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AfrielDotCom

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Troubleshooting- powerline noise
« on: October 16, 2009, 03:16:20 PM »

The testerlinc I have is broken and of course it's discontinued. Does anyone know of an inexpensive and dependable signal analyzer I can get to replace it?

Thanks
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Brian H

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Re: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2009, 04:21:23 PM »

http://jvde.us/xtb/XTBM_description.htm
http://forums.x10.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=e2ba5kvpvt928fec5g18i458g2&board=102.0

Is it dead or does it give you false readings? Like bad block and crc errors? That is what mine started to do.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2009, 06:21:58 PM by Brian H »
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Re: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2009, 05:58:05 PM »

I just recently (the other day) posted a review of the XTBM <link with a video included. It's very nice and useful tool for any X10 user.
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Re: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2009, 12:23:04 AM »

It is Dead. It got damaged some how. The video on the XTBM was very informative. Was just wondering how much it cost.
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Re: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2009, 01:13:10 AM »

....Was just wondering how much it cost.

http://jvde.us/xtb/xtb_ordering.htm

XTBM ORDERING INFO:

XTBM Bare PCB & programmed PIC       $34 postpaid in USA and Canada
XTBM Complete Parts Kit                    $89 plus $8 shipping (USA & First Class to Canada)
XTBM Assembled & Tested                 $129 plus $9 shipping (USA & First Class to Canada)
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Re: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2009, 12:01:15 PM »

I'm gonna have to get one of those XTBM's. Just have to plan it to get shipped when the wife is out of town.  :' My "hobby" is costing too much she said.
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Re: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2009, 12:59:27 PM »

You won't regret owning one.  I bought mine to locate problems in offsite installations.
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Re: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2009, 01:43:04 PM »

I'm eventually going to order the fully assembled XTBM even at the $138.00 price ($129.00 plus $9.00 shipping) as it is a very useful tool for every X10 user.  Even a fully working system can get screwed up by a new electronic unit you never had before.  I'm somewhat of fumble finger when doing tiny part assembly, I'll gladly pay to get the "ready-to-go" price.
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Re: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2009, 08:08:46 PM »

Thanks for all the information guys, I think the fully assembled XTBM is the way to go!
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Re: Troubleshooting- powerline noise
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2009, 09:38:41 PM »

I had a chance tonight to use the XTBM! WOW I learned allot about my setup and fixed a ton of stuff that will make my automation work better and I had a great system as it was!!


Its a must have tool!!
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