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Offline Rick Christopherson

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #210 on: May 24, 2016, 01:39 AM »
Well that's not looking very good. I took another measurement and it's actually 1-1/8" tall. Is there any other area where it might fit?

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #211 on: May 24, 2016, 09:40 AM »
Well that's not looking very good. I took another measurement and it's actually 1-1/8" tall. Is there any other area where it might fit?

I don't think so. 

Is the 2" measurement dead on?  The small dimension is 7/8" at the 2" point. It gets wider the further towards the top.  Any lower than 2" drops to 3/4".

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #212 on: May 24, 2016, 10:22 AM »
OK, got out the gauge blocks........  the small dimension is a snug 27/32",   2  1/16" from top to motor housing ledge, 3  1/32" from systainer side rib to screw post.

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #213 on: May 26, 2016, 04:53 PM »
Rick, It may have been mentioned and I missed it, but is there any problem using a Oneida Dust Deputy Ultimate on the CT 26 with your upgrade?  I just purchased one and thought I better ask first.  Thank you, Jeff

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #214 on: May 26, 2016, 05:08 PM »
Rick, It may have been mentioned and I missed it, but is there any problem using a Oneida Dust Deputy Ultimate on the CT 26 with your upgrade?  I just purchased one and thought I better ask first.  Thank you, Jeff

Nope - that is my exact setup.

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #215 on: May 27, 2016, 11:29 AM »
Rick, It may have been mentioned and I missed it, but is there any problem using a Oneida Dust Deputy Ultimate on the CT 26 with your upgrade?  I just purchased one and thought I better ask first.  Thank you, Jeff

Nope - that is my exact setup.

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #216 on: May 30, 2016, 09:29 PM »
Rick,

Just received my Max Sys the other day - easy install and it works great! I'm finding it to be extremely useful.  Thank you.

Quick question: please excuse me if this was asked previously, but is the battery in the remote replaceable?

Thanks again for a great product,

Steve

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #217 on: May 30, 2016, 11:54 PM »

Quick question: please excuse me if this was asked previously, but is the battery in the remote replaceable?


Yes, the battery is an A27 12V, which looks like a miniature AAA. I install them myself, so they are fresh when you get your Maxsys.

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #218 on: May 31, 2016, 11:05 PM »
Update: 

Rick, I have used this thing a TON over the weekend. I had to do a bit of shop organization and of course it was great for that but then I moved onto some actual projects.

I am (trying) to finish up a kitchen project project and did some dovetail drawers and end panels (7 piece cope and stick) on my CMS. Being able to route edges, rabbets, dovetails and such then cleaning up things by pushing the remote buttons was A-w-e-s-o-m-e!!  It has been a great tool in my shop these days. Making me think ahead to the 10m covered hose for my new shop in my new house that is being built.

I will start my own thread on the covered hose but thanks again for a great product Rick!

Cheers. Bryan.


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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #219 on: June 03, 2016, 02:03 PM »
@Rick Christopherson

Rick,

 Apologies for not getting back to you sooner, but I wanted to thank you for your prompt response to my question regarding replacing the battery in the remote.

Much appreciated,

Steve
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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #220 on: June 05, 2016, 06:23 PM »
Hello

I have just placed an order for another one

Thanks

Dale

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #221 on: June 05, 2016, 06:54 PM »
Hi Dale,
Thanks for mentioning you already had one. I'll set up the new one for button-B and multi-module. You'll have to move the jumper on the previous one.

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #222 on: June 05, 2016, 07:02 PM »
Excellent - thank you

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #223 on: June 13, 2016, 09:19 AM »
@Rick Christopherson - just wanted to let you know I LOVE my Maxsys! Latest home for the remote it is slightly tucked into the sleeve of the long Festool 10M hose/cord, wrapped in blue finger-saver stuff (to avoid covering the remote with tape gunk) and taped in place:



So far no problem using with TS/OF with it in this position.

Yesterday saw the return to summertime shop conditions, i.e. everything get hauled out into the sun to work:



With the Maxsys and long hose I can clean out the garden beds no-problem... [thumbs up]

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #224 on: June 13, 2016, 09:28 AM »
That's a great idea for placement, Richard.  I think I may try that as well, except I'll use a 1" cross section of bicycle inner tube (which I also use to keep the hose and power cord together).

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #225 on: June 13, 2016, 11:54 AM »
That's a great idea. if you used a piece large enough to cover the entire remote you might be able to cut a slot to expose only the buttons and further protect it.

Let us know how it works out.

RMW

That's a great idea for placement, Richard.  I think I may try that as well, except I'll use a 1" cross section of bicycle inner tube (which I also use to keep the hose and power cord together).
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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #226 on: June 13, 2016, 01:10 PM »
I like that setup. Another way that might work well is to put a zip tie through the lanyard to hold it in place, and then use a velcro strap to secure the remote body to the hose. I used to have a couple velcro straps. Hopefully I didn't throw them out.


