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    @Mark...

    Noticing the following that cropped up in the debug logs as of yesterday using V.40 of the plugin.

    Note that this is relating to using the CM11A (batteries removed) only plugged in to the old XTB amplifier with the CP303 X10 noise blocker connected.

    I never saw this before.

    That and I am still here on Homeseer 3 Pro V.290 and seeing many many updater errors now in the logs. Wondering if that has anything to do with this.

    Noticed too a new value in the X10 ini file that I didn't see before.

    [settings]
    PluginDebug=True
    Override=False
    [Default]
    Protocol=0
    PollInterval=300
    ignorehcstring=0111111111111111


    Mar-14 7:11:36 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
    Mar-14 7:11:48 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
    Mar-14 7:11:48 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 25908.935
    Mar-14 7:11:48 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
    Mar-14 7:11:50 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
    Mar-14 7:11:50 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 25910.872
    Mar-14 7:11:50 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
    Mar-14 7:11:52 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
    Mar-14 7:11:52 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 0 Time: 25912.335
    Mar-14 7:12:03 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 3
    Mar-14 7:12:03 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 3 Time: 25923.991
    Mar-14 7:12:03 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
    Mar-14 7:12:06 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2

    Tinkering some more here removed the old XTB amplifier, left the CP303 blocker in place which the CM11A was plugged in to and deleted the last line in the X10.ini file:

    ignorehcstring=0111111111111111 such that the X10.ini file looks like this:

    [settings]
    PluginDebug=True
    Override=False
    [Default]
    Protocol=0
    PollInterval=300

    and now debug logs show: (well one second response time and no errors)

    Mar-14 7:29:13 AM Device Control Device: X10 X10-A X10-A1-Chime to On (100) by/from: CAPI Control Handler
    Mar-14 7:29:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Sending: 4 66 Size: 2
    Mar-14 7:29:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
    Mar-14 7:29:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
    Mar-14 7:29:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 55
    Mar-14 7:29:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Sending: 6 62 Size: 2
    Mar-14 7:29:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 68
    Mar-14 7:29:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
    Mar-14 7:29:14 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 55
    Last edited by Pete; March 14th, 2017, 07:36 AM.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Pete View Post
    @Mark...

    Noticing the following that cropped up in the debug logs as of yesterday using V.40 of the plugin.

    Note that this is relating to using the CM11A (batteries removed) only plugged in to the old XTB amplifier with the CP303 X10 noise blocker connected.

    I never saw this before.

    That and I am still here on Homeseer 3 Pro V.290 and seeing many many updater errors now in the logs. Wondering if that has anything to do with this.

    Noticed too a new value in the X10 ini file that I didn't see before.

    [settings]
    PluginDebug=True
    Override=False
    [Default]
    Protocol=0
    PollInterval=300
    ignorehcstring=0111111111111111


    Mar-14 7:11:36 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
    Mar-14 7:11:48 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
    Mar-14 7:11:48 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 25908.935
    Mar-14 7:11:48 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
    Mar-14 7:11:50 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
    Mar-14 7:11:50 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 25910.872
    Mar-14 7:11:50 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
    Mar-14 7:11:52 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
    Mar-14 7:11:52 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 0 Time: 25912.335
    Mar-14 7:12:03 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 3
    Mar-14 7:12:03 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 3 Time: 25923.991
    Mar-14 7:12:03 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
    Mar-14 7:12:06 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2

    Tinkering some more here removed the old XTB amplifier, left the CP303 blocker in place which the CM11A was plugged in to and deleted the last line in the X10.ini file:

    ignorehcstring=0111111111111111 such that the X10.ini file looks like this:

    [settings]
    PluginDebug=True
    Override=False
    [Default]
    Protocol=0
    PollInterval=300

    and now debug logs show: (well one second response time and no errors)

