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Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by Jimmy Dale Reeves, Jul 12, 2005.

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  1. I have a customer that is wanting x-10 in his home. His house is approx
    10,000 ft. He has 5 electrical panels. Will x-10 be able to send the
    commands throughout the entire house?

    Thank you
    Jimmy Dale Reeves
    Elite Security, LLC
     
  2. joe

    joe Guest

    maybe, sometimes.
     
  3. Rich

    Rich Guest

    If it is all phased the same.
    Maybe he need an electrician
     
  4. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest


    You're going to need a coupler/repeater - X-10 Pro model "XPCR". This is
    recommended for homes over 5000 square feet. It also happens to be a signal
    amplifier.
     
  5. Jim

    Jim Guest

    You'll need to provide a lot more information than that. How much X10?

    What kind of devices? How many of each kind of device? What does he
    want to control? If there is more than just a few items, you can expect
    to spend a few hundred dollars or more, just to prepare and set the
    homes wiring up to properly send and receive X10 signals more reliably.


    Although I could likely help you get started, I'd suggest that you will
    get much more detailed help from a Home automation newsgroup than an
    alarm newsgroup if your project is of any size. There are some people
    in this group that can direct you to another group that is mentioned
    occasionally here.

    I'll be away for a week or so, so I don't want to start a thread with
    you and then leave you stranded.
     
  6. autonut843

    autonut843 Guest

    I'd recommend not going with X-10 in this situation. I don't have a
    bunch of X-10 experience but my experience has been that it just
    doesn't expand well. Control a few things, fine. Expect it to be
    robust, problems come a plenty. However, maybe others with a lot of
    X-10 experience know the tricks and will say otherwise. I use it to
    control a handful of lights using the output of my Ademco panel and
    that is fine, but when I tried computer control and remote control,
    things just didn't stay reliable. Signal collisions caused lights to
    stay on occasionally and the X-10 remotes just weren't worth it. If
    you do decide to go ahead with it, I'd let the customer know that it
    may not be bulletproof. Good luck, let us know how it works out.
     
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