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Powerline networking and X10

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Has anyone that has X10 stuff added the powerline networking adapters, and were there any problems?
As anyone that has X10 stuff knows, they can be "quirky", and I thought that I would ask first...
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The powerline networking adapters like HomePlug compatible systems should not interfere with X10 as they use different frequencies:


There are many other things that could interfere with X10 signaling. Adding new electronic equipment, surge protectors, and UPS's can all contribute to failed X10 signaling. Also, if the X10 transmitter and receiver are an alternate phases of your 220v feed, then the signal must travel all the way out to the street to the transformer, then back again. Adding just one extra TV or satellite receiver can cause just enough interference and signal absorbtion for failure.

If you are serious about X10, you need these everywhere you have high-tech electronics, surge protectors or UPS's:


And you need one of these:

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Athlon646464 said:

Just received the 3 units from D*. 10 minutes later (most of the time was spent opening the boxes) my DVR's were networked with ease, and there has been no interference at all with my X-10 stuff.

I even have the USB brain from SmartHome that turns stuff on and off all day using a programmed schedule set up on my PC, so I'm a pretty good barometer. If it will work for my set up, it should work anywhere X-10 already does.

Here's a link to the 'brain', BTW:


I have the old "HouseLinc" system. I have Homeseer, too, but haven't had a chance to get it running yet. I think the HomeSeer interface is that same unit, just without the built-in memory. Homeseer requires a dedicated PC running it.
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