    Mar-14 7:29:13 AM Device Control Device: X10 X10-A X10-A1-Chime to On (100) by/from: CAPI Control Handler
    Mar-14 7:29:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Sending: 4 66 Size: 2
    Mar-14 7:29:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
    Mar-14 7:29:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
    Mar-14 7:29:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 55
    Mar-14 7:29:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Sending: 6 62 Size: 2
    Mar-14 7:29:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 68
    Mar-14 7:29:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
    Mar-14 7:29:14 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 55
    Hi Pete,

    Is it possible that at some point since installing the X10 plugin you selected Ti-103 as your X10 interface? I ask because the 'Polling' and 'IgnoreHcString' keys are added to the ini by the Ti portion of the plugin and should be completely ignored by the CM11a part of the plugin.

    If you add ignorehcstring=0111111111111111 back into the ini and restart the plugin what happens? I'm trying to understand if the 'GetUpload' error stopped due to removing IgnoreHcString from the ini or removing the XTB...

    Not sure about the new updater errors. I'm running HS3 Linux on a R-Pi and not seeing any of these.
    Best regards,
    -Mark-

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    • #3
      Thank you Mark.

      I did change the setting while goofing around this weekend to the Ti-103. Then I changed it back. I left the INI file alone.

      So then I can remove both of these setting eh?

      [settings]
      PluginDebug=True
      Override=False
      [Default]
      Protocol=0
      PollInterval=300
      ignorehcstring=0111111111111111


      The GetUpload errors appeared to stop before touching the INI file and after removing the old XTB amplifier and the ignorehcstring line in the INI.

      Thinking though it might be related to the XTB amplifier versus the INI line ignorehcstring. Will validate.

      Relataing to the updating errors just was wondering if that was making the Linux HS3 boxes work harder. That said I updated to V.297 on the Zee-2-lite and HS3 Pro machine that are today running in Ubuntu 16.04 / 64 bit (no Wheezy or Jessie HS3 stuff running).

      Shut down the X10 plugin and reinstalled the XTB amplifier with the CM11A plugged in to it. Renabled the plugin. Testing see the following. Never triggered the A1 chime.


