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    IR Extender

    Has anyone used one of these or similar to extend an infrared remote signal to a DC? I was looking at getting a Long Ranger but got to thinking an IR signal should be an IR signal. Thoughts?

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    Regards,

    Kris

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    An IR repeater would be useful if your remote is IR, and the DC is in a closet. But many remote controls for dust collectors use radio, not IR. Penn State carefully says their Long Ranger controls use radio, not IR. My DC has a remote switch from Woodcraft. It uses radio too.

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    Remote is IR. DC is in the garage adjacent to shop. I am just trying to confirm there is nothing different about the signal for different devices. I would rather not spend the money on a switch (radio or otherwise) to handle 240 volts if I can employ a simple extender.
    Regards,

    Kris

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    Use an IR extender for our stereo in the house... both receiver & transmitter operate on 110vac so do not have to worry about batteries...

    It is the X10 system and have been using it for about 15-20 years with no problem

    https://smile.amazon.com/X10-Powermi...4-3e7a9c0027d0

    You can also buy it direct from X10.com

    As a side note..... the link goes to smile.amazon.... if you buy from amazon and have a favorite charity, a small part of each purchase will go to that charity....

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