[nSLUG] linux home or workplace automation and Universal Powerline Bus

Ian Campbell ian at slu.ms
Sat Sep 20 18:59:10 ADT 2008


On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 06:43:35PM -0300, George N. White III wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 5:08 PM, Ian Campbell <ian at slu.ms> wrote:
> > On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 02:52:09PM -0300, George N. White III wrote:
> >> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_powerline_bus> is a more
> >> robust "fork" of X-10.
> >
> > Bigger question, will this even work with a UPS? It works by adding
> > noise, power smoothing should either kill or weaken the signal, no?
> 
> That is why you need an experienced contractor.  The basic idea
> is to keep the UPB traffic all running in the circuit fed by one UPS.
> Various filters that can be installed  to limit UPB signals to specific
> runs, and I just need a few sensors (flooding, temperature),
> a controller, and the UPD to USB or serial  interface to the computer
> that monitors the show.

I guess I misunderstood, I thought the individual sockets on a UPS
were also isolated from each other.
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