      3/14/2017
      Mar-14 10:57:59 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:57:59 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 0 Time: 39479.619
      Mar-14 10:58:03 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 3
      Mar-14 10:58:03 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 3 Time: 39483.089
      Mar-14 10:58:03 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:58:07 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:58:07 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39487.125
      Mar-14 10:58:07 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:58:16 AM Device Control Device: X10 X10-A X10-A1-Chime to On (100) by/from: CAPI Control Handler
      Mar-14 10:58:16 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Sending: 4 66 Size: 2
      Mar-14 10:58:17 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 5A
      Mar-14 10:58:17 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum wrong
      Mar-14 10:58:17 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:58:17 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39497.118
      Mar-14 10:58:17 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:58:17 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Sending: 4 66 Size: 2
      Mar-14 10:58:17 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:58:17 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:58:19 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
      Mar-14 10:58:20 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:58:20 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:58:20 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39500.288
      Mar-14 10:58:20 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:58:20 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:58:20 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:58:20 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:58:22 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
      Mar-14 10:58:23 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:58:23 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:58:23 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39503.686
      Mar-14 10:58:23 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:58:23 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:58:23 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:58:23 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:58:26 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
      Mar-14 10:58:27 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:58:27 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 3
      Mar-14 10:58:27 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 3 Time: 39507.459
      Mar-14 10:58:27 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:58:27 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:58:27 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:58:27 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:58:29 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
      Mar-14 10:58:29 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:58:29 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 3
      Mar-14 10:58:29 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 3 Time: 39509.933
      Mar-14 10:58:29 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:58:29 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:58:29 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:58:29 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:58:30 AM X10 Rcv Unit Code is -- Command is 5
      Mar-14 10:58:32 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
      Mar-14 10:58:33 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:58:33 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:58:33 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39513.234
      Mar-14 10:58:33 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:58:33 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:58:33 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:58:33 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:58:34 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:58:34 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:58:34 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39514.527
      Mar-14 10:58:34 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:58:34 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:58:34 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:58:34 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:58:36 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:58:36 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:58:36 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39516.473
      Mar-14 10:58:36 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:58:36 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:58:36 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:58:36 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:58:38 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
      Mar-14 10:58:40 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:58:40 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:58:40 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39520.311
      Mar-14 10:58:40 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:58:40 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:58:40 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:58:40 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:58:42 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
      Mar-14 10:58:44 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:58:44 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:58:44 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39524.093
      Mar-14 10:58:44 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:58:44 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:58:44 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:58:44 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:58:46 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
      Mar-14 10:58:46 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:58:46 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 3
      Mar-14 10:58:46 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 3 Time: 39526.895
      Mar-14 10:58:46 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:58:46 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:58:46 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:58:46 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:58:47 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:58:47 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:58:47 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39527.868
      Mar-14 10:58:47 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:58:47 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:58:47 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:58:47 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:58:50 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
      Mar-14 10:58:53 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:58:53 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 3
      Mar-14 10:58:53 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 3 Time: 39533.31
      Mar-14 10:58:53 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:58:53 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:58:53 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:58:53 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:58:54 AM X10 Rcv Unit Code is -- Command is 5
      Mar-14 10:58:54 AM X10 Rcv Unit Code is -- Command is 5
      Mar-14 10:58:55 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
      Mar-14 10:58:56 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:58:56 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 3
      Mar-14 10:58:56 AM X10 Rcv Unit Code is -- Command is 5
      Mar-14 10:58:56 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 3 Time: 39536.069
      Mar-14 10:58:56 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:58:56 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:58:56 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:58:56 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:58:56 AM X10 Rcv Unit Code is -- Command is 5
      Mar-14 10:58:57 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:58:57 AM X10 Rcv Unit Code is -- Command is 5
      Mar-14 10:58:58 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:59:02 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 5A
      Mar-14 10:59:02 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum wrong
      Mar-14 10:59:04 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Sending: 4 66 Size: 2
      Mar-14 10:59:04 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 5A
      Mar-14 10:59:04 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum wrong
      Mar-14 10:59:04 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 9
      Mar-14 10:59:04 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 7F Time: 39544.983
      Mar-14 10:59:04 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:59:04 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Sending: 4 66 Size: 2
      Mar-14 10:59:05 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:59:05 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:59:06 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:59:06 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:59:06 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39546.943
      Mar-14 10:59:06 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:59:06 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:59:06 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:59:06 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:59:08 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:59:08 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:59:08 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39548.882
      Mar-14 10:59:08 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:59:08 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:59:08 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:59:08 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:59:11 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
      Mar-14 10:59:14 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:59:14 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 3
      Mar-14 10:59:14 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 3 Time: 39554.381
      Mar-14 10:59:14 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:59:14 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:59:14 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:59:14 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:59:16 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
      Mar-14 10:59:18 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:59:18 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:59:18 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39558.057
      Mar-14 10:59:18 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:59:18 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:59:18 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 10:59:18 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 10:59:20 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
      Mar-14 10:59:23 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
      Mar-14 10:59:25 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
      Mar-14 10:59:25 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 5A
      Mar-14 10:59:25 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum wrong
      Mar-14 10:59:25 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 6
      Mar-14 10:59:25 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1A Time: 39565.603
      Mar-14 10:59:25 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:59:25 AM X10 ERROR Unable to send to CM11A/CM12U
      Mar-14 10:59:26 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:59:26 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39566.907
      Mar-14 10:59:26 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:59:30 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 3
      Mar-14 10:59:30 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 3 Time: 39570.569
      Mar-14 10:59:30 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:59:32 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:59:32 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39572.435
      Mar-14 10:59:32 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:59:33 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:59:33 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39573.899
      Mar-14 10:59:33 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:59:36 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:59:36 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39576.672
      Mar-14 10:59:36 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:59:38 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:59:38 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39578.68
      Mar-14 10:59:38 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:59:43 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 3
      Mar-14 10:59:43 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 3 Time: 39583.663
      Mar-14 10:59:43 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:59:46 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:59:46 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39586.629
      Mar-14 10:59:46 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:59:49 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:59:49 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39589.826
      Mar-14 10:59:49 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
      Mar-14 10:59:50 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
      Mar-14 10:59:50 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 39590.745
      Mar-14 10:59:50 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero

