Author Topic: Welcome to the new JVDE X10 Forum  (Read 9690 times)

Old Tele man

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Re: Welcome to the new JVDE X10 Forum
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2013, 09:08:53 PM »
Howdy, one and all. While I am new to this forum, I am not necessarily new to X10 products (per se), because I've been using my X10 products since they were first introduced & sold by Radio Shack.

I come HERE looking for help:

1) How do the X10 devices "see" current LED lamps? As resistive, inductive, or low-voltage devices?

2) Are the relay-switching responders the ONLY true way to guarantee absolutely NO parasitic current/power losses when LEDs are commanded OFF?

3) How reliable is the "wireless" path from SS13A to TM751 followed by the X10-path to XPFM (relay switch?)?



P.S. -- and, "yes," I play a Telecaster guitar.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2013, 09:11:13 PM by Old Tele man »
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Brian H

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Re: Welcome to the new JVDE X10 Forum
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2013, 03:23:07 AM »
1) Depends on the LED lights driver circuit. Different brands electronics. May look like a different type load.
    Not resistive as X10 two wire dimmer switches will not work with LED bulbs. As they get power through the load.
    I have had SOME dimmable LED bulbs work fine with X10 Lamp Module. While others failed miserably.
2) The AC On or Off Sensing current and Local Control Sensing current in the older Appliance Modules. Can in some instances
     Cause the LEDs to flicker or pulse when Off. The later CFL friendly appliance modules are much better.
     The realy type wall switches also have the AC Load On or Off sensing circuit.
3) Depends on your RF distance from the SS13A to the TM751 and power line conditions from the TM751 to XPFM.
    Many new electronic devices. Can cause noise or signal sucking of X10 power line signals.
    Jeff has a great set of tutorials you may find interesting.
    http://jvde.us/x10_troubleshooting.htm

I have both an XTB-IIR repeater coupler and an XTBM X10 signal tester. Both are top notch products Jeff designed.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2013, 05:07:51 AM by Brian H »

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Re: Welcome to the new JVDE X10 Forum
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2013, 03:13:00 AM »
I saw a post on Tuicemen's Forum that the X10 Forums where again accessible.
I used the X10 Forums Link I had in my dead links list and found the X10 Forums.
I used my Users Name and Password. Got right in and for now also had access to the areas Administrators and Expert Advisor's had. My Expert Advisor's status must have been carried over for now. ;D

Though I have had no contacts from the new owners on anything.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2013, 04:23:55 AM by Brian H »

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Re: Welcome to the new JVDE X10 Forum
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2013, 05:12:00 AM »
It looks like the new owners have some new ideas http://www.x10.com/about-us/
The forum is indeed back up though from reading info found on the link above some info may have been lost. I'll compare what I have in the backup to see if the forum lost any thing.
X10 turned me into a Software programmer.
A warning label should have been added ;)

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Re: Welcome to the new JVDE X10 Forum
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2013, 07:45:01 AM »
I just checked my back up with what is now online.
There doesn't appear to be any lost posts. :) :)
However I can't compare the user lists so some users may need to reregister although the list looks to be intact.
The user list does have a few extra administrators but this may be from a old user data base combined with the current one. ;)
X10 turned me into a Software programmer.
A warning label should have been added ;)

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Re: Welcome to the new JVDE X10 Forum
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2013, 08:54:03 AM »
Just for what it's worth I can log on with no problems.    8)
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