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Question on x10 with all in one
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Post 1 made on Tuesday January 25, 2005 at 10:25
Lurking Member
January 2005
Hello all. New to the board. Hopefully someone can offer advice. I would like to set up an x10 dimmer switch for one of my lights. I currently have a Radio SHack 15-2104 remote and I was wondering if I could use this to turn that switch on and off (and dim it as well). I am new to this whole x10 thing and read that I made need some type of IR to RF converter to do so, so I am a little confused.

If the signal has to be in RF, can I just buy the 15-2117 remote with RF instead? Seems to be cheaper that the converter and I get a brand new remote. ANy help on this is appreciated. THanks in advance.
Post 2 made on Tuesday January 25, 2005 at 12:18
The Robman
Loyal Member
August 2001
In order to control X10 with any remote, you need some sort of tranceiver unit. You have 2 options. The first is an RF-2-X10 transceiver, but that would liit you to using an X10 RF remote (the 15-2117 wouldn't work for this purpose). The second option is to get an IR-2-X10 unit (known as an IR543 box) which will convert IR signals into X10 signals. Which this box, you can use HOME/0167 in the 15-2104 to work your X10 dimmer. You can get an IR543 from Home Automation Net for $20, here's a link...


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