Help with CM15A


I need some help. I own 4 cameras which I bought in the UK. I also bought a remote control and the tranceiver, hence everything was working nicely. I then decided to buy 4 motion detectors and a Ninja base from the USA ( as well as ActiveHome and Vanguard software. My problem is that I need to convert the CM15A so that it will work with 240V. In this way I will be able to benefit from the goods of both worlds, i.e. use my cameras and send the RF signalling either to the UK tranceiver (400MHz) or to the ActiveHome transceiver (CM15A -315MHz). In theory it seems logical, however I was unable to do it. I bought a

230V to 110V AC-AC converter, which is OK for other US devices, however when I use the US remote to switch the cameras or the Vanguard (via the CM19A), it doesn't work.

Can someone please help?

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First, the US X-10 RF devices use 310MHz and the European X-10 RF devices use 433.92MHz. While that's probably not an issue here, it avoids confusion to get the details correct.

I'm not familiar with the CM19A. It appears to be the same as the CM17A but with a USB interface. What software comes with it? I would normally assume it uses 310MHz but some of the PC connected devices (especially those sold under ATI's brand) use 433.92MHz. What is the FCC ID number on the remote for the CM19A or on the CM19A itself?

You probably will get better answers in the forum on X-10's web site. There has been almost no traffic here about the CM15A. There was at least one person (Thierry Parent, in France, if memory serves) who was using the CM15A on 230V but I don't know whether there is any software that will allow it to control the Ninja base. The Ninja positioning is done by direct RF while ON/OFF is done with standard X-10 powerline commands.

Why did you buy the Ninja? There is a European equivalent. The European RF devices output a much higher RF signal and have far, far more range than those made for North America.

Unless you have the CR14A remote, the CM15A is probably the >Hi,

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