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Author Topic: XPCR single phase only ???  (Read 1981 times)

liderbug

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XPCR single phase only ???
« on: October 10, 2011, 10:54:45 AM »

Using just a single phase, neutral & ground.  Can I wire a XPCR to a 3 prong plug (capping unused wires) and plug it into a outlet just for the amplifier results?  Or must it have at a min 2 phases?  

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Chuck



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dave w

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Re: XPCR single phase only ???
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011, 11:09:02 AM »

Using just a single phase, neutral & ground.  Can I wire a XPCR to a 3 prong plug (capping unused wires) and plug it into a outlet just for the amplifier results?  Or must it have at a min 2 phases?  
Thanks
Chuck
Nope, won't work.  In fact, as I recall, seeing only one phase for any length of time causes power supply in XPCR to release canned smoke.

Single phase amplification can be done with the Smarthome Boosterlinc.

http://www.smarthome.com/4827/BoosterLinc-Plug-In-Signal-Booster-X10-X-10-Amplifier/p.aspx
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Re: XPCR single phase only ???
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011, 11:54:04 AM »

"... canned smoke ..."  was what I was afraid of - OK, that's out.  As for your other suggestion - boosterlinc - @ $120 -  rofl.

So, I'm running cat5 out to the greenhouse, installing my SBC (arm) and 11A right there.  (film at 11).

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Re: XPCR single phase only ???
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011, 02:39:27 PM »

As for your other suggestion - boosterlinc - @ $120 -  rofl.

Quite a few of my customers have retired their BoosterLincs, so they sometimes come up on eBay.  The XTBR is cheaper, especially if you are skilled enough to assemble it from a kit.

Jeff
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dave w

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Re: XPCR single phase only ???
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2011, 03:42:41 PM »

So, I'm running cat5 out to the greenhouse, installing my SBC (arm) and 11A right there.  (film at 11).
I'll stay tuned!

I had forgotton about JV Engineering single phase booster. JV Digital Engineering, designs and manufactures superior PLC products. (period)

Apologies to Jeff at JV Digital Engineering.
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