X10 FLUORESCENT LIGHTS

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Guys,

My X10 system works fine up to I install a fluorescent light. It makes the
other lights don't respond to remote commands.

What should I do, pls?

Thanks for any info!

Flavio



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Re: X10 FLUORESCENT LIGHTS


X-10 lighting systems (the light switches and lamp modules) put a very
small amount of current through the circuit continuously-- that's how
it can tell that you turned a lamp off and then on again, if it's
plugged into a lamp module.  And if you do that, it Clicks On.

Fluorescent lights aren't compatible with that, so if you use
fluorescent lights/bulbs, you have to run them through an appliance
module (that, by the way, won't dim).

You can't put fluorescent bulbs into a fixture controlled by an X10
light switch or an X10 lamp module.

But you can plug a lamp into an appliance module and put a fluorescent
bulb into it.

Shaun Eli
www.BrainChampagne.com
Brain Champagne:  Clever Comedy for the Smarter Audience (sm)


Re: X10 FLUORESCENT LIGHTS


I have worked on these systems before.  The switching comes from a
signal at the "zero crossing " of the 60hz power.  Anything that puts
noise on the line may interfere with the signal.  They make filters to
suck out harmonics, and do a fairly good job of it.
John Evans





On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 12:52:46 -0200, "Flavio Silva"

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