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Forum topic by Rayne posted 06-18-2015 12:35 AM 1004 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-18-2015 12:35 AM

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Good Evening fellow LJ’s, I was curious if anyone has tried using the Z-Wave Wireless receptacle for their Dust Collection needs? I see all these remote controlled boxes from various companies all having some sort of problems with the exception of the +$100 range. I originally bought the PSI Long Ranger, but the company won’t honor their warranty because I bought it “used” from Ama*on Warehouse, even though it said it was “like new” and it was because nothing was opened beyond a damaged box. Anyways, after searching for I don’t know how long, I ran across this. Very simple solution for a remote dust collector operation. Entry fee is about $55 after you get the GE remote to work on Z Wave products. I’d appreciate any feedback from anyone if they’ve used this before.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NX0945G/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AUGXZ0G0QW47K


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#1 posted 06-18-2015 02:07 AM

Ironic timing. We just had Trane HVAC systems installed in the house and the thermostats are Z-wave. I’d never heard of them before last night. Interested in hearing answers to your post…

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#2 posted 06-18-2015 04:45 AM

i might be missing something . i will add this anyway .for my small 1hp collector .hooked up 110 . i have a switch i got from HD for something like 20 bucks . plug this thing into the outlet ,collector into it then i use the remote to turn it on and off . is that what your looking for .

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#3 posted 06-18-2015 01:14 PM

One potential issue with the $20 remotes is they are typically not 20amps but 15amps or less. For 1-1/2 HP or less, probably not an issue. For the larger 120V systems, it can be an issue.

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#4 posted 06-18-2015 01:43 PM

agreed . the larger systems would most likely burn it .or i expect it would . good news is they are holding up very well for the 15 and less tools .i have one operating a big ridged vac that has been on there a few years .

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#5 posted 06-18-2015 03:45 PM



i might be missing something . i will add this anyway .for my small 1hp collector .hooked up 110 . i have a switch i got from HD for something like 20 bucks . plug this thing into the outlet ,collector into it then i use the remote to turn it on and off . is that what your looking for .

- josephf

I use the same type of switches for my 1hp collector and shop vacs with no problems. I have only seen 15amp and below.

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#6 posted 06-18-2015 10:23 PM

My Dust Collector is a Shop Fox 1.5 HP Collector. It is rated at 16 amps, so I need a 20 amp receptacle to be safe. The one I posted above is a 20 amp, 120v receptacle with the bottom outlet being the wireless control. The only thing I don’t know is if a Hub is required to make this work or if I can just use a Z-wave remote on it and be on my merry way. I’m on edge to get it so that I can determine if it would be another option for our fellow woodworkers on a budget.

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#7 posted 07-02-2015 07:06 PM

I finally decided to take the plunge and installed the outlet today. Combined with the remote, which was super easy to set up, it’s working perfectly so far. No clunky box hanging around. I’ll do a review later once i use it for a few weeks to see if there are any issues. It’s nice to just plug an item into the outlet, use a remote and voila, DC turns on on the cheap. :)

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#8 posted 07-02-2015 09:09 PM

this is super cool! so simple ,looking forward to the review .

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#9 posted 07-17-2015 03:01 AM

I finally posted a review of the receptacle. Summary: it works great. :)

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