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    4 gang KeyPadLincs

    The KeyPadLinc manual states that a maximum of 4 KeyPadLincs can be ganged together.

    Does anyone know why?

    Thanks,

    Richard

    #2
    Heat.
    -Rupp
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      #3
      ... any more and they become a public nuisance, tagging walls, cars and hanging out at the local 7-eleven.

      (sorry couldn't resist)

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        #4
        The heat would shorten their life, I guess.

        I have a problem with a few of them in several locations where I see corrupt signals (via a TesterLinc). Sometimes they work fine. Onc of the regular "bad" locations is where I have 5 ganged together (I missed the 4 mention in the manual...).

        I'm not sure about the corruption which happens about half the time, and causes scenes to malfunction - any thoughts? -

        PS: I caught a few returning from a local tavern, jumping back into the wall, late one night ...

        Thanks,

        Richard

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          #5
          Richard:

          Do you happen to have fluorescent lighting near these switches?
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            #6
            Good thought - yes. There is a set of 6 four foot units in a ceiling cove (indirect lighting). The cove is about 12 feet horizontally from the switches, and 9 feet high. At the first unit that meets the feed wire, I have a Leviton 6287 noise block installed. The fluorescents are on a different breaker.

            One other note, there are other KeyPadLincs in the area. One is directly under the lights, and 3 are equidistant in a different direction. I do not have the high rate of corruption from those guys, but they are not perfect either...

            Thanks in advance for the help.

            Richard

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              #7
              These KeyPadlinc are 2 way switches and with that comes a significant X10 signal drain. Have you tried a plugin repeater near by?
              -Rupp
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                #8
                Richard:

                Do a quick test and turn all of those lights off and see if the problems still exist.
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                  #9
                  The problems exist whether the fluorescent lights are on or off.

                  I added in an outlet to the exact circuit that the 5 gang KeyPadLincs are on, and plugged in a BoosterLinc - still have the problems.

                  The intermittent thing makes me nuts because sometimes all is perfect, the TesterLinc shows "K5"/129, "KOn"/132, and thats it - nice strong signal. Other times I get about a dozen BCY, BBK type "bad" data codes with a reduced signal, and maybe on portion of the command (like a "K5" only) so the scene fails.

                  I have 5 breaker panels, at them I have (2) ACT CR-234 coupler/repeaters (connected with a CAT5 SCC cable), 2 passive couplers, and an ELK-9100. Recently I recently bought a SignalLinc, and it is not improving anything. As a matter of fact it made things worse in that I started to get repeatd signals being repeated (ping-pongs) - even though the CR234s are dip-swithced not to do that. The SignalLinc is currently unplugged.

                  Thanks again for all...

                  Richard

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