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  • Steve Q
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    I'm using the TI103. The same one I have used for the last 5 years with HS2.


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  • Gogs
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    Originally posted by Steve Q View Post
    My HS3 X10 problems have pretty much disappeared. I still have occasional lights coming on unexpectedly and a few lights do not turn off when they should. But, everything X10 is working. For me that is 67 of my 240 devices. I do not DIM or BRIGHTEN anything. My x10 events are pretty simple. And I only use x10 modules for non-critical devices. I think X10 worked better in HS2 but I believe the other features and benefits of HS3 outweigh the shortcomings of X10 in HS3. I am trying not to mess with X10 now because it makes me crazy! I am now working on energy monitoring, IR control, and audio stuff. It's much more interesting[emoji3]

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    Remind me, which X10 interface are you using?

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  • Steve Q
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    My HS3 X10 problems have pretty much disappeared. I still have occasional lights coming on unexpectedly and a few lights do not turn off when they should. But, everything X10 is working. For me that is 67 of my 240 devices. I do not DIM or BRIGHTEN anything. My x10 events are pretty simple. And I only use x10 modules for non-critical devices. I think X10 worked better in HS2 but I believe the other features and benefits of HS3 outweigh the shortcomings of X10 in HS3. I am trying not to mess with X10 now because it makes me crazy! I am now working on energy monitoring, IR control, and audio stuff. It's much more interesting[emoji3]

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  • Gogs
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    Originally posted by TeleFragger View Post
    well i am dead in the water and havent cared.
    I rented the x10 tester and got frustrated trying to figure it out. it would report a high signal and no noise then just go haywire. I unplugged everything out of EVERY outlet in the house. I was not a friendly face in the house for that.. but none the less I still had the tester telling me noise then no noise, etc...

    I did however in emails to Jeff find out that maybe I need to turn the boosterlinc off in my switches. So to program my switches you turn the light off then hold the led button in for 3 seconds. This will turn the light on and the led will flash. use a palm pad (must be wireless) and hit the code you want so say G10. But you can do G10 ON for G10 and boosterlinc ON and G10 Off for Boosterlinc off. I have always set to on but were thinking that each switch is grabbing the code and repeating it all over the place.

    maybe i will get some time to run around the house this weekend and program the switches (the ones that will as some seem to be ignored by the palmpad)
    I have found the tester very useful and also extremely sensitive.

    The last time I used it was to try an find where I was loosing an X10 signal, I was getting no where, so sat down with a glass of wine, meter still plugged in and it suddenly went berserk with noise! Shout went out "What's just come on", it was the kettle, not the source of my problem.

    Turned out that the problem was actually the X10 unit itself, and it was the meter that determined that, unit in no response for X10 signal, unit out, there was the X10 signal.

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  • TeleFragger
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    well i am dead in the water and havent cared.
    I rented the x10 tester and got frustrated trying to figure it out. it would report a high signal and no noise then just go haywire. I unplugged everything out of EVERY outlet in the house. I was not a friendly face in the house for that.. but none the less I still had the tester telling me noise then no noise, etc...

    I did however in emails to Jeff find out that maybe I need to turn the boosterlinc off in my switches. So to program my switches you turn the light off then hold the led button in for 3 seconds. This will turn the light on and the led will flash. use a palm pad (must be wireless) and hit the code you want so say G10. But you can do G10 ON for G10 and boosterlinc ON and G10 Off for Boosterlinc off. I have always set to on but were thinking that each switch is grabbing the code and repeating it all over the place.

    maybe i will get some time to run around the house this weekend and program the switches (the ones that will as some seem to be ignored by the palmpad)

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  • Gogs
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    Hmm, I am wondering about this problem. Is it HS3 or the X10 Module?

    I am using two XTB-232's plugged into the same power line socket, one connected to HS2 and one to HS3 and so far they are working brilliantly with both programmes.

    I had a lot of problems when I connected the XM12 to HS3, I also had problems getting it to work with HS2 in the early days.

    HS2 and HS3 are getting on great just now talking with both RF and the XTB's to each other.

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  • Steve Q
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    X10 poll - Stay HS2 or go to HS3???

    I had a several day period where my X10 stuff on HS3 was working well. Now it is going crazy again. The TI103 seems to have developed a selective deafness to certain x10 device codes. I have X10 logging turned on.

    I'm getting very discouraged! I have HS2 shut down now.

    Steve Q

    Update: Restarting the CM11a/TI103 plugin got everything working again. There is definitely something wrong with the plugin! I suspect it is a queuing issue with the serial port. A long time ago I wrote a script for the Cheaper RFID device. It took me a long time to figure out how to clear the port. Once it gets full, it stops communicating.

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    Last edited by Steve Q; December 3, 2015, 02:21 PM.

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  • mfisher
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    You are welcome. Please see my post here http://board.homeseer.com/showpost.p...9&postcount=23 for some more info.

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  • Steve Q
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    Great news! Thanks for volunteering to do this.

    Steve Q


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  • TeleFragger
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    Originally posted by mfisher View Post
    I've been in touch with Mark at HS on this and anticipate having access to the source code in the next week or so. I'll start a new thread in CM11 / TI103 Plug-in by HomeSeer once that's done and I'm ready to get started.
    SAWEEEEEEEEEEEET

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  • mfisher
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    I've been in touch with Mark at HS on this and anticipate having access to the source code in the next week or so. I'll start a new thread in CM11 / TI103 Plug-in by HomeSeer once that's done and I'm ready to get started.

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  • Uncle Michael
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    Originally posted by Steve Q View Post
    . . .could you send a Brighten to X command to achieve the same result as the preset dim value?
    Unfortunately no. Each device interprets the preset dim command in its own way. An X10 thermostat may use it to adjust a setting. The Compose switches use it to select a scene.

    As the document I just posted notes, the technology available when X10 first came out was not really capable of using the Prest Dim protocol. By the end of the 1990s, though, devices could easily receive and act on the more complex data, and manufacturers were being pretty creative with it.

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  • Uncle Michael
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    Preset Dim description

    For anyone interested, I've attached summary of the Preset Dim protocol. It's not as clear and concise as I'd like - and I have edited it a bit to remove some of the more wordy parts - but it's the best I've found so far. Highlighting is mine. The pdf includes a link to the source.
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  • Steve Q
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    Originally posted by Uncle Michael View Post
    Yes. No problem. The problem is that when I call for Preset Dim I get a conventional dim instead.

    OK, thanks.

    I did find that you can dim to 0. (I assume you can brighten from 0, but I have not yet tried it). That being the case, could you send a Brighten to X command to achieve the same result as the preset dim value?

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  • Uncle Michael
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    Originally posted by Steve Q View Post
    Michael, I never used x10 preset dim in HS2 and I don't know that much about it. Are you able to dim X10 with HS3 using the absolute dim or relative dim?
    Yes. No problem. The problem is that when I call for Preset Dim I get a conventional dim instead.

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