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Offline TheTabletopSpot

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CT Sys Dust Collector
« on: March 22, 2019, 08:24 AM »
I just bought the Sys-Roll and a number of systainers, wish I had don't that 20 years ago.  Anyhow, I'm looking at the CT-Sys extractor to add to the collection and there's something I'm not getting with the on board outlet.

I read, in a review of the CT-SYS that the on is rated for 3.7 amps.  This doesn't seem right.  Is that rating correct or am I misunderstanding how this works?  That doesn't seem enough to run much.

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Re: CT Sys Dust Collector
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2019, 10:47 AM »
You may have found that the integrated receptacle that provides energy for tool-triggered activation on the CT has a warning label on its dust cover.  This warning reads, “To reduce the risk of fire, only connect a tool rated 3.7 amp. maximum to this receptacle”.  What does this mean in regards to the tools you can use with a Festool CT Dust Extractor?  It means that CT Dust Extractors are designed to work with ALL Festool power tools.  However, we cannot speak for, or verify the compatibility of other non-Festool products used in conjunction with the Festool CT Dust Extractors.  Furthermore, you may find that it is advantageous to use another circuit to energize a power tool separate of that being used by the CT Dust Extractor to ensure that the maximum current* is available for the application.

To put it more simply, Festool CT Dust Extractors are designed to be used with every Festool product in normal working environments.

*The quality of your energy supply (voltage & current) may vary.

Offline George Oliver

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Re: CT Sys Dust Collector
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2019, 08:25 PM »
You made me curious so I checked my ct sys manual. On page 10 there's a technical spec and it says "maximum appliance socket connected load: 12A" and the vac's power consumption is 8.3A so that's where the 3.7 figure must come from. It does seem a little odd.