X-10 (was Re: controlling power)

From: Russ Blakeman <rhblake_at_bigfoot.com>
Date: Wed Jun 27 11:53:31 2001

As for your only over the AC line wall switch, I've had them like that and
rebuilt them and they actually last longer than the original once the
tension is put back. I've only had one to actually be broken inside so I
took it back to RS and they gave me a new one (I know the manager so it was
easy). Wanna huess what they do with the old broken one - that's right -
circular file (it's a write-off).

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
[mailto:owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org]On Behalf Of Ethan Dicks
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:37 AM
To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
Subject: Re: X-10 (was Re: controlling power)

--- Cameron Kaiser <spectre_at_stockholm.ptloma.edu> wrote:
> > Does anybody have any X-10 software for the Apple II?
> I do have the X-10 software for the C64. We got permission from the
> to post it to comp.binaries.cbm -- the company owners were tickled people
> were still using C64s to control the modules, and said go ahead as long as
> it isn't sold.

I still use my CP-290 with a C-64 (that is, when I happen to have the CP-290
plugged _in_). Mostly, though, I've been using palm pads, not computer
control. Got lots of X-10 stuff, more in boxes than in the walls. Some of
it works, some has died over the past 10 years. Got one wall-switch module
that only works over the AC lines (dead pushbutton), another that doesn't
respond electronically, but the tiny override switch works. Someday, I
might pull them both and combine them. :-)

I was offered a *huge* box (> 1 cu ft) of modules at Dayton for $0.25 each.
The seller said they didn't work and I didn't feel like speculating on a
mondo pile of RS returns. I might have gotten the whole box for the cost
of two or three modules, but the time involved to test them all was worth
more than I felt they were worth.


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