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Old 09-13-2010, 10:41 PM
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Portable controller?

Is there such thing as a "portable controller"?

What im looking for I visualize as a two piece system:
Part 1 being remote, Part 2 being a reciever/controller that the wires from the wall-clock can be removed and re-inserted into the portable reciever?

I dont know what I dont know. But I know yall know
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:48 PM
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When you buy a universal remote, it has two main parts - transmitter and receiver. Then you purchase wiring pigtails from a great state of the art company, which attach to the controller. Then the receiver plugs into the pigtail.

Am I missing what you are aiming for?
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:54 PM
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Is there such thing as a "portable controller"?

What im looking for I visualize as a two piece system:
Part 1 being remote, Part 2 being a reciever/controller that the wires from the wall-clock can be removed and re-inserted into the portable reciever?

I dont know what I dont know. But I know yall know

Hmmm.... maybe you should take a look at the Irritrol PC Control?

http://irritrol.com/pccontrol/index.html
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:54 PM
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Dana, that sounds right....

BUT, can a Universal Remote act as stand alone? ie. existing controller is toast and doesnt work and professional wants to fire up the zones and begin further selling/diagnosis right away rather than convince the homeowner/manager that a new clock is needed and that AFTER they agree to buy and have installed the new expensive clock THEN the professional can further checkout the zones/heads/patterns.

(vs maybe a less convienient 521 locating and then manual bleeding)

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irrig8r Im going to check that out, thanks
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:57 PM
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that sounds right....

BUT, can it act as stand alone? ie. existing controller is toast and doesnt work and professional wants to fire up the zones and begin further selling/diagnosis right away rather than convince the homeowner/manager that a new clock is needed and that AFTER they agree to buy and have installed the new expensive clock THEN the professional can further checkout the zones/heads/patterns.

(vs maybe a less convienient 521 locating and then manual bleeding)
are you thinking of a station master?
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:59 PM
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are you thinking of a station master?
This?

Is it one zone at a time?
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:03 PM
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Dana, that sounds right....

BUT, can a Universal Remote act as stand alone? ie. existing controller is toast and doesnt work and professional wants to fire up the zones and begin further selling/diagnosis right away rather than convince the homeowner/manager that a new clock is needed and that AFTER they agree to buy and have installed the new expensive clock THEN the professional can further checkout the zones/heads/patterns.

(vs maybe a less convienient 521 locating and then manual bleeding)

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irrig8r Im going to check that out, thanks
Yes, a remote can do that if the 24V power supply is good (or you can just plug in a temp power supply).
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:04 PM
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1idejim, thats a great find for me, many thanks!
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:07 PM
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BCG, what are your recommendations on a remote purchase choice?
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:17 PM
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1idejim, thats a great find for me, many thanks!
killer give away (vs maybe a less convienient 521 locating and then manual bleeding)


that's 2 and i think it's time the decoder ring got a new owner

go jimmygo jimmy yahgo jimmygo jimmy yahgo jimmy

it prolly loses a little something being typed and stuff, but it's close
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