Fernbrook Dust-Collector Remote Control Hot
Last updated: January 20, 2012
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Fernbrook Smart Switch Dust-Collector Remote Control
With the Fernbrook system a single remote controls both the dust collector and air-filtration unit. For $50 the basic unit controls the dust collector; to add air-filtration control (or even an exhaust fan) you need to buy an accessory 110-volt outlet for single-speed machines or a toggle switch—that replaces your outlet—for variable-speed air cleaners ($30–$40 each). With the latter, you can then control the air cleaner’s speed with the remote as well. We hooked up a 220-volt collector to the Smart Switch and had it running in just a few minutes. For the air cleaner you'll have to replace a wall outlet with the RM1102 Relay Module—essentially just changing outlets. Now we can run both machines whenever necessary, for as long as required, with just a touch on the remote. And, it even works from up to 200' away.