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remote control

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by irrigation lemieux, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. irrigation lemieux

    irrigation lemieux LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    is there a remote control for transformer. what is the best company.
     
  2. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,933

    if its for a single unit I would say the X-10 remote would work.......some may shoot me for saying that! LOL
     
  3. Mayor_tx

    Mayor_tx LawnSite Member
    from Austin
    Messages: 62

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3406200

    I had a homeowner who purchased one of these for the system I installed and it works great. The range on it is impressive and it doesn't need direct line of sight. The price isn't bad as well. I've looked in one Radio Shack for these and they don't stock them in store usually until the Holidays.
     
  4. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    I have used some RF remote control products by Linear in the past with really good results. You can find them on the web. They offer clean installations, with good range (300 to 500 feet is not uncommon) and they are relatively inexpensive.

    Regards.
     
  5. Mayor_tx

    Mayor_tx LawnSite Member
    from Austin
    Messages: 62

    Hey James,

    Which product did you use with Linear? There are a ton of them.

    Thanks!
     
  6. djt22

    djt22 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 113

    ABT will work as well for what you need to do.
     
  7. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    The receiver I have used is this one: http://www.linearcorp.com/product_detail.php?productId=924

    It works with a wide variety of their Delta3 Transmitters. The range is very good and the price point is quite low.

    Linear make other units in the Megacode, Multicode and MVP lines, but I have not tested them. Make sure you use a 12Vac Receiver and not a 24Vac unit. Wire up the output from the receiver to a relay module (Nightscaping, Vista, and Unique have them) and that is all there is to it. Program the transmitter and receiver to communicate on the same channel and you are done.
     
  8. irrigation lemieux

    irrigation lemieux LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    thanks for the help.
     

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