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Offline IWANTBLUE

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #240 on: August 05, 2016, 10:37 AM »
Some random thoughts:

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).

Likewise the Gland also appears to be metal so this could do with being replaced for plastic, or at the very least similarly earthed to ground earthed for the same reason :)


[If its an optical illusion and the gland is plastic, I Apologise and will return under my Rock to keep my nose out :)   [eek]]

In any case ggood luck with this little sideline it seems you have come up with a really useful gadget , THANKS

Nick [big grin]

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #241 on: August 30, 2016, 11:45 PM »
It didn't even dawn on me that I had those laying around until I saw your name. So Thanks for that.

Hey @Rick Christopherson just wanted you to know how much I enjoy using the Maxsys...for general sanding along with cleanup this is the cat's meow, this thing is great, it makes my life so much easier

Just wondering...I know the mini & the midi in stock form are not convertible but what if the boards were duplicated with a provision for the Maxsys conversion? There has to be an audience out there that would pay the toll ticket...I know I would.  [popcorn] [popcorn]

Also thanks for the personal delivery service...and how good were those ribs?

FWIW...this is how I've stowed my Maxsys remote.  [cool]
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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #242 on: August 31, 2016, 10:43 AM »
Hey @Rick Christopherson , any updates or tests on getting this into a CT SYS?  I picked one up recently and having the ability to turn it on/off from atop a ladder is something I am very keen on.  If it isnt in the cards, I can pick up a outlet remote if need be.

Cheers.  Bryan.
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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #243 on: September 16, 2016, 08:29 AM »
Rick,

I smile every  time one of my little remotes to turn on/off my 1 1/2 Jet Dust Collector or my CT .... Great product!!!! I didn't realize how much frustration was involved in looking for my DC remote and getting it to work and switching the auto off and on everytime I used my CT to do a little clean up...

Thanks
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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #244 on: September 16, 2016, 02:35 PM »
All, just wanted to share that we're happy to have partnered with Rick to offer his MAXSYS wirelesss control modules to our customers. As always, fast free shipping on all of our orders at festoolproducts.com.

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #245 on: September 23, 2016, 10:19 PM »
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As it reads one was for the collection and the other switch is for the shaker. I'm hoping to keep the shaker on the switch as it's not used as often.

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Hope this helps. I can do more. Let me know if it would help if I were to open the doors
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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #246 on: September 24, 2016, 03:12 AM »
Mark,
Because your dust collector is controlled by a simple switch, all you need is a simple Maxsys module like what you have for your CT-22. The Maxsys module will act just like that switch did.

You said you already relocated your dust collector to your new shop. Does that mean you also moved those electrical enclosures already, as well? If you show me the inside of that lower enclosure, I can probably walk you through how to connect a new module to replace the switch. Show me which wires are at the switch too.

Is this utility 3-phase power, or do you use a phase converter?

You already have 4-button remotes, correct? If/when you order another module, make sure you remind me that it needs to come with a 4-button remote.

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #247 on: September 24, 2016, 03:29 PM »
I can send some pics of the control door open tomorrow.

Mark

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #248 on: September 25, 2016, 06:55 PM »
hope this helps

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« Reply #249 on: September 25, 2016, 06:56 PM »
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« Reply #250 on: September 25, 2016, 07:33 PM »
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« Reply #251 on: September 25, 2016, 07:49 PM »
I don't fully grasp this pic insert thing.

Rick Christopherson:

I have several 3 ph motors connected to a 40 hp rotary converter. The dust collector is just one. The 3 ph works great, over the years I have picked up some low cost tools from out of business woodworking places. Sometimes they work good other times like my Wysong belt sander it kicks out the reset if I run it more than 5 minutes.
 I don't know anything about 3 ph, I had a guy install all my wiring but I'm guessing the Wysong was setup for something other than my 208 volt supply. At least I think it's 208. See I told I don' know much about it. It probably needs a different thing in the control box to keep it from kicking out. I had an electrician look at it a while ago, couldn't help me even though while on the phone he assured me he knew all about it. I don't think he did [sad] but he knew how to bill.

Mark


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Maybe 240? but it's setup for 480?
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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #252 on: September 25, 2016, 07:53 PM »
my new shop. Looks impressive, Yes??? [big grin]


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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #253 on: September 25, 2016, 09:41 PM »
Well Mark, this might be super easy. My questions are trivial, and just to make sure I have everything.