      Unplugged the old XTB amplifier and left the CM11A plugged in to the wall socket without the XTB amplifier and see:

      (IE: first disabled plugin, unplugged XTB and re enabled plugin).

      Mar-14 11:03:44 AM Device Control Device: X10 X10-A X10-A1-Chime to On (100) by/from: CAPI Control Handler
      Mar-14 11:03:44 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Sending: 4 66 Size: 2
      Mar-14 11:03:44 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
      Mar-14 11:03:44 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 11:03:45 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 55
      Mar-14 11:03:45 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Sending: 6 62 Size: 2
      Mar-14 11:03:45 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 68
      Mar-14 11:03:45 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
      Mar-14 11:03:45 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 55
      NOTE: this is the Ocelot plugin X10 log entry.
      Mar-14 11:03:46 AM X10 Rcv Unit Code is A1 -- Command is 2
      Last edited by Pete; March 14th, 2017, 11:06 AM.
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      • #4
        Thanks Pete! Great info that the issue is likely related to the XTB and not the plugin. Hopefully this means you've found a way to recreate the error, which will be a huge help in understanding why the plugin is complaining.

        Yep, you can remove those 2 ini entries if not using a Ti device!

        Let me know if the ini entries in fact have no effect and that the errors are induced by the your current arrangement of XTB, etc.
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        • #5
          Deleted the two INI entries and tested again with and without the XTB. The errors only show up with the CM11A plugged in to the XTB.

          Never paid attention to the timing here and have used the XTB/CM11A combo for many many years now.

          I found 3 other CM11A's over the weekend. I cannot tell looking at them what version of firmware is on them. They are old.

          Dug up an old Radio Shack controller and tested it just plugged in to an outlet and the XTB. Both responses were instant with both methodologies. Just pressing A1 on for chimer. This controller was still in a box. It's has to be some 20 years old. I have an old CP290 around here someplace. That uses a large old style keyboard din plug which I do not have around on any of the computers these days.

          Log entries from the CM11A debug show: (it is understood that the CM11A only sees what the RS controller is sending and nothing else).

          Radio Shack remote controller plugged in to an outlet.

          Mar-14 12:28:50 PM X10 Rcv Unit Code is -- Command is 2
          Mar-14 12:28:51 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 3
          Mar-14 12:28:52 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 2 Time: 44932

          Radio Shack remote controller plugged in to the XTB

          Mar-14 12:29:19 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 3
          Mar-14 12:29:19 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 2 Time: 44959.689
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          • #6
            Pete, thank you for confirming that the issue is present when the CM11a is plugged directly into the XTB, and not having to do with entries in the plugin ini! I'm wondering if there is EMI emanating from the XTB that is adversely affecting the CM11a when they are in close proximity. As an experiment, could you try placing a very short extension cord between the XTB and CM11a to put a little physical distance between them, then send a command or two from HS?

            Regarding CM11a firmware versions, I believe you can find this on a sticker on the micro-controller or on the PCB. I've never seen it on the outside of a unit.

