What kind of receptacle is this??

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Old 10-10-16, 07:02 PM
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What kind of receptacle is this??

Anyone knows what kind of electrical outlet is this? I can hear it click when it trips (I think) like a GFCI outlet. What are dials for??

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Old 10-10-16, 07:07 PM
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What is that that is plugged into it?
 
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Old 10-10-16, 07:13 PM
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A DVD player that I rarely use is plugged into the outlet.
 
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Old 10-10-16, 07:33 PM
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That is an X-10 remote controlled receptacle.

One half may be always live while the other one is controlled thru the power wiring by a transmitter/controller.

x10-home-automation.html
 
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Old 10-10-16, 08:18 PM
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It works only on stuff that's plugged into it, right? And where could the transceiver be located? By the breaker box?

I have a strange issue where lights with low-voltage old school style switch can't be turned off. I wonder if it's related to this thing? Here's the thread about that issue if you're interested. Thanks!

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/li...ml#post2506949
 
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Old 10-10-16, 08:26 PM
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The transmitter usually plugged into a receptacle somewhere in the house. It had the ability to control multiple receptacles and switches. The red and black turn switches set its address in the system so that each device could be controlled separately. If you look at the site where I left you the link you'll see several different types of transmitters.

That X-10 receptacle is completely independent of the GE low voltage switching system you're working with. It would appear that someone in the house before you liked gadgets.
 
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