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Forum topic by bigike posted 07-06-2011 02:03 AM 1233 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bigike

4033 posts in 2008 days


07-06-2011 02:03 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collector switch tools

Does anyone know what this is or how it works? HELP!!
This is the unit,

These are the instructions, How to hook it up


These are the instructions on what this model does (model DC-2400)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com


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Joeshop

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#1 posted 07-06-2011 02:18 AM

Ike,

The included paperwork describes what it is and how it works. It allows a woodworker to start any of several (dust-making) tools to turn on the dust collector. Looks like a neat unit. Lots of luck with it.

Joe

-- ~You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.~ - Joe

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reggiek

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#2 posted 07-06-2011 02:28 AM

It is basically a system to delay the big power draw when a tool and the dust collector kick on….for some folks, with 15 – 20 amp breakers or such…they will trip when the units start up due to the big draw they make on start up. this one seems a bit more complicated then the plug in models….but they typically are either 110 or 220 – not both. Looks interesting…I make sure my DC and tools do not start off on the same circuit…although all mine are 30amps and above.

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bigike

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#3 posted 07-06-2011 02:28 AM

Now that I l to get run to look, I think I have to run all the wires to the motors of my tool/tools and dust collector so now I’ll have wires running all over my shop floor great if this is tru let me know so I can throw this thing out and just spend $50 and get a wireless remote switch. OH GREAT!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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KellyS

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#4 posted 07-06-2011 02:42 AM

I know your probably kidding, but I wouldn’t throw it out. Put it on ebay! I believe they’re used quite a bit for hobby cnc work, list it like that maybe. It’s a fancy time delay relay. We use them all the time on compressors in HVAC industry. We use them to keep the controls contractors from turning our compressors off and on, off and on in short periods of time, beating them to death. We set them to allow for a 5 minute delay before the compressor is allowed to come back on. Yours doesn’t appear to be the exact thing, but close. I’m sure the knob is the setting for the delay time. They’re used on milling machines for coolant pumps or like the other guy says, for dust and chip collectors. With maybe another relay, one could rig the CNC controller to turn it on or off based on the cycle or a g code. There’s some guy out there saying “I gotta have one of those!” Might fund your wireless remote maybe.
Just a thought. It does look confusing to me too, of course I have a mental block when it comes to electrical things. All I know is you don’t spit on an electric fence. I know that by experience sad to say.

-- He who dies with the most tools wins!.....Just wait, I'm going to win!..ERR my wife will at least.

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Joeshop

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#5 posted 07-06-2011 02:46 AM

Ike,

The power for the remainder of your tools is interrupted by sw 1 ,2 ,3 look at the diagram
The power for the dust collector is interrupted by sw 4 and 5.

If you still want to throw it away, throw it my way.

Joe

-- ~You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.~ - Joe

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bigike

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#6 posted 07-06-2011 03:37 AM

Yea I got the darn thing from ebay I have no idea what Joeshop is sayin about this thing. My main thing is I don’t want wires running all over my shop to trip on.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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ClayandNancy

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#7 posted 07-07-2011 12:22 AM

I believe you put that in a receptacle box and wire it to plug your tool in one outlet and the dust collector in the other. Use a double outlet box, one receptacle for tools and the other for your DC.

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bigike

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#8 posted 07-07-2011 12:45 AM

THANKS CNN, that’s the best news I heard from all this. Time to break out the old electricians hand book from HD.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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bleakley

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#9 posted 01-13-2013 06:20 PM

Ike,

Just came across this post. The Automater DC-2400 is intended to be installed at your electrical load center and uses the electrical distribution wiring that runs to your dust producing equipment. You shouldn’t have to run wiring across your shop floor.

Do you still have the Automater?

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REO

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#10 posted 01-13-2013 06:59 PM

this controls two separate circuits. one for the DC and one for the power tool. they could be the same circuit if you want it to be. I would mount it on the DC and wire the DC in. I would include a separate override switch to run the DC on its own or keep it off. one cord from the an outlet to the control to supply power for the tool and from there you have two possibilitys. one would be a controlled outlet to plug in tools or hard wire in an extension cord to use for a tool that you want to automatically start the DC with. I guess if you wish you could cut in to the outlet run that you have bet then you would get nuisance starts with every tool.

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