Here a new one on me. I have used X10 in my house since it came out and have never seen this. I have 2 lamp modules plugged into the same outlet strip. One is a stock lamp module, the other is a lamp module, but with the solid state relay modification found on a few on-line sites. It has worked perfectly for some time. So this modification actually makes it a silent appliance module. But, it's still a lamp module at heart, only the output is a little different. The are both set to B1. The SSR modified module has 2 lamps (w/CFLs) connected to it, hence the SSR. The other one has a heated warming blanket. Last night, both were on and all of a sudden, both just shut down by themselves ... this is not the strange part. After, neither would respond to any X10 commands. I only used a wireless remote with transceiver for testing. I probably should have tried a direct X10 command from a manual controller, but I don't think that would have made a difference. And I never touched the transceiver, only the wireless remote. At first I blamed the modification, as I hadn't noticed that the unmodified module was also off, But then I discovered it too was off and wouldn't respond either. After powering down bother modules and re-powering, they now both work perfectly! I haven't a clue as to what could have caused this problem. It had to be some "command" or pseudo command (noise?). There are only 2 houses on the outside transformer. And, we are pretty far from any neighbors making it difficult to get rogue RF transmissions, i.e. lots in the subdivision are 3 - 4 acres. And the one neighbor on the same transformer doesn't have or even know what X10 is. Any ideas??
11 years ago