simply X10 is a communication
protocol that allows other
X10 devices to communicate over the electrical wiring (power line) of
or business. The great thing about X10 is that it sends all of its
communication over the wiring that is already in your home so no
required. For example you simple replace your current light switch with
Wall Switch replacement switch
or plug your lamp into a LM465
When you want to control your X10
enables light switch you
simply press the on/off or dim/bright switch on your controller and the
device responds. You can independently control up to 256 devices in
In order to do this a device is assigned a house and a unit code. If
you want to control the WS467 Wall Switch in the bedroom
would for example set the house and unit code to C3 than you would take
PalmPad Remote Control and set it to house code C and then press the 3
either on or off.
X10 devices are categorized as
either receivers, transmitters
or transceivers. A receiver is a device which receives a X10 signal
from the power
line such as a WS467
Wall Switch from a transmitter.
A transmitter is a
which sends X10 signals such as a HR12A
PalmPad Remote Control to a
with the assistance of a transceiver. A transceiver is a device such as
Module from a transmitter and
then sends those signals
the power line to a receiver.
Look for these symbols on all of
our X10 products to
determine the device type.