This is a small X10 filter on the market, and is very easy to use. Just plug it in and plug your noisy device into it.
Qty in Stock: 500
We often use these filters to filter noisy items, such as small UPS systems, TVs, computer power supplies (or other switching power supplies).
How effective is this filter? If you plug an appliance or lamp module into the circuit on the output of this filter, and an X10 transmitter on the other side, the module will not respond. Also the reverse is true: If you plug an X10 transmitter into the circuit on the output of this filter, modules on the input side will not hear the signal.. There is TOTAL X10 ISOLATION between the input and output. If you find a deivice that totally prevents X10 from operating in your home, and you plug that device into this filter(or the larger filter we sell), X10 will start working in your building again.
One way to find out if this will help you FOR SURE: When you are experiencing X10 control problems, go to your breaker box and turn off one breaker at a time, checking for the transmission problem with each breaker off. If you find a breaker that WHEN OFF, your X10 problems are gone, then you know that something on that circuit is causing major X10 interference. Go to the devices on that circuit and unplug them one at a time until you find the device. You can then plug that device into this filter. If you cannot locate the noisy device, consider using our larger wire-in filter on the entire circuit.
WARNING: This plug-in filter is rated at 5 amps AND IS NOT FUSED! If you plug an air-conditioner into this unit, you could catch the unit on fire! THIS UNIT CAN ONLY BE USED FOR ITEMS DRAWING LESS THAN 5 AMPS (THAT IS 600 WATTS). If your device draws more than 600watts(5 amps), DO NOT USE THIS FILTER. You can of course plug as many items into this filter as you need to, as long as the total does not exceed 5 amps draw. For this reason we do NOT recommend plugging outlet strips into this filter, since somoene could come along and plug an iron or something else into the strip. So for situations where you need higher current (20amps/2400 watts), go with our wired-in filter, not this one. This filter is designed for single noisy items drawing less than 5 amps. We use them for TVS, and such throughout households.
Why these are special: Some devices make noise, BUT NOT MUCH. Many devices like TVS, and other electronics with switching power supplies, make "some noise", but not enough to disrupt X10 traffic... But having 50 of these "little bit of noise" items all on together, well the noise adds up. So we use these on all the TVs, computers, and other electronics in a home on a regular basis.
If you haven't yet watched our X10 Troubleshooting video on Youtube, you need to!
To watch the video BEGINNING at the point where we discuss this filter, CLICK HERE (opens in new window).
(The link above starts the video at 18minutes and 29seconds into the video)
CLICK HERE FOR MANUAL IN NEW WINDOW.
NOTE: If you need more than 5 amps of filtering, check out the wired-in 20amp filter we sell.
NOTE: Items are not refundable