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Lehcim
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Registered: ‎02-07-2011

Help with Harmony 1100 and X10 lights controlling

I've purchased the Harmony 1100 and the RF Extender, I also have a complete X10 lights controlling system at home but, until now, I've not been able to control X10 with the Harmony 1100.

 

After some reading, it seems that I need an IR receiver that will "inject" the commands by powerline, like the IR-543, is that right ?

Do I really need to buy this interface to make my Harmony 1100 work with my X10 modules ?

Is there any other way to make them work together ?

 

Thanks for your help.

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hhatkin
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Registered: ‎02-08-2008

Re: Help with Harmony 1100 and X10 lights controlling

Hi and welcome to the forum .

Like all Harmonys the 1100 is for controlling devices that have original remotes that work by InfraRed.

In some cases it is possible to convert other devices to IR control so you could check on that for yours,

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Lehcim
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Registered: ‎02-07-2011

Re: Help with Harmony 1100 and X10 lights controlling

Thanks for your answer but in my case, my X10 devices can't directly receive IR commands, they only can receive RF commands, that's why I asked if I really must purchase an IR-543, just to be sure before buying it...

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hhatkin
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Registered: ‎02-08-2008

Re: Help with Harmony 1100 and X10 lights controlling

I guess IR in the name is the clue - maybe it's something to make your devices controllable by Infrared in which case the 1100 would work with it.

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triad
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Registered: ‎09-15-2010

Re: Help with Harmony 1100 and X10 lights controlling

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Yes. You must use the IR-543. It receives commands from an IR remote and sends them over your power lines to your X10/Lutron devices. If all your lights are on the same phase, you should have no problems. Otherwise you may need to install a phase coupling capacitor in your electrical box. Also keep in mind the IR-543 can only control one house code. If you have multiple house codes (more than 16 devices), you'll need the IR-543AH which is very expensive and very hard to find.

 

The IR-543 is only $13 shipped on ebay. There is no other way to interface an IR remote with an X10 system besides expensive Lutron bridge devices.

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Lehcim
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Registered: ‎02-07-2011

Re: Help with Harmony 1100 and X10 lights controlling

Thanks triad, I'll have to go with the IR-543...