            Thanks so much for your efforts!
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            • #7
              Plugged the CM11A in to a 3 foot extension which plugged in to the XTB Amplifier. Took a long time to ring the chime. The log entries are longer than what I posted here:

              CM11A plugged in to power strip and power strip plugged in to XTB Amplifier

              Mar-17 3:36:28 AM Device Control Device: X10 X10-A X10-A1-Chime to On (100) by/from: CAPI Control Handler
              Mar-17 3:36:30 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Sending: 4 66 Size: 2
              Mar-17 3:36:30 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 5A
              Mar-17 3:36:30 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum wrong
              Mar-17 3:36:30 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 8
              Mar-17 3:36:30 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 5F Time: 12990.907
              Mar-17 3:36:30 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
              Mar-17 3:36:30 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Sending: 4 66 Size: 2
              Mar-17 3:36:30 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
              Mar-17 3:36:30 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:36:32 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
              Mar-17 3:36:32 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
              Mar-17 3:36:32 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 12992.248
              Mar-17 3:36:32 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
              Mar-17 3:36:32 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
              Mar-17 3:36:32 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
              Mar-17 3:36:32 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0

              Mar-17 3:36:32 AM Device Control Device: X10 X10-A X10-A1-Chime to Off (0) by/from: CAPI Control Handler
              Mar-17 3:36:34 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
              Mar-17 3:36:35 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
              Mar-17 3:36:35 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 4
              Mar-17 3:36:35 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 7 Time: 12995.958
              Mar-17 3:36:35 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
              Mar-17 3:36:35 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
              Mar-17 3:36:35 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
              Mar-17 3:36:35 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:36:38 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
              Mar-17 3:36:38 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
              Mar-17 3:36:38 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
              Mar-17 3:36:38 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 12998.081
              Mar-17 3:36:38 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
              Mar-17 3:36:38 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
              Mar-17 3:36:38 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
              Mar-17 3:36:38 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:36:40 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
              Mar-17 3:36:40 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
              Mar-17 3:36:40 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 4
              Mar-17 3:36:41 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 7 Time: 13001.003
              Mar-17 3:36:41 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
              Mar-17 3:36:41 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
              Mar-17 3:36:41 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
              Mar-17 3:36:41 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:36:41 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
              Mar-17 3:36:41 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
              Mar-17 3:36:41 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 13001.8
              Mar-17 3:36:41 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
              Mar-17 3:36:41 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
              Mar-17 3:36:41 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
              Mar-17 3:36:41 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:36:43 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
              Mar-17 3:36:44 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
              Mar-17 3:36:44 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 13004.023
              Mar-17 3:36:44 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
              Mar-17 3:36:44 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
              Mar-17 3:36:44 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
              Mar-17 3:36:44 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:36:46 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
              Mar-17 3:36:47 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
              Mar-17 3:36:47 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 5
              Mar-17 3:36:47 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: F Time: 13007.892
              Mar-17 3:36:47 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
              Mar-17 3:36:47 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
              Mar-17 3:36:47 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
              Mar-17 3:36:47 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:36:50 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
              Mar-17 3:36:50 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
              Mar-17 3:36:50 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 3
              Mar-17 3:36:50 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 3 Time: 13010.565
              Mar-17 3:36:50 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
              Mar-17 3:36:50 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
              Mar-17 3:36:50 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
              Mar-17 3:36:50 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:36:53 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
              Mar-17 3:36:53 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
              Mar-17 3:36:55 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
              Mar-17 3:36:55 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 5A
              Mar-17 3:36:55 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum wrong
              Mar-17 3:36:55 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
              Mar-17 3:36:55 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 13015.69
              Mar-17 3:36:55 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
              Mar-17 3:36:55 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Sending: 4 66 Size: 2
              Mar-17 3:36:55 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
              Mar-17 3:36:55 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:36:58 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
              Mar-17 3:37:00 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
              Mar-17 3:37:00 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 5
              Mar-17 3:37:00 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: F Time: 13020.877
              Mar-17 3:37:00 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
              Mar-17 3:37:00 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
              Mar-17 3:37:00 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
              Mar-17 3:37:00 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:37:03 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
              Mar-17 3:37:03 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
              Mar-17 3:37:03 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
              Mar-17 3:37:03 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 13023.327
              Mar-17 3:37:03 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
              Mar-17 3:37:03 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
              Mar-17 3:37:03 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
              Mar-17 3:37:03 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:37:05 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
              Mar-17 3:37:05 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
              Mar-17 3:37:05 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 3
              Mar-17 3:37:05 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 3 Time: 13025.945
              Mar-17 3:37:05 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
              Mar-17 3:37:05 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
              Mar-17 3:37:05 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
              Mar-17 3:37:05 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:37:06 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 55
              Mar-17 3:37:06 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Sending: 6 62 Size: 2
              Mar-17 3:37:06 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 68
              Mar-17 3:37:06 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:37:08 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
              Mar-17 3:37:08 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 2
              Mar-17 3:37:08 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 1 Time: 13028.246
              Mar-17 3:37:08 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
              Mar-17 3:37:08 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
              Mar-17 3:37:08 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 68
              Mar-17 3:37:08 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:37:10 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
              Mar-17 3:37:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 5A
              Mar-17 3:37:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload byte count: 4
              Mar-17 3:37:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Upload Data: 7 Time: 13033.142
              Mar-17 3:37:13 AM X10 ERROR error in GetUpload :Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero
              Mar-17 3:37:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Retrying send of data
              Mar-17 3:37:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 68
              Mar-17 3:37:13 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:37:15 AM X10 WARNING CM11A Possible no response to send data, still waiting
              Mar-17 3:37:15 AM X10 DEBUG