Where does the orange extension cord go? Is that power? (I assume it is.)

In the top light switch box, I think you have everything you need right there already. Does the black wire from the orange (assumed power cord) connect to the orange wire that enters the bottom of the upper switch box?


Here's how you hook it up.
  • The lower orange wire going to the dust collector switch connects to the Maxsys "L".
  • The upper orange wire leaving the switch and going into the box to the right, connects to Maxsys "NO/OUT"
  • The white wire that passes through the box, needs to be cut/tapped with a wire nut and connected to Maxsys "N".
That's it. The only thing you need to worry about is whether all that metal might be blocking the radio signal. So if necessary, extend those 3 wires and put Maxsys out in the open.

The Maxsys module I send you will be slightly special. I requested a design change from the manufacturer to protect Festool vacs, but discovered one that didn't get modified. That's the one you need (it only uses 3 wires). So I'll try to mark this one so you don't accidentally install it into a vac.

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #254 on: September 26, 2016, 08:29 PM »
Well Mark, this might be super easy. My questions are trivial, and just to make sure I have everything.

Where does the orange extension cord go? Is that power? (I assume it is.)

Answer: yes it goes to a 110 outlet to power the shaker

In the top light switch box, I think you have everything you need right there already. Does the black wire from the orange (assumed power cord) connect to the orange wire that enters the bottom of the upper switch box?

[color=blue]Answer: I'll look closer and take a pic and get back to you tomorrow[/color]


Here's how you hook it up.
  • The lower orange wire going to the dust collector switch connects to the Maxsys "L".
  • The upper orange wire leaving the switch and going into the box to the right, connects to Maxsys "NO/OUT"
  • The white wire that passes through the box, needs to be cut/tapped with a wire nut and connected to Maxsys "N".
That's it. The only thing you need to worry about is whether all that metal might be blocking the radio signal. So if necessary, extend those 3 wires and put Maxsys out in the open.

The Maxsys module I send you will be slightly special. I requested a design change from the manufacturer to protect Festool vacs, but discovered one that didn't get modified. That's the one you need (it only uses 3 wires). So I'll try to mark this one so you don't accidentally install it into a vac.

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #255 on: September 27, 2016, 08:59 PM »
Rick, hope this helps

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #256 on: September 27, 2016, 09:00 PM »
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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #258 on: September 27, 2016, 09:21 PM »
Well Mark, this might be super easy. My questions are trivial, and just to make sure I have everything.

Where does the orange extension cord go? Is that power? (I assume it is.)

Answer: yes it goes to a 110 outlet to power the shaker

In the top light switch box, I think you have everything you need right there already. Does the black wire from the orange (assumed power cord) connect to the orange wire that enters the bottom of the upper switch box?


I was so obsessed with the orange I covered the black with my note. Sorry, I'll fix it tomorrow.
[color=blue]Answer: I'll look closer and take a pic and get back to you tomorrow[/color]


Here's how you hook it up.
  • The lower orange wire going to the dust collector switch connects to the Maxsys "L".
  • The upper orange wire leaving the switch and going into the box to the right, connects to Maxsys "NO/OUT"
  • The white wire that passes through the box, needs to be cut/tapped with a wire nut and connected to Maxsys "N".
That's it. The only thing you need to worry about is whether all that metal might be blocking the radio signal. So if necessary, extend those 3 wires and put Maxsys out in the open.

The Maxsys module I send you will be slightly special. I requested a design change from the manufacturer to protect Festool vacs, but discovered one that didn't get modified. That's the one you need (it only uses 3 wires). So I'll try to mark this one so you don't accidentally install it into a vac.

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #259 on: September 28, 2016, 03:07 AM »
I was so obsessed with the orange I covered the black with my note. Sorry, I'll fix it tomorrow.


Not necessary. You're fine, and my original answer stands as correct.

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #260 on: September 30, 2016, 11:11 PM »
Hey @Rick Christopherson , any updates or tests on getting this into a CT SYS?  I picked one up recently and having the ability to turn it on/off from atop a ladder is something I am very keen on.  If it isnt in the cards, I can pick up a outlet remote if need be.

Cheers.  Bryan.

Hey Rick!

Any thoughts or details on this?

Cheers. Bryan.


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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #261 on: October 01, 2016, 12:41 AM »
No. I previously said that the CT Sys does not support the capability.

