Schematic of AM486 appliance module

Newsgroups: comp.home.automation
From: Steven Bloom <>
Subject: Appliance module schematic.
Date: Fri, 08 Nov 1996 17:21:50 -0700

After my last posting regarding adding manual on/off control to an
appliance module, and based on some of the questioning responses I
received, it has come to my attention that most people seem to be
blindly working with and modifying these modules without benefit of
schematics (e.g. remove diode next to blue thing; remove third resistor
from left upper corner, etc).

To help answer some of the appliance module questions, the following
uuencode is a .jpg picture of the appliance module schematic.

Someday, if time permits, I will also post the lamp module schematic.

I make no claims to accuracy (though I have used it for several years
without detecting any), nor any responsibility due to mishaps regarding
the high voltage nature of X10 devices (remember: these are 100vac
devices with LIVE grounds.  Treat them accordingly).