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kengtay

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Light Dimmer & Keypad or switch230V AC
« on: May 07, 2008, 12:18:08 pm »
Hi What do you use for Light/Dimmer & Keypad or Switch?
My problem is the Z-wave with dimmer or relay for 230V AC is only from ACT, But I need to put 150 switch+Dimmer for the entire house. What kind of option do I have?

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Re: Light Dimmer & Keypad or switch230V AC
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008, 03:57:09 pm »
look at the Merten Connect line. They make very nice ZWave products. There are also Nuewi, Innovus and others.

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Re: Light Dimmer & Keypad or switch230V AC
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008, 05:46:20 pm »
I couldn't find any online store selling Merten, I would need quite a bit of these switch and dimmer.

What do you think if I use any ELK M1 Gold Alarm + Automation panel with Insteadon keypad?

How hard for me to integrate the ELK to Linuxmce?

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Re: Light Dimmer & Keypad or switch230V AC
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2008, 03:38:28 pm »
Kengtay,

If you are in North America, Insteon will work nicely for you.
you don't need the whole ELK M1 Gold...unless you want to integrate that too
Insteon Integration via a PLM is in public RC1 testing (yes, it works very well)

Make sure you get a PLM 2414S (that's the Power Line Modem) that is the device you connect up to linuxMCE.

Insteon has a wide range of dimmers, depending on what features you want.  Timed dimmers, KeypadLincs (which have up to 8 buttons for other devices), SwitchLincs, etc.

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Re: Light Dimmer & Keypad or switch230V AC
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2008, 05:31:08 pm »
No, I am actually in the country of 230V AC, I will be buying some of the Insteaon items and change to 240V AC (Replace few component). Hopefully it work well, Let you know once I have the result.


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Re: Light Dimmer & Keypad or switch230V AC
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008, 07:47:57 pm »
if only it were that simple..

the timing of insteon devices is very dependent on north american tolerances.

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Re: Light Dimmer & Keypad or switch230V AC
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2008, 02:09:20 am »
Kengtay,

PLC-BUS works well for 230V AC and is a better option than modifying Insteon.

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Darren