We at Gimson Robotics are one of the most popular suppliers of linear actuators, DC electric motors and control accessories in the UK, with full product support available. We are highly knowledgeable in our field, insured, and VAT-registered. Prices include 20% UK VAT and VAT invoices (printed) are supplied with every order.
This listing is for a single brand-new. Remote control unit with accessories. (direct current) linear actuator or electric motor rated to operate at. Or anywhere in-between and with up to.
In power to be operated by remote control. Included is one chrome-edged key fob remote. This controller is the culmination of several years of development and offers many useful features in a small package. Features include selectable momentary or latching control modes , wired-switch control inputs , an energy-saving auto-off output timer (for latching mode), and rolling-code transmission.
The latest'X3' version of the series offers improved security (as tested against many'cloners' on the market), a built-in fuse on the output, and improved memory (each receiver can be programmed with up to 24 remotes). In most cases you can simply attach a power source (such as a mains AC to DC adapter or a battery) to the two leads with the tag labelled'INPUT' and the actuator or DC motor you wish to control to the two leads labelled'OUTPUT' and you're good to go. Uses for the control unit include remote operation of adjustable beds and furniture, home automation devices such as electric windows and doors, and other custom builds involving linear actuators or electric motors. Radio transmission at 433MHz with the included remotes allows control at up to 25M away, including through walls and other obstacles (be aware that the ranges given are for line-of-sight transmission and the effective range may be reduced by obstacles between the remote and control unit).
Please read on below for more details. Each receiver unit is supplied with a single key fob remote control (as shown in the main product image). The smaller fob remotes are suitable for wireless control at up to 25M away while the larger hand-held remote (available separately) can be used at up to 200M. These distances are based on line-of-sight operation in ideal conditions and the range is reduced if there are obstacles to pass through (particularly try to avoid passing through metal surfaces or objects which may reflect or absorb the transmissions).
Each receiver is capable of remembering and responding to up to 24 remotes at a time. Be aware that this receiver is. Compatible with' X3' type transmitters from Gimson Robotics. As shown below each transmitter option has three buttons, for UP, STOP and DOWN. These control inputs can translate to extend or retract control of a linear actuator, clockwise or anticlockwise control of a geared motor, or any other 2-way output driven by a DC (direct current) actuator (for example pumps, winches, locks).
Two remote operation modes are available. Latching' mode (the default setting) means that if you press a forward or backward button you can release it and the actuator or motor will keep travelling in the selected direction until either the opposite direction of travel is pressed or the stop button is pressed. Momentary' mode will only keep the output switched for as long as a button is pressed, and will stop quickly after a transmitter button is released. Each receiver is supplied with latching as the default mode, to enable momentary control you simply need to remove the lid of the unit and remove a small black jumper from the position labelled M1 on the circuit board. Be aware that the operating range will be better in latching mode than in momentary mode, and latching mode also helps to save transmitter battery power.
Each receiver and transmitter set is packaged with a set-up guide which describes how to program transmitters and how to use the other inputs and outputs of the device. Contents of each remote set as packaged: 1pc. Transmitters, as selected from the'Options' drop-down. Screw-terminal pairs (16A rated each). (with 4-pin connector), for attaching limit switches 1pc.(with 3pin connector), for attaching wired switches or automatic/smart home sensors 2pc. The unit requires connecting to a DC supply (with positive and negative, not alternating) of between 12V and 36V (10-40V absolute limits). For example a 12V, 24V or 36V battery, or the output from a mains AC to DC adapter. The input supply runs through the control unit and then out to the device to be controlled and so should be rated to supply sufficient current for the device connected.
The control board itself consumes only around 0.22W of power (measured current 17mA at 12V, or 9mA at 24V) when inactive and awaiting a command. When a relay is switched (and the output is on in either direction) the load will increase to approximately 1.35W (a current of 112mA at 12V, or 56mA at 24V). It is important that the input DC current is applied the correct way around, with positive connected to the red lead and negative to the black lead.
You should ensure that the power source attached to the receiver and the device being controlled have appropriate power (voltage and current) ratings, if not sized appropriately to one-another (for example controlling a 12V motor with a 24V supply) then damage may occur. The included key-chain (key fob) remote takes two CR2016 3V coin-cell batteries, two of which are supplied inside each remote ready for use, with two spare batteries also included with each receiver set.
The controller takes the input current and outputs either one polarity combination, off, or the opposite polarity combination, enabling a DC motor or actuator to operate in both directions. The output voltage will match the input voltage, so if 24V were supplied on the input then 24V will reach the output (when the output is activated). It is possible to operate multiple devices (such as a pair of actuators) from a single receiver, provided that the sum of power demands of the devices is below the maximum rated 480W, just connect the devices in parallel with the two output leads.