              went on and on and sounded the chime
              then shut it off and it kept sounding the chime over and over to where I had to unplug the chime.

              CM11A plugged in to outlet (no XTB Amplifier) - worked fine and fast.

              Mar-17 3:38:47 AM Device Control Device: X10 X10-A X10-A1-Chime to On (100) by/from: CAPI Control Handler
              Mar-17 3:38:47 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Sending: 4 66 Size: 2
              Mar-17 3:38:47 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
              Mar-17 3:38:47 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:38:48 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 55
              Mar-17 3:38:48 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Sending: 6 62 Size: 2
              Mar-17 3:38:48 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 68
              Mar-17 3:38:48 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:38:48 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 55

              Mar-17 3:38:50 AM Device Control Device: X10 X10-A X10-A1-Chime to Off (0) by/from: CAPI Control Handler
              Mar-17 3:38:50 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Sending: 4 66 Size: 2
              Mar-17 3:38:50 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 6A
              Mar-17 3:38:50 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:38:51 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 55
              Mar-17 3:38:51 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Sending: 6 63 Size: 2
              Mar-17 3:38:51 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got checksum: 69
              Mar-17 3:38:51 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Checksum OK, sending 0
              Mar-17 3:38:51 AM X10 DEBUG CM11A Got ack of: 55

              Thinking back a few years ago I was testing triggering X10 events from the Zoneminder box to a CM11a to the HS connected CM11A plugged in to the XTB. Never much paid attention to the timing back then.

              Tested with other CM11A's with same results.

              So here the CM11A works better without the XTB amplifier. This XTB was the first released by Jeff a few years back. I am wondering if I need to update it?

              The XTB is no longer sold and has been replaced by the XTBR which does not have a receptacle on it.

              Note that all of the above testing is adjacent to the fuse panel. Every outlet used for the PIMs are on separate breakers.
              Last edited by Pete; March 17th, 2017, 04:21 AM.
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              • #8
                This is a great test! It might be worth checking in with Jeff Volp as to why the CM11a is having such a a hard time when plugged into the XTB amp. I suspect that the XTB is amplifying the signal so much that its swamping the CM11a RX circuitry.

                It would be interesting to know what the signal and noise levels are at the CM11a on that power strip! Any chance you have an X10 signal meter?

                I may have a bit of time this weekend to spin a debug version of the plugin to help us understand what's happening...
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                • #9
                  Thank you Mark.

                  Found the signal meter with the spare CM11a's.

