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Oh - never mind - I get it. On the other hand, it doesn't work, since
part of the situation that I neglected to mention is that three
different switches in the general area control the outlet - I suppose I
could buy three light switch stoppers and three remotes, but it seems
like at that point I may as well get an X10-type solution.
- -Aprotim Sanyal
Aprotim Sanyal wrote:
| I don't really understand how the remote/unit interact... do you have a
| link to this product?
| MLD wrote:
| | Radio Shack sells a unit that plugs into a hot outlet. Appliance(s)
| | into the unit. A transmitter similar to a car remote, with an off and on
| | button, activates the appliance. In your case, keep the switch on at all
| | times, plug both lamps into the Unit and then turn them on by using the
| | small transmitter. I use it for one light and it works just fine; what
| | it more useful is that you can turn on the lamps from any reasonable
| | distance.
| | MLD
| | I have an interesting problem. I have two lamps on opposite ends of my
| | living room - one of them is plugged in to a switched socket, the other
| | is not. Ideally, these lights would turn on and off together, and I'd
| | like a relatively low tech solution (i.e. not X10).
| | The current setup I'm imagining is a system wherein a lamp or similar
| | appliance can be plugged into a switched outlet through a transmitter,
| | while another lamp is hooked to a non-switched outlet through a
| | receiver. When the transmitter has power, it will transmit the fact to
| | the receiver unit, which will then close a relay, and allow power to the
| | second lamp, thereby synchronizing the two outlets.
| | This is a fairly low-tech solution, and I don't imagine it would be that
| | much of a niche market, so I'm wondering if anybody has any idea of a
| | company that sells this kind of thing (or something functionally
| | equivalent) relatively cheaply. I could probably build it myself, but
| | lack of familiarity with radio components, and lack of experience with
| | (relatively) high-power/high-voltage electronics design give me pause.
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