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  1. Nice one! You just solved one for me....

    Nice one! You just solved one for me. http://www.automatedhome.co.uk/vbulletin/images/icons/icon7.gif
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    Hi, many thanks for getting back with the info....

    Hi, many thanks for getting back with the info. Forgot about emails in my junk box. Sorry!
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    Guide to coax colours

    Hi, i see that coax cables can be purchased in several different colours. Is there a guide to what should be used for what. IE:
    Black = SAT
    Brown = Ariel
    Red = video return
    Yellow = Dab
    Red =...
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    Mobile phone broadband question

    Hi, hope you can help? I am planing to move to a more rural area in the UK & wile looking around i will carry 3 sim cards from different providers to check there is a reasonable signal as i can see...
  5. Laugh! Where i live it would take longer to park...

    Laugh! Where i live it would take longer to park near a Maplins than it would to get it posted. So i am taking the lazy route. :rolleyes:

    Cheers.
  6. Thanks for the reply! Think i will pass on the...

    Thanks for the reply! Think i will pass on the dimmer at that price (lol) & go with your diagram.

    Many thanks

    Chris.
  7. Many thanks for the reply, that's a great help. ...

    Many thanks for the reply, that's a great help. On the connections, am i right in that the positive from the 10 volt regulated power supply would go to the 10k pot & from the pot to (lets say) the...
  8. Help needed with DMX dimmers using 0-10 volt

    Hi, hope you can help!
    I have 4xDMX dimmer units (16 dimmers in total) with the facility to control via 0-10 volt, but do not know anything about this side of...
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    Found these to work well, but a little expensive....

    Found these to work well, but a little expensive. http://www.heatmisershop.co.uk/
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    Thanks guys, but the room temp i should be able...

    Thanks guys, but the room temp i should be able to sort in a similar way to Quinten has done. But there will be about 8 points that may have temperatures up to 100c & wont be able to run the cat 5...
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    A bit of 1-wire wire help please.

    I will be wiring the house with many 1-wire points for monitoring various sensors. (Mainly heat) I hope to do this with using rj45 outlets with a plug-in lead to each of the sensors.
    Am i ok to...
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    Thanks for the feedback every one. Toscal:...

    Thanks for the feedback every one.
    Toscal: Looks like Dell are getting desperate with the deals these days. But good for us. I run 2 cheap dells at home for work & have found them quite reliable,...
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    Thanks Raven, something else to think on....

    Thanks Raven, something else to think on. Fortunately the whole house is being wired radially to a central area & will hopefully this will give the versatility needed. But i see many camera systems...
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    Server or computer for home automation. ?

    Planning to have much of a new build house automated & was looking to have the automation on its own dedicated computer.
    Is there any proís & conís or advantages to using a server instead on a...
  15. Hi guys, there’s been some great suggestions on...

    Hi guys, there’s been some great suggestions on getting around this idea & have also spoken with Plug wise about the possibility of a unit that works the same in principle as there plugs but with the...
  16. Hi, the individual meters (Like this one) could...

    Hi, the individual meters (Like this one) could be great. But then times this by 50 & it gets a little silly. I am sure there must be a way of sampling as suggested earlier. I'm having a look down...
  17. Ah! Got a better search this time. (Rambles are...

    Ah! Got a better search this time. (Rambles are good) I might be looking in the wrong places, but couldn't get the price to a reasonable level with the exception of 3 on ebay at around £30 each. Its...
  18. Hi Hi guys, & many thanks for all the input....

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    Hi guys, & many thanks for all the input.
    Its quite a catch 22 with trying to find a system that will do what is needed & at this stage it seems like it will need a couple of systems to...
  19. What would be the best way to monitor electric usage over 50 circuits?

    Hi, i hope you can help. I am an electrician & aim to build a house in the near future & hope to use the idratec system.
    I will be wiring the power sockets in the house as a radial system & not the...
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