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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Draco_101, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Draco_101

    Draco_101

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    Hi all

    I want to extend a remote control for a diesel generator the I have??

    I new to this kind of thing so bear with me

    1. Has an extendable antenna
    2. 4 buttons 2 on 2 off
    3. Runs on a L1028 12v 23A little battery
    4. It is not IR I has to be frequency Because the generator starts with the remote omni directional

    other than that I don't know sorry

    Cheers
    Draco_101 : )
     

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  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    what distances are you talking about?

    what range do you get now?

    is the receiver or transmitter inside a building?

    what sort of antenna does the receiver at the generator have?

    do you still want the transmitter to be pocketable? Or even portable?
     
  3. Tha fios agaibh

    Tha fios agaibh

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    Why would you need a remote control for a generator?
     
  4. Draco_101

    Draco_101

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    40M

    20 ish

    inside home metal frame

    unknown (bult in)

    whatever I can get to work like I want to portable or not I have two remotes
     
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  5. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    ok, one simple thing to try is to connect a longer antenna to the remote.

    unscrew the antenna and connect a length of wire (a meter or so is fine). Make sure it points at 90 degrees to the generator (I.e. Not at it).

    see if this improves the range. Do not hold the antenna while testing it.
     
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