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Posted: July 01 2018 at 14:13 | IP Logged Quote ccrider

I realize PowerHome, by it's very spelling, will be an upgrade+++ from the old, yet still fairly reliable DOS based ES1400e; I've used for eons. But can it 'reach back' and use simple commands via similar logic questions? i.e. IF AND OR THEN WHENEVER ON OFF DIM BRI..., or do I have to rethink my way through the whole process? I guess what I'm asking is; how much of a learning curve (relearning) am I looking at?
I'm really happy with the system I have in it's present state, but sometimes drool over the abilities of Insteon.
Thanks for any advice from those that have been down this path.

ES-1400e; yes that old...
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Posted: July 02 2018 at 10:16 | IP Logged Quote dhoward


Welcome to PowerHome.

Ive been playing with automation for a long time (as far back as 1985) and I have never heard of the Enerlogic ES1400e. A quick Google looks like it
was an X10 system around the 1993 era...pretty old .

I couldnt find out what the exact capabilities are but I wouldnt think PowerHome would be too much of a learning curve if you're working with a DOS
based system with IF THEN programming capabilities. The PowerHome macros have full if/then capability and are fairly easy to pick up relatively
quick. Formulas get a little more involved but have alot of power. You can also just use VBA if youre familiar with Visual Basic.

Since the 30 day trial is fully unencumbered, I would just give it a try and see if its to your liking. PowerHome definitely appeals to the more
technical types but there are plenty of non-programmers making good use of it. Just make sure that PowerHome supports whatever hardware you
currently have so you can get a feel for it. Even if it doesnt, PowerHome supports a "Virtual" controller so you can at least play with it and see
if the programming capabilities are within your limits.

Hope this helps,

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