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I want to have X10 control some outside lights with a dusk to dawn feature
so there is no messing with timers. Any suggestions?
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Jeff Hall
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Jeff,
I am not sure if this is what you are talking about, but here is the option that Brian just recommended.
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Let me know if it is something else you are looking for.
Clint Bushaw Insomniac Online Sales
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=>I want to have X10 control some outside lights with a dusk to dawn feature =>so there is no messing with timers. Any suggestions?
I have a similar application that I'm interested in.
The X10 Powerhouse MiniTimer Model MT10A is what I have here now, and it's perfectly adequate for all but one application--turning ON the front-porch light at dusk. As it is now, I have it programmed to come ON at what I think is dusk now and will be for several weeks. But then I have to change it again as the seasons change. It's programmed to go OFF at 10:15PM, which serves as the signal, "Go Away! We're Asleep!" (works, too)
I have not dug into the innards of the timer. And here's my question. Has anybody out there interfaced an LDR circuit with the timer to trigger the ON signal to a particular channel? There may be a way to close the circuit in the "on" section of the mechanical channel switch. I'm casting about for ideas before I start soldering and unsoldering...
Thanks in advance Terry--WB4FXD Edenton, NC
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