X10 gear for Philippines

X10 gear for Philippines

Post by John » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 11:21:00

The electric supply here is 240 volts single
phase, 60 cycle with earth ground.

Several sites have warned against trying to use
any kind of voltage converters.

Anyone got any clues where I could find equipment
that will work here.

X10 gear for Philippines

Post by dlh » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 21:16:00

I may be overlooking something but I think you can use nearly all of the
X-10 devices made for Europe, Australia, etc. While designed for 50Hz,
they actually sync to the zero-crossing of the phase they are plugged
into for timing with the exception that the ZC offset times for the
second and third phases are calculated based on 50Hz but the fact that
you only have a single phase means that doesn't matter. Your biggest
problem may be finding a compatible plug style.


X10 gear for Philippines

Post by Markus Bae » Tue, 01 Jul 2008 07:32:03

One avenue open to you is modding US 110V units. There are instructions
around on how to do it and I successfully converted X10 110V stuff to
230V for use in Europe.

Using voltage converters will not work well as they reduce the signal
strength and you'll have to use 110V equipment/lightbulbs too.

There is some X10 stuff available for 230V in Europe, as often the case,
prices are 5-10 times higher as in the US.