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This is a kit designed for easily converting the 12V solenoid operated direction valve on a hydraulic winch installation from manual switching to long range wireless remote control.
It utilises the latest (Improved components, Improved reliability, Improved range, Improved battery life) WINCHMAX combo remote system.
This new and innovative design which combines the mm precision control of a manual wander lead system with the convenience of a wireless system. It uses a robust handheld controller which can be plugged into the control box in the usual way but the clever bit is that if you disconnect the cable, with the press of a button the handheld controller becomes fully wireless allowing you to control the winch from a distance of up to 100ft away.
The control box is fitted with a pair of 2.8M power supply leads (black negative, red positive) terminated with ring terminals. On the other side are two pairs of output cables (approx. 250mm) which connect to the 'IN' and 'OUT' coils on an existing solenoid controlled direction valve.
This kit is supplied with TWO handled combo controllers (so you have a spare in case of loss damage), a receiver, plug in wander lead & wander lead socket.
This listing is for a 12V model. Free-fitted battery in remote.
Once you have used a wireless remote you will never want to be without one again, an absolute must have for any recovery or off roading operations enhancing safety and convenience. You can operate the winch from a safe distance and when recovering vehicles, or if safe to do so, steer them while operating the winch from inside at the same time. Each remote is uniquely coded to the transmitter to ensure there is no interference from other transmitters.
The enclosure dimensions are approximately 75mm x 105mm x 60mm and fitted with two lugs for convenient fixing.
Input Voltage: 12V
Output Voltage: 12V
Maximum Output Current: 5A
Thank you for buying a WINCHMAX wireless remote kit. This should provide many years of trouble free operation, however it is essential that it is correctly installed otherwise irreparable damage to the micro circuitry will be caused.
The basic principle of operation is that once connected to a power supply, the two output wires of the receiver will go to the supply voltage (12v or 24v depending on the model) when the corresponding button on the transmitter (hand set) is pressed.
The output can then be used to operate the trigger terminals on a secondary contactor (solenoid) to switch the main load (e.g. a Winch)
The outputs MUST NEVER be connected to earth as otherwise they will short circuit and burn out.
If you have any doubt about which are the trigger terminals on your solenoid, first check by using a thin piece of wire connected to the positive supply, when you apply it to one of the solenoid trigger terminals the winch should run in one direction, if you apply it to the trigger terminal it should operate in the opposite direction.
In most cases winches are fitted with a plug in wander lead, at the back of the wander lead socket you will see three wires. One of the wires is the positive feed to the wander lead switch, depending on which way the switch is pressed this feed will then be diverted down one of the other two wires (the output wires) which will in turn be connected to the trigger terminal of the solenoid.
There are many different types of control configurations, but if you understand the basic principle of operation this should allow you to apply it to whichever set you have.