I woke up this morning to a very bad burning smell (electrical burning smell). It was very frightening running around the house looking for the source. I could not find the source and being I could not see smoke or see fire I left for work. when I returned I noticed my X10 RF remote would not work. My 1132 PowerLinc failed in July of 06' so I thought it may have went bad again...IT SURE DID! It's case is completely melted and deformed. It also reeks of the burnt electronics smell.
I am so afraid of one of these devices causing a fire in my house.
What is everyone's opinion on this?
I am always careful to never overload any switches as I know the switch will burn before tripping a breaker. But the 1132 has NO LOAD connected to it. So why the heck would it just decide to BURN UP?
We never leave the house with appliances on...stove, dryer, high wattage fixtures etc. So is the Smarthome switches the biggest fire hazard in the house?
I just might have to pull all this crap from my house. It's not worth the risk of fire.
Thanks a bunch,