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Russell12

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interferance from fluorence light
« on: June 12, 2006, 02:09:48 PM »

I have wired system of two cameras , when one  circuit  of overhead lights are on the cameras will not allow switching  therefore the images  are super imposed on each. With that circuit off the system works great....help
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dave w

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Re: interferance from fluorence light
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2006, 12:14:44 PM »

It sounds like you have diagnosed your problem; noise from the lights (are they flourescent?) will not permit one camera to turn OFF as you turn the other camera ON. Two possible solutions would be: 1. put a noise fliter on the lights.
2. Install a signal amplifier-coupler to get the X10 signal greater than the noise.

Suggestion 1 would be lesser expense, but I am a believer in the ability of a high output signal amp/coupler (such as ACT CR231) as being a "fix all".
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Re: interferance from fluorence light
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2006, 01:29:52 PM »

Perhaps replacing the light fixtures with newer ones would be  just a cheep. If your fixtures are old ,the balasts in newer flourescent lights aren't as noise as some of the older ones .(depends on the make)  ;)
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