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Re: [TowerTalk] Remote control of elevation/lowering

To: Fred Serota <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Remote control of elevation/lowering
From: jimlux <>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 11:58:58 -0700
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Fred Serota wrote:
> Has anyone wired the control box of a US Towers MD750 to control the lowering 
> of the tower from the house(shack). Although the company sells a remote 
> control, they do not seem to want to sell it, impressing on me the necessity 
> to change over the original box, wire new "relays" and how they have never 
> sold one after the fact of the tower sale.
> It seems to me that one should be able to simply wire a DPDT switch in 
> parallel to the one on the tower and run the switch to the house. What am I 
> missing?

Two issues arise:
1) I haven't seen the wiring diagram, but wiring switches in parallel 
might result in the possibility of a short circuit.  There are ways to 
do multiple reversing switches that don't do this.
2) Maybe they're worried about remote control devices that can injure or 
kill, so they discourage their use.  The factory version might have 
interlocks, etc. to make it safer.

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