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #262 on: October 07, 2016, 08:41 PM »
Well Mark, this might be super easy. My questions are trivial, and just to make sure I have everything.

Where does the orange extension cord go? Is that power? (I assume it is.)

Answer: yes it goes to a 110 outlet to power the shaker

In the top light switch box, I think you have everything you need right there already. Does the black wire from the orange (assumed power cord) connect to the orange wire that enters the bottom of the upper switch box?


I was so obsessed with the orange I covered the black with my note. Sorry, I'll fix it tomorrow.
[color=blue]Answer: I'll look closer and take a pic and get back to you tomorrow[/color]


Here's how you hook it up.
  • The lower orange wire going to the dust collector switch connects to the Maxsys "L".
  • The upper orange wire leaving the switch and going into the box to the right, connects to Maxsys "NO/OUT"
  • The white wire that passes through the box, needs to be cut/tapped with a wire nut and connected to Maxsys "N".
That's it. The only thing you need to worry about is whether all that metal might be blocking the radio signal. So if necessary, extend those 3 wires and put Maxsys out in the open.

The Maxsys module I send you will be slightly special. I requested a design change from the manufacturer to protect Festool vacs, but discovered one that didn't get modified. That's the one you need (it only uses 3 wires). So I'll try to mark this one so you don't accidentally install it into a vac.

Rick,
Just to let you know, I received the remote today. It will be a long time before I can hook it up to the system. I think it's going to be perfect.

Thanks again for putting these things together and making them available.

Sincerely,
Mark

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #263 on: November 26, 2016, 03:25 PM »
Updated remote installation on the long hose/cord:







Removed the clip and sliding cover, then used a piece of 50MM 2-1 heat shrink with the oval cutout.

@Rick Christopherson - how do I go about ordering a second remote?

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #264 on: November 26, 2016, 03:37 PM »

@Rick Christopherson - how do I go about ordering a second remote?


Just order it. You'll have to program it yourself though, but that takes just a few seconds. Press the program button on the Maxsys module, the LED will come on, press the A-button on the new remote, the LED will turn off. That's it. Just be very careful, because you need to have Maxsys powered when doing this, and there is 120 volts present on the back side of the circuit board. So don't touch anything.

I did something similar to hold my remote to the vac hose, although not quite as elegant as yours. I put a zip-tie through the lanyard. This keeps the remote from sliding down the hose. Then I took an old dress sock and cut it into a sleeve to protect the remote. Then I wrapped the sock with athletic tape to secure it to the hose.

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« Reply #265 on: November 26, 2016, 03:52 PM »
Ordered, thanks. I thought I recalled my prior order was done via email, that you did not have ordering set up online. Probably faulty memory.

Your installation is similar to my first one, only changed it because I realized I had the 50MM heat shrink laying around for some forgotten reason.

Thanks,

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@Rick Christopherson - how do I go about ordering a second remote?


Just order it. You'll have to program it yourself though, but that takes just a few seconds. Press the program button on the Maxsys module, the LED will come on, press the A-button on the new remote, the LED will turn off. That's it. Just be very careful, because you need to have Maxsys powered when doing this, and there is 120 volts present on the back side of the circuit board. So don't touch anything.

I did something similar to hold my remote to the vac hose, although not quite as elegant as yours. I put a zip-tie through the lanyard. This keeps the remote from sliding down the hose. Then I took an old dress sock and cut it into a sleeve to protect the remote. Then I wrapped the sock with athletic tape to secure it to the hose.
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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #266 on: November 26, 2016, 04:00 PM »
No, but you were one of the first people to pre-order yours, plus I think we had a lot of discussions in this thread around that time too.

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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #267 on: November 26, 2016, 05:23 PM »
Talking about installing the remote control on the sleeved hose...FWIW...this is mine. Fabricated a small retaining eye with 2 short legs from .040 stainless welding rod and gave it a 90° twist. Then just added a narrow tie wrap. This makes it easy to replace the battery when needed. [smile]
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Re: Announcing: MAXSYS Wireless Remote for CT-vacs
« Reply #268 on: January 15, 2017, 06:41 AM »
Hi
Is it possible to install this little circuit board under the front of a ctm 36 ac hd model? While keeping a second always on socket in the module bay? or there isnt enough space inside? Mine is still under warranty so i dont really want to open up the unit just to check it

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« Reply #269 on: January 15, 2017, 08:43 AM »
No, there would not be enough room for both in the module bay.