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Post 1 made on Wednesday June 2, 2004 at 07:57
w timmins
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Hi
I have a simple x10 LK15 home control kit, copmrises of KR22E keychain remote
a TM13 Transceiver and
a LM15 Lamp socket
all works with keyfob remote but I cant get ipronto to work, tried ipronto,s x10 db codes no luck
also tried learning ipronto fron keyfob, no luck.

Am i doing something wrong??
Thanks
Wayne
Post 2 made on Wednesday June 2, 2004 at 08:09
Dave Houston
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The TM13 receives 433.92MHz RF. The iPronto sends IR. It's kinda like male/female communication.

You can probably send IR to the transmitter half of a Powermid pair which will repeat it as 433.92MHz RF. (Some Pronto & RedRat2 users do this.) You will need codes that the TM13 understands. You can get the codes from CodeGen.
OP | Post 3 made on Thursday June 10, 2004 at 14:18
w timmins
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Thanks Dave

Could not get owt working useing 'codegen'
I Now have a IR7243RF.
Plugged it in works a treat
But I cannot get ipronto to work what i have,
copied X10 buttons from Kees Meers ICF, and got 1 light to turn on & off,
But thats all

What am I doing wrong

any help plz

Thanks
Wayne
Post 4 made on Thursday June 10, 2004 at 16:55
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Which CodeGen™ codes are you using?

You'll still need to send IR codes as that's all the iPronto can send. I think the IR543AH codes will work but that's mostly a guess - I've never seen the IR7243RF.
OP | Post 5 made on Thursday June 10, 2004 at 17:05
w timmins
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[Link: letsautomate.com]?

tried pronto / X-10 RF

tried pronto / IR543 / IR543ah

thanks again dave
this is dooin my head in
Post 6 made on Thursday June 10, 2004 at 19:23
Kees van der Meer
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Just to make sure;

Have you enabled the 'RF Enabled' option in the device properties of your own iPronto ICF?

Also, have you tested my complete ICF with your X10 ligthing devices, just to see if that works?

Have you checked all X10 lighting modules for the right setting (use 'P' to work with iPronto)?

Kees
Post 7 made on Thursday June 10, 2004 at 21:31
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On 06/10/04 17:05, w timmins said...

I am familiar with the IR7243W. You said it was something else.

tried pronto / X-10 RF

These only work when sent as RF. It's my understanding that the iPronto cannot send RF.

tried pronto / IR543 / IR543ah

With the IR7243W set for housecode P, the Pronto/IR543AH codes should work.

thanks again dave
this is dooin my head in
Post 8 made on Thursday June 10, 2004 at 21:33
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On 06/10/04 19:23, Kees van der Meer said...
Have you enabled the 'RF Enabled' option in the
device properties of your own iPronto ICF?

You're confusing me. I thought the iPronto could only send IR. The IR7243W can only receive 433.92MHz RF or 38-40kHz IR.
Post 9 made on Friday June 11, 2004 at 02:05
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I am confused too.. the enable RF gives you wi-fi (2.4Ghz) commands to a netx only as far as I know ?

Does the ipronto also have 433 Mhz ??
Post 10 made on Friday June 11, 2004 at 02:24
Kees van der Meer
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Don't understand me wrong; I just want to find out if he has this option enabled or disabled.

Kees
OP | Post 11 made on Friday June 11, 2004 at 03:37
w timmins
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With the RF disabled the IR7243RF signal indicator flashes when i press buttons on ipronto. ie recieving signal

With the RF enabled it dont

have set units to housecode P
Post 12 made on Friday June 11, 2004 at 06:20
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If the IR7243W is like the IR543, the LED only flashes when it has received a valid IR code. If your codes are not having the expected effect, it is probably a timing problem. You need to space the codes at about 1/2 second intervals.
Post 13 made on Friday June 11, 2004 at 12:41
Kees van der Meer
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copied X10 buttons from Kees Meers ICF, and got
1 light to turn on & off,

So, one light and button is working. I don't know how many x10-modules you have but have you tried out these other modules with the same housecode (P) and devicecode and button as the one that is functioning?

If they don't work try this again by testing all x10-modules one by one in that wallbox that is functioning.

If they now respond, set the module to a different devicecode. If it's still responding then nothings wrong with iPronto-communication.

If not: Maybe you need a fase couppler?

Kees
OP | Post 14 made on Saturday June 12, 2004 at 10:21
w timmins
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Success, working now, in a fasion
But, yup there had to be one....
I have 1 lamp plugged into TM13 works as No 1 on keychain remote and IR7243RF
2 lamps with LM15 sockets working as '2' & '3'
how do I get to turn each 1 on and off individually using ipronto

Thanks for help

Wayne
Post 15 made on Saturday June 12, 2004 at 11:10
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It's not at all clear what you are asking. Do you mean that all of the lamps work when you send RF to the TM13 or IR7243W but that only some work when you send IR from the iPronto to the IR7243W?

I don't know how the TM13 works but some X-10 RF transceivers only control their outlet via RF and not via the powerline. This could explain why the lamp plugged into the TM13 only works when you send RF.

Generally, it is not a good idea to use two RF devices like the TM13 and IR7243W. You may get duplication of commands. Again, I'm not intimately familiar with either the TM13 or IR7243W but am going on how similar X-10 devices work in North America.
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