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    I have a neighbour (I think!) that send out x10...

    I have a neighbour (I think!) that send out x10 signals randomly - like in 3:12 AM and the some other weird time. I was also thinking of getting a filter, but now considering a whole-house-filter,...
  2. Thanks for the swift info! :)

    Thanks for the swift info! :)
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    Thanks - will just do it the hard way then :)

    Thanks - will just do it the hard way then :)
  4. Can I ask a silly question please? Is HomeEasy...

    Can I ask a silly question please?

    Is HomeEasy x10 compatable?

    I could not find any info on their site.
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    VERY tempting - I will have a look at this at...

    VERY tempting - I will have a look at this at some point - since I have a server running 24/7, I might as well look into a 'soft' solution.

    Problem is, if it works, does what I want, and a bit...
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    Chris - I posted a reply to the link you sent -...

    Chris - I posted a reply to the link you sent - the CM15 is very relyable, and adding RS232 converters etc is not an option (more money - more complications - more things to go wrong :))

    A am...
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    An old post, but... my two pence worth: I have...

    An old post, but... my two pence worth:

    I have been using the CM15 for a while now - about a year, and have had no heat problems at all - and the only time it was switched on/off was during power...
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    Hi Tim, Yip - saw the filters, and immediately...

    Hi Tim,

    Yip - saw the filters, and immediately thought that I need one, regardless of other household signals getting in and out. Stupid thing is, to install one would need my whole staircase be...
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    Hi Chris, That was close! I got REALLY...

    Hi Chris,

    That was close! I got REALLY excited, since 'bridging' to IRDAnet/tek and keeping existing kit sounds very good, but unfortunately this is for the CM12 module (or similar serial...
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    Hi Tim, Thanks for the reply. I have thought...

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks for the reply. I have thought about this quite a bit and I will most likely stick with X10, reason is that I have an alarm system with x10 module...
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    Hi Geps, thans for the reply - Our house is a...

    Hi Geps, thans for the reply -

    Our house is a 30's build and was bought with the intention to renovate it - three yours later we have replaced only the hot water system. There is a plan to redo...
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    Hi Toscal, thanks for the reply When you say...

    Hi Toscal, thanks for the reply

    When you say 'don't like' - do you mean not work at all, fire hazzard, or just a loud humm from the transformer (which I can imaging isn't good either)?

    Creagan
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    Dimmers - low voltage lights

    maybe not the best place to ask the question, but I bet that someone will know the answer ! :)

    I am planning to buy a low voltage ceiling light that comes with a build in transformer - sample :
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    Home Automation startup - which to invest in?

    Hi All,

    I have been thinking - I have a few x10 switches and controllers but nothing fancy, just a quick dabble to test home automation. Best so far was switching on the Christmas lights on every...
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    Sounds great Gully - recieved mine last Friday...

    Sounds great Gully - recieved mine last Friday (ordered a single switch) and will install later this week. Unfortunately summer here is so good, so we are out most of the time... :)
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    Depending on how you do it, if you use the SDK...

    Depending on how you do it, if you use the SDK dll, there are some issues with QUERYPLC commands.

    How do you connect to the device and send the commands?
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    Have a look at: ...

    Have a look at:

    http://www.activehomepro.com/sdk/sdk-info.html

    Samples are all in C++ and the 'ah C View' is good to see monitoring/listening for PLC commands.

    I have tried to port this to...
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    What language are you using? You can use the...

    What language are you using?

    You can use the AH SDK, and just use the exe that comes with it, ur you can use the DLL.

    From the SDK using a batch file:

    ahcmd.exe sendplc A1 OFF ...
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    Just ordered one - 6 day delivery time :( ...

    Just ordered one - 6 day delivery time :(

    Anyone in the UK sell them?
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    Nice switch, and seems simple enough to install...

    Nice switch, and seems simple enough to install and use - seems the one/two way is the biggest pit fall - not to mention that my lights are all low-energy/flourecent lights

    Ah, and then there is...
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    Advice please? UK wall light switches

    Hi All,

    Back to ask advice on wall switces to expand my HA X10 systems, so I need your expert opinion please?

    I would like to replace my wall switches with a x10 switch, but still retain the...
  22. Feedback...

    Just to let everyone know that my alarm system is working as expected - very reliable, and HA works a treat. Only thing that I would say, is that there is no web interface for the alarm system, or...
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    Ah, but is the lights something you would install...

    Ah, but is the lights something you would install in your own home? :)

    I purchase a few lights some time ago, and they made us look like we were zombies, cold and very dead.

    I must admit, it...
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    *If* you are going for a completely new build or...

    *If* you are going for a completely new build or re-wiring, someone recommended star wiring as a default. In this case I would use a big 12/24/48v DC unit, since LEDs are DC anyway. One big one is...
  25. Thanks for all the replies - I have ordered the...

    Thanks for all the replies - I have ordered the ESP Infinite Prime system and it should be here on Thursday. Fingers crossed.

    Any issues, I will be back here!

    Thanks for everyone helping!
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