Introduction: Disassemble X10 Wall Switch

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disassemble an x-10 model WS-467 wall switch. You can then do a lot of different mods to it. One project I have here is adding local dimming capability.

Step 1: Remove Back Cover

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Step 2: Unscrew Triac Mount

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Step 3: Remove Circuit Board

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Step 4: Remove Front Panel

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Step 5: Remove Cutoff Switch

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saulallen (author)2016-05-31

Easy to do and opens

rethomas1972 (author)2008-03-16

Try www.X10.com or ebay. X10 is fun, relatively inexpensive. Almost everything in my house is on X-10. I have used all 16 of the "A House Code" & about 10 "B" The major problem is they are not as reliable as say the remote for a TV, but it is nice to lay in the bed & turn on the coffee in the morning or sitting in your recliner & turning on the electric blanket, porch light or any lamp in the house without getting up. It can optionally even be controlled by your computer, turning on & off lights while you are vacation etc.

joe57005 (author)rethomas19722008-06-15

With computer control, it's fairly easy to use speech recognition for control (if there's low noise) I'm ashamed to say, the speech recognition in windows vista is the best i've ever seen... but vista still sucks big time. it's fairly easy to use the ms speech api's in vb, or at least they were in xp... i never got vb for vista, i devistafied my pc and switched to linux soon after finding out none of my programs/second and third monitors/internet/anthing would work without errors or pestering me about 'potentially malicious software' but i digress.

Mr.Devious (author)2006-12-31

My friend had one of these switches in his basement, but just moved. I wasn't sure what it was, but he had a little box from radioshack with a antenna on it and it dimmed the pot lights around the surround sound unit. Guess I now know it was a x10 system, I want to look into installing a few of these into my house, how much would one of these run me?

spatter1 (author)Mr.Devious2007-01-25

One of the benefits of x10 is that it is pretty cheap depending on what you want to do. Spend some time on the x10 sight and you'll figure out what you need based on what you want to do. They have started kits for $50... if you know what to get, you could get started for even less on ebay.

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