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Programming a wireless controller

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by MOWBIZZ, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. MOWBIZZ

    MOWBIZZ Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    I was thinking of getting a backup wireless control...I can go to my dealer and grab one but my question is, does he need the plow or can he just open the wireless unit and copy some switch settings or something like that??

    Thx
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Each transmitter unit has it's own freg. I they program your plow for the back up your original won't work.

    You do need the plow to introduce a new transmitter to the receiver. I suggest you learn to program the transmitter yourself, it's not hard. Then you can carry an extra and introduce it if needed.

    But more then a new transmitter I'd carry 4 extra batterys.
     
  3. MOWBIZZ

    MOWBIZZ Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    Yeah...that makes sense..thanks

    I do have a crapload of batteries at my disposal and they're in the truck and ready to go...
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    A fresh pack every fall. Carry more then two. Most guys have no problem plowing a storm or two on a set, but you need them in the truck.

    a way to tell if you need fresh batteries is to look for the flicker. The unit will turn on with low batteries but it won't flicker when you give a command. If the unit flickers it's transmitting.
     
  5. MOWBIZZ

    MOWBIZZ Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    Wireless Programming

    Ok, thank you for the advice...