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Author Topic: Power on/off for remote controlled station?  (Read 47252 times)
AA4PB
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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2013, 04:57:22 AM »

28A x 13.8V = 386.4W out of the power supply. Assuming a worst case of 50% power supply efficiency 386.4W x 2 = 772.8W power supply input. 772.8W / 120V = 6.44A.

The worst case peak current drawn by the power supply is 6.44A so a 15A should handle this OK - provided you aren't also switching a bunch of other loads.
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KB2NWQ
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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2013, 05:32:44 PM »

Thanks for the information!  I purchased a Belkin WEMO today and it works perfectly for my remote station setup.  So between WEMO and Commcat I now have a remote station that I can completely control via the internet including turning the power supply ON/OFF.  Now I'm interested in buying a Pigremote to avoid having to leave the PC on all of the time. 

Thanks again for the info,

George
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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2014, 08:24:50 AM »

I am setting up my station to be remotely controlled.  I have purchased a 30 amp 2 pole contactor relay so I can turn on my amp.  I am thinking I should place the relay in a box or some sort of housing.  What would be a good choice to house the relay?
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« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2014, 05:28:00 AM »

I bought a remote switch on ebay that is controlable over the GSM phone system (AT&T/TMobile). I got a free SIM card and only pay for the messages the device sends (receive is free). You plug it into a power socket and then use its power socket to plug in your devices (in my case the modem/router power supply). So when I am remote and my system needs power cycling, I send a text message to this number to turn it on or off. Works great. The unit cost me $20.

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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2014, 06:18:55 AM »

I have been using a TS-590 for years now.  The 590 is one of the few radios that HRD can "turn on and turn off" the radio. I think the 480 is also similar but have had no reason to try any other radios.  Frank KG9H
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