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==Question==
 
==Question==
  
I have a light that I would like to control from two different switches, but right now it only has one switch. Can X10 help me without rewiring?  
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'''I have a light that I would like to control from two different switches, but right now it only has one switch. Can X10 help me without rewiring? '''
  
 
==Answer==
 
==Answer==
  
You can use three of our products to accomplish what you're trying to do. These are the WS467 wall switch, the SS13A SlimLine switch, and the TM751 transceiver.
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You can use these three products to accomplish what you're trying to do:
  
You can install the WS467 in place of your existing switch. This will give you local control, and this switch will also respond to X10 radio frequency signals. Then, place the SS13A wireless SlimLine switch at the other location where you would like to control the light. The SlimLine is basically a very thin remote control, shaped like a wall switch. When you press the buttons, it sends out a radio frequency signal. If your transceiver is plugged into the house wiring (most users place them behind the couch), it will pick up the radio frequency signal and forward it over the house wiring. This signal is then received by the WS467, and turns that switch either on or off. The effect you get is that you have two switches that will control one light on or off, from either location.
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*'''[[WS467]]''': Wall Switch Module
  
For more information on these products, please see
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*'''[[SS13A]]''': SlimLine Switch
  
http://www.x10.com/products/x10_ws467.htm
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*'''[[TM751]]''': Wireless Transceiver Module
  
http://www.x10.com/products/x10_ss13a.htm
 
  
and http://www.x10.com/products/x10_tm751.htm
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'''1)''' Simply replace your existing switch with the WS467 - to allow local and X10 control of your lights.
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'''2)''' Plug your TM751 into any wall outlet.
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'''3)''' Place SS13As at any additional locations where you would like to control your light.
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When you press the ON/OFF buttons on the SS13A, it sends out a radio frequency (RF) signal to your TM751. The TM751 then picks up the RF signal and converts it to a PowerLine Command (PLC) which is sent over the house wiring to the WS467. When the WS467 receives its command it turns the lights ON/OFF.
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'''You now have lights that can be controlled from more than one location!'''

Latest revision as of 21:33, 9 June 2014

Question

I have a light that I would like to control from two different switches, but right now it only has one switch. Can X10 help me without rewiring?

Answer

You can use these three products to accomplish what you're trying to do:

  • WS467: Wall Switch Module
  • TM751: Wireless Transceiver Module


1) Simply replace your existing switch with the WS467 - to allow local and X10 control of your lights.


2) Plug your TM751 into any wall outlet.


3) Place SS13As at any additional locations where you would like to control your light.


When you press the ON/OFF buttons on the SS13A, it sends out a radio frequency (RF) signal to your TM751. The TM751 then picks up the RF signal and converts it to a PowerLine Command (PLC) which is sent over the house wiring to the WS467. When the WS467 receives its command it turns the lights ON/OFF.


You now have lights that can be controlled from more than one location!