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dhouston:

--- Quote from: Brian H on January 04, 2016, 08:32:57 AM ---Just saw the new WS469 push button relay type wall switch on the X10 web site.
http://www.x10.com/x10-home-automation/ws469.html

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And, while browsing their site, I noticed that the pictured CM15A has a telescoping metal antenna like those long used on the TM751 & RR501. It should be a modest improvement over the previous antenna as long as they kept the wired connection.

toasterking:

--- Quote from: dhouston on January 04, 2016, 09:23:57 AM ---I noticed that the pictured CM15A has a telescoping metal antenna like those long used on the TM751 & RR501.

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And yet they're still calling it a CM15A.  Not CM15B; not CM15A-2; no sub-model number mentioned.  I had hoped that they would put a stop to that silliness.

Nice to finally see some antenna improvement, though.  I wonder if it employs the traditional capacitive antenna coupling using the plastic case and a sticky strip of foil.

Brian H:
The capacitive coupling may not be needed.
Unlike the TM751 and RR501 with a power line derived power supply. It has a power transformer type power supply.

Tuicemen:
I just confirmed the new antenna.
This was due to the plastic one breaking off in shipment.
I'm told
--- Quote ---The unit did not get an overhaul
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toasterking:

--- Quote from: Tuicemen on January 04, 2016, 03:30:16 PM ---This was due to the plastic one breaking off in shipment.

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So they claim that the main reason for the antenna change was due to shipping mishaps and not due to poor range?

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