Penn State Dust Collector Remote Control Hothttp://toolreviews.woodmagazine.com/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/300x300s/1b/13/c6/_100505617_1318441914.jpg
Penn State Long Ranger III Dust-Collector Remote Control
Dust collectors can be really loud, so we don’t like to leave one running. That soon became a lazy, messy habit as we find ourselves not using it often enough unless machining a lot of stock. Now with the Long Ranger remote we use my collector every time we fire up a machine. Turns out, the remote doesn’t have to be pointed directly at the wall unit as with my TV remote. It worked consistently from inside the house, through walls, out in the pole barn, and—because we wanted to see just how “long range” it really is—from my driveway 330' away. You can buy a second remote ($20) that’s reprogrammable for the same controller.
Long Ranger Dust Collector Remote Control
The Long Ranger 220v remote is used for the powering of an Oneida central dust collection system. My shop is only 1000 sq ft but the remotes work under all conditions and the battery in each has been unchanged in over 3 years.
My I suggest a second, if not third remote...
Well worth the investment
Long Ranger II or III
I've been using Long Ranger remotes for nearly 20-years. I haven't found any that work as well or are as reliable. I only have one complaint and that is it is too easy to accidentally push the on switch since it protrudes our from the remote body. On my old one (recycled to my brother) I cut a piece of plastic from a band saw insert, drilled two holes slightly bigger than the switches and super glued it in place. That was 20-years ago and both remotes still work.
What most folks don't realize is that you can use the remote on any size motor, even 3-phase. If your motor already has a magnetic starter all you need to do is purchase the Long Ranger to match the coil voltage. If you don't have a magnetic starter all you need is a $10 multi-purpose contactor that has the same coil voltage as your Long Ranger and the same enough amperage to run your motor (single phase motors don't use heaters so an over sized contactor is okay) . Next you attach a cord to the magnetic starter/contactor coil and plug the other end into the Long Ranger. I am running a 5-hp motor with mine.