                  Will test and ask Jeff about the issues with the XTB.
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                  • #10
                    Testing with the old Elk X10 meter I do see noise near the server room area, fuse panel area. The server rack / area is using 4-5 UPS's. The fuse panel is around 20-25 feet away.

                    Testing the Elk meter on the first and second floor I do not see any noise.

                    X10 signals from the basement to 1st and second floor show a signal strength of around 1V to 2.5V from the CM11A (without the XTB) and the TW523 and the TW523 plugged in to the XTB-IIR and directly from the XTB-IIR two phase device.

                    Jeff mentioned that the lack of AGC circuits on the CM11A / TW523 / original XTB amplfier dings the three devices basic stuff if there is noise present.

                    I am not seeing this (X10 noise affects) with direct connections to the CM11A via Mark's X10 plugin but do see it with the CM11A plugged in to the XTB amplifier. This testing though was all done in the basement area near the fuse panel, server room and patch panel room. The server and patch panel section (rooms) are using UPS's which are X10 noise makers / signal suckers.

                    Next testing will try the original XTB amplifier combo CM11A on the first and second floor. I don't want to leave it there though. I may create an X10 presence in my office on the second floor using an RPi2 or Quatech serial server.

                    Elk meter has 0.1 V, 1V, 2.5V and 5V scale.

                    Did a walk and testing with the Elk X10 signal device on the first floor and second floor all electrical outlets. Only saw noise (0.1V - one bar) in the laundry room and kitchen and no noise in the hallways, living room and dining room and bathroom. 2nd floor only saw some noise (0.1V - one bar) in one bathroom and none in bedrooms.
                    Basement section near rack with UPS's noise was close to 0.1V but two bars and saw extraneous X10 signals.

                    Rest of Basement outlets (by furnance and sump pumps (2)) I saw no noise. Total areas in basement then were:
                    1 - next to fuse panel - no noise on 4 outlets on four separate circuits.
                    2 - next to server room power - 2 bars of noise and extraneous x10 signals - note here there are 3 15 AMP circuits with all wires in one conduit to fuse panel to 3 breakers.
                    3 - next to sump pump one - no noise - separate circuit / breakers
                    4 - next to sump pump two - no noise - separate circuit and breaker.
                    5 - next to HVAC (humidifier + HVAC + de humidifier - 3 circuits) no noise - two transformers there.

                    Next walked around with XTB amplifier plugging in Elk to XTB legacy amplifier. Two bars of noise / extraneous X10 on every outlet anyplace in the house.
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                    • #11
                      Pete, I just posted v3.0.0.41 that includes some additional debug messages. If you get a chance please install this version, plug your CM11a into the XTB and try sending an X10 command. I'm looking for log entries that include the "Argument 'Length' must be greater or equal to zero" error.
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                      • #12
                        Will do and will post debug messages.
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                        • #13
                          Did a simple test today with the Linux HeyU X10 application.

                          The results are identical to using the plugin which means that the old XTB amplifier is what is slowing down the transmisstion.

                          Old XTB Amplifier picture.

                          [ATTACH]60248[/ATTACH]

                          Testing A1 on with CM11A plugged in to old XTB amplifier.

                          The XTB amplifier is no longer sold and considered legacy. Next will test with the XTB-IIR (instead of the TW-523 will plugin a CM11A to it).

                          time heyu -v on a1

                          Sending address bytes: 04 66

                          xwrite() called, count=2
                          xread() called, count=1, timeout = 1
                          xread() returning 1 byte(s). The first is 0x6a
                          Checksum confirmed
                          xwrite() called, count=1
                          xread() called, count=1, timeout = 10
                          xread() returning 1 byte(s). The first is 0x55
                          Interface is ready.
                          Sending command bytes: 06 62
                          xwrite() called, count=2
                          xread() called, count=1, timeout = 1
                          xread() returning 1 byte(s). The first is 0x68
                          Checksum confirmed
                          xwrite() called, count=1
                          xread() called, count=1, timeout = 10
                          xread() returning 1 byte(s). The first is 0x55
                          Interface is ready.
                          Transmission OK

                          real 0m4.085s

                          Took 4 seconds for Chime to sound.

