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Bad range when first installed, worse when it got cold,
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I bought this because its claimed range is 100' - more than many competing units. When I installed it in the fall, it never worked at anywhere near that distance - would work maybe 50% of the time standing inside the house next to a window that's about 50' from where the receiver is located (outside in the yard).
But here's the worse part: as the weather got colder, the range decreased - a lot! When it's 20 degrees F outside, it won't work from more than about 10 feet away. Completely useless for my application (trying to control outdoor lights from inside the house).
I'm an electrical engineer and understand the considerations with designing electronics to work over varying temperatures. Clearly the designers of this thing put in little or no effort in that area. For indoor use that might not be an issue, but outdoors = bad news.
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Initial post: Oct 25, 2013 7:22:51 PM PDT
K. Khang says:
According to description, it's intended foe indoor use only.
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