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Topic: Long range RF transmitter for Outlet control (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic

salesguy

I recently got my woods wireless outlets working with a 315mhz transmitter which was great.  What isn't great is the range.  I would like to have one arduino setup to cover most of my house and the $2 transmitter (even with 12v and antenna) did not cut it.

What I was wondering is are these "long range" transmitters compatible with wireless outlets or will the encoding chip cause problems?

Woods Outlet:  http://www.amazon.com/Woods-13569-Wireless-Control-Outlets/dp/B003ZTWYXY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372159673&sr=8-1&keywords=woods+outlet

Cheap sensor:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/315Mhz-WL-RF-transmitter-and-receiver-link-kit-for-Arduino-ARM-MCU-/121132569441?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c34105361

Long range sensor:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/4KM-Long-Range-RF-link-kits-with-encoder-and-decoder-/130545302887?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e651b3d67

In case anyone is wondering the Woods outlets use a different pulse width than what most of the projects online show, so none of the usual libraries would work.  It was approx 600us short and 1800us long pulse pattern.  Happy to share the code if anyone needs it (it's ugly but works).

thanks!

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