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Motion Sensor Control 2018-08-13T13:15:41+00:00

How to use X10 modules to set up your hot water on-demand system to turn on when you enter a room or otherwise activate a motion sensor.


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How To Control Your Chilipepper With X10 Motion Sensors:

What you need:
Chilipepper Pump, X10 UM506 receiver X10  TM751 Transceiver Motion Sensor
Chilipepper Hot Water Demand System Pump for use with storage and tankless water heaters.


Connect the control wires from the Chilipepper to the two screw terminals on a UM506 receiver, and plug the receiver into a 110 volt outlet.

Set the UM506 settings to “momentary” and “relay only”.  Set the house code and unit code to match your controller settings.

Plug the TM751 into any outlet and set the house code and unit code to match the settings on the UM506.

To start the Chilipepper press the appropriate button on your particular choice for a wireless remote.


NOTICE!  X10 has discontinued the UM506 remote receiver. Because it’s nearly impossible to find a UM506 we now recommend using a switched outlet to remotely control your Chilipepper.


To use the Switched Outlet method of remote control Click  on the link below.

Switched Outlet Remote Control for the Chilipepper Appliance


X10 UM506 Remote Receiver

Whenever you want to use any X10 components to activate your CP6000 hot water demand system, you must employ a UM506 remote receiver. The CP6000 requires a momentary contact between its control wire leads to activate the pump. The contacts must close, and then open again. Opening the contacts after closing them is necessary for starting the pump.


If the button, or contacts remain closed for more than about 15 seconds, the pump will begin running in bursts of two 1/4 second long pulses every 15-20 seconds letting you know that something has gone wrong.


The UM506 has several options. It has an audio alert as well as a set of normally open contacts, and can be used as a momentary contactor or can be operated like a normal switch needing to be turned on and off with the “on” and “off” functions on the remote device.


To set the UM506 up to work with the Chilipepper, just connect the two wires from the Chilipepper control cable to the two contact screws on the UM5065, set the options to “momentary” and if you want to hear a very loud beep when you activate the Chilipepper, set it for “Alert” AND “relay”.  If you don’t want to hear the beep set it to “relay” only.


Set the house code and Next, plug the UM506 into a 110volt outlet and you are almost ready to go.  I say “almost” because you still need something to send a signal to the UM506. It could be a motions sensor, door switch, remote switch, or other X10 device.  For our purposes here we will of course want to use a motions sensor.


Other items that may be controlled by the X10 Universal Module include: Thermostats, drapery controls, window openers, security devices, electronic ignition fireplaces, HVAC dampers, speakers, telephones, signaling devices and more.


X10 Motion Detector

Have your hot water demand system start speeding hot water your way as soon as you enter the bathroom, by using an X10 MS16A ActiveEye motion detector!

The  ActiveEye Motion Sensor wirelessly sends a start signal to the TM751 X10 transceiver. The TM751 in turn sends the start signal to the house wiring where it makes it’s way to the UM506.

TM751 Wireless Transceiver

Wireless X10 devices need the TM751 to receive the radio signals and convert them to X10 signals and place them into the house wiring for the UM506. You can use as many handheld remotes and X10 wireless devices as you want, the transceiver will pass the signals on to the UM506.


The TM751 includes a built-in appliance module which responds to unit codes under the chosen house code. The appliance module can be controlled by wireless control or from another hardwired X10 transmitter.


All it takes is an X10 Wireless Transceiver, a UM506, and any one of X10’s convenient wireless modules and remote controls. The entire system can be set up by you in just minutes. No new wiring and No professional contractors are required!