I need a way to restart my 4 Tuner Tablo, but safely. Read the Remote Restart thread, last post was in 2016, and found my solution. Just need a couple more details.
Other thread mentioned using a smart outlet or similar, but to me that seems pretty brutal. Another thread about swapping hard drive, mentioned use of the blue button and waiting until light becomes solid before removing hard drive.
My plan is to use an X10 appliance switch to control a relay with a 110vac coil. Relay contacts would be connected in parallel with blue / reset switch on the Tablo. Use X10 fob to turn relay on, which closes contacts thereby “pressing” the switch.
Here is my problem. When I press the switch, sometimes light turns solid right away, other times it takes a lot longer. The fastest I can cycle the x10 appliance switch / relay is about 4 seconds (using a triggered macro off computer). Average is around 7 seconds using X10 fob by itself…
My drive is connected externally, through a powered hub with its own power supply feed. Not particularly worried about drive corruption, but if is an issue I can add additional relay that is able to disconnect USB data + and - lines inside the hub. PITA yes, but doable.
So, what will happen if blue switch is pressed and held for 4 and 7 seconds? Past experience has reset occurring at some point, but I cannot find the reference now.
FWIW, a smart outlet is able to control the relay as well. Relay is a Settler brand, p/n AZ2280-1C-120A. I was going to use the NO contact pair so applying power to coil closes lines going to blue switch on back of Tablo.