The RFXCOM USB RFXtrx433 supports the largest number of 433.92MHz RF Home Automation sensors and devices available on the market. The RFXtrx433 is already supported by many popular Home Automation applications and the list is growing rapidly. For application builders there is a free Software Development Kit and end-users benefit from flashable product enhancements.
· Low priced
· Receive + transmit function,
· Standard USB interface (works on Linux, Mac OS, Windows)
· CE certified and RoHS
· Supports the largest range of sensors and devices possible (see the list below)
· Supported by a large number of Home Automation software products (see the list below)
· Does not rely on remote Internet servers holding private secure data
· Free Software Development Kit with VB.NET example available on request
· Easy integration in any application due to a simple protocol
· Firmware updates in flash memory
· Homeseer RFXCOM plug-in
· VERA micasaverde
· Domogik (in version 0.2.0)
· HouseAgent (expected soon)
· HomeAutom8 (under development)
· Webx (under development)
· xPLRFX (under development)
· XTension (under development)
· ATI Remote Wonder
· ATI Remote Wonder II
· Chacon (including EMW200)
· Clas Ohlson weather sensors
· ELRO AB400, AB600
· Harrison curtain
· HomeEasy HE105
· HomeEasy EU
· Ikea Koppla
· KD101 - Chacon, NEXA, Flamingo smoke detector
· La Crosse weather sensors TX3, TX4, TX17
· LightwaveRF, Siemens
· Mertik Maxitrol
· Oregon weather sensors
· AW129, AW131, BTHR918, BTHR918N, BTHR968, PCR800, RGR126, RGR682, RGR918, RTGR328N, RTGR328N,
STR918, THC138, THC238, THC268, THGN122N, THGN123N, THGN500, THGR122NX, THGR228N, THGR238,
THGR268, THGR328N, THGR810, THGR918, THGRN228NX, THN122N/132N, THR128, THR138, THRN122N,
THWR288A, UV138, UVN128, UVN800, WGR800, WGR918, WTGR800, WTGR800
· Oregon Body weight scale BWR101/BWR102
· OWL CM113, cent-a-meter, Electrisave
· OWL CM119 / CM160
· PC Remote
· RTS10 / RFS10 / TLX1206
· TFA weather sensors TS34C
· X10 lighting, X10 security
· X10 Ninja/Robocam
For the RFXCOM RFXtrx433 user guide Click here
Open source home automation software for the RFXCOM RFXtrx433 can be found here
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Posted by Mike on 4th Mar 2013
This device is absolutely excellent! Within 5 mins of plugging in the transceiver I have control of lighting, my central heating and a couple of sockets (all home easy).
No range issues what so ever, but my house isn't that large and I am controlling nothing within the garden yet!
I have used the open source Domoticz software so far and that is also absolutely excellent.
Posted by Jon on 27th Jan 2013
The unit seems to work well with the DominaGA software I'm trying and the X10, HomeEasy and Oregon temp sensors I've tried. I would have awarded 5 stars if it's range was better.
I can't find a location where it will work with all the X10 transmitters in the house although I can manage this with a W800RF32.
Also it's got nowhere near the reception range of the Oregon BAA898HG weather station for receiving singals from TH(G)R228N sensors. I can manage with this limitation but it would have been nice for example to be able to monitor the greenhouse temperature with it.
I yet to try Home Easy RF with the rxtrx433 in a central(ish) position and receivers at extremities within the house so it might be that works.
All in all, it might be possible to find an antenna that boost the range and I'll be very happy with that but as a stock unit, in my situation, it looks as if I would need an additional reciever(s) which I think kind of defeats the object.
Something that took me a while to work out that might be useful to others. Here's a way of using a Rasberry Pi just as a serial ethernet server (the USB driver presents the rxtrx to the system as a serial device).
On the pi run:
socat FILE:<serial port>,b38400,raw TCP-LISTEN:<socket port>,fork,reuseaddr
Where serial port is the port allocated to the retrx, eg /dev/TTYUSB0 (plugging the rxtrx and in checking the output of dmesg) will give that and socket port is the port number you want to use.
On the linux box run:
socat pty,link=/home/<myhome>/ttyS0,b38400,raw TCP:<pi IP address>:<socket port>
set the automation software to use /home/<myhome>/ttyS0 as the serial port.
Posted by Richie Mac on 20th Sep 2012
The antenna design does not affect the legality of transmission power anywhere that I know of. It DOES affect the radiation pattern though. If you're handy with a soldering iron, you can very easily make a high gain (11dBi) Virivent style omnidirectional antenna.
Posted by Mike on 10th Jun 2012
Great wee thing, using it in with Indigo on my Mac in tandem with LightwaveRF, Home Easy and X10 devices.. all works beautifully, though it'd be nice if the reception range on it was somewhat better. It does have a replaceable antenna, but check the legality of that in your country before buying anything as it's also a transmitter.
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