Plug 'n Power
Guide Index
What is Plug 'n Power?
Uses of Plug 'n Power
Control of Plug 'n Power
Plug 'n Power Address System
(Phase Crossover Problems)
Basic Lighting Setup (Installation/Code Setup)
Troubleshooting Plug 'n Power
Plug 'n Power FAQ
Plug 'n Power Glossary
Security and Home Automation Index
Automotive Security
Video Surveillance
Wired Security Systems
Wired Security Accessories
Wireless Security

 RadioShack's Guide to Plug 'n Power Technology

What Is Plug 'n Power?

Plug 'n Power is the name of RadioShack's products that use X10 technology. This technology uses a low voltage signal that is sent over existing electrical wiring. Using Plug 'n Power products allows the remote control of most any electrical device in or around the house.

The most common use of Plug 'n Power technology is home automation using products that you can install yourself.

Some of the advantages of Plug 'n Power are:

  • Easy to purchase
  • Inexpensive
  • No special wiring
  • Easy to set up
  • Systems as small or as large as needed
  • Can be computerized
  • Flexible
  • Easy to use

Plug 'n Power basically consists of a transmitter and a receiver, both of which are attached to the electrical system of your house. Dials on these units are set to an address and when a command is sent from the transmitter to the receiver, the command is executed and the appliance which is plugged into the receiver is either turned on or off.

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