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Author Topic: x10 lamp control and quartz radiant heater.  (Read 2993 times)

fefrie

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x10 lamp control and quartz radiant heater.
« on: September 29, 2011, 03:51:48 AM »

Im wondering if I could use a lamp module as a control for a radiant heater.

The heater is self is a glorified halogen lamp.  There is no thermostat built in.  It's a filament in a glass tube.  It shines a nice orangey glow.

It's 300W total. 

Is it possible to have this lamp under X10 control?
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Brian H

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Re: x10 lamp control and quartz radiant heater.
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 06:08:36 AM »

It is strictly resistive with no fans or blowers in it?

If it is strictly resistive. Like a 300 watt light bulb.
I would think a LM465 would work with it.
Since you would be using the maximum rating of the module. I would keep it where air could circulate around it.

If it has a fan or blower in it. I would say do not use a lamp module on it.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2011, 06:11:53 AM by Brian H »
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Dan Lawrence

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Re: x10 lamp control and quartz radiant heater.
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 09:03:11 PM »

The best module to use is an Appliance Module.   It will control the heater and any lights as well.
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Re: x10 lamp control and quartz radiant heater.
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011, 09:25:56 PM »

The heater is self is a glorified halogen lamp.  There is no thermostat built in.  It's a filament in a glass tube.  It shines a nice orangey glow.

It's 300W total. 

I have a Marvin Quartz heater that I've used with an X10 appliance module for several years (maybe 5 years).  I'm no electrician, but I sure would feel safer using an appliance module.
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Brian H

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Re: x10 lamp control and quartz radiant heater.
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2011, 06:02:24 AM »

Two good points.
Though a lamp Module may work OK. I agree the best choice is an Appliance Module.
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luke03

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Re: x10 lamp control and quartz radiant heater.
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2011, 01:41:03 PM »

Do you want to control the heater on and off by X10 automatically?
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