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Dan Lawrence

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The simple uncomplicated X10 House
« on: March 31, 2009, 09:27:46 PM »

My system is the simple uncomplicated X10 House.

Equipment:  AHP/CM15A, 11 Lamp Modules, 7 Wall Switch Modules, 4 Socket Rockets (all with CFLs), 1 Wall Outlet, 1 Receptacle Module and  5 Appliance Modules, Plus 2 Pro Wall Appliance Modules (one controls a ceiling fan the other a PRS11 Floodlight.

The phases in my house a bridged by a 98 cent capacitor in my electric stove outlet (the stove doesn't even know it's there).

I don't have any of the Add-ons for AHP, don't have any need for them.
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Re: The simple uncomplicated X10 House
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2009, 01:43:21 AM »

Sometime the simplest setups can be the most beneficial!
Do explain how you have incorporated some of your modules.
For years all I ran was a CM17A a TM751 a lamp module and a Camanywhere Wired Camera (Anaconda Camera they call it now)!
Some Of the best automation Ideas come from simple setups!
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Re: The simple uncomplicated X10 House
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2009, 06:29:23 PM »

Surely.  Many of my modules have timers (with several on-off times) evening timers are offset +times from sunset. I have 14 different .ahx files for different times of the year.  The Christmas season brings a customized .ahx file that adds a bunch of lamp and appliance modules that only come out at that season as they control inside and outside decorations and even the Christmas tree.

Our X10 system has a high WAF rating, she's a teacher and lights during the week come on at 6:15AM and off in the 7AM hour and different time on the weekends.

One of the things that bring the high WAF rating is we never come home to a dark house!!!.   
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Re: The simple uncomplicated X10 House
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009, 10:11:33 AM »

Can you explain the phase connect using the capacitor? 
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Re: The simple uncomplicated X10 House
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009, 12:49:45 PM »

If you have an electric stove, the capacitor is wired across the 220 terminals in the outlet (all stoves plug in unless it's a ancient (early 1950's) one which was hard wired).  WARNING  Turn off the house power before you do this.   Once you are finished and the outlet closed up, turn the house power on.   The capacitor will couple the phases and the stove doesn't know it's even there.  I got mine from my local X10 dealer (who, unfortunately is no longer in the business) for 98 cents.  Any local electronics shop should know what .mfd capacitor you require if you explain what you are going to do.
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