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Re: Random failures
« Reply #45 on: March 23, 2017, 08:05:30 AM »
Good thing I did not buy a PZZ01. Did not think about it blocking my legit signal.  :)


ANR, when I watch it, blinks once every 3 seconds. I believe that is normal.  Lights went off at 6:13 this morning.

I have a slide show of all the readings in the XTBM since powered on in the garage yesterday.  A01 is the legitimate code. When the lights went off this morning the last thing shown was entry 02 at 19:56:18. But I don't know if that was the event that caused the lights to go off. It should not have been.  If you hover over the image you will see a pause button.

I have unplugged everything in the garage I can (trickle charger, wall wart for phone and HiFi). Only things plugged in is the door opener and the wall wart for the video camera. I will check the log tomorrow.

When I had the XTBM in the house I did not see this much extraneous activity.

The frustrating thing is the garage and the old WS477 using 60 watt bulbs was rock solid. No unintended on/off. 


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Re: Random failures
« Reply #46 on: March 23, 2017, 09:53:40 AM »
This is a long shot, but is the garage door opener one of the new connected ones?  My 2 old openers don't do anything to my signal when plugged in vs unplugged.  However, the newer ones (Ryobi for instance) are very complex looking.  They may have some stuff going on in the power supply since they have some sort of embedded logic in them.


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Re: Random failures
« Reply #47 on: March 23, 2017, 06:19:54 PM »
Door opener is at least 10 years old.


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Re: Random failures
« Reply #48 on: March 24, 2017, 07:22:00 AM »
I watched the slides and have several observations:

There is A01_ON about 8 hours after logging started.
There are two sequences of A04_OFF a couple of hours later.
Then there is A05_OFF about 20 hours after logging started.
Four minutes later there is A02_OFF.
And half an hour later there is A01_OFF.

All of those look like valid X10 commands with similar X10 signal levels.  They would not be caused by noise.

The ANR blinking once means the background noise level is under 10mVpp, which is fine.  But that doesn't indicate whether there are any random transients.

The fact that you are using A1 and A2 may be asking for trouble because I understand those are the codes that X10 motion detectors revert to when their batteries are dying.  I would recommend against using the A house code at all.

You might find that the problem goes away if you move those A switches to a different house code.


X10 automation since the BSR days...