"ehsjr" <ehsjr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Use the smarthome appliance control rated for airconditioners
up to 20 amps. If you have to modify anything, don't do it.
As long as it's typical plug into the wall receptacle stuff,
you should be ok. But the minute you have to take the covers
off, forget it as a bad idea.
So you think that http://www.smarthome.com/2021.html would be OK? Will this
unit be OK and safe, limiting arcing etc as discussed earlier in this post?
Up until your sentence below I did think it would be ok.
*IF* your unit was cord and plug connected it would be fine.
The smarthome unit you posted a link to is rated for
airconditioners up to 20 amps, and yours is 8 amps.
The power is "wire nutted" to the BX cable.
Then it does not match what I posted:
"As long as it's typical plug into the wall receptacle stuff,
you should be ok."
I could add a small plug
pig-tail so that I could plug into the X10 receiver. What do you think?
Nope, don't do it. Unsafe, and a possible lease breaker.
Anticipating your next question "what about the other
smarthome device?" - you would need to hire an electrician
to install that, and I have no idea if that would fall
into the possible lease breaker category.