Comprehensive would be about the right word for that sheet! I don't like PIC's (I like AVR's much better), but I have to give Microchip credit for some of its data sheets along with some of their other IC's.
Good comment. I was suggesting them as a source of information about what is available, but I did not make that clear. I do tend to buy from them as well as they are not too high and I have experience with them and trust them.
The original X10 superimposes a high frequency carrier-current signal on the line voltage. Some of the modules now use RF. Either way, no added wiring, but with the carrier current method you need to have somewhere to plug in both sides.
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I bought an X10 alarm system and still can't get all the alarms to trip. I tried various troubleshooting methods and devices with no luck. I would go with RF devices. I wish I could return the whole system.
It actually sends a signal burst right around the 60 Hz zero crossing point. X10 will work across both legs of a single phase 240 V circuit, either through the distribution transformer secondary, some 240V loads or a special coupling capacitor. You'll need a special (or should I say $pecial) repeater to use it between separate legs of a three phase system.
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I bought a plug in to fix this but still no luck. Apparently, my computer's battery backup is causing interference. I need a professional grade isolator. They are not cheap. The 50.00 isolators won't fix the problem.
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It really is a great example of assembly programming and X10 specification. Someday, if I ever get these other projects done... I might consider building an X10 controller system. Lot of work though, you're right. :)
Here's a bare bones RF X-10 setup - everything you need for $25.99. See the url
It contains a keyfob transmitter and a receiver - the receiver plugs in to a receptacle. It (the receiver) contains a relay controlled 2 prong receptacle into which you can plug an incandescant light up to 500 watts, or a resistive load up to 15 amps.