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glacier991

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Looking for User's Manual for a testerlinc
« on: February 02, 2024, 05:34:44 PM »

Dragged my old testerlinc out of a box to use it, but somehow it got separated from it's manual. I can get it to work but would think I might benefit from the info in tat manual. Zilch comes up in an online search. Anyone know where I place my hands on one?

Thanks,  Chris
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Brian H

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Re: Looking for User's Manual for a testerlinc
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2024, 06:13:07 AM »

4819 TesterLinc .

1132B normally supplied power and interface to the TesterLinc. I stared with the kit of both the 4819 and 1132CU.
I have other information for the 1132B. Like for the old program they used to use it connected to a computer.

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Re: Looking for User's Manual for a testerlinc
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2024, 12:08:42 PM »

Brian! Well another X10/UD'er. I noticed when I came back over here that there were quite a few of us (Paul Bates comes to mind)

Anyway I have the Insteon 1132 and testerlinc all hooked up, just not sure how to interpret the results exactly. I assumed at one point the tested kind came with some documentation explaining all that.

You came up with exactly what I needed (again).

Btw, thanks for your help here and over at the UD forum!

Chris

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Re: Looking for User's Manual for a testerlinc
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2024, 04:07:02 PM »

You are welcome.
I just got mine back out and did some testing myself.
I have a WGL Designs V572A all address RF receiver.
In to the TW523 emulation port on a XTB-IIR
I get a BCY Bad 3 Cycle Gap. Between valid X10 messages. As my UR19A and HR12 send multiple messages when used.
In my case. I think it is normal.
My Insteon modules are from the early days and have an X10 address added to them.
As are a few X10 modules I still have in use. Like a Large Powerhorn, Powerflasher and Socket Rocket.
Triggered by my Boiler's contact closure. On a safety shut down.
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Re: Looking for User's Manual for a testerlinc
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2024, 04:52:55 PM »

Thanks

My V572A is plugged into a XTB-523 up in the attic. My XTR-RII's TW523 emulation port is unused, not sure what use I might find for it.

Hard to totally abandon a protocol that works for you and that you have a decades of experience with. So far I have only a couple Insteon
devices I  have forced an X-10 address on, and that i
s due to the distance I can punch an X-10 command thanks toJeff Volpe. Those have yet to be installed and tested as they involve out of house enclosures and it is winter in Montana.

I'll look for the BCY errors and le you know.
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Re: Looking for User's Manual for a testerlinc
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2024, 05:29:11 PM »

Just had to let you know. With the manual "re-digested" I plugged the testerlinc back in again...wasn't terribly concerned with line noise, which had been at or near zero when I briefly used the testerlinc la st week. Today though I was seeing considerable line noise.

There was not a lot turned on so to start I started turning off switchable devices.
It wasn't long that I approached a little used reading light. When I turned off the line noise disappeared!

It was a led spot that was the offender.

So even though I had not set out to mitigate a line noise issue, after accidental discovery, I had it solved in 5 minutes.

A bright spot in a cold gray day.
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Re: Looking for User's Manual for a testerlinc
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2024, 12:35:52 PM »

Brian, I am seeing the BCY error routinely as well.
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Re: Looking for User's Manual for a testerlinc
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2024, 03:54:27 PM »

That maybe normal.
No proof but I feel the XTB-IIR's strong signals maybe confusing the TesterLinc.
Or the fact that the XTB-IIR and your XTB-523 processing every X10 message and not the original TW523 processing every other message.
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Re: Looking for User's Manual for a testerlinc
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2024, 09:58:01 PM »

It does not seem to have any negative effects.

It's funny, but as I near the end of my eisy new install, I am looking forward  to the warm summer and setting up my irrigation system(s).. More on that another time. But they are both X10 and increasingly as I look at my programs they are largely based on X10 devices.

With the XTB-RII X10 still has enduring vitality.
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