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Forum topic by Dave Owen posted 04-24-2015 09:13 PM 623 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dave Owen

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04-24-2015 09:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question long ranger low-volatage

Some 8 to 10 years ago, I installed a Long Ranger system to control a 220 volt, 2 HP, wall-mounted collector, together with 5 dust gates with low-voltage Micro-switches. The system has worked flawlessly ever since, but now I’m planning the eventual phase-in of a fully-automatic gate system using iVAC components. In the initial step of this phase-in, my table saw will be fully automated iVAC – while the other gates will continue to function on the Long Ranger system. In order to complete the installation, it is essential that I know the voltage of the low-voltage side of the Long Ranger system. My 240 volt, Long Ranger Multi-gate relay does not appear to have that information on either the top (240 volt receptacle side) or on the side with the low-voltage terminals. If you know the low-voltage for certain, I will appreciate a response.

Dave Owen

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#1 posted 04-26-2015 02:27 PM

I don’t know if this link may help or not: http://www.homeconstructionimprovement.com/workshop/wood-shop-dust-collection/dust-collector-remote-switching-design/. If not, I’d try calling the Lone Ranger maker if possible and get the info you need right from the horses mouth….so to speak. Good luck

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#2 posted 04-26-2015 03:05 PM

My Long ranger died after about five years but it seemed to me that there are batteries in it. If there are, count them, and you will know the voltage because you get 1 1/2 volts per battery. Oh yes, it may have a 9volt battery in it. I do not remember.

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#3 posted 04-26-2015 03:06 PM

Can you measure the voltage at the gates with a VOM?

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#4 posted 04-26-2015 07:58 PM

Thanks to all who tried to help. I’ve written one of the major retailers of this equipment and hope to have a confirmed answer soon. I’ll post the answer here as soon as I know, in case that’s of interest to anyone else. A volt meter would have done the job, but I haven’t found one yet among my friends yet. Incidentally, there are no batteries in the Long Ranger system – at least not in mine.

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#5 posted 04-26-2015 08:18 PM


Incidentally, there are no batteries in the Long Ranger system – at least not in mine.

- Dave Owen


I wonder…Where does the hand held unit get the power to transmit a signal to the other part of the system? Maybe mine was a different system.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#6 posted 04-26-2015 09:02 PM

Oh yeah! Sorry – I guess tere is a remote available for that system. I never had a remote with mine. My system is operated only by micro-switches on the blast gates.

-- Dave O.

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#7 posted 04-27-2015 11:10 AM

You can get a cheapie VOM for about $10 which would be good enough for this.

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