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X10 in an older apartment (2 wire)
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Post 1 made on Tuesday August 17, 1999 at 11:42
Brian Porter
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I am living in an older apartment complex which is only wired with 2 wires and does not have a ground pin on the electrical outlets.

I would like to employ X10 for some simple lighting controls using plugin modules, but I am not sure if X10 will work without an available ground pin. Will the signal be sent without it??
OP | Post 2 made on Tuesday August 17, 1999 at 18:54
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You will have no problem with X-10. The ground is, in most new homes, not even hooked up to the switchs, only the outlets. X-10 switches donít have a place to hook up the ground anyway.
OP | Post 3 made on Tuesday August 17, 1999 at 18:58
Daniel Tonks
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Some of the fancier dimmer switches require a ground, so just make sure you check before purchasing. If it is required it'll most likely say so.

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