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Author Topic: X10 on Battery Backup  (Read 2772 times)

don

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X10 on Battery Backup
« on: December 29, 2005, 11:26:58 AM »

I need intermittent ac power from a diesel
generator.  Can I use an X10 wired or
wireless tranceiver on a backup battery to
signal the generator to start and then run
for a specified length of time? Help is
much appreciated.
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Brian H

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Re: X10 on Battery Backup
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2005, 01:38:46 PM »

On a pure DC battery or on a battery run UPS?
The X10 modules all need AC as they send
their signals when the AC waveform is
crossing the zero point in the cycle. So DC
is not possible. On an UPS it is also
questionable. Most use a modified square
wave that the power supplies in the modules
don't like . I have read of some off grid
power users frying modules with the modified
wave from an inverter.
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don

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Re: X10 on Battery Backup
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2005, 12:36:22 AM »

Thanks, Brian.  It answers my question.
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