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    Can anyone link me to a contact for the remote control system I see so many people using these days for their dust collectors? Thanks .

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    Hi riverbuilder

    Google 'AC 240V Long Distance High Current 30A Relay RF Wireless Remote Control Switch' and you will eventually find an eBay seller 'mfreelaa' who lists this item. They are about $22 at the moment.

    Mine works very well and is highly recommended. I cut the power cord in half and wired mine into the power cord between the DE and the wall socket and then mounted the relay on the wall above the DE. A second or third remote would be very handy, especially if you have multiple machines, as my single remote always seems to be laying on a different machine whenever I look for it.

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    PS sorry I couldn't put a direct link in. I'm very I.T. challenged.

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    I think this is what you're after.

    AC 240V Long Distance High Current 30A Relay RF Wireless Remote Control Switch 608119953264 | eBay

    I've got these installed on 2x 3HP and 1x 2HP extractors for the past 9-18 months with no problems.

    Having done several, the last one I did was by far the best idea. Rather than mount and wire the switch into the extractor as I did with the other two, I housed the switch to go between the power point and extractor. The no-volt switch was then zip tied on. Simpler and more easily reversible if an issue were to develop (like sucking the remote up the extractor hose )

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    You can buy a remote control unit from Auto Blast Gates. 10 amp or 15 amp. Ready to go, no wiring.
    Those were the droids I was looking for.
    https://autoblastgates.com.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCArcher View Post
    You can buy a remote control unit from Auto Blast Gates. 10 amp or 15 amp. Ready to go, no wiring.
    Are the contacts in those controllers rated for motor start duty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack620 View Post
    Are the contacts in those controllers rated for motor start duty?
    Yes
    Those were the droids I was looking for.
    https://autoblastgates.com.au

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    @riverbuilder, I was assuming the new beasty was a 3ph unit, but if it's anything like the current Carbatec offerings it's only a 240v 15A. In that case I'd go with NCArcher's plan !

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    If it is three phase I would use a VFD to run it as it gives so much more control and lowers current draw during the start phase. Some motors do not like being started more than a specified amount of times per hour because of the current draw and using a VFD takes away that limitation. It also allows the DE to be quitened down by reducing the motor speed, I do this at night or you want more flow just ramp up the speed to say 70hz. I don't know why the larger names in hobby DE even offer a single phase unit these days because it is so limiting and three phase is available so easily now with VFD's.

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    I use this cheapie Arlec Remote Controlled Power Outlet - Twin Pack | Bunnings Warehouse

    granted just a 2HP dusty that is outside under cover, the remote is in a central place,
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    Be cautious, do they have Australian electrical approval ?

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    which one are you asking about? the one I mentioned is an Arlec (?) product sold by Bunnings. So, I'd guess it has approval

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    Just because itís sold here doesnít guarantee itís approved.
    That said the Arlec products I have seen do have the compliance mark.

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    So what's the best 3 phase option? I know timbecon have one.....

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    Sorry to hijack your thread RB. The link below addresses approvals.
    Auto Blast Gates Australia is Now Open For Business

    singastorm, what 3 phase option do Timbecon have? I coulodn't find anything on their website.
    Those were the droids I was looking for.
    https://autoblastgates.com.au

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