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

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Chapter 6. Using Timers and Advanced Remotes for X10

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X10 Timers

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X10 Tabletop Maxi Controller

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X10 Universal Remote

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This chapter shows you how to turn on and turn off lights and appliances at preset intervals or randomly to give a lived-in look to your home while you’re away, program dimmer switches, and control your home entertainment and X10 devices with a single remote. By adding timers, Maxi Controllers, and universal remotes to your existing X10 home automation system, you can turn it into a more powerful and more useful system.

X10 Timers

An X10 timer (see Figure 6.1) resembles an alarm clock. However, instead of waking you ...

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