View Full Version : Firecracker,X-10, and serial ports

April 27th, 2005, 02:00 PM
I use the generic serial plugin currently and Girder to send events to my Pioneer changer to load DVD's via the serial port (com 1). I want to get into X-10 lighting automation next and was wondering if I use a Firecracker device anfd the Firecracker plugin will it co-exist with the generic serial plugin using com 1. Or will I only beable to use one plugin at a time?

This is gonna be fun :)

Rob H
April 27th, 2005, 02:31 PM
You'll need to put it on another COM port

April 27th, 2005, 02:44 PM
Could you be a bit more specific. I'm a little familar with Girder but are you saying put the Pioneer changer event (generic serial plugin) on one com. and the firecracker on another? :oops:

April 27th, 2005, 02:57 PM
If yes then can't you only put the serial port on one com. only? Or, are you saying to connect the Firecracker to a USB to Serial cable and use the USB port to Serial connector for one and the straight Serial port for the other?

Rob H
April 27th, 2005, 04:16 PM
If you've only got one serial port then, yes, you'll need a USB to serial converter