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Nuwis

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Read X10 status from CM15A
« on: March 25, 2011, 07:22:33 pm »
Hi to all friends,

As the post title i will explain my case:
All my X10 installation is working OK from the begining, wall oulets and lights, but if i change the state from a normal on/off module (in example the AW12 from marmitek) from the wall switch the new state is not updated in the Router if i understand well. I don't know if is problem in the router, the module by itshelf due to a not send the status to CM15A or a code implementation that doesn't read the status of modules.

Somebody have some answer? Is just to go in one way to try solve it.

Bstrgrds

Frank
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Re: Read X10 status from CM15A
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2011, 07:41:18 pm »
X10 is one way communication. Meaning the communication is from controller to device only. So if you dim or turn off a device from a controller other than linuxMCE the state of that device will no longer correspond to what linuxMCE thinks it should be.


Insteon, Zigbee and Zwave are all 2 way communications protocols.

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Re: Read X10 status from CM15A
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2011, 07:54:57 pm »
hi ,

i found this documentation ,
http://www.x10community.com/2006/04/twoway_lamp_and_appliance_modu.php

i think  is possible to request a status from a two-way  appliance.

Carlos

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Re: Read X10 status from CM15A
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2011, 09:10:02 pm »
I stand corrected. There is an advanced X10 protocol which provides 2 way communication, although I am not sure what devices meet those standards.

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Re: Read X10 status from CM15A
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2011, 09:28:38 pm »
Thanks for the coments.

In all ways i think that is not just change to this new modules, also i think the plugin for the CM15A should be re-writted to read the status bits, Am i ok?

Regards

PS. I'm having a look regarding the code
Frank Galan

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