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    Sending x10 150ft wireless

    There use to be a repeater that has been discontinued that would have done this. Does anyone know how to send an x10 signial about 150ft using wireless?

    #2
    I'm not aware of any device that does this. Tell up more about your setup and maybe we can come up with something.
    -Rupp
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      #3
      I have two rentals at a remote site. There about 150ft apart and i have homeseer running in both. Sometimes a pc my lock up or shut off so i can call the main house which has a x10 phone controller so i can restart the modem or pc. Problem is i have no way to restart the pc (which is not responding right now) at the other house. It has no phone however i may be able to connect it to the other house phone at the box on the street next time i go up but i'm not sure how i would separate phone controllers as they both would try to answer. Also i have not checked to see if an x10 signal my go from one house to the other as there on the same transformer, however i'm not counting on this. These rentals are 600 miles away so i'm trying to find all my options now so i can get the equipment before i go.
      Last edited by donaldej; January 8, 2010, 09:48 AM.

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        #4
        Have a look at this thread: http://board.homeseer.com/showthread...ight=turnstyle

        While I still use this antenna, I switched to the W800RF receiver and no longer use the amplifier. I get better than 200' with this arrangement.
        Best regards,
        -Mark-

        If you're not out on the edge, you're taking up too much room!
        Interested in 3D maps? Check out my company site: Solid Terrain Modeling

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          #5
          Thanks mfisher you got me on the right track i think.

          I believe two of these will do the trick.

          http://www.smarthome.com/1135K/X10-T...sceiver/p.aspx

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            #6
            I have a couple of those and the range should meet your need.

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              #7
              Originally posted by donaldej View Post
              Thanks mfisher you got me on the right track i think.
              I believe two of these will do the trick.
              http://www.smarthome.com/1135K/X10-T...sceiver/p.aspx
              The V572 is an RF receive-only device and does not transmit RF. It's called a "transceiver" because it receives RF and transmits X10.
              Have a look at the WGL website: http://www.wgldesigns.com/v572.html and the schematic diagram: http://www.wgldesigns.com/v572_dwg.html

              You would need a different device for the "transmitter" side.

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              Here's a low-tech (ie; high reliability) idea instead. Since you mentioned that there's a phone line to the 2nd unit, you could use a pair of wires in the phone line to control a low voltage relay in the 2nd house that resets the PC.

              Connect a small power supply (wall wart) in the main house to an X10 Universal Module and then to one pair of wires in the phone line.
              Connect the coil of a small relay to the other end of the line.
              Connect the 'NO' and 'Com' relay contacts in parallel with the reset button in the PC.
              Set the Universal Module for 'Momentary' and 'Relay Only.'
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              Last edited by mfisher; January 9, 2010, 12:01 PM.
              Best regards,
              -Mark-

              If you're not out on the edge, you're taking up too much room!
              Interested in 3D maps? Check out my company site: Solid Terrain Modeling

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                #8
                Sorry i've been gone.

                THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I NEED!!!!!! I can't thank you enough.


                Thanks Again

                Don

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                  #9
                  Mark,
                  This is an excellent idea. Thanks for taking the time to put together this drawing and post.
                  -Rupp
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                    #10
                    Don, you're welcome. Please let us know how this works for you.

                    Rupp, anytime!
                    Best regards,
                    -Mark-

                    If you're not out on the edge, you're taking up too much room!
                    Interested in 3D maps? Check out my company site: Solid Terrain Modeling

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