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Old 02-11-2008, 06:53 PM   #15
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Mike I got one of those remote and use it for my power reel cord. Works good, Read your battery voltage in the remote, mine was weak and I had to get a new battery to get any distance. Make sure the location where you install the receiver is good to reach the signal from the remote, mine doesn't reach very far. I have it next to the cord reel and had to extend the antenna for it to work when I was only 15 feet away. I suggest you play with it before you go to all the work of hooking it up and make sure it will serve your purpose. I used auxiliary relays to drive the heavier currents. Will you be going to the So Cal rally in Pahump before Las Vegas I would like to play with your new toy with you.

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Old 02-12-2008, 07:21 AM   #16
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Nick- I'm not entirely convinced about the 20A @ 14VDC showing on the relays in the receiver box. They look awfully small, and the wire terminals are not overly beefy either. And its strange they have no wire entry/exit space except for the 12V that runs the circuit board. I'll run a SmartBed in/out & check the amp draw on the rocker switch wire, and if that is in spec, I'll wire up position 12 on the remote first. If it fries (i.e. is overstated as to rating) I'll still have 11 positions to use for remote relays. I only bought it as a toy to try out, so if the range turns out to be unusable I will have had my fun.

We won't be making Pahrump; Ann has PT for a shoulder injury so we can only sneak away for the Vegas rally (and we'll be pulling out on the 23rd from there). At that we are cheating her PT schedule a bit. Sorry to miss everyone in Pahrump; I'm sure it will be a great rally.

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Old 02-12-2008, 07:53 AM   #17
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From my experience in the repair business, I have seen circuit board mounted and powered relays that are quite small. I have seen them in use, carrying real close to the rated amps with good service life. As to wire size, have you seen the wires in and out of the water pump switch on your tank monitor panel? They are quite small and have been used at least since 2002 in Alpines. I doubt that the rocker switches are rated above 20A. I would like to look at your set up at Las Vegas.

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Old 07-01-2008, 06:47 PM   #18
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Hello all,

Did anyone get the new switches? If so, can you remember the source of the switch, mine are going out, and it's a real pain to have to switch on the HYD pump, and then open up two different storage access doors to get the smartbeds to open. Having a reliable switch on the outside would be real nice. If something like the original is not available, any aftermarket remedies that is readily available? Or does anyone know of a source of some kind of weatherproof switch that would work? TYIA.

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