X-10 (was Re: controlling power)

From: joe <rigdonj_at_intellistar.net>
Date: Wed Jun 27 06:55:35 2001

At 02:21 AM 6/27/01 -0700, you wrote:
> >>Yes Eric, I also use X-10 to control the lights in my house. It is
> >>handled by the small controller that plugs into a wall socket and is
> >>programmed by a Radio Shack Color Computer. It has been chuggig along
> >>for about 30 years.
> >
> > You know, I remember seeing them listed in the RS catalogs
> >and seeing them in the stores in the past, but I've not noticed them
> >anytime lately. Do they still sell the stuff for it?
>Yep, but they house brand it. Modules were about $12 when I looked
>yesterday. I am still hoping to find some hoard cheap at a hamfest.

     RS not only house brands theirs but they also get them from China and
they don't last long. None of the ones that I've gotten from RS have
lasted more than a couple of months and at least half of them die within a
week. Lesson: Don't buy anything from RS! X-10 has licensed it's
technology to Levitron, RS and a number of other companies so they're all
interchangeable but there's a big differrence in the quality of the parts.

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