well as a receiver. That way I can directly control a light fixture that is hard-wired to the switch and other X10 devices that I would like to have come on whenever the hard-wired light is turned on, such as perimeter lighting and a main central light.
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Re: Transmitter Switch
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 09:36:33 AM »

Actually I have seen these!
I'm not sure now where,  -:)  maybe SmartHome ??? ::)
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Re: Transmitter Switch
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008, 09:57:43 AM »

Insteon's ICON switches do just that.

Search for ICON at the site Tuicemen provided.

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JoelB

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Re: Transmitter Switch
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008, 12:05:49 PM »

That'll do it. Thanks.
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Re: Transmitter Switch
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 03:00:06 AM »

I have looked for Icon switches, but they seem to be discontinued.

1. Do the SwitchLinc switches also work as a transmitter for other X10 devices?
2. Are there any in-wall transmitters that look like a regular wall switch?  The only one that I could find is also discontinued (SWITCHLINC TRANSMITTER-WHITE
Item# 12080W: http://www.smarthome.com/12080W/SwitchLinc-Transmitter-X10-X-10-Decora-Style-Keypad/p.aspx)

Thanks!
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Re: Transmitter Switch
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 06:44:46 AM »

The Insteon version will do the same thing and can even have X10 scenes added to them.
One thing both the Icon and Insteon switches need a real neutral power wire in the switch box. Unlike many of the X10 two wire ones that only use a line and load.
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Re: Transmitter Switch
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009, 12:28:46 PM »

1. By "scenes" do you mean that the Insteon switch will control multiple other X10 address and dim them etc.?  (I have neutrals, so that is not an issue)  I looked through the manuals, but did not see how to set the unit to do this.

2. Could I simply use one of these switches as a transmitter?  In other words, physically install it, but do not connect it to a light.  This is the only way I can think of having a transmitter look like a regular light switch.  Any ideas?
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Re: Transmitter Switch
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2009, 01:48:14 PM »

OK, I found two existing products for the in-wall transmitter issue, but they are both more expensive than getting a switch that will also transmit!  Crazy!

https://www.smarthomeusa.com/ShopByManufacturer/Leviton/Item/HXC1D-1TW/
Dimming

https://www.smarthomeusa.com/ShopByManufacturer/Leviton/Item/HXC10-1TW/
Non-Dimming


Another option would be to get something like the TB134, TB234, and TB334.  I could then use any standard light switch to close the dry contact.  The problem is then having an ugly cap covering the box next to the switches.
https://www.smarthomeusa.com/ShopByManufacturer/ACT/Item/TB134/
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Re: Transmitter Switch
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2009, 02:18:10 PM »

I finally found one for less!!!!!

The TK134
https://www.smarthomeusa.com/ShopByManufacturer/ACT/Item/TK134/
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