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Hey guys , as Herb mentioned , it would be a good practice to cut power to my Cyclone dust collector when a persons not in the shop .
I have an IVAC radio controlled system right now ,and it’s been flawless , well other than they only had the 15amp model in stock , and it kept blowing its breaker from inrush current .
I fixed that by adding a relay / contacter. I will have to rewire it for 240v , but no biggy .

Anyways my question is , if I have switched outlet to the IVAC control box , will it work ok after not being powered up for some time ?
If I have a switched outlet to it , then I won’t have to worry about false starts when I’m not home in case it went rogue .
But I’m wondering if anything would go wrong if it didn’t see power for a certain amount of time , as maybe it will do some kind of reset and forget it’s radio links ?

Maybe the best idea is to email the manufacturer of the IVAC .
I could in theory have the 120v trigger from the IVAC wired all the way back to the other end of my shop to a switch , and then go all the way back to the Relay at the IVAC .
This would leave the IVAC module with power all the time , but seems overly complicated.

Here’s the unit pictured here , and my switch with an indicator light to let me know it’s still got power .
I have the switch by my door , this way when I leave , I’ll notice it
 

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Did you have to program a remote to it when you bought it? I bet they are hard coded so every Ivac remote works with every receiver.

No issues I bet
You called it Doug , apparently it’s not an issue . I believe I had to program them once though , but sheeeesh , that was a long time ago so who knows .

Quote from a IVAC tech support this afternoon . Have to say they’re very quick in the responses

You can leave all your iVAC components without power for as long as you want. iVAC Pro uses straight radio, just like the one in your living room or your car. It's not like Bluetooth where you have to "connect" the two devices. Just turn your iVAC components back on and they are ready to go.
 

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It should be fine. It was without power for a long time when you received it.
Yes but I believe I had to initially program the individual transmitters to the receiver when I first installed it.
I’m going to google the manual ,as now it’s bugging me
 

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My DC is powered off a magswitch,that is 220v and connected to the breaker box. The mag switch is powered off my light circuit and has a remote circuit board connected for switching with either a manual switch or the remote. I have 2 manual switches low voltage wired to each side of my shop so I can manually turn on the DC if I forgot to bring the lapel remote out to the shop They remain off all the time when not being used.
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My DC is powered off a magswitch,that is 220v and connected to the breaker box. The mag switch is powered off my light circuit and has a remote circuit board connected for switching with either a manual switch or the remote. I have 2 manual switches low voltage wired to each side of my shop so I can manually turn on the DC if I forgot to bring the lapel remote out to the shop They remain off all the time when not being used.
HErb
I wasn’t going to have a kill switch to the system , but you’ve got me concerned , so I’m going to implement one .
I used this switch previously for my laser engraver , as I was paranoid about power bumps etc , but I’m going to use it for the DC now .
It’s very easy to see that it’s on . I bought the light that fit the plate at a local electrical place here .
 

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