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Re: x10 remote range

You might be able to replace the switch with an RR501 which has a relay
which can be operated by RF or by X-10 PLC signals. The relay can switch the

However, 200 foot range for the RF is probably marginal even if you have an
unobstructed line of sight.

Cold should not bother the RR501 as long as it stays dry.

you name it <noone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>I need to set up a switch to control outdoor lighting of a long
>driveway - up to 200 ft.  The lighting system is 12 vdc and it is
>controlled by a switch at one end of the driveway, only.   I'd like
>to be able to switch it on/off from both ends.
>If I were to change the switch to an x10 (or similar) device with
>remote capability, will the remote have sufficient range to switch
>the system on/off from a distance of up to 200 ft?  What is the
>practical limit on range of the remote unit?     Is the range
>diminished by cold (the switch will be located in an unheated garage
>- winters can easily be - 30C)?  Finally, is the unit strictly
>line-of-site or RF?
>Mark Turner     ©¿©
>Toronto, Ontario Canada

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