The maximum allowable current through the circuit is 20A continuous for input voltages up to 24V and 13A for voltages above 24V DC. There is a'micro' blade fuse (type APS or ATT) connected in series with the output, the supplied fuse is rated to 20A. If your power source or device being controller is not able to handle 20A then you can replace this with a fuse of a smaller value (you should use long-nose pliers to pull the existing fuse out and to replace). The included transmitter and receiver operate at 433MHz , a standard frequency for devices of this size which is approved for use in the European Union as well as many other countries worldwide. The system uses a bespoke'rolling code' data encryption method which is exclusive to Gimson Robotics'X3' controllers , making it far harder for an unauthorised third-party to eavesdrop on a remote signal (solving a common vulnerability of cheaper'fixed-code' transmission systems used by many garage doors and competitor RF control devices).
We have tested the communication protocol against many keyfob'cloning' devices including the. WHY 2 EVO V7.0. As yet no known cloning device has been able to copy the X3 remotes.
The receiver can selectively memorise which remote transmitters to respond to; in this way a single remote may control one or multiple receivers, or one receiver may be controlled by one or multiple remotes. Each receiver can store in memory up to 24 separate remotes at once. Many separate remote and receiver pairs may also be used independently in the same area provided that they are programmed separately from one-another (and provided that the remotes arent pressed at exactly the same time, which could cause them to interfere with one-another). To program remotes follow the steps below.
Remove the lid from the receiver casing (via four cross-head screws). You should then be able to see three small white push-buttons on the circuit board labelled P1 (DOWN), P2 (STOP) and P3 (UP) as shown circled in orange below. Protect the board from any loose metal objects and ensure that the OUTPUT leads are not touching one-another and are not connected to a device. Connect the unit INPUT lead to a DC power source between 12-36V.Briefly press one of the white push-buttons on the circuit board, if the LED (shown circled in red above) lights up that indicates that the receiver is on. Have the remote you wish to program ready. Press the P3 (UP) button on the receiver board momentarily, release, and then quickly press the up arrow on the remote. After pressing the button on the remote the red LED on the board should flash and then turn off. Repeat step three with the white button labelled P2 (STOP) and the remote stop button. Repeat step three with the button P1 (DOWN) and the down-arrow remote button.
If you wish to reverse the remote operation (so that the travel of the connected motor or actuator is reversed for a given command) then follow the previous learning steps but in the opposite order (P3 UP to remote down button, P1 DOWN to up button). To erase the memory of all previously programmed remotes press and hold any of the white buttons on the board for around 10 seconds.The red LED should turn on initially as you press and then after a long pause turn off which signifies that the memory has been cleared and you can then release the button. Check that the memory is erased by attempting to use any previously programmed remotes before re-programming them. Although normally covered by the plastic housing, the unit has a row of screw-terminal connectors on the board which may be used as an alternative method of input and output power connection if you remove the supplied leads. Be sure to observe the correct polarity of the input supply if using these terminals. A pair of limit switch inputs are available towards one corner of the board (marked L1 and L2).
These are supplied with two jumpers which bridge each connector pair, if you wish to add limit switches to your device you will need to replace these jumpers in the circuit with switches which are mounted at the desired end points of travel. These switches should be'normally closed', only going open-circuit when a switch is triggered.A lead with four-way header connector is included to enable access to the limit switch inputs. Further inputs are available if you want to add a physical (wired-in) switch to control the receiver, these are denoted on the board by'UP, GND, DOWN'.
If'UP' and'GND' are connected to one-another via a switch then the receiver will change the output to'UP', if'DOWN' and'GND' are connected then the output will change to the opposite direction. Any inputs supplied to the board here will override instructions given by remote transmitters to the receiver. A lead with three-way (white plastic) connector is included for connecting to these inputs.
The receiver has an optional timer function (enabled by default), which automatically switches off the output in latching mode if no new control instruction has been received within 120 seconds. This feature can help to save energy by minimising the time that a relay is being powered (whereas otherwise the relay would continue to operate until a stop button were pressed). To disable the timer remove the black plastic jumper from the position marked 120S on the PCB (by the wired-switch input connector). Input leads: 300mm Output leads: 220mm These lengths are approximate. The leads all have tinned ends ready for crimping, soldering or clamping onto.58 x 30 x 12mm. Two 5mm diameter holes on flanges to either side of the plastic enclosure (pictured below). The unit is suitable for outdoor (high humidity) use provided that it is shielded from water exposure, the enclosure itself is not waterproof. The input lead pair (red and black) is approximately 300mm long, while the output pair is 220mm long. The leads have a highly flexible thin-strand core with a 1.3mm. (16AWG) conducting area, combined with heat-resistant silicone insulation. Each of the lead pairs is clearly labelled with a plastic tag (an example of this is pictured below). The cables exit the receiver housing with flexible multi-directional rubber grommets, also pictured. The item "Secure Remote Control Switch Actuator & Electric Motor. Quality Fob" is in sale since Tuesday, June 10, 2014. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Smart Home & Surveillance\Other Smart Home". The seller is "gimsonrobotics" and is located in Bristol, Avon.
This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.