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Hi to all, i'm a newbie with Arduino.
I'd like to know if is possibl transfer a simple bit signal on the home electric wide (for example 230AC 50Hz) and receive it with another arduino without burn the house smiley-lol
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Why not go wireless instead? Lot safer.
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Hi, thanks for your reply.
In reality i prefer don't crowd with many RF signals because i'm planning to connect many devices.
Any possibility?
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X10 devices use mains power for data transmission. Great care is required when testing, or you could damage yourself.
http://www.x10.com/homepage.htm
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Sending signals via mains is a great way you light yourself up like a xmas tree.

Many years ago when I was a kid I used the earth point of the 240v AC mains connector as an antenna to send a weak RF signal from one side of house to the other.
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Use a pair of EOP (Ethernet over Power) adapters like these.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200_1348&products_id=19316&zenid=9cbc940f0092ece65946acebf302de25
Many differant brands and models of these devices.
Range is usually around 300 feet.
Ethernet shield on 2 Arduinos plugged into the EOP adapters will do what you want.
No need to play around with the Mains.

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