[Coco] plug'n'power controller manual?
Stephen H. Fischer
SFischer1 at Mindspring.com
Sat Sep 11 21:47:55 EDT 2010
The "cm11a" comes up as discontinued.
The cheapest at ~ $70 alternative:
26-3142 for the CoCo 2 in use.
Connecting up a CoCo 2 twice a year to adjust time, $0.00.
9 Volt Battery still test good, I have ~ 2 power outages / year.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Heskett" <gene.heskett at gmail.com>
To: <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2010 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: [Coco] plug'n'power controller manual?
> On Saturday, September 11, 2010 12:21:46 pm Stephen H. Fischer did opine:
>> I can also confirm that these work fine. I have ~ 10.
>> Of special note, I control all mine with my IR. TV, VCR, ... remote
>> On the X10 web site there is model "IR543" which receives IR. and sends
>> the commands out on the power lines.
>> I programmed my CoCo 2 plug'n'power two years ago for controlling one
>> light so the burglars would think I am at home and go onto the next
>> Still working but the time has drifted a little.
> That is one of the features of the cm11a and similar devices. The cm11a
> has battery backup in it, a pair of AAA cells that will last years. But
> it detects a power failure (it keep time like an old motor driven electric
> clock) it sends a one byte command back to the computer that tells heyu it
> needs its clock reset, and if the heyu_engine is running, it will be done
> automatically, leaving a trace in the log file that it was done.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Bruce W. Calkins" <brucewcalkins at charter.net>
>> To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
>> Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2010 4:36 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Coco] plug'n'power controller manual?
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: "Aaron Wolfe"
>> > As for getting outlet modules, rumor has it you can use any regular
>> > x10 compatible stuff (someone please correct me if this is wrong). I
>> > found x10 outlet controllers new online for less than $10, lightbulb
>> > socket types for $7. I'm hoping these will work with the P'n'P
>> > controller.
>> > =======================================
>> > Yes, these work fine.
>> > --------------------------------------------------------
>> > They have x10 motion sensors, temperature sensors, etc as well.
>> > It would be very interesting if all these types of things can be used
>> > from OS9.
>> > =====================================
>> > The RS/Tandy P-n-P system is one way. We would need to build a
>> > reciever for the CoCo for input. Not impossable, but perhaps not
>> > worthwhile. OTOH; hobbies seldom profit.
>> > --------------------------------------
>> > -Aaron
>> > ================
>> > Bruce W.
> Cheers, Gene
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