|Forum topic by MrFid||posted 08-09-2015 02:28 PM||1742 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
08-09-2015 02:28 PM
Hi all. Just picked up a Jet AFS-1000b air filtration system from the craiger for $130. Was reading Amazon reviews and came across this one:
” Fluorescent lights and confused timer.
There are two problems that are deal breakers for the unit in my opinion since I have high ceiling as mentioned before. The remote wont work with fluorescent lights on in the shop. You must go and shut the lights off, activate the unit with the remote, and then turn the lights on again. I tried to make a shield so the lights wouldn’t shine directly on the sensor but that didn’t work any better. The other problem, is with the timer. There are no buttons on the unit itself to activate the timer so you must use the remote. If you do activate the timer for say 4 hours and then get called away and, manually or by the remote, turn the unit off, then at the end of the 4 hours your unit will turn itself back on and will stay on until you come back and turn it off.
I have been on the phone with WMH Tool group to get the problem remedied and they acknowledge the problem but don’t have a fix for it at this writing, 2/8/09. They did say they would replace it but I think the problem is inherent in the design from talking to them and would also be in the one replacing it.
If you only use it in a location where you don’t need or use the timer and you don’t have fluorescent lights in your shop you would love it! Beware if you have fluorescent lights or need the timer function. All of the problems I found have to do with the remote.”
So have any of you had this problem? I have fluorescents (T8) in my shop, and was wondering if it’s a common thing, or just one guy. Thanks!
-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.