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Forum topic by slick1 posted 04-15-2012 06:43 AM 2816 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-15-2012 06:43 AM

Greetings from Canada !!!

I have a Delta 50-760 dust collector plugged into a dedicated 240v 20A line. Getting tired of going across shop to turn on DC. I would like to get a remote control for this unit and was wondering if anyone has tried the LR220-3 220V Long Ranger (Heavy Duty Remote Switching System) for use on dust collectors up tp 3HP.

The Delta 50-760 is only 1.5Hp , so before I spend $100 bucks, I would like to know if this Long Ranger remote will work ok on the 50-760. Any power start-up problems here?

Thanks !!!!

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#1 posted 04-15-2012 11:34 AM

This is the one that Clear Vue uses:

Works great for me so far, and for $20.

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#2 posted 04-15-2012 11:42 AM

I’ve been using a remote switch that was intended for outdoor holiday lights.
At first, one may assume it can’t handle the inrush of a heavy duty dust collector, but it has served the purpose for me for several years.
I checked the amp draw on the DC and found it to be just about at the maximum draw rated for the switch.

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#3 posted 04-15-2012 12:32 PM

i,m looking for one to….the one pmayer listed is for 110volt.. i need one for 220 VOLT.


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#4 posted 04-15-2012 01:16 PM

I found several listing for inexpensive 220v remotes by simply searching for remote electical switch 220v.
here’s one page that came out at the top of the list:


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#5 posted 04-15-2012 03:17 PM

I use the Long Ranger III 220v on my Jet DC1100 system. Absolutely no problems and I have three remotes scattered around the shop for convenience. You can get the remotes for ~$20 each.

Something cool about the Long Ranger is that the remotes can be programmed to work with the switch. Some other brands won’t do that so if a remote dies you gotta replace the whole system instead of just replacing a remote.

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#6 posted 04-15-2012 09:06 PM

I’ve been using the Long Ranger 110v and 220v for over five years and they’re still going strong.

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#7 posted 04-15-2012 10:16 PM

I use the Shop Fox 220v. I’ve had it about a year now with no problems. $50 on ebay.

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#8 posted 04-16-2012 01:27 AM

I have the 110 version and its great!

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#9 posted 04-16-2012 10:58 AM

I used the predecessor to that model for over 8 years on a 2.5 HP DC, and it was great. After I dropped the remote once too often onto the concrete floor it quit working. I replaced it with a Shop Fox (cheaper, 2 remotes) that last about a year before the thing fell apart. If you’re going to buy a commercial DC remote, stay with the Long Ranger…...unless the unit from Clearvue or a similar one, will handle your amp load. Those are far cheaper and actually work very well. They are also a lot less painful, moneywise, when they do fail.

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