HI William… I’ve got a anomaly I want your opinion on…
I’m running the SolidRemote unit to control a tennis ball pitching machine. Relay1 switches the carousel to start and stop feeding balls.
Relay2, the back and forth motion of the machine (oscillation). I’ve installed two SolidRenote’s in two different machines (but same make and model) and get the same results:
- Relay 1 - Controls the carousel (on/off) and works great out to 20 yards to start and stop the balls feeding.
- Relay 2 - Controls the machines oscillation but with a problem… With the switch normally open it works great in closing the circuit to start oscillation out to the same distance, however, the relay is not functional to stop the oscillation (open the circuit) until I get within 5 feet of the machine.
Note… the remote controller is mounted inside the machine’s Abs Plastic housing.
Do you think the 12v oscillation motor is interfering with the radio signal (as works fine when the motor is off)?
I need to keep the remote controller inside the box… I’ve tried different antenna positions without any luck. Would it make a difference if I extended the antenna to the outside of the machine? Can I do that (extend the antenna) by adding insulated wire to lengthen the antenna to reach the outside?
Note - The machine’s housing is Abs plastic (not metal). Currently the remote controller and antenna extended inside the box but close to the main drive motors.