110 x-10 outlet

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Old 08-01-06, 09:39 PM
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110 x-10 outlet

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i'm having a problem with some low voltage lighting that is plugged into an x-10 outlet. I can turn the unit off/on remotely, but after a few hours, the lights shut themselves off.

If I use the x-10 to shut them off after this has happened (because the controlled outlet seems to stay in the "on" state), they will not come back on. After waiting perhaps a half-hour to an hour (with x-10 in the off position), they will once again respond to the x-10 "on" signal from the button and remain on for a few hours after which they again turn themselves off :frustrating:

I'm using a standard 15A 110V controllable outlet. No breaker or GFCI is tripped during any of this time.

Anyone know what might be wrong?

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Old 08-02-06, 01:50 AM
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This may or may not help. Sometimes with x10 the outlet where the transmitter and the outlet where the reciever are must both be on the same phase in the panel, or you need to install a crossover device in the main panel.

You also could be on the same code setting as a neighbor. X-10 as a computer program and device that you can get to check out your situation with your computer. You could just try changing the codes.
 
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Old 08-02-06, 06:09 AM
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jwhite, thanks for replying.
"Sometimes with x10 the outlet where the transmitter and the outlet where the reciever are must both be on the same phase in the panel, or you need to install a crossover device in the main panel."

This would cause the outlet to shut off on it's own?

"You also could be on the same code setting as a neighbor."
This isn't the case because i have another set of lights plugged into a different location (x-10 as well) and it uses the same code. When i press the one button, both sets come on, but I only have a problem whith the one set turning itself off for no apparent reason. Strange.

Maybe it is some kind of overheating issue?

I would think that if the outlet overheated, it would at least trip the breaker.

I think I will try replacing the outlet and see if it helps.
 
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