FastCap Remote Control Vacuum Switch
Issue: Issue 349
Posted Date: 4/15/2014
Whether you're cleaning up the shop, vacuuming out a car or using your shop vac to clear debris while at the router table, turning it on or off still requires walking over to the machine and flipping a switch. If you're working at a distance with the hose stretched, this can lead to a lot of back-and-forth, turning the vacuum on and off. With FastCap's new Remote Control Vacuum Switch
, however, you can effectively move the power switch of your shop vac to the end of the hose nozzle, with no wiring required. The system consists of two primary parts: a remote control receiver and a tiny, battery-powered transmitter. The receiver plugs into a wall outlet and has a polarized, three-prong receptacle into which you plug your vacuum cord.
The transmitter fits into a pocket in an included hook-and-look strap that wraps around the hose nozzle. Once the vacuum and receiver are plugged in, and the vacuum's power switch turned to "On," you can control the vacuum with the push of a button from wherever you're holding the end of the hose. Simple! FastCap also includes a length of hook-and-loop "Holey Wrap" for securing the vacuum's cord plug to the receiver to couple the two together. The system has a 100-ft. maximum transmit range and works with shop vacuums that draw 10 amps or less. The remote is for two channels only. FastCap's Remote Control Vacuum Switch (item 44847) is available from Rockler
now, and it sells for $29.99.