By dthompson ~ April 5th, 2013. Filed under: Current Issue.
Quick USA Marine Remote Control
Operate a windlass
remotely by using
handy wireless device
Quick USA’s line of convenient radio remote controls has earned FCC approval having met strict American standards for all radio-transmitting devices. Quick USA receivers and remotes maintain reception for more than 100 yards with no additional equipment, and the range can be increased with an external antenna.
The smallest of Quick USA’s radio remote controls weigh just over an ounce and easily slip into a pocket. Model P02 is equipped with two keys for remote windlass operation. The similar model P04 has four keys to control both a windlass and bow or stern thrusters. Each space-saving pocket transmitter measures only 2.5 inches by 2 inches.
Quick USA also offers several larger handheld transmitters, including the H02 with two keys, and H04 with four keys. The 12-key H12 model gives users the option of programming keys to remotely control such operations as lighting, gangways, davits and bow or stern thrusters. Twelve key panels can be customized with easy-to-apply stickers to identify each button’s function.
Pocket transmitter model P02 retails for $117.41 and the P04 for $125.11. Both use a CR2450 3V lithium battery. The handheld model H02 retails for $167.45, the H04 for $184.77 and H12 for $250.21. All handheld models require three AAA lithium batteries or three rechargeable NiMH batteries. Prices for the Quick USA radio remote-control receiver start at $348.37.
All handheld models feature silicone back-lighted buttons and non-slip, shock-proof rubber construction.
All of Quick USA’s IP67-watertight remote controls feature microcontroller-operated functions and work in a wide range of temperatures from 5 degrees up to over 150 degrees. These versatile devices allow users to control more than one receiver with a single transmitter, while larger units can be used to activate two functions at the same time. An LED light built into the top of each unit indicates transmission feedback and battery charge status. An attachable wrist strap is standard with every remote control.
Quick USA’s remote controls work with the company’s receivers, available with 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 relays. The receiver indicates system-operating status, errors and problems through an LED display and protects against polarity inversion and drained batteries.
Up to 50 transmitters can be tied to each receiver, which has a programmable digital filter. The unit also contains a translation mode that permits other receivers to be installed in different spots, all operable through one transmitter.
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