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X-10 IR codes for programming Pronto
This thread has 31 replies. Displaying posts 1 through 15.
Post 1 made on Saturday April 10, 1999 at 12:11
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Does anyone have the IR codes to operate X-10 components with the IR-to-X10 converter?
I need this to program my Pronto.

OP | Post 2 made on Saturday April 10, 1999 at 15:05
Daniel Tonks
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You'll want to check out the Pronto File Area under "X-10". Everything you need is in there.
OP | Post 3 made on Tuesday April 20, 1999 at 19:45
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I intend to purchase the IR to X-10 Command Console with 2 Lamp Modules and operate it with the Pronto and the X-10 codes I find here. Do I still need the small Tranceiver Module with the Antenna to receive and send the signal from the Command Console to the Lamp Module, or does the Command Console send directly to the Lamp Modules?
OP | Post 4 made on Tuesday April 20, 1999 at 23:29
Pete Emerson
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According to [Link:]

The console responds to infrared signals fom the infrared remotes listed above then transmits equivalent X10 commands to X10 compatible receivers in your home.

Well, to me that's a little bit ambiguous, because does "receiver" mean a command console or, for example, a plug in lamp dimmer? Over to [Link:] and there are items in a category called X10 receivers, which include lamp dimmers, etc. So this leads me to believe that the 4040 IR receiver does NOT require additional models.

Bear in mind, I don't own anything X10, but I'm about to invest. So there's still a possibility that I'm wrong. :P
OP | Post 5 made on Wednesday April 21, 1999 at 10:45
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That was the impression I got, that with the Command Console the Transceiver module isnt needed. I just wanted to confirm my opinion. Thanks
OP | Post 6 made on Wednesday April 21, 1999 at 11:10
Booster Corporation
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In fact the 4040 is an emitter. Usually emitter is the box that sends orders, and receiver is the box that execute the commands.

ie, the 4040 send orders to the Lamp module (receiver) via X10. But the 4040 receives orders from the pronto... So it is X10 emitters & X10 receivers.

Emitters can be mecanical (buttons), RF, or IR, Computer interfaces, Stand alone interfaces that runs embedded programs (JDS).

OP | Post 7 made on Wednesday April 21, 1999 at 12:12
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My understanding is the Command console is not only an Emitter(Transmitter)but also a Receiver by receiving IR signals then Emits(transmits) signals to the lamp modules(receivers). Therefore making the Command console not an Emitter nor Receiver but A Transceiver.
OP | Post 8 made on Friday April 23, 1999 at 12:28
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You are correct. The product is a transceiver. By the way, the 4040 product number cited here is a retailers number for the product. It the actual manufacturers product number is IR543.

The other transceiver mentioned in this thread with the antenna is used to receive X-10 RF signals and send X-10 signals over the AC powerline. It cannot be accessed by the Pronto because it doesn't receive IR signals. However, if you purchase X-10 RF wireless controllers you would need this transceiver. The advantage of using RF is that you do not have to be in the same room to control your lighting.

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OP | Post 9 made on Friday April 23, 1999 at 13:41
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Kewl, thx Robert, since I bought the pronto I'll gonna put it to full use. :)
I'm only operating 2 lamps and ceiling light in the same room so IR signals instead of RF singals are ok for my use for now. I cant turn the lights on/off myself cause of paralisys, so the X-10 products are to ease my family members tasks I need done in my room. :)
OP | Post 10 made on Saturday April 24, 1999 at 13:48
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Daryl. If you have some spare cash, get hold of some DrapeBoss units, and link them up to Universal Modules. I'm a paraplegic myself, and it is great to be able to close/open the drapes while sitting on the sofa.

OP | Post 11 made on Saturday April 24, 1999 at 14:55
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Thanks for the info Tim, I'll get some information on the products. X-10 USA has a nice sale this weekend so I purchased the 3 Piece home kit for $17.60 with the 6in1 remote, RF Transceiver, n lamp module, they threw in a second 6in1 remote and new keychain remote free. I grabbed the IR command console at smarthome with 2 appliance modules that was selling for $6.99 each, so I should be set for awhile. Thanks for this site Daniel. :)
OP | Post 12 made on Sunday June 27, 1999 at 03:22
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someone help
OP | Post 13 made on Thursday July 15, 1999 at 12:33
Richard Baldock
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Does anyone know if you can run multiple IR543's.? such that you could set two 543's to different house codes and then somehow allow Pronto to select a different house code before sending the X10 code..? All the IR codes I have seen only have the X10 code in them and not the house code as well.? Or are we limited to only 16 IR controlled X10 devices.?
OP | Post 14 made on Thursday July 15, 1999 at 18:09
Daniel Tonks
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Richard: The IR codes aren't house code specific. Only the basestation is. So if you have one set to code C and one set to code E in the same room visible to the same remote, they'd both turn on, say, device 6. Only if they were in seperate rooms would that work.
OP | Post 15 made on Monday August 16, 1999 at 19:00
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No they wouldn't, nothing would happen! The X-10 signals would conflict and both transmit at exactly the same time and no command would happen. You could build a relay box that would switch to one or the other to allow you to use say housecode A and B in the same room using the same remote! This would allow you to control 30 X-10 devices instead of 16. You would use your 16 to switch between housecode A or B using 2 appliance modules and the relay box. The Relay box would use 3 120v relays which can be purchased from R.S. for around 6.00 each. By this time you are close to the cost of the X-10 Pro Macro Controller (PMC10) which would allow you to use 42 IR codes to control 42 devices or macros which could include up to 36 devices each!
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