I'm installing an Oneida Commercial 2HP dust
collector, and have some questions about the
wiring -- trying to decide whether to do it
myself or hire an electrician. If you have this
unit and have done the wiring, I have a few
1) How did you put an on/off switch into the
system? I have a dedicated 220V circuit for the
system, but the unit doesn't contain a switch --
there's the motor, and that's it.
2) Have you used their remote control, and how do
you like it?
Don't have an Oneida, but you can buy industrial 20 amp
DPST switches for use with this. I use one as a secondary
safety on a 3HP table saw. Lowes sells a Leviton version.
You can also use relay power switches.
(Sometimes known as 'magnetic' switches.)
I have an old Long Ranger, and find the remote quite handy.
As for the Oneida, I've not used it. So if your are specifically
asking about their version, I'm no help at all... <g>
Thanks for the quick reply. What are the merits of the two types of switch?
: Andrew Barss said:
:>1) How did you put an on/off switch into the:>system? I have a dedicated 220V circuit for the:>system, but the unit doesn't contain a switch -- :>there's the motor, and that's it.
: Don't have an Oneida, but you can buy industrial 20 amp
: DPST switches for use with this. I use one as a secondary
: safety on a 3HP table saw. Lowes sells a Leviton version.
: You can also use relay power switches.
: (Sometimes known as 'magnetic' switches.)
A magnetic switch is used to prevent the machine from starting unexpectedly.
Lets say your circuit breaker on your table saw trips. While you are going
to turn it back on, someone else decides to change the blade. With a
regular switch he will have a serious problem; a magnetic switch will not
power the machine until it has been switched on again. I don't see why it
would be used on a DC; no one is likely to be sticking his hand in the
impeller while you are at the circuit box.
I have a DPST on my DC. It allows you to put the power switch in a
convenient place instead of on the machine; or in your case, it is the only
alternative to unplugging the machine everytime. It goes between the outlet
and the circuit box.
I am not familiar with their remote control, but perhaps you don't need any
switch at all with a remote control; I've never use the switch on my Jet air
cleaner because the remote pretty much makes it useless.
On Wed, 23 Nov 2005 21:16:03 +0000 (UTC), Andrew Barss
==================I do NOT have an Oneida...But my DC (220v) is hard wired and
controlled by 2 3 way switches mounted in my shop that I am not more
then 6 foot away from one of them no matter where I stand in my 24x24
shop... Bopught the 220 3 way switches at an electrical supply store
As for the Remote.....well all I can say is I HAD one but could never
find it... spent more time looking for the D%%$ T&^% (now where did I
lay it dowqn now) then getting any work done... You may be better
at keeping it in your pocket then I am...
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