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Post 1 made on Monday August 16, 1999 at 10:20
David B.
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Firecracker and a hawkeye, and why would I want one?
OP | Post 2 made on Monday August 16, 1999 at 12:23
Tom Keels
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The Fircracker is the free(+shipping) kit that
X10.Com is giving away. It contains a palm pad, lamp module, RF transiever and computer RF transmitter. I just got mine and it works great. The hawkeye is the X10 motion sensor, it uses the different modules to turn things on when you walk into a room. Very cool!
OP | Post 3 made on Thursday August 19, 1999 at 10:55
David B
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Thanks, Tom

Is the Palm Pad that comes in the firecracker kit Infra Red? I'm assuming it's a remote control. I want any x10 devices I get to be controllable with my Pronto.
OP | Post 4 made on Thursday August 19, 1999 at 12:07
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Then what you need is an IR X10 Command Console - check [Link:]
OP | Post 5 made on Thursday August 19, 1999 at 12:23
Tom Keels
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Fernando is correct.
The Palm Pad is RF not IR. If you want to control X-10 stuff with your Pronto, you will have to get an IR to RF converter like the 4040 Fernando mentioned.

OP | Post 6 made on Thursday August 19, 1999 at 19:00
Robert (RCI Automation)
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Acutally, the IR543 (aka 4040) is an IR to X-10 power line signal transceiver. It doesn't respond to, or transmit RF singals. I receives X-10 IR signals, and converts them to X-10 power line signals on your home's AC power line.

The IR543 transceiver is necessary to use a Pronto to control a powerline X-10 receiver (e.g., wall switch, plug-in modules, etc.) We stock the IR543's and normally ship them out the same day ordered.

You can also use the Palm Pad and RF transceiver to control X-10 receivers via RF.

RCI Automation

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