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How to proactively detect a clogged sewer drain pipe?

Normally you would want to detect backup before reaches your home. So an outside of home detection. There are many water sensors on the market, some even report to your smart phone. You need to find a ...
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Ethernet bus topology for home automation?

I will probably be blasted for this but a possible solution is to wire a star configuration to appear as a bus. I have not tried this but I think it it will work. CAN requires twisted pair which ...
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How to proactively detect a clogged sewer drain pipe?

Rent a scope from your local home supply store, find your cleanout, and go to town
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Ethernet bus topology for home automation?

I have been there myself. Because of nearby transmitters etc I could not use WiFi so I elected to go to a bus topology as it appears you did. I looked at several and built both a small CAN and RS485 ...
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Ethernet bus topology for home automation?

EtherCAT is a automation technology based on daisy chain and hub+spoke , as well as drop-line topology using standard ethernet technology (100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T, and 100BASE-FX + others) . There are ...
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Ethernet bus topology for home automation?

Disclaimer: I work in IT and I also do lots of home automation. Do not try to invent something new because you will end up with unexpected behaviour you will have a hard time debugging. Stick to well-...
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Ethernet bus topology for home automation?

Is it possible to have a bus topology for home automation using ethernet? Basically, no. Ethernet gives you flexibility, high throughput, low latency, and galvanic isolation. But that comes at a ...
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Ethernet bus topology for home automation?

Twisted pair base10-T and base100-T can use a shared conductor bus-type physical layer, this is built into the general ethernet protocol.(link protocol is layer 2 or 3, physical is layer 1) So the ...
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Ethernet bus topology for home automation?

Solutions exist for both automotive Ethernet and industrial Ethernet applications. The automotive PHY standard for multi-drop on a single twisted pair is 10BASE-T1S. Industrial Ethernet fakes a multi-...
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Ethernet bus topology for home automation?

The other consideration is find a better cable source - 8 wire/4 pair stranded cat6 UTP is not too expensive at around $170 USD/1000 foot box. If you can locate your patch panel centrally that helps ...
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Ethernet bus topology for home automation?

Home automation is very low bandwidth, excluding anything that does video streams like doorbells or security cameras. As such, ethernet is overkill AND you may have a lot of home automation sensors in ...
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Ethernet bus topology for home automation?

If you are really into Ethernet with the TCP/IP protocol you could consider the possibility to deploy some "power line Ethernet adapters". These can link together several local network ...
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Ethernet bus topology for home automation?

There are a bunch of different ways to do this: 1 8 wire ethernet cable can be split into two logical 4 wire ethernet cables. You can also use single pair ethernet. But the easiest thing is to ...
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Ethernet bus topology for home automation?

So far as I'm aware there isn't any off-the-shelf Ethernet solution that uses twisted pair wiring and allows bus (as opposed to point-to-point) topology. That said, if you can tolerate the latency, ...
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Ethernet bus topology for home automation?

10Base-5 (thicknet) and 10Base-2 (thinnet) physical layers are bus topology, if you want ethernet on a bus topology. At 10 Mbit and 100 Mbit top speeds, of course. Might be a bit hard to find hardware ...
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Automatic Timer Solar Cutoff

Given that you have a charge controller with a battery, there is no possible benefit to disconnecting the solar panels. You are always better off with the charge controller adding energy to the ...
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Automatic Timer Solar Cutoff

This really sounds like an XY Problem. The Inverter is an all-in-one sine-wave inverter and solar charge controller. It has an option to take standard float, Gel and, less integrated, the lithiums. ...
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