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Author Topic: Different chime module for X10?  (Read 2257 times)

ptc

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Different chime module for X10?
« on: January 15, 2006, 01:03:21 AM »

Does anyone know of a different chime module
that is X10 addressable? I am using the one
that X10 ships with a motion sensor that
works great as a driveway sensor.  I would
just like a nicer sounding chime.
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Re: Different chime module for X10?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2006, 01:41:46 AM »

I prefer the UM506 Universal Module, which
just sounds a beep-beep-beep-beep, plus it's
a little louder than the Chime Module.  Or
you could use the momentary contact closure
on the UM506 to trigger whatever doorbell
chime suits your fancy.
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Re: Different chime module for X10?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2006, 11:55:13 PM »

Thanks for the suggestion. I will give it a
try.

As a follow-up question....
I want to build in a delay for the chime so
that when motion is detected the chime is
activated and then the chime would not
activate again for a period of time, like 5
minutes.  This would avoid multiple chimes
as people walk in front of the sensor
multiple times.  It is a similar idea to the
delay in sending an 'off' command.  I think
that I may be able to program it using smart
macros, do you have any ideas?
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Re: Different chime module for X10?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2006, 12:01:04 PM »

A Smart Macro seems to be a good way to go. To enable/disable the chime sound, you can use the programmable delay between On and Off signals available in the MS13A/MS14A/MS15A/MS16A motion detectors.  The MS12A has a fixed 6 minute delay but there's a hardware mod to change it at: http://www.idobartana.com/hakb/index.htm
« Last Edit: October 24, 2009, 12:26:47 AM by -Bill- (of wgjohns.com) »
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