Electronic noise competing with the X10 signals ...

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Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:53 am
rlesperance offline
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Electronic noise competing with the X10 signals ...

Hello,

My house is completely hard wired with X10. Even after 25 years, X10 is still working great. Fortunately, we live in the country, where neighbors are distant, so no ghost signal. I know, though, that it is sensitive to strange electronic noise that can travel over my electrical wires.

I want to install a new heating system that will require electronic thermostats and triac relays. I want like to now if the new system wlll need special care to prevent any electronic noise competing with the X10 signals ?

Any comments ? Where can I find information regarding this topic ? Thanks in advance.

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Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:36 am
Mirko offline
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Re: Electronic noise competing with the X10 signals ...

Why don't you use an X10 FILTER before plugging in any new device?

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Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:47 pm
rlesperance offline
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Re: Electronic noise competing with the X10 signals ...

The triac relay is 220V ... I think the filters are 110V aren't they ?

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Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:25 am
mat offline
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Re: Electronic noise competing with the X10 signals ...

I had 220-250v X10 filters back in the day

mini 10.11.6

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Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:44 am
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Re: Electronic noise competing with the X10 signals ...

I ran into an issue with a 3d printer, causing X10 / Insteon ghost signals...

What I found out, was that a Ferrite Choke, eg https://amzn.to/2CmFV1P, was just as effective as an Insteon FilterLinc. Now that's not saying that the FilterLinc's don't do more. I'm sure they do, but I ordered 4 filterlincs, and 2/3rds of them were DOA. And the bigger problem is that there is no way to validate that the filterlinc is working properly, unless you have been able to identify a device that is causing interference. (And the Ferrite chokes as cheap as heck, since they are effectively just a magnet).

That being said, Tripplite's IsoBar surge protectors also do powerline noise filtering built-in, and they are not expensive, so that is another avenue to help prevent Ghost signals.

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