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Doug Roberson

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Preferred X10 Controller for low voltage
« on: June 18, 2018, 05:07:03 PM »

First - my apologies if this has been covered here already.

The search function didn't return any results for 12v, 12 v, or 12 volts. The results for low voltage didn't mention any specific modules that anyone is using.

Do you guys have a go to module you use for 12v?

I've got a couple of applications -

1) I want to override the 880LM control panel for my liftmaster - while I have an app on my phone to control it, it doesn't integrate with anything else. The controls are 12v. Including a picture of the panel in case anyone else has a similar question in the future.

2) I have a pool light that I can either automate at the wall switch or at the junction box (this would require 12v).

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Re: Preferred X10 Controller for low voltage
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 05:52:59 PM »

I don't use a x10 module for low voltage but I do control a sun tracker using power from its control board to power a low voltage sonoff module.
I had to flash the firmware as the app that come with it was cloud based and didn't supply local control.

The Sonoff safevoltage module runs on 5 - 24 volts it is controled via wi-fi

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Re: Preferred X10 Controller for low voltage
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 06:08:16 PM »

I've used an X10 UM501 or PUM01 for low voltage switching.
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Re: Preferred X10 Controller for low voltage
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 06:19:41 PM »

I don't use a x10 module for low voltage but I do control a sun tracker using power from its control board to power a low voltage sonoff module.
I had to flash the firmware as the app that come with it was cloud based and didn't supply local control.

The Sonoff safevoltage module runs on 5 - 24 volts it is controled via wi-fi

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Actually, I have a handful of those and of a couple of their other modules sitting in a shopping cart on their site. Hadn't decided to pull the trigger or not, but if you're getting good results, I can give it a try.

The thing that irks me is that Liftmaster offers IFTTT but they charge $10 per year for it. I already shelled out for their opener and their bridge. If they want to charge extra for what should be included, I'll go another route!

And that gives me an excuse to play with a new toy.
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Re: Preferred X10 Controller for low voltage
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 06:21:05 PM »

I've used an X10 UM501 or PUM01 for low voltage switching.

I've got a 501 set aside for my sprinkler system, but I think I'll give the Sonoff that Tuicemen mentioned a go. Thanks for sharing what you use!
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Re: Preferred X10 Controller for low voltage
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2018, 06:28:25 PM »

I had used a um506 when attempting to power my backup generator using 12 volts however noise from the generator made it impossible to switch off.
The Sonoff safe voltage module has been working well for over 2 years mounted inside the solar tracker control box 50 ft from my wi-fi router.

I don't like the Sonoff app but if your willing to flash the modules you can control logging directly into the module or just sending a on or off command like http://ip of module/On 
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Re: Preferred X10 Controller for low voltage
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2018, 08:17:13 PM »

True, and they work with Alexa and IFTTT as-is, if I understand correctly. Not that I have a problem flashing firmware.
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Re: Preferred X10 Controller for low voltage
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2018, 09:07:35 PM »

Part of my reason for flashing was that wasn't supported at the time so I don't know how well that works with the default firmware.
I use HA-Bridge for the Alexa  voice control.
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Re: Preferred X10 Controller for low voltage
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2018, 06:39:02 AM »

I ordered a set of the iFan02 modules yesterday to try out (needed 6, why do I have so many fans? that doesn't count the ones on the back patio). Also am going to replace 3 of the fans while I have them down for re-wiring.

Also have updated firmware coming for my XTB-IIR from JVDE - I need to wire in a receptacle at the panel for it, then I'm ready to do my X10 installs.
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