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Re: Home Automation Protocols (X10, Insteon, Zwave, ...)
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2008, 05:08:32 pm »
Hehe, I sent them a mail too... I hope we're not the only ones planning on buying plcbus devices from them :P

Ah, and that does make sense in some way, but still, lighting & appliances only have phase 1, 2 and neutral..

Errr, I'll ask our electrician about this, he's coming around tomorrow.
mine have phase, neutral and ground ;)

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Re: Home Automation Protocols (X10, Insteon, Zwave, ...)
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2008, 05:40:36 pm »
Ah, neutral ... and ground... they're different..

Lol, I'm going to stop talking about electricity, I know barely enough to install a light :P

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Re: Home Automation Protocols (X10, Insteon, Zwave, ...)
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2008, 05:52:16 pm »
Ah, neutral ... and ground... they're different..
better they are ;)

you get 230V between a phase and neutral. Ground is only for safety reasons.
you'll get 400V between two phases (because of the 120° phase shift).
There are also three phase induction motors.

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Re: Home Automation Protocols (X10, Insteon, Zwave, ...)
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2008, 09:14:42 pm »
skerit,

It depends on your countries regulations, if any.

Here, in NA, we get what's called SINGLE phase into our house.  Don't let that fool you.. it's really 2 phases 180 degrees apart. (each phase is 120V 60Hz)

There's a lot of other countries that deliver 'SINGLE' phase 240V 50Hz..
That means only ONE leg is power..

Then, there are 3Phase, 120 degrees 240V Countries..
Industrial power here in NA is normally 3 Phase 120V 120Degrees...

Too bad we can't just 'all agree'

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Re: Home Automation Protocols (X10, Insteon, Zwave, ...)
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2008, 09:39:52 pm »

Too bad we can't just 'all agree'


Here, here!

From Pal, ntsc, secam, atsc to centimeters, inches, miles & kilometers.. Ounces, pounds, kilo's & grams - driving on the right side of the road, driving on the left side of the road.

Too many "formats" for one small world :)

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Re: Home Automation Protocols (X10, Insteon, Zwave, ...)
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2008, 09:00:15 pm »
Standards are nice... but you shouldn't have to few of them.   ;)
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Re: Home Automation Protocols (X10, Insteon, Zwave, ...)
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2008, 09:04:39 pm »
I've started a wiki for Threaded Ruby.

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Category:ThreadedRuby
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