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Author Topic: VT38A FloodCam control lamp modules?  (Read 5634 times)


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VT38A FloodCam control lamp modules?
« on: January 24, 2011, 08:47:15 AM »

Can the VT38A FloodCam control an X10 lamp module?

I read thru its on-line manual, and I can see that its "hidden" control panel has the expected X10 camera settings (like grouping), but nothing obvious for sending out standard X10 power commands like the PR511 can do.

However, X10 is currently offering a package that includes a Socket Rocket (LM15A), and implies that the FloodCam's motion detector will turn 'on' and 'off' the Socket Rocket.  Is this really true?   Am I missing something?
« Last Edit: January 24, 2011, 08:51:05 AM by Walt2 »
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Re: VT38A FloodCam control lamp modules?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2011, 07:16:21 PM »

The House Code and Unit dials set the address for the unit. Like all cameras it uses the unit group of four. 1-4,5-8,9-12 and 13-16.
The address is used to turn it on  but the manual also indicates if it goes on from motion. It sends an RF X10 On to the address it is set to. Normally that would turn off any other cameras in the group, but since it is an on command. A Socket Rocket or any other X10 module would go on also if set to the address and you have a transceiver. Guess it could also trigger a macro in AHP.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2011, 07:31:21 PM by Brian H »
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