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Taking advantage of Economy-7 off-peak hours
electricity is quite difficult in our busy lives, because the lowest rate
always applies during unpractical periods of time at night, when the whole
family is sleeping
Avoiding energy waste is also a hard discipline, all the members of the
family must remember to turn off all the electric heaters and lights before
leaving a room for a long period!
Thanks to X10, a lot of domestic tasks are automatically realised when the
energy cost is at its lowest. No need to remember, as the X10 controller
remembers for you!
To realise this application, you need:
With the Active Home software supplied with the CM12U, you can choose on/off
groups of appliances at certain hours during certain days according to your
needs. For example, during working days you can create the following setting:
- AM12U Appliance module (Qty: several units) - Plug all the electrical appliances you wish to control by setting, in an appliance module. Give each AM12 the same House Code ( i.e A) and a specific Unit Code ( 1 - 16)
- LM12U Lamp module (Qty: several units) - Plug all the table lamps you wish to control by setting in a lamp module. Give each LM12 the same House Code (i.e. A) and a specific Unit Code (1 - 16)
- CM12U Computer Interface (Qty 1)
Macro 1 will turn off lights and heaters when every body has left home
Macro 2 will switch on the heaters at 5.30 pm, just before the kids
Macro 3 will switch on the washing machine at 2.00 am on Monday and
After inserting batteries into the CM12U and programming the macros,
you can disconnect the CM12U from your PC, and re-plug it into any convenient