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How may X10 devices are you using with Alexa?

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- 3 (75%)
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- 1 (25%)
I don't use Alexa with X10
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What x10 devices are you controlling with Alexa?
« on: February 20, 2021, 04:35:37 PM »

So many devices now have Alexa built in, even my wife's new Instant Pot (pressure cooker).
Many here have jumped on the Alexa band wagon and there are several ways now to control X10 with Alexa. Sadly no X10 Skill for the WM100 (yet).
 I'm wondering what all is every one is using Alexa and X10 devices for?
I do use Alexa with X10 but in the city all are just lights ( 8 ), at my off grid place I actually control more x10 things(5) then just lights (2).
 The 5 things I use Alexa/X10  control are mostly related to my heating system, out door boiler, radiant heating(2), wood stove fan, the other is my X10 security arm/disarm.
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Re: What x10 devices are you controlling with Alexa?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 06:07:39 PM »

I have about ten X10 modules that are controlled by Alexa plus a bunch of 'pseudo modules' which are just X10 codes that are heard and acted on by my Stargate controller to activate relays.  For example, "Alexa close garage door," tells the Smartenit P2 Hub to send X10 code  D7-OFF.  When the Stargate hears that it responds by momentarily closing a relay that's wired to a garage door transmitter.  I could've just used a Universal Module but I have other things in the Stargate schedule to add security to that event.
Another example is a 'pseudo module' that triggers other non-X10 actions.  "Alexa, good morning," has the P2 Hub send an X10 code that tells the Stargate to send serial messages to the Hunter-Douglas controller to open the shades and to the alarm system to disarm it.
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Re: What x10 devices are you controlling with Alexa?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 06:38:53 PM »

I read an article today which stated the more devices you had Alexa controlling the slower discovery was (obviously  ::) :' )and the more likely hood of missed commands. I did notice my discovery to be a bit slower the more devices and skills I added (not just X10 devices).
The article also stated the obvious that network speed also played a role in discovery and command fails.
Since I'm still under 15 devices (total including skills ) at each place, that may explain why Alexa works so well for me at both places  ??? ::) :'
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