The X10 PC interface is the ideal way of using your PC to enhance your home
security, save energy and add convenience to the way you run your home.
- USB or serial connectivety to your PC
- Stand alone operation.
- Controls timed events and macros.
- Scheduled events are retained and resume automatically after a power outage.
- Can control the full range of X10 home automation products.
Works with the PC switched off
Once the interface has been programmed, the PC is no longer needed. Two standard
AAA batteries retain the built-in clocks accuracy. The macros are held in EEPROM
and retained even if the power fails. You can even unplug the interface after
programming it and plug it in elsewhere in the home.
The Computer Interface fits between the AC outlet and the computers power plug.
A grounded AC socket is provided on the front of the interface for the computers
power plug (3A max). A cable with an RJ11 connection on one end and a standard USB connector on the other is provided to connect the interface to any free USB port in the PC. Alternatively if you wish to connect your PC using a serial connection a cable for that is also supplied.
The Computer Interface is fully two-way, both generating and receiving X10 powerline
User friendly 95, 98, 2000 and XP compatible software can be downloaded from the link below for free. The ActiveHome software includes graphical representations of switches, modules etc.
to provide point-and-click control of modules, and easy setting of scheduled
events and macros
Events may be scheduled to occur at a particular time every day, on chosen days
only, between chosen dates etc. You can also program the interface to turn lights
on at dawn and off at dusk just by choosing your location from a worldwide list.
command from a controller(such as a mini controller) normally operates
a device directly, e.g. pressing A1 ON switches on the module with code
A1. The computer interface, however, can be programmed to intercept a
command, and respond to it by generating a whole group of commands
called a macro. For example, pressing A1 ON on a controller might turn
on stair lights and bedroom lights, then after 20 minutes dim the
bedroom lights to 50% and turn off the stair lights, and finally turn
off all lights 30 minutes later.
Controls and Indicators
- AC outlet on front of module for computer power output.
- RJ11 socket on top face of module for serial connections
Length 160mm, Width 70mm, Height 55mm
AC supply: 230VAC/50Hz
X-10 Powerline: 120 KHz/2.5vp-p
Backup battery: 2 x AAA cell (not supplied)
Backup time: 1 week typical
Events/macros stored: 25 typ/39 max
This product is CE approved for use in Europe
NB The power socket on this unit is an "always on" module and cannot
be switched using X10.
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This product supports ActiveHome, which is free basic control software.
You may wish to purchase Harmony Home Automation Server #PLEASE NOTE: The CM11 will not support the more complex functions of the Harmony software when disconnected from the computer.
To download the latest version of ActiveHome for free - Click here