Multiple XSPs for multiple lighting controls?

gcimmino

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I'm looking to control lighting in two adjacent buildings which are on separate power drops from the street pole. I'm planning on extending the M1 data bus between buildings as has been discussed recently in another post.

I know that I can install multiple XSPs with associated multiple lighting controllers (in this case, one per building) as long as they have unique addresses. However, how would the lighting control overlay work?

Would I just need to segregate devices into two groups, e.g. devices 1-49 in one building and defined on one XSP and 50-100 in the other?

Any issues with this? Both are retrofit installs so I'd be using powerline controls.

Thanks
 
I assume that this is the building 25' away from your existing home. Are they both coming off of the same transformer? Have you tried using one lighting controller in both the old and the new building? You may be surprised at the reach of the devices to be controlled.
 
I assume that this is the building 25' away from your existing home. Are they both coming off of the same transformer? Have you tried using one lighting controller in both the old and the new building? You may be surprised at the reach of the devices to be controlled.

No, haven't tried it out yet as we've not closed on the new property. However, I've had spotty performance with X10 here, even with an XTB.

While it may be an option to see what works across the transformer, I'm willing to setup two different "nets" for gained reliability.

The question remains, will this configuration of multiple XSPs and lighting controllers work at all?
 
Different M1XSP's will overlay the lighting table of 1 to 256 lighting devices ( A1 to P16). Reference the M1XSP instructions to see exactly what light addresses are valid with the different lighting systems.

To control different lights in different buildings, use separate light addresses.

You can control multiple lights in separate buildings that have the same light address. The only draw back is the feedback status to the M1 might not be correct when controlling multiple lights on the same light address.
 
Different M1XSP's will overlay the lighting table of 1 to 256 lighting devices ( A1 to P16). Reference the M1XSP instructions to see exactly what light addresses are valid with the different lighting systems.

To control different lights in different buildings, use separate light addresses.

You can control multiple lights in separate buildings that have the same light address. The only draw back is the feedback status to the M1 might not be correct when controlling multiple lights on the same light address.

Spanky thank you.

On a side note, could you comment on the question I ask about a WSV here?

Thanks
 
The ELK WSV water cutoff valve is made of stainless steel. It is a very high quality value assembly. I just found out that it is also being used for gas line control. The valve only rotates in one direction, therefore keeping the valve clean of any buildups that accumulate in water. The valve and motor assembly is very heavy duty capable of many cycles per day if needed.

We tested many automated valves with what we called the pencil test. Place a pencil in the valve opening and command it to close. This simulates a worse case lime buildup in the valve. The ELK WSV will shear the pencil into! :huh:
 
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