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bitman

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My first professional X10 type work.
« on: July 30, 2008, 11:13:44 PM »

Well now there's another fun hobby down the drain.

I was at one of my more well to do pc service clients putting in an 8 core xeon workstation. - yea you read that right.

Anyway, as he was checking it out I mentioned that I have been getting more and more into x10 at home.
He has some automation going on at his house but the boxes they came in were not x10. I saw the stack when the installer
was there. Anyway he handed me a Smarthome Maxi controller and the documentation and said take this home figure out how it works
and then can you program 3 of them for me? The installer does not program the system. I said ok took it home and while it has limited functionality with lowly x10 devices here it seemed straight forward. So I'm gonna give it a go Friday. I'm pretty sure his system is all Leviton gear.

Any sage advice you guys can give me?

:Ron
« Last Edit: July 31, 2008, 12:03:21 PM by bitman »
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Brian H

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Re: My first professional X10 type work.
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008, 06:49:04 AM »

The Smarthome Maxi-Controller has buttons on it to send out the codes to put their modules in the programming mode. For things ramp rate and scenes membership. I have no idea if it will help with different brand modules. I know the standard address and function buttons are fine with X10 and other brand modules. Also I believe it can have a set of addresses on one local button.
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Re: My first professional X10 type work.
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 12:09:25 PM »

Thank you for your reply, and sorry for the massive amounts of typos.

It looks like x10 devices cannot be included in a scene. At least this did not work with my lm465s about the house.

While I have been in pc/network support for way too long, boy if someone could have told me about some of the pitfalls in this industry, it would have saved me a lot of heartache! I'm hoping to gleen some of the intangibles from the old timers here so make less stupid mistakes.
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Re: My first professional X10 type work.
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2008, 04:49:20 PM »

If you didn't get the Full Users Manual for the Maxi-Controller. It can be downloaded from a link of its sales page.
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