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steliart

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05-13-2017 03:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collector extractor remote control switch question

Dust Collector Remote Switch Help
Bought this remote controlled switch some time ago from Woodcraft 240V version and it was advertised that it would work with any DC units.

I have an AXMINSTER ADE2200 EXTRACTOR 240V 1100W it’s very similar to a JET DC.

My problem was that the remote control will only shut off the DC but will not start on… even to start on you need to press the remote button twice, once to shut off and once to release probably I presume (I am not sure) an electromagnet in the motor.
Woodcraft could not even offer any advice back to me they could only refund me.
So did anyone face any similar problem before or can offer any possible advise or fix?

Thank you in advanced !!!
Stelios AKA Steliart

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions


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#1 posted 05-13-2017 03:30 PM

I’m not familiar with your brand od DC, but it sounds like it has a magnetic switch. In order to use the remote, you would have to bypass the switch.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 05-13-2017 03:32 PM



I m not familiar with your brand od DC, but it sounds like it has a magnetic switch. In order to use the remote, you would have to bypass the switch.

- Firewood


Thank you Mike any idea how i do that?

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#3 posted 05-13-2017 03:41 PM

I agree that it probably has a magnetic switch and it need to be bypassed. To see if it’s a magnetic switch you can turn the DC on with the switch and then unplug it from the outlet while it is running. When you plug it back in if it doesn’t resume running it has a magnetic switch.

Since it’s not as dangerous as a saw I don’t see any reason why you can’t replace the switch with a NON magnetic switch that is rated for 220-230V. Then you can turn it on and plug it in to that 240v remote switch (that you go back and re purchase from Woodcraft). Now you will have a remote switch for your DC.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 05-13-2017 03:42 PM

If it is a magnetic voltage interrupt switch on your machine, (you loose power the machine goes off and stays off) You will have to swap the switch out.

to check this, plug your dust collector into a standard outlet. turn it on. unplug it. it will go off. plug it back in. If you have to turn the switch on then you need to replace the switch with a simple on/off.

that remote should work with a simple on/off with the switch in the on position. check with your local electrical supply house, and have them recommend a substitute if you need one. (or just have an electrician do it)

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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#5 posted 05-13-2017 03:54 PM

tyvekboy and EricTwice
Thank you for your input I will give a try and check it out as you suggest. And since woodcraft did refund me but did not want me to send it back then I will be good to go without any reasonable problems.
Thank you

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#6 posted 05-14-2017 07:30 PM

I learned something new here thanks.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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