Monthly Archives November 2014

What is a sensing edge system and where would you need or want to use a sensing edge system?

Well as we all know a few years back, any UL operator would need  one of two safety systems, either a line of sight hold-to-close manual button or it had to be equipped with a monitored reversing device when wired to auto-close, it could be applied in two different situation, the N.O. trigger relay to reopen or hold open a device when the edge is compressed and the N.C...

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I have a 2015 F350 King Ranch truck. How do I make the truck learn the Nice Era One 2 button remote code?

Question: Walter has a programming issue with his new truck: I have a 2015 F350 King Ranch truck. How do I make the truck learn the Nice Era One 2 button remote code?

Answer:  Good morning Walter, and may I begin by saying “Nice truck”!!! The Lear Car2U® Home Automation System integrated into your Ford King Ranch is a universal transmitter that includes two primary features – a garage door opener and a platform for remote activation of a gate. The system’s opener function replaces the common hand-held door opener with a three-button transmitter that is integrated into the interior of your 2015 Ford King Ranch, unfortunately the 433 MHz frequency that the Nice-Apollo transmitter uses cannot be programmed into the Car2U system...

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We have a Linear GRD single channel receiver 310MHz what remotes will work?

Richard has an easy question today: We have a Linear GRD single channel receiver 310MHz what remotes will work. I have a FAAC TM1418 single button remote, will that work.

Answer:  Unfortunately, your receiver is not an FAAC equipment, the transmitters that will work with your GRD are the Linear DT-1 or DT-2 which are readily available.

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What is CE?

The CE mark, or formerly EC mark, is a mandatory conformity marking for certain products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA) since 1985.[1] The CE marking is also found on products sold outside the EEA that are manufactured in, or designed to be sold in, the EEA. This makes the CE marking recognizable worldwide even to people who are not familiar with the European Economic Area. It is in that sense similar to the FCC Declaration of Conformity used on certain electronic devices sold in the United States.

The CE marking is the manufacturer’s declaration that the product meets the requirements of the applicable EC directives

Countries requiring the CE marking:

CE marking is mandatory for certain product groups within the European Economic Area (EEA; the 28 member states of the EU plu...

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What is UL?

UL (Underwriters Laboratories) is a safety consulting and certification company headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois. It maintains offices in 46 countries. UL was established in 1894 and has participated in the safety analysis of many of the last century’s new technologies, most notably the public adoption of electricity and the drafting of safety standards for electrical devices and components.

UL provides safety-related certification, validation, testing, inspection, auditing, advising and training services to a wide range of clients, including manufacturers, retailers, policymakers, regulators, service companies, and consumers.

A good nine-word summary used by UL is, “A not-for-profit organization dedicated to public safety.”

UL sets standards for different product categories and tests...

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