I thought I'd again try to start some conversation here. I have a lot of x10 stuff in my house. I have a non-x10 IR detector across my driveway. It has a normally closed contact, which is connected to a 5 minute retriggerable timer, that has a relay output, both open and closed contacts. The timer is there so we don't constantly trigger a signal to the house when we are just in that area doing yard work, walking back and forth. The normally open contact is connected to a PowerFlash module, set up for a dry contact and sends a C16 On when the contact closes and a C16 Off when the contact opens. I have 2 of these modules and neither is reliable. It will work for a few days and then will just quit. I put in the 2nd unit, it works for a few days or weeks, and then it quits. I have no clue what's going on. So, what I'm looking for is a unit/hack/modification that would send out an X10 signal when a contact closes. I don't even care about sending the Off when the contact finally opens. I use, in my case, the C16 On to trigger events in an1132CU controller. Depending on times, it will ring a chime and/or turn on floods. Anyone have a neat way of doing this? Thanks.
7 years ago