power control (OT)

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Mon Jun 25 19:17:56 2001

On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Shawn T. Rutledge wrote:

> My experience is that the X10 toys aren't long-term reliable. Since
> 1997 when I got started, I have had 2 light switches fail (one liked
> to oscillate instead of switch on or off; the other was for the
> bathroom, and got used enough that its pushbutton contacts failed), an
> X10 switched outlet failed after only a few months, another outlet
> sometimes switches itself on with no input like some kind of
> poltergeist (but it has been a while since that happened...) and some
> others are just generally flaky (don't receive the commands
> sometimes).

I never had so many problems, but then I never used the wall outlets,
always the modules (but I do have one of the wall outlets that I never
used). It sounds like you may have had noisy power lines which were
causing the problems. Did you only use them in one location (i.e. your

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