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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Home Automation by Mark Edward Soper

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Chapter 2. Getting Started with X10 Home Automation

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What X10 Can Control

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Why Use X10 for Home Control?

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How X10 Systems Work

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Setting Up a Simple X10 System

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Troubleshooting Your First X10 Installation

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The de facto home-automation standard for do-it-yourself home control is X10. More than 5 million homes have X10 devices installed, and more than 100 million X10 devices have been shipped—numbers that far exceed any other home automation technology. As discussed in Appendix A, “Integrating X10 with Other Home Control Systems,” X10 hardware is sold under many brand names. This chapter introduces ...

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