                          CM11A plugged in to same outlet but without the XTB amplifier.

                          time heyu -v on a1

                          Sending address bytes: 04 66

                          xwrite() called, count=2
                          xread() called, count=1, timeout = 1
                          xread() returning 1 byte(s). The first is 0x6a
                          Checksum confirmed
                          xwrite() called, count=1
                          xread() called, count=1, timeout = 10
                          xread() returning 1 byte(s). The first is 0x55
                          Interface is ready.
                          Sending command bytes: 06 62
                          xwrite() called, count=2
                          xread() called, count=1, timeout = 1
                          xread() returning 1 byte(s). The first is 0x68
                          Checksum confirmed
                          xwrite() called, count=1
                          xread() called, count=1, timeout = 10
                          xread() returning 1 byte(s). The first is 0x55
                          Interface is ready.
                          Transmission OK

                          real 0m1.083s

                          This tells me that the legacy XTB amplifiers slows down the transmission some. Looking at it with the old Elk X10 tester the signal looks about the same on the main floor of the house between the CM11A/XTB and the CM11A by itself. That is here though.
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                          • #14
                            @Mark...

                            Noticed the updated V41 and V42 X10 plugin was posted.

                            Tested V42 without and with the XTB amplifier.

                            Testing with CM11A plugged in to 120VAC outlet next to the fuse panel.

                            Mar-25 6:50:43 PM Device Control Device: X10 X10-A X10-A1-Chime to On (100) by/from: CAPI Control Handler
                            Mar-25 6:50:43 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A.SendIt(): Sending: 4 66 Size: 2
                            Mar-25 6:50:43 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A.SendIt(): Got checksum: 6A
                            Mar-25 6:50:43 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A.SendIt(): Checksum OK, sending 0x00 to tell CM11a to transmit the data.
                            Mar-25 6:50:43 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A.SendIt(): Got ack of: 55. Seconds to send: 0.680999999996857
                            Mar-25 6:50:43 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A.SendIt(): Sending: 6 62 Size: 2
                            Mar-25 6:50:43 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A.SendIt(): Got checksum: 68
                            Mar-25 6:50:43 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A.SendIt(): Checksum OK, sending 0x00 to tell CM11a to transmit the data.
                            Mar-25 6:50:44 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A.SendIt(): Got ack of: 55. Seconds to send: 0.157999999995809

                            Tested CM11A plugged in to the XTB amplifier which is plugged in to the same outlet as above.

                            Mar-25 6:53:39 PM Device Control Device: X10 X10-A X10-A1-Chime to On (100) by/from: CAPI Control Handler
                            Mar-25 6:53:39 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A.SendIt(): Sending: 4 66 Size: 2
                            Mar-25 6:53:39 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A.SendIt(): Got checksum: 6A
                            Mar-25 6:53:39 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A.SendIt(): Checksum OK, sending 0x00 to tell CM11a to transmit the data.
                            Mar-25 6:53:39 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A.SendIt(): Got ack of: 55. Seconds to send: 0.682000000000698 (.001 difference)
                            Mar-25 6:53:39 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A.SendIt(): Sending: 6 62 Size: 2
                            Mar-25 6:53:39 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A.SendIt(): Got checksum: 68
                            Mar-25 6:53:39 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A.SendIt(): Checksum OK, sending 0x00 to tell CM11a to transmit the data.
                            Mar-25 6:53:40 PM X10 DEBUG CM11A.SendIt(): Got ack of: 55. Seconds to send: 0.156000000002678 (.002 difference)

                            Works perfect now same speed with or without the XTB amplifier.

                            Great stuff Mark!!!!! Personally couldn't tell the time difference in the trigger of the chime device.
                            - Pete

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