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Posted: September 09 2021 at 07:50 | IP Logged Quote objector

Hi All,

Searched all over but not having any luck...
I'm trying to write a macro that will turn on an x10
switch to a brightness level of 100%. This switch has
the soft start and also can be dimmed/brightened by
holding the switch button in. Problem is that if it's
been dimmed and turned off, it resumes the previous
dim level when it is turned back on. I want it to turn
on to 100% by this macro.

Any and all help appreciated.

Thanks
Derek
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Posted: September 09 2021 at 21:45 | IP Logged Quote dhoward

Derek,

Been a long time since I used X10 so I hope I remember the proper method. You should be able to use this formula:

ph_x10btn("X10ID",100,100)

The "X10ID" is the ID of your device as defined in the PowerHome Explorer under PowerHome->Devices->X10->Units.

If you wanted to send raw X10 commands, you should be able to do this:

ph_x10("X10CTLRID","HC",UNIT,0) + ph_x10("X10CTLRID","HC",102,0) + ph_x10("X10CTLRID","HC",105,100)

Check the help file for usage but "X10CTLRID" would be the ID of your X10 Controller, "HC" is the housecode of the device, and UNIT is the unit
number (1 to 16) of the device.

If your X10 device supports extended commands or preset dim, then there would be other options as well.

Hope this helps,

Dave.

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Posted: September 10 2021 at 08:46 | IP Logged Quote objector

Hi Dave,

Thanks for responding. I'm still one of those with a
ton of x10, some over 20 years old!! Also have insteon
here and there.

This code - ph_x10btn("X10ID",100,100) works fine on
most of my switches but on this particular one it
doesn't do anything. PH shows it as being on at 100%
but the actual light is still off. I believe I
remember that this switch supports extended commands
and I "think" direct dimming but not sure how to
attempt those either. I guess along with my switches
my brain has aged too!!

Anyway, I certainly appreciate any and all help!!

Derek
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Posted: September 12 2021 at 19:32 | IP Logged Quote objector

I'm a little late closing this off but the code:

ph_x10("X10CTLRID","HC",UNIT,0) +
ph_x10("X10CTLRID","HC",102,0) +
ph_x10("X10CTLRID","HC",105,100)

worked exactly as I needed.

Thanks again Dave!!

Derek
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Posted: September 16 2021 at 20:14 | IP Logged Quote dhoward

Derek,

Glad that worked for you

Dave.
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