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Sdruid11:
I have a basic home theater setup that I began years ago with a Logitech harmony remote kit... I have added many TVs, Ethernet switches, insteon hubs, streaming boxes controlled by X10 lamp controllers And everything works great but my issue is that all Of the devices are behind a 1500va ups on the battery side for protection and I donít know of any way to expand my setup beyond or outside of the ups...

I read years back about a certain brand of ups being suitable for X10 circuits in a forum similar to this one but of course I donít remember where I saw it at now so Iím stuck basically.....

Both the harmony remote and X10 plugs have greatly simplified my life and I have a box full of other X10 plugs and devices ready to extend my X10 network with but Iím stuck within a ups...

I have an insteon hub in the mist of all the madness serving as one of my X10 controllers to complement the ir543...allowing me to control ip cameras outside of the ups circuit and thatís about as far as I have come...

Any ideas ?

Any help would be appreciated...

Thanks

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Sdruid11@yahoo.com

x10wizard:
Install a JVDE XTB-IIR+ repeater at the main circuit breaker panel, and install a JVDE XTB-523 powerline interface on the UPS's AC output side. Couple the two XTB units via their digital ports using CAT5 cable. This method was suggested by Jeff Volp to solve a similar problem: http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=30257.msg172967#msg172967

Brian H:
If you use the XTB-IIR and XTB523. Make sure you contact Jeff to get the proper wiring pin out connections and probably a small power source. As both units have a opto isolated I/O.

JeffVolp:

--- Quote from: Brian H on July 12, 2020, 09:26:21 AM ---If you use the XTB-IIR and XTB523. Make sure you contact Jeff to get the proper wiring pin out connections and probably a small power source. As both units have a opto isolated I/O.
--- End quote ---

It is not quite as simple as just a pull-up on each line.  The XTB-523 and XTB-IIR digital ports emulate the TW523 protocol.  That requires the controller to have an active high output and an active low input.  So a logic inversion is necessary between the two units.  That is easily done with a pull-up resistor and transistor in each direction.  And obviously a small 5V power module.

Jeff

Brian H:
Thanks for the information.
After looking at the schematics I realized it would be a little more involved.

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