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I need a switched outlet that swithes via IR for my rope lighting. I don't need dimming capability since the rope lighting at its highest setting is fine.


Can someone tell me what they used? If its X10, can you tell me exactly what I need? I find when I go to smarthome or x10.com that I get confused with all the modules they have there.


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If you just want remote capability, some here have used the Lutron Maestro series switches. These dim too, but don't rely on X10. I think these can be found at HD or Lowes, and come with a remote. The remote controls any Maestro switch, so you won't be able to have multple Maestros next to each other. If you already have X10 stuff, I'd reccomend any of the Smarthome, Lutron, or PCS X10 dimmer switches. You may not want dimming, in whcih case you can just issue an ON and OFF command to control the light.
 

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For the switch I would recommend the "23895W TOGGLELINC PLC SWITCH" http://www.smarthome.com/23895w.html for $30. Now you can add an rf receiver, for $20 that can control the switch via remote, but that means an RF remote which most HT remotes can't do (I know there is one, names eludes me, but I believe it is $$$). There are also the IR-543 which will accept ir from a HT remote and send an X10 signal for $30. http://www.smarthome.com/4040.html Hope this helps.


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Its hard to tell - what else what I need with this to make it IR remote controllable?

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Are you planning on controlling the rope from a switched outlet or hardwiring? Do you need a wallswitch or will X10 alone do for control? If you do not need a wallswitch then you could use an appliance module like http://www.smarthome.com/2001shl.html .
 

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You need either the X10 wallswitch I mentioned (if you are plugging the rope in a switched outlet or have the rope hardwired to a switch) or an appliance module to plug into the outlet and then plug the rope into the appliance module ( an appliance module only does on/off, a lamp module does on/off/dim). This makes the rope X10 controlled.


Next you need a way to get an IR signal from your remote to generate an X10 signal in your house's electrical wiring to get to what ever X10 device is controlling the rope. The IR-543 does this job. I believe you can get the IR remote codes for your remote from http://www.remotecentral.com


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Sony RMAV-3000


Hey Skipp, I have 2 ropelights, and I want them to be controlled together - should I just plug a powerstrip into the appliance module?


BTW, blipszyc, I already have a Lutron Maestro IR controlling something else. I also wanted a switched outlet, not a switch for an outlet.
 
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