Remote Switch


Old 10-02-02, 08:51 PM
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Question Remote Switch

I have seen remote switches which mount on walls and look similar to regular light switches, but contain a radio transmitter which accuates a switch to turn off and on a plug-in lamp. These require no wiring as they are just a plun-in connection. I own an old pre-Civil War farm house in rural Miss which was wired about 60 years ago. The lights in the various rooms are ceiling mounted on flexable cord and just have a pull chain. I would like to have a wall mounted switch such as described above, but I do not want to do a major re-wire. Running cable in the walls is very difficult because of the style of construction. In addition to the 2 X 4 studs, the walls all have diagonal braces which complicates snaking cables between lights and switches. Does anyone know if there is such a remote switch made for wiring in the ceiling light box?
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Old 10-02-02, 09:12 PM
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Old 10-03-02, 06:12 PM
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Hello: in my wood shop i have a few little boxes that plug into an out let and the tool plugs into it that is worked by remote, but when the power goes off and comes back on all the tools will run, so if i know the power goes off i have to go and unplug all of them to to keep them from starting when the power comes on. this might happen in your case.
Old 10-04-02, 04:18 AM
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Well Cork, yours is an interesting note. I was on the verge of purchasing some of the switches and relays from, which seem to be just what I wanted. However if a power interruption causes the relay to return to the 'on' position, that would be a problem, as this is a vacant house most of the time.
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I have used a number of different brands of X-10 (remote) devices from smarthome and have never had the problem that Cork describes.
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I agree with mikewu99. I have some X-10 switches and never had them come on after a power outage. You might went at go to site for more info.
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