X10 RF Receivers

The W800 family of RF receivers are designed to receive X10 RF signals generated from X10 products: Palm Pad remotes, key chain remotes, Hawkeye motion detectors, and many, many other X10 RF devices.

The W800 then sends these commands directly to your computer's RS232 or USB port, depending on the model purchased. This allows your computer to receive X10 RF commands from remotes and motion detectors directly, without having to broadcast any power line commands, thus minimizing power line clutter and improving home automation response times by bypassing the usual power line delay.

Here is a schematic detailing the various components of a typical installation.

To use the W800 you will need a dedicated computer (PC or Mac) to interpret the received commands. If you do not have or want to use a dedicated computer, then you can use our stand alone V572 transceiver.



For an animated tutorial on using a DS10 with an Elk M1 click here. (click on "next" to start animation). Good ideas here for anyone writing code to support the DS10.

For a few interesting applications possible only with extended codes and the DS10, click here.

The W800 receives:
  • All 256 house/unit code addresses
  • All regular X10 RF commands (on, off, dim, brighten, etc.)
  • Extended 32 bit RF commands, such as those transmitted by X10's “Entertainment Anywhere” remotes and X10 security modules such as the DS10.

Having a hard time deciding between the V572 and W800?
Click here, for a comparison.

Specs and Protocol Documentation

Here are the detailed specs for 32 bit W800.

W800 protocol, click here.


USB version


External Antenna


RS232 version

310 MHZ Models (for use in U.S. and Canada)

W800RF32A
30018
Our original X10 RF receiver with the RS232 interface. Comes with external antenna for maximum range.

Includes RS232 receiver module, 12 ft coax cable, external quarter wave whip antenna, 9v DC power supply, and RS232 computer cable.
Sorry, this item is no longer available but has been replaced by the two new versions below.
W800USB
41032
Our USB model. Comes with external antenna for maximum range.

Includes USB receiver module , 12 ft coax cable, external quarter wave whip antenna, and USB cable.

No power supply is needed with this model.

The USB model incorporates a "virtual COM port" allowing it to function with all existing applications that were created for RS232 COM port as well as any new USB applications.
$99.50
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W800+
40018

Our latest version of the original RS232, 32bit X10 RF receiver. Now with twice the sensitivity and status LED to indicate incoming RF signals. Just like the original, comes with power supply, antenna and coax.

This is a drop in, direct replacment for the original W800RF32A, but better.

$84.50
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International Models (433.92 mhz)

We have developed 433.92 mhz versions of the W800, for use with X10 RF transmitters sold outside of the U.S. and Canada. Like the original W800, these models come with an external whip antenna and 12 ft of coaxial cable, and are compatible with all W800 software.

Please note: these 433mhz devices work with X10 RF signals only

W800USBE
41045
The 433.92MHZ version of our USB model for use outside U.S. and Canada only..

Includes 12 ft coax cable, external quarter wave whip antenna, and USB cable.

No power supply is needed with this model.

The USB model incorporates a "virtual COM port" allowing it to function with all existing applications that were created for RS232 COM port as well as any new USB applications.
$119.50
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Accessories

40020

Replacement antenna, bracket & 12' of RG6 coax cable $19.95
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10065

W800usb replacement module only $79.00
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30032

replacement 9 VDC power supply $9.50
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Software Downloads

W800 Original rf32.exe demo program.
W800USB
Drivers
Drivers used only with the USB version.