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wijit modules
« on: June 19, 2017, 05:38:38 PM »
I'm told several potential products have come out of development of the X10 Wi-Fi module(hub)
The wijit modules seems to be just one.
https://www.thehomeautomationstore.com/wijit.html
These are not X10 modules nor is there a current way to interface with X10.
These are low end one way modules which cost more then current two way Wi-Fi modules flooding the market right now.
I have a sample module and hub being sent to me but suspect they won't stay in operation long here.
X10 turned me into a Software programmer.
A warning label should have been added ;)

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Re: wijit modules
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 07:17:18 AM »
I've done some testing on these low cost modules
Although the hub is Wi-Fi the modules are not.
The hub takes the incoming signal and determines which module1-16 to send the signal to via 2.4.
The module and hub are smaller then a x10 appliance module but not by much.
The only way to set these up and control them is with a smart phone ( not ideal)
They suffer from the same issues as X10 RF.
Infact I was unable to set up one module until I unplugged it and moved it to another outlet  I then realized there was a wall wart in the next plug so I tested with a phone charger next to it.
The module would click on but not off. :(
My hub gets warm which is a bit of a concern however it isn't warmer then my router gets.
Modules stay cool to the touch but that may depend on how close you get to their max load.

Bottom line: I won't be moving to these from X10
Although first to the market, the X10 hub from what I've seen with past beta units is a far superior animal. ;)
 
X10 turned me into a Software programmer.
A warning label should have been added ;)