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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #227 on: June 14, 2016, 11:29 PM »
Here's the pic of my MAXSYS held in place under a piece of inner tube...works great and now I never have to look for it.

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« Reply #228 on: June 14, 2016, 11:45 PM »
Cool - that's a bike inner tube?

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #229 on: June 14, 2016, 11:57 PM »
Cool - that's a bike inner tube?

Yes...I use 1-inch sections along the length (spaced about a foot apart) to keep the cord and hose together (seems to be sleeker than using Velcro or other ties).

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #230 on: June 15, 2016, 01:22 AM »
Here's the pic of my MAXSYS held in place under a piece of inner tube...works great and now I never have to look for it.

Perfect! Love the inner tube idea.

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #231 on: June 15, 2016, 08:36 AM »
Love the inner tube idea.  [thumbs up] Just curious, what size tube?

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #232 on: June 15, 2016, 10:15 AM »
@Rick Christopherson - just wanted to let you know I LOVE my Maxsys! Latest home for the remote it is slightly tucked into the sleeve of the long Festool 10M hose/cord, wrapped in blue finger-saver stuff (to avoid covering the remote with tape gunk) and taped in place:

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So far no problem using with TS/OF with it in this position.

Yesterday saw the return to summertime shop conditions, i.e. everything get hauled out into the sun to work:

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With the Maxsys and long hose I can clean out the garden beds no-problem... [thumbs up]

Thanks,

RMW

Is it just me or does that second picture look like a Japanese horror movie setting [scared]

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #233 on: June 15, 2016, 10:42 AM »
@Rick Christopherson - just wanted to let you know I LOVE my Maxsys! Latest home for the remote it is slightly tucked into the sleeve of the long Festool 10M hose/cord, wrapped in blue finger-saver stuff (to avoid covering the remote with tape gunk) and taped in place:

(Attachment Link)

So far no problem using with TS/OF with it in this position.

Yesterday saw the return to summertime shop conditions, i.e. everything get hauled out into the sun to work:

(Attachment Link)

With the Maxsys and long hose I can clean out the garden beds no-problem... [thumbs up]

Thanks,

RMW

Is it just me or does that second picture look like a Japanese horror movie setting [scared]

The monster tendril coming to get you?



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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #234 on: June 15, 2016, 07:19 PM »
Darn it, I need to follow the FOG more closely! Spent the last few days fiddling with my CT to reverse engineer its pneumatic tool auto power circuitry. This product could have saved me a lot of time.

Great idea, and great work getting a user friendly design to market!

I must say though, my temptation to implant a transmitter inside a cordless tool hasn’t ended. Probably going to start with a drill and trigger it off the LED light... now to find an old drill I don't care about to try that on. HAHA :)

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #235 on: June 15, 2016, 10:17 PM »
Love the inner tube idea.  [thumbs up] Just curious, what size tube?

1.9" - 2.3" -- I think anything close to 2" should be fine.  (I use the 36mm hose.)

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #236 on: June 16, 2016, 02:03 AM »
Thanks @promark747 for the info. I'm checking in with the local bike shop tomorrow.   [cool]

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #237 on: June 16, 2016, 03:17 AM »
Thanks @promark747 for the info. I'm checking in with the local bike shop tomorrow.   [cool]

I can't do it right now, but I know I have various inner tubes in the garage, ranging from the dirtbike tires down to a couple of unopened toddler's bike tubes. Whenever I replace a tube, I usually keep the damaged one in case I ever need to repair one and can't get a replacement right away.

It didn't even dawn on me that I had those laying around until I saw your name. So Thanks for that.

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #238 on: June 25, 2016, 03:07 PM »
Another satisfied customer! Thank you Rick. Easy install and works perfectly. I like that it's integrated with vacuum and not an extra part I need to drag around. My other vacuum had this feature but with a separate box/plug, which was cumbersome. My vacuum works perfect with saw plugged in but a pain to turn on any other time I need in manual mode. I believe the Maxsys is worth every penny.

Russ

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #239 on: July 04, 2016, 02:14 AM »
Some random thoughts:



Maybe it only me but doesn't the copper trace around the white label look like an on-pcb antenna track?





It looks like you screwed the heatsink through the case with metal screws, if so better attach the sink to ground shield (so the outside the case is unable to go live on mains level ever).

A closed case might also be obstructive to the heatsink inside (especially on high loads), a simple thermal shutdown fuse inside the case might be a good idea in such a setup.



Finally: the remote is advertised as being universal, while this is surely true from a power supply standpoint there might be issues with the radio frequency (since these are regulated differently around the world).
Which frequency does the remote use?