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Author Topic: What are the little snap in knobs called for the remote  (Read 12969 times)

adamsdaddy

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What are the little snap in knobs called for the remote
« on: April 27, 2010, 02:07:15 PM »

I saw it somewhere, I think on eBay.  It was a bag of "dials" or "knobs" that snap into the house code and unit code spot on the remote.  What are they called?  Where can I find them?  Do they work well?  Sure would be nice to change the house code on my remote without dragging out the ole screwdriver or digging for a dime.  Can you help me find what I am looking for?  Thanks.
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Re: What are the little snap in knobs called for the remote
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010, 02:28:43 PM »

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Brian H

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Re: What are the little snap in knobs called for the remote
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 02:44:20 PM »

Smarthome also has them. I vaguely remember someone saying they didn't fit Palm Pads because the plastic cover over the label was too thick.
http://www.smarthome.com/4824B/X10-Code-Clickers-10-pack-Black/p.aspx
http://www.smarthome.com/4824R/X10-Code-Clickers-10-pack-Red/p.aspx
« Last Edit: April 27, 2010, 06:02:16 PM by Brian H »
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Re: What are the little snap in knobs called for the remote
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2010, 03:53:28 PM »

Thanks again guys.  You're awsome!!!
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Re: What are the little snap in knobs called for the remote
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2010, 01:11:56 AM »

Smarthome also has them. I vaguely remember someone saying they didn't fit Palm Pads because the plastic cover over the label was too thick.
http://www.smarthome.com/4824B/X10-Code-Clickers-10-pack-Black/p.aspx
http://www.smarthome.com/4824R/X10-Code-Clickers-10-pack-Red/p.aspx

Brian's information is correct.   When plugged into the code dial of an HR12A remote, the Code Clicker doesn't extend far enough above the clear plastic label cover to enable getting a grip on it.

Another forum member (sorry, I forget who) posted about cutting a tab out of the plastic from a CD/DVD "crystal" case and super-gluing it into the HR12A dial slot.
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Re: What are the little snap in knobs called for the remote
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2010, 08:09:32 AM »

FWIW

I hot glue metal washers into the slot of the house code dial on Palm Pads. Typically holds up well for about a year then needs to be re-glued. I can't remember the washer size number, but they are about the size of a dime.
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Re: What are the little snap in knobs called for the remote
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2010, 02:10:55 AM »

Just to throw two cents into the bucket, I don't much see the point in these for lamp and appliance modules.  I mean it's not like you change your H/U code dials on a daily basis.  For the most part, you set them, plug them in and they are forgotten.  Or as Ron Popeil would say, "Set it, and forget it"  rofl  When I need to install a new module and set the H/U codes, I usually have my tools ready.  I can kind of see a point in having one on a palm pad, because there have been occasions where I have wanted to send a command that is on another house code and the dial is a bit of a pain even with a dime.  But in that case, design a dial to work for the palm pads.
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Re: What are the little snap in knobs called for the remote
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2010, 06:08:06 AM »

That was on nice feature X10 used on the OEM B&D Freewire Modules. They had knobs you could grip with your fingers.  :)%
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Re: What are the little snap in knobs called for the remote
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2010, 12:13:49 PM »

For anyone in Canada, that AARTech website I posted is Canadian.
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