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Author Topic: A strange occurance after blown fuse  (Read 8145 times)

bigguy1217

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A strange occurance after blown fuse
« on: March 19, 2009, 09:22:37 PM »

I have a interesting problem. I use a CM15A to control my lights and appliances. The system has worked great for years. This last week my child knocked over a table lamp that was plugged into a pluggable lamp module. The bulb broke and the breaker in the Fuse box flipped. When I cleaned up the mess and reset the breaker I noticed an issue. I have 2 WS467 wall switches that are on motion sensors and timers. These switches stopped responding to remote commands of any kind. I could still turn the lights on by pressing the button, but could not control the lights remotely via any means. I happened to have an old phase coupler dryer plug on the shelf, so on a whim, i plugged it in to the dryer outlet. One of the switches immediately began to work again. Although the other still does not, i have traded out new WS467s and still get the same result. Any ideas????  B:(
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Re: A strange occurance after blown fuse
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 09:41:04 PM »

Maybe (and just maybe), the breaker didn't fully reset and could be generating some noise.  Try flipping it off and on a couple of times.  Could be a sign of a breaker going bad.
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Re: A strange occurance after blown fuse
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 09:58:35 PM »

OMFG -:)  :)%

I don't BELIEVE it. Your mention of interference gave me yet another idea. The same day all of this happened, I bought by wife a new HP laptop. I unplugged the charger and POOF. Both lights work again even after unplugging the dryer box. Oddly, I can plug her charger into other outlets with no ill effects. It just seems to be the ONE plug outlet (uncontrolled). >!
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Re: A strange occurance after blown fuse
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 10:11:38 PM »

Glad you figured it out.  Sounds like you could use a filter. Just because it doesn't interfere in some outlets now, doesn't mean that it won't in the future.

Yesterday it worked, today it doesn't.  X10 is like that.

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bigguy1217

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Re: A strange occurance after blown fuse
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 10:22:11 PM »

And for the record, I HATE the new WS467s that dont "instant on/off" the fade in/out stinks......
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Re: A strange occurance after blown fuse
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009, 10:53:05 PM »

What a great emoticon for anyone enjoying x10!  B:(
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