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    Default Telephone Line and X10

    A newbie question: what equipment do I need to send an X10 signal when the telephone rings and how do I wire this up?

    I have a similar setup with my front doorbell, which is connected to an X10 Powerflash. When my doorbell is pressed my television pauses and brings up PIP with my IP camera. I would like to achieve something similar when the phone rings. Any ideas guys?

    Thanks in anticipation.

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    How good are you with a soldering iron. Quickest and simplist would be to purchase one of those plugin phone ringers that have a light. So when the phone rings the light flashes. And then just connect the wires from the light to a powerflash module. May need to check voltages etc.
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=33014
    Some of these links are more US based than UK so may not work but will probably point you in the right direction.
    http://www.elkproducts.com/products/elk-930.htm
    http://www.epanorama.net/circuits/telephone_ringer.html
    http://www.apogeekits.com/telephone_ring_detector.htm
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    Thanks! My soldering is terrible but I'll give it a go and report back.

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