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Remote Control Vacuum

Remote Control Vacuum

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The Remote Control Vacuum (RCV) makes you more efficient by removing the need to walk back and forth to turn your vacuum on. Simply attach the remote to the end of your vacuum hose via the hook & loop strap and get ready to save time and money.

 

THE RCV WILL NOT WORK WITH LARGE DUST COLLECTORS OR OTHER LARGE SHOP EQUIPMENT. EVEN DUST COLLECTORS THAT RUN AT 12 AMPS. THE MOTORS IN THESE COLLECTORS WILL PULL MORE AMPS WHEN TURNING ON OR UNDER STRAIN AND CAUSE THE RCV TO FAIL. THE RCV IS DESIGNED TO WORK WITH SHOP-VACS AND OTHER SMALL SHOP EQUIPMENT.

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Great for:
Shop Vac's
Lights
Other small shop equipment

The remote comes with 1 CR2032 battery. These batteries are commonly available. If the light in your remote is becoming dim or no longer turning red you may need to replace your battery.

  1. Chuck L07/17/2019

    Junk

    The warning about it should have CLEAR BEFORE I bought it at the Woodcraft store and plugged it in to the dust collector. The dust collector was rated at 15 amps and the RCV was rated at 15amps. Is there a way to reset it?

    Response: Unfortunately, the Remote Control Vacuum will not work with dust collectors. Even if dust collectors are rated to run at 15amps. When they turn on or are under strain, they will pull more amperage and the internal parts of the RCV cannot handle the surge. I apologize if the wording on the packaging did not make this clear. We will be updating the packaging to make it more clear. I would be happy to replace your RCV. But remember, it works with your smaller equipment like shop vacs.

  2. Great Idea - But

    FastCap you are the Best! Your RCV is a Terrific idea. I use it attached to the end of a vac hose, attached to my wrist, and in my shirt pocket to keep it cleanwhen removing black carbon soot. I Love It. However --- the on/off button is to Easily bumped sometimes causing the the vac to turn on or off at inconvenient times. Any chance of adding a Raised Ring to the plastic case that would surround the button and help prevent accidental activation?

    Response: Have you tried our new Universal RCV?

  3. Turns on by itself

    Great idea, works but turns itself on every five minutes or so. Don't leave it unattended. I still think it's a good idea but needs made better. The rating of 3 is for the idea.

    RESPONSE:
    So sorry. Please contact Sandi (sandi@fastcap.com) for either a replacement or full refund.

  4. Works well on your arm too

    I got this to help with my small shop. I work out of a 1 car garage and sometimes when I plug in the vacuum I have to walk out the back and all the way around to the front to turn on the vacuum and then all the way back round to the back and then start cutting. So now I put the switch on my wrist and no matter where I go I can turn the vacuum on.

  5. Mike Parker04/13/2015

    This product doesn

    I have one of those boxes that you plug your tools into then your vac. and it turns on automatically when the tool turns on. The problem with that is when you change tools. When I change the vac. hose to a different tool now, the on-off switch is right there at the end of the hose. Great thinking. I used the vac. just the other day while putting in new flooring trim. I didn't get up from the floor once to turn vac. on or off. Thanks for saving my old knees.

  6. Why get anything else?

    This is such a stupid simple choice to make: $30 vs. $50 for exactly the same level of function and utility. A great product category gee, who doesn't want to stop running laps to the dust collector/vac? but this goes a step further by directly meeting and beating competing products on their own playing field.

  7. Do you use a Shop Vac?

  8. Brad Baber01/26/2014

    Exactly what I wanted

    I have had the problem for a long time of being in a tight place like inside a car(during restoration process) and other recessed areas where you're working and it's desirable to control the vac at the hose end. Love the RCV! Works great, fits my hose well.

  9. Derome

    It works as described but the remote doesn't fit very well in the velcro holder. The remote I received does not look like the one I ordered.

  10. Greg Van Tassel02/04/2013

    Above and beyond...

  11. Scott Berry11/16/2012

    Composite Airplane Builder

    I have been building my composite kit airplane in my garage for over 9 years now. Just recently I received this remote control switch from FastCap and what an amazing improvement when operating my shop vac! My ability to grab the hose and turn on/off the vacuum without having to constantly bend over or change positions is something I could not live without going forward. Thanks FastCap!

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Will this work on 240v (Australia) or is it 110v only?

Sorry, 110v only.

I was surprised to not see you offering extra remote transmitters for your RCV Universal!

Because of how the RCV system uses a unique frequency from the remote to the body, which fixed the issue of it picking up stray signals, you cannot pair multiple remotes to the same body unit. They would need to have separate RCV'S. We are not selling extra remotes at this time as they would not be functional. At one point in the development process, we were hoping that multiple remotes could be paired with the same body unit but it ended up not being feasible.

My RCV stopped working?

The battery in the RCV should last for around 6months, but with heavy use, the battery can die more quickly. Have you tried changing the battery in the remote?

Can my RCV be used with a string of lights?

As long as the total current draw is less than 15A at 120VAC it’s no problem. Edison bulbs are probably slightly higher amperage than most bulbs but still should be way under 15A total. RCV is FANTASTIC for Christmas lights!