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1 Weather Message Controlling Devices with X10 Copyright 2005

2 What is X10? X10 is an industry standard protocol for controlling devices like lamps, appliances and relays over existing home and office wiring. X10 is an industry standard protocol for controlling devices like lamps, appliances and relays over existing home and office wiring. It controls devices by injecting digital data into ordinary 110 volt lines. It controls devices by injecting digital data into ordinary 110 volt lines. It is the standard used for home automation. It is the standard used for home automation.

3 How are X10 devices addressed? Each device has a “house code” and “unit code”. Each device has a “house code” and “unit code”. The protocol allows for 16 house codes and 16 device codes. The protocol allows for 16 house codes and 16 device codes. This allows for a maximum of 256 devices. This allows for a maximum of 256 devices.

4 X10 modules. Lamp ModuleRelay / Sounder Module

5 X10 and Weather Message Weather Message now has the ability to activate X10 devices when specific weather bulletins are received. Weather Message now has the ability to activate X10 devices when specific weather bulletins are received. It can do one of three actions. Turn the device on. Turn the device off. Cycle the device every 3 minutes. It can do one of three actions. Turn the device on. Turn the device off. Cycle the device every 3 minutes.

6 What is required? A X10 serial controller and a free serial port on your Weather Message server computer. A X10 serial controller and a free serial port on your Weather Message server computer. Associated X10 modules to control. Associated X10 modules to control.

7 Controllers CM11a – plugs directly into an outlet. CM11a – plugs directly into an outlet. CM17a – uses radio frequencies to communicate with a CM17a – uses radio frequencies to communicate with a transceiver.

8 Get started with a firecracker kit. The The CM18a, firecracker kit, is an easy way to get started. Retail cost is $39.95 depending on the source.

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