X10 across 400 amp service (2 x 200 amp panels)

politics123

Active Member
Yes, I know, I'm in love with Z-Wave, but there are a few places I wouldn't mind some nice, inexpensive, X10 products. I have 2 x 200 amp panels. Each panel has a dryer outlet.

I know I can bridge the phases within the panels by installing a coupler within each dryer outlet, but is it necessary to bridge the panels? How does one do that?
 

Scrambled

Active Member
politics123-

The way that my electrical service is run, I only needed to install 1 bridge/repeater. The signal travels to both panels. Your electrical service might be the same. I hope this helps.


Steve
 

DavidL

Senior Member
The feed to both of the panels is likely outside of the house where the two panel power source is really one.

Utility Co. > Transformer > Cable to house > outside "junction box" > Panel 1 and Panel 2.

You should only need to couple the Phases (using a Phase coupler), not the Panels as they are already connected.
 
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