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X10 PHC06 X10 Telephone Responder
X10 PHC06 X10 Telephone Responder
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X10 PHC06 X10 Telephone Responder
Item# 5001
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  • Remotely turn on heating/cooling in your vacation home
  • Control up to ten X10 addresses by phone
  • Easy plug-in installation
  • Works with most answering machines

Essential Info

Now you can call home to turn on the lights, hot tub, heat, music, and more! This amazing device gives you control of ten X10 devices from any touchtone telephone. When you call in to your home phone, the X10 Telephone Responder picks up after 30 seconds. You will then hear 3 beeps. At this point you can press a number 0 - 9 that corresponds to each of the 10 devices available followed by * for on and # for off. A three digit security code can be set before access is allowed if desired. The Telephone Responder can also be set to flash X10 controlled lights or activate chime modules when the phone rings, great for when you are outside or for the hearing impaired. Featuring easy installation, the X10 Telephone Responder simply plugs into a 110V wall receptacle and standard phone jack.


What's Included

  • 1x - X10 Telephone Responder
  • More Info

    The keypad hidden under the flip up lid also works as a manual controller for eight X10 devices with ON/OFF, DIM/BRIGHT and ALL LIGHTS ON/ALL OFF control. Does not affect the phone line when you are at home, the responder automatically turns off if you pick up the phone. In answering machine mode, the responder will activate even after your answering machine has picked up the line, simply ignore your answering machine and enter the commands you want. The Telephone Responder features a flip-up cover for the keypad.

    Turning devices On/Off by phone is simple with X10 technology. Simply plug your choice of Telephone Transponder or Responder into a telephone jack and into a 110V AC outlet. Any X10 compatible receivers in the house can now be controlled by telephone. Thermostats can be controlled by using a Universal Module to interrupt the connection to your existing thermostat or by replacing your thermostat with an X10 controllable thermostat.

    This unit may not be compatible with some brands of answering machines. We have found that some answering machines have difficulty working with the X10 Telephone Responder. Machines that have a circuit in them to automatically disconnect themselves when another phone extension in the house is picked up may not function correctly. The Telephone Responder works by listening to the phone line 30 seconds after a call comes in. To an answering machine, when the Telephone Responder picks-up the line to listen in for commands, the answering machine thinks that a human has picked up a phone extension and it will cease recording. The end result is that some or all of the answer machines messages may get cut off.

    The Telephone Responder has no trouble working with answering machines that don’t have this feature or machines where it can be disabled. If you have this kind of an answering machine, we suggest using the Telephone Responder on a second phone line, like the one that might be used for a fax machine or Internet access.

    The Telephone Responder would also be incompatible with voice mail services offered by your local phone company. These services effectively intercept the call before a ring signal ever gets to the home. Or, it the voice mail service is set up to answer the call after ringing the phone for more than 30 seconds, the Telephone Responder will always answer the call before the voice mail service can take a message.



    Manufacturer:X10 Pro
    Manufacturer Product No.:PHC06
    Compatibility:Use with X10 devices. Works best with answering machines that do NOT have a circuit in them to automatically disconnect themselves when another phone extension in the house is picked up.
    Power source:110V AC outlet
    Weight:1.46 lbs.

    Important notes:
    Only merchandise credit for defective items returned within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item.
    Manufacturer contact information: Authinx Inc, dba X10 PRO USA, Tel: (888) 384-0969


    Close-up of control panel under the cover  X10 Compatible     
    Close-up of control panel under the cover  X10 Compatible     


    35 Ratings
    5 star: 71%  (25)
    4 star: 23%  (8)
    3 star: 0%  (0)
    2 star: 6%  (2)
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    RANDY -- the woodlands, TX   2/14/2011
    worked great
    Ron -- monticello, MN   1/18/2011
    I have been using the X10 telephone responder for many years now to turn the heat on in the winter at my lake home in Minnesota. When we walk in the door it is 70 degrees. I can't say enough good things about it. It works in temperatures well below zero as well.
    SANDRA -- huntsville, AL   12/9/2010
    Product works as expectedd.
    JOANNE -- king of prussia, PA   1/31/2010
    The Telephone Responder allows me to start a heater in my cabin, warming it for my arrival. It is a small miracle in my life!
    EARL H -- pittsburgh, PA   1/4/2010
    Wonderful Product - Smarthome's recommendations were perfect. Thanks.
    ROBERT -- suwanee, GA   12/5/2009
    works everytime, very easy to use and setup, a tremedous value.
    CHARLES -- spring hill, FL   10/19/2009
    Excellent, workink well. Easy to use. Dont forget to use filter for DSL...
    JOETTE -- cleveland, TX   9/28/2009
    This is a replacement unit for one that quit working. This worked well for us at our lake house - controlling ac/heater remotely.
    V M -- troy, AL   9/17/2009
    This is a great product. I use it to reboot remote computer and surveillance systems by powering off and on via the telephone.
    PHILIP -- sudbury, MA   12/18/2008
    It works as advertised. However it hasn't changed much in a decade and an ability to dial in and get current status or integrate with a home monitor would be a really useful. Compared to products like sensaphone it's hard to see where this fits except as a very cheap one way control. It's very limited in functionality. I will probably have to move up to something else soon, which is unfortunate.
    KIM -- san francisco, CA   11/30/2008
    Works as described - excellent
    DANIEL -- essex, VT   10/30/2008
    This comment is the same for both parts. I received the parts, installed the, and it didn't work. I had to bring them home, test them out again and call some support #. they had me do the same things and said one of the 2 parts is bad. So, I sent them both back and just received the replacements. This time I plugged them in at home (they are going to my camp) and tried them and from what I could hear on the relay it sounds like it's working this time. While it's frustrating to have them all installed and then find they were bad, the service I got for returning and replacing was great. Thank you. Now let's just hope it actually does what I'm expecting once installed - to control a thermostat on a gas heater so I can have a warm camp when I get there. The concept of these seems like it will be the perfect solution. The parts were easy to install, easy to understand the setup, etc.
    GREGORY -- cleveland, OH   7/9/2008
    very good when you are away.
    V M -- montgomery, AL   2/4/2008
    RICHARD -- antioch, CA   12/18/2007
    The Item was just as I eapected, it was a replacement and worked perfect
    KENT -- pawleys island, SC   9/24/2007
    This is the third unit we have bought in 6 years or so. The other 2 were likely damaged during lighning strikes or power surges. Can they be repaired? Can you alert the manufacturer that they may be sensitive to power surges or something since we did not have other damage?

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