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Anybody Using an Ocelot with PowerHome?
Posted 25 November 2006 - 07:40 PM
Posted 25 November 2006 - 08:46 PM
I used the Ocelot / Leopard for that purpose for years with X10 natively. It was extremely reliable; though it is now much faster with Insteon and Elk. Too bad Insteon for Ocelot's not there.
Perhaps one of these incoming Insteon devices - can't recall the company now - from the folks making the irrigation controller may use contact closures?
Posted 25 November 2006 - 08:57 PM
Posted 25 November 2006 - 11:03 PM
True. You need conact inputs of some sort for the motion sensors. With Ocelot inputs PowerHome would do the Insteon out and handle timed events.
Don't wired motion sensors use contact outputs?
If I used Insteon contact closure modules with my Stargate however (instead of RoZetta) then I would need enough for both motion sensor inputs and relay closures from Stargate to trigger timed events. That would be too expensive.
Posted 26 November 2006 - 12:17 AM
You may want to post this on the PH forum; there are people who use the Ocelot.
Posted 26 November 2006 - 11:46 AM
Two other possibilities might be:
1- To use an ELK panel simply as an Insteon translator triggering Insteon actions from either contact closure or serial input from Stargate. Problem is the Insteon setup on the M1 is kind of restrictive from what I understand. I know Dave Howard made a utility to help with setup but I don't really know what it does.
2- Find out if there is a way to control Insteon from a netiom board. I could then use xPL messages to to trigger lights from Stargate and connect motion sensors directly to the netiom if I want.
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