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No. There are 256 individual X10 addresses--A1 to P16--to allow you to control a large number of devices. In most homes, there are a number of lights that are always turned on around the same time of day. With X10 modules, each light could be assigned an individual address, but turning on a number of lights individually would take some time. Instead, all of the lights could be set to the same address. That way, only a single command is sent to turn on the group of lights. Grouping modules together also removes the limitation of 256 total.
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While there are only 256 "individual" X10 addresses - sixteen (16) different House Codes "A-P", with each House Code having sixteen (16) different Unit Codes 1-16, in most homes, there are a number of lights that are always turned ON/OFF around the same time of day.
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With X10 modules, each light could be assigned their own address (ie A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, etc.), but then turning ON/OFF all of those lights individually would take some time. Instead, these lights could be set to the same address, (ie. A1), requiring only a single command issued to turn ON/OFF the entire group of lights.  
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Technically, there is no limit to the number of devices you can control IF items are put in groups to perform the same functions simultaneously.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:03, 22 April 2014

Questions

Since there are 256 possible addresses, am I limited to 256 controlled devices?

Answer

While there are only 256 "individual" X10 addresses - sixteen (16) different House Codes "A-P", with each House Code having sixteen (16) different Unit Codes 1-16, in most homes, there are a number of lights that are always turned ON/OFF around the same time of day.


With X10 modules, each light could be assigned their own address (ie A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, etc.), but then turning ON/OFF all of those lights individually would take some time. Instead, these lights could be set to the same address, (ie. A1), requiring only a single command issued to turn ON/OFF the entire group of lights.


Technically, there is no limit to the number of devices you can control IF items are put in groups to perform the same functions simultaneously.