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Blog series by DaveTPilot updated 12-03-2012 06:59 PM 4 parts 11226 reads 31 comments total

Part 1: Automatic Dust Collector Switch

01-14-2011 07:52 AM by DaveTPilot | 19 comments »

Back by popular demand. Please note the following disclaimer: This is a prototype design. The purpose of the video is to demonstrate a system that began in my head and materialized in my wood shop as a test platform. The system works as conceived but in no way represents proper wiring techniques or local code compliance. The system is in no way meant to be duplicated. Please consult a qualified electrician before attempting to install any electrical device in your home. Original Post...

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Part 2: Schematic

01-19-2011 07:23 PM by DaveTPilot | 6 comments »

Here is the schematic for my Automatic Dust Collector Switch. The schematic is copyrighted and I reserve all rights to its content. You are free to use the information for personal use, however, commercial use, copying and/or distribution is prohibited. If you would like a copy in printable pdf format and instructions on how to modify the X10 module click here WARNINGUser accepts all risk and responsibility for use of this design concept. It is highly recommended that you hire a qualifi...

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Part 3: Parts, Information and Usage Instructions

01-24-2011 11:05 PM by DaveTPilot | 2 comments »

Parts These are the parts I used for my system with links to purchase at the time of this posting. I am not in any way affiliated with these sites and am not responsible for their content or products. Be sure to use parts that are appropriate for your application. X10 Appliance Module AM486 Powerflash Interface Transceiver Module Slimline Wireless Switch Palm Pad Controller Other remote options Definite Purpose Contactor Current SensorI built my own current sensor...

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Part 4: The Mother of all ADCS Solutions

12-03-2012 06:59 PM by DaveTPilot | 4 comments »

Hello fellow Jocks, As you may know by viewing my projects and blogs, I like to create solutions that are effective but are not cost prohibitive. My shop made Automatic Dust Collector Switch fit that bill nicely but the electrical work involved was outside the confines of many woodworkers’ comfort level. I have a new solution, though it is a bit more costly, using an Ultramate Elk-9100 Heavy Duty Switch. (I researched the cost so I could post a link but, much to my dismay, the Ult...

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