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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Luhan, Sep 4, 2006.

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  1. Luhan

    Luhan Guest

    Hi,

    I want to use a standard x-10 control unit to run some lights for a
    (very low budget) theatrical production at my church. Is there a way
    to block out interference with an X-10 transmitter on the same
    extension cord with a bunch of receiver modules. In other words, since
    this is for use in a live performance, can I insure that my x-10
    network is totally localized and immune from incidental interference.

    Thanks,
    Luhan
     


  2. In other words, since
    this is for use in a live performance, can I insure that my x-10
    network is totally localized and immune from incidental interference.

    NO
    X10 is crap, Ok for christmas trees though


    martin
     
  3. Yes. X-10 doesn't like to cross phases so it can be filtered.
     
  4. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello Luhan,

    If you really want to make sure it's not going to be disturbed much you
    can buy X-10 blocking filters. These are used to isolate loads that are
    either too noisy or act as a signal "sink". I never used one of these
    filters myself but supposedly they work. If you stay on the same circuit
    with your controls (all behind the filter) you should be fine. For
    controlling other stuff in the church or for controlling anything where
    a failure could be critical X-10 is way too unreliable, IMHO.

    Don't know what you want to perform. But if it's the Bethlehem part for
    Christmas or something like that keep in mind that appliance modules
    have a two-position relay that let's off a loud "KLANK" every time it
    switches status. Lamp modules don't do that but you can only hang
    resistive loads onto those.
     
  5. Luhan

    Luhan Guest

    Hey thanks. They are all going to be lamp dimmer modules, so no KLANK.
    This show is their anual cabaret. After seeing what these people
    throw into a sunday service, I cant wait to see what they will do for
    this venue.

    Unitarian/Universalists are like bicycles....they are hard to put in a
    box!

    Luhan
     
  6. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello Luhan,
    Make sure the modules stay in the open since they may get a bit warm.

    I like those cabarets, always admired folks who can do that. I am more
    the lay ministry kind of guy in the background except when ushering.
    What would be really nice is to have a X-10 control box (PC) where the
    audio gear is and be able to run everything from there. But to make sure
    it'll be reliable you'd almost need an X-10 power meter to check the
    levels arriving on the stage sub-circuit.
     
  7. Phil Hobbs

    Phil Hobbs Guest

    But once in, they stay there.

    Cheers,

    Phil Hobbs
     
  8. Luhan

    Luhan Guest

    Welcome to: alt.sci.x-10.religion.bicycles

    Luhan
     
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