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Post 1 made on Sunday May 30, 1999 at 23:26
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Got the Firecracker kit the other day, and I'm having some problems with it. I can't figure out if they are related to the transmission of the RF signal from the PalmPad (and computer software) or of the X-10 signal itself. Basically, I've got a plain old table lamp plugged into the lamp module. It works very erratically. Sometimes I'll hit the on button 5 times before it works, other times it works great. Dimming is especially weird... At least 50% of the time, when I hit the dim button once, the light dims all the way 'till it is off. Sometimes it dims in different increments than others (ie, 3 "stops" till it is off, or 7 "stops"), and then sometimes it just plain doesn't work!

Any ideas where the problem might lie? As cheap as the kit was, it wouldn't be worth returning, but I want to figure out if this could be a big problem before I invest more money into X-10 (namely, the IR receiver to use with my Pronto).


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