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Submersible Trigger X10 Devices to Turn On and Off Based on Water Temperature

April 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Minotaur Engineering XWVT X10 Water Variable Temperature Sensor/Controller

 

 

 

  • Trigger X10 devices based on temperature
  • Designed to be submerged in water up to 5 feet
  • Sensor connects to an X10 Powerflash Interface (sold separately)
  • Set a specific temperature to activate X10 controlled devices

 

The X10 Variable Temperature Sensor provides a way to sense temperatures and trigger X10 devices based on user settings. It interfaces to a standard X10 Powerflash Interface, sold separately, and supports a temperature range from approximately 25° F – 106° F.

The sensor is completely self contained and uses a sealed solid state transducer preset at the factory. The sensor should be placed in a location that will protect it from being frozen in ice and from direct sun, as well as no deeper than 5′ in water (to accurately reflect the ambient temperature). The control unit (with the temperature adjust potentiometer) must be protected from the elements. Depending on your application, the user selection of leads determines turning on or off devices based on whether the temperature is hotter than the set value or cooler than the set value. The user selects two leads (based on the table included), sets the approximate temperature using a small screwdriver, connects the sensor to the Powerflash terminals, plugs in the wall transformer, and places the sensor in the appropriate location. Read More

Trigger X10 Enabled Devices by Humidity Level

February 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Minotaur Engineering XHS X10 Humidity Sensor/Controller

 

 

 

  • Trigger devices based on high or low humidity level (set by user)
  • Self-contained unit
  • Uses a sold state transducer
  • Great for keeping your home comfortable and safe

 

 

The X10 Humidity Sensor/Controller provides a way to sense humidity levels and trigger X10 devices based on user settings. It interfaces to a standard X10 Powerflash device (sold separately). The sensor is completely self contained and uses a solid state transducer preset at the factory, with the trigger point adjustable between 15% to 85%. There are three leads extending from the sensor. Depending on your application, the user selection of leads determines turning on or off devices based on whether to trigger when the humidity is higher or lower than your preset value. The user selects two leads, sets the approximate humidity level using a small screwdriver, connects the sensor to the Powerflash terminals, plugs in the wall transformer, and places the sensor in the appropriate location.  Read more

Automatically Adjust Light Levels According to Currently Available Amount of Light

January 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Leviton WSCPC-W LevNet RF Self-Powered Wireless Light SensorBuilt-in photo cells make this light sensor completely self-powered. You won’t need to move existing wiring or install additional wiring to power this sensor. And you’ll never have to replace its batteries. The sensor harvests energy from the sun to power itself, enough to continually power itself in up to 48 hours of total darkness. The sensor can be operational after just one minute of charge time. Use this sensor with any LevNet RF or EnOcean receiver to control relays and other switching devices, as well as dimmable devices.

This light sensor assesses the amount of light currently available and adjusts your lighting as necessary. When no light is detected, the sensor will automatically turn on the lights connected to its receivers. If the sensor decides there is ample natural light, it will turn off any connected lights. You can even program the sensor to a dimmable light source and it will dim or brighten the lamp as needed. Designed with energy-savings in mind, this sensor reduces energy usage by making sure lights are not kept on when they aren’t needed. And since the sensor is solar-powered, you will never see an increase in your electricity bill – all you will notice is savings! Read more

Protect Your Vacation Home While It’s Vacant

January 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Product Title (In box)Protecting your vacation home when you aren’t there can be stressful and challenging. Peace of mind can be achieved with the Sensaphone Monitoring and Control System. The Sensaphone monitors abnormal conditions and sends alerts straight to your phone. From temperature changes to burglary, get the alert you need fast. In the event that a change is detected, the Sensaphone can call up to four different numbers. Once installed, the monitor can detect water leaks, changes in humidity, outdoor temperature, glass breaking, motion detection, and the opening of windows or doors. Monitor environmental conditions such as wind, rain, and freezing outdoor temperatures. Customize different alarm messages using pre-recorded voice notes. Also, maintain even greater control by accessing the built-in microphone for live monitoring. Even if your vacation home landline is left off the hook, the Sensaphone can automatically re-establish a dial tone to make an outgoing alarm call. For web-based control, consider the Sensophone Web 600.

The Sensaphone Monitoring and Control System extends beyond protection alerts. Set the house to be the temperature that you want before you arrive by connecting the Sensaphone to your thermostat. Or use INSTEON compatible sensors and controls to manage lights and appliances. With a simple phone call, you can turn your lights on to give your home the appearance of being lived in. Also, have the ability to grant access to your home by connecting an electronic door strike to remotely lock and unlock your door. Additional input sensors may also be compatible with: water sensors, humidity sensors, indoor and outdoor temperature sensors, glass break sensors, indoor motion sensors, and smoke detectors. Read more

Don’t Fuss With Changing the Speed of Your Windshield Wipers as the Rain Pressure Changes!

December 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Hydreon RT-50A Rain Tracker Windshield Wiper ControlWe have all done it–we lower the speed of our windshield wipers as we drive through a patch of clear skies, and then we get to an area where there is huge downpour so then we have to increase the speed. Having to keep changing the speed of your windshield wipers can quite annoying and not to mention distracting while trying to drive in already hazardous conditions. Turning your wipers on and off is a nuisance when it’s not raining enough to justify leaving them on, and even the intermittent setting is too frequent. It would also be convenient if your wipers simply turned themselves on when needed, leaving your hands and mind free to drive your car. The Rain Tracker needs only five connections to your car, and the entire system can be installed in an hour or so. So if your car doesn’t already come equipped with automatic sensing wipers, don’t worry this is the answer! Make sure you get this before we truly see high amounts of rain. Read more

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