X-10 - Introduction

x10chimeX-10 is a home automation standard that developed in the 1980-90s, however, it remains a cheap and simple system that can be used today. 

Some of our X-10 equipment is over 20 years old, and it works as well now as it did when installed.

The following pages explain the:

  • Types of X-10 modules available
  • Photos of X-10 modules
  • Uses of X-10 modules

A separate main menu link provides technical details on how I have modified 115V USA X-10 modules to operate at the UK's 230V.

While more modern protocols have been introduces, we have found that X-10 signalling is more reliable than Wi-Fi controlled switches